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Ubisoft E3 presser: The Crew, The Division hitting next-gen

Monday, 10 June 2013 22:09 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Ubisoft kicked off its E3 press conference this evening by announcing Rocksmith 2014 Edition. But there was more: Tom Clancy’s The Division, The Crew, South Park, Rabbids coming to TV and more, Hit up the break for a full report.

Watch the conference again below.

Games you knew about already

Splinter Cell: Blacklist was discussed and shown, with Ubisoft calling it the “biggest” game in the series. The trailer, which is posted below, showed mainly gadgets and tracking. Splinter Cell: Blacklist is out on PC, PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360 in August; the franchise will continue on next-generation consoles when the hardware lands on shelves.

Rayman Legends was also shown at the conference, and the new video was rather nice as you will see below. It will contain a variety of environments, boss encounters, traps and musical maps. The game comes with 120 levels and will be released on September 3 on PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U. The PS Vita version will be releasing on August 29 in US and August 30 in the UK.

Two Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag videos where shown. Lovely as usual, showing loads of pirate fights on land and sea, and a bunch of unruly scalawags running around with our hero assassin.

The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot has gone into closed beta. The free-to-play game tasks players with building castles, filling it with loot, and tasking creatures to protect it. Your friends can loot your castle, and may need to use different characters in order to get the job done. Sign up for the beta here.

South Park: The Stick of Truth is out during the holiday season – not necessarily this one though per Cartman. A new video of the game was shown at the conference, along with a special move called the “Nagasaki”. It’s a massive fart basically. Expect a lot of potty humor in the game when it finally releases.

Watch Dogs was shown. It was the leaked trailer from yesterday. NOt much else was said on the game that hasn’t already been said. Watch Dogs is coming to PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One November 22.

Next-gen: The Crew, Watch Dogs

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot took the stage to talk about about next-gen, specifically to announce The Crew -which has been rumored for ages – from Ubisoft Reflection Studios.

The Crew will be “the biggest game ever created” and features the “whole US”, and players will take over criminal organizations one city at a time – how you like, when you like – and it’s “very open”. The entire game is an online persistent world, with city-realistic maps, and can be played in co-op, multiplayer, and single-player – in all missions and races.

The game is a spiritual successor to Test Drive Unlimited 1 from the developers of that game, and the demo showed races in multiple environments and terrain – and you can go anywhere depending on the vehicle you are driving and it contains “thousands” of 20-second trials around the map to reward players for exploration.

Friends can jump into your game – no lobby needed. If you are having trouble with a mission, just ask and your friend can come in and help. The Crew will also have a companion app for car customization. More on that will be announced soon.

Just Dance 2014 will be out in October on “all platforms” according to MC Aisha Taylor, so all motion-control consoles. It was leaked yesterday. It is also coming to PS4 and Xbox One.

Rabbids Invasion was announced as an interactive TV show. It’s about to “launch very soon.” More interactive TV basically. Players, or those watching the game, will be able to use the game via Xbox One. You can play puzzles like “spot the chicken” – and kids can aim their finger at the Rabbid and toss eggs at them.

It is coming to Nickelodeon.

Alice in Chains’s Jerry Cantrell stepped on stage and started jamming to “Man in the Box.” He was introducing Rocksmith 2014 Edition, and he used voice commands for “Session Mode” in which the in-game band will react to the player. Specifics weren’t gone into on it, but there were demonstrations of using voice commands. This means it will contains some Kinect support. It’s out this October, for PS3, Xbox 360 and will be released on next-gen consoles as well.

Tom Clancy’s The Division from Ubisoft Massive was announced, and it’s the long-rumored Tom Clancy MMO – but it’s a next-gen, online, open-world RPG. Not an MMO as previously rumored.

It looks fantastic. It can also be played on tablets because one person was playing it on one. The game takes place after a pathogen is spread through cash on Black Friday in the US.

Within five days, society has collapsed and the Division has been called in to restore order and save humanity. The demo shown took place in Brooklyn, with the Division doing its best to reach a police station. Hit up the video below.

It’s in the works for Xbox One and PS4.

Trials Fusion was confirmed for PS4 and Xbox One from RedLynx. There is also a mobile title Trials Frontier in the works which will work in tangent with the console version. More on both games will be announced at a later date.

As usual, all the news happenings from the conference has been posted separately on the site. Trailers, screens and more information will be added when it hits our inbox.

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65 Comments

  1. Pytox

    Southpark game omg gonna be great :D

    #1 2 years ago
  2. TheBlackHole

    BG&E2 or GTFO.

    Acronyms, bitches.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    You tube is crapping out here and there so if the stream isn’t working for you or goes down try here: http://www.gametrailers.com/netstorage/e3/live.html

    But don’t go there unless you HAVE to! :)

    #3 2 years ago
  4. CyberMarco

    Southpark oh please oh please oh please!

    It begins! :D

    #4 2 years ago
  5. CyberMarco

    Rocksmith :D :D :D

    \m/ \m/

    #5 2 years ago
  6. monkeygourmet

    Needs more dub step… NOT! :D

    #6 2 years ago
  7. CyberMarco

    Nice, Rocksmith 2014, as long as I don’t have to buy another crappy proprietary cable I’m fine!

    #7 2 years ago
  8. viralshag

    Anyone else getting a really crap connection?

    #8 2 years ago
  9. CyberMarco

    @8 Actually it’s better than EA’s.

    I’m watching it through GT.

    http://www.gametrailers.com/netstorage/e3/live.html

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Ireland Michael

    God, I can’t stand this woman.

    @8 Yeah, seems to be improving a bit now though.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. viralshag

    @9, Yeah GT gave me the best stretch of video but it just stops after a while. Was fine for EAs and MS.

    Hmm nope seem to be having no luck with this one. Might wait until after.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. CyberMarco

    Spam the F5! :P

    #12 2 years ago
  13. salarta

    I like this woman’s style. She’s amusing and playful.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. CyberMarco

    They should make an animated series of Rayman, it looks gorgeous!

    #14 2 years ago
  15. monkeygourmet

    That splinter cell trailer was confusing as hell…

    Maybe I’m getting too old, couldn’t tell what the fuck was going on?!

    #15 2 years ago
  16. monkeygourmet

    @14

    Defiantly, looks great! :)

    #16 2 years ago
  17. silverstorm

    @15 youre not alone bro.. why the fuck wouldn’t they just show a trailer with so much clutter on the screen? i didn’t know where to focus damnit.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Ireland Michael

    Hey, it’s Dungeon Keeper.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. CyberMarco

    ZOMG Southpark! :D

    #19 2 years ago
  20. viralshag

    Good video.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. monkeygourmet

    @17

    Yeah it was weird, it must have been for 12 year olds cranked up on Jesus juice! ;)

    #21 2 years ago
  22. CyberMarco

    I’m find it really hard to sympathize with the jokes of the hostess…

    #22 2 years ago
  23. AHA-Lambda

    christ was that it for South park FFS

    #23 2 years ago
  24. viralshag

    I love this presenter.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. CyberMarco

    The Crew, is it the answer to our demands of a new NFS underground? I hope so…

    #25 2 years ago
  26. salarta

    Haha, wow. Guillemot’s answer to the question of why he’s pushing so much for the latest round of consoles is such a thinly veiled way of covering up the real reason of “They have DRM restrictions for us to use at the expense of consumer wants and needs!”

    Which, of course, if the PS4 does things like the XBox One, I won’t be getting that console either.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. viralshag

    The Crew looks cool. Competition for NFS right there. All about online next gen, fo shizzle.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. monkeygourmet

    @26

    Exactly! Lol, he got a little boner right there on stage! :)

    #28 2 years ago
  29. monkeygourmet

    Crew actual gameplay looks wank… Next gen still loving the pre renders and bull shots unfortunately…

    #29 2 years ago
  30. CyberMarco

    @29

    Yeah, I hoped the graphics would be something really breathtaking, but they are just prettier than with what we are used with PS360. At least the customization is really cool!

    #30 2 years ago
  31. viralshag

    @25, Kinda looks like it to me. I’m liking the look of it so far.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. CyberMarco

    Watch_Dogs: NSA DLC incoming…

    #32 2 years ago
  33. monkeygourmet

    Yeah, gameplay looked fun actually. The pre render at the start wasn’t needed, I hate it when they do that, it’s Tekken 2 on PS1 all over again! ;)

    #33 2 years ago
  34. OlderGamer

    Killer presser from UBI.

    So far.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. monkeygourmet

    @34

    You only like it because the hostess is from ‘Archer’! ;)

    #35 2 years ago
  36. monkeygourmet

    I hate pre renders… Makes me realise we’re ‘not quite there’ graphically… ; /

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Edo

    Apart from the South Park it’s a fucking disaster so far…

    #37 2 years ago
  38. salarta

    OH GOD THE KIDS ARE GIANTS, EVERYONE RUN FOR YOUR LIVES.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. manamana

    Since I’m not into South Park, I’ll go with the latter … Its friggin shite.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. CyberMarco

    I think Ubisoft dropped the ball this time around…

    #40 2 years ago
  41. daytripper

    EAs is a masterpiece compares to this, awful

    #41 2 years ago
  42. monkeygourmet

    @40

    Yep, too much cg and pre-renders…

    #42 2 years ago
  43. manamana

    What a shame CGI stuff …

    #43 2 years ago
  44. CyberMarco

    At least the dev’s names sound funny! :P

    #44 2 years ago
  45. monkeygourmet

    AC4 should be a new pirate franchise…

    They could have called it: ‘The Black Spot’…

    You play a pirate marked for death with the ‘black spot’, you have to find out who wants you dead… Just use the same engine and sailing and stuff, just not the shitty AC character or worn out timeline…

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Erthazus

    CGI….. Too much CGI in this E3.

    Ubisoft is the worst so far.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Digital Bamboo

    Gameplay s’il vous plait.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. manamana

    Holy cow – I agree with Erthazus! What a day.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. CyberMarco

    Milk the cash-cow really hard Ubi…

    #49 2 years ago
  50. daytripper

    You want to sell consoles and software yet show CG trailers? Yeah ok

    #50 2 years ago
  51. hunthunt

    what a bullshit

    #51 2 years ago
  52. OlderGamer

    I thought it was rather good. Something for everyone. As for CGI, I told you folks next gen visuals weren’t going to make your eyes bleed. They still look good tho.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. daytripper

    @52 Why not show gameplay instead of CG, that’s the point and a lot of games have been great today, mirrors edge and bf4

    #53 2 years ago
  54. daytripper

    Wow this looks good

    #54 2 years ago
  55. manamana

    Now this is what I call next-gen console gaming!

    #55 2 years ago
  56. viralshag

    They definitely redeemed themselves with The Division, that looked amazing.

    Does the PS4 have a Smartglass equivalent? I’m genuinely curious because some of this tablet play has looked awesome.

    #56 2 years ago
  57. daytripper

    That looked superb , great end to the show

    That’s what I want to see.

    #57 2 years ago
  58. CyberMarco

    The Division looked really rad, but I’ll wait till release. Ubisoft already mislead me with Far Cry 3, not this time around though…

    #58 2 years ago
  59. monkeygourmet

    That was very cool, that’s how I imagine a ‘next gen’ game to look! :)

    #59 2 years ago
  60. OlderGamer

    No idea, but CGI doesn’t bother me at this point. Most of these games are not coming out right away. If they were launching next week I would be more concerned. And there was gameplay.

    And yeah The Division looks next gen. One of the first games I can say does that. For console only that is. BF4 looked nice, but that was PC footage. The Division was clearly PS4.

    #60 2 years ago
  61. TheLastDodo

    Compared to last year, this has been pathetic from Ubisoft.

    - Splinter Cell trailer was pointless
    - CGI trailer for Watch_Dogs, why?
    - Brief trailer of South Park that showed nothing about the game, why?
    - CGI trailer for Rayman with like ten seconds of gameplay tagged on, why?
    - The Crew looked ok and it had gameplay (Fast And Furious The Game?)
    - Just Dance 2014
    - CGI trailer for Assassins Creed, bit of gameplay
    - New Trials flip yeah! Trials Fusion is coming to PlayStation, Trials on PlayStation finally woop (and Xbox/PC)
    - The Division looked ok,very similar to Watch_Dogs but in a world that’s gone to shit.

    One thing to note, no BG&E2, that was cruel to tease fans like they did yesterday.

    Definitely a step down from last year in my opinion, not sure if Trials and The Division saved it.

    #61 2 years ago
  62. MadFingerz

    Great visuals but let’s face it, it’s Ubi, there’s high chances the game won’t look nearly as good when it releases..

    #62 2 years ago
  63. Ireland Michael

    That definitely looks impressive. And those graphics… *drools*

    Hey, kudos to Ubisoft, they can’t be faulted for keeping the new IPs flowing, and all this stuff has the company’s usual visual flair. Definitely agreed that they went way too heavy on the CGI though. I’ll take gameplay over cutscenes any day of the week.

    #63 2 years ago
  64. Exicuren

    @56 Yes, Sony has a smartglass tech, but even wider because it has conectivity with android tablets, don’t know if it can be with smartphones

    #64 2 years ago
  65. daytripper

    Was hoping Ubi would of had something for the Wii U guys in terms of new ip but not to be. The Division saved their presser from being awful imo

    #65 2 years ago

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    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 […]