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Xbox One game “DVR” features available to Xbox Live Gold members only

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 17:45 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Xbox One users who which to use the console’s new game DVR feature will need to have an Xbox Live Gold Account.

While expected and not really earth shattering news, the news was confirmed today to One Hit Pixel by a Microsoft spokesperson.

The DVR system in the console captures five minutes of gameplay which can be shared with friends online.

Microsoft also noted that its OneGuide feature, which outlines what’s on TV and trending in the Xbox Live community, will also be limited to Gold members.

More Gold only features are outlined by Microsoft here.

Xbox One is launching this fall.

Thanks, NeoGAF.

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49 Comments

  1. lookingglass

    Who owns an Xbox without a Gold membership?

    Oh wait, I forgot all the Xbox whining. Apparently there are BILLIONS of hardcore gamers with no Internet and no money who play alone in cabins powered via gasoline generators.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Rockin a Jack D

    Gamers actually thought this was free?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Belmont

    @2

    *the tone daniel craig said it in Skyfall*

    Good question !

    #3 2 years ago
  4. N7Caboose

    Now waiting to hear Sony say that their DVR service is free to everyone……

    #4 2 years ago
  5. SlayerGT

    So it IS a cloud only feature.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Belmont

    @4

    :)

    So we can have the same feelings we had before U-turn from Micro, good old days !

    EDIT: You need plus for MP and this will be part of plus.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Robbins

    http://youtu.be/nBelT-Xi1CY

    #7 2 years ago
  8. sebastien rivas

    @1
    I am one of these people.
    I like multiplayer games, do not get me wrong but I prefer to play solo offline if there is a story to the game I play.

    And yes Xbox live is Expensive as much as Sony … how is it called…I do not know… anyway.

    I am glad millions of people see the value versus cost fair or better and continue to support this system.

    That does not mean I will never buy a sub for either platform but I think twice before jumping in and see if its value to my eyes hold true or not.

    Though I am not in a cabine, I am in a cave powered by bats spinning the wheel hehehe, it’s more ecolo… :)

    #8 2 years ago
  9. MCTJim

    @1 LOL..so true

    @4 I am waiting for the 1 upmanship

    This really is not a surprise. I would have never expected this to be available for silver membership..since, if you want to share with your friends online..you need Gold membership to be ONLINE.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. monkeygourmet

    @8

    You should become a world famous Trance DJ, you have the perfect name for it! :D

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Lengendaryboss

    @1/9
    False look up Xbox360 systems sold and Xbox Live accounts:

    46 million members have signed up for Xbox Live and 77.2 million sold: So a good amount of millions offline.

    So please stop speaking out of your ass.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. FuntimeBen

    SONY has already confirmed that game recording is not behind the paywall of PS+ — as PS+ ONLY effects multiplayer access. And it makes sense. The more people who put clips of their PS4 games online, the better advertising it is for SONY.

    For all the positive moves Microsoft make, there are these glaring reminders that nothing has changed in their fundamental operations. I’m glad to be finally leaving Microsoft’s ecosystem for SONYs. No hate to the Xbox One folks, I’ve just had enough of Microsoft.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Phoenixblight

    @4 and @9

    Sony said long time ago it wasn’t behind a paywall so MS just did a 1 downmanship. :P

    #13 2 years ago
  14. actuallyisnotafox

    cant something that good just not require xbox live gold i mean atleast give the guys who bought your console something -.-

    #14 2 years ago
  15. sebastien rivas

    As gamers and consoles users, do you guys feel there is a sense of milking the console users through what I can see as multiple internet access options in Xbox live.
    I heard silver, and gold so far. When is diamond and then platinum coming up and with what functions?
    Is “per functionality” relevant to price point knowing that no matter what the console is plugged in and logged into the cloud;therefore transmitting data regardless of what functionality you use (e.g: DVR, or watching TV, or Netflix, or multiplayer games?)

    Btw same question goes toward Sony users if they have a same system as Microsoft does….

    Sounds like a list of capabilities for each Xbox1 qnd Ps4 per internet access price point need to be elevated ;)

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Lengendaryboss

    @14
    But, but, but the benefits of getting your monies worth ;)

    #16 2 years ago
  17. DrDamn

    @1 & @9
    /raises hand
    Got told by a useful email from MS that I’d played a grand total of something under 10 hours online over the last year so let the renewal slip. Had been a gold member for 5 years+. I’m now Silver and I can download arcade games, see online leaderboards, send messages etc. So that makes me online still doesn’t it?

    I would guess a difference between the two services which might justify some cost is that Sony have said they allow upload to Facebook and other social networks. I presume MS are hosting themselves in the cloud and that for me would give them better options for integration maybe.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. TF_PtMaster

    @11 i want do complete your post, 46 millions GOLD and SILVER have signed for Xbox Live. Yes because Silver members can still connect to Xbox Live, buy games, download demos, have a friends lists and they can even send messages to them. How many of you get messages from silver friends asking for 24, 48 hours Xbox Live codes? You can’t play online and join conversations, but if you have the console connected to the internet you are a member of Xbox Live Community.

    You are one or two in these 46 millions, yes because you can have more than one account. I have friends with Japanese, Uk, American accounts.

    Microsoft never told how many of those 46 millions are gold.

    We can’t even know how many of those 46 millions accounts are connect to Xbox Live. Because you can use Xbox 360 without a internet connection.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. OlderGamer

    “46 million members have signed up for Xbox Live and 77.2 million sold: So a good amount of millions offline”

    Or…the difference in system numbers = replacement systems people had to buy! Bada bing bada boom!

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Lengendaryboss

    @OlderGamer
    LOL :) :D

    #20 2 years ago
  21. sebastien rivas

    Still 46 millions members all combined betwen silver and gold multiplied by average cost between silver and gold.. I let you check the numbers according for a 5 years average in plan then per year.
    Numbers must be skyrocketting

    Why did I not make Microsoft…. why….. ;)

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Kreion

    @19/20
    Ah dragging up an age old argument are we? Good to see idiots haven’t changed.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. JB

    “46 million members have signed up for Xbox Live and 77.2 million sold: So a good amount of millions offline”

    If Microsoft cared about the discrepancy between Xbox Live users Vs. number of Xbox 360`s sold they wouldn`t have made Kinect mandatory.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. seanpr92

    should be free hardly takes a powerful pc to render while in game its pretty true ms will suck its consumers drie and only records 5 mins at 30fps at 720p and only on games that support games like BF4 arent supporting it as they want constant 60FPS

    #24 2 years ago
  25. DrDamn

    @seanpr92
    Both PS4 and X1 have dedicated chips to handle this stuff and 60fps output to the screen has no affect on the output of the saved video. BF4 will support it, everything will. It’s an OS feature.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. laughing-gravy

    Sony have already stated that sharing screenshots/videos won’t require a PS+ sub.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. sebastien rivas

    @ 23
    so what’s why all the complaints I hear about kkinect and interpretation about spying is all about? because it is mendatory?

    You bring a point that needs to be emphasized when you state “If Microsoft cared about the discrepancy between Xbox Live users Vs. number of Xbox 360`s sold they wouldn`t have made Kinect mandatory.”
    Why kinect being mandatory for xbox 1 has to do with Microsoft choosing to care or not care for Xbox live user discrepencies?
    I am dumb because I dont own 360 nor ps3 but I see kinect as a gaming tool for offline gaming and/or sending a video of yourself playing a game on the cloud, does it have other use that imply the use of silver or better gold only?

    #27 2 years ago
  28. deathm00n

    @22 There is no arguments, there’s a lot of RROD. Simple as this. Go ask any eletronics repairer if you don’t believe it. I have 3 friends who had bought new consoles thanks to it, and they are the only friends who have a Xbox360, so 100% of people I know who have a X360 had to buy a new one.

    @27 I explained to you the fuss about the kinect in this comment section http://www.vg247.com/2013/08/07/ps4-uk-pre-orders-cannot-be-guranteed-after-august-6/comment-page-1/#comment-520954

    #28 2 years ago
  29. TF_PtMaster

    @22 Actually i think is a valid argument. In the past 5/6 years i had 5 broken Xbox 360. Is true the last two they changed. But i had to bought 3 of them.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. bradk825

    I don’t really concern myself with whether something is gold-only or not, I don’t have any plans to let my membership expire.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. sebastien rivas

    @ 28

    Yes thanks a bunch and sorry for the juggle between articles, I commented on it and still cannot believe it.

    Seriously I cannot believe it, it just goes wayyy too far to not be made up by anti Xbox1 people. I am not Pepsi nor Coca: hence I am free.

    In any case, thanks a bunch for your help,
    It is very appreciated ;)

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Lengendaryboss

    @22
    Ah living in ignorance and calls us idiots: i see irony somewhere in that statement.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. DreadSabot

    been a gold member since Xbox beta and could care less if I hardly play online anymore – same as on my Playstation Plus account. for 5 dollars a month I like the option to play online if i choose and the argument that it cost 1 game is lame. I can spend more on a single bottle of Honey Jack on any week day.

    Same theory as paying for a little more cable tv than you use – so what. Are you telling me hardcore gamers care about a couple of dollars. You complainers should be ashamed – unless you are playing on a black and white CRT you paid money for your rig – a could extra bucks for a great service should not kill you..

    #33 2 years ago
  34. zinc

    ^ Yes, but its fast approaching the point where your paying a couple of extra bucks a month for less choice, less content & same service.

    Though to be fair, xbox live have more adverts… Thats a benfit of paying a premium, right?

    #34 2 years ago
  35. JB

    @27 No, it`s just that Microsoft sold roughly 25 million Kinects Vs. 77 million Xbox 360`s. It`s an even bigger discrepancy than the one that exist between Live subs and 360`s.

    To me the numbers alone make a good case for not making Kinect mandatory on the Xbox-One. It has nothing to do with the adds-privacy issues with Kinect.

    I`ve been a live-Gold customer for a little over 3 years, and only recently got PlayStation Plus, so I don´t see myself as a platform fanboy.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. fearmonkey

    MS is the most money grubbing bunch around. They keep making me glad I let my gold account expire.

    I hate that I cannot use Netflix without a gold account on XBL. I have two Xbox’s, and I cannot play one online while my girlfriend uses the other watching netflix without buying another account. It’s ridiculous.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. TF_PtMaster

    @36 I don’t agree. If you have two Xbox 360 (i own two to) it makes sense if you use your login details in one of them you need another account to use other console.

    But i agree with the Netflix situation, is so, so stupid that we can’t use a paid service without Live Gold.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. SplatteredHouse

    What the…! It’s acceptable because it’s “expected” (and, while we’re on the subject who determined it to be expected – roll over doggy, play dead?) Are you kidding me!…What? Is it acceptable, somehow, because it’s no more than should be expected from Microsoft.

    No. Get on their case. Ask for better, expect better, or be prepared to settle for worse! I could hardly believe it when I read this in the news forum. The sheer nonchalance of the summary was downheartening – it intoned we should expect this crap, if crap standards are where we think the line should be set. Remember?

    One of the features that managed to let them struggle and claw towards somewhere approaching a level of parity with the PS4 – and was only revealed well after Sony’s demonstration gained interest – and they’ve stuck it behind a paywall.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. illuminatusv

    To all the nay-sayers: Do you really believe a company is delivering a service with unlimited cloud space for free? Dream on! Of course they want that you pay for the service.

    If DVR is your super feature buy a capture solution for example from elgato. Ah I forgot, you have to pay the capture solution and a big enough harddrive. A little investment of about $200. Nah to expensive. The same as a 3 years subscription of XBox Live ….. But no, it is Microsoft, they are evil….. I don’t pay for features, I want them for free… Aaarrggghhhh.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. TF_PtMaster

    @39 LOOOOOL

    Compare a Elgato to DVR on Xbox 1 is top notch. LOOOL

    Why Microsoft needs to charge for everything. Why they don’t let people understand the features. They could easily let Silver users to record 1 minute, with 10 free slots. i think for 500€, 10 minutes of video in the unlimited space of the cloud is enough, and who knows, may help decide if is worth Live Gold.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. illuminatusv

    @40:
    So they let you pay for it. They say it before they launch the console. So you can decide for yourself: To take it as it is or to purchase another game console that meets your requirements. I have gold anyway so the decision is easy to me! And in addition I have already elgato capture hd too.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. MCTJim

    @39..I just gave up with explaining stuff like that..most naysayers dont listen, they only heard xbox live gold and off on a tangent they went.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. TF_PtMaster

    @41 i’ am Xbox live subscriber for almost 7 years, this is not a problem for me to. Yes and i have a HDPVR.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. illuminatusv

    @43:
    Ok, whats the point for you then?

    I can understand that you want the game PVR for free but I also understand MS that they need some fee to maintain the infrastructure.

    #44 2 years ago
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  46. Cobra951

    @2: Of course I didn’t think it was free. The system costs $500 US. How is that in any way free? I did expect the DVR to be a feature of the $500 system. I did not expect it to be tied to the $60/year subscription service. One more point for Sony.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Dragon246

    Putting everything behind a paywall – the MS way.

    Sony must be happy though, all these unpopular MS policies allowed Sony to charge for multiplayer without facing any substantial backlash.

    Looks like MS took one for Sony :D

    #47 2 years ago
  48. Eregol

    Edited for silliness.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. Major Mayhem 70

    None of this matters. Online gaming will continue to grow for both companies. Key word is “online”. Now obviously if your not online and you feel the need to DVR your games for your own personal viewing. PS4 is the console for you. But for those that are playing “online”, you have a choice if recording your gameplay is your thing.

    #49 2 years ago

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    Microsoft has announced its latest Deals with Gold discounts for Xbox Live Gold members. Franchises on sale include Far Cry, Call of Duty, along with individual titles Assassin’s Creed Unity and Bioshock Infinite. The full list is below. Bioshock Infinite discounts are available for both Xbox Live Gold and Silver members. Xbox One Far Cry […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has released, watch the launch trailer here

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can watch the launch trailer for it below. Boxed copies in Europe arrive from May 15, and in Australia/New Zealand on May 14. You can grab digital copies from the following online services: Steam, PlayStation Network, Xbox Store.

  • GOG’s online service GOG Galaxy is now in open beta

    GOG Galaxy, the DRM-free online gaming platform from the folks at GOG, has left Alpha and is now in open beta for all to try. As previously announced, the online service, similar to Steam, is option. Players do not need to play online as all games are stored by the service and can be played […]

  • DayZ-inspired Goat Simulator DLC GoatZ is out this week on Steam

    Goat Simulator players can download DayZ-inspired DLC this week called GoatZ. According to Coffee Stain Studios, GoatZ is “the only survival game on Steam that isn’t in Early Access.” Jokingly of course. The DLC features: Mandatory crafting system because everyone else is doing it. Zombies that bug out. There’s a pun here about actual living […]

  • No, Far Cry 4 is not currently free on PSN

    You may have seen a few Tweets from people saying that the PS4 version of Far Cry 4 is available to download from PSN for free. This is not true. A few readers have tipped us off to what looked like a glitch on PSN that allowed players to download the full version of Far […]

  • Metal Gear Solid: The 1984 Collection confirmed to be a clothing line

    Konami is teasing a Metal Gear Solid thing called “The 1984 Collection.” The Metal Gear Solid Facebook page posted this image about an hour ago: The caption reads, “Step back into the 80′s with our new MGS collection coming very soon! Stay tuned!” This is supposedly in reference to the clothing line that was announced […]

  • Portal, The Simpsons, Jurassic World & Scooby Doo packs listed for Lego Dimensions

    Lego Dimensions is likely getting a few unannounced content packs. One of which is themed around Valve’s Portal. A set of unannounced content packs for the upcoming Lego Dimensions have been revealed by US retailer Walmart. The listings include packs for The Simpsons, Scooby Doo and Jurassic World, and most interestingly, Portal. The listings have […]

  • This is the most authentic recreation of GTA 2 in real life ever

    Affordable drones have many uses. Most of them are not nearly as exciting as recreating GTA 2 in real life. I am surprised it took us this long, but someone has finally captured footage using a drone that resembles the protagonist’s experience in the classic GTA 2. These aren’t just shots of cars from a […]

  • PlayStation 4 sales reach 2m in the UK

    Sony has sold 2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK, faster than it did with the PlayStation 2 – the company’s best-selling machine in the country. MCVUK is reporting that as of last weekend, 2 million PlayStation 4s have been sold in the UK. The data is based on GfK Chart-Track estimates. This makes […]

  • H1Z1 gets female characters, skin colour options planned

    In an effort to improve diversity in the game, H1Z1 developer has added female characters. Female survivors can now be found throughout the world of H1Z1. Developer Daybreak added the new feature in a patch released last Friday. You will be able to choose a female avatar in the main game and in Battle Royale. […]

  • Possible teaser site for Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s new game opens

    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]