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EA isn’t giving up until Battlefield “is number one,” says Soderlund

Thursday, 19 September 2013 14:05 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Patrick Soderlund, EVP of EA’s games label, has said the firm isn’t going to give up until Battlefield bests Call of Duty as the number one shooter.

Speaking with MCV, Soderlund said not only is such competition good for the market, but for both companies as well.

“Competition is good,” said Soderlund. “It brings the best out of people. If there was only Battlefield or only Call of Duty, then the development teams might have been a little bit more content. We don’t look at them necessarily and mimic what they do.

“But we think about them. Maybe they weren’t thinking about us much when we made Battlefield 3, but I can tell you, they are thinking about us now. They need too. We made a dent in the FPS market and we took share from them. And I am not going to give up until I’m No.1 and I am going to make sure I’m No.1.

“We are spending a tonne of money on this, our teams are killing themselves every year to make great games. I want to give our consumers the best I can. We will strive to be No.1. If I said: ‘No.5 is probably fine,’ it’s hard for people to rally behind that message.

“But I wouldn’t say we could be No.1 if I didn’t think we could. I think I have the right team, the right product and the right strategy to get there.”

We’ll see what happens once both shooters are released this fall: Battlefield 4 will be available October 29 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. The game will also be made available on PS4 November 12 in North America and in Europe on November 29. The Xbox One version will be released in North America on November 19 and in Europe on November 21.

Call of Duty: Ghosts releases on PC, PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360 on November 5. The PS4 and Xbox One versions land alongside the new consoles.

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28 Comments

  1. G1GAHURTZ

    Never.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. hives

    Crap. That probably mean we will see more and more modern warfare Battlefields.

    Yay… Good thing they are also doing Battlefront. BTW, I wonder what shooter will EA throw out in 2014. Will they try with MoH again?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DSB

    John Riccitiello, is that you?

    The major difference between Battlefield 3 and CoD is the balancing and ease of use in my opinion.

    I can jump into a CoD game in seconds to get my fix, in BF3 I have to find “the right” game first, because everybody’s doing stupid shit with their servers.

    And those weapons…. Oh dear. I know DICE are trying to make this big glorious, varied armory, but it doesn’t work very well if you want to be competitive. Some weapons are highly contextual, others are useless, and yet others are great in every situation.

    Sometimes less is more if you want to make things sporting.

    @2 Titanfall brah.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. AngryConsumer

    good luck with that ea!

    #4 2 years ago
  5. VibraniumSpork

    Unfortunately BF has always had that fairly harsh learning curve over COD. I agree with @3, you can just jump in and play COD, which is important if you’re starved for free time. BF takes a while to get going and it’s always been pretty mean dishing out the upgrades you need to really get an edge on your opponents…having said that I find it does get far more rewarding than COD in the long term.

    It’s just a shame that COD and BF are locked in this FIFA-vs-PES-style battle. They both offer different types of experience and they excel at both.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. AngryConsumer

    @5 harsh learning curve?… i played bf:bc and bf:bc2, and i can tell you that i had no problem with the ‘jump in and play COD’ scenario of yours and playing bf after. they changed something drastically in bf3, i never got into it after a couple of plays. the maps was so huge. you had to rum a mile to even see anyone to whup off with your gun. it was a horrible game. so i couldn’t be bothered buying after i tried it at a friends house.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. hives

    @3 – I mean, fall 2014. Titanfall is coming early 2014 :P I don’t think they won’t publish any shooter later.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. reask

    Well include ffa and that might help.
    I like the difference between both but if I am crap at least in ffa I can blame myself.
    Nothing worse than crappy team mates in tdm.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. DSB

    @5 I’m not sure it’s really about upgrades, the real problem is that playing for objectives is different from playing for K/D. And that seems to be everybody’s default mode: “Stay alive, take scalp”.

    Battlefields problem is that it’s shit at teaching people how to play. That was one of my big disappointments with BF3. They actually took a step back by removing Commander mode.

    In BF2, a good commander would kinda take on the role of the raid leader in an MMO – Yelling at everybody and trying to make them act less retarded, coordinating their efforts.

    That’s one way of helping people understand how it’s done, but I think it’s a shame that games like Battlefield don’t try harder to actually get everyone on the same page.

    A game like Red Orchestra 2/Rising Storm pretty much forces people to play smart and work together, because they’ll die in a second if they keep making those mistakes.

    I miss clever, focused designs like that. Instead of wasting everybody’s time with a campaign, they could do “showcases” like the old tactical shooters. Make scripted scenarios to show people the importance of rushing an objective, and the penalty for getting bogged down.

    @7 Oh right, right.

    Yeah, it would make sense to have a shooter ready for Black Friday. Maybe they’re doing another Bad Company or something?

    #9 2 years ago
  10. reask

    Also dsb there was not 1 vehicle mission in sp.
    I mean how are you supposed to go up against vets of the game?

    Sure find empty servers but that’s just a pain really.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Llewelyn_MT

    @Hives: Isn’t Battlefront coming out in 2014?

    I play games that suit me, in this genre it’s Battlefield. I really have no desire to play “The Bestest, Most Popularest FPS EVER” if it’s not for me. My guess is Battlefield is making enough money already. If games are made with mass market in mind they become generic and lose focus. Just look what they did to Total War by streamlining it in Rome 2. Instead of grand battles we got sped up battles for stupid ass capture points.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. VibraniumSpork

    @6 Jeez, don’t have an aneurysm! Anecdotal evidence from a lot of regular COD players I know who tried out BF3 when it launched soon traded in their copies due to things like difficulties with vehicle controls, the emphasis on burst fire for accuracy, the melee system and the more ‘realistic’ reload speeds and clip sizes of the weapons. I’m not saying it’s a 1:1 experience, but BF is certainly aiming for a more ‘authentic’ feel over COD’s more ‘arcade’ tendencies – and I’m not saying one’s better than the other, they both have a place on an FPS fan’s shelf.

    I just think people who make the transition from one to the other find the experience a bit jarring. You obviously didn’t because you’re an infallible gaming demi-God, but I definitely found my first BF experience (BF:BC2) a completely different one from whichever COD I was thumbs-deep in at the time. Not to milk the analogy but I think the switch between FIFA and PES hits many people the same way.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. VibraniumSpork

    @9 “The real problem is that playing for objectives is different from playing for K/D. And that seems to be everybody’s default mode: “Stay alive, take scalp”…Battlefields problem is that it’s shit at teaching people how to play.” – Very true!

    #13 2 years ago
  14. DSB

    @10 There was the one tank mission, though.

    I really don’t think you can “document” these shooters enough. You could do a ton of teachable scenarios like that, and shooting ranges to familiarize people with the guns, and it would probably be easier to do than a campaign.

    Teach people what the different weapons strengths and weaknesses are, teach them vehicles, teach them tactics. It’s pretty obvious just playing through an average game that some people genuinely don’t have a clue.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. AngryConsumer

    @12 i would buy bf:bc3 in a flash if it ever get released… the bc series had good sp and good mp. the bf3 just suck in both, i guess you can learn yourself to be good in bf3 mp, and you will get used to it and like it. but i cant be bothered, the game was a lackluster, period.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. reask

    @14
    I was thinking more aero missions.
    I mean the second spec ops mission was a 2 man heli mission.
    I had not a clue how to fly it so gave up as I was getting embarrassed pissing other people off through my lack of knowledge.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. DSB

    Man, that helo mission is the most fun I’ve had in a coop game ever.

    I was playing it with my brother, and neither of us had any clue, so it went something like this:

    “HOW THE FUCK DO YOU FLY THIS THING?!”

    “I DON’T KNOW!!!! THERE’S A MOUNTAIN COMING RIGHT AT US!!!”

    “OH MY GOD KEEP SHOOTING!!!”

    And then once we got a little better it turned into:

    “You’re so totally gonna crash this fucking thing”

    “I’m so totally not”

    “We just died… You were always a retard”

    #17 2 years ago
  18. VibraniumSpork

    @16 Man that mission was *so* hard as an inexperienced pilot! I relied on the BF community for flying lessons…lot of great Youtube flight tutorials out there. Still, like you and DSB say, it feels like these tutorials should have been provided in-game by DICE themselves.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. ArithonUK

    Could have fooled me! Looks far more like EA are pushing DICE into making the BattleField franchise into a steaming great pile of No. 2!

    They’ve pulled all the benefits of team play and following orders in favour of quick-in, run-and-gun game play. While that makes it more like COD, that doesn’t mean it IS COD.

    Sadly it does mean it is no longer BattleField as defined by BF1942 and BF2 and number one seller doesn’t equate to “the best game”.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. SplatteredHouse

    @19 ref: NFS…

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Dendroball

    @11 Battlefront is supposedly coming out in 2015 and it’s only making sense because a two year development cycle is needed at least and because DICE will benefit from the push created by the release of the Episode VII. 2014 will be the year of BF4 premium DLCs and Titanfall in the FPS genre for EA.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. schnide

    Patrick Soderlund, EVP of EA’s games label, has said the firm isn’t going to give up until Battlefield bests Call of Duty as the number one shooter.

    But then when they’re number one, they’re going to give up? ;)

    #22 2 years ago
  23. yeoung

    I’m definitely not a fan of shooters. In fact, BF3 is the first multiplayer FPS I ever played and enjoyed. I’ve enjoyed the hell out of Lost Planet 2 and Black on PS2, but as far as multiplayer goes, only Metal Gear Online seemed interesting this gen.

    Then came BF3 courtesy of PS plus. Honestly, being able to do things besides shooting people totally sold me on the franchise. I may even look into getting BF4 after a price drop. I was also gifted CODBlops 2 for my birthday. Played it all of 25 minutes. In my opinion, BF3 is a far more complete game with varying gameplay styles and tactics.

    Though it is the opinion of a total shooter-noob, I believe that BF3 in terms of overall quality is already leaps and bounds ahead of COD.

    /0.02

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Lengendaryboss

    @1
    Its possible
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

    #24 2 years ago
  25. GrimRita

    As long as they force Origin, they never will top Call of Duty. I will NEVER buy Battlefield until its available without using EA’s spyware. It’s my favourite FPS of all time and I miss playing it, but I refuse to install their turdware because I HAVE to.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. dkpunk

    Well as far as quality BF3 is already leaps and bounds ahead of the competition. I’m sure BF4 will make another solid dent in the CoD franchise. Can’t wait for this game. Now just need to deicde what platform to play it on. Xbox1, PC or PS4.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. sebastien rivas

    @3

    I agree with you on one point when you mention I know DICE are trying to make this big glorious, varied armory, but it doesn’t work very well if you want to be competitive. Some weapons are highly contextual, others are useless, and yet others are great in every situation.

    Indeed what Dice did was to listen to their base players (probably hard core wanna be and wanna give inputs without thinking a single second). This happened too often, too much, and the game NEVER approached any balance. Worse nowadays, you are considered a fag or alike if you use a weapon that does not satisfy your teammate or enemy . I swear this this is the real weak point to BF3.
    Dice got led like a dog in the park on a tight leash.
    EA don’t step in anyway thinking you can do something to help or I will be gone from DICE too.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. smartalves

    @1 and @4 – you are right. BF3 will not (probably) make the numbers of COD but BF will always be a better shooter: jets, choppers, tanks, jeeps, boats, level changes will not be on COD!
    @12 You have done it!
    I’ve play MW2 and MW3 so and so but got killed a lot. Somehow my pc fells kinda slow to play this, don´t understand why. Try COD:BO2 for 15 minutes, got killed 20 times, uninstall next minute. I’ve seen my 12 years old son play BO2 on PS3 killing 20, 40, 60 guys in a row but I can’t do it.
    I play BF:BC2 and BF3 for a long time. Play for objectives, play with my squad friends is more my thing. This will be an eternal discussion but players will adopt what they like most.
    @17-@18: You’re right and for me that’s is the biggest problem with BF3: the learning curve with choppers and planes is crazy (I’ve reached level 100 but haven’t done most of the assignments in choppers and planes). Another great thing on BF3: games modes – play with machines guns, pistols only, perfect your sniping (
    @27 Worse nowadays, you are considered a fag or alike if you use a weapon that does not satisfy your teammate or enemy . There is a solution for this, Sebastian: I always play with my weapon of choice because if you have shotguns, I will use it no matter what. M320 or rpg against infantry? Check. If you have the gun, use it!
    Next buys: BF4 first and on Christmas, COD:Ghosts.

    #28 2 years ago

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  • Fly around your creations in Cities: Skylines with the Flight Cimulator mod

    Cities: Skylines players can now fly over their creations thanks to the Flight Cimulator mod. Created by Ulysius and available through the Steam Workshop, the mod allows the user to simulate flight through simple controls. According to the mod notes, it is still a work in progress as Ulysius plans to add building collisions , […]

  • The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul arrive on PlayStation Vue

    Sony has announced the addition of AMC to its PlayStation Vue service, which soft launched in Chicago, New York City and Philadelphia earlier this month. Those who use the service can now get their Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead fix, and also watch the Sundance channel, WEtv and IFC. AMC and WEtv are […]

  • Play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser

    Thanks to Roystan Ross and the Unity engine, you can play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser. This little nugget came to my attention yesterday, and unfortunately it became lost on my worksheet. Better late than never, I suppose. Anyway, the level is free-to-play and if you don’t wish to play […]

  • Steam’s Discovery Update has helped increase revenue for smaller titles

    Valve has said its Discovery Queue has increased product page views across Steam by 30% since the company launched the Discovery Update. According to Valve, 75% of those views come from the Discovery Queue, and 16% of product views can be attributed to the Discovery Queue. Even Steam Tags clicks have increased. The system is […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection April update includes “more ranked playlists”

    The next content update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection will “address a variety of issues across the game,” according to 343 Industries, including specific improvements to ranking. New quit and betrayal penalties are also in the works as the development team prepares to roll out ranks to additional playlists. According to 343, the latest […]

  • Get Spec Ops: The Line for free through 2K Games sale on Humble Store

    A 2K Games sale is going on this weekend on the Humble Store with up to 83% off on select titles. Games on sale include Evolve, Bioshock, Civilization and other franchises. Plus, Spec Ops: The Line can be yours for free with the purchase of any -2K title on sale. To see the full list […]

  • Dota 2 The International 2015 tickets are sold out

    Tickets to Dota 2 The International 2015 are now sold out, which shouldn’t surprise anyone. The tickets went on sale in two phases starting March 27. Phase one sold out in six minutes, and phase two sold out in four minutes. Each round of sales offered the same quantity of General Admission tickets priced at […]

  • Here’s what’s expected in Battlefield 4′s Weapon Crate DLC – video

    A new Battlefield 4 drop is on the horizon, and to give you an idea of what to expect, we have a video for you below featuring information on the Weapon Crate DLC. According to Battlefield expert Westie, players can expect five new weapons along with the return of the Gun Master game mode. The […]

  • Pillars of Eternity issues to be addressed in patch 1.03, expected next week

    Obsidian Entertainment plans to release a Pillars of Eternity patch next week to combat issues users have reported. Until the patch is released, the developers have posted workarounds for some of the most common issues. The issues reported span framerate drops, inability to launch the game unless in administrator mode, crashes on 32-bit machines, animal […]

  • Mortal Kombat X videos show Erron Black gameplay, Ermac fatalities, more

    Erron Black, the gunslinger which was outed for Mortal Kombat X in the achievements listing last week, was featured in the latest livestream from NetherRelam Studios yesterday evening. Along with gameplay, fatalities and variations for Black, the developer also provided a look at gameplay for: Ermac vs Mileena; Ermac’s brutality and fatality moves; Lui Kang […]

  • The Legend of Zelda Wii U: 2015 release not a “priority”, skipping E3

    The Legend of Zelda franchise producer Eiji Aonuma is featured in the latest video update on the status of The Legend of Zelda for Wii U, stating a 2015 release is no longer a “number one priority” for the team. While Aonuma never specifically says the game has been delayed into 2016, the announcement confirms […]

  • Destiny gameplay designer exits for Bethesda

    Destiny’s senior gameplay designer Josh Hamrick announced on Twitter overnight he would be leaving the company in a week’s time for Bethesda. Hamrick joined Bungie in 2009 after working two years at Midway Austin, where he created multiplayer maps, modified single-player levels, and other designer functions. He was in charge of fixing bug in code […]

  • What to expect from the Call of Duty Championship this weekend

    Just settling down to the Call of Duty Championship this weekend? Here’s a rundown of today’s matches and what else to expect over the next three days. The Call of Duty Championship is taking place in LA this weekend until Sunday, with 32 four-player teams battling it out for a prize pot of $1 million. […]

  • MLB 15 The Show video highlights improved graphics, updated grass patterns

    Sony has released a video for MLB 15 The Show which provides a look at graphical improvements made to the game. Along with the visual upgrade over MLB 14 The Show, the game contains new minor league stadiums, dynamic sun generated in real-time, and upgraded grass patterns which reflect each stadium’s unique look. MLB 15 […]

  • Valve to offer HTC Vive Developer Edition free to qualified developers

    Valve has said it will offer the HTC Vive Developer Edition for free to qualified developers in an effort to buoy projects before the tech launches commercially. Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios and The Room studio Fireproof Games are just some of the developers which already have a free Vive in-hand. According to Valve’s Doug […]

  • DriveClub gameplay video features MotorStorm’s off-road buggies

    Some gameplay footage of MotorStorm’s off-road buggies in DriveClub has surfaced. Pictures of the buggies were shown on the Japanese PlayStation Blog earlier this month, which considering the game was developed by Evolution Studios – which developed MotorStorm – this isn’t too much of a surprise. The buggies were first spotted by Videogamer, which pulled […]

  • Mortal Kombat X live-action TV spot features the track Chop Suey

    The TV sport for Mortal Kombat X has been released, and not only does it contain a “spontaneous fight circle” taking over an entire city, but it features the System of a Down track Chop Suey. Mortal Kombat X will be released on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One April 14. The […]

  • Bloodborne Forbidden Woods progression bug caused by multiplayer summon

    A progression bug in Bloodborne is in the works, according to Sony and From Software. The issue occurs when players activate a multiplayer session in the Forbidden Woods using the Sinister Resonant Bell or Small Resonant Bell. It also appears the Lunarium Key won’t appear because of the multiplayer bug, and without the key you […]

  • Yo-Kai Watch game franchise has sold over 7 million copies

    The Yo-Kai Watch IP has sold over 7 million copies, according to developer Level-5. The figure included both physical and digital download sales. Yo-Kai Watch 3 will be unveiled during Level-5 Vision 2015 next month. The first title is in the works for the west but is still without a release window. Thanks, Gematsu.

  • Bloodborne trademark returned to Sony after accidentally losing it

    In case you were worried or anything, Sony has once again obtained the Bloodborne trademark. Earlier this week it was revealed that Sony mistakenly abandoned the Bloodborne trademark along with four others registered with US Patent and Trademark Office: Guns Up!, Kill Strain; How Games Were Made to Sound, and No Heroes Allows: No Puzzles […]

  • GTA 5 PC official trailer coming next week, 15 new screenshots released

    New PC screenshots of GTA 5 have been released along with word of a new trailer coming on Monday. The screens below are from the PC version and you can view them in 4K glory over on Rockstar Newswire. The PC version of GTA 5 releases on April 14.

  • PSN real-time server status page launching in Europe soon

    PlayStation users in Europe will soon have its own a PSN Service Status Indicator. It was released earlier this month in North America. The indicator makes it easier to check whether PlayStation services are down or running as planned. This includes account management, PlayStation Now, the store, social services, etc. Sony told Eurogamer the service […]

  • Exclusivity contract prevents Bioware from revealing Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC release on PS4

    Bioware is unable to discuss when the Jaws of Hakkon DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition will arrive on platforms other than PC and Xbox One. According to various tweets from executive producer Mark Darrah, due to the exclusivity contract between EA and Microsoft, the studio is unable to announce a release date for PlayStation 3 […]

  • LEGO Batman 3 demo, Namco Museum, more added to North American eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo for LEGO Batman 3, Namco Museum on Wii U Virtual Console, and various sales. Below is the full update. Nintendo eShop Dot Arcade – Wii U LEGO Ninjago – 3Ds LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Demo – Wii U Harvest Moon: The […]

  • Square Enix’s Easter Surprise bundle contains five mystery PC games

    Square Enix offering another mystery bundle to customers in the UK, which comes with five mystery PC games for £3.99. As before, customers will be unaware of the games they are purchasing in the mystery bundle, but the bundle contains triple-A titles worth £40 combined. One of Square’s previous mystery bundles contained Tomb Raider, Just […]

  • From Software’s PSone game Shadow Tower coming to PSN

    Shadow Tower, the first-person action-RPG developed for the original PlayStation by From Software, will be released on PlayStation Network. In the 1998 title, players took on the role of a mercenary who has returned home to the Holy Land of Zeptar to find the place has been sucked into the Underworld. He must use the […]

  • PlayStation TV gets price cut in the UK, now £44.99

    PlayStation TV has received a price cut in the UK. After several retailers started offering the console for less than the RRP of £84.99, users on DealSpwn began to wonder whether this is an official price cut, and not just regular deals or stock clearance. Sony later confirmed the new price of £44.99. “Starting from […]

  • Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is now available, for free

    You can download Forza Horizon 2 expansion Fast & Furious starting right now. Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious is available to download now through Xbox Live for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The expansion is standalone, so you don’t need to own Forza Horizon 2 to play it. It’s also free from now […]

  • Fire-based weapons come to PayDay 2 with the Butcher’s BBQ Pack

    The 20th DLC for PayDay 2, the Butcher’s BBQ Pack, is now available on Steam. The DLC will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: Piglet Grenade Launcher, 12G Steakout Shotgun and Mk1 Flamethrower Molotov cocktails and incendiary ammo Four new masks, patterns, materials and achievements The Butcher’s BBQ Pack is another co-development between Overkill and Croatian […]

  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

    Amid the current turmoil between Hideo Kojima and publisher Konami, one studio has offered the legendary designer a position. Lords of the Fallen developer Deck 13 took to Twitter to extend a job offer to Hideo Kojima. Dear Mr. @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN In case you are currently searching, we have an open position as Head of Game […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy MIDA Multi Tool?

    The question on every Destiny player’s lips today. And the answer, supplied by resident Destiny expert Paul Davies, is… Yes! We asked Paul whether or not he thought Xur’s Exotic weapon this week was worth the 23 Strange Coins. Here’s what he said: “It was already a great gun to own for PVP owing to […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has an all-male cast to make it “more approachable”

    According to Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata, the main cast of the game is all-male because it makes the game “more approachable.” Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata spoke to Gamespot about the reason for his choice of making the core cast an all-male affair. “Speaking honestly, an all-male party feels almost more approachable […]

  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

    Blizzard has given Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain a solid release date. Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure pack will be released April 2 in the Americas region, and April 3 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China. Blackrock Depths is the first wing to be released, others will follow one week apart. Other than the 31 new cards, […]

  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

    If you’re having issues loading your Bloodborne save after applying firmware update 2.50 to your PS4, this should help you out. Reddit user KBALLZZ encountered an issue after installing update 2.50 on his PlayStation 4. Bloodborne started reinstalling the day one patch again and when it was done he couldn’t continue his game or load […]

  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

    Sony is offering a 10% discount coupon to anyone looking to buy games on PlayStation Store this weekend. Sony’s latest discount coupon code is here. You’ll receive 10% off your cart total when buying from the PSN Store. The offer is not valid on purchases made on PS Vita, PlayStation TV, PSP, or in-game stores. […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]