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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 1 year ago
  2. fengato

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

    #2 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  5. _LarZen_

    Now that is a system seller commercial.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Moonwalker1982

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

    #6 1 year ago
  7. DrDamn

    Very slick, very well done. Good ad.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. VibraniumSpork

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

    Otherwise, looking good.

    #8 1 year 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 1 year ago
  10. Panthro

    @10 I just mean the whole Trek thing…

    Other than that, good ad.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. tenthousandgothsonacid

    (*) Most games run at 720p

    #11 1 year 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 1 year ago
  13. laughing-gravy

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

    #13 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  21. bradk825

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

    #21 1 year ago
  22. DarkElfa

    Quinto’s eyebrows looked awful.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. TrickyAudio

    It’s very Microsoft

    #23 1 year 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 1 year ago
  25. G1GAHURTZ

    That looks hype!

    #25 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  28. laughing-gravy

    @27 Don’t feed the troll!

    #28 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  33. DrDamn

    @30
    FIFA surely?

    #33 1 year 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 1 year ago
  35. tezzer1985

    You guys argue about crap sometimes in the comments, looool

    Any way, great ad

    #35 1 year ago
  36. mal617

    Sick ass Ad.

    #36 1 year ago
  37. ddtd

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

    #37 1 year 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 1 year ago
  39. Joe Musashi

    Fighting over PR? Same old same old.

    JM

    #39 1 year ago
  40. VibraniumSpork

    @41 Agreed.

    #40 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  49. kingy

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

    #49 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  53. zinc

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

    Poor show MS.

    ;)

    #53 1 year 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 1 year ago
  55. Armitage Shanks

    very nice!

    #55 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  59. DSB

    Hah, the Titan really makes it.

    #59 1 year ago
  60. Maabren

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

    #60 1 year ago
  61. Lounds

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

    #61 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  65. Professor Zoom

    Go Home Gaystation 4 you SUCK!!! :D

    #65 1 year 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 1 year 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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    Observer Mode will be released for Evolve as a free update for all platforms, 2K and Turtle Rock have announced. The community feature was designed to give Evolve players the ability to observe and add commentary as well as livestream, allowing a sixth user to “passively enter a custom game” with the ability to switch […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 top Media Create charts in Japan

    The PlayStation 3 and PS4 skus for Dragon Quest Heroes were the top sellers on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving a combined 594,749 units. Elsewhere on the chart, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was in third place with 39,751 units moved, and last week’s top seller, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, […]

  • Watch Hideo Kojima answer lots of your burning Phantom Pain questions

    What’s better than learning the official release date of MGS5: The Phantom pain? Hideo Kojima talking more about it, of course! Hideo Kojima has decided to answer a few fan questions about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, to help boost everyone’s hype to insane levels. He talks about the game’s story, his relief […]

  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain Day 1 and Collector’s Edition revealed

    Konami has officially revealed the release date of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain alongside the game’s Day 1 and Collector’s Edition. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will release September 1, worldwide, as previously leaked. It will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The PC Steam […]

  • EU Club Nintendo: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack back in stock

    Club Nintendo members in Europe can once again pick up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack. For 3000 Stars, members of the program will receive the double-CD soundtrack which features 89 tracks with liner notes from Ryo Nagamatsu and 12 sheet music excerpts. It also comes with 16 Milk Bar Musician pieces. […]

  • HTC apologises over “confusing” Half-Life VR comments

    HTC has misspoke when it talked about Half-Life coming to VR headset Vive. HTC chairwoman Cher Wang has apologised over the comments she made yesterday about the possibility of Half-Life coming to Vive, the VR headset it’s manufacturing with the help of Valve. Sources close to Valve, have indicated to the BBC that the developer […]

  • What do Heists and Daily Objectives tell us about the future of GTA Online?

    Daily Objectives could be more important to GTA Online than Heists. These theories and more, from a giddy Matt Martin. Yesterday Rockstar dropped a bombshell. Not only is it releasing Heists next week – the mythical 4-player missions for GTA Online – but it’s also going to be introducing daily challenges and more modes to […]

  • Breaking down Hardline Premium, is it worth it?

    Having been announced just a few days ago, the Premium service for Battlefield Hardline has been a topic of constant debate among the Battlefield community. Many look at Hardline as a Battlefield off-shoot that will just tide everyone over until Battlefront comes out in the fall. EA has other plans however, announcing a $50 Premium […]

  • Watch Dogs sold more than GTA 5 and FIFA 15 in Australia in 2014

    Watch Dogs outsold GTA 5, and FIFA 15, at retail in Australia last year. According to data obtained by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) from the NPD Group Australia, last year’s year retail sales charts look a bit different in Australia. The top-selling game was Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, followed by Watch […]

  • Watch PC footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from GDC 2015

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new gameplay video available that shows a bit of action from the PC version. The video below was captured from Nvidia’s GDC conference live-stream. Developer CD Projekt RED was on hand to show off The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s graphical prowess running on a PC. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • Dying Light: Hard Mode and Ultimate Survivor Bundle out March 10

    Dying Light’s second DLC drop, the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, and the free Hard Mode, have been given a solid release date alongside a new trailer. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, the game’s second DLC drop, will release March 10. The DLC is part of the season pass, but will […]

  • Exploration puzzler Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4

    Ether One, the first-person exploration game that puts you in the minds of other people to help change events of their past is coming to PlayStation 4 this year. Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4 this year, developer White Paper Games announced at GDC 2015. A retail version will also be available alongside the […]

  • Larian “murdered” Divinity: Dragon Commander to focus on Original Sin

    Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian talked very candidly about the business side of development and the many unfortunate events that took place for the game to come out as it did. Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke gave a post-mortem on the troubled development of Divinity: Original Sin, and how it managed to overcome all of […]

  • Firewatch probably has the most natural dialogue of any game to date

    Firewatch developer Campo Santo has revealed the first ever gameplay footage of the upcoming exploration game. Firewatch is the first game from super indie studio Campo Santo. The game is set in the Wyoming forests where the player will be exploring the environment and act as a fire lookout. The game features extensive voice-acting as […]

  • White Night launch trailer is a noir thriller trip

    White Night is here, not long after it was revealed and with a mysterious launch trailer. White Night, the black-and-white survival horror set in 1930s Boston, has revealed its launch trailer. White Night is mix of old-school horror, exploration and puzzling solving in an eerie, noir setting. The game’s main mechanic is light. any object […]

  • Free-to-play is “a significant part” of PlayStation’s digital future

    Free-to-play games on PlayStation 4 have seen enough growth that Sony is now considering the model a major part of its future digital business. Sarah Thompson, senior account executive for PlayStation’s free-to-play business said at a GDC panel that Sony has witnessed impressive growth in the free-to-play sector. “We’re really looking at this as a […]

  • Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter documentary releasing free on YouTube

    Broken Age making of documentary Double Fine Adventure will be made available to all. When Double Fine turned to crowdfunding, changing the industry forever, it promised to give an unprecedented look behind the scenes with a professional documentary of the whole development process of Broken Age. That documentary was initially restricted to Kickstarter backers, but […]

  • Gone Home console ports cancelled following Midnight City difficulties

    Gone Home won’t be made available to the console masses after all. Indie hit Gone Home was announced for console release almost exactly one year ago, and we’ve heard absolutely nothing since then. Turns out, that’s because it’s not happening: developer the Fullbright Company confirmed to Eurogamer that the ports have been cancelled. “Our publishing […]

  • Microsoft rang Mojang the day Notch joked about selling

    Minecraft developer Mojang was sold because founder Markus “Notch” Persson made a joke on Twitter. Ever wondered how Minecraft came to be a Microsoft property? It’s actually a pretty great story. Remember when Notch tweeted this? Anyone want to buy my share of Mojang so I can move on with my life? Getting hate for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking update rolling out

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been updated to help fix its tragic matchmaking. Again. Now almost four months old, Halo: The Master Chief Collection was still pretty broken as of this morning, with rubbish matchmaking and plenty of other issues to go around. 343 Industries is still trying to fix it, and has today […]

  • Nvidia unveils Shield, an Android 4K Smart TV set top box

    Nvidia has named yet another product “Shield” in an attempt to render us all hopelessly confused. The heart of Nvidia’s GDC 2015 press conference was the Shield, a $200 Android set top box launching in May. Apparently the “world’s first 4K Android TV”, the Shield supports 4K content encoded with h.265. The box runs on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront footage shown behind closed doors

    Star Wars Battlefront is being shown to retailers. Now we want EA to show it to us. Star Wars Battlefront is expected sometime this year, so it’s about time EA gave us a look at DICE’s latest. It turns out that while press and gamers have had to twiddle their thumbs, EA is showing it […]

  • Dragon Age lead creative moves onto mysterious new BioWare project

    Dragon Age creator David Gaider is leaving his baby behind. Dragon Age is a team effort, but Gaider was one of the key creatives behind the franchise, creating the setting of Thedas (which, I was recently amused to learn, is an acronym: “THE Dragon Age Setting”). He was lead writer on all three games and […]

  • Unity 5 available for free with “no fucking around”

    Unity 5 looks amazing, and you can download and faff about with it for free right now. “We’re not nickel-and-diming people. When we say it’s free, it’s free. We’re not charging a royalty, which I think is akin to looking for whales.” Unity Technologies announced the release of the fifth version of its popular, simple, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 may be the end of the series

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 released yesterday, and many fans theorise that it marks the end of the series. Five Nights at Freddy’s developer Scott Cawthon has released a new teaser image on his website, but rather than pointing to a new game, many fans believe the teaser signals the end of the series. The […]

  • Source 2 announced, will also be free

    Valve has formally unveiled Source Engine 2, the third major engine to go free to developers at GDC 2015. Source 2 is the successor to the engine Valve has been using since Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2. Valve didn’t have much to say about the technicalities of this long-awaited release. It is apparently focused on […]

  • SteamVR: Valve’s Lighthouse tech allows you to walk around while playing

    SteamVR’s key differentiator is a piece of tech allowing headsets to connect with other devices for extra accurate, room-scale tracking. Valve has announced a new bit of technology called Lighthouse, which it is making freely available to any hardware manufacturer. Like the extra tracking LEDs on Sony’s updated Project Morpheus, Lighthouse improves the headset’s accuracy, […]

  • Steam Machines, Controller, streaming box to launch in November

    Steam Machines will finally become a reality before the end of the year. Valve’s living room PC systems will release in November, the company announced today. Well, I say Valve’s – the idea behind Steam Machines is that a number of manufacturers will offer variously priced systems. Alienware and Falcon Northwest are among the dozen […]

  • Telltale veterans form new team, announce teen thriller Oxenfree

    Oxenfree is a supernatural teen thriller from some of the team behind Telltale Games’ award-winning adventures. New indie Night School Studios unveiled Oxenfree at GDC 2015. It tells the story of a group of friends who accidentally open a “ghostly rift” at an overnight party on the coast. Night School, which is made up of […]

  • PS4 global sales now stand at over 20.2 million

    The PS4 has sold 20.2 million units worldwide. Sony announced the new PS4 sales milestone at GDC 2015 today. It’s a hell of an achievement and salt in the wounds for Microsoft, which hasn’t updated us on Xbox One sales since it shipped “almost” 10 million back in November last year, and has fallen back […]

  • PS4 VR headset Morpheus out in 2016, capable of 120 FPS – video

    Sony’s VR headset Project Morpheus has some impressive grunt. Virtual reality and Morpheus were the heart of Sony’s GDC 2015 presentation today, ahead of its newly announced first-half 2016 comemrcial launch. SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida detailed the headset’s impressive capabilities, notably the fact that it can handle 120 FPS VR games. The PS4 […]

  • Papo & Yo developer making a VR game about dinosaurs

    Some days you write a headline and it makes you so happy that that you have to do a little chair dance, you know what I mean? Papo & Yo developer Minority Media, whom I would personally go to the wall for after they cut out my heart and stomped on it via the medium […]

  • Wasteland 2, Shovel Knight and more in big ole bunch of indies coming to Xbox One

    Xbox One owners are about to receive a pile of great new indie games. At GDC 2015, Microsoft revealed a list of new indie games headed to Xbox One. Some of these titles have already released on other platforms, so it looks like Microsoft has really relaxed the parity clause of ID@Xbox – or perhaps […]

  • Here’s an indie VR game made with Unreal Engine 4

    GDC 2015 is blowing up with indie games, VR and Unreal Engine 4, so here’s a video combining all three. Loading Human is a virtual reality adventure from indie developer Untold Games. It’s in the works for Mac and PC, and Sony has given an early green light for Project Morpheus, too, so expect it […]

  • GTA Online: Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode coming next week

    Heists aren’t the only thing coming to GTA Online next week: players can also expect Adversary Modes, new Daily Objectives and other Freemode activities. GTA Online’s Adversary Modes are new PvP modes which feature a range of competitive challenges and will unlock as players progress through Heists. Here’s a rundown straight from Rockstar: Come Out […]

  • Syndicate is the latest free game download on Origin

    The latest free title to be added to EA’s Origin service is 1993′s Syndicate. For a limited time, you can download the game for free and keep it, much like previous titles such as Theme Hospital. The isometric, real-time, tactical-action game was developed by Bullfrog Productions and released in June 1993. It is a favorite […]

  • Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen now available

    The Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will run you $7.99 and builds upon the existing lore, characters, and storyline. Have a look at some new screenshots in the gallery below.

  • Shadowrun Online gets a name change and release date

    Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has announced the game’s name has been changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set. The new title was formed via the developer and its Kickstarter backers, with the goal being to let those unfamiliar with the game know by the title alone […]

  • Amazon hosting Rockstar and 2K Games sale

    Amazon is hosting a Rockstar Games and 2K Games sale with discounts Max Payne titles, Bully and more. Here’s just some of the offerings listed: Manhunt 2 PC Download $3.00 Max Payne 3 PC Download $4.00 Bully: Scholarship Edition PC Download $3.00 LA Noire Xbox 360 $2.95 L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition PC Download $6.00 […]

  • Destiny weekly reset video shows off Inferno Crucible gameplay

    We have a gameplay video featuring Inferno Crucible gameplay featured in the Destiny weekly reset for you. In it, Arekkz Gaming gives you a look at Inferno Crucible and goes over the various intricacies. You can read up on the weekly reset through the links.

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

    Episode 2 for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is now available. If you’ve purchased the Complete Season, you’ll be able to download Episode 2 on PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. Steam players should see the episode go live around 9-10pm PST, and Xbox 360 owners should be able to download very early tomorrow morning, per Capcom […]

  • Here’s a sneak peek video for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

    Fatshark Games has released a sneak peek video for its upcoming Games Workshop title, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide is a FPS, co-op action title coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its set during the End Times of the Warhammer universe in the city of Ubersreik. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]

  • Tron: Legacy director in negotiations for Gran Turismo film

    Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is said to be in early negotiations to direct the Gran Turismo film. This is according to the Hollywood Reporter, which states Michael De Luca is still slated as one of the producers alongside Matt Milam, Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon. Plot details are still unknown […]

  • Fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation is available for download

    The Trigger, which is is the fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, is available to download from today. In it, players will “compete against the clock” across three new maps in Survivor Mode. Set before the events of the main game, players step into the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo who will do what he […]

  • HBO Go app now available on PlayStation 4

    Sony has announced the HBO Go app will be made available for download later today for PlayStation 4. The app works just like the PS version. Now you can watch True Detective, Game of Thrones, Veep and more through your console. Information on installation is available through the PS Blog.

  • Skyrim mods no longer restricted to 100MB in size

    Bethesda has announced a beta for Creation Kit update 1.9.33, lifts the 100MB size restriction for Skyrim mod makers. The beta is for both Skyrim’s PC launcher and the Creation Kit which will allow for unlimited file sizes. Here are the notes: Creation Kit 1.9.33 Update Creation Kit now supports unlimited file sizes for mods […]

  • Mad Max release date set for September, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions canned

    Mad Max from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios has been given a September release date, along with the new of a last-gen cancellation. The axing of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions were announced via Game Informer. Mad Max is the magazine’s featured game for the April issue. Avalanche, according GI, nixed development on […]

  • MGS 5: The Phantom Pain out in September, Kojima “closing the loop” on saga

    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released in September, according to an IGN Italy video, which also features Hideo Kojima discussing “With Metal Gear Solid 5, I’m finally “closing the loop” on the Metal Gear saga. The video has since been removed, but an image cap of the date is posted above. […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 Rockstar Energy Car Pack now available

    The Rockstar Energy Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One is available now, alongside the free car for March. The free car is the Acura Integra Type-R, and the Rockstar pack included the following vehicles: 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GRC 2015 Subaru WRX STI 1996 BMW 850CSi 2015 Jaguar XFR-S 1970 Volkswagen #1107 Desert […]