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Xbox One to cost $399, PS4 for $349 says Pachter

Monday, 3 June 2013 14:39 GMT By Dave Cook

Xbox One will retail at $399 at launch, while PS4 will run you $349, according to Wedbush Morgan Analyst Michael Pachter.

GI.biz reports that Pachter made his predictions in a pre-E3 address to investors today, during which the analyst placed the PS4′s build cost per console at $275, and added that the Xbox One will cost $325 per unit.

Pachter added that Microsoft may still consider a subscription-based Xbox One model at cheaper cost, which backs up rumours of a $299 version.

In the address, Pachter added, “We believe the ability to watch live TV from a cable, telco, or satellite set-top box through Xbox One could entice an MSO to drive subscriptions through a subsidised box in exchange for a multi-year contract. The ‘always connected’ requirement for the Xbox One likely means that a broadband connection will be required, suggesting to us that ISPs may have an incentive to offer a subsidy as well.

“In addition, Microsoft could conceivably subsidise the Xbox One through prepaid Xbox Live Gold subscriptions (as it has done on a limited basis in the past) or premium Skype functionality as well. Similarly, Sony could subsidise the PS4 through prepaid PlayStation Network subscriptions, but unlike Microsoft, it does not have a history of doing so.”

What do you make of the prices above? Do they make sense or are they too expensive? Let us know below.

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54 Comments

  1. Dragon246

    Not surprising.
    Although if true, Wii U can be buried in graveyard after next-gen arrives.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Lengendaryboss

    They seem to be the right price points, now all Sony and MS have to do is wow us at E3.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. SlayerGT

    I think that’s too low.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Joe Anderson

    I said PS4 would be £349 and Kinect One £399 (sorry Xbox One, genuinely wrote that so left it in).

    #4 2 years ago
  5. KineticCalvaria

    Sounds good to me, I’ll take 50 of each!

    What are we thinking in £?

    X1 £349?
    PS4 £299?

    Or is that wishful thinking? :)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. hitnrun

    I’ve given up flaming game sites for reposting Michael Pachter, but could you at least phrase the headline more informatively and less bait-y?

    Like “Wedbush Morgan Securities Analyst Michael Pachter predicts XboxOne to cost $399; PS4 $349 according to speculation of investment analyst Michael Pachter.”

    Anyway, he’s definitely low. Those are the kind of price points that gamers would hold out hope for, if they dared. I predict both prices will be exactly $100 more. Never mind pricing high for early adopters; they’ll have to be high just to manage the inevitable inventory shortages.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Christopher Jack

    If only this were true, I expect both to be charged a further $100 more.

    @5, Try more like
    X1 £399
    PS4 £349

    #7 2 years ago
  8. melonbuster1

    Great prices. . Because it’s old tech.. not the best video cards.. we shouldn’t pay more than this. @1 your right.. wiiu is dead if this is true. . 179.99 and they could survive. For 2 years more.. no price droo and they are done

    #8 2 years ago
  9. KineticCalvaria

    @7, Yeah I think that’s probably more likely lol.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. tmac2011

    noty a bad price for 349 dollars but i never really listen to this guy

    #10 2 years ago
  11. NeutralBlade

    This seems unlikely without a sub contract which in the end, you’ll pay more for the system than buying it outright. M&S do want to make money, so $400 – $500 seems a lot more likely.

    But if the prices are low, and the gotcha! is monthly sub fees for online, (meaning next-gen online prices could be $10 – $15 per month), then those consoles really won’t be cheaper, now will they? Neither one will bury the Wii U, if it will cost a lot more to play them online; while Wii U is free online, while having an unrestricted used games market.

    With all these new features they’re adding to online, I highly doubt prices will remain the same as this gen. Hopefully these questions will be answered at E3. And I really doubt the PS4 will retail for cheaper than the Xbox One. If anything, the prices will be the same, or the Xbox One will be a little cheaper. The only thing that would make the Xbox One more expensive, is if Sony chose not to bundle their PS Eye with the console.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. DrDamn

    They have both been designed around hitting the $400 sweet spot. If rumours of no camera included with PS4 are true then I wouldn’t be surprised if the XO was a little more expensive. That would be partly intentional to give a perception of more/better.

    UK prices I would fully expect $400 ==> £300. That’s the way it’s been for a while and it’s near bang on taking exchange rates and VAT into account.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Tavarish

    So… 500€ for Europa and 600€ for Finland just because Finland, for both consoles? :D

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Froseidon

    To be honest, I think that the pricing that Amazon used as a placeholder was too high, but it was just that, a placeholder. However, this price seems a little too low to me, considering that the PS3 and X360 seemed to (if I remember correctly, it was sometime ago) be a higher price than these new ones. I think Sony and MS will be wanting to make more profit off of these consoles than these prices will. I’m assuming at least £/$50/100 higher than what Patcher predicts.

    To be honest, I think a better source of information (I.e – I mean the companies themselves) will have to give a price before I believe anything. Also going off the fact I’m not a large fan of Pacther at all (which probably means I am a little bias against his predictions, but I seriously think he is just being a little hopeful with his pricing predictions).

    #14 2 years ago
  15. silverstorm

    @13 Same shit here in Sweden. But still it’s good news, i expected about 400 dollars for PS4.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. DrDamn

    @14
    XBox360 launched in the UK at £280 for the full-fat version, PS3 was £425 and widely accepted as poorly priced. This is why I think they will both be aiming for ~£300 and the design decisions they’ve made reflect that. They’ve both gone for very good value builds.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. ps3fanboy

    I TOLD YOU SO THE XBONE WILL COST MORE AND DON’T FORGET THE YEARLY ONLINE FEE ON TOP OF THIS.

    THAT WILL BE A MANDATORY PAY BECAUSE THE XBONE NEED TO CONNECT ONLINE..

    YOU WILL BE LOOKING AT A MINIMUM OF 499 HERE TO PAY AT DAY ONE. THEN YOU WILL BE PAYING EVERY YEAR THE ONLINE FEE. DON’T BE FOOLED PEOPLE, JUST SAYING.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. G1GAHURTZ

    The man knows nothing.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Digital Bamboo

    There are PS3 & Xbox360 systems that cost that now. When has a new console ever arrived at the same price point as the system it was succeeding? Will we be able to pick up a current gen system for $150 soon?

    I think $400 is the absolute minimum for both (in North America), barring any contractual bullshit.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Samoan Spider

    As I’ve said before about Pachter; Throw enough shit at the wall and some of it sticks.
    I’d love to see both consoles at the £300 price point but we all know that £349/£399 is far more likely.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Dragon246

    Aren’t higher Eu prices because of taxes? I wonder why people are the company’s throats when its their own govt. which makes these things costly.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. NocturnalB

    A subscription based box doesn’t make any sense at all. It barely makes sense hooking your cable box up to your Xbox, but tossing another subscription on top of your existing cable/sat service? Why would anyone do that? I HIGHLY doubt a sub-based Xbox will happen, although Microsoft has surprised me a lot recently. The greed in particular stands out.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. ps3fanboy

    —-

    #23 2 years ago
  24. naffgeek

    I have been Xbox all this gen really (even though I eventually bought a PS3 for Uncharted).

    But I just cannot see me buying a Xbox one.

    The reveal just seemed like a bunch of middle aged men salesmen trying desperately to seem relevant.

    I am really looking forward to E3 but they will have to have one hell of a showing to get me back onside no matter what the price of the console.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Samoan Spider

    @23 That’s Warren Spector, not Michael Pachter. Secondly, perilous means risky, not doomed to failure.

    Edit: Left here for posterity despite ps3fanboy backtracking on his link :)

    #25 2 years ago
  26. ps3fanboy

    @22 i agree with you NocturnalB nothing ms do make sense and the greed particular stands out. this gen for ms will be a rude awaking and may be the last xbox we will ever see.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. polygem

    yeah he knows shit……but IF true i would be very happy with the price, eventhough it will be 349 dollar = 349 euro here. but still, fair price. i expect it to be higher though. i have putted 500 euro aside for one of those machines plus 1 or 2 launch games, so yeah, looks like i´m in. i´d like to have pseyemovethingy not to be bundled with the console but being an optional purchase.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. ps3fanboy

    @25 okay my wrong i will have to take it back then.. no tears shed…

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Samoan Spider

    @28 Lol, no probs :D

    #29 2 years ago
  30. DrDamn

    @Dragon246
    Yes. For example on current fairly low exchange rates $399 ==> £266 + 20% VAT ==> £319.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Tavarish

    @21 So if e.g. PS4 would cost 350 USD you don’t need to pay tax on it in US? o_O I thought it is, in US, price + tax during purchase? E.g. 350 USD + 100 USD for tax?

    That said yes, in EU price includes tax, VAT, and varies from country to country. Still there is clear differences in baseline price.

    For some reason baseline price for things like game consoles, guide price is given by manufacturer like Sony, is higher in Finland than in Germany. When baseline price is higher than in e.g. Germany and then gets VAT on top if it we are paying way more than rest of Europa. It makes no sense, but it’s how it goes.

    Edit: Comments like #26 really make me roll my eyes and laugh. It requires small miracle for X1 to tank and not to be good investment for MS.

    @30 You really and actually still think that manufacturers and/or publishers give a fuck about exchange rates? xD

    #31 2 years ago
  32. hitnrun

    @24: Ditto, and I never even bought a PS3 (the size of my pile of shame would have made that financial malpractice).

    And the E3 showing will have to be of as-yet-unannounced exclusives, since if this gen taught us anything, it’s 1) the consoles will be virtually the same in capability 2) to the extent that they’re not, devs will code to limitations for a multiplat release 3) the PC will have surpassed both probably by release day.

    @31: The US of A doesn’t have a sales tax (or the hidden VAT). Most US states have a sales tax of about 6-7%, which works out to $20-$30 on a console purchase.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Christopher Jack

    @30, Wouldn’t that initial $399 also include tax? Not sure how it is in America but in Australia we almost always have GST(our version of VAT) included in the final price, I think it maybe actually illegal to not include it.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. DrDamn

    @31
    I’m basing it on past experience. In the UK console prices have remained very competitive with the US prices when you take exchange rates and VAT into account. Examples – Launch prices PS3 $599/£425, 360 $399/£280. Current price of a Xbox 360 4GB in the US $199, UK equivalent £130.

    You do seem to get shafted in Finland, but in the UK the evidence says the prices are competitive.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. DrDamn

    @33
    No. As tax varies from State to State prices quoted are before sales tax.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Tavarish

    @32 I keep forgetting that USA is basically taxes free nation :D

    @33 Prices that are announced for EU have to include VAT, tax, in them because it’s demanded by European laws. So if e.g. Sony says “PS 4 is 400€!” that announcement price has to contain tax in it.

    That said I really don’t see Sony or MS using actual exchange rates, but instead just either pull price from their asses or slightly low-ball UK price and does 1 USD = ~1.2€ conversion for EU.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. DrDamn

    @36
    They won’t use strict actual exchange rates as they will change, but they have a big influence on the price they can set goods at. For example the WiiU price at release was hampered by a strong Yen.

    However as consumers if you want to compare prices between countries and make a point about any differences you have to use exchange rates and taxes in your comparison – at least as a basis.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. salarta

    For once, Pachter has said something I don’t immediately disagree with. That doesn’t mean I think he’s right, only that this is a subject so up in the air until official announcements that it can go all sorts of ways. Though I guess something could be said that he likely did his homework on all the parts and what they all roughly cost to make.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. backup

    powerful console to be sold at cheapest rate hell yeah

    #39 2 years ago
  40. jmg24bad

    Thats pretty good pricing for what you get.

    ps4 , a camera, a mic, and a controller . (I think you get all that)

    xbox one , kinect, controller, mic. (i would guess they include a mic)

    #40 2 years ago
  41. Keivz

    No chance they’ll be this low. No chance. In the U.S. the kinect holiday bundle currently retails at $380. That includes an XBOX 360, a kinect, and a 250 GB HDD (with two standard kinect games). You’re telling me that with kinect 2.0, twice as much HDD space, a blu-ray drive, 16x more RAM, a better GPU/CPU, and a fancier controller you’re only going to pay $20 more? They’ll both be $500 at an absolute minimum, and that’s if they’re being generous.

    Note. FWIW, the PS3 Move bundle retails for $370 here.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. NeutralBlade

    @41 I also believe both systems will be $500, as you said and I’ve also stated in the past. The current-gen systems already have bundles close to $400, and it seems unlikely these brand new systems will debut at $400 or less. I’m pretty sure any prices related to what is believed, will be tied to multi-year contracts. A $400 price point would be nice, though I’m going to wait a while before purchasing anyway.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. DrDamn

    @41
    It’s partly both going for much more sensible components and designs. It makes the old and new systems less comparable. Expect price cuts on current models at E3 too.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. azmza

    XT.V its all about T.V T.V T.V T.V Fee T.V Fee Fee T.V

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbWgUO-Rqcw

    #44 2 years ago
  45. zinc

    Well guess I’ll be keeping my PS3 for awhile. £350-400 is a little steep for me at the mo.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. reask

    Probably been already reported but I just got an email from xbox and it states that your live subscription will cover both 360 and 1.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. ps3fanboy

    Do you smell that? A shit-storm is coming.. the shitbarometer is rising.

    *Prepares for comment-storm*

    #47 2 years ago
  48. reask

    That really annoyed me in New York.
    You see the price of something and think not bad then you buy it and they add the tax on.
    At least here you pay what is marked.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. zinc

    @46, I should bloody well hope so too!

    #49 2 years ago
  50. hitnrun

    @48: It’s a matter of habitual preference, I expect. As an American, I’m used to mentally adding my state’s 6% tax to everything (except groceries) and would be inflamed if they tried to hide what the taxes really are by sneaking them back into the “value chain.” The open add-on method means they can’t raise taxes without a public debate (read: backlash).

    #50 2 years ago
  51. Anjiro

    Pachter’s ass must hurt since he keeps pulling out so much information from it…

    #51 2 years ago
  52. Telepathic.Geometry

    Keivz was spot on I think. Considering the prices of PS3, eyetoy, 360, kinect all at their larger HDD prices right now, $450 to $500 seems like the best we can hope for realistically.

    What’s your take on it Dave? Pat? Sam? Brenna? Stace?

    #52 2 years ago
  53. Digital Bamboo

    That’s true about the taxes. I failed to include them in my previous posts. In my home province, sales tax is 13%, so taking that into account there are current gen bundles that actually cost more than these guesses (Star Wars Kinect & God of War Legacy).

    Where I am now, taxes are included in the listed price, and I like that system a lot better. Then again, the Wii U hasn’t even been released here yet.

    Another thing to take into consideration is the minimum wage of each country. While console & game prices are higher in, say, Australia, the minimum wage is a hell of a lot higher than most places in the U.S., where they’re cheaper. I wrote a detailed post in the forum about this a long time ago, but I don’t think anyone read it.

    #53 2 years ago
  54. junguler

    @51 LOL +1

    #54 2 years ago

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    Dying Light’s second DLC drop, the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, and the free Hard Mode, have been given a solid release date alongside a new trailer. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, the game’s second DLC drop, will release March 10. The DLC is part of the season pass, but will […]

  • Exploration puzzler Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4

    Ether One, the first-person exploration game that puts you in the minds of other people to help change events of their past is coming to PlayStation 4 this year. Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4 this year, developer White Paper Games announced at GDC 2015. A retail version will also be available alongside the […]

  • Larian “murdered” Divinity: Dragon Commander to focus on Original Sin

    Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian talked very candidly about the business side of development and the many unfortunate events that took place for the game to come out as it did. Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke gave a post-mortem on the troubled development of Divinity: Original Sin, and how it managed to overcome all of […]

  • Firewatch probably has the most natural dialogue of any game to date

    Firewatch developer Campo Santo has revealed the first ever gameplay footage of the upcoming exploration game. Firewatch is the first game from super indie studio Campo Santo. The game is set in the Wyoming forests where the player will be exploring the environment and act as a fire lookout. The game features extensive voice-acting as […]

  • White Night launch trailer is a noir thriller trip

    White Night is here, not long after it was revealed and with a mysterious launch trailer. White Night, the black-and-white survival horror set in 1930s Boston, has revealed its launch trailer. White Night is mix of old-school horror, exploration and puzzling solving in an eerie, noir setting. The game’s main mechanic is light. any object […]

  • Free-to-play is “a significant part” of PlayStation’s digital future

    Free-to-play games on PlayStation 4 have seen enough growth that Sony is now considering the model a major part of its future digital business. Sarah Thompson, senior account executive for PlayStation’s free-to-play business said at a GDC panel that Sony has witnessed impressive growth in the free-to-play sector. “We’re really looking at this as a […]

  • Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter documentary releasing free on YouTube

    Broken Age making of documentary Double Fine Adventure will be made available to all. When Double Fine turned to crowdfunding, changing the industry forever, it promised to give an unprecedented look behind the scenes with a professional documentary of the whole development process of Broken Age. That documentary was initially restricted to Kickstarter backers, but […]

  • Gone Home console ports cancelled following Midnight City difficulties

    Gone Home won’t be made available to the console masses after all. Indie hit Gone Home was announced for console release almost exactly one year ago, and we’ve heard absolutely nothing since then. Turns out, that’s because it’s not happening: developer the Fullbright Company confirmed to Eurogamer that the ports have been cancelled. “Our publishing […]

  • Microsoft rang Mojang the day Notch joked about selling

    Minecraft developer Mojang was sold because founder Markus “Notch” Persson made a joke on Twitter. Ever wondered how Minecraft came to be a Microsoft property? It’s actually a pretty great story. Remember when Notch tweeted this? Anyone want to buy my share of Mojang so I can move on with my life? Getting hate for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking update rolling out

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been updated to help fix its tragic matchmaking. Again. Now almost four months old, Halo: The Master Chief Collection was still pretty broken as of this morning, with rubbish matchmaking and plenty of other issues to go around. 343 Industries is still trying to fix it, and has today […]

  • Nvidia unveils Shield, an Android 4K Smart TV set top box

    Nvidia has named yet another product “Shield” in an attempt to render us all hopelessly confused. The heart of Nvidia’s GDC 2015 press conference was the Shield, a $200 Android set top box launching in May. Apparently the “world’s first 4K Android TV”, the Shield supports 4K content encoded with h.265. The box runs on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront footage shown behind closed doors

    Star Wars Battlefront is being shown to retailers. Now we want EA to show it to us. Star Wars Battlefront is expected sometime this year, so it’s about time EA gave us a look at DICE’s latest. It turns out that while press and gamers have had to twiddle their thumbs, EA is showing it […]

  • Dragon Age lead creative moves onto mysterious new BioWare project

    Dragon Age creator David Gaider is leaving his baby behind. Dragon Age is a team effort, but Gaider was one of the key creatives behind the franchise, creating the setting of Thedas (which, I was recently amused to learn, is an acronym: “THE Dragon Age Setting”). He was lead writer on all three games and […]

  • Unity 5 available for free with “no fucking around”

    Unity 5 looks amazing, and you can download and faff about with it for free right now. “We’re not nickel-and-diming people. When we say it’s free, it’s free. We’re not charging a royalty, which I think is akin to looking for whales.” Unity Technologies announced the release of the fifth version of its popular, simple, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 may be the end of the series

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 released yesterday, and many fans theorise that it marks the end of the series. Five Nights at Freddy’s developer Scott Cawthon has released a new teaser image on his website, but rather than pointing to a new game, many fans believe the teaser signals the end of the series. The […]

  • Source 2 announced, will also be free

    Valve has formally unveiled Source Engine 2, the third major engine to go free to developers at GDC 2015. Source 2 is the successor to the engine Valve has been using since Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2. Valve didn’t have much to say about the technicalities of this long-awaited release. It is apparently focused on […]

  • SteamVR: Valve’s Lighthouse tech allows you to walk around while playing

    SteamVR’s key differentiator is a piece of tech allowing headsets to connect with other devices for extra accurate, room-scale tracking. Valve has announced a new bit of technology called Lighthouse, which it is making freely available to any hardware manufacturer. Like the extra tracking LEDs on Sony’s updated Project Morpheus, Lighthouse improves the headset’s accuracy, […]

  • Steam Machines, Controller, streaming box to launch in November

    Steam Machines will finally become a reality before the end of the year. Valve’s living room PC systems will release in November, the company announced today. Well, I say Valve’s – the idea behind Steam Machines is that a number of manufacturers will offer variously priced systems. Alienware and Falcon Northwest are among the dozen […]

  • Telltale veterans form new team, announce teen thriller Oxenfree

    Oxenfree is a supernatural teen thriller from some of the team behind Telltale Games’ award-winning adventures. New indie Night School Studios unveiled Oxenfree at GDC 2015. It tells the story of a group of friends who accidentally open a “ghostly rift” at an overnight party on the coast. Night School, which is made up of […]

  • PS4 global sales now stand at over 20.2 million

    The PS4 has sold 20.2 million units worldwide. Sony announced the new PS4 sales milestone at GDC 2015 today. It’s a hell of an achievement and salt in the wounds for Microsoft, which hasn’t updated us on Xbox One sales since it shipped “almost” 10 million back in November last year, and has fallen back […]

  • PS4 VR headset Morpheus out in 2016, capable of 120 FPS – video

    Sony’s VR headset Project Morpheus has some impressive grunt. Virtual reality and Morpheus were the heart of Sony’s GDC 2015 presentation today, ahead of its newly announced first-half 2016 comemrcial launch. SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida detailed the headset’s impressive capabilities, notably the fact that it can handle 120 FPS VR games. The PS4 […]

  • Papo & Yo developer making a VR game about dinosaurs

    Some days you write a headline and it makes you so happy that that you have to do a little chair dance, you know what I mean? Papo & Yo developer Minority Media, whom I would personally go to the wall for after they cut out my heart and stomped on it via the medium […]

  • Wasteland 2, Shovel Knight and more in big ole bunch of indies coming to Xbox One

    Xbox One owners are about to receive a pile of great new indie games. At GDC 2015, Microsoft revealed a list of new indie games headed to Xbox One. Some of these titles have already released on other platforms, so it looks like Microsoft has really relaxed the parity clause of ID@Xbox – or perhaps […]

  • Here’s an indie VR game made with Unreal Engine 4

    GDC 2015 is blowing up with indie games, VR and Unreal Engine 4, so here’s a video combining all three. Loading Human is a virtual reality adventure from indie developer Untold Games. It’s in the works for Mac and PC, and Sony has given an early green light for Project Morpheus, too, so expect it […]

  • GTA Online: Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode coming next week

    Heists aren’t the only thing coming to GTA Online next week: players can also expect Adversary Modes, new Daily Objectives and other Freemode activities. GTA Online’s Adversary Modes are new PvP modes which feature a range of competitive challenges and will unlock as players progress through Heists. Here’s a rundown straight from Rockstar: Come Out […]

  • Syndicate is the latest free game download on Origin

    The latest free title to be added to EA’s Origin service is 1993′s Syndicate. For a limited time, you can download the game for free and keep it, much like previous titles such as Theme Hospital. The isometric, real-time, tactical-action game was developed by Bullfrog Productions and released in June 1993. It is a favorite […]

  • Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen now available

    The Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will run you $7.99 and builds upon the existing lore, characters, and storyline. Have a look at some new screenshots in the gallery below.

  • Shadowrun Online gets a name change and release date

    Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has announced the game’s name has been changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set. The new title was formed via the developer and its Kickstarter backers, with the goal being to let those unfamiliar with the game know by the title alone […]

  • Amazon hosting Rockstar and 2K Games sale

    Amazon is hosting a Rockstar Games and 2K Games sale with discounts Max Payne titles, Bully and more. Here’s just some of the offerings listed: Manhunt 2 PC Download $3.00 Max Payne 3 PC Download $4.00 Bully: Scholarship Edition PC Download $3.00 LA Noire Xbox 360 $2.95 L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition PC Download $6.00 […]

  • Destiny weekly reset video shows off Inferno Crucible gameplay

    We have a gameplay video featuring Inferno Crucible gameplay featured in the Destiny weekly reset for you. In it, Arekkz Gaming gives you a look at Inferno Crucible and goes over the various intricacies. You can read up on the weekly reset through the links.

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

    Episode 2 for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is now available. If you’ve purchased the Complete Season, you’ll be able to download Episode 2 on PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. Steam players should see the episode go live around 9-10pm PST, and Xbox 360 owners should be able to download very early tomorrow morning, per Capcom […]

  • Here’s a sneak peek video for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

    Fatshark Games has released a sneak peek video for its upcoming Games Workshop title, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide is a FPS, co-op action title coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its set during the End Times of the Warhammer universe in the city of Ubersreik. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]

  • Tron: Legacy director in negotiations for Gran Turismo film

    Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is said to be in early negotiations to direct the Gran Turismo film. This is according to the Hollywood Reporter, which states Michael De Luca is still slated as one of the producers alongside Matt Milam, Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon. Plot details are still unknown […]

  • Fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation is available for download

    The Trigger, which is is the fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, is available to download from today. In it, players will “compete against the clock” across three new maps in Survivor Mode. Set before the events of the main game, players step into the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo who will do what he […]

  • HBO Go app now available on PlayStation 4

    Sony has announced the HBO Go app will be made available for download later today for PlayStation 4. The app works just like the PS version. Now you can watch True Detective, Game of Thrones, Veep and more through your console. Information on installation is available through the PS Blog.

  • Skyrim mods no longer restricted to 100MB in size

    Bethesda has announced a beta for Creation Kit update 1.9.33, lifts the 100MB size restriction for Skyrim mod makers. The beta is for both Skyrim’s PC launcher and the Creation Kit which will allow for unlimited file sizes. Here are the notes: Creation Kit 1.9.33 Update Creation Kit now supports unlimited file sizes for mods […]

  • Mad Max release date set for September, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions canned

    Mad Max from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios has been given a September release date, along with the new of a last-gen cancellation. The axing of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions were announced via Game Informer. Mad Max is the magazine’s featured game for the April issue. Avalanche, according GI, nixed development on […]

  • MGS 5: The Phantom Pain out in September, Kojima “closing the loop” on saga

    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released in September, according to an IGN Italy video, which also features Hideo Kojima discussing “With Metal Gear Solid 5, I’m finally “closing the loop” on the Metal Gear saga. The video has since been removed, but an image cap of the date is posted above. […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 Rockstar Energy Car Pack now available

    The Rockstar Energy Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One is available now, alongside the free car for March. The free car is the Acura Integra Type-R, and the Rockstar pack included the following vehicles: 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GRC 2015 Subaru WRX STI 1996 BMW 850CSi 2015 Jaguar XFR-S 1970 Volkswagen #1107 Desert […]

  • 3DS firmware update kills web browser exploit

    Nintendo has issued a 3DS firmware update which fixes a web browser exploit that was being used to run pirated Game Boy Color ROMs since January as well as inject code within downloadable games. Another piece of code, per Eurogamer, changed the setting on the handheld to make it region-free. The exploit was only available […]

  • Unreal Tournament video shows updated textures on Outpost 23

    The latest footage from Epic’s new Unreal Tournament has surfaced, and it shows off the game’s first high-textured map which is called Outpost 23. As you can see from Zaccubus’ video, its the same are which Epic showed in the flythrough video from last year, only with updated textures and some new areas outside. The […]

  • Final add-on for Sunset Overdrive arrives in April

    The final add-on for Sunset Overdrive, Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines, will be released in April. On April 1 to be exact. No, that’s not an April Fool’s joke from Insomniac Games either. Below, you can watch a fist-look at the new story, area, and traversal mechanic.

  • Heroes of the Storm playable at EGX Rezzed

    Heroes of the Storm will be playable at EGX Rezzed. This will be the first UK public hands-on with the online team brawler. Blizzard will also host giveaways and friendly tournaments at its stand. Tickets for all three days of Rezzed are still available, and you can purchase a pass through the official website. EGX […]

  • PES 2015 Data Pack 4 coming next week with Winter Transfers, new faces

    Data Pack 4 for Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 has been dated, and it updates the game with Winter Transfers, new player faces, and additional stadiums. The latest free update contains real-time player transfers made within the January window, and player ratings have also been updated. Additionally, a number of improved likenesses to key players will […]

  • Here’s the changelog for Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 5

    Notes for upcoming Patch 5 for Dragon Age: Inquisition have been posted, noting improvements to gameplay and stability, and the new features outlined back in early February. Along with the new party storage system added to the Undercroft at Skyhold, players also have the ability to adjust the size of subtitles. Below you will find […]

  • Game of Thrones, Mortal Kombat X, Batman mobile games on the way

    Warner Bros. has announced free-to-play mobile titles spanning its DC Comics, Mortal Kombat and Game of Thrones properties. The following five new games under development are: Mortal Kombat X from NetherRealm Studios: The game blends fighting and card collection with cinematic gameplay and Fatalities. Play as both classic and fighters, and if you own the […]

  • Win! Beta access to new MMORPG Skyforge and DLC worth $70

    We have ten Wrath of the Gods Founders Packs to giveaway for new RPG Skyforge, worth over $70. All you need to do to win a Wrath of the Gods pack is enter your details in the form below and we’ll pick 10 winners at random on Thursday, March 5, after 3pm GMT. Skyforge is […]

  • PC gaming expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018

    PC gaming is alive and well. In fact, it’s expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018. According to game-business group Open Gaming Alliance, the PC gaming industry is expected to grow beyond its current $26 billion worth and to a massive $35 billion by the year 2018. The information is based on data collected […]

  • Advanced Warfare: new patch adds new weapon, Master Prestige ranks, more

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has received a new patch that gives season pass holders early access to a new weapon and everyone else a myriad of fixes and additions. The patch went live today on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, without any official notes. CharlieIntel reports that among the new additions is the new […]

  • Destiny’s end game and raids explained

    Destiny’s end game can be a bit obtuse to those not used to MMO games. Fear not, we’ve got a few quick tips on how to crack it. Arekkz Gaming has a video for new players of Destiny or those who are looking to brush up on their knowledge of the game. Today’s theme is […]

  • Capcom adds local co-op to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on PC

    Following fan outrage over lack of local co-op support for the PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Capcom has now added it. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 now officially supports split-screen local co-op in both campaign and raid mode. The update is currently in beta on Steam, but anyone can opt-in to try it. Capcom […]

  • New Destiny glitch spawns infinite Thralls on Earth

    Destiny’s latest glitch spawns infinite Thralls to help fuel your bounty hunting and loot lust. The glitch is simple to replicate. You’ll need to start The Dark Within mission on Earth, on any difficulty. Then follow the steps in the video below (Via DualShockers) to get to an area out of the map. You’ll then […]