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EA wins Worst Company in America poll for second year

Tuesday, 9 April 2013 17:05 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

EA has once again taken home the title of Worst Company in America, after winning a consumer poll posted by The Consumerist. The win came despite a heartfelt letter issued by EA COO Peter Moore over the weekend, which was countered by a Consumerist analysis which said consumers were tired of EA’s focus on “microtransactions, online passes” and asked it to prove the ire this year was brought on by the Madden cover athlete and conservative groups upset over the publisher’s support of LGBT issues.

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55 Comments

  1. SameeR_Fisher

    yahoooooooooooooooooo LOL

    #1 2 years ago
  2. DSB

    I bet they blame Hitler. Hitler hates EA, because they’re so nice to everyone.

    Don’t be like Hitler. Don’t hate EA.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. OlderGamer

    Well if the shoe fits and all of that.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Giskard

    Utter bullshit. EA may do unpopular things, but worst company? They “won” over companies that caused oil spills, ruined the world economy and are diccking people over in ways one can hardly imagine, and EA wins it for making an always online SimCity? Come on.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. viralshag

    @4, My thoughts exactly. It’s a complete joke.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. OlderGamer

    Different focus, we are talking about consumer end products/services. Second place was Bank of America. And by focus I mean people voting, fields of interest. No one is saying EA kills babies, ruins the eviroment, slept with your mom, or starts wars.

    But:

    “Until EA stops sucking the blood out of games in order to make uninspiring sequels, or at least until they begin caring about how much gamers hate their lack of respect for our money and intelligence, this is going to continue,” writes Penny Arcade’s Kuchera. “We don’t hate them because we’re homophobes, we hate them because they destroy companies we love. We hate them because they release poor games. We hate them because they claim our hate doesn’t matter as long as we give them our money.”

    Pretty much sums it up.

    People hate them, when people hate something people speak out.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    EA is worse then Bank Of America.

    Yeah, right.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. fearmonkey

    @4 go read the website’s counter to what peter moore said, which is essentially what you are saying too.

    The simple fact is they have a bad rep and people dislike them for their actions. Whether they are truly the worst company is a matter of debate, but for them to win it twice shows people are disgusted with them. They need to own up to it and try not to win it next year.

    EA really could be better and hopefully they take this as a lesson.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Giskard

    @6 Yes, Bank of America, which makes money off the poor, and helped cause the financial crisis of 2008, and has done nothing to improve since. EA’s far worse.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Erthazus

    Kids were just dissapointed that Bioware forgot to make decent ending for Mass effect 3 so they voted. LOL.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. OlderGamer

    Erth just touched on it, Giskard. It is about focus. Do you think Bank of America users where waiting for this poll to vote? Prolly not. But I bet EA users/gamers were.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. CyberMarco

    @6 Yeah, because EA is doing such evil acts to humanity, long live ‘Merica… -.-

    #12 2 years ago
  13. salarta

    Welp, voters have now completely invalidated the Worst Company in America poll. EA being on the list, sure, but winning the top spot over companies that actively ruin lives, that just says the results should be completely ignored.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. ps3fanboy

    hahaha! what a shocker….NOT. it is well deserved, i stopped buying games from these ea butt heads long time ago.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. GrimRita

    Damn the image on that website and ‘Achievement unlocked’ made me LOL.

    But hey, at least they are now believing in equal opportunities because right now in SWTOR, since they dont actually read feedback or test anything, you can now pvp totally naked and be STRONGER than your fully armoured opponent.

    Some of you on here jump on the band wagon about ‘Oil spills, morals etc etc’ well EA DO destroy lives. Think about all those people they hire then fire when a project fails. Not because its the contracted staff – but those who probably changed jobs, re located etc etc, only to be shown the door because EA can.

    Sums them up really – stark raving bonkers! Award deserved.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. viralshag

    Hate is such a strong word and the fact that people “hate” a company because they release games they don’t like seems a little extreme, surely?

    The only way you could truly “hate” EA is if somehow they kept forcing or manipulating you into buying their games. But if you hate them, why would you buy their games? If you don’t buy their games, why would you hate them?

    I tried oysters once, I didn’t like them. I guess I hate them. That doesn’t mean I jump at every opportunity to eat them, spit them out, and then complain they’re the worst oysters ever of the chef is the worst ever. I simply avoid them because I don’t like them.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. deadstoned

    EA may be a rotten company, but they aren’t the worst in America imho.

    They did not help cause the financial crash by selling 99% mortgages like Bank of America they knew people could never pay back. They didn’t help cause the sub prime mortgage crisis like any of the banks or rating agencies.

    They do not cause massive pollution like Exxon Mobil or cause huge environmental damage through fracking where water supplies are contaminated and air is degraded.

    They do not attempt to patent genes and crops like Monsanto who insist that if they find a crop with one of their plant genes they will sue you until you pay patent fees. Whether you use their crop or not. Which can easily cause bankruptcy their so high for smaller farmers.

    They don’t help keep America’s internet infrastructure backwards like AT&T, Time Warner or Comcast. Then milk consumers dry on poor service, whilst investing nothing in faster speeds or better infrastructure. Despite taking massive tax breaks in the last decade to improve it, yet doing virtually nothing.

    They are not like Walmart who deliberately pay the minimum wage, revel in the fact they give no health coverage, treat their employees terribly, their suppliers like crap and destroy competition.

    They do not deny health insurance to 10,000′s of people each year in critical health whom without their insurance would die, like health insurance companies.

    My point being they’re dicks and they may destroy entertainment, but they don’t destroy peoples lives.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Richenbaum

    @#15 Except those people can get other jobs and aren’t penniless and living on the streets. It’s a tough situation, but their lives aren’t actually “destroyed”. but yeah you keep telling yourself that’s way worse than something like having your house repossessed so that you and your family have to go live on the streets over a paperwork error because you’re angry that your little mmo is unbalanced.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Richenbaum

    @#16 dude they put dudes with guns in Dead Space bro even Hitler wouldn’t do that!

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Dendroball

    I can’t help feeling this poll is kind of amateurish. Firstly you’re able to vote several times in a row for the same contender so multiple votes for one individual is possible for each tier concerned and secondly the website is just not giving the exact numbers of unique voters involved in the poll. Yea Consumerist let’s try to make a real poll next time with a real context behind.

    While I may understand why EA won this year because of Sim City troubled launch, I can’t wrap my head around the fact people only came to the realization last year that EA is the worst company in America (nothing to see with ME3 ending I assure you …) while EA stayed pretty much true to its current strategy for the last 5 years and the poll is existing for nearly 8 years now.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. GwynbleiddiuM

    @2 lol man xD

    It’s natural for everyone to hate them, their customer support is bloody awful, they put microtransactions to every damned title, they realize half-arsed DLCs.

    @4 Always-on DRM, and microtransactions aside, they do have the worst customer support in the history of customer support. There were Witchdoctors in 4000 B.C who’d provide their customers with better aftermarket support. Even Pope John Paul II apologised for the bad conduct of the Catholic church throughout the history…

    #21 2 years ago
  22. DSB

    @16 Hate is rarely that literal, but it’s perfectly possible to despise a company even if you don’t use their product.

    Lots of people hate BP even though they’ve never bought their petrol, lots of people hate Lehman Brothers even though they’ve never traded in stock, lots of people hate Enron even though they never bought electricity from them.

    Ultimately it’s a question of what kind of impact that company makes.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. G1GAHURTZ

    It’s not just America…

    #23 2 years ago
  24. viralshag

    @22, And what kind of impact does EA really make in people’s lives?

    Other than maybe offering a disappoint few hours in your free time.

    People act like EA are punching babies and burning kittens.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. DSB

    @24 EA is taking flak for an industry that is collectively shit.

    They’ve been very good at painting themselves as a target. Gibeau, DeMartini and Riccitiello have been awesome at making people think they were complete assholes.

    This is a company that came out, straight faced, and attacked their competition for having sales. Because the competition was letting people buy games, for less.

    On what planet was that ever a good idea? This didn’t come about by accident.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Djoenz

    Has Southpark already made an episode dedicated to EA?

    Not EA sports btw: http://kotaku.com/5805766/south-park-shreds-ea-sports-and-peter-moore

    @27
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Electronic_Arts_games

    #26 2 years ago
  27. viralshag

    @25, Yeah, fine, at a marketing level and business level they might make some mistakes.

    But at the end of the day, they are a game company and call me crazy for thinking this but I don’t think their games are THAT bad.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. DSB

    @27 I think it’s less about the relative nature of who’s the most evil, because obviously that’s not EA.

    Honestly I don’t even want to start on all the things they’re doing wrong, especially in terms of PR, because that would lead to a post that would make salartra jealous – Just ask one question: What has EA actively done to justify any of the major business decisions that they have made over the last 5 years?

    Has there really been any attempt at getting the backing of their customers? I don’t see it. Online passes, the Steam debacle, mobile, micro-transactions.

    The only thing you ever hear from EA is “We need this money – So deal with it”. That’s not ever going to work for them, unless they truly intend to win polls like this one.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Rafa_L

    Ridiculous

    #29 2 years ago
  30. salarta

    @28: I am already jealous. I’m getting your voodoo doll as I type this!

    #30 2 years ago
  31. The_Red

    @28
    “We need this money – So deal with it”.
    I knew it! EA and MS are the same person!

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Talkar

    @28
    Awesome sales on Origin to justify Origin? Kinda like Valve and Steam :P

    #32 2 years ago
  33. heroes159

    WOW just wow, What a shitty Poll. people really should find a something new to hate. Its a freaking Video game company. If u like EA games , you can buy them. If u don’t like EA games , you can clearly stay out of it. its not like EA forcing you it to buy it huh.. its your Choice. gaming is not your life. This really makes me laugh.. EA is not the worst company.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Shuklar

    Damn. EA killed more people last year then cigarette companies. Those bastards…

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Bomba Luigi

    Yeah, there are much more Terrible Companys. But that dosn’t make EA a good one.

    Anyway, Congrats EA. You not really the Worst Company, but hey, its a silly not really serious Price, So it hasn’t to be a Serious winner. You are the Perfect Silly-Winner for a Silly-Price.

    And now just do it better and shut up with all your excuses for Tons of Worse stuff.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. DSB

    @32 After you’ve gone out and attacked everybody else for doing sales? I don’t exactly see that as an example of a well executed public relations strategy.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. viralshag

    @28, what’s wrong with online passes? They’re only a problem if you buy pre-owned games and I think it’s a relatively small price to pay considering what you can save on some pre-owned titles.

    #32 is right about Origin and MTs seem to be doing quite well in their games profit wise despite what people think. Obviously I have no numbers to back that up but unless you have numbers that prove no one is using MTs its a non-debate.

    What real harm have their decisions caused their customers? Origin is shit, granted, but its hardly a huge inconvenience. All I’m saying is if a games company is people’s choice as worst company, I think they seriously need to take a look at their life.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. pbvider

    What can I say…congratz EA!

    #38 2 years ago
  39. zinc

    ^ Well the people ruined by the Bank of America probably can’t afford internet now, so couldn’t vote.

    Yeah oil companies pollute… But who doesn’t drive in America? And cars need petrol.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. DeVitowned

    I’ll throw my vote in for Walmart being a life ruining, soul crushing, worker exploiting (and bullying), supplier extorting pile of dog shit. It is the Rome of free enterprise and I so wish to see it crumble under the weight of its management’s stupidy.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. DSB

    @37 They never gave anyone a compelling argument as to why they were needed. No one has actually tried to make a case as to just how much used games cost the industry. If it’s such a problem, then why not take the opportunity – while launcing your new expense – to educate people on that, and give them a chance to be on your side?

    Ubisoft ran into the same problem with piracy. Supposedly it was a huge problem for the company, but they never came close to establishing what that problem was. Fast forward to today, and no one knows what piracy cost Ubisoft, they only know that Ubisofts response to piracy cost them most of their revenue on the PC.

    Micro-transactions making money isn’t a justification onto itself. The fact that EA are making money, doesn’t make their games more attractive to me.

    To say nothing for the fact that Dead Space 3 was a commercial failure. The fact that people bought stuff from the ingame storefront seems like quite the pyrrhic victory to me.

    Stuff like that is the reason I don’t buy EA games. I’m not interested in establishing 60 dollar games as just another storefront working towards a publishers bottomline. I’m not making money, or even saving money on that, and I see absolutely no way in which it improves the games themselves. Quite the opposite.

    I’m really only interested in games being the best form of entertainment that they can be. Until EA commits to the same, me and them are not gonna be friendly.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. NightCrawler1970

    I thought Activision was my worst company.. but EA deserve it…they placed a NOOB as CEO that doesn’t have any clue about games, make a slip-up get booted and now a new monkey runs the company to fix it…

    and start naming other companies like UBI-SOFT.. guess what… UBI doesn’t received a GOLDEN POO.. EA did… nuff said…

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Talkar

    I’ll just leave this here http://www.dorkly.com/article/51363/eas-reponse-to-being-named-the-worst-company-in-america

    #43 2 years ago
  44. RocknRolla

    Amazing! it´s crazy what the world can achieve when working together right guys? :) This is great! NO MORE MICROTRANSACTIONS!!! Name of the article is beautiful haha :D

    #44 2 years ago
  45. DeVitowned

    @43 TALKAR

    http://www.ea.com/news/we-can-do-better

    #45 2 years ago
  46. DSB

    @45 Never actually saw the full release.

    “The tallest trees catch the most wind. At EA we remain proud and unbowed.”

    Oh dear.

    The comments really nail it though. Mostly negative, and the ones that are positive have about 90+ downvotes. Think positive Peter Moore.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Rosseu

    So is Crapcom the runner up?

    #47 2 years ago
  48. Richenbaum

    @#44 I don’t understand. What is it that you think has been achieved here? Why in the world do you think EA cares about this and is going to change anything because of it?

    #48 2 years ago
  49. NightCrawler1970

    As peter Moore said…. it’s all about $$$$$$$$$$ billion of billions of dollars to fill my pockets..

    btw Peter moore may be a new monkey in town, but he wasn’t the previous CEO that was booted he runs and maked EA as the “WORST COMPANY OF AMERICA”….

    Now the new monkey is assigned, he will make a change… lets see when the next year POLL will resulted… we as gamers will wait patiently….

    #49 2 years ago
  50. Richenbaum

    @#49 EA gives absolutely zero shits about your pointless internet vote. you want to “vote” on them? stop buying their games.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. DSB

    If EA gives absolutely zero shits, maybe they should ask their COO to shut up about it, rather than, you know, using their official website to make a statement about it.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. Richenbaum

    Because that’s not how PR, which is not at all the same thing as caring, works.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. DSB

    Well, I guess you have a point. Moore doesn’t seem to care that they’ve posted losses for the last three years. In fact he pretty much says they’re proud of it.

    Either way, posting a statement on your official website signed by one of your top three executives isn’t the best way to show everyone just how relaxed you are about something.

    #53 2 years ago
  54. NightCrawler1970

    @50, i didn’t voted anyway, and yes, why should you buy a EA game to give you 2 years to play online, and after that EA shut down the server…. and what about if ya traded the game in, who-ever buy it less than 60 bucks, they cant play online even they pay what they called “GAME-PASS”… EA will say, oooh we shut down the server due lack of activities….

    If EA and other game-devs wanna get rid of “GAME-STOP”, than DO IT, Game-Stop is crooked anyway according your(in general, gamers opion) that Game-Stop are nothing but crooked and a bunch off ripp-off company, that makes Billions to fill there pockets…

    #54 2 years ago
  55. Talkar

    @45
    Dude, i know what i linked is a parody, it is from dorkly, how can anyone think that is the real thing given the source? xD

    #55 2 years ago

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    Rockstar is set to release a patch today that will fix a bug preventing players from installing the game. The bug is tied to Windows usernames that use certain characters not supported by Rockstar. There’s already a workaround available on the Rockstar Support site, but those waiting for an official update will be able to […]

  • Prey 2 dev’s new mobile horror Lost Within out now on iOS and Fire

    Remember Lost Within, that mobile survival horror erstwhile Prey 2 developer Human Head Studios was making with Amazon Game Studios? It’s now available on iOS and for Amazon’s Fire devices, through the appropriate App Stores. There’s a little bit of extra info on it on the AGS blog, if you’re keen; unfortunately the blog doesn’t […]

  • Let’s take a look at Blood Bowl 2′s Chaos faction

    Blood Bowl 2: The Chaos Theory is only the latest in a much loved series of games based on a game based on two other games. Blood Bowl is a popular Games Workshop tabletop game which blends the fantasy universe of Warhammer with a fantasy sport drawing inspiration from American football and related games. It’s […]

  • “Second-person” shooter Screencheat coming to PS4 and Xbox One

    Goldeneye players should be familiar with the concept of screencheating, which is what this new indie is all about. Screencheat has been on our radars for a while but has now been confirmed for PS4, sparking a new wave of interest with a trailer and PS Blog post. However, it was one of a number […]

  • World of Warcraft Timewalking will make old dungeons fun again

    World of Warcraft will soon introduce a feature called Timewalking, designed to make you feel young again. When WoW players participate in a Timewalking event, they’ll be transported to a randomly selected classic dungeon. Upon entering, their level and gear will be scaled way, way down to the Dungeon’s Heroic level – so they won’t […]

  • Bloodborne and Dark Souls messaging – in real life

    Soapstone is a cool little app that mimics the messaging system found in Bloodborne, Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls. Bloodborne and Dark Souls fans will surely agree that the asynchronous multiplayer side of things, with players leaving anonymous tips, encouragement and jokes for each other, is one of the cooler aspects of the From Software […]

  • Mass Effect fans, get a load of this My Talking Elcor plushie

    I have been waiting to write about this all day because oh my god. Mass Effect attracted a devoted fanbase and Bioware has found tons of clever ways to satisfy that fanbase’s desire for clothes, collectibles, books, comics and toys related to the future world of Commander Shepard and company. The company has been so […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection headed to retail

    Homeworld fans can purchase a neat little package of gloriously remastered nostalgia soon. The Homeworld Remastered Collection has been available online since the end of February, but is now on its way to retail thanks to a deal between new rights holder Gearbox and Ubisoft. The PC exclusive will launch in physical form from May […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt download size lower than predicted

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a hefty install footprint, but it’s not as bad as we expected. The Witcher 3 was expected to be a 50GB download after a note to this effect was added to the PlayStation Store. It looks like that might have been a placeholder figure, as DualShockers noted today that […]

  • Bloodborne, beaten with a Guitar Hero controller

    Come on now, you didn’t expect anything less from the Souls community, did you? Bloodborne has been vanquished with a Guitar Hero controller, just a few weeks after its release. Kotaku reports Bearzly took nine hours to finish the game, which is probably less than many players using a Dual Shock. You can watch a […]

  • Vendors? New social space? Your House of Wolves questions will be answered

    Destiny players learned more about House of Wolves in this week’s Bungie update than you might realise at first glance. Resident Destiny expert Arekkz cast his eagle eye over this week’s Bungie Weekly Update, which announced next week’s Reef tour livestream. I personally am most excited to learn about gear upgrade paths, but Arekkz points […]

  • GTA 5 playable with Virtuix Omni VR treadmill

    You’ve seen GTA 5 with Oculus Rift, Now see GTA 5 with the Virtuix Omni. GTA 5 PC has unlocked a number of exciting possibilities. Modders and hackers are still working on making the game’s files accessible to third-party creation tools, but several cool things have been produced even with this barrier still in place. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: play as Rain and other locked characters on PC

    Mortal Kombat X players comfortable with tinkering with the game’s files can unlock unplayable characters. Mortal Kombat X includes a number of familiar fighters available only as opponents, not playable characters. if you’re super keen to try out Rain, Baraka and co, you can – with a bit of fiddling. Redditor XVermillion figured out that […]

  • Madden 16 release date set for August, of course

    Madden NFL 16 has a deeply unsurprising release date. Madden’s release date always falls at the end of US summer, and Madden 16 is no exception. EA Sports has announced that the NFL sim will release on PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 26. We have absolutely no further information at […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

    Star Wars Battlefront is not just Battlefield in a Hallowe’en costume, so don’t expect the same suite of features. Star Wars Battlefront is the subject of intense anticipation and curiosity, so it’s not surprising a bunch of rumours have turned up. One of these rumours suggests that Battlefront will have its own version of Battlelog, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

    PS4 had a good month but it was EA’s multi-platform Battlefield Hardline that was the best-selling game. March 2015 NPD at a glance Total spend down 6% YoY. Hardware and software both down. Console hardware blamed for significant hardware dip. Accessories up. Battlefield Hardline tops software chart. PS4 outsells other consoles. Wii U, 3DS and […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]