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Xbox One: install sizes for all the launch titles inside

Monday, 11 November 2013 15:34 GMT By Sherif Saed

Xbox is out next week and you will need every bit of that 500GB hard-drive if you are getting a number of launch games. Get all the install sizes of the games through here.

We already knew about the Call of Duty install size, courtesy of Moonlightswami, when he received his console early and spilled all the information on the store page of some games.

Here’s the list of all we know about said launch titles, it is unclear if the sizes will be the same for digital and physical:

  • Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag – 20GB
  • Battlefield 4 – 33GB
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts – 39GB
  • Dead Rising 3 – 19GB
  • FIFA 14 – 8GB
  • Fighter Within – 9.2GB
  • Forza Motorsport 5 – 31GB
  • Just Dance 2014 – 22GB
  • Killer Instinct – 3.4GB
  • Lococyle – 13GB
  • Madden NFL 25 – 12GB
  • NBA 2K14 – 43GB
  • NBA Live 14 – 9GB
  • Powerstar Golf – 3.9GB
  • Ryse: Son of Rome – 34GB
  • Skylanders: Swap Force – 15GB
  • Xbox Fitness – 246MB
  • Zoo Tycoon – 2.6GB
  • Zumba World Party – 24GB

Thanks, X-One magazine, NeoGaf.

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67 Comments

  1. Mr Sparkle

    Hmm…2TB HDD skus before the end of the cycle.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. gomersoul

    Is it mandatory to install?

    #2 1 year ago
  3. ddtd

    Yeah.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Phoenixblight

    @2

    246MB

    #4 1 year ago
  5. gomersoul

    Yeah I noticed after my post, I was a bit hasty posting!

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Fin

    Pretty sure these are download sizes, not install sizes.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Tecknologee

    @2 @6 Read the title: Install

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Phoenixblight

    @6

    No its right if you go to the Neogaf thread.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Ireland Michael

    I thought mandatory installation as a requirement was removed?

    #9 1 year ago
  10. bugmenot

    Calm down everyone, so far only one of the big three, Microsoft, has been colleborating with the NSA in the “PRISM”-initiative. Considering that Sony is a Japanese company
    I’m sure Edward Snowden would’ve given us proof by now that Sony is involved. He’s already named some of the biggest American companies.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. monkeygourmet

    Wowser…

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Pytox

    Why cant it all be streamed from the cloud? :D

    #12 1 year ago
  13. taternuggets

    I only play a certain number of games at any given time…. if I ever need room to install a new game, i’ll just delete an older one…. you can always download it again if you want to go back to it.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. Phoenixblight

    @12

    Because MS cloud is not made for doing that.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. bugmenot

    Edward Snowden aka “son of liberty”

    #15 1 year ago
  16. FrankJaeger

    bugmenot aka “Ctrl C + Ctrl V” posts.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. bradk825

    @9 I still think that’s true but I am not clear on it.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Fin

    @7@8

    The Neogaf doesn’t say install sizes, it says download sizes.

    @9

    No, the mandatory install was never removed, just the DRM/ability to play the game without the disk after install.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Ireland Michael

    @18 Are mandatory installations required on the PS4?

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Fin

    @19

    Yup. Though you can play at least KZ while installing on PS4 (TBC other games), you’re not able to do so with at least Ghosts on X1 (TBC other games).

    #20 1 year ago
  21. bobnice

    Microsoft has said that we have 500gb internal storage and unlimited online storage via cloud

    @20, wait a minute. I was under the impression that microsoft said we were able to play while downloading?

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Djoenz

    @21
    Unlimited online storage via cloud? Whaaaattt?????

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Phoenixblight

    @21

    So? You won’t be storing games on that space. It will be for the themes,saves and misc bs.

    “wait a minute. I was under the impression that microsoft said we were able to play while downloading?”

    Yes but in COD’s case you have to wait until you are atleast 50% until you can play which will be 25+ minutes.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Hcw87

    @21
    Ofcourse you can play while downloading games, it’s been confirmed plenty of times. @20 is simply wrong.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Fin

    @24

    You can play Ghosts while it’s installing, but not until it’s halfway through, which is about 15m.
    Microsoft said you could play while you downloaded, they never said what the initial payload would be.

    If you want to extrapolate given the install/download size – 39GB, so you can start playing after a 20GB download.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. Phoenixblight

    @25

    At the end of the day it comes to the developers. KZ is a first party so they will understand the innards of the PS4 and be able to optimize so you can get in the fastest once downloaded or put in the system. I think it would be more comparable if we had info on such for MS exclusive titles like Forza, Ryse or Dead Rising 3.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Fin

    @26

    Not if devs are mandated on one system and not on the other.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. Djoenz

    @24
    Here you go buddy:
    http://www.tweaktown.com/news/33816/xbox-one-needs-15-minutes-to-install-cod-ghosts-before-you-can-play/index.html

    #28 1 year ago
  29. Phoenixblight

    @27

    What do you mean mandated? Is MS or Sony telling all developers how to install their game unto the system? I doubt it. There is no reason why Xbox One can’t do the same thing as KZ, none. And all developers and publishers would want the same thing. The last thing they want is something like MGS4.

    #29 1 year ago
  30. Fin

    I meant it’s not necessarily up to the game team – one platform might say “hey, you have to do this or you can’t master”, and the other one says “you can do this if you like, but we won’t push you to”.

    “And all developers and publishers would want the same thing.”

    Nope, they want what’s easiest for them. Things that they wouldn’t do by themselves, the platform holders force them to do.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. fearmonkey

    Thats one thing I definitely don’t like about the Xbox One, the Hard drive is not upgradeable.

    When I bought my first Xbox 360, it had a 20GB drive in it, and I later got a 120GB for it and was always running out of space, and that was without mandatory game installation. When you have games like Oblivion/Fallout 3 with all that DLC it eats alot of space, and I could see the HD space in the consoles going very quick.

    I’ve heard that it can use external storage, but can you run games off of that? If true, that softens the blow a bit, but I would rather be able to throw a faster and bigger HD in there. By the time I get one, I hope they increase the storage, but unlikely.

    #31 1 year ago
  32. Ireland Michael

    So if I bought, say, Killzone at retail for the PS4, I would still have to install the whole game on the HDD?

    Are you guys *positive* about this?

    #32 1 year ago
  33. Phoenixblight

    @30

    Of course there are devs that go the easy way but not all devs will be doing the same thing. As I said we should wait to see how MS exclusive titles handle before we start thinking this is the norm especially when comparing to activision of all people.

    @32

    Yes all games are installed on both systems. Its to help with read times of Bluray.

    #33 1 year ago
  34. Fin

    @31

    External storage for X1 (though not at launch, afaik), replaceable HDD for PS4 (+maybe external storage in future, I think).

    @32

    It’s a limitation of BluRay read speeds. Also, it’s not exactly breaking news.
    You buy KZ at retail, you have to install it, but boot to first level is 2m44s – it installs during play.

    @33

    No the comparison shouldn’t be between first parties, it should be between multiplatform games. Granted, we’ve no info yet.

    #34 1 year ago
  35. monkeygourmet

    How comes you have to install COD on ps4 / Xbone yet on 360 / Wii U, no install is required?

    Surely the Bluray drives are fast enough now or is it purely a copy protection thing?

    @32

    I’m almost 100% that all retail games require installation on both consoles.

    #35 1 year ago
  36. Fin

    @35

    Bluray read speeds.

    #36 1 year ago
  37. Djoenz

    @32
    Quick googlesearch and its shockinh:
    45 GB mandatory Killzone ShadowBallz
    Ghosts is 55 GB

    :O

    I knew it I will buy ps4 when there is a slimmer version without the bugs and kinks AND it will have a 1tb hard drive.

    So long suckers muwhahahaha!!!!!! Next gen my ass. Digital future my ass twice!

    #37 1 year ago
  38. Hcw87

    @25
    My point is that you can play while DOWNLOADING, as in buying digital which is what @21 was asking. And you said it wasn’t possible at @20.

    On both PS4 and XB1 you can play while DOWNLOADING and while INSTALLING, the amount of time you have to wait depends on the games.

    #38 1 year ago
  39. monkeygourmet

    @36

    But surely they are at least double the speed of PS3 drives?

    A quick search said PS4′s drive is 3 times as fast as PS3?

    #39 1 year ago
  40. Phoenixblight

    @34
    I am just saying you are comparing KZ to COD. COD should be compared to another third party but COD is all we have thus far.

    @39 Still slower than HD DVD Drives :P

    #40 1 year ago
  41. Fin

    @38

    Yup, show me when I said it wasn’t possible to play while downloading.

    @40

    Yeah fair enough, but I’m more optimistic about PS4′s download sizes/install speeds.

    #41 1 year ago
  42. Ireland Michael

    @34 Blu-ray read speeds? Bullshit. That was a valid excuse 6 years hem the PS3 drive was slower than molasses, but that doesn’t swim in 2013, when the read speeds are over 8 times faster.

    I don’t care how long it takes – unless the game requires read / write data outside of the available RAM, there is absolutely no excuse for it now to run straight from the Blu-ray.

    My HDD would be full within six months. At least with the PS4 I can swap in a bigger hard drive, so I guess thats pretty much seals the deal for me as far as hardware goes.

    #42 1 year ago
  43. aseddon130

    i’m 100gb down on just the launch titles, shit this 500gb ain’t gonna see me till 2015!!!

    #43 1 year ago
  44. Hcw87

    @41
    ”you can play at least KZ while installing on PS4 (TBC other games), you’re not able to do so with at least Ghosts on X1”
    >
    ”You can play Ghosts while it’s installing, but not until it’s halfway through”

    Sure, it’s about installing, but it’s contradicting nonetheless.

    #44 1 year ago
  45. Phoenixblight

    @42

    Yeah I honestly see no point in going digital for next gen especially with the size of games at least with the physical versions I can uninstall it and put it back in and use very minimal bandwidth. Indie and small games sure but triple A titles naw I’ll pass.

    #45 1 year ago
  46. Djoenz

    Dont forget the extra money to buy that hard drive.
    Come on ppl I knew 500gb was way too insufficient and now yall ready to buy that extra.

    Is it so hard for ppl to wait a extra year or two? :(
    Am I the only one. Oh and CyberMarco :D

    #46 1 year ago
  47. KineticCalvaria

    @42, Here ya go Mike.

    http://kotaku.com/how-mandatory-game-installations-will-work-on-ps4-1462283797

    Definitely need another HDD.

    #47 1 year ago
  48. Ireland Michael

    @46 Nope. I don’t find myself touching any of the new hardware until the start of 2015 at the earliest. It would take an absolutely monumental title to make me even remotely consider putting down money on it sooner.

    @47 Bah.

    At least it’s fast caching. I really don’t want to sit and watch Snake smoking a cigarette for ten minutes in MGS5.

    #48 1 year ago
  49. KineticCalvaria

    @48, My thoughts exactly, I also didn’t know about this.

    :( sad panda.

    #49 1 year ago
  50. Phoenixblight

    @46

    My ps3 has worked for 6 years so throwing 400$ for a new console is a drop in a pond especially if it lasts at least as long as the PS3 has provided me. As I said I can just uninstall games I am not playing its not a huge deal and buy a bigger HD at a later point especially since I bought a 2 TB HD a few months ago for less than 100$.

    #50 1 year ago
  51. Fin

    @44

    “Yup, show me when I said it wasn’t possible to play while downloading.”

    “Sure, it’s about installing”

    CLOSE ENOUGH

    #51 1 year ago
  52. Hcw87

    @51
    You still provided a false statement, so no need to get on your high horse yet.

    #52 1 year ago
  53. Djoenz

    @48
    My thoughts exactly. Perhaps a new Naughty Dog game or FFXV, but I can wait.
    @50
    I mean I can buy it but not afford it tbh. A lot of bills. I dont want the YLOD fiasco so I will wait for the slim version like I did with ps3. To each its own.

    #53 1 year ago
  54. Phoenixblight

    @53

    That is fine but don’t be passing judgement on those getting a system at launch. I have money and I know its an investment and as far as the YLOD or RROD there are warranties for such and all I have to do is do a backup on an external drive. The only thing that is really lost is time of the system getting repaired.

    #54 1 year ago
  55. Phoenixblight

    @53

    That is your right but passing judgement on those that do have the money to purchase a system at launch is uncalled for. There are such things as warranties and you can back up your data on the HD so the only thing that is lost if a YLOD were to happen is the time getting the system repaired.

    #55 1 year ago
  56. Djoenz

    @54
    Oh yeah many solutions and actions you can take for a product that shouldnt have these issues in the first place. Keep fooling yourself and I will keep passing judgement for that is my right as in freedom of speach.

    #56 1 year ago
  57. Phoenixblight

    @55

    Well then you will keep coming off as jealous prick.

    #57 1 year ago
  58. TheDeathKwonDo

    Games install as you download them. Disc installation-to-play will be much quicker than download-to-play, which will be determined by your download speed.

    #58 1 year ago
  59. livewired500

    Well the OS is going to chew up some space. Plus if you have more than one profile, that will take some more. Then you will need room for updates. Don’t forget apps like Netflix and Hulu. Then you have DVR/Share button that you will be trimming movies and dropping those onto the drive as well.

    Then you have games getting much bigger and looking like they will get smaller. Don’t forget all the DLC they will shove at you for games like BF4 and Ghosts.

    In reality, it looks like you may only be able to have a very limited amount of games installed and ready to play at one time. I think that is going to get old very quickly.

    I would not be surprised if Sony has a 1tb sku in the works already and we could see it by next spring. That will be okay for myself since I won’t be picking one up until at least then.

    Going to be an interesting launch to watch.

    #59 1 year ago
  60. Judicas

    Rofl comparing those two nba game install sizes no wonder nba live looks current gen and nba 2k looks next gen!

    #60 1 year ago
  61. sebastien rivas

    Considering the OS itself needs space and considering all games combined at launch is already more than 500 gigs then good luck swapping/uninstalling/installing.

    Games are swelling and a 2 TB or bigger should not be uncommon.

    #61 1 year ago
  62. noamlol2

    so many shitty titles, so little space

    #62 1 year ago
  63. CPC_RedDawn

    Well done Microsoft you just made it so your user base will only be able to install around 10 triple A games on your system if each game is 50GB in size. With no option to swap it out that is just a joke. I, and many others don’t want yet ANOTHER device attached to your already ugly box (external HDD) to install games on.

    I have had a 1TB HDD in my PC for around 5 years now, and right now I have 2x1TB drives(one for media and one for games), and a 240GB SSD (OS Drive).

    This is the most backwards way of doing things, oh yea and installing an SSD into either the Xbox One or PS4 will result in a pointless buy as they are STILL using Sata2 connection not even Sata3 which is common place on PC. Heck even my girlfriends £299 laptop has Sata3 and USB3 as standard!

    #63 1 year ago
  64. DSB

    Yeah I don’t see any reason why they’d go with a 500GB HDD. They’re cheaper than dirt.

    That’s kinda disastrous if you want to be a digital platform.

    #64 1 year ago
  65. G1GAHURTZ

    Use an external HDD.

    Problem solved.

    There… That was easy, wasn’t it?

    #65 1 year ago
  66. Phoenixblight

    @64

    FOr storing, I am not sure you can. The PS4 will not support Ex HD and the Xbox One will support them at some point later on.

    #66 1 year ago
  67. Legion

    @61

    Don’t worry. You don’t have to worry about numbers of titles on release for your system of choice. Seeing that Indie titles appears to be the main focus of your choice this generation. ;)

    @64

    Xbox 360 allowed some games to be have portions of disks saved to external (GTA V for example with one of the disks) so that possibility is still there. I have a 350GB HDD for my Xbox 360…. and feel that 500 HDD is an acceptable amount.

    #67 1 year ago

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    PlayStation TV has received a price cut in the UK. After several retailers started offering the console for less than the RRP of £84.99, users on DealSpwn began to wonder whether this is an official price cut, and not just regular deals or stock clearance. Sony later confirmed the new price of £44.99. “Starting from […]

  • Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is now available, for free

    You can download Forza Horizon 2 expansion Fast & Furious starting right now. Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious is available to download now through Xbox Live for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The expansion is standalone, so you don’t need to own Forza Horizon 2 to play it. It’s also free from now […]

  • Fire-based weapons come to PayDay 2 with the Butcher’s BBQ Pack

    The 20th DLC for PayDay 2, the Butcher’s BBQ Pack, is now available on Steam. The DLC will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: Piglet Grenade Launcher, 12G Steakout Shotgun and Mk1 Flamethrower Molotov cocktails and incendiary ammo Four new masks, patterns, materials and achievements The Butcher’s BBQ Pack is another co-development between Overkill and Croatian […]

  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

    Amid the current turmoil between Hideo Kojima and publisher Konami, one studio has offered the legendary designer a position. Lords of the Fallen developer Deck 13 took to Twitter to extend a job offer to Hideo Kojima. Dear Mr. @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN In case you are currently searching, we have an open position as Head of Game […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy MIDA Multi Tool?

    The question on every Destiny player’s lips today. And the answer, supplied by resident Destiny expert Paul Davies, is… Yes! We asked Paul whether or not he thought Xur’s Exotic weapon this week was worth the 23 Strange Coins. Here’s what he said: “It was already a great gun to own for PVP owing to […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has an all-male cast to make it “more approachable”

    According to Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata, the main cast of the game is all-male because it makes the game “more approachable.” Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata spoke to Gamespot about the reason for his choice of making the core cast an all-male affair. “Speaking honestly, an all-male party feels almost more approachable […]

  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

    Blizzard has given Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain a solid release date. Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure pack will be released April 2 in the Americas region, and April 3 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China. Blackrock Depths is the first wing to be released, others will follow one week apart. Other than the 31 new cards, […]

  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

    If you’re having issues loading your Bloodborne save after applying firmware update 2.50 to your PS4, this should help you out. Reddit user KBALLZZ encountered an issue after installing update 2.50 on his PlayStation 4. Bloodborne started reinstalling the day one patch again and when it was done he couldn’t continue his game or load […]

  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

    Sony is offering a 10% discount coupon to anyone looking to buy games on PlayStation Store this weekend. Sony’s latest discount coupon code is here. You’ll receive 10% off your cart total when buying from the PSN Store. The offer is not valid on purchases made on PS Vita, PlayStation TV, PSP, or in-game stores. […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]