Xbox One: Quantum Break will ‘push boundaries’ of how we view games and live-action

Thursday, 30 May 2013 11:21 GMT By Dave Cook

Xbox One title Quantum Break has been discussed by Microsoft’s Phil Spencer, who feels Remedy’s shooter will push boundaries in how we perceive games and live-action content. The game will run alongside a TV show, similarly to Defiance.

Speaking with Polygon, Spencer said that together, Microsoft and Remedy are, “trying to push the boundaries of how people think of live action and gaming today.

He added, “The unique capability of Remedy, I think is around storytelling, and television’s always been a great place to tell strong stories. We’ve got this interactive component … where actions in one and viewing in one, impact what people are doing in the other. That’s our creative idea.”

“The team has enough momentum in that space, I thought, so it was a great opportunity to put them on stage and show something. We’ll talk more as the game evolves.”

We just posted the game’s pack-art here. Check it out.

Thanks OXM.


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  1. Lengendaryboss

    “The game will run alongside a TV show” They just can’t leave TV entertainment out can they?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. SameeR_Fisher

    ^^ Indeed, this is starting feel less and less exciting.

    The game was kinda interesting, but I am not sure about the whole live action thing.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Djoenz

    I watch defiance, but dont play the game. I dont see the point of this tbh. Oh my actions in this game could influence the show.

    That would be cool with The Walking Dead maybe or not. . how can they implement peoples actions in the show. its all scripted anyway.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. DeyDoDoughDontDeyDough

    I put a gibbon turd in a sandwich once. It ‘pushed boundaries’ in how we define sandwiches.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Lengendaryboss

    Ha :D

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Logion

    It’s like a return to the old FMV games. We will see real actors performing bad dialogues and stunts in front of the camera in our games. I don’t know if I should be happy or sad.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. rbevanx

    I bet Night Trap will still be the best :)

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Moonwalker1982

    Alongside the game? Does that mean like the short series on Xbox Live from Alan Wake or really IN the game itself?

    #8 2 years ago
  9. foofly

    I’ve been watching Defiance, not a bad show. I did play the game on Steam’s free weekend and thought it was ok. Mass Effect shooting gameplay without the cover mechanic.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Moonwalker1982

    So it’s like Defiance in that regard? Doesn’t that mean it will be just a seperate show and that the game will have it’s own in-engine cutscenes? I’m trying to paint a picture here.


    It doesn’t sound like that to me at all. Alongside a tv show, sounds to me like the game won’t have of that.

    I did a wiki for Defiance and it’s a seperate tv show and game.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. MidlifeAxe

    Soon, they’ll just put the TV show on some TV screens in-game so you can watch and play simultaneously.

    Shit, did I give them a bad idea?

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Malmer

    It’s remedy. I have high hopes for this.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Rikki

    Well since it’s Remedy I’ll give this a pass. They have basically already made TV shows before; Address Unknown and Night Springs, So this could be good.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. RandomTiger

    I’m getting really tired of the word ‘television’.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. allftw

    I wonder at what point Microsoft will stop and go “Oh wait! We’re doing something wrong.” Can’t be too far away now.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. reask

    Seems to me they are trying out new things for next gen.
    Isn,t that what we all want?

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Malmer

    @15 And making new and innovative things is wrong now? The game might be crap, but judge it once you know more about it and actually seen it in action. Considering it is remedy I think they will make something special. Not every game has to be a shooter.

    I am looking forward to this and whatever david Cage has cooking for the PS4 a lot.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. viralshag

    @16, No of course not. REAL GAMERS only want games and nothing else. Nothing new in any department, that’s the way real gamers like it. Whenever something new does come along, we just look back at old games and say how they were always better.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Francis O

    Next-gen shit right here. Live action-TV-DRM-Used games fees- Forced Kinect- Shooting games- 8GB or RAM- 3 operating systems-Windows 8

    - Next gen, next gen

    #19 2 years ago
  20. viralshag

    @19, They both seem to have a lot more going for them than Nintendos “next gen” console…

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Lengendaryboss

    You would have a hard time convincing him of that.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Moonwalker1982

    Wow…some incredibly stupid prejudice bullshit in here from people. It’s crazy. How about…gee…i don’t know…giving it a chance? How about just waiting and see what this is all about? Boy am i going to love it when people will be eating crow like there’s no tomorrow when MS shows some very promising games at E3.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. viralshag

    @21, I know. He only comes here to troll because he wants to stay neutral on his own site. I’d give you a link to it but I honestly can’t even remember what it’s called.

    @22, That’s impossible for the average “hardcore” gamer. That would mean having some patience. I mean, if they’re not constantly getting a stream of new video game content for the X1 then it’s obviously a day one PS4 purchase. Just think about all the game info that has been spilling forth since the initial PS4 reveal… OBVIOUSLY, a no brainer!

    #23 2 years ago
  24. OlderGamer

    You might have a hard time convincing me of that too. WiiU might just be the last console as we have come to know them. In todays world a Generation cycle means a lot less then it did 20 years ago. When most people talk about a generational cycle, they are still refering to graphical leaps forward. But intodays world we are moving, for the most part, past that.

    The truth is a PS3 game looks good enough for most people. And most people won’t complain about a WiiU game. It is a world where more people buy and play on mobile devices then traditional living room consoles. And in the coming years those traditional living room consoles will change the way we consume games.

    What they won’t dramaticly change is the graphics of said games. Slightly better, how is that for a generational leap? And that is what most core gamers have been basing their opinions off of. Graphics. And their expectations that this coming “Next gen” will be a major revolution graphicaly. We saw the WiiU and laughed, it wasn’t what we were expecting. It was like going from a NES to a TG16. Improved, but not much.

    I don’t think you can hang your hat on next gen having mind blowing graphics. That isn’t the focus of the systems. The intent is to change the way you purchase and consume. And that covers the gamet of games and video and music entertainment. Throw in social media. Throw in sharing features. A heavy dose of services… what were we talking about again?

    Oh yes, graphics. Ok sure they will be nice. Amazing? Mind blowing? I doubt it. Nothing we have seen is mind blowing.

    And we get all of that wraped up in mega corperational fantasy dream paper. Full of pay walls, always on, DRM, used game fees, different level of viewing liscing fees, marketing info being gathered from mandatory cameras. etc.

    Graphics aside, what most people seem to want is a console. Something like the WiiU. Ironic isn’t it?

    #24 2 years ago
  25. manamana

    @OG thats why I enjoy handheld gaming so much. Turn on and play. Nothing else matters.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Francis O

    #20 really? I don’t know about that.

    Graphics aren’t the reason why I game. I play for gameplay, graphics are just a bonus.

    - Enjoy your DRM, no used games, $60 a year for online gameplay, forced kinect, and shooters.

    I’ll be be playing Xenoblade 2, Shin Megami, Bayonetta 2, Mario, Smash Bros, Zelda ect. And the 3DS+PC

    I’ll get a PS4 when Infamous Second Son and the PS4 get price cuts.

    The X-Bone is a POS.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. OlderGamer


    I can defently understand that. I really have been wanting to get a handheld. I am a bit torn as to which to buy. I think Vita is the better hardware, but I tend to think the 3DS has the better games line up. The real problem is my eyes, those handhelds can be tough to play for any length of time for me.

    But I do like the simple straight forward, game focused feel of the handhelds. That is something it seems we will be giving up to move into the “next gen” of consoles.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Lengendaryboss

    Most of what your saying about Xbone is either not finalised, never been mentioned, generalisations and judging just on the basis on Xbox360: who said 60? for all you know it could be free, paid for in various tiers and other alternatives, no-one cares about what Nintendo games your playing on your favourite Nintendo platforms.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. OlderGamer

    “no-one cares about what Nintendo games your playing on your favourite Nintendo platforms.”

    But isn’t that also a fanboy slant? The Wii sold Millions. Several of the best selling games this gen were on the Wii. And the last Gameboy that didn’t just about print money was….VirtualBoy? What I mean to say is that first, second or third place…Nintendo games sell fantasticly well. And that would ofc indicate that someone does indeed care.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. polygem

    halo tv series, this…seriously, that´s exactly the direction i do not want to see games going to. not the kind of innovation i want to see, not at all, also not feeling the artdesign of this one. they get everything so damn wrong right now it´s painfull really. i will still try giving all this a chance but i can only judge by what i can see right now and everything only makes me roll eyes.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. manamana

    @OG tough decision. If you go for ninty you must go with the 3DSXL. I can also play all my old DS games on it and while the pixels are blurry (if upscaled), I find that its okay for a session. So if you have had a DS, its a nobrainer.

    The Vita. I was an early adopter but Uncharted was a huge disappointment (imo) and WipeOut2048 was great but after a while the handheld was just laying around (confronted to my other handhelds) so I sold it for a good price.

    Now though, would be the time reconsidering buying a Vita, since there are more interesting games on the way, plus the perspective to use it with the PS4. The rediculous prices for memory cards dropped also a bit. And the is a good chance to make a bargain getting one second hand. Wait for E3 where Sony will definetely show some Vita stuff in combination to the PS4 …

    #31 2 years ago
  32. viralshag

    @29, But what does it have to do with the Xbox One?

    Selling well and popularity doesn’t seem to mean anything for CoD, I don’t see why it should for Ninty games.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. polygem

    nintendo are the keepers of faith

    #33 2 years ago
  34. reask

    I think in all fairness OG it,s the way some things are said by certain posters that get a reaction rather than fanboyism.

    I dont have the wii or u and most likely wont be getting it but I wont go round knocking it for the most part.

    The knives appear to be out for the 1 much like they were out for the 3 last gen.

    I think the old xbot is coming back to me this time although if I,m been honest I will most likely get the 4 first and then the 1.

    I suppose E3 will swing it for me in the end.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. polygem

    …and hope

    #35 2 years ago
  36. viralshag

    What’s wrong with transmedia productions all of a sudden? Like it’s something we have seen done so many times before and failed?

    If Defiance the game wasn’t the weaker of the two then that would be a good example of why it’s not such a bad idea.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. polygem

    @viral: nothing wrong with it. i just don´t personally feel it. i just don´t watch tv. very rarely do. i play games, read, listen to music and go to the cinema from time to time or rent a movie.
    i cannot sense real ambition, no real passion for games here. to me it just smells like aiming for a larger and larger audience…i cannot see real innovation here, but hey, that´s just me.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Lengendaryboss

    “But isn’t that also a fanboy slant?” No its not no-one cares, no-one asked what he is playing in fact what relevance does it have here? He is just here to preach Nintendo’s good graces while dissing Xbone which to be fair nearly everyone is doing but hes doing it based on his view on Xbone when in actuality it is either “not finalised, never been mentioned, generalisations and judging just on the basis on Xbox360″

    #38 2 years ago
  39. viralshag

    @37, Based on what though? A new IP which is actually trying something that’s relatively new by broadening the IP beyond the game? I don’t see how that’s a bad thing.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. YoungZer0

    #40 2 years ago
  41. manamana

    On topic: “… The game will run alongside a TV show …” Stopped reading there. There will be definitely people out there enjoying those kinds of media crossover. I’m not a part of it. But I’m keen on how MS are going to manage that worldwide …

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Francis O


    Microsoft said themselves there will be DRM ever 24 hours! MS also said their will be a fee for used games! MS will also charge for Xbox Live! There is a huge focus on TV. There is 8 GB of RAM and 3 operating systems.

    Nothing I said was false. MS confirmed all of this. You can say it’s not finalized all you want, but when MS’ own employees are saying this….how can it not be taken as true?

    And me discussing what games I’ll be playing was in response to this comment:

    “@19, They both seem to have a lot more going for them than Nintendos “next gen” console…”

    #42 2 years ago
  43. laughing-gravy

    One question I have regarding this project, what is the production budget for a game & TV show side by side? It’s probably astronomical. Especially considering how much money is needed to produce a TV show on it’s own. What if it fails? Not even a company as wealthy as MSoft can afford to keep writing off large sums of money like that.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. viralshag

    @43, It depends who will be working on the TV show. Defiance the game I imagine is backed and funded by Trion and the show is mostly likely backed and funded by SyFy.

    I don’t know for certain but it’s not impossible using Defiance as the example. I’m hoping that will get a second season as I’m really enjoying it. On the game front I stopped playing it a long time ago.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Samoan Spider

    @44 It’s already been renewed for a second season :)

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Lengendaryboss

    The fee has nothing do with gamers, retailers pay whatever price MS sets and they charge you whatever they want. I don’t recall MS saying they will charge for XBL on the One, please link it. You said XBone will have shooter games sure but your forgetting NFS, Sports games like FIFA 14, Forza 5, AC and much more those aren’t shooters just because we are overflooded with shooters doesn’t mean everything else disappears into the sunset. MS employees aren’t even sure themselves one minute its we pay a fee the next its retailers, thats how i think its not finalized thus not completely factual. I am very certain @19 meant in terms of a combination of first and third party support/games like Battlefield, GTA, NFS, FIFA, COD, Wolfenstein, Theif and a variety of other games which hasn’t been announced for Wii or Wii U. The point remains he never asked you what Nintendo games do you play, he said the other two have more support going for them.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. laughing-gravy

    @44 Hmm. Will just have to wait and see how this one pans out.

    #47 2 years ago

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  • Completionists could spend over 200 hours in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is going to be a rather long game. If you are a completionist, you could spend over 200 hours playing the game, according to CD Projekt RED. Answering a question pertaining to game length on Twitter, senior game designer Damien Monnier said if “you do everything” the game will last […]

  • Limited edition Batman: Arkham Knight Steel Grey PS4 announced

    A limited edition bundle for Batman: Arkham Knight has been announced which includes a Steel Grey PS4 with a custom design based upon the Rocksteady title. It comes with a matching DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller, the game on Blu-Ray, and exclusive bonus content the Scarecrow Nightmare that’s available to play on PS4. There’s also a […]

  • Super Mario 64 HD project receives takedown notice from Nintendo

    Nintendo has issued a takedown notice for Unity-developed Super Mario 64 HD, the fan project which created an updated version of the first level of the game and allowed users to play it in their browser. It was also downloadable, with no attempts from creator Roystan Ross to monetize the project. Still, the news shouldn’t […]

  • Dying Light players should use “extreme caution” handling Antizin injections tomorrow

    Dying Light players will be able to participate in “something unusual” which Techland says will “radically change the game experience” for one day only tomorrow, April 1. According to the developer, players will need to use “extreme caution” when handling Antizin injections as the latest batch has been sullied with a foreign contaminant. The chemical […]

  • Nintendo of America’s hosting a Nintendo Direct on April 1

    Nintendo of America will be hosting a Nintendo Direct tomorrow, April 1 of all days. The company will be discussing upcoming 3DS and Wii U games. The session will take place at 3pm PDT/6pm EDT/12am CET. Catch a #NintendoDirectNA about #WiiU & #3DS games on 4/1 at 3 p.m. PT. Don’t let the date fool […]

  • How eSports changed Call of Duty

    Betting on eSports for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has reinvigorated the biggest game on consoles and turned it into a spectator sport. “We were looking at the eSports scene blowing up. Every year it was getting bigger. Players were maturing and being more discriminating. We had to understand the impact that eSports is having […]

  • Destiny: how does the road ahead look?

    The future of Destiny looks very bright with House of Wolves and Comet releasing this year. But what about next year, and the one after that? Alex has a new video for you that tries to paint a picture of the future of Destiny. He goes over the timeline as we know it based on […]

  • GTA 5 patch 1.09 improves Heists matchmaking

    GTA 5 received a patch towards the end of last week. The patch, version 1.09, brought with it a few improvements to Heists and plenty of other fixes. Rockstar has released patch 1.09 (1.23 PS3 and Xbox 360) for all versions of GTA 5 to help make the Heisting experience better for all. The ‘auto-invite’ […]

  • Diablo 3, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and more make up this week’s Deals with Gold

    Deals with Gold is back for the week of March 30 with discounts on Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls: Ultimate Evil Edition, Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Lego Movie Videogame, and others. Xbox Live Gold members get a few good deals this week to spend money on. A large assortment of The Lego games is on […]

  • GTA 5: parallax occlusion mapping is gone, but framerate is better

    Patch 1.09 for GTA 5 has indeed removed the parallax occlusion mapping effect, but has in turn improved the game’s overall framerate – at least on PlayStation 4. Earlier last week a YouTube video came to light and showed what appeared to be the removal of effects from GTA 5 after applying patch 1.09. The […]

  • The Witcher 3 dev: DirectX 12 may not have impact on Xbox One games resolution

    DirectX 12 may not be the miracle that some are believing it to be, at least not when it comes to improving the resolution of Xbox One ports. Damien Monnier, a senior game designer at The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED has revealed through a Twitter conversation with fans that DirectX 12 may not […]

  • Get infinite items in Bloodborne with this duplication glitch

    Bloodborne has a nasty glitch that will let you duplicate all in-game consumables. The glitch was discovered by Kotaku and makes item duplication pretty simple. Note that doing this will trivialise a major part of the game’s challenge and that it will probably get patched soon. For this glitch to work, you’ll need to create […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for March 31: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    The weekly reset to Destiny’s merchants, strikes, and reputation caps is here. The strike for this week is The Nexus on the Ishtar Sink on Venus. Void burn will be your ally/enemy for the Nightfall. The Juggler modifier is also available on both Heroic and Nightfall. Inferno Crucible mode also returns with Clash, and it […]

  • Motivational Growth is the first non-documentary film to be released on Steam

    Motivational Growth will soon be Steam’s first foray into selling movies that are not based around video games Steam will release its first, non-documentary film later today in the form of Motivational Growth. The film is a sci-fi comedy distributed by Hotline Miami publisher Devolver Digital, who has itself produced other game-centred documentaries before, and […]

  • Metal Gear Solid movie in the works at Sony Pictures

    A Metal Gear Solid film is in the making at Sony Pictures. Deadline is reporting that Sony Pictures has closed a deal to make a film adaptation of Metal Gear Solid. The film will be written by Jay Basu, with Jordan Vogt-Roberts attached to direct. Michael De Luca is said to be heading production. There […]

  • Destiny: Inferno mode returns this week with Inferno Clash

    Inferno mode returns to Destiny this week. This time it’s Inferno Clash. The Inferno playlist will be back to The Crucible rotation in Destiny this week. Unlike last month’s Control, Clash will be the mode variant this time. The main changes Inferno brings to the game is the removal of the radar (mini-map), scoring is […]

  • Bladestorm: how 28 rogue ninja conquered Brittany

    The Hundred Years War wasn’t ended by the superior forces of the French cavalry: it was ninja. Bladestorm: Nightmare Battlefield sim. Take control of dozens of unit types. You play a mercenary, fighting for both France and England, usually at your own discretion. Unit variations liven things up; Lady Lancers replace Knights. Vikings replace Swords. […]

  • First Bloodborne speedrun is in, game finished in under 45 minutes

    Bloodborne has been out for less than a week in most parts of the world and the first speedrun record has already been achieved. YouTuber Oginam_tv managed to finish Bloodborne in under 50 minutes. Of course not without utilising more than his fair share of exploits, including level-skipping glitches, as well as the item duplication […]

  • Advanced Warfare Infection gameplay shows the new map, monsters, extraction mechanic

    We’ve got some new gameplay footage from Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies episode 2 – Infection. Arekkz went to L.A. this past weekend and played the new map that Infection brings to Exo Zombies mode in Advanced Warfare. The map is noticeably larger than that of the first episode, with more branching paths you can unlock. […]

  • Hotline Miami collector’s edition is close, 50% already achieved

    The Hotline Miami crowdfunding effort to produce a special collector’s edition is going strong with 50% of the target achieved. Gamer Network’s collector’s edition initiative has announced that funding for the Hotline Mimi Gamer’s Edition has reached 50% of its goal, with just over nine days to go. The collector’s edition is a one-of-a-kind bundle […]

  • Woah Dave will be an extra free PS+ game on PS4 in April

    Indie platformer Woah Dave will be made free to PlayStation Plus members on PlayStation 4 in April, but it’s not part of the month’s main Plus offering. Woah Dave is a “secret” April PlayStation Plus game, according to Sony. The game is a 2D platformer that received positive feedback when it was released on PS […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: three international tourneys announced, $100,000 prize pool

    Warner Bros. has announced a new series of Mortal Kombat X tournaments with a prize pool starting at $100,000. Mortal Kombat X Worldwide Competitive Program is a series of tournaments that kick off in April and allow players from the around the world participation. The tournaments are the Fatal 8 Exhibition Tournament, Mortal Kombat X […]

  • Project CARS to receive a free car every month, starting with the Lykan Hypersport

    The Lykan Hypersport, the supercar featured in one of Furious 7′s action set-pieces, will be a free download for Project CARS owners. To thank the fans for their patience throughout Project CARS development and several delays, developer Slightly Mad will be giving all owners one in-game car for free each month. The first car will […]

  • Leaked Halo Online gameplay shows weapons, maps, and more

    Gameplay from the upcoming, Russia only, Halo Online has leaked online and it looks like a mix of Halo 3 and Halo Reach. Microsoft announced last week that a free-to-play Halo game is in development at Saber Interactive. The game will be available in Russia only, at least on launch. YouTuber Noble, with the help […]

  • Get PlayStation 4 with the PS Camera and The Last of Us for $399

    US retailer Best Buy is offering a free PlayStation Camera with the purchase of The Last of Us PS4 bundle. If you’re in the US, Best Buy is having a very good deal on PlayStation 4 systems at the moment. If you buy The Last of Us PS4 bundle, you’ll automatically get the PS Camera […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC comes to PS4 in May

    Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC has been given a release window for PS3, PS4, and Xbox 360. Jaws of Hakkon, the first story add-on to Dragon Age: Inquisition was released last week on PC and Xbox One. The release was a complete surprise, as there was no prior announcement. What was also surprising […]

  • Watch Rainbow Six Siege developers stream new gameplay right now

    Rainbow Six Siege developers are about to livestream new gameplay footage. Come and watch with us. The livestream below starts at 7pm UK time/6pm GMT. Ubisoft will be showing new gameplay footage and will talk more about the operator system, which was revealed today. The footage will be from the PC alpha build. Expect more […]

  • Advanced Warfare Exo Zombie Infected trailer shows new weapons, massive enemy

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Exo Zombies episode 2, Infected, has been shown off in a new trailer. The official trailer for Exo Zombies Infected is here with footage of the new gear and new enemies. All of which help set up the mess everyone’s making at Burger Town. John Malkovich and co are dropped […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege collector’s edition comes with a 120-page field manual

    Rainbow Six Siege will be getting a collector’s edition and it comes with a 120-page guide. The Rainbow Six Siege collector’s edition has been fully detailed. It’s called the “Art of Siege Edition” and will be available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, priced £65. Here’s what you get: A copy of the game […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege trailer is all about the operators

    Rainbow Six Siege has a new trailer available explaining the operator system. Operators are what makes any Counter Terrorist Unit and you will get to choose each of them individually before assembling a team. Any operator you choose will not be available for others though, so planning ahead will be crucial. The new trailer shows […]

  • Spotify now available on PS3 and PS4, lets you play music in the background

    Spotify has arrived on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. The Spotify app is now available in 42 countries on PSN. The app was part of last week’s firmware update and can be found under PlayStation Music. Anyone can download it, as it doesn’t require PlayStation Plus. You can use your PSN account to subscribe to […]

  • Let’s talk Battlefield Hardline weapon balance

    The weapon balance in Battlefield Hardline is causing a controversy among the players. Are some weapons too powerful, or are other not powerful enough? Westie has been playing Battlefield Hardline since it the day it came out and he has some opinions about the state of weapon balance as it stands right now. Westie also […]

  • UK Charts: Bloodborne enters at No. 2, Battlefield Hardline defends No. 1 spot

    Battlefield Hardline has defended the No. 1 spot in the UK Charts against Bloodborne’s impressive numbers. The UK Charts for the week ending March 28 show Battlefield Hardline continuing to hold the top spot despite dropping 43% in sales. Bloodborne achieved the No. 2 spot and came only 22,500 copies short of becoming number 1. […]

  • Halo 5: Guardians release date and new trailers released

    Halo 5 is coming in October. Are you ready? Halo 5: Guardians has been slapped with a release date of October 27. Microsoft and 343 Industries also released a new trailer to mark the news; check it out below. “The Master Chief. Spartan Locke. Who is the hunter and who is the hunted?” Microsoft said […]

  • Denial wins Call of Duty Championship 2015

    In a weekend where favourites crashed out and non-US teams took a beating, Denial stepped up to take the title and $400,000 prize Denial have beaten Revenge to win the Call of Duty Championship 2015, claiming a $400,000 prize. Taking place in downtown Los Angeles, 32 of the best teams in the world battled it […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC- check out new maps and the grapple ability

    Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance DLC is looking pretty sweet in these two new videos. The Call of Duty Championships this weekend have given our very own Arekkz a chance to check out the new Ascendance DLC coming this month. Take a look at all four new maps as well as the cool new grapple ability (which […]

  • Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies gets a “mini boss” with Ascendance DLC

    Zombies mode gets an exo-kick up the ass with Advanced Warfare’s second DLC drop, Ascendance. When Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance DLC drops this week, players will be going up against some tougher challenges in Exo Zombies mode. “It’s all zombies, all of the time,” says High Moon Studios Matt Tieger, head of the […]

  • GTA Online user videos show out of character Lester, important Police Business

    You know, Lester isn’t as soft as he lets on, at least in these two GTA Online videos he’s not. The first one below is from YouTube user 10Phoenix01 Gamer, showing Lester kick a guy’s ass. It’s apparently punishment for running over the player – at least that’s the way it appears. A second video […]

  • Guild Wars 2 devs explain how the Map Bonus system, precursor crafting work in Heart of Thorns

    ArenaNet has posted information on the Guild Wars 2 website explaining how crafting mastery, and crafting a legendary weapon, will work in the Heart of Thorns expansion. There’s also information on the new Map Bonuses system, which will make acquiring crafting materials a more “directed activity” and streamlined experience. The new system will also add […]

  • Fly around your creations in Cities: Skylines with the Flight Cimulator mod

    Cities: Skylines players can now fly over their creations thanks to the Flight Cimulator mod. Created by Ulysius and available through the Steam Workshop, the mod allows the user to simulate flight through simple controls. According to the mod notes, it is still a work in progress as Ulysius plans to add building collisions , […]

  • The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul arrive on PlayStation Vue

    Sony has announced the addition of AMC to its PlayStation Vue service, which soft launched in Chicago, New York City and Philadelphia earlier this month. Those who use the service can now get their Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead fix, and also watch the Sundance channel, WEtv and IFC. AMC and WEtv are […]

  • Play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser

    Thanks to Roystan Ross and the Unity engine, you can play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser. This little nugget came to my attention yesterday, and unfortunately it became lost on my worksheet. Better late than never, I suppose. Anyway, the level is free-to-play and if you don’t wish to play […]

  • Steam’s Discovery Update has helped increase revenue for smaller titles

    Valve has said its Discovery Queue has increased product page views across Steam by 30% since the company launched the Discovery Update. According to Valve, 75% of those views come from the Discovery Queue, and 16% of product views can be attributed to the Discovery Queue. Even Steam Tags clicks have increased. The system is […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection April update includes “more ranked playlists”

    The next content update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection will “address a variety of issues across the game,” according to 343 Industries, including specific improvements to ranking. New quit and betrayal penalties are also in the works as the development team prepares to roll out ranks to additional playlists. According to 343, the latest […]

  • Get Spec Ops: The Line for free through 2K Games sale on Humble Store

    A 2K Games sale is going on this weekend on the Humble Store with up to 83% off on select titles. Games on sale include Evolve, Bioshock, Civilization and other franchises. Plus, Spec Ops: The Line can be yours for free with the purchase of any -2K title on sale. To see the full list […]

  • Dota 2 The International 2015 tickets are sold out

    Tickets to Dota 2 The International 2015 are now sold out, which shouldn’t surprise anyone. The tickets went on sale in two phases starting March 27. Phase one sold out in six minutes, and phase two sold out in four minutes. Each round of sales offered the same quantity of General Admission tickets priced at […]

  • Here’s what’s expected in Battlefield 4′s Weapon Crate DLC – video

    A new Battlefield 4 drop is on the horizon, and to give you an idea of what to expect, we have a video for you below featuring information on the Weapon Crate DLC. According to Battlefield expert Westie, players can expect five new weapons along with the return of the Gun Master game mode. The […]

  • Pillars of Eternity issues to be addressed in patch 1.03, expected next week

    Obsidian Entertainment plans to release a Pillars of Eternity patch next week to combat issues users have reported. Until the patch is released, the developers have posted workarounds for some of the most common issues. The issues reported span framerate drops, inability to launch the game unless in administrator mode, crashes on 32-bit machines, animal […]

  • Mortal Kombat X videos show Erron Black gameplay, Ermac fatalities, more

    Erron Black, the gunslinger which was outed for Mortal Kombat X in the achievements listing last week, was featured in the latest livestream from NetherRelam Studios yesterday evening. Along with gameplay, fatalities and variations for Black, the developer also provided a look at gameplay for: Ermac vs Mileena; Ermac’s brutality and fatality moves; Lui Kang […]

  • The Legend of Zelda Wii U: 2015 release not a “priority”, skipping E3

    The Legend of Zelda franchise producer Eiji Aonuma is featured in the latest video update on the status of The Legend of Zelda for Wii U, stating a 2015 release is no longer a “number one priority” for the team. While Aonuma never specifically says the game has been delayed into 2016, the announcement confirms […]

  • Destiny gameplay designer exits for Bethesda

    Destiny’s senior gameplay designer Josh Hamrick announced on Twitter overnight he would be leaving the company in a week’s time for Bethesda. Hamrick joined Bungie in 2009 after working two years at Midway Austin, where he created multiplayer maps, modified single-player levels, and other designer functions. He was in charge of fixing bug in code […]