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Xbox One 12GB RAM upgrade debunked by Microsoft

Friday, 9 August 2013 10:23 GMT By Dave Cook

Xbox One isn’t getting a RAM upgrade form 8GB to 12GB, Microsoft’s product planning manager Albert Penello has confirmed.

The rumours started after Penello took to NeoGAF to discuss the Xbox One’s specs last month. He wrote, “I would like to pose this question to the audience. There are several months until the consoles launch, and [as] any student of the industry will remember, specs change.

“Given the rumored specs for both systems, can anyone conceive of a circumstance or decision one platform holder could make, where despite the theoretical performance benchmarks of the components, the box that appears “weaker” could actually be more powerful?

“I believe the debate on this could give some light to why we don’t want to engage in a specification debate until both boxes are final and shipping.”

The rumours started to fly, but Penello has now debunked the whole lot on Twitter:

There you have it folks; it’s not happening. However, the Xbox One’s GPU speed has been upgraded. Check out the details here.

Via OXM.

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31 Comments

  1. monkeygourmet

    misterxmedia and his crew will be eating crow! lol

    #1 2 years ago
  2. graffik

    Well MS has denied it which pretty much means this time next week it’ll be 12gb not 8

    #2 2 years ago
  3. monkeygourmet

    @2

    Ha!

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Pytox

    there will be 4 gb from the cloud

    #4 2 years ago
  5. poisonfart

    So, another “600%” faster…

    #5 2 years ago
  6. graffik

    I wonder if we campaigned hard enough we could force MS to add a beer cooler and a toasted sandwich maker to the XB1 then i would only have to leave it to pee

    #6 2 years ago
  7. MFBB

    #2 they only do what Sony does.

    In the recent months all those changes are only to catch up to the PS4.

    Most of the annoying restrictions/drm crap is gone and we also get a free headset.

    They try to get a PS+ thing going with giving away free games and changed the handling of indie games/publishing.

    They changed everything about the Xbone to what the PS4 offers and that is great for us gamers.

    Would never have bought the original Xbone with all that stupid crap but now its almost the same as the PS4.

    So whatever exclusive games you like more, get that console.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. graffik

    @7 I agree its win win for the consumer, but ya gotta wonder how MS can change so much on the XB1 so close to the consoles release date. Can’t help but think they are either going to take a big hit on profits or they have some sneaky charges that they haven’t told us about yet.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. The_Red

    I think we should wait for at least 2 weeks before confirming any Xbox One related news.
    Seriously, they even backtracked on the head-set bundle thingy (even after OUTRIGHT DENYING it)… So, change of RAM isn’t out of question.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Kreion

    @8
    Well the only big change they’ve made was the Always on requirement being lifted, which I imagine took a lot of software patching. As for the hardware they haven’t really done anything with it, aside from that small push on the gpu. But that was likely just something that happened when they were fiddling around with the software…

    I didn’t think they were ever going to add more RAM to the console, so this just confirms that. Neither systems need more RAM to start with so it seemed like a pointless argument.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. illuminatusv

    @7: First of all, the PS4 is more or less a catch up to the XBox 360 feature-wise, I am not talking about performance, so I can not follow your opinion that MS is playing catch-up here on the HW side of things.

    @8: Totally agree

    @10: Hmm, you know changing the specs of the system is quite more complicated than add a headset to the retail package. You may have to change the board and ordered silicon (RAM chips), so such a decision would translate in a lot of efforts. Thats the reason I think we will not see any increase in RAM.

    BTW:
    If I analyze correctly I can say MS did not change any HW specs since they revealed the console. All changes and moves were on the SW side of things including the increase of the GPU clock plus of course the addition of the headset. Sony instead have changed their HW before reveal, it is interesting that this is supposed as a positive but the changes on MS side are considered as a negative. In the end all things that were changed were in favor to us the customers.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Moonwalker1982

    @7

    Xbox One definitely has my preference. But it still remains to be seen what the hardware difference/advantage of the PS4 will mean for third party games. Maybe nothing….but time will tell.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. DrDamn

    @12
    I think it’s more how MS have been very reactionary to reception of the X1. Rather than a) sticking to their design/vision or b) having this stuff in place from the start. Sony’s increase in RAM was prior to reveal and could be argued simply part of the R&D process – things change all the time then. Once you’ve shown to the public then changes are more scrutinised.

    Fanboys from the other side will always see it as a sign of weakness or admission they had it wrong in the first place. If it’s a change for the better it’s a good sign that competition between the two will be beneficial, and great for anyone buying that machine.

    I don’t think all their changes have been good though. In particular how they handled the DRM/Always On point was bad and the outcome an over-reaction. They should have found a middle ground.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. illuminatusv

    @14:
    I can agree that they overreacted with the shift of their DRM policies, I had never a problem with it and I was personally sad that the familiy sharing and the discless gameplay is gone. But I also understand MS that they have reconsidered their 24h online check. They underestimated the demand of an offline feature of a games console but the good thing is that they still have the opportunity to go back to the old standards with better outthought policies than in the beginning. They should take Steam as a starting point in my opinion.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. MCTJim

    Now we have clarity on this Rumor. No RAM upgrade. Next….

    #15 2 years ago
  16. bradk825

    Later today: “Sony Announces 12GB RAM in PS4.”

    #16 2 years ago
  17. DaVeduRg

    3GB of X1 RAM is restricted to Gold Members.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. noamlol2

    #17 yup
    sony turns M$ greed to sony’s profits

    #18 2 years ago
  19. sebastien rivas

    Why 12 gb, 8 gb is not plentiful indeed but enough to make decent games if textures and alike are a bit optimised.

    Can someone bring a clear point why MS and also why not make Sony in the bag to upgrade to 12 or even 16 gb memory?

    I have 64 gigs of PC1600 on my workstation, it does not make my gaming any faster, or better though it helps to go far and beyond limitations when I model in Mudbox or Zbrush for various aspects of modeling in respective software.

    And if you have 12 gb on consoles, that means all dev kits already shipped must be upgraded as well to compensate

    @13
    But it still remains to be seen what the hardware difference/advantage of the PS4 will mean for third party games. Maybe nothing….but time will tell.
    Same here, I believe “a nothing” will be seen in difference between PS4 and Xbox. Jumping GDDR while always reassuring to have in your machine should not invoke massive drops in FPS or texture load visual glitch for Xbox, I really doubt it.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Kreion

    @19
    Well actually for gaming 8gb is usual by far enough, in fact I’d almost say it’s excessive considering on the PC it is at least used for other things at the same time. Then again the X1 (and I assume to some extent the PS4) runs background applications and such but even then 8gb is fine.

    The GPU will be the thing which slows down one system more than the other, but even then I agree that there won’t be a visible difference between the PS4 and the X1. At least not for a while, even by the end of the gen I don’t foresee a massive difference, but who knows.

    Once you get past 8gb, as you said, it’s generally used for things like video rendering, 3d modeling and such.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. sebastien rivas

    @ 20

    Agreed, the APU + 8 gb should be enough to have decent games considering consoles are indeed optimised for…. games ;)

    #21 2 years ago
  22. bobnice

    For everyone saying MS chang3 I the Xbox one to be more like PS4…then by that thinking we can say Sony tried to be more like Microsoft because the original xbox had a hardrive and the ps2 didnt, the xbox 360 had achievements and party chat and tsony eventually implimented Trophies and are now adding party chat to the ps4, original xbox and 360 had a multiplayer subscription fee and now the PS4 will have one. The xbox 360′s had an HDMI and headset while the ps3 did not but now the PS4 will have an HDMI and headset. All manufacture4s in business borrow ideas off each other…its business, look who started motion control gaming and now look at everyone who adopted it into their system.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. sebastien rivas

    @22
    Yes but it is always and must absolutely be to the advantage for gamers and gaming in general; therefore who’s next throw us a pita in the box?

    And again while your comment it totally sound, it is partially due if not largely due to gamers whining, moaning or anything that can associated, yet, one in all for the best of gamers and how….. thanks to the liberal action of the internet, articles with in depth facts and citings and asbolutely from posts with cause to effect.

    So to me, all is good and for the better of gamers.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. fearmonkey

    @17- I laughed at that :)

    That would be a pretty funny gag to pull on Xbox fans though, a fake announcement that 3 GB is reserved for gold members, so Gold members would get better textures. Im sure someone would believe it.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. sebastien rivas

    @ 24 and 17

    Don’t give mad/bad unworkable dreams to manufacturers just for pure profits they may listen to you right now. You already know what would happen, gamers would run away for their lives.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Riseer

    @19

    The whole reason why Sony went with GDDR5 is because it’s unified memory.I bet MS wishes they went with GDDR5.Sony took a gamble and it paid off it’s that simple.Also with that amount of bandwidth and those 32 RoP’s that can give them some nice AA/filters.MS has a weaker Gpu,it’s not going to be a huge performance difference but Sony’s console should run better,I also don’t understand why MS is so proud of their API.Sony made a custom API just for Ps4,it will use every feature the system has.I really don’t care i just want 3rd party games to run good on Ps4,i know the 1st party games will show what the console can do.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Riseer

    @12,

    It’s a DVR…i have one of those already.I want a gaming system not a media box.I also love the first party games that Sony gives us.MS has a few games that are ok like Forza and Halo.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Kreion

    @26
    I doubt they do tbh. If GDDR5 was simply better then it would be used in PC’s too, but it isn’t. Their gamble has only paid of in as much as it gives PS4 fans something to blindly point to on a fact sheet and say “here, we have this!”. The GPU is a much more important part of the system since both consoles will be held back because of that. You can run games at the highest quality with less that 8gb of ram on a PC after all, but you need a damn good graphics card and CPU for that.

    In that area Sony has the advantage, but as you point out I really doubt the difference will be noticeable. It wasn’t on the Xbox 360 and Ps3 and it won’t be here, at least not till the end of the gen. Then we might see the Ps4 have a very slight edge? but PC’s will be blowing all that away again as usual.

    As for software, you know I trust Microsoft the SOFTWARE developer, over Sony there. Say what you like about MS but they have far more experience optimizing Software than Sony do. But as for your point, both companies have obviously made the systems to take advantage of everything their consoles can give, so you have a moot point.

    @27
    Well stop right there, you’ve already said you prefer Sony’s exclusives. In that case it never mattered how good or bad the PS4 was, you were likely already biased towards it. That’s not a bad thing per say, but why even talk about the X1 if you were likely never going to buy it? And just to make a point, Sony don’t give you the games: you buy them.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Riseer

    @Kreion,So you think DDR3 is better then GDDR5 for Graphics?The only reason why you don’t have GDDR5 for Pc’s is the fact it isn’t cheap.Also Pc GPU’s use it’s own GDDR5.DDR3 is fine for moving small amounts of data,GDDr5 is better for larger chunks ”graphics” which is the whole reason it’s used for GPU’s.To even bring up PC isn’t even fair,this is about fixed platforms.Like i said before i don’t care i just want Ps4 games to be awesome.I don’t hate Xbone,just right now it hasn’t peaked my interest.The thing is DirectX 11.2 will help Pc’s more so then the Xbone.Also the first post i made wasn’t about how bad the Xbone is or w/e.I just think Sony did a damn good job so far, as a gamer i am excited to see what is in store.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Riseer

    @26 Ps4 will have the edge period,this isn’t Ps3 vs 360.You had two completely different Gpus/Memory setup’s also the CELL was a bastard to program for.This time around 3rd party games are being ported down to consoles.The Xbone has DX11 which will help on the porting,Sony added in a Api feature that helps porting DX11 games over to it.It will be the first party studios that show off what these consoles can do.

    Also you have to understand that these API’s improve over time.Ps3 was a mess of a console from the start.A two pool memory setup was a bad idea,Crazy Ken really didn’t help.Cerny seems to understand game development much more then most people.If Sony didn’t customize the Gpu/Cpu to cope with the bottlenecks,i would be really worried about it’s real world performance.Gamescon will tell us how well MS and SOny has done hardware wise.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Riseer

    @28,It doesn’t seem to me Sony is using the stat sheet this time around.Really nothing more then what MS has said so far.Sony got knocked on their ass,they lost their market share to MS.I just see a company that seems to understand gamer’s.I know of quite a few 360 fanboys that are switching to Ps4 because of the way MS treated their fanbase.Sony did it with Ps3,so i guess MS figured they had to do it this time around.

    Even tho they fixed a lot of issues they still look bad because it makes them look like they have no real plan.The cloud will play a much less of a role because it’s not a always on console anymore. 3rd party developers won’t use it.Also i was one of the few Sony fanboys that actually called it as it was.360 was a better ”gaming console ” because you got great 3rd party ports.That said Sony’s first party devs are top notch.MS seems to fall behind in that department,Sony is also announcing new games at Gamescom.

    I just think Xbone fanboys want Sony to trip up and fail same can be said about PS fanboys.Which is the wrong way to look at it.You need two consoles to compete,this gives us the gamer’s great games and keeps prices honest for the most part.

    #31 2 years ago

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    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 […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront gameplay reveal to be streamed live, new Instagram tease

    The Star Wars Battlefront gameplay reveal will be live-streamed during a panel hosted by EA as part of the Star Wars Celebration festivities this Friday. This is according to an announcement from Verizon and Disney courtesy of MP1ST. The main stream for the event kicks off at 10am PDT/1pm EDT on Thursday, April 16. It […]

  • GameStop to launch retro game and console trade-in experiment

    GameStop wants to get into the retro game and console business, providing it’s a worthwhile endeavor. To test the possibility, it will soon allow customers in Birmingham, Alabama and New York City to trade-in classic consoles and games in-store. Speaking with IGN, a spokesperson for the company said the initiative will kick off on April […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch addresses five priority issues requested by the community

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch is in the works, and today, Visceral Games has added Punkbuster and Nvidia DirectX driver fixes to the list of issues to be addressed. Miscellaneous fixes for “the most frequent crashes” will be included in the patch, as well as the following “top five priority” issues voiced by the community. Punkbuster […]

  • GTA 5 user videos: Franklin’s exploits, a traffic jam tickle our funny bone

    Since GTA 5 was released on PC this week, the amount of videos being created with the new editing tools are releasing at a quick rate. Below, are three in particular I found amusing. The first one is from James McVinnie, originally posted on Reddit, showing what occurs after he happens upon vehicles in a […]

  • Invisible Inc. is coming to PS4 and has left Steam Early Access

    Invisible Inc., from Don’t Starve developers Klei Entertainment, has been announced for PlayStation 4 and the game has also a release date on PC. The game has now left Steam Early Access and will arrive on PC May 12. Per a post from studio founder Jamie Cheng on the PS Blog, the game will contain […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC dated for PC and PlayStation

    The Ascendance DLC pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare now has a release date for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4. It contains four new maps, the OHM 2-in-1 directed energy light machine gun, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the new Exo Grapple ability and playlist. The Infection episode of the exo Zombies saga […]

  • Killing Floor 2 PC specs and Digital Deluxe Edition contents announced by Tripwire

    A Digital Deluxe Edition for Killing Floor 2 along with PC specs for the title have been announced, along with the new of a Steam Early Access launch later this month. According to Tripwire Interactive, the Digital Deluxe Edition will run you $39.99/£26.99/€36.99 starting on April 21 on Steam. This edition contains the following additions […]

  • Content in Wolfenstein: The Old Blood tips its hat to Return to Castle Wolfenstein

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, the standalone prequel to last year’s Wolfenstein: The New Order, will contain a few nods to the franchise classic Return to Castle Wolfenstein, according to the developers. According to developer MachineGames, the setting works “well with the pulp B-movie thing we’re going for,” and created a prequel instead of DLC for […]

  • Bloodborne is the latest to receive the Honest Game Trailers treatment

    Smosh Games has released another entry in its Honest Game Trailers series, and this time, it’s poking Bloodborne. According to the trailer, the game is “more disturbing” than the scene in South Park: The Stick of Truth where you are “crushed by your own Dad’s balls.” It also has more “stupid top hats than a […]