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Xbox One: expensive trailer kicks off Microsoft’s launch campaign, watch here

Friday, 25 October 2013 12:00 GMT By Dave Cook

Xbox One is out November 22 in several territories, and Microsoft has launched its marketing blitz with an expensive trailer starring Steven Gerrard, Zachary Quinto and such games as Titanfall, Dead Rising 3, Forza 5 and FIFA 14.

It follows a report by The Guardian that suggests Microsoft will spend around $100 million on marketing Xbox One. It’s a record for the Xbox brand.

What do you think of the clip above?

Meanwhile, the Xbox One manual’s quick-start guide has leaked. See it here.

Via Eurogamer.

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68 Comments

  1. Panthro

    Where does Trek fit into this?

    Just referring to movies I guess?

    I don’t want another movie based Trek game :’(

    EDIT – NVM watched the video end.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. fengato

    Really well done – slick, yet still gets the necessary game info into the ad.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    For f sake. You can clearly see who has more money.

    MS commercial was holy cow… ST stars, Titanfall robot CGI, oh yeah.

    “Where does Trek fit into this?”

    You can watch Star Trek on your Xbox One :D Lawl.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Panthro

    I know I noticed that once the girl was at her Xbox.

    Seemed like a massive waste of money really, everybody should already know you can watch movies on your Xbox.

    And when the soldiers where marching through the streets I thought he was going to cut that guys head off. THAT would be a good commercial.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. _LarZen_

    Now that is a system seller commercial.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Moonwalker1982

    You just can’t hate on this. This was very well done and that Titanfall mech was awesome.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. DrDamn

    Very slick, very well done. Good ad.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. VibraniumSpork

    “Titanfall not available until Spring 2014″ – blink and you’ll miss it :D

    Otherwise, looking good.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Darkfield

    @4 Well Microsoft does great marketing and great marketing comes at a huge price.

    PS: It’s GwynbleiddiuM, changed my display name.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Panthro

    @10 I just mean the whole Trek thing…

    Other than that, good ad.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. tenthousandgothsonacid

    (*) Most games run at 720p

    #11 2 years ago
  12. VibraniumSpork

    Kinda on-topic, but I’d love to see what happens to pre-orders/enquiries regarding both PS4 and XB1 once their respective Marketing machines get into full swing.

    I’d say that even up to now it’s been fanboys and frequent gamers who have been driving the pre-sales stats; be interesting to see how the landscape changes once Joe Public gets brought into the equation.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. laughing-gravy

    The gameplay footage of Titanfall was from the PC version, false advertising?

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Xbone

    Looks good, tho its a shame they did not use xbox excl games.

    And you know… if you have a crap product, at least have an expensive marketing campaign.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Panthro

    They used Ryse ^

    And Titanfall is exclusive to the Xbox console too, Its on PC as well but that means nothing when it comes to console vs console exclusivity.

    And so is Forza…

    And Dead Rising 3…

    #15 2 years ago
  16. FuntimeBen

    Very cool ad and no more outrageous than the greatness awaits campaign. As much as I dislike Microsoft of late, this is a very compelling commercial.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Javinator

    Actually Xbox one OS footage shown as well as gameplay, something that Sony has not shown in their Commercials.
    I guess they’re scared how the public will react when the footage they show comes from Knack and 180 8-bit indie games

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Javinator

    By the way all those 180 indie games I could play on my PC on Steam. Oops, there goes 99% of Sony’s games…

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Panthro

    As usual, Javinator making a tit of himself ^

    _____________________

    I just don’t get the mentality of these people, how come they are so OK with making themselves look like pricks? because that’s all they really achieve.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Moonwalker1982

    @19

    In due time PS4 will get some very cool looking exclusives, but surprisingly enough their launch line up is very disappointing. The only real looker is Killzone and as much as i liked Killzone 3, this one isn’t doing it for me. But if we look at Xbox One, damn…some very interesting games at launch for damn sure.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. bradk825

    This trailer was actually pretty awesome. I liked it better than the “Soldier in all of us” one.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. DarkElfa

    Quinto’s eyebrows looked awful.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. TrickyAudio

    It’s very Microsoft

    #23 2 years ago
  24. zoopdeloop

    @18 i totally understand.Forza and Halo franchises aside pretty much everything else “exclusive” on Xbox can be played on my PC

    back to the subject
    you have to give it to them.Microsoft sometimes know how to make really good commercials and although it screams American philistine as always (Where’s Bieber?),it’s a good commercial

    #24 2 years ago
  25. G1GAHURTZ

    That looks hype!

    #25 2 years ago
  26. schnide

    Javinator – those 8-bit indie games.. Aside from the fact you know they’re not 8-bit, so you’re trash talking instead of being remotely factual, could you tell us why Microsoft scrambled together an indie programme in the last few months if the indie scene won’t be bringing us interesting and original titles that the big publishers won’t?

    Or are you only capable of slanting everything you say in a pro-MS stance because you’ve put your stake in the Xbox brand and don’t want to be left out?

    You remind me of the religious fanatics who say we’re all going to hell if we don’t believe too.. when really they’re just afraid to admit that what they believe is complete and utter nonsense.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Cobra951

    It also shows me the size room I need to buy to make it all work. So, $500 for the system, $50,000 for room expansion. I’m there!

    #27 2 years ago
  28. laughing-gravy

    @27 Don’t feed the troll!

    #28 2 years ago
  29. laughing-gravy

    Is the Steven Gerrard bit supposed to emphasize their TV services or something? Because we don’t get them here in the UK at launch. So it’s not quite all in one.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Beta

    Microsoft always have expensive, aggressive marketing campaigns.

    Even so, I’m picking up a PS4 first. I’ll get the X-ONE eventually but I can’t justify nearly £800 on consoles right now.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. bradk825

    @25 ashamed as I am to admit it, Bieber is Canadian.

    We keep trying to kick him out to the US and he keeps coming back.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. bradk825

    @30 You will get that eventually though. Titanfall isn’t a launch title but it’s in the commercial. And the TV passthrough is available at launch.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. DrDamn

    @30
    FIFA surely?

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Panthro

    @34

    Well, the kid goes back home and watches a Football game so I think its talking about watching live Football

    #34 2 years ago
  35. tezzer1985

    You guys argue about crap sometimes in the comments, looool

    Any way, great ad

    #35 2 years ago
  36. mal617

    Sick ass Ad.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. ddtd

    Great ad, but I love that Lou Reed Perfect Day PS4 ad.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Major Mayhem 70

    Love the ad. Smart marketing that quickly shows some of what the console does. It also shows…. Wait for it, waaaait for it… It also shows that it still plays games. Who knewwww?!?

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Joe Musashi

    Fighting over PR? Same old same old.

    JM

    #39 2 years ago
  40. VibraniumSpork

    @41 Agreed.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. laughing-gravy

    @33 Eventually! So basically UK gamers will be footing the bill for American TV viewing habits until they deem us worthy to have it as well.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. bradk825

    I wish shit like this happened at my office. Not once has a Titan jumped in and invited me to come blow shit up.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. bradk825

    @43 how exactly are you footing the bill? XBL membership fees are not increasing when they add extra features. You are not paying anything extra.

    Fucking humans. Clean drinking water falls out of the sky absolutely free and we complain about getting wet. Have to whine about something.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. laughing-gravy

    @45 Uk gamers are footing the bill every time they buy a game, that’s how! Plus the fact that extra functionality is behind a paywall.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. VibraniumSpork

    @45 “Clean drinking water falls out of the sky absolutely free and we complain about getting wet.” – http://img.pandawhale.com/55927-Damn-good-stuff-sir-gif-rXD4.gif ;)

    #45 2 years ago
  46. DreadSabot

    Not sure of the last time an ad made me smile – this was a good one.

    Something about the titan robot reminded me of the Original Xbox tech demo – does anyone remember this?

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Javinator

    Can’t wait to see the Xbox kiosk next to the PS4 kiosk. The Xbox kiosk will have Forza3, KI, Dead Rising, and the PS4 will have 8-bit, 1980′s styled indie games!
    Sony didn’t have the cash to get the big AAA games so they went to the free indie community begging for help. Of course they have no cash, as the Wall Street Journal pointed out, Sony is valued as “junk” in the market, just like their products.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/9695079/Sony-and-Panasonic-cut-to-junk-status-by-Fitch.html

    #47 2 years ago
  48. Javinator

    I meant “Forza 5″ up above, but then again Forza3 will look a gazillion times better than those eight bit indie games on the ps4 lol

    #48 2 years ago
  49. kingy

    I hate to say it but it makes me want a xbone now and not wait for a price cut :-(

    #49 2 years ago
  50. bradk825

    @46 lol I will think of you when I am watching TV then, since clearly your games are what paid for it.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. M@nM@n

    Everything shown in this trailer is EXCLUSIVE, NOOOOOOOO 3rd parties. Very nice trailer. X1 all the way, can’t wait.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. Arcnail

    Beyond the quality (money) of this, there are 2 things I like about it over the Sony one this week.

    1) I didn’t have to turn it off because the music was annoying as hell.

    2) Not a single mention of indie games. I would never put down money to play crap I can on my phone. As a bonus it’s fine, but don’t try and sell your system to me cause you have Minecraft or whatever.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. zinc

    Racist & sexist. Only white men game, whilst the little women watch films.

    Poor show MS.

    ;)

    #53 2 years ago
  54. fearmonkey

    @53 – uh no….

    Titanfall also on PC, Fifa also on PS4, Star trek is a movie that plays on anything with blu-ray or downloadable movies…

    I loved the Titanfall part, and the zombie part was cute, the rest was meh. It’s one of the better commercials that MS has ever had though, so happy it’s not hipster kids and parents that wear gap clothes/old navy clothes again.

    I still think the last greatness awaits commercial was better overall, but this was good and shows MS is changing their marketing style.
    I wish they would have skipped Quinto though, seems a lame addition.

    #54 2 years ago
  55. Armitage Shanks

    very nice!

    #55 2 years ago
  56. bradk825

    @56 I dont think FIFA is actually the content here, I think it’s the sports integration, because it flips to a match and then the guys gets skyped by his friend.

    #56 2 years ago
  57. Hyperx64

    Sony Releases Stupid Piece Of Shit That Doesn’t F**kin Work :P https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AyVh1_vWYQ

    #57 2 years ago
  58. TheBlackHole

    I didn’t like the Sony ad. Terrible music and uninspiring content.

    This, however, was kick-fucking-ass. Great trailer. Hats off to their marketing department for that. Cracking work.

    #58 2 years ago
  59. DSB

    Hah, the Titan really makes it.

    #59 2 years ago
  60. Maabren

    Nice one, ad that is. Have to wait until testing and review give us more than a bone.

    #60 2 years ago
  61. Lounds

    Sony needs to have a weird qwerky ad like the 2000 era.

    #61 2 years ago
  62. yeoung

    @63:

    If you ask me I’m pretty happy Sony has moved past the “baby crying in the dark” and “emo chick in black and white” motif. I think it might be nice to bring back whisper-lady if we’re gonna do throwbacks.

    Don’t underestimate the power of Playstation

    Loved that

    #62 2 years ago
  63. polygem

    i can deal with the standard team xbox machoman douchebags, i have a soft spot for nintendo, i owned several sony machines and still kind of plan buying a ps4 at launch but man…there’s nothing more annoying in videogaming than the sony fanboy.
    hands down. those guys win the cup.
    you can even see that by looking at the ign sony crew, it transcendents into journalism too..uhaaah….shivers.
    always leaves a bad taste, when i buy something sony gaming branded. i don’t want to be one of those creeps. always hope noone is seeing me when i buy a game for ps3.

    :)

    #63 2 years ago
  64. pcbros

    Best commercial for me so far. I really liked how they showed the Kinect UI experience.

    Saying, “Xbox, invite _______ to party (or game).” Is much better than, stopping your game, going through your friends list, selecting him/her and selecting “invite to party (or game)”.

    Every time a friend asked me to invite him to a game during the heat of battle I cringed. XB1 should solve that problem.

    The UI looked silky smooth and modern. If their Kiosk shows off the Kinect UI and other features, they will be in good shape.

    XB1 might not be the most powerful console but they get my vote for the most advanced console.

    @65 – I hear ya! ;)

    Every time I picture a PS fanboy, I picture the scene in Spider-Man 3 where Peter Parker (Toby McGuire) gets infected and tries to be cool. A nerd trying to be cool but coming off as a jerk.

    Although, when I picture a Xbox fanboy, I picture a 10-year old playing COD screaming how he’s the best.

    When I picture a Nintendo fanboy, I picture an adult who still believes in Santa.

    #64 2 years ago
  65. Professor Zoom

    Go Home Gaystation 4 you SUCK!!! :D

    #65 2 years ago
  66. polygem

    @66: what do you mean by saying…”believes” in santa? nothing to believe here. he exists and that’s a fact.

    :)

    #66 2 years ago
  67. zinc

    @67, The noble art of reinforcing sterotypes is alive & well I see.

    #67 1 year ago
  68. nollie4545

    As I said before, the console war will come down to marketing alone. Not what console has the better hardware.

    You have to admit, with the kinect sensor now watching you and listening to you, allowing you to talk to it and activate and move stuff with mere hard gestures, that is gonna have everyone from 6 year olds to 60 year olds intrigued. It is going to sell like hot cakes regardless of what games are on offer.

    Now all of MSs little moves have made total sense. Buy and integrate skype into the Xbox Live experience, add kinect, then they will make it so you can operate your console and XBL from your Windows phone etc, its all happening. They will have a complete offer in the mould of apple.

    #68 1 year ago

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    Homeworld fans can purchase a neat little package of gloriously remastered nostalgia soon. The Homeworld Remastered Collection has been available online since the end of February, but is now on its way to retail thanks to a deal between new rights holder Gearbox and Ubisoft. The PC exclusive will launch in physical form from May […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt download size lower than predicted

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a hefty install footprint, but it’s not as bad as we expected. The Witcher 3 was expected to be a 50GB download after a note to this effect was added to the PlayStation Store. It looks like that might have been a placeholder figure, as DualShockers noted today that […]

  • Bloodborne, beaten with a Guitar Hero controller

    Come on now, you didn’t expect anything less from the Souls community, did you? Bloodborne has been vanquished with a Guitar Hero controller, just a few weeks after its release. Kotaku reports Bearzly took nine hours to finish the game, which is probably less than many players using a Dual Shock. You can watch a […]

  • Vendors? New social space? Your House of Wolves questions will be answered

    Destiny players learned more about House of Wolves in this week’s Bungie update than you might realise at first glance. Resident Destiny expert Arekkz cast his eagle eye over this week’s Bungie Weekly Update, which announced next week’s Reef tour livestream. I personally am most excited to learn about gear upgrade paths, but Arekkz points […]

  • GTA 5 playable with Virtuix Omni VR treadmill

    You’ve seen GTA 5 with Oculus Rift, Now see GTA 5 with the Virtuix Omni. GTA 5 PC has unlocked a number of exciting possibilities. Modders and hackers are still working on making the game’s files accessible to third-party creation tools, but several cool things have been produced even with this barrier still in place. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: play as Rain and other locked characters on PC

    Mortal Kombat X players comfortable with tinkering with the game’s files can unlock unplayable characters. Mortal Kombat X includes a number of familiar fighters available only as opponents, not playable characters. if you’re super keen to try out Rain, Baraka and co, you can – with a bit of fiddling. Redditor XVermillion figured out that […]

  • Madden 16 release date set for August, of course

    Madden NFL 16 has a deeply unsurprising release date. Madden’s release date always falls at the end of US summer, and Madden 16 is no exception. EA Sports has announced that the NFL sim will release on PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 26. We have absolutely no further information at […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

    Star Wars Battlefront is not just Battlefield in a Hallowe’en costume, so don’t expect the same suite of features. Star Wars Battlefront is the subject of intense anticipation and curiosity, so it’s not surprising a bunch of rumours have turned up. One of these rumours suggests that Battlefront will have its own version of Battlelog, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

    PS4 had a good month but it was EA’s multi-platform Battlefield Hardline that was the best-selling game. March 2015 NPD at a glance Total spend down 6% YoY. Hardware and software both down. Console hardware blamed for significant hardware dip. Accessories up. Battlefield Hardline tops software chart. PS4 outsells other consoles. Wii U, 3DS and […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]