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Sony gamescom 2013: PS4 out November 15 in US, November 29 in Europe

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 17:33 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sony kicked off its gamescom press conference with a live stream where a release date was announced for PS4 as well as price drops for Vita and the 12GB PS3 Super Slim.

The firm announced last week it was set to reveal unannounced games as well as its release plans for PlayStation 4 and it did not disappoint.

Along with various games and bundles, Jim Ryan announced a PS3 exclusive GTA 5 bundle where is you pre-order the game you will get 75% off all Rockstar titles through PSN.

While that was nice to hear, there’s more as you will see below.

Dynamic User Interface

The stream started off with Shuhei Yoshida silhouetted in a chair on stage messing around with the PlayStation 4′s UI before playing a bit of Killzone: Shadowfall.

He jumped into the game while watching a stream, and uploaded a screenshot from the game to the menu and posting it to Twitter.

It was the global unveiling of the the system’s Dynamic User Interface.

Gran Turismo 6 out in December for PS3

After the demonstration, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe president and CEO Jim Ryan took the stage to introduce a new trailer for Gran Turismo 6. The game will have many different concept vehicles in it as part of a collaboration with manufacturers, and in some cases they will be manufactured in the real world. This concept car project is called “Vision Gran Turismo.”

Gran Turismo 6 is out on December 6, 2013 on PS3 and Sony also confirmed the Gran Turismo movie as being in the works.

LittleBigPlanet Hub – a new free-to-play service

LittleBigPlanet Hiub was announced during the stage presentation as a new free-to-play service on PS3, set for launch later this year. A feature featuring Stephen Fry discussing challenges, the new create suite and community competitions with prizes.

Vita galore

Vita will be getting a price cut in the US and Europe from tomorrow and will now run you $199 and €199.99.

FEZ and Velocity 2X from Futurelab coming to PS Vita along with: Borderlands 2, Football Manager 2014, Batman Arkham Origins: Blackgate, and Lego Marvel.

Also announced was Murasaki Baby, a new title from Italian developer Ovosonico designed specifically for Vita touch controls. The game is headed up by Shadow of the Damed’s creator, and looks rather gorgeous.

Starbound from Chucklefish is coming to PS Vita.

Showing the love for indies

A new F2P game called BigFest was also announced and takes inspiration from music festivals and turns you into a music promoter basically, where you can create, build and manage the festival in order to become the world’s greatest music promoter.

During the conference, Sony focused on its indie cred, by showing a video with independent developers discussing how awesome PlayStation is with Mark Cerny discussing how PS4 is “the world’s most powerful game console,” and in order to satisfy gamers, the firm knew it would need to bring “the very best games to the platform.” Not just the big hitters: but the small studios as well. This resulted in the”strongest launch lineup in PlayStation history” thanks to speaking with devs all over the world.

Sony said its indie development support comes through in not only a financial matter by loaning out dev kits, but helping the studios through its incubation program to ensure projects made are the first console debut.

To that end, Shahid Ahmad, SCEE’s senior business development manager, took the stage to state that being an indie is about “freedom” to release what you want, when you want, with a device choice.

His courting of indies has made an impression, as Ahmad proved by announcing that N++ will debut exclusively on PS4, this year and that Rogue Legacy will be coming first to PS4 and PS Vita in 2014.

He also announced that in 2014, Hotline Miami 2 will also make its console exclusive debut on PS4 and Vita as well as Vlambeer’s Wasteland Kings.

Guns of Icarus Online will also make its console exclusive debut on PS4, and Thomas Was Alone’s Mike Bithell came on stage to announce that Volume, his studio’s new title, will debut exclusively on PS4 and Vita in 2014 as well.

PS4 launch titles and beyond

After Sony touted its indie line-up, Sony Worldwide Studios Europe SVP Michael Denny took the stage once again to discuss various games and incentives for PS4 and PlayStation Plus.

Denny said that 14 studios which make up Sony World Wide Studios will play an “essential role in the future of PlayStation 4,” as all are working on PS4 titles with unannounced projects in the works at Sony Santa Monica, Media Molecule, and Naughty Dog.

For third-parties, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture – the new title in the works at The Chinese Room – will also be released on PS4 and is a post-apocalyptic title developed using CryEngine 3.

Arrowhead Studios of Magika fame are also working on a cross-platform title called Helldivers, which looked like an isometric shooter of yore, which should please many fans of the genre.

RESOGUN is an arcade shooter in the works at Housemarque headed up by the Super Stardust Delta studio exclusive for PS4, and will add a “new twist” to the genre. The gameplay is similar to old school 2D shooters with gravity affecting the gameplay.

Shadow of the Beast, the Amiga classic, has also been “re-imagined” for PS4 and will only be available for the console.

Rime, an open world adventure game from Spanish developer Tequilla Works was announced as in development.

PlayRoom will be pre-installed on PS4 and uses the PS Camera, and a new trailer for InFamous: Second Son was shown and introduced a female character in the game called Abigail Walker.

A video of Killzone: Shadow Fall’s multiplayer was shown, and the game lets you create Warzones and play those created by other players.

Jim Ryan then took the stage once more to discuss PS Plus and Sony Music Unlimited and announce Twitch coming to PS4.

Sony is entering into “strategic partnerships” with Europe’s leading ISP’s for broadband service deals with companies such as Deutche Telecom, Orange, Virgin and ONO which will produce internet speeds “of up to 200 mega bits per second” reserved for gaming.

Sony Music Unlimited will launch day one with PS4 and a free 14 day trial of PS Plus is available to any new PS4 owner and comes with the instant game collection, DriveCLub PS Plus Edition and RESOGUN. Users can also sign up for a year via the PS Store, and get an additional 90 days of Plus membership.

PS4/Vita remote play demonstrated with Assassin’s Creed 4

Jim Ryan announced during the conference that almost all PS4 games can be played remotely on Vita. This was demonstrated when Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot took the stage to show how remote play between PS4 and Vita works using Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag.

The demonstration showed a naval battle taking place on Vita over Wi-Fi by Ubisoft Montreal’s Pascal Theriault. It seemed flawless from the stage demo impression.

Guillemot also confirmed that Sony Pictures and Ubisoft are working on a movie for Watch Dogs and showed a new trailer for the game as well as announcing exclusive DLC content for PS4.

Ryan also announced Minecraft, one of the most requested games for Sony platforms, would be coming to PS4. Another PS4 game, War Thunder, was announced as an exclusive PS4 and will be free to play.

The date heard ’round the world

Finally, to close things out, Sony president and group CEO Andrew House took the stage to announce a date for PS4 and a price cut for PS3 Super Slim.

The 12GB model PS3 will now run you 199 Euros/$199 and if you purchase select games such as CoD: Ghosts, Watchdogs or Assassin’s Creed 4 for PS3, you can pick up the PS4 versions at a discount.

PlayStation 4, which has seen over 1 million pre-orders, will be released for 399 Euros/$399/£349 on November 15 in North America and November 29 in Europe.

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116 Comments

  1. Djoenz

    You better step up your game Sony. I beg of you please wow me! I might buy PS4 next year. . . . maybe. . .

    #1 2 years ago
  2. BazzaLFC

    Why is it the E3 press Conference video feed?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Dark

    I hope we see more first party exclusives and please don’t waste our time with Knack and PS3 games.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Kieran

    I hope its november so i can keep gta 5 longer before i trade in my ps3 !!! but exactly what @1 said i hope they wow us theyv been silent 4 agez !!! im gonna buy a ps4 regardless but id love something big

    #4 2 years ago
  5. MFBB

    #3 well dont forget there are millions of people who want to see Knack and PS3 games :)

    About 3 hours long presentation said the PlaystationBlog, so plenty of time for PS3/PSVita/PS4

    I really hope for surprises, was disappointed from Microsofts event when I read through all the news.

    Same with ElectronicArts conference.

    I want to see some surprises like Demon Souls 2 or whatever.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. actuallyisnotafox

    @3 hey knack is basically the jak and daxter/ratchet and clank of next generation! :p

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Kieran

    Id love a heavenly sword 2

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Hoika

    @7 Damn, I would love a Heavenly Sword 2 too! I would also like to see a new Siren game and The Last of Us 2… we’ll see…

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Dragon246

    @5,
    Its 3 hours including a chat session starting 2 hours from now, so the conf. probably wont be bigger than 1.5 hrs, at max 2 hrs.
    Still enough time to wow though :D

    #9 2 years ago
  10. dravenkaze

    its late starting again, needs better music

    #10 2 years ago
  11. monkeygourmet

    Worse intro ever…

    This is stupid as shit.

    Come one Sony, pick up the pace!

    #11 2 years ago
  12. monkeygourmet

    UI looked bad, this looks pretty unprofessional so far…

    Did this guy even learn his lines…?!

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Djoenz

    Whipped out my chocolate and oreos out the cabinet this betta good -__-
    Laptop connected to my tv.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Djoenz

    Yeah he mumbled the word conference. . teleprompter ftw.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. monkeygourmet

    @14

    Lol

    He’s locked on alright!

    #15 2 years ago
  16. MCTJim

    I thought the intro was cute..but you got to see the UI in action.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. monkeygourmet

    This is a car boot sale effort so far, get this guy off!

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Irani

    Sony Please Next Generation Game , Not knack ….

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Djoenz

    Man he is so nervous wahaha im laughing my ass off. .
    Shitt my laptop is rebooting due to updates arghh. .

    Next gen please!

    #19 2 years ago
  20. monkeygourmet

    Mega pack!

    Cool name, doesn’t make it sound like cheap shit atall! :/

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Dragon246

    Price cut for Vita! Woot!
    199$

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Djoenz

    Damn this laptop which happens to be Microsoft powered lol. What did I miss? . .

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Djoenz

    wtf is thees? ? o__O

    #23 2 years ago
  24. yeoung

    Just one time, I’d like to see a presenter that walks up in a Tetris shirt, and talking about how fucking awesome this shit is looking, and have you seen that shit!? Ridiculous right? yeaaah… co-op too baby.

    Check out these rides? Shiny as fuck, right? GT6 bitch. Get your race on.

    Instead it’s always the same stiff dude talking about accessibility like he’s trying to score a grant from the AAPD. It’d be cool to see a gamer up there, something the demographic at large could identify with.

    Instead we get mr. I sell-superglue-from-a-briefcase.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. monkeygourmet

    Murasuki Baby looks nice, I hope you can mute the whining sound effects though.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Djoenz

    @24
    Its a conference not a demonstration. They need to keep it professional yo! but that would be awesome indeed. Just refreshing.

    Murasaki Baby looks weird as hell @MG

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Irani

    Sony Please Stop It , We Do Not Like Vita , We Need Game and News About PS4

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Sadismek

    Wow, I love what they’ve showed for Vita so far!

    #28 2 years ago
  29. polygem

    i just realised HOW tired i am of this marketing bla…

    #29 2 years ago
  30. monkeygourmet

    @29

    Innovative, accessible x 100000

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Djoenz

    Guns of Icarus online? ?

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Irani

    Sony it is so Boring Show Come on Sony ….

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Joe Musashi

    Very happy about the prospect of a portable Rogue Legacy. Superb game.

    JM

    #33 2 years ago
  34. pcbros

    This pure focus on indie games is a huge mistake! I can get indie games on any PC with Steam for $3-5. There is no way people are going to pay $400 to buy indie games for $10-15.

    They better have big game announcements or they will fail.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Sadismek

    Did I hear them say… Naughty Dog? :D

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Djoenz

    Rapture tease hmmmm . .
    Hmm ICO feeling! !

    #36 2 years ago
  37. monkeygourmet

    Rime looks awesome: it’s effectively Windwaker X ICO, what’s not to like?!

    #37 2 years ago
  38. pcbros

    So far it’s indie games and arcade games that look last gen. I better see Uncharted 4.

    And that Sony camera game is just pathetic…

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Djoenz

    I agree Rime looks amazing hehe :D but more interested in Rapture and Shadow of the beast looks brute I suppose.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Joe Musashi

    @37 I got the feeling as well. Even the font is like ICO. I’m sure that’s no accident.

    JM

    #40 2 years ago
  41. monkeygourmet

    @40

    I was sprised it was Vita too?! I suppose the art style could be pretty scalable. Looks like one I’d rather play on the big screen though! :)

    #41 2 years ago
  42. pcbros

    So remote play is Sony’s immitation of the Wii U gamepad?

    The problem is that with the Wii U, you continue to use the same controller (so no gameplay loss), while the using remote play requires you to switch to a Vita (which is $200) and offers inferior controls to the PS4′s gamepad.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. polygem

    so far, the indies for vita and that windwaker ico game…other than that…hmmm.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Lengendaryboss

    Ok, price drop expected, as well as ports, the indie focus is an interesting topic i’ll cover at somepoint.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Joe Musashi

    Bringing out Andrew House to fire some corporate trolling and deliver a key announcement. Again.

    @42 What’s also important is to take away a USP from the competition. Just like last gen when MS and Sony brought out their motion controllers. It takes away a USP. Just like an exclusive going multiplat.

    Good diversity of content and ideas on display in that conference.

    JM

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Christopher Jack

    Hmm, I get the indie focus, just didn’t like it. Guess I had too high expectations, like perhaps a Last of Us & GT6 PS4 port, & maybe a few AAA announcements like Uncharted 4. In fact I think my biggest gripe with the Vita were the promises of AAA quality games on the go but that just hasn’t & remains unlikely to happen.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. YungBroccoli

    @42 Remote play was already a feature on the PSP in 2007.

    It is not a Imitation Wii U gamepad is an Imitation. If we did an comparison.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. pcbros

    Honestly, was anyone really impressed with this conference?

    I think they blew it. There was nothing shown that I hadn’t already seen or that makes me want a PS4 all of a sudden.

    Their camera is a joke and the fact they didn’t include it with every system seals it’s doom. Historically speaking, add-on peripherals have never been really successful.

    They were even too embarassed to show Drive Club footage. I was expecting a final build with much better graphics than the E3 build.

    Infamous was cool, but I already saw it and it’s not enough for me to spend $400.

    I really expected Uncharted 4…. huge let down for me.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. fihar

    How many indie titles were announced again? I lost count.
    I love Runner 2 as much as the next guy but even I think this is a bit unbalanced. I half-expected that there will be more indie titles than triple-A ones come launch day but I definitely didn’t expect this.

    #49 2 years ago
  50. zoopdeloop

    @48 as much of Microsoft’s.Both were underwhelming

    you should know by now that ND announces it’s games at VGAs.
    don’t expect a ND game so soon (they merely just released Last of Us)
    at least we know they are working on something so does Sony Santa Monica and MM.
    As i have said no game on either Ps4 or One is a system seller for now although there are going to be later on

    #50 2 years ago
  51. Phoenixblight

    @50

    “don’t expect a ND game so soon (they merely just released Last of Us)”

    You do realize that Naughty Dogs has two separate teams right? So they can release games within a year of each other and it would be a non-issue.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. TF_PtMaster

    @48 i was hopping for a much better show. But we need to be realist, this was a conference not a showcase. They have 3 platforms and they need to sell all 3.

    PS3 is still getting strong games, and is in this late life cycle when consoles are cheaper to make. Is important for them to sell systems.

    Vita is in trouble. They need to sell the handled, and with the price drop, they can hope for better days.

    Of course we, up to date gamers, want new annoucments everyday, i was hopping for the new ND game.

    And with all those preorders they don’t need to push harder.

    Next year E3 and gamescom will be strong in games.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. zoopdeloop

    @51

    that happened with the Last of Us so the other team would still support Uncharted 3 additional content.We don’t know if they’re working together again or not for their next game

    #53 2 years ago
  54. Phoenixblight

    @53

    You think it takes a full team to make map packs and the like for Uncharted 3? It doesn’t it takes a relatively small team(10-15 people) to pump out that DLC so the main team would be in production for another game. Also a developer doesn’t work on the game until release. 3 months prior to release they are already moved on to another project whether that be DLC or another game.

    #54 2 years ago
  55. zoopdeloop

    @54

    yet we don’t know if both teams are working together on their next game.Or if post development of TLOU the team took a very long vacation.They deserve it after all
    I’ll stick to it.Don’t expect a new ND game any time soon.

    #55 2 years ago
  56. Phoenixblight

    “yet we don’t know if both teams are working together on their next game”

    Does it matter? They have a huge team well over most studios so splitting them and allowing them have vacation they can still hit the ground running. All studios give a vacation period after release that is usually factored in. It may not be in the coming weeks sure but in the next 6 months you will see an announcement.

    Also Media Molecule’s game was in GI magazine a while back and that game that was shown at E3 a year ago is the sole reason why I am getting a PS4.

    #56 2 years ago
  57. zoopdeloop

    @56 that’s what i was telling him anyway.
    I’m sure he’d expected something from them a lot sooner…like right now which is practicaly impossible since they already released a game.as you said it will take a little while for an announcement and i’m pretty sure by the end of 2014 we’ll have our hands on their new game

    #57 2 years ago
  58. Stephany Nunneley

    Christ it took me ages, but the post is finally cleaned up and full of pertinent information. :/

    #58 2 years ago
  59. sebastien rivas

    even though it is a conference. I was hoping more hook and fish.
    Cute but nothing for gamers per se except price tags which is always welcoming.

    One question remains. Why is Vita so dam expensive? I understand you have the whole hoopla houray technology inside it but it is not of today nor can’t be more produced to down price. I was expecting less than 199 mark point to be honest. Maybe dreaming indeed but it sounds like Sony stuck his foot in the door retail price-wise with conponent choices. Am I wrong?
    I have been lurking around for Vita and the de facto is 2 models, wifi and wifi+3g but 3g comes through ATT and boyyyy you don’t want to plan 3G with ATT. It works, it works perhaps very well but I have done my share with ATT to be honest and I feel like a whore throwing money to his pimp.
    Would not that be cool if Sony comes on US soil with his own telecommunication. I feel like ATT and others have decent choices but price just is a real killer. It is like they don’t want you to use the internet.
    Maybe a Vita wifi yes but I wait a bit to see what is going on for PS4>Vita, how devs follow the trend and how it is used.

    Thanks Steph,
    Nice article

    #59 2 years ago
  60. kaffikjelen

    It was a disappointing conference compared to last year, and that’s quite an achievement with the PS4 upcoming. But what ground my gears the most was the idiotic camera, absurdly filming the audience when trailers were playing on-screen. Who the hell cares about the audience when there’s next-gen graphics on display?

    #60 2 years ago
  61. tezzer1985

    Sony have done really well with the PS4, they clearly do not need to blow their load with AAA 1st Party this year…also with 3rd parties having a strong line up, I’m sure E3 2014 will be highly entertaining

    #61 2 years ago
  62. Javinator

    Wow.. speechless.
    Sony with so much hype going in with this and all they come out with are more indie games??

    I think X1 is back in the winning in the “Next Gen” Dept

    #62 2 years ago
  63. Telepathic.Geometry

    I see that Fez is coming to Vita. Is there any hope that it might be released on PS3 as well?

    #63 2 years ago
  64. Lengendaryboss

    @63
    PS3, PS Vita and PS4, no need for hope when its confirmed.

    #64 2 years ago
  65. MCTJim

    I watched this 3 times and the biggest applause was for Borderlands 2. Really seemed rather lackluster given that this is the the biggest show in Europe if I am not mistaken.

    Sony seemed to concentrate on Vita and indies more than anything. Like it was predicted.

    I did however hear the swipe Sony took at MS and that was very unprofessional. When people lash out like that they feel threatened in some way. That being said, I feel that both companies have changed for the better. Both companies have made strides in the last 6 months since their reveals. This is going to drain everyone’s wallets come this Thanksgiving and Christmas Season.

    #65 2 years ago
  66. Phoenixblight

    Gamescom has always been weak in presentations. Always. TGS has always been better and that is not even aimed at the west.

    MS was pretty much Dr. Evil when he was persuading his son he was “hip”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=UeS-Xb5u4-U&t=6

    #66 2 years ago
  67. MCTJim

    Well TGS is September 19-22..I hope Sony’s showing will be better than at Gamescom.

    #67 2 years ago
  68. Lengendaryboss

    @65
    The competition both lash out each other on occasion:

    Its not just Sony:
    http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=166487
    http://www.videogamer.com/xbox360/grand_theft_auto_4/news/ms_digs_at_sony_over_higher_gta_4_sales.html
    https://twitter.com/yosp/status/369938017634766849
    http://n4g.com/news/31285/microsoft-crash-ps3-launch-party-in-france-with-xbox-360-love-boat

    #68 2 years ago
  69. MCTJim

    @68 I find it disgusting that anyone at top level taking stabs be it either side.

    My issue is coming out during a press conference and taking a swipe..I dont care who you are show some class. You are the president of Sony thus I hold you to higher standards. If Bill Gates came out and said Sony Sucks I would feel the same way…show some class.

    #69 2 years ago
  70. Telepathic.Geometry

    @Lengendaryboss: Shit, I must have misread it so, I only saw Vita. Fuckin’ sweet!!! ^-^ /dances

    #70 2 years ago
  71. redwood

    haha this was funny :D
    https://twitter.com/XboxSupport2/status/369947667645751296

    #71 2 years ago
  72. redwood

    @51 I really DON’t want an yearly uncharted, I don’t UC to turn int Ass-creed, which is one franchise that has completely became diluted. the last of us took more than year to make and it’s a great game, same for infamous and UC too. but anyway I am not privy to ND’s internal working so i can’t say what they are up to, but they should have showed up last night.
    I liked the conference over all, some of the indies were owesome, (rime, shadow of the beast, rapture)…

    #72 2 years ago
  73. Joe Musashi

    @69 Better not read Aaron Greenbergs’ twitter if you’re such a delicate flower.

    Looks like you still have a lot of trouble seeing all the trees in that forest of yours.

    JM

    #73 2 years ago
  74. redwood

    @73.. didn’t see any stabs at sony on aaron’s twitter.. do link me to that if you can..

    #74 2 years ago
  75. zoopdeloop

    @69 they did it in a very much classy way.It was also their answer for Microsoft stalking them and following on their footsteps to play catch up.This whole reference didn’t took more than 10 secs.Microsoft has done that in the past and dragged it along while they always throw jabs under the belt at them via journalism and social media.
    you can tell who is obsessed with who here.

    Microsoft is the worst type competitor it does this all the time with Apple,Google… you name it

    #75 2 years ago
  76. Joe Musashi

    @74 I’m not talking about the last 24 hours. More like the last 7 years :).

    But, frankly, although we know what Andrew House was referring to he wasn’t trolling without a point. He was making a valid comparison (and a point many gamers are expressing concern on) and presenting his company is the purist of the pure. Part of his job.

    As #68 points out, this isn’t the only time this has happened and some of the antics of the past have been very blatant indeed. These conferences are not about humility and any advantage from one company will tend to be exaggerated at the expense of the other.

    Which, in fairness, is what Aaron Greenberg and others are paid to do as well.

    JM

    #76 2 years ago
  77. Lengendaryboss

    @MCTJim
    Whatever floats your boat, but taking classy, sly jabs anywhere should be “unprofessional” not just at a conference: that logic just doesn’t make any sense.

    “If Bill Gates came out and said Sony Sucks I would feel the same way” Thats not what he said, he said it in a classy manner and didn’t referenced MS (We know its them). You seem to neglect what you don’t want to hear, make up what wasn’t said and comment on a topic you have no knowledge on right up until the point MS says they are doing it: Kinect, this and Self-publishing.

    #77 2 years ago
  78. redwood

    am with LB on this…I think it was not an under the belt kinda thing. He did in a “professional” manner by actually stating the truth.

    #78 2 years ago
  79. MCTJim

    @77 We can disagree what classy is. Point is he is the President and should hold himself to a higher manner of professionalism. I hold him to a higher standard….. And nice spin..like usual..LOL no knowledge..LOL nice jab..keep spinning like you always do

    #79 2 years ago
  80. Lengendaryboss

    @79
    Spin? Its what you said, word for word, so please stop labelling me as something i’m not.

    http://cosmoquest.org/forum/showthread.php?65150-Classy-insults
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/trash-talk

    No we cannot it was classy, did Sony say MS sucks? no.

    “While others has shifted their message and changed their story, we were consistent in maintaining a message that is fair and in tune with consumer desires, We strove to deliver a platform that delivers both power and great value. And the response we’ve received has been nothing short of incredible.”

    EDIT: Oh ok weren’t you the one who said security could be hacked by indies under the self publishing scheme and then turn on his words when MS announced self-publishing? Weren’t you the one who couldn’t see that the “naysayers” didn’t want Kinect in the box but you were the one relating that problem to price? And weren’t you just the one who said Sony should be professional but ignoring the last seven years of this unprofessional behaviour then say it only relates to conferences?

    Nice jab? yeah in a classy manner, i’m not outright insulting you. Thats an example right there.

    #80 2 years ago
  81. MCTJim

    @80 and that was the president of sony taking a swipe openly..I dont like it..he should be held to a higher standard…that is my opinion and if you dont like it..fine..you dont have to.

    Nice spin again on the indies..you quoted something old before I realized that there was indeed a process to prevent that. I admitted I was wrong, but here you go spinning and leaving out the steak from the steak and potatoes dinner. Another words leaving out then ending and resolution…see you spun it..good job

    and if you bother to read other forums..you would get the kinect issue..which I can tell from your other posts you dont want regardless of price..its in the box and its staying..

    #81 2 years ago
  82. Lengendaryboss

    @81
    Oh i remember all of it, never quoted the indies but all i commented on was the fact that you were arguing about it before (with no knowledge) then changed your tune the moment MS announced it coincidentally with knowledge. I know you admitted you were wrong but unless you can tell me the above didn’t happen i’m not spinning anything and thats just a defence mechanism. Also its not the point of issue.

    “and if you bother to read other forums..you would get the kinect issue..which I can tell from your other posts you dont want regardless of price..its in the box and its staying..”

    Its not a issue, its not hard to take Kinect out of the box. Oh so you are bringing price into the Kinect issue again… no not even going to say anything more about that. Just like all the polices MS u-turned, just like the headset that wasn’t supposed to be in the box.

    #82 2 years ago
  83. MCTJim

    @82 I leave you with this: Dwelling on the past only blinds you to the future.

    as for Kinect..no matter what decision you make..someone will always be mad at you

    #83 2 years ago
  84. Dragon246

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=655323
    “”I think that it’s quite clear that you should wait, because the Xbox is the only real eight-generation console. The PlayStation 4 is, and I’m sad to say but this is how it looks to me, only a more powerful PlayStation 3. On the other hand I think the Xbox One is a paradigm shift in the console world: A whole entertainment system.”
    Says MS rep.

    At least House isn’t talking out of his ass.

    #84 2 years ago
  85. Lengendaryboss

    @83
    Don’t give advice that doesn’t even remotely make sense in my situation.

    #85 2 years ago
  86. Lengendaryboss

    @Dragon
    Forget it, he only means when its related conferences and presidents/CEO.

    #86 2 years ago
  87. backup

    Sony won by huge margin

    and they say gamescom = PC

    looks like PC was treated like shit

    PC pirates will get PS3 port of fifa and PES lol

    #87 2 years ago
  88. MCTJim

    @85/86 when MS was asked about the comment http://www.gamespot.com/events/gamescom-2013/microsoft-responds-to-sonys-shifting-message-comment-6413418/

    thats classy

    #88 2 years ago
  89. Joe Musashi

    Evasive =! Classy

    Remember this bit of class? Or this one?

    For the record, I’m fine with chest-beating by execs. Its what they do. These companies have a product to sell. They are going to blur lines, exaggerate and inflate positives. That’s how it is.

    JM

    #89 2 years ago
  90. Lengendaryboss

    @88
    And this is what? http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=571273

    So the above me and Dragon linked is what? See 68/84/89

    Oh wasn’t it presidents not vice-presidents that you expect to have class? Wasn’t that supposed to be at a conference like stated above so openly? Your view on what is classy and what is not, is completely wrong.

    Like JM said “Looks like you still have a lot of trouble seeing all the trees in that forest of yours.”

    #90 2 years ago
  91. Dragon246

    “We will kill Sony at E3″
    - Craig Davidson, Director of Global Marketing Microsoft

    Did no one asked him afterwards? :D

    Now that is CLASSY.

    #91 2 years ago
  92. MCTJim

    again dragon you came late to the party..I said I dont like it from either side….can stand it at all it really bothers me. If I saw that one from MS, I would have called him on the carpet.

    at LB Dwelling on the past only blinds you to the future…

    #92 2 years ago
  93. Lengendaryboss

    @MCTJim
    Are you completely neglecting it because it proves you wrong or what? Keep trying though even though you are wrong anyway both on the definition of classy and failing to see that both companies do this not just Sony.

    It doesn’t matter what level employee said the comments, that employee is representing the company and his views/opinions on the competition. The “deal with it” cost one person his job, the arrogance of Don Mattrick made negativity worse. So again if you honestly think Presidents snipes/insults/classy snipes only matter in a conference thats just wrong in so many ways and if you can’t apply to both, its makes you see only one side.

    http://cosmoquest.org/forum/showthread.php?65150-Classy-insults

    #93 2 years ago
  94. Lengendaryboss

    @92
    Its even more ironic and shows hypocrisy at @95 Says the person who links a past article to prove his wrong point

    “Dwelling on the past only blinds you to the future”
    Again you don’t know me so you don’t have any right to pass off advice not helpful in anyway.

    #94 2 years ago
  95. MCTJim

    AT LB..still the spinster as ever…remember Titanfall is an X1 exclusive…no its not..blah blah blah I can play it on PC..Dude you damn well that its a console exclusive to MS….keep spinning you will have a great career in politics one day

    #95 2 years ago
  96. Lengendaryboss

    @95
    So you give advice not to focus on past, brings up the past.

    What does that make you? LOL :P

    I’m going to tell you what i told him: not exclusive, he couldn’t prove it and neither can you.
    I never said play it on PC, i was talking about platforms.

    One more thing like the person i told it wasn’t exclusive he couldn’t prove any of what he was saying, you can’t either (Still can’t even prove the spinster) i think you two need tips in that department ;)

    Politics? I didn’t spin your words and strangely you still can’t deny thats what happened.

    Done.

    #96 2 years ago
  97. monkeygourmet

    @96

    As its still being talked about;

    I thought the Sony ‘punch’ to MS last night was a complete cheap shot.

    It is fair game these days, but it did nothing other than make me think Sony has a weaker showing on launch now that MS has got their shit together.

    It looked a bit desperate if you ask me. Just show some cool stuff and stop acting like a bitchy little girl in the playground. MS has come on leaps and bounds since E3 IMO, Sony have pretty much flat lined.

    #97 2 years ago
  98. Lengendaryboss

    @97
    Yeah the press conference was weak for both of them and they both make cheap shots, the competition always fight dirty :P

    I’m still wondering why they didn’t show what their studios were working on.

    #98 2 years ago
  99. zinc

    What was said that has all the Xbots flustered?

    Was it something about their strategy not changing?

    OOOH burn!!

    :/

    #99 2 years ago
  100. Lengendaryboss

    @99
    Here:
    “While others has shifted their message and changed their story, we were consistent in maintaining a message that is fair and in tune with consumer desires, We strove to deliver a platform that delivers both power and great value. And the response we’ve received has been nothing short of incredible.”

    Mind you the above says its a snipe and unprofessional rather than classy, even though facts were shoved in front of him.

    #100 2 years ago
  101. beast313

    Seems Sony knows what their vision is and has no reason to deviate. Microsoft isn’t doing their usual boasting because they have been put into a defensive position. Statement by Sony is just a fact of the situation.

    #101 2 years ago
  102. monkeygourmet

    @100

    Also, it’s a lie.

    It’s almost guaranteed that half of Sony’s ‘strategy’ was created ‘on the fly’…

    We’re you really going to sell the camera separately Sony? Reallllllly?

    Half of it just seemed like quick reactions to me after MS’s abysmal first ‘TV TV TV’ showing. Went first, showed very little then reacted of MS’s dullard manuvres.

    Not bad, but their going to have to do more than score a few open goals before I’ll be impressed. Also, they keep making the same jokes, it looks like a bit of a one trick pony show at the moment.

    And the Indie stuff, we get it!!! You love to suck hardcore true gamer cock…

    #102 2 years ago
  103. Lengendaryboss

    @102
    At this point i’m sick of debating thanks to a nuisance, whether or not Sony changed their strategies behind the scenes at this point is all conspiracy and honestly based on denied rumours.

    The indie stuff i’m not a big fan of, glad they are supporting it but come on leave it in a sizzle reel not dedicate almost the entire conference to it.

    I can’t believe it but Gamescom and E3 standards are slipping, slowly but surely.

    #103 2 years ago
  104. monkeygourmet

    @103

    So maybe if Sony / MS had a Nintendo Direct? But showed games instead of apologising for 1 hour? :)

    #104 2 years ago
  105. Phoenixblight

    @102

    PS4 was announced first now tell me in that announcement was the the camera ever the focus because I never saw it. Hell, I didn’t know about it until weeks after in an article. WHere MS did their announcement it was all about the kinect and TV. You have no ground to stand on claiming that it was changed on the fly due to MS horrible PR. You have nothing to prove your point what-so-ever. You’re grasping at best. Its actually coming off very fanboyish.

    #105 2 years ago
  106. Lengendaryboss

    @104
    Sony had something like that for PS Vita, it wasn’t as high profile and entertaining: (if you ain’t japanese ;) called Vita Heaven for Japan.
    http://www.giantbomb.com/playstation-vita/3045-129/forums/ps-vita-heaven-2-happening-tomorrow-february-18-1425051/

    MS? That would be intriguing, there are a few people within them that sound like entertaining people.

    Overall they both have good people suitable for that type of event.

    #106 2 years ago
  107. monkeygourmet

    @105

    Okay, you got me.

    I can’t prove it. But, to not assume Sony was trying to counter and run with MS’s bad publicity and high price is naive.

    We only have Sony’s word to go on, and I wouldn’t trust each of the companies for 1 second with shit like that.

    #107 2 years ago
  108. Djoenz

    @107
    Out of the two companies which do you trust more aye? You can make up stories all you want at least Sony had their vision from the get go.

    By developers and for developers. GAMES. Now take your pick or buy both, but seriously stop spreading bullshit.

    #108 2 years ago
  109. Lengendaryboss

    @DJ
    I wouldn’t fault him most people believe Sony dropped the camera to undercut MS (based on a denied rumour) and can’t prove it afterwards.

    At this point just ignore it.

    #109 2 years ago
  110. Phoenixblight

    @107

    ” can’t prove it. But, to not assume Sony was trying to counter and run with MS’s bad publicity and high price is naive.

    We only have Sony’s word to go on, and I wouldn’t trust each of the companies for 1 second with shit like that.”

    Just because there is no proof doesn’t mean you can just claim it so. It doesn’t work like that. If SOny announcement was like MS with their camera being the focus then at E3 they did exactly what they did then I would say yes that is most likely the case but its not. The camera is as much of an afterthought as it was this gen. SOny would be absolutely moronic not to exploit MS horrendous PR. MS would have done the same thing if the tables had turned.

    #110 2 years ago
  111. monkeygourmet

    @107

    I’m still apprehensive of Sony from all the PS3 bullshit.

    Rumble in pad, fake game trailers, cross game talk etc…

    But, they seem a bit more switched on with PS4. I am getting both btw, always have done, always will. Also, MS has plenty of sizzle reels and PR shit saying exactly the same shit.

    Hell, even Nintendo had a dev saying how using Wii U was better than publishing on STEAM the other day…

    If you’ve got a game coming out on a system, you’d be a dick not to say how great xxx company was. Unless your Phill Fish obviously, and we all know how that ended up till Sony bailed his white ass out.

    #111 2 years ago
  112. Djoenz

    @109
    I just find it funny when all the rumours were spreading around about xboxone BEFORE tMicrosoft’s announcement of the console, people were like nah just rumours and cant be true etc..

    Then most of those rumours happened to be the truth and now some of those people are making rumours up on Sony’s front just for the sake of it it seems…

    Rumours were flying in and ppl were like until there is an official statement we dont believe it. Well newsflash if Sony did not put out an official statement about certain topics please apply the same principal.

    :)

    #112 2 years ago
  113. monkeygourmet

    @110

    Of course, I’m just more suspicious than you with regards to Sony. That’s all.

    I don’t really trust this was all in good nature when they weren’t really tested at any point. It was easy as pie all the way through, but yeah, that was down to MS being sucks monumental assholes with their unveiling.

    #113 2 years ago
  114. Djoenz

    @MG
    Thats why I never buy consoles within first launch year let alone pre order :P

    I bought the ps3 slim very late tbh. You might have more knowledge about their pr than me.

    You have no idea how hard I laughed about ppl having their ps3 YLOD’ed and ppl having their xboxes RROD’ed.

    #114 2 years ago
  115. monkeygourmet

    @114

    I know what you mean, but i think these launches seem pretty good ‘game wise’ compared to some though.

    Main problem being: a lot of these games are multi platform and you can get them on PS3 / 360, plus stuff like GT6, GTA 5 etc…

    I’m usually good to go, if there are about 4 or so games I want on launch. Spread those out over about 6 months and the next wave starts coming…

    Well, that’s what I kept telling myself with Wii U! :) (at least it’s getting more stuff now!)

    #115 2 years ago
  116. Phoenixblight

    @114

    I bought an Xbox 360 2 years after launch and it RROD thankfully MS had that warranty that extended for 3 years for RROD Xboxes. I have had my Ps3 and it has yet to YLOD. If anyone is getting a launch device they would be moronic not to get a warranty. I always get one for 2 years for launch devices. No skin off my back. If the PS4 bricks I send it to AMazon and I get a new one no issue.

    #116 2 years ago

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  • Pre-ordering State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition in US nets an in-game knife

    Those who pre-order the State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition will net a bonus, according to Undead Labs. Select retailers in the US will offer the following knives as in-game pre-order bonus content: GameStop -  The Avalonian :  A true work of art, taken off the body of a fantasy enthusiast whose excitement at having […]

  • Rollercoaster Tycoon World gameplay teaser video released

    Today, Atari has provided a look at gameplay for Rollercoaster Tycoon World. Set for release during the first part of this year, the game allows players to build their own rides and which can be shared with other players. It will also feature four-player co-op.

  • One Heist challenge in GTA Online pays out $10 million in cash

    GTA Online’s new Heists content was previewed by various outlets at GDC 2015 this week, and according to hands-on with the free upcoming content, there’s over 20 hours worth of things to do and quite a bit of money to gain. Oh, and a VTOL Hydra jet too. According to a really informative piece from […]

  • Activision Blizzard makes Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list

    For the first time, Activision Blizzard has been named to Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list for 2015. The survey conducted by Fortune found the company “ranked highly with its employees” which felt the atmosphere was friendly and place in which they could “be themselves.” “We have always considered Activision Blizzard to be […]

  • Evolve Hunt for Gold Weekend nets players special monster skin

    A Evolve community event is taking place this weekend, and participants will receive a special skin for Goliath, Kraken, and Wraith. Dubbed the Evolve Hunt for Gold Weekend, it’s the first in a series of upcoming online community challenges and events taking place over the coming months. Those who log-in starting today at 9pm PST […]

  • This video teases contents of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – Episode 3

    A teaser video and images for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – Episode 3 have been posted by Capcom. The assets can be considered potential spoilers, so just be aware of that before having a look. The game’s Season Pass costs $20, and the disc version releases March 17 in North America and on March 20 […]

  • GTA Online Heists teaser video is extremely short

    With Heists coming to GTA Online next week, Rockstar has released one of the shortest teaser videos we’ve seen in ages. Hopefully you didn’t blink. Heists, along with Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode, arrive next week on March 10. The PC version of Heists will arrive on April 14 when the PC version of the […]

  • The Division rumors claim Dark Zones support up to 100 players – video

    With the recent leak of older, pre-alpha footage of the The Division, rumors over the game’s contents have been swirling, and today we have a video for you discussing said rumors. Once of the rumors pertain to the game is that it contains 50-100 Player Dark Zones, which are PvP areas. Supposedly, these areas also […]

  • Here’s a look at MGS5: The Phantom Pain emblem creation, limited edition bionic arm

    A look at how to create your own emblems in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain was demonstrated in the latest Kojima Station broadcast, along with a look at the bionic arm replica included in the limited edition. A Venom Snake emblem will come with the limited edition version of the game, parts of […]

  • Elite: Dangerous coming to PS4 once Xbox One exclusivity period ends

    Elite: Dangerous was announced for Xbox One at GDC 2015 yesterday, and those disappointed over the lack of a PlayStation 4 announcement will be pleased to know it’s in the cards. According to Frontier boss David Braben the space-sim will head to PS4 at some point, once the console exclusivity deal with Microsoft has expired. […]

  • Here’s two new The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots to salivate over

    Two new screenshots from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have been released, and they are gorgeous as always. The screenshots follow the two released over the weekend. You can look at the new images in full HD glory over on Only Single Player. CD Projekt Red is at PAX East this weekend showing off the latest […]

  • Microsoft looking into streaming PC games to Xbox One

    With Windows 10, Xbox One users will soon be able to stream their games to PC. Microsoft is also looking into streaming PC games to Xbox One, according to news out of GDC. Speaking with Polygon at GDC 2015, Xbox program director Mike Ybarra said the company is also looking into the ability to stream […]

  • Free! Vindictus Lann Revamp codes worth €25

    We have 400 Lann Revamp codes worth €25 to giveaway for free to VG247 readers. All you need to do is enter your details in the box below and you’ll be given a code to redeem in game. The codes are for warrior character Lann and offer a 7 day unlimited Inner Armour pass, battle […]

  • US eShop update: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, OlliOlli, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, OlliOlli and a demo version of Azure Striker GUNVOL. Your full update is below. eShop Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars – Wii U, 3DS – Cross Buy OlliOlli – Wii U, 3DS – Cross-Buy Proun+ – Proun+ […]

  • Rock Band 4 confirmed for Xbox One and PS4: supports old instruments and 2,168 songs

    Harmonix has lifted the lid on the long-rumoured Rock Band 4, stating it will support 2,168 previously released tracks and last-gen instruments on PS4 and Xbox One. The game will be out this year. Harmonix has yet to reveal specific features for the game, but it has been built with a completely new engine. As […]

  • First run of Rodea the Sky Soldier copies on Wii U come with Wii version

    The first print run of Rodea the Sky Soldier on Wii U will come with the Wii version packed in, NIS America has confirmed. The publisher confirmed today in a press release that anyone who buys the first run of the retail version of Rodea the Sky Soldier on Wii U will find the Wii […]

  • Unreal Tournament 4 lets modders sell cosmetic items to players

    Unreal Tournament 4 is a game built with the help of the modding community. So it’s only natural that it will feature a marketplace where all cosmetic items can be sold. Epic Games has confirmed that it will allow modders from the community to sell the cosmetics items they’ve created on the game’s marketplace. The […]

  • D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is coming to PC – rumour

    SWERY 65 has shown off D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die running on PC at GDC this week, teasing that a possible port may be on the way. D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is SWERY 65′s latest project. An episodic detective affair, D4 came out on Xbox One last September and utilised Kinect as its main […]

  • Valve’s Lighthouse, VR controllers and more explained

    Valve’s less-talked about prototype VR controllers and its Lighthouse technology have been shown in more detail. When HTC announced Vive, the VR headset it’s working on with Valve, it mentioned “base stations” and ergonomic controllers. Now we know what they meant by that. The controllers are still in prototype phase, and will look better when […]

  • Listen to two professional Counter-Strike players explain why Dust2 is so popular

    Hear what makes iconic Counter-Strike map Dust2 one of the most popular maps in shooter history from two former eSports players. Sal “Volcano” Garozzo and Shawn “FMPONE” Snelling are both retired professional Counter-Strike players who are currently working as designers. At GDC this year, the pair hosted a panel titled “Community Level Design for Competitive […]

  • Core Morpheus hardware locked in, no plans for wireless version

    Sony has finalised the core hardware for its VR headset Project Morpheus, and does not currently plan on releasing a wireless version. SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida spoke to Gamespot at GDC and confirmed that the core hardware of Morpheus is “pretty much done” but that “lots of tweaks and improvements” are still being […]

  • Watch the full Phil Spencer keynote from GDC 2015

    The full GDC 2015 keynote of Xbox boss Phil Spencer is now available to watch. In case you missed last nights’s Phil Spencer keynote at GDC 2015, the whole thing has been made available to watch on YouTube. The address is titled “The Future of Gaming Across the Microsoft Ecosytem,” and it’s where Spencer announced […]

  • Elite: Dangerous won’t be “dumbed down” for Xbox One

    The Xbox One version of Elite: Dangerous will in fact be the same as the PC one. Elite: Dangerous developer Frontier came out on stage last night at GDC to announce the game making its console debut on Xbox One. Some have feared that the port would not provide the same experience as the PC […]

  • Virtual reality: by gum, it’s really happening

    Virtual reality has exited the realm of peripheral gimmick and turned into something that just might go mainstream. VR has an uphill battle ahead of it. The tech is going to be expensive, and there are a number of problems that need to be solved before it could be considered an inclusive technology (motion sickness, […]

  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor takes Game of the Year at GDC Awards 2015

    And the winner is: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor beat out Alien: Isolation, Bayonetta 2, Destiny, and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft to win Game of the Year at the Game Developer’s Choice Awards 2015. Elsewhere in the awards, Ustwo’s mobile hit Monument Valley was a stand-out favourite, with wins in the Innovation, […]

  • Alien: Isolation was prototyped in third-person – video

    Alien: Isolation is one of the most effectively scary triple-A games in years, but it didn’t start off a perfect creation of pure terror. Creative Assembly prototyped Alien: Isolation in third-person perspective before they nailed down the final approach. The developer revealed this during a GDC 2015 presentation, and it’s a good reminder that games […]

  • Madden 15 added to EA Vault

    Madden 15 is now included in EA’s all-you-can-eat subscriber service. Madden 15 is the ninth game to be added to the EA Vault, a stash of games available on demand for EA Access subscribers. It's still Madden Season for EA Access members – Madden NFL 15 is now in The Vault for all members. Go […]

  • Source Engine 2 doesn’t have hidden costs or royalties – but is Steam exclusive

    Three major engines went free at GDC 2015, and each of them is monetising in a different way. There’s been a heck of a lot of discussion about development tools and the costs associated with them during GDC 2015. First Epic announced that Unreal Engine 4 would be free, bar royalities on successful releases. Then […]

  • Final Fantasy creator hates sequels

    Final Fantasy, a byword in prolific franchises, was created by a man who hates sequel. Final Fantasy games are famous for being reinvented with each core release, and it was not until series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi began to withdraw from the franchise after Final Fantasy 9 that we started seeing regular sequels and spin-offs. Speaking […]

  • Guardian complaints led to the closure of Destiny’s Loot Cave

    Destiny players are to blame for the shuttering of the much loved Loot Cave. Early in Destiny‘s history, many players got hugely excited about the “Loot Cave”. Accessible shortly after starting the game for the first time, this high-volume spawn point allowed players to stand in one place, taking out waves and waves of low-level […]

  • Xbox and PC games boss Phil Harrison to leave Microsoft – rumour

    Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Business VP and EMEA head of games Phil Harrison is rumoured to have thrown in the towel. Microsoft has not issued a statement on Harrison’s alleged departure, despite repeated questioning by press at GDC 2015. Instead, word comes via multiple sources speaking to GamesIndustry at the show. According to the rumours, Harrison […]

  • Metal Gear Online commentated trailer explains stuffed dog – but not invisibility

    Metal Gear Online developer Kojima Productions has provided significantly more insight into how the multiplayer side of The Phantom Pain works. Metal Gear Online is the online multiplayer component of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. Konami hasn’t shared a great deal about it yet, but we did see a very cool Metal Gear […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Xbox One trailer shows off space MMO

    If Elite: Dangerous looks this good on Xbox One we have nothing to complain about. Microsoft revealed Elite: Dangerous is coming to Xbox One this year during its GDC presentations today. We don’t know very much about the port, but I suppose we ought to have expected it; Frontier Developments has a very close relationship […]

  • Battletoads to appear in Shovel Knight Xbox One

    A Battletoads remake must be on the horizon. Right? Right?? The Battletoads will appear in the upcoming Xbox One version of Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games revealed today. The Battletoads drop in for a fight! Shovel Knight is headed to Xbox One and meets up with @RareLtd brawling trio! pic.twitter.com/OCQIuWbH3W — Yacht Club Games (@YachtClubGames) […]

  • The Division pre-alpha footage leaks, Ubisoft says it’s well out of date

    The Division fans finally got a look at Ubisoft’s MMO this week, but the publisher has said the footage is not in any way representative. Pre-alpha footage of the The Division was leaked this week, but has since been thoroughly smacked down by takedown notices. All that remains are a few screenshots and a GIF: […]

  • Microsoft HoloLens designer killed in hit and run accident

    Very sad news out of Redmond this week, as Mike Ey was killed in a tragic accident. Ey, 30, was one of the key project designers on Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset. He was killed on Saturday morning in a rear-end collision. The driver of the second vehicle fled the scene but was tracked down by […]

  • AMD throws support behind VR with new low-latency anti-nausea tech

    GPU manufacturer AMD has released a new SDK compatible with “a broad set of VR devices”. Called LiquidVR, the tech is designed to “bring better content, comfort, and compatibility to VR applications” including games, simulation, entertainment, education, social media, travel, medicine, real estate and ecommerce, apparently. AMD said maintaining comfort and realism in VR environments […]

  • Danganronpa 3 in the works, but a long way off yet

    A new Danganronpa is happening. Danganronpa 3 is in the very, very early production stages, writer Kodaka Kazutaka has confirmed. Nothing about the project is “set in stone”, Kazutaka told Polygon, so there are no details to share yet; the characters and story may change several times before being finalised. The writer said he’s weighing […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League 2015 schedule announced

    Major League Gaming has announced the full schedule for the 2015 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League. The eSpots firm revealed two more seasons of Pro League, a live Relegation tournament for Season Three, and a season ending World Championship with $250,000 up for grabs You can watch all the action on MLG.tv […]

  • Happy Birthday PlayStation 2, you are almost old enough to drive

    Amidst all the GDC 2015 hoopla today, we forgot to wish PlayStation 2 a Happy Birthday. The system turned 15 years old today, going by its March 4, 2000 launch date in Japan. It was released in the west that autumn, and had shipped 100 million units in less than six years post launch. PS2 […]

  • Here’s what the final version of Valve’s Steam Controller looks like

    A look at the updated Steam Controller has surfaced via a hands-on post from Polygon. Valve said what you see in the images below is the final version of the controller. The controller has gone through numerous revisions since it was first revealed, but it seems Valve has decided on two touch pads which work […]

  • The Sims, SimCity developer closed down

    The Sims 4 developer Maxis has been shuttered, EA has confirmed. The Sims, SimCity and the rest of the Sim franchise has traditionally been helmed by Maxis, which had its flagship studio in Emeryville, California. Now EA has confirmed with Kotaku that this studio is being closed. “Today we are consolidating Maxis IP development to […]

  • Gigantic MOBA coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One with cross-play

    Today during GDC 2015, Microsoft announced that the new IP from Motiga called Gigantic will be cross-play enabled. Slated for Windows 10 and Xbox One, the five-on-five third-person battle arena game allows the player to select from an array of heroes with distinctive powers and play styles. Players will then make their way through areas […]

  • Here’s a look at Unreal Tournament DirectX 12 gameplay

    Epic Games is creating Unreal Tournament using Unreal Engine 4 running on DirectX 12, which Microsoft says “sets a new bar for visual fidelity.” DirectX 12 is a single API developers can access across Windows devices, which can result in a 20% improvement in performance over DX11 running on the same machine. The Unreal Tournament […]

  • Wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers out later this year

    Microsoft announced at GDC 2015 today it will that all wireless Xbox gaming accessories will be designed for and supported on both Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs moving forward. Later this year, a wireless adapter will be released, allowing current Xbox controllers and future devices to be used wirelessly on PCs. This will […]

  • Microsoft offers up more details on Spencer’s GDC 2015 talk

    Microsoft has provided more details on Cross-Buy functionality between Windows 10 and Xbox One as well as the Xbox Live SKU and other announcements made during Phil Spencer’s talk today. During the session, the head of Xbox shared “the next step” in the company’s plans for a unified platform across all Windows 10 devices which […]

  • Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 this summer

    Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 as a Game of the Year Edition. inXile Entertainment announced the news on the PS Blog, noting the edition contains enhancements and improvements. The game has been ported to Unity 5, which was announced over the weekend, providing upgraded visual effects, “improved character models, upgraded environments, and Unity […]

  • Cross-Buy detailed for Windows 10 and Xbox One; Elite: Dangerous coming to Xbox One

    During Xbox boss Phil Spencer’s session at GDC 2015 today, it was announced Elite: Dangerous would release on Xbox One. Spencer also outlined cross-buy functionality across Windows 10 and Xbox One. Spencer’s talk started off with Frontier Developments announcing Elite: Dangerous for release this summer as a console debut on Xbox One, suggesting the Elite: […]