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PS4: Vita remote-play support mandatory for all games

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 17:16 GMT By Dave Cook

PlayStation 4 titles must all support PS Vita remote-play functionality, and the only exception is games that use the PS4 Eye camera.

Noted as a rumor earlier, the news was confirmed by Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida on Twitter.

“Yes, it’s true unless the game requires specific hardware like the camera,” he said.. “It will be great to play PS4 games on PS Vita.”

The original information came froma Eurogamer Digital Foundry report, which stated: “A trusted PlayStation 4 developer source with a proven track record for accuracy has told Digital Foundry that Sony has mandated Vita Remote Play for all upcoming PS4 games – except those that require the use of its bundled stereoscopic camera, the PS4 Eye.”

Such a move could propel interest in PS Vita handhelds moving forward, providing the same brand of off-TV play currently employed on Wii U.

The earlier report added that cross-play between PS4 and PS Vita will downscale the, “1080p framebuffer to the Vita’s native 960×544 resolution, using the PS4′s in-built hardware h.264 video encoder to compress the image”, which is then transferred to the handheld via Wi-fi.

Would you use this feature? Would it make you more inclined to buy a PS Vita? Let us know below.

Thanks CVG.

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49 Comments

  1. matirishhh

    Yes, yes and one more time – YES!
    Only problem is the R2 and L2 which are replaced by the rear touch panel but we will manage. Will We?
    I have 42″ tv but I still prefer to chill out and play on my balcony! Way cooler feeling.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. mistermogul

    That’s awesome if true and something I’d definitely make use of.

    I think it’s the best feature of Wii U and something that you find difficult to live without once you get used to it.

    Going back to my X360 and realising I can’t play my games while the gf watches TV seems quite backwards!

    Well done Sony you have piqued my interest even more in PS4…

    #2 2 years ago
  3. KAP

    @1
    I’m with you. YES! Finally.
    It sounds bad but I think Sony needs to do this to make the features they promise to mean something.

    PS4 is looking like it’ll be a beast of a machine.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. lexph3re

    This is exactly why I bought my vita. I anticipated this to happen with either ps3 or 4 and would rather have the tech on hand ahead of time then to scraggle trying to buy the entire package later and complain. Glad my prediction was right

    #4 2 years ago
  5. The_Red

    This is pretty interesting but at what cost? Unless there are some awesome PS4+Vita bundles, this isn’t going to be worth it for most consumers (Especially since by the time PS4 comes out, Wii U could drop to 300 or even 250 in terms of off-TV console experiences).

    #5 2 years ago
  6. mark_t50

    This has me very interested in finally getting a Vita. I’m just holding out in the hopes of a price cut for both the Vita and its memory cards, fingers crossed they announce something at E3.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. DrDamn

    @5
    Cost should never be evaluated for a single feature though. It’s simply another good feature if you have both machines. By itself it doesn’t need to be worth £500. If you are considering a Vita anyway and this tips you over the edge then that’s a good thing.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. bitsnark

    Don’t you mean Remote Play instead of Cross Play Dave? :D

    #8 2 years ago
  9. mistermogul

    @7 +1

    #9 2 years ago
  10. CyberMarco

    What would I give to be able to play my Steam library with remote-play on Vita.

    Anyhow, another box ticked for me regarding the PS4/PS Vita. :)

    #10 2 years ago
  11. The_Red

    @7
    While I agree about most single features, the off-TV play is something bigger IMO. It is the whole point of a new console (Wii U, sure there is unique multiplayer experiences but I’m a singleplayer type of gamer).

    To me, that feature alone could justify the cost. Of course, some sweet exclusives will definitely help.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. DrDamn

    @11
    Oh sure if it’s something you’ll make use of it’s a huge feature and all games having to support it is great. Bundle deals aren’t going to be cheap though. Hopefully a price cut post E3 and you can pick up the Vita then and save for the PS4 on release – spread the cost :)

    #12 2 years ago
  13. livewired500

    Well I was thinking about getting a vita. Sold. Will get one now for sure

    #13 2 years ago
  14. The_Red

    @12
    I am definitely looking forward to that. While not useful for all games (I don’t want to play fighters with Vita / controller), a lot of them could really benefit me in this case. The reason I’m looking forward to bundles is because some times, they offer a good deal for both products but hey, spreading the costs is a must, especially for someone who is also a Steam addict.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. xino

    sounds good.
    i will wait for E3 and see what Sony will announce for it.
    so far it’s pointless to get a Vita, it just lacks good games or good varieties of games.

    if this turns out to be true, then it’s gonna be fun, and having the 3G model will be worth it!

    unless if you go to cafe, Asda, shopping centre etc with free wifi then you can use your VIta RP

    #15 2 years ago
  16. VibraniumSpork

    I picked up a Vita once Sony started talking about this at the PS4 ‘reveal’ event. They seem to want to use the PS4 to help boost sales and, alongside the release of Vita exclusive AAA titles like Tearaway and Killzone: Mercenary, they might have a decent shot.

    Still, I hope they implement this with a pretty robust architecture. I’ve been playing God of War HD via PS3 Remote Play and there’s some definite lag involved, even when I’m sitting like 6ft away from the PS3 and Router. Anyone else experience this? Or is my Router just a piece of ****?

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Ireland Michael

    I can definitely get behind this.

    Now please don’t screw up the DRM, Sony…

    #17 2 years ago
  18. matirishhh

    @VibraniumSpork I had the same problem with ICO, it was OK but lag + quality of the video wasn’t great enough. But with PS4 and h264 sony might be able to pulls this off! Fingers crossed, touch wood, salt behind my arm etc.. :)

    #18 2 years ago
  19. OlderGamer

    Remote play is nice, no doubt. I enjoy playing WiiU games like that. However. However using the WiiUs gamepad as a second screen to be able to adjust in game things(from WR passing routes, football coverage) to use of menues and maps and inventory is where the real value is at imo. If Vita does THAT is All of PS4 games(or even most) I will own one.

    Not hating, just saying. Vita already allows gaming without a TV. Still remote play is nice. Very nice. But a second screen is much better. I agree that once you get used to having the WiiU GamePad features, it is hard to not have them. Feels like something is missing to not have them.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. DrDamn

    @16 & @18
    I actually found God of war very playable with no noticeable lag on my set-up. Worked really well. Previous experience with older games was fairly poor to middling, this was really good though.

    I think they will be putting some Gaikai tech in there for PS4 too to help with latency issues.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Phoenixblight

    “I think they will be putting some Gaikai tech in there for PS4 too to help with latency issues.”

    Ha! No. Using a cloud system will only exacerbate the latency issue not lessen it.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. DrDamn

    @19
    They can mandate this as it doesn’t cost anything for the machine to do due to the extra chips, they won’t mandate second screen use. With it none standard I can’t see it catching on much if they did use it. Hopefully the implementation will be better integrated this time too – I think they’ve already indicated it will be.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. DrDamn

    @21
    Remote play is essentially cloud gaming but with the PS4 being the server. Gaikai have tech/software techniques which can easily translate to making the PS4 -> Vita remote play a better experience. I’m not talking about using cloud servers.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Phoenixblight

    @23

    Except the Ps4 is right there in the same local area as you where Galkai servers can be 50+ miles away.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. DrDamn

    @24
    I am not talking about using the Gaikai servers, just the same techniques and ideas applied to the Remote Play feature. What are you finding tricky to understand here. Gaikai tech is in software not just hardware.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Samoan Spider

    Looks like an excellent feature and definitely a big tick in the box for me!

    @10 I love that idea, and I’d pay proper money to do it too :). Pipe dream
    though me thinks.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Ireland Michael

    @24 That doesn’t change the fact that the content is still being digitally streamed to the device from a separate client… which is exactly the definition of cloud gaming.

    Heck, even the PSP allowed you to do that over the Internet. I would often visit my parents and watch videos from my PS3 sitting back at my own place on my PSP. I don’t own a Vita yet, but I imagine it can do the same.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Phoenixblight

    @25

    Its related to encoding/decoding, compression of data specifically to go through a network from user to servers. There is no need for that on the remote play it would be like using a firehose to put out a lighter.

    I wasn’t aware you could do that with a PSP use your Ps3 at home while away on your PSP though it seems like a waste to run a machine at home to use on a device at home especially with smart phones and tablets.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Ireland Michael

    @28 Remote play can be used over the Internet. At least it could on the PSP. Can anyone tell me if this is the case on the Vita?

    It doesn’t *have* to go through a separate network for encoding/decoding before reaching your computer to be constituted as cloud gaming though. That’s just an arbitrary distinction that you decided to apply to the definition yourself.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Phoenixblight

    @29

    I wasn’t talking about the definition of cloud I was talking about the techniques Galkai uses. That’s why it was bought.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Stephany Nunneley

    It’s been confirmed by Shu himself. Post updated.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. DrDamn

    @28
    When at home you connect via WiFi on your network, you can also connect over the internet too. You can access other content on the PS3 too, videos, music etc. I think you can wake up and shut it down too.

    Why wouldn’t it help on a home network? It’s a network. If it helps on a slow network it will still help on a fast one.

    http://m.joystiq.com/2013/02/20/ps4-vita-remote-play-gaikai/

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Sini

    $50 price cut and at least 4gb memory bundled and im buying sony. Don’t let nintendo do first price cut or you lost me.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. CaptPierce

    Now that this has been confirmed, I wilL DEFINITELY pick me up both of these! Vita’s a great system with about 4 games worth playing, but is a brilliant move!

    Your move, Microsoft.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. NeoSquall

    This poses a serious question for me:
    Should I wait for a post-E3 Vita price drop or maybe wait for eventual PS4 + PS Vita bundles?

    #35 2 years ago
  36. No_PUDding

    I don’t care about Vita. Peace out :D

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Lengendaryboss

    @36 You cared enough to comment, so….

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Ballisticon

    How about they just stream to this: http://shield.nvidia.com/

    I don’t know why Sony gimicked the Vita with that stupid touch sensitive back panel when they KNEW this was going to be a big part of PS4. They should just redesign the HW or buy Shield from NVidia and give gamers what they really want. The Vita is such a disaster piece of HW (and software) that it really makes me question even getting a PS4.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. SlayerGT

    I have a Vita. I’m definitely buying a PS4. While I have no interest in remote play too much, I might use this..why not? :)

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Cobra951

    Am I the only one seeing a problem with this? It’s fine to encourage the functionality, but to *require* it places extra burdens on developers. That’s the last thing they want to do when launching a new console. They want to attract developers and make things as easy for them as possible, particularly as they’re ramping up on the vagaries of a new system. Plus it’s like requiring multiplayer in every game. Some games are just not well suited to it, and crowbaring it in hurts the overall result.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. Phoenixblight

    @40

    “Am I the only one seeing a problem with this? It’s fine to encourage the functionality, but to *require* it places extra burdens on developers. ”

    Just like Nintendo requires all developers to use the Wii U pad or that MS will require some type of functionality with the kinect.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. KineticCalvaria

    @40, only same as WiiU really.

    @41, you darn ninja, you!

    #42 2 years ago
  43. DrDamn

    @40
    I suspect there would be very little extra needed to support this. It doesn’t use extra resources, it just replicates what would be on the main screen and maps the Vita controls to the game controls. It shouldn’t require much more than enabling and checking it works.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Da Man

    Smartglass on Sony Posv.

    Continuing the tradition of pioneering gaming, right alongside online and swapped left analog stick.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Ireland Michael

    @44 Except its absolutely nothing like Smartglass or the Wii U Pad at all.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Da Man

    You’re right, Smartglass is more cool.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. SlayerGT

    @46 Hahaha! :D I like that.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. sg1974

    Don’t feed the Sony-obsessed troll.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. LTheBlackKnight

    Really looking forward to playing MGS V: The Phantom Pain, Wolfenstein: The New Order, Killzone: Shadow Fall and InFamous: Second Son on the Vita <3

    #49 2 years ago

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    Sony Japan has accidentally erased all information obtained from PlayStation owners who entered to win a 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4. Those who purchased PlayStation 3, PS4, Vita or Vita TV between December 4 – January 15 were handed a calendar with a code which entered them into the contest. Somehow, all data collected from the […]

  • Hearthstone datamine suggests Blackrock Mountain expansion on the way

    Hearthstone’s next update may be based on World of Warcraft’s Molten Core raid, if datamined information posted on Hearthpwn is spot-on. According to files mined from the latest patch, three new cosmetic card backs are on the way, one of which is called Molten Core. The data suggests that pre-ordering the Blackrock Mountain expansion will […]

  • Using Battlefield Hardline single-player gadgets increases your metagame rewards

    Gadgets contained in Battlefield Hardline’s campaign mode have been detailed, and each provides the player with various ways in which to solve crimes. According to design director Scott Warner, one way to “diffuse” a conflict when confronted with criminal activity is to flash your badge and ordering the criminal to freeze. Putting your gun on […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video is all about story mode, new characters

    After promising a new Mortal Kombat X reveal “soon”, NetherRealm Studios has made good on said promise by releasing the story trailer. The video shows parts of the story mode featuring Mileena, which takes place 25 years after the events of 2011′s Mortal Kombat. Outworld has become a larger threat and new fighters joining the […]

  • Destiny’s shotgun and pulse rifle buffs mean it’s time to rethink your load-out

    Destiny’s most-ignored weapons got major boosts this week. It’s time to start thinking about how to work them into your set-up. Even if you’re used to using scout rifles and sniper rifles as a general loud-out (neither class was touched by 1.1.1), the buffs to pulse rifles and shotguns should make you rethink your contextual […]

  • Battlefield Bad Company 2: five years later, what did it do so right?

    It’s been five years since the release of Battlefield Bad Company 2. What did the much-loved entry in the franchise do for the Battlefield series? Westie’s played Battlefield Bad Company 2 for over 1,260 hours on PS3 and PC. That’s dedication. In his latest video he discusses the stand out moments from a FPS classic, […]

  • War is hell in this Zombie Army Trilogy gameplay trailer

    Here’s five minutes of headshots, shambling zombies and an undead Hitler from Rebellion’s upcoming Zombie Army Trilogy. The Sniper Elite spin-off arrives on PS4, PC and Xbox One March 6 and includes three games (obviously) and a new Horde mode.

  • Titan Souls releases on PS4, Vita, PC on April 14

    Ace indie giant-slayer Titan Souls will be released on PS4, Vita and PC on April 14. Publisher Devolver confirmed the date to Eurogamer. Those of us in Europe will have to wait until a day later for release. Titan Souls is a tough-as-nails indie game where you have one life to slay a giant enemy. […]

  • Destiny weekly update: lowdown on Inferno Crucible, Vault Transfer improvements

    Destiny’s weekly update has made some pretty significant changes – let Arekkz Gaming take you through them. Bungie has revealed the first release date for the new Inferno Crucible mode, and made it a lot easier to access your vault. You should subscribe to Arekkz Gaming. It will improve your life.

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory Feb 27, 28

    It’s Xursday again – what treats does he have for you this week? He’s in the North Tower, to the right of the Stranger’s room. Let’s take a look at the latest weapons and gear from your favourite Destiny trader. No Backup Plans [Titan Gauntlets] – 13SC ATS/8 Arachnid [Hunter Helmet] – 13SC Heart of […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will be stable on PC at launch, Visceral assures

    PC format is “by far the best gaming platform around,” says Hardline producer. “We’re doing what we can to take advantage of people’s different system with the graphics, framerate, controls, etc. We’re not just porting it over.” Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral is reassuring players that there will not be a repeat of the disastrous Battlefield […]

  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

    We have 10 download codes for new indie puzzler Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One to give away. The be in with a chance of winning a code, just enter your details below and we’ll pull the winners from the hat on Monday March 2nd, after 2pm GMT. Pneuma: Breath of Life is a […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

    Life is Strange Episode 2 won’t make its expected release date. The first Life is Strange episode released on January 30, and we had expected the second to follow on March 13. Square Enix has since confirmed to Destructoid that the next chapter won’t make its release date. There’s been no word of the new […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: which character will be revealed tomorrow?

    Mortal Kombat X director Ed Boon is teasing a new character reveal. During today’s Mortal Kombat X livestream, NetherRealm said that a new character would be revealed “very soon”. Boon followed up with this teasing tweet suggesting the reveal will occur tomorrow: Very soon? As in tomorrow? :/ — Ed Boon (@noobde) February 26, 2015 […]

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

    TwitchPlaysHalo is ridiculous. Halo: Combat Evolved is the latest game to be sucked into the “TwitchPlays” phenomenon, and the results are somewhat painful to spectate. If you’re not familiar with the setup, which debuted with TwitchPlaysPokemon, the game accepts commands from the channels’ chat stream. Although it doesn’t have the strategic RPG elements of Pokemon, […]

  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]