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PS4 like “the world’s best PC”, says Epic boss

Wednesday, 3 April 2013 00:52 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Epic Games vice president Mark Rein seems fairly enamoured with the PlayStation 4, going as far as describing it as a “really perfect gaming PC”.

Rein made this master race-enraging comment in a GDC interview with CVG.

“I think it’s a very smart move on Sony’s behalf to build this sort of enhanced PC architecture and then put so much in it,” he said. “Let’s not forget it has 16 times the memory we had in PlayStation 3 – that’s not insignificant. Knowing that every machine has that, we can do crazy, ridiculous stuff with that.

“The other exciting thing is that when you think about Windows, even Windows for most people is tied to about 2GB of addressable memory space. This really opens up beyond what most PCs can do, because most PCs are running a 32-bit version of Windows. It’s like giving you the world’s best PC.”

Rein said many of the features Sony has announced for the console, like background downloads, are “super convenient”.

“The kind of stuff that they announced that they’re doing, the level of convenience and things like that – they’re making a really perfect gaming PC,” he said.

“I’ve always said that the things in the next-generation that aren’t just brute force hardware are all about the service and simplicity of the experience – the things that make it as fun and easy to get a PS4 game as it is to get a game on your iPad.”

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53 Comments

  1. Dark

    http://assets.diylol.com/hfs/513/f43/ecd/resized/winter-is-coming-meme-generator-the-shitstorm-is-coming-4a3c1b.jpg

    #1 2 years ago
  2. TD_Monstrous69

    I agree with him. Enraged PC gamer comments in 3…2…1…

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DuckNation

    And so it begins

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Lengendaryboss

    Let me “shut up, sit down and relax” (Tommy GTA Vice City) grab some popcorn and watch the storm come in :)

    #4 2 years ago
  5. TMRNetShark

    Oh I get it. It was an April Fool’s joke. XD

    #5 2 years ago
  6. CPC_RedDawn

    I am a PC gamer and I completely agree with him. The ease of the x86/64bit CPU, the mid range GPU and 8GB unified memory in every box with a less demanding OS is great. However, it still does not mean its more powerful than a decent PC. Like others have said it is a higher spec than most PC’s but these said PC’s are not nessacarily gaming machines. But the optimizations that will go into a console game will always out weight what can go into a PC game. PC is and always will have the brute force and stupid amounts of power with crazy texture sizes, frame rates, etc. Consoles will have the ease of use, optimized games, bettee exclusives, larger install base, etc.

    Also, I think there is a typo in the article. As 32bit windows can address a maximum of 4GB memory (this is system and GPU memory combined). 64bit is insanely more like 128GB+ but im not sure.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. DSB

    It’s not hard to see where he’s coming from, but I’d argue there’s better reasons to use a PC than horsepower and spending loads of money on that. Consoles aren’t exactly low drag when it comes to interface and multi-tasking, but it’s horses for courses.

    For a games developer looking to keep costs down and production values up, it’s a no-brainer though.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. machy

    PS4/next box is the new stander for games, that should make pc gamers happy and yet they keep comparing them .. xD

    #8 2 years ago
  9. PC_PlayBoy

    More PR gobshite from Epic. Wonder how many £££ Sony put into their pocket to spin such bullshit.

    Same can be said of that prick from Avalanche Studios in his rant about PS$ outperform most PC’s for many years to come.

    Yeah, right…

    #9 2 years ago
  10. DSB

    @9 Are you willing to take a bet on whether consoles will outperform the PC for the next two years? I’m sure we’d all love to have your money.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. machy

    @9 why r made? r u threaten by the ps4 or something?

    #11 2 years ago
  12. aprotosis

    I love how this conversation is even framed. Sony (and Nintendo admittingly) have traditionally used esoteric customized hardware in their consoles which made it a bitch-and-a-half to program for. Coupled with Sony’s poor ability to get a decent SDK out and it has been a nightmare for developers to get started on PS hardware for the first couple of years until better tools are developed and shared among the industry.

    Now they are finally using more off-the-shelf style hardware which will make developing on the console significantly easier (I still lament the lack of DirectX, but, you know…) and people act like it is this great new innovation.

    So pretty much, this is only news because Sony has traditionally sucked eggs for so long.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. aprotosis

    @9 Nah, no greasing needed. Middleware companies like Epic need to get people (players and developers) excited about the next generation. They have their own vested interest at play here. They will say the same thing about MS’s new console when they are allowed to talk about it too.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. PC_PlayBoy

    @11 & DSB (Dude Sucks Balls)

    Console owners are naive and embarrass themselves by believing such nonsense. It’s PR bullshit to sell consoles. Nothing more.

    A $400 box can’t compete with gaming PC’s and never will, that’s a fact.

    PC’s will always be better. Deal with it.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Erthazus

    Yeap. He described what PS4 is. It’s a PC.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. ps3fanboy

    SUCK IT UP PC MASTER RACE…

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Erthazus

    Dude Sucks Balls? Ahahahaha. Loooool.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. livewired500

    going 64 bit is a great decision, but about time. I’ve been on 64-bit architecture for 12 years (since xp and P4). And yes, finally having 8GB of RAM without API overhead is good. However, I just ordered my VC and 32GB of RAM for my new rig today. That will be half of the RAM that will end up in my system. Not too worried about losing a couple GB to Windows.

    I am excited about the new consoles and their choice of architecture because I expect that games for PC will only get better as a result. But to say that the PS4 is the best gaming PC, is a bit delusional, or for marketing purposes.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. CL4P-TP

    wow i didnt know a ps4 is spec’d out better than my PC running an i7-3770K@4.5Ghz with 16GB of RAM and a GTX 670FTW+GTX460 dedicated to PhysX and an SSD with windows 64bit. who’d thunk it

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Brenna Hillier

    In before this devolves into a name-calling parade. Don’t do it.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. DSB

    @14 Please kill yourself.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. G1GAHURTZ

    @19:

    L337 rig there, man!

    Can you play Minecraft on max settings?

    #22 2 years ago
  23. blackdreamhunk

    32-bit argument is crap clearly vice president Mark Rein is trash talking with out any proof or statistics to back up his claims. For example on stream you can clearly see that there is a lot of pc gamers who are runing their pc at 64 bit OS what’s the new fad with RAM? well guess what pc gamers have been using 8G of ram. Some computers rund 16G of ram.PC gamers are aware of memory limitations there already since well quite a few years ago. A 64bit OS is not a new thing and consumers have had a 64-bit option since 2005, 8 years ago with Windows xp professional 64.most high end GPUs have dedicated video memory of 1-3GB of GDDR5 in addition to the 8GB of system RAM.32bit OS you are most likely using an old laptop or a netbook. If somehow you are on a 32bit OS and you have 4GB of RAM or more, well you better switch because you aren’t using all of your RAM there.

    http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Chief Thunder

    #16 he just said it’s the ‘PERFECT GAMING PC’ harharhar think about that for a second…

    #24 2 years ago
  25. CL4P-TP

    @22 naw man i have to lower the settings or else my FPS drops below 1000FPS

    #25 2 years ago
  26. GwynbleiddiuM

    I’m not entirely sure why people are fighting over absolutely nothing? I think some of the folks totally misunderstood Mark Rein’s comment, he is clearly talking on development level. He says that they now have more power compared to PS3 and the architecture is closer to PC which makes development much easier compared to PS3.

    Why fight over this?

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Dragon246

    ^Because fighting on internet over tiny things is COOL?

    #27 2 years ago
  28. dan1968

    Next-generation consoles will be good for pc gaming, just thought I’d throw that in here….now continue to fight…GO

    #28 2 years ago
  29. G1GAHURTZ

    @25:

    Dude, you’re so pro!

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Digital Bamboo

    May be worth noting that he did say “most PCs”, and since most PCs aren’t used for high-end gaming, (unless MS made the most recent version of Solitaire REALLY extreme) this is entirely true.

    Agree with 26 about the development comment. He is clearly just excited, speaking with a bit of hyperbole, and not referring to those PCs that are built by enthusiasts to crank games on triple monitors.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. redwood

    haahahah… awesome :D “race-enraging” that’s a good one Brenna

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Atmey

    While we are at it, what is the best PC specs? I can think of SLI-3 GTX 690 i7 xtreme, 16GB @ 2000+, PCI SSD.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Christopher Jack

    What makes the PS4 so good is that there’s one single machine to develop for, it’s why iOS devices are so much faster & more fluid than stronger Android devices.

    I’d still choose Android because I don’t like iOS limitations & if my choice was between a mid range PC & a PS4 I’d probably choose the PC(if I didn’t have a decent one).

    I mean there’s so much more that a PC can do that Sony’s unlikely to ever let the PS4 do & that’s where the downfall of consoles begin. I do think gaming should be a primary focus but that doesn’t mean they should rule out functionality altogether.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. GwynbleiddiuM

    @33 True. Has anyone forgot the outrage that the dropping support for Linux caused among fans? Well I don’t expect a full featured OS like windows or Linux, but I have expectations for a considerably powerful device.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Kalain

    So, what he’s saying, in reality, is that a PS4 is a lot better than a non-gaming pc? He’s just said it in such a way that, or reported in such a way, to antagonise PC gamers in general. But, if you read the full text he says:

    I’ve always said that the things in the next-generation that aren’t just brute force hardware are all about the service and simplicity of the experience – the things that make it as fun and easy to get a PS4 game as it is to get a game on your iPad.

    Which then puts it all into perspective of what he is trying to say.

    Also, saying ‘master race-enraging comments’ isn’t really good journalism since you asked, in a post, to not name call and yet this will cause it to happen.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. xxJPRACERxx

    Instead of “the world’s best PC” I think “the world’s most convenient PC” should be better and that’s why I’m getting a PS4.

    @6 It’s true you can address 4 GB with 32 bits but in the 32-bit version of Windows, Windows itself reserved 2 GB for it’s own use. There’s a special boot command you can use to enable 3 GB of working RAM but the application must also be coded to support it. Search for “3 GB barrier” and “Physical Address Extension” if you need more info. BTW, the 3 GB barrier is not a limit of Windows only but a limit of 32-bit OS and motherboard design.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Vice

    Yay, so a next gen console is going to be as powerful as best PC hardware for the time of release. How unexpected! See you in a year or two when PC’s take lead again.
    Even though overall “closer to PC architecture” thing might be a good sign. They might finally start releasing ports of console games faster and better (hello, Dark Souls…) and more of them. And maybe even emulator will be made faster this time….

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Atmey

    @37 This claim is a huge exaggeration, the PS4 won’t be better than the best PC, I mean how can you compare something worth 5000 to something worth 500?

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Jerykk

    @7

    I hope you aren’t suggesting that console development is somehow cheaper than PC development. It most definitely isn’t. There’s a reason why the PC has more indie games than any other platform. No $10,000 dev kits, for one. Also, the lack of mandatory (and expensive) certification and publisher requirements is also handy.

    If you want to make the most of your budget and get the largest profit margins, you make a PC game. If you want to get tons of marketing and hype, you make a (big-budget) console game.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. adge_uk

    Yes, several PC’s run at 64bit. Yes, several have 32GB of RAM. Yes, several have incredibly powerful CPU’s and GPU’s. But… and this is key… not all do… So, at the core, you design to a lower spec.

    It doesn’t matter if you are running Battlefield 3 on a minimum spec PC or a maximum PC the core game is the same, characters on screen, AI, level size, weapon selection, destructible environments, narrative etc. What the extra bells and whistles add are nicer effects, bigger textures, better frame-rates… But these don’t change the core game.

    By moving the base spec up and knowing everyone has 8GB of fixed speed ram, knowing that everyone will be running at 64bit, everyone will have the same graphics card and cpu etc – you can shift that core gameplay up so the levels can be bigger, the AI smarter, more characters can be on screen, better physics etc.

    That’s the shift. Yes, top end PC’s will be able to pump out more shiny graphics than the PS4 (but again with a fixed architecture it won’t be a slouch). But by moving the entry point up the type of games on offer will shift.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. roadkill

    Lol!

    #41 2 years ago
  42. xxJPRACERxx

    @40 Completely agree.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. ggc75

    Geez bored already of the pro Pc or Pro Ps brigades! Who cares? Yes Sony has gone for off shelf components. Yes Pc will be more powerful and you can do more than just play games.

    However, we all need to chill out and accept that the amount of money you have to outlay for a cutting edge pc is out of most peoples reach. With consoles the initial outlay is mid to high depending on when you get into their lifespan.

    It is the games that count on each system. We have both console and Pc in my family. Each for different reasons, each do a great job at various things.

    I am not a fanboy of any console maker, not am I a keen pc gamer. I just love games and tech.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. zinc

    @40+1, Well said. The fact that devs will now be able to focus their development & not have to worry so much about porting to greatly dissimilar platforms, is good news for gamers.

    But, hey ignore that & lets focus on how some guy calling the PS4 “a good gaming pc” is somehow hugely insulting.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Hirmetrium

    The problem will be is that devs will be limited by the nextbox, since not supporting it will cripple their sales.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. viralshag

    Gutted for PC gamers. Consoles will be more like PCs next-gen than ever before and you’re still going to get shitty second-thought ports.

    Ouch.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. ps3fanboy

    the pc master race will only have games like solitaire in the future… hahaha!. no game company want to make games for their high tech powered nuke reactor peecees, hahaha!

    #47 2 years ago
  48. sh4dow

    There was this great diagram somebody posted the other day:
    http://www.hartware.de/media/news/57000/57456_2b.jpg

    The world’s best PC, my ass!
    If anything, relatively speaking, the PS4 may be worse than any console released before!

    #48 2 years ago
  49. blackdreamhunk

    @48

    it was me I posted it.

    #49 2 years ago
  50. MadFingerz

    @40 +1. Besides, the PS4 will be better than any pc I can buy/build at the same price in my country, so yeah…not to mention that even a pc with the same specs isn’t as optimized for gaming as the PS4 will be.

    @48 “If anything, relatively speaking, the PS4 may be worse than any console released before!”

    ooooh son, nooo…That statement is completely absurd and you should feel ashamed for it.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. blackdreamhunk

    here is nice link on future of pc gaming

    Future of PC Gaming After Playstation 4 & Xbox 720 Are Released & What PC Gaming Needs to Improve On

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rj0OfVsKuFU

    #51 2 years ago
  52. blackdreamhunk

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    Since it derives >80% of its revenue from the PC market, Nvidia remains highly sensitive to any adverse development in the PC industry.
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    #52 2 years ago
  53. nollie4545

    What a crock of shit.

    #53 2 years ago

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  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

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  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

    YouTuber Abstract Mode has shared his vision of what Trevor Philips’ life might have been like, had he not been completely batshit crazy. Watch Trevor get mauled, run over, and hit by a train, before taking a majestic swan-dive into someone else’s pool at the climax. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 isn’t released until November 6, but you can already hand over your cash for the Season Pass. The Season Pass is available for pre-purchase on Steam for £34.99, and will cover four DLC packs – although the details we have on the content are limited to ‘exciting’ at this […]

  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

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  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

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  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

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  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

    WWE 2K15 may be the series’ PC debut, but it’s already getting into the spirit of the platform. WWE 2K15 does indeed support mods on PC, 2K’s Marcus Stephenson has confirmed. @ElementGamesTV you can. Now buy. — Marcus Stephenson (@stephensonmc) April 28, 2015 As Destructoid points out, this opens the door to all sorts of […]

  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

    Overkill’s The Walking Dead is one step closer to your grasping little paws. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be published by 505 Games, Overkill parent Starbreeze has announced. 505 also published Payday 2, Overkill’s previous title, so the two companies have established a working relationship. In a press release, the publisher said the co-op title […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

    Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for later, enjoy bonus Advanced Warfare content now. Blacks Ops 3 is being supported by a rather cunning pre-order incentive even more likely to get you to lay your cash down sooner than you might otherwise. Gamespot reports a Black Ops 3 pre-order will receive a couple of […]

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

    Steam users can now be blocked from individual games by their developers. Steam has always supported multiplayer bans for disruptive users, but a newly-implemented system allows developers to ban users from individual games using their own anti-cheat systems. Game Bans are enforced by Valve, but are enacted at the developer’s request and discretion. This change […]

  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

    Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match any pledges made to The Red Cross up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after the 7.8 earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal. According to Ubisoft: “Having spent the last few years working on Far Cry 4, a game heavily inspired by Nepal and […]

  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

    Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, and while it’s confirmed as a PlayStation 3 release, a Dutch retailer has it listed as coming to PS4 as well. Of course, listing it for PS4 could also be a typo, not that I would personally know about that sort of thing, really. However, according […]