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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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  • Best Destiny videos of the week – Xur vs Cryptarch rap battle

    Destiny has once more produced a slew of entertaining, educational and occasionally baffling videos. Destiny players have repeatedly sparked crazes by exploiting the game’s little foibles – Sparrow surfing is one example. This latest one is kind of mysterious; I don’t know how it’s done, or why you would want to, but Hidden Reach has […]

  • The Sims 4 free for 48 hours with Origin Game Time

    The Sims 4 is the latest game to be offered free through Origin’s Game Time promotion. The Sims 4 is now free to download from Origin, granting you a 48 hour window to try it out and see if you want to pay for the full game. The free time starts counting as soon as […]

  • Check out Destiny’s new PvP mode, Doubles

    Destiny Crucible players can enjoy a new kind of PvP action with Doubles. Destiny may not be as PvP focused as some Halo fans were hoping, but Bungie is slowly ramping up Crucible support, starting with better Iron Banner events. Some time ago the developer promised to introduce experimental game modes, and the latest Bungie […]

  • Halo: New Blood novel launching digitally in March

    A new Halo novel will explore the backstory of Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck. Halo: New Blood is a digital-first short novel launching on March 2. The 60,000 word novel was penned by Matt Forbeck, an award-winning author of many licensed fantasy and sci-fi publications. It’s an all-new story, but fans of Halo 3: ODST will […]

  • Destiny players purchased 1.1 million Ice Breakers last week

    Destiny players know what’s hot, and Exotic sniper rifle Ice Breaker is definitely warm. Destiny vendor Xur offered Ice Breaker for sale last weekend, much to the delight of everyone yet to find this terrific bit of gear. According to the latest Bungle Weekly Update, Xur sold 1,143,320 Ice Breakers. He left the tower with […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition nets GLAAD special recognition award

    Dragon Age: Inquisition has been honoured for its diverse representation by LGBT advocacy body GLAAD. Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a special recognition award for “the many complex and unique LGBT characters prominently integrated throughout the game”. GLAAD doesn’t normally honour video games (maybe one day, if we ever have enough that deserve it), but […]

  • The Order: 1886 AR game is full of puzzles

    The Order: 1886 has spawned a new promotional website with lots of info to ferret out. Called The Order Exposed, the new site pertains to be the blog of a missing researcher, who had been hoping to uncover the secrets of the alternate history. This on its own is quite interesting but it’s also full […]

  • Grow Home is the next game to follow Child of Light, Valiant Hearts

    Ubisoft has announced another small passion project in the wake of the success of recent releases. Child of Light, Valiant Hearts: The Great War and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon are all the products of a new initiative at Ubisoft where the publisher lets key developers rest after big triple-A projects by working on something […]

  • What mysterious reveal is Xbox teasing for May 4?

    Xbox is teasing something we’ll be waiting quite a while to learn more about. Xbox community manager Raj Patel tweeted the following earlier today: Hmm… pic.twitter.com/4wBGu6xsDc — Raj Patel (@Rajio) January 22, 2015 NeoGAF users spotted the morse code in the background of the image, which translates as follows: “Presented by Xbox, 10am PDT, 1pm […]

  • 2011 PSN hack class action settlement claim forms available

    PlayStation Network members affected by the 2011 hack and downtime can now claim part of a $15 million settlement. The PSN was down for months on end in 2011 following a major hack, which resulted in user details being compromised. Sony apologised and provided free games as compensation, but unhappy gamers banded together in a […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has a true open world

    Final Fantasy 15 doesn’t just have “open world gameplay”, it has a true open world – one continuous stretch of environment. “The world is connected by continuous land,” director Hajime Tabata told Gamespot. “If those areas were disconnected, it would feel distant from reality. You’ll find that you’ll be able to walk or drive or […]

  • Suikoden, Suikoden 2 EU PSN release date locked down

    Suikoden and its first sequel will be available via the European PlayStation Network soon. Suikoden publisher Konami has confirmed a February 4 release date for the two RPG classics. CONFIRMED! #Suikoden I & II EU #PSN release date is FEB 4TH! http://t.co/ObOIvZDJAK pic.twitter.com/aM760R2Gez — Konami UK (@KonamiUK) January 22, 2015 It’s been a long wait […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 20, says Gamestop Italy

    Dying Light’s physical release has been delayed, but at least one European retailer thinks it knows what’s going on. Dying Light’s physical release date is February 20, according to Gamestop Italy. According to Tmag (Italian, via Google Translate), there’s been no response from local representatives of publisher Warner Bros. Although the digital release will take […]

  • Free online multiplayer update now available for Trials Fusion

    Online multiplayer is now available as a free update to Trials Fusion. The online component includes three new four to eight player multiplayer modes on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and up to four players on Xbox 360. These are the three new gameplay modes included with the update can be found through a previous […]

  • This video for indie survival horror Monstrum features all in-game footage

    Monstrum launches on Steam Early Access January 29 and today, you can have a look at a video for it featuring all in-game footage. Developed by Team Junkfish the survival horror game set on a derelict cargo ship which combines roguelike elements, such as procedurally generated levels and permadeath thanks to AI driven predators. Monstrum […]

  • Here’s quick look at Dead Rising: Watchtower starring Rob Riggle

    A short look at the film adaptation of Dead Rising has surfaced. Transformers director Lorenzo di Bonaventura headed the project and it was directed by Zach Lipovsky. It stars comedy actor Rob Riggle as Frank West, along with Academy Awards nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (24), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and […]

  • A Kickstarter for Underworld Ascendant will launch next month

    OtherSide Entertainment, an independent games studio fronted by Paul Neurath, has announced it’s developing Underworld Ascendant. Neurath is the founder and CEO of the new studio ad his resume includes franchises such as Thief, System Shock and 1992′s Underworld Underworld. The studio hopes Underworld Ascendant will “innovate and revitalize” the fantasy genre. More details will […]

  • APB Reloaded heading to PS4 and Xbox One during Q2 2015

    APB Reloaded will indeed be heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during late Q2 this year, which puts its release sometime around the end of June. Reloaded Productions announced in September 2014 it was working on bringing the free-to-play PC title to consoles during the Digital Media Wire event in New York City. The […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 2 -The Lost Lords arrives in February – video

    Release dates for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series have been announced. A new video offering a “first look” has also appeared. Below is the story synopsis, which you may want to skip if you haven’t played Episode One. House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, and Ironrath […]

  • The open beta for Nosgoth has gone live

    Consider this a friendly reminder: the Nosgoth open beta has started. Announced last week, the open beta can be accessed through the official website. Once you link your Steam account, just log into the service and start downloading the client. Everyone that plays the tester will receive double XP through January 28. More information is […]

  • First gameplay footage of Homeworld Remastered Collection being shown this weekend

    Homeworld Remastered Collection news and the first gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake will be revealed at PAX South this weekend. The news and video will be shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel at 10.30am CST on Sunday. It will also be streamed on Twitch. Gearbox is hoping to have Homeworld Remastered released by […]

  • Latest Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video delves more into combat

    Square Enix has released its latest Orience News video for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and it provides insight into character combat styles and techniques. In the video you will see the elite combat force of Class Zero going deeper into battle to improve their skills. Combat is party-based and each of the three characters in […]

  • Something really cool happens when you finish Resident Evil HD *spoiler*

    Those who finish Resident Evil HD will be met with a really nice surprise at the end. If you wish to find out what it is on your own, DO NOT head below the break. You have been warned. According to images posted by Reddit user omeganemesis28, a thank you message from Resident Evil creator […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain release date “should be” announced soon

    A release date for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain “should be able” to be announced soon, according to the latest Kojima Station webcast. New information on the game will also be announced at the Taipei Game Show on January 31, per Game Spark (thanks, Gemtasu). “I know you’ve all been eagerly await for […]

  • Punch-Out!!, more Throwback offerings arrive on Nintendo US eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Punch-Out!!, Citizens of Earth and Part Two of the Throwback Sale. Here’s the entire update: Nintendo eShop releases Punch-Out!! (originally for Wii) – also 50% off until January 29 Citizens of Earth – introductory price of $11.99 until January 27 Breezeblox (Wii) Midnight (Wii […]

  • The Witcher Battle Arena has arrived on the App Store and Google Play

    The Witcher Battle Arena, CD Projekt RED and Fuero Games’ mobile MOBA, has been released. In Battle Arena, two three-hero teams fight it out as they try to capture and hold conquest points. The game features “no pay-to-win elements”, instead it contains a “player-friendly monetization system.” Every item and functionality can be unlocked entirely through […]

  • Second wave of Star Wars titles arrive on GOG, third wave next week

    The second wave of Star Wars titles will arrive on GOG.com today with more coming January 27. Today you can pick up the following: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Rebellion (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Empire at War: Gold Pack On January 27, the final three games of this wave […]

  • If Microsoft is serious about PC games, Xbox One should be the real Steam Machine

    Forget the magic space goggles. Maybe Valve doesn’t have the wherewithal to realise PC gaming’s TV dream, but Microsoft holds all the keys. If Microsoft really wants to get into PC gaming full-time, it needs to get around the table with Mr Newell and its platinum chequebook. “It’s time for us to talk about gaming […]

  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 releases on Steam next week

    Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 will be released on Steam for PC next week. The PC version of the was announced earlier this month and contains upgraded graphics, runs in 1080p, and has both Japanese and English audio. It will release on January 28 for $14.99. Fairy Fencer F and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 also coming […]

  • Take a look at the controls and special abilities in The Order: 1886

    The Order: 1886 has a new trailer available that highlights the game’s controls and reveals the two special abilities the main protagonist has at his disposal. The game uses a similar control scheme to other shooters, but just in case you wanted to see more gameplay, we’ve got just the thing. The most interesting parts […]

  • These elderly people are better at GTA 5 than you’d expect

    Do old people get video games? Namely something known for its violence like GTA? Well, you’re about to find out. The latest REACT production sits a few elderly men and women in a room and lets them play GTA 5. The results are not what you’d expect, they start off getting a feel for the […]

  • More major Microsoft titles will be coming to PC

    Microsoft will bring more of its franchises to PC. Following on from yesterday’s big Windows stream, Microsoft has released a full recap on Xbox Wire. In the blog post, the firm hid a small bit of news revealing that Fable Legends will not be the only title to come to PC. “Today we announced that […]

  • Someone is attempting to recreate Dark Souls’ Lordran in Minecraft

    Lordran, the land of the ancient lords will soon be explorable in Minecraft thanks to a passionate modder. Davweed is a talented modder attempting to recreate the entire world of Lordran in Minecraft. Lordran is the land where the entire Dark Souls game is set. The goal is to make it a 1:1 scale of […]

  • Elite: Dangerous is getting Community Goals with update 1.1 – all the details

    Patch 1.1 is Elite: Dangerous’ first major update. Developer Frontier has detailed Community Goals, the big change coming with the patch, and more. We were told last week that big additions are coming with patch 1.1, due in February. Today, we learn in more detail what those features are. Namely, what the developer is calling […]

  • Sunset Overdrive, Skyrim and Dead Rising 3 highlight this week’s Deals with Gold

    A new week, a new set of deals for Xbox Live Gold subscribers and we’ve got the full list. Major Nelson posted the deals which are live now and run through Monday, January 26. Highlights include Sunset Overdrive, Dead Rising 3, Skyrim, Final Fantasy 13-2 and more. Check the full list below. Xbox One Dead […]

  • Survarium: 10,000 FREE Premium account keys to give away

    We have 10,000 codes to give away for MMOFPS Survarium, granting the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver coins. Each key gives the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver in-game currency. A Premium account gives you 50 percent more experience, income and reputation for 24 […]

  • “I don’t like people thinking we’re doing underhanded, dirty shit,” says Evolve dev

    Despite what it looks like, Evolve developers did not intend to give out the wrong signals when it comes to the game’s DLC plan. Evolve creative director Phil Robb spoke to Destructoid in an interview that was conducted late last year about the studio’s approach to DLC, map packs and more. Robb’s idea is that […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry gets first screens

    Night Cry is coming along nicely and today we get our first look at it. Ever since the announcement of Project Scissors (at the time) last September, and then the name change to Night Cry, we’ve been waiting to see what the game looks like, especially since it’s developed with mobile platforms in mind. Today, […]

  • Tekken X Street Fighter is still happening, 40 people working on it

    Tekken X Street Fighter is definitely not vaporware. A team of 40 developers is currently working on it, according to director Katushiro Harada. Harada was interviewed by Polygon. In the interview, he touched on many topics, one of which is the status of the seemingly-never-coming-out Tekken X Street Fighter. “It’s very difficult to talk about,” […]

  • From Game of Thrones to Borderlands: all of Telltale’s adventure games rated

    Telltale Games has an impressive back catalogue of licensed adventure games to its name, and we have opinions about all of them. Note that this rundown doesn’t include bundles, the non-adventure games or games published by Telltale but created by other developers. It’s also got a fair bit of speculation in it, since at least […]

  • There is probably a new Battletoads game coming

    If you’ve watched last night’s Windows presentation you knew you recognised that logo on Phil Spencer’s t-shirt. Wearing a t-shirt with a logo of an upcoming game is an antic we’ve come to expect from Xbox boss Phil Spencer now. Based on that, we wouldn’t be alone in predicting that a new Battletoads game is […]

  • Here’s a short, 60fps trailer for DmC: Definitive Edition

    DmC: Definitive Edition has a new video available that shows the game running at 60 frames-per-second. Capcom has put out a short new trailer for the Definitive Edition of DmC: Devil May Cry that takes a look at different stages and boss fights. The video begs to watched in 1080p60 quality, if your connection can […]

  • Xbox One to PC streaming targeting 1080p, 60fps

    Microsoft has revealed that it’s looking to achieve 1080p resolution at 60 frames-per-second when the Xbox One game streaming launches later this year. The question of what final resolution and framerate Xbox One game streaming will operate at was on a lot of people’s minds when the demo was shown. Thankfully, Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra has […]

  • Microsoft is looking at offering PC to Xbox streaming

    Having announced Xbox One to PC streaming as part of its Windows event last night, Microsoft said that making the process a two-way street is on the cards. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer sat down to do a group interview following the Windows event and talked a little bit about the firm’s plans for streaming, including a […]

  • Watch John Romero play Doom

    John Romero made DOOM, and now you can watch him play it, dropping many a delightful gem of insight regarding one of the most important shooters of all time. This video was organised by Double Fine as part of its Devs Play series, a thing I only just discovered and now want to marathon all […]

  • World of Speed has gotten fairly pretty over the past year

    World of Speed has produced a new trailer, showing off the racing MMO’s progress over the past year. Announced one year ago, World of Speed is looking pretty damn shiny now. Check it out in this trailer, which introduces the Mountain Spiral Road location and teases several yet to be revealed. World of Speed comes […]

  • Minecraft user data leaked in plain text – change your passwords

    Minecraft users should change their passwords and those of any accounts using the same log-in details. Minecraft’s user data servers have apparently been compromised, with user names and passwords leaked online in plain text. 1,800 Mojang accounts were affected. The news comes via German source Heise and The Guardian and has been treated quite seriously […]

  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will commence filming in August

    The sixth Resident Evil movie is back on track. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will begin filming in August, having been delayed to accomodate star Milla Jovovich’s pregnancy. In a Facebook post, Jovovich said she’s currently being very mindful of gaining enough weight to ensure a healthy birth for her second child, without the risk […]

  • Nintendo bosses “do not really understand modern gaming”, says former executive

    Former Nintendo executive Dan Adelman has provided frank insight into the Japanese platform holder’s inner workings. Adelman, who was one of Nintendo’s most important developer liaisons, left in August 2014. One of the first things he did was say that Nintendo had issued a gag order on his social media use, and shortly thereafter called […]

  • Sony’s 10% apology discount doesn’t apply to pre-orders

    Sony has updated the terms and conditions of its apology discount to exclude pre-orders. PSN members have been offered a 10% discount voucher as an apology for downtime over the holidays due to DDoS attacks. In an update to the PlayStation Blog announcement post, Sony clarified that you can’t use this for pre-orders. So. That […]

  • 343 to beta test Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking fix

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection is still broken, believe it or not. The next Halo: The Master Chief Collection update is, like most of the others so far, designed to resolve the shooter collection’s ongoing matchmaking woes. 343 Industries is determined to get it right, apparently, as it’s gone so far as to elect to […]

  • Here’s the release schedule for Star Citizen’s story and first-person modules

    Star Citizen lead Chris Roberts has shared release windows for several modules of the space simulation sandbox. Star Citizen was the focus of a BAFTA Masterclass presentation yesterday, during which Roberts outlined the game’s current development milestone goals. Polygon captured the details. The first person shooter, planetside and social elements on the game are expected […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End Hard Mode has already been beaten

    Destiny’s toughest challenge got extra tough today, but a troop of willing Guardians stepped up to the line of duty. Destiny developer Bungie has verified the identities of the first Guardians to beat hard mode for the Crota’s End raid, which launched earlier today. Bungie User Research has confirmed the World First finishers for the […]

  • All maps and modes for Battlefield Hardline detailed

    A third map and mode has been announced for Battlefield Hardline which means all modes and maps have been revealed. The new mode is Crosshair, a second competitive mode in which a former criminal “turned state’s witness” is on the run. His former buddies, who are criminals, are trying to kill him and the cops […]

  • Alien: Isolation has sold over 1 million copies

    Alien: Isolation has sold over 1 million copies, Creative Assembly and SEGA announced today, and probably in joyous fashion, although PR mails never denote the writer’s mood. The quote included from creative lead, Alistair Hope does sound as though he is super pleased with the milestone. “It has been fantastic to watch the reviews come […]

  • Fable Legends launching on PC alongside Xbox One with cross-platform play

    Fable Legends was announced for PC today during Microsoft’s Windows 10 event, along with the news it would contain cross-platform play with Xbox One. The game will allow you to play with up to four of your friends online across both platforms. A video from the team at Lionhead, which goes into more detail, was […]