GTA 5 on PC: “Somebody paid a lot of money” to keep it exclusive, says Intel boss

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 04:02 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Grand Theft Auto 5 will come to PC eventually, Intel executive Chris R. Silva has predicted, darkly accusing “someone” of paying to keep it on consoles.

The executive believes it’s damaging to the industry to overlook the PC when releasing a multiplatform game.

“At least with Grand Theft Auto I don’t think it’ll be console exclusive very long. But that’s what happens when you have a brand new launch with two companies that have lots of money trying to make sure they have content,” the marketing director told PCGamer.

“Somebody paid a lot of money to make sure that title was exclusive,” he added.


Silva said keeping Halo console exclusive before porting the first game to PC was a mistake which hurt the franchise overall, and pointed out that PC gaming is only growing.

“If you look at the amount of revenue that is generated by PC gaming it’s in the tens of billions of dollars each year. It’s incredibly diverse and rich and that’s it’s greatest strength,” he said.



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  1. Dragon

    Nvidia and Intel – Partners in butthurt

    Pro tip – None of them as any role in next-gen.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. CinCityPyro

    What kind of shit journalism is this? almost every post here is only a paragraph or two, but this one particularly leaves you hanging and only raises questions. Why would they even bother write this short garbage, other then to make a quota. I hope your not paying for these authors? But if you are sign me up. Anyone can write a few sentences, only idiots would pay for this lackluster of writing skill.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. TheBlackHole

    Erm… Pretty sure exclusivity of halo made the Xbox successful and created a billion dollar franchise.

    What’s this guy on?

    #3 1 year ago
  4. TheBlackHole

    @2 easy tiger. Brenna would eat you for breakfast.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. spoffle

    CinCityPyro: You should learn to use English properly before criticising the writing ability of other people.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. JewyMcJew

    You have to go console first to combat piracy.

    Consoles publishers have to deal with used games, PC publishers have to deal with piracy. Piracy is worse.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. DSB

    I’m pretty sure the real reason is a lot more boring than piracy or bribery. Most likely they just had their hands full. Wasn’t Max Payne 3 on all platforms on day one? I think it’s about having enough resources to go around.

    @1 I think fanboys see what they want to see. The next gen might sell what? 240 million consoles tops? Over 10 years?

    The PC moves 350 million units every year, not counting piecemeal hardware.

    Who owns that market? Intel and Nvidia.

    The reason why AMD bagged the console gig is because they very badly needed it. They were probably willing to go a lot lower than the two marketleading “butthurts”

    #7 1 year ago
  8. spoffle

    @7 I don’t know about Intel, but nVidia are very clearly butthurt about it with the cognitive dissonance that they are displaying towards the consoles.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Dragon

    “The PC moves 350 million units every year, not counting piecemeal hardware.”
    And how many of them buy games? Steam, the biggest online pc games store has ONLY 50 MILLION users in what, 10 years?
    “The reason why AMD bagged the console gig is because they very badly needed it. They were probably willing to go a lot lower than the two marketleading “butthurts””
    So? Simply put, no one approached Intel (no substantial rumours to prove otherwise).
    What is your point btw?
    “I think fanboys see what they want to see.”
    Care to clarify? Although I agree with the statement.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. LordSkyline

    @7 I doubt 2k/R* would have a problem releasing it Day 1 on PC, but if you look at it from this: Many console people were upset about the FPS drops and the like, so many would definitely buy it again for PC not just for that but because of modding and stuff (given not the majority by far, maybe not even at full price) but it’s still extra Revenue from those people.

    @1 Ye Intel is so butt hurt to be sitting on (give or take) a 70% market share in Desktop/Notebook CPUs.

    Nvidia surely is also butthurt at not receiving 100-250mil a year from the console chips they’ve been making this generation.

    For which they have to keep production facilities that produce SUPER outdated chips (nvm the manpower to run those facilities) instead of using these facilities to develop their current stuff.

    So ye surely going to hurt them to lose that 0,05% of their yearly income, sounds like a totally legit reason to be butthurt about.

    Yes the initial payment for development and that kinda stuff might be a nice boost but in the long run it’s pretty much “chump change” for them. And that is of course talking about Revenue so who knows what actually is left after everything is paid.

    People overestimate the money that is to be made of being in on the console gig, it might be quite nice if you basically ship both CPUs and GPUs for all the consoles of the Generation, but if you have to share the cake it actually isn’t THAT substantial to these Billions of $ heavy Manufacturers, at the very least in the long run.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. KTF26

    “Consoles publishers have to deal with used games, PC publishers have to deal with piracy”
    you’re noob

    games publishers don’t have full control over my ps3
    i can apply jailbreak on it and play pirated beyond two souls and GTA V and other exclusives (i won’t do it)
    it’s very easy

    millions of copies of pirated GTA V downloaded

    you can’t defeat piracy
    there is no perfect security

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Phame

    Just think of the amount of money and units moved in which they lost out on, which could have increased these records.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Templar_Dante

    Intel afraid of APUs.
    Like, salty Nvidia.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. Dragon

    “So ye surely going to hurt them to lose that 0,05% of their yearly income, sounds like a totally legit reason to be butthurt about.”
    Oh really? Tell me how you reached your “0.05%” thing. Unless you pulled it out of thin air.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. AmiralPatate

    Like GTA III, VC, SA and IV didn’t come out 6 months later on PC.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Eregol

    At the end of he day, if this had been released on PC on day one it most likely would have been gimped tas a port of the console versions. While good for the modding community this would have led to a mass of PC ‘enthusiasts’ crying out against Rockstar’s handling of the PC as a platform.
    Much better to delay the release and make the PC version properly.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. CyberMarco


    “The PC moves 350 million units every year, not counting piecemeal hardware.”
    And how many of them buy games? Steam, the biggest online pc games store has ONLY 50 MILLION users in what, 10 years?

    And what does that have to do with what DSB mentioned? Intel and Nvidia are making lots of money, regardless of consumers buying PC for gaming or not. You can’t deny that they have the bigger chunk of the pie, nor say that they are “butthurt” for losing a small percentage of their revenues.

    Spinning much…

    #17 1 year ago
  18. _LarZen_

    If this came for the PC at day 1 it would have been the most pirated game to date. I know it, you know it..heck everyone knows it.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. DrDamn

    Is he really suggesting MS & Sony colluded together to keep it off PCs? Odd.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. YoungZer0

    @18: It also would be the most bought PC game to date. I know it, you know it. Heck, everyone with a little brain knows it.

    The console version was pirated 2 weeks in advance.

    ““Somebody paid a lot of money to make sure that title was exclusive,” he added.”

    I somehow doubt it. Look at GTA Online. Rockstar would’ve ruined the PC launch if it was supposed to launch along with the console release.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. _LarZen_

    #20 Sure go ahead and insult me. Hope it made you feel all good inside.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. RefuseBunny

    Why does it say “feature b” at the top?

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Dave Cook

    @22 that’s what we type to slot it into the ‘B’ slot in our homepage. I think someone’s typed it in the body text instead of our tag search field.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. AmiralPatate

    You’re absolutely right. It’s no secret there’s a lot of piracy on PC, but it’s no secret either the most pirated are the most bought.
    And you’re also right about console piracy, I know a bunch of people who pirated it on PS3 before release.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. absolutezero

    Why are you people so intimidated by the PC?


    #25 1 year ago
  26. Panthro

    I doubt any companies are ‘ butthurt’ over it… Using that word is now no longer funny and shows how ridiculously stupid you are.

    And I doubt intel and Nvidia are afraid of APU’s since they only get put in notebooks and consoles, intel rules the desktop world at the moment, sure alot of people have amd CPU’s but alot more use Intel.


    Because people don’t like being told/ shown there consoles are outdated.
    so they attack anything the PC does
    “ETC ETC”

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Panthro


    #27 1 year ago
  28. Dragon

    “The PC moves 350 million units every year, not counting piecemeal hardware.”
    And what did this had to do with my comment?
    Just because you like PC and Valve doesn’t mean anything you should see anything against them as a spin. How is you coming in defence of them not a spin?

    “Intel and Nvidia are making lots of money, regardless of consumers buying PC for gaming or not. You can’t deny that they have the bigger chunk of the pie, nor say that they are “butthurt” for losing a small percentage of their revenues.”
    Where did I say that? You sure you aren’t putting words in my mouth?

    I am quite surprised how people cant talk but go straight into insulting/aggresive/stay away mode after hearing anything remotely negative about their companies.

    “Is he really suggesting MS & Sony colluded together to keep it off PCs? Odd.”

    See? This is the “butthurt” I am talking about. No need to be butthurt about that.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. Rockin a Jack D


    The PS4/X1 userbase is currently zero. It’ll take years before those consoles hit 50m units each, if they even get to that number.

    #29 1 year ago
  30. absolutezero

    “I am quite surprised how people cant talk but go straight into insulting/aggresive/stay away mode after hearing anything remotely negative about their companies.”

    Oh God the irony, it burns.

    pssstttt Steam is not PC gaming. I know its an easy peasy cover-all but theres a fuckload more going on than just whats on Steam.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. Panthro


    Yep, every one who doesn’t use PC as a format for gaming thinks steam is the only place for PC gamers to go…

    #31 1 year ago
  32. Legendaryboss

    So Sony and MS payed to keep it exclusive to their platform? Someones “butthurt”.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. Pytox

    @28 it’s Valve not Vlave :p

    AMD creates for the consoles because they are the cheaper alternative compared to intel/nvidia but performance wise amd is always less because they have less market share.

    #33 1 year ago
  34. Dragon

    “I fucking hate people that play video games, they truly are the worst fanbase of any major media. The sheer amount of shit-posting and bile spewing and just utter corporation licking stupidity.”
    Says someone on a video games forum while himself playing games.
    Oh God the irony, its so hilarious.

    I am eagerly anticipating an expletive laden response.

    #34 1 year ago
  35. absolutezero

    Its funny that you choose that specific sentence to copy paste because it sums up this entire comment section fucking perfectly.

    I mean it might blow your mind to hear but hyperbolic statements are not all that rare on the internet. Also disliking a fanbase has absolutely no baring on the enjoyment of a medium.

    Please do continue being a passive aggressive smiley posting retard though.


    #35 1 year ago
  36. monkeygourmet


    Don’t take away his main form of attack.

    There is nothing like ignoring 90% of someones input / comment history and then cherry picking a select sentence (completly missing out it’s context), and trying to use it to prove a point.

    Works like a charm, but only without prior knowledge.

    #36 1 year ago
  37. Legendaryboss

    #37 1 year ago
  38. absolutezero

    I feel quite flattered that he remembered I said that. Then went and found it on the forum in order to link to it in here.

    At least it shows he’s taking things on-board a little.

    #38 1 year ago
  39. CyberMarco

    @Dragon !???

    I fail to get a grip on what you say.

    Where was I “defending my beloved” PC and Valve? I was pointing out that despite Intel/Nvidia not being part of next-gen consoles they aren’t losing much revenue from possible partnerships with MS/Sony.

    “Intel and Nvidia are making lots of money [...]”

    I wasn’t putting any word in your mouth, I was just make a clear point.

    Also, chill out!

    @29 That wasn’t my statement.

    #39 1 year ago
  40. monkeygourmet


    Selectivly yeah, but taking things on board non the less.

    And credit where credits due, it must take a lot of organisation and bookmarking to be able to link / ‘pluck’ choice sentence’s out to use in the future.

    Maybe even a secretary or some form of filing system would be helpful.

    #40 1 year ago
  41. Pytox

    @39 yea indeed, Intel could make amd go bankrupt but they wont cause as a monopoly they would get a lot of complaints from EU etc :p

    #41 1 year ago
  42. Dragon

    Oh man, you misunderstood like last time.
    Part after….. wasn’t aimed at you. Remember that used games debate.

    Also, I never said Intel and Nvidia are going down or something like that, however point remains that they are not in next-gen consoles. People like to make a point about how “Its not necessary for them”. But, frankly, who doesn’t like profits? Simply put, neither Intel or Nvidia are alone capable of providing a complete set like AMD. Thats it.
    I dont know how “next-gen will sell this” and other things DSB said cam into foray, and then you quoted my response.

    I dont see why you made that “spinning” argument.

    Nvidia and Intel are well run companies with great products, I never denied that. I just said this particular comments feel like butthurt, and I am not alone in feeling that.

    And I am cooool :P

    Same as above.

    I am quite flattered banned Lee Wilson still obsesses over my comments. Quite typical, if not sad…
    Onset of OCD I guess?

    #42 1 year ago
  43. monkeygourmet


    Uses someones real name he found after carefully studying someones photo, accuses someone of being banned after writing emails to Pat about another poster.

    Calls someone else obsessed…


    #43 1 year ago
  44. Dragon

    ^Yeah yeah whatever Wilson. I wonder who got wet when your dear German friend posted pics of “Dragon246″ and scoured the net for anything regarding me.

    I am not really interested in talking with banned guys on VG247 (sharing the honour with TEA and Shatner no less). Plus I have a feeling your “pal/s” may want to join in.

    So yeah, whatever.
    Bye. Keep obsessing.

    #44 1 year ago
  45. monkeygourmet

    “I am not really interested in talking with banned guys on VG247″

    “Unless I can use them in the games I like to play…” fixed it for you

    #45 1 year ago
  46. Pytox

    @42 who’s Lee Wilson? :p

    #46 1 year ago
  47. Legendaryboss


    #47 1 year ago
  48. Pytox

    @47 ow

    #48 1 year ago
  49. DSB

    @9 I didn’t see anyone talking about games, let alone user accounts. Just hardware. Do you have to sell a computer to gamers for it to be profitable now?

    Personally I’d find it kinda hard to be butthurt when you’ve got a company that is ahead in every market that matters, so I really just saw your comment as one of those typical kneejerk fanboy quips, is all.

    And I think you’re kidding yourself if you think Intel and Nvidia didn’t bid on it. 240 million is still money.

    Microsoft and Sony have every reason to let their vendors compete for the best offer, because that’s how you actually identify the best offer. Simply offering it to one would be incredibly amateurish. Intel and Nvidia likely just weren’t willing to go low enough.

    #49 1 year ago
  50. Johnnymaxx

    Sure, you buy a NVidia GTX Video Card to improve your Excel charts. It has nothing to do with games at all!

    @Topic: Not clearly butthurt from Intel, but surely just wanting a piece of the attention that surrounds GTA V nowadays.

    @most of the commenters: Screw you and all your fanboysm. I don’t care that people sell more PCs than consoles. I don’t care which one have larger user base. I don’t care which one is king of the hill. All I care is my personal opinnion and taste, and I’m happy with it. You would all be happier if you did the same. But no, you all want to not only be happy, you also want the other guy to feel miserable. You want to say “I have chose the side that is the winner! I rule you suck!”

    Gosh… don’t know why I even bother… I should start hearing myself and stop reading comments section. It always makes me angry and sad for humanity.

    #50 1 year ago
  51. Erthazus

    Oh lol. Look, it’s Sony246 here talking crap about Nvidia and Intel that owns not just PC market. It owns EVERY MOBILE Market on the planet that has to do with gaming.

    I salute to Sony and MS that will sell… maybe 150m consoles combined after 10 years and dump it after these years.

    AMD is the only one that tries to survive here.

    Their financial difficulties are so bad right now. It was the cheapest alternative for Sony and MS to make consoles with horrible hardware.

    #51 1 year ago
  52. sebastien rivas

    Paying for exclusive or worse, time exclusive never made sense, does not make sense, and will never make sense unless of course that manufacturer is unsecure at all levels.

    C’mon guys we got cash, why don’t we pay 3rd party so they sell only for usfor a period of time, fuck yeah man, why don’t we, and then it will make our product (console) so much more attractive to everyone and anyone around the world.
    Weeewww look at our library, so much more than anyone else by a large 3 titles, wweeeewww groovy. For sure we will pound competitors that way, our list is shinier.

    Although putting glitz never did anything for me unless the game is a can’t miss. Althoufh and finally, I never bought a console for a single game, nor for an exclusive or time exclusive.

    Am I the only one?

    #52 1 year ago
  53. noamlol2

    makes sense

    and rockstar LOVES money..

    #53 1 year ago

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  • Forza Horizon 2 Rockstar Energy Car Pack now available

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  • 3DS firmware update kills web browser exploit

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  • Unreal Tournament video shows updated textures on Outpost 23

    The latest footage from Epic’s new Unreal Tournament has surfaced, and it shows off the game’s first high-textured map which is called Outpost 23. As you can see from Zaccubus’ video, its the same are which Epic showed in the flythrough video from last year, only with updated textures and some new areas outside. The […]

  • Final add-on for Sunset Overdrive arrives in April

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  • Heroes of the Storm playable at EGX Rezzed

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  • PES 2015 Data Pack 4 coming next week with Winter Transfers, new faces

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  • Here’s the changelog for Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 5

    Notes for upcoming Patch 5 for Dragon Age: Inquisition have been posted, noting improvements to gameplay and stability, and the new features outlined back in early February. Along with the new party storage system added to the Undercroft at Skyhold, players also have the ability to adjust the size of subtitles. Below you will find […]

  • Game of Thrones, Mortal Kombat X, Batman mobile games on the way

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  • Win! Beta access to new MMORPG Skyforge and DLC worth $70

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  • PC gaming expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018

    PC gaming is alive and well. In fact, it’s expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018. According to game-business group Open Gaming Alliance, the PC gaming industry is expected to grow beyond its current $26 billion worth and to a massive $35 billion by the year 2018. The information is based on data collected […]

  • Advanced Warfare: new patch adds new weapon, Master Prestige ranks, more

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has received a new patch that gives season pass holders early access to a new weapon and everyone else a myriad of fixes and additions. The patch went live today on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, without any official notes. CharlieIntel reports that among the new additions is the new […]

  • Destiny’s end game and raids explained

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  • Capcom adds local co-op to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on PC

    Following fan outrage over lack of local co-op support for the PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Capcom has now added it. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 now officially supports split-screen local co-op in both campaign and raid mode. The update is currently in beta on Steam, but anyone can opt-in to try it. Capcom […]

  • New Destiny glitch spawns infinite Thralls on Earth

    Destiny’s latest glitch spawns infinite Thralls to help fuel your bounty hunting and loot lust. The glitch is simple to replicate. You’ll need to start The Dark Within mission on Earth, on any difficulty. Then follow the steps in the video below (Via DualShockers) to get to an area out of the map. You’ll then […]

  • Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is here with new game mode, netcode improvements and more

    DICE has released the Winter Patch for Battlefield 4. The patch brings an eSports focus with new game mode Squad Obliteration and plenty more. Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is now live on all platforms. It’s just over 400MB on PC and 1.34GB on consoles. The patch adds new game mode Squad Obliteration and more customisation […]

  • HTC hopes to see Half-Life on VR headset Vive

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  • Make money easily in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

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  • This is how you claim free Xbox One games from your Xbox 360

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  • Destiny weekly reset for March 3: Heroic and Nightfall detailed

    Bungie has reset the weekly cap of Crucible and Vanguard marks and added new Heroic and Nightfall strikes, now with burn. From now until next Tuesday, the weekly Heroic strike will be The Devil’s Lair with Heroic and Lightswitch modifiers. As for the Nightfall, you’ll be fighting Sepiks Prime with the help of Arc burn. […]

  • Few Mass Effect FemShep cosplays are as elaborate as this one

    The internet is full of Female Commander Shepard cosplay from Mass Effect, but very few are as terrific as this one. Visual artist Freya Willia has spent over two years painstakingly creating the perfect suit of armour and the best weapons to make her cosplay of Female Shepard as authentic as possible, Omni tool and […]

  • Deals with Gold: Assassin’s Creed Unity, Red Dead Redemption and more discounted

    This week’s Deals with Gold titles for Xbox Live subscribers is a good mix of modern games and old favourites. The list of discounted games through this week’s Deals with Gold is live with discounts on Assassin’s Creed Unity, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, and more. The deals are live now […]

  • Destiny guide: how to maximise your Grimoire Points

    Destiny players regularly compare the size of their Grimoire Points. Learn how to make yours the biggest. Destiny guide: how to earn Grimoire Points In Destiny, earning most Grimoire cards is just a matter of playing the game, maybe a little more attentively than usual. You’ll either need to complete a certain number of actions […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will let you play as a baddie

    Shovel Knight owners will benefit from the generosity of Kickstarter backers quite soon. Because Shovel Knight was overfunded during its Kickstarter campaign, developer Yacht Club Games committed to releasing free content updates. The first of these, Plague of Shadows, has now been detailed. The expansion stars baddy Plague Knight, who turns on his former allies, […]

  • GTA controversies, from Hot Coffee to PR manipulation

    GTA has a long history of controversy. The latest Did You Know Gaming tells the full stories behind the sensational headlines. Grand Theft Auto is such a byword for controversy that it’s easy to forget the full context of what actually happened to bring mainstream press, politicians and interest group awareness to the Rockstar series. […]

  • Infamous 2 one of five new PlayStation Now additions for March

    PlayStation Now will expand to the tune of five new games this month. The March PS Now additions are Infamous 2, Twisted Metal, R-Type Dimensions, Alone in the Dark: Inferno and Operation Flashpoint: Red River. PS Now will set you back $20 per month or $45 for a three month subscription. It offers all you […]

  • Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster gets PS4 release date

    Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster hits PS4 in May. The PS4 release date for Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster is May 12 in North America and May 15 in Europe. Gematsu reports a special pre-order bonus calendar with art by Yoshitaka Amano is available through the Square Enix Store and participating retailers. In Europe, pre-ordering […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare getting 15 new Prestige levels

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can now aspire to the ranks of Grand Master Prestige. Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games will add 15 more Prestige levels to the latest Call of Duty, giving players at max XP a chance to grow even further. According to the Sledgehammer Games blog, when you enter Master level […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End recreated in Minecraft

    Destiny’s toughest challenge gets even nastier if you throw Creepers into the mix. The ultimate Destiny challenge – for now – is the Crota’s End raid. Taking place in an alternate dimension accessed through the Hellmouth on the Moon, the Raid takes Guardians through a pit of darkness to the resting place of Crota himself. […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D trailer introduces the Heir to the Monado

    Xenoblade Chronicles 3D protagonist Shulk is the Heir to the Monado, his distinctive red sword. Let this trailer fill you in on what that means. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D releases for New 3DS on April 2 in Europe and April 10 in North America. As well as all the content of the Wii original, it has […]

  • The Elder Scrolls: Total War mod covers Morrowind, Oblivion and more

    The Elder Scrolls: Total War is a terrific mod allowing you get get intimately involved with the history of Bethesda’s detailed fantasy universe. The first release of The Elder Scrolls: Total War dropped on the weekend, giving players their first chance to try out LoRdNazgu1‘s creation. This version runs from 3E 427 to 4E 45, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 out now on Steam

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is out now. Yes, we’re surprised too. You can grab Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 on Steam for $8. Developer Scott Cawthon really doesn’t mess about; the game was only announced in early January. Here’s the blurb: Thirty years after Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza closed it’s doors, the events that took […]

  • EVE Online heister makes off with $13,000 worth of goods

    EVE Online is a hotbed of villainy, espionage and backstabbing, but one intrepid corporate thief has made waves even in this setting. The thing about EVE Online is that it’s a true sandbox: the game’s rules are very loose, and allow players to make careers out of theft, piracy, assassination and espionage in addition to […]

  • Marth Amiibo getting a stock refresh in North America

    Nintendo of America has announced a fresh supply of the difficult to find Marth Amiibo. The Marth Amiibo will be back in stock in the US in late April, the platform holder said on Twitter today. Planning to pick up Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and don’t have a Marth amiibo? More are headed to stores in […]

  • Skyrim beta update upgrades creation kit file size

    Skyrim has been granted a new beta update – more than three years after launch! – to improve the experience for modders and those who use them. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released in November 2011. I think that’s worth noting before we discuss the beta update that dropped today, even as Bethesda is working […]

  • Paradox’s next epic RPG is, uh, Knights of Pen & Paper 2

    Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is very serious business so please enjoy this very serious trailer. “Return to the dicey world of Knights of Pen & Paper for a new turn-based adventure, where players get to take on the role of players, and also of the game’s encounter-designing, rules-laywering GM in a fully customizable […]

  • Amplitude looks amazing in new gameplay trailer, has a team multiplayer mode

    Amplitude may have been delayed but we still get something this March: a fine new gameplay trailer. Amplitude is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 sometime in northern summer. It’s a reprisal of Harmonix’s classic rhythm action game, a forerunner to its later efforts with Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and was crowdfunded. Update: Turns […]

  • DayZ creator’s “crazy”, “esoteric” next game developed with Improbable

    DayZ creator Dean “Rocket” Hall has dropped the first vague details of his new game project. “I do not want to make safe games. I do not want to make games the way we have been making them. What if the most experienced video game staff in the world collaborated on the most esoteric and […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will support AMD’s Mantle

    AMD has confirmed what most Battlefield fans thought. Battlefield Hardline will indeed support Mantle. Battlefield Hardline will support Mantle, AMD has confirmed. Some players weren’t sure whether the retail version of the game will support AMD’s API, due to its absence from the recent PC beta. AMD did not say whether the feature will be […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 GDC 2015 sizzle reel shows what the tech can do

    Unreal Engine 4 is a pretty versatile bit of tech, as this new sizzle reel shows. As one of the more ubiquitous engines, Unreal will be on show at GDC this week. Developer Epic produced the following sizzle reel to quickly demonstrate what it can do – cutting edge graphics (there are very few games […]

  • Survarium’s latest patch removes limit on battle ammo, rebalances experience gain

    The latest Survarium patch has readjusted the value of experience and reputation points gained and removed the limit to the maximum amount of ammo you can use in combat. Survarium developer Vostok Games has released patch 0.27a to the public, having recently finished testing it. The patch is a major one and covers changes to […]

  • The Hunt Begins in new Bloodborne TV spot

    Bloodborne is so close you can almost smell its coppery tang on the wind – and also you can watch commercials for it. Bloodborne arrives on PS4 at the end of this month (March 24 North America, March 25 Europe, March 27 UK) so excitement is starting to build. Sony isn’t helping keep us calm […]

  • World of Warcraft: you’ll soon be able to buy game time with gold

    Blizzard will soon allow World of Warcraft players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard has announced a new system that will launch soon for World of Warcraft. The system is called WoW Token. Using this system, players will be able to buy game time using in-game gold. Here’s how it […]

  • 3D Realms’ Bombshell returns with the first gameplay trailer

    Remember 3D Realms’ Bombshell? The isometric ARPG that was announced last year? Well, it’s back, and we get to see gameplay footage. The game stars Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, a bomb technician turned mercenary with a mechanical arm. She will embark on a quest to rescue the president and save Earth, all while shooting aliens. The […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 is now free for everyone to use

    Epic Games has made Unreal Engine 4 available for anyone to download and use, for free. Unreal Engine 4 is now free. Anyone can download it and start using it, the developer announced today in a blog post. The download features the the full set of tools used by Epic, and includes 100% of the […]

  • Call of Duty European Championship winner announced

    The winner of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship has been announced. This past weekend, 28 teams representing UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, the rest of Europe and Middle East attended the final of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship. UK team Epsilon eSports was crowned […]

  • GOG brings back Insomnia sale with discounts up to 90% off is bringing back its Insomnia sale event with even more games. GOG’s Insomnia sale is back with double the amount of games. This year, there will be two sets of games available at once. The sets are seasoned classics and fresh new titles. Each set will feature games with discounts up to 90% off, […]

  • 2K is shutting down NBA 2K14 online servers, won’t affect career save files

    2K will be shutting down the servers for NBA 2K14 this month. The publisher revealed yesterday that online servers for NBA 2K14 will be turned offline on March 31. “You will no longer be able to play ranked games/online association,” reads the announcement. NBA 2K14 relied on online servers to store save files for MyCareer […]

  • One Dead or Alive tournament organiser is proposing ban of “over-sexualised” costumes

    A Dead or Alive tournament organiser has suggested a soft ban on some of the game’s “over-sexualised” costumes, and not everyone is happy. Tournament organiser “The HuBBs” took to the FreeStepDodge forums to suggest a list of rules that other offline tournaments can follow. The list goes over stages, characters, moves, which is certainly in […]

  • Destiny: all the news from Bungie’s open house Q&A

    Bungie hosted an open house Q&A session with the community last week and lots of exciting news have come out of it. Arekkz Gaming has gathered all the information that came out of Bungie’s open house Q&A in one handy video. The list is massive, going over Exotic weapon balance, upcoming events, PVE, Crucible rewards, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen to honour Nimoy with in-game memorials

    Developers behind space exploration games Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen will honour the memory of Leonard Nimoy through in-game memorials. The develops of both games have confirmed separately that in-game memorials will be established to honour the memory of the late Star Trek actor, Leonard Nimoy, famous for playing Spock. Elite: Dangerous executive producer Michael […]

  • Deal: get a PlayStation 4 + three exclusives for $399

    Amazon’s latest PlayStation 4 deal is not one to miss. With purchase of a PlayStation 4 console from Amazon in the US, the online retailer will throw in digital codes for Infamous Second Son, Killzone Shadow Fall and The Last of Us: Remastered, all for the same MSRP of $399. The Last of Us Remastered […]

  • Destiny: this is how one player predicted House of Wolves details and Xur’s inventory

    The method one Redditor possibly used to leak some details from Destiny’s House of Wolves was the same one he used to predict the inventory of Xur: Agent of the Nine. Last week, Reddit user Megamanexe4 leaked a few pieces of House of Wolves expansion content. The leaks included strikes, new Crucible mode, and a […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is coming to iOS… as a card-battler

    Mortal Kombat X will be releasing on mobile devices in some form, just not the one you except. Mortal Kombat X is coming to Android and iOS devices as an extension of the main game. It will launch in April alongside the console versions. The mobile game will be part card collecting and part fighting […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain announcement coming this Wednesday

    Kojima Productions will unveil something about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain this Wednesday. Metal Gear Solid fans should standby for a Phantom Pain-related announcement on Wednesday, March 4. According to developer Kojima Productions’ Twitter, there’s going to be an announcement at 2pm GMT on Wednesday. The developer posted the following image. The image […]

  • Reader survey: time to let us get to know you better!

    We’d really appreciate it if you could fill in this survey about the websites you read and the games you buy. It massively helps! You can fill out the survey right here and obviously all the information you supply is confidential. It helps us build a better picture of the people who read our site […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium: here’s everything you get for $50

    Battlefield Hardline’s Premium membership will give players access to 4 new features, early access to expansion packs and more. EA detailed the offer today – it costs $50 in total (£40 in the UK) and gives players a whole bundle of new gear and content. Check it all out in handy list form below: Masks […]

  • Hayter’s gonna hate: the voice of Solid Snake wouldn’t answer my Metal Gear question

    Voice actor and Hollywood writer David Hayter discusses the differences between movies and games. And politely declines my leading question. “It might be fun to do a crazy, over-the-top film version of Saint’s Row.” Yeah, that headline is a bit cheap but you’re reading the work of a man who once asked the maker of […]

  • Xbox One bundle gets £100 price cut in UK

    Microsoft has knocked up to £100 off Xbox One bundles in the UK. The Xbox One with Kinect Assassin’s Creed bundle is now £100 cheaper and comes with a free £20 voucher to be spent on the official Microsoft online store. Over on the Xbox online store there’s a £70 price cut on the white […]