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Battlefield 4 alpha phase begins, recommended specs and details inside

Monday, 17 June 2013 12:03 GMT By Dave Cook

Battlefield 4 developer DICE will open the shooter’s alpha trial today to seasoned players, and a recommended spec list has been made public. Get the details here.

The following specs come from this Battlefield 4 alpha invite, care ofMP1st:

  • OS: Vista SP2, Win7 (Win8 not supported)
  • 64 bit (32 bit not supported)
  • Dx10 or Dx 11 GPU with 1+GB of RAM, Dx 11 highly recommended
  • 25GB HDD free space required
  • Latest Origin version required

This morning we reported on a batch of screenshots that have leaked from the alpha phase, showing boat customisation options and more.

What do you make of the specs and the images? Let us know below.

Battlefield 4 hits PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on October 29 Stateside, and November 1 across Europe. It’ll launch on PS4 and Xbox One in due course.

Thanks PC Gamer.

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70 Comments

  1. Max Payne

    Windows 8 not supported LOL!
    I am glad they are ditching 32 bit . FINALLY !

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Yoshi

    ‘to seasoned players’ And this means? XD

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Dave Cook

    @2 people who have been playing Battlefield for years and are recognised by the community team.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Yoshi

    Ahh cool. Fingers crossed for me then :D Only thing I don’t qualify is being a recongnised community member :P However I did gain access to the BF3 alpha.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. wickedcricket

    @4 invites were sent out, yesterday.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Tavarish

    @2 It was more and less confirmed that it was “random” draw from newsletter mailing list.

    @3 That is very debatable. There has been some backtracking of people that got into this Alpha and some of them have barely touched Bf 3 and only other Bf game on account is F2P one.

    Hopefully there is healthy amount actual vets in for that point of view feedback.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Crussong

    No Windows 8 support?
    Is it for the Alpha or in general?
    Not asking for me, but my father is using Windows 8 for a few weeks now and is playing Battlefield 3 a lot.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Keivz

    Wow, I hope these aren’t the final system requirements. I have win-8 64 bit and vista 32 bit. What’s with no support of the newest operating system? Win-8 handles games just fine and certainly better than vista! And why no listing of system RAM requirements? Is V-ram becoming the most important factor for the next gen?

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Max Payne

    @8 Considering its 64 bit only , I think minimum is 4gb to have.
    And for windows 8 , I think is just for alpha , because vista/7/8 are pretty much identical in architecture/kernel.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. CyberMarco

    @8

    I suppose that the minimum recommended RAM is 4GB, because the 64bit requires so.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. backup

    BF4 still unable to do wat MAG did
    256 players
    MAG>>>>>>>>>>>>>>BF4

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Yoshi

    @11 Actually it’s more like players aren’t able to do that. Just look at the graphics of MAG versus BF4. It’s a lot more to process. I know for a fact a lot of people who can barely run BF3 would lag like fuck.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. OwnedWhenStoned

    I’ve got MAG and it’s nowhere near as good as BF or even CoD.

    Whilst it is technically impressive, having more players doesn’t necessarily make it a better game.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. macronia

    @10 then BF4 may require 4GB minimum – 6GB recommended at launch ?

    #14 2 years ago
  15. backup

    ppl have their own taste
    i enjoyed it few months
    but still 256>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>24
    power of PC lol

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Tavarish

    @11 MAG can’t do what Planetside 2 is doing. 2000 players / continent, 3 continent and growing ^.^ And PS 2 actually has graphics engine to go with that.

    @14 That would be glorious. WTF, game that would actually use memory! I know right?

    #16 2 years ago
  17. backup

    @16 it’s also coming to PS4
    DIce is failure who can’t even beat MAG hahaha
    256 >>>>>>>>>> 24 BF fans cry more

    #17 2 years ago
  18. OwnedWhenStoned

    @15 True. Although, BF is 64 player on the PC.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. macronia

    @16 , :/ , i hope not more than 4 , right now i have 4gb and maxed BF3 easily with minimum 50fps , i have no intention getting another 4 right now :)

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Crussong

    @backup, try to troll more, idiot. We’re still not convinced MAG is so much better than BF4. Go!
    You seem to know Battlefield pretty well, since you assume BF has 24 player max. I’m impressed.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. NeoSquall

    People are really replying to backdown?
    SRSLY?

    #21 2 years ago
  22. OwnedWhenStoned

    It’s a guilty pleasure.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. JopDiga

    ps3fanboy and backup are the same person.
    MAG is shiiiiiit and so is PS3 and PS4. PS4 is just a PC packed inside a console case nothing more. Games are still better on PC with GTX Titan, GTX 780 and GTX 690 raping your PS4 everyday. Also higher resolution than 1080p (which is btw 7+ years old) and 60+fps. We can choose if we want to play with mouse/keyboard OR with a controller, you console-fuckers cant. We can plug in our PCs also with TVs and we pay less for more graphics and better game overall.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. JopDiga

    MAG on Metacritic = 76% low score haha
    Battlefield 3 on Metacritic = 89% high score you bitch ps3sucker and fuckup guy!

    #24 2 years ago
  25. GrimRita

    Had an invite, hell knows why – I havent touched BF3 because its on Origin and have zero interest in BF4 because it’s on Origin and, I own Windows 8!

    #25 2 years ago
  26. undermyrules

    @23 you just won the internet for today + 1….console peasants are always some braindead kids who trolling on the net and dont have anything to do..

    #26 2 years ago
  27. backup

    @23
    JopDiga and undermyrules are the same person.

    don’t need shitty alt to take down beggars

    #27 2 years ago
  28. backup

    @24
    jopdick

    U2= 96
    any PC exclusive near that ? wait a minute do PC have any exclusive

    and 76 is not bad u know that jogdick

    #28 2 years ago
  29. backup

    @20
    as i said i am talking about power not game u idiot beggar
    256>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>32/64 watever
    ppl have different taste u may like BF3 much more i don’t care

    #29 2 years ago
  30. JopDiga

    You fucking retard backup (fuckedup) you compare a Singleplayer game with a Multiplayer game?? And you did the comparison with MAG and BF3 first now you throw Uncharted 2 in the fight you pussy! Well the original Half Life has 96 too and is PC exclusive you cocksucker.

    MAG IS SHIT, NO ONE GIVES A SHIT ABOUT THAT FAIL GAME. MAG IS DEAD AND THOSE GRAPHICS ARE LIKE PS2 UGLY AND IT LAGS (MAG = LAG = PSN).

    #30 2 years ago
  31. GrimRita

    Does Mag actually have 256 players playing?

    #31 2 years ago
  32. backup

    @30 You fucking retard jopdick (fuckedup)
    you compare a Singleplayer game with a Multiplayer game??
    No but this proves u are blind idiot
    i repeated said 256>>>>>>>>>>64/32

    And you did the comparison with MAG and BF3 first now you throw Uncharted 2 in the fight you pussy!
    no mr JopussyDiga u first bought meta score

    Well the original Half Life has 96 too and is PC exclusive you cocksucker.

    lol 15 yrs ago that is best u can come up with u pussy sucker

    MAG IS SHIT, NO ONE GIVES A SHIT ABOUT THAT FAIL GAME. MAG IS DEAD AND THOSE GRAPHICS ARE LIKE PS2 UGLY AND IT LAGS (MAG = LAG = PSN).

    it depends on taste it has vast players that for sure
    PC – pirates= killing developers = shameless a**holes

    #32 2 years ago
  33. JopDiga

    Yes but only one game mode (Domination), others have less player count. What a FAIL!

    #33 2 years ago
  34. backup

    yes power PS3 to support 256 players and power of PC to support 64
    wat a fail

    #34 2 years ago
  35. JopDiga

    That backup guy is 12 years old and got fucked by his father while his mother watched how the penis got inside his ass. His father is a smart one and played PC and thats why he hates PC. Also he has no money and cant afford a PC. Well thats sad but you should STFU and go get fucked again by your father. Maybe he will let you suck his cock this time.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. JopDiga

    PlanetSide 2 has 2000 players you sucker.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. backup

    @36

    how many times i need to owned u ?

    PS4 also getting game with 2000 player support

    #37 2 years ago
  38. backup

    @35

    That JopDiga guy is 70 years old and got fucked by his grandfather’s dog while his grandmother watched how the pussy got inside his ass. His father is a smart one and played Ps and thats why he hates Ps. Also he has no money and cant afford a Ps4 . Well thats sad but you should tombstone and go get fucked again by your grandfather’s dog. Maybe he will let you suck his cock this time.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. JopDiga

    Who the fuck said PS4 will also have 2000 players support you cocksucker? It only will be released also on the PS4 nothing more. And why it will also be released on the PS4? Because its basicly a PC and not a console. They just downgrade it so PS4 players can also play it. They were begging for it like other F2P and MMO games like Elder Scrolls Online (now also on PS4 because they sucked the cocks of the developers so hard, begging).

    PS4 = low graphics PC nothing more.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. JopDiga

    Hey can you not come with something which you dont copy and paste? Thats just bad, you just take mine and cant even get it right haha you dickhead. You like it licking your fathers hairy ass dont you? Your mother does it, she camps the whole time on your fathers dick and plays PS3.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. backup

    @39

    u were fucked by dog that’s why u don’t know about new news

    just do search and u will get the answer

    not able to post the link

    #41 2 years ago
  42. backup

    @40

    ey can you not come with something which you dont copy and paste? Thats just bad, you just take mine and cant even get it right haha you pussyhead. You like it licking your fathers’s dog hairy ass dont you? Your mother does it, she camps the whole time on your fathers’s dog dick and plays PC.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. JopDiga

    You dont have a link because no one said it will have 2000 players on PS4 you cock-licking-assfucked-bastard thats why hahahahaha. You cant even prove that it will have 2000 players like you said hahaha. You couldnt find a source thats because you buttasshole is so hard fucked and red with white cream and you cant sit anymore. HAHAHA you gay pussy.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. JopDiga

    backup is one of those CoD players which get angry and using their headsets, they sound like girls.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. JopDiga

    He has skipped school and is only be able to copy like a fag. His father didnt care and fucked him really hard.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. backup

    @44
    backup is one of those sims 3 players which get angry and using their headsets, they sound like girls.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. backup

    @43
    http://us.gamespot.com/news/mmofps-planetside-2-coming-to-playstation-4-6409316

    now u can cry all the day

    #47 2 years ago
  48. Hcw87

    Oh man, you guys win the fail of the month of the entire internet.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. backup

    @45

    JopussyDiga has skipped school and is only be able to copy like a fag. His father’s dog didnt care and fucked him really hard.

    #49 2 years ago
  50. JopDiga

    You idiot in your source no one says its 2000 players like on PC you fag hahahaha you just pwned your self really hard in your ass fisted.

    PS4 = low shit version of a PC which outperforms it in every game.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. JopDiga

    Like I said he is copy and paste because he is 12 years old and cant speak and write. His hands are full of sperm and he is licking it while ctrl+c and +v it.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. backup

    @50

    http://n4g.com/news/1282953/planetside-2-on-ps4-looks-like-pc-on-max-settings-supports-vita-remote-play

    start crying now

    #52 2 years ago
  53. backup

    @51

    still better than bad mouthers like u who never went to school

    #53 2 years ago
  54. JopDiga

    Still no one said 2000 players on PS4 hahahaha you cant read.

    #54 2 years ago
  55. backup

    @54
    u never went to school sorry u can’t read it

    atleast listen now http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Swy0_w8SnxA

    #55 2 years ago
  56. JopDiga

    Yeah yeah we know it now everyone on this site knows you can only copy and paste like a FAG. backup you are the biggest cocksucker in the world and when I find you I will teach you how to have respect and will hurt you that you wish you never were born, now go and suck your fathers cock, he waits for you in this room, he is using your mother for now.

    I wont click on your gay porns on that youtube link sorry. Show it to your father maybe he likes it and will take you now really hard.

    #56 2 years ago
  57. JopDiga

    MAG players = FAG players = LAG = PSN got fucked up April 2011 for more than one month without online play hahaha.

    #57 2 years ago
  58. backup

    @57

    after owning bad mouther comes
    can’t accept defeat lol

    watever same to u

    #58 2 years ago
  59. JopDiga

    Dont write like you are fingering your pussy with one hand, you bastard. You got fucked up that hard you should jump out of the window/bridge and do us a favor. Thank you for your 12 years cocksucking so your father was happy.

    #59 2 years ago
  60. NeoSquall

    Dave (or whoever manages moderation in these boards), would you kindly clean up this mess?

    #60 2 years ago
  61. backup

    @59
    cry more

    #61 2 years ago
  62. JopDiga

    Well you are the one who is crying. Going to BF4 news and telling others how good your MAG is but instead of playing it you write bullshit here. You wanted it, you got it, dick-licking-fag. Cry hard when your father gets in your anus again. He will for sure, he will come to you even when he dies.

    #62 2 years ago
  63. backup

    @62

    my point was why Dice not going for 256 players

    but u bad mouther created the whole mess

    #63 2 years ago
  64. Hcw87

    Dissociative identity disorder.

    #64 2 years ago
  65. JopDiga

    “BF4 still unable to do wat MAG did
    256 players
    MAG>>>>>>>>>>>>>>BF4″

    MAG<<<<<<<<<<<<<<BF4
    MAG = LAG = for FAG = no destruction = ugly PS2 graphics = PS3 ugly graphics, Xbox 360 is better multiplatform console.

    #65 2 years ago
  66. backup

    @65

    watever ppl have different taste i like MAG more player made it soooo fun
    it would be cool to have 256 players for BF4

    don’t even get me started about graphics i can list PC games with ugly graphics

    better not get RROD while playing those multiplats lol

    #66 2 years ago
  67. JopDiga

    No one plays MAG dont you fucking realize. BF4 with 64 players is perfect, not getting spawn killed like in MAG. And hey I have a PC, PS3 and 360, and I like Uncharted but thats it nothing more. But sadly I got a YLOD on my PS3 Launch 60GB version but that console sucked anyone, wasnt like the old nice PS2. This generation Xbox 360 had better multiplatform games with better graphics and framerates but PC is still best, you can use Mouse/Keyboard and Controller and Games are cheap on Steam.

    #67 2 years ago
  68. backup

    @66
    kudos for derailing thread
    from BF to planetside and to 360 and then to steam

    it was just my opinion that BF4 should have 256 players

    i don’t care wat u think and wat games u like as i said ppl have different taste in gaming and i enjoy MAG

    #68 2 years ago
  69. splashofartstudios

    @66- Wow man…your kinda an idiot…It seems with every pc game that gets a story on this site…you and your ps3fanboy bitch comes here and talks trash about it… Pc is the superior gaming experience… It will ALWAYS be..you know why? Because games are made on pc, thus more powerful than your dumbed down shit consoles.

    #69 2 years ago
  70. NightCrawler1970

    I played MAG, at least the map is 5x bigger that all those 4×4 maps from COD/MW1.2.3 ops ect ect…

    And i never had LAG during the game…

    #70 2 years ago

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    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

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  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

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  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

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  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

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  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

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  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

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  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

    Here’s a video for Bloodborne players showing a quick way to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam. It also provides a look at things you may have missed in Central Yharnam and The Sewers, courtesy of VaatiVidya. Don’t forget, we have guides posted for the game with more updates coming soon. Bloodborne released in […]

  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

    Mass Effect 3 is discounted on the European PSN, but it’s not free. Update 2: The option to add to cart now lets you choose between the free trial or full version. The full version is on sale for £6.49 or £5.84 for PlayStation Plus members. The free trial is of course is still available, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

    The winners of Elite: Dangerous’ Race To Elite competition have been announced, with one player receiving the grand prize of £10,000. Back when Elite: Dangerous launched, developer Frontier announced a competition that would award players to first reach Elite rank in trading, exploration, or combat, a prize of £1,000 each. The grand prize – £10,000 […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

    You’re not hitting heists for the good of your health. Here’s how to max cash rewards. Money. GTA Online players love it. Greenbacks are the core of the entire experience, allowing you to buy the best weapons, vehicles and stupid haircuts. Heists, as promised, gives more opportunities than ever to earn serious cash, but once […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

    What’s the best bolt-action, Police sniper rifle for the Professional class in Battlefield Hardline? Let us help you answer that question. As you’re probably aware, Battlefield Hardline weapons are class specific and faction specific. This makes deciding on a good weapon and loadout much harder than it was in Battlefield 4. Which is where Westie […]

  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]