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Xbox One to enter set-top box deal with Sky – report

Thursday, 6 June 2013 10:33 GMT By Dave Cook

Microsoft is said to be entering a deal with broadcaster Sky to offer Xbox One consoles along with TV package subscriptions. Sources have claimed that Xbox One could serve as a set-top box for Sky television, or as a companion device.

MCV reports that sources close to the matter have stated that if accurate, the deal between Microsoft and Sky could see Xbox One consoles offered to subscribers at a lower price threshold.

The site adds that the deal may already have been signed and that Microsoft may announce it during its pre-E3 showcase this coming Monday. When it asked Microsoft for insight into the rumour, the company declined to comment.

This rumour certainly stacks up with what we’ve been hearing regarding Microsoft’s desire to capture a slice of the IPTV market. During the Xbox One reveal event there was a lot of talk surrounding the rig’s TV functions, and a Halo series was announced by Steven Spielberg.

Yesterday we heard from a company making Xbox Live programming that Microsoft is hungry for TV functionality and content.

What do you make of the above? Could Xbox One happily co-exists as a Sky and gaming box in one? Let us know below.

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46 Comments

  1. ps3fanboy

    more tvtvtvtvtv… and no games… you just gotta loooooooove micro$haft.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Joe Anderson

    Sky’s box is excellent, can’t imagine having to switch tv by shouting at it or waving my hands about like an idiot.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Dragon246

    Not bad. But I surely hope they realize that all these non-gaming features wouldn’t matter squat in most countries.
    Great for some people i guess.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. DrDamn

    I so called this long ago.

    /Googles for I told you so links …

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Bam007

    @1 you must’ve missed the reveal where games were shown. You also must’ve missed the countless times where they have said E3 is for the games.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. aseddon130

    Well thats sh**, considering Sky will want you to sign up to their internet too which is the worst internet ever.

    Virgin Media all the way!

    Plus, i want my console to play games not to watch TV on!

    #6 2 years ago
  7. TheBlackHole

    @3

    For the Xbox’s strongest markets (UK and US) these TV deals are going to be huge.

    Discounted SKY packages and cheaper console?

    Seriously, I expect the X1 to do some serious business. MS might be taking a risk by leaving ‘games’ until E3, but some of this entertainment stuff is going to be very, very popular.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Kalain

    I think MS definitely know which direction they are heading in and, to be honest, this will be a mind changer to some people. Why have your Sky Box and PS4/PS3/360 under your TV when you can have just an X1 there?

    This, in the UK, is a brilliant move by MS. I definitely know a few people who are running out of space under the TV, including myself, who would jump at this opportunity to consolidate into one box for their entertainment needs.

    As I’ve said previously, this is the direction consoles are going. Changing from a games only device to a home entertainment device. You could see it with the PS3/360 with the Lovefilm/Netflix services, just that MS have took that leap forward to push the consoles into this era whilst, to me at the moment, Sony are happy to stay as a game console.

    No doubt both will see what the other is doing and make additions accordingly, but if MS does have a deal with Sky for subs through the X1, then Sony will have a hell of a lot of distance to make up.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. aseddon130

    Sony may tie themselves up with Virgin, you never know.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Myth

    @8 Couldn’t agree more.

    It’s perfect positioning by Microsoft, you will end up having two identical consoles where one can replace your set top box and the other can’t. One is open for TV possibilities through the HDMI port, the other one doesn’t have the port.

    It’ll be an easy choice to make for most people, and if the deal with Sky is good enough (I’m thinking real low price and a 12 month contract) you’ll get a good install base.

    Seems like you purists in here think there has to be a trade off between games and TV, but that’s not the case. You have all this power in the machine, the only bad move is to NOT use it for all it is worth. And with the power inside the new consoles, they have a vast array of possibilities for things besides games.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. TrickyAudio

    @8 I don’t think Sony are happy to stay just as a game console. It was them who bought out PlayTV on the PS3, doing something very similar to this. I just think they’ve started off with the gamers (which is the best thing to do) to gather momentum and support, then they’ll add these sort of features to the PS4 as well. And it looks like its worked out very well for them so far given the feedback from gamers and developers.

    I’m not sure I fancy my console being on all the time though. I’d have to potentially keep my Xbone on whilst also having my Sky box on and connected via HDMI in? So in theory its not an all in one box? Unless they do it through IPTV, which is basically Sky Player now anyway?

    It sounds alot like when Sky first launched, and you could connect a TIVO to it to record stuff.

    I’m all for having content (specific shows, movies) streamed onto my Xbox, but I don’t see the need for it to be my main TV service.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. DrDamn

    http://www.vg247.com/forum/topic.php?id=10386#post-49867

    /smug :)

    #12 2 years ago
  13. foofly

    …but I don’t watch TV.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. TheBlackHole

    @12 lol. Fair play. Good call.

    Seriously though, despite all the detractors of the X1 strategy, this is a brilliant move by MS (if true).

    If they bring their A-game(s) to E3, then PlayStation really will have an uphill struggle on their hands from day one.

    It’s definitely getting interesting.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. ps3fanboy

    we can just hope that another rrod plague would not hit. then you loose your tv and gaming… people will be waiting 3 months for a replacement and some will be on their thirteen xbone replacement. it is gonna be rough… but there is already talk about hw problems with the gpu and ui. at this late stage you think ms had their thing done, since it will go on sale in 5 months time. so this don’t look good, something is bound to break, just saying..

    #15 2 years ago
  16. KAP

    Electric bill a month: £40 (E.key)
    Internet bill a month: £35 (Virgin)
    Sky TV Subscription a month:: £22.50
    Xbox LIVE a year: £40

    Watching my skyTV via my Xbox One: PRICELESS.

    I can’t wait… It’s going to be so awesome…………….

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Djoenz

    This is ridiculous. UK and USA blablaba what will this provide for other EU countries aye?

    USA and UK is not the centre of the world. pfff. .

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Eregol

    Right, so, would they do this with all TV providers? I don’t believe they can, unless they just do it as a run through system. I.e. what the HDMI In port is there for.
    I don’t believe they can include the sky tuner inside the box, it has to be done via an external run through.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Jet Black

    What happens when the wife wants to watch Sky & I want to play Xbox?

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Dragon246

    @7,
    And yet PS3 sold more..
    US and UK are NOT the entire world.
    I am waiting for the mainland europe plan though. As things stand right now, they will have an awesome biz in US and UK and lose everywhere else, not something ideal.
    Just what #17 said.

    @DrDamn,
    Be happy man, you are in the esteemed company of Mr. Michael Pachter :D

    #20 2 years ago
  21. superjay779

    I think this is a good idea. I can’t wait to watch E3. I’m sure there will be plenty of games. I can’t wait to see when they unveil their first kinect game and people start freaking out. Lol

    #21 2 years ago
  22. mojo

    how can it serve as a set top box for sky if it has no tuner?

    #22 2 years ago
  23. BraveArse

    @DrDamn… on the shoulders of giants eh? :P

    #23 2 years ago
  24. LostInTheVoid

    So to watch sky on your tv you need a box and be subscribed to their TV and internet package and bam Sky tv so why would I want to pay for xbone live to run Sky… which I can already do with the box I have without having to pay for an Xbone… Seems really stupid and exspensive to me.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. mojo

    drdamn, it cant replace your sky box because it has no tuner.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. MadFlavour

    Yo we heard you like greedy money grabbing scum entertainment companies.

    So we put an xbox in your sky box, so now you can pay when you pay.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. DrDamn

    @25
    It has no tuner yet. Doesn’t mean it can’t be added in the future, or XO tech put into the standard Sky box. Tight integration with Sky is crucial to making the TV thing work. Just being able to change channels is frankly a bit rubbish – a lot more control of the Sky+ box or replacement of it is a lot more attractive.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. LostInTheVoid

    @27 Are you saying that sky would just chuck away their box and go Xbone only if so I’d call that a bad move.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. TheLastDodo

    If having the X1 as your Sky + box is MS plan sometime down the line then the X1 had better pack a 2TB HDD, minimum. I’ve got a 1TB Sky + box and I’m well over 500GB in HD TV shows and movies.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. VibraniumSpork

    Yeah, this was bound to happen, and it sure is a great way to shift consoles *and* Sky – they’ll be thousands of Casual Gaming Dads who use this as a way to justify the new console purchase to the Mrs or to swing a new cheap games system for the kids…especially if the subsidy’s decent.

    What are we thinking? Two year minimum Sky contract, XBone for £100?

    #30 2 years ago
  31. TrickyAudio

    It could either be, a separate dongle like the PlayTV tuner, totally IPTV based or a pure connection between a Sky box and the Xbox via HDMI.

    None of which sound that brilliant.

    But a subsidized Xbox if your a Sky customer, with more content through the Xbox via the internet sounds more interesting. Like a multi-room box come gaming machine. I wouldn’t want it to replace my Sky box totally. Many issues with that.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. DrDamn

    @28
    Bad move by who? I’d say Sky would be losing control of a lot of stuff but it’s all good for MS. Gets them into many, many more homes and people would *see* no additional cost. It would cost them obviously, but no more than a Sky+ box would normally.

    Initially I see this as tight control between XO and a regular Sky+ box. In the future I can see XO/Sky+ boxes in one single unit.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Dragon246

    @32,
    “I’d say Sky would be losing control of a lot of stuff ”
    Yup. Why would any company to that?
    Besides, TV tuner would have been a great feature, would they really miss such a great thing on a reveal that so much focused on TV if they were going to implement that?

    #33 2 years ago
  34. TheBlackHole

    @20

    “And yet PS3 sold more..
    Because that has EVERYHTING to do with how good the X1 or PS4 will be, right?

    US and UK are NOT the entire world.”
    Yes, because that’s exactly what I said, wasn’t it. I didn’t at all say IN THEIR STRONGEST MARKETS, did I?

    Increasing market share in important territories is a good thing. It doesn’t mean they will be globally dominant, but then that clearly wasn’t the point I was making.

    Too many fanboys online around E3. Makes dialogue such a fucking chore.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. SlayerGT

    @32 “Gets them into many, many more homes and people would *see* no additional cost”

    And MS would be able to “see” into many more homes :) they’re going to be data mining I just know it. Its way too creepy. I cant wait till it comes out and people start packet sniffing it.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Dragon246

    @34,
    I wonder if you really think MS listens to fanboys and only concentrates on their markets. The FIFA deal, the timing of the reveal, all was geared towards mainland eu. But that is not enough. Just like Sony is trying to wrestle back US from MS.
    Is that hard to understand?

    “Because that has EVERYHTING to do with how good the X1 or PS4 will be, right?”
    Huh? When did I said that? Stop assuming.

    My quote
    “I am waiting for the mainland europe plan though. As things stand right now, they will have an awesome biz in US and UK and lose everywhere else, not something ideal.”
    Get it? Too many fanboys roaming around at E3.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. zinc

    Who seriously believes you wouldn’t need the Sky Box? Of course you would.

    IF their is a deal, I’d guarantee you need a full fat sky package of tv/Internet, so say £50-60 a month, which MAY also cover the cost of your subsidised xbone.

    Then you need to connect the kinnect/xbone/sky box all up & enjoy your minimum 24 month contract.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. AsianGameing

    all this tv only work at USA , fk you xbox one (i am get PS4)

    #38 2 years ago
  39. jevonski

    this news doesn’t entice me at all, I’ll hold off on judging the xbox till E3 myself.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. WENDiGO

    I don’t think you guys are getting the point. The more they move into the entertainment business the farther they move away from gaming. We all know that Microsoft doesn’t know how to have balance. They’re using the xbox name to sell you a set-top box, sure it has their usual games but you will see as the years go by where their real focus was.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. JGMR

    Hahahaha. XBOX One – The Future Of Television

    -achievement unlocked-

    #41 2 years ago
  42. majicship

    I hate Sky. Another good reason to be looking more closely at the PS4 when it comes out.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. stretch215

    This is brilliant! I’m starting to lean toward buying x1 (first, I plan on buying both) more and more. Lol @people talking about these companies “losing” in certain regions. Why do you care how much these consoles sell? As long as there are great games & features I don’t give a fuck about who “wins” or “loses”.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. TheBlackHole

    @36

    I didn’t say you said outright, but you implied it by saying ““And yet PS3 sold more..” as if that made any difference at all to how X1 will perform.

    If that wasn’t the case, then I have no idea why you said it in the first place.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Malmer

    @1 Feel sorry for you having to come in on every single xbox related thread and spread your juvenile hate. Why? You’re obviously not getting one anyways.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Lengendaryboss

    @Malmer
    Its very simple, hes dedicated to spreading his opinion no matter how controversial.

    #46 2 years ago

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    Destiny Crucible players can enjoy a new kind of PvP action with Doubles. Destiny may not be as PvP focused as some Halo fans were hoping, but Bungie is slowly ramping up Crucible support, starting with better Iron Banner events. Some time ago the developer promised to introduce experimental game modes, and the latest Bungie […]

  • Halo: New Blood novel launching digitally in March

    A new Halo novel will explore the backstory of Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck. Halo: New Blood is a digital-first short novel launching on March 2. The 60,000 word novel was penned by Matt Forbeck, an award-winning author of many licensed fantasy and sci-fi publications. It’s an all-new story, but fans of Halo 3: ODST will […]

  • Destiny players purchased 1.1 million Ice Breakers last week

    Destiny players know what’s hot, and Exotic sniper rifle Ice Breaker is definitely warm. Destiny vendor Xur offered Ice Breaker for sale last weekend, much to the delight of everyone yet to find this terrific bit of gear. According to the latest Bungle Weekly Update, Xur sold 1,143,320 Ice Breakers. He left the tower with […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition nets GLAAD special recognition award

    Dragon Age: Inquisition has been honoured for its diverse representation by LGBT advocacy body GLAAD. Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a special recognition award for “the many complex and unique LGBT characters prominently integrated throughout the game”. GLAAD doesn’t normally honour video games (maybe one day, if we ever have enough that deserve it), but […]

  • The Order: 1886 AR game is full of puzzles

    The Order: 1886 has spawned a new promotional website with lots of info to ferret out. Called The Order Exposed, the new site pertains to be the blog of a missing researcher, who had been hoping to uncover the secrets of the alternate history. This on its own is quite interesting but it’s also full […]

  • Grow Home is the next game to follow Child of Light, Valiant Hearts

    Ubisoft has announced another small passion project in the wake of the success of recent releases. Child of Light, Valiant Hearts: The Great War and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon are all the products of a new initiative at Ubisoft where the publisher lets key developers rest after big triple-A projects by working on something […]

  • What mysterious reveal is Xbox teasing for May 4?

    Xbox is teasing something we’ll be waiting quite a while to learn more about. Xbox community manager Raj Patel tweeted the following earlier today: Hmm… pic.twitter.com/4wBGu6xsDc — Raj Patel (@Rajio) January 22, 2015 NeoGAF users spotted the morse code in the background of the image, which translates as follows: “Presented by Xbox, 10am PDT, 1pm […]

  • 2011 PSN hack class action settlement claim forms available

    PlayStation Network members affected by the 2011 hack and downtime can now claim part of a $15 million settlement. The PSN was down for months on end in 2011 following a major hack, which resulted in user details being compromised. Sony apologised and provided free games as compensation, but unhappy gamers banded together in a […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has a true open world

    Final Fantasy 15 doesn’t just have “open world gameplay”, it has a true open world – one continuous stretch of environment. “The world is connected by continuous land,” director Hajime Tabata told Gamespot. “If those areas were disconnected, it would feel distant from reality. You’ll find that you’ll be able to walk or drive or […]

  • Suikoden, Suikoden 2 EU PSN release date locked down

    Suikoden and its first sequel will be available via the European PlayStation Network soon. Suikoden publisher Konami has confirmed a February 4 release date for the two RPG classics. CONFIRMED! #Suikoden I & II EU #PSN release date is FEB 4TH! http://t.co/ObOIvZDJAK pic.twitter.com/aM760R2Gez — Konami UK (@KonamiUK) January 22, 2015 It’s been a long wait […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 20, says Gamestop Italy

    Dying Light’s physical release has been delayed, but at least one European retailer thinks it knows what’s going on. Dying Light’s physical release date is February 20, according to Gamestop Italy. According to Tmag (Italian, via Google Translate), there’s been no response from local representatives of publisher Warner Bros. Although the digital release will take […]

  • Free online multiplayer update now available for Trials Fusion

    Online multiplayer is now available as a free update to Trials Fusion. The online component includes three new four to eight player multiplayer modes on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and up to four players on Xbox 360. These are the three new gameplay modes included with the update can be found through a previous […]

  • This video for indie survival horror Monstrum features all in-game footage

    Monstrum launches on Steam Early Access January 29 and today, you can have a look at a video for it featuring all in-game footage. Developed by Team Junkfish the survival horror game set on a derelict cargo ship which combines roguelike elements, such as procedurally generated levels and permadeath thanks to AI driven predators. Monstrum […]

  • Here’s quick look at Dead Rising: Watchtower starring Rob Riggle

    A short look at the film adaptation of Dead Rising has surfaced. Transformers director Lorenzo di Bonaventura headed the project and it was directed by Zach Lipovsky. It stars comedy actor Rob Riggle as Frank West, along with Academy Awards nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (24), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and […]

  • A Kickstarter for Underworld Ascendant will launch next month

    OtherSide Entertainment, an independent games studio fronted by Paul Neurath, has announced it’s developing Underworld Ascendant. Neurath is the founder and CEO of the new studio ad his resume includes franchises such as Thief, System Shock and 1992′s Underworld Underworld. The studio hopes Underworld Ascendant will “innovate and revitalize” the fantasy genre. More details will […]

  • APB Reloaded heading to PS4 and Xbox One during Q2 2015

    APB Reloaded will indeed be heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during late Q2 this year, which puts its release sometime around the end of June. Reloaded Productions announced in September 2014 it was working on bringing the free-to-play PC title to consoles during the Digital Media Wire event in New York City. The […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 2 -The Lost Lords arrives in February – video

    Release dates for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series have been announced. A new video offering a “first look” has also appeared. Below is the story synopsis, which you may want to skip if you haven’t played Episode One. House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, and Ironrath […]

  • The open beta for Nosgoth has gone live

    Consider this a friendly reminder: the Nosgoth open beta has started. Announced last week, the open beta can be accessed through the official website. Once you link your Steam account, just log into the service and start downloading the client. Everyone that plays the tester will receive double XP through January 28. More information is […]

  • First gameplay footage of Homeworld Remastered Collection being shown this weekend

    Homeworld Remastered Collection news and the first gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake will be revealed at PAX South this weekend. The news and video will be shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel at 10.30am CST on Sunday. It will also be streamed on Twitch. Gearbox is hoping to have Homeworld Remastered released by […]

  • Latest Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video delves more into combat

    Square Enix has released its latest Orience News video for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and it provides insight into character combat styles and techniques. In the video you will see the elite combat force of Class Zero going deeper into battle to improve their skills. Combat is party-based and each of the three characters in […]

  • Something really cool happens when you finish Resident Evil HD *spoiler*

    Those who finish Resident Evil HD will be met with a really nice surprise at the end. If you wish to find out what it is on your own, DO NOT head below the break. You have been warned. According to images posted by Reddit user omeganemesis28, a thank you message from Resident Evil creator […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain release date “should be” announced soon

    A release date for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain “should be able” to be announced soon, according to the latest Kojima Station webcast. New information on the game will also be announced at the Taipei Game Show on January 31, per Game Spark (thanks, Gemtasu). “I know you’ve all been eagerly await for […]

  • Punch-Out!!, more Throwback offerings arrive on Nintendo US eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Punch-Out!!, Citizens of Earth and Part Two of the Throwback Sale. Here’s the entire update: Nintendo eShop releases Punch-Out!! (originally for Wii) – also 50% off until January 29 Citizens of Earth – introductory price of $11.99 until January 27 Breezeblox (Wii) Midnight (Wii […]

  • The Witcher Battle Arena has arrived on the App Store and Google Play

    The Witcher Battle Arena, CD Projekt RED and Fuero Games’ mobile MOBA, has been released. In Battle Arena, two three-hero teams fight it out as they try to capture and hold conquest points. The game features “no pay-to-win elements”, instead it contains a “player-friendly monetization system.” Every item and functionality can be unlocked entirely through […]

  • Second wave of Star Wars titles arrive on GOG, third wave next week

    The second wave of Star Wars titles will arrive on GOG.com today with more coming January 27. Today you can pick up the following: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Rebellion (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Empire at War: Gold Pack On January 27, the final three games of this wave […]

  • If Microsoft is serious about PC games, Xbox One should be the real Steam Machine

    Forget the magic space goggles. Maybe Valve doesn’t have the wherewithal to realise PC gaming’s TV dream, but Microsoft holds all the keys. If Microsoft really wants to get into PC gaming full-time, it needs to get around the table with Mr Newell and its platinum chequebook. “It’s time for us to talk about gaming […]

  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 releases on Steam next week

    Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 will be released on Steam for PC next week. The PC version of the was announced earlier this month and contains upgraded graphics, runs in 1080p, and has both Japanese and English audio. It will release on January 28 for $14.99. Fairy Fencer F and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 also coming […]

  • Take a look at the controls and special abilities in The Order: 1886

    The Order: 1886 has a new trailer available that highlights the game’s controls and reveals the two special abilities the main protagonist has at his disposal. The game uses a similar control scheme to other shooters, but just in case you wanted to see more gameplay, we’ve got just the thing. The most interesting parts […]

  • These elderly people are better at GTA 5 than you’d expect

    Do old people get video games? Namely something known for its violence like GTA? Well, you’re about to find out. The latest REACT production sits a few elderly men and women in a room and lets them play GTA 5. The results are not what you’d expect, they start off getting a feel for the […]

  • More major Microsoft titles will be coming to PC

    Microsoft will bring more of its franchises to PC. Following on from yesterday’s big Windows stream, Microsoft has released a full recap on Xbox Wire. In the blog post, the firm hid a small bit of news revealing that Fable Legends will not be the only title to come to PC. “Today we announced that […]

  • Someone is attempting to recreate Dark Souls’ Lordran in Minecraft

    Lordran, the land of the ancient lords will soon be explorable in Minecraft thanks to a passionate modder. Davweed is a talented modder attempting to recreate the entire world of Lordran in Minecraft. Lordran is the land where the entire Dark Souls game is set. The goal is to make it a 1:1 scale of […]

  • Elite: Dangerous is getting Community Goals with update 1.1 – all the details

    Patch 1.1 is Elite: Dangerous’ first major update. Developer Frontier has detailed Community Goals, the big change coming with the patch, and more. We were told last week that big additions are coming with patch 1.1, due in February. Today, we learn in more detail what those features are. Namely, what the developer is calling […]

  • Sunset Overdrive, Skyrim and Dead Rising 3 highlight this week’s Deals with Gold

    A new week, a new set of deals for Xbox Live Gold subscribers and we’ve got the full list. Major Nelson posted the deals which are live now and run through Monday, January 26. Highlights include Sunset Overdrive, Dead Rising 3, Skyrim, Final Fantasy 13-2 and more. Check the full list below. Xbox One Dead […]

  • Survarium: 10,000 FREE Premium account keys to give away

    We have 10,000 codes to give away for MMOFPS Survarium, granting the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver coins. Each key gives the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver in-game currency. A Premium account gives you 50 percent more experience, income and reputation for 24 […]

  • “I don’t like people thinking we’re doing underhanded, dirty shit,” says Evolve dev

    Despite what it looks like, Evolve developers did not intend to give out the wrong signals when it comes to the game’s DLC plan. Evolve creative director Phil Robb spoke to Destructoid in an interview that was conducted late last year about the studio’s approach to DLC, map packs and more. Robb’s idea is that […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry gets first screens

    Night Cry is coming along nicely and today we get our first look at it. Ever since the announcement of Project Scissors (at the time) last September, and then the name change to Night Cry, we’ve been waiting to see what the game looks like, especially since it’s developed with mobile platforms in mind. Today, […]

  • Tekken X Street Fighter is still happening, 40 people working on it

    Tekken X Street Fighter is definitely not vaporware. A team of 40 developers is currently working on it, according to director Katushiro Harada. Harada was interviewed by Polygon. In the interview, he touched on many topics, one of which is the status of the seemingly-never-coming-out Tekken X Street Fighter. “It’s very difficult to talk about,” […]

  • From Game of Thrones to Borderlands: all of Telltale’s adventure games rated

    Telltale Games has an impressive back catalogue of licensed adventure games to its name, and we have opinions about all of them. Note that this rundown doesn’t include bundles, the non-adventure games or games published by Telltale but created by other developers. It’s also got a fair bit of speculation in it, since at least […]

  • There is probably a new Battletoads game coming

    If you’ve watched last night’s Windows presentation you knew you recognised that logo on Phil Spencer’s t-shirt. Wearing a t-shirt with a logo of an upcoming game is an antic we’ve come to expect from Xbox boss Phil Spencer now. Based on that, we wouldn’t be alone in predicting that a new Battletoads game is […]

  • Here’s a short, 60fps trailer for DmC: Definitive Edition

    DmC: Definitive Edition has a new video available that shows the game running at 60 frames-per-second. Capcom has put out a short new trailer for the Definitive Edition of DmC: Devil May Cry that takes a look at different stages and boss fights. The video begs to watched in 1080p60 quality, if your connection can […]

  • Xbox One to PC streaming targeting 1080p, 60fps

    Microsoft has revealed that it’s looking to achieve 1080p resolution at 60 frames-per-second when the Xbox One game streaming launches later this year. The question of what final resolution and framerate Xbox One game streaming will operate at was on a lot of people’s minds when the demo was shown. Thankfully, Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra has […]

  • Microsoft is looking at offering PC to Xbox streaming

    Having announced Xbox One to PC streaming as part of its Windows event last night, Microsoft said that making the process a two-way street is on the cards. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer sat down to do a group interview following the Windows event and talked a little bit about the firm’s plans for streaming, including a […]

  • Watch John Romero play Doom

    John Romero made DOOM, and now you can watch him play it, dropping many a delightful gem of insight regarding one of the most important shooters of all time. This video was organised by Double Fine as part of its Devs Play series, a thing I only just discovered and now want to marathon all […]

  • World of Speed has gotten fairly pretty over the past year

    World of Speed has produced a new trailer, showing off the racing MMO’s progress over the past year. Announced one year ago, World of Speed is looking pretty damn shiny now. Check it out in this trailer, which introduces the Mountain Spiral Road location and teases several yet to be revealed. World of Speed comes […]

  • Minecraft user data leaked in plain text – change your passwords

    Minecraft users should change their passwords and those of any accounts using the same log-in details. Minecraft’s user data servers have apparently been compromised, with user names and passwords leaked online in plain text. 1,800 Mojang accounts were affected. The news comes via German source Heise and The Guardian and has been treated quite seriously […]

  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will commence filming in August

    The sixth Resident Evil movie is back on track. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will begin filming in August, having been delayed to accomodate star Milla Jovovich’s pregnancy. In a Facebook post, Jovovich said she’s currently being very mindful of gaining enough weight to ensure a healthy birth for her second child, without the risk […]

  • Nintendo bosses “do not really understand modern gaming”, says former executive

    Former Nintendo executive Dan Adelman has provided frank insight into the Japanese platform holder’s inner workings. Adelman, who was one of Nintendo’s most important developer liaisons, left in August 2014. One of the first things he did was say that Nintendo had issued a gag order on his social media use, and shortly thereafter called […]

  • Sony’s 10% apology discount doesn’t apply to pre-orders

    Sony has updated the terms and conditions of its apology discount to exclude pre-orders. PSN members have been offered a 10% discount voucher as an apology for downtime over the holidays due to DDoS attacks. In an update to the PlayStation Blog announcement post, Sony clarified that you can’t use this for pre-orders. So. That […]

  • 343 to beta test Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking fix

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection is still broken, believe it or not. The next Halo: The Master Chief Collection update is, like most of the others so far, designed to resolve the shooter collection’s ongoing matchmaking woes. 343 Industries is determined to get it right, apparently, as it’s gone so far as to elect to […]

  • Here’s the release schedule for Star Citizen’s story and first-person modules

    Star Citizen lead Chris Roberts has shared release windows for several modules of the space simulation sandbox. Star Citizen was the focus of a BAFTA Masterclass presentation yesterday, during which Roberts outlined the game’s current development milestone goals. Polygon captured the details. The first person shooter, planetside and social elements on the game are expected […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End Hard Mode has already been beaten

    Destiny’s toughest challenge got extra tough today, but a troop of willing Guardians stepped up to the line of duty. Destiny developer Bungie has verified the identities of the first Guardians to beat hard mode for the Crota’s End raid, which launched earlier today. Bungie User Research has confirmed the World First finishers for the […]

  • All maps and modes for Battlefield Hardline detailed

    A third map and mode has been announced for Battlefield Hardline which means all modes and maps have been revealed. The new mode is Crosshair, a second competitive mode in which a former criminal “turned state’s witness” is on the run. His former buddies, who are criminals, are trying to kill him and the cops […]

  • Alien: Isolation has sold over 1 million copies

    Alien: Isolation has sold over 1 million copies, Creative Assembly and SEGA announced today, and probably in joyous fashion, although PR mails never denote the writer’s mood. The quote included from creative lead, Alistair Hope does sound as though he is super pleased with the milestone. “It has been fantastic to watch the reviews come […]

  • Fable Legends launching on PC alongside Xbox One with cross-platform play

    Fable Legends was announced for PC today during Microsoft’s Windows 10 event, along with the news it would contain cross-platform play with Xbox One. The game will allow you to play with up to four of your friends online across both platforms. A video from the team at Lionhead, which goes into more detail, was […]