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Molyneux: Xbox 360 “won” current-gen, cautions Microsoft over future

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 11:33 GMT By Dave Cook

22 Cans head Peter Molyneux has today discussed why he feels Microsoft won the current-generation console race, but has expressed caution over the next-generation and the increasing competition of PC, mobile, tablets and other platforms moving forward.

Speaking with the BBC, Microsoft’s former creative director of Microsoft Game Studios said, “2013 is proving to be the year of the console hardware refresh. Although it’s exciting, it’s not nearly as exciting as when the Xbox 360 exploded onto the gaming scene just over seven years ago.

“Back then, the 360 represented a huge leap forward in gaming, with a tangible increase in performance and fantastic multiplayer support. Gamers and game-makers were justifiably super-excited. Now it is that time again, but the world has changed.

“Tablet, mobile PC and smartphone makers are refreshing their hardware on what feels like almost a weekly basis. And on the horizon looms Valve with its PC-based Steam Box. Thereby hangs the problem for Microsoft: how to justify its new console, how to get us all excited.

“Its competition is no longer Sony and Nintendo, but rather Apple, Google and Samsung. Rightfully, Microsoft can claim it won the last console generation. However, it has always targeted the living room as the big prize.

“That’s why it packed the 360 with an array of “living room” features to try to persuade us that the machine could be a mix of set-top box, internet music streamer and Facebook browser.”

If rumours are to be believed then Xbox 720 will be stashed full of multimedia apps and entertainment functions, fuelled by Microsoft’s decision to pour resources and attention onto its Xbox TV division.

What do you make of Molyneux’s proclamation that Xbox 360 ‘won’ the current gen? What of Microsoft’s increasing focus on the living room? Let us know below.

You can watch Microsoft’s Xbox 720 reveal live, right here on VG247 tonight. Bookmark this page and get ready to watch it all unfold from 6pm GMT / 7pm CET / 10am local US.

Thanks OXM.

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53 Comments

  1. unacomn

    Tied for second place, duh, winning. TIGER BLOOD!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. CyberMarco

    In before angry fanboy mobs…

    #2 2 years ago
  3. tenthousandgothsonacid

    Never one to let facts like actual sales figures get in the way of his bullshit is he ?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Joe Anderson

    Why do people actually take this guy seriously? He’s a bit like Sonic, a hasbeen. When was the last time he actually done anything worthwhile in gaming? Answers on a postcard.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Clupula

    Its competition is no longer Sony and Nintendo, but rather Apple, Google and Samsung.

    Jesus Christ, Molyneux. You don’t even work for them anymore. You can stop the bullshit.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Joe Anderson

    Can I just add, he’s a really inspirational speaker, but he just doesn’t back it up with action, ever. I hope one day he proves me wrong.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Blue Oni

    He never said “the 360 won the current generation”.Please stop with these flame bait titles.

    Edit:Never mind.He actually said it. :p

    #7 2 years ago
  8. viralshag

    Nintendo only really “won” in terms of units moved, that’s for the Wii. Other than that would you say it really did much for the gaming scene? Will it be remembered as anything more than just the console that sold the most?

    And while Sony has overtaken the 360 in units again, you could argue that Live has given MS a big boost as well as Kinect vs Move sales.

    There are so many factors it could be argued in any direction at this stage. As usual it will depend on what you’re exactly looking for.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. ps3fanboy

    Molyneux YOU FUCKING IDIOT YOUR FULL OF BS!!!!!1

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Gheritt White

    X360 “won” in terms of making its competition react and come up with proprietary alternatives to its ideas.

    Achivements? Trophies!

    Xbox Live? PSN!

    Xbox Live Gold? PlayStation Plus!

    Comfy pad? Look at the PS4 pad and WiiU classic controller!

    Easy development environment? X86 arhcitecture all-round!

    XBLA, Parties, cross-game chat etc have all forced the competition to react. The only noteable ideas Microsoft stole were Miis for Avatars and motion-control for Kinect. Sadly, nobody has copied Beacons yet, which IMHO is a really great idea.

    That said, isn’t the PS3 selling faster overall now?

    At any rate, I think Molyneaux was talking about the war of ideas and mindshare than units sold. I think he has a solid case here. Correct me if I’m wrong, but has MS actually stolen any tech ideas from Sony this gen? I don’t have a PS3, so it’s a genuine gap in my knowledge.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. DeyDoDoughDontDeyDough

    Actually, the ‘idiots’ to quote another poster, are the ones in this thread who think the Wii won the current gen because it sold the most consoles, rather than the most games.

    Microsoft sold in the region of 8-9 times as much software as Nintendo this gen. (If indeed you conside the Wii current gen, which I don’t).

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Gheritt White

    ^Oh that’s def true. Microsoft can successfully claim to have produced the console with the highest attach rate this gen by a wide margin.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Deacon

    Clearly in a year or so’s time we’ll all be playing our Google-box consoles or doing all our gaming on our phones.

    Take heed guys. I don’t know about you but I play Curiosity every day – such a great game! And I can’t wait for Godus. I’ve never played a god-sim where you can manipulate terrain… and doing this on my smartphone is something I’ve ALWAYS wanted to do!

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Gheritt White

    ^LOL

    #14 2 years ago
  15. LordSkyline

    I had this idea that CliifyB and Cryteks Yerli whats his face met every 3 days to see who can make the most ridiculous headline/statement in gaming news for the week. I think Molyneux has gotten in on those meetings, they now sip Beer and try to +1 one another.

    That is the only “sane” explanation I can give to what those guys spew from their mouth, simply cause I don’t think anyone can have his head THAT far up his ass.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. DrDamn

    @11
    “Microsoft sold in the region of 8-9 times as much software as Nintendo this gen. (If indeed you conside the Wii current gen, which I don’t).”

    Link? The ever flaky vgcharts has 360 software sales at 750m and Wii at 850m. Even taking into account rubbishness of their figures and digital sales you’d be very hard pressed to argue 2 times as much let alone 8-9 times.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. SplatteredHouse

    I am currently supposing that Illumiroom is their “killer app” for getting an always-on Kinect 2 into the living room. Microsoft already bought the tech and company, but do they really need to SELL Illumiroom? Could it be built-in?

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Logion

    I would not make such a statement without anything to back it up. There are so many factors involved that I would not consider any console manufacturer to have “won” really since neither we, nor Peter Molyneux know about the details. Units sold? The cost for each unit? Games sold? What about the fact that many people buy the ps3 for the Blue Ray player? or the problem with Microsoft’s RROD consoles? How much did that factor into his statement that Microsoft “won” ?

    #18 2 years ago
  19. DrDamn

    @12
    Attach rates of the Wii, PS3 and 360 are all around the same ballpark. 360 has the higher rate, but wide margin? There isn’t much more than a game between the three.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Ireland Michael

    The Wii won this gen if you want to consider simply units sold. The 360 had the better attach rate and a far superior online service to bolster itself with. The poor PS3 hobbled around in last place, the little blighted, despite great exclusive.

    Compared to the PS2 though, they’re all complete failures.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. livewired500

    I’m curious as to how: “‘Rightfully, Microsoft can claim it won the last console generation.’” turned into “Molyneux’s proclamation that Xbox 360 ‘won’ the current gen?”

    #21 2 years ago
  22. tenthousandgothsonacid

    @20 Give it up lolconnor, the 360 came last in sales terms.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Stardog

    I think it won regardless of hardware sales. The problem for MS is that the PS3 still did well even with the worst start imaginable.

    The PS4 with a good price will start a lot better and launch at a similar time. It could easily smoke the 720.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Beta

    I always find it difficult to proclaim a “winner” unless it’s an outright victory like the PS2.

    Also, yes 360 had the higher attach rate but Wii sold the most units and PS3 isn’t very far behind considering the 360 had a big head start.

    I’m just saying, it’s too close matched to declare an outright winner.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Ireland Michael

    @22 Insightful as always.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Gheritt White

    @23: Correct.

    AFAICT, X360 has a higher attach rate than PS3 (although I can’t find any publicly available figures to back this up, sorry), but PS3 ended up selling more hardware units worldwide (although this only happened in the last year).

    What’d be more interesting to learn is which one was more profitable, given that MS spent a fortune recovering from the RRoD fiasco and Sony was crippled by the cost of the PS3′s internal architecture.

    Revenue is vanity, profit is sanity. Same goes with unit sales *and* attach rates. That said, I’d be surprised if we ever conclusively found out which company (between Sony and Microsoft) made the most money.

    I still do think that Sony stole more ideas from Microsoft this gen than the other way around (see comment #10), but I’d really like to hear a counter argument to this.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. mistermogul

    @8 – Nicely put

    #27 2 years ago
  28. DrDamn

    @26
    “I still do think that Sony stole more ideas from Microsoft this gen than the other way around”

    I’d agree to an extent, MS set the standard for a lot of stuff – particularly online. Ideas do get borrowed all the time in the games industry though. A couple from your list I’d disagree with …

    “Xbox Live Gold? PlayStation Plus!”

    Completely different services, comparable price and extras but with Gold you are essentially paying for MP and related services, PS+ is about access to games primarily. This is one I’d like to see other platform holders pick up on and copy.

    “Comfy pad? Look at the PS4 pad and WiiU classic controller!”

    Not sure any one set out to create an un-comfy pad. :). PS4 pad is a direct evolution of the PS3 one, much more so than the 360 one. WiiU pro controller is obviously heavily inspired by the 360 one, but Nintendo is the *only* one who innovates – they never copy, oh no ;).

    “Easy development environment? X86 arhcitecture all-round!”

    Not sure “not being shit” counts as copying someone else just because they were “not being shit” first. It’s just a good idea.

    One for the other way round, Kinect is an evolution of the PS Eyetoy. :)

    #28 2 years ago
  29. hosseincode

    i haven’t forgotten his lies about Project Milo (it was as bad as Killzone 2 E3 2005 scandal IMO)

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Gheritt White

    @28: That’s right! MS stole that idea from Sony, good point well made!

    Well, when say “stole” in all the above context what I mean is “reacted to”.

    As for XBL Gold vs PS+ – Sony, IMHO, created PS+ as a countermeasure to provide them with revenue similar to XBL Gold. I totally agree that they’re very different services, but the former was undoubtedly a reaction to the latter.

    As for the comfy pad thing… I’d say that the PS4 pad, with it’s extended handles and converse thumbsticks, has *definitely* been taking a few cues from the Xbox controller! Sony appreciates they need a more ergonomic pad to attract and convert Xbox users – if they only cared about existing PS players they’d have left the old form-factor more or less untouched. As it is, I can’t wait to get my hands on the PS4 pad at the earliest available opportunity – the pad (for me, at least) is always the deciding factor in which console I buy. That’s why I went for a PS2 over a Dreamcast, an Xbox over a PS2 and stayed with MS this gen.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Dragon246

    Does it matter if good things are adopted everywhere?

    I for one think Western Patent laws are the most stupid ones on the Earth, period.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Gheritt White

    @31: No, not at all… but it doesn’t matter who “won” the current console gen, either.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. DrDamn

    @30
    Ok reacted to is different. PS+ still isn’t a countermeasure, though I’d agree it’s a reaction. It’s more of a we also want some regular and predictable income from gamers. It’s not a counter, it’s exploiting a similar model though.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Gheritt White

    @33: No, u r rong. Ur rong and u smell of wee :-P PLAYSTAT10N 4 LYFE!

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Rockin a Jack D

    Nintendo won. Every unit sold at a profit, plus Nintendo sold more units than MS/Sony ever did. Plus major profit from their software both at retail and digitally.

    MS/Sony on the other hand lost a few billion producing their consoles, sold every unit at a loss, cost them billions in revenue due to their fuck ups i.e. RROD, PSN hack/blackout.

    MS/Sony’s business models this gen were fucking atrocious. They’ve lost more money than they’ve made.

    MS won fuck all.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Lord Gremlin

    Nintendo won. That’s just fact. As for Microsoft – look, at this point there are more PS3′s sold worldwide by quite a margin.
    So, it’s second place for a while, then ending up at third place. That’s not a “win”. It’s called good start, bad ending.
    Next gen is curious because nintendo won’t win again.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Kieran

    hmmm i wonder if fable won anything worth mentioning lol !!!!

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Gheritt White

    @#35: …except nobody gives a flying fuck about Nintendo next gen and it looks like the success of the Wii was short-lived. Meanwhile, both MS and Sony successfully carved out mindshare in terms of an average Western family’s living room expectations and it’s now assumed that many will buy a box-under-the-telly-wot-plays-games-and-also-does-media-stuff this Xmas and beyond.

    Whether that box is MS, Sony or somebody else’s is TBC, but it sure as shit won’t be a Nintendo.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Rockin a Jack D

    @38

    We’re talking about this gen dumb-dumb…

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Gheritt White

    @39: Oh, I’m sorry cuntflaps, I was just trying to move the conversation forwards. You know, conversations? Those things you have when you have more than half a brain cell to rub together?

    #40 2 years ago
  41. Rockin a Jack D

    @40

    You’re like the mental patient that doesn’t know they are mental!

    Here, have a donut…

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Gheritt White

    @41: Mental? Maybe. Badass? Definitely.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. monkeygourmet

    Sir….! Gherrit called me cuntflaps…

    Uuuummmmmmmmm!

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Rockin a Jack D

    @42

    Nah, you’re more inbred than badass.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Gheritt White

    @44: You know, if you’re going to come here to insult people, at least put some effort into it you pathetic underachieving friendless shut-in virgin.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Bomba Luigi

    Ah…. MS and Sony made good Business with PS360, thats what matters. All that who Wins, who looses BS, I really don’t understand that. There isn’t a big Diffrence between the 2 Consoles, over 90% of the Games are the Same on Xbox and PS. I just can’t see where People see all that Hugh Diffrences between these two almost-the-Same Consoles.

    I really don’t understand Console Wars. Everyone should just be Happy about Competition. Monopoly is bad.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. ysleiro

    It’s obvious this man is not talking about sales. He is talking about the WHOLE picture.

    -Sales
    -Ease of Development
    -Innovation
    -How Xbox competed with PS3 (main competitor).
    -Software sales
    -MOMENTUM

    (I’ve capitalized Momentum because it’s EXTREMELY important and impossible to quantify).

    When you consider all those things MS CLEARLY comes out on top. Xbox didn’t have to sell more than the PS3. Just keep up. Keeping up is the win in that regard.

    Look at it this way each 360 sold was a potential PS3 sale Sony lost out on.

    TL;DR Microsoft’s Xbox grew this generation where as Sony’s underperformed.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. DrDamn

    @47
    So when you take into account the really important thing which is impossible to quantify then Xbox won? Very cunning. :)

    #48 2 years ago
  49. Lengendaryboss

    Well compared to its predecessor, the Xbox360 was incredible success and winning current gen was because of a variety of factors which we all know.

    #49 2 years ago
  50. ysleiro

    Just because it’s not easy to quantify doesn’t mean we need to disregard it.

    I’m being honest in mentioning that. Momentum is important and MS is coming off several highs.

    Every inch MS moved forward was an inch Sony moved back. The industry belonged to Sony 8 years ago.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. DrDamn

    @50
    I agree from a relative perspective Sony did badly and MS did very well. But if something is *impossible* to quantify then you can’t use it in a comparison. You have to quantify it somehow even if it’s very loose.

    On a momentum note I’d say it was back with Sony currently, that could all change in an hour though.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. salarta

    At first I agreed on the basic premise that the XBox 360 managed to get the largest popular support and therefore “won,” but then Molyneux started claiming the 360 was somehow a “revolution” when the things he cites are things Sony did just as well or better, and I had to roll my eyes. He may as well have said that 360s breaking down easy so people have to buy 2-3 more just to play what they bought is an exceptional business strategy that every company should aspire to implement.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. sg1974

    Of COURSE he’s not talking about sales. They’re in last place on that metric.

    #53 2 years ago

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  • This GTA 5 trainer lets you play as almost anything and it’s the best thing ever

    Want to play GTA 5 as a monkey, a cat, a fish, a deer or some other non-human thing that we eat or keep as a pet? ScriptHook has you covered. Not only can you play as critters, it change other game values, according to an explanation from PC Gamer. These values include making changes […]

  • EA Sports moves Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR release date to July

    EA Sports has announced Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR will be released in July. Originally announced for June, the golf game will now release the same week as the Open Championship at St. Andrews, on July 14. EA also provided some more color on gameplay features such as the ability to customize the game by borrowing […]

  • Jason Voorhees joins Mortal Kombat X in May, Kombat Pack owners get first dibs

    Jason Voorhees will arrive for Mortal Kombat X players in May, NetherRealm Studios announced today during the latest Kombat Kast. Jason will be shown for the first time on Monday, May 4 during a special Kombat Kast. According to EventHub which watched the livestream, the developer will also show off the character’s move and Variations. […]

  • The Witcher 3: Nvidia heads to Poland for a behind-the-scenes look – video

    A video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, taking you behind-the-scenes with CD Projekt RED. Nvidia’s GeForce crew went to the firm’s studio in Poland to talk with the game’s executive producer John Mamais, who provides a look at the PC version of the upcoming RPG. CD Projekt, according to the video […]

  • Microsoft notes decline in Xbox unit sales for Q3 FY15 to 1.6 million

    Microsoft reported its Q3 FY15 earnings today, citing growth in Xbox Live usage as one of the contributing factors to the firm’s reported revenue. However, the firm noted a decline in units sales for its Xbox consoles during the quarter. Microsoft Q3 2014 (yoy comparison) Microsoft Q1 fiscal 2015 Microsoft Q2 fiscal 2015 The firm […]

  • Powerplay is a new feature included in the Elite: Dangerous May update

    The next update for Elite: Dangerous is coming next month and it includes a new feature called Powerplay. According to Frontier Developments, Powerplay allows players to participate in an ongoing battle that “enhances every aspect” of the game. Players can become allies with a number of galactic Powers and guide their strategy, pursue objectives in […]

  • Facebook says it’s “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift

    Facebook has said it is “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift as the VR headset is still in the development stages. Speaking during a call to investors, Facebook CFO David Wehner said the company had nothing to announce regarding the amount of stock it expected to ship. “We have not announced any […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch and rental server program hits next week

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch has a release date for both consoles and PC. PC & Console patch and RSP for Consoles coming April 28th. Fixes include TDM spawns and more: http://t.co/BZYJeomPlr pic.twitter.com/27TCiY8hmf — Battlefield (@Battlefield) April 23, 2015 The update will include fixes to Punkbuster, Nvidia DirectX drivers, TDM spawns, contains weapon balance tweaks and […]

  • Modders can now earn money through Steam Workshop starting today with Skyrim

    Valve has introduced a new functionality within Steam Workshop which will allow mod makers to earn money for their creations, starting with Skyrim. The update will allow content such as mods, items, or maps to be sold through Steam Workshop for titles which have the feature enabled. A new “streamlined process for listing” has been […]

  • Play Skyrim for free this weekend on Steam and take 75% off while you’re at it

    Skyrim is free this weekend on Steam providing wanna-be Dragonborns who have procrastinated on wetting their blades with Stormcloak blood the perfect opportunity to give the RPG a try. Head over to Steam and download the game and play for free until April 26 at 1am PDT. The game is also 75% off if you […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Ember” teaser video released ahead of full reveal

    Activision has released a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 teaser video titled “Ember” and you can watch it right here. Here’s the video blurb: “In the next 50 years, technological advancements will lead us into a world where only those who risk going too far, will find out how far we can actually go.” […]

  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

    Bioware has updated Dragon Age Keep after listening to community feedback. The update includes more customization and control over heroes, world states, career and more. Players can now customize hero portraits or delete Dragon Age: Inquisition heroes from the Hero section. They can also remove playthrough states from the World State Manager and keep up […]

  • Here’s a look at some Conker community creations in Project Spark

    Conker’s Bug Reunion releases today, and below is a video showing some of the community creations you will be able to download using the creation pack. Project Spark is a free download on Xbox One and Windows 8.1, and you can download the Conker Creation Pack today. It contains 350 assets in order for users […]

  • Rainbow Six: Siege video shines spotlight on the British Counter Terrorist Unit

    Ubisoft has released a Rainbow Six: Siege video which gives you a look at the British Counter Terrorist Unit which features “the best of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.” The firm said that over the next few weeks it will introduce the public to each of the units in the game. Rainbow Six Siege […]

  • Mario Kart 8 DLC and Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. headline eShop update in North America

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with an update and new DLC for Mario Kart 8 and the Mewtwo DLC for Super Smash Bros. Other highlights include Mario Kart DS on Wii U Virtual Console, the continuation of International StreetPass Week and more. Full update is below. Nintendo eShop Mario Kart […]

  • Square Enix host E3 2015 conference this year on June 16

    With Final Fantasy 15, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on the horizon, it should come as no surprise to learn that Square Enix will be hosting a dedicated E3 2015 conference this year. The presentation will take place Tuesday, June 16 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT/5pm UK. It will be broadcast […]

  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years 3D remake releasing on Steam next month

    Final Fantasy 4: The After Years has been given a makeover and will be released on Steam of PC next month. You can now pre-order it on Steam and take 10% off for the time being. The game will be released on the digital service May 12 and will include trading cards and achievements. Thanks, […]

  • This Project Cars video shows off the racer’s multiplayer

    Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has released a new video giving you a look at the game’s multiplayer. The game is out next month, and if you would like to refresh yourself on the tracks included,  give this a look. While you are clicking links, here’s the minimum and recommended PC specifications which dropped last […]

  • Looks like Logitech is getting out of OEM mouse production business [Clarification]

    Logitech will no longer produce “low-end” mice, citing a decline in PC accessories. This story has been updated to include a clarification. According to a Reuters report, per MCV, the firm will instead focus on video accessories and streaming music, as its wireless Bluetooth speakers are now its best-selling product rage. This will help offset […]

  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

    Must have more MOBA? Win one of our 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys and see if you’re more Blizzard than LoL. Can’t wait for June 2? Of course you can’t. We have 1,000 closed beta keys for Heroes of the Storm to give away this week, allowing you access before Blizzard’s MOBA goes […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

    A Nintendo Direct devoted entirely to Xenoblade Chronicles X will air this Friday, April 24. The video showcase will start at 11am PDT/2pm EDT/7pm UK. After the showcase, a new Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation featuring the game will air. This is the second Xenoblace Chronicles X Nintendo Direct, but the first in English. The first […]

  • Blizzard will have 500 game stations set up at gamescom 2015

    Blizzard is heading to gamescom 2015 in August and it will have 500 game stations set up for attendees to get their hands on five of its titles. The developer will be set up in Hall 7 and those who stop by will be able to get hands-on with the latest content for Heroes of […]

  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

    Sony has dropped the price of the PS4 in the UK. For a limited time only, you can grab the console for £299.99 from Argos, Game, Tesco and Very. Go to Amazon.co.uk and you’ll get it for £289. You’ve only got until April 28, then it goes back up to £349. Go, go, go. For […]

  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

    Today, we get to finally take our first look at gameplay from Mad Max. Avalanche and Warner Bros. have shown off the first gameplay trailer for Mad Max today. The trailer below offers a look at melee combat, car combat, customisation and much more. Give it a watch below: There are a few new screenshots […]

  • Overlord: Fellowship of Evil has four-player co-op like we figured

    Codemasters has pulled the veil back on the next Overlord game, and its a four-player co-op game called Overlord: Fellowship of Evil. Rhianna Pratchett is back to write the story. The game may be co-op at its core, but it can still be played single-player. Each of the four playable character have strengths and weaknesses, […]

  • Update now available for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X and Y

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire along with Pokemon X and Y are being updated by Nintendo to fix a few bugs and in-game text. There’s also the possibility of a few hacks and exploits being fixed. Per Nintendo Life (via Serebii), both patches are 250-270 blocks in size, and it’s a mandatory update which […]

  • Side-scrolling cover shooter Not a Hero gets a demo

    Not a Hero, the upcoming game from OlliOlli developer Roll7, has received a demo. The demo for Not a Hero was made available today on Steam. In the game, you play as Steve, the campaign manager for BunnyLord. A time-travelling rabbit who’s running for mayor of London. Think this is an absurd premise? This trailer […]

  • You have until April 30 to export your Green Day: Rock Band tracks to Rock Band 3

    Harmonix has announced that those looking to export their song collection from Green Day: Rock Band into Rock Band 3 can only do so until the end of the month. April 30 will be the cutoff date for anyone who wants to export tracks from Green Day: Rock Band into their Rock Band 3 library, […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight minimum, recommended, and ultra PC specs revealed

    Batman: Arkham Knight is looking like it’s going to be quite a taxing game. Nvidia has released a list of the minimum, recommended, and ultra PC requirements for Batman: Arkham Knight. Here’s the full thing: Minimum OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required) Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom […]

  • Bloodborne patch 1.03 is live, reduces loading times, fixes suspend/resume bugs, more

    Patch 1.03 is now live for Bloodborne. The patch reduces loading times, adds item descriptions to loading screens, and fixes other various bugs. From Software has pushed update 1.03 live to all Bloodborne owners. As promised, it reduces loading times by approximately 5 to 15 seconds. Another new addition is showing item descriptions instead of […]

  • Battlefield 4: first look at Community Map in action

    Get your first look at the map designed by the community of Battlefield 4. Battlefield 4′s community-designed map is a reality. DICE has recently updated CTE to include an early version of the map. It’s not fully textured as Westie is about to show you, but the layout is nearly finalised. Westie goes over the […]

  • Microsoft apologises for uploading misleading Witcher 3: Wild Hunt footage

    Xbox’s YouTube channel uploaded a video of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt yesterday that was captured from the PC build. The most recent gameplay video for the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt appeared on the Xbox YouTube channel and showed a quest from the game’s opening section. A few minutes after it had gone live, […]

  • Assassin’s Creed creator’s new game is Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

    Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is the game Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets has been working on. Patrice Desilets has just announced that the next game his indie studio Panache Digital Games is making is called Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. The announcement comes from Desilets’s keynote at the Reboot Develop event in Croatia. The trailer started […]

  • Bloodborne: Cathedral Ward closed door mystery solved

    The mystery of the locked door at the bottom of the Cathedral Ward in Bloodborne has been solved. Bloodborne, like earlier From Software games, is filled with doors that don’t open the first time you try them. Some will give you “locked” messages, others “does not open from this side”. Some of these will open […]

  • Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets is revealing his next game now [UPDATE: ended]

    Patrice Desilets, one of the original creators of Assassin’s Creed is hosting a presentation where he’s expected to talk about his next project. Patrice Desilets has emerged once again. This time he’s attending development conference in Croatia. Desilets is giving a live keynote and there’s a good chance we’re going to hear about his next […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: everything you need to know about gear upgrades & The Reef

    Bungie revealed plenty of important details in last night’s Destiny stream. Let’s go over everything. Alex wants to make sure you don’t miss any of the information revealed yesterday. Most of it affects all Destiny players too, even those who don’t intend on buying House of Wolves. During the first stream, Bungie explained the armour […]

  • Mod-friendly Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access in May

    Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access next month for a full release, Stardok has announced. The developer called the game the “largest and most diverse strategy sandbox to date,” as players have a variety of tools such as diplomatic treaties to resource exchanges, and United Planets resolutions to hundreds of research directions for […]

  • Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim is out next week on PC – here’s the pre-order trailer

    Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim will be released next week on PC, and today, we have a pre-order trailer for you. The game will be made available on April 28 for $19.99/€17.99/£13.99 on GOG, the Humble Store and Steam. Along with improvements over the original PSP version, it will contain less backtracking, controller support […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – full gear set up to level 34 in PvP and PvE, upgrades, more

    The Destiny: House of Wolves livestream this afternoon was chock full of information. Read onward for our full report. According to Bungie, Petra Venj, who serves the Queen, is the main story agent who leads the player through the main series of quests. Players who complete bounties will be able to level up in her […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch the livestream right here

    Bungie will host a Destiny: House of Wolves livestream at 2pm EDT today, and you can watch it right here. Watch live video from Bungie on www.twitch.tv The stream will introduce the new social space, The Reef, as well as gear upgrade paths. House of Wolves contains new Strike missions, The Prison of Elders three-player […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 22 team includes Barcelona, Chelsea players

    This week’s FIFA 15 Team of the Week is now available for FIFA Ultimate Team players. Each team member, as with previous weeks, is selected base on the previous weekend’s matches. Here’s the list of players now available: Starting GK: Claudio Bravo – FC Barcelona (Spain) CB: Leonardo Bonucci – Juventus (Italy) CB: Ömer Toprak […]

  • Sony’s Spring Fever Sale winds down with Shovel Knight and Call of Duty discounts

    It’s the final week of Sony’s Spring Fever Sale which means more games have been added to the mix. Shovel Knight, which launches today is one offer, and the rest are all Cal of Duty titles. The Taken movie series is on sale as well. With Shovel Knight available today on PlayStation 3, PS4 and […]

  • Drivers for Xbox controllers, voice messages, more features available in Xbox One preview

    Microsoft has announced new features coming to Xbox One and the Xbox App on Windows 10 through the preview program this month. Some of the new features have been requested by the community for both Xbox One and Xbox One SmartGlass. Here’s what to expect, straight from the horse’s mouth: Xbox on Windows 10 Game […]

  • Total War: Warhammer has been announced for PC, Mac, SteamOS

    Total War: Warhammer has been announced after previous teases from The Creative Assembly touched upon it. The game will contain “gigantic monsters, flying creatures, legendary heroes and storms of magical power.” It is also the first in a trilogy which includes two additional standalone titles and extra content packs. It will feature thousands of warriors […]

  • This video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt features a quest from the prologue

    A new video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, showing off the Precious Cargo quest contained in the game’s prologue. The quest tasks Geralt with helping a merchant retrieve a mysterious box from the swamps. The scene looks familiar, but we’ve seen so many videos for the game it’s hard to tell […]

  • Limited public beta for The Elder Scrolls Online kicks off tomorrow on consoles

    The limited public beta for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One tomorrow, and Sony has provided details on the tester for those who’ve been invited to participate. The beta test contains the full version of the game and will run from April 23-27, and will start and […]

  • Dying Light debuts in second place on Media Create charts

    Techland’s Dying Light made its debut in Japan lats week, coming in a respectable second place behind Nintendo’s Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code. The zombie shooter sold 25,530 units on PlayStation 4, while the top earner for the week moved a little over 55,000 units on 3DS. Another western release when landed on the chart, […]

  • Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven will release in the west this June

    Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven has been given a release date by XSEED Games, which announced the localization back in February. The title will launch for 3DS in North America on June 2 digitally and through retail. It will be an eShop only title in Europe and Australia when it releases on June 4. A […]

  • This Overlord video teases four new faces of evil

    A new Overlord game is in the works, going by the previous teasing and this video – which teases the possibility of four-payer co-op. Or just four characters to choose from. We don’t know just yet – all we know is the team is asking you to “join the fellowship.” A new entry in the […]

  • GTA movie will star Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar’s Sam Houser, the BBC confirms

    The GTA movie Game Changer will star Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar co-founder and president Sam Houser, theBBC has confirmed. The BBC also confirmed Bill Paxton will play Jack Thompson, a role Paxton already confirmed last week when speaking with Deadline. Here’s the synopsis per the BBC: “Conceived for an adult audience, this special 90-minute drama […]

  • Take a look at Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold’s Classic Mode

    Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold’s Classic Mode has received a trailer today. Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold will come with two modes, Classic and Story. Classic Mode was trailered today and in it, you’ll get to make your party by choosing from 13 classes. You’ll be able to customise them too using the character creation tool. Revamped […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows to come with new challenge mode

    Shovel Knight’s upcoming expansion Plague of Shadows will bring with it a new challenge mode. Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club Games has revealed the challenge mode, one of the new additions coming to the game with the free Plague of Shadows expansion. “Are you more into digging than distillation? Already have your Feats book long […]

  • Nvidia releases complete graphical guide for GTA 5

    Those with GeForce cards will be happy to know that Nvidia has released a comprehensive graphical tweaks guide for GTA 5. Nvidia usually produces graphical guides for the big AAA games, and GTA 5 is no different. Their guides offer in-depth coverage of each in-game setting, how much they affect framerate, if they can be […]

  • Cthulhu voodoo: why Bloodborne is the best Lovecraftian game

    Sherif Said tackles Bloodborne’s links to Lovecraftian horror, explaining why you should face the madness and immerse yourself in its lore. Spoilers inside. No other game could commit to its themes so religiously without feeling the need to compromise its vision and veer towards accessibility. Bloodborne stands tall above any game that dares attach itself […]

  • WWE 2K15 is coming to PC this year

    WWE 2K15 will make its way to PC this spring. WWE announced that WWE 2K15 will make its debut on PC in the spring. The game will be based on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, both of which came out in November. MyCareer and 2K Showaces modes are included, as well as all […]

  • GTA 5 PC: new mod adds snow to GTA Online

    If you’re looking to get some snow in your GTA Online, someone figured out a way. Modder ECB2 created a mod that works with GTA Online on PC. The mod is called “Snow in GTA Online” and it does what it says on the tin. YouTube channel imperfectplayers captured a video showing it in action. […]

  • Deals with Gold: Call of Duty edition

    Xbox Live Deals with Gold for the week of April 20 are now live with mostly Call of Duty games. Various Call of Duty games are on sale on Xbox One and Xbox 360 through Xbox Live this week. Indie games Never Alone and We Are Doomed managed to sneak in as well. With the […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: PSN sign in problems fixed in new patch

    Patch 1.03 is now live for Mortal Kombat X and it brings an end to the aggravating sing in issue encountered by some users on PS4. Mortal Kombat X 1.03 patch has been released. The patch fixes bug CE-34878-0, which affected the PlayStation 4 version. The bug caused users to have to log in and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: new patch fixes Windows Media Player issue, getting stuck in the clouds

    GTA 5 has received a new patch on PC to fix issues caused by the lack of Windows Media Player and getting stuck between online matches. Patch 335.1 is now available to all owners of GTA 5 on PC. The strange issue that affected those who didn’t have Windows Media Player installed, has been fixed. […]