PS4: DualShock 4 footage gets up close with Sony’s new pad

Friday, 5 July 2013 16:17 GMT By Dave Cook

PS4′s new DualShock 4 controller have been shown up close and discussed in great detail during the latest episode of Sony’s PlayStation Access show. Watch it here.

Earlier today, Steve Sinclair of Warframe developer Digital Extremes told me he reckons the DualShock 4 is the best controller he’s ever held. Check out why here.

What do you think of the DualShock 4? Let us know below.


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  1. alterecho

    Wow, the controller is beautiful! This gen it is the 360 controller that is simply gorgeous, but for the next, PS4 is hands down the winner. The number of inputs and the feel seems awesome!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Rikki

    Boomerang, the time has come for the DS3 Boomerang controller!!!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Hcw87

    It’ll never be a winner until you can move the left thumbstick to where the DPAD currently is. PS controllers have allways been a pain to use because of the thumb placements.

    Try strafing right while looking left. Your thumbs will bump into eachother.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. CyberMarco


    Then by your logic they should move the right thumbstick to where the X/Triangle/O/Square buttons are…

    Seriously, am I the only one who doesn’t care about the controllers that much, it’s all a matter of habit.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. spazman

    that off set left anologue stick gives the 360 controller a better centre of gravity in the hands. Even with the battery, it still felt neutral. Sony should have stepped up to the plate and took one for the gamer, and copy the 360 in that respect.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Hcw87

    No, the X, O, Triangle and Square buttons are used far more often than the Dpad, so it would take alot more getting used to.

    I’ve used both the Xbox and PS controllers since PS1/Original Xbox, and i’ve allways preferred the Xbox controllers simply because of the thumbsticks.

    Atleast it seems they’ve fixed the rounded thumbsticks, making them dented instead. An improvement there atleast.

    This guy gets the point, and i’m far from the only one having an issue with the thumbsticks.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. CyberMarco

    To each his own I guess…

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Gnosis

    Never had the “thumb”- problem with the PS controllers. Then again, I’m sure my hands are way smaller than the most of the ppl here. For me Ps2 was the best one, as it was the lightest one. Xbox controller are too clunky and too heavy for me. I’m glad Sony sticks to the design.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Christopher Jack

    @3, Do you use the centre of your thumbs on the sticks? I’m a fairly tall guy with fairly large hands, my thumbs have never met on a dualshock

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Gheritt White

    @9: How big is your penis?

    #10 2 years ago
  11. JavelinX

    @4 It’s astonishing how people defend that piece of shit the ds3 was. I mean you can say symetric is better, but in reality you never use the Dpad. So the X360 controller is the real symmetric one. If they fix the DS4 and the OS, no problem buying it. Damn it’s 2013!

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Christopher Jack

    @10, Flaccid or erect?

    #12 2 years ago
  13. CyberMarco


    All that I’m saying it’s just a matter of cm of distance, people pick on things too often now just for the sake of it…

    #13 2 years ago
  14. JavelinX

    @13 I think that you are defending too much Sony. I’m tired of Microsoft, but the controller is so good and that is the only thing that force me into the Xbox brand. I want to go Sony this time, but after the Dreamcast, the Gamecube, the OG Xbox, the Xbox 360, the DS4 just looks dinosaur. It’s time for Sony to change. What’s the damn problem? It’s umconfortable.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Clupula

    @11 – I guess you don’t play JRPG’s or fighting games then, because I use the d-pad all the time.

    Which is why it’s good that the Dualshock isn’t designed for deformed mutants with asymmetrical thumbs. I fucking shit on the 360 controller from the highest ladder I can find. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, that thing looks and feels like it was designed by Sloth from Goonies.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Clupula

    Honestly, the Dualshock is the closest a controller has ever come to being perfect. The only thing that would make it better would be if there were 6 buttons on the right side, instead of 4, so that it would make fighting games easier to map onto the controller.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. JavelinX

    @16 Honestly you should buy a street fighter pad for ps3 and shut up.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Hcw87

    So i guess it’s settled then, people with small hands and girls prefer the DS, while the real men stick with the Xbox controllers. Glad we’ve cleared that up.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Clupula

    @17 – Why don’t you take the Street Fighter pad and shove it up your rancid crack, you miserable deformed moron?

    If Sony ever did start riding the short bus with their controller design and start appealing to mouthbreathers like yourself, I’d stop supporting them.

    They understand that not everyone is the missing link on the evolutionary scale and that some of us like symmetry.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Hcw87

    Seems like you have bigger problems mentally than the ”mouthbreather with deformed hands”.

    It’s the internet, tough guy. Grow up.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. CyberMarco


    Way to miss the point. I didn’t say that the DS is perfect, nor is better/worse than the 360 pad. I have no problem playing with either, so yeah…

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Gnosis

    And here we go again… apparently gamer just can’t talk in a normal civilized manner. They only can only insult and abase each other to make themselves feel superior.
    Good we’ve cleared that up.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. JavelinX

    @17 Sorry if I’m RUDE, but if Sony changes and you stop buying their product (which nobody believes it in here) they won’t lose a huge customer.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. noamlol2

    horrible design choice

    if they were going with the twin analog sticks, then at least

    put some fucking DISTANCE to them

    #24 2 years ago
  25. CyberMarco

    In the end it’s a matter of personal matter, there isn’t a rule to make the default controller for every one, you like it or you don’t, end of the story.

    Personally all controllers are comfortable enough to play with, better luck next next-gen I guess…

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Clupula

    @22 – Nah, it has nothing to do with feeling superior. I’m just in a bad mood and stupid people make my bad mood worse.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Clupula

    @23 – I don’t give a flying fuck what you believe. Your opinions are about as valid as Stephen Hawkings, but nowhere near as intelligent.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Clupula

    @20 – Yeah, I’m sorry I can’t be a “real man” like yourself, tough guy.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. JavelinX

    @27 I feel sorry for you man, this is a message board for non-serious matters, aka Videogames.
    I’m outta of here, too much crap.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Hcw87

    No, i’m guessing it’s that time of the month for you, so you can’t be a man at all actually.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. ps3fanboy

    to all the xbots here with big hands. the new xbone controller is gonna be even smaller than the x360 controller. i hope you get comfy with your big fingers, LOL!

    #31 2 years ago
  32. merrc

    If the dualshock analog placement was such an issue, I doubt MLG would use PS3s for all their COD tournaments as they have been doing.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Gheritt White

    Firstly, all of you are cunts.

    Secondly, @12: both, duh.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Clupula

    @29 – Good. Go! Begone! And take your Superman shirt with you!

    @30 – How very witty you are. Certainly showed me. Not sure how I could even come back after an insult like that. I am wounded, sir. No really, I am. Not being sarcastic, at all. Nope. You are the master of, as the kids say, in the parlance of our times, “the dis.”

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Lengendaryboss

    LOL at the arguments going on in here :)

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Lengendaryboss

    And it keeps on getting better :P

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Lengendaryboss

    I have no problem with either controllers, both have their pros and cons and neither one’s size is ever a problem for me.

    Oh am i the only one who sees it that way? :)

    #37 2 years ago
  38. ps3fanboy

    read this and cryen xbots…

    PS4 controller is far better than the Xbox One controller

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Hcw87

    Did you even read the post? Xbox One wasn’t mentioned at all.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. CyberMarco


    Nope, apparently having a rational stance on the matter is out of the question…

    #40 2 years ago
  41. bennyx

    Bring back the N64 pad…….now that was an awkward fucker it sorted out the men from the boys or girls and it would put hairs on your nuts.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Lengendaryboss

    “Good, Good let the bullshit flow right through you” :D

    Let him have his moment in sun before he heads back to under the bridge :) So the PS4 and Xbox One which controller is best still enrages on?

    Stealth Edit: he changed the links.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Ireland Michael

    Still think the controller looks like garbage (the shrinking of the overall body size especially) but looks can be deceiving. It’s going to be impossible to judge it until its actually in my hand and I try it for myself.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. ChunkyLover112

    Lol, it’s a joke.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. karma

    I concur with the analogue stick offset placements. It does feel more natural on the xbox 360 controller, and its a shame the PS4 controller didn’t copy that design, because by the looks of things, they pretty much nailed every other aspect, including the integrated motion control for novelty games. I’m most excited about the touchpad though, and how it will be able to open up lots of extra functionality in games. One of the things that has held a lot of multiplatform games back this gen is the limited control realestate you have on a console controller. With the touchpad though, I can see it being much less of an issue going forward.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Hcw87

    Never understood the fetish about how consoles/controllers looks.

    How they feel and perform is the most important part.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Gheritt White

    @ 33: Spot on mate, spot on. Always enjoy reading your posts, tbh.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. Cobra951

    After spending the PS2 generation with a DS2, and the 360 gen holding its controller, I agree wholeheartedly that the main-joystick placement is much better on the 360 pad, for the majority of games. Sure, games that use the D pad instead of the L stick would suffer, but they are a small minority of the games I care about. This is my only complaint about the PS4′s pad. I can get used to the layout–I have before–but I’d rather not put my left thumb through the extra strain.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. OrbitMonkey

    @47, Talking to yourself is a sign of madness… But congratulating yourself?

    Sign of a douche.


    #49 2 years ago
  50. deathm00n

    Never before I’ve saw this much classy content in a comment section. “Miserable deformed moron” is my favorite.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. KineticCalvaria

    @49, definitely. Although I still find his comments quite amusing.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. polygem

    not a fan of the ds but the redesigned ds4 looks just great. so happy they redesigned that thing finally. cannot wait to check it out myself.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. machy

    DS FTW!

    #53 2 years ago
  54. Gheritt White

    @ 47: Don’t listen to them pal, they’re just jealous.

    #54 2 years ago
  55. Lengendaryboss

    The definition of the insanity according to Vaas “is doing the exact samething over and over and over again, expecting shit to change” :P

    Far Cry 3.

    #55 2 years ago
  56. deathm00n

    @55 We are full of crazy people here. “Run Forrest, Run!” Is also great quote from Vaas :)

    #56 2 years ago
  57. Lengendaryboss

    Nice one! forgot that one.

    #57 2 years ago
  58. Clupula

    @50 – Yeeeeeeeah…that was me being a bit grumpy. Lol. It’s really hot in New York and I hate this weather (makes me miss the UK), so that already had me on edge. Then you had someone who was basically saying that my preference for something should disappear because it’s not their preference telling me to shut up and I kinda lost it. Looking back, those comments of mine make me giggle.

    #58 2 years ago
  59. stretch215

    The dualshock is the most uncomfortable controller I have ever used. Period. In fact, I won’t be buying a ps4 until there is either a 3rd party controller with different stick placement or an adapter of some sort. Little mouse men with little mouse You guys….

    #59 2 years ago
  60. Clupula

    See, isn’t it funny how every post by people who prefer the 360 controller has to include an insult towards those who don’t?

    Yet, when I retaliate and insult back, I am the bad guy.

    #60 2 years ago
  61. pandulce1

    The dualshock is the most comfortable controller I have ever used. Period. Period. Enough emphasis for you?

    #61 2 years ago
  62. QuiteHammer91

    #60 Well i don’t give a sh*t everyone that has ever liked the 360 controller must have a mental condintion seen as the thing is basically an overweight gamecube control.

    #62 2 years ago
  63. Hcw87

    While the PS controller is made for little girls or boys with small hands.

    See, we’ll go back and forth until the end of time.

    #63 2 years ago
  64. QuiteHammer91

    #63 atleast i’m not the one watching little boys and girls to find such information out about a control.

    #64 2 years ago
  65. Gheritt White

    @63: Whereas the X360 is for little boys and girls with big hands?

    #65 2 years ago
  66. QuiteHammer91

    @65 your comment has no logic.

    #66 2 years ago
  67. QuiteHammer91

    did you mean @63?

    #67 2 years ago
  68. Hcw87

    You’re missing the point. Anyone who feels the X360 controller is too big (The Original Xbox controller was huge though, i’ll give you that, even though it was comfortable as hell to use anyway), must either have realy small hands or they’re just imagining it to be too big before they’ve even tried using one.

    The thumbstick placement is the biggest gripe about the Dualshock, hell it’s the only thing left they have to fix.

    #68 2 years ago
  69. QuiteHammer91

    @68 No because i own basically every console and for the record my hands are huge and i have three 360 controllers one of which being a third party pile of sh*t but it’s still more comfortable than the Real 360 controller, The Playstations controller has always been better from day one, Simple, Comfortable & the best Console controller on the market at the moment is the Dualshock 3.

    #69 2 years ago
  70. Hcw87

    Yet you fail to say what’s wrong with the 360 controller. Stick placement? Too heavy for your feeble hands? Buttons not working? Give me something atleast.

    The only downside about the Dualshock 4 is the thumbstick placements. There you go.

    #70 2 years ago
  71. Gheritt White


    #71 2 years ago
  72. GK

    ps3 controller is the best.xshit controller just for aliens,period :) and looks like ds4 is winner again :)

    #72 2 years ago
  73. stretch215

    @70 exactly. If the stick placement were different I would have no gripe with the ds at all. As it stands though, it’s terrible. All my opinion, of course ;)

    #73 2 years ago
  74. QuiteHammer91

    @70 & @73 are you on fucking crack..? The stick placement is wrong Sony other than nintendo are the people who originally put sticks on controllers you twat seen as sony has 19 years of experience making consoles with controllers that actually work and are not the size of a real car steering wheel i’ll trust sony thanks, and my feeble hand would still fit around your bottle well enough to throw your ass to the moon.

    #74 2 years ago
  75. Fethennour

    Can’t just people give their opinion without insulting each other ? :( Come on guys, it’s just about video games, there are more important things in life than “this controller is the best” “no, it’s the other one, you douchebag” etc…

    #75 2 years ago
  76. KineticCalvaria

    @73, the stick placement is wrong.

    #76 2 years ago

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    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    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

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • 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

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • 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

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • 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 with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • 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?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]