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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  • Microsoft looking into streaming PC games to Xbox One

    With Windows 10, Xbox One users will soon be able to stream their games to PC. Microsoft is also looking into streaming PC games to Xbox One, according to news out of GDC. Speaking with Polygon at GDC 2015, Xbox program director Mike Ybarra said the company is also looking into the ability to stream […]

  • Free! Vindictus Lann Revamp codes worth €25

    We have 400 Lann Revamp codes worth €25 to giveaway for free to VG247 readers. All you need to do is enter your details in the box below and you’ll be given a code to redeem in game. The codes are for warrior character Lann and offer a 7 day unlimited Inner Armour pass, battle […]

  • US eShop update: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, OlliOlli, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, OlliOlli and a demo version of Azure Striker GUNVOL. Your full update is below. eShop Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars – Wii U, 3DS – Cross Buy OlliOlli – Wii U, 3DS – Cross-Buy Proun+ – Proun+ […]

  • Rock Band 4 confirmed for Xbox One and PS4: supports old instruments and 2,168 songs

    Harmonix has lifted the lid on the long-rumoured Rock Band 4, stating it will support 2,168 previously released tracks and last-gen instruments on PS4 and Xbox One. The game will be out this year. Harmonix has yet to reveal specific features for the game, but it has been built with a completely new engine. As […]

  • First run of Rodea the Sky Soldier copies on Wii U come with Wii version

    The first print run of Rodea the Sky Soldier on Wii U will come with the Wii version packed in, NIS America has confirmed. The publisher confirmed today in a press release that anyone who buys the first run of the retail version of Rodea the Sky Soldier on Wii U will find the Wii […]

  • Unreal Tournament 4 lets modders sell cosmetic items to players

    Unreal Tournament 4 is a game built with the help of the modding community. So it’s only natural that it will feature a marketplace where all cosmetic items can be sold. Epic Games has confirmed that it will allow modders from the community to sell the cosmetics items they’ve created on the game’s marketplace. The […]

  • D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is coming to PC – rumour

    SWERY 65 has shown off D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die running on PC at GDC this week, teasing that a possible port may be on the way. D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is SWERY 65′s latest project. An episodic detective affair, D4 came out on Xbox One last September and utilised Kinect as its main […]

  • Valve’s Lighthouse, VR controllers and more explained

    Valve’s less-talked about prototype VR controllers and its Lighthouse technology have been shown in more detail. When HTC announced Vive, the VR headset it’s working on with Valve, it mentioned “base stations” and ergonomic controllers. Now we know what they meant by that. The controllers are still in prototype phase, and will look better when […]

  • Listen to two professional Counter-Strike players explain why Dust2 is so popular

    Hear what makes iconic Counter-Strike map Dust2 one of the most popular maps in shooter history from two former eSports players. Sal “Volcano” Garozzo and Shawn “FMPONE” Snelling are both retired professional Counter-Strike players who are currently working as designers. At GDC this year, the pair hosted a panel titled “Community Level Design for Competitive […]

  • Core Morpheus hardware locked in, no plans for wireless version

    Sony has finalised the core hardware for its VR headset Project Morpheus, and does not currently plan on releasing a wireless version. SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida spoke to Gamespot at GDC and confirmed that the core hardware of Morpheus is “pretty much done” but that “lots of tweaks and improvements” are still being […]

  • Watch the full Phil Spencer keynote from GDC 2015

    The full GDC 2015 keynote of Xbox boss Phil Spencer is now available to watch. In case you missed last nights’s Phil Spencer keynote at GDC 2015, the whole thing has been made available to watch on YouTube. The address is titled “The Future of Gaming Across the Microsoft Ecosytem,” and it’s where Spencer announced […]

  • Elite: Dangerous won’t be “dumbed down” for Xbox One

    The Xbox One version of Elite: Dangerous will in fact be the same as the PC one. Elite: Dangerous developer Frontier came out on stage last night at GDC to announce the game making its console debut on Xbox One. Some have feared that the port would not provide the same experience as the PC […]

  • Virtual reality: by gum, it’s really happening

    Virtual reality has exited the realm of peripheral gimmick and turned into something that just might go mainstream. VR has an uphill battle ahead of it. The tech is going to be expensive, and there are a number of problems that need to be solved before it could be considered an inclusive technology (motion sickness, […]

  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor takes Game of the Year at GDC Awards 2015

    And the winner is: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor beat out Alien: Isolation, Bayonetta 2, Destiny, and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft to win Game of the Year at the Game Developer’s Choice Awards 2015. Elsewhere in the awards, Ustwo’s mobile hit Monument Valley was a stand-out favourite, with wins in the Innovation, […]

  • Alien: Isolation was prototyped in third-person – video

    Alien: Isolation is one of the most effectively scary triple-A games in years, but it didn’t start off a perfect creation of pure terror. Creative Assembly prototyped Alien: Isolation in third-person perspective before they nailed down the final approach. The developer revealed this during a GDC 2015 presentation, and it’s a good reminder that games […]

  • Madden 15 added to EA Vault

    Madden 15 is now included in EA’s all-you-can-eat subscriber service. Madden 15 is the ninth game to be added to the EA Vault, a stash of games available on demand for EA Access subscribers. It's still Madden Season for EA Access members – Madden NFL 15 is now in The Vault for all members. Go […]

  • Source Engine 2 doesn’t have hidden costs or royalties – but is Steam exclusive

    Three major engines went free at GDC 2015, and each of them is monetising in a different way. There’s been a heck of a lot of discussion about development tools and the costs associated with them during GDC 2015. First Epic announced that Unreal Engine 4 would be free, bar royalities on successful releases. Then […]

  • Final Fantasy creator hates sequels

    Final Fantasy, a byword in prolific franchises, was created by a man who hates sequel. Final Fantasy games are famous for being reinvented with each core release, and it was not until series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi began to withdraw from the franchise after Final Fantasy 9 that we started seeing regular sequels and spin-offs. Speaking […]

  • Guardian complaints led to the closure of Destiny’s Loot Cave

    Destiny players are to blame for the shuttering of the much loved Loot Cave. Early in Destiny‘s history, many players got hugely excited about the “Loot Cave”. Accessible shortly after starting the game for the first time, this high-volume spawn point allowed players to stand in one place, taking out waves and waves of low-level […]

  • Xbox and PC games boss Phil Harrison to leave Microsoft – rumour

    Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Business VP and EMEA head of games Phil Harrison is rumoured to have thrown in the towel. Microsoft has not issued a statement on Harrison’s alleged departure, despite repeated questioning by press at GDC 2015. Instead, word comes via multiple sources speaking to GamesIndustry at the show. According to the rumours, Harrison […]

  • Metal Gear Online commentated trailer explains stuffed dog – but not invisibility

    Metal Gear Online developer Kojima Productions has provided significantly more insight into how the multiplayer side of The Phantom Pain works. Metal Gear Online is the online multiplayer component of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. Konami hasn’t shared a great deal about it yet, but we did see a very cool Metal Gear […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Xbox One trailer shows off space MMO

    If Elite: Dangerous looks this good on Xbox One we have nothing to complain about. Microsoft revealed Elite: Dangerous is coming to Xbox One this year during its GDC presentations today. We don’t know very much about the port, but I suppose we ought to have expected it; Frontier Developments has a very close relationship […]

  • Battletoads to appear in Shovel Knight Xbox One

    A Battletoads remake must be on the horizon. Right? Right?? The Battletoads will appear in the upcoming Xbox One version of Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games revealed today. The Battletoads drop in for a fight! Shovel Knight is headed to Xbox One and meets up with @RareLtd brawling trio! — Yacht Club Games (@YachtClubGames) […]

  • The Division pre-alpha footage leaks, Ubisoft says it’s well out of date

    The Division fans finally got a look at Ubisoft’s MMO this week, but the publisher has said the footage is not in any way representative. Pre-alpha footage of the The Division was leaked this week, but has since been thoroughly smacked down by takedown notices. All that remains are a few screenshots and a GIF: […]

  • Microsoft HoloLens designer killed in hit and run accident

    Very sad news out of Redmond this week, as Mike Ey was killed in a tragic accident. Ey, 30, was one of the key project designers on Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset. He was killed on Saturday morning in a rear-end collision. The driver of the second vehicle fled the scene but was tracked down by […]

  • AMD throws support behind VR with new low-latency anti-nausea tech

    GPU manufacturer AMD has released a new SDK compatible with “a broad set of VR devices”. Called LiquidVR, the tech is designed to “bring better content, comfort, and compatibility to VR applications” including games, simulation, entertainment, education, social media, travel, medicine, real estate and ecommerce, apparently. AMD said maintaining comfort and realism in VR environments […]

  • Danganronpa 3 in the works, but a long way off yet

    A new Danganronpa is happening. Danganronpa 3 is in the very, very early production stages, writer Kodaka Kazutaka has confirmed. Nothing about the project is “set in stone”, Kazutaka told Polygon, so there are no details to share yet; the characters and story may change several times before being finalised. The writer said he’s weighing […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League 2015 schedule announced

    Major League Gaming has announced the full schedule for the 2015 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League. The eSpots firm revealed two more seasons of Pro League, a live Relegation tournament for Season Three, and a season ending World Championship with $250,000 up for grabs You can watch all the action on […]

  • Happy Birthday PlayStation 2, you are almost old enough to drive

    Amidst all the GDC 2015 hoopla today, we forgot to wish PlayStation 2 a Happy Birthday. The system turned 15 years old today, going by its March 4, 2000 launch date in Japan. It was released in the west that autumn, and had shipped 100 million units in less than six years post launch. PS2 […]

  • Here’s what the final version of Valve’s Steam Controller looks like

    A look at the updated Steam Controller has surfaced via a hands-on post from Polygon. Valve said what you see in the images below is the final version of the controller. The controller has gone through numerous revisions since it was first revealed, but it seems Valve has decided on two touch pads which work […]

  • The Sims, SimCity developer closed down

    The Sims 4 developer Maxis has been shuttered, EA has confirmed. The Sims, SimCity and the rest of the Sim franchise has traditionally been helmed by Maxis, which had its flagship studio in Emeryville, California. Now EA has confirmed with Kotaku that this studio is being closed. “Today we are consolidating Maxis IP development to […]

  • Gigantic MOBA coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One with cross-play

    Today during GDC 2015, Microsoft announced that the new IP from Motiga called Gigantic will be cross-play enabled. Slated for Windows 10 and Xbox One, the five-on-five third-person battle arena game allows the player to select from an array of heroes with distinctive powers and play styles. Players will then make their way through areas […]

  • Here’s a look at Unreal Tournament DirectX 12 gameplay

    Epic Games is creating Unreal Tournament using Unreal Engine 4 running on DirectX 12, which Microsoft says “sets a new bar for visual fidelity.” DirectX 12 is a single API developers can access across Windows devices, which can result in a 20% improvement in performance over DX11 running on the same machine. The Unreal Tournament […]

  • Wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers out later this year

    Microsoft announced at GDC 2015 today it will that all wireless Xbox gaming accessories will be designed for and supported on both Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs moving forward. Later this year, a wireless adapter will be released, allowing current Xbox controllers and future devices to be used wirelessly on PCs. This will […]

  • Microsoft offers up more details on Spencer’s GDC 2015 talk

    Microsoft has provided more details on Cross-Buy functionality between Windows 10 and Xbox One as well as the Xbox Live SKU and other announcements made during Phil Spencer’s talk today. During the session, the head of Xbox shared “the next step” in the company’s plans for a unified platform across all Windows 10 devices which […]

  • Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 this summer

    Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 as a Game of the Year Edition. inXile Entertainment announced the news on the PS Blog, noting the edition contains enhancements and improvements. The game has been ported to Unity 5, which was announced over the weekend, providing upgraded visual effects, “improved character models, upgraded environments, and Unity […]

  • Cross-Buy detailed for Windows 10 and Xbox One; Elite: Dangerous coming to Xbox One

    During Xbox boss Phil Spencer’s session at GDC 2015 today, it was announced Elite: Dangerous would release on Xbox One. Spencer also outlined cross-buy functionality across Windows 10 and Xbox One. Spencer’s talk started off with Frontier Developments announcing Elite: Dangerous for release this summer as a console debut on Xbox One, suggesting the Elite: […]

  • Longbeards Culture Pack available now for Total War: Attila

    The Longbeards Culture Pack is now available for Total War: Attila and it comes with three new playable factions. The Langobards, the Burgundians and the Alamans can be played in both single and multiplayer campaign modes as well as custom and multiplayer battles. A new feature called The Lay of Ybor is also included. It […]

  • Nvidia unveils Titan X as world’s “most advanced GPU” – video

    Nvidia revealed Titan X as “the world’s most advanced GPU” during Epic founder Tim Sweeney’s State of Unreal session a t GDC 2015 today. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage during the panel stating it contains “8 billion transistors,” and has 12GB of RAM. Pricing wasn’t announced, but it was rumored back in January […]

  • Steam sale discounts titles announced for SteamOS

    With many of the year’s most popular games heading to SteamOS, Valve has decided to host sale in celebration. Here’s a short list of titles on sale. The full list of PC, Linux, Mac and SteamOS discounts can be found through the link. The Banner Saga Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Batman: Arkham […]

  • PayDay 2 announced for SteamOS, celebrating with franchise sale

    PayDay 2 is coming to SteamOS, Overkill has announced. Still under development, a release date will be announced at a later date. “Making sure PAYDAY 2 is available on SteamOS felt like a no-brainer,” said Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze in the press release. “With PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition coming to the next generation […]

  • Magicka 2 has a release date and a crazy new trailer

    Magicka 2 has a release date for PC and the PlayStation 4, and Paradox Interactive has released a trailer featuring “Vlad’s latest lyrical triumph,” which is his rendition of the Game of Thrones theme. Magicka arrived on PC and PS4 May 26 and the game can be pre-ordered on PC beginning today, with PS4 pre-orders […]

  • Nintendo eShop schedule: Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone, others

    Nintendo has sent over a list of titles heading to the eShop in 2015. The schedule contains titles such as Affordable Space Adventures, Runbow, Swords & Soldiers 2, Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. Below a preliminary list of games scheduled to launch in the Nintendo eShop on […]

  • Week 8: Can you win the weekly VG247 GTA Online playlist? Play tonight at 8pm UK time!

    We’re hotdogging tonight. I don’t even know what that means. Eight weeks of ridiculous death. Such a brave, true milestone. We’re going to celebrate two entire months of playing weekly GTA Online playlists with VG247 readers with Hotdogging, a set of six jobs I named completely at random. This one ends with a straight-up border […]

  • Puzzle platformer Four Sided Fantasy coming to PC, consoles in early 2016

    Curve Digital and developer Logan Fieth’s studio Ludo Land are bringing puzzle platformer, Four Sided Fantasy, to PC all major consoles in early 2016. Ludo Land are developing the PC version, with Curve Digital handling the console and Vita versions. Four Sided Fantasy tasks players with venturing across “dreamlike levels” by controlling and manipulating the […]

  • Tropico 5 arrives on PS4 in April – video

    A release date for Tropico 5 on PlayStation 4 has been announced. This is the franchise’s first foray onto PlayStation consoles. It arrived in Europe on April 24 and in North America on April 28. A Limited Edition has also been announced, and it includes The Big Cheese DLC and the Bayo Del Olfato sandbox […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Limited Edition PS4 releasing in Asia

    A limited edition Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 system will be released in Asia. The system and its DualShock controller were designed in collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment and targeted for the Asia region, per Gematsu. It will be released as part of PS4 Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain […]

  • This video shows Sid Meier’s Starships being played on iPad

    Sid Meier’s Starships will be released on iPad alongside Mac and PC, and to give you an idea on how it plays on the tablet, a new video has been released. Watch below as Pete Murray and lead producer Stuart Zissu show off the iPad version. The 4X space-strategy releases on March 12.

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood announced as standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to The New Order, will release May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game takes pace in 1946, and and players take on the role of B.J. Blazkowicz as he embarks on a two-part mission in Bavaria. Part one, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, […]

  • Observer Mode coming soon to Evolve as a free update

    Observer Mode will be released for Evolve as a free update for all platforms, 2K and Turtle Rock have announced. The community feature was designed to give Evolve players the ability to observe and add commentary as well as livestream, allowing a sixth user to “passively enter a custom game” with the ability to switch […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 top Media Create charts in Japan

    The PlayStation 3 and PS4 skus for Dragon Quest Heroes were the top sellers on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving a combined 594,749 units. Elsewhere on the chart, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was in third place with 39,751 units moved, and last week’s top seller, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, […]

  • Watch Hideo Kojima answer lots of your burning Phantom Pain questions

    What’s better than learning the official release date of MGS5: The Phantom pain? Hideo Kojima talking more about it, of course! Hideo Kojima has decided to answer a few fan questions about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, to help boost everyone’s hype to insane levels. He talks about the game’s story, his relief […]

  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain Day 1 and Collector’s Edition revealed

    Konami has officially revealed the release date of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain alongside the game’s Day 1 and Collector’s Edition. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will release September 1, worldwide, as previously leaked. It will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The PC Steam […]

  • EU Club Nintendo: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack back in stock

    Club Nintendo members in Europe can once again pick up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack. For 3000 Stars, members of the program will receive the double-CD soundtrack which features 89 tracks with liner notes from Ryo Nagamatsu and 12 sheet music excerpts. It also comes with 16 Milk Bar Musician pieces. […]

  • HTC apologises over “confusing” Half-Life VR comments

    HTC has misspoke when it talked about Half-Life coming to VR headset Vive. HTC chairwoman Cher Wang has apologised over the comments she made yesterday about the possibility of Half-Life coming to Vive, the VR headset it’s manufacturing with the help of Valve. Sources close to Valve, have indicated to the BBC that the developer […]