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PS4 vs Xbox One: shared lineup draws on established third-party brands

Friday, 18 October 2013 08:15 GMT By Brenna Hillier

PS4 and Xbox One are just a few weeks away; if you haven’t already made up your mind, now’s the time. In our third and final rundown of the games accompanying the new hardware we check out those titles coming to both new systems in November.

The shared PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launch line-up is a bit of a mixed bag. It’s great to see so many popular multiplayer titles, since that means you’ve got a good reason to stick with your existing friends list on either brand, but most of the really big games will have already been available on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 for a few weeks by the time they arrive. Can you really wait for a heavy-hitter like Call of Duty: Ghosts? Thankfully, a number of progress import and cheap upgrade schemes mean you won’t be too out of time and pocket even if you weaken and give in.

In some cases, one or both systems has exclusive extra content which may sway you either way, but in general you want to look at these titles alongside the exclusives to weight the two consoles against each other. Additionally, Xbox One games have access to dedicated severs thanks to Microsoft’s cloud servers.

Because the PS4 has a headstart on the Xbox One in North America but trails it in western Europe, some of these games may be on store shelves for one system or another before the hardware has actually launched. In most cases, publishers have elected to release each version alongside the appropriate console, but EA is all over the place.

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag – Looking rather more impressive than the lacklustre 2012 entry, Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is Ubisoft’s major launch title for the new hardware now that Watch Dogs and The Crew have both been delayed – a move that’s had ramifications for the publisher and is likely to affect both platform holders. This is one cross-gen title you might not be able to wait for, now that the current-gen release date has been brought forward. The PlayStation versions have exclusive content.

Battlefield 4 – Now, here’s one you may want to hold out on. DICE isn’t bothering with all that “looks the same on all platforms” nonsense, instead preferring to call that sort of cross-gen approach the “cowardly” way. The beta hasn’t been very well received, actually, so waiting a bit might be wise anyway – but DICE is pretty certain the test isn’t indicative of the final product. If you do buy in on current gen, you can upgrade to next-gen easily and cheaply. When choosing platform, you may be swayed by news that at least one piece of DLC will come to Xbox One first.

Call of Duty Ghosts – Here’s another one offering a variety of cheap generational upgrades, should you be unable to resist temptation, including the ability to flat out buy a double license on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. You can’t import your single-player progress, unfortunately, but do you really care? This is one where Xbox cloud servers aren’t an advantage; Activision has ponied up for dedicated servers on all platforms.

FIFA 14 – Again, you can’t import your single-player progress and since it’s been out for a few months you’ve probably already weakened and are eyeing off the upgrade options. Multiplayer progress can be carried over, though, thanks to EA’s persistent online identity stuff, which was so irritating half a generation ago but seems remarkably sensible now that it doesn’t break as often and will be useful. FIFA 14 comes bundled with Xbox One pre-orders in some territories which Sony finds quite amusing.

Just Dance 2014 – Ubisoft sneaks in a second multiplatform next-gen launch with Just Dance 2014, which is coming to absolutely everything. The full set list is quite decent, apart from a few troublingly controversial songs, and finally includes Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance”. It’s launching with free Katy Perry DLC, um, if that sways you.

Lego Marvel Super Heroes – Maybe you think you’re sick of LEGO games, but Warner Bros. says the franchise is experiencing no fatigue at all, so you might be alone there. Lego Marvel Super Heroes makes our favourite mutants and millionaire playboy philanthropists even more adorable than usual and includes playable Stan Lee.

Madden 25 – It looks like plenty of you did hold off on picking up Madden 25 on current-gen systems, as the special series anniversary release sold slightly less than usual (but still gangbusters). The next-gen versions run on Ignite, a new engine, and are therefore a bit different; this video gives a look at the PS4 and Xbox One version.

NBA 2K14 – Perhaps because it didn’t want to undersell the current-gen versions, 2K Sports has been a little quiet on NBA 2K14. That changed this week, though, with the first next-gen screen and trailer. The controls have been changed again, which is annoying, but Crew Mode is back which seems to be going down well with fans.

NBA Live 14 – EA Sports refused to release a new Live game until it felt comfortable taking on 2K’s successful rival series; given the publisher’s attitude over the past few years there’s a reasonable bet this one’ll be pretty decent despite not being shown much. The veil of silence began to lift last month and we got our first trailer at last. Interestingly, this one’s not coming to current-gen consoles, which may grant it an advantage.

Need for Speed: Rivals – EA has the most multiplatform next-gen releases, with Need for Speed: Rivals making four in total. This latest entry has been developed by Swedish team Ghost Games since Criterion has moved on to other things – although a number of staff moved over to stick with the brand, which should be a comfort to fans.

Skylanders: Swap Force – When Toys for Bob’s Spyro spin-off turned up a few years ago it went a long way towards restoring the flagging performance of toy and gaming retailers. Skylanders: Swap Force has a new gimmick – figures you can split in two and rearrange – and as such is probably going to inspire a new bout of obsessive collecting.

This is the third of three articles on the games releasing alongside both next-gen consoles next month; check out the Xbox One launch line-up and PS4 launch line-up for the full picture. Launch line up shouldn’t be your only consideration when choosing a console, of course; both systems have loads of exclusives and third-party titles coming during their launch windows and beyond.

The PS4 releases in North America on November 19 and in Europe and PAL territories on November 29. The Xbox One releases in North America and western Europe on November 22.

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38 Comments

  1. dsr

    We need more multiplat games than exclusives. Sharing is caring.

    Also, BF4 will feature dedicated servers on all platforms. But it will probably be limited to 720p on next gen, so I would avoid it there.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. mxmassef

    Well ps4 has superior specs hd 7870 and 8 gb ddr 5 ram compared to xboxs hd 7790 an 8 gb ddr 3 ram. So it is not hard decision to make when every third party game will look better ( the gap will be bigger in couple years) but the main thing is that they will also work better ( higher frame rate and so on ). Though xbox one has slightly better launch lineup I know that ps4 will have better games in the future that work better and have more advanced grapcihs because of the better hardware. Some wuold say that I should buy a pc but why should I because ps4 is like 800 € self builded pc in my country and will have better games and most important thing for me consoles have split screen multiplayer. So why wuold I buy the weaker console ( xbox one) for 500€ when I get better one with 400€

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Reddpayn

    In my country similiar spec pc than ps4 ( it should have better specs to run games as well as ps4 because of worse optimization) would cost 800 euros. I was eager to buy a pc before i realized that the same specs and worse exclusives, double the price. So a 400euro ps4 is a pretty sensible investment IMO. Also playing games splitscreen is a huge factor for me to buy a console.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Kanok

    Microsoft will lose on next generation, because they’re fucking add Kinect disaster on Xbox One. That’s make more price than PS4 but Xbox just lower performance.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. VibraniumSpork

    I can’t imagine I’ll be alone in having a next-gen launch that’s mainly stocked with most of these multi-plats. Killzone’s prolly the only PS4 exclusive I’ll pick-up and then it’s down to AC4, Lego Marvel and BF4 to keep me occupied (well, my girl’s picking up Just Dance for it too, but let’s not talk about that ^_^). If I was getting the X1 instead? Probably the same, but with DR3 instead of KZ.

    At least all of the above appear to be delivering noticeable visual upgrades to their current-gen counterparts this time around. Just wish the prices were a little more reasonable. I’ll be able to pick up Lego Marvel on PS3 for what, £30? Add another £20 for the PS4 version >_< #firstworldproblems

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Hcw87

    @2
    You will be disappointed.

    Look at Ryse. Look at Killzone. They both look fucking amazing, and i don’t see how one looks better than the other.

    If you’re expecting PS4 games to look that much better than XB1 you’re in for a rude awakening.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Llewelyn_MT

    If you’re not into console exclusives there is no legitimate reason not to get a PC. My 600€ gaming rig I bought 18 months ago is already on par with the next generation. When I get a graphics card upgrade next year (~150€) I will be covered until 4K gaming becomes common. The cost difference is easily recoverable when you take game price gap into consideration.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. AmiralPatate

    @2
    Yet another one who think mistakes GDDR5 with DDR5 (which doesn’t exist). GDDR5 is basically DDR3 technology tailored for GPUs. Just because there’s a 5 doesn’t mean it’s better for everything.
    Also, hardware by itself is meaningless. What matters is the OS behind. PS3 was allegedly more powerful, yet it hardly made a difference in the end.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. tenthousandgothsonacid

    I bet Digital Foundary will be rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of the Battlefield 4 face-off.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. super3001

    ignore specs look at games. ryse is easy the best looking game on console ever. ye even at 900p it still blow competition out of water.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Reddpayn

    @6
    But ryse is a “push a button and watch” game. (It could be good if crytek wouldnt be the developer :) )

    #11 2 years ago
  12. mxmassef

    Well I know what gddr5 is I just forgot the g from the start. Gddr5 is better in gaming and worse in multitasking and using programs like paint and so on. Ps3 is not more powerful than xbox 360. Xbox 360 has twice as mire ram as ps3 slightly better gpu and cpu did not matter in the end because the lack of the ram. The difference will be big in ps 4 and xbox one generation

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Hcw87

    @12
    The difference will be big as soon as we get games showing it.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. traumadisaster

    Df face to face is the main thing that will sway me. Madden and pga golf is only multi plats thay dont bring to pc so they make me buy a console for them. So which ever has the edge i will pick up, assune ps4. Hoping it will be x though cause Ryse looks great and im a sucker for anything roman.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. super3001

    11

    you have no idea what type of game ryse is

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Reddpayn

    Ryse looks like a bad ripoff from ac games. Sure i havent played it for myself but usually games tend to be as good as they look.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Joe Musashi

    @13 That applies to a number of as yet unproven and theoretical benefits evengelised by some people across numerous different platforms. Unproven is unproven, no matter who is selling it.

    JM

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Hcw87

    @17
    You don’t need to prove the advantage of free dedicated servers for every single XB1 game. It speaks for itself.

    Try and dismiss this as much as you want, you’ll get nowhere with it.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. DrDamn

    @18
    Every single multiplayer XB1 game.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Joe Musashi

    @18 Faster memory speeds also speak for themselves. And have been proven.

    In the context of these unreleased games on these unreleased boxes using these unreleased services that are not in the hands of any consumer: both are unproven and theoretical.

    Amusingly, one of these qualities has a measurable, meaningful metric to gauge performance by. The other does not.

    You just believe one company spokesperson’s unproven claims over another’s and then even blur the lines of what has been claimed to make the unproven benefits of one sound greater than they will actually be.

    The biggest shame is that you raise a valid point. But you render it worthless by consistently applying it with double-standards and hypocrisy.

    JM

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Hcw87

    @19
    Well, doh. I don’t see how dedicated servers would benefit singleplayer games.

    @20
    I guess you’re new to the whole gaming scene, bless you.

    Dedicated servers>P2P matchmaking.

    Google it, enlighten yourself, then find a mirror and facepalm yourself.

    You’re welcome.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Joe Musashi

    Bless. Logic really upsets some people doesn’t it?

    JM

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Hcw87

    @22
    Logic demands that someone should actually do some research before refuting a claim. You don’t even have a counter point to what i’m saying.

    I’m having a laugh on your behalf, so i’m not upset at all.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. DrDamn

    @21
    Doesn’t the Drivetaar stuff on Forva V benefits the single player game with it’s use of cloud processing?

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Joe Musashi

    Oh dear. Bluff and bluster.

    Logic? Not so much.

    JM

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Hcw87

    @24
    Yes, but i don’t see why Forza 5 should use dedicated servers for that. In multiplayer it’ll be used as a major convenience though.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. SplatteredHouse

    I’m so disappointed looking at that list, that I can’t even be bothered to paste the link to the fridge guy gif. If only we knew that Xbox would usher in this kind of creative water-treading. Compare the above to the 360 launch lineup, and just try to tell me it’s a generational step improved!

    #27 2 years ago
  28. VibraniumSpork

    @27 It’ll be okay SH…it’ll be okay.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. ysleiro

    @25 Joe Musashi which line up is looking better at launch?

    With the news of the DriveClub delay I’m leaning in one particular direction.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Darksider123

    Not even ONE game here is interesting to me

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Hyperx64

    @ mxmassef GDDR5 is solely used from graphics memory. PS4′s bottleneck will be this fact, as essentially everything else on the mobo is forced into using Graphics memory for system tasks.

    Unified DDR3 @ 2133mhz was a better decision on Microsoft’s part (from a console standpoint) and is lower bandwidth, but lower lantency (where as GDDR5 is higher bandwidth but higher latency).

    Though the fact is we know jack all about either systems actual architecture. Xbox One & PS4 are both very powerful systems in the console realm, and really most of what you hear people sprouting about either system is nonsense and doesn’t actually matter at all.

    Xbox One also has a faster clocked CPU and GPU.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. docLEXfisti

    I own a very capable PC and will buy Xbox One at launch and PS4 in Q1/2014 but man, the negativity towards the One is simply amazing.

    And people, stop caring about Teraflops and look at the games you want to play. Because if you only look at power you shouldn’t stick to PS4 so blindly. Xbox supports real DX11.2, Tiled Resources [Hardware, not software as in PS4] and is capable of [Voxel] RayTracing. I predict XO games to look better than PS4 games in the years to come.

    But it won’t matter anyway, because it’s the games you should be excited about, not the RAW specs.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. monkeygourmet

    The PS4 is more powerful…
    The PS4 is easy to code for…

    I have yet to see any evidence of the advantages though. If anything the X1 titles I’ve seen have got the edge, graphiclly.

    I am looking forward to the DF and other face off’s though. Especially after the article that stated 1080p / 30fps on PS4 = 720p / 30fps on Xbone.

    It’s a pity Drive Club couldn’t have gone up against Forza on launch though.

    At the moment, it’s eerily similar to the launch of the PS3, i.e. most powerful console in the world!!! And, in reality, the difference was minimal.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Phoenixblight

    @33

    The Order and Infamous Second Sons are proof enough.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. monkeygourmet

    @34

    They are nice (and the reason I want a PS4), but i don’t think they look alot better than some of the Xbone stuff i’ve seen.

    But, yeah, 2 fine looking games, thats for sure.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. DrDamn

    @33
    How are you going to *see* evidence that it’s easy to code for? You can read opinions from devs all over the place. Latest for example …

    http://m.uk.ign.com/articles/2013/10/18/indie-developers-speak-out-on-ps4-development

    “Our team doesn’t have much prior experience with console development and so we did worry a bit about our ability to port the game,” Tibitoski admitted. “We knew we could do it, but weren’t sure how long it would take. To our surprise, it only took about four weeks of part-time work from one of our programmers, Kevin Geisler, to get the game running on PS4.”

    “Simply put, it’s the smartest development environment that we’ve ever seen,” Lanning said. “I believe a lot of that credit goes to chief hardware architect, Mark Cerny, who has an incredible depth of knowledge and long-time experience in developing games. Mark has serious knowledge – and I mean down to the machine language.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. DrDamn

    @33
    As for powah …
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=x29txeacniA

    Oh yes. ;)

    #37 2 years ago
  38. monkeygourmet

    @37

    I knew that was going to be ‘Putty Squad’ before I clicked on it!!! :D :D

    #38 2 years ago

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    Konami’s collaboration with Del Toro is over, playable demo to disappear on Wednesday. Update 2: Konami has published a statement earlier confirming that it’s no longer working on Silent Hills. “Konami is committed to new Silent Hill titles, however the embryonic ‘Silent Hills’ project developed with Guillermo del Toro and featuring the likeness of Norman […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies will be “totally unique, mind-blowing”

    Welcome back Treyarch’s “own unique brand of mind-fuckery” to Call of Duty. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 developer Treyarch has said Zombies mode in this year’s game will be completely different to the campaign and multiplayer games. Speaking at a briefing last week, studio head Mark Lamia said players should expect something entirely different. […]

  • Meet the specialist classes of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer

    Hands-on impressions of four new classes and their special abilities shaking up Call of Duty multiplayer. What’s exciting about this year’s Call of Duty is that we were able to get hands on with three different multiplayer maps and four of the new classes this early in development. Although the number of maps is still […]

  • Here’s the PC specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

    The PC specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 have been confirmed well ahead of the game’s November 6 release. Releasing the specs over six months before the game is due highlights how far along the game is in development. The specs are designed with low end and high end builds in mind. Get […]

  • Open beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ahead of Nov 6 release date

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will offer an open beta to every player who pre-orders the game. The open beta is for the three supported formats – PC, Xbox One and PS4 – there is no version of Black Ops 3 for PS3 or Xbox 360. Solid details for the beta are yet to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 brings back 4-player co-op campaign

    This year’s Call of Duty campaign is designed specifically for four players to experience together. Let’s get boots on the ground, soldier. Don’t call it an Exo skeleton. Call it the Direct Neural Interface. Okay, it’s a little less catchy, but the DNI biotechnology in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will feel familiar to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – watch the first official trailer here

    Here’s the first full trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, due for release on November 6. Anyone who pre-orders the game will get access to the open beta. The game will be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC. You can read hands-on impressions of the multiplayer here, check out early info on […]

  • Dota 2 International Compendium out next week, three annual championships added

    Valve has announced its adding three, yearly Dota 2 championships to its eSports roster along with the new that a new International Compendium will launch next week alongside a balance update for MOBA. The firm said it was adding three extra championships to the schedule as it recognized there was “room for improvement” on a […]

  • Dungeons 2 is now available on PC, Mac, Linux – watch the launch trailer

    Dungeons 2, the dungeon-crawling strategy sequel to Realmforge Studios’ Dungeons, has been released on Steam by publisher Kalypso. It can be yours for $39.99 on Steam and is available for Windows, Linux, Mac and SteamOS. The first game was released in 2011 and heavily influenced by Dungeon Keeper. A boxed version will arrive in North […]

  • This Mortal Kombat X “hidden character intros” video is rather humorous

    YouTuber Maximilian Dood mad has created a Mortal Kombat X video featuring “hidden” character intros centering around Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Some of the dialogue is rather funny, and we particularly liked the affectionate line uttered by Sub-Zero at one point. Just something fun for your Saturday. Enjoy.

  • Art of the Catch creator sheds more light on why he pulled the Skyrim mod off Steam

    The creator of Skyrim mod Art of the Catch has taken to Reddit to explain why he pulled the paid mod off Steam Workshop. Yesterday, it was revealed Chesko had pulled the fishing mod off Steam Workshop, after mod creator Fore stated he didn’t endorse Chesko charging for the mod because it used his his […]

  • Tripwire adds clause to Killing Floor 2 EULA banning paid mods

    Tripwire Interactive has updated its EULA for Killing Floor 2 stating that any mods players create for the game must be distributed free-of-charge. The end user agreement update, via PCgamesN, went live a couple of days after Valve announced it would allow mod creators to start charging for their creations. Bethesda is the first company […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 recreated in LittleBigPlanet 3 is rather eerie

    LittleBigPlanet 3 players have created some really interesting content with the game’s level builder, but sometimes, the creations go beyond cute and bright and venture into the realm of creepy, as is the case with this Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 build. Created by TheLittleBigPlanetShow, the rather ominous level can be played with up to […]

  • Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward benchmark trailer shows off flying mounts, more

    Square Enix has released a rather nice benchmark video for Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward showing a battle, flying mounts and some of the new environments. Heavensward is the first expansion for Final Fantasy 14 and is slated for release on June 23 for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4. The mac version is being handled by […]

  • Have a look at some Xenoblade Chronicles X gameplay

    During yesterday’s Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct showcase, many details pertaining to the Monolith Soft title were announced, and quite a bit of gameplay was shown. The Wii U-exclusive contains real-time menu-based combat and four-player online questing along with diverse environments and the ability to use Skells, which are transforming mechs. These mechs are called […]

  • Here’s a look at The Elder Scrolls Online running on Xbox One

    The Elder Scrolls Online has a limited public beta test running this weekend on PS4 and Xbox One, and Eurogamer has been playing around in it. Have a look at the Khajiit sorcerer below in the Xbox One version. There isn’t an NDA in place for the beta, so expect to see more videos as […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 leaks reveal Zombie progression system, four-player co-op, more

    More Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 details surfaced overnight thanks to a leaked pamphlet with information pertaining to Zombies XP progression, four-player co-op and more. Posted on NeoGAF, the pamphlet the shooter will contain a new movement system, a Specialist character system for multiplayer, tailored maps, “cinematic arena-style play,” and complete character customization. The […]

  • Gears of War Remaster in the works for Xbox One, according to testers – report

    Overnight, a rumor surfaced claiming a remastered version of the original Gears of War was coming to Xbox One. According to playtesters, it isn’t a rumor at all. Polygon first broke the story, citing a source who showed the site sreencaps of the Locust invasion with updated visuals. Screenshots of the multiplayer showing improved lighting […]

  • GameStop promo outs Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for November, pre-order for access to beta

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be released in November, according to what appears to be a leaked GameStop store promo posted on Kotaku. The exact date is November 6, which isn’t a surprise to anyone. On the promo, it notes that those who pre-order will be granted beta access for PC, PlayStation 4 […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Double XP and Elite Bonus weekend has kicked off

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can earn Double XP along with Elite Bonus on all platforms. There is even Double XP and Double Weapon XP on offer for Black Ops 2. The dry run is over. Prep for the Sunday reveal of #BlackOps3 begins now. 2XP/2XweapXP is live. pic.twitter.com/rn6SVtVJbY — Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) April […]

  • Atlus makes “minor edits” to Dungeon Travelers 2 in order to avoid AO rating

    Atlus has announced it has made “minor edits” to four in-game images contained in Dungeon Travelers 2 to avoid an AO rating by the ESRB. According to a press release from the company, localization sometimes require changes to content in order for it to be “understood en masse,” which is why it worked closely with […]

  • Battlefield Hardline is 40% off through Origin this weekend

    The standard edition of Battlefield Hardline on PC is 40% off this weekend through EA’s Origin service. The Digital Deluxe Edition is also 40% off and includes various Battlepacks unavailable in the standard version. You can also pick up the Battlefield Hardline Ultimate edition for 23% off, which comes with all four planned expansions through […]

  • Submerged is an exploration-adventure game coming to multiple platforms

    Submerged is the latest title in development from Uppercut Games, and the exploration-adventure game is coming to PlayStation 4 and other platforms this year. The game takes place in a flooded city which Miku and her wounded brother Taku have reached by boat. Miku needs to find a safe place for her brother to rest […]

  • These screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt show superb attention to detail

    Some gorgeous new screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced, and a couple are wallpaper worthy. Especially the one with the horse, but as you’re well aware, I’m horse crazed. The images below in the gallery have been scaled to fit properly, but if you head over to NeoGAF you can bask in […]

  • Namco kicks off Humble Store partnership with Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin

    Namco Bandai has started offering its PC titles on Humble Store, and this includes the recently released Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. Other titles include Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and Project Cars. “In Japan, the Bandai Namco Group companies are known for supporting different charity programs and we are very happy to be […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 Bonus codes to give away

    Already have a World of Tanks account? We’ve got 2,000 codes for players to top up their Gold and Premium days. This weekend sees the World of Tanks Grand Finals take place in Poland, and we’ve got a bunch of game codes to give away to celebrate. Each Bonus PC code offers 150 Gold and […]

  • Mad Max contains Top Dog camps with boss fights

    Mad Max will have bases which vary in difficulty, some of which are considered a “finale” for a particular region and feature a boss fight. Speaking in the latest issue of GamesMaster via GamesRadar, the game’s producer John Fuller said this allows players to tailor their experience by deciding how much of a challenge they […]

  • Just Cause 3 gameplay trailer reveal coming next week

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 28, because you won’t want to miss the gameplay reveal of Just Cause 3. Avalanche tweeted the date along with a teaser, as seen below. The box art has also made an appearance. Keep an eye on the game’s YouTube page, and we’ll be sure to post the video […]

  • First paid Skyrim Steam Workshop mod has been pulled

    Valve’s new incentive which allows modders to charge for their creations hasn’t been live for 24 hours yet, and already, one mod has been pulled. The mod in question was Chesko’s Fishing Mod for Skyrim, which the creator pulled after a community member questioned whether Chesko had permission from the creator of the character-idle animations […]

  • Resident Evil HD Remaster has sold over one million copies worldwide

    The HD remaster of Resident Evil has sold over one million copies worldwide since its January 20 release, Capcom has announced. The company attributed the sales milestone to producing a “great product” along with excellent word of mouth and praise from fans. In February, Capcom said Resident Evil HD Remaster was its fastest-selling digital title […]

  • The Crew: the Raid Car Pack and Raid Live Update now available for download

    The Crew players can now download the Raid Car Pack which is the last of four themes car packs. The Raid Live Update is also available, and it contains six new tuning specs. The car pack contains three new cars: the 2012 Cadillac Escalade, the off-road 2011 Volkswagen Touareg NF and the McLaren F1 supercar. […]

  • Geralt is very professional in the latest Witcher 3: Wild Hunt TV spot

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new TV spot that’s short and to the point. The latest Witcher 3 trailer comes in the form of TV spot. It’s all CGI, and it looks good. If you’re more into gameplay trailers, the latest one will serve you well. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out […]

  • Steam roguelike sale is live, offers deep discounts on a stellar collection of titles

    If you’re into challenging, procedurally-generated, and infinitely-replayable games, Steam’s current sale will hook you up. Steam is hosting a sale on roguelike games. Plenty of titles in the genre are on sale for upwards of 75% off. Highlights include Risk of Rain at 75% off, Don’t Starve at 66% off, Spelunky at 75% off, FTL: […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 finally gets online co-op in Raid Mode on Xbox One

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has been patched to support online play in Raid Mode on Xbox One. The Xbox One version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 lacked online support in Raid Mode for a long time. Until today. A new patch has been released to bring that version in line with the rest of them. […]

  • A section in Killing Floor 2′s EULA about cyberbullying is riling up some fans

    Killing Floor 2 has recently got into a bit of trouble with some fans due to a clause in its EULA that gives the developer the right to revoke a user’s license without prior notice. The Killing Floor 2 EULA – just like many others found in modern games, has a section dedicated to cheating […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 free tanks and in-game cash to giveaway

    To celebrate the World of Tanks grand finals this weekend we’ve got some great freebies to give away to new players. We have 2,000 PC invite codes to giveaway, with each one offering new accounts a T2 Light Tank, 100 Gold and 1 Days Premium worth around €8.00. All you need to do is enter […]

  • Marvel announces partnership with Telltale, first game due in 2017

    Marvel and Telltale have entered into a partnership that will allow the developer to work on a new game series, due in 2017. Telltale has announced that it has partnered with Marvel Games, Marvel Entertainment’s video games division, for the development of a new game series. No indication was given as to what the new […]

  • Destiny: Bungie is not saying no to a player trading system

    Bungie has not completely ruled out the idea of bringing a trading system to Destiny. Destiny does not offer any way for players to trade items amongst themselves. But ever since the game’s release, players have never stopped asking Bungie to add one in. While the developer does not have a satisfying answer, it’s still […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 24, 25 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    The weekend Exotics market run by Xur: Agent of the Nine is now open for business. Destiny’s bizarre vendor, Xur, has arrived at the Tower. Xur is your man if you’re looking for Exotic armour or weapons. Not only that, but he will also let you exchange your old Exotic gear for new, upgraded versions. […]

  • Warcraft movie delayed yet again

    The Warcraft movie will no longer hit theatres in March 2016. The release date of the Warcraft movie has been pushed back by three months. The movie was expected in March 2016, but Legendary Pictures announced yesterday that it is now due on June 10, 2016. No reason was given for the delay. This is […]

  • Destiny: Iron Banner returns on April 28

    Destiny’s Iron Banner PvP event will return this Tuesday. Bungie has announced that the Iron Banner, it’s once-every-few-weeks PvP event, will make a return with next week’s weekly reset. It was initially due this week, but because of the recent Crucible changes that were implemented with patch 1.1.2, Bungie wanted to wait and see. That […]

  • Deus Ex devs take the piss out of Black Ops 3

    Deus Ex developers have been having a bit of a laugh at the expense of Call of Duty’s official Twitter account. You would be forgiven to think that yesterday’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ‘Ember’ teaser was part of an ad campaign for a Deus Ex game, with all the biohacking, wearable tech, augmentation, […]

  • Bungie weekly update: Commendations begone

    Destiny’s weekly update is here to determine the fate of all those Commendations you’ve been earning in the past few months. Bungie started off this week’s update with a recap of the details revealed during the recent livestream. There wasn’t really anything on this front that they haven’t talked about already. With the exception of […]

  • This GTA 5 trainer lets you play as almost anything and it’s the best thing ever

    Want to play GTA 5 as a monkey, a cat, a fish, a deer or some other non-human thing that we eat or keep as a pet? ScriptHook has you covered. Not only can you play as critters, it change other game values, according to an explanation from PC Gamer. These values include making changes […]

  • EA Sports moves Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR release date to July

    EA Sports has announced Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR will be released in July. Originally announced for June, the golf game will now release the same week as the Open Championship at St. Andrews, on July 14. EA also provided some more color on gameplay features such as the ability to customize the game by borrowing […]

  • Jason Voorhees joins Mortal Kombat X in May, Kombat Pack owners get first dibs

    Jason Voorhees will arrive for Mortal Kombat X players in May, NetherRealm Studios announced today during the latest Kombat Kast. Jason will be shown for the first time on Monday, May 4 during a special Kombat Kast. According to EventHub which watched the livestream, the developer will also show off the character’s move and Variations. […]

  • The Witcher 3: Nvidia heads to Poland for a behind-the-scenes look – video

    A video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, taking you behind-the-scenes with CD Projekt RED. Nvidia’s GeForce crew went to the firm’s studio in Poland to talk with the game’s executive producer John Mamais, who provides a look at the PC version of the upcoming RPG. CD Projekt, according to the video […]

  • Microsoft notes decline in Xbox unit sales for Q3 FY15 to 1.6 million

    Microsoft reported its Q3 FY15 earnings today, citing growth in Xbox Live usage as one of the contributing factors to the firm’s reported revenue. However, the firm noted a decline in units sales for its Xbox consoles during the quarter. Microsoft Q3 2014 (yoy comparison) Microsoft Q1 fiscal 2015 Microsoft Q2 fiscal 2015 The firm […]

  • Powerplay is a new feature included in the Elite: Dangerous May update

    The next update for Elite: Dangerous is coming next month and it includes a new feature called Powerplay. According to Frontier Developments, Powerplay allows players to participate in an ongoing battle that “enhances every aspect” of the game. Players can become allies with a number of galactic Powers and guide their strategy, pursue objectives in […]

  • Facebook says it’s “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift

    Facebook has said it is “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift as the VR headset is still in the development stages. Speaking during a call to investors, Facebook CFO David Wehner said the company had nothing to announce regarding the amount of stock it expected to ship. “We have not announced any […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch and rental server program hits next week

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch has a release date for both consoles and PC. PC & Console patch and RSP for Consoles coming April 28th. Fixes include TDM spawns and more: http://t.co/BZYJeomPlr pic.twitter.com/27TCiY8hmf — Battlefield (@Battlefield) April 23, 2015 The update will include fixes to Punkbuster, Nvidia DirectX drivers, TDM spawns, contains weapon balance tweaks and […]

  • Modders can now earn money through Steam Workshop starting today with Skyrim

    Valve has introduced a new functionality within Steam Workshop which will allow mod makers to earn money for their creations, starting with Skyrim. The update will allow content such as mods, items, or maps to be sold through Steam Workshop for titles which have the feature enabled. A new “streamlined process for listing” has been […]

  • Play Skyrim for free this weekend on Steam and take 75% off while you’re at it

    Skyrim is free this weekend on Steam providing wanna-be Dragonborns who have procrastinated on wetting their blades with Stormcloak blood the perfect opportunity to give the RPG a try. Head over to Steam and download the game and play for free until April 26 at 1am PDT. The game is also 75% off if you […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Ember” teaser video released ahead of full reveal

    Activision has released a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 teaser video titled “Ember” and you can watch it right here. Here’s the video blurb: “In the next 50 years, technological advancements will lead us into a world where only those who risk going too far, will find out how far we can actually go.” […]

  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

    Bioware has updated Dragon Age Keep after listening to community feedback. The update includes more customization and control over heroes, world states, career and more. Players can now customize hero portraits or delete Dragon Age: Inquisition heroes from the Hero section. They can also remove playthrough states from the World State Manager and keep up […]

  • Here’s a look at some Conker community creations in Project Spark

    Conker’s Bug Reunion releases today, and below is a video showing some of the community creations you will be able to download using the creation pack. Project Spark is a free download on Xbox One and Windows 8.1, and you can download the Conker Creation Pack today. It contains 350 assets in order for users […]