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Watch Dogs on current-gen requires mandatory install, comes on two discs

Friday, 27 September 2013 15:36 GMT By Dave Owen

If you’re planning to pick up Watch Dogs on current-gen machines, prepare yourself for a mandatory install. Ubisoft has confirmed the requirement, although the size of the install has not been confirmed. The game will also ship on two discs. “It’s the same thing as GTA[5],” said creative director Jonathon Morin.

He is of course referring to the Xbox 360 version. It’s a safe assumption that it should fit on a single disc for Wii U and a single Blu-ray disc for the PlayStation 3 release.

The launch is looming, as Watch Dogs releases on current-gen consoles on November 22. As of yet, we haven’t see any footage of the current-gen version. Morin offered this comments to VideoGamer: “It looks pretty good.”

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32 Comments

  1. VibraniumSpork

    http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view1/1887814/uh-oh-o.gif

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Francis O

    “It’s a safe assumption to make that it’ll be the same on Wii U, whereas it should fit on a single Blu-ray disc for the PlayStation 3 release.”

    - It’s sad that a video game journalist doesn’t even know the size of the Wii U’s custom Blue-Ray discs.

    Dave, the Wii U has just as much space as the PS3 disc. There are currently no games that require to be installed on the Wii U because the disk speed is more than 3x faster than the PS3 and Xbox 360 disc speed.

    The Wii U will not require a mandatory install, I can assure you this.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. VibraniumSpork

    @2 Point delivered not so much like a boss, but rather like a truly condescending asshole. So +1 and -1 I guess…

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Lengendaryboss

    @2
    I don’t think you of all people should be condescending about not knowing stuff, when you don’t know about one thing (Gamefreak) and don’t know how to use words in the real life: makes you a hypocrite.

    Wait! A Nintendo fanboy hypocrite.

    @3
    Its his style ;)

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Francis O

    @3

    Exactly how am I being an asshole? I just said its sad a gaming journalist doesn’t even take the time to research the disc size before he posts a story.

    He just assumes it will be the same. That is not the work of a JOURNALIST. Misinforming the readers based on his own laziness and me calling him out for it is not being an asshole.

    @4
    And here comes my stalker, Legendarynolife

    A Nintendo fanboy hypocrite? While I own all systems and play all games. You’re the fanboy here.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. VibraniumSpork

    @5 True, but ’twas the tone rather then the content:

    “It’s sad that a video game journalist doesn’t even know…”

    “Dave, the Wii U has…”

    “… I can assure you this.”

    Icky, icky, icky. Jus’ sayin’.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. DrDamn

    @Francis O
    “Wii U because the disk speed is more than 3x faster than the PS3 and Xbox 360 disc speed”

    What are those 3 disc speeds you are comparing? I thought it was WiiU 22.5MB/s. PS3 is 9MB/s and 360 a max of 15.85 MB/s but not for all data. Where does “more than 3x faster” come into that?

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Lengendaryboss

    @5
    I think you mean stalker? WTF is a stocker, i don’t put shares in Francis in that world of yours :D and I stalk What? Do i lurk in the VG247 shadows watching your every comment? No but feel free to disagree but it will still be an opinion unproven like usual :) Not a single fuck was given about your personal attacks.

    Owning all systems and passionately defending Nintendo on every negative remark, attacking a mistake by Dave and attacking people who don’t agree with you etc. Those are two different things. As for the hypocrite: your attacking Dave for not knowing something while you clearly haven’t researched Gamefreak NOT being owned by Nintendo: thats the hypocrisy.

    I’m the fanboy? Using this word four times now: Prove it and while your at it prove i’m Nintendo hater, another thing in a long list you can’t prove.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Francis O

    @6

    Nothing you listed I said was being an asshole.

    @Dr Damn

    - Mybad on the disc speed, I was more comparing it to the PS3′s 9mb than the Xbox 360 MS of 15.85. I messed up on that one.

    But One of the reasons why the Wii U doesn’t install is because the disc drive is faster. No Wii U games have a mandatory install. Why would Watch Dogs?

    Legendarynolife

    - I didn’t attack Dave, I called him out for misinforming readers when he’s supposed to be a professional journalist. Its not a mistake he was too lazy to research disc size. He just assumed.

    Nintendo owns the Pokemon Company, therefore they own GameFreak.

    Like I said, calling me a fanboy is a cop out, we all know you’re the fanboy, here. You defend the Vita like you made the damn thing. Get a life loser.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. DrDamn

    @9
    22.5 is still only more than 2x :). 360 averages at close to PS3 speeds when looking at the whole disc.

    Does the WiiU drive have better seek speeds than the PS3? That is a lot more of the issue than read speeds. Read speeds are at least consistent. Seek speeds are a load of shit on the PS3 blu-ray drives though.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. VibraniumSpork

    @9 http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/yeah_ok.gif

    #11 2 years ago
  12. PEYJ

    Isn’t the WiiU disc a 25 GB and the PS3 a duallayer (thus 50GB) disc?

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Dave Owen

    @Francis O I can eat humble pie on this one, I made a mistake. I read in a similar news post that it was likely to be double-disc on Wii U, so took that without looking into it further. I’m not much of an expert on Wii U at all, unfortunately.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. VibraniumSpork

    …guess that settles that… *breathes sigh of relief, begins removing nails from baseball bat*

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Lengendaryboss

    @9
    “Its sad that a video game journalist doesn’t know…” “Lazy to research” I think that classic reading comprehension is failing you :P

    Thats not how owning works, The Pokemon company is in charge of marketing and other stuff. Please i want to see a link where it says Gamefreak are owned by anyone, because last i checked they aren’t. Offical not Francis land proof ;)

    Oh yes i defend PS Vita, saying it has a poor upcoming lineup, saying it doesn’t have third support people want, saying it doesn’t get marketed and saying i don’t like remote play being a killer app. End of sarcasm. There’s a difference between defending and re-stating whats already said. The difference is i know when to criticize a product and its owners on their failures a concept that doesn’t compute in Francis Nintendo land :D Get a life? I have one its called real life i don’t use virtual life to boast popularity.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Francis O

    @Legendarynolife –

    Nintendo owns The Pokemon Company, Gamefreak is a division of The Pokemon Company. Therefore Nintendo owns GameFreak. And they are not a second party developer like you said they were.

    You’re the fanboy here. I play all games and all systems, unlike you.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Lengendaryboss

    @16
    Yeah i said i want proof not Nintendo Francis world proof.

    Play all systems? Again how the fuck would you know? Oh wait speaking out of your ass like usual.

    Edit: At best Nintendo own 53% of them, but they are still not owned fully not first party. Amazing everything your saying isn’t proven or true.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. fearmonkey

    I find unbelievable that Dave gets called out for such an easy mistake to make. Who are YOU that you feel the right to call out others for their mistakes.

    I get so tired of people thinking it’s their job in life to chastise and correct people who work on a gaming site like this. When your doing all that they do, it’s easy to make a mistake here and there, or simply don’t know everything. If you HAVE to correct them, do it nicely please.
    We all know your a Nintendo fanboy Francis, but don’t be snide or rude please.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Francis O

    Legendarynolife

    Nintendo owns 53% of the company, that would make them the majority owner you idiot.

    PSN: BulldogPride32
    Xbox Live: Realistic OJ32

    You can check out my profiles if you don’t believe me. Yet you comment on the Wii U all the time without even playing it.

    @18

    I do, do what Dave does. I’ve had users call me out in the same way. Which wasn’t even that bad to begin with. Everybody is just overly sensitive on this site.

    And calling me a fanboy is just a cop out. I got all systems and play all games.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Hcw87

    A Nintendo arguement.

    Kinda like arguing about who’s got the best looking turd after a toilet break.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Lengendaryboss

    @19
    I’m really starting to believe you have selective memory. Oh so we went from Gamefreak are owned via Nintendo via The Pokemon company to my 53% percentage ownage, if you did your research (ironic) You would know what First/Second/Third party developer means.

    Idiot? you were the one who said they were owned now your saying Majority owner. I never knew Majority owner meant flat out owned. They are still second party.

    Last sentence see @8 Owning…
    I have told you i have played Wii U (Selective Memory) either way i do what i want #Deal With It.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. fearmonkey

    Francis – I rarely use the term fanboy myself. but you are pretty much on every Nintendo thread defending the Wii-u.

    That is perfectly fine, and I think the Wii-u gets alot of grief it doesn’t deserve and so I can understand a bit. I am just saying your love and enthusiasm for Nintendo over all others is obvious, whether you own all the systems or not.

    Where I draw the line is calling out staff and being rude about it, there is simply no need for it. I know you have a website and I would think because yourself endure the stupid attacks like that, you would hold back on the negativity

    Dave, Steph and the others do a fine job.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Francis O

    @22

    Sorry if it sounded rude, but I wasn’t trying to be. But this is the same staff who said that the Watch Dogs app takes the dual screen experience further than the Wii U, yet that same person doesn’t even like or play Wii U games.

    - Like I said, calling me a fanboy is a cop out. I can defend whatever I want. That doesn’t make me a fanboy. I defended the Xbox 360 just as much earlier in this generation, does that make me a Xbox fanboy too?

    @21

    Nintendo is the majority owner of Gamefreak, therefore they own them. Gamefreak isn’t making any games for the Sony, MS, or any other company.

    20

    Its funny, that turd you’re referring to has billions of dollars in the bank and currently has the best selling gaming device in the world with the 3DS.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. yeoung

    @ Francis O; I’ve written for a dutch gaming site (the big one), an international one, and currently I write for Eye for Games magazine. It’s safe to say I know a little something about the world of writing/gaming.

    Though yes, admittedly Dave fumbled a bit with an assumption (it happens), equating gaming press to journalism is a bit of a stretch, honestly. Sure you can have hard-hitting pieces, ground breaking expositions and in-depth interviews, but they are hardly the norm on VG247. Perhaps Gamasutra better suits your needs. I, like many gaming afficionados use multiple sites, each for different reasons.

    For no nonsense press updates, gamespress.com, for comparisons and technical insight (and puns), DF on Eurogamer, for collegues, indiedev forum and for completely asinine comments sections and an abundance of self-serving videos, ign.

    A place for everything.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Lengendaryboss

    @23
    Okay forget it you don’t know what second party is, you think not making games for other platforms and 53% ownage is full-on owned; so this discussion is going no where.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. yeoung

    Addendum; Games journalism is an amalgam of re-writing pr statements objectively, scavenging and linking, hitting up press releases, and firing out questions to devs and pubs that 9/10 times get ignored.

    Dave Cook isn’t staking out in Kojima’s backyard trying to get the skinny on whether or not animals were hurt in the production of MGS5. Steph probably doesn’t sift through Level 5′s dumpsters trying to get a scoop on their next game either.

    (you were right to point out Dave’s mess-up though, misinformation is uncool)

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Francis O

    @25 – Legendarynolife

    And lets forget that you said there is no way to prove I play all systems and games, then I post my PSN and XBL Gamertag…..and you ignore it.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Lengendaryboss

    @27
    I never asked you for proof on systems, selective memory. I never even said that.

    End of discussion.

    But Its convenient i ask for proof its ignored, but when YOU think i asked for proof you go onto to prove.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Francis O

    Legendaryfail

    OMG, stop stalking me then… Lets agree to ignore each other then.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. yeoung

    [insert homer backing into hedge gif]

    #30 2 years ago
  31. game_on

    Alright, then the Wii U version it will be. I ran out of space on my tiny Xbox drive long ago, already swapping several USB sticks.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Lengendaryboss

    @Yeoung
    Here you go: http://gifrific.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/no-words-homer-into-brush.gif

    #32 2 years ago

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    Affordable drones have many uses. Most of them are not nearly as exciting as recreating GTA 2 in real life. I am surprised it took us this long, but someone has finally captured footage using a drone that resembles the protagonist’s experience in the classic GTA 2. These aren’t just shots of cars from a […]

  • PlayStation 4 sales reach 2m in the UK

    Sony has sold 2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK, faster than it did with the PlayStation 2 – the company’s best-selling machine in the country. MCVUK is reporting that as of last weekend, 2 million PlayStation 4s have been sold in the UK. The data is based on GfK Chart-Track estimates. This makes […]

  • H1Z1 gets female characters, skin colour options planned

    In an effort to improve diversity in the game, H1Z1 developer has added female characters. Female survivors can now be found throughout the world of H1Z1. Developer Daybreak added the new feature in a patch released last Friday. You will be able to choose a female avatar in the main game and in Battle Royale. […]

  • Possible teaser site for Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s new game opens

    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]