“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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  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


    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,-
    Xbox had to DEAL WITH the regular 8,5GB
    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


    #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.


    #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!

    #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?
    The PS4 actually split their pre-orders into several different versions, so a closer, more informed look at the numbers reveals…

    1. Xbox One
    2. PlayStation 3 game
    3. PlayStation 4
    4. PlayStation 4
    5. PlayStation 4
    6. PlayStation Plus card $20
    7. PlayStation 4
    8. Nintendo 3DS game
    9. PlayStation 4 controller
    10. PlayStation 4
    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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    The Elder Scrolls Online has a limited public beta test running this weekend on PS4 and Xbox One, and Eurogamer has been playing around in it. Have a look at the Khajiit sorcerer below in the Xbox One version. There isn’t an NDA in place for the beta, so expect to see more videos as […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can earn Double XP along with Elite Bonus on all platforms. There is even Double XP and Double Weapon XP on offer for Black Ops 2. The dry run is over. Prep for the Sunday reveal of #BlackOps3 begins now. 2XP/2XweapXP is live. — 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: — 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

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  • 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 and you’ll get it for £289. You’ve only got until April 28, then it goes back up to £349. Go, go, go. For […]

  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

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

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

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

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

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

  • Side-scrolling cover shooter Not a Hero gets a demo

    Not a Hero, the upcoming game from OlliOlli developer Roll7, has received a demo. The demo for Not a Hero was made available today on Steam. In the game, you play as Steve, the campaign manager for BunnyLord. A time-travelling rabbit who’s running for mayor of London. Think this is an absurd premise? This trailer […]