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Call of Duty: Ghosts confirmed for Wii U November release

Thursday, 25 July 2013 18:03 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Call of Duty: Ghosts has been confirmed for Wii U for a November release.

Activision announced the title for the Nintendo system, as well as a myriad of other titles coming in the next few months for Wii U fans.

“As we have said before, we’re committed to doing everything we can to support the Wii U, which is why we’re excited to be bringing some of the most popular entertainment franchises in the world to the platform this year,” said Eric Hirshberg, Activision Publishing CEO.

“The Call of Duty franchise continues to be one of the most powerful forces in gaming and Skylanders continues to enchant new fans around the world. Our studios have been hard at work creating brand new immersive experiences perfectly suited to the Wii U platform and our fall lineup has something for everyone.”

The 2013 second-half Wii U slate includes the following:

Call of Duty: Ghosts – The title includes Wii Remote and second-screen Wii UGamePad support and more and will release on November 5 alongside PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.

Skylanders SWAP Force — The game will release in North America on October 13, Australia on October 16 and Europe on October 18.

Angry Birds Trilogy – The game contains Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio and 40 hours of bonus levels previously not on disc and is slated for release on August 13.

Angry Birds Star Wars – The game is scheduled for release on October 29.

SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge — The title is expected to release this fall.

Wipeout Create & Crash — Based on ABC’s popular TV game show, the game is expected to be released this fall.

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32 Comments

  1. G1GAHURTZ

    Seems a very strange decision after those awful BO2 sales on Wii U…

    #1 2 years ago
  2. MCTJim

    @1 I find it rather interesting really…so should it look and play just like the 360 and PS3?…we shall see

    #2 2 years ago
  3. OlderGamer

    This is a bit of bright news. Would seem a no brainer for current gen stuff to also be on Wii, how hard can it be to port? And how much could it cost? Surely they don’t need to sell squillions of copies to make money.

    Madden is already on WiiU, for example…how hard to freshen it up and slap a new cover on the box? Not a major investment I wouldn’t think.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Fin

    One core title for the rest of the year?

    Hmmm

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Lengendaryboss

    @4
    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzqmsthaIR1qbc7czo1_500.gif

    #5 2 years ago
  6. monkeygourmet

    I can’t work out if Francis O will be happy or un-happy about this…?!

    O_o

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Francis O

    monkeygourmet

    - I’m happy because people who want the game on Wii U can play it. I just personally don’t care about it.

    I’ll be picking up Watch Dogs on Wii U in November.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Lengendaryboss

    @Francis
    Whoa, whoa, whoa wait a minute :? Watch Dogs :? Wii U :? November :? Picking Up :? Do my eyes decieve me :?

    Is that not just an open world hacking focused shooter? Isn’t it just another shooter with a big world and hacking? ;)

    Or does it not apply because its on Nintendo’s Wii U? :D

    But but COD Ghosts on Wii U, the major appeal of the Gamepad: Its revolutionary :P

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Professor Zoom

    I doubt it will sell at all, Wii u is dead on arrival, now when we’ve seen PS4 and X1, it’s clear that Wii u is not a next gen console. Dead Space, Madworld, Madden, Zombie U and many others all failed on Nintendo’s console, very few hardcore gamers own a Wii u, for those kinds of games people buy a PC, 360 or PS3 for that and those systems right now gets 10 times more core games than Nintendo per year.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Lengendaryboss

    @9
    Your point? Your mission to continually belittle and berate Nintendo is getting annoying.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Francis O

    Legendarychump

    First of all, calm the F*ck down.

    And second, you don’t have to shoot people all the time in Watch Dogs, there are stealth and hacking elements.

    Metal Gear Solid 4 isn’t a shooter, yet there are plenty of guns and shooting.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Francis O

    @9 Professor Zoom

    - Maybe you should look up the sales of Madworld on the Wii Compared to its spiritual successor Anarchy Reigns on the PS3 and Xbox 360.

    Yeah MadWorld outsold both version combined by around 500K

    ZombiU sold over 500K for an install base of around 4 million, thats not bad for a average game that lacks multiplayter, multiple melee weapons, has framerate issues, ect.

    Dead Space was an on rails shooter, and the Wii version outsold the PS3 port.

    Finally, your an idiot, you just spout games out without even checking the sales numbers.

    Wii U is next gen because of the time it was released, not graphical power. Not to mention, people buy Nintendo systems for Nintendo first party games. Not half baked games like Dead Space and ZombiU that fail in comparison to Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros.

    The Xbox One is going to Xbox Flop, remind me the last time a $500 console that charges for online mutliplater and will sell no units won the console race? Wait….its never happened.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Phoenixblight

    “Dead Space was an on rails shooter, and the Wii version outsold the PS3 port.”

    They gave it away for free with preorder of Dead Space 2.

    Cherry picking at its finest.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Francis O

    *Xbox One will sell no units in Japan I meant.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Professor Zoom

    #13 Yeah, this guy definitely seems Nintendo biased. I don’t get why Activision is making Call of Duty to Wii u, probably at least half of all the third party games that were released on Wii 1 failed with bad sales, that’s why almost all the major third parties won’t release their games on Nintendo’s console’s anymore, only 3 or 4 major third parties have a lineup ready for Nintendo this fall, but it will even be lesser next year when those games will fail. At the end Wii u will just be destroyed by the other consoles. It will end up just like the Gamecube, probably even worser. It’s double moralic by Nintendo when they say that ”it’s all about the games and we have them” when they’ve already admitted that they can’t compete with Sony or Microsoft by not even having an E3 conference to show those games, because they wouldn’t embarass themselves. They’re running out of new and interesting ideas, only 1 new franchise is coming out to their console in a 3 or 4 year period, compared to X1 that has 15 exclusives at launch, 8 of which brand new franchises. All the major third parties have already left Nintendo, so I see no reason, why Activision should stay, when no one’s gonna buy it anyway along with the fact that the console is the worst selling Nintendo console ever in it’s period of time.

    #12 Once X1 and PS4 is out, the Wii u will just compete with the 360 and PS3, but with the price I think it will even fail to do that. At the end PS3 or 360 will be the true last generation winners since the console production and the games will still be sold in the next 10 years, by that time, they have most likely sold more consoles than Wii 1. It’s not just graphical power, it’s the amount of effort that can be put into the games of such powerful consoles, by having a great console, your having great games. Nintendo’s consoles don’t have great games, and a great majority of the third party games get either bad reviews or bad sales. Far Cry 3, Crysis 3, Fallout 3 and Red Dead Redemption, I really doubt that even the Wii u can be capable of running such powerful last generation games.

    ”- Maybe you should look up the sales of Madworld on the Wii Compared to its spiritual successor Anarchy Reigns on the PS3 and Xbox 360.”

    http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/18240

    It failed, that was the whole point. Madworld sold really bad, and Anrchy Reigns had many great games to compete with on the systems it was realeased for, which Madworld hadn’t, so with the disapointing sales, it obviously failed and so did Zombie u:

    http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/07/ubisoft_ceo_admits_zombiu_sales_were_disappointing_no_plans_for_sequel

    ”The Xbox One is going to Xbox Flop, remind me the last time a $500 console that charges for online mutliplater and will sell no units won the console race? Wait….its never happened.”

    Well, you can get an Xbox Live gold membership for less than 45$ a whole year including 2 full fantastic games every month that are much better than 90% of the games that are released on Nintendo consoles, so unless you’re some kind of beggar, I’m very willing to pay that price for such a fantastic multiplayer experience and service, ultimate game sales on Xbox Live and region free games which Nintendo don’t offer any of this console generation.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Lengendaryboss

    @Francis
    I’m calm just messing with you ;)

    @15
    There’s a lot of flaws in your points: which i am not bothered to point out.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. elem187

    @G1gahurts 250,000 in sales on a tiny install base is terrible? The port more than made its money back.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. elem187

    @MCT I read that it wont be the same, becuase the Wii U supports dynamic lighting, HDR and a few other features that the PS3/360 gpu doesn’t support. So it should look like a 720p version of the xBone build.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. backup

    Best on PC

    PC gamers playing important part in COD ghost

    https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQdwGAJtxBFQlQMukf-BIVHBfSVSKnrnPdBs0Stc4-Vfa-jXgjf

    #19 2 years ago
  20. G1GAHURTZ

    @17:

    I don’t know where you got 250k from, or how you would know how much it cost to port, but to me, the Wii U figures are laughable. Especially when compared to the other formats: http://www.vgchartz.com/gamedb/?name=Call+of+Duty%3A+Black+Ops+II

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Phoenixblight

    @20

    Ubisoft and other publishers had mentioned that the cost of porting for the Wii U is relatively low.

    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-07-23-ubisoft-says-wii-u-ports-costing-under-USD1-3-million

    #21 2 years ago
  22. monkeygourmet

    @20

    But how does that in anyway stop you enjoying a game?

    I don’t think I’ve ever been playing a game and wonderd: ‘I wonder how many units its shifted?’

    It just seems like people do anything possible to not want to get involved with a Nintendo product.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Lengendaryboss

    @22
    I really doubt that has anything to do with that.

    I could list reasons but that would get into a debate i have seen plenty of times.

    Well if you ask nicely i could give you one ;)

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Lengendaryboss

    Here is the game-changer about COD Ghosts on Wii U:

    “Better yet, CoD: Ghosts will be working on the Wii U using the same exact engine as the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 versions of the game, complete with the same sort of high quality visual trickery that should give the game a significant visual edge when compared to the 360/PS3 versions.”

    http://haverzine.com/2013/07/26/call-of-duty-ghosts-coming-to-wii-u-runs-same-next-gen-engine-a-xbox-one-and-ps4-version/

    #24 2 years ago
  25. monkeygourmet

    @23

    In this case, as long as the game comes out and you can get an online match (you could fine in BLOPS2 on Wii U) what is the problem?

    It’ll easily sell enough to turn a profit and the online community will probably less full of assholes like the 360 / Xbone one.

    That’s what I mean about people complaining.

    Before this was confirmed, people were complaining about third party support. Now that it IS confirmed, people are complaining about potential sales figures…

    Let Acti worry about that, just enjoy all the fantastic games coming out on Wii U (a console that costs less than half of its next gen rivals and has a shit load of exclusives).

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Lengendaryboss

    @25
    Ok i am just going to borrow/edit some of your words

    People are complaining about potential sales figures possibly due to the fact it won’t be profitable for the publisher and thus pulls supports then people complain about third party support. Or could it be the other way round?

    I think what people mean by third party support is full third party support like PS4 and Xbox One:
    November 18, 2012 that was the last time Take Two released a game for Wii U, Bethesda Softworks and Deep Sliver have made their stance clear, EA? not going into that. Tecmo Koei? 2012

    I could go on but its pointless, but your definitely right enjoy the games while they last.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. G1GAHURTZ

    @22:

    But how does that in anyway stop you enjoying a game?

    That wasn’t my point.

    My original point (comment #1) was simply that I was surprised that Acti thought that it was worth doing a Wii U version at all, given BO2′s sales.

    When you’re looking at ~25m sales, the time, man hours and money needed for an extra 190k hardly seems worth the effort.

    Particularly when you consider that they’d probably shift a whole lot more if they just did a Wii version.

    Anyway, since you asked, having low numbers on an online game can obviously stop you from enjoying it if it always takes you ages to find a game, or you can only play at a certain time of day, because 80% of it’s sales were in one region.

    You’ll probably also be looking at only being able to play it for a few weeks, because the sales will probably stop abruptly, and those who did buy it will get bored and go and play something else.

    So yeah, as far as online games go, they’re not really worth investing in unless you’ve got a community that’s at least a good 2 or 3 million strong, IMHO.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Dragon246

    @LB,
    That engine thing is pure bullshit cherry-picking, originating from Ninty America facebook and bloated by ninty fanboy site. In essence all versions use same engine which is probably scalable like EVERY GAME ENGINE available.

    On topic, this is probably the last year of Acti supporting Wii U. Wii U 3rd party sales are lowest among PS3, 360 (obviously) and even Vita. Even cheap ports dont make money there, as Ubi said.
    Zombie U will probably be a rarest of rare game (3rd party exclusive) in hindsight.

    @27,
    You considered Ninty moneyhattin’ Acti? That would explain the delay in Wii U version announcement.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. monkeygourmet

    @27

    Fair enough, I’m sure it will make them some money though.

    Having lots of players is nice, but the community is pretty awful on COD 360 IMO. I fired up BLOPS 2 on 360 yesterday, first 5 lobbies I landed in were full of children or people playing with what I can only assume was a keyboard and mouse adaptor for 360…

    Not very fun atall, oh and spamming Nuketown every five seconds…

    #29 2 years ago
  30. G1GAHURTZ

    @28:

    It’s possible, I suppose… You could be right, there.

    @29:

    lol! There is no m/kb adapter for 360 (that works like a PC m/kb, anyway). Still… you don’t have to play TDM. FFA is usually full of mic-less people, and hardcore modes are usually older players, in my experience.

    The party mode games are usually more fun, too, with not many people talking.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. monkeygourmet

    @30

    I do completly suck at COD, so maybe it was just me! :)

    What about this though? :

    http://store.xim3.com/XIM-EDGE_p_12.html

    #31 2 years ago
  32. G1GAHURTZ

    Yeah, you can get a m/kb to work on the 360 with something like that, but AFAIK, it’s kind of a disadvantage, because console FPSs are set up to take thumbstick input, so it doesn’t work as you’d imagine.

    So until the game is actually coded to know it’s being controlled by a m/kb, you basically end up having to imitate thumbstick movement with a mouse.

    AFAIK, anyway…

    #32 2 years ago

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    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]