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GTA 5 crashing older Xbox 360 consoles – report

Monday, 23 September 2013 00:35 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Multiple user reports suggests older Xbox 360 models aren’t coping very well with Grand Theft Auto 5.

A series of forum posts and support requests collated by Kotaku suggests Xbox 360 consoles made or refurbished between 2006 and 2008 aren’t up to the task of running GTA 5, with freezes and crashes occurring after quite short play sessions.

Some users hypothesise that the issue is related to smaller hard drive sizes, but it seems to be affecting those who have replaced their original HDDs with larger ones, too. Users have tried deleting and reinstalling the game, installing just one or both discs, and installing the discs to different locations, but with little success.

Rockstar has not issued a statement to press on the matter, although forum chatter suggests it is aware of the issue and hoping to find a patchable solution.

In the meantime, Xbox Support recommends the following rather occult-sounding installationprocess, which has worked for at least one user:

  1. Delete all GTA 5 game data.
  2. Clear system cache three times.
  3. Delete marketplace data from storage system items.
  4. Unplug console for three minutes.
  5. Install disc 1.
  6. Power off, do not insert disc 2.
  7. Restart.
  8. Install disc 2.
  9. Play.

GTA 5 totted up $1 billion sales in three days, taking the UK’s record for entertainment launches from Call of Duty. Previous record holders include Adele and Harry Potter.

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37 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    Videogame killing a chinese crappy console hardware. Yeah, consoles. Amazing system.

    Imagine if Angry Birds installation killed your iPhone.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Hcw87

    I’m on an old Xbox 360 Elite with the Jasper chip, no issues here. 120GB HD.

    Also to the dumbass above me, do you think PC hardware is any different? It’s all made in China. Welcome to reality.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Chief Thunder

    @1 now that’s just dumb… I’m a hardcore PC gamer and all, but that’s just stupid…people like you make all gamers look bad :\

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Cobra951

    @2: Thank you. Mine is a Jasper unit with a 250GB drive. I figured by older, they meant the defectively designed Zephyr and Xenon models. (Falcons get no love from me either.)

    I laughed at that idiotic list of instructions too.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. DSB

    I’m not surprised. I just got to the submarine heist with Trevor, and sailing that thing is absolutely strangling my 360 slim. Ancient hardware and what not.

    @2 Actually a huge deal of PC hardware is made in the US, Israel, Singapore, Taiwan and Germany, but it doesn’t make a whole lot of difference, because so is some of the console hardware.

    I think most of the AMD fabs were placed in Germany and Singapore, so that’s likely where the Xbone and PS4 will be conceived.

    As far as the assembly goes we really only know that the PS4 will be made in cooperation with Pegatron, so that’s China. Foxconn also has factories in Mexico.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Erthazus

    @2, so far you are dumbass. I have plenty of hardware in my PC from US or Singapore. Every videocard from Nvidia that I had was made in Taiwan. When you buy your custom hardware you can choose your manufacturer.

    funny fact though. I have a keyboard from Razer and it is made in US. Lol

    In other words, my shitty Taiwanese videocard will work better than any console out there on the market.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. xFreelanceOBGYN

    I have an original white 360 from the first batch that’s still pumping strong 8 years later. I have a 120 GB HDD from an elite, though. I am at the final heist and have expirenced no crashes and very little minor bugs. My HDD has less than 5 free GB free, also. My friend has an elite 360 console and has had the game crash several times.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. gameoholic007

    Playing on my 640GB PS3, no problems here lol.

    Sorry, had to rub it in a little lol.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. dkpunk

    @5 Same here on the ps3. Dipped down to like 10 fps while running around in that thing. Other than that no real issues so far.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. xxJPRACERxx

    @1 Yeah, because games on PC never freeze or crash…

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Joe Musashi

    Hmmm. Where are Units and Super3001? This is the sort of news they make a point of quoting.

    JM

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Lloytron

    Xbox support recommend to delete your cache three times? Huh?!

    #12 1 year ago
  13. mistermogul

    @3 – people like him make all people look bad!

    #13 1 year ago
  14. DrDamn

    @11
    I thought that when I saw the headline, you mean this wasn’t sourced from a “News” post by Units? He’s normally so helpful with these information things. :)

    Maybe he’s off time travelling again …

    #14 1 year ago
  15. DrDamn

    @Erth
    Which bits of your current PC are 8 years old?

    #15 1 year ago
  16. AngryConsumer

    @1 Your post is typical classic trolling.

    1. First sentence is the bait.
    2. Second sentence is the get out of jail free card.

    You are the ps3fanboy, definitely!… and this is your second account, you ungrateful sod!

    It’s time to put the foot down and whack the account of this ‘Erthazus AKA ps3fanboy’. Before this narrow-minded assclown clog up vg247 web servers with his garbage postings.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. monkeygourmet

    @16

    My observation of your comments seem to have ‘struck a chord’ with you if you keep re-using them PS3Fanboy:

    http://www.vg247.com/forum/topic.php?id=46564

    PS3Fanboy : “Cause of death was probably because of the low WIIU sales… RIP Hiroshi Yamauchi.”

    Classic trolling 101.

    1. First sentence is the bait.

    2. Second sentence is the get out of jail free card.

    “I said ‘rest in peace’ your honour…”

    Now, if the conversation even opened up more than this, you could chalk it done to being provacative. Thing is, it never does…

    #17 1 year ago
  18. TrickyAudio

    For a laugh, I did install my copy on an original 360 as well. It sounded like a bomb going off in an elevator shaft. Even the desk it was on started to shake. Seriously.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. AngryConsumer

    @17 i guess my comment must have ‘struck a chord’ with you troll… because your own idiocy got hurled back at ya. i am not a ps3fanboy or whatever else you claim i am. i have stated many time that i am not a fanboy of anything(i own a pc,ps3,x360!), and if you read my stuff you will see that clearly. the forum post you link to i have no interest to participate in, its just bs.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. fengato

    Anybody still rocking a non-Jasper fatty needs to rid themselves of it quick smart.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Kreion

    @18

    Even though it was recommended not to install it…good job.

    I have’t got an original, since my 360 re-ringed at some point, but I haven’t gota slim or the newer model and mines been running fine with GTA 5 , the only noticeable problems have been the occasional fps drop and some late spawning.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Hcw87

    @6
    There is a big difference between ”Assembled in” and ”Made in”.

    Parts may be made in China, but assembled in the US.

    So, your comment still make you look like a dumbass, good sir.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. VibraniumSpork

    As a side note, I’m trying to get rid of an old Arcade model 360 at the moment (20GB hard drive and two controllers included) and I cannot sell the thing for love nor money. It’s seriously looking like I should just dump this thing at a charity shop…

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Hcw87

    @23
    This cose to next-gen, and considering it’s an old model, you should just give it away indeed. You won’t get much more than 20-30 euro.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. DrDamn

    @23
    That’s if you can find a charity shop which will take electrical goods – most won’t.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. Moonwalker1982

    I’m using a 360 Arcade, so quite old and aside from the game crashing when taking a picture, i have no problems at all.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. VibraniumSpork

    @24 Yep, I tried selling at £40 – no joy. GAME will only give me £10 (!) trade-in for the 360 itself; I think I’ll actually get more for the controller on its own in that case!

    @25 Really? Dang…I should literally just put it on the pavement outside my house with a ‘Free to a good home’ sign on it by the sounds of it ^_^

    I just imagined there’d be some hard-up kid somewhere who’s still rocking a PS2 and whose parents would have jumped at the change for a cheap 360. I guess the little fuckers are all on their iDevices now…

    #27 1 year ago
  28. sepehrasadi

    I nearly 75 persond do I have delete my save game or I can do any thing
    I had problems now but I really don’t want to delete my save plz help

    #28 1 year ago
  29. sepehrasadi

    I have an idea can I move and replace again my saves

    #29 1 year ago
  30. game_on

    Does anybody have experience with GTA 5 on a 360 with 20GB HD? I bought my Xbox in 2007.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. jermzhi

    2006 White Original Non Jasper (its a Xenon or Zephyr) Xbox here..have had to fix the red ring thermal issues several times, still running strong. Performed a hard drive swap spoof from a 10gb to a 260gb 2.5 that I found on sale for $40 a few years ago. Installed Gta 5 disc 1 on hard drive, selected an 8gb usb key when disc two demanded a drive and my xbox has been running the crap out of it without a hitch or glitch.

    What I really want is for Rockstar to get to work on the PC Version, the PC Versions of GTA have always been better! Great game though so far. Good luck all!

    #31 1 year ago
  32. rydog73

    I have an old-school 360 says it was manufactured in March 10 of 2006……. Smallest hard drive you could get. GTA five has been crashing a lot on me I’ll get pretty far and then it will just freeze and I have to shut the system down. I probably have 300 MB free on the hard drive do you think that could be the issue since it’s such a small drive. It was hard enough to find the room to install disc one. Not sure what to do getting so frustrating it’s not even fun to play anymore

    #32 1 year ago
  33. DMentMan

    i have this problem, i did everything it said here, it did not work.

    #33 1 year ago
  34. 360mark

    Console killing pos. I have a v2 xbox 360 that has always run perfectly and cold. After 20minutes, mid-play, gta5 crashed and would only give the ‘open tray’ error.
    This console is just out of warranty also, so I opened it this morning to investigate. Disc drive lens is in correct starting position/clean lens/solid connections etc, the drive is just dead/bad after crash. I now have to spend $250-300 to replace my console 1 month from launch of next gen. I had character deleted 4 times by GTA online cloud servers, then it kills my optic drive!!! seriously R* wtf. This games final production feels rushed was not ready for launch and R* has given the gaming community a faulty product.

    #34 1 year ago
  35. sg1974

    What a fucking joke this game is. All that time and money and they still can’t make a game that works properly.

    Rockstar have nothing but contempt for their customers. They should be ashamed.

    #35 1 year ago
  36. SplatteredHouse

    @28 save it on an MU? @31 Are you joking. The PC version of GTA IV was so poorly optimised at launch (still is, of course unpatched) that even cards way over the “recommended” specs were losing frames to unplayable levels. A wait and a botch, what a treat.

    @12 They might as well recommend you tap your heels together three times and turn about, while chanting “there’s no place like home”! They aren’t going to be the ones to resolve technical problems with GTA.

    #36 1 year ago
  37. ChunkyLover112

    Just stop playing this sad excuse of a game. It’s certainly not worth crashing your Xbox for. Your ps3, sure why not? But not your Xbox.

    #37 1 year ago

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    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]

  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

    Overview videos for Mario Party 10 and the amiibo which work with the title have been released by Nintendo Japan. Obviously each one is in Japanese, but you get the gist all the same. Mario Party 10 releases on Wii U March 20 in North America and Europe. Thanks, AGB.

  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

    Activision has announced a new Clan Raids mode will be made available through the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App. According to the CoD community blog, raids are time-based challenges where success earns you a spot on the Clan Raids leaderboards and new Clan Raid-exclusive in-game gear like the Equilibrium set. Clan members will […]