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Xbox One & PS4: hardcore gamers will buy both consoles in the end – Désilets

Monday, 1 July 2013 09:25 GMT By Dave Cook

Xbox One and PS4 will both be bought by hardcore gamers despite the differences between each format, according to former Ubisoft employee Patrice Désilets. The developer has given a new interview, in which he discusses the Xbox One reveal, the switch to a digital-only landscape and more.

Speaking with GI.biz, Désilets said that he perhaps needed to explain himself a little better, following last week’s statement that no one cares about the loss of physical media.

“I probably need to explain myself a bit more, because there was a big reaction about the digital part,” he began, and added that he was having a “little wink” at Microsoft’s DRM policy reversal in the process.

“I was having a wink at that,” he continued. “But, honestly, I never actually put a date on the future. I didn’t say, ‘in two years it’s all going to be digital, or in five years.’ I just think, ‘come on, guys, the future is going to be digital.’ And maybe right now we don’t fully understand it, so we don’t know how to communicate what digital is and how it will actually work.

“But I was a bit like, ‘Really?’ It’s all going to be digital, and we’re already halfway through it. That’s why I took the CD as an example. I know some people still buy CDs and vinyl, but nobody’s yelling at Apple because of iTunes. I just find that a bit hypocritical. Just a little bit.

“Because Microsoft was trying to do something [different], and yes the message wasn’t the best one, and it wasn’t delivered the best way, but in the end I think people will buy most games on PSN on PlayStation 4 and Xbox Live on Xbox One.”

Désilets added that Microsoft’s 24-hour check-in policy was communicated poorly, and stated, “The problem is the message, and how to deliver the message. They focused on the wrong stuff. They didn’t have to mention that you needed an internet connection every 24 hours. They didn’t have to do that.”

In the end however, now that Microsoft has reversed its policies Désilets believes that hardcore gamers will pick up both PS4 and Xbox One regardless, and added, “And a lot of those people – the hardcore gamers – will buy both consoles in the end anyway.”

Are you what Désilets refers to as a ‘hardcore gamer’? Will you buy both consoles? Let us know below.

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47 Comments

  1. Pytox

    nope

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Ge0force

    Nope. PS4 + PC is the way to go!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DGOJG

    That’s nice, is he paying?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    Hardcore

    The land of AUTO-AIM, bullet magnetism, health regeneration, avoid button, kinect and casual games.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Bam007

    Yep and that’s what I intend on doing.

    Xbox One at launch > PS4 between 6 to 12 months after launch

    Also planning on spending a few hundred dollars on upgrading the PC.

    Best of “both” worlds. Got console gaming on lock and the PC thing wrapped up for another 4-5 years.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. DeyDoDoughDontDeyDough

    Wrong. PS4 only, thank you.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Myth

    This guy completely gets it. :)

    #7 2 years ago
  8. melonbuster1

    I preordered both of them. With all of the xbox1 games and 3 of the ps4 games..paid them off and just waiting for the dates to enjoy them. . Btw I want a steambox if its good as well

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Kyle Jackson

    Neither for me, PC all the way.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Soul696m

    I am buy both as well. but Xbox One is first. Then secondly PS4 some time down the road.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. CyberMarco

    ” I know some people still buy CDs and vinyl, but nobody’s yelling at Apple because of iTunes.”

    You dump f*ck, people didn’t criticize Apple for iTunes because Apple wasn’t the one to distribute CDs/vinyls in the first place. There are still retailers that sell CDs and vinyls. Apple offered just another service without killing retail.

    With consoles on the other hand (Xbone in this case), MS’s intention was to force us the digital distribution, something that the music industry (and iTunes) didn’t.

    On topic, nope. I’m only going to buy a PS4 when KH3/FF-XV/MGS5 release, probably in 2015 or something.

    I don’t know for those “hardcore” gamers that buy all the console, but personally even if I wanted to play all those games I don’t have the time (and money) to do it. With this gen there are a PS3/360/Wii/PC and PSP in my household and I only spent my time gaming primarily on PC/PSP and as of September 2012 on PS3.

    To clarify, my older brother bought the Wii in 2006 and the 360 in 2007 I think, because the PS3 was expensive as f*ck.

    So, I’ll try to clear my PC and PS3 backlog and get the PS4 later. I’m also interested in the Wii U, but probably wont buy it as I can’t spare the time for it too.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Fin

    He’s right.

    If they ever release some decent games (ie a decent Zelda), I would consider picking up Wii U too.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Soul696m

    You can keep your no good laggy sloppy PC garbage lol. No offense lol. I just do not like PC gaming lol. I like PC games like wow, minecraft that’s it lol.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. OwnedWhenStoned

    Lobotomies are a terrible thing.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Digital Bamboo

    What’s the gestation period for trolls? They appear to be multiplying.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. polygem

    i wont go full force multiplat next gen as i did this gen. for me it looks like it´s gonna be 3ds, vita and ps4. i could easily be a very happy gamer with 3ds and ps4 only. fuck this hardcore/casual gamer marketing bullshit anyway. i don´t have the time anymore to play all the games on all the systems and i really feel like most of them are just more of the same stuff over and over again anyway.
    take a look at the last of us. great game. enjoying it. mp has huge potential (never fully delivers but the potential is there. wow). it get´s all the praise but in the end it´s just an uncharted game with some survival horror elements lazily added on top of it, with great acting. it´s a movie game. that´s where the industry is heading to. it´s nice. my girlfriend can watch me playing a game and it feels like watching a movie to her while it kind of feels like playing a game to me. it´s fun and all but that´s not exactly what made me fall in love with gaming in the first place. it feels like i am just consuming stuff, suck it up and unwrap the next package. exactly what the industry wants me to do. i get that.
    but i also like other things than gaming. regarding that i feel like cyber marco- i just don´t have the time. this gen i had all the systems and it was fun but it can also be stress. there´s the risk to just consume game xyz, move on to the next, suck it up, next…for the next gen i will really try to focus on the games that seem worth it and those that i will keep playing and enjoying for longer. i will buy into the destiny, diablo, dark souls, fallout, mario kart type of games more than into the assasins creed 15´s.
    i feel like the wii u is a great console….if i only had the time.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. sgjones

    Itunes killed the cd market! Before the iphone came out everyone had sony discman or some sort of cd player now we just download it! Why crusify Microsoft because your to simple to realize that Game Stop is robbing us without a gun! We buy games for $60 and might get $25 on a trade in if lucky! I didnt mind the drm or always on, because i never play offline anyway and most gamers are the same! But this is a dead arguement because none of those policies are gonna happen this gen anyway! Maybe we’ll be ready for all digital next next gen!

    #17 2 years ago
  18. DrDamn

    Kind of agree with him. The MS approach was poorly communicated and badly thought out in some areas. The systems are transitioning to digital only and in order to get there you need more of a carrot and less of a stick approach. I’m going PS4 first but I’ll get an X1 one day. The complete change in policy for the X1 has actually made me less likely to pick one up for now. They should have found a better middle ground than simply ditching everything and reverting to standard.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Lord Gremlin

    Nope. I’ve spend this gen with PC+PS3+PS2 (and later Vita) and I sure as hell not supporting microsoft.
    I’m considering Wii U. Well, TBH I’d bought it already but space around TV is a concern to me…

    #19 2 years ago
  20. silkvg247

    Nope.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. dkpunk

    Definitely agree with him. X1 then ps4 a few months after.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. LordDjinn

    Looks like the fools forgave Microsoft sooner than i expected, oh well PS4 for me.
    “Taffy Francis – if someone held you at gunpoint and told you to hand him your wallet, and then just before you do it, he puts his gun down an apologises. He then invites you back to his house for dinner by way of an apology, would you accept? Same thing here, the mugger is microsoft, and the victim is the gaming community”

    Also
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/196490_490085711068175_1529676678_n.jpg

    #22 2 years ago
  23. super3001

    xbone and wiiu only. ps4 has no interest games and sony will remove feature from console over time like ps3 but xbone will gain feature like 360

    #23 2 years ago
  24. OmegaSlayer

    Everyone supporting Microsoft on the net is either idiot or an astroturfer.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Kanok

    I’ll get both. So, why do you hate XBox One?

    #25 2 years ago
  26. karma

    Not so much, no. Been gaming for over 30 years, and owned most of the major platforms at one time or another until about last gen, with the original Xbox and and PS2. I ended up choosing Xbox because gaming just became too expensive to be able to go with more than one platform, and at the time, they had a lot of PC-esque games on the platform. I didn’t regret that decision at first, but then MS changed their priorities during the course of the 360′s lifespan and have forgot about their gamer audience.
    So next gen I’ll be jumping ship back to PC, since Sony have decided to charge for online MP. And i’ve realised there is no other platform more future proof than PC. I can still play the majority of old games on any new PC.

    Otherwise I probably would have gone with Sony. But I can say right now, that I won’t be jumping in bed with Xbox ever again.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. manamana

    Well “in the end” he might be right – I just can not see myself buying an Xbox180 in the next couple of years …

    #27 2 years ago
  28. manamana

    One thing that bothers me, is when they try to pull the Apple/iTunes card. It’s non-comparable bullshite. Especially considering the music section, where you have vinyl, CD and mp3 still selling alongside of each other. Where you have Vinyl with mp3 download codes.

    When talking about Apps from the Appstore, we are talking about realtively inexpensive, fast to download and easy to access games. It’s kind of a different thing with 60€ and 50GB downloads, isn’t it? And it is, buy all means, no PC with Steam as an optional service.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. POOP CRUSTY

    He’s right. This is my plan and has been all along. It was my plan last gen, 2 gens ago and it is now.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. zersus

    I just logged in to say: no.

    PS4, PC and WiiU for getting drunk whith friends. No Xbone, no, never ever!
    @19 I sure as hell not supporting Microsoft as well, they did some fuckups, and I claim to know now how they think about me as a consumer.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. xBASSxMONSTAx

    Patrice is a douche. I’m getting PS4 and Wii-U only. M$ can kiss my money good bye.

    Anyone that even supports MS after all they have done or tried to do needs there heads examined.

    Oh and for idiots that buy Xbone, NSA will enjoy spying on you through the mandatory kinect. ;)

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Djoenz

    Im not a hardcore gamer so it seems. I have to accept that. I never buy at launch and Xbox1 is a no no and PS4 unfortunately as well. I wont pay for basic online features.

    I’ll stick to current gen.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Bowser

    I have no interest in paying 500 dollars to put a PRISMBox in my house, thanks.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Clupula

    I will never buy a 180. If someone gave me one for free, I would probably sell it because I will not support Microsoft’s policies, even if they have since changed them. The fact that they were arrogant enough to think that they could have gotten away with all that speaks volumes.

    I will get a PS4, maybe two years from now, when there’s a lot of good Japanese exclusives.

    And if the Wii U ever starts getting third party support again and somehow manages to scratch up 20 amazing exclusives, then I might pick one up when the system is about $150. I’m not holding my breath on this one.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Sini

    Nope, no desire to get xbone, but ps4 complements my pc nicely.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. tCruzin

    X1 at launch and PS4 next year. Hopefully MS can implement some of the policies they reversed in a few years.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. fengato

    PS4 is a no-brainer, though both for me. Reversing what I did last gen, the PS4 will be for everything bar M$ exclusives (I’ll let XBL lapse periodically). Not a huge fan of Halo 4, though I’m too invested to simply not play Halo 5. Will also be nice to get my hands on Titan Fall next year, and to play Forza 5 whilst Kazunori and co get a PS4 version of GT out. Can’t wait!

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Digital Bamboo

    Nope. Plenty to play in the current gen still.

    Will pick up a 3DS next, U in a year or so, & PS4 3+ years down the line.

    No time for an Xbox One.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Gheritt White

    Astroturfing. Astroturfing EVERYWHERE.

    Looking like PS4 for me, but not buying either until Xmas 2014.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. laughing-gravy

    Yeah there does seem to be a lot of artificial grass around nowadays! Reputation management I think it’s called.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. Lengendaryboss

    Everybody gets one, then two.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Cobra951

    @41: Very possibly. I certainly won’t be getting both at once. I’m not getting either one at launch. I’ll wait to see how the whole DRM thing plays out, and for a solid library of titles to be released. What I have now will do fine until then.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. TheDarkWeapon

    Silent Hill 1 Remake… do it, don’t f*ck it up, and let it be awesome.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. sh4dow

    “In the end”, yes. When they’re like $150 on ebay. Then I will think about it, depending on how great the exclusives really are.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. zoopdeloop

    At some point Ps4 and WiiU.
    I’m amazed that some people keep saying that Ps4 has no games(just like with the ps3).while One does?they both have mediocre exclusive titles for now.

    The thing is Xbox360 had some pretty good exclusives on it’s early years but after a while nothing.While Ps3 started off slow and then year after year they had an avalanche of exclusive titles that some surpassed 360′s in terms of quality,quantity.The whole catch with ps3 was those multiplatform titles that were poorly ported over…which isn’t an issue now with One and Ps4

    #45 2 years ago
  46. ps3fanboy

    WRONG! this hardcore gamer will only buy the PS4 because it is the better one…

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Digital Bamboo

    What’s astroturfing?

    #47 2 years ago

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    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

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  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

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  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

    Ubisoft employee, Julien Risse, may have inadvertently confirmed Watch Dogs 2, thanks to his online CV over at LinkedIn. Videogamer.com spotted the slip up, in which Risse lists Watch Dogs, the DLC Bad Blood, and Watch Dogs 2 on his profile. Creative Director Jonathan Morin has already talked about his ideas for improvements for the […]

  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

    YouTuber Abstract Mode has shared his vision of what Trevor Philips’ life might have been like, had he not been completely batshit crazy. Watch Trevor get mauled, run over, and hit by a train, before taking a majestic swan-dive into someone else’s pool at the climax. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 isn’t released until November 6, but you can already hand over your cash for the Season Pass. The Season Pass is available for pre-purchase on Steam for £34.99, and will cover four DLC packs – although the details we have on the content are limited to ‘exciting’ at this […]

  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

    Technobabylon more like Wrecked-yo-babbling with my smooth flow about how good Wadjet Eye games are. I don’t know y’all, it’s clock off time and everything feels like a reach. Wadjet Eye makes pretty good adventure games – award winning, in fact. The latest project to spring forth from the benevolent, sheltering hand of the label […]