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PS4 dated for November: over 1 million pre-ordered, 33 titles for launch

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 19:31 GMT By Dave Cook

Sony’s Andrew House announced a release date for PlayStation 4 during the firm’s gamesom press conference this afternoon.

He confirmed that over 1 million PS4′s have been pre-ordered so far and the console will be released in 32 countries during this holiday season.

Along with the date, Sony also announced 33 launch frame titles to be made available by the end of the year as well as support for Twitch which is as easy as hitting the Share Button on DualShock 4.

A total of 15 Blu-ray titles developed by SCE Worldwide Studios and numerous software developers and publishers from around the globe will be released between the launch of PS4 and December 31.

Combined with digital download titles, this amounts to 33 titles available before the end of the year..

PlayStation 4 Launch Frame Line-up digital/physical

NBA 2K14
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Skylanders Swap Force
Need for Speed: Rivals
Battlefield 4
Madden 25
FIFA 14
NBA Live
Killzone: Shadow Fall
DRIVECLUB
Knack
Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag
Watch Dogs
Just Dance 2014
LEGO Marvel Superheroes

PlayStation 4 Launch Frame Digital Line-up

Basement Crawl
Pool Nation Extreme
Contrast
Warframe
Pinball Arcade
War Thunder
N++
Minecraft
DC Universe
Planetside 2
Counterspy
ResoGun
Flower
Doki-Doki Universe
Hohokum
Tiny Brains
Super Motherload
Blacklight

Currently, there are over more 180 PS4 titles in development, such as: Destiny, Diablo 3, Mad Max, Witcher 3, The Divison, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and exclusives such as Shadow of the Beast, The Order:1886, inFamous: Second Son, Rime, Hell Divers, Everybody’s Gone to The Rapture, and Resogun expected to be released for PS4

Since June 2013, the number of developers on board for PS4 has increased from nearly 500 to 620.

Furthermore, Sony will pre-install The PlayRoom in all PS4 systems which comes with a tutorial session so users can learn how to use various features of DualShock 4 like the touch pad and light bar.

Those who also own PlayStation Camera will be able to utilizes augmented reality technology in The PlayRoom such as “AR BOTS” and “PLAY WITH ASOBI” where users can engage with robot type characters displayed on the screen, and “AR HOCKEY,” an air hockey game where users can change the shape of the court by moving and rotating the controller in different directions.

SCE will continuously expand the world of PS4 through further introduction of attractive content and services.

Upon release, PS4 will run you $399/ €399/£349. It’s out November 15 in North America, and on Australia, Europe and Latin America on November 29. A list of the countries which will receive the new console this holiday season is below:

  • November 15: Canada, the US
  • November 29: SCEE territories including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom
  • November 29: Latin America – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama and Peru.

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42 Comments

  1. Hcw87

    2 weeks between.

    WHY? With all their love for Europe in their opening speech.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Razor

    dafuq.

    Europe shafted again.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. MCTJim

    Well, the date is confirmed for PS4 of Nov 15th here..nice :D

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Tech-N9ne

    I thought I heard 1 million. 3 is amazing.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. fihar

    If the Wii U wasn’t f*cked, it is now.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. G1GAHURTZ

    3 million!?

    Is that it??

    The way people were carrying on, you’d have thought pre-order numbers were much higher than that.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. CycloneFox

    Two weeks is way better than it was with the PS3.

    I’m one of the 3 million.^^

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Dragon246

    @Dave,
    Its 1 million.

    @Ghz,
    How much did you expect? X1 is probably below that number btw.

    And yeah, #4 is a troll promoting his own site. Ignore him.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. DrDamn

    I heard 1 million too. Oh and two weeks is nothing compared to last time, we were months after then.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. karak

    Ya its for sure 1 million.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. MCTJim

    1 million without a doubt

    #11 1 year ago
  12. EdNorton

    Video here including where Sony pokes fun at Microsoft’s ever-changing policies at the 35 second mark – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2mm3XZF9c0

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Ireland Michael

    Distribution to retail is a long and complicated process. Especially in Europe, with all the different countries.

    It used to take *months*, sometimes up to a year, to get new hardware in the US and Europe. If you actually consider a two week gap a problem, you’re an entitled whiner.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. DuckNation

    Hey it releases 15 days before my B-Day!!! can’t wait!!!

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Lengendaryboss

    32 locations versus 13 locations: this could be problematic for MS and victorious for Sony.
    Edit: 1 million is more like it.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. DreamCleaver

    I heard him say 1 million, I’m quite sure.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. k1llabeast

    Yeah, pretty sure I heard 1 million as well… Still a fuckload!

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Joe Musashi

    I heard 1 million too. Presumably that’s worldwide. Nice to have a figure mentioned instead of “unprecedented” or “record breaking” waffle.

    JM

    #18 1 year ago
  19. cre

    I know you are excited about all things ps4, vg247. Still, “More than one million” is what he said.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. G1GAHURTZ

    @Dragon:

    A bajillion?

    #20 1 year ago
  21. TF_PtMaster

    We are talking ps4 preorders???? WTF 1 million Jesus…. This is huge….

    Sony can get a really huge advance versus Xbox One.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. DuckNation

    like some others have said he said OVER 1 million pre-orders worldwide

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Dragon246

    @Ghz,
    I have to say your expectation were a weeeeee bit high :D
    Close enough though :P

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Beta

    3 million would be ludicrously good.

    But, 1 million is a very good amount :) Curious to see if MS announce their numbers.

    And on this subject I imagine the VG247 team are quite busy right now, and somebody will change the number soon.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Erthazus

    I heard 1 million and I don’t see a reason to judge consoles on preorders.

    for example I never preorder a console or any tech and i’m sure most of the Xbox Ps users won’t do this too. I always excited about new videocard i’m going to buy if it is worth my money but I never preorder it because of some facts.

    First of all I need to see the specs, cost, reliability and so on.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. actuallyisnotafox

    one good thing about the wait is that we dont have to be there for all the day 1 updates and fixes and bugs :)

    #26 1 year ago
  27. KineticCalvaria

    @26, I agree, a lot of people (usually myself included) like to have more information about a product before pre-ordering it. The release date is especially key to this, I’m sure now it’s out in the open, that those numbers will continue to rise.

    Also it was 1 million not 3 :).

    #27 1 year ago
  28. Cleaderwoo

    I see people are having a difficult time understanding how huge this number is.

    In it’s first fiscal year (march 2006-2007), the PS3 sold 3million.
    The 360 sold around 1.5 million worldwide by the end of the year they launched (so around a month-ish).
    Nintendo managed to hit 10 million sales about a year and a half into the lifecycle.

    So from those numbers alone, the fact that the PS4 got 1 million PREORDERS is huge. The system hasn’t even launched yet and there’s that many preorders guarantees the PS4 launch will sell some impressive numbers. Well impressive as long as things keep going the way people expect them to. Also keep in mind the huge number of people who only buy their holiday gifts late November which means that’s another guaranteed wave of sales if supply is able to keep up.

    So congrats Sony, seems like you’ve got another PS2 success on your hands. Hopefully that’ll amp up competition to step their game up.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. pandulce1

    Microsoft’s preorder numbers must be quite low for them to pay EA for FIFA 14 strictly as a preorder bonus. Even though I don’t see how that would change anything. Anyone that was thinking about getting an Xbone was going to get it anyway. And anyway on the fence could still get a PS4 + FIFA for less, with no kinect as a bonus.

    #29 1 year ago
  30. Tech-N9ne

    @30

    What does this have to do with Microsoft. This is PS4 post lets talk about PS4.

    Silly fanboys.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. TF_PtMaster

    @30 we can only presume. But if we check some onlyne tores like Amazon we see, PS4 at 4 or 5 place in the charts and see Xbox one at 46/50.

    At least who is buying a PS4 know when to take holydays.

    #31 1 year ago
  32. pandulce1

    @31 Tech-N9ne
    Unless I’m mistaken Microsoft is in the video game console business, competing with Sony and Nintendo. It’s like a game of chess, one company makes a move and waits for a counter move, or in some cases reacts to how the game is progressing. No business decision is made in a vacum or strickly for the benefit of the consumer.

    @32 TP_PtMaster
    By no means am I pretending to know actual numbers. It’s just my believe.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. polygem

    well, i will probably cancel mine…

    #33 1 year ago
  34. Francis O

    The Launch line-up is ok…. I wish they could have snuck Infamous Second Son in there. 1 million pre-orders is cool, but people were making it seem like it was a lot more than that, unless i’m wrong.

    @5

    The Wii U is F*cked based on what? Knack and Killzone? lol ok….whatever makes yourself feel better about your purchase.

    #34 1 year ago
  35. Lengendaryboss

    @Francis
    Did @5 hit a nerve? :P

    #35 1 year ago
  36. viralshag

    They said “over 1 million” just in case MS comes along and says “We have 2 million pre-ordered!”

    Then Sony comes back and says “when we said ‘over’ we actually meant over 1 million by another FOUR MILLION!”

    Then MS take out the Kinect, drop the price and give us six months of Live for free.

    #36 1 year ago
  37. bobnice

    Knack killzone and driveclub…those are the only launch exclusives??? I dont give a fuck about planetside 2 warframe or war thunder. I already have those for PC. This launch lineup of exclusive for the PS4 is looking abysmal, I might waith until 2014 when they release infamous.

    #37 1 year ago
  38. sebastien rivas

    One of the reasons why numbers are good but not that high is because Sony PR/marketed through websites, rumors, facts, articles etc… but not yet for mom and dad non gamers or even less devers but may hit whose watching Nickelodeon and so on. A good marketing end of September and early October and sells will go higher.
    Moms and dads look forward Christmas not for Ps4 or Xbox per se.
    Now it is my assumption that the neat price difference between sony and Xbox will make a difference in sells if it is played right. MS is right to offer Fifa in Europe which will hook many across Europe but Soccer in the US while popularity growing is not the favorite pass time and most never heard of Messi, Ronaldo, etc… so it would be in MS advantage to shift decision of Fifa for something else in the US market.
    Let’s see and wait.

    #38 1 year ago
  39. pcbros

    You guys know it’s just pre-orders right? These aren’t sales figures. Just to give you an idea, I had a pre-order for PS4 and Xbox One as place holders. I was going to buy the better of the two and cancel the other.

    People are too eager to jump the gun… wait for sales figures.

    I personally do not like Sony grasping at indie games as their lifeline. I’m not spending $400 to play games I can play on Steam. It’s like Microsoft depending on their Xbox Live Arcade games to sell systems. I think the average consumer wants more from their next generation console.

    Think of your favorite PS3 games, the ones that made you have to own a PS3… how many were indie or arcade games?

    I’m not sold yet…

    #39 1 year ago
  40. Dragon246

    @Viral,
    I am sure X1 is comfortably below 1 million.
    Why? Because Sony wouldn’t have released the numbers then. I am pretty confident both know about each others preorder data.

    And besides, 1 million is a very big number for console preorders. That is the 1/3rd of ENTIRE HOLIDAY SALES of Wii U in just preorders.

    #40 1 year ago
  41. Rockin a Jack D

    1 million pre-orders? Even if consumers keep their pre-order the console is still 3+ million units behind the Wii U…

    #41 1 year ago
  42. viralshag

    @Dragon, I think people will be surprised about the XB1 to be honest, I think it’s going to be a lot closer than some of us might think. I do think the PS4 will top the XB1 be it over or under the 1 million mark. My feeling is the XB1 will get the traditional strong following in the US with the PS4 making ground in the EU.

    I don’t predict the reduction of territories in the EU for the XB1 will make much of an impact, maybe a few tens of thousands because I imagine MS done that to pump more consoles into the bigger EU territories where the uptake will be a lot higher anyway, especially with the FIFA bundle.

    Obviously I might be totally wrong, which is fine, I don’t get paid to make these predictions and I have nothing but pride and self-worth riding on it… which is meagre at the best of times. So if I am wrong, I’ll just go and cry tears of self-doubt into a pillow of pitiful sadness.

    #42 1 year ago

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    A new set of videos for The Awakened Fate Ultimatum have been released by NIS America, showing off the roguelike RPG coming to PlayStation 3. In the game, player will guide a high school student named Shin Kamikaze as he comes to term with being a god. After having a dream featuring a girl talking […]

  • You can now pick up Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition on PC, tablets

    Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition is now available on PC as well as Android and iOS tablets. The fifteen year-old title has been revamped in full HD and includes the seven original campaign scenarios and 48 skirmish maps. Local multiplayer mode, a map editor and a Steam lobby are also included.

  • 50 finalists for Bohemia Interactive’s Make Arma Not War contest announced

    The 50 finalists for Bohemia Interactive’s €500,000 Make Arma Not War contest have been announced, after the firm combed through over 250 entries. Finalists chosen in the single-player category were chosen by Arma 3 players, and the add-on and multipkayer entries were selected by Bohemia Interactive. Winners for the next round will be evaluated by […]

  • Here’s a new batch of gruesome Killing Floor 2 screenshots

    Tripwire Interactive has released a new batch of screenshots for Killing Floor 2. The screens show various weapons as well as a variety of Zeds ready to tear you to shreds. Killing Floor 2 is slated for release this year on PC and PlayStation 4. It will also be made available for SteamOS.

  • Hatred is now available for pre-order, new video released

    Hatred is now available for pre-order through the game’s official website. There are two editions to choose from: Digital version with the official game soundtrack for €16.66; or the Digital version with the game soundtrack and a T-shirt for €36.66. The second edition is limited to 1,485 units. Hatred, which was handed an AO rating […]

  • This The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D TV spot is sort of creepy

    With The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D arriving on the first Friday the 13th of the year, it’s only fitting Nintendo would release a slightly creepy TV spot for it. The game’s concept is rather dark, and while it the commercial isn’t too creeptastic, for as short as it is the message is conveyed […]

  • GTA 5 “documentary” chronicles the life of a Tennis Pro

    Here’s another user created video featuring footage from GTA 5, but this one is a documentary instead of crazy stunts, mayhem and face-plants. Created by Bombastic Gamer Films, the documentary delves into the life of Tennis Pro Andreas Schmovakovic, who is both the “greatest player in the world, and the worst.” It’s rather good honestly. […]

  • World of Tanks Xbox 360 updated with console exclusive Pacific Island map, JapaneseChi-Nu Kai tank

    World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition has been updated with a new and exclusive console-only map called “Pacific Island”, which also comes with a Japanese tank. Players will be able to wreck havoc in their very own Japanese Chi-Nu Kai tank, which ca be picked up through the in-game store for Tier 5. It tank […]

  • Here’s the first trailer for OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood

    Roll 7 has released the first trailer for OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood. Gameplay in the second outing will include ramps, jumps and hills, allowing for plenty of air and split level routes. It comes with a deeper combo system with Manuals, Reverts, Revert Manuals and Grind Switching. The ‘Tricktionary’ has also been updated with new […]

  • Learn all about the single-player mode in this Evolve video

    A video showing off the single-player portion of Evolve has been released by 2K and Turtle Rock. All content in the game can be played in either online multiplayer or offline in single-player. The video below contains two matches of Defend mode played from both the Monster and Hunter perspective. AI obviously takes on the […]

  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U update comes with 15 extra stages

    An update for Super Smash Bros. Wii U has been released, and it comes with 15 new stages for the 8-player mode. The update, version 1.0.2., is 316MB in size and the stages are split with nine normal stages and six Omega stages. Here’s the list: Regular stages Animal Crossing – Smashville Animal Crossing – […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update includes Metroid Prime Trilogy, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. demo

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with the Metroid Prime Trilogy, Shadow of the Ninja on Virtual Console and a demo for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Here’s your update: Metroid Prime: Trilogy – Wii U Rock ’N Racing Off Road – Wii U Frenchy Bird – Wii U Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – […]

  • Battlefield Hardline open beta takes place next week on all systems

    Details and dates for the Battlefield Hardline open multiplayer beta were announced by EA and Visceral Games today. From February 3-8, the beta will be available to all players worldwide on Origin for PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. You’ll notice that the dates coincide with the Microsoft slip up earlier in […]

  • Transistor, Yakuza 4, Thief headline February PS Plus offerings

    Sony has announced your free PlayStation Plus games for the month of February. Come February 3 in North America and February 4 in Europe, Plus members on both side of the pond will be gifted with the following: Transistor (PS4) Apotheon (PS4) Yakuza 4 (PS3) Thief (PS3) Rogue Legacy (PS Vita|PS4|PS3) Kick & Fennick (PS […]

  • Life is Strange launch trailer and final dev diary released

    With the first episode of Life is Strange releasing tomorrow, Dontnod Entertainment has released the last developer diary for the title as well as the launch trailer. Titled Creating Arcadia Bay, the video provides more information on the licensed soundtrack as well as the voice actors behind Max and Chloe. It also touches upon how […]

  • LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers out this year

    LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers have been announced by Warner Bros., the former was outed by Toys R Us and then teased at the end of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, if you recall. LEGO Jurassic World encompasses all four Jurassic Park films and will be made available in June for 3DS, PC, […]

  • Pokemon, Super Smash Bros. top Nintendo’s million units sales list for Q3

    Nintendo has posted a list of titles which have sold millions of units as part of its quarter three earnings release. Global unit sales of 3DS titles for the nine months ending December 31, 2014: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: 9.35 million (life-to-date, same) Super Smash Bros.: 6.19 million (life-to-date, same) Tomodachi Life: 2.11 […]

  • How to take a screenshot on Xbox One: a lesson in frustration

    Trying to do just one simple thing seems to have 360 steps with Microsoft – why is the Xbox One’s functionality such a car crash? “The Xbox One’s definition of usability is in fact the exact opposite – this is a console designed to make life inconvenient for its players unless they sign up for […]

  • Game of Thrones’ Westeros is being made in Minecraft by 125 people

    WesterosCraft, the project dedicated to creating the entirety of Game of Thrones’ Westros has resurfaced. There are more than a few ambitious Minecraft projects, but hardly any as impressive as WesterosCraft. We first came across it all the way back in January 2013, but it looks much better now. “I would say the world is […]

  • Dying Light exploit gives you unlimited money and items

    Dying Light has been out for just over a day and an infinite money and item exploit is already out there. A simple exploit has been discovered in Dying Light that lets you duplicate weapons, all of which you can sell for profit. Win/ win. YouTuber PowerPyx lays out the steps in the handy video […]

  • Sunset Overdrive concept art is as jovial as the game itself

    Sunset Overdrive is a colourful game which is partly due to its concept art. The concept art featured below is created by Vaughan Ling, one of the concept artsists who worked on Sunset Overdrive. Anyone who’s played the game will immediately recognise the locations, weapons, character designs and general atmosphere of the game through these. […]

  • Get an extended look at the PS4 version of Project CARS

    The PlayStation 4 version of Project CARS has been shown in 1080p 60fps. The video below is captured by racing game enthusiasts Team VVV from a preview build. You can see different racing disciplines being demonstrated here, on different circuits. The game’s impressive visuals get even better when the weather gets worse.

  • Battle Pod is the Star Wars arcade game you’ve waited your whole life for

    Star Wars: Battle Pod is an arcade game that lets you replay the battles of the original trilogy, and features an incredible cockpit. If you’ve never played a game at an arcade before, Star Wars: Battle Pod will definitely be the one to change your mind. It’s an arcade cabinet out of a classic Star […]

  • CoD Exo Zombies: how to unlock the Ride of the Valkyries Easter egg

    To no one’s surprise, Exo Zombies mode in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has some Easter eggs. The first Exo Zombies Easter egg, of surely many more to come, has been discovered. It’s a musical one that involves Richard Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries. How you unlock it is not as convoluted as you might […]

  • Dying Light is sub-1080p on Xbox One, full 1080p on PS4 – report

    Early analysis of Dying Light on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has revealed a few technical details about both ports. Digital Foundry has produced some analysis of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports of Dying Light based on some early testing. Both versions manage a solid 30 frames-per-second, only dipping below that in […]

  • Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC free to all EA Access members

    EA is offering Battlefield 4′s Second Assault expansion free to anyone with an active EA Access subscription. Anyone with an active subscription to EA Access can download the Second Assault expansion pack for Battlefield 4 starting January 29 and through February 28, free of charge. All you need to do is find it on the […]

  • The Witcher 3 is getting optimised, but no visual downgrade

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is in the final stages of development and developer CD Projekt RED is making sure optimisation work doesn’t impact the game’s visuals. The Witcher 3 art producer, Michal Stec, spoke to Eternity in an interview and was asked whether the team will downgrade the visuals to get better performance. “No. […]

  • Can’t download Dying Light on PS4? Here’s a fix

    If you’ve bought Dying Light on PS4 and you’re having trouble downloading it, you’re not alone. Here’s how to beat the bug. Techland’s Dying Light is stumbling out of the blocks a little this week, with many PS4 users experiencing problems with their full-game downloads. A bug’s to blame. Your console thinks you’ve already installed […]

  • What The Witcher 3 owes to Skyrim – and how it surpasses it

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt owes more than a nod to Bethesda’s Skyrim. I went to see The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and had a great time. I went in a fan of the books but not very experienced with the first two games. I came out with The Witcher 3 top of my gaming […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online has great monsters

    Dragon’s Dogma Online looks pretty rad – an undesirable quality in a game unlikely to come west, from our perspective. The first Dragon’s Dogma trailer was released this afternoon; admire its beauty below. The free to play online RPG was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4 overnight, but Capcom doesn’t intend to bring it […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X map about five times the size of last game’s

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers – PewDiePie, others weigh-in

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets, and some prominent YouTubers aren’t pleased with the company. Update “What Nintendo are missing out on completely is the free exposure and publicity that they get from YouTube,” wrote Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie) on his […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]

  • Ken Levine’s next game teased as “sci-fi-ish” small, open-world RPG

    A series of tweets from BioShock creator Ken Levine has shed a sliver of light upon his next project. According to Levine he and his team are considering something a bit sci-fi and contemplating first-person mode. The team is developing the game for PC with a large in scope, expandable, systems-based narrative where more can […]

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]

  • An average Evolve match takes less than ten minutes

    Evolve players are pretty quick at hunting each other down. Evolve developer Turtle Rock has released an infographic brimming with statistics garnered from its recent beta test. One of the key takeaways is that all three monsters, and all four classes, are working as intended – their performance in game matches Turtle Rock’s designs. If […]

  • Super Mario Amiibo can be pre-ordered on Nintendo UK, Mario and Peach sold out

    The latest set of Amiibo in the Super Mario series is now available for pre-purchase through the Nintendo UK Store. Each of the following sports a red base and will run you £10.99: Bowser, Luigi, Mario, Peach, Toad and Yoshi. It looks like Peach and Mario are both sold out, though. All six can be […]

  • The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 free to download now

    League of Legends has excellent music, and now you can have it too. The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 collects 15 tracks from the MOBA’s history, and is available for free. You can grab the music from iTunes, Google Play or via direct download. Tere’s an example track below to get you in […]

  • Super Bowl 49 update arrives on Madden NFL Mobile

    With Super Bowl 49 occurring this coming Sunday, February 1, EA Sports has updated Madden NFL Mobile with new feature enhancements and Super Bowl-themed Live Events. Updates include: League vs League Tournaments Obstacle Course Super Bowl Bonus Players Tom Brady and Richard Sherman Super Bowl Legends Super Bowl Moments Upgraded Auction House The Super Bowl […]

  • See Super Smash Bros.’ unused custom moves

    Super Smash Bros. was originally intended to have 16 custom moves per character. The final version of Super Smash Bros. only features 12 custom moves per fighter, but Nintendo left animations for some of the cut moves in place. A Youtuber called RED has dug these cut mvoes out of the brawler’s code, and displayed […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt contains 16 hours of sex scene mo-cap data

    Sex is nothing new to the The Witcher games, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is no exception. In fact, it contains 16 hours of sex scene motion capture data. Giggity. There’s a reason for the bedroom dalliances though, as Geralt is a flesh and blood human, or a modified human at any rate, with […]

  • Here’s the launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

    A launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered has been released after an Amazon listing was revealed for it over the weekend. Key upgrades include: High-definition Graphics — All of the in-game textures have been meticulously recreated in HD for mobile and desktop. Widescreen Support – A true widescreen (not cropped) view strengthens the game’s […]

  • The open beta for Battlefield Hardline will be dated tomorrow

    The exact dates as well as more information on the Battlefield Hardline open beta will be shared tomorrow. This is according to the latest blog post from developer Visceral Games. “We’ll share the exact dates and info on the Battlefield Hardline open beta tomorrow,” wrote Visceral boss Steve Papoutsis. “Stay tuned, thanks again, and keep […]