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Young Justice: Legacy no longer coming to Wii or Wii U

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 00:56 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Little Orbit has confirmed that Young Justice: Legacy is not coming to Wii and Wii U for “a number of reasons”.

“Based on several factors we’ve had to cancel the Wii and Wii U versions of Young Justice: Legacy,” the developer wrote in a Facebook post.

“We regret that this decision will prevent some fans from playing the game and the finding out what happens in the story. There were a number of reasons ranging from quality issues to lack of retailer support, but know that we didn’t make this decision lightly. We are a fairly new company, and unfortunately both of these platforms presented challenges we couldn’t overcome.”

The developer apologised and said it is looking forward to the release of the 3DS, PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions in “less than a month”.

It’s the first time we’ve had a release date for the Warner Bros. RPG, which is based on the Cartoon Network series. The game forms a bridge between the first and second seasons, and drops November 19.

Little Orbit is also behind an upcoming Mistborn game.

Thanks, Shack News.

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27 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    Derp

    WiiU is a massive failure. You need to bring thousand Zelda’s to save it from purgatory.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. salarta

    Really, Nintendo needs to put more focus on having their specs on par with Sony and Microsoft. They don’t need to have all the same bells and whistles like plugging into live TV or even having Netflix, but they need to be capable of playing the same games that are on that latest consoles by Sony and Microsoft so they can get multiplatform games, and they need the simple, straightforward multiplayer functionality for people to play games together.

    After that, they need to keep the basic control scheme the same as what people know, both so that gamers have a familiar format to fall back on, and so that developers don’t have so much trouble putting games on the system and knowing what to do with the controls.

    Lastly, they need to have one major new game for all of their major franchises on the system within the first few months. Unlike Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo has world-famous first party IPs, which means that as long as they don’t really screw up the games (as in, as long as they don’t pull an Other M), they have a built-in launch title lineup that their competitors can’t possibly match.

    Nintendo is assuming that they can’t compete with Sony and Microsoft in the ways that they are absolutely required to compete with Sony and Microsoft, and that gimmicks will save them. Best case scenario if they stick to their current approach, they get a great idea that Sony and Microsoft copy to steal away the demographic Nintendo had thanks to Sony and Microsoft also having tons of other media and game options for the money that Nintendo doesn’t have. Worst case… well, Sega.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. pcbros

    Let’s bring the SNES 2 and pretend the last ten years never happened :)

    They could easily develop a new console and not many people would care it’s replacing the Wii U too early. Apple releases a new iPhone/iPad every year.

    I don’t think they need to match the specs on the XB1/PS4, they just need to create consoles under $200. Look at the 3DS, the specs are inferior to the Vita. The 3DS started selling really bad at $250 (<– PRICE TOO HIGH), but when they dropped the price to $170 (accompanied with good games) it boosted sales to the point that it's currently killing everything in sight in Japan.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. salarta

    @3: The only reason 3DS manages as well as it does is that there’s no real competition for Nintendo in the handheld market. Sony is technically there, but it’s the only one, and it’s never really been their big focal seller; Nintendo’s always been the dominant company for handhelds all the way back to the first Game Boy.

    By contrast, on the console market Nintendo has to compete with both Sony and Microsoft, each companies that surpassed Nintendo as the dominant presence for console video games. This makes Sony and Microsoft, not Nintendo, into the bar that all console companies must rise to and surpass in order to remain a viable company in the console market. If only Sony or only Microsoft existed, then MAYBE Nintendo would have a chance at being competitive merely by being cheap enough. But with both of them, there’s no way unless Nintendo decides to go so cheap that they turn into the Tiger Electronic Games of the console arena. But at that point, they’re already one foot in the door toward joining Sega, which had a “console” a couple years back where all its games were pre-loaded on the system and no new games could be added, a minor step up from those plug-and-play games.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. pcbros

    @4 – So if Nintendo just had to compete against Microsoft or Sony, they would be selling well? I disagree. The Vita is only competing with the 3DS and it’s selling poorly.

    Consoles/handhelds must strike the perfect balance between performance, games and price to be successful. Example: I’d pay $50,000 for a BMW. I would pay $25,000 for a Toyota. I wouldn’t pay $50,000 for a Toyota.

    I’ll pay +$300 for a XB1/PS4 and I’d pay $200 for a Wii U… I wouldn’t pay +$300 for a Wii U.

    Also the Wii U has been poorly marketed. I haven’t seen a Wii U commercial since 2012.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. salarta

    @5: No, I did not say that. Having a slim outside chance of being competitive is not the same thing as having a guaranteed chance at selling well.

    Nintendo is the dominant force in handhelds, ergo Nintendo sets the bar. Sony isn’t competing on Nintendo’s terms, therefore it’s not doing as well. Likewise, Nintendo isn’t competing on Sony and Microsoft’s terms when they’re the dominant force on consoles, so Nintendo is doing poorly. And unlike on handhelds, the consoles have the issue of multiplatform; Sony and Microsoft having games that both systems can run due to similar enough specs and control schemes but that Nintendo CAN’T get because they’re a generation behind and too gimmick-focused for their controls puts Nintendo at a severe disadvantage.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. pcbros

    @6 – If Nintendo sets the bar in handhelds, why was the 3DS doing so poorly prior to the price drop?

    It’s all about the performance/price/games balance. It has nothing to do with who sets the bar. If the Vita launched at under $200 with great games, the handheld market would be different.

    I personally don’t think that having three major consoles running 80% of the same games is good for anyone. I rather have Nintendo become a 3rd-party console developer than have them make a Wiibox or WiiStation.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. salarta

    @7: Because it cost more than people were willing to pay (same reason PS3 did poorly in the beginning) and if you broaden the market from handhelds to mobile in general, Nintendo isn’t really able to compete with cell phone games.

    You’re oversimplifying a complex situation down to being exclusively about the price. That’s not all there is to it. There are multiple problems with Nintendo’s strategy. Not matching the bar set by Sony and Microsoft isn’t Nintendo’s only problem, it’s just one of the problems they have, but it’s the biggest one.

    Three consoles running 80% of the same games not being good for anyone as a consumer has no bearing at all on the companies business-wise. The simple fact of the matter is that if you’re faced with Sony and Microsoft having 15 multiplatform games that people really want to play, next to Nintendo having 5 console-exclusive games people want to play, people are going to get one of the two systems that have more of the games they want to play. People aren’t going to buy a system that has less of what they want unless they’re diehard fans of those specific games, and in many cases they’d have to be such huge fans that the idea of paying $250 just to play that one game with a big maybe for anything else they’d want to play in the future would be acceptable to them.

    Nintendo is on the path to irrelevance as a console maker. Unless they stop pretending that gimmicks and a low price will make up for not having the games people want to play, they’re going to become Sega. I am entirely serious when I say that I can see them reduced to a third party video game and peripheral maker for Sony, Microsoft and whoever replaces Nintendo by the next generation if Nintendo doesn’t get their act together. They’d still be in the handheld market, of course, but not consoles.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. pcbros

    @8 – I respect your opinion but I don’t see Nintendo creating a system as powerful as the XB1/PS4 with a comparable network.

    Maybe they could make a cheaper system geared towards indies… SNES 2.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. polygem

    this is bad news again. it’s just sad. don’t know what more there is to say. wiiu is an enjoyable piece of hardware but the mainstream doesn’t seem to bite.
    i was sure that it would u turn by the end of this year and during 2014 and then have 5 more great years with awesome games. i still hope for that but it doesn’t look good.
    nintendo needs to: pricedrop pricedrop dricedrop,bring the zelda metroids, make awesome bundles, limited edition wiius like the zelda one AND throw money at third parties so they will port games like darksouls 2, evil within, destiny (!) etc. a competitive price would be 199€ or less. if that isn’t working because it’ll make them loose too much money, they should silently close the doors, support the wiiu for 2 more years, let it go out with a bang by making some true masterpieces for it – would help their reputation, compensate the fans and would at least be a huge $#% U to anyone who didn’t pick one up :) and then bring the next thing. they should definitely use this gen to expand on their take on social online. miiverse is great, it’s different enough and fun. it really is well thought out and suits nintendo well. they should finally bring 3ds in as well, unify the accounts.
    armchair analyst out. was bs anyway…the wii u WILL uturn, you’ll see :)

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Zackslacky

    Goodnight sweet prince:(

    #11 1 year ago
  12. zinc

    Salarta nailed it.

    Even with a price-cut i doubt it’d improve things much. In ALOT of people’s minds it’d just be another Ninty gimmick, to keep in the cupboard for months on end.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Legendaryboss

    @Polygem
    OMG OMG Polygem wants horror, zombie, hardcore and shooter action on Wii U, maybe Santa can help your wish come true? :)

    #13 1 year ago
  14. pcbros

    A $200 Wii U with a line-up that includes Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario 3D World, Smash Bros, Monolith “X”, Mario Kart, New Zelda Game, then possibly Star Fox, Metroid, F-Zero, and Animal Crossing wouldn’t sell?

    I’d get one without hesitation.

    I still blame poor pricing and marketing. You don’t need to be a graphical powerhouse to release a console.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. monkeygourmet

    @14

    “you don’t need to be a graphical powerhouse to release a console.”

    The Xbone proves that point! Zing! :)

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Legendaryboss

    I wish i could link a “overlooking of issues” gif or a “ignorance” one.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Legendaryboss

    Ah hell
    http://i.minus.com/ib0MhCVqhqacam.gif
    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lfhr7cvZQg1qf3c5io1_500.gif

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Professor Zoom

    #10 Are you actually for real? Destiniy, Evil Within and Darksouls 2 would never sell on Wiii U, they did have a good amount of third party support in the begininng but the sales were poor, so nobody’s ever gonna support it. The demography who wanna buy a Nintendo console for a third party game has seriously long past. You could’ve requested that 5 or 6 years ago, but it’s too late now, Nintendo will have to release a 1000 Zeldas in order to save their Wii U.

    I’d say either go third party or fire Reggie and build a true next gen system for 2 eyes with a real controller before it’s too late.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. polygem

    @18: the nintendo early adopters / wii u owners are for the most part pretty well informed gamers actually. while cod´s, fifa´s etc. wont sell on the wiiu i think games like destiny ds2, evil within would :)
    i´d personally pick those for the wiiu eventhough i do own other consoles as well. dark souls plus miiverse would be ace!

    i also don´t believe nintendo machines need more power. the wiiu´s specs are great. very nice looking games can be made for that machine. a powerhouse console is not what nintendo is about. i wouldn´t want a nitendostationX1. the wiiu specs are great for third party games as long as ps3 and 360 do still exist. in 3-4 years it would be time for a new nintendo console.
    i hope they go for a handheld/homeconsole hybrid next time.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Legendaryboss

    @18
    Your still here? Are you finished? Good get lost!

    #20 1 year ago
  21. viralshag

    There’s absolutely no problem with the exclusive games the WiiU has. It’s just a shame the console has always seemed like a total waste of money.

    I think for most “informed gamers” it has always been seen as a half step into the next gen. We all saw that their Online portion was still severely lacking, the pad was gimicky, it didn’t offer much over the current gen and it couldn’t offer what the actual next-gen could. Not to mention the launch price of the console.

    I don’t see why any “informed gamer” WOULD buy this unless they have a love for Nintendo franchises. Which is kinda how it’s played out so far with little change in sight… other than it possibly getting worse.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Professor Zoom

    #19 Nintendo are making it harder and challenging for the developers to make games to a console where the demography is vastly different to the others with a console where you need 4 eyes to play a game. Mass Effect 3, Madden 13, Zombi U, Tekken just to name a few never sold on Wii U, because that demography already had a X360 or PS3, it’s not 2006 anymore, that time they would have had a chance. So if you’re planning third party support then you have to have it very early on at launch by releasing them all simultaneously to get the demography but Nintendo failed to do that so nobody’s ever gonna support it again. You have to talk to the publishers and developers very early on to hear what they think and declare how it works and what your plans are. If you’re making a console and just saying you should make games to it, without anyone knowing about it, then nobody will ever support it. If you’re making a game like Destiny to a console where the controller, online and hardware infrastructure is vastly different to all the others then you would have to start all the way from the beginning in order to make the game to it, that’s why the games either turn bad and that nobody will support the Wii U.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. pcbros

    I bet most people on here who have any interest in Nintendo games would buy a $200 Wii U.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. antraxsuicide

    I think salarta and pcbros are both right.

    For salarta, I agree that people will buy the system that has the 15 multiplats over the 5 exclusives. It’s just basic math that you get more games.

    But I’d combine that statement with pcbros general point that I’d only pick the 15 games if the system offering 5 was comparably priced. If Ninty released a console with 1/3 of the games, but at 1/3 of the price ($150-200) then a ton of people would bite. That’s still basic math, but a massive change is pricing would help them push consoles.

    And back to salarta, Nintendo would then have to avoid the Sega issue of releasing a toy instead of a console. A super low price point would cause some confusion in the market, so they’d need to work on marketing (which is worse than Sony’s marketing, if you could believe that).

    #24 1 year ago
  25. pcbros

    @24 – Good points.

    I’m a Nintendo fan and I’ve owned every Nintendo console before the Wii U. So I ask myself, why didn’t I buy this one? Are the games horrible? No. Is the performance horrible? No (it’s a big improvement over the Wii). Is the price too high? Yes.

    That’s my opinion and at the end of the day, these are all opinions.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. polygem

    again, as a stand alone console the wiiu isn’t the best choice and it never was intended to be that / ok, maybe for the very dedicated nintybots ;). it’s not only about having “love for nintendo franchises” though, which has been kinda proven already with great exclusives like sonic, w101 and probably with the upcoming bayonetta and games like scribblenauts where the pad really shines.
    the 4 eyes argument is just pure bs prof and confirms that you haven’t played much on the wiiu. believe me, 2 eyes are more than enough to handle that bad boy :)

    the pad is not a gimmick. it improves many games a lot. miiverse alone is worth the pad.

    “I don’t see why any “informed gamer” WOULD buy this unless they have a love for Nintendo franchises”

    if you think of it as your one and only console, no, i wouldn’t buy it. but if you want great gaming experiences that you just cannot get on pc or on any other console, y’know, because you just love videogames, especially good ones, then yeah, any informed gamer should invest in one asap….but it would help if it would be cheaper

    #26 1 year ago
  27. pcbros

    As a family gaming console, it’s perfect.

    #27 1 year ago

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  • Bloodborne is getting two special edition PS4s in Japan

    Sony will launch two limited-edition, Bloodborne-themed PlayStation 4 bundles in Japan. Two bundles are available, one in black and another in white, complete with a controller and a headset. The hard disk cover is engraved with the title and the cover shot. Both bundles come with the collector’s edition release of the game, which was […]

  • 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 […]