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“We’re over-delivering value”: Mattrick defends Xbox One pricing

Monday, 17 June 2013 16:51 GMT By Dave Cook

Xbox One’s $499 / £429 price-point has received some flack since it was confirmed last week, but Microsoft’s Don Mattrick believes the numbers stack up as the company is over-delivering value.

Speaking with Bloomberg TV, Mattrick said, It’s a lower number than some of the analysts had forecasted. We’re over-delivering value against other choices I think consumers can get.

“Any modern product these days you look at it [and] $499 isn’t a ridiculous price point. We’re delivering thousands of dollars of value to people, so I think they’re going to love it when they use it.”

Meanwhile Phil Spencer has said that consumers will only see the true value of Xbox One once its sitting on retailers shelves and all the ins and outs of the console are laid bare.

What do you think?

Thanks Gamespot.

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62 Comments

  1. Bloobat

    That’s one way of defending it…

    #1 2 years ago
  2. fihar

    Well, the actual console itself is probably as ‘cheap’ as the PS4. It’s the Kinect that is the issue here.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. viralshag

    While I don’t think the price is that bad, I think a Kinect-less version would have been much better received as an option.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Aullah

    What value? The ones are only accessable in the US?

    #4 2 years ago
  5. unacomn

    “We’re over-delivering value”

    “We’re taking a huge loss on each sale”

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Kanok

    Shut up Don, you’re just a piece of shit.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. No_PUDding

    I don’t know what devices you’re talking about that are £430.

    I mean that’s a brand new smartphone, and even those are unattainable to msot, with a contract.

    To be honest I think the PS4 is too expensive. Even though I acknowledge as a commodity, it’s not bad value.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Klaxusprime

    This interview is one week old… and you call them news… DUH!

    #8 2 years ago
  9. hives

    You are forcing Kinect into our living rooms and that’s why Xbone costs 499$.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Gheritt White

    @6: This.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Dave Cook

    @8 It’s a quote we missed the first time round. We strive to catch it all. #dealwithit ;)

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Anchor

    The 2nd and 3rd comments are exactly my thoughts! Kinekt pushes the price up. It’s such a shame, the X1 has so much potential…

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Cobra951

    This is exactly what Sony did–with the PS3 (three). They overdelivered value that consumers did not want to pay for. Bluray was not needed to sell a console 7 years ago. The tech was too expensive then, and added a couple of hundred dollars to the cost of the product. Only HD-movie buffs had to have it. Everyone else could live just fine with DVD-based games. They have paid dearly for this error.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. jevonski

    No one asked for what they’re delivering though.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. backup

    xbox1 can’t deliver anything other than RROD

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Klaxusprime

    @11 I will but I hope nobody takes your words 1 week later when context may have changed so much… #beingoodfaith ;)

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Rudemir

    The price might be fair for all the functions of the Xbox One however I have no interest in watching TV through my console, which won’t be possible in the Netherlands in the forseeable future, and yet I have to pay for it. I have no interest in Kinect voice or movement controls and yet I have to pay for it. So maybe the price is fair for the Xbox One but the prodcut is not for me.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Belmont

    Or perhaps you are missing the point Don,The problem is that You don’t have Value !

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Kanok

    What do i think? it’s deeply flawed.!!!

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Bomba Luigi

    I do believe that the Xbox One has a lot of Value und would be worth the Price, but MS is destroing every little Bit of Value with their Restrictions. Thats the Point Don is missing in my Opinion, nothing is worth everything.

    Hell, I would love to play Forza5, I love the Forza Series and Part5 would be more than enough to sell me a 500€ Box. For me it would be worth 500 Bucks, but its not worth the Restrictions.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Demigod

    Please MS shut up the engineers and even managers and hire a PR company that talks from their mouths not their arse. People arnt stupid, well most of them, your engineers and mangers are taking dumb and running with it.

    Over delivering value? Your not selling this to the board but to the public, one who knows you sell these things at a loss. They need a Don Draper may be that is why they tried to sell this an a set top box to start with.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. pukem0n

    just get rid of 24 hours online check ins and get a kinect-less box out there and Sony would be doomed.

    but i guess you wouldnt want that, right?

    #22 2 years ago
  23. UuBuU

    MS obviously value pointless gimmicks like voice recognition and kinect much higher than I do ~ all I see is slightly inferior hardware to the PS4 at a greater cost ~ and the PS4 itself is overpriced compared to a custom built gaming PC

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Belmont

    If the value is to be decided by the manufacturer, Apple can claim that iWhatever brings thousands of dollars in value. It is supposed to be decided by the consumer.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Christopher Jack

    I bet they require XBL Gold even for the silly TV crap. One thing that always annoyed me about XBL is how it even put external services behind the Golden paywall, even those that required another subscription like Hulu+ & Netflix. Now it annoys me that Sony have done this with MP but at least they’re keeping multimedia away from PS+.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Belmont

    @25

    That silly TV crap is their hope in “Dominating livingroom”, in bringing Apple to its knees !!

    #26 2 years ago
  27. manamana

    Keep them quotes coming, I say. One better than the other.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. FrankWhite

    Yeah Microsoft, you are OVER-delivering products and features I DO NOT WANT.

    You are OVERDELIVERING 24 hour DRM. You are OVERDELIVERING Kinect.

    You see, you think these things have value. I DO NOT.

    TAKE BACK SOME OF YOUR SHIT and maybe we can talk.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. NightCrawler1970

    @13, there was another war called BlueRay vs HD-DVD from Xbox 360(wich HD-DVD lost the market) for those who bought that crapper, wasted $199,-

    http://media.teamxbox.com/dailyposts/hd-dvd/hd-dvd_disc_30gb.jpg
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_360_HD_DVD_Player
    Xbox had to DEAL WITH the regular 8,5GB

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu-ray_Disc
    20GB more capacity than the lousy 30GB from HD-DVD.. for some Game-devs a space-saver…

    So even PS3 was expensive,(in that time) but had already advantage for games and watching movies…

    Now Xbox One have no change to come up with Blue-ray, because the games getting bigger and bigger, if they still stick around with a regular DVD, they will lost on the market…

    #29 2 years ago
  30. jcp234

    No way I’ll be purchasing Microsoft’s next box.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Lewis247

    Don the dong strikes again. There is no fucking justification at this point in time based on everything they have said in terms of DRM. They need to shut the fuck up and get with reality rather than forcing their bleak ass controlled future on us.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. spartan1192

    If this pisses you off so much then simply don’t purchase the damn thing. If always needing internet is a problem then why are the people complaining using the internet to complain about using the internet for their console? Honestly it’s not the end of the world, I’m glad at least one of the new systems will do well, but that puts pressure on the other to do better down the road. It’s competition that drives better products for consumers.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. The_Red

    Dude, even IF you really are over-delivering value (IMHO, they’re not), you shouldn’t come out and say it like this.

    Remember the last person who was like this? It was Krazy Ken who managed to ruin PS3, the successor of a 150-million-unit-selling PS2.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Cobra951

    @29: I wasn’t talking about HD video players. (Bluray clearly won that race.) I was talking about game consoles. DVD was (and still is) an acceptable delivery medium. Bluray is better now that it had dropped significantly in cost. But back when the PS3 launched, it was too scarce and too costly. It singlehandedly drove the price of the PS3 out of the sweet spot, and left it too high for years. Meanwhile, MS beat Sony to the market, in no small measure because they stuck with the established DVD tech. Sony “overdelivered value”, but it was the wrong thing to do. It’s the wrong thing to do now too, as Microsoft is about to find out.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. salarta

    Oh, okay, so Microsoft is taking huge losses to sell the console to consumers.

    … So where do they make their money?

    They’re not going to dominate the market like they did with operating systems, even in the magical off chance that they become the top dog of this generation like the prior one. So running out the competition then jacking up the price is out. So, who gets screwed out of money in this scheme? Is it the indie publishers, who have to pay $10,000 (as stated by the guy in charge of DayZ) and/or seek out a more popular publisher to do it for them? Is it the consumers themselves, having their data given over to the NSA for a price?

    Or are they just so absolutely virtuous that they plan to sell themselves into bankruptcy selling consoles worth “thousands of dollars” for $500?

    Mattrick is such a bullshitter.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Kabby

    They’re over-delivering bullshit.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. ps3fanboy

    “We’re over-delivering value”, HAHAHAHA!.. this stand up comedy show looks to never end at the micro$haft camp. :D

    #37 2 years ago
  38. hitnrun

    Sounds like Sony defending the early PS3.

    Sounds like someone explaining to you what their house is “worth.”

    A thing – any thing – is only worth what someone else will pay for it.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. pandulce1

    “Meanwhile Phil Spencer has said that consumers will only see the true value of Xbox One once its sitting on retailers shelves and all the ins and outs of the console are laid bare.”

    How about laying bare all the ins and out of the console now? What will a box sitting on a shelf do to explain all the anti-consumer “values” you are over delivering?

    #39 2 years ago
  40. karma

    “Meanwhile Phil Spencer has said that consumers will only see the true value of Xbox One once its sitting on retailers shelves and all the ins and outs of the console are laid bare.

    What do you think?”

    I think its nothing but a glorified PC technically, and thats the actual thing i’m getting for my money. So no, its way overpriced in that regards. I think he’s talking about cloud and game ownership features though. In the way that they are saying “not owning your games is a positive step forward” for the industry and us, the consumers saying “fuck off, I like owning what I buy.”

    #40 2 years ago
  41. lookingglass

    I can build a PC with identical power and the identical features of the PS4.

    I cannot build a PC that offers the feature set of the Xbox One. The hardware and software allow it to do things completely unique to the Xbox One.

    That’s where the value is. PS4 is a glorified SNES with Internet. The XBO is so much more.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Kanok

    I actually hate Don Mattrick, i need J Allard and Robie Bach back.!!!

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Mrnobodylikesus

    Fuck off the lot of you backward muppets !!!! I spose you all still have nokia 3210s?? or play cassettes on your walkmans ?? no you fucking dont !!! we live in a digital age and MS want to try and improve that in the same way apple did with the istore .. you think in 20 yrs time anyone is going to give a shit about the xbox one or ps4 ?? imagine if we hadnt moved on in the last 20 yrs ?? so instead of moving forward we should just keep you bunch of muppets happy .. keep playing ure megadrives and leave ppl that want to advance the world alone .. in fact I think there are armish communities you could move too .. as if having an internet connection is an issue ive had one for years .. not really a massive fortune in cost either .. £15 a month .. OUCH !!! WALLET DENTED !! Oh wait we are connected to the internet now .. coz we are reading a blog on the internet … Backward Fucks !!!!

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Gheritt White

    @44: Sure, with spelling, grammar and punctuation like yours, you’re doing a really convincing job of showing how it’s us who are backwards instead of you.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Lengendaryboss

    @Gheritt
    Owned!

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Mrnobodylikesus

    You dont own shit !! ya daft hillbilly fuck !!

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Mrnobodylikesus

    Anyway point still remains digital gaming is here to stay and is the future like it or leave it !! ride a cart or drive a car ?? move forward ppl !!

    #47 2 years ago
  48. zinc

    @48, Well you’ve convinced me! MS have revolutionised the digital distribution model…

    …That is worse than the Steam model, but maybe not as bad as Origin…

    Silly Sony doesn’t even have digital downloads! Oh wait it does…

    So just how are MS developing the future again?

    #48 2 years ago
  49. Coheno

    ” It’s a lower number than some of the analysts had forecasted”

    Who are these dumb-ass analysts?

    #49 2 years ago
  50. Khan979

    @44 Rage Much?

    #50 2 years ago
  51. MadFlavour

    Fuck off Matrick, you jizz stain.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. ps3fanboy

    value??? i will tell you the value of xbone, it has the same value as a 10 year old trailer park toilet.

    HAHA!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDtSf9pseOw

    #52 2 years ago
  53. fuchikoma

    No… “Thousands of dollars of value” is what they’re removing from consumers once the support phase for the XBone ends and all of their games stop working entirely, or at best, can never be installed on another unit.

    Really, $499 isn’t a ridiculous price point? Take Kinect 2 off it and I’ll take one for free. As-is, I won’t take one for free.

    …and I pretty much live Forza too. But I’m resigned to just having 3, 4, and Horizon from now on.

    #53 2 years ago
  54. AwesomeGus

    @53 Xbox one beats the ps4 in value for money… Instead of just a couple of hardware upgrades they are trying new, better stuff which will improve the gaming industry. If the two new consoles were shooters, the ps4 would be cod and the xbox one would be battlefield…

    #54 2 years ago
  55. Gigabomber

    Kinect voice commands are easily worth an extra 100 in the long run: if you’ve only owned a ps3, you won’t really appreciate it until you buy it.

    #55 2 years ago
  56. Joe_Gamer

    Take it from someone who’s used voice commands extensively, it’s not that great, I can hit a dozen buttons in the time it takes to say “Xbox suck ballz”

    The only “value” I care about is games, I see no value in the Xbone.

    #56 2 years ago
  57. fearmonkey

    @55 – No the Ps4 would be battlefield because it’s a much more powerful console, and the Xbox would be COD. MS can keep that new better stuff, as that new better stuff is really just Kinect 2.0, Ps4 has much better components other than the motion camera, and I can live with out that.

    @56 – I own a Xbox 360 and dont own a kinect, and could care less about voice commands.

    If MS would have sold the Xbox One for $399 and the kinect was optional, id be more interested (and they got rid of DRM, 24 hour check, etc.)

    #57 2 years ago
  58. ps3fanboy

    @55 stop sucking on microsofts dick, xbot… xbone lost!

    #58 2 years ago
  59. mistermogul

    “We’re over-delivering arrogance and bullshit” more like…

    #59 2 years ago
  60. CyberMarco

    Yeah baby, it’s rocket science. It’ll be the next water-cooler!

    https://securecdn.disqus.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/499/4201/original.jpg

    #60 2 years ago
  61. AwesomeGus

    @59 I think you could come up with a better argument than that if you didn’t have Sonys dick halfway down your throat. The iPad was hated by the internet but it was the fastest selling retail product. Now that Microsoft is telling us more and more about the xbox one we are finding out that xbox is much better and over the next few months you will notice that the xbox one will take a nice lead. Also it’s number one on amazon atm

    #61 2 years ago
  62. Joe_Gamer

    “Also it’s number one on amazon atm”
    sure about that?
    http://www.dailygame.net/features/ps4-pre-orders-at-amazon-gamestop-outselling-xbox-one-two-to-one
    The PS4 actually split their pre-orders into several different versions, so a closer, more informed look at the numbers reveals…
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    11. PlayStation Plus card $50

    Look at all that PlayStation shit…

    Might want to yank that big ole M$ cock out of your mouth before you go throwing dildos in glass houses, just sayin XD

    #62 2 years ago

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    Microsoft has announced its latest Deals with Gold discounts for Xbox Live Gold members. Franchises on sale include Far Cry, Call of Duty, along with individual titles Assassin’s Creed Unity and Bioshock Infinite. The full list is below. Bioshock Infinite discounts are available for both Xbox Live Gold and Silver members. Xbox One Far Cry […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has released, watch the launch trailer here

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can watch the launch trailer for it below. Boxed copies in Europe arrive from May 15, and in Australia/New Zealand on May 14. You can grab digital copies from the following online services: Steam, PlayStation Network, Xbox Store.

  • GOG’s online service GOG Galaxy is now in open beta

    GOG Galaxy, the DRM-free online gaming platform from the folks at GOG, has left Alpha and is now in open beta for all to try. As previously announced, the online service, similar to Steam, is option. Players do not need to play online as all games are stored by the service and can be played […]

  • DayZ-inspired Goat Simulator DLC GoatZ is out this week on Steam

    Goat Simulator players can download DayZ-inspired DLC this week called GoatZ. According to Coffee Stain Studios, GoatZ is “the only survival game on Steam that isn’t in Early Access.” Jokingly of course. The DLC features: Mandatory crafting system because everyone else is doing it. Zombies that bug out. There’s a pun here about actual living […]

  • No, Far Cry 4 is not currently free on PSN

    You may have seen a few Tweets from people saying that the PS4 version of Far Cry 4 is available to download from PSN for free. This is not true. A few readers have tipped us off to what looked like a glitch on PSN that allowed players to download the full version of Far […]

  • Metal Gear Solid: The 1984 Collection confirmed to be a clothing line

    Konami is teasing a Metal Gear Solid thing called “The 1984 Collection.” The Metal Gear Solid Facebook page posted this image about an hour ago: The caption reads, “Step back into the 80′s with our new MGS collection coming very soon! Stay tuned!” This is supposedly in reference to the clothing line that was announced […]

  • Portal, The Simpsons, Jurassic World & Scooby Doo packs listed for Lego Dimensions

    Lego Dimensions is likely getting a few unannounced content packs. One of which is themed around Valve’s Portal. A set of unannounced content packs for the upcoming Lego Dimensions have been revealed by US retailer Walmart. The listings include packs for The Simpsons, Scooby Doo and Jurassic World, and most interestingly, Portal. The listings have […]

  • This is the most authentic recreation of GTA 2 in real life ever

    Affordable drones have many uses. Most of them are not nearly as exciting as recreating GTA 2 in real life. I am surprised it took us this long, but someone has finally captured footage using a drone that resembles the protagonist’s experience in the classic GTA 2. These aren’t just shots of cars from a […]

  • PlayStation 4 sales reach 2m in the UK

    Sony has sold 2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK, faster than it did with the PlayStation 2 – the company’s best-selling machine in the country. MCVUK is reporting that as of last weekend, 2 million PlayStation 4s have been sold in the UK. The data is based on GfK Chart-Track estimates. This makes […]

  • H1Z1 gets female characters, skin colour options planned

    In an effort to improve diversity in the game, H1Z1 developer has added female characters. Female survivors can now be found throughout the world of H1Z1. Developer Daybreak added the new feature in a patch released last Friday. You will be able to choose a female avatar in the main game and in Battle Royale. […]

  • Possible teaser site for Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s new game opens

    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]