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PlayStation “Since ’95″ video charts the brand’s rise in the UK

Monday, 21 October 2013 11:15 GMT By Dave Owen

You’ve probably heard that PlayStation 4 is launching soon. As part of an ongoing promotional campaign, Sony has released a short film that aims to “represent what PlayStation has meant to Britain since 1995.” Titled ‘Since ’95′, the film is a little slice of nostalgia.

Fans are encouraged to pay particular attention to the order that the PlayStation symbols appear in.

PlayStation 4 hits shelves in the UK on November 29.

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52 Comments

  1. fengato

    I can relate to that.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Legendaryboss

    Oh playing the nostalgia cards, well a little strange Driveclub/Watch Dogs are present considering the delays but are actually still part of the line-up.

    So not totally strange.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. monkeygourmet

    Changed the gaming landscape through FMV intros and marketing.

    Made lots of shit games (Toshinden, Ridge Racer etc…) seem amazing through controversial advertising and product placement.

    That’s how I remember the PS1. Still loved it though.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. fengato

    PS1 was all about Tekken for me – back when polygons were king. :D Gran Turismo was the next big obsession, but yeah that system was a bit light on in some respects.

    Funny that the game they used for PS2 (RE4) was originally a Gamecube exclusive (and technically much better on the Nintendo system too.)

    #4 1 year ago
  5. polygem

    oh boy this looks exactly like hattys place. if you read this man, are you still alive? stop smoking dat cheap dope!
    i played tekken a lot on the playstations, lots of other stuff too of course. i bought one used from a friend and i bought a ps2 in it´s mid gen…i still don´t feel nostalgic about most ps games or the brand in general. it´s strange but that´s how it is.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. monkeygourmet

    @5

    “i still don´t feel nostalgic about most ps games or the brand in general. it´s strange but that´s how it is.”

    Same here, it was prob all that dope! ;)

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Lv01

    why was the order the playstation symbols appear in important..?

    #7 1 year ago
  8. fengato

    @6
    Videos, televisions, 64′s, Playstations
    Weigh up Henry with precision
    Few herbs and a bit of Benson
    But don’t forget the Rizla
    Lean like the Tower of Pisa
    These are, I’ll raise yer
    And this is the day in the life of a Geezer

    Has it come to this… o o o ohh

    #8 1 year ago
  9. monkeygourmet

    @8

    When ‘The a Streets’ were good! :)

    #9 1 year ago
  10. fengato

    ^ Couldn’t agree more

    #10 1 year ago
  11. TheBlackHole

    Twenty years of gaming. Same fucking controller.

    Seriously, all this tells me is that they have NO interest in disturbing the status quo, because it’s definitely NOT a case of ‘if it aint broke’.

    …and yes, I’ve tried the DS4. It’s slightly fatter, but it’s still not ergonomic, or suitable for anyone who has moderately sized hands.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. TheBlackHole

    Also, watching him turn the console (PS4) on by hand reminded me how backwards that process is.

    It’s the small things that make a difference.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. monkeygourmet

    @11

    It was okay before 3D games became popular. That was about 18 years ago though…

    #13 1 year ago
  14. dizzygear

    Poor PSP and Vita get no mention.

    Leaving those PS1 cases on the ground like that was a great way for them to get stepped on and cracked. Allot of stores here actually sold spare PS1 jewel cases because they were so damn fragile.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. tenthousandgothsonacid

    @11 stop bleating it’s entirely subjective

    I love the Dualshock to bits and can’t get on with the xbox controller.

    There is no correct controller it’s just what ever you like.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Panthro

    @12

    Well chances are you would be changing the disc anyway/ grabbing the controller anyway, so not really backwards at all.

    Is complaining about turning on a console through the power button that really backwards? or is it just laziness…

    #16 1 year ago
  17. TrickyAudio

    My god that was brilliant. Some memories there.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. TrickyAudio

    Also, you can turn on the PS4 via the controller, anyway? Or am I missing the point. The video just wanted to focus on the PS4 itself.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. TheBlackHole

    @15

    “There is no correct controller it’s just what ever you like.”

    Are you really suggesting that nobody should ever have an opinion because absolutely anything is subjective and cannot be considered right or wrong, good or bad?

    Mmm.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Panthro

    @18

    I think he just wanted to target something to complain about…

    And yes, you can still turn on the console via the controller.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Panthro

    @19

    Hes simply stating that one controller cant please everybody and the controllers people use are subjective to their personal preference.
    People are happy with Dualshocks…
    People are happy in M/KB…
    People are happy with 360 pads…

    How are you struggling to understand that?

    #21 1 year ago
  22. mistermogul

    @8 lol, they were the days mate ;)

    #22 1 year ago
  23. TheBlackHole

    @21

    My point was that the PS controller hasn’t changed much in 20 years and that Sony are playing it safe.

    Apparently that’s not an acceptable viewpoint. And I’m unsure why you feel the need to wade in.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. absolutezero

    Does anyone else fancy a domino’s pizza right now?

    I sure do enjoy domino’s pizza with the fresh toppings and delicious base.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Fin

    Slick but jesus bro, get a double bed for your room!

    #25 1 year ago
  26. Joe Musashi

    “My point was that the PS controller hasn’t changed much in 20 years..”

    There’s evidence to refute that. Perhaps it’s just not changed enough for your liking?

    JM

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Panthro

    @23

    Its a public forum, I can wade in whatever I like.

    He thinks the Dual-shock is fine the way it is… You don’t.

    I don’t care either way for it, its just another gamepad to me.

    You are the person complaining about them not changing the controller, but why should they? console gamers who are used to the PS3 controller wouldn’t want Sony to drastically modify it as the Dual-shock isn’t just a ‘game-pad’ for them its also an icon for the company, they can only modify it so much as to not lose its appearance and feeling for the people who like it.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. TheBlackHole

    @26

    I appreciate the DS4 has changed the most (before that you’d be hard pressed to argue that the core build, shape and size, had altered much at all since 1995), but no, I don’t think fattening the handles and altering the triggers shows much of an attempt at improvement over two decades.

    and to be clear, I’m not talking about features, like touch screen and share buttons, I’m talking about the ergonomics.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. Lv01

    @14 there is a vita on the floor during the PS4 section!

    #29 1 year ago
  30. gomersoul

    The dual shock 4 is awesome, it is better in every way than the dual shock 3. Millions of people like the pad, drastically changing it would be a bad move. It’s what separates PlayStation from other consoles, and peoples hands haven’t changed much in 20 years so why should the game pad? Get a mad cats or something if it’s that big an issue, but I reckon 90% of people who play will think it’s the best attempt at a pad there is. Awesome video too, brought back the old days

    #30 1 year ago
  31. Joe Musashi

    @28 Given the number of Dual Shocks that must have been in gamer’s hands over that 20 year period, and given the evolution of the ergonomics of a human hand over that same 20 year period, Sony must clearly think they’re doing something right.

    I guess, for users that disagree, third-party peripheral manufacturers will be happy to take their money.

    JM

    #31 1 year ago
  32. Lv01

    @32 +1.

    Sony’s playstation controller (going back before the dual shock, to the original PS controller) changed the way a game controller should be. it revolutionised the gamepad, and is one of the reasons the PS became so popular. and as #27 says, it was/is iconic.
    in terms of the debate as to what fits an individuals taste… well, thats the individuals opinion. personally, i love Sony’s controllers, and the dual shock works perfectly well for me. id have been upset if they changed it. in fact, when those banana shaped prototype ‘leaks’ came out around the time of the PS3 launch for a redesigned controller, i got angry. how dare they change their shape… but thats my opinion.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. Ireland Michael

    @11 “Twenty years of gaming. Same fucking controller.

    Seriously, all this tells me is that they have NO interest in disturbing the status quo, because it’s definitely NOT a case of ‘if it aint broke’.”

    That’s a bit limiting, isn’t it? 3D gaming. Social gaming. Pioneering media formats. Greater focus on creative ideas over sequelitis and the same tired genres again and again.

    I agree on the controller a fair bit, but let’s not forget there was a time when it was the best there was, and when it wasn’t the status quo. And it gave us dual thumb sticks.

    They had a few missteps along the way (missing the boat on online gaming being the worst), but its hard to deny how much the original PS1 completely changed the gaming landscape (for the better), and how strong their influence has been over the years.

    Many of us still remember a time when Sony wasn’t even a contender in the race. Nobody ever thought they’d be the leader of it for two hardware generations. And it’s my bet they they’re going to completely steal this gen from the X1.

    @14 “Poor PSP and Vita get no mention.”

    They’re both shown being played in the video.

    #33 1 year ago
  34. dizzygear

    @30 Thats not where a Vita belongs!

    @34 “They’re both shown being played in the video.”

    Must have missed it. I only saw the Vita on the floor. They could have at least shown their names at the end as well. Sony should really acknowledge those 2 more.

    #34 1 year ago
  35. Lv01

    @35, o, i agree, it shouldnt be on the floor! it should be in their hands!!

    #35 1 year ago
  36. Ireland Michael

    @35 One of the guys is playing a PSP (with a girl watching him) during the PS3 segment.

    It does seem odd that they’d leave out the names at the end though.

    #36 1 year ago
  37. TheBlackHole

    @34 Some good points, conceded.

    Seriously though, the two people suggesting that “peoples hands haven’t changed much in 20 years so why should the game pad?”

    That has to be one of the worst arguments I’ve ever heard. I’m pretty sure people’s hands haven’t changed since the NES, but I’m sure you’re not all going to call that the pinacle of controller design.

    There is ALWAYS room for improvement.

    #37 1 year ago
  38. Joe Musashi

    And it has improved. But demanding change for the sake of change is folly.

    JM

    #38 1 year ago
  39. Ireland Michael

    @39 Nobody wants change for the sake of change. It still looks and feel like a second rate controller. @38 is right. Its way behind. The DS4 still doesn’t babe proper triggers, for crying out loud.

    #39 1 year ago
  40. fearmonkey

    @38 – We get it, you Like MS, hate Sony….

    I never liked the Dualshocks, always preferred the Xbox Controllers (I even liked The Duke). The reviews and opinions I have read on the PS4 controller so far is its awesome, especially for people that didn’t like the previous Dualshocks.

    Dave Cook here likes it, and he also preferred the 360 controller. It’s opinions like that and others on Youtube and other sites that make me think people are going to like the new controller alot.

    It’s funny, I expected everyone to go crazy about the Xbox One controller, as it looks very nice. But many commenters on it don’t like it as much as I would have thought, it’s too light, thumbpad still not as good as a dualshock, etc etc.

    it’s all a personal preference, I am hoping to like them both, as I will be getting both eventually.

    #40 1 year ago
  41. Prof Power Glove

    Wow. PS4 is definitely the BROMANCE console of choice!!

    Some classic stuff right there. Apparently it also used that famous study in the Nature journal which statistically proved that the PS3 console was when female gamers were finally allowed to touch a console (momentarily, mind). That was a huge step forward for equality amongst gamers. Today, we can stand here proud, gentlemen, proud that Sony are opening up gamers for everyone. Everyone that’s a guy.

    #41 1 year ago
  42. DrDamn

    @40
    How does it not have proper triggers?

    I think both new controllers have some interesting aspects to them. Neither are major departures but the touch pad and redesign of the DS4 and rumble triggers in the X1 controller. The rumble triggers seem like a small change but will be really good used cleverly.

    #42 1 year ago
  43. monkeygourmet

    I hate the DS3. Was playing Infamous 2 the other day and the sticks are sooooo loose and tall, it was terrible. Really bad combination.

    Also, they should have moved the left stick to where the DPad is IMO. 3 small changes that I think could make the pad alot better.

    DS4 looks like a big improvement, still not convinced about the left stick position though. It was fine on the PS1 as alot of games still used the dPad, now it seems mental to still have it there…

    #43 1 year ago
  44. tezzer1985

    That video is me…I’ve had every Sony console, and may it long continue

    #44 1 year ago
  45. pcbros

    @40 – The DS4 now has concave triggers. Not sure if that’s what you were referring to.

    I tried both and besides the dual analog placement, I think the DS4 has really improved. It felt really solid in my hands. I think the micro touchpad seems tacked on but maybe we will see some proper use for it.

    I think Sony should suck it up and change the dual stick placement. I think they don’t because of pride. The current design puts preference on the d-pad. Which was alright when analog sticks were first introduced and people were still using the d-pad heavily but times have changed.

    Think about it, the first PS controller had a d-pad on one extreme and face buttons on the other. It was the ideal placement. It’s only fitting that ever since analog sticks have become the preferred input method in most games, it should now occupy the spot the d-pad did.

    @45 – Me too. I even owned the PSP (no Vita). I actually still have my PSOne w/ attached LCD up and running 8)

    #45 1 year ago
  46. DrDamn

    @46
    I think the touch pad will come into its own used in things like text input and selection mechanisms.

    #46 1 year ago
  47. monkeygourmet

    Also, best thing about this video:

    The Black / Cement Nike Air Jordan 3′s that kid has… Lucky mofo!

    Or maybes thats just because I collect trainers! :)

    #47 1 year ago
  48. pcbros

    @47 – If it can recognize handwritten letters, that would be cool.

    #48 1 year ago
  49. Keivz

    Nice video. Dude needs to find a new place though. Seriously, nearly two decades in the same small flat? Dafuq?!

    #49 1 year ago
  50. Ireland Michael

    @50 Personally, I’m more impressed by how well they’ve aged. I want to know what their secret is!

    #50 1 year ago
  51. DrDamn

    @49
    Yoshida seemed to use it in the GamesCom opening bit where he tweeted a picture. Virtual keyboard plus marker where your finger is. That combined with SWYPE would be great.

    #51 1 year ago
  52. TrickyAudio

    Nerd Moment: I wonder if thats the actual PS4 boot up sound. Would love if it was something like the old PS1 graphic. Now that WOULD be going back to the brand’s roots.

    #52 1 year ago

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    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

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

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

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

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

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

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

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

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

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

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

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

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

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

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

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

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

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

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

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

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

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

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

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

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

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

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

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

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

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

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

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

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

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

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

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

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

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

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

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

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

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

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

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

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

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

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

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

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

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

  • Play Battlefield Hardline starting March 12 through EA Access

    Xbox One users with an EA Access subscription will be able to play 10 hours worth of Battlefield Hardline starting March 12. EA Access members will are being granted access to the game five days before the street date, with full multiplayer and all saves transferring over into the main game. It was announced yesterday […]

  • This video summarizes the contents of Destiny patch 1.1.1

    With Destiny patch 1.1.1 now available, here’s a video summary of what to expect. In the video above, Arekkz Gaming gives you a rundown of the important bits in the update. Subscribe to Arekkz Gaming for more Destiny tips and trick through the link.

  • Destiny 1.1.1 patch notes out, update is live

    Destiny’s 1.1.1 patch arrives today, so if you have been kicked from activities, it means you will need to download the patch now that it’s live. We will be pushing the 1.1.1 patch for Destiny shortly. Players will be kicked from activities and required to download the patch. — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) February 25, 2015 […]

  • Payday 2 packs based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number coming

    Starbreeze has announced another collaboration with Dennaton Games which will see masks based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number appear in Payday 2. The collaboration consists of two free updates when you acquire Hotline Miami 2 or its deluxe version on Steam from February 25. The two updates, called Hotline Miami Mask Pack and Jacket […]

  • Velocity 2X making its way onto Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One

    Velocity 2X will be released on Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One Futurlab has announced. The developer is in charge of the port, which will be published by Sierra. According to Futurlab, the deal with Sierra came about when self-publishing proved to be difficult due to spending “more time doing PR and marketing on Velocity […]

  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number finally has a release date

    A release date for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been announced, finally. The game will arrive on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita March 10. It is now available for pre-order on GOG, Humble and Steam for 10% off for $13.49/£10.99. There’s also a Digital Special Edition available which includes tracks from […]