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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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76 Comments

  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

    @1
    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

    @3

    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

    @4
    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.

    @5
    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

    @11

    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

    @19
    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

    @14

    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

    @28
    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
    http://www.psmania.net/2013/06/jeff-cannata-says-the-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

    @37

    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

    @PS3fanboy
    “Good, Good let the bullshit flow right through you” :D

    @39
    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

    @54
    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

    @56
    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 hands.lol. 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

    @59
    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

    @62
    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

    @69
    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

    OPINIONS! I HAS THEM!

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

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

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

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

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

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

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

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

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

    WWE 2K15 may be the series’ PC debut, but it’s already getting into the spirit of the platform. WWE 2K15 does indeed support mods on PC, 2K’s Marcus Stephenson has confirmed. @ElementGamesTV you can. Now buy. — Marcus Stephenson (@stephensonmc) April 28, 2015 As Destructoid points out, this opens the door to all sorts of […]

  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

    Overkill’s The Walking Dead is one step closer to your grasping little paws. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be published by 505 Games, Overkill parent Starbreeze has announced. 505 also published Payday 2, Overkill’s previous title, so the two companies have established a working relationship. In a press release, the publisher said the co-op title […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

    Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for later, enjoy bonus Advanced Warfare content now. Blacks Ops 3 is being supported by a rather cunning pre-order incentive even more likely to get you to lay your cash down sooner than you might otherwise. Gamespot reports a Black Ops 3 pre-order will receive a couple of […]

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

    Steam users can now be blocked from individual games by their developers. Steam has always supported multiplayer bans for disruptive users, but a newly-implemented system allows developers to ban users from individual games using their own anti-cheat systems. Game Bans are enforced by Valve, but are enacted at the developer’s request and discretion. This change […]

  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

    Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match any pledges made to The Red Cross up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after the 7.8 earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal. According to Ubisoft: “Having spent the last few years working on Far Cry 4, a game heavily inspired by Nepal and […]

  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

    Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, and while it’s confirmed as a PlayStation 3 release, a Dutch retailer has it listed as coming to PS4 as well. Of course, listing it for PS4 could also be a typo, not that I would personally know about that sort of thing, really. However, according […]