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GameStop and other retail outlets taking consumers for a ride, says Ready at Dawn boss

Monday, 22 July 2013 15:59 GMT By Dave Cook

Ready at Dawn boss Ru Weerasuriya has lamented the negative impact of the pre-owned market on game developer revenue in a new interview, suggesting that while he likes used games he’d like to see GameStop pass a percentage of the income along to developers.

Speaking with GI.biz, Weerasuriya – whose team is currently working on the PS4-exclusive action romp The Order: 1886 – argued that greedy pre-owned tactics harm developers and consumers alike.

“I think the problem is right now there are retail outlets that are really taking everybody for a ride,” he began. “You can’t make a living at the expense of everybody else.

“Unfortunately, they’re not just making a living at the expense of developers but also the consumers because the consumers will see less and less games come out if developers can’t get revenue to make more new titles and keep going as a business.

“I think this is something we need to curb on the retail side. We’re putting the consumers in an awkward spot and we shouldn’t have to.Why should they be the ones to deal with a flawed system? They are the guys we do this for. They are the ones who should be able to benefit the most from being able to buy it.”

He recalled an experience he had at a GameStop store, in which an employee tried to aggressively sell him a used version of a game, and added, “There are developers out there who are making games for [years] and some of them will go down purely because the revenue stream is basically flawed and creating this place where developers don’t see even a little part of it.

“I don’t think we should stop used games, but we should do something about getting part of the revenue back from GameStop and places like that. That’s not penalizing the consumers; they’ll still get what they want. But I don’t know who’s going to address it.”

Microsoft did try to address this issue with its unpopular Xbox One DRM policy, which would have seen retailers installing systems that tracked pre-owned sales, along with fees for consumers looking to activate second-hand code. The policy was quickly abandoned following E3 last month.

What do you make of the above? Can anything be done about this issue? Can a middle-ground be reached where retailer, developer and consumers get a solid deal? let us know below.

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23 Comments

  1. ArcticMonkey

    If Pubs and Devs feel this strongly about this issue they should get together, and yes collude, and support an upstart retail chain of videogame stores. Start in the bigger cities and see if it does well. This’ll never happen, gaming will go 90% digital first, but this could be a solution to a problem millions of gamers and devs always rail about.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. DSB

    Digital would’ve been an easy solution. Slash your infrastructure expenses and drastically lower prices to make everyone forget about the measly 10 bucks they might get at Gamestop.

    Microsoft and Sony only have themselves to blame for not pulling that off. They had close to a decade to smarten up and get people onboard, but they did next to nothing, opting instead to invent digital non-products that are free everywhere else.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. ysleiro

    INB4 a bunch of ignorant dudes come in and call this guy a douche and clueless as to the industry he works in.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. revsouly2

    All, or close to all, digital won’t work until internet speeds go up and prices down. I pay $70 bucks for 20mb AND a 250gb cap. A family With multiple computers, smart phones, tablets & kindles, Netflix, Hulu…I can’t even download all the stuff on PS+ and xb live right now without going over my limit. Battlefield was 12gb and saints row 3 was 8gb…that’s almost 10% of my monthly cap on two games

    #4 2 years ago
  5. N7Caboose

    Why are they treating the games industry different from every other industry that has a form of “Pre-Owned” If i go into a car garage and buy a car 2nd hand does that hurt the sales of the new cars?? I haven’t read ANY articles from car companies saying “2nd hand cars are harming our industry as we see no return from these used sales”
    The movie market (Not downloads) i hear more about “Piracy” being a problem that the sales of 2nd hand DVD’s/Blu-rays but they are essentially the same situation!!
    Don’t get me wrong i can see where they are coming from but if they want people to keep their games and not trade them in then they need to do something to keep it in their hands! Not by adding multiplayer onto a clearly single player experience (Looking at Dead Space 2 here) I see pre-owned helping the market rather than hurting it as i see many people not being able to afford the next big game that they want to they have to use their old games to trade-in towards it. The only downside to the consumer is that they may not get much in return for their old games/new releases as these stores need to make money to survive and the money from the new games cant be that much if they have to push pre-owned games over new games.
    If the publishers stop selling games at the £40 mark they would get more sales at retail or if they keep the £40 retail and do digital for £25 then that would be fantastic to see.

    Sorry for the rant, first time having one on here :D

    #5 2 years ago
  6. 2021vince

    i agree that the fee should be on the retail side because retail is the ones getting the most out of it example game stop will let you trade in a game and get $10 from it but sell it for over $40 they can give some of that up so its not up to the consumer to pay extra to fill the gap while the retail stores keep their pockets fat

    #6 2 years ago
  7. MCTJim

    I cant speak for those not in the US, but to my knowledge the major ISP’s do not cap bandwidth here. I agree that GS rips off the consumer like no tomorrow. Two weeks after a game releases they offer 50% less trade in value for new games and then sell it 5 bucks less than new so 54.99 used. IF they went to digital download for used games at a significantly cheaper price, maybe that would kick GS in their balls to give consumers a better slice of the pie. The used game market in the US is such a freaking joke unless the game is not popular and 3 years old. BF and CoD still go for top $$ used at 54.99.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. 2021vince

    @7 right i agree that would definitely put ease on gs used game prices but then they’ll try to cut down what they’ll give you for a new game to next to nothing but i think if they do digital purchases like steam with the lower prices people wouldn’t have such a fit as they do with used games

    #8 2 years ago
  9. ysleiro

    @N7Caboose
    The reason the gaming industry is different is because all other media industries have other forms of income.

    Movies, Music, Books etc all have several revenue streams.

    For example: A movie makes money at the theaters, then PPV, then rentals, then sales, and finally when shown at a network.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Cobra951

    @1: That would be a good idea, since used games are so overpriced right now that there are gobs of margin left for something like this–except that it would provoke a price war, and there go the margins. Gamestop wouldn’t sit by to see someone else take away market share. The good news for consumers–who are the real party that needs relief here–is that such a price war would greatly benefit them. But in the end, the dev-startup chain (which must divert profits to the devs) would be at too great a disadvantage, and they’d probably end up folding. Then GS could rape the used-game buyer again.

    @5: I’ve advanced that argument myself. It couldn’t be more obvious to me, but the simple logic escapes way too many of us. Very sad.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. MCTJim

    @8 that is the reason I will not trade in my games at GS…The only game I EVER traded in was call of duty 3 many many moons ago.

    I dont see GS being around in 5 years because they are going the same way as video rental stores..pretty much that entire industry has gone away..other than the last grasp at RedBox…even the movie companies are allowing you to download digital copies now with a purchase of a DVD/B lu-Ray…its only a matter of time before there are no more hard copies.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. ysleiro

    @10 Cobra951

    The comparison you both make is not 1 for 1.

    A game loses much more when it is sold used than say a Movie or even a music Album.

    Movies and Music have several revenue streams where as games have 1.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. 2021vince

    @11 i understand you if i could afford it i wouldnt either but i like new games plus i play my games multiple times over and wait till i get all dlc and finish those then trade but i only trade if i have a stack of games i dont play at all so there is actually a price difference where as if digital purchases was like steam with $35 games i wouldnt need to trade

    #13 2 years ago
  14. bradk825

    @5 if you buy a used game it plays the same as the new version. A used car has wear, it’s not really the same. There is a difference to the consumer between buying new and used so those who want new are more willing to pay for new.

    It’s been true for years that devs are spending more and more on upgrading the engines and features in games and so they are taking fewer and fewers risks, and making fewer games, because they need the ones the makes to sell and sell big. There are more pre-order bonuses than ever before because they only get paid on the first person to buy the game, they don’t make a dime if 6 other people play it. If we want to see them really innovate, it will only come after they solve the revenue problem.

    I enjoy buying used games and saving some money, but that doesn’t mean I am blind to basic high school math in the process. If 1 million people buy a game, but 500,000 bought it used, the studio gets paid on 500,000.

    I do think we are going to see a bigger push on digital very soon. I am betting day one dlc that is generally only available with pre-orders will also become available on day one downloads, and other bonuses like an extra gun or a special camo may be thrown in.

    They can also afford to cut prices sooner than they do, whcih might have to happen. If gamestop is selling it used for $10, they’ll have to sell it online for $10 to compete. Also take into account that Gamestop doesn’t exactly pay a lot for trading it in and they make some serious money on the second hand market. If the system were to stay the same but they paid a royalty, it wouldn’t break them at all.

    Bungie had 47 staff when they made Halo. They are making Destiny with 250 staff. Bottom line: better games will come if the publishers can afford to take some risks, and hire more staff and build better engines. They need to find a way to do it, but it’s a very tough atmosphere to introduce change into.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. tracyis300

    For the devs that are against pre own should just make it digital only or add extra content that makes the experience longer and better over the disc copy. I know that would suck for those with out a internet connection. But face it, the way we game is changing, and the internet is and always will be the cause of it.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. OlderGamer

    I agree with what he says. And I think the DRM policy(X1) for used games was a good idea…poorly implemented. You simply can not have a system that requires an internet connection. Period. No reason I can think of for you to have to “check” in. I mean I understand the PR behind it. But I believe Steam gives us a week, not 24hr. And in my mind, there doesn’t even need to be a week time limit either. If the player goes online, authenticate. If same user stays offline, all offline content should continue to work.

    Had (MS) solved that hurdle, they would have fared better, imo.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. garetjax

    @7 GS sure does rip consumers off with trade ins. The first and last time I traded in games was for StarCraft II WOL. It took 14 xbox 360 games in perfect condition to pay for it. On ebay, they would have easily gotten several times that amount. Never again for me.

    As far as capping bandwidth most of the major ISP’s actually do cap. It is usually in the fine print and about 5% of consumers hit the cap so most do not notice. The cap is typically around 250 GB per month, at least Comcast is. If you hit the cap with Comcast they give you a warning, if you hit it twice you are dropped from their service. You can verify this by looking it up online.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. bradk825

    @17 Yeah, most are not truly unlimited. With Rogers there is a 500GB cap, and they charge you a rate per GB for everything over and above, but they won’t drop you.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Dendroball

    @16 But as soon as you implement a system like Steam but with the ability to resell your games, you absolutely need to proceed with online checks. Otherwise I get my new game linked to my account, play it, then go to a retail shop to sell it and I essentially keep my console offline so that my account never gets updated and my sold game stays in my library, in other words I’m still being able to play the game I sold while enjoying the money I got from the sale.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. ruckus

    Lower the prices otherwise the huge mark-up on used will exist. Which would be lovely as it provides (along with other faux excuses like piracy) on why digital prices can’t be discounted as much as they should (we just lose so much to used you know).

    Or just give developers a more fair split but shit – what do they do?_?

    Keeping a huge mark-up on used but allowing publishers/developers a share does not right the situation. Not for gamers anyway.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Rockin a Jack D

    Blame greedy publishers! Games should never be £30/40. They are too expensive, hence the huge secondhand market.

    Games should be priced £15/20 for AAA titles.

    Publishers are the problem. Not retail, consumers or devs.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. 2021vince

    @ 17 yea just looked it up comcast caps at 250 gb but i dont think that ill hit that. A dual layer bluray holds 50 gb and i dont think the ( opinion just to let u know ) games will hit that untill later in the consoles lifespans i think they’ll star out around 30 – 40 gb at most and comcast are making new plans to increase the cap and later on 3 -4 years from now when the game start to hit close to 40 – 50 gb i think they’ll increase the banwith cap again to meet the demand

    #22 2 years ago
  23. acap23

    if they feel that strongly about it then dont distribute their new copies to gamestop and make them change their minds, their not goin to mis out on any sales anyway with these new consoles now that you can download these new games straight from the consoles or get them off of amazon and so on

    #23 2 years ago

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  • 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 […]

  • Official mod tools for Total War: Attila are now available

    Official mod tools for Total War: Attila are now available and you can grab the new Assembly Kit as a beta through the tools menu via your Steam library. The Creative Assembly said the tools will be “immediately familiar” to modders of Rome 2 and Shogun 2, but the new version is the most “extensive” […]

  • How to get level 34 Ascended Raid gear in Destiny: House of Wolves

    Watch: two videos showing you how to get level 34 raid gear and a shopping list of what you need. One of the big changes that House of Wolves is bringing to Destiny is the chance to upgrade your weapons and gear to level 34. In these videos Arekkz Gaming shows you how to use […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves puts PvP back in the spotlight

    Destiny PvP players, your time has come to shine. New Crucible maps. New Crucible rewards. And the glorious wonder of Elimination mode. Destiny: House of Wolves puts PvP front and centre. When Destiny was first detailed, one of the things Bungie stressed was that there’d be something for everyone. If you wanted to play solo […]

  • Destiny: Trials of Osiris – everything you need to know in one video

    The Destiny: House of Wolves embargo has lifted, and with so much information floating around pertaining to Trials of Osiris, it can be overwhelming. Thankfully, Arekkz Gaming tells you everything you need to know in one video. In the video above you will be informed of how the 3v3 Team Deathmatch event works, how you […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch a Trials of Osiris match from start to finish

    With the release of Destiny: House of Wolves looming, players will soon be able to participate in the new 3v3 Team Deathmatch event in The Crucible, Trials of Osiris. Below is a video featuring an uncut, complete match from start to finish. In the video, Arekkz Gaming gives you a breakdown of the mode and […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – here’s what your PC needs in order to run it

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is out next week, and Bethesda has today released the PC specs for the standalone title. MachineGames has made some tweaks to the system requirements and have included both minimum and recommended specifications. Minimum OS: 64-bit Windows 7/Windows 8 Processor: Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.3 GHz / AMD FX-8320 @ 3.5 […]

  • Destiny: Trials of Osiris – watch the livestream reveal right here

    Bungie will be showing off Destiny’s new 3v3 Team Deatmatch Trials of Osiris today, and you can watch the Twitch stream right here if you like. It kicks off at 11am PDT/2pm EDT and will feature community manager Deej and design leads Lars Bakken and Derek Carroll. More will be revealed on House of Wolves […]