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Nintendo should release its IP on all platforms – Livingstone

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 20:33 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Ian Livingstone is of the opinion Nintendo should release its IP on all platforms, not just its own.

According to Eidos life president, speaking at the Bristol Games Hub, the firm should have its “IP on every platform.”

“Otherwise a whole generation of young people will miss out on their games,” he said according to Pocket Gamer.

Livingstone believes doing so would reinforce Nintendo’s IP, something which should take precedence over its hardware platforms.

Thanks, Develop.

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62 Comments

  1. dreamcastnews

    The same Eidos that was in a financial sinkhole until Square bought them? In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me if Square-Enix’s current financial situation isn’t down to some Eidos tat. (Unlikely but still, probably isn’t helping)

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Clupula

    This is becoming an increasingly popular opinion and I agree with it. While the Wii U may be a dismal failure, I think they could probably sell several million copies each of the Mario, Zelda, and Metroid franchises on the PS4/Xbone to people who might want to play them, but aren’t about to buy a console that looks dead in the water already.

    I know I would certainly pick up a Zelda Collection if it existed. Nintendo really should become a smarter version of Sega, at this point. Nintendo would do very well as a third party publisher. Probably better than they do as a first party hardware company.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Lengendaryboss

    Oh good grief, Nintendo can’t catch a break: what with a dying console, Family/Kid centric focus and poor third party support.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. KineticCalvaria

    @2, Agreed, I’d probably pick some of them up on X1/PS4/PC, but certainly not buying a console just to play them. Not the biggest Nintendo fan anyway but they do make some fun games.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. dreamcastnews

    I’m personally all for choice on the market. Microsoft and Sony machines are so close together I don’t know which one ill choose but Nintendo’s is different enough (and cheap enough) to take a punt on, none of Sega’s games retain that special ‘Sega feeling’ post hardware, it was Sega’s machines that really shaped the games made by them, they were creative and off the wall – something they lost. Nintendo haven’t lost that charm and with a few new IP’s shouldn’t have to publish for other machines.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. monkeygourmet

    I still think they are needed to bring the eccentricity to the hobby.

    I feel that would be sorely lost if they were making games for MS and Sony. The ideas would be compromised and pure vision corrupted with DLC and season passes.

    It’s almost going that way now with Mario DLC, I think it would be a lot worse if they were multiplatform. I like having the 3 companies in the market, MS and Sony are so similar too me, it’s good to have someone doing something different.

    Handheld only would be an acceptable compromise I think.

    @5

    Lol JINX! Beat me too it! ;)

    #6 2 years ago
  7. CyberMarco

    If Nintendo went the Publisher-only way, they could have released the Wii-U tablet controller as an add-on, something like Kinect/Move to deliver different experiences compared to the standard controller to a wider audience.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. dreamcastnews

    It’s ironic really isn’t it? Nintendo were the last bastions who didn’t sell you an incomplete product but now they have to try and flog us DLC and system updates because they can’t get the software out there quick enough. I hope to god they are buying Sega at some point, overnight franchise bolster there.

    I enjoy Nintendo’s different approach to gaming, I still play retro games so graphics aren’t exactly an issue and the 360 and PS3 aren’t exactly graphical mingers – neither is Wii U.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. YoungZer0

    @8: If Nintendo doesn’t hurry up, it will be SEGA who buys them.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. dreamcastnews

    Haha imagine that !

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Ireland Michael

    @9 Considering SEGA can barely keep themselves afloat right now, I highly doubt. Right now its Nintendo supporting their franchises that is basically keeping the company alive. I can see someone having to buy out SEGA at some point soon enough just to save them from going under completely.

    Regarding the topic… Nintendo is fine.

    Even when their hardware wasn’t the best selling on the market, they still managed to make a yearly profit, which is more than can be said for Microsoft or Sony. It’s only recently that they had their first year of financial loss. Lets no conveniently forget that we’re in the middle of a huge worldwide recession though.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. YoungZer0

    @11: I wasn’t being serious, SEGA is royally messed up, but I do think Nintendo is in Danger if they continue to do what they’ve been doing for past few years.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. dreamcastnews

    @11 +1

    #13 2 years ago
  14. DSB

    SEGA are doing poorly? Aside from a lot of dodgy games, how exactly?

    They’re restructuring, but they’re making loads of cash, and wallstreet loves them.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. OnionPowder

    Yeah SEGA is doing fantastic, they posted almost $5 billion in revenue for 2012 and over 5 billion in revenue for 2011.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Ireland Michael

    @15 Not sure where you’re getting those kinds of figures from.

    They’ve been up and down like a yoyo of late. I understand they’re making a profit this quarter, but the market is very volatile right now, and I for one am nervous about their future.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Clupula

    Sega are not in any danger of being bought by Nintendo right now. Their game output in the West may be seriously lacking, but they are not doing poorly world-wide and on PC.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. DSB

    @16 Yeah, but that’s pretty common in restructuring. It didn’t hurt their shareprice a lot, and for good reason, because after that came this:

    http://www.vg247.com/2013/05/10/sega-q1-financials-aliens-sold-1-3m-units-profits-up-53/

    Sales up, revenue up, profits up.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Ireland Michael

    @18 I hope it lasts. I just worry about them. Things were pretty rocky there for a while.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. DSB

    @19 For sure, and it’s amazing that they’re actually making money.

    They really do need to be watching their investments a lot closer than they are. Alpha Protocol and Aliens Colonial Marines were just terrible, and should’ve been killed before they ever made it to market.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. dreamcastnews

    Sega used to rule with games like Panzer Dragoon Orta, Billy Hatcher, Headhunter etc…..

    They really need their creative studios back again :/

    I would have loved Sega to continue hardware ideally but it just wasn’t viable in a market dominated by Sony at the time.
    I’d hate to see Nintendo go the same way, I know they won’t though.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Ireland Michael

    @20 Its pretty clear that Alien’s lack of quality didn’t really affect its sales all that much.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Francis O

    Wii U a dismal Failure Clupula? Damn that’s pretty good considering it sold more than the Xbox 360 and PS3 in their first 6 months. I wonder what will happen when Mario Kart U, 3D Mario, and Zelda get released this fall?

    And no Nintendo should not put their IPs on the PS4 and Xbone. The article was referring to mobile platforms not competing home consoles.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Francis O

    Clupula, I checked out your YouTube man, you need more subs. Lets collaborate on a debate and they will skyrocket.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Clupula

    @23 – The Wii U sold more in its first month than they did in their first six, yes. And then it slowed down to a crawl, selling way less than they did in the same period of subsequent months. It had a better first month, but the five afterwards have been dismal.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Lengendaryboss

    @Francis
    I knew you would turn up, you always do :)

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Clupula

    @21 – As a big Sega fan, I have to admit I haven’t heard of Billy Hatcher. Did it have a different name in the States, maybe?

    #27 2 years ago
  28. JGMR

    The best thing Mr. Livingstone can do, is keeping his mouth shut.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. OnionPowder

    @22 Sega is safe and secure with Sammy behind them. They make enough money from their Japanese Pachinko machines, guaranteeing that they will be around for a while.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. monkeygourmet

    @27

    It’s a great fun game, had it on the GameCube. There is a Billy Hatcher themed level in the new Sonic Racing Transformed game. :)

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Clupula

    @30 – Do you think I purchased that? lol

    I’m going to have to google the name, aren’t I?

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Clupula

    Ah, no wonder I didn’t know it. It was a Gamecube game. Never owned one of those.

    I thought it was like a lost Genesis title that I had somehow missed. I had all the Sega systems except a Master System and that, my cousin had in his room.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Clupula

    Except the 32X. As big of a Sega fanboy as I was (I will still argue with anyone who says the Sega CD was a bad system), even I knew that was going to be a disaster.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. dizzygear

    @33 In retrospect i’d say the MegaCD was too ahead of its time. And yes i’m 100% biased because i had one.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. dreamcastnews

    Clupula – it was awesome. One of my favourite Sega games post-DC

    #35 2 years ago
  36. ps3fanboy

    blubb blubb blubb…. that’s the sound of wii-utanic going down.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. nollie4545

    The MegaCD was just too far ahead of its time for sure. Good idea, poorly implemented. Ditto 32X.

    In my book Nintendo are pretty much finished.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. manamana

    @clupula absolutely. And yet I bought it solely for Virtua Fighter, Virtua Racing and that Star Wars game :-D

    #38 2 years ago
  39. MisterNobody

    So let’s get this straight. First EA, voted “second worst company in america” two years straight, responsible for the most expensive game failure of all time, says Nintendo should just throw in the hat.

    Now, Eidos “Square has said we weren’t worth the money, none of our games are reaching sales expectations, and our entire staffs are probably a few months from restructuring” has decided to share their opinions?

    Man, everyone just wants to make their bullshit known lately.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. monkeygourmet

    @39

    And who are you to comment?! Nobody, that’s who!!! ;)

    #40 2 years ago
  41. manamana

    But nobody speaks the truth! :P

    #41 2 years ago
  42. DSB

    No he doesn’t! EA weren’t voted second worst company in America, they were voted THE worst company in America.

    He’s a filthy EA lover, is all he is. Gosh.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. manamana

    Hehehe.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Francis O

    Clupula, so you don’t think games like a new 3D Mario or Mario Kart will drastically improve sales?

    The Wii U sales have slowed because Nintendo had no new software to release. Once they get back to releasing new software, the sales will go up.

    I think the new Mario Kart, new 3D Mario, Zelda, and Sonic Lost World is going to make Wii U’s fly off the shelf.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Fin

    The man has a point.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. manamana

    And he didn’t even mentioned the new Monolith title thats in the works …

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Francis O

    @Legendaryboss

    I defend Nintendo because I think they are a good company. They make amazing first party titles and focus on gameplay first. They’re not perfect but nobody is.

    They also think about the consumers as backwards compatibility, free online, used games, no DRM, Wii controller support, and cheap price are all part of Nintendo’s way.

    You can’t say the same about Sony and MS.

    Sony is good for gaming, but I do feel their games tend to focus on graphics over gameplay (Killzone)

    MS is horrible, the fact I can’t borrow a game from a friend and play it on the Xbone without paying a fee is the worst anti-consumer tactic since DRM. Which MS does have in a limited form.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. MisterNobody

    I honestly can’t imagine why any gamer would want to live in a world where only the corporate bullshit of Sony versus Microsoft exists.

    I mean, who would they steal their ideas from in a world without Sega and Nintendo?

    #48 2 years ago
  49. DSB

    @47 Cheap price? Are you shitting me? They’ve had some of the most expensive controllers for years, and they practically never lower the price of their games.

    I tried to get an older game for the Wii and it cost as much as the latest Call of Duty.

    Insanity.

    #49 2 years ago
  50. manamana

    ^ +1

    #50 2 years ago
  51. Rockin a Jack D

    Absolutely not. Sony & MS should release their IP on other platforms i.e. PC…

    #51 2 years ago
  52. Francis O

    DSB – I meant the price of their consoles.

    PS3 in 2006: $599.99

    Xbox 360 in 2006: $399.99

    Wii in 2006: $249.99

    3DS – $169.99

    PS Vita – $249.99

    #52 2 years ago
  53. DSB

    @52 Sure, but if you’re just making it back on games and peripherals, who cares?

    The most expensive part isn’t buying a console, it’s owning it.

    #53 2 years ago
  54. TrickyAudio

    @51 They do?…..

    #54 2 years ago
  55. Clupula

    @44 – Short term? I think they will definitely give the Wii U a boost. Long term, no. I don’t think they’ll be enough to sustain the system. I mean, if Nintendo are happy with the current Wii U sales 9 months of the year and then, say, triple those sales for the month after they release a Mario or a Zelda, and then going back to how it was before, then I guess they can keep going the way they’re going.

    #55 2 years ago
  56. Francis O

    Clupula, how can you know long term? We don’t know what software they have planned for 2014 and on. What if they pay for other major exclusives like Bayonetta 2 and Sonic Lost World to build momentum?

    What if they make a full blown Pokemon game for Wii U that links up with Pokemon X and Y? What if they pay for Monster Hunter 4 to come to the Wii U? What if they make a New NON MMO Dragon Quest game for Wii U?

    All of these have a high possibility of happening. And MS is non existent in Japan. I think Nintendo is going to to a lot better than you’re predicting.

    #56 2 years ago
  57. Francis O

    @DSB

    Nobody forces you to purchase all of the Wii’s other controllers or control mechanisms.

    You only need a Wii mote and nunchuck to play 99% of the Wii games. Some games you don’t even need a nunchuck (Metroid Other M, Punch Out, Mario Kart,)

    #57 2 years ago
  58. DSB

    @57 Right…

    Nobody forces me to buy the Wii either, so if we’re really going there, I could save 250 by getting an emulator on my PC.

    But if we’re really gonna go into those kinds of bullshit hypotheticals, then things are going to get silly pretty fast.

    Let’s look at it this way. Have you seen a Wii commercial that has a single player sitting in front of his Wii with his one Wiimote and Nunchuck happily playing his games in his utterly friend- and familyless world?

    #58 2 years ago
  59. stealth

    no no no

    #59 2 years ago
  60. Francis O

    It’s not a bullshit hypothetical when 99% of Wii games only need a Wii mote and nunchuck to play the game.

    I’ve seen Wii commercials with a single player playing and others watching. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kdAaGczvws

    #60 2 years ago
  61. FrostPM

    Nintendo would literary digg its own grave if it became multiplatform. First of all there would be no point buing a N console. Second, BigN have now it’s own slice of the market that they control. Instead going multiplatform and struggling with competition and dumping prices (mobile games for 1$, I’m looking at you), they should work more on eShop and VC because it has huge potential in terms of great oldschool games.

    Nintendo is doing fine for over 20 years and I like their strategy. If N will have 100% control over their games and hardware I will always buy their stuff.

    #61 2 years ago
  62. OlderGamer

    For multiple console owning gamers, like most of us here, what is the big deal? Not like console gaming is a choice between three systems. Not for most of us. I own almost everything. I even have a jaguar with toilet bowl CD siting on top.

    Like Nintendo games? Would play them on other systems? Stop pretending to be some moral high road wanderer, buy the Nintendo system. Otherwise your missing out. Only cheating yourself.

    Imagine asking yourself what Panzer Dragoon Saga was. Or having never played Guardian Hereos? Or Shining Wisdom? Or Dragon Force. Or many many more just because you were in love with Playstation One, and Refused to buy a Sega Saturn. I say get over yourself. Grow up. Drop the fanboi drivel and do what gamers do…play the great games. Regardless of the hardware.

    At the very lest I would say own a 3DSxl. Maybe wait for a price drop on the WiiU(while making a list of games you would enjoy playing).

    Vital and crucial to biz is consumer perception. More important, often times, then a positive perception of your own goods is a negative one of your competiters goods. MS doesn’t care if you LOVE their hardware half as much as if you feel you HATE Sonys and Nintendos. Where we mess up collectively is losing sight of the fact that games trump hardware.

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    #62 2 years ago

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    LittleBigPlanet 3 players have created some really interesting content with the game’s level builder, but sometimes, the creations go beyond cute and bright and venture into the realm of creepy, as is the case with this Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 build. Created by TheLittleBigPlanetShow, the rather ominous level can be played with up to […]

  • Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward benchmark trailer shows off flying mounts, more

    Square Enix has released a rather nice benchmark video for Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward showing a battle, flying mounts and some of the new environments. Heavensward is the first expansion for Final Fantasy 14 and is slated for release on June 23 for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4. The mac version is being handled by […]

  • Have a look at some Xenoblade Chronicles X gameplay

    During yesterday’s Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct showcase, many details pertaining to the Monolith Soft title were announced, and quite a bit of gameplay was shown. The Wii U-exclusive contains real-time menu-based combat and four-player online questing along with diverse environments and the ability to use Skells, which are transforming mechs. These mechs are called […]

  • Here’s a look at The Elder Scrolls Online running on Xbox One

    The Elder Scrolls Online has a limited public beta test running this weekend on PS4 and Xbox One, and Eurogamer has been playing around in it. Have a look at the Khajiit sorcerer below in the Xbox One version. There isn’t an NDA in place for the beta, so expect to see more videos as […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 leaks reveal Zombie progression system, four-player co-op, more

    More Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 details surfaced overnight thanks to a leaked pamphlet with information pertaining to Zombies XP progression, four-player co-op and more. Posted on NeoGAF, the pamphlet the shooter will contain a new movement system, a Specialist character system for multiplayer, tailored maps, “cinematic arena-style play,” and complete character customization. The […]

  • Gears of War Remaster in the works for Xbox One, according to testers – report

    Overnight, a rumor surfaced claiming a remastered version of the original Gears of War was coming to Xbox One. According to playtesters, it isn’t a rumor at all. Polygon first broke the story, citing a source who showed the site sreencaps of the Locust invasion with updated visuals. Screenshots of the multiplayer showing improved lighting […]

  • GameStop promo outs Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for November, pre-order for access to beta

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be released in November, according to what appears to be a leaked GameStop store promo posted on Kotaku. The exact date is November 6, which isn’t a surprise to anyone. On the promo, it notes that those who pre-order will be granted beta access for PC, PlayStation 4 […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Double XP and Elite Bonus weekend has kicked off

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can earn Double XP along with Elite Bonus on all platforms. There is even Double XP and Double Weapon XP on offer for Black Ops 2. The dry run is over. Prep for the Sunday reveal of #BlackOps3 begins now. 2XP/2XweapXP is live. pic.twitter.com/rn6SVtVJbY — Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) April […]

  • Atlus makes “minor edits” to Dungeon Travelers 2 in order to avoid AO rating

    Atlus has announced it has made “minor edits” to four in-game images contained in Dungeon Travelers 2 to avoid an AO rating by the ESRB. According to a press release from the company, localization sometimes require changes to content in order for it to be “understood en masse,” which is why it worked closely with […]

  • Battlefield Hardline is 40% off through Origin this weekend

    The standard edition of Battlefield Hardline on PC is 40% off this weekend through EA’s Origin service. The Digital Deluxe Edition is also 40% off and includes various Battlepacks unavailable in the standard version. You can also pick up the Battlefield Hardline Ultimate edition for 23% off, which comes with all four planned expansions through […]

  • Submerged is an exploration-adventure game coming to multiple platforms

    Submerged is the latest title in development from Uppercut Games, and the exploration-adventure game is coming to PlayStation 4 and other platforms this year. The game takes place in a flooded city which Miku and her wounded brother Taku have reached by boat. Miku needs to find a safe place for her brother to rest […]

  • These screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt show superb attention to detail

    Some gorgeous new screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced, and a couple are wallpaper worthy. Especially the one with the horse, but as you’re well aware, I’m horse crazed. The images below in the gallery have been scaled to fit properly, but if you head over to NeoGAF you can bask in […]

  • Namco kicks off Humble Store partnership with Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin

    Namco Bandai has started offering its PC titles on Humble Store, and this includes the recently released Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. Other titles include Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and Project Cars. “In Japan, the Bandai Namco Group companies are known for supporting different charity programs and we are very happy to be […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 Bonus codes to give away

    Already have a World of Tanks account? We’ve got 2,000 codes for players to top up their Gold and Premium days. This weekend sees the World of Tanks Grand Finals take place in Poland, and we’ve got a bunch of game codes to give away to celebrate. Each Bonus PC code offers 150 Gold and […]

  • Mad Max contains Top Dog camps with boss fights

    Mad Max will have bases which vary in difficulty, some of which are considered a “finale” for a particular region and feature a boss fight. Speaking in the latest issue of GamesMaster via GamesRadar, the game’s producer John Fuller said this allows players to tailor their experience by deciding how much of a challenge they […]

  • Just Cause 3 gameplay trailer reveal coming next week

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 28, because you won’t want to miss the gameplay reveal of Just Cause 3. Avalanche tweeted the date along with a teaser, as seen below. The box art has also made an appearance. Keep an eye on the game’s YouTube page, and we’ll be sure to post the video […]

  • First paid Skyrim Steam Workshop mod has been pulled

    Valve’s new incentive which allows modders to charge for their creations hasn’t been live for 24 hours yet, and already, one mod has been pulled. The mod in question was Chesko’s Fishing Mod for Skyrim, which the creator pulled after a community member questioned whether Chesko had permission from the creator of the character-idle animations […]

  • Resident Evil HD Remaster has sold over one million copies worldwide

    The HD remaster of Resident Evil has sold over one million copies worldwide since its January 20 release, Capcom has announced. The company attributed the sales milestone to producing a “great product” along with excellent word of mouth and praise from fans. In February, Capcom said Resident Evil HD Remaster was its fastest-selling digital title […]

  • The Crew: the Raid Car Pack and Raid Live Update now available for download

    The Crew players can now download the Raid Car Pack which is the last of four themes car packs. The Raid Live Update is also available, and it contains six new tuning specs. The car pack contains three new cars: the 2012 Cadillac Escalade, the off-road 2011 Volkswagen Touareg NF and the McLaren F1 supercar. […]

  • Geralt is very professional in the latest Witcher 3: Wild Hunt TV spot

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new TV spot that’s short and to the point. The latest Witcher 3 trailer comes in the form of TV spot. It’s all CGI, and it looks good. If you’re more into gameplay trailers, the latest one will serve you well. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out […]

  • Steam roguelike sale is live, offers deep discounts on a stellar collection of titles

    If you’re into challenging, procedurally-generated, and infinitely-replayable games, Steam’s current sale will hook you up. Steam is hosting a sale on roguelike games. Plenty of titles in the genre are on sale for upwards of 75% off. Highlights include Risk of Rain at 75% off, Don’t Starve at 66% off, Spelunky at 75% off, FTL: […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 finally gets online co-op in Raid Mode on Xbox One

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has been patched to support online play in Raid Mode on Xbox One. The Xbox One version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 lacked online support in Raid Mode for a long time. Until today. A new patch has been released to bring that version in line with the rest of them. […]

  • A section in Killing Floor 2′s EULA about cyberbullying is riling up some fans

    Killing Floor 2 has recently got into a bit of trouble with some fans due to a clause in its EULA that gives the developer the right to revoke a user’s license without prior notice. The Killing Floor 2 EULA – just like many others found in modern games, has a section dedicated to cheating […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 free tanks and in-game cash to giveaway

    To celebrate the World of Tanks grand finals this weekend we’ve got some great freebies to give away to new players. We have 2,000 PC invite codes to giveaway, with each one offering new accounts a T2 Light Tank, 100 Gold and 1 Days Premium worth around €8.00. All you need to do is enter […]

  • Marvel announces partnership with Telltale, first game due in 2017

    Marvel and Telltale have entered into a partnership that will allow the developer to work on a new game series, due in 2017. Telltale has announced that it has partnered with Marvel Games, Marvel Entertainment’s video games division, for the development of a new game series. No indication was given as to what the new […]

  • Destiny: Bungie is not saying no to a player trading system

    Bungie has not completely ruled out the idea of bringing a trading system to Destiny. Destiny does not offer any way for players to trade items amongst themselves. But ever since the game’s release, players have never stopped asking Bungie to add one in. While the developer does not have a satisfying answer, it’s still […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 24, 25 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    The weekend Exotics market run by Xur: Agent of the Nine is now open for business. Destiny’s bizarre vendor, Xur, has arrived at the Tower. Xur is your man if you’re looking for Exotic armour or weapons. Not only that, but he will also let you exchange your old Exotic gear for new, upgraded versions. […]

  • Warcraft movie delayed yet again

    The Warcraft movie will no longer hit theatres in March 2016. The release date of the Warcraft movie has been pushed back by three months. The movie was expected in March 2016, but Legendary Pictures announced yesterday that it is now due on June 10, 2016. No reason was given for the delay. This is […]

  • Destiny: Iron Banner returns on April 28

    Destiny’s Iron Banner PvP event will return this Tuesday. Bungie has announced that the Iron Banner, it’s once-every-few-weeks PvP event, will make a return with next week’s weekly reset. It was initially due this week, but because of the recent Crucible changes that were implemented with patch 1.1.2, Bungie wanted to wait and see. That […]

  • Deus Ex devs take the piss out of Black Ops 3

    Deus Ex developers have been having a bit of a laugh at the expense of Call of Duty’s official Twitter account. You would be forgiven to think that yesterday’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ‘Ember’ teaser was part of an ad campaign for a Deus Ex game, with all the biohacking, wearable tech, augmentation, […]

  • Bungie weekly update: Commendations begone

    Destiny’s weekly update is here to determine the fate of all those Commendations you’ve been earning in the past few months. Bungie started off this week’s update with a recap of the details revealed during the recent livestream. There wasn’t really anything on this front that they haven’t talked about already. With the exception of […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

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

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

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

  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

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

  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

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

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

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

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

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