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Tomb Raider had biggest start in franchise history

Friday, 29 March 2013 23:40 GMT By Phil Owen

While apparently Tomb Raider’s first few weeks on shelves were so bad that Square Enix’s president quit, they were also so good that Tomb Raider had the best launch in the history of the 17-year franchise. So says Crystal Dynamics boss Darrell Gallagher at GDC.



“It’s been the biggest week one sales in franchise history, and we’re only a few weeks into that launch right now, and it’s been the biggest opening so far in 2013,” said Gallagher at the Tomb Raider panel. “So, we’re happy with the outcome. It’s certainly in a place where we feel like we’re on the road to achieving everything we wanted to.”

And yet Square Enix is acting like it had a launch that means it’s the end of the world. What a difference perspective can make.

Thanks, Joystiq

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22 Comments

  1. salarta

    Because they did every possible thing on the face of the planet to advertise the game, more people exist and play games to buy them (same reason box office record keeps getting broken), and of course a majority of people didn’t have enough respect for Lara Croft and Tomb Raider to value what the originals established. We’ve seen that last point innumerable times with people claiming Lara Croft had absolutely no personality and only existed for tits until this game.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. YoungZer0

    Yep, sometimes the best game in the franchise actually sells the most.

    But only sometimes.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. SplatteredHouse

    Read this idea earlier, but I’ll add it in here: How badly do you suppose Hitman Absolution did compared to how much better Tomb Raider would have to do to recover the shortfall – do we have any data on HA sale figures…How low below expectation did it fall? Sleeping Dogs didn’t surpass 1.7m (retail) copies either.

    None of the games met Square-Enix expectation. That’s established. But, a report is here regarding delight from CD of franchise record-breaking initial sales. Where then, should fingers sooner be pointed.

    ““It’s been the biggest week one sales in franchise history”…
    “And yet Square Enix is acting like it had a launch that means it’s the end of the world. What a difference perspective can make.”

    hm. Aren’t you comparing apples and oranges, Phil? Even though you’re trying to offer another outlook on things at the end, to balance.
    Because maybe, in a situation with higher promoting costs, higher development and all else: Costs are up. It’s possible Tomb Raider had to do better (by the end of the fiscal year) to address that. Considering the massive losses reported, under which Mr. Wada is resigning also. Additionally, noting the expected identification of the third box on the Square-Enix document. Not Projected. That number could well be the copies sold target, under which it’s not considered a good result.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Blue Oni

    This game had some insane marketing shortly before and after its release date so i can’t say i’m surprised.
    But i doubt that after all this marketing and 4 years in production costs the game can be called a “success” just from a first week sales.

    DmC also had very good first week sales but the game fell into oblivion after that.

    Seems to me that for some reason Crystal tries a bit too hard to make the game’s sales look successful.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. malethief

    As much press, coverage and advertising this game has received it’s a shame that it’s not selling to Square Enix’s expectations as the seem to be doing an excellent job with the Eidos properties better then their own.

    Either way I would say it’s the issue I noticed what has been happening a lot this generation: So many other high profile games come out in such a close window release period it’s hard to find time to play them all or even be able to afford them all. February was Dead Space 3, Metal Gear Rising Revengeance, Crysis 3. Then March was Tomb Raider, Sim City, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm ,God of War: Ascension, Gears of War Judgment, BioShock: Infinite. And that’s not including other smaller titles like Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, Sly Cooper Thieves in Time, Luigi’s Mansion, Monster Hunter Tri Ultimate that came out. I didn’t even mention PSN, XBLA, Free to Play and Steam titles.

    Whether you own one or all the home consoles systems, handhelds or are a PC gamer the market is so spread out now it’s hard to get “X” amount of sales to one game when the install base of people has so much on their plate to think about. Plus if you are one of those people who only buy a few games a year it’s probably only going to be possibly GTA 5, Bioshock Infinite, COD 2013 and/or Tomb Raider.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. salarta

    @4: Well, they have a couple vested interests in framing the game as successful. First and foremost, if the game is seen as a success, then it means the company is more likely to receive higher amounts of funding for future projects. Second, if a game is seen as a success, then it builds their reputation, which in turn would allow them to pursue and launch other IPs. I don’t know if Squeenix has any say in what the development team is allowed to do aside from financial support, but even if Squeenix has no say, it could affect if non-Squeenix companies want Crystal Dynamics to make games based on their own properties (e.g. how Kojima passed much of Revengeance along to Platinum Games).

    Talking about this reminds me of how I wondered a couple weeks back why we hadn’t seen Squeenix plastering sales figures for the game everywhere. It looked from a consumer standpoint like the game was a huge success, but many of us hadn’t actually thought of what may have been the full cost: four years of development, enlisting Rhianna Pratchett likely cost more than your average video game writer, and of course levels of marketing so obscene that I wouldn’t be surprised if it had the biggest marketing budget of a video game to date. I can’t think of a single game that went out of its way to make sure absolutely everyone knew it was being released more than this game. I don’t think even the Halo or Call of Duty franchises tried this hard to get word out about the product. It was essentially the marketing of a $10+ million selling franchise for a return seen in an above average selling franchise.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. ActionGameKing

    Can’t believe Square Enix paid an entire team for a wasted multiplayer component, then come back and say the sales won’t cover the budget. How embarrassing is that? You wasted your own money Square, it’s your fault not Eidos. Same thing with Hitman and Sleeping Dogs. Unrealistic budgets and expectations = bankruptcy; right THQ?

    #7 2 years ago
  8. polygem

    it’s strange. i am not that interested in these aaa games anymore. bioshock, dishonoured, tomb raider, metal gear rising, DmC…all games i would have bought day one just one or two years ago…not anymore-and i don’t even feel like i’m missing out on something. atm i am more pumped for games like sly cooper thieves in time, luigi dark mansion, soul sacrifice…games where gameplay is the focus. last home console aaa game i bought the last 2 or 3 months was gowA. i count that game into the gameplay first department too though. i just cannot stand most videogame stories anymore. they are boring and give me nothing than a been there done that vibe. i still love ‘playing’ videogames though. i am becoming a more casual hardcore gamer if you will. i cannot wait for destiny though, but i can really see me skipping a lot of the so called must have games in the future – something i never thought possible…

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Gheritt White

    @3: Nail on the flipping head, mate.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. viralshag

    I thought this was probably one of the better games of this gen and definitely better than any other Tomb Raider game I have played.

    No idea what possessed them to add MP and then to create DLC for said MP. If there is one thing I’m not at all interested in it’s playing the MP for this game.

    Everything else about it was great.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. DSB

    It just goes to show that a game can be great and sell by the boatload, but a publisher can still find a way to fuck it up for themselves.

    Square Enix have no one but themselves to blame. The industry seems to be caught by the crippling notion that the best games are the most expensive ones, while completely ignoring the possibilities they’d have if they relied on their talent rather than financial metrics.

    Kinda seems like Square Enix are intent on going the way of THQ. Hopefully they’ll bring in someone smart enought to stop that train before it hits the end of the line.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. stretch215

    @10 +1 Great game.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Digital Bamboo

    @11 To pull a line from Square’s past:
    “There ain’t no gettin’ offa this train we’re on!”
    For once, I hope Barrett’s wrong.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. brotherhoodofthewolf

    This guy from Crystal Dynamics is coming across like a dead man talking.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Unlimax

    ” Tomb Raider had biggest start in franchise history ”

    And so Aya Brea too ~

    #15 2 years ago
  16. salarta

    @15: I’m not sure about 3rd Birthday being the biggest start of the Aya Brea games, but it definitely wasn’t the best selling. Parasite Eve and Parasite Eve II each got over a million in sales back in the PS1 era, 3rd Birthday ended up well short of half a million. It’s kind of funny though that two games this alike, one fails and gets scorn while the other apparently succeeds and gets praise, and the sole difference at the basic level is if the woman’s sex appeal is used in the process.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Unlimax

    @16 I’m Huge fan of Tomb raider games since the PS1 era Salarta but What i meant about The biggest start in franchise as if they are already want to work on ” Parasite Eve 3 ” and give her a chance in the mean time by buying the right back from Hideaki Sena and make a 3rd installment for the franchise .. i wasn’t talking about The 3rd birthday spin-off the whole time nor the sales , I’m talking about the Parasite Eve III trademark that still isn’t registered by Square so there’s a Chance for Aya to comeback this time if they buy the rights and let Takashi Tokita be the Director of the next game :) .. Which i think its not gonna happen ( Thanks to Hajime tabata -_- ) !

    #17 2 years ago
  18. mimasap

    I’ve been waiting for someone to bring it up under new analysis, since the game is now released and you can judge it yourself, but it seems this topic is destined to disappear like it never existed. Remember when people were calling out Crystal Dynamics for submitting to sexism when the only thing we knew about the ‘rape’ scene was that it existed? Christ. I hate what political correctness does to the media, And now no one is going to admit they were wrong about Tomb Raider? I just finished the game and thought it was absolutely stunning, and the scene in question was like one QTE out of the whole ~15 hour experience, and I felt it was a very appropriate sequence.

    I feel guilty as a male for bringing this up, but I don’t think CD did anything wrong.

    EDIT: Excellent read: http://lootspace.hostavo.com/news/OPINION–Crystal-Dynamics-deserves-an-apology-from-gamers-for-hasty-Tomb-Raider-controversy

    #18 2 years ago
  19. ellkay

    I’m female, have daughters, believe in equal pay, equal opportunity and TR did not have sexual violence in it. Even if they did it would have made sense, the solarii were seriously messed in the head.

    But it didn’t. Overreaction city.

    The game was great. The initial sales should not have been the thing that made or broke the companies perspective on what qualifies on a success. SOmetimes you have to wait for the word to get out – for people to tell their friends about how cool the graphics were, how realistic the combat felt, etc

    #19 2 years ago
  20. salarta

    @19: For a second, I thought you were a spambot with the way you started that comment.

    Under normal circumstances, you need to wait for word to get out. These are not normal circumstances. Squeenix had such an extensive, smothering marketing campaign that word was out day one, if not well before that. Ads were on IMDb, ads were on TV (from what I saw, once per hour), they ran contests on deviantart and pixiv, you literally could not escape the advertising of this game unless you were a hermit, and even then there’d probably be posters within a five mile radius to stumble upon.

    As for the sexual violence, there’s nothing inherently wrong with depicting such things as long as it’s for a good reason, but it would be inappropriate for it to happen to Lara Croft… just like the game itself. At this point, DC Comics may as well rewrite canonical main universe Superman as a victim a child abuse and molestation, as we’re certainly heading in that direction.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. DSB

    @19 I can’t believe how bad the devs were at selling it. A game with so many qualities, and you want to sell it as a damsel in distress game, based on a 30 second scene?

    It’s just completely self-destructive, and disingenuous.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. salarta

    @21: If you’re targeting the controversy of the “rape scene” remarks, as opposed to everything else, then place the blame where it’s due: it was the executive producer and him alone that talked about needing to “protect” Lara and Lara supposedly being raped. The dev team didn’t say anything of the sort, and in fact openly refuted and condemned that interpretation.

    #22 2 years ago

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    Killing Floor 2 has recently got into a bit of trouble with some fans due to a clause in its EULA that gives the developer the right to revoke a user’s license without prior notice. The Killing Floor 2 EULA – just like many others found in modern games, has a section dedicated to cheating […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 free tanks and in-game cash to giveaway

    To celebrate the World of Tanks grand finals this weekend we’ve got some great freebies to give away to new players. We have 2,000 PC invite codes to giveaway, with each one offering new accounts a T2 Light Tank, 100 Gold and 1 Days Premium worth around €8.00. All you need to do is enter […]

  • Marvel announces partnership with Telltale, first game due in 2017

    Marvel and Telltale have entered into a partnership that will allow the developer to work on a new game series, due in 2017. Telltale has announced that it has partnered with Marvel Games, Marvel Entertainment’s video games division, for the development of a new game series. No indication was given as to what the new […]

  • Destiny: Bungie is not saying no to a player trading system

    Bungie has not completely ruled out the idea of bringing a trading system to Destiny. Destiny does not offer any way for players to trade items amongst themselves. But ever since the game’s release, players have never stopped asking Bungie to add one in. While the developer does not have a satisfying answer, it’s still […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 24, 25 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    The weekend Exotics market run by Xur: Agent of the Nine is now open for business. Destiny’s bizarre vendor, Xur, has arrived at the Tower. Xur is your man if you’re looking for Exotic armour or weapons. Not only that, but he will also let you exchange your old Exotic gear for new, upgraded versions. […]

  • Warcraft movie delayed yet again

    The Warcraft movie will no longer hit theatres in March 2016. The release date of the Warcraft movie has been pushed back by three months. The movie was expected in March 2016, but Legendary Pictures announced yesterday that it is now due on June 10, 2016. No reason was given for the delay. This is […]

  • Destiny: Iron Banner returns on April 28

    Destiny’s Iron Banner PvP event will return this Tuesday. Bungie has announced that the Iron Banner, it’s once-every-few-weeks PvP event, will make a return with next week’s weekly reset. It was initially due this week, but because of the recent Crucible changes that were implemented with patch 1.1.2, Bungie wanted to wait and see. That […]

  • Deus Ex devs take the piss out of Black Ops 3

    Deus Ex developers have been having a bit of a laugh at the expense of Call of Duty’s official Twitter account. You would be forgiven to think that yesterday’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ‘Ember’ teaser was part of an ad campaign for a Deus Ex game, with all the biohacking, wearable tech, augmentation, […]

  • Bungie weekly update: Commendations begone

    Destiny’s weekly update is here to determine the fate of all those Commendations you’ve been earning in the past few months. Bungie started off this week’s update with a recap of the details revealed during the recent livestream. There wasn’t really anything on this front that they haven’t talked about already. With the exception of […]

  • This GTA 5 trainer lets you play as almost anything and it’s the best thing ever

    Want to play GTA 5 as a monkey, a cat, a fish, a deer or some other non-human thing that we eat or keep as a pet? ScriptHook has you covered. Not only can you play as critters, it change other game values, according to an explanation from PC Gamer. These values include making changes […]

  • EA Sports moves Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR release date to July

    EA Sports has announced Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR will be released in July. Originally announced for June, the golf game will now release the same week as the Open Championship at St. Andrews, on July 14. EA also provided some more color on gameplay features such as the ability to customize the game by borrowing […]

  • Jason Voorhees joins Mortal Kombat X in May, Kombat Pack owners get first dibs

    Jason Voorhees will arrive for Mortal Kombat X players in May, NetherRealm Studios announced today during the latest Kombat Kast. Jason will be shown for the first time on Monday, May 4 during a special Kombat Kast. According to EventHub which watched the livestream, the developer will also show off the character’s move and Variations. […]

  • The Witcher 3: Nvidia heads to Poland for a behind-the-scenes look – video

    A video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, taking you behind-the-scenes with CD Projekt RED. Nvidia’s GeForce crew went to the firm’s studio in Poland to talk with the game’s executive producer John Mamais, who provides a look at the PC version of the upcoming RPG. CD Projekt, according to the video […]

  • Microsoft notes decline in Xbox unit sales for Q3 FY15 to 1.6 million

    Microsoft reported its Q3 FY15 earnings today, citing growth in Xbox Live usage as one of the contributing factors to the firm’s reported revenue. However, the firm noted a decline in units sales for its Xbox consoles during the quarter. Microsoft Q3 2014 (yoy comparison) Microsoft Q1 fiscal 2015 Microsoft Q2 fiscal 2015 The firm […]

  • Powerplay is a new feature included in the Elite: Dangerous May update

    The next update for Elite: Dangerous is coming next month and it includes a new feature called Powerplay. According to Frontier Developments, Powerplay allows players to participate in an ongoing battle that “enhances every aspect” of the game. Players can become allies with a number of galactic Powers and guide their strategy, pursue objectives in […]

  • Facebook says it’s “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift

    Facebook has said it is “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift as the VR headset is still in the development stages. Speaking during a call to investors, Facebook CFO David Wehner said the company had nothing to announce regarding the amount of stock it expected to ship. “We have not announced any […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch and rental server program hits next week

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch has a release date for both consoles and PC. PC & Console patch and RSP for Consoles coming April 28th. Fixes include TDM spawns and more: http://t.co/BZYJeomPlr pic.twitter.com/27TCiY8hmf — Battlefield (@Battlefield) April 23, 2015 The update will include fixes to Punkbuster, Nvidia DirectX drivers, TDM spawns, contains weapon balance tweaks and […]

  • Modders can now earn money through Steam Workshop starting today with Skyrim

    Valve has introduced a new functionality within Steam Workshop which will allow mod makers to earn money for their creations, starting with Skyrim. The update will allow content such as mods, items, or maps to be sold through Steam Workshop for titles which have the feature enabled. A new “streamlined process for listing” has been […]

  • Play Skyrim for free this weekend on Steam and take 75% off while you’re at it

    Skyrim is free this weekend on Steam providing wanna-be Dragonborns who have procrastinated on wetting their blades with Stormcloak blood the perfect opportunity to give the RPG a try. Head over to Steam and download the game and play for free until April 26 at 1am PDT. The game is also 75% off if you […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Ember” teaser video released ahead of full reveal

    Activision has released a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 teaser video titled “Ember” and you can watch it right here. Here’s the video blurb: “In the next 50 years, technological advancements will lead us into a world where only those who risk going too far, will find out how far we can actually go.” […]

  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

    Bioware has updated Dragon Age Keep after listening to community feedback. The update includes more customization and control over heroes, world states, career and more. Players can now customize hero portraits or delete Dragon Age: Inquisition heroes from the Hero section. They can also remove playthrough states from the World State Manager and keep up […]

  • Here’s a look at some Conker community creations in Project Spark

    Conker’s Bug Reunion releases today, and below is a video showing some of the community creations you will be able to download using the creation pack. Project Spark is a free download on Xbox One and Windows 8.1, and you can download the Conker Creation Pack today. It contains 350 assets in order for users […]

  • Rainbow Six: Siege video shines spotlight on the British Counter Terrorist Unit

    Ubisoft has released a Rainbow Six: Siege video which gives you a look at the British Counter Terrorist Unit which features “the best of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.” The firm said that over the next few weeks it will introduce the public to each of the units in the game. Rainbow Six Siege […]

  • Mario Kart 8 DLC and Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. headline eShop update in North America

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with an update and new DLC for Mario Kart 8 and the Mewtwo DLC for Super Smash Bros. Other highlights include Mario Kart DS on Wii U Virtual Console, the continuation of International StreetPass Week and more. Full update is below. Nintendo eShop Mario Kart […]

  • Square Enix host E3 2015 conference this year on June 16

    With Final Fantasy 15, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on the horizon, it should come as no surprise to learn that Square Enix will be hosting a dedicated E3 2015 conference this year. The presentation will take place Tuesday, June 16 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT/5pm UK. It will be broadcast […]

  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years 3D remake releasing on Steam next month

    Final Fantasy 4: The After Years has been given a makeover and will be released on Steam of PC next month. You can now pre-order it on Steam and take 10% off for the time being. The game will be released on the digital service May 12 and will include trading cards and achievements. Thanks, […]

  • This Project Cars video shows off the racer’s multiplayer

    Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has released a new video giving you a look at the game’s multiplayer. The game is out next month, and if you would like to refresh yourself on the tracks included,  give this a look. While you are clicking links, here’s the minimum and recommended PC specifications which dropped last […]

  • Looks like Logitech is getting out of OEM mouse production business [Clarification]

    Logitech will no longer produce “low-end” mice, citing a decline in PC accessories. This story has been updated to include a clarification. According to a Reuters report, per MCV, the firm will instead focus on video accessories and streaming music, as its wireless Bluetooth speakers are now its best-selling product rage. This will help offset […]

  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

    Must have more MOBA? Win one of our 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys and see if you’re more Blizzard than LoL. Can’t wait for June 2? Of course you can’t. We have 1,000 closed beta keys for Heroes of the Storm to give away this week, allowing you access before Blizzard’s MOBA goes […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

    A Nintendo Direct devoted entirely to Xenoblade Chronicles X will air this Friday, April 24. The video showcase will start at 11am PDT/2pm EDT/7pm UK. After the showcase, a new Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation featuring the game will air. This is the second Xenoblace Chronicles X Nintendo Direct, but the first in English. The first […]

  • Blizzard will have 500 game stations set up at gamescom 2015

    Blizzard is heading to gamescom 2015 in August and it will have 500 game stations set up for attendees to get their hands on five of its titles. The developer will be set up in Hall 7 and those who stop by will be able to get hands-on with the latest content for Heroes of […]

  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

    Sony has dropped the price of the PS4 in the UK. For a limited time only, you can grab the console for £299.99 from Argos, Game, Tesco and Very. Go to Amazon.co.uk and you’ll get it for £289. You’ve only got until April 28, then it goes back up to £349. Go, go, go. For […]

  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

    Today, we get to finally take our first look at gameplay from Mad Max. Avalanche and Warner Bros. have shown off the first gameplay trailer for Mad Max today. The trailer below offers a look at melee combat, car combat, customisation and much more. Give it a watch below: There are a few new screenshots […]

  • Overlord: Fellowship of Evil has four-player co-op like we figured

    Codemasters has pulled the veil back on the next Overlord game, and its a four-player co-op game called Overlord: Fellowship of Evil. Rhianna Pratchett is back to write the story. The game may be co-op at its core, but it can still be played single-player. Each of the four playable character have strengths and weaknesses, […]

  • Update now available for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X and Y

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire along with Pokemon X and Y are being updated by Nintendo to fix a few bugs and in-game text. There’s also the possibility of a few hacks and exploits being fixed. Per Nintendo Life (via Serebii), both patches are 250-270 blocks in size, and it’s a mandatory update which […]

  • Side-scrolling cover shooter Not a Hero gets a demo

    Not a Hero, the upcoming game from OlliOlli developer Roll7, has received a demo. The demo for Not a Hero was made available today on Steam. In the game, you play as Steve, the campaign manager for BunnyLord. A time-travelling rabbit who’s running for mayor of London. Think this is an absurd premise? This trailer […]

  • You have until April 30 to export your Green Day: Rock Band tracks to Rock Band 3

    Harmonix has announced that those looking to export their song collection from Green Day: Rock Band into Rock Band 3 can only do so until the end of the month. April 30 will be the cutoff date for anyone who wants to export tracks from Green Day: Rock Band into their Rock Band 3 library, […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight minimum, recommended, and ultra PC specs revealed

    Batman: Arkham Knight is looking like it’s going to be quite a taxing game. Nvidia has released a list of the minimum, recommended, and ultra PC requirements for Batman: Arkham Knight. Here’s the full thing: Minimum OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required) Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom […]

  • Bloodborne patch 1.03 is live, reduces loading times, fixes suspend/resume bugs, more

    Patch 1.03 is now live for Bloodborne. The patch reduces loading times, adds item descriptions to loading screens, and fixes other various bugs. From Software has pushed update 1.03 live to all Bloodborne owners. As promised, it reduces loading times by approximately 5 to 15 seconds. Another new addition is showing item descriptions instead of […]

  • Battlefield 4: first look at Community Map in action

    Get your first look at the map designed by the community of Battlefield 4. Battlefield 4′s community-designed map is a reality. DICE has recently updated CTE to include an early version of the map. It’s not fully textured as Westie is about to show you, but the layout is nearly finalised. Westie goes over the […]

  • Microsoft apologises for uploading misleading Witcher 3: Wild Hunt footage

    Xbox’s YouTube channel uploaded a video of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt yesterday that was captured from the PC build. The most recent gameplay video for the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt appeared on the Xbox YouTube channel and showed a quest from the game’s opening section. A few minutes after it had gone live, […]