Microsoft’s Xbox One policy reversals prove it has the capability to “listen” and nothing more, says Spencer

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 21:34 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Microsoft Studios boss Phil Spencer has said the firm’s policy changes with Xbox One prove the firm has a “two-way conversation” with its customer base, and nothing more.

Speaking with Eurogamer, Spencer responded to SCE president and group CEO Andrew House’s gamecom comments by stating that “certain people” are trying to turn Microsoft’s policy reversals into “something that is a bad thing.”

Yesterday, during Sony’s gamescom press conference, House pointedly said regarding Sony and PS4: “While others have shifted their message and changed their story, we were consistent in maintaining a message that is fair and in tune with consumer desires.”

Spencer said it’s nothing more than Microsoft proving it has the capability to “listen” and react to what its customer base wants.

“Certain people have tried to turn that into something that’s a bad thing about what we’re trying to do, and I just disagree,” Spencer said. That two-way conversation with gamers has to be core to who we are as a platform.

“And if we don’t have the capability of listening and reacting to what people are saying about our platform, then we’re being too disconnected from customers who make investments in our platform and the games we build

“Now, we have a vision, and we’ve stayed on that vision around the digital ecosystem we want to put on Xbox Live. It remains a core philosophy. We heard people valued some of the existing generation’s disc-based DRM, so we said we’re going to add that to the digital ecosystem we’re building.

“It meant some delays in some of the stuff around digital so we could fit in the time to get physical done at launch, but our vision remains the same.”

Xbox One is slated for release sometime this November in Europe and North America, with possible delays in other markets.


  • Have a look at some Xenoblade Chronicles X gameplay

    During yesterday’s Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct showcase, many details pertaining to the Monolith Soft title were announced, and quite a bit of gameplay was shown. The Wii U-exclusive contains real-time menu-based combat and four-player online questing along with diverse environments and the ability to use Skells, which are transforming mechs. These mechs are called […]

  • Here’s a look at The Elder Scrolls Online running on Xbox One

    The Elder Scrolls Online has a limited public beta test running this weekend on PS4 and Xbox One, and Eurogamer has been playing around in it. Have a look at the Khajiit sorcerer below in the Xbox One version. There isn’t an NDA in place for the beta, so expect to see more videos as […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 leaks reveal Zombie progression system, four-player co-op, more

    More Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 details surfaced overnight thanks to a leaked pamphlet with information pertaining to Zombies XP progression, four-player co-op and more. Posted on NeoGAF, the pamphlet the shooter will contain a new movement system, a Specialist character system for multiplayer, tailored maps, “cinematic arena-style play,” and complete character customization. The […]

  • Gears of War Remaster in the works for Xbox One, according to testers – report

    Overnight, a rumor surfaced claiming a remastered version of the original Gears of War was coming to Xbox One. According to playtesters, it isn’t a rumor at all. Polygon first broke the story, citing a source who showed the site sreencaps of the Locust invasion with updated visuals. Screenshots of the multiplayer showing improved lighting […]

  • GameStop promo outs Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for November, pre-order for access to beta

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be released in November, according to what appears to be a leaked GameStop store promo posted on Kotaku. The exact date is November 6, which isn’t a surprise to anyone. On the promo, it notes that those who pre-order will be granted beta access for PC, PlayStation 4 […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Double XP and Elite Bonus weekend has kicked off

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can earn Double XP along with Elite Bonus on all platforms. There is even Double XP and Double Weapon XP on offer for Black Ops 2. The dry run is over. Prep for the Sunday reveal of #BlackOps3 begins now. 2XP/2XweapXP is live. — Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) April […]

  • Atlus makes “minor edits” to Dungeon Travelers 2 in order to avoid AO rating

    Atlus has announced it has made “minor edits” to four in-game images contained in Dungeon Travelers 2 to avoid an AO rating by the ESRB. According to a press release from the company, localization sometimes require changes to content in order for it to be “understood en masse,” which is why it worked closely with […]

  • Battlefield Hardline is 40% off through Origin this weekend

    The standard edition of Battlefield Hardline on PC is 40% off this weekend through EA’s Origin service. The Digital Deluxe Edition is also 40% off and includes various Battlepacks unavailable in the standard version. You can also pick up the Battlefield Hardline Ultimate edition for 23% off, which comes with all four planned expansions through […]

  • Submerged is an exploration-adventure game coming to multiple platforms

    Submerged is the latest title in development from Uppercut Games, and the exploration-adventure game is coming to PlayStation 4 and other platforms this year. The game takes place in a flooded city which Miku and her wounded brother Taku have reached by boat. Miku needs to find a safe place for her brother to rest […]

  • These screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt show superb attention to detail

    Some gorgeous new screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced, and a couple are wallpaper worthy. Especially the one with the horse, but as you’re well aware, I’m horse crazed. The images below in the gallery have been scaled to fit properly, but if you head over to NeoGAF you can bask in […]

  • Namco kicks off Humble Store partnership with Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin

    Namco Bandai has started offering its PC titles on Humble Store, and this includes the recently released Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. Other titles include Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and Project Cars. “In Japan, the Bandai Namco Group companies are known for supporting different charity programs and we are very happy to be […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 Bonus codes to give away

    Already have a World of Tanks account? We’ve got 2,000 codes for players to top up their Gold and Premium days. This weekend sees the World of Tanks Grand Finals take place in Poland, and we’ve got a bunch of game codes to give away to celebrate. Each Bonus PC code offers 150 Gold and […]

  • Mad Max contains Top Dog camps with boss fights

    Mad Max will have bases which vary in difficulty, some of which are considered a “finale” for a particular region and feature a boss fight. Speaking in the latest issue of GamesMaster via GamesRadar, the game’s producer John Fuller said this allows players to tailor their experience by deciding how much of a challenge they […]

  • Just Cause 3 gameplay trailer reveal coming next week

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 28, because you won’t want to miss the gameplay reveal of Just Cause 3. Avalanche tweeted the date along with a teaser, as seen below. The box art has also made an appearance. Keep an eye on the game’s YouTube page, and we’ll be sure to post the video […]

  • First paid Skyrim Steam Workshop mod has been pulled

    Valve’s new incentive which allows modders to charge for their creations hasn’t been live for 24 hours yet, and already, one mod has been pulled. The mod in question was Chesko’s Fishing Mod for Skyrim, which the creator pulled after a community member questioned whether Chesko had permission from the creator of the character-idle animations […]

  • Resident Evil HD Remaster has sold over one million copies worldwide

    The HD remaster of Resident Evil has sold over one million copies worldwide since its January 20 release, Capcom has announced. The company attributed the sales milestone to producing a “great product” along with excellent word of mouth and praise from fans. In February, Capcom said Resident Evil HD Remaster was its fastest-selling digital title […]

  • The Crew: the Raid Car Pack and Raid Live Update now available for download

    The Crew players can now download the Raid Car Pack which is the last of four themes car packs. The Raid Live Update is also available, and it contains six new tuning specs. The car pack contains three new cars: the 2012 Cadillac Escalade, the off-road 2011 Volkswagen Touareg NF and the McLaren F1 supercar. […]

  • Geralt is very professional in the latest Witcher 3: Wild Hunt TV spot

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new TV spot that’s short and to the point. The latest Witcher 3 trailer comes in the form of TV spot. It’s all CGI, and it looks good. If you’re more into gameplay trailers, the latest one will serve you well. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out […]

  • Steam roguelike sale is live, offers deep discounts on a stellar collection of titles

    If you’re into challenging, procedurally-generated, and infinitely-replayable games, Steam’s current sale will hook you up. Steam is hosting a sale on roguelike games. Plenty of titles in the genre are on sale for upwards of 75% off. Highlights include Risk of Rain at 75% off, Don’t Starve at 66% off, Spelunky at 75% off, FTL: […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 finally gets online co-op in Raid Mode on Xbox One

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has been patched to support online play in Raid Mode on Xbox One. The Xbox One version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 lacked online support in Raid Mode for a long time. Until today. A new patch has been released to bring that version in line with the rest of them. […]

  • A section in Killing Floor 2′s EULA about cyberbullying is riling up some fans

    Killing Floor 2 has recently got into a bit of trouble with some fans due to a clause in its EULA that gives the developer the right to revoke a user’s license without prior notice. The Killing Floor 2 EULA – just like many others found in modern games, has a section dedicated to cheating […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 free tanks and in-game cash to giveaway

    To celebrate the World of Tanks grand finals this weekend we’ve got some great freebies to give away to new players. We have 2,000 PC invite codes to giveaway, with each one offering new accounts a T2 Light Tank, 100 Gold and 1 Days Premium worth around €8.00. All you need to do is enter […]

  • Marvel announces partnership with Telltale, first game due in 2017

    Marvel and Telltale have entered into a partnership that will allow the developer to work on a new game series, due in 2017. Telltale has announced that it has partnered with Marvel Games, Marvel Entertainment’s video games division, for the development of a new game series. No indication was given as to what the new […]

  • Destiny: Bungie is not saying no to a player trading system

    Bungie has not completely ruled out the idea of bringing a trading system to Destiny. Destiny does not offer any way for players to trade items amongst themselves. But ever since the game’s release, players have never stopped asking Bungie to add one in. While the developer does not have a satisfying answer, it’s still […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 24, 25 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    The weekend Exotics market run by Xur: Agent of the Nine is now open for business. Destiny’s bizarre vendor, Xur, has arrived at the Tower. Xur is your man if you’re looking for Exotic armour or weapons. Not only that, but he will also let you exchange your old Exotic gear for new, upgraded versions. […]

  • Warcraft movie delayed yet again

    The Warcraft movie will no longer hit theatres in March 2016. The release date of the Warcraft movie has been pushed back by three months. The movie was expected in March 2016, but Legendary Pictures announced yesterday that it is now due on June 10, 2016. No reason was given for the delay. This is […]

  • Destiny: Iron Banner returns on April 28

    Destiny’s Iron Banner PvP event will return this Tuesday. Bungie has announced that the Iron Banner, it’s once-every-few-weeks PvP event, will make a return with next week’s weekly reset. It was initially due this week, but because of the recent Crucible changes that were implemented with patch 1.1.2, Bungie wanted to wait and see. That […]

  • Deus Ex devs take the piss out of Black Ops 3

    Deus Ex developers have been having a bit of a laugh at the expense of Call of Duty’s official Twitter account. You would be forgiven to think that yesterday’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ‘Ember’ teaser was part of an ad campaign for a Deus Ex game, with all the biohacking, wearable tech, augmentation, […]

  • Bungie weekly update: Commendations begone

    Destiny’s weekly update is here to determine the fate of all those Commendations you’ve been earning in the past few months. Bungie started off this week’s update with a recap of the details revealed during the recent livestream. There wasn’t really anything on this front that they haven’t talked about already. With the exception of […]

  • This GTA 5 trainer lets you play as almost anything and it’s the best thing ever

    Want to play GTA 5 as a monkey, a cat, a fish, a deer or some other non-human thing that we eat or keep as a pet? ScriptHook has you covered. Not only can you play as critters, it change other game values, according to an explanation from PC Gamer. These values include making changes […]


  1. YoungZer0

    “And if we don’t have the capability of listening and reacting to what people are saying about our platform, then we’re being too disconnected from customers who make investments in our platform and the games we build”


    #1 2 years ago
  2. machy

    why NO listen after Adam orth ”DEALwithIT”
    OooOor after the dam REVEL .. i call this BS whn ur system doing 70% lease then u competitor u gotta fire someONE and do some flip flops

    #2 2 years ago
  3. monkeygourmet

    Damage control : level 10 initiated…

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Djoenz

    Its about the reason why and when you guys listened. Even developers were bitching about your policies. Doesnt matter though you have chosen wisely, but its still iffy though. People arguing when you guys saw the amount of pre orders were not sufficient you had to do something…

    Still bravo for the gamers. :D
    Adam Orth pff what a douche…

    #4 2 years ago
  5. PenTaFH

    While I get that Microsoft has done these policy reversals for the customer, and I do appreciate that, I find myself uncertain about the commitments of Microsoft. Who says they won’t change things up again in a month? Who tells me they’re not just gonna silently inch in on their original DRM policies throughout this generation, like happened this generation with DLC?

    Where DLC (in the form of expansion packs) were huge additions to games ten years ago, and sometimes even free (take Unreal Tournament map packs for example), devs and pubs came up with smaller, less useful DLC packages for relatively high prices early on in this generation. Take the outrage over Oblivion’s Horse Armor for example. Nowadays, DLC like that is commonplace, expected even.

    The announcement of the DRM policies MS reversed was probably this generation’s horse armor. In five years, we’ll look back and ask ourselves ‘what happened? How did MS and Sony get this through to us?’.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. monkeygourmet



    Did you choose the most ‘smug’ picture possible? Or, are all executives ‘mug shots’ like this?! :)

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Lengendaryboss

    If you can read what you wrote, i’ll give you a cookie :)

    Topic: I’m just wondering why it took so long?

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Stephany Nunneley

    @6 LOL :D No, it was just the best resolution and newest one – the others looked like he was fresh out of college.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. ysleiro

    @PenTaFH #5

    While I don’t work there I believe the reason for the restrictions you mention was because they wanted to do “discs as a delivery method” for digital content.

    Had they gone with simply DIGITAL only then the need for such strong restrictions would not have existed.

    The problem was without restrictions we would be free to pass around a disc and install it on as many machines as we want.

    My 2 cents.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. bradk825

    The Sony guy was just being a dick. MS had a good showing at Gamescom so Sony had to go back to the post-e3 tactics of being dicks. They were selling themselves based on MS policies at that time instead of basing their pitch on anything they were doing that was new and interesting, which wasn’t much…

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Animeboy413

    bradk825, Time for you go to bed and leave Sony alone

    #11 2 years ago
  12. jeffb01

    To me, the microsoft reversals weren’t about listening, but defending themselves from open revolt. much like bank of america dropping the plan to charge customers $5/month for debit cards because of a huge backlash. Do you think BOA deserves your business because they’re such good listeners?

    #12 2 years ago
  13. ysleiro

    @11 It’s true though. It became their focus to wait and see just to pounce.

    Sony’s strategy has been quite conservative to be honest.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. pukem0n

    so a huge company listens to its customers and still all they do is bitch about it. interesting.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Abberjam

    The policy changes show that Microsoft REACT. Listening is something entirely different. If they were a company that ‘listened’ then they would have listened to the overwhelming negative reaction to the rumors that XBone would be always online and would remove/severely cripple the right of first sale and they would have at the very least come up with a more pro-consumer solution.
    If Microsoft was a company that listened, they would have put apps like Netflix OUTSIDE of the Gold paywall already. If Microsoft listened they would never have tried to launch the XBone that they originally tried to launch. They TOLD us what we wanted, they TOLD us what we needed, they TOLD us what was the future, they TOLD us to #DealWithIt even AFTER Orth-gate (E3 Don Mattrick) and when nobody pre-ordered their box, THEN they reacted.
    By stark contrast Sony ASKED developers what they wanted in a console, they ASKED developers what kind of controller they wanted, they ASKED developers to help build the system.
    These policy changes are not about listening to the consumer, they are about building pre-orders back up and rebuilding a massively damaged brand image with PR spin and half-hearted attempts to compete with innovations like PS+ Instant game collection. Moreover, everything they told us to justify the original XBone they showed later to be complete lies, such as not being able to “switch off” DRM, or the fact that Kinect was integral to the box at a system level.
    The changes Microsoft are making are positive, but they also serve to show that microsoft will lie to you, manipulate you and do whatever it takes to get your money.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Djoenz

    Best post I have seen in a while.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. SplatteredHouse

    Sony’s consistency from the outset. Their attitude and actions under the PlayStation brand, counts for a ton (they have demonstrated lessons have been learned and attitudes saw adjustment after PS3′s crater-maker of a landing), versus Microsoft’s half-baked about-face AFTER the core were left captive audience, throwing their lot into family friendly and kinect, and hoping third parties would bail them out, as home-grown talent crumble and dissipate…while they whack up the advertising to those already paying.
    Sony have also consistently maintained, actively managed and pushed community. A new extension of that idea can be seen in the relationships and attitudes as relates to indie development, that were formed, and still are being. Sony have maintained a broad, accessible range of titles and content. Microsoft jumps at trends, throwing their eggs into one basket after another – no wonder a few get broken!

    #17 2 years ago
  18. loci

    But But we told you before E3 and you told us to “Deal with it” and “Stick with 360″.
    Then we told you to f*ck off and didn’t pre-order.
    Poor pre-orders forced the change, nothing more, you slimy reptilian.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Abberjam

    @16 Thankyou sir :)

    #19 2 years ago
  20. monkeygourmet

    It’s funny as I see Sony and MS as exactly the same in their vision, just selling it to you in slightly different ways.

    Control for your front room and both devices want to be the only conduit for your media…

    #20 2 years ago
  21. ysleiro

    @15 @16 Yeah except by that logic Steam would have never even come into existence.

    If you are unwilling to take risks you will never know what your capabilities are. Had the Xbox shipped with a blu-ray drive (for movies and not games) and relied solely on downloading for it’s game delivery method we wouldn’t really be having this conversation.

    To each his own broski.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. SplatteredHouse

    @20 That’s an odd interpretation of a particularly games-centred presentation yesterday. Even the non-games announcements were regarding services improving network speeds for gaming, and Twitch TV incorporation – which broadcasts a large amount of game content. Are you sure you were watching the same conference!

    #22 2 years ago

    Have you ever seen honest spencer?

    #23 2 years ago
  24. fearmonkey

    @15 – Great post!! Totally agree.

    “Spencer said it’s nothing more than Microsoft proving it has the capability to “listen” and react to what its customer base wants”

    Let me fix that for you…

    “Spencer said it’s nothing more than Microsoft knowing it’s a** was getting handed to them in pre-orders and public perception and reacting now that Don “let them play 360″ Mattrick is gone.”

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Abberjam

    @20 While I agree that they have similar visions and goals, those “slightly different ways are important. One company wanted to bring their vision using as much dialogue, understanding and co-operation as possible. The other company wanted to achieve their vision by cornering it’s consumers. Those differing attitudes speak volumes.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. monkeygourmet


    Ha! Sorry, I meant overall goal.

    That’s why I don’t really buy into any of the PR bitching and sniping from company to company. They have exactly the same ultimate goal.

    For gamers, it just means choosing the device that suits them best (or both if you can / want too) and how intrusive those other features become to the games they like playing.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Abberjam

    @21 The “Steam” argument is an old and withered chestnut. Firstly the climate is entirely different now and there is plenty of competition to keep them honest and competitive. Secondly both Microsoft AND Sony continue to sell the majority of digital AAAs at a greater price than the high street despite the massive financial advantage to themselves of digital distribution. The current and long-standing trend shows that frankly neither corporation is interested in reducing new titles by a considerable amount in a digital “walled-garden” market.
    Any postulation that XBone was set to be a “Console Steam” is frankly a pipe dream.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. deadstoned

    But to be so out of touch in the first place to make the catastrophic fuck up shows alot. They knew they had to change, but not why.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Abberjam

    @28 I honestly believe that they just looked around their $5,000,000 mansions with 50MB connections and figured if XBone would work for them, it would work for everyone else.
    Digressing slightly, one question: If you walked into a car lot and saw Phil Spencer approaching, would you buy a used car from him? I sure as hell wouldn’t.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Eury Spenta

    Don is a Zynga executive,has nothing to do with

    #30 2 years ago
  31. wally10975

    I applaud him for standing up for himself, but come on. You knew this was going to happen after what they did at E3. Pick yourself up, and move on. Don’t sink to the competition’s level and look childish. I’m a Sony lover, but I don’t agree with what Andrew House said and did. I knew it was going to happen in some way or another, but I was hoping inside that Sony would mature enough to stick to their guns, and not sink to school yard favortism levels.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. OlderGamer

    Really nailed it with post #15 Abberjam.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. sg1974

    @15 Post of the year contender.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. TF_PtMaster

    @15 well done

    I don’t think this statement (Phil Spencer) is entirely true.

    Many reps from Microsoft said in E3 week things like, keep playing 360, adapt, even when they were so full of confidence used Xbox and Xbox 360 to support all the changes.

    And when PS4 preorders sky-rocked they went dark and tried to find a solution for a 500€ device.

    They don’t listen to consumers, they listen to Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and company.

    But hey, this isn’t a bad thing. Xbox One is almost what i wanted, at least i will pay 100€ more to let Kinect in the box.

    Actually i think Andrew House, was kind childish, but we have assisted this kind of arguments in the last two months from each company. Like MS PR on monday stating “PS4 is only a more powerful PS3.”

    #34 2 years ago

    Are you kidding me ?
    He’s talking about Microsoft policy .
    If they are good listener why they didn’t listen to people before E3 an then after E3 xbox chief Don said this things.
    before E3 and in E3 all of them were deaf .

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Major Mayhem 70

    Microsoft had a vision for the next generation of gaming consoles. It was bold and way different than anything that us gamers have seen. It was too much change at once and the core gamers responded negatively to these new ideas. There was bad press, negative comments by consumers and preorders were scarce.
    Microsoft did a 180 to the majority of what it was trying accomplish in the first place. Does it really matter if the 180 was due to Microsoft listening to its customers or to the fact that sales for their system was sluggish? They’re both two in the same. Do you think that if sales were high yet the press kept reporting negative articles about the Xbox One that there would have been a 180? Of course not. Sales were down because people didn’t like the vision that Microsoft was selling. I would have to say that Microsoft listened to its customers. They are in a business to make money and if the money isn’t there find out why and fix it. Fix it they did.
    With that being said, I don’t believe we should stone Microsoft for trying something different. New ideas is why we have gone from playing a game with a knob (remember Pong anyone?) to playing games with a controller that has two sticks a D pad and more buttons than a dress shirt. We’ve gone from blocky graphics (Atari 2600) to games that if you walked in a room it took you a minute to realize that it wasn’t a real football game on the television, but Madden or Fifa (depending on what part of the globe you live defines which one you’d see on tv). Microsoft was trying write a new chapter to the evolution of gaming (while still trying to make money cause that’s what ALL companies do) but gamers didn’t want to read that story. Truth is, that story will be written in the near future. Digital gaming will happen. I believe both Sony and Microsoft will have to write this chapter simultaneously though but take their time writing it.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. sebastien rivas

    Yes Spencer you got it right to look at pre order and understand something went wrong from the beginning.
    Price tag still grinds my teeth though.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. polygem

    #15 +1

    still think i will get the x1 because it looks like it’ll be more fun to use.

    now call me a bitch.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. k1llabeast

    So damn true, Microsoft didn’t listen AT ALL. They indeed reacted, to not become a complete fail.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. bobnice

    Are we seriously going to sit here and debate and bitch about why and when the changed their policies to what the fans asked for??. Whe got what we wanted, who gives a shit why we got what we wanted or when we got what we wanted…because we got what we wanted. Who cares if theyre a business that wants to make money and if sales are down they give us what we want…theyre a business, theyre in it to make money. Do you want them to personally send each and every one of you an apology? Or maybe they should take you to dinner or baby sit for you… do you want them to personally knock on each of your doors and tell you “we change our policy because you’re our friends.” Who cares if they gave us what they wanted before e3 after e3 yesterday or today…the bottom line is when the console is sitting on store shelves it will have changed to the things we asked for. Stop crying over spilled milk. Stop acting like an abused wife or cheated girlfriend holding a grudge. Its a game machine, a 12″ x 12″ machine with a gamepad not a girlfriend or wife.. Were not married to microsoft or sony. Move on

    #40 2 years ago
  41. Major Mayhem 70

    That’s what I was trying to say Bobnice. But I said it nice and you just said it better😜

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Tyrantsoul

    This is actually true.People did not like their ideas,people complained,they changed to suit the customer.A good business practice to honest.

    It was rather cringe worthy when Sony took another shot at them at gamescom.Taking a shot because they listened seems low.Either way I am getting both consoles.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Joe Musashi

    @36 People will happily take radical change. Look at what happened when Apple introduced its first tablet device. Look at the adoption. History was made.

    The difference is in how you convey your message. It wasn’t about consumers not liking change. It was about Microsoft being arrogant, inconsistent, contradictory and uncoordinated. (Most) people aren’t fools and quickly saw through that performance.

    They may have a good product. It may have ushered in a revolution. But Microsoft scored one of the biggest own goals in recent history because of their amateurish marketing and bullish over-confidence.

    No amount of spinning and blaming everyone else for Microsoft’s error’s will change that. It just becomes another aspect of the damage control brigade trying to alter facts.


    #43 2 years ago
  44. polygem

    #42 and # 43


    #44 2 years ago
  45. viralshag

    #40 & #42, +1

    What I don’t understand is this backing of Sony and their “consistency” in policy. The whole reason they “won” E3 was because of the surprising reveal about their policies being so opposite to MS. Up to that point, everyone was debating whether or not they would have DRM and/or allow used games to be played like MS. MS went one way and Sony the other, one was clearly the “better” path so MS changed their direction. Absolutely nothing wrong with that as a company, in fact having the ability to do so is better than not being able to do so.

    MS made a lot of errors when it came to the console announcement and the policies but at the end of the day, when people complained they changed the console to suit what people were asking for. The hows and whys, really are irrelevant.

    If you think Sony are any different, you’re being ridiculously naive. They’re simply better salesmen than MS.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Abberjam

    @ #40 & #41
    It actually matters considerably as to “why” we got the changes. Attitude is a huge factor in corporate-customer relations.
    Not that the two are LITERALLY comparable, but Microsoft are following the pattern of an abusive and insecure spouse. Chocolates and flowers one day, smack in the face and chained to the house the next.
    We can acknowledge the changes by Microsoft and accept them, but believing them when they say “I’m doing this for you baby” simply continues the cycle and opens them up again to trying to introduce other restrictive anti-consumer practises. It teaches them that if they bring us a quick fix, all is forgiven and they can get back to thinking up new ways to screw us over. They need to be consistently held to task, they need to be treated with caution even in face of short-term knee-jerk solutions. Maybe these policy changes and more consumer-friendly attitude are genuine, but cow-towing at the click of a finger is not the way to see it through.
    I teach my kids that “sorry” is not a cover-all, it’s simply the first step of many in the process of reparation.
    If Microsoft are genuine then they have to accept that it takes more than a quick “Un-F**king” to set things straight. The changes so far are simply the band-aid to cover the wound, but now WE need THEM to prove they’re in this for the long-term before we put them in a position from which they could antagonize us again. A month or two is peanuts in a situation like this. We need to be looking AT LEAST 6 months from launch before we start settling back into a comfortable position with Microsoft and assuming that their statements are not corporate PR BS driven by ulterior motives.
    Again, look at Sony. They’re in it for the money too, they want to make profit too, but they are doing it by being honest with us and giving us what we want as much as practically possible. They even APOLOGOZED for making PS+ manditory for multiplayer but then went on to explain that it will create a much better online service and “by the way did you know we give away $100 worth of recent games with it every month?”
    They even came right out and said that they believe that digital is the future and they want to be ALL digital eventually, just like Microsoft wanted at E3, but the difference is that Sony realise that it has to be at the pace and choice of the CONSUMER. They will push the products and the services, but they will leave it to us to vote for them with our wallets.

    Microsoft want to make profit by forcing their half-baked restrictive and ultimately corporate-centric solutions on us. Instead of listening and being pro-active, they are REACTIVE to bad sales and bad rep AFTER the fact. Consequently we now have an XBone that no longer knows what it is, has no “Key demographic”, almost every systemic function like Game capture, streaming, apps like netflix are behind a $60 paywall and it has a non-manditory peripheral which is never the less a manditory purchase. With no F2P games currently announced and no indication whether they would require Gold, if you don’t sub to Gold then currently you will literally only be able to play single player games and watch TV/DVD

    Sony are PRO-ACTIVE, listening to the consumer base, being up front about their marketing model, giving in return for loyalty, reacting to consumer feedback and buying-trends BEFORE putting strategies in place and being comparitively very open and apologetic about the negatives that they sometimes bring. As a result we have a PS4 which is ground-breaking, community focused, consumer friendly and offers genuinely good value for money on just about every front. EVERY function is available without a PS+ subscription including multipayer on F2P games.

    So yes, the “WHY” is kind of important.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Abberjam

    Adendum: In saying XBone currently has no F2P announced, I meant 3rd party. Killer Instinct is an in-house F2P though it is still unclear whether the online component will require Gold. Perhaps someone can clarify that?

    #47 2 years ago
  48. Lengendaryboss

    I can’t find a MS official stance on it but Gold is needed for F2P titles on Xbox One

    #48 2 years ago
  49. Abberjam

    @48 That’s a great catch. Thankyou sir.

    #49 2 years ago

Comments are now closed on this article.

  • Facebook says it’s “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift

    Facebook has said it is “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift as the VR headset is still in the development stages. Speaking during a call to investors, Facebook CFO David Wehner said the company had nothing to announce regarding the amount of stock it expected to ship. “We have not announced any […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch and rental server program hits next week

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch has a release date for both consoles and PC. PC & Console patch and RSP for Consoles coming April 28th. Fixes include TDM spawns and more: — Battlefield (@Battlefield) April 23, 2015 The update will include fixes to Punkbuster, Nvidia DirectX drivers, TDM spawns, contains weapon balance tweaks and […]

  • Modders can now earn money through Steam Workshop starting today with Skyrim

    Valve has introduced a new functionality within Steam Workshop which will allow mod makers to earn money for their creations, starting with Skyrim. The update will allow content such as mods, items, or maps to be sold through Steam Workshop for titles which have the feature enabled. A new “streamlined process for listing” has been […]

  • Play Skyrim for free this weekend on Steam and take 75% off while you’re at it

    Skyrim is free this weekend on Steam providing wanna-be Dragonborns who have procrastinated on wetting their blades with Stormcloak blood the perfect opportunity to give the RPG a try. Head over to Steam and download the game and play for free until April 26 at 1am PDT. The game is also 75% off if you […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Ember” teaser video released ahead of full reveal

    Activision has released a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 teaser video titled “Ember” and you can watch it right here. Here’s the video blurb: “In the next 50 years, technological advancements will lead us into a world where only those who risk going too far, will find out how far we can actually go.” […]

  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

    Bioware has updated Dragon Age Keep after listening to community feedback. The update includes more customization and control over heroes, world states, career and more. Players can now customize hero portraits or delete Dragon Age: Inquisition heroes from the Hero section. They can also remove playthrough states from the World State Manager and keep up […]

  • Here’s a look at some Conker community creations in Project Spark

    Conker’s Bug Reunion releases today, and below is a video showing some of the community creations you will be able to download using the creation pack. Project Spark is a free download on Xbox One and Windows 8.1, and you can download the Conker Creation Pack today. It contains 350 assets in order for users […]

  • Rainbow Six: Siege video shines spotlight on the British Counter Terrorist Unit

    Ubisoft has released a Rainbow Six: Siege video which gives you a look at the British Counter Terrorist Unit which features “the best of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.” The firm said that over the next few weeks it will introduce the public to each of the units in the game. Rainbow Six Siege […]

  • Mario Kart 8 DLC and Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. headline eShop update in North America

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with an update and new DLC for Mario Kart 8 and the Mewtwo DLC for Super Smash Bros. Other highlights include Mario Kart DS on Wii U Virtual Console, the continuation of International StreetPass Week and more. Full update is below. Nintendo eShop Mario Kart […]

  • Square Enix host E3 2015 conference this year on June 16

    With Final Fantasy 15, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on the horizon, it should come as no surprise to learn that Square Enix will be hosting a dedicated E3 2015 conference this year. The presentation will take place Tuesday, June 16 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT/5pm UK. It will be broadcast […]

  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years 3D remake releasing on Steam next month

    Final Fantasy 4: The After Years has been given a makeover and will be released on Steam of PC next month. You can now pre-order it on Steam and take 10% off for the time being. The game will be released on the digital service May 12 and will include trading cards and achievements. Thanks, […]

  • This Project Cars video shows off the racer’s multiplayer

    Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has released a new video giving you a look at the game’s multiplayer. The game is out next month, and if you would like to refresh yourself on the tracks included,  give this a look. While you are clicking links, here’s the minimum and recommended PC specifications which dropped last […]

  • Looks like Logitech is getting out of OEM mouse production business [Clarification]

    Logitech will no longer produce “low-end” mice, citing a decline in PC accessories. This story has been updated to include a clarification. According to a Reuters report, per MCV, the firm will instead focus on video accessories and streaming music, as its wireless Bluetooth speakers are now its best-selling product rage. This will help offset […]

  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

    Must have more MOBA? Win one of our 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys and see if you’re more Blizzard than LoL. Can’t wait for June 2? Of course you can’t. We have 1,000 closed beta keys for Heroes of the Storm to give away this week, allowing you access before Blizzard’s MOBA goes […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

    A Nintendo Direct devoted entirely to Xenoblade Chronicles X will air this Friday, April 24. The video showcase will start at 11am PDT/2pm EDT/7pm UK. After the showcase, a new Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation featuring the game will air. This is the second Xenoblace Chronicles X Nintendo Direct, but the first in English. The first […]

  • Blizzard will have 500 game stations set up at gamescom 2015

    Blizzard is heading to gamescom 2015 in August and it will have 500 game stations set up for attendees to get their hands on five of its titles. The developer will be set up in Hall 7 and those who stop by will be able to get hands-on with the latest content for Heroes of […]

  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

    Sony has dropped the price of the PS4 in the UK. For a limited time only, you can grab the console for £299.99 from Argos, Game, Tesco and Very. Go to and you’ll get it for £289. You’ve only got until April 28, then it goes back up to £349. Go, go, go. For […]

  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

    Today, we get to finally take our first look at gameplay from Mad Max. Avalanche and Warner Bros. have shown off the first gameplay trailer for Mad Max today. The trailer below offers a look at melee combat, car combat, customisation and much more. Give it a watch below: There are a few new screenshots […]

  • Overlord: Fellowship of Evil has four-player co-op like we figured

    Codemasters has pulled the veil back on the next Overlord game, and its a four-player co-op game called Overlord: Fellowship of Evil. Rhianna Pratchett is back to write the story. The game may be co-op at its core, but it can still be played single-player. Each of the four playable character have strengths and weaknesses, […]

  • Update now available for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X and Y

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire along with Pokemon X and Y are being updated by Nintendo to fix a few bugs and in-game text. There’s also the possibility of a few hacks and exploits being fixed. Per Nintendo Life (via Serebii), both patches are 250-270 blocks in size, and it’s a mandatory update which […]

  • Side-scrolling cover shooter Not a Hero gets a demo

    Not a Hero, the upcoming game from OlliOlli developer Roll7, has received a demo. The demo for Not a Hero was made available today on Steam. In the game, you play as Steve, the campaign manager for BunnyLord. A time-travelling rabbit who’s running for mayor of London. Think this is an absurd premise? This trailer […]

  • You have until April 30 to export your Green Day: Rock Band tracks to Rock Band 3

    Harmonix has announced that those looking to export their song collection from Green Day: Rock Band into Rock Band 3 can only do so until the end of the month. April 30 will be the cutoff date for anyone who wants to export tracks from Green Day: Rock Band into their Rock Band 3 library, […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight minimum, recommended, and ultra PC specs revealed

    Batman: Arkham Knight is looking like it’s going to be quite a taxing game. Nvidia has released a list of the minimum, recommended, and ultra PC requirements for Batman: Arkham Knight. Here’s the full thing: Minimum OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required) Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom […]

  • Bloodborne patch 1.03 is live, reduces loading times, fixes suspend/resume bugs, more

    Patch 1.03 is now live for Bloodborne. The patch reduces loading times, adds item descriptions to loading screens, and fixes other various bugs. From Software has pushed update 1.03 live to all Bloodborne owners. As promised, it reduces loading times by approximately 5 to 15 seconds. Another new addition is showing item descriptions instead of […]

  • Battlefield 4: first look at Community Map in action

    Get your first look at the map designed by the community of Battlefield 4. Battlefield 4′s community-designed map is a reality. DICE has recently updated CTE to include an early version of the map. It’s not fully textured as Westie is about to show you, but the layout is nearly finalised. Westie goes over the […]

  • Microsoft apologises for uploading misleading Witcher 3: Wild Hunt footage

    Xbox’s YouTube channel uploaded a video of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt yesterday that was captured from the PC build. The most recent gameplay video for the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt appeared on the Xbox YouTube channel and showed a quest from the game’s opening section. A few minutes after it had gone live, […]

  • Assassin’s Creed creator’s new game is Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

    Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is the game Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets has been working on. Patrice Desilets has just announced that the next game his indie studio Panache Digital Games is making is called Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. The announcement comes from Desilets’s keynote at the Reboot Develop event in Croatia. The trailer started […]

  • Bloodborne: Cathedral Ward closed door mystery solved

    The mystery of the locked door at the bottom of the Cathedral Ward in Bloodborne has been solved. Bloodborne, like earlier From Software games, is filled with doors that don’t open the first time you try them. Some will give you “locked” messages, others “does not open from this side”. Some of these will open […]

  • Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets is revealing his next game now [UPDATE: ended]

    Patrice Desilets, one of the original creators of Assassin’s Creed is hosting a presentation where he’s expected to talk about his next project. Patrice Desilets has emerged once again. This time he’s attending development conference in Croatia. Desilets is giving a live keynote and there’s a good chance we’re going to hear about his next […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: everything you need to know about gear upgrades & The Reef

    Bungie revealed plenty of important details in last night’s Destiny stream. Let’s go over everything. Alex wants to make sure you don’t miss any of the information revealed yesterday. Most of it affects all Destiny players too, even those who don’t intend on buying House of Wolves. During the first stream, Bungie explained the armour […]

  • Mod-friendly Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access in May

    Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access next month for a full release, Stardok has announced. The developer called the game the “largest and most diverse strategy sandbox to date,” as players have a variety of tools such as diplomatic treaties to resource exchanges, and United Planets resolutions to hundreds of research directions for […]

  • Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim is out next week on PC – here’s the pre-order trailer

    Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim will be released next week on PC, and today, we have a pre-order trailer for you. The game will be made available on April 28 for $19.99/€17.99/£13.99 on GOG, the Humble Store and Steam. Along with improvements over the original PSP version, it will contain less backtracking, controller support […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – full gear set up to level 34 in PvP and PvE, upgrades, more

    The Destiny: House of Wolves livestream this afternoon was chock full of information. Read onward for our full report. According to Bungie, Petra Venj, who serves the Queen, is the main story agent who leads the player through the main series of quests. Players who complete bounties will be able to level up in her […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch the livestream right here

    Bungie will host a Destiny: House of Wolves livestream at 2pm EDT today, and you can watch it right here. Watch live video from Bungie on The stream will introduce the new social space, The Reef, as well as gear upgrade paths. House of Wolves contains new Strike missions, The Prison of Elders three-player […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 22 team includes Barcelona, Chelsea players

    This week’s FIFA 15 Team of the Week is now available for FIFA Ultimate Team players. Each team member, as with previous weeks, is selected base on the previous weekend’s matches. Here’s the list of players now available: Starting GK: Claudio Bravo – FC Barcelona (Spain) CB: Leonardo Bonucci – Juventus (Italy) CB: Ömer Toprak […]

  • Sony’s Spring Fever Sale winds down with Shovel Knight and Call of Duty discounts

    It’s the final week of Sony’s Spring Fever Sale which means more games have been added to the mix. Shovel Knight, which launches today is one offer, and the rest are all Cal of Duty titles. The Taken movie series is on sale as well. With Shovel Knight available today on PlayStation 3, PS4 and […]

  • Drivers for Xbox controllers, voice messages, more features available in Xbox One preview

    Microsoft has announced new features coming to Xbox One and the Xbox App on Windows 10 through the preview program this month. Some of the new features have been requested by the community for both Xbox One and Xbox One SmartGlass. Here’s what to expect, straight from the horse’s mouth: Xbox on Windows 10 Game […]

  • Total War: Warhammer has been announced for PC, Mac, SteamOS

    Total War: Warhammer has been announced after previous teases from The Creative Assembly touched upon it. The game will contain “gigantic monsters, flying creatures, legendary heroes and storms of magical power.” It is also the first in a trilogy which includes two additional standalone titles and extra content packs. It will feature thousands of warriors […]

  • This video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt features a quest from the prologue

    A new video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, showing off the Precious Cargo quest contained in the game’s prologue. The quest tasks Geralt with helping a merchant retrieve a mysterious box from the swamps. The scene looks familiar, but we’ve seen so many videos for the game it’s hard to tell […]

  • Limited public beta for The Elder Scrolls Online kicks off tomorrow on consoles

    The limited public beta for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One tomorrow, and Sony has provided details on the tester for those who’ve been invited to participate. The beta test contains the full version of the game and will run from April 23-27, and will start and […]

  • Dying Light debuts in second place on Media Create charts

    Techland’s Dying Light made its debut in Japan lats week, coming in a respectable second place behind Nintendo’s Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code. The zombie shooter sold 25,530 units on PlayStation 4, while the top earner for the week moved a little over 55,000 units on 3DS. Another western release when landed on the chart, […]

  • Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven will release in the west this June

    Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven has been given a release date by XSEED Games, which announced the localization back in February. The title will launch for 3DS in North America on June 2 digitally and through retail. It will be an eShop only title in Europe and Australia when it releases on June 4. A […]

  • This Overlord video teases four new faces of evil

    A new Overlord game is in the works, going by the previous teasing and this video – which teases the possibility of four-payer co-op. Or just four characters to choose from. We don’t know just yet – all we know is the team is asking you to “join the fellowship.” A new entry in the […]

  • GTA movie will star Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar’s Sam Houser, the BBC confirms

    The GTA movie Game Changer will star Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar co-founder and president Sam Houser, theBBC has confirmed. The BBC also confirmed Bill Paxton will play Jack Thompson, a role Paxton already confirmed last week when speaking with Deadline. Here’s the synopsis per the BBC: “Conceived for an adult audience, this special 90-minute drama […]

  • Take a look at Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold’s Classic Mode

    Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold’s Classic Mode has received a trailer today. Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold will come with two modes, Classic and Story. Classic Mode was trailered today and in it, you’ll get to make your party by choosing from 13 classes. You’ll be able to customise them too using the character creation tool. Revamped […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows to come with new challenge mode

    Shovel Knight’s upcoming expansion Plague of Shadows will bring with it a new challenge mode. Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club Games has revealed the challenge mode, one of the new additions coming to the game with the free Plague of Shadows expansion. “Are you more into digging than distillation? Already have your Feats book long […]

  • Nvidia releases complete graphical guide for GTA 5

    Those with GeForce cards will be happy to know that Nvidia has released a comprehensive graphical tweaks guide for GTA 5. Nvidia usually produces graphical guides for the big AAA games, and GTA 5 is no different. Their guides offer in-depth coverage of each in-game setting, how much they affect framerate, if they can be […]

  • Cthulhu voodoo: why Bloodborne is the best Lovecraftian game

    Sherif Said tackles Bloodborne’s links to Lovecraftian horror, explaining why you should face the madness and immerse yourself in its lore. Spoilers inside. No other game could commit to its themes so religiously without feeling the need to compromise its vision and veer towards accessibility. Bloodborne stands tall above any game that dares attach itself […]

  • WWE 2K15 is coming to PC this year

    WWE 2K15 will make its way to PC this spring. WWE announced that WWE 2K15 will make its debut on PC in the spring. The game will be based on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, both of which came out in November. MyCareer and 2K Showaces modes are included, as well as all […]

  • GTA 5 PC: new mod adds snow to GTA Online

    If you’re looking to get some snow in your GTA Online, someone figured out a way. Modder ECB2 created a mod that works with GTA Online on PC. The mod is called “Snow in GTA Online” and it does what it says on the tin. YouTube channel imperfectplayers captured a video showing it in action. […]

  • Deals with Gold: Call of Duty edition

    Xbox Live Deals with Gold for the week of April 20 are now live with mostly Call of Duty games. Various Call of Duty games are on sale on Xbox One and Xbox 360 through Xbox Live this week. Indie games Never Alone and We Are Doomed managed to sneak in as well. With the […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: PSN sign in problems fixed in new patch

    Patch 1.03 is now live for Mortal Kombat X and it brings an end to the aggravating sing in issue encountered by some users on PS4. Mortal Kombat X 1.03 patch has been released. The patch fixes bug CE-34878-0, which affected the PlayStation 4 version. The bug caused users to have to log in and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: new patch fixes Windows Media Player issue, getting stuck in the clouds

    GTA 5 has received a new patch on PC to fix issues caused by the lack of Windows Media Player and getting stuck between online matches. Patch 335.1 is now available to all owners of GTA 5 on PC. The strange issue that affected those who didn’t have Windows Media Player installed, has been fixed. […]

  • Halo 3: ODST and Relic remake come to The Master Chief Collection in May

    Halo 3: ODST and Halo 2′s Relic map remake are coming to Halo: The Master Chief Collection next month. 343 Industries has announced that Halo: The Master Chief Collection owners will get Halo 3: ODST campaign and the Relic remake in the next content update, due in May. And as promised, the April update has […]

  • Rockstar says Social Club wasn’t hacked, account details leaked from other websites

    Following a number of reports from users who had their Social Club accounts hijacked, Rockstar has confirmed that the service has not been hacked. Over the last couple of days, a few users on Reddit and Rockstar Twitter support started reporting getting kicked out of their GTA Online sessions and seeing an error telling them […]

  • That Destiny: House of Wolves teaser is packed with new intel, Reef reveal at 11.00am PST today

    The new Destiny: House of Wolves social space was revealed more fully than you might believe in today’s teaser. A teaser for a Destiny: House of Wolves’ new social space went live earlier to advertise today’s full reveal. But resident Destiny expert Arekkz went over the teaser with his very fine-toothed comb and turned up […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront content not shaped by DLC plans, says producer

    Star Wars Battlefront may have DLC on the cards already, but DICE hasn’t built the game with extra content in mind, apparently. Star Wars Battlefront releases on November 17, and then on December 8, before the launch of the new movie, it’ll receive a slab of tie-in DLC. This early, pre-meditated content drop is a […]

  • We’ll finally get a look at Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 at E3 in June

    CI Games will show off Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 at E3 in June, according to the event’s official website. The Lords of the Fallen developer confirmed the game was in the works back in December as a AAA “production effort”. It is set during a modern day conflict in Eastern Europe and players will be […]

  • Ultima 7 Complete, Wing Commander 3, others added to Humble Origin Bundle 2

    The Humble Origin Bundle 2 has been updated with four more titles. The new titles are for Windows only and are SimCity 2000, Wing Commander 3: Heart of the Tiger, Wing Commander 4: The Price of Freedom and Ultima 7: The Complete Edition. All can be yours if you pay above the current average, which […]

  • Don’t Starve Together has been updated to inlcude Reign of Giants expansion

    Don’t Starve Together has been updated and now includes “the vast majority” of the Reign of Giants content. Players who currently own Don’t Starve on Steam will get Don’t Starve Together for free when it exits Early-Access. During Early-Access, current owners of Don’t Starve get 2 copies of Don’t Starve Together through the Frontier Pack […]