Xbox One: Microsoft aware of anti-DRM campaigns, is listening to concerns

Thursday, 30 May 2013 12:09 GMT By Dave Cook

Xbox One’s pre-owned charge and Kinect DRM policy have caused quite a stir in the gaming world, and Microsoft’s Major Nelson has responded to gamers, suggesting that the company is definitely listening.

It followed rumours that Sony is now considering similar pre-owned safeguards, such as charging gamers a fee to run used games. It sparked a mass Twitter campaign that saw gamers tweeting Sony execs in protest of the alleged strategy.

Over on the Major Nelson blog, one fan wrote, “The entire world is watching Twitter explode. The campaign for no DRM is in full swing. Sony noticed and they’re tweeting in response. I hope Microsoft does too.”

Major Nelson – aka Larry Hyrb- replied, “We’re fully aware of what is going on. I am also working on a few things to address it. I can’t say much more right now. But we ARE listening.”

The latest rumour suggests gamers will have to pay a £35 charge on top of a used game’s cost in order to activate it. Check out our report here.

What’s your take?

Thanks CVG.


  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt contains 16 hours of sex scene mo-cap data

    Sex is nothing new to the The Witcher games, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is no exception. In fact, it contains 16 hours sex scene motion capture data. Giggity. There’s a reason for the bedroom dalliances though, as Geralt is a flesh and blood human, or a modified human at any rate, with desires […]

  • Here’s the launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

    A launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered has been released after an Amazon listing was revealed for it over the weekend. Key upgrades include: High-definition Graphics — All of the in-game textures have been meticulously recreated in HD for mobile and desktop. Widescreen Support – A true widescreen (not cropped) view strengthens the game’s […]

  • The open beta for Battlefield Hardline will be dated tomorrow

    The exact dates as well as more information on the Battlefield Hardline open beta will be shared tomorrow. This is according to the latest blog post from developer Visceral Games. “We’ll share the exact dates and info on the Battlefield Hardline open beta tomorrow,” wrote Visceral boss Steve Papoutsis. “Stay tuned, thanks again, and keep […]

  • Upcoming Hearthstone patch to apply balance change to Undertaker

    An upcoming Hearthstone patch will apply a balance change to the Undertaker card, Blizzard has announced. After the release of Goblins vs Gnomes, Blizzard said it kept an “eye on the state of game balance” as more matches were played using the additional cards. Released with The Curse of Naxxramas, Undertaker is considered an overly […]

  • February Games with Gold offers up Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    The free games on offer in February via Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced. Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can download #IDARB during February. Xbox 360 users can grab Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from February 1-15, when it will be replaced by Sniper Elite V2 from February 16 -28. […]

  • Kinguin blames unidentified Russian for deactivated Far Cry 4 keys

    Third-party game key seller Kinguin is issuing refunds to those who found their games deactivated through Ubisoft’s Uplay service. Customers which purchased keys for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew and Watch Dogs are affected. Kinguin said 4,600 customer tickets were submitted over the last 72 hours and 35 out of 3,400 of […]

  • Video Unlimited to be re-branded as PlayStation Video starting in February

    Like Music Unlimited, Sony’s Video Unlimited service is being replaced and re-branded PlayStation Video. PlayStation Video will become part of PlayStation Network to streamline digital services for the over 64 million PSN users. PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music will be added to PSN which is already a destination point for the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, […]

  • Spotify arrives on PlayStation Music this spring, Music Unlimited closing

    Spotify will launch on PlayStation Network this spring as part of a new music destination called PlayStation Music. PlayStation Music is a replacement for Music Unlimited, and those with a PSN account can link to Spotify which can be used just for music, or when playing games on PlayStation 4. Existing playlists from current Spotify […]

  • Closed beta for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts tomorrow

    The private beta period for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts on January 29. Those who pre-order the game via Steam, will automatically be included in the beta, enabling them to provide feedback on the first campaign in single-player mode. An additional beta period will be announced in the weeks leading up to launch. The […]

  • Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL available once more on UK store

    UK residents who want to get their hands on the shiny Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL can once again pre-purchase it through the Nintendo UK Store. If you want one, you better hurry because units will likely go rather fast. Only one per customer is allowed, and once you drop £209.99 on it, […]

  • Nintendo Q3: 1.9M New 3DS models sold, Wii U lifetime sales hit 9.2M

    New 3DS XL has sold 1.3 million units as of December 31, 2014, Nintendo announced in its Q3 financial results today. New 3DS moved 580,000 units by the end of the same period. Lifetime sales of both systems combined total a little under 1.9 million. Combined global sales for current 3DS models available in Europe […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s exo zombies reanimate a familiar format

    Advanced Warfare’s exo suits manage to bring an undead format back to life. Dave Cook welcomes zombies back to Call of Duty. “The challenges start to spike early so seasoned zombie slayers needn’t worry about being coddled.” Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s first DLC went live this week, dropping four very solid maps for multiplayer […]

  • YouTube app and Maps will be removed from PS Vita

    Sony said that it will end support for the YouTube and Maps apps, as well as remove the “near” feature in an upcoming firmware update. Sony has revealed that a system update releasing in March will remove the Maps app and prevent the “near” feature from obtaining location address or display maps, making it redundant. […]

  • There is a Destiny loot cave Easter egg in Dying Light

    Dying Light is the latest game to take a jab at Destiny by having its own loot cave. Destiny’s infamous loot cave has been recreated in Dying Light, sort of. Of course the loot cave in Dying Light is only an Easter egg and doesn’t actually net you any loot. Instead, upon entering it, you […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 supports co-op in story mode, but only offline

    You can play the campaign of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 in co-op, but not online. 4gamer spoke to producers of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and made out with a few details concerning story, setting and more. The site confirmed that while you will be able to switch between characters in the single player, and have […]

  • The Witcher 3 may have a permadeath “Insanity” mode

    Although not yet confirmed, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED is working on a difficulty mode dubbed “Insanity” that will delete your save if you die. During Monday’s Twitch stream, the developer took a few questions from the chat and we’ve got a bunch of answers. There are many interesting little bits […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition is the most successful launch for BioWare, based on sales

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is responsible for the most successful launch in developer BioWare’s history, according to EA. During last night’s EA Q3 2015 earnings call, the publisher said that Dragon Age: Inquisition was the most successful launch for developer BioWare. Today, we get a bit more detail. “In particular, Dragon Age: Inquisition had by far […]

  • Here’s a walkthrough of one mission from Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack, Hurk Deluxe, seems like good fun, judging from this video. The Hurk Deluxe Pack was released today on all platforms. It comes with five new missions. The video below takes a look at the “Call of the Wild” mission. In the walkthrough you’ll get to see some of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date confirmed on Xbox Store

    The beta date for Battlefield Hardline has popped up on the Xbox Store, confirming the rumoured date. The listing for the Battlefield Hardline beta is available for anyone to see right now on the Xbox Store. Granted, it’s for Xbox 360, but unless EA is starting this beta early on Xbox 360, this will pretty […]

  • GTA player flies jets backwards in impressive stunts

    Doing stunts with jets in GTA 5 can be impressive, but it’s nothing like flying them backwards. Making videos of your jet stunts has become too mainstream. Which is why the latest video from YouTube channel GTA5Videos is all about defying that. The video below features some insane stunts mostly done by flying jets backwards, […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare balance patch out, System Hack nerfed, HBRa3 buffed

    The latest patch to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is here with some major changes to game balance. Making good on the promise to nerf System Hack, developer Sledgehammer Games has released the latest patch to Advanced Warfare to do just that, and much more. The patch is out now on Xbox platforms, with PlayStation […]

  • Grinding three purples in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel may crash your game [UPDATE]

    Update: Gearbox Software has announced there’s currently a hot-fix in place for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as a temporary solution to crashes caused with the DLC update. Until a permanent fix can be made, the hotfix should correct crashing issues. All will be fixed in the next major game update. Original Story A bug that snuck […]

  • Havoc maps up the tempo for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    Dave Cook dons his Exo suit to find the new Havok DLC maps a great change of pace for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Given that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare places great emphasis on verticality, it’s little wonder that Sledgehammer Games has designed the first of its four DLC map packs with elevation and […]

  • G2A responds to deactivated Far Cry 4 keys debacle

    G2A, one of the third-party sellers that were named in the ongoing episode of deactivated Far Cry 4 keys has decided to release a statement. G2A is a well known third-party key sellers online. Most users know it through its sponsorship deals with many YouTube and Twitch channels. The service sells keys both through its […]

  • Petroglyph’s Victory resurfaces with Korean co-developer

    End of Nations, Mytheon and Grey Goo developer Petroglyph Games seems to have salvaged a stalled project. Victory popped up back in early 2013 after Trion Worlds took End of Nations in-house. Petroglyph’s attempt to crowdfund the unusual strategy title ended in iniquity, but it vowed to do whatever it could to bring the game […]

  • Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC now available

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack adds new story missions and a pile of new weapons. Far Cry 4: Hurk Deluxe is now available on PC and Xbox platforms, and is rolling out to the PSN in line with local network updates. The pack bundles five story missions, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk’s […]

  • Yes, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions, but thankfully they’re not as outrageous as initial reports suggested. The subject of Resident Evil: Revelations 2′s microtransactions arose earlier today with reports filtering out of a European press event that you’ll be able to pay to keep playing after your character dies. The ramifications of this are pretty […]

  • Play mini-games to unlock Magicka 2 content

    Magicka 2 publisher Paradox Interactive has invited fans to earn in-game rewards by playing other games. The Magicka website will host various mini-games in the build up to Magicka 2′s launch later this year on PC and PS4. Playing these games controbutes to a community score total which will eventually unlock in-game content as well […]

  • Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were purchased through Origin

    Far Cry 4 owners who found their games deactivated without warning may be surprised to learn where they came from. Many copies of Far Cry 4 purchased through third-party re-sellers have been deactivated without notice. Although resellers affected by the deactivations argued that they had made authorised purchases, Ubisoft has denied this. The publisher told […]

  • Will Assassin’s Creed visit Japan in 2016?

    The next Assassin’s Creed game after Victory may finally bring ninja and assassins together. An Assassin’s Creed fan has spotted what certainly looks like a heavy hint that the next game after Victory will be set in Japan. Ubisoft forums member Cornik22 was looking through the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag official art book when […]

  • Resident Evil HD modder aims to restore original, terrible voice acting

    Resident Evil and its early sequels are justifiably famous for their simply dire voice acting. Some Resident Evil fans feel they just can’t enjoy the experience of exploring Umbrella facilities if someone isn’t talking at them with absolutely no regard for pacing, content or tone. As a result, modder Bunny has stepped up to the […]

  • Record iPhone sales drive Apple to revenue spike

    The iPhone is still going strong – in fact, it’s selling better than ever. Apple has announced its financial results for the quarter ending December 27 2014, exceeding expectations with a 29.5% increase in revenues to $74.6 billion. This was a new record for the company. One of the key factors in this spike is […]

  • HoloLens has “mind-blowing” potential for games, says Microsoft CEO

    Microsoft’s VR wearable HoloLens is going to be great for games, according to CEO Satya Nadella. Speaking to investors, Nadella made Microsoft’s entertainment plans for the device explicit. “It’s also getting clearer how the games people love today will evolve to mind-blowing experiences in the future when designed for the mixed reality that Windows 10 […]

  • EA Q3: Battlefield 5 still on for holiday 2016, PGA Tour 15 spring release confirmed

    EA announced its financial results for its Q3 fiscal year 2015 quarter, ended December 31, 2014, noting total net revenue $1.13 billion in total net revenue compared to $808 million year-over-year. For the nine months ending December 31, total net revenue came in at $3.3 billion. Net revenues were up 39% and net income came […]

  • Players logged 113M single-player hours in Dragon Age: Inquisition, other EA games stats

    Ahead of its Q3 2015 earnings release, Electronic Arts has released a game infographic showing some interesting stats compiled through gameplay from October – December 2014. For FIFA 15, over 3.3 billion goals were made; 73 million knockouts occurred in EA SPORTS UFC; over 10 million families were created in The Sims 4; 113 million […]


  1. redwood

    talk is cheap..the fact that they havn’t cleared it up yet means that they are making changes to policies :P (hopefully)

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Kieran

    i believe they are listening but i also believe there not gonna do a thing about it !!! X1 is gonna have that second hand game fee when it releases

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Lengendaryboss

    Sure they are listening but what are they doing to address this?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. redwood

    @3 probably dance around it till the console release… anyway E3 should clear this stuff up.. if they come out silent on it at e3 than, rest assured, they have invested way too much into what ever infra-structure they have in place to do u-turn. same goes for sony too.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. The_Red

    So both MS and Sony are listening. The question is, WHEN and HOW they they respond when it comes to action.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. orakaa

    @4: We also thought that the Xbox One reveal would clarify all rumors and concerns people had about used games, mandatory online connexion, etc. Those rumors had been going on for MONTHS. They couldn’t have ignored them and yet they didn’t even prepare a simple Q&A so that Phil Harrison, Don Mattrick and other execs could answer the same thing on that.

    Turns out they were not even ready. Or maybe they didn’t care as their primary focus was on TV and Sports.
    They even pushed their initial reveal from April to May. One month and it didn’t change a thing. So, in even less time they would find appropriate answers or change their strategy? We’ll see E3 but I wouldn’t be surprised if they keep their shady approach and try to keep forcing their greed on us

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Logion

    How are a multi-billion dollar company “listening?” I would have felt more reassured if he had said that they had a team on it. Or have brought it up with their PR department.

    In that sense everyone in the world are listening to the DRM complaints. One way or another.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. laughing-gravy

    Fan power is a wonderful thing. Why don’t they just admit it was a rubbish idea all along and ditch it.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Lewis247

    @8 In such a perfect world I just want this to happen.

    A Kinect that doesn’t need to be watching all the time. A console that doesn’t need to be online every 24 hr. No pre-owned fee.

    This is exactly what Microsoft needs to do. If not then no sale.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. merrc

    These twitter uproars mean nothing when people are still pre-ordering the hell out of the console. They simply want to seem as though they care about their consumers, because Sony responded. IMHO nothing is going to change, best they’ll lower the fee to MAYBE half the game’s cost.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. viralshag

    “Sony noticed and they’re tweeting in response.”

    What? About how passionate their fans are? Hardly a rock solid statement for anything…

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Francis O

    Sorry, but MS has already sold their soul to the devil (EA) There is no way in hell EA will get rid of their online pass system, if MS wasn’t going to go with DRM and no used games.

    That’s what happens when you partner with asshatz like EA. You start doing dumb ass anti consumer crap to please them.

    This issue won’t get cleared up, and Merrc….pre-orders mean nothing when half of the people are trying to resell the console for more on ebay. The PS Vita has pre-order sell outs, the Wii U had pre-order sell outs, the PS4 will have pre-order sell outs. Hell the Gamecube had pre-order sell outs as well.

    Pre-orders mean nothing in the grand scheme of things. The Xbone is screwed. It won’t sell in the UK, AUS, or Japan. Only in America

    #12 2 years ago
  13. The_Red

    I think that you are partially being hyperbolic.
    I also think there could be some harsh truth in your your words, specially the online pass part.

    When EA abandoned Wii U, most people said it was because of its weak sales. Others said it was because of the rumored / failed Origin collaboration. The same EA had Battlefield 4 and many others but refused to show up during Sony even in any form (Where they can usually be seen). Then they announce the end of online pass system. THEN they make their first next-gen appearance during X1 reveal and show a lot of stuff.

    It may sound hyperbolic but what if EA shunned Wii U because of whole used games and DRM stuff? We all know how publishers are putting console makers under pressure. So, what if they said do something about used games or we will abandon you? The timing of all these (End of game based Online Passes, Wii U shun and presence during MS event) feels… odd.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. DrDamn

    Well there is this…

    Shuhei Yoshida ‏@yosp 29 May
    “Death Ray Manta” coming to PlayStation Vita! #DRMPSVita


    #14 2 years ago
  15. viralshag

    @14, haha nice, so Sony IS going ahead with DRM!!

    #15 2 years ago
  16. DrDamn

    The hashtag was intentional and there is definitely an air of mischief about the tweet, which to me would indicate they aren’t doing anything along these lines. Will be interesting to see how this plays out though.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. viralshag

    @16, Just clever in my opinion to spin a hot topic in their favour for the game.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. KineticCalvaria

    They’re listening to us through our Kinects, quick unplug it!

    #18 2 years ago
  19. ps3fanboy

    trust me they have no intention to listen. they are just making changes to the mumbo jumbo policies, to get it to look more acceptable for customers. but in reality it will just be the same policies as before. the xbone have been done along time ago, so they cant change anything this late. it will be to costly to change hardware now. but what they can do is bs you, talk is cheap after all. don’t be fooled….

    #19 2 years ago
  20. viralshag

    Isn’t the PS4 Eye supposed to be able to unlock the machine when you walk into the room? Surely that would suggest it’s “always on”. I’d be curious to see what Sony’s policy is for the Eye.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Tavarish

    @11 Hush heretic!

    Don’t you dare second guess our new Gods, Sony and PS 4! Get on this bandwagon and start bashing MS’s and XBone’s brains in like rest of the Internet! Don’t even dare voice possibility that MS can actually react to this well and make improvements while our new God may stay silent!

    P.S. I’m fucking sick of “Sony is God, they understand us! MS is Satan and XBone is Anti-Christ!” -chanting that has been going on for couple weeks almost now, non stop, by every forum and news outlet >.<

    Edit: @20 Same goes for you! Don't you dare say anything bad about Sony and PS 4!

    #21 2 years ago
  22. viralshag

    @21, It’s just irritating when people overlook the fact they know less about the PS4 but still claim it and Sony are all in for the benefit for gamers. Based purely because they put on a better reveal show.

    Seems a bit shallow to me.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Tavarish

    @22 I will laugh my ass off if in E3 Sony reveals they have similar plans for theirs Eye, that is bundled to PS 4, than MS has for Kinect. It’s not like Sony isn’t interested in user behavior data because it’s holy grail of marketing and development.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. viralshag

    @23, Exactly, if they didn’t have similar plans to push motion control, voice activation and things like that why (potentially) bump up the price by including the camera?

    The tech in the eye looks just as good and in some cases better. It just seems silly to bash one without knowing the full intentions of the other. The only difference is that MS has laid a fair bit of its non-essentially-to-gamer news on the table already.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. orakaa

    @23 and 24: oh come on…
    The reason why Microsoft gets such a sh*tstorm is because people react on what they SAID. Then they backtracked on some aspects, were not clear, etc.
    We will see what will come out of E3 but so far they had the SH*TIEST Public Relation campaign ever seen in history of videogames, at least to their core audience.
    THIS is why they have such a backlash amongst “the vocal minority”.

    Maybe Sony will go with the same restrictions, and believe me that IF they do, they will get the same amount of sh*t. Before Microsoft and Sony’s reveals, it was a status quo amongst gamers’ reactions.

    DRM for used games (even solo games), mandatory online, Kinect to be mandatory connected otherwise the console won’t launch, etc.
    It’s not a problem of focus on TV, sports or whatever, it’s a problem on their gaming strategy and how they want to milk consumers.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Tavarish

    @25 It just reeks of double standard currently, especially on forums where these flamewars are currently had. A lots of people are bashing MS’s skull in for reasons you mentioned, and I don’t say those aren’t legitimate reasons, but same time these same people are blindly defending Sony with lines like “They (Sony) would never do anything like this to us!”

    That is just ludicrous because we, gamers and consumers, have absolutely no idea what Sony is going to do e.g. with Eye that is bundled into PS 4 package. We have no idea will they ask for it to be connected at all times for audio and visual commands, data collection etc. like XBone seems to do with Kinect.

    I can and do understand reasons why MS is getting backslash, but they got it already. Public, forums and even major news outlets, just has been rubbing it in for almost two weeks now. It has rendered a lot of forums and sites useless for me because I’m getting sick and tired of all that MS bashing while saying how Sony will never ever do anything like MS wants to do.

    Point being give it a rest. We know MS fucked up, we know a lot of people don’t like it, but for Gods sake move fucking on already and wait for actual updates from MS on these issues. While at it don’t praise Sony as motherfucking God because we actually don’t know anything what theirs policies will be. We just know PS 4 is a thing and it has games.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. John117

    @26 Try saying that to PS3fanboy, I’ve been having fun looking for his comments on every xbox related article. Seems he has run out of bad things to say about MS so he is just repeating himself now.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. viralshag

    @25, And so Sony gets a free pass just because they haven’t said anything? Seems a bit stupid to me. What one does the other will not be that far behind or on a completely different track.

    And like you said, it’s the minority that are kicking and screaming about everything. Anyone with a bit of sense will wait until everything has been revealed about both consoles.

    It’s the same old stuff, just a different generation. Fresh fanboy suits are dusted off for another console war mosh pit while the REAL gamers buy both or the one that is actually best for gaming.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. orakaa

    @26: I understand what you say, but putting any criticism towards those measures as “Sony fanboyism” is just as restrictive.

    I would criticize those measures as hard if they were made by Sony. And although I’ve been a console gamer since the 80s (started with MSX and NES), if Sony goes the same way as Microsoft, I won’t buy any of their console. Maybe I’ll get a WiiU, but that would be it.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. orakaa

    @28: Read my previous post. What do you want? Criticize Sony for things they haven’t announced?? Are you serious ? o___O

    Current critics are based on Microsoft revealed strategy. Maybe they’ll backtrack on that, but so far people are rightfully complaining on restrictive measures ANNOUNCED. So they deserved this shit, either for going against their consumers’ interests, or for just doing the most stupid PR campaign in years.

    If Sony announces the same measures, I’ll criticize them just the same.
    I’m a gamer. I’ve owned consoles from Nintendo, Sega (sigh… missing them), Microsoft and Sony. My money goes to the ones with whom I’ll be able to enjoy the free time I spend playing games.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Tavarish

    @29 I don’t think it has nothing to do with being fanboy of Sony or MS. It seems that everyone, fanboy or not, is jumping into this circlejerk bandwagon where theme is to keep bashing MS and praising Sony blindly. Such strong kneejerk reaction to what MS told about theirs goals with Xbox 1.

    Personally I just wish it all would stop until MS gives out proper updates on said issues and we actually know Sony’s policies. Why? I want to be able to browse my favorite forums and news outlets without constantly running into MS bashing and Sony PS 4 praising that is weird mix of facts and believes.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. viralshag

    @30, But like #26 says, at this point people are just going on and on about it like constantly bashing MS will actually change anything. And if I had a dollar for every time I have read “oh well PS4 for me then” I would be rich.

    I get the criticism for some points but as some of it is still up in the air I think it’s too early to make any definite decisions. And I’m not aiming this directly as you per se but again like #26 pointed out, it’s happening a lot on almost every Xbox One article and it’s a little boring now surely? That’s why most people come across as fanboys.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. karma

    Listening but not acting as per usual. Ive been with them since 2002 with the original xbox and I cant count the number of times i’ve heard such statements and promises from MS over the years. Its ridiculous, and they NEVER come through with any of them.
    They can take a flying leap off a high mountain for all I care, because nobody I know is going anywhere near a console that is classified as a surveillance device in some countries due to always watching and listening kinect requirement. A console that also prevents many potential gamers from even playing their games due to the restrictive online DRM requirement. Also the used game countermeasures which will obviously pass the additional cost onto game owners making their games worthless, which in turn will kill the second hand market and force more gamers into piracy just to keep up with their gaming habit. And last but not least, i’m sick of paying an unjustified fee just to play my games online or use third party apps, all the time while having advertisements funneled through my IP to my screen. I pay my Internet Provider to access the internet not fecking microsoft for christ’s sakes!

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Cobra951

    @26: It’s not what people know, but what they hope. MS left a huge hole in the future by making the XB1 unacceptable. Nintendo isn’t even competing. The only hope left is Sony. Sure, they can fuck up the PS4 in the same self-serving way as MS, but we don’t know that yet. We surely hope not. All we can do is cling to the better reports and rumors about the PS4′s friendlier stance, and hope they become reality. Then we can turn our backs on the anti-consumer policies without giving up console gaming entirely.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. ps3fanboy

    Sony would never do anything like this DRM crap, ever!

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Samoan Spider

    @35 Have you ever heard of Kübler-Ross? You’re at stage one.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. orakaa

    I hope both Sony and Microsoft will go on the no-DRM, no-mandatory online connection road.

    So far, I’ve seen no benefits, neither on Sony nor Microsoft to go next-gen. No major graphic improvement for the moment (guess in a year or two we’ll have real visual improvements), and TONS of (potential?) restrictions. I don’t even know what we’re fighting over for.
    We’re talking about 350-500 euros, and for what? Nothing particularly appealing for the moment (only game I could be interested in is InFamous Second Son, because I loved the first two games, not because it’s on a next gen console).

    #37 2 years ago
  38. aprotosis

    I think the thing that has been most annoying about the whole fan reaction is that not just forum dwellers, but even gaming “news” sites are just reacting to any rumor in an attempt to be first to press on anything. This of course pushes readers into a larger frevor. The lack of reaction to PS4 rumors or their lack of information just shows the nature of this hyperbolic circle.

    A good example is the last line thrown onto this article. “The latest rumour suggests gamers will have to pay a £35 charge on top of a used game’s cost in order to activate it.” How in the bloody hell is this related to the actual article aside from just being a negative rumor? Especially since the rumor comes straight from the “pulled out of someone’s ass” bucket. If you start looking backwards at post-reveal MS articles, they are all organized like this.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. fearmonkey

    IF EA and Activision acted as go betweens with Sony and MS on implementing DRM (and I bet they have), this might take some real discussion. MS got hammered for it first, But I know Sony had a plan in there as well, prompted by the Publishers. If Sony backs out and informs EA, then EA will need time to work it out with MS. I bet this is a real slippery slope right now, and its a mess because so many players are involved.

    IF EA and Activision werent involved (and I highly doubt that) then MS would not want to say anything more until they have a better idea what Sony is thinking, and vice versa. Sony can sit back and let MS deal with the anger and upset, and not say anything. Sony wont want to say yeah we arent doing DRM because MS can then say it right back. The longer Sony says nothing, and MS follows, the more animosity MS gets and thats a good thing for Sony. If I were them, I would be coy as well, Sony actually gets nothing from saying we wont have DRM right now, goodwill only lasts so long, and they are better off waiting.

    MS on the other hand, would be better off stating something now if it was NO DRM, but im sure that is what is being debated in closed door meetings with publishers last week and this week as well.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. locsphere

    Here is the deal with the We’re listening thing… We heard this from EA/BioWare and it turned out to be a bunch of nonsesne. They only took the feedback they wanted to hear and ignored their harshest critics. They surrounded themselves with self inflating and self pat on the backs people who reinforced the trophy generation attitude that you are somehow exempt from harsh criticism especially when you screwed up

    If they are listening then enact the

    NO DRM
    NO FORCED Kinect use (Choice)
    Mandatory privacy standard like REDDIT. Anything you collect is not shared and destroyed.

    Policy also needs to state Microsoft has no right being in your home through the kinect sensor. After this Prism thing it needs to be in their own Terms of service. I want to be able to unplug that dam thing.

    #40 2 years ago

Comments are now closed on this article.

  • Hyrule Warriors has shipped 1 million units worldwide

    Koei Tecmo has announced shipments of its Wii U hack and slash action title, Hyrule Warriors, has shipped one million units worldwide. The Omega Force-developed title was released in Japan on August 14 and in the west on September 26. Two packs of DLC for the game are slated for February alongside the version 1.5.0 […]

  • Xbox Games Store discounts Never Alone, Dragon Age: Inquisition, more

    This week’s deals available through the Xbox Games Store will be valid until February 2 with titles such as Battlefield 4, Dragon Age Inquisition, Never Alone, and Titanfall discounted. Discounted titles with an asterisk are for Xbox Live Gold members only. Xbox One Just Dance 2015* – 40% Another World* – 50% Never Alone* – […]

  • Say hello to Mortal Kombat X’s latest character: Reptile

    As promised, one of two character reveals this week for Mortal Kombat X has occurred: it’s the acid-spitting Reptile. Nice! Watch the video above. Mortal Kombat X is slated for release on April 14 and will be available on PC, PS3, PS4,Bxo 360 and Xbox One. Thanks, MrTGJelly (Trent).

  • Twisted fairy tale Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries hits Steam Early Access

    Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries, the successful Kickstarter from GRIN Studios, has launched on Steam Early Access. The PC title is described as a “cinematic fable featuring a vengeful Red Riding Hood,” who armed with an axe sets out on a quest to avenge the murder of her parents. Gameplay features action-platforming, combo-based hack ‘n […]

  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round delayed to late March on Steam

    Koei Tecmo has announced it is delaying the PC release of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round to March. According to an updated listing on Steam (thanks, AGB), the fighter was delayed “in order to provide you with the best experience possible.” To apologize for the delay, Team Ninja will offer the Halloween 2013 Set, […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online will be F2P “no plans” for western release

    Dragon’s Dogma Online will be a free-to-play title for PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Set for release this year, Dragon’s Dogma Online has a lobby which will support up to 100 players, is open-world, and the executive producer is Hiroyuki Kobayashi. Players can form groups with up to four players or pawns while raids […]

  • Watch this release video for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel DLC Lady Hammerlock

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases today on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and coinciding with the release is the launch trailer. In the Lady Hammerlock DLC, players are introduced and will be able to step into the shoes of Sir Hammerlock’s sister, Lady Aurelia the Baroness. The DLC will run […]

  • Free DLC for Tales of Zestiria takes place after main storyline

    Free DLC will be released in Japan for Tales of Zestiria, and while Bandai Namco has yet to state whether it will be released westward with the core game this summer, it’s an interesting slice of content. According to information from Jump posted by Siliconera, the DLC Alisha After Episode: What Is Reflected In The […]

  • This video of a Paris flat looks the real deal, but it’s all Unreal Engine 4

    I’m not entirely sure when, or how, this fella managed to sneak into my secret flat in Paris and film it, but since it’s out there I may as well share it with you. All joking aside, this video is rather amazing. It provides a virtual tour of a flat located in Paris; however, it’s […]

  • The Witness passes key development milestone, still no release date

    The Witness has seemingly come back from the dead. Creator Jonathan Blow has posted an update on the game’s development. Surely you still remember The Witness? Jonathan Blow’s follow-up to Braid, which was shown during the PlayStation 4 reveal event all the way back in February 2013? Well, today we got our first development update […]

  • You can now take selfies in World of Warcraft

    The latest patch to World of Warcraft has added a S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera to the game. And it does exactly what it sounds like it does. Patch 6.1 is currently being deployed to World of Warcraft’s Public Test Realms (PTR). There’s a massive list of patch notes, but the most pressing one, other than Twitter integration, […]

  • Hellblade: early gameplay and prototype footage revealed

    The latest developer diary for Hellblade is here with a look at some early gameplay prototypes and a peek at some polished areas. Hellblade developer Ninja Theory has revealed even more details of how game development works behind the scenes. The eighth part of this ongoing diary shows early gameplay footage along with some intriguing […]

  • Resident Evil Revelations 2: Raid mode offline-only on launch, more details

    Capcom has revealed a tonne of new details about Raid mode in Resident Evil: Revelations 2. Capcom has confirmed that Raid mode will launch with the first episode of Revelations 2 in February. You will be playing it offline only though, either solo or in split-screen co-op. As for the online portion, Capcom promised it […]

  • Watch the first 20 minutes of Life is Strange

    The first 20 minutes of Life is Strange have been posted online for anyone to watch. The opening 20 minutes of Life is Strange set the stage for what kind of game it is. The kind that you’ll probably like if you’re a fan of Telltale games. The video is courtesy of consolewarsofficial and you […]

  • Don’t blame Ubisoft for cancelling keys – blame the culture of overpriced games

    Publishers need to drop PC games prices in order to stem the flourishing grey market, says Matt Martin. “How are you going to sell me Far Cry 4 for £45 when I can pick up Far Cry, Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3, Far Cry: Blood Dragon and extra DLC for just £30?” Some players […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online is real, full reveal in this week’s Famitsu

    What’s been heavily-rumoured to be the next instalment in the Dragon’s Dogma franchise, Dragon’s Dogma Online, will be fully revealed this week. According to a recent post by Famitsu, the magazine’s upcoming weekly issue, which releases January 29, will contain a massive feature on Dragon’s Dogma Online. The magazine will dedicate 18 pages to all […]

  • Valve responds to recent Counter-Strike match-fixing scandal, bans offenders

    Valve has investigated the recent case of match-fixing involving two teams in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional scene and decided to ban those involved from future tournaments. Recent allegations involving match-fixing between iBUYPOWER and – two of the professional teams that played in Cevo Season 5 – came to light. Valve has took notice […]

  • Having issues playing Grim Fandango Remastered on PS4? Sony is offering help

    Sony has offered a few steps to help those who are having issues with their pre-loaded PS4 installs of Grim Fandango Remastered. A few reports have started to appear online from users who’ve pre-ordered and pre-loaded Grim Fandango Remastered on their PS4 consoles. Sony has since posted a support thread on the official forums, to […]

  • Get Dragon Age: Inquisition for $36 and more in EA’s Xbox One sale

    Many EA digital games are being offered at considerable discounts on Xbox One right now. The latest EA sale is pretty good, offering sales on many AAA titles. It’s only available on Xbox One, with extra savings for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The list below covers prices for Gold Subscribers. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered reviews round-up, all the scores

    Grim Fandango Remastered is a classic game brought into the new generation, so it’s time for everyone to know how great it is. The reviews for Grim Fandango Remastered have started popping up and as per usual, we’ve collected a few of them below. Grim Fandango Remastered is, as the name suggests, a remastered version […]

  • The Witcher 3: latest build is 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbox One

    The recent preview build of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was running at full-HD resolution on PlayStation 4 and 900p on Xbox One. German website Gamestar attended the recent preview event for The Witcher 3 and examined the three versions that were on offer, PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Here’s the quote, courtesy of Google […]

  • Joystiq is likely to close – rumour

    AOL is rumoured to be closing its video game site, Joystiq. Re/code is reporting that AOL is likely to close its video game site Joystiq soon, according to “various sources.” The move is part of a company-wide restructuring that will affect Joystiq and other “under-performing content properties.” Joystiq is one of the most renowned sites […]

  • The Last of Us movie will be “pretty faithful” to the game

    The Last of Us will bring many of the same elements to the big screen as the small one, according to writer Neil Druckmann. Although The Last of Us will have to be adapted in various ways to make the transition from lengthy interactive adventure to cinema-friendly story arc, Druckmann is hoping to keep the […]

  • Microsoft is fixing Xbox One’s slow controllers

    Xbox One control pads have many charms, but quick start up is not one of them. The Xbox One controller currently takes up to five seconds to connect to your console after switching on, which is an eternity for someone with an attention span as short as mine. Luckily, Microsoft is working to fix this […]

  • Lucius 2 releases on Friday the 13th (of course)

    Lucius 2 has a really fitting release date. Lucius developer Shiver Games has produced a follow-up to the dark tale of an evil child, and it’s coming your way on February 13 – which just so happens to be a Friday. Lucius 2: The Prophecy will set you back $20, and release through Steam. As […]

  • Saints Row 4: Re-Elected PS4 recalled in Australia, incorrect content to blame

    Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has been recalled in Australia due to a mysterious manufacturing issue. An Australian PR representative said that the retail PS4 version of Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has “a serious manufacturing issue” and has been recalled nation-wide. Here’s what we were told (emphasis mine): “A manufacturing issue has caused an incorrectly classified […]

  • The Whispered World follow up now coming to PS4, too

    Deadalic’s gorgeous-looking adventure Silence has been confirmed for a fourth platform. Originally announced for Mac and PC with an Xbox One port one revealed at a later date, Silence is now on its way to PS4 as well. All versions are due later this year. Silence is Deadalic’s first multi-platform release and in my mind […]

  • Mythbusters to tackle DOOM this weekend

    DOOM is the subject of the next episode of Mythbusters. Having been airing for over ten years now, Mythbusters has pretty much run out of myths to bust, which is why we find ourselves in 2015 with an episode dedicating to answering the question “could DOOM be real?” Bethesda has rveealed that the January 31 […]

  • Destiny hosting a Bungie Bounty – go go go

    Destiny players have a chance to take down Bungie employees in return for one of the most exclusive vanity items in the game. Destiny’s Bungie Bounties usually feature guests from the community, and today’s event is no exception. Joining Bungie community manager David “Deej” Dague are several members of, the developer’s most staunch fan […]

  • Elite: Dangerous developer issues lay-offs

    Elite: Dangerous team Frontier Developments has had to let staff go. At least 15 staff have been laid off from the developer’s Halifax studio. According to an investor update, this decision will allow Frontier to focus its efforts at its primary studio in Cambridge, England. “With its business emphasis now on two major self-published franchises, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition tavern songs free for a limited time

    Dragon Age: Inquisition tunes can be yours for the bargain price of zero cashmoney. The tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition will be made available for purchase from various digital distributors sometime after February 9. Until then, though, you can have them for free – including their sheet music. To take advantage of this generous […]

  • Even the Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 teaser is frightening

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is probably going to be just as tense and uncomfortable as its two prequels. This teaser for Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is the first we’ve heard of the project since creator Scott Cawthon confirmed it is in the works. The third entry in the series is now up on […]

  • 6.6 million Xbox consoles shipped last quarter

    Xbox One and Xbox 360 console sales were strong last quarter, although Microsoft isn’t talking hard numbers yet. Microsoft shipped 6.6 million Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles to retailers in the quarter ending December 31, the company revealed in its latest financial briefing. This figure wasn’t broken down by platform, and Microsoft didn’t supply […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection: five minutes of b-roll footage

    We may not have proper, uncut gameplay footage of the Homeworld Remastered Collection, but we have the next best thing. Homeworld Remastered Collection was confirmed to release on February 25. Gearbox has only showed a trailer, but no extended gameplay demos. There was however a b-roll video showing at PAX South, and we’ve embedded it […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered looks sharp in these new screens

    Grim Fandango will come back from the dead with the Remastered edition, and it’s looking great. Grim Fandango Remastered has a few new screens available to prove that even old games can look stunning with the right remaster, especially ones with an already well-defined art style. Have a look at them below and get excited. […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: beta weapons, maps, modes, progression system and more

    The Battlefield Hardline beta will include a third new map and a new game mode, on top of what’s already announced. You may remember last week DICE started a community mission for all Battlefield 4 players. The goal was to reach 2 billion points playing Rush mode. That goal has been achieved and as a […]

  • Dying Light launch trailer is one last display of its forte

    The launch trailer for Dying Light is here one day ahead of the game’s release. Techland and Warner Bros. have put out the launch trailer for Dying Light. The trailer is a short reminder of the game’s main selling points: free-running, weapon crafting, drop-kicking zombies. Reviews should start to come out tomorrow for the game […]

  • Watch The Witcher 3 developers stream new gameplay on Twitch

    The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED is hosting a Twitch live-stream to show off brand new gameplay footage and answer some fan questions. The live-stream will start at 7:00pm GMT, 2:00pm EST, 11:00am PST. It will show off plenty of new footage, some of which was shown only to the press so far. The […]

  • Finally, some screens for Final Fantasy 15

    Patience is a virtue and we finally have our hands on a few gameplay screens from Final Fantasy 15. There’s not a lot of them, but they show the impressive lighting and they’re all gameplay as far as I can tell, so take a look. There is no release date for Final Fantasy 15 as […]

  • Here’s 15 minutes of gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 1080p

    The Witcher 3 has a new direct-feed, 1080p video available that’s 100% gameplay. Would you like some gameplay of The Witcher 3 in beautiful 1080p? Why, of course you would! The gameplay below shows combat, conversations, travelling. In short, it’s a small sample of everything the game will offer. If you’re looking to learn much […]

  • Two Mortal Kombat X characters to be revealed this week

    Mortal Kombat X will get not one, but two character reveals this week. Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been at again on Twitter, teasing all kinds of reveals over the past few days. Firstly, Boon tweeted this image, which at first glance appears to show a character holding a bow. However, further examination by […]

  • Planetside 2 successfully claims the Guinness World Record for biggest FPS battle

    The Planetside 2 community has successfully organised an online battle involving over 1000 players, breaking the previous Guinness World Record. The event, which was organised by Planetside Battles was pitched to the community last week. 1,158 players have answered the call, smashing the record for “Most Players Online in an FPS Battle.” The previous 999 […]

  • Microsoft aiming for Xbox One-to-PC streaming to function while you watch TV

    Streaming Xbox One games to PC while you watch TV on the console through the HDMI pass-through is something Microsoft is hoping to achieve when the service launches with Windows 10. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has been on Twitter answering fan questions following last week’s Windows 10 event. One interesting bit that came out of those […]

  • Everything we know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is sure to be one of the biggest RPGs of the year, due for release in May on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Delayed since its target release of 2015, CD Projekt Red’s latest game takes the series to a true open world environment, and charges the player with tracking […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date leaked – rumour

    According to an email sent to some YouTubers, the upcoming beta for Battlefield Hardline is scheduled for February 3. The date for the Battlefield Hardline beta is believed to be February 3. It comes from an email that’s been sent by Ronku to various YouTubers reminding them of the starting date, February 3. Ronku is […]

  • The history of The Witcher: beyond the Road With No Return

    We take a look at The Witcher franchise, from the original short stories to its blockbuster video games. The world was first introduced to Geralt through a set of short stories called The Witcher (English translation) written by author Andrzej Sapkowski. The first short story was published in the Polish fantasy and science fiction magazine […]

  • Bringing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to life

    In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt RED takes a whopping enormous map and fills it with stuff you actually want to see and do. Do you remember back before Oblivion came out there was a lot of chat about how much more lifelike and realistic the NPCs would be? Rather than just hanging […]

  • The big Witcher 3 questions answered: delays, playing as Ciri, and why enemies don’t scale

    Spending some time with The Witcher 3 level designer Miles Tost we were able to put some of our immediate questions to him after playing the game for over 4 hours. “That sense of improvement doesn’t happen if the monsters around you remain the same strength, there’s no sense of achievement.” Tost is a relaxed […]

  • The Witcher 3 sets a new generational standard for graphics

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the new standard in outrageously pretty. “The Witcher 3 is more than just eye-candy. Destiny, once the loveliest thing I had ever looked upon, has been outclassed.” The Witcher 3 is even better looking than the screenshots would have you believe, and until you see it in motion, running […]

  • The Witcher 3: hands-on with the RPG of the year

    Getting to know a bawdy hero; Geralt of Rivia’s third outing is accessible, untamed, and dripping with story. Warning: some spoilers are inevitable. “The Witcher 3 is horror and violence. It’s charming, witty and cheeky. Like Geralt, it knows what it wants and it’s going to grab it with both hands.” The Witcher 3: Wild […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gets Lady Hammerlock DLC tomorrow

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow, January 27. The new playable character comes with three skill trees and the action skill Cold As Ice. If you haven’t bought the season pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel you can download the DLC for $9.99, you lucky […]

  • A limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 just sold for $128,000

    Sony has just auctioned one of its limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 consoles for over $128,000. The model had the serial number 00001, according to the Wall Street Journal. “We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations,” said a rep for […]

  • Here’s Killer Instinct’s new Omen and Golem fighters in action

    Microsoft has revealed Killer Instinct Season 2′s fighter Omen in a new trailer. Stick around for the end of the video and you’ll also get a peek at another new fighter, Golem. Omen is a bonus character and as such isn’t available as part of the main season roster. He’s available for free to Ultra […]

  • Digital copies of Far Cry 4 are being deleted from Uplay

    Ubisoft appears to be deleting copies of Far Cry 4 bought through digital third-party retailers. According to the Ubisoft support forums, copies of the game acquired via G2Play and G2A are being removed from Uplay. Users had not been given any warning by publisher Ubisoft that the game will be removed, although it is now […]

  • Gearbox wants “badass” talent for the next Borderlands

    Borderlands 3 may not have been announced at PAX this weekend, but studio boss Randy Pitchford is currently recruiting for the next game in the series. We are recruiting for next Borderlands. This is the big one. Industry badass? E-mail me: — Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 26, 2015 A recruitment push would suggest […]

  • Destiny: less grind, fairer economy in House of Wolves DLC

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it aims to lessen the grind in House of Wolves, and it won’t repeat mistakes it made with rewards in The Dark Below. Gear rewards will be fairer, according to lead designer Luke Smith in a Neogaf thread. For example, buying from a vendor should not invalidate gear rewarded for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Disaster

    Over two months since release and Xbox One’s big Christmas game is still a turkey, says Rich Stanton. “The game has now been available for two-and-a-half months, including the blockbuster Christmas season, and by any reasonable standard it doesn’t work.” Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched worldwide on November 11, 2014. Intended as something of […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection dated, first gameplay footage released

    Homeworld Remastered Collection has a release date, and as promised, the gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake has been released along with the news that Homeworld Shipbreaker development continues. The video was shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel earlier this morning at PAX South. Last year, Gearbox had said hoped to release the title […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry has landed on Kickstarter

    The Kickstarter for Clock Tower spiritual successor, Project Scissors, recently announced as Night Cry, has launched. A teaser directed by The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu was released for the game earlier this month, and the full short film can be viewed below. Shimizu is also creative director on the project and Silent Hill creative and environment […]

  • Toukiden Kiwami mission trailer released, pre-order bonuses detailed

    Pre-order bonuses for Toukiden Kiwami have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Here’s the pre-order bonus list for each participating retailer: North America GameStop – Armor inspired by new slayers Reki and Soma’s costumes and classic armor from Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers. Amazon – 2 exclusive pieces of armor: a set of Tenko […]