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Xbox 720 has an x86 AMD processor, no backwards compatibility – rumour

Tuesday, 9 April 2013 00:01 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Another source has popped up with support for rumours that Microsoft’s next consoles, codenamed Durango and nicknamed Xbox 720, will use a PC-like architecture.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard that the next Xbox, like the PlayStation 4, will use a PC-like AMD processor at its heart. The source this time is “people with knowledge of the matter” speaking with Bloomberg.

The publication’s sources claim that the move to a more PC-like architecture is designed to reduce the costs of hardware manufacturing and increase ease of development.

As noted by previous rumours, Bloomberg’s whisperers said the x86 AMD processor combines multiple Jaguar CPUs with GPUs.

Because it’s a very different technology to the IBM Poer PC chips used in the Xbox 360, there will be no backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 game discs, the site said.

We’re expecting the new Xbox to be revealed in late May. We’re not sure what strategy Microsoft will take yet, of cours,e but it did recently announce its intention to throw everything at Xbox as a media platform.

Thanks, woe.

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43 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    I need to stop calling them consoles.

    PC4, PCBox 720

    #1 2 years ago
  2. ps3fanboy

    You buy this always on DRM box.. They’re all gonna laugh at you! They’re all gonna laugh at you!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Clupula

    @2 – Plug it up! Plug it up!

    #3 2 years ago
  4. silkvg247

    “Because we can release our 360 games on the MS store, where they magically all of a sudden WILL work on your 720, there will be no backwards compatibility. Your disc won’t work but the digital version you throw more money at will. Thanks for buying your games twice.”

    Reasons to buy a 720 so far? Currently at minus 2 and falling.

    Man.. imagine if PC’s couldn’t play your previous games every time you upgraded. *Hugs her PC* I love you sooo much.. mwah mwah sexy PC kisses.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. actuallyisnotafox

    the problem with announcing your console first is that you also provide a lot of hype for your competition. to me at least and im sure others will agree, its going to be a ps4 v 720 competition, and with the ps4 already announced were only more interested to see whats next for xbox. and i think already the 720 has its fair share of rumors more than the ps4 had :p

    #5 2 years ago
  6. silkvg247

    Yes but they are all BAD rumours.. :p

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Moonwalker1982

    I wouldn’t call them all bad rumours though. Not sure which rumours you are referring to, but always online doesn’t have to be bad. I only consider it a bad thing if it won’t let you play games without a internet connection and that still remains to be seen. That is the only thing i worry about a little, all else…meh.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. theevilaires

    So they’re copying PS4 oh ok not surprised.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Moonwalker1982

    Right….cause Sony would never do such a thing…am i right? :D

    #9 2 years ago
  10. ps3fanboy

    as i see it microsoft is outta the game, they don’t know jack shit what they are doing anymore. if your are a gamer you have only one choice this gen and that is sonys playstation4. sony know what a gaming system are and what gamers want.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. ps3fanboy

    I can’t see anything to get excited and to shout about on the new gen Xbox… Halo’s pretty much dry. Gears of War is also dry and most other interesting stuff is cross platform. Seems games come in the third place at Microsoft. Not only that integrated Kinnect and the forced subs to play online… They are also gonna go for always on drm and no support for used games. Microsoft are finished.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Telepathic.Geometry

    “…will take yet, of COURSE but…”

    #12 2 years ago
  13. mkotechno

    Still no info about the DDR5 vs DDR3 war… seems Sony do their homeworks and now MS is running in circles while the time to release is closer.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. theevilaires

    Heres how I see it. SONY will win back the American traitors who defected to the 360 this gen because they were too cheap to buy a PS3. Microsoft will never have Europe or Japan or even South America for that fact. They can’t beat SONY on a 1st party front they know that so they have to really pull a rabbit out their ass at E3. Cross game chat is already confirmed on PS4 and Plus kicks Live ass any day/month of the year.

    They can’t risk going more powerful than the PS4 because SONY did that with the PS3 and third party devs didn’t care they just made games equal as possible. So what can Microsoft do to gain the upper hand against SONY next gen? That is the question.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. G1GAHURTZ

    The problem there, tea, is the social aspect.

    I personally would have no problem with the PS4 as my main console, but I can’t really do that without half of my friends list.

    If everybody changed, I would change, so for me, it’s Sony who have it all to do to convince the people that I play with that we should all play on PS4.

    E3 should be huge this year…

    #15 2 years ago
  16. melonbuster1

    Your pc is online all the time yes? ? Your cable box isoonline all the time yes? Hell even my hdtv is online all the time. Like my phone and my tablets. So what’s the big deal? I don’t get all the bullshit about always online. Play old games? ? Fuck t hat I got my shiny new system for new games

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Christopher Jack

    @16, Try imaging it from the perspective of someone living in a rural area.

    Of course your comment is so short sighted that I doubt that you can.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. mojo

    16: the problem is that the device is nonfunctional should ms decide to cease support for the hardware when its EOL.

    but whatever, i have a feeling that MS goes to US centric with the next xbox. most people in other countries either cant participate in alot of things 360 (i.e. IP blocking) or just dont care.
    or like the rumored cable functionality… What MS (possibly) tries to solve with that is not even a problem anywhere else.

    also xbox Live. it has significantly less value in almost all areas that are not NA.

    subscription based model like with cell phones?
    How about no?

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Andrew C.

    Hey, you, yes, you, the guy who takes decisions regarding (backward)compatibility and shit, You’re an IDIOT, yeah, YOU!

    @4: Good point.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Cobra951

    @7: Yes, being forced online, and having your equipment become a brick if you’re not, is ALWAYS bad. BAD. Never good. We already have all the GOOD things possible from being online with the PS3 and the Xbox 360. We can CHOOSE to be online, download and update whatever we want, and play online. We can also play offline, for whatever reason. It’s called FREEDOM. It’s our choice.

    Bottom line: being forced online gives us nothing we don’t already have, and TAKES AWAY a hell of a lot. So, it can’t be a good thing, ever.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. GwynbleiddiuM

    @melonbuster1 Yes, it’s always on, but it doesn’t need to be for every game I play. Only MMOs and MP titles require you to be on, which is the whole purpose of them, being online. It’s like FIFA 13, it’s fucking retarded that you can’t earn Coins/XP while you’re offline/disconnected from EA Sports. And just because I live in a country that has shitty infrastructure and internet services my gameplay experience is often unpleasant. Of course my country doesn’t count as a profitable market, especially with all these trade sanctions that are going on, but it is bullshit nonetheless.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. melonbuster1

    If its true then its made for me and not you . News flash I don’t care if you get it or not. I will have both. So I can careless . So I don’t get all tears . Just don’t buy it. Show Microsoft your power. Choose Sony. Or steam or nothing but I can careless what you do. Because at the end of the day my money my enjoyment! . Don’t care for the dumbass Indies either

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Samoan Spider

    @4 Agreed, and I also hugged my pc a little at this news. Manly hugs though. No kisses. Just, quick squeeze and break. Nothing lingering :P

    Anyway, on topic, I understand the reasons Sony has for not having BC after coming from cell to an x86 instruction set. But I’m certain something could’ve been done by MS. I’m no expert, but cost must’ve been the deciding factor, not the tech. Lets see if they redeem themselves in this respect through some other means much like Sony and Gaikai.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. silkvg247

    @23 I think Sony are just as bad if they don’t do backwards compat. It’s just emulation, there are honestly no actual excuses other than the obvious fact they can make more money out of people later in the console life when they bring their older games out on the store.

    I don’t mind so much when the re-released versions have additions or are made HD.. because that’s no different to upgrading my dvd collection to blu-ray. But when it’s the exact game I get angry – why can’t I just put the disc in that I own, hmm?

    @16 My PC is always online because I opt to make it so. My PC will work offline if needed. Despite what your clear bias and fanboy-ism is screaming in your ear, any big corporation trying to force any condition like this on the mass public is bad, mmkay? Thankfully we can vote with our feet.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. ps4some

    @24 I think you underestimate how hard emulation is. Trust me, if it was easy sony would do it in a shot as it will lose them some customers early on.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. CyberMarco

    I wonder why consoles didn’t try to have a more PC-like architecture before. I would be a win-win situation for everyone.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. ps3fanboy

    Latest news about XBOX Durango fiasco reaches boiling point.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et5e18Flef8

    #27 2 years ago
  28. silkvg247

    @25 Yes and no. I’ve never tried it, but one would assume that if random folks across the internet are able to do it (loads of nifty emus out there right now) then certainly the people who know the console inside out can. Call me a cynic but I wouldn’t be surprised if the console can do it, and it’s locked to digital purchases only (a fact that the customer is oblivious to).

    #28 2 years ago
  29. silkvg247

    My biggest frustration with BWC is that there should be at least an option to buy a version of the console that does support it. I’d pay the extra because of the convenience. I’d go up to £100 more in fact.. I mean a PS4 that can also play ps1, 2 and 3 games? Definitely a “shut up and take my money” scenario.

    As it stands now I would buy neither console, very happy with PC, don’t want yet another console in the living room. Sadly I won’t have any choice over the PS4 as I live with a raging Sony fangirl.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. DrDamn

    @28
    In this case the convoluted architecture of the PS3 would have had a big impact. Emulation of other hardware does need a very significant speed bump in emulating hardware. Also consider variation in things like clock speed of processors and it becomes a lot trickier – this could be a factor in the new Xbox not having this feature too.

    There is also a big difference between a nifty emulator and a commercial product which does the same thing as a feature of a new console. A lot of faults and incompatibilities are acceptably in the former but not in the latter.

    Like you I’d certainly consider an higher hardware fee to continue playing my older PSN titles if they included some of the core PS3 chips into it. I have quite a collection with PS+. I don’t have a huge problem keeping my PS3 going for a while though either.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. ps3fanboy

    @29

    consider yourself lucky that you have a sony fangirl… to put your head straight, because microsofts xbox is done.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Samoan Spider

    @31 I am shocked by some of the rumours flying about at the moment, but I promise you one thing and that is, no matter what we say here about what they decide to do, a metric fuck-ton of people will buy MS’ system. And don’t discount Sony doing something stupid at the final hurdle either. I’m hoping for 2 excellent systems though and will wait and see. But Sony not getting the PS4 into Europe before next year could cost them up to 6 months on the offering from MS which in this current financial climate, is a huge gamble.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Christopher Jack

    Also, I hope their rumoured subscription system doesn’t do well, it doesn’t deserve to, at least not at those rumoured prices.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. OlderGamer

    New day, same old shit.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. ps3fanboy

    @32

    the world is bigger than usa you know, and yes it is well known fact by now that most of the usa customers are dumb. to much mcdonalds and mountain dew have rot their brains, i guess. so they will fall for the micro$oft trickery yet again. but the rest of the world will not, sony is just doing everything right with the ps4 this time.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. DSB

    @32 The PS4 had the exact same rumors being thrown around, and that was obviously bogus.

    There’s no way Microsoft would risk their brand by making it always online. If they do, they’re dumber than even I would give them credit for, and that’s saying something (this is the company responsible for the Zune, the Surface and a touchscreen OS for PC).

    It wouldn’t be much more than a week until their hundreds of thousands of customers in areas with poor internet coverage would be spreading the news that Microsofts new product “don’t work so good”. That’s fewer sales in America, and fewer sales in Europe guaranteed.

    I don’t see them wanting to take that hit just to please publishers.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. silkvg247

    @31 I wouldn’t be getting a failbox in either case. I’m part of the PC master race you know. *snorts*

    #37 2 years ago
  38. ps3fanboy

    @36

    you know what sony did when they was confronted with rumors. they did come out and said “ps4 will not have always on drm”.

    with microsoft there was an employ, that started talking. instead of being concerned about the claim the employ did come with. it was more important for microsoft, to put weight on that this employ didn’t word himself correctly. instead of doing the correct thing as sony and say this was not correct. after this fiasco microsoft continue to keep quit and more and more trusted sources are popping up and confirming it.

    so in a serious matter like this microsoft should do a statement about it and say they don’t have always on drm. since they dont its pretty given that they are going for always on drm.

    why they do this i guess when they got away with forcing people to pay to play online then stick ads in their face(that is free and ad fre on everything else) they dont see why they cant get away with tricking these people buying the always on drm to. that is how a greedy company thinks, and they will probably also have usa this time around too, so profits will be made. but europe and the rest of the world they will not have and they dont care.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. ps3fanboy

    @37

    good luck with games that will not use the powers of your pc, but you need to upgrade because the games code are not optimized.

    and good luck with windows live for games,origin,uplay and steam online drm… all I can say is be sure to pay your isp bills or not it will be game over.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Samoan Spider

    @35 Yeah, hopefully these companies realise that Europe is just as big a market as the US and give it good focus. To balance things though, Sony have actually had an announcement and a reveal, MS haven’t, so at this point in time its all conjecture.

    Edit: @39 well thankfully all those digital distribution systems have offline modes still

    #40 2 years ago
  41. ps3fanboy

    @40 the problem is that you actually must log into these digital distribution clients, and set it to offline mode before you play offline. you can also not play these games without these digital distribution clients installed on your system. two big fail there… but there is always piratebay or gog where you can get these games without all this drm crap. so there is still hope for pc gaming.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. DSB

    @38 Nope, Sony did not respond.

    The rumor started January 3rd, Sony didn’t respond until February 20th, at the reveal.

    But arguably Microsoft have shot themselves in the foot by putting their reveal so far back. Everybody knows it’s coming, so there’s really no surprise, and then they’re using that non-reveal as an excuse not to answer questions, which is just doubly stupid.

    Whatever amount of hype they still have left wouldn’t be ruined by letting their PR protect their brand, but that’s corporate logic for you.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. melonbuster1

    So sony fanboy buy a Ps4. I’m buying one and the next Xbox720! To sit along side my ps3 and my 360 and my Wiiu. So don’t buy it. They aren’t targeting you.you aren’t the type of customer who would benefit from it. Being poor and all. It cost $500 plus you need online and then xbox live then a game plus controller s .hell that’s not for you.but me well I won’t feel a pinch at all .. so see you on Ps4 plus or what ever they will call it. But hey you won’t have that either because it will be $500 with a online and a game plus the service and a controller. Lmao

    #43 2 years ago

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    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 […]