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Man slams Xbox 720 always-online policy, destroys 360 with axe

Friday, 5 April 2013 08:57 GMT By Dave Cook

This is the greatest thing you will watch today, as a YouTuber lays down some serious truth-bombs about Microsoft creative director Adam Orth’s Twitter suggestion that people just “deal with it” when moaning about the Xbox 720′s always-connected nature. He then destroys his Xbox 360 with an axe.

Read Brenna’s news story on what Orth said before watching, as it’ll give you the background.

Thanks to Boogie2988 for the clip.

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70 Comments

  1. Bashtee

    God.Damn.Epic. Nothing less.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. harr0w

    Awwww angry fat bloke, awwwww.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. The_Red

    Axe meets the X. The Axe walk away.

    This “Deal with it” fiasco is too fun and is getting bigger and bigger. Even CNET has reported!

    #3 2 years ago
  4. karma

    The *lisp* made this extra awesome. :D

    They should call the next xbox, Xbox Fucks U.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Samoan Spider

    @2 My thoughts exactly. I still haven’t seen any official statements on where Sony and MS stand on always-on internet so I feel this is perhaps a touch on the premature side as funny as it is to watch!

    Edit @6: Thank you for that, so scratch Sony off that list then but we still haven’t heard with any certainty what MS are planning. Is the reveal in April or May now?

    #5 2 years ago
  6. CyberMarco

    @5 http://kotaku.com/5985874/ps4-will-not-require-an-always+online-connection

    On topic, at least his is in the demographic of best sexual partner in gaming consoles! :P

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Greek God

    this made my day LOL

    #7 2 years ago
  8. zinc

    Although this is a parody… It’s uncomfortably close to the truth.:-D

    #8 2 years ago
  9. EMINEM_M

    F@*ing idiot :))

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Kopite

    Lmao, mad fat yanks!

    #10 2 years ago
  11. G1GAHURTZ

    This is how half of the commenters on this subject come across…

    #11 2 years ago
  12. pbvider

    He`s mad…

    #12 2 years ago
  13. harr0w

    Still doesn’t beat the boy who’s mum cancelled his wow account,that’s extra special retarded. Or the little German kid screaming at unreal tournament

    #13 2 years ago
  14. viralshag

    You think I would actually believe a guy like that would take his old white big ass Xbox and smash it up?

    Yeah right, probably went back to playing gears on his Xbox 250gb in his gaming chair with an army of hotdogs next to him.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. theevilaires

    Wow! :D Get a PS4 dude. Seriously this dude just got Microsoft to change this I swear. Once this goes super viral they’ll have no choice but to change it lol. This guy is awesome and 1000 women out there need to contact this guy and reward him with several sexual sessions of threesomes and foursomes.

    Francis you’re a funny fat bastard. I like your vids man.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Samoan Spider

    @15 Or find a less stress inducing hobby surely?

    #16 2 years ago
  17. zinc

    He doesn’t seem to have a problem with the fact that Diablo 3 was always online :-)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=075BYWFl66U&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    Hypocrite ;-)

    #17 2 years ago
  18. roadkill

    That’s pretty pathetic really. The guy can’t even burp right.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Fin

    This guy had a great video about FF13 being multiplatform.
    I get a feeling he did something with Smash Bro too.

    The scary thing is he’s reading from a comment someone actually made.
    They’re the crazy ones here.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. MidlifeAxe

    This guy has to be putting on that voice.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Stoopid_Snot

    hey its the Error 37 guy :)

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Gheritt White

    KILL IT WITH HARPOOOONS!

    #22 2 years ago
  23. _LarZen_

    Francis videos are as always hilarious to watch :)

    #23 2 years ago
  24. JPickford

    @20. He is putting it on. He’s playing a character. Brilliantly.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. GwynbleiddiuM

    If I were to rage like a lunatic and go batshit crazy on my property I’d first wait to see how much of the rumor was true. Although I can totally see Microsoft do that, it’s not officially announced and the extent of it is unknown.

    @17 Maybe, but Diablo 3 is one game with such policy, next-box would be a machine to run games. You could make an exception for one title because you know you’re not gonna be playing that all the time. There will be other games to play, but a console with always online security measure? That’s entirely different.

    EDIT: Sweet mother of Lich King… Look at the size of that man!

    #25 2 years ago
  26. daytripper

    @18

    You do realise it’s a character made by the guy himself? He even has outtake and blooper videos on his channel. Oh and no that’s not his real voice, funny guy though

    #26 2 years ago
  27. monkeygourmet

    @26

    It’s scary what people think is ‘real’ on the internet.

    If you go in thinking everything is fake or a parody, it helps a lot.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Sylrissa

    For those that don’t know, it’s all an act for laughs he puts on with this character he made up. He’s been doing this for a long time now for his channel.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. daytripper

    Should watch his Final Fantasy multiplatform video

    #29 2 years ago
  30. sh4dow

    You know, in the beginning, I thought he’s probably in character. As he went on, I started thinking that’s possibly just who he is. Reading that he actually IS in character… good for him. Although he should still really lose some weight, unless that’s some damn great SFX makeup there.

    Of course everything he says is still right, even though not particularly eloquent at points but… maybe that’s just because of the character too.
    And asking Microsoft to “fix it”?! What?! Fuck them!

    #30 2 years ago
  31. silkvg247

    That’s the sort of rant I would make if I in any way cared enough about microsoft or Xbox to want to stop them digging this massive grave for themselves.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Christopher Jack

    Guy needs to learn how to use an axe, you don’t simply hold both hands stiff, you swing it with your dominant hand near the top & once it starts moving you lower it towards the base for increased strength. :)

    Also, to the point, these are just rumours, sure the comment from that guy at MS swings toward it being true but I think we’ll all remain mentally healthier if we just wait for official word.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. silkvg247

    @32 I was thinking a giant hammer would have worked better. Or a pneumatic drill.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. monkeygourmet

    @32

    Remind me not to bump into you in a dark alley… ;)

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Christopher Jack

    @33, Same motion with a sledgehammer :)

    @34, Lulz, just something that I picked up while cutting wood for 20 mins, saves your back & arms from a whole lot of damage while being so much more effective.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. ps3fanboy

    best news vg24/7 have given ever… i just love the smashing scene of the shitbox in that video :D

    mickey$oft shot them self in the leg now!

    TREY4LIFE!

    #36 2 years ago
  37. SaintRasmus

    Let me guess American

    #37 2 years ago
  38. BHAZ0

    I don’t understand what the problem is if the xbox needs to be connected to the internet all the time. Is it because you can’t afford a internet connection?? I know the US is considered third world country now with their economy but if you can’t afford games, internet access or the system why are you on news articles bashing the system?

    Is it because you may not be able to play second-hand games?

    Still not sure why all the haters are on here. I use my PS3 to watch BluRays and my Xbox for everything else. I can afford to buy new so I don’t care for second hand or pirated games.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. BHAZ0

    @GwynbleiddiuM

    Why is a always online security measure bad or wrong?? how does that effect the game play? ultimately that is all you want anyways so why does it matter? If it is because, it will limit if you can play pirated games then yes huge problem, but for the majority of us “suckers” who pay for games, and believe me, there are a lot of us, it doesn’t matter. It only effects poor fat americans who can’t afford to buy games.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Christopher Jack

    @38, That crazy fool pretty much sums up the problem, it’s not just about affording the internet connection, it’s the quality of the connection in a majority of the world. I still need to buffer YouTube videos even at low resolutions & I’m on a relatively expensive plan. Granted this will change when Australia’s optic fibre finally rolls out my suburb but that’s probably over 2 years away. Not everyone can/wants to play online so why should they be dismissed? When I’m playing an immersive single player game such as a horror, I don’t want to be spammed with messages & invites.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. DSB

    @38 The US has a lot of rural areas with genuinely shitty internet. Consider the fact that some providers still offer people 56k modems and charge the same for that as they would have in 1998. That’s actually the case in the suburbs of some major cities.

    That’s what makes this an incredibly bad idea. It’s hard to believe that Microsoft would want to limit their audience to those American gamers living in cities.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. theevilaires

    75% of the U.S. is rural. This country is so far behind its not funny, but its mainly because the people are ignorant and afraid of change so they choose not to learn anything new or invest into new technologies. Thats the way the U.S. Government wants it too.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. BHAZ0

    @40 & @41

    Legit concerns, but again, as a business, they are targeting their core audience which does have a stable/high bandwidth interenet access. Why penalize your core market for a small margin that can’t meet the requirements.

    And for single player games, my understanding of DMR and content security authorization, is that the data sent/retrieved is a very small packet that is sent during a section load screen that would not require a huge amount of bandwith. It’s just a handshake, as small as a email. If the handshake takes took long the problem is with the developer not optimizing the data packet and not MS.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. SlayerGT

    I was playing along with his bit until he said Doritos ads. Then I got instantly pissed. Seriously fuck that.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. ps3fanboy

    @38 BHAZ0

    there is a different between ‘always online’ and ‘always needed online’… micke$oft goes for always needed, that means no online no game playing or used games for that matters.

    if you dont understand the different your brain have the xbox rot…

    #45 2 years ago
  46. SlayerGT

    As much as folk would like to say whether it is, or isn’t a good idea to be always on, MS knows its activity rates and its Gold members status. If they feel those two things are capable of sustainable growth maybe they do make it always on.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. DSB

    @43 It just doesn’t make any sense to me that the Xbox core audience all live in cities, or somehow everywhere with great internet.

    Even if they did, it wouldn’t make any sense not to offer your product to everybody else as well. You’re not looking for people to re-adopt your console, you’re also looking for brand new users.

    That’s why I think this whole thing is a ruse. Nobody thinks like that if they want to grow their business.

    The console game is all about install base. The biggest install base also sells the most videogames (unless it belongs to Nintendo). They need everyone they can get.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. theevilaires

    Anyway you’ll be stupid to believe this. I wouldn’t put it pass them that this is some kind of stunt to gain a lot of favoritism at E3 when the announce such foolish thing will never be considered.

    Its a bluff/troll act Microsoft aren’t that stupid.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. No_PUDding

    It’s reformed TEA!

    With opinions that forgo swapping S for $!

    You need to be on here more often, I dont recognise any names anymore apart from G1GAHURTZ

    Blerk and Psychotext aren’t here anymore.

    #49 2 years ago
  50. BHAZ0

    @45 Try to get your facts straight, the always needed for the system is different then the DMR security needed for the game and MS is not demanding all developers have games that demand DMR, that is a developer/studio decision. It is there for them to use cause the system is always online. The DMR availability wasn’t something MS came up with on their own, the major studios/developers asked/cried for it as way to prevent used games and pirated games from curbing thier revenue stream. So try to stick to business ethics here and not chilish rants.

    If you can’t afford new games, then you can’t play. Does the studio care, no, cause they don’t see a penny from pirated games or used games. For those that complaine, they don’t care.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. IL DUCE

    Lol, this dude needs to get out more…I have no problem with the always-on internet connection, since internet “speed” shouldn’t really matter much as mentioned about rural areas…it may suck for some people like he said about the army or poor countries, but idk how you can afford a $500 console if you can’t even afford basic internet

    #51 2 years ago
  52. DSB

    @51 Lots of people buy 360′s they can’t afford in America. Financing and accumulation of debt is like a popular sport in the US.

    It’s not just a question of whether you can afford internet though, it’s a question of the quality of the internet you’re getting, which is entirely at the mercy of companies that may not give a rats ass about you, or the quality of your service.

    If Faceless Megacorporation buys up most of the cables in your local area, but doesn’t exactly find you worthy of their utmost attention, then chances are you will have significant shortages indefinitely.

    Then you have places like the South where sudden thunderstorms are quite likely to rob you of your internet for at least some time. Of course that’s also a risk with your power, but in my experience the internet goes first.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. woe

    How is some random fat guy smashing a console news worthy?

    #53 2 years ago
  54. xBASSxMONSTAx

    @53 – It just is. :D

    #54 2 years ago
  55. zinc

    @53, He’s not a random fatguy, he’s a satirist, taking a poke at gaming culture.

    Philistine

    :-P

    #55 2 years ago
  56. OlderGamer

    Reminds me of South Park tho. I mean that while he clearly is having a go at people(maybe even people like me), he drives home the very point he is making lite of. Most watchers of that video won’t get that he is “in character” and honestly won’t care. What they are likly to do is agree with the outburst, extreme as it is.

    #56 2 years ago
  57. Lengendaryboss

    What a waste of money. What an idiot. What anger issues.

    #57 2 years ago
  58. Da Man

    Typical hardcore nerdy nerd.

    #58 2 years ago
  59. RocknRolla

    This guy says it all, we should make him famous, so M$ removes always on :) I am serious ffs :D but really he lays it all out!

    #59 2 years ago
  60. minxamo

    I can’t believe people still take Boogie2988′s Francis videos seriously…

    #60 2 years ago
  61. SlayerGT

    @60 I know right, what’d he mail this video to YouTube?? ;)

    #61 2 years ago
  62. redbananaz

    Before you guys go all insane of how fat a nerdy this guy is, check out his other video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZgmM0ZMkq4

    #62 2 years ago
  63. sniper7977

    Warranty does not cover stupidity…Have fun wasting your money because you can’t deal with people and “EARLY” speculations. No one even knows if it will go through fully or not. Nothing has been confirmed.

    #63 2 years ago
  64. Mr Sparkle

    Well doesn’t he feel stupid now…

    #64 2 years ago
  65. xboxrulz

    TThis was one of the funniest dudes I’ve seen in awhile. I really appreciated his over the top swearing! U sir are the man! Lololo

    #65 2 years ago
  66. DreadSabot

    Don’t know what was better his awesome rant on the lack of oomph in his axe swing – you sir made my morning. classic material

    #66 2 years ago
  67. SaintRasmus

    Let me guess. He is single and American.

    #67 2 years ago
  68. MCTJim

    @67 and lives in his moms basement LOL

    #68 2 years ago
  69. Professor Zoom

    This fat bitch tries to hard to be funny at all.

    #69 2 years ago
  70. Sylrissa

    @69 Well seeing how he has over 730000 subscribers I imagine quite a few people find him funny, so he must be doing pretty well.

    #70 2 years ago

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    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]

  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

    Here’s a video for Bloodborne players showing a quick way to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam. It also provides a look at things you may have missed in Central Yharnam and The Sewers, courtesy of VaatiVidya. Don’t forget, we have guides posted for the game with more updates coming soon. Bloodborne released in […]

  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

    Mass Effect 3 is discounted on the European PSN, but it’s not free. Update 2: The option to add to cart now lets you choose between the free trial or full version. The full version is on sale for £6.49 or £5.84 for PlayStation Plus members. The free trial is of course is still available, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

    The winners of Elite: Dangerous’ Race To Elite competition have been announced, with one player receiving the grand prize of £10,000. Back when Elite: Dangerous launched, developer Frontier announced a competition that would award players to first reach Elite rank in trading, exploration, or combat, a prize of £1,000 each. The grand prize – £10,000 […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

    You’re not hitting heists for the good of your health. Here’s how to max cash rewards. Money. GTA Online players love it. Greenbacks are the core of the entire experience, allowing you to buy the best weapons, vehicles and stupid haircuts. Heists, as promised, gives more opportunities than ever to earn serious cash, but once […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

    What’s the best bolt-action, Police sniper rifle for the Professional class in Battlefield Hardline? Let us help you answer that question. As you’re probably aware, Battlefield Hardline weapons are class specific and faction specific. This makes deciding on a good weapon and loadout much harder than it was in Battlefield 4. Which is where Westie […]

  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

    Final Fantasy 15 was nine years in the making – and counting. Are we the same people we were in 2006? Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae A demo available for PS4 and Xbox One. Offers a couple of hours of gameplay. More if you jump over the borders. Bundled with Final Fantasy 15 Type-0 and […]

  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]

  • The Crew two-hour demo now available in US, tomorrow in the UK

    Ubisoft has announced a free trial of its driving MMO The Crew will be available tomorrow, March 25 in the UK. It’s live today in North America. For current players, the Vintage Car Pack and Vintage Live Update, including a new PvP mode, are now available. The Vintage Car Pack included the Chevrolet Corvette C2 […]

  • Minecraft Mass Effect Mash-Up and Pattern Texture Pack out from today

    A Mass Effect Mash-up pack and the Pattern Texture Pack will release on PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita today in North America and tomorrow in Europe. The Pattern Texture Pack is also available for Xbox consoles today. The Mass Effect Mash-Up pack contains the Mars Facility from Mass Effect 3 plus textures and craftable items […]

  • The Talos Principle expansion pack Road to Gehenna announced

    An expansion for The Talos Principle has been announced titled Road to Gehenna. The expansion follows the narrative of Uriel, Elohim’s messenger, as he explores a “strange, hidden part of the simulation” on a mission of “mercy and redemption.” Uriel is attempting to free the souls of the damned “at all costs.” Road to Gehenna […]

  • Twitch Plays Pokemon finally catches ‘em all – even the rare Mewtwo

    Twitch Plays Pokemon players have captured all 151 original Pokemon which were included in a modified version of Pokemon Red, and this includes the rare Mewtwo. It took 39 days for Twitch players to catch ‘em all. Have a look at the impressive feat for yourself below. Thanks, Polygon.

  • GameStop will have limited units of Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL back in stock

    Those who missed out on the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL will have another opportunity to purchase it outside of eBay. Tomorrow only, GameStop stores in the United States will have four units in stock, according to and internal memo sent to Kotaku. This is every store in the country, and again, only […]

  • Second phase of Fortnite closed Alpha launches today

    Fortnite’s second closed Alpha test will go live this afternoon, according to the official website. Those currently participating will have until April 14 to test the online aspects for 12 hours per day (noon -12am EDT). All progress from the previous Alpha test will be wiped, and other changes are listed in the patch notes. […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition: Jaws of Hakkon out now on PC, Xbox One

    As promised yesterday, the single-player DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Jaws of Hakkon, is now available on PC and Xbox One. It will run you or £11.99 or your regional equivalent. The new content expands the land of Thedas with mountainous regions and forests, and it is full of “vicious enemies.” Players will also be […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer shows Ascendance gameplay

    Activision has released a new gamepay trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to support the Ascendance DLC which releases next week. Ascendance, will release first on Xbox consoles March 31 and includes the next chapter of the Exo Zombies Saga, Infected, along with four new multiplayer maps: Perplex, Site 244, Climate and Chop Shop. […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight will be a digital only release on PC – report

    It appears Batman: Arkham Knight will not see a physical release on PC, according to ShopTo. The retailer was told by its buyer the Rocksteady game will only be released on PC in digital form. ShopTo is currently double checking the information. If accurate, it is unknown if this will be case in North America […]

  • Bloodborne patch focusing on load times, performance optimizations in the works

    A patch for Bloodborne which will address load times is in the works, Sony has said The load times were one of the issues noted in Digital Foundry’s report on the From Software title. Sony told Eurogamer the patch would also explore other issues as well. “The development team is currently exploring another patch for […]

  • Gearbox would “love” to have entire Borderlands collection on current-gen

    An Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version of the original Borderlands game is something Gearbox Software is interested in, according to studio boss Randy Pitchford. Speaking in the latest Major Nelson podcast, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said should Borderlands: The Handsome Collection prove successful, 2K Games might consider a current-gen version. “The fact that The […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork shows the catacombs, dock, more

    Over the weekend we posted Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork along with news of a retail release in Europe. Today, we have better quality images of said artwork to share with you. Enjoy. The standalone prequel will be released digitally on May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in North America, and digitally on […]

  • Slender: The Arrival terrorizes PS4 and Xbox One this week

    In case you forgot, what with Bloodborne out today and other high profile releases of late, Slender: The Arrival is out today on PlayStation 4 in North America. The scary game will arrive on Xbox One tomorrow, March 25, and in Europe on PS4. Slender: The Arrival is an expansion on the original Slender game […]

  • World of Warcraft’s WoW Token rollout slated after launch of patch 6.1.2

    Blizzard has announced it will start rollout its WoW Token option in the weeks following the launch of patch 6.1.2 on March 24. WoW Token allows players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard will release WoW Token first in realms serving North America, Oceania, and Latin America and will expand […]

  • The Evil Within: The Consequence dated for April, teaser video released

    Part 2 of Juli Kidman’s adventure in The Evil Within will arrive next month with the release of The Consequence. Above is a brief teaser showing some of the “madness” Kidman will encounter. The Consequence will arrive on Tuesday, April 21 on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. European PlayStation players will […]

  • Bloodborne sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate” per performance analysis

    Bloodborne has been analyzed by Digital Foundry and according to the report, even with a 30fps cap the game sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate.” The game’s day-one 2.69GB update 1.01 is “essential” as it contains improvements to game performance and stability and the frame-rate tests run by Digital Foundry were in single-player […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews round-up

    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews are out in the wild so we decided to catch a few of them for you. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is out today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The collection packages Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel along with each game’s DLC content on one disc. Better graphics and […]

  • Evolve, Forza Horizon 2, WWE 2K15 are this week’s Deals with Gold

    Evolve, Forza 2 Horizon and WWE 2K15 are just some of the games which are part of this week’s Xbox Deals with Gold. You can also pick up the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Pro Edition for 20% off as well as the standard edition for 33% off. For the Xbox 360 crowd, there’s also […]

  • Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles now available starting at $250

    Microsoft is offering a discount on three Xbox 360 bundles with prices starting at $250. The Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles feature various content such as a Kinect, 500GB console bundle and one month of Xbox Live Gold. Xbox 360 500GB Spring Value Bundle: comes with Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare download and Fable […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege beta sign ups now open

    Ubisoft is letting everyone register for the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege closed beta. Rainbow Six Siege is due for a closed beta sometime this year. Ubisoft has opened registration to everyone. All you need to do is enter your preferred platform and log in using your Uplay account. You will be entered into a waiting […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Exo Zombies map Infection is creepy

    The upcoming chapter in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies mode is called ‘Infection’ and Activision has been slowly revealing bits and pieces about it. A few teasers have been dropping ahead of Ascendance launch this month. The teasers are about the second episode in the Exo Zombie story, Infection. First off, the map. […]

  • This is the Bloodborne press kit in all its glory

    Bloodborne is a gorgeous game so it’s only fitting that the press kit it came in is a reflection of that. The pictures capture the many amazing bits of the Bloodborne press kit. A press kit is what’s usually sent to the reviewers alongside the review copy. They’re usually very ornate and almost all of […]

  • This Hearthstone turn is taking over 40 hours and you can watch it happen

    A very smart Hearthstone player has rigged his game to make one turn take over 40 hours, and it has been going for over 22 already. Hearthstone player Mamytwink set up a game against his friend to try and achieve the record for the longest turn in Hearthstone ever. Basically, Mamytwink set the game up […]

  • The Witcher 3: Geralt’s beard grows over time, but not Gandalf-long

    The beard of The Witcher 3 protagonist Geralt will grow over time, but you can trim it if you choose to. As part of a recently published impressions piece by German magazine Gamestar (translated by NeoGAF), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developers revealed that Geralt’s beard will in fact grow over time. Not content with […]

  • Sony mistakenly abandons Bloodborne trademark in the US

    The administration side of Sony Computer Entertainment has not been in the best of shapes recently. Sony has abandoned four game trademarks yesterday, one of which is for Bloodborne. The trademarks were all registered with US Patent and Trademark Office. All of the games trademarks pertain to unreleased games and Sony would’ve had to either […]

  • Payday 2 will be supported until 2017

    Payday 2 developer has announced that it will continue to support the game for the next two years. Payday 2 developer Overkill has revealed today that it’s planning to support the game until 2017. What this means is that more free content as well as paid DLC are in the works for release later. Payday […]

  • These are the top Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare weapons, according to the developer

    Based on their overall kill-to-death ratio, what are the best guns in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare? Developer Sledgehammer reveals the top 5. Sledgehammer’s Michael Condrey has revealed on Twitter the top 5 weapons in Advanced Warfare based on their overall kill-to-death ratio. Here’s the list: ARX-160 – Hole Puncher Ameli – Heavy HBRa3 – […]

  • H1Z1 has sold more than 1 million copies

    H1Z1 has already sold over 1 million copies on Steam. H1Z1 may still be in Early Access on Steam, but it has already sold more than 1 million copies. Daybreak president John Smedley announced on Twitter earlier. H1Z1 launched in January and instantly became a hit. The game has consistently been on Steam’s top 10 […]