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UPDATE: Xbox One consoles will not include bundled headsets

Thursday, 4 July 2013 13:51 GMT By Dave Cook

Xbox One consoles will not come bundled with headsets, contrary to report that surfaced earlier today. It was claimed that Microsoft’s UK product distributor confirmed the inclusion today.

UPDATE 2: MCV confirmed that the Xbox One will not include a bundled headset, before saying that the source changed their statement to “no comment.” So we’re back to square one folks.

UPDATE 1: OXM has just tweeted the following:

We’re still waiting to hear back from Microsoft on the matter.

ORIGINAL STORY: Electronic Theatre claims it was told by Microsoft’s official UK product distributor Gem that Xbox One consoles will now include bundled headsets.

The news follows Microsoft’s original headset reveal, which said the peripheral was not included with consoles as Kinect doubles up as a microphone. The move caused the company further backlash from fans.

We’ve asked Microsoft for comment to see if the above is actually true. Stay tuned.

Thanks Eurogamer.

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61 Comments

  1. manamana

    Good. Next step: no Kinect.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. noamlol2

    #1 it will happen

    just keep on bitching on them forums and they will remove it too

    #2 2 years ago
  3. The_Red

    Ok, this is getting silly. Ms does something stupid. Defends it to death while its apologists do the same. Then they do a 180…

    #3 2 years ago
  4. BraveArse

    I’m starting to get dizzy with all this turning around. Blimey.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Lloytron

    Crikey, they’ll change the name next.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. ps3fanboy

    another give-in… what have they sacrificed now to squeeze this freebie in there?.. have they sacrificed some of the ram,cpu or use even less quality components from taiwan instead of china.. that is the question.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. noamlol2

    #they didn’t safrifice nothing because that headset cost to manfacture is less then a dollar since it’s all cheap plastic with wires

    #7 2 years ago
  8. TheKeyPit

    +1 for MS if it is true.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Ge0force

    Seems Microsofts new strategy is doing whatever Sony does, plus more. This may actually work.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. ChunkyLover112

    lol, as if I needed more reasons to buy Xbox One :)
    Microsoft doesn’t even need any more PR until, Sony and PlayStation will do that for them, all for free.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. N2O1990

    #6
    Yeah only MS build there console in China…oh wait

    #11 2 years ago
  12. ChunkyLover112

    ps3fanboy doesn’t know shit. She’s just a sad, sad fanboy :-)
    Please choke on a dick :-)

    #12 2 years ago
  13. DGOJG

    Next week’s headline: “Xbox One To Include Free Kitten”.

    @12 You leave ps3fanboy alone, he’s hilarious!

    #13 2 years ago
  14. bradk825

    I didn’t really care about the bundled headset, but it’s nice to see I have the option. Normally I just use my TB anyway, but maybe I’ll use this for XBL arcade games where the sound doesn’t matter as much.

    I really hope all the bitching doesn’t lead them to unbundle the Kinect. Developers making exclusive to XB titles are not going to invest in adding motion and voice to control pad games if they are limiting their audience to 30% of the customers on one console by doing so. Unbundling the camera gave PS4 a pricing advantage, but that’s a short term win. When it comes to getting companies to invest in features for the camera, they’ve shot themselves in the foot big time.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. polygem

    …Who´s bad?

    #15 2 years ago
  16. LordDjinn

    Microsoft to promise a brand new recruit in the human escort services, please buy the xbox one.

    um… no..

    #16 2 years ago
  17. ps3fanboy

    @12 ChunkyLover112, the butthurts must be big now for you xbot, when micro$hafts shat all over your xbone with the ads. looks like micro$haft can afford to include cheap ass plastic headset noaw, LOL!

    #17 2 years ago
  18. LordDjinn

    Oh God, Ps3fanboy, your typing is an eyesore.. please spell the damn words right or something, my God..

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Moonwalker1982

    Oh….so its probably not true? For me it doesn’t matter because i will use my Turtle Beach headphones, but it was a stupid move not to include it. Kinect as the mic might work in some games, but when you are playing say BF4, friends talking to you and the sound on high volume…you won’t hear them.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. CyberMarco

    @18

    He should ask his wife for help…

    #20 2 years ago
  21. LordDjinn

    @CyberMarco I was about to say who the hell would mar- then i remember where i work and now i bite my tongue. CyberMarco, you sir deserve a digital cookie.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. CyberMarco

    :D

    #22 2 years ago
  23. dravenkaze

    Bloody hell Microsoft change your mind on everything just copy Sony ffs

    #23 2 years ago
  24. VibraniumSpork

    Microsoft’s penchant for back-pedalling is getting cringeworthy now…their marketing and production teams must be getting so frustrated and embarrassed by all this. I imagine quite a bit of work’s been done at varying levels of the business, all of it in accordance with that original plan that would have appeared set in stone for months/years leading up to E3. A few weeks later and everything’s changed. Whether or not all this flip-flopping will affect thing one when it comes to Sales I can’t say, but it does make Microsoft look more like a weak-willed follower than a bold industry leader. I’m still on the fence about picking up an X1 further down the line (I’m down for PS4 at launch) but this kind of thing – even though it ensures me a free headset – somehow repels me more than it charms. Grow some Goddamn balls, Microsoft.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. dravenkaze

    Lets take bets on a name change to xbox720 maybe they are upset people call it the xbone

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Moonwalker1982

    @23

    Yeah…cause Sony never ever did that, right? Oh snap!

    #26 2 years ago
  27. LordDjinn

    Sony ruined the Ps3 launch, now look at what they are doing for the Ps4 launch, Microsoft, as a company you are down right embarrassing..

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Silent Killer01

    Ok, next step we get the Kinect removed and sold separately and the price drop to $399.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. ninetailedsage

    lol why does everyone think the kinect 2.0 will work like the original when it comes to the mic have you not seen the audio filtering it does?? i mean cmon people do some research http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXU5HAkwIpM

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Joe Anderson

    Confirmed as not coming with the headset now.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Silent Killer01

    Looks like ps3fanboy is trolling again. :(

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Tecknologee

    @ps3fanboy: You’ve been commenting on almost every Xbox One article I’m reading so far in vg24/7. When will you GTFO and get a life? Geez you are a cause for a migraine right now.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. TrickyAudio

    I’ve never known something to be so confusing to so many. Are we sure Microsoft actually announced a new console, yeah?

    It wasn’t just a new version of Microsoft BOB or anything?

    #33 2 years ago
  34. ps3fanboy

    @31,32 oh please shut your cake hole… its micro$hafts that make the blunders, i am here for the joyride. and i am sure you two xbots will follow suit and be the first in the line with your pitchforks, if this was sony.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. CyberMarco

    @34 If you don’t have anything to add in the conversation why even bother? It’s clear that all you do is troll around the site.

    Just to ease you of your duties, I’m just another xbot butthurt, right?

    #35 2 years ago
  36. MCTJim

    Just make the adapter, include it and it will be fine. I just want my TB X5′s to work so I dont have to use the Kinect mic.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. noamlol2

    tease me and then so no huh M$?

    you know this kind of behavior is the main cause why i’m going for the PS4

    cause who know, one day you decide to bring back that draconian DRM back

    and i won’t be a fool.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. dravenkaze

    What a big fail xbone is ….news just in xbone now comming with no controller thats an extra 100 $

    #38 2 years ago
  39. bradk825

    This is what’s happening with the current reporting in gaming, it’s getting ridiculous. Someone thinks they heard something, and they publish it within the hour to be the first to break the news, and then force the gaming company to answer to it. Stop reporting unconfirmed things! Journalists used to care if they were reporting facts or not.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Moonwalker1982

    Looks like PS3fanboy has a sidekick with Dravenkaze, dude don’t talk such ridiculous gibberish.

    Microsoft should include that adapter that they are making to make 360 headsets work on X1.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. super3001

    journalism. look it up vg247 you need some lessons.

    try verifying your rumours once in a while an you might not look so stupid

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Dave Cook

    @39 You know, I actually hold my hands up on this one. I reported it after seeing Electronic Theatre and Eurogamer reporting it, and I should have waited for Microsoft to reply. Normally I would do this, but it was a lapse on my part.

    Sorry for the confusion.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Eregol

    Nothing to apologise for Dave. It’s news, and you reported it. Eurogamer still don’t have it listed as a rumour, and have only just altered their headline to include the update.
    You’ve been faster than others that’s for sure.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Dave Cook

    @43 People just like to see game writers fail, like jackals waiting for a wounded animal to come along so they can tear it apart. I hate times like this, but then I remember tomorrow’s another day.

    Live and learn etc.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. super3001

    44

    dont want writers to fail. dont be such drama queen

    I just want level headed objective reporting and less OMGOMG THE SKY IS FALLING BLAME SOMEONE QUICK!!!!!!

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Dave Cook

    @45 I wasn’t addressing you.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Ireland Michael

    @45 > makes overdramatic generalisations & criticisms in every post
    > proceeds to accuse everybody else of being drama queens

    My head and my desk are becoming intimately acquainted right now.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. super3001

    47

    I assuse ONE PERSON of drama. read properly fuckwit

    bang head harder do us all a favor

    #48 2 years ago
  49. manamana

    Lol@45 got PWND!

    #49 2 years ago
  50. super3001

    49

    not at all

    #50 2 years ago
  51. ps3fanboy

    @42 Dave Cook, no no no… you did the right thing you should definitive not wait with revealing important micro$hafts news. in the trenches of the console wars you have earned a medal for your bravery, i and camp sony are proud of you :)

    #51 2 years ago
  52. bradk825

    @Dave Thanks for adressing it. I’ve just been frustrated by a lot of the stuff out there lately. There’s been a lot of misreporting about Next-Gen, which has slowed down a little with the death of DRM (there were about 100 versions of that story depending who you read) but it’s still happening. Sorry if I came off jackal-like, I didn’t mean to. Just expressing frustration.

    @47 I enjoyed your observation.

    @48 Please construct sentences, it makes it easier on the rest of us. Dave’s whole article is full of sentences, punctuation and even paragraphs. Perhaps you could extend the same respect.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. fearmonkey

    Super3001 is a MS fanboy, he is Ps3fanboy’s mortal enemy. Everytime there is a MS article with possible negative outlook, he is there.

    Dave, ignore the jerks, you and the rest of the staff do a great job, and these negative comments are just there because right now its hard to be an Xbox fan, they have have to lash out at something.

    #53 2 years ago
  54. Lengendaryboss

    @Fearmonkey
    Its strange that these so called “mortal enemies” never tangle with each other, but tangle with anyone but them.

    #54 2 years ago
  55. Lord God King

    Oh look you’re back again, guess you’re not “working” then.

    “i and camp sony”? what are you some kinda propaganda machine for sony? LOL

    Just because sony comes with all these promises doesn’t mean they’ll keep their word.

    We can only know for sure when the consoles are released and everything will be in practice. alot of things can happen ti’ll then.

    And also why do you call yourself “ps3fanboy”? People who do that usually troll, but you’re serious. So you must be a little kid then? And the “office” you work at is your bedroom at your parents house?

    #55 2 years ago
  56. Lengendaryboss

    @55
    He has a wife and drinks fine wine, but that could all be in his head :P

    #56 2 years ago
  57. Lord God King

    @56

    haha, probably :D

    #57 2 years ago
  58. GK15

    http://vr-zone.com/articles/xbox-one-comes-bundled-with-official-headset/43597.html

    This was posted an hour ago

    #58 2 years ago
  59. Gekidami

    ^ Look at their source.

    #59 2 years ago
  60. bradk825

    @53 My comment had to do with the current state of journalism and had nothing to do with it being hard to be an Xbox fan, which I disagree with anyway, unless you count being fed up with rumours and half-truths being reported as facts by most web sites.

    This particular issue was fairly minor, but there are many examples out there of things being reported one day and “updated” the next. Look at the Zimmerman 911 call. It was reported that he used a racial slur, and all we got to hear day 1 was the NBC spliced version. Then the real call came out for all to hear and there was no slur, and the context was completely different. The damage was done, and the trial remains focused on race to this day despite evidence from the 911 call that Zimmerman had NO idea what race the kid was before making the call.

    There was a time when the biggest scandal of those events would be that a large number of journalists told several lies, but today that’s just fine, at least they “updated” the story, it’s not really their fault.

    Except it’s not ok, because misinforming people is unacceptable when you’re trusted by many to report the truth, and a complete retraction should never be reduced to an update in our thinking.

    Again, the article above was a relatively minor issue, but the trend itself I view as a major issue. Not everyone sees the retractions or chooses to believe them, as evidenced by the Zimmerman trial.

    #60 2 years ago
  61. MylesMontes

    great than i am not going to buy Xbox One.
    ____________________________
    Company Of Heroes 2 Glitch

    #61 2 years ago

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    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

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  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

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  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

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  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

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  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

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