Sections

Xbox One cloud processing gives Forza 5 600% more AI capability, says dev

Thursday, 1 August 2013 12:31 GMT By Dave Cook

Xbox One’s cloud processing is said to give Forza Motorsport 5 a 600% AI capability boost, according to developer Turn10.

Speaking with OXM, the game’s creative director Dan Greenawalt bigged-up Forza 5′s Drivatar feature, which creates smart AI ghosts based on how players drive, and then plonks them into the game as opponents.

He called the use of Xbox One’s cloud processing to create the mechanic a “tremendous opportunity” and added, “When you’ve got a learning neural network, more computing power is nothing but helpful. Because what you’re able to do is process a lot more information, and you don’t have to do it in realtime on the box. And that frees up more of the box to be doing graphics or audio or other computational areas.

“So we can now make our AI instead of just being 20%, 10% of the box’s capability, we can make it 600% of the box’s capability,” he went on. “Put it in the cloud and free up that 10% or 20% to make the graphics better – on a box that’s already more powerful than we worked on before.”

600% is a big increase so I’ll leave you decide if this is realistic or not. Either way, are you excited for Forza 5? Let us know below.

Latest

  • Kerbal Space Program gets release date, new trailer

    Kerbal Space Program has a release date at last. Kerbal Space Program developer Squad has quietly announced a release date of April 27 for the simulation sandbox. Along with the date, the team offered a new trailer via its forums. You may look at it; I will allow this. Kerbal Space Program has been playable […]

  • Gran Turismo 6′s GT Academy kicks off today

    Gran Turismo fans, it’s time to test your skills and maybe win your way through to a real life racing career. Gran Turismo’s GT Academy is one of the coolest things ever to come out of the intersection of video games and the real world. Because the series pays so much attention to faithful recreation […]

  • Shovel knight has been certified for Xbox One

    Shovel Knight is almost ready for Xbox One. Xbox boss Phil Spencer revealed on Twitter that Yacht Club’s much-praised platformer has passed certification: Great news, I was just told that @ShovelKnight1 just passed cert. Really looking forward to playing. — Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) April 20, 2015 That means it’s gone gold for Xbox One, essentially. […]

  • Windows 10 release window may have slipped out of AMD earnings call

    Windows 10 has a release date, apparently. Microsoft hasn’t said when Windows 10 will launch, but AMD CEO Lisa Su made reference to the new OS in a recent earnings call. “With the Windows 10 launch at the end of July, we are watching sort of the impact of that on the back-to-school season,” she […]

  • Warhammer 40,000: Regicide hits Steam Early Access next month – new trailer

    Warhammer 40,000: Regicide is a new cinematic turn-based strategy which kicks off with a campaign centred on the Blood Angels. Regicide will debut on Steam Early Access on May 5, developer Hammerfall Publishing has announced. The opening cinematic to the single-player campaign was released to accompany this news; take a look below. It introduces a […]

  • Resistance, Sunset Overdrive dev Insomniac Games releases first PC game

    Slow Down, Bull is the very first PC game from Insomniac Games. Insomniac is best known for a string of console exclusives – Resistance and Ratchet & Clank for PlayStation, and Sunset Overdrive for Xbox One. As far as I know it has never released a game on PC before (unless you want to be […]

  • New Triad Wars trailer takes us back to the Hong Kong of Sleeping Dogs

    Triad Wars is another chance to wander the detailed streets of United Front Games’ version of Hong Kong. Triad Wars was announced last September but has been pretty quiet since then. Today’s trailer, embedded below, breaks the silence by exhorting us to Own the Underworld. Triad Wars is a sort of reimagining of Sleeping Dogs […]

  • Mad Max screenshots show a gorgeous, deadly desert world

    Mad Max developer Avalanche has released a new set of screenshots and artworks pertaining to its post-apocalyptic Australian adventure. I’m not sure they’re all new, but they’re certainly lovely. Check ‘em out below. If you’d like some high-res versions, DualShockers has the goods. Mad Max is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in September.

  • Watch the first developer diary for Star Wars: Battlefront

    The first developer diary for Star Wars: Battlefront is here. Star Wars: Battlefront developers at DICE have released the first behind-the-scenes look at the game. The video is the first episode in a new series chronicling the game’s production. This one talks about the team’s visit to Skywalker Sound, the Lucas Arts vault and more. […]

  • WoW Tokens will go live tomorrow in Europe

    WoW Tokens will launch on April 21 in Europe. At approximately 5pm CEST on April 21, World of Warcraft Tokens will be going live in Europe. Blizzard set a price of €20/ £15 for the in-game shop. As for the Auction House, bidding will start at 35K gold. There’s also a limit of ten Token […]

  • Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition screens show the new playable characters

    The new playable characters coming with Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition have been shown off in new screens. Capcom has released a batch of new screens to show off Trish, Vergil, and Lady, all of which will be playable in the upcoming Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition. The new images show the enhanced […]

  • OlliOlli 2 soundtrack now available on iTunes and Spotify

    The OlliOlli 2 soundtrack has been made available for purchase on all digital store fronts. OlliOlli 2 was released earlier in March and just like the original, it featured an up-beat, chilled out soundtrack. Today, you can buy said soundtrack from over 200 online stores. The soundtrack was handpicked and features music from labels such […]

  • Hillary Clinton the gamer – pictorial proof

    A photo of Hillary Clinton has emerged today showing the presidential candidate kicking back old school on a flight from Washington to Texas – with her Game Boy. Tiny Cartridge highlighted the photograph, from the William J. Clinton Library. It was taken in 1993. I’d like to think she’s upgraded since then, so keep an […]

  • Assassin’s Creed: Chronicles China launch trailer is filled with style and stealth

    The launch trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Chronicles China is here and it’s looking to sell you on this new adventure. Assassin’s Creed: Chronicles China takes place in 1526, where you’ll play as Shao Jun, an assassin who received training from Ezio Auditore. The game is a 2.5D affair, a first for the series. The launch […]

  • Watch the original Firefly cast members reprise their roles in Firefly Online

    Firefly Online will bring back the original TV show cast to reprise their roles in the game. Firefly Online has re-emerged again with a few videos showing members of the original cast voicing their characters in-game. Videos of each of them reading their lines are available on the game’s YouTube channel, with the exception of […]

  • Watch Dota 2 played from third-person perspective

    What if I told you Dota 2 can be played with a third-person camera, would you give it a try then? BMD Dota, a modder who’ve been fiddling around with the idea of implementing a third-person camera into Dota 2 has released a demonstration video. The mod is called Action Dota and it aims to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X 1.02 patch improves netcode, adds free Sub-Zero costume and more

    Mortal Kombat X received patches on PC and consoles over the weekend. NetherRealm has released the first post-launch patch for the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Mortal Kombat X to improve the netcode, add a free skin, and much more. For the PC version, reports indicate that most of the launch troubles are now […]

  • What is Destiny’s Trials of Osiris event? Here’s everything you need to know

    The new Destiny DLC, House of Wolves, will release on May 19, and is set to include the Trials of Osiris event. But what is it? Here’s Arekkz Gaming with everything we know so far: The Trials of Osiris is a Skirmish, 3v3 mode, and entry will need to be earned. The loot includes armour, […]

  • New Halo 5: Guardians trailer shows Spartan Locke in action

    An exclusive GameStop trailer shows Spartan Locke – a manhunter for the UNSC – dealing out the mother of all beat-downs to a bunch of Covenant. The Spartan Locke armour set is a GameStop exclusive to be used in Halo 5′s multiplayer, and is available to those who pre-order.

  • Microsoft to reveal a new exclusive IP at E3 2015

    Xbox boss Phil Spencer said that we should expect the announcement of a new exclusive title at E3 in June, as the company increases focus on first-party content. Microsoft’s head of Xbox Phil Spencer has revealed an increased interest in making exclusive first-party titles for Xbox One. The executive took to Twitter to tease E3 […]

  • Heroes of the Storm gets a release date

    Blizzard’s confirmed a summer release date for upcoming MOBA Heroes of the Storm. Heroes of the Storm’s open beta kicks off on May 20, followed by the official launch a couple of weeks later on June 2. A short trailer was released following the announcement, watch it below. Heroes of the Storm’s roster includes characters […]

  • Disney Infinity 3.0 spotted, Disney attempts to quell chatter

    A member of the Disney Infinity fan forum has spotted mention of a third game on Chinese retailer Taobao’s website. Infinity Inquirer posted the rumour earlier today, but was contacted by Disney Interactive and asked to take the post down. Disney Infinity 3.0′s line-up apparently consists of 11 characters, including those from Pixar’s Inside Out, […]

  • 22 Cans’ Godus co-creator leaves to work on Indie project

    Jack Attridge left 22 Cans last week for greener pastures, but has made it clear his departure has nothing to do with the rocky few months the studio faced after experiencing some problems with Godus. Speaking to The Guardian , Attridge said : “It was January that I said to Peter I was looking to […]

  • The Order: 1886 character models can now be viewed in all of their naked glory

    Ready at Dawn’s Adam Skutt – character lead for The Order: 1886 – has created a thread over at zbrushcentral to showcase the gloriously detailed character models from the game, including a refreshing number of todgers. The gallery is stunning, and also features weapon models and uniform detailing. Admittedly it’s slightly NSFW with the amount […]

  • New high-res Star Ocean 5 screenshots are all splendid all the time

    Square Enix has given Famitsu a pretty extensive preview of Start Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness, including high-res screenshots and a ton of details on the characters and combat system. Gematsu has translated the piece to reveal the character backgrounds, more info on the world in which the game takes place, and an insight into […]

  • With new Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero, is Activision ushering back a golden era of games?

    Guitar Hero. Tony Hawk. Is Activision leading us back to the good old days, the bad old days – or into the future? View image | gettyimages.com When Activision speaks, people listen, and when Activision shows its hand, people rush to peer at the cards. This year, for some reason, all those cards point to […]

  • Final Fantasy 10/10-2 Return to Spira trailer features giant whale, shiny visuals

    Ready to head back to Spira on PS4? You will be after watching this. Square’s released a new trailer for the HD remaster of Final Fantasy X/X-2, and it looks amazing. Dust off your blitzball and take a gander. It hits PS4 on May 15.

  • Xbox One May update now in beta, multitasking and voice messaging incoming

    The latest Xbox One update’s gone into beta testing. The beta for the Xbox One’s May system software update has arrived. As well as fixing a couple of issues, you can now multitask and leave voice messages while in a party. Find an existing preview member if you want to take a look. Swear them […]

  • How do GTA 5 PC’s normal settings stack up to ultra? Like this

    YouTuber wiliextreme has just uploaded a video comparing GTAV PC graphics settings, ranging from normal to very high. Take a look at the window reflections at the 2.30 mark to see just what a difference there is between the three settings showcased. GTA 5 released for PC last week. Be sure to check Matt’s impressions, […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront is 60 FPS, splitscreen not available for all modes

    Star Wars Battlefront has some good news and some bad news for you. Lots of Star Wars Battlefront information has been trickling out over the weekend, thanks both to press previews and DICE staff cheerfully tweeting answers to fan questions. As part of this bounty, we received some welcome news; Battlefront design director Niklas Fegraeus […]

71 Comments

  1. Pytox

    rocket science

    #1 2 years ago
  2. monkeygourmet

    600%

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ODpZNuh1rC8/UbkUwu6pnVI/AAAAAAAAIgs/CRbgAbhsUiM/s320/dr-evil.jpg

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Lengendaryboss

    I wonder where they get these numbers from?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. rbevanx

    And this is why I want an always online future, I want my games to improve by not having to upgrade all the time with a new console or PC but through data online which can do the processing.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. monkeygourmet

    Call me stupid, but couldn’t this be done on 360 / PS3 now?

    This game doesn’t require ‘always on’ (or does it?), so all it’s doing is downloading ghost AI data from a source and adding that into the game?

    I know it’s a bit more advanced than that, but can someone give me a solid good reason why this would not be possible now?

    #5 2 years ago
  6. DrDamn

    What is it actually doing? I thought it was analysing your racing and creating a drivetaar. Is the cloud then controlling all your AI opponents when you play or do you download the Drivetaar definition from the cloud and does that get interpreted/controlled locally?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Joe Anderson

    Nothing but PR rubbish.

    If this is what gets people excited then I must be in the minority. As long as the cars can drive in a straight line I’m happy.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. DrDamn

    @5
    It’s more complex than a simple ghost as it is AI, it won’t just follow a line, it’ll react to the current environment. However what you’ve said is true. Any game can make use of cloud computing, what MS are doing with X1 is making it part of the Live network and presumably providing it at lower cost to devs/publishers.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. monkeygourmet

    @8

    I still find it hard to make head nor tail over.

    How do they balance difficulty? Does the downloaded AI get suplimented with AI on the disc?

    Obvioulsy it has to react to the player, so it can’t be completly streamed as it wouldn’t know what the player was going to do. For it to react, it has to be a hybrid of player ghost data and playstyle coupled with AI on the disc?

    I may be talking rubbish here… :)

    #9 2 years ago
  10. DrDamn

    @9
    I think it goes something like ghost data is translated to an AI definition and that AI definition should be able to perform similarly to the ghost. Standard AI would just be similar Drivetaar definitions I believe. So you can have crap Drivetaar definitions along with great ones for variable AI.

    I still don’t understand where the big cloud benefit comes in beyond storage and supply of drivetaars. This saving to processing. In terms of defining your Drivetaar couldn’t they just record race data (like they already do for the replay anyway), then process it post race in the loading screens etc? It doesn’t need to be processed during the race.

    If the cloud is actually controlling your AI in race then that’s different. But is it really going to do this? They’ve only previously talked about using friends drivetaars, not the cloud controlling them.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. tezzer1985

    It’s a car racing game, how complex do you need the AI to be, it’s PR rubbish.

    Why aren’t they using or saying Ryse is using 600% AI improvements, to not make the game fill scripted, the power of the cloud, means your play through will be different each time, enemies will use different strategies & not fill the same, same with Dead Rising 3….BUT NO, the Cloud improves a racing game AI.

    Can’t believe you guys fall for this PR bullshit

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Max Payne

    @3 From Ass.

    @11 Agree with that

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Lengendaryboss

    @12
    :) ;)
    http://25.media.tumblr.com/f97b757c0e0df9a10a2455852d89b462/tumblr_mlv3csGCUL1s6j8veo1_r1_400.gif

    #13 2 years ago
  14. gameoholic007

    So, what happens if don’t connect your X1 to the internet, you lose that 600%, and go back down to 10-20%? That’s pretty weak when developers aren’t depending on the consoles hardware to deliver you a game. Lame. =/

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Fin

    Yes this can be done current-gen consoles.

    Put the logic on AWS/Cloudformation/Rackspace, boom, you’ve got X1′s “next-gen” cloud power.

    600% is such a bullshit number. 600% more capability? Fuck off, why not 1000000%, seeing as the cloud is infinite?

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Lengendaryboss

    @14
    But, but, but the power of the cloud: it is rocket science stuff man ;)

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Joe Musashi

    Blast processing!

    JM

    #17 2 years ago
  18. SlayerGT

    After all this it’ll be disappointing if the AI is indistinguishable from Forza 4.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. xxJPRACERxx

    One thing is certain: The AI in Forza is much, much better than the AI in Gran Turismo.

    So that cloud thing, their servers analyse tons of statistics and create an AI definition. When they say 600% I presume it’s the increase in the number of variables that are calculated or something similar.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Christopher Jack

    The amazing power of the Cel- I mean Cloud!

    #20 2 years ago
  21. MrWaffles

    Not impressed.

    600% = all good comparing it to current (shitty) AI, but it’s nothing that couldn’t be done using another cloud service.

    Yes, it seems they’re the first one to do it on this scale, but there’s nothing stopping Gran Turismo or Mario Kart from doing the same thing.

    Kartvatar anyone?

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Kreion

    @15 because the cloud isn’t infinite.

    It runs of serves, so it can never be infinite, if you want them to stop using hyperbole then stop using it yourself.

    I feel like the kind of game I want the best A.I on is a strategy game…but unfortunately they don’t really suit consoles all that much. Oh well, I doubt I could tell the difference in A.I between a racing game on next gen systems and one ten years ago.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Ireland Michael

    @3 “I wonder where they got that number from…”

    I could tell you, but it won’t be pretty…

    #23 2 years ago
  24. The_Red

    Gotta love arbitrary numbers. Unless they are talking in terms of IQ for normal intelligence (Which itself is questionable), this is just dumb. Of course these are the same people that came up with “Drivatar” so…

    #24 2 years ago
  25. OmegaSlayer

    The power of the cloud makes me lol 600% more.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Cobra951

    @19, really? Good God. The GT AI racers must just bounce off the walls all around the track then, because the FM4 AI is abysmal.

    Without credible specifics, I call bullshit on this “600%”. Any claim can be pulled out of thin air when there is nothing for skeptics to examine.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. laughing-gravy

    Oh god, not this cloud bollocks again! Give it a rest.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Major Mayhem 70

    Who gives a damn? Forza 5 is looking better than Forza 4 and Forza 4 looked gorgeous. Can’t wait to download this game. As far as the cloud is concerned, I hope it works as well as they believe it will. Every success that X1 or PS4 achieves is a plus for us “the gamers”.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Cobra951

    @28: I give a damn. Will the game play correctly offline or not? Does it need to be online for the AI to be good enough to be enjoyable? Is this whole “cloud processing” the same bullshit that Sega’s “blast processing” was? I care very much about the answers to these.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Hcw87

    @29
    Use your brain a little.

    If you game offline (who does that in 2013?), the AI will behave just like todays racing games.

    If you’re connected, the AI is constantly updated by pulling statistics/characteristics from other REAL drivers around the world, and incorporating it into the driver AI. Therefore, it will behave more human-like.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Major Mayhem 70

    @29 my bad bro. I guess I should have said “I don’t give a damn”. Cause I don’t give a damn. I’ll be downloading the game and my system will be online. The only answers I need now is the release date… Hope you find your answers.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Major Mayhem 70

    @29 Looks like 30 gave you the answer you were looking for. Not much luck for me though, still wanting a release date….

    #32 2 years ago
  33. monkeygourmet

    @30

    Again: Why can’t this be done now?

    Why is this a ‘next gen’ feature?

    #33 2 years ago
  34. darthroseman

    CLOUD! NUMBERS! What the hell does he even mean by this? How is this something you can throw a percentage on? This is dumb. Working in software development, I find this statement to be ridiculous.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Ireland Michael

    @29 All this system is is an AI based on your driving. It looks at your ghost data and creates an online ghost based off of it for others to race against.

    A fun idea, but not exactly the revolutionary, “infinite power of the cloud” hyperbole it’s being tooted as. Virtua Fighter 4 was doing stuff like this… a decade ago.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. DrDamn

    @35
    So was Forza (well in 2005)

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Ireland Michael

    @36 Indeed.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Hcw87

    @33
    Probably has something with the ”300.000” cloud servers or whatever they’re implementing for next-gen.

    Obviously, using the cloud hasn’t been on MS/Sony’s mind this gen, except for cloud saves.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Fin

    @22

    The cloud isn’t infinite? Well fuck, maybe MS should stop lying.

    “In a closed-door meeting called “Xbox 101″ attended by GamesIndustry International, the company stressed that Xbox One has “the computational power of more than 10 Xbox 360 consoles,” and that “the cloud brings infinite additional processing power.”"

    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-06-14-xbox-one-has-power-of-10-xbox-360-consoles-says-microsoft

    #39 2 years ago
  40. lookingglass

    In the testing of PCs with specs as close as possible to those of next-gen consoles, the PS4′s 50% GPU core advantage yields a 25% performance increase not 50%. With the XBO’s more custom architecture, its performance will likely be better than a PC analogue.

    So the PS4 is looking to enjoy a 10-20% performance advantage over the XBO. That is, until the XBO is connected to the cloud.

    If grass, trees, water, weather, AI, physics, or lighting can be offloaded to the cloud, one, many, or all, the performance gap goes from a blurry PS4 lead to a clear XBO lead.

    Think of Netflix streaming. Now imagine you only streamed the grass, trees, and sky from the movie and put them into a game world. Imagine the quality the supercomputing cloud could offer. It would render a professional CGI level game world and then just stream you the parts you need.

    Granted, it will take a few years to figure out how to do it well, but rest assured XBO games are going to get better in ways we can’t yet imagine over the next 5 years.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. sh4dow

    600%… not 601% or 599%?
    I want to see data that backs up that figure.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Ireland Michael

    @40 You’re going to end up incredibly disappointed in a few years.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. monkeygourmet

    @40

    And what happens if the servers are down.

    Does the grass / trees/ lighting vanish?! How does that work?

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Ireland Michael

    @43 Yeah, this is the sole reason the whole cloud processing thing is garbage, and will never take off. Nobody is going to offload data for something like that to a server unless its an actual online game that requires it.

    I remember someone posted a rather funny GIF recently about that very issue.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Telepathic.Geometry

    There are two possibilities:

    a) This game will use more graphical and audio effects and look far more amazing when online as it will be able to harness the awesome power of the cloud. The offline version will look significantly less amazing by comparison.

    b) This is complete PR bull-fucking-shite.

    I’m going with b) here.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. laughing-gravy

    @40 Bollocks! That test on Eurogamer was nowhere near the true specs of either system. It didn’t take into account the fact that PS4 has twice the ROPS of X1, or the fact that PS4 has 62 more compute cues and two render pipelines. The lower bandwidth in X1 prevents it from using the cloud effectively, that also comes from the Eurogamer archive if you were wondering.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Kuwabara

    You have to be online to take advantage of any cloud. I doubt everyone will bother with cloud features knowing not everyone will have internet all the time. Or what happens when your internet stops working and you single player game ends up like shit. You won’t see multiplats taking advantage of the cloud unless it’s done on ps4. Ps3 already uses cloud tech and they can use their cloud services for ps4 if they want. At the end of the day ps4 exclusives will set the bar once again.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. Vylsith

    Since you download drivatars onto your console, I’m guessing they’re speaking theoretically. Especially since internet bandwidth could not handle the equivalent of 600% of the CPU performance of the XBox One in the form of data. It would greatly exceed the bandwidth capacity. This is a bunch of crap.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. sebastien rivas

    I wonder how they got this precise number from and knowing it is on a cloud of connected devices which means it continually fluctuates. On top of it, is this 600% taking into account that all consoles are connected to the cloud for Forza 5 and nothing else?

    Anyway….

    What happens if I play single player without internet?
    AI drive like children bump cars?

    #49 2 years ago
  50. SlayerGT

    The reason there are no cloud usage on 360 is because the 360 wasn’t designed to be always online. The XBOne being designed originally to be an always on, all digital gave way to these cloud services. Since the 180 though now things are unclear how useful any of it will be. If you remember the cloud services are only available in certain geographical areas..right?

    #50 2 years ago
  51. Hcw87

    They also said the cloud tech was largely targeted by MMO’s/allways online games.

    And as we allready know, allways-online games will be the big thing this gen.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. ysleiro

    Have any of you ever stopped to read all these comments?

    I had NO IDEA we had so many HATERS on vg247. It’s clear as day as to who these guys are fanboys off.

    My goodness guys, cut the guy some slack; he is the one that has gotten hands on experience with what he is talking about. NONE OF YOU have actually seen what the capabilities are. Shut up for a minute. Take it with a grain of salt if you have to, but stop pretending like you know better than he does.

    Regarding his usage of “600%” it’s not a quantifiable number since we don’t know what exactly he is referring to and he is surely rounding. One thing I do gather is they will be using the Cloud and I HIGHLY DOUBT it will be to the detriment of the game.

    I’m willing to bet whatever cloud features they add will improve the game!

    #52 2 years ago
  53. SlayerGT

    @52 Like I implied earlier..after all the talk they’re doing in trying to convince you to buy their product, I’d hope you’re right. We’ll see.

    #53 2 years ago
  54. Lengendaryboss

    @52
    Get bent! We’re not haters, we are realistic people with an opinion.

    Don’t defend someone and attack the “haters” just because we don’t like where all these numbers are coming from, so excuse us for not bending over backwards to agree with MS.

    #54 2 years ago
  55. DSB

    @52 Simcity 5 says hello.

    #55 2 years ago
  56. ysleiro

    @SlayerGT

    I hear that. A salesman is a salesman.

    However this guy isn’t JUST a salesman and he doesn’t represent the console. He represents the game and not just from a salesman’s perspective. He is a creative director of a game.

    For what is worth his word should be worth more than some guy in charge of Xbox One sales.

    I just dislike how people on here straight up DIS pros in the gaming industry. Just yesterday I read an article about how it’s gotten to the point where people are threatening devs.

    #56 2 years ago
  57. ysleiro

    @DSB I’m under the impression that Simcity had problems due to DRM and they didn’t actually use the cloud to compute anything.

    @Lengendaryboss
    Nobody is getting bent. You seem to be “hellbent” on believing you know more than actual developers. Whether you like the number 600 or not is a matter of opinion (I personally don’t like it since it’s meaningless; since we have no way to quantify what he means).

    Whether the game uses the cloud for better or worse performance won’t be a matter of opinion once the game is out however.

    You do however have to wait for it to actually ship before seeing for yourself. UNLESS of course if you work at Turn 10.

    I just feel we have a bunch of uneducated idiots on here incapable of properly expressing their opinions without using some sort or kneejerk reaction; “herp derp but teh cloud sucks, sim city.. DRM.. Sony this, MS that”. State your opinion without arrogantly sounding like you know more than a developer!

    #57 2 years ago
  58. DSB

    @57 They obviously put something up there, because when it failed it, it broke basic features in the game. But if companies can’t even make their DRM checks work without breaking their games, then why should we have any confidence that they’ll be able to handle true, realtime processes?

    Boeing may have engineers that are a lot better than me at just about anything, but when their planes are catching fire left and right, I still have every right to doubt them. Whether a burning plane is made by an idiot or a genius, it’s still not a lot of fun to be in.

    At the end of the day, the burden of proof is on Microsoft and Turn 10. Will they do better than the last five players who tried and failed at this?

    Promises are cheap to make. Everybody’s talked a good game right up until the point where their servers turned into mush.

    #58 2 years ago
  59. Lengendaryboss

    @57
    You’re misunderstanding what i’m saying clearly
    “You seem to be “hellbent” on believing you know more than actual developers.” Where did i say that? or better yet where did i even remotely imply that?

    #3Lengendaryboss
    01/08/13, 12:35 pm
    I wonder where they get these numbers from?

    Thats what i want to know and i want to see his words in action.
    “(I personally don’t like it since it’s meaningless; since we have no way to quantify what he means)” Exactly you and me are on the same terms unlike you i don’t attack anyone using incorrect labels and assumptions.

    “State your opinion without arrogantly sounding like you know more than a developer!” Never did that.
    Now i ask you to voice your concerns without using incorrect labels and thinking people know better than he does when in actuality no one asserted this.

    “I had NO IDEA we had so many HATERS on vg247. It’s clear as day as to who these guys are fanboys off.”

    “My goodness guys, cut the guy some slack; he is the one that has gotten hands on experience with what he is talking about. NONE OF YOU have actually seen what the capabilities are. Shut up for a minute. Take it with a grain of salt if you have to, but stop pretending like you know better than he does.”

    #59 2 years ago
  60. ysleiro

    @Legendaryboss

    My appologies; I took your “get bent!” comment and assumed you meant “you are getting raped up the booty by this person’s lies while I’m not because I know he is wrong”.

    My mistake.

    #60 2 years ago
  61. Major Mayhem 70

    @Ysleiro. Quit while you can, cause in this room the developer is an idiot and the disbelievers are the pros. Now if the the developer was describing a Gran Turismo game these numbers would be possible and everything would make perfect sense. But this is an X1 game so there is no way in hell that it can be any good and these numbers are all wrong, dead wrong I tell ya. Why?!? Cause when we want our “opinions” to out weigh the “facts” you better listen to what we say. But when it comes to Sony you better have some “facts” if you want to dispell any positive reporting and your “opinion” doesn’t mean a damn thing…. But rest assured no fanboys in this room, nope none what’s so ever….

    #61 2 years ago
  62. loci

    This is a scientific fact….there’s no real evidence for it, but it is scientific fact.

    #62 2 years ago
  63. Lengendaryboss

    @60 + 61
    That “get bent!” comment was you assuming we’re all haters and thinking we’re know better than the developer (lies): when what most people are doing is sharing our opinion if you don’t like it fine but don’t use labels incorrectly. In fact go to the my @61 section and “quote someone…”

    @61
    And here we go, Major conspiracy theory man: Get help and stop with your bullshit conspiracy theories: this isn’t favourism: if MS is going to throw numbers around have action to prove it: applies to Sony/Nintendo if they did it as much as MS which they don’t. Go on quote someone in this article saying they know more than the developer or are hating on MS and when you fail come back with another bullshit conspiracy theory. No fanboys here just a delusional conspiracy man.

    Why don’t you quit with the fucking conspiracy theories and speak in line with what actually was said: instead of thinking oh Sony commentators positive and MS commentators negative.

    #63 2 years ago
  64. Lengendaryboss

    @60
    Also “get bent!” has many different meanings: in my context it was telling you to quit your assumptions (in a more polite way).

    #64 2 years ago
  65. Major Mayhem 70

    @legendaryboss. Turn out the lights and leave crumbs, the roaches are sure to come. Didn’t even say your name but here you are. Lmao

    Im just calling it the way I see it. Lets not act like the fanboyism isn’t evident. You of all people have no room to think otherwise. A developer from MS makes a statement on how the cloud system has helped them in making a game. Is that not a fact that this developer said this? Of course it is cause the article is above this comment section. Is it a fact that what he says is legit? Well I would have to say it is cause he is the one that is working with the console and the cloud. Is it a fact that none of y’all have worked with the cloud and X1 before? Once again this is a fact. Till we see this thing in action and can say say that what this developer has said is not accurate we have to take his word for it. Why?!? Cause he said it was so. And you and I know that when someone comes out and says something that that is enough to make it factual. Righhhht?!?
    God I know it was hard for you to not quote me… Good job and you know… Good day 😜

    #65 2 years ago
  66. Major Mayhem 70

    NowI’m sorry if some people can’t leave a debate that was done 2 weeks ago alone and now have the nerves to try and weasel it back in. I find it ironic that in this debate a few weeks ago this particular person stuck with his point of view because Sony had addressed the matter to the press so of course what they said had to be fact. Well if what Sony says has to be fact and everything else is a conspiracy theory, why is it whenever MS puts out a statement this person always wants to shot down their statement. His actions is a blatant example of fanboyism and he needs to own up to it and it is this reason I give him noooo respect. He needs to shut his mouth if he can’t even follow his own standards of a company making a statement concerning their product. He hasn’t played either system but he can justify everything Sony say and troll everything MS says. I’ve preordered BOTH consoles and come November I will be able to make an honest opinion as to which console is superior not just siding with one company cause its what I’ve always played with in the past. Trust me if X1 isn’t on par I will let all know it. I own 2 ps3′s now and I’m a plus member for 3 years ( own 2 cause Ps3 has the best blu ray imo) MS has a long way to go when it comes to free games. Plus is killing them. Ps3′ s online experience is lagging behind XBL. Of course this is my opinion. Fighting games I play on PS3, shooters I play on the 360. Action titles I split between the two. I don’t worship a company like this guy does as all can see. As I’ve said in the past MS seems to be pushing for new advances in gaming more so than Sony. Hasn’t been proven yet, hasn’t been dispelled yet either. So I have to ride with what they’re saying till I get my hands on.

    #66 2 years ago
  67. Lengendaryboss

    @65/6
    Misunderstanding and interpreting everything wrong: people are offering their opinion oh and no one denied anything: they are asking for proof about these numbers. The difference between Sony and MS is unlike MS the camera was pointed out not to be included a few weeks before E3: Sony confirmed that then gave their official stance later. The fact that your complaining about “people shooting down their statement” (lies) and you yourself were complaining about the conspiracy theory about Sony dropping the camera to undercut Xbox One: makes you a big hypocrite.

    I’m waiting find someone who full on denied this: cynical and joking doesn’t count. Also since you accuse me of denying MS statement: quote me on that. It isn’t ironic the situations are completely different and you aren’t understanding. Go on find where i troll everything MS says and defend everything Sony says. Prove to me i have done those three things. If you can’t your just bullshitting yourself and wrongly analysing everything i have said.

    If you don’t quote i’m not responding.

    #67 2 years ago
  68. TheMedici

    I really don’t like when they say “X1 Cloud Processing”. Cloud Processing is Cloud Processing, no matter the console. Everything X1 does PS4 does too. Cloud Processing can be implemented in both consoles, can be used the way they want. MS is ahead cause his servers are already in place, but with Gaikai Sony can surprise all the world. We have to wait and see.

    #68 2 years ago
  69. Major Mayhem 70

    Dude I don’t have to quote shit that’s your job. If u don’t like the X1 thats your loss. If you believe that Sony removed their eye 4 camera for your sake and not for the sake of lowering its price I hope your sleeping better believing that Sony is looking out for your interests and not business. And if you think your not a Sony fanboy then keep lying to yourself. Did it ever occur to you that MS realized it got its ass whipped by Sony at E3 and now whatever news it can devulge about its new system it releases to the public to try and stop the bleeding which it has but still finds itself lagging behind. In the business community it’s called Public Relations. Because of their piss poor PR during the reveal all the way to E3 they’re having to reacquaint everyone to the advancements that they are trying to create with the X1. If your not thrilled don’t buy it. And since your not going to buy it why would it matter to you whether the cloud inhancement it legit… It matters to me that it is legit cause I’m getting it. The eye 4 mattered to me cause I wanted to be able to use the dual shock 4 to its full potential. But now that it isn’t in every box I myself don’t find the need to support it cause only Sony developers will support it and in time even their support will fade. I said I wouldn’t and I didn’t quote a damn word so stick to what you said and DON’T RESPOND…

    #69 2 years ago
  70. Major Mayhem 70

    I like the way you talk Medici. We all should stay optimistic with the advancements that both companies are trying to make. Remember Atari had one stick and one red button to mash. Now we have so many buttons and triggers and sticks and rumble vibrations all on and in one controller because of the advancements that have been made to how we game period. Why is now a good time to say ok we’ve reached the epitome of gaming. Both companies need to push further. And for those that don’t understand what this article is saying, basically AI is something that they put in for the gamer to go up against. After a while, and those that play racing games can attest to, the gamer starts learning the AI’s tendencies. After a while the game becomes easier to beat. With the cloud and the data it collects how gamers race it can the come up with new racing AI opponents ON THE FLY. So now its that much harder (damn near impossible) to learn the AI’s tendencies. If it works as they say it should. I’d say that’s pushing gaming further. But then again what do I know…

    #70 2 years ago
  71. Kuwabara

    600% more powerful guys, see you on the cloud. Yet no weather change effects and night time racing, lol.

    #71 2 years ago

Comments are now closed on this article.

  • Life is Strange Episode 3 coming next month

    Life is Strange Episode 3 will arrive as expected next month. Life is Strange developer Dontnod confirmed on Twitter that the third episode is on track for a May release. It's great to hear so many of you are excited for Episode 3 which will be released in May! (official date TBA) pic.twitter.com/jIp7upU2u9 — Life […]

  • Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness – details on story and setting emerge

    Information pertaining to the story and setting in Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness has been detailed by Famitsu. According to what Siliconera reports, several centuries after leaving Earth, humans have created the “Galactic Federation” in order to maintain unified order and peace after years and years of war. But all is not peaceful, as […]

  • This homebrew app turns your 3DS into a remote desktop – shown running World of Warcraft

    Modders are busy working on a Nintendo 3DS homebrew app which turns the system into a remote desktop. A post on the gbatemp forum (thanks, Eurogamer) shows the app in action running World of Warcraft on a 3DS – although not perfectly. At present, the app has a rather low frame-rate, but development is still […]

  • Release dates for three Hyperdimension Neptunia games announced

    Hyperdimension Neptunia fans will be pleased to know three games in the franchise have release dates for Steam and Vita. Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed, which was announced for western audiences last year, will arrive on PS Vita will be released digitally and and at retail in North America on May 19 and in Europe […]

  • Mass Effect 4 survey contains info on crafting, exploration, a Horde Mode more – RUMOR

    Remember when a Dragon Age: Inquisition survey popped up and outed possible content for the title? It’s happened again and this time it’s for the next Mass Effect game. Note: take the information contained herein with a grain of salt. Surveys, if this one is legit, are usually sent out to test ideas and aren’t […]

  • GTA 5 PC: modders poking around the files find Army Cavalcade, Feroci and SuperGT textures

    More GTA 5 information has been posted by modders poking around in the files of the PC version. This time, instead of zombies and horses, textures for the Army Cavalcade, Feroci and SuperGT vehicles have been found. New leaked vehicles Barbarian, Detonator and Tampa are also mentioned in the thread. A screencap of the files […]

  • Sony leaks: Uncharted movie similar to National Treasure but more “intense” and not as “silly”

    Sony Pictures wants the Uncharted film to be similar in tone to the National Treasure franchise, but not as soft or silly, and with deeper romantic storyline than the Nicolas Cage films. The information on the upcoming film was pulled from emails and database files derived from the Sony Pictures hack last year by North […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront isn’t just a “big-budget Battlefield mod,” says DICE

    DICE boss Patrick Bach has promised Star Wars: Battlefront isn’t just a “big-budget Battlefield mod,” as the game carries the Battlefront title for a reason. Speaking with Eurogamer during Day 2 of the Star Wars Celebration yesterday, Bach said the team stayed true to the “core ethos” of the Battlefront series by adhering to what […]

  • New Steam policy restricts accounts to protect users from phishing scams and spam

    Valve has implemented a new policy on Steam which limits user accounts which have spent less than $5 through the store. The new policy is to protect users from phishing scams and spam. If the users hasn’t spent anything on the store, they at least have to have $5 sitting in their Steam Wallet. This […]

  • Latest Flash Sale on the US PlayStation Store discounts action games and movies

    Sony is hosting another Flash Sale on the North American store with plenty of action games, and some films, to help get your weekend started. The list is super long, so here’s a few highlights: Army of TWO The Devil’s Cartel Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Bayonetta Beyond Good & Evil HD Castlevania: Harmony of Despair […]

  • A new expansion for Postal 2 called Paradise Lost was released today

    It appears Postal 2 has a new add-on available. No, it’s not for the 2003 version, but the Complete Edition which was greenlit on Steam 10 years later. Called Paradise Lost, the add-on stars the Dude and contains a new single-player story campaign and new areas featuring free-roam gameplay. The original voice actor for the […]

  • GTA 5 patch 1.01 is now available for PC, fixes launcher and framerate issues

    Rockstar has released patch 1.01 for the PC version of GTA 5 and along with a fix to the character’s facial features changing when transferring to PC, the launcher will no longer drain your CPU and crash. Here are the full patch notes: Fixed an issue where the GTAV Launcher would use an abnormally high […]

  • Ultra Street Fighter 4 will arrive on the PS Store for PS4 in May

    Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be released on PlayStation 4 in May, Capcom has announced. All characters, levels and previous DLC will be included in the PS4 version, including a fix to input lag found in the PS3 version’s controls. The fighting game will be released digitally on the PS Store May 26 for $24.99 […]

  • Upcoming Dark Souls 2 patch to fix weapon degradation glitch

    Weapon degradation wan’t an intentional feature in Dark Souls 2, and now that it has carried over into Scholar of the First Sin, the glitch will be patched out in an upcoming update. The glitch also affected the framerate of Dark Souls 2 on PC, and on all platforms with Scholar of the First Sin. […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront is now available for pre-order on Origin, Amazon, others

    Star Wars: Battlefront is now available for pre-order through EA’s Origin service as well as Amazon and GameStop. Star Wars: Battlefront pre-orders, as previously reported, will include early access to the free Battle of Jakku DLC. The planet is included in the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and finds the New Republic coming […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront – watch the lovely reveal trailer here

    The first trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront was released today after much anticipation. Watch the lovely game reveal below, all captured on PlayStation 4. The trailer was revealed during an EA panel today at the Star Wars Celebration, and featured Lucasfilm concept artist Doug Chiang, the game’s senior producer Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir, and other members of […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront has 40-player battles, play as Darth Vader and Boba Fett

    Star Wars: Battlefront will take place during the original film trilogy’s timeline, according to a report from the Associated Press. It appears the information was posted ahead of time, (via Kotaku) as the report is written in past tense. According to the report, players will take part in “frenzied shoot-outs between up to 40 players” […]

  • Microsoft confirms departure of Xbox Europe VP Phil Harrison

    Microsoft has confirmed the departure of Phil Harrison, its corporate VP of Xbox in Europe. According to a statement, Harrison left to pursue interests outside of the company, Xbox boss Phil Spencer told GI.biz. “Following a successful tenure as Corporate Vice President in Xbox in Europe, Phil Harrison has chosen to pursue business interests outside […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Rent-a-Server option coming to both last and current-gen consoles

    Battlefield Hardline players will be able to take part in the Rent-a-Server program, similar to the one in Battlefield 4, when the first patch for the shooter is released. Rental servers will come to both last and current-gen consoles, and CPU issues will be addressed in the patch as well, which PC players will be […]

  • Chip’s Challenge and unreleased sequel Chip’s Challenge 2 arrive on Steam next month

    Chip’s Challenge, the 1989 top-down tile-based puzzler created by Chuck Sommerville, is heading to Steam along with the unreleased sequel Chip’s Challenge 2. After the release of the first game, Sommerville spent two years developing the sequel, only to find the trademark had been sold. The trademark’s new owners wanted him to fund the publishing, […]

  • Pillars of Eternity patch betas hitting Steam, update 1.05 to drop in May

    Patch 1.04 for Pillars of Eternity dropped yesterday, and according to Obsidian Entertainment, players can expect the next round of fixes to arrive in May. According to a post on the Kickstarter page, patch 1.04 contained quite a bit of fixes, and going forward, the team plans to continue squishing bugs, adding additional polish and […]

  • Goat Simulator comes to Xbox platforms

    Goat Simulator continues its plan to dominate all platforms under the sun by releasing on Xbox consoles. Goat Simulator has been released on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The store page for the Xbox One version is now live, but the 360 one is lagging behind. Don’t know what this game is or what it’s […]

  • Alienation: first co-op footage revealed

    We have our first look at gameplay footage from Housemarque’s Alienation. Housemarque has finally given us a look at their upcoming shooter project, Alienation. The twin-stick shooter will feature co-op and the new video shows it in action. It’s a short one but still manages to demo several environments. The game was shown off at […]

  • ReShade SweetFX supports GTA 5, user-made presets begin popping up

    GTA 5 modders started making presets for ReShade SweetFX as soon as they realised the tool supports it. To the modding community’s delightful surprise, shader-altering tool ReShade SweetFX was discovered to support GTA 5. What this means is that anyone can download the tool, mess around with the post-processing options, and inject them into GTA […]

  • Project Cars goes gold, full track list revealed

    Project Cars has finally gone gold. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has announced that the racer has reached gold master milestone. “We know the wait for the game to be released was worth it, as we’re confident the quality and realism level we have achieved will provide our fans with the game they are all […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes has a stupid subtitle in the West

    The Western release of Dragon Quest Heroes has been given the most absurd subtitle. Square Enix announced a while back that Dragon Quest Heroes will come to North America and Europe this year. Unlike in Japan, it will launch only on PlayStation 4. Earlier today, the Japanese publisher revealed what the game’s logo will look […]

  • Minecraft vulnerability allows users to crash servers remotely [UPDATE]

    A security flaw discovered in Minecraft’s code that could give perpetrators the ability to crash servers remotely has been fixed via a patch by Mojang. Update: Mojang has released an update to Minecraft patch 1.8, listed as version 1.8.4, and it is available now. It fixes reported security issues, in addition to some other minor […]

  • Official Bloodborne merchandise now available, including a limited edition statue

    The PlayStation gear store has added a new section dedicated to Bloodborne merchandise. The first set of items is as good as you’d expect. If you’re a fan of Bloodborne and want to make sure everyone around you knows it, you’ll be happy to know that Sony has added a few pieces of Bloodborne-branded gear […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy The Last Word?

    Xur is selling one of Destiny’s top hand cannons today: The Last Word. Is it worth grinding the coins for? The answer is a resounding YES. The Last Word is one of Destiny’s best Exotics, and one of the best Hand Cannons in the game. Our Destiny expert Alex notes that it’s one of the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 17, 18 – The Last Word edition

    What did our good buddy Xur bring for us this week? Xur: Agent of the Nine, Destiny’s weekend vendor is back with more Exotic offers. Xur is your guy if you’re after Exotic weapons or armour, provided you have the Strange Coins for them. Head over to the lounge in the Tower Hangar, you’ll find […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt discounted for Gold members, pre-load now live

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt files are now live on the Xbox Store. Xbox One owners with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt pre-orders can start downloading the full game to be ready for launch. The file size was confirmed earlier to be just over 25GB. Those who have yet to pre-order can do so at […]

  • GTA 5 files accessed by modders, reveal horses, zombies, more

    Modders have managed to pry GTA 5′s file lock open and expose many of its interesting innards. GTA community modders have gained access to several of GTA 5′s archives on PC. These files were previously believed to be inaccessible. Popular modding tool OpenIV, which was used in editing files in GTA 4 (hence the name), […]

  • Bethesda’s E3 invite features Dishonored, Doom, Wolfenstein… but no Fallout

    Bethesda is going first at E3 this year with a showcase of games on Sunday night. What clues can we see in the press invite? Skyrim publisher Bethesda has sent out confirmation of its E3 showcase, taking place Sunday June 14. The invite includes a number of Bethesda game characters including Wolfenstein’s BJ Blazcowicz, a […]

  • Here’s Crytek’s VR demo, because dinosaurs

    Dinosaurs! This is precisely what virtual reality is for. VR demos are all over the place and CryEngine developer Crytek has produced one of its own, showing off how the engine is flexible enough t- Look, let me level with you: I don’t care. I only care about dinosaurs. Hush now and watch the dinosaurs. […]

  • StreetPass update adds birthday collecting, VIP Miis and more

    StreetPass collecters should take advantage of an optional update. It’s International StreetPass Week, so now’s the time to break out the 3DS and go hunting. Don’t leave your home network without first checking out a new optional update, though. Kotaku reports the update prompt is available from the leftmost icon in your StreetPass Mii Plaza. […]

  • Massive Uplay sale offers cheap games in time for the weekend

    PC gamers can grab a sweet saving or two in Uplay’s Spring Sale. Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Dragon Age: Inquisition and Alien: Isolation are all on sale as part of Uplay’s Spring Sale, among many other titles. The sale offers discounts of up to 85% off digital […]

  • Fix for GTA 5 PC Windows install bug releasing today

    Rockstar is set to release a patch today that will fix a bug preventing players from installing the game. The bug is tied to Windows usernames that use certain characters not supported by Rockstar. There’s already a workaround available on the Rockstar Support site, but those waiting for an official update will be able to […]

  • Prey 2 dev’s new mobile horror Lost Within out now on iOS and Fire

    Remember Lost Within, that mobile survival horror erstwhile Prey 2 developer Human Head Studios was making with Amazon Game Studios? It’s now available on iOS and for Amazon’s Fire devices, through the appropriate App Stores. There’s a little bit of extra info on it on the AGS blog, if you’re keen; unfortunately the blog doesn’t […]

  • Let’s take a look at Blood Bowl 2′s Chaos faction

    Blood Bowl 2: The Chaos Theory is only the latest in a much loved series of games based on a game based on two other games. Blood Bowl is a popular Games Workshop tabletop game which blends the fantasy universe of Warhammer with a fantasy sport drawing inspiration from American football and related games. It’s […]

  • “Second-person” shooter Screencheat coming to PS4 and Xbox One

    Goldeneye players should be familiar with the concept of screencheating, which is what this new indie is all about. Screencheat has been on our radars for a while but has now been confirmed for PS4, sparking a new wave of interest with a trailer and PS Blog post. However, it was one of a number […]

  • World of Warcraft Timewalking will make old dungeons fun again

    World of Warcraft will soon introduce a feature called Timewalking, designed to make you feel young again. When WoW players participate in a Timewalking event, they’ll be transported to a randomly selected classic dungeon. Upon entering, their level and gear will be scaled way, way down to the Dungeon’s Heroic level – so they won’t […]

  • Bloodborne and Dark Souls messaging – in real life

    Soapstone is a cool little app that mimics the messaging system found in Bloodborne, Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls. Bloodborne and Dark Souls fans will surely agree that the asynchronous multiplayer side of things, with players leaving anonymous tips, encouragement and jokes for each other, is one of the cooler aspects of the From Software […]

  • Mass Effect fans, get a load of this My Talking Elcor plushie

    I have been waiting to write about this all day because oh my god. Mass Effect attracted a devoted fanbase and Bioware has found tons of clever ways to satisfy that fanbase’s desire for clothes, collectibles, books, comics and toys related to the future world of Commander Shepard and company. The company has been so […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection headed to retail

    Homeworld fans can purchase a neat little package of gloriously remastered nostalgia soon. The Homeworld Remastered Collection has been available online since the end of February, but is now on its way to retail thanks to a deal between new rights holder Gearbox and Ubisoft. The PC exclusive will launch in physical form from May […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt download size lower than predicted

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a hefty install footprint, but it’s not as bad as we expected. The Witcher 3 was expected to be a 50GB download after a note to this effect was added to the PlayStation Store. It looks like that might have been a placeholder figure, as DualShockers noted today that […]

  • Bloodborne, beaten with a Guitar Hero controller

    Come on now, you didn’t expect anything less from the Souls community, did you? Bloodborne has been vanquished with a Guitar Hero controller, just a few weeks after its release. Kotaku reports Bearzly took nine hours to finish the game, which is probably less than many players using a Dual Shock. You can watch a […]

  • Vendors? New social space? Your House of Wolves questions will be answered

    Destiny players learned more about House of Wolves in this week’s Bungie update than you might realise at first glance. Resident Destiny expert Arekkz cast his eagle eye over this week’s Bungie Weekly Update, which announced next week’s Reef tour livestream. I personally am most excited to learn about gear upgrade paths, but Arekkz points […]

  • GTA 5 playable with Virtuix Omni VR treadmill

    You’ve seen GTA 5 with Oculus Rift, Now see GTA 5 with the Virtuix Omni. GTA 5 PC has unlocked a number of exciting possibilities. Modders and hackers are still working on making the game’s files accessible to third-party creation tools, but several cool things have been produced even with this barrier still in place. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: play as Rain and other locked characters on PC

    Mortal Kombat X players comfortable with tinkering with the game’s files can unlock unplayable characters. Mortal Kombat X includes a number of familiar fighters available only as opponents, not playable characters. if you’re super keen to try out Rain, Baraka and co, you can – with a bit of fiddling. Redditor XVermillion figured out that […]

  • Madden 16 release date set for August, of course

    Madden NFL 16 has a deeply unsurprising release date. Madden’s release date always falls at the end of US summer, and Madden 16 is no exception. EA Sports has announced that the NFL sim will release on PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 26. We have absolutely no further information at […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

    Star Wars Battlefront is not just Battlefield in a Hallowe’en costume, so don’t expect the same suite of features. Star Wars Battlefront is the subject of intense anticipation and curiosity, so it’s not surprising a bunch of rumours have turned up. One of these rumours suggests that Battlefront will have its own version of Battlelog, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

    PS4 had a good month but it was EA’s multi-platform Battlefield Hardline that was the best-selling game. March 2015 NPD at a glance Total spend down 6% YoY. Hardware and software both down. Console hardware blamed for significant hardware dip. Accessories up. Battlefield Hardline tops software chart. PS4 outsells other consoles. Wii U, 3DS and […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]