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Sony investigating reported PS4 issues, Yoshida says they are “isolated incidents”

Thursday, 14 November 2013 14:58 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Reports of PlayStation 4 users experiencing issues such as when updating to firmware 1.50 are “isolated incidents,” according to Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida.

According to Yoshida, Sony is “investigating reported PS4 issues,” and the “number is very small compared to shipped.”

Sony has also issued an official statement on the matter:

“A handful of people have reported issues with their PlayStation 4 systems. This is within our expectations for a new product introduction, and the vast majority of PS4 feedback has been overwhelmingly positive,” said a representative to IGN. “We are closely monitoring for additional reports, but we think these are isolated incidents and are on track for a great launch.

“There have been several problems reported, which leads us to believe there isn’t a singular problem that could impact a broader percentage of systems. The number of affected systems represents less than .4% of shipped units to date, which is within our expectations for a new product introduction.”

Reports surfaced overnight and this morning regarding PS4 issues ranging from broken displays, HDMI output issues and “bricking” after updating to the latest firmware.

The issues have been reported by those who won a PS4 early through Taco Bell, the “Play the Future First” contest, and press outlets such as IGN and Kotaku.

PS4 releases in North America this Friday and in Europe on November 29.

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49 Comments

  1. G1GAHURTZ

    Revenge of the slaves!

    #1 1 year ago
  2. redwood

    ^^ haha that cracked me up…

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Fin

    At least one of the guys who bricked his unit pulled the power during a firmware update.

    Hopefully it’s isolated overall though.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Lapalk

    It’s concerning at the least, but I doubt it will stop any pre-orders. Everyone will watch in anticipation when they turn it on for the 1st time.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. OlderGamer

    Glad I am waiting till post launch to buy my systems.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Djoenz

    I read somewhere that Taco Bell handed out like 4000 units. At least these ppl got one for free. I pity the fools that pre ordered muwhahahahaahahahaha.

    Evil grin.

    @3
    and one guy pulled out his hdd while it was still on. :P
    He will be famous on twitch after this fiasco.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Dragon

    I am sure someone conveniently forgot that Wii U had similar issues ;)

    Oh well, as I said during Wii U launch, these isolated hardware issues happen with every hardware launch, so not surprising in the least.

    @6,
    “one guy pulled out his hdd while it was still on.”
    Not sure if stupid or funny.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. monkeygourmet

    My Wii U bricked very soon after launch, horrible, horrible times…

    Posting a new console off for repair around Christmas time is a bad experience… Postage is crazy around this time and it was annoying as hell waiting to play all those new games! :/

    The firmware thing, while annoying can easily be solved. It’s the hardware im more intrigued by.

    Packing so much potential heat into a small space.

    Edit:

    lol @Dragon.

    Wah wah please ignore me while I continue to bait…

    Post could have read:

    “The Wii U had similar issues etc…”

    it read:

    “Im sure someone conveniently forgot…”

    “Someone…”

    Hmmm… Who is someone? bait, bait, bait that hook…

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Legion

    Likely the issue is minimal and not as prolific as suggested by reports.

    But to say that “number is very small compared to shipped.” is not really a good observation when we are not talking about shipped systems and only talking about already received systems.

    They best turn the talk around before Black Friday!

    And @3… hopefully that is not the case. If a simple power interruption during update can brick a system then that is devastating.

    UPDATE: Just noticed this link: http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps4/index.htm

    And this portion seems very worrisome.

    “- Do not install system software soon before or soon after a power outage.

    - Do not turn off your system during the installation. Interrupting the installation can cause your system to be damaged.

    - You might not be able to use some applications or content without first updating the system software.”

    Wow… I am hoping they are just being overly cautious with their concerns? The thought of your system being actually damaged because of loss of power during an update is just terrible. And not many people know when they are going to expect a power outage.. so the “soon before… a power outage” portion is a bit omniscient isn’t it?

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Djoenz

    @8
    You could have ignored him dumbass. You didnt fall for it though you are just being a smartass. You are not the bigger man in this particular instance. Tag along sir.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. monkeygourmet

    @10

    Your sentences seem at odds with one another.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Dragon

    @10,
    Lawl :D

    _________________
    Also, someone just had a sarcasm detector fail.
    Ooooops.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Nephilimator

    a bricked PS4 is still 360 times more enjoyable then a shitbox 361 motion control garbage shit no games scrub dvr tv watching fable magical horse ride crapbox.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. Djoenz

    @11
    I know that your internet persona is fake as hell and inconsistent as fuck dude.

    @12
    Job well done man. I honestly was waiting till he or Polygem would reply to you whahahaha sooooo predictable. Touché.

    @13
    GTFO, the last few days were lovely on VG247, all the bad trolls seemed to have left and now one is back. :(

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Lloytron

    @13, take a deep breath there mate.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. monkeygourmet

    @Dragon

    Stealth edit ‘wink face’ for the win…

    It would have helped if that was there originally when mentioning sarcasm detectors failing…

    That was very lame.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Zackslacky

    @13 Enjoy your brick s4. From what i am hearing smoke comes out of some systems…seems we got the steam box early;)

    #17 1 year ago
  18. monkeygourmet

    @14

    “Job well done man”

    &

    “all the bad trolls seemed to have left”

    Ha! Classic. And you are worried about inconsistancies?! :)

    I guess you only like the sneaky trolls.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Dragon

    @14,
    http://gifrific.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Jennifer-Lawrence-ok-thumbs-up.gif

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Legion

    @14 You do realize #11 appeared to just be identifying that in one sentence you refer to him as a dumbass and in the next as a smartass. Thus the being at odds with each other.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Djoenz

    @18
    There are no sneaky trolls imo those people are just stubborn as hell.

    @20
    I thought I mentioned he was “trying” to be a smartass and in the case if I didnt a smartass is still negative in my book and last but not least it might have gone over my head.

    His reply is the same though again being a smartass. No need to worry ever since Ive joined vg247 I dont like MonkeyGourmet for some of the things he post. For all I know he is a very cool dude IRL but his internet persona nahhhhhh.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. monkeygourmet

    @20

    Exactly…

    #22 1 year ago
  23. monkeygourmet

    @21

    Sneaky troll 101:

    Bait the trap (as seen in @7)

    Wait…

    Get called out on aforementioned ‘trap’… (As seen in @7: Add smiley, then @12)

    Quick stealth edit reaction then try to laugh it off…

    If all else fails cry: “Why don’t you just ignore me?!”

    Repeat ad nauseum.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Djoenz

    Oh boy just drop it already :P

    #24 1 year ago
  25. polygem

    i wish some rats would finally leave the ship and hire at ign where they belong. beyond!

    #25 1 year ago
  26. Playmaker

    @13 there goes the biggest troll of them all necrophiliac spouting off while Shu’s D is in his A

    These are most likely isolated incidents but bc its at launch getting blown out of proportion. Expect same in a week for XBO.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. _LarZen_

    Isolated fast becomes wide spread. Let’s hope it is just a small batch of machines effected.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. KineticCalvaria

    @27, it’s not bird flu haha.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. bradk825

    Hopefully most of them are stupidity errors like the guy who unplugged it while updating (fuck). Considering how many will be sold tomorrow, even having several out of the first 4000 not working would be a very bad omen. Nobody wants to see that (except trolls).

    #29 1 year ago
  30. sebastien rivas

    haaa updates…
    Safe as sound heh?!?!?

    But don’t laugh too hard anyone, this could very easily happen to any other manufacturers then what would you say?

    WEll certainly you have to be a butt fuck to unplug while updating but still, The update itself should only occur with a fail safe…. such as keep old version as back up until the new version is installed and run at least 1 time then delete the old version backup.

    Just saying, not everyone on hearth know what an update is and how to proceed.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. gamereck36

    Got mines yesterday and its working fine.

    #31 1 year ago
  32. Legendaryboss

    I don’t wanna know whats going on in this thread and this is the problem for day one buyers.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. Super Girevik

    If the Playstation 4 does indeed suffer from faulty hardware and the Xbox One launches with little to no problems, then Microsoft’s botched Xbox One reveal will take a back seat to Sony’s botched Playstation 4 launch. Hardware issues accompanied by above average exclusive games will hurt Sony. This weekend should prove to be quite revealing.

    I’m glad I didn’t fall for PR launch hype. My instincts told me not to take the risk of buying a launch console.

    #33 1 year ago
  34. zoopdeloop

    ^
    you know that’s a little to no problem right here.As always over exaggeration on the internet

    #34 1 year ago
  35. Phoenixblight

    I got my system today and so far I have had no issues as far as getting the patch and it bricking the system. I really like the new UI it is less confusing than the cross bar and as far as games installing and downloading it puts the Ps3 in the dust. Now to game on next gen :P

    #35 1 year ago
  36. monkeygourmet

    @34

    Congrats! Post impressions! :)

    #36 1 year ago
  37. fearmonkey

    @34 -Glad to hear it, I should be getting my system tommorrow, hopefully no issues. Out of curiosity, Did you download the update beforehand and run off of USB or did you just do it online?

    #37 1 year ago
  38. Phoenixblight

    @36

    I did it through online. Wanted to test out its speed over wifi which as I stated is much faster than PS3.

    @35

    I was only able to put in maybe 30 mins before I had go out(stupid groceries) but The only thing that is weird is the controller not in the sense of it being awful but how much weight it has compared to the Ps3 controller and how much bigger it seems to be but it feels nice. I like the heft the controller has now and is more comfortable in my hands.

    As far as gaming goes I played AC4 for a bit and it has a nice face lift compared to the PS3 version which I had rented from redbox to see if I would enjoy that on the PS4 and I do. I really like that you can use the touch screen to navigate through the map even though it seems to be extremely sensitive but even then better than the analog sticks.

    I am hoping to have some time later on today to play but I had planned tomorrow to be my day off and to get used to the system and play games.

    #38 1 year ago
  39. Stephany Nunneley

    Official statement from Sony added.

    #39 1 year ago
  40. Super Girevik

    @33

    Hard to predict the scope of an issue if the systems have not even reached the masses yet.

    At this point, we can only wait and see how things turn out. Hopefully it will not be a real issue and people can enjoy Battlefield 4 ;)

    #40 1 year ago
  41. Dragon

    @PB,
    Looks good.
    Seems Sony has upped their infrastructure for PS4, which is a must since now plus is really necessary for users.

    Oh, and new PS4 announcements incoming very soon in a few hours!

    #41 1 year ago
  42. Lloytron

    Welcome to the next gen!

    There’s no excuse for firmware bricks these days to be totally unrecoverable.

    #42 1 year ago
  43. Phoenixblight

    @40

    You mean in 8 hours as in a few? :P

    #43 1 year ago
  44. Nephilimator

    hahah shitbox 368 fans are here. p00r bitches have to play DVR instead of games.

    #44 1 year ago
  45. xxJPRACERxx

    “number is very small compared to shipped.”

    Considering it’s not even officially launched yet (at least in NA) I think there’s reason for concern.

    #45 1 year ago
  46. Brenna Hillier

    Update: Just leaving a comment here regarding the deleted report suggesting the figure was as high as 4%. Our report here is as it was originally published, with the figure of 0.4%. Game Informer is now reporting that the figure is actually .4%. I mistakenly reported this as 4%, but given the error and in the absence of further collaborating reports, I’ve deleted that second report altogether and will await word from Sony.

    #46 1 year ago
  47. Dragon

    @PB,
    Now only 2 !

    #47 1 year ago
  48. Arcnail

    IGN is reporting 0.4% of those shipped so far.. so 4 of every 1000 (right?). Doesn’t sound too bad, but I guess we’ll see tomorrow when the full release is.

    #48 1 year ago
  49. Phoenixblight

    @47

    It was also those that had won that contest from Taco Bell

    #49 1 year ago

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    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]

  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

    Overview videos for Mario Party 10 and the amiibo which work with the title have been released by Nintendo Japan. Obviously each one is in Japanese, but you get the gist all the same. Mario Party 10 releases on Wii U March 20 in North America and Europe. Thanks, AGB.

  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

    Activision has announced a new Clan Raids mode will be made available through the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App. According to the CoD community blog, raids are time-based challenges where success earns you a spot on the Clan Raids leaderboards and new Clan Raid-exclusive in-game gear like the Equilibrium set. Clan members will […]