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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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  • Borderlands creator farewells Gearbox

    Borderlands creator Matt Armstrong has announced his departure from developer Gearbox Software. Borderlands was Armstrong’s baby; he created the franchise and wrote the first game. the franchise has gone on to great success, but nevertheless Armstrong is moving on. He announced his departure from Gearbox on Twitter, sounding quite cheerful about it. Things changed. No longer […]

  • Sony Pictures has been working to secure the Smash Bros. rights – report

    Super Smash Bros. might be a Nintendo flagship, but it’s Sony’s movie business that wants to bring it to the big screen. A Super Smash Bros. movie is referenced several times in documents published by Wikileaks following the huge Sony Pictures leak. ArsTechnica dug out these interesting snippets, discovering that Sony made a “full court […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 3 coming next month

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  • Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness – details on story and setting emerge

    Information pertaining to the story and setting in Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness has been detailed by Famitsu. According to what Siliconera reports, several centuries after leaving Earth, humans have created the “Galactic Federation” in order to maintain unified order and peace after years and years of war. But all is not peaceful, as […]

  • This homebrew app turns your 3DS into a remote desktop – shown running World of Warcraft

    Modders are busy working on a Nintendo 3DS homebrew app which turns the system into a remote desktop. A post on the gbatemp forum (thanks, Eurogamer) shows the app in action running World of Warcraft on a 3DS – although not perfectly. At present, the app has a rather low frame-rate, but development is still […]

  • Release dates for three Hyperdimension Neptunia games announced

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  • Mass Effect 4 survey contains info on crafting, exploration, a Horde Mode more – RUMOR

    Remember when a Dragon Age: Inquisition survey popped up and outed possible content for the title? It’s happened again and this time it’s for the next Mass Effect game. Note: take the information contained herein with a grain of salt. Surveys, if this one is legit, are usually sent out to test ideas and aren’t […]

  • GTA 5 PC: modders poking around the files find Army Cavalcade, Feroci and SuperGT textures

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  • Sony leaks: Uncharted movie similar to National Treasure but more “intense” and not as “silly”

    Sony Pictures wants the Uncharted film to be similar in tone to the National Treasure franchise, but not as soft or silly, and with deeper romantic storyline than the Nicolas Cage films. The information on the upcoming film was pulled from emails and database files derived from the Sony Pictures hack last year by North […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront isn’t just a “big-budget Battlefield mod,” says DICE

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  • New Steam policy restricts accounts to protect users from phishing scams and spam

    Valve has implemented a new policy on Steam which limits user accounts which have spent less than $5 through the store. The new policy is to protect users from phishing scams and spam. If the users hasn’t spent anything on the store, they at least have to have $5 sitting in their Steam Wallet. This […]

  • Latest Flash Sale on the US PlayStation Store discounts action games and movies

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  • A new expansion for Postal 2 called Paradise Lost was released today

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  • GTA 5 patch 1.01 is now available for PC, fixes launcher and framerate issues

    Rockstar has released patch 1.01 for the PC version of GTA 5 and along with a fix to the character’s facial features changing when transferring to PC, the launcher will no longer drain your CPU and crash. Here are the full patch notes: Fixed an issue where the GTAV Launcher would use an abnormally high […]

  • Ultra Street Fighter 4 will arrive on the PS Store for PS4 in May

    Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be released on PlayStation 4 in May, Capcom has announced. All characters, levels and previous DLC will be included in the PS4 version, including a fix to input lag found in the PS3 version’s controls. The fighting game will be released digitally on the PS Store May 26 for $24.99 […]

  • Upcoming Dark Souls 2 patch to fix weapon degradation glitch

    Weapon degradation wan’t an intentional feature in Dark Souls 2, and now that it has carried over into Scholar of the First Sin, the glitch will be patched out in an upcoming update. The glitch also affected the framerate of Dark Souls 2 on PC, and on all platforms with Scholar of the First Sin. […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront is now available for pre-order on Origin, Amazon, others

    Star Wars: Battlefront is now available for pre-order through EA’s Origin service as well as Amazon and GameStop. Star Wars: Battlefront pre-orders, as previously reported, will include early access to the free Battle of Jakku DLC. The planet is included in the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and finds the New Republic coming […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront – watch the lovely reveal trailer here

    The first trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront was released today after much anticipation. Watch the lovely game reveal below, all captured on PlayStation 4. The trailer was revealed during an EA panel today at the Star Wars Celebration, and featured Lucasfilm concept artist Doug Chiang, the game’s senior producer Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir, and other members of […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront has 40-player battles, play as Darth Vader and Boba Fett

    Star Wars: Battlefront will take place during the original film trilogy’s timeline, according to a report from the Associated Press. It appears the information was posted ahead of time, (via Kotaku) as the report is written in past tense. According to the report, players will take part in “frenzied shoot-outs between up to 40 players” […]

  • Microsoft confirms departure of Xbox Europe VP Phil Harrison

    Microsoft has confirmed the departure of Phil Harrison, its corporate VP of Xbox in Europe. According to a statement, Harrison left to pursue interests outside of the company, Xbox boss Phil Spencer told GI.biz. “Following a successful tenure as Corporate Vice President in Xbox in Europe, Phil Harrison has chosen to pursue business interests outside […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Rent-a-Server option coming to both last and current-gen consoles

    Battlefield Hardline players will be able to take part in the Rent-a-Server program, similar to the one in Battlefield 4, when the first patch for the shooter is released. Rental servers will come to both last and current-gen consoles, and CPU issues will be addressed in the patch as well, which PC players will be […]

  • Chip’s Challenge and unreleased sequel Chip’s Challenge 2 arrive on Steam next month

    Chip’s Challenge, the 1989 top-down tile-based puzzler created by Chuck Sommerville, is heading to Steam along with the unreleased sequel Chip’s Challenge 2. After the release of the first game, Sommerville spent two years developing the sequel, only to find the trademark had been sold. The trademark’s new owners wanted him to fund the publishing, […]

  • Pillars of Eternity patch betas hitting Steam, update 1.05 to drop in May

    Patch 1.04 for Pillars of Eternity dropped yesterday, and according to Obsidian Entertainment, players can expect the next round of fixes to arrive in May. According to a post on the Kickstarter page, patch 1.04 contained quite a bit of fixes, and going forward, the team plans to continue squishing bugs, adding additional polish and […]

  • Goat Simulator comes to Xbox platforms

    Goat Simulator continues its plan to dominate all platforms under the sun by releasing on Xbox consoles. Goat Simulator has been released on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The store page for the Xbox One version is now live, but the 360 one is lagging behind. Don’t know what this game is or what it’s […]

  • Alienation: first co-op footage revealed

    We have our first look at gameplay footage from Housemarque’s Alienation. Housemarque has finally given us a look at their upcoming shooter project, Alienation. The twin-stick shooter will feature co-op and the new video shows it in action. It’s a short one but still manages to demo several environments. The game was shown off at […]

  • ReShade SweetFX supports GTA 5, user-made presets begin popping up

    GTA 5 modders started making presets for ReShade SweetFX as soon as they realised the tool supports it. To the modding community’s delightful surprise, shader-altering tool ReShade SweetFX was discovered to support GTA 5. What this means is that anyone can download the tool, mess around with the post-processing options, and inject them into GTA […]

  • Project Cars goes gold, full track list revealed

    Project Cars has finally gone gold. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has announced that the racer has reached gold master milestone. “We know the wait for the game to be released was worth it, as we’re confident the quality and realism level we have achieved will provide our fans with the game they are all […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes has a stupid subtitle in the West

    The Western release of Dragon Quest Heroes has been given the most absurd subtitle. Square Enix announced a while back that Dragon Quest Heroes will come to North America and Europe this year. Unlike in Japan, it will launch only on PlayStation 4. Earlier today, the Japanese publisher revealed what the game’s logo will look […]

  • Minecraft vulnerability allows users to crash servers remotely [UPDATE]

    A security flaw discovered in Minecraft’s code that could give perpetrators the ability to crash servers remotely has been fixed via a patch by Mojang. Update: Mojang has released an update to Minecraft patch 1.8, listed as version 1.8.4, and it is available now. It fixes reported security issues, in addition to some other minor […]

  • Official Bloodborne merchandise now available, including a limited edition statue

    The PlayStation gear store has added a new section dedicated to Bloodborne merchandise. The first set of items is as good as you’d expect. If you’re a fan of Bloodborne and want to make sure everyone around you knows it, you’ll be happy to know that Sony has added a few pieces of Bloodborne-branded gear […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy The Last Word?

    Xur is selling one of Destiny’s top hand cannons today: The Last Word. Is it worth grinding the coins for? The answer is a resounding YES. The Last Word is one of Destiny’s best Exotics, and one of the best Hand Cannons in the game. Our Destiny expert Alex notes that it’s one of the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 17, 18 – The Last Word edition

    What did our good buddy Xur bring for us this week? Xur: Agent of the Nine, Destiny’s weekend vendor is back with more Exotic offers. Xur is your guy if you’re after Exotic weapons or armour, provided you have the Strange Coins for them. Head over to the lounge in the Tower Hangar, you’ll find […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt discounted for Gold members, pre-load now live

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt files are now live on the Xbox Store. Xbox One owners with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt pre-orders can start downloading the full game to be ready for launch. The file size was confirmed earlier to be just over 25GB. Those who have yet to pre-order can do so at […]

  • GTA 5 files accessed by modders, reveal horses, zombies, more

    Modders have managed to pry GTA 5′s file lock open and expose many of its interesting innards. GTA community modders have gained access to several of GTA 5′s archives on PC. These files were previously believed to be inaccessible. Popular modding tool OpenIV, which was used in editing files in GTA 4 (hence the name), […]

  • Bethesda’s E3 invite features Dishonored, Doom, Wolfenstein… but no Fallout

    Bethesda is going first at E3 this year with a showcase of games on Sunday night. What clues can we see in the press invite? Skyrim publisher Bethesda has sent out confirmation of its E3 showcase, taking place Sunday June 14. The invite includes a number of Bethesda game characters including Wolfenstein’s BJ Blazcowicz, a […]

  • Here’s Crytek’s VR demo, because dinosaurs

    Dinosaurs! This is precisely what virtual reality is for. VR demos are all over the place and CryEngine developer Crytek has produced one of its own, showing off how the engine is flexible enough t- Look, let me level with you: I don’t care. I only care about dinosaurs. Hush now and watch the dinosaurs. […]

  • StreetPass update adds birthday collecting, VIP Miis and more

    StreetPass collecters should take advantage of an optional update. It’s International StreetPass Week, so now’s the time to break out the 3DS and go hunting. Don’t leave your home network without first checking out a new optional update, though. Kotaku reports the update prompt is available from the leftmost icon in your StreetPass Mii Plaza. […]

  • Massive Uplay sale offers cheap games in time for the weekend

    PC gamers can grab a sweet saving or two in Uplay’s Spring Sale. Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Dragon Age: Inquisition and Alien: Isolation are all on sale as part of Uplay’s Spring Sale, among many other titles. The sale offers discounts of up to 85% off digital […]

  • Fix for GTA 5 PC Windows install bug releasing today

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  • Prey 2 dev’s new mobile horror Lost Within out now on iOS and Fire

    Remember Lost Within, that mobile survival horror erstwhile Prey 2 developer Human Head Studios was making with Amazon Game Studios? It’s now available on iOS and for Amazon’s Fire devices, through the appropriate App Stores. There’s a little bit of extra info on it on the AGS blog, if you’re keen; unfortunately the blog doesn’t […]

  • Let’s take a look at Blood Bowl 2′s Chaos faction

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  • “Second-person” shooter Screencheat coming to PS4 and Xbox One

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  • World of Warcraft Timewalking will make old dungeons fun again

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  • Bloodborne and Dark Souls messaging – in real life

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  • Mass Effect fans, get a load of this My Talking Elcor plushie

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  • Homeworld Remastered Collection headed to retail

    Homeworld fans can purchase a neat little package of gloriously remastered nostalgia soon. The Homeworld Remastered Collection has been available online since the end of February, but is now on its way to retail thanks to a deal between new rights holder Gearbox and Ubisoft. The PC exclusive will launch in physical form from May […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt download size lower than predicted

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a hefty install footprint, but it’s not as bad as we expected. The Witcher 3 was expected to be a 50GB download after a note to this effect was added to the PlayStation Store. It looks like that might have been a placeholder figure, as DualShockers noted today that […]

  • Bloodborne, beaten with a Guitar Hero controller

    Come on now, you didn’t expect anything less from the Souls community, did you? Bloodborne has been vanquished with a Guitar Hero controller, just a few weeks after its release. Kotaku reports Bearzly took nine hours to finish the game, which is probably less than many players using a Dual Shock. You can watch a […]