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Xbox One: stand it vertically “at your own risk”, warns Microsoft

Friday, 20 September 2013 10:30 GMT By Dave Cook

Xbox One should be played horizontally, Microsoft’s senior director of product management and planning Albert Penello has warned.

Speaking with Gamespot, Penello confirmed that the matter stems from the console’s disc-slot, and is not a cooling issue. He told the site, “We don’t support vertical orientation; do it at your own risk. It wouldn’t be a cooling problem, we just didn’t design the drive for vertical. Because it’s a slot loading drive, we just didn’t design it for both”.

He added, “We found, interestingly enough, that 80 percent of people, believe it or not, have their Xbox [360] horizontally”.

What do you make of the above news? Does it mess up your living room set-up, or are you fine with this?

For the record, my Xbox is vertical due to space issues. *Gulp*

Via GI.biz.

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39 Comments

  1. Hcw87

    Never understood why people have their consoles vertical. Destroys the DVD’s/Blu Rays.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @1 Space.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Xbone

    Me neither. I guess it takes away less place on the floor.

    One more point to Sony.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Hcw87

    Keeping a console on the floor is the worst thing you can do (dust).

    Buy a TV table, most are made in a way as to support shit lying horizontally.

    Also @3 i would never ever keep a PS4 vertically, even if Sony said they supported it. Current consoles are supposed to be able to stand vertically, but it destroys your discs (unless you install every game to HD ofcourse).

    #4 1 year ago
  5. AngryConsumer

    @2 i agree with you, it is common sense that there will be more wear on the drives, when it is standing vertical. also you should lift your console like 3cm from the ground and up, so heat can escape from under it. all this we learned from this gen, it is little things but will make your ps3/x360 last a life time.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. super3001

    never seen vertical console in real. not good for optical disc who care anyway optical is dead format lol

    #6 1 year ago
  7. schnide

    @1

    No, if the machine is designed to stand vertically – which people do for either space or aesthetic reasons – it doesn’t.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Hcw87

    Anyway, aren’t every Xbox One game installed to HD anyway? So the disc won’t spin.

    Suddenly this isn’t a problem anymore unless watching a Blu Ray for example.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. AngryConsumer

    @3 we did see what you did there, first sentence is the bait, then the second sentence is the get out of jail free card. but you have been caught troll, you ungrateful sod. your are clogging up threads at vg247 with your crap. your account is for sure a second account, you have been reported. i cant wait for the new web sit design anytime now!

    #9 1 year ago
  10. VibraniumSpork

    This thing would look even more hideous stood on its end. Would have a 2001-monolith vibe going on though:

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef015391422b9f970b-600wi

    My PS4 will have to stand vertically due to space issues. Only thing that Sony have done to so far piss me off in that respect is charging extra for the vertical stand – this a first for them right? Wouldn’t mind apart from the fact that you *need* it to have the thing stood up, and that nearly every promo shot of the console shows it stood on it’s end >_<

    #10 1 year ago
  11. AngryConsumer

    @10 sadly you will have to pay for it, so it is gonna be another blow to your wallets.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. G1GAHURTZ

    Vertical FTW!

    #12 1 year ago
  13. OmegaSlayer

    Another tech aspect where MS didn’t put money LOL

    #13 1 year ago
  14. super3001

    10

    lol monolith is true. like 2001 ape throw bone at xbone lol

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Xbone

    horizontally is so last gen.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. ctankep

    Normally store my consoles vertical.
    Then pull them out horizontal to play.
    To give ample airflow & ventilation.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. VibraniumSpork

    Just a thought, but does this whole “at your own risk” angle have implications on the warranty re: repairs?

    The thing chews through a disk in vertical orientation, you ship it to MS and get it sent back with a note saying “LOL, no, should have sat that shit on a shelf bro!”

    #17 1 year ago
  18. TrickyAudio

    My PS2 was always vertical, never had an issue….

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Hcw87

    @17
    Every game is installed to HD, so the disc won’t spin while you play. Pretty sure this issue will be alot smaller than what it is now.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. pukem0n

    i have it vertically at my PC monitor because of space reasons on the desk.
    the other 360 and the ps3 are horizontally in the living room because i have the space.

    would like it much more if you could also stand it vertically.
    hopefully it will still be possible

    #20 1 year ago
  21. spoffle

    @9 Shut up you mong

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Erthazus

    Vertically is great but in my opinion these consoles are not designed that way compared to PC where depends on the case you can ONLY have a vertically case or horizontal.

    Personally I prefer my consoles to not be vertically. Because they have a shitty chinese hardware that breaks really fast.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Hcw87

    @22
    Because PC hardware isn’t made in China at all, right? Oh wait.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. VibraniumSpork

    @22 http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/original/000/157/122/f.gif?1318992465

    @23 +1

    #24 1 year ago
  25. FeaturePreacher

    I’ve always had my 360 vertical. The only times I’ve had problems with discs was when the 360 was horizontal. Maybe this issue will be resolved around the same time MS removes the kinect from the xbone.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. Playmaker

    @25 Kinect is not going away. Nor should it.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. FuntimeBen

    I too have ALWAYS stood my 360s vertically to save space and hide them behind my television. This is completely ridiculous. I’ll wait until they release the slim xbox one that is engineered properly – rather than this, rush to market device that no one had the forethought to imagine people in big cities with small apartments may want to stand them vertically.

    I wonder if standing it vertically voids your warranty if you scratch the blue-ray lens?

    #27 1 year ago
  28. Ekona

    If you really haven’t got the space to lay a games console horizontally at all, then may I humbly suggest that buying said console probably isn’t the best use of your money.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. Ashmael

    This convince me more that the idiots at Microsoft rushed the development of the Xbox One when Sony anounced the PS4.

    #29 1 year ago
  30. Christopher Jack

    Why is this thing so big? Seriously?

    #30 1 year ago
  31. Christopher Jack

    Also to note, Microsoft didn’t even design the Xbox 360 to sit horizontally. So many games of mine destroyed & refused replacements, they didn’t even agree to refund my X360 ’til MS changed a few policies in like 08.

    #31 1 year ago
  32. Riseer

    Yea I mean it’s a big console so I figured their isn’t a way to place it vertically.I hate being a fan boy, but Sony has a better design then MS’s.I own the first Ps3 slim,it’s almost 4 years old it works perfectly with no issue at all.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. XanderZane

    All my consoles have always been horizontal. My sons had their PS2 vertical at one point. Only system I’ve ever had to turn sideways was the PS1. That’s because it wouldn’t read your CD unless it was on it’s side or completely upside down. The laser read issue would happen after 2-3yrs of use. Supposedly the alignment of the laser to the CD would shift out of place and that would cause the problem. Sony could fix this easily, but you’d have to pay a fee of course, which was BS since it was their sitting product that caused the problem. Same crap with the PS2 and the DRE problem.

    @31 The XBox 360 was designed to sit horizontally and NOT Vertically. There is a warning in the manual that tells you not sit it vertically and move the unit, as it could cause disk damage. So most gamers never put their XBox 360 on its side because of that issue.

    #33 1 year ago
  34. XanderZane

    @8 It still needs the disk to run the game, so yes it’ll spin for a few minutes, but after that and shouldn’t need the disk at all since the whole game will be on the HDD. I don’t think 500GB will be enough. They really should have out in a 1 Terabyte drive. I have a 250 GB Xbox 360 and I only have about 60GB left. I only have 3 full games on it and the rest are demos and XBLA games. The more games you have on the HDD the slower the response will be when reading for the HDD.

    #34 1 year ago
  35. Cobra951

    @2: Yep. Plus it *should* be better for cooling, since it leaves a lot more surface area exposed to the open air. It should also be better for discs left in the console for long periods of time, since they won’t tend to warp from being held horizontally by the middle alone. You all know you should store your discs vertically, right? Gravity is a bitch.

    This news does surprise me. The Wii is slot-loading, and has no trouble with vertical use. Shame on the MS engineers if they couldn’t figure this out.

    Edit: @33: If you swivel your vertical Xbox (horizontally) while the disc is spinning, you trigger gyroscopic forces which can cause a head crash. Swiveling a horizontal Xbox the same way won’t induce the gyroscopic force, since you’d be rotating it in the same plane as the disc rotation. That’s why it’s safer *for people dumb enough to move their systems as they’re operating*.

    #35 1 year ago
  36. fuchikoma

    @1 A Dutch TV show long ago disproved that. They took many 360s and tested them on stable, concrete shelves, horizontally and vertically, and ultimately, they both damaged discs because part of the lens assembly was coming up and touching the spinning discs. Now, there are several 360 optical drives so it’s not a problem with all of them. Personally, I’ve had an Elite vertical for a few years, and my discs all look like they just rolled out of the factory. Same with my vertical PS3 and Wii.

    #36 1 year ago
  37. AngryConsumer

    @36 the scratching of disc on x360 was the cause of the missing padding. that would stop the disc to grind against the lens. microsaft got a bit to cheap and cost cutting… that is why you had your disc scratched, this is well documented stuff by now. when enough people complained about it, it was silently fixed. so microsaft had their back free from people that could sue them, and microsoft could continue to blame their customers, for not handling their x360 properly.

    #37 1 year ago
  38. sebastien rivas

    Regardless vertical or horizontal,
    I must say I have always been displeased in consoles optical drives.
    They work but they are also cheaply made which at the exclusion of nintendo wii so far I always had issue with other optical drives on consoles, always scratching a disc, always going dead after few months of use (though I was a hard core when I was younger with some easy 14+ hours a day if not more sometimes).\
    Xbox, Ps1, Ps2 were NO Exceptions to this issue!!!

    #38 1 year ago
  39. Djoenz

    @38

    My ps2 lived for over 10 years. Best thing ever. My ps3 slim bluray lense wouldnt read shit after 1.5 years. Cleaned it and it was fixed.

    I smoke indoors and the residu and dust inside your console is bad as well.

    #39 1 year ago

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    Praise the Sunbro, Bungie is finally going to fix the heavy ammo bug in Destiny. If Destiny has one bug that has gone too long unresolved, it’s the heavy ammo issue. For quite a while now Guardians wearing armour that increased heavy ammo capacity have found their supply emptied whenever they respawn, return to orbit […]

  • MLB 15 The Show continues year-to-year saves, has real time sun and shadows

    MLB 15 The Show is going to be oodles better than last year’s effort, judging by a list of planned improvements. SCE San Diego has released a list of features and improvements coming to MLB 15 The Show. For those keen on the franchise the news that year-to-year saves are making a return is an […]

  • Nintendo outlines 3DS and Wii U release dates for the upcoming year

    Nintendo has published a list of release dates for upcoming 3DS and Wii U games. There aren’t a great many surprises on offer, unfortunately, but if you’rew wondering what’s next for your faithful 3DS and Wii U, you can now consider yourself fully informed. It’s worth noting that these dates are subject to change, and […]

  • Majora’s Mask Hyrule Warriors DLC is just too, too cute

    Majora’s Mask might be the creepiest Zelda but its Hyrule Warriors incarnation is so adorable I don’t know whether to eat it or tuck it up in a little blankey. The Majora’s Mask DLC hits Hyrule Warriors is due on February 5, and includes a version of young Link so sweet that I need a […]

  • Fahrenheit remaster doesn’t play nicely with unusual Steam names, apparently

    Fahrenheit will reportedly not work for you if you have special characters in your Steam name. Fahrenheit, or Indigo Prophecy as it is sometimes known, has been re-released on iOS, Linux, Mac and PC thanks to Aspyr Media. It’s not much of an upgrade, but it is pretty cheap and a great way to experience […]

  • Bloodborne PS4 bundle pops up on Amazon Spain

    Bloodborne should definitely get its own PS4 bundle. It just makes sense. A Bloodborne PS4 bundle has popped up online, although there’s been no official announcement form Sony. Amazon Spain listed the pack, which includes a 500GB console and goes for €440. In other words it’s very similar to existing game bundles and doesn’t include […]

  • Ermac joins Mortal Kombat X cast

    Mortal Kombat X will see the return of the red-clad ninja with origins in myth and glitches. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Twitch stream made good on NetherRealm’s promise of a new roster reveal. As a few of you guessed from the teasers, the latest character to be announced is Ermac, another of the ninjas. Like […]

  • Badland: Game of the Year Edition coming this spring to multiple platforms

    Frogmind Games has announced it will be bringing its action-adventure game Badland to multiple platforms this spring with Badland: Game of the Year Edition. Initially released in 2013 on tablets, the game is a mix of physics-based gameplay with varying level designs and power-up featuring cloning, growing and slowing down time. Badland is set in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront concept art shows Endor, map details teased

    With Star Wars Battlefront set for holiday 2015, it’s high time we were told something about the FPS. Today, a slight bit of information was released on the game, along with a piece of concept art. Finally. While we wait until spring for the first look at the game, we’ll have to be sated with […]

  • You can now catch Emboar and Serperior in Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

    Two new Pokemon are now available for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire through the official Pokemon website’s special event. You can pick up the fire, fighting type Pokemon Emboar from January 28 – November 30, per IGN, using the special code POKEMON500. Enter it into the Mystery Gift section from the main game menu to […]

  • Fight demons, save the world in The Awakened Fate Ultimatum this March

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Life is Strange launch trailer and final dev diary released

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Dying Light exploit gives you unlimited money and items

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online has great monsters

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

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

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

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

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

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

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