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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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    The PC gaming hardware market is estimated to increase from $23.6 billion in 2012 to $30 billion by 2015. The robust PC gaming market led to an increase in Nvidia’s GPU shipments in 2012 and its GPU market share increased by >10%.
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    #52 2 years ago
  53. nollie4545

    What a crock of shit.

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  • Fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation is available for download

    The Trigger, which is is the fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, is available to download from today. In it, players will “compete against the clock” across three new maps in Survivor Mode. Set before the events of the main game, players step into the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo who will do what he […]

  • HBO Go app now available on PlayStation 4

    Sony has announced the HBO Go app will be made available for download later today for PlayStation 4. The app works just like the PS version. Now you can watch True Detective, Game of Thrones, Veep and more through your console. Information on installation is available through the PS Blog.

  • Skyrim mods no longer restricted to 100MB in size

    Bethesda has announced a beta for Creation Kit update 1.9.33, lifts the 100MB size restriction for Skyrim mod makers. The beta is for both Skyrim’s PC launcher and the Creation Kit which will allow for unlimited file sizes. Here are the notes: Creation Kit 1.9.33 Update Creation Kit now supports unlimited file sizes for mods […]

  • Mad Max release date set for September, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions canned

    Mad Max from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios has been given a September release date, along with the new of a last-gen cancellation. The axing of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions were announced via Game Informer. Mad Max is the magazine’s featured game for the April issue. Avalanche, according GI, nixed development on […]

  • MGS 5: The Phantom Pain out in September, Kojima “closing the loop” on saga

    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released in September, according to an IGN Italy video, which also features Hideo Kojima discussing “With Metal Gear Solid 5, I’m finally “closing the loop” on the Metal Gear saga. The video has since been removed, but an image cap of the date is posted above. […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 Rockstar Energy Car Pack now available

    The Rockstar Energy Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One is available now, alongside the free car for March. The free car is the Acura Integra Type-R, and the Rockstar pack included the following vehicles: 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GRC 2015 Subaru WRX STI 1996 BMW 850CSi 2015 Jaguar XFR-S 1970 Volkswagen #1107 Desert […]

  • 3DS firmware update kills web browser exploit

    Nintendo has issued a 3DS firmware update which fixes a web browser exploit that was being used to run pirated Game Boy Color ROMs since January as well as inject code within downloadable games. Another piece of code, per Eurogamer, changed the setting on the handheld to make it region-free. The exploit was only available […]

  • Unreal Tournament video shows updated textures on Outpost 23

    The latest footage from Epic’s new Unreal Tournament has surfaced, and it shows off the game’s first high-textured map which is called Outpost 23. As you can see from Zaccubus’ video, its the same are which Epic showed in the flythrough video from last year, only with updated textures and some new areas outside. The […]

  • Final add-on for Sunset Overdrive arrives in April

    The final add-on for Sunset Overdrive, Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines, will be released in April. On April 1 to be exact. No, that’s not an April Fool’s joke from Insomniac Games either. Below, you can watch a fist-look at the new story, area, and traversal mechanic.

  • Heroes of the Storm playable at EGX Rezzed

    Heroes of the Storm will be playable at EGX Rezzed. This will be the first UK public hands-on with the online team brawler. Blizzard will also host giveaways and friendly tournaments at its stand. Tickets for all three days of Rezzed are still available, and you can purchase a pass through the official website. EGX […]

  • PES 2015 Data Pack 4 coming next week with Winter Transfers, new faces

    Data Pack 4 for Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 has been dated, and it updates the game with Winter Transfers, new player faces, and additional stadiums. The latest free update contains real-time player transfers made within the January window, and player ratings have also been updated. Additionally, a number of improved likenesses to key players will […]

  • Here’s the changelog for Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 5

    Notes for upcoming Patch 5 for Dragon Age: Inquisition have been posted, noting improvements to gameplay and stability, and the new features outlined back in early February. Along with the new party storage system added to the Undercroft at Skyhold, players also have the ability to adjust the size of subtitles. Below you will find […]

  • Game of Thrones, Mortal Kombat X, Batman mobile games on the way

    Warner Bros. has announced free-to-play mobile titles spanning its DC Comics, Mortal Kombat and Game of Thrones properties. The following five new games under development are: Mortal Kombat X from NetherRealm Studios: The game blends fighting and card collection with cinematic gameplay and Fatalities. Play as both classic and fighters, and if you own the […]

  • Win! Beta access to new MMORPG Skyforge and DLC worth $70

    We have ten Wrath of the Gods Founders Packs to giveaway for new RPG Skyforge, worth over $70. All you need to do to win a Wrath of the Gods pack is enter your details in the form below and we’ll pick 10 winners at random on Thursday, March 5, after 3pm GMT. Skyforge is […]

  • PC gaming expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018

    PC gaming is alive and well. In fact, it’s expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018. According to game-business group Open Gaming Alliance, the PC gaming industry is expected to grow beyond its current $26 billion worth and to a massive $35 billion by the year 2018. The information is based on data collected […]

  • Advanced Warfare: new patch adds new weapon, Master Prestige ranks, more

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has received a new patch that gives season pass holders early access to a new weapon and everyone else a myriad of fixes and additions. The patch went live today on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, without any official notes. CharlieIntel reports that among the new additions is the new […]

  • Destiny’s end game and raids explained

    Destiny’s end game can be a bit obtuse to those not used to MMO games. Fear not, we’ve got a few quick tips on how to crack it. Arekkz Gaming has a video for new players of Destiny or those who are looking to brush up on their knowledge of the game. Today’s theme is […]

  • Capcom adds local co-op to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on PC

    Following fan outrage over lack of local co-op support for the PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Capcom has now added it. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 now officially supports split-screen local co-op in both campaign and raid mode. The update is currently in beta on Steam, but anyone can opt-in to try it. Capcom […]

  • New Destiny glitch spawns infinite Thralls on Earth

    Destiny’s latest glitch spawns infinite Thralls to help fuel your bounty hunting and loot lust. The glitch is simple to replicate. You’ll need to start The Dark Within mission on Earth, on any difficulty. Then follow the steps in the video below (Via DualShockers) to get to an area out of the map. You’ll then […]

  • Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is here with new game mode, netcode improvements and more

    DICE has released the Winter Patch for Battlefield 4. The patch brings an eSports focus with new game mode Squad Obliteration and plenty more. Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is now live on all platforms. It’s just over 400MB on PC and 1.34GB on consoles. The patch adds new game mode Squad Obliteration and more customisation […]

  • HTC hopes to see Half-Life on VR headset Vive

    Vive manufacturer HTC said that it hopes to see Valve games, including Half-Life, on the virtual reality headset. Speaking to the BBC, HTC chairwoman Cher Wang said that Valve is keen on having its games available on the VR headset. “I think Valve’s best game is Dota, right, and Portal and [Team Fortress] and I […]

  • Make money easily in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

    If you’re looking to buy a fell set of armour for your character in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate but keep falling short on Zenny, this video will show you an easy way to make lots of it. Arekkz Gaming has a very handy tip for all Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate players: how to make Zenny […]

  • This is how you claim free Xbox One games from your Xbox 360

    Microsoft is giving everyone the ability to claim their free Xbox One Games with Gold titles from their Xbox 360 console, even without owning an Xbox One. If you don’t yet own an Xbox One and want to make sure you don’t miss out on all those free Games with Gold games, you’ll be pleased […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for March 3: Heroic and Nightfall detailed

    Bungie has reset the weekly cap of Crucible and Vanguard marks and added new Heroic and Nightfall strikes, now with burn. From now until next Tuesday, the weekly Heroic strike will be The Devil’s Lair with Heroic and Lightswitch modifiers. As for the Nightfall, you’ll be fighting Sepiks Prime with the help of Arc burn. […]

  • Few Mass Effect FemShep cosplays are as elaborate as this one

    The internet is full of Female Commander Shepard cosplay from Mass Effect, but very few are as terrific as this one. Visual artist Freya Willia has spent over two years painstakingly creating the perfect suit of armour and the best weapons to make her cosplay of Female Shepard as authentic as possible, Omni tool and […]

  • Deals with Gold: Assassin’s Creed Unity, Red Dead Redemption and more discounted

    This week’s Deals with Gold titles for Xbox Live subscribers is a good mix of modern games and old favourites. The list of discounted games through this week’s Deals with Gold is live with discounts on Assassin’s Creed Unity, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, and more. The deals are live now […]

  • Destiny guide: how to maximise your Grimoire Points

    Destiny players regularly compare the size of their Grimoire Points. Learn how to make yours the biggest. Destiny guide: how to earn Grimoire Points In Destiny, earning most Grimoire cards is just a matter of playing the game, maybe a little more attentively than usual. You’ll either need to complete a certain number of actions […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will let you play as a baddie

    Shovel Knight owners will benefit from the generosity of Kickstarter backers quite soon. Because Shovel Knight was overfunded during its Kickstarter campaign, developer Yacht Club Games committed to releasing free content updates. The first of these, Plague of Shadows, has now been detailed. The expansion stars baddy Plague Knight, who turns on his former allies, […]

  • GTA controversies, from Hot Coffee to PR manipulation

    GTA has a long history of controversy. The latest Did You Know Gaming tells the full stories behind the sensational headlines. Grand Theft Auto is such a byword for controversy that it’s easy to forget the full context of what actually happened to bring mainstream press, politicians and interest group awareness to the Rockstar series. […]

  • Infamous 2 one of five new PlayStation Now additions for March

    PlayStation Now will expand to the tune of five new games this month. The March PS Now additions are Infamous 2, Twisted Metal, R-Type Dimensions, Alone in the Dark: Inferno and Operation Flashpoint: Red River. PS Now will set you back $20 per month or $45 for a three month subscription. It offers all you […]

  • Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster gets PS4 release date

    Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster hits PS4 in May. The PS4 release date for Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster is May 12 in North America and May 15 in Europe. Gematsu reports a special pre-order bonus calendar with art by Yoshitaka Amano is available through the Square Enix Store and participating retailers. In Europe, pre-ordering […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare getting 15 new Prestige levels

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can now aspire to the ranks of Grand Master Prestige. Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games will add 15 more Prestige levels to the latest Call of Duty, giving players at max XP a chance to grow even further. According to the Sledgehammer Games blog, when you enter Master level […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End recreated in Minecraft

    Destiny’s toughest challenge gets even nastier if you throw Creepers into the mix. The ultimate Destiny challenge – for now – is the Crota’s End raid. Taking place in an alternate dimension accessed through the Hellmouth on the Moon, the Raid takes Guardians through a pit of darkness to the resting place of Crota himself. […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D trailer introduces the Heir to the Monado

    Xenoblade Chronicles 3D protagonist Shulk is the Heir to the Monado, his distinctive red sword. Let this trailer fill you in on what that means. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D releases for New 3DS on April 2 in Europe and April 10 in North America. As well as all the content of the Wii original, it has […]

  • The Elder Scrolls: Total War mod covers Morrowind, Oblivion and more

    The Elder Scrolls: Total War is a terrific mod allowing you get get intimately involved with the history of Bethesda’s detailed fantasy universe. The first release of The Elder Scrolls: Total War dropped on the weekend, giving players their first chance to try out LoRdNazgu1‘s creation. This version runs from 3E 427 to 4E 45, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 out now on Steam

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is out now. Yes, we’re surprised too. You can grab Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 on Steam for $8. Developer Scott Cawthon really doesn’t mess about; the game was only announced in early January. Here’s the blurb: Thirty years after Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza closed it’s doors, the events that took […]

  • EVE Online heister makes off with $13,000 worth of goods

    EVE Online is a hotbed of villainy, espionage and backstabbing, but one intrepid corporate thief has made waves even in this setting. The thing about EVE Online is that it’s a true sandbox: the game’s rules are very loose, and allow players to make careers out of theft, piracy, assassination and espionage in addition to […]

  • Marth Amiibo getting a stock refresh in North America

    Nintendo of America has announced a fresh supply of the difficult to find Marth Amiibo. The Marth Amiibo will be back in stock in the US in late April, the platform holder said on Twitter today. Planning to pick up Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and don’t have a Marth amiibo? More are headed to stores in […]

  • Skyrim beta update upgrades creation kit file size

    Skyrim has been granted a new beta update – more than three years after launch! – to improve the experience for modders and those who use them. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released in November 2011. I think that’s worth noting before we discuss the beta update that dropped today, even as Bethesda is working […]

  • Paradox’s next epic RPG is, uh, Knights of Pen & Paper 2

    Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is very serious business so please enjoy this very serious trailer. “Return to the dicey world of Knights of Pen & Paper for a new turn-based adventure, where players get to take on the role of players, and also of the game’s encounter-designing, rules-laywering GM in a fully customizable […]

  • Amplitude looks amazing in new gameplay trailer, has a team multiplayer mode

    Amplitude may have been delayed but we still get something this March: a fine new gameplay trailer. Amplitude is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 sometime in northern summer. It’s a reprisal of Harmonix’s classic rhythm action game, a forerunner to its later efforts with Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and was crowdfunded. Update: Turns […]

  • DayZ creator’s “crazy”, “esoteric” next game developed with Improbable

    DayZ creator Dean “Rocket” Hall has dropped the first vague details of his new game project. “I do not want to make safe games. I do not want to make games the way we have been making them. What if the most experienced video game staff in the world collaborated on the most esoteric and […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will support AMD’s Mantle

    AMD has confirmed what most Battlefield fans thought. Battlefield Hardline will indeed support Mantle. Battlefield Hardline will support Mantle, AMD has confirmed. Some players weren’t sure whether the retail version of the game will support AMD’s API, due to its absence from the recent PC beta. AMD did not say whether the feature will be […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 GDC 2015 sizzle reel shows what the tech can do

    Unreal Engine 4 is a pretty versatile bit of tech, as this new sizzle reel shows. As one of the more ubiquitous engines, Unreal will be on show at GDC this week. Developer Epic produced the following sizzle reel to quickly demonstrate what it can do – cutting edge graphics (there are very few games […]

  • Survarium’s latest patch removes limit on battle ammo, rebalances experience gain

    The latest Survarium patch has readjusted the value of experience and reputation points gained and removed the limit to the maximum amount of ammo you can use in combat. Survarium developer Vostok Games has released patch 0.27a to the public, having recently finished testing it. The patch is a major one and covers changes to […]

  • The Hunt Begins in new Bloodborne TV spot

    Bloodborne is so close you can almost smell its coppery tang on the wind – and also you can watch commercials for it. Bloodborne arrives on PS4 at the end of this month (March 24 North America, March 25 Europe, March 27 UK) so excitement is starting to build. Sony isn’t helping keep us calm […]

  • World of Warcraft: you’ll soon be able to buy game time with gold

    Blizzard will soon allow World of Warcraft players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard has announced a new system that will launch soon for World of Warcraft. The system is called WoW Token. Using this system, players will be able to buy game time using in-game gold. Here’s how it […]

  • 3D Realms’ Bombshell returns with the first gameplay trailer

    Remember 3D Realms’ Bombshell? The isometric ARPG that was announced last year? Well, it’s back, and we get to see gameplay footage. The game stars Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, a bomb technician turned mercenary with a mechanical arm. She will embark on a quest to rescue the president and save Earth, all while shooting aliens. The […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 is now free for everyone to use

    Epic Games has made Unreal Engine 4 available for anyone to download and use, for free. Unreal Engine 4 is now free. Anyone can download it and start using it, the developer announced today in a blog post. The download features the the full set of tools used by Epic, and includes 100% of the […]

  • Call of Duty European Championship winner announced

    The winner of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship has been announced. This past weekend, 28 teams representing UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, the rest of Europe and Middle East attended the final of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship. UK team Epsilon eSports was crowned […]

  • GOG brings back Insomnia sale with discounts up to 90% off

    GOG.com is bringing back its Insomnia sale event with even more games. GOG’s Insomnia sale is back with double the amount of games. This year, there will be two sets of games available at once. The sets are seasoned classics and fresh new titles. Each set will feature games with discounts up to 90% off, […]

  • 2K is shutting down NBA 2K14 online servers, won’t affect career save files

    2K will be shutting down the servers for NBA 2K14 this month. The publisher revealed yesterday that online servers for NBA 2K14 will be turned offline on March 31. “You will no longer be able to play ranked games/online association,” reads the announcement. NBA 2K14 relied on online servers to store save files for MyCareer […]

  • One Dead or Alive tournament organiser is proposing ban of “over-sexualised” costumes

    A Dead or Alive tournament organiser has suggested a soft ban on some of the game’s “over-sexualised” costumes, and not everyone is happy. Tournament organiser “The HuBBs” took to the FreeStepDodge forums to suggest a list of rules that other offline tournaments can follow. The list goes over stages, characters, moves, which is certainly in […]

  • Destiny: all the news from Bungie’s open house Q&A

    Bungie hosted an open house Q&A session with the community last week and lots of exciting news have come out of it. Arekkz Gaming has gathered all the information that came out of Bungie’s open house Q&A in one handy video. The list is massive, going over Exotic weapon balance, upcoming events, PVE, Crucible rewards, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen to honour Nimoy with in-game memorials

    Developers behind space exploration games Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen will honour the memory of Leonard Nimoy through in-game memorials. The develops of both games have confirmed separately that in-game memorials will be established to honour the memory of the late Star Trek actor, Leonard Nimoy, famous for playing Spock. Elite: Dangerous executive producer Michael […]

  • Deal: get a PlayStation 4 + three exclusives for $399

    Amazon’s latest PlayStation 4 deal is not one to miss. With purchase of a PlayStation 4 console from Amazon in the US, the online retailer will throw in digital codes for Infamous Second Son, Killzone Shadow Fall and The Last of Us: Remastered, all for the same MSRP of $399. The Last of Us Remastered […]

  • Destiny: this is how one player predicted House of Wolves details and Xur’s inventory

    The method one Redditor possibly used to leak some details from Destiny’s House of Wolves was the same one he used to predict the inventory of Xur: Agent of the Nine. Last week, Reddit user Megamanexe4 leaked a few pieces of House of Wolves expansion content. The leaks included strikes, new Crucible mode, and a […]