More US gamers use PCs than smartphones or tablets

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 04:05 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Significantly more polled US households report using PCs for games than smartphones or wireless devices.

DualShockers pulled this interesting comparison out of the ESA’s Essential Facts about the Computer and Video Game Industry 2013.

According to the ESA’s data, 68% of gaming happens on consoles; 63% on PC; 43% on smartphones; 37% on handheld consoles; and 30% on wireless devices, which presumably includes tablets.

Although adding smartphones and wireless devices together produces the largest category, it’s interesting to note that the PC, a multi-function device, is so close behind dedicated games consoles.

What makes this particularly timely is that VentureBeat declared the PC dead again last week following a drop in global shipments.

The report also produced last week’s revelation that women make up 45% of all gamers. DualShockers also found it interesting that action games outsold shooters last year.

If you’d like to mine the report for more statistics yourself, it is freely available as a PDF.

Thanks,, Lengendaryboss.


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  1. bpcgos

    Splits console into 2 parts (for PS3 and X360) , and VOila, PC’s are number one (maybe I should split PC by 3 platform which is windows,mac, and Linux :D, but IMO it wouldnt be very significant although I’m glad that Linux and Mac are also very potential growing market for nowadays)

    Is there anymore reason to neglect PC platform for a publisher except for those damn ‘timed exclusivity’ deals ?? (starring at GTA V)

    #1 2 years ago
  2. dsr

    This is all nice and dandy except the problem is not PC gamer amount. Those are always high.
    The biggest problem is the lack of sales, or if you want to be specific, first week sales. And that problem is huge.
    How many of those 63% play facebook and free to play(LoL, TF2) or MMO games(like WoW)?
    How many of those 63% buy the new $60 game day one? Or even better, preorder it? I have a lot of games on Steam myself, but most of those are $5-$15 sales. And those money are spit in the ocean for publishers.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Mjorh

    Not surprised ! when it comes 2 PC , tablets n smartphones ,sure as hell every hardcore gamer will choose PC! tablets n smartphones are….eh in comparison 2 PC IMO.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. bpcgos

    That its great about PC, you can choose how much you want to spend from the AAA product available as long as you’ve such patience for waiting a sale. In the meanwhile, you can buy many great indie and classics PC game also for cheap (it will give you hours of fun more than todays game), plays something free and great like Outerwilds (‎), testing many great F2P like Planetside 2, Tribes Ascend,Dot A 2, etc. The choice is always us no matter what happened :D

    #4 2 years ago
  5. dsr

    And THAT is the exact problem I was talking about. Have you read my post?
    No one wants to spend time on AAA PC titles if they are not going to sell during the(most important) first week.
    This is why Rockstar don’t want to see GTA5 on PC right now.
    Its not the piracy hurting big titles on PC(But it sure does), its poor sales and reliance on discounted products.
    I’m the part of the problem too, sadly. I remember pirating the game and then buying it 75% off from Steam. That does not support the developers and publishers.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. backup

    PS3 Rules in Europe

    PC gamers are pirates

    GTA 5 and RDR not on PC go and beg in R* forums

    PC pirates buy games for 1 dollar and think they support developers

    #6 2 years ago
  7. undermyrules

    backup Rules in backup

    PC backup are backup

    backup and backup not on backup go and beg in backup

    PC backup buy games for 1 dollar and think they backup.

    Your brain is just like the sentence just doesnt make sense and you probably falled from a tree as a kid and is very damaged.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. loki

    Oh lol PC it is not PC games. Normal people use PC for work not for games. Totaly noobs article

    #8 2 years ago
  9. backup

    cry more pirate

    Your brain is just like the sentence above .
    it just doesnt make sense and you probably falled from a tree to toilet as a kid

    #9 2 years ago
  10. OwnedWhenStoned

    This article is a big net to catch trolls with.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Mjorh

    @6 , Man ur taking this pirate thing too seriously ! don’t wanna say its not serious but u r overreacting as if there is no sales n stuff on PC platforme or sth
    @8As u said “Normal”! when it comes to games n gamers its whole different story man

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Mjorh

    @12 You don’t worry about it man , they’ve made their money n they will n they don’t give a shit to us !

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Fin

    Jesus, don’t engage him ffs.


    Is a good point. The control MS and Sony have over the ecosystem means success is more likely on console, compared to PC, where there’s far greater breath of choice and business models.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Llewelyn_MT

    The amount of money a publisher makes off a -50% Steam sale of a cheaper copy on PC is still about the same as day one console sale. MS and Sony take a huge cut.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. TheWulf

    Those numbers are very interesting because consoles. What this means is that you have half those numbers playing on the XBox/Playstation respectively versus the PC. And that number is further diluted if you add the Wii and the Wii U, which I’m sure some people must have.

    But let’s be generous and say that it’s half and half, rounding up. That’s 34% for each console versus 63% for the PC. I’m not sure whether I’m surprised by those numbers or not.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. TheWulf


    Hahaha, damn. Didn’t see someone had beat me to that realisation.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. TheWulf


    And console owners continue to display their elitism. PC Master Race my arse.

    A game is a game, it doesn’t matter what kind of game it is, it’s still a game. Pulling shenanigans based upon design ethos or genre is base elitism, and it reflects badly upon you.

    And sales? What about the indie devs who’ve said that they’ve made more in one sale (be it Humble, Steam, or similar) than they have in many years on any given console marketplace? Do you think that counts as poor sales?

    You’re so programmed into poor consumerism that it wraps around into brand zombie elitism. That only games like Call of Duty are proper games, and only games sold at fifty quid generate profits!

    You are so brainwashed. It’s not even funny.

    This is what makes me glad I’m a PC gamer. The PC invites in sensible economics and consumerism, and this works brilliantly for everyone involved. Not just the buyers, but for indie devs and such, too.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. DrDamn

    You might want to check what the majority of the games being played are before taking the smug stance. Puzzle and Casual rank very highly.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. TheWulf


    The PC has a broader demographic than the consoles, which you’ve already admitted to yourself. How can I explain this to you? Let’s say that a marketing campaign convinces a person that horror stories are the only valid kinds of stories, they come around to believing this, and they continue to believe it because it’s all they’ve ever read. They then come to the conclusion, as marketing desires, that the only proper kinds of books are horror stories, and all non-horror books are just faux writing efforts and not proper books at all. Savvy?

    That’s essentially what you’re saying. There are many demographics that enjoy many kinds of games on the PC. All of them are valid. Saying that any of them are not is a fallacy, and one that you’ve likely been brainwashed into accepting, like a good little brand zombie. And that’s disappointing. It makes me sad to think that people like that actually exist, people who aren’t self aware enough to actually realise when this has happened.

    Just because it’s of a game type that you’ve been programmed not to like through endless marketing campaigns, that doesn’t mean that it’s not a valid type of game. This goes for genres and types of design ethos. They’re all valid, and you can say you don’t like them (like I hate WoW), but you can’t say that they’re not valid gaming entries, because that’s just programmed elitism talking.

    It’s funny that console owners are the only ones displaying elitism in this thread.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. TheWulf


    Again, brainwashed brand zombie elitism. That’s just elitism.

    A game is a game, and completely valid as a game, whether you like it or not. You’re just so brainwashed, good grief. This is one of the reasons I don’t own a console, because it groups me in with people like you.

    You can’t tell someone that the games they like to play aren’t valid games just because they’re not the sorts of games that you like. That’s bullshit.

    Even Cow Clicker is a game when it comes down to it. :P

    Though, frankly, if we’re going to play your game I’d say that indie games are better at being games than console mainstream. Call of Duty has what for gameplay? It almost plays itself. Assassin’s Creed has you mash two buttons to win (it’s basically Cow Clicker in an open world when you get right down to it), it has what for gameplay? Now compare that with The Swapper, Bastion, and Pid.

    See? You can’t say that a game isn’t a game because you don’t like it, it just doesn’t work, and it can go both ways.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. DrDamn

    Of course they are games, I didn’t say they weren’t. I’m saying that a person who infects next gen console threads with crap about tessellation being exclusive to PCs might not think they are.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. TheWulf


    What are you even saying, there? I actually don’t understand. Could you reiterate that in a way that’s marginally readable?

    It’s hard to have a debate with people when you can’t understand what they’re actually saying, or if they’re even trying to make a point.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Gekidami

    Your Facebook games are fine and all, sure they’re ‘games’. But those doing well isnt going to make Triple A making publishers say “We need to be on PC”, which is what bpcgos seems to be saying and is the point being contested. Though its good to see the amazing all to common hypocrisy of one of the sites biggest PC fan Nazis going on about “console elitism” and being a “brand zombie”. Quite hilarious.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. TheWulf


    I’ve been thinking on this and I’m still trying to understand. Do you mean that puzzle games don’t have tessellation?

    Is that what you meant?

    Well, no, they don’t. But the point I was making was that the PC has a wider demographic than the consoles. So whilst you may get an open world game with incredible tessellation and top notch fidelity, you’d also get a puzzle game which doesn’t have those features. That’s because certain features of graphical fidelity are only valid considering certain genres of games.

    However, just because something doesn’t have an open world with top notch fidelity, it doesn’t mean it’s not a game. Your original point was that because a puzzle game doesn’t have a multi-million budget with all of the special effects, that it isn’t a game. My point was that I agree.

    My point in other threads was that if you want a game which is a multi-million budget effort with all of the special effects, then the PC will do that better too because it can do things like tessellation, which the console can’t. My point is that the PC gets it both ways. We get all of the games, all of the kinds of games. Just because the consoles don’t get certain kinds of games whilst the PC does, it doesn’t mean that those extra games aren’t games, which is what you were saying.

    Graphical fidelity is nice for certain genres of games, but it’s not necessary for all of them. On the PC you have a much, much wider variety of games than you do on the consoles. So, yes, graphical fidelity in regards to things like tessellation matters, but so does having an open market so that indies can thrive on the PC where they never could on the consoles.

    Understand now?

    #24 2 years ago
  25. TheWulf


    “Your Facebook games are fine and all, sure they’re ‘games’.”

    Dripping with coagulated elitism there, I see. Oh, the ‘games’ you peasants play are fiiine… good grief. You’re worse than any PC gamer could ever be. Ever.

    “But those doing well isnt going to make Triple A making publishers say “We need to be on PC”, which is what bpcgos seems to be saying and is the point being contested.”

    If the game fits the demographic it will be sold. Actually selling a game on the merits of it being good and fitting a demographic is better than selling a game on the merit of holding the market captive, or selling it only via advertising which only the triple-A titles can afford.

    The point is is that indies can compete with triple-A titles in the PC space and that’s what you’re noticing. That’s a good thing. I’d be flabbergasted at anyone programmed enough to think that that wasn’t.

    “Though its good to see the amazing all to common hypocrisy of one of the sites biggest PC fan Nazis going on about “console elitism” and being a “brand zombie”. Quite hilarious.”

    Wow, you just Gowdin’d me. You’re really special, you are. Only a very special person feels that they need to Godwin to make an argument.

    And whilst your post is dripping with elitism, mine isn’t.

    Do I really need to say anything else? You’ve proved my point for me. Thanks.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Gekidami

    “Dripping with coagulated elitism there, I see. Oh, the ‘games’ you peasants play are fiiine… good grief. You’re worse than any PC gamer could ever be. Ever.”


    #26 2 years ago
  27. TheWulf


    Dropping a link doesn’t make it true, especially when you don’t actually explain how it’s relevant. In fact, doing that without even knowing how it’s relevant yourself is just as bad as dropping a Godwin-bomb in a debate.

    You continue to be very special.

    I’m waiting for you to explain the relevance. Go on.

    And still waiting. >_>

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Gekidami

    “Debate”? Dude, seriously. Or more to the point, not-so-seriously.

    You need to put down that PC defenders shield for a bit and smell the roses.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. TheWulf

    Okay, I think I’ve discounted #29 as a very poor pseudo-intellectual wannabe at this point, with his dropping of links without even being sure of what they mean. And that Godwin, did you see that Godwin? Good grief, where did he learn how to debate? 4chan?

    I don’t really think anything else needs to be said, so I’ll leave it at that.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Gekidami

    PC fanboy is so elitist he thinks the comments section on a videogames site is an academic debate arena. Of course, defending the PC against those evil console doers who just want to destroy all that is good in this world is serious business.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. TheWulf

    Anyone else want to talk about this for a bit? Intelligent (as in, not 4chan) discussion would be nice.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. TheWulf


    That’s not what elitist means, guy. That’s not what elitist means. I think you want ‘entitled,’ if you’d like to be accurate. Please… go back to 4chan. Please?

    #32 2 years ago
  33. DrDamn

    On the whole Console/PC debate. It’s about the games and how you want to consume them. Graphics are a nicety. Some people want the absolute best graphics and the PC is there to cater for those (and many other needs), some people prefer to game on consoles for a variety of reasons. That’s good for them too. Both are perfectly valid choices that a lot of people make in a well informed way for their needs.

    If you want to game on consoles it’s still perfectly fine to want the graphic niceties too, and the next gen consoles cater for that.

    For reference GT6 on the PS3 does tessellation. There is nothing that makes it exclusive to the PC. I believe Direct X is just supporting it in a standard way. It’s a standard graphical technique (supported by OpenGL too) which is not exclusive to PCs or Direct X.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. DrDamn

    Put it this way. Why does your first comment even matter? Isn’t it just as elitist as the hardcore/casual comments? Headline here is lots of people enjoy games. That’s a good thing what ever they are playing and whatever they are playing it on.

    #34 2 years ago

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    Although not yet confirmed, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED is working on a difficulty mode dubbed “Insanity” that will delete your save if you die. During Monday’s Twitch stream, the developer took a few questions from the chat and we’ve got a bunch of answers. There are many interesting little bits […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition is the most successful launch for BioWare, based on sales

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is responsible for the most successful launch in developer BioWare’s history, according to EA. During last night’s EA Q3 2015 earnings call, the publisher said that Dragon Age: Inquisition was the most successful launch for developer BioWare. Today, we get a bit more detail. “In particular, Dragon Age: Inquisition had by far […]

  • Here’s a walkthrough of one mission from Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack, Hurk Deluxe, seems like good fun, judging from this video. The Hurk Deluxe Pack was released today on all platforms. It comes with five new missions. The video below takes a look at the “Call of the Wild” mission. In the walkthrough you’ll get to see some of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date confirmed on Xbox Store

    The beta date for Battlefield Hardline has popped up on the Xbox Store, confirming the rumoured date. The listing for the Battlefield Hardline beta is available for anyone to see right now on the Xbox Store. Granted, it’s for Xbox 360, but unless EA is starting this beta early on Xbox 360, this will pretty […]

  • GTA player flies jets backwards in impressive stunts

    Doing stunts with jets in GTA 5 can be impressive, but it’s nothing like flying them backwards. Making videos of your jet stunts has become too mainstream. Which is why the latest video from YouTube channel GTA5Videos is all about defying that. The video below features some insane stunts mostly done by flying jets backwards, […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare balance patch out, System Hack nerfed, HBRa3 buffed

    The latest patch to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is here with some major changes to game balance. Making good on the promise to nerf System Hack, developer Sledgehammer Games has released the latest patch to Advanced Warfare to do just that, and much more. The patch is out now on Xbox platforms, with PlayStation […]

  • Grinding three purples in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel may crash your game [UPDATE]

    Update: Gearbox Software has announced there’s currently a hot-fix in place for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as a temporary solution to crashes caused with the DLC update. Until a permanent fix can be made, the hotfix should correct crashing issues. All will be fixed in the next major game update. Original Story A bug that snuck […]

  • Havoc maps up the tempo for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    Dave Cook dons his Exo suit to find the new Havok DLC maps a great change of pace for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Given that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare places great emphasis on verticality, it’s little wonder that Sledgehammer Games has designed the first of its four DLC map packs with elevation and […]

  • G2A responds to deactivated Far Cry 4 keys debacle

    G2A, one of the third-party sellers that were named in the ongoing episode of deactivated Far Cry 4 keys has decided to release a statement. G2A is a well known third-party key sellers online. Most users know it through its sponsorship deals with many YouTube and Twitch channels. The service sells keys both through its […]

  • Petroglyph’s Victory resurfaces with Korean co-developer

    End of Nations, Mytheon and Grey Goo developer Petroglyph Games seems to have salvaged a stalled project. Victory popped up back in early 2013 after Trion Worlds took End of Nations in-house. Petroglyph’s attempt to crowdfund the unusual strategy title ended in iniquity, but it vowed to do whatever it could to bring the game […]

  • Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC now available

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack adds new story missions and a pile of new weapons. Far Cry 4: Hurk Deluxe is now available on PC and Xbox platforms, and is rolling out to the PSN in line with local network updates. The pack bundles five story missions, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk’s […]

  • Yes, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions, but thankfully they’re not as outrageous as initial reports suggested. The subject of Resident Evil: Revelations 2′s microtransactions arose earlier today with reports filtering out of a European press event that you’ll be able to pay to keep playing after your character dies. The ramifications of this are pretty […]

  • Play mini-games to unlock Magicka 2 content

    Magicka 2 publisher Paradox Interactive has invited fans to earn in-game rewards by playing other games. The Magicka website will host various mini-games in the build up to Magicka 2′s launch later this year on PC and PS4. Playing these games controbutes to a community score total which will eventually unlock in-game content as well […]

  • Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were purchased through Origin

    Far Cry 4 owners who found their games deactivated without warning may be surprised to learn where they came from. Many copies of Far Cry 4 purchased through third-party re-sellers have been deactivated without notice. Although resellers affected by the deactivations argued that they had made authorised purchases, Ubisoft has denied this. The publisher told […]

  • Will Assassin’s Creed visit Japan in 2016?

    The next Assassin’s Creed game after Victory may finally bring ninja and assassins together. An Assassin’s Creed fan has spotted what certainly looks like a heavy hint that the next game after Victory will be set in Japan. Ubisoft forums member Cornik22 was looking through the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag official art book when […]

  • Resident Evil HD modder aims to restore original, terrible voice acting

    Resident Evil and its early sequels are justifiably famous for their simply dire voice acting. Some Resident Evil fans feel they just can’t enjoy the experience of exploring Umbrella facilities if someone isn’t talking at them with absolutely no regard for pacing, content or tone. As a result, modder Bunny has stepped up to the […]

  • Record iPhone sales drive Apple to revenue spike

    The iPhone is still going strong – in fact, it’s selling better than ever. Apple has announced its financial results for the quarter ending December 27 2014, exceeding expectations with a 29.5% increase in revenues to $74.6 billion. This was a new record for the company. One of the key factors in this spike is […]

  • HoloLens has “mind-blowing” potential for games, says Microsoft CEO

    Microsoft’s VR wearable HoloLens is going to be great for games, according to CEO Satya Nadella. Speaking to investors, Nadella made Microsoft’s entertainment plans for the device explicit. “It’s also getting clearer how the games people love today will evolve to mind-blowing experiences in the future when designed for the mixed reality that Windows 10 […]

  • EA Q3: Battlefield 5 still on for holiday 2016, PGA Tour 15 spring release confirmed

    EA announced its financial results for its Q3 fiscal year 2015 quarter, ended December 31, 2014, noting total net revenue $1.13 billion in total net revenue compared to $808 million year-over-year. For the nine months ending December 31, total net revenue came in at $3.3 billion. Net revenues were up 39% and net income came […]

  • Players logged 113M single-player hours in Dragon Age: Inquisition, other EA games stats

    Ahead of its Q3 2015 earnings release, Electronic Arts has released a game infographic showing some interesting stats compiled through gameplay from October – December 2014. For FIFA 15, over 3.3 billion goals were made; 73 million knockouts occurred in EA SPORTS UFC; over 10 million families were created in The Sims 4; 113 million […]

  • Hyrule Warriors has shipped 1 million units worldwide

    Koei Tecmo has announced shipments of its Wii U hack and slash action title, Hyrule Warriors, has shipped one million units worldwide. The Omega Force-developed title was released in Japan on August 14 and in the west on September 26. Two packs of DLC for the game are slated for February alongside the version 1.5.0 […]

  • Xbox Games Store discounts Never Alone, Dragon Age: Inquisition, more

    This week’s deals available through the Xbox Games Store will be valid until February 2 with titles such as Battlefield 4, Dragon Age Inquisition, Never Alone, and Titanfall discounted. Discounted titles with an asterisk are for Xbox Live Gold members only. Xbox One Just Dance 2015* – 40% Another World* – 50% Never Alone* – […]

  • Say hello to Mortal Kombat X’s latest character: Reptile

    As promised, one of two character reveals this week for Mortal Kombat X has occurred: it’s the acid-spitting Reptile. Nice! Watch the video above. Mortal Kombat X is slated for release on April 14 and will be available on PC, PS3, PS4,Bxo 360 and Xbox One. Thanks, MrTGJelly (Trent).

  • Twisted fairy tale Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries hits Steam Early Access

    Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries, the successful Kickstarter from GRIN Studios, has launched on Steam Early Access. The PC title is described as a “cinematic fable featuring a vengeful Red Riding Hood,” who armed with an axe sets out on a quest to avenge the murder of her parents. Gameplay features action-platforming, combo-based hack ‘n […]

  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round delayed to late March on Steam

    Koei Tecmo has announced it is delaying the PC release of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round to March. According to an updated listing on Steam (thanks, AGB), the fighter was delayed “in order to provide you with the best experience possible.” To apologize for the delay, Team Ninja will offer the Halloween 2013 Set, […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online will be F2P “no plans” for western release

    Dragon’s Dogma Online will be a free-to-play title for PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Set for release this year, Dragon’s Dogma Online has a lobby which will support up to 100 players, is open-world, and the executive producer is Hiroyuki Kobayashi. Players can form groups with up to four players or pawns while raids […]

  • Watch this release video for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel DLC Lady Hammerlock

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases today on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and coinciding with the release is the launch trailer. In the Lady Hammerlock DLC, players are introduced and will be able to step into the shoes of Sir Hammerlock’s sister, Lady Aurelia the Baroness. The DLC will run […]

  • Free DLC for Tales of Zestiria takes place after main storyline

    Free DLC will be released in Japan for Tales of Zestiria, and while Bandai Namco has yet to state whether it will be released westward with the core game this summer, it’s an interesting slice of content. According to information from Jump posted by Siliconera, the DLC Alisha After Episode: What Is Reflected In The […]

  • This video of a Paris flat looks the real deal, but it’s all Unreal Engine 4

    I’m not entirely sure when, or how, this fella managed to sneak into my secret flat in Paris and film it, but since it’s out there I may as well share it with you. All joking aside, this video is rather amazing. It provides a virtual tour of a flat located in Paris; however, it’s […]

  • The Witness passes key development milestone, still no release date

    The Witness has seemingly come back from the dead. Creator Jonathan Blow has posted an update on the game’s development. Surely you still remember The Witness? Jonathan Blow’s follow-up to Braid, which was shown during the PlayStation 4 reveal event all the way back in February 2013? Well, today we got our first development update […]

  • You can now take selfies in World of Warcraft

    The latest patch to World of Warcraft has added a S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera to the game. And it does exactly what it sounds like it does. Patch 6.1 is currently being deployed to World of Warcraft’s Public Test Realms (PTR). There’s a massive list of patch notes, but the most pressing one, other than Twitter integration, […]

  • Hellblade: early gameplay and prototype footage revealed

    The latest developer diary for Hellblade is here with a look at some early gameplay prototypes and a peek at some polished areas. Hellblade developer Ninja Theory has revealed even more details of how game development works behind the scenes. The eighth part of this ongoing diary shows early gameplay footage along with some intriguing […]

  • Resident Evil Revelations 2: Raid mode offline-only on launch, more details

    Capcom has revealed a tonne of new details about Raid mode in Resident Evil: Revelations 2. Capcom has confirmed that Raid mode will launch with the first episode of Revelations 2 in February. You will be playing it offline only though, either solo or in split-screen co-op. As for the online portion, Capcom promised it […]

  • Watch the first 20 minutes of Life is Strange

    The first 20 minutes of Life is Strange have been posted online for anyone to watch. The opening 20 minutes of Life is Strange set the stage for what kind of game it is. The kind that you’ll probably like if you’re a fan of Telltale games. The video is courtesy of consolewarsofficial and you […]

  • Don’t blame Ubisoft for cancelling keys – blame the culture of overpriced games

    Publishers need to drop PC games prices in order to stem the flourishing grey market, says Matt Martin. “How are you going to sell me Far Cry 4 for £45 when I can pick up Far Cry, Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3, Far Cry: Blood Dragon and extra DLC for just £30?” Some players […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online is real, full reveal in this week’s Famitsu

    What’s been heavily-rumoured to be the next instalment in the Dragon’s Dogma franchise, Dragon’s Dogma Online, will be fully revealed this week. According to a recent post by Famitsu, the magazine’s upcoming weekly issue, which releases January 29, will contain a massive feature on Dragon’s Dogma Online. The magazine will dedicate 18 pages to all […]

  • Valve responds to recent Counter-Strike match-fixing scandal, bans offenders

    Valve has investigated the recent case of match-fixing involving two teams in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional scene and decided to ban those involved from future tournaments. Recent allegations involving match-fixing between iBUYPOWER and – two of the professional teams that played in Cevo Season 5 – came to light. Valve has took notice […]

  • Having issues playing Grim Fandango Remastered on PS4? Sony is offering help

    Sony has offered a few steps to help those who are having issues with their pre-loaded PS4 installs of Grim Fandango Remastered. A few reports have started to appear online from users who’ve pre-ordered and pre-loaded Grim Fandango Remastered on their PS4 consoles. Sony has since posted a support thread on the official forums, to […]

  • Get Dragon Age: Inquisition for $36 and more in EA’s Xbox One sale

    Many EA digital games are being offered at considerable discounts on Xbox One right now. The latest EA sale is pretty good, offering sales on many AAA titles. It’s only available on Xbox One, with extra savings for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The list below covers prices for Gold Subscribers. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered reviews round-up, all the scores

    Grim Fandango Remastered is a classic game brought into the new generation, so it’s time for everyone to know how great it is. The reviews for Grim Fandango Remastered have started popping up and as per usual, we’ve collected a few of them below. Grim Fandango Remastered is, as the name suggests, a remastered version […]

  • The Witcher 3: latest build is 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbox One

    The recent preview build of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was running at full-HD resolution on PlayStation 4 and 900p on Xbox One. German website Gamestar attended the recent preview event for The Witcher 3 and examined the three versions that were on offer, PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Here’s the quote, courtesy of Google […]

  • Joystiq is likely to close – rumour

    AOL is rumoured to be closing its video game site, Joystiq. Re/code is reporting that AOL is likely to close its video game site Joystiq soon, according to “various sources.” The move is part of a company-wide restructuring that will affect Joystiq and other “under-performing content properties.” Joystiq is one of the most renowned sites […]

  • The Last of Us movie will be “pretty faithful” to the game

    The Last of Us will bring many of the same elements to the big screen as the small one, according to writer Neil Druckmann. Although The Last of Us will have to be adapted in various ways to make the transition from lengthy interactive adventure to cinema-friendly story arc, Druckmann is hoping to keep the […]

  • Microsoft is fixing Xbox One’s slow controllers

    Xbox One control pads have many charms, but quick start up is not one of them. The Xbox One controller currently takes up to five seconds to connect to your console after switching on, which is an eternity for someone with an attention span as short as mine. Luckily, Microsoft is working to fix this […]

  • Lucius 2 releases on Friday the 13th (of course)

    Lucius 2 has a really fitting release date. Lucius developer Shiver Games has produced a follow-up to the dark tale of an evil child, and it’s coming your way on February 13 – which just so happens to be a Friday. Lucius 2: The Prophecy will set you back $20, and release through Steam. As […]

  • Saints Row 4: Re-Elected PS4 recalled in Australia, incorrect content to blame

    Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has been recalled in Australia due to a mysterious manufacturing issue. An Australian PR representative said that the retail PS4 version of Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has “a serious manufacturing issue” and has been recalled nation-wide. Here’s what we were told (emphasis mine): “A manufacturing issue has caused an incorrectly classified […]

  • The Whispered World follow up now coming to PS4, too

    Deadalic’s gorgeous-looking adventure Silence has been confirmed for a fourth platform. Originally announced for Mac and PC with an Xbox One port one revealed at a later date, Silence is now on its way to PS4 as well. All versions are due later this year. Silence is Deadalic’s first multi-platform release and in my mind […]

  • Mythbusters to tackle DOOM this weekend

    DOOM is the subject of the next episode of Mythbusters. Having been airing for over ten years now, Mythbusters has pretty much run out of myths to bust, which is why we find ourselves in 2015 with an episode dedicating to answering the question “could DOOM be real?” Bethesda has rveealed that the January 31 […]

  • Destiny hosting a Bungie Bounty – go go go

    Destiny players have a chance to take down Bungie employees in return for one of the most exclusive vanity items in the game. Destiny’s Bungie Bounties usually feature guests from the community, and today’s event is no exception. Joining Bungie community manager David “Deej” Dague are several members of, the developer’s most staunch fan […]

  • Elite: Dangerous developer issues lay-offs

    Elite: Dangerous team Frontier Developments has had to let staff go. At least 15 staff have been laid off from the developer’s Halifax studio. According to an investor update, this decision will allow Frontier to focus its efforts at its primary studio in Cambridge, England. “With its business emphasis now on two major self-published franchises, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition tavern songs free for a limited time

    Dragon Age: Inquisition tunes can be yours for the bargain price of zero cashmoney. The tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition will be made available for purchase from various digital distributors sometime after February 9. Until then, though, you can have them for free – including their sheet music. To take advantage of this generous […]

  • Even the Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 teaser is frightening

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is probably going to be just as tense and uncomfortable as its two prequels. This teaser for Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is the first we’ve heard of the project since creator Scott Cawthon confirmed it is in the works. The third entry in the series is now up on […]

  • 6.6 million Xbox consoles shipped last quarter

    Xbox One and Xbox 360 console sales were strong last quarter, although Microsoft isn’t talking hard numbers yet. Microsoft shipped 6.6 million Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles to retailers in the quarter ending December 31, the company revealed in its latest financial briefing. This figure wasn’t broken down by platform, and Microsoft didn’t supply […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection: five minutes of b-roll footage

    We may not have proper, uncut gameplay footage of the Homeworld Remastered Collection, but we have the next best thing. Homeworld Remastered Collection was confirmed to release on February 25. Gearbox has only showed a trailer, but no extended gameplay demos. There was however a b-roll video showing at PAX South, and we’ve embedded it […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered looks sharp in these new screens

    Grim Fandango will come back from the dead with the Remastered edition, and it’s looking great. Grim Fandango Remastered has a few new screens available to prove that even old games can look stunning with the right remaster, especially ones with an already well-defined art style. Have a look at them below and get excited. […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: beta weapons, maps, modes, progression system and more

    The Battlefield Hardline beta will include a third new map and a new game mode, on top of what’s already announced. You may remember last week DICE started a community mission for all Battlefield 4 players. The goal was to reach 2 billion points playing Rush mode. That goal has been achieved and as a […]