PS4 had Sony’s best launch game line-up to date says Koller

Monday, 18 November 2013 10:48 GMT By Dave Cook

PlayStation 4 launched in the North America last week, along with a first-party titles Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack and Resogun. Sony’s vice president of marketing Jon Koller reckons it was the company’s best console launch line-up to date.

It follows fairly solid scores for Killzone, a negative reaction to Knack, leaving Housemarque’s Resogun as the best-rated PS4 game so far.

Speaking with GamesBeat, Koller was asked to discuss how he felt about the North American launch. He replied, “Really positive. It’s always great to get out of the office and interact with the fans and see how much love they have for the brand. It makes everyone feel good. I try to bring my team. You have to feel this, feel how great it is.

“The launch overall, just in business terms, we feel great about it. The pre-orders are through the roof. The demand is huge. Of the five platform launches we’ve had, this is the best game lineup. It reminds me a lot of the PS2 launch, when we had such pent-up demand – “When is the PS2 coming?” The same thing is happening here.”

When asked what the PS4 offers beyond its predecessor, Koller continued, “Well, you start with the graphics. We talk a lot about it being the price of entry, but it’s really not. It’s theatrical. It’s become much more of that dream I think a lot of people have had in this industry for years, to become in line with what you see in a Michael Bay movie, an Avatar, where it’s so immersive and engaging. It makes you want to be part of that environment.

“What’s behind the hood is an unbelievable social component. Some of the engineers in Japan like to talk about “playing with like-minded souls.” It’s about playing with people who are similar gamers, who have similar passions, similar loves for the types of experience that you want. You’re able to share your experiences with them, whether it’s through live streaming or shared content. It’s about being able to live in different environments and different worlds, like a Destiny, that evolve as you play them, where the developers give the tools to the community and it ends up being something much different than what had originally been envisioned.”

What’s your reaction to the PS4 launch so far? Let us know below.



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  1. Tearsir

    Well, i will buy a Ps4 when it launches in Europe but the launch line-up is the worst ever in the gaming history.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. KAP


    Are you high? Worst?!

    Before you reel silly chatter like that do your research bro.




    COD Ghost


    Madden 25

    FIFA 14

    N4S Rivals



    LEGO Marval

    Trine 2




    DC Universe

    Warframe… and loads more. Yep. worst launch in gaming history indeed.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Pytox

    If only infamous and driveclub were at release too :p

    #3 1 year ago
  4. KineticCalvaria

    I don’t think there’s a real system seller in there… definitely would’ve benefitted from another big exclusive such as Infamous.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. KAP


    We’d complain if they released a game to early (unfinished) we’d complain if a games delayed. lol

    We all should be glad that Sony doesn’t rush out these titles like many other companies do.


    I’m sure the average consumer won’t go into a shop and complain that the games on offer isn’t published by Sony there for fork out $100 for xbone. Come on buddie.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Ireland Michael

    While it’s certainly not terrible, there is certainly a noticeable lack of stand out titles, but I’ve found this true of most hardware launches, and the Xbox One’s launch lineup is equally as lacklustre.

    But then, it would be silly to judge any hardware based on its launch line up – what matters is a year or two down the line, where the new hardwares are in their stride, and what is being released then.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. KAP


    We all just need to remember that a “console launch” doesn’t define it’s legacy.

    Oh by the way theN64 & 3DS says hello!

    #7 1 year ago
  8. KineticCalvaria

    @5, I’m just pointing out that if Sony wanted to claim they have a strong line up they’d need a decent exclusive in there, I mean knack has certainly been a disappointment. To the average consumer there’s very little reason to choose one over the other based on launch games, a purchase definitely needs to be based off future exclusives.

    Not saying it’s bad at all, cos it’s not and I agree with Mike that the X1 lineup isn’t any better, Titanfall is the only appealing game on there for me and I can play it on pc anyway.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. CycloneFox

    In my opinion, the only console, where the launch-lineup was woth mentioning is the SNES with Super Mario World and F-Zero. But that was the whole launch lineup already. In the west there one or three titles more, as the console launched in the US about half a year and in europe about a year later. But that was all. Compared to PS4s launch line up, everything in PS3s launch line up was pretty crappy.

    A console which launches with 18 titles already, of which s many are AAA major titles and even more in the following three months, is really rare. You’ve never had a console with so much stuff to play at day one already. The Xbox Ones launch lineup will of course be similarly as good.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Ireland Michael

    @7 Yeah, hard not to forget the whole drama surrounding the 3DS, because it took time to take off and earn an established playerbase, just like… every piece of gaming hardware ever.

    The fact that the PS4 sold so much in just a day tells me there’s going to be no lack of demand for the console, so hopefully the software starts coming quick and strong in the new year. Holiday 2014 is going to be the real proving ground for these formats though.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Fin

    It’s funny how people now say “there’s nothing that excites me!”, previous launches (excluding Mario 64 and Halo) you’d be lucky to get a game that was above mediocre.

    Yeah you might be tired of the genres, but fuckin’ hell the launch lineup for both consoles is the best I’ve ever seen. No standout title, but 5+ AAA games on both consoles.

    If you don’t think this is the best we’ve ever had it, you should really reevaluate.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. KAP


    You really gonna take what a Sony employee says for face value?

    #12 1 year ago
  13. KineticCalvaria

    @12, no but if they really want to convince us then that extra exclusive would’ve made a difference.

    It’s obvious PR talk and complete bull.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. KAP


    Exactly. Gamers today are simply spoilt for choice yet complain because of “who” makes these titles?! Insane LOL

    People seen to forget N64 had TWO….yep! TWO Launch games; Mario 64 and Pilot Wings. Yet in 2013 people look back at the console fondly. come on people. Give it a rest.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. KineticCalvaria

    @14, times have changed, people like variety and these are big investments for a lot of people, we need to know we’ve purchased the right console for us.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Ireland Michael

    @11 You basically just admit that nothing stands out.

    Half of them are available on existing hardware with little noticeable difference, and some of them them are just remakes of indie titles. I already own a quarter of that list on my existing hardware.

    That’s not exactly Mario 64.

    I’m not personally saying great hardware launch titles don’t exist, I’m just saying that software lineups are usually fairly mediocre. That’s because nobody has really gotten to grips with the hardware yet. The truly great stuff will start hitting within the year. I honestly can’t wait to see what amazing games come our way in 2014.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. KAP

    @13 like I said before, give Sony credit for giving them time the devs asked for.

    You’d be the first one to complain if said title was rushed out the door. Dude, you can’t have it both ways man.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. KineticCalvaria

    @17, lol dude I’m not complaining at all, nothing I’ve said has been negative towards Sony or MS.

    But the launch line up for me doesn’t offer enough variety when I’m spending £429 on a bundle and can’t even decide what game I want to play lol. Been considering cancelling and waiting a while, definitely appreciate Sony taking their time but they could have started another dev team on a ps4 launch title.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. KAP


    Ok. well in that case I’m sorry. I just find kinda sad when many complain for complainig sake over a situation that isn’t that bad, u know.

    Sony is the king of exclusives, we all know that from last gen, so there is no need to worry about that with the PS4. All of Sony’s first party studios is working on titles for PS4 as we speak so its all good for everyone I think.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. KineticCalvaria

    @19, absolutely, the thought of Uncharted on ps4 is enough for me to get a ps4, definitely played more exclusives on ps3 than 360.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Fin


    Nothing stands out as an OMG MUST BUY SYSTEM FOR THAT, but how many times has that happened with a console. Twice? Three times?

    To have such a number of high-quality (if existing IP) games is unheard of for a system launch.

    You can’t have a Mario 64 moment for every time.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. KAP



    Every launch is the same with very rare exceptions. No console hits it’s stride right out the gate, yet we all seem to think it should when ever a new generation happens. Its hilarious.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. viralshag

    Let’s be honest though, it’s not the best “PS4 launch line up” it’s just the best “console launch line up”. Most of the must have games are found on all or most of the other systems.

    Almost by default this is the best “Xbox One launch line up” too.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. polygem

    i so wasn´t feeling the nextgen launch in the past few months. ms totally ruined it for me and crushed my nextgen plans for quite a while because i really planned to buy the nextbox – before they revealed it. never was a huge playstation guy and i didn´t really feel the ps4´s first party lineup. i was hoping for something like a new medievil, a daxter game, something like second son at launch…

    well – it has changed :)

    i´m on fire and cannot wait to get the ps4 with nfs, bf4 and killzone.
    i think i prepared (for me personally) the next gen launch very well: i mainly played on wiiu and 3ds in the last 6 months or so. the fading gen bored me to death and nintendo really delivered some awesome and different game-experiences that helped me through this.

    i haven´t touched a shooter for months and i am now really looking forward to play a polished pc-esque battlefield with a brandnew dualshock design.

    seriously guys, i´m just a gamer, it´s a new console gen. i am excited. i can´t help it :)

    #24 1 year ago
  25. monkeygourmet

    Zombi U was a standout launch game for me.

    Im just on a second playthrough and the game feels just as fresh as it did last year. Really unique and uses the hardware well. One of the most memorable launch titles I think I have ever played, I would love to see a sequel on Wii U. It was def a system seller for me.

    In fact, I think the Wii U had a pretty solid launch, only being let down by third party titles which everybody had already played months before. Nintendoland and NSMBU alongside were great, pity you had to wait another 3 months before anything else came out!

    So far with PS4, I can happily wait for the next wave. I’ve seen nothing that strikes me as a killer must have launch exclusive.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. polygem

    @25: ok – but you will do it – right?


    #26 1 year ago
  27. monkeygourmet


    Of course! I have no willpower when it comes to new tech!

    I think my girlfriend is still after an X1, I will maybe pick up a PS4 in the new year?

    Hardly waiting is it?! ;)

    #27 1 year ago
  28. monkeygourmet


    Also, you made a good choice with NFS, looks to be the pick of the third party launch titles, read this, should make your excite level go into overdrive! :

    Will look very nice on your new TV! :)

    #28 1 year ago
  29. Dyno

    LOL, yeah ok…

    #29 1 year ago
  30. polygem

    “I think my girlfriend is still after an X1″
    i hope you know that you are a very lucky man :)

    nice one! looking forward to play some games online next gen. it looks like this will be good fun with much more freedom about how you actually play your online games. destiny looks extremely promising in that regard.
    i am personally not so sure if i will get into xbox again any time soon. i probably will but i don´t think that will be happening in the next few years. it needs a drastic pricecut first, no kinect, slim, white, halo…then i´ll probably bite.

    and yeah, i am very happy with my launch game picks now: bf4 60fps/64 players will be fun, nfs looks really good too – will be a fun racer and killzone is the reference title that will hopefully deliver some wow moments and beautiful grafx.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. TrickyAudio

    Sony nailed the launch in NA.

    Even PSN was back up much quicker than I would of thought. Games are pretty good, but not amazing. Then again the Xbox lineup isn’t stellar either.

    #31 1 year ago
  32. Djoenz

    Well Ryse seems ok. Dead Rising 3 seems cheap to me as I hated dear rising 2 I might be a little biased. Never a fan of racing after Need for Speed in the past.

    Titanfall will definitely be a system seller though.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. xxJPRACERxx

    Mario64 was worth the price of of N64 alone. I remember how much fun I had with this title. I don’t think I had this much fun with a game since then. Halo on Xbox was good, but now I just can’t stand any Halo games.

    #33 1 year ago
  34. Legion

    “It follows fairly solid scores for Killzone, a negative reaction to Knack, leaving Housemarque’s Resogun as the best-rated PS4 game so far.” So two REAL games get “solid reviews” and “negative reaction” and then an Indie title has the best rate so far… and that then dictates a “PS4 had Sony’s best launch game line-up to date” remark from Koller?

    Guy really has low expectations.

    #34 1 year ago
  35. lexph3re

    Pretty interesting that Knack is so poorly reviewed but everyone I know that has it loves it. The only re-curring thing I hear from everyone is that it looks like it’s possible on PS3. Otherwise it’s been a solid launch for me

    #35 1 year ago
  36. Ireland Michael

    @35 Already figured this one out myself.

    - Reviewers probably only had a very limited amount of time to play through the game. (solely speculation)
    - Too many people (reviewers included) have become adjusted to games being a cakewalk, with challenge now being an “optional” concept even on normal difficulty levels. Hard has become Normal, Normal has become Easy, and Easy has become Casual, or “I want to finish this game without having even the faintest concern for actual gameplay.”
    - Knack actually punishes you if you don’t use it’s gameplay mechanics concisely.
    - People who bought the game wanted the game, so the punishment for playing poorly is an acceptable part of the experience for them.

    I have to disagree that the game looks like something that could have been done on current hardware as well. There are a tonne of great, elaborate details in the graphics, especially Knack himself, and it has a very strong aesthetic, on an almost Pixar level. The lighting in the game is sublime.

    #36 1 year ago
  37. OlderGamer

    After having a chance for some one on one with PS4 yesterday, I have to say that I have mixed feelings.

    The controller is fantastic, best ever PS pad I have ever held.

    The UI is fine, nothing amazing, nothing horrible.

    I was very excited till I started playing a couple of games. I experienced glitches, slow down, poor graphics and was left feeling underwhelmed. Not going into too many details, not looking to invoke fanboy rage. But the limited games that I played screamed launch titles. Nothing to get excited about.

    I hope to get my PS4 by the end of this week. And I believe the system has a bright future. However, if you are on the fence, I would wait awhile. Wait for stronger software. Wait for bugs/glitches and the like to be sorted out.

    And while it is a PR spin for sure, I wouldn’t agree that the line up of games is all that fantastic.

    #37 1 year ago
  38. monkeygourmet


    So, why are you getting one?! :)

    #38 1 year ago
  39. DrDamn

    NeoGAFs famousmortimer posted a good blog about Knack.

    “Reviewers probably only had a very limited amount of time to play through the game.”

    This. Of Sony’s own making of course but for example how many reviewers who complained about KZ AI tried a play through on a difficulty other than default? Longer play time can reduce review scores, but with some games they are better paced or savoured than devoured in a single sitting.

    #39 1 year ago
  40. monkeygourmet


    No offence (I haven’t read the article), but you could say that about almost any game ever.

    It’s all subjective, and many people may enjoy Knack, but it seems obvious even at a glance that it doesn’t shape up well against other titles in similar genres.

    Remember, this was a launch exclusive in a pretty ‘safe’ genre created by one of the systems lead architects.

    It should have been pretty damn good.


    I thought Famous Mortimer was a massive Sony fanboy? :)

    #40 1 year ago
  41. Ireland Michael

    @40 Then why are user opinions of the game so far apart from review opinions? There has to be some reason.

    For me, it *is* the highlight game of the launch. Killzone is exceptionally pretty but still just your average shooter. Resogun is a great indie game… but it’s still essentially just Defender with better graphics. Would anyone seriously buy a €400 piece of hardware just for a single indie title?

    Anyway, this is all ultimately meaningless. It’s the future of the console that matters, not just the launch. Launch lineups have never defined a console, and it’s naive for anyone to think that it will.

    I’ll be upgrading my PC first before I even consider the new console hardware. It’s an update that’s about eight years overdue.

    #41 1 year ago
  42. OlderGamer

    Resogun :)

    And for the same reason I own a WiiU. PS4, I think is going have some amazing games. I want it for that. Plus I have a bit of MS fatigue, so I am buying a PS4 before X1.

    #42 1 year ago
  43. DrDamn

    “No offence (I haven’t read the article), but you could say that about almost any game ever.”

    Oh absolutely, it’s another opinion. What that opinion does, and many reviews don’t do, is make it clear what it is that the opinion is based on. Reviews have become simple opinions, incorporating whatever bias and preference the reviewer has, when in my view a professional review should be a lot more than an opinion. It should attempt to evaluate a game based on what others might like and not just what the reviewer prefers.

    The score a game gets in a review is irrelevant, how the reviewer *really* came to that score is the point and that’s the detail which is often missing in amongst trying to write something entertaining and witty or clever.

    #43 1 year ago

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    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

    Ubisoft employee, Julien Risse, may have inadvertently confirmed Watch Dogs 2, thanks to his online CV over at LinkedIn. spotted the slip up, in which Risse lists Watch Dogs, the DLC Bad Blood, and Watch Dogs 2 on his profile. Creative Director Jonathan Morin has already talked about his ideas for improvements for the […]

  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

    YouTuber Abstract Mode has shared his vision of what Trevor Philips’ life might have been like, had he not been completely batshit crazy. Watch Trevor get mauled, run over, and hit by a train, before taking a majestic swan-dive into someone else’s pool at the climax. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 isn’t released until November 6, but you can already hand over your cash for the Season Pass. The Season Pass is available for pre-purchase on Steam for £34.99, and will cover four DLC packs – although the details we have on the content are limited to ‘exciting’ at this […]

  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

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  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

    WWE 2K15 may be the series’ PC debut, but it’s already getting into the spirit of the platform. WWE 2K15 does indeed support mods on PC, 2K’s Marcus Stephenson has confirmed. @ElementGamesTV you can. Now buy. — Marcus Stephenson (@stephensonmc) April 28, 2015 As Destructoid points out, this opens the door to all sorts of […]

  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

    Overkill’s The Walking Dead is one step closer to your grasping little paws. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be published by 505 Games, Overkill parent Starbreeze has announced. 505 also published Payday 2, Overkill’s previous title, so the two companies have established a working relationship. In a press release, the publisher said the co-op title […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

    Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for later, enjoy bonus Advanced Warfare content now. Blacks Ops 3 is being supported by a rather cunning pre-order incentive even more likely to get you to lay your cash down sooner than you might otherwise. Gamespot reports a Black Ops 3 pre-order will receive a couple of […]

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

    Steam users can now be blocked from individual games by their developers. Steam has always supported multiplayer bans for disruptive users, but a newly-implemented system allows developers to ban users from individual games using their own anti-cheat systems. Game Bans are enforced by Valve, but are enacted at the developer’s request and discretion. This change […]

  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

    Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match any pledges made to The Red Cross up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after the 7.8 earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal. According to Ubisoft: “Having spent the last few years working on Far Cry 4, a game heavily inspired by Nepal and […]

  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

    Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, and while it’s confirmed as a PlayStation 3 release, a Dutch retailer has it listed as coming to PS4 as well. Of course, listing it for PS4 could also be a typo, not that I would personally know about that sort of thing, really. However, according […]

  • Official mod tools for Total War: Attila are now available

    Official mod tools for Total War: Attila are now available and you can grab the new Assembly Kit as a beta through the tools menu via your Steam library. The Creative Assembly said the tools will be “immediately familiar” to modders of Rome 2 and Shogun 2, but the new version is the most “extensive” […]

  • How to get level 34 Ascended Raid gear in Destiny: House of Wolves

    Watch: two videos showing you how to get level 34 raid gear and a shopping list of what you need. One of the big changes that House of Wolves is bringing to Destiny is the chance to upgrade your weapons and gear to level 34. In these videos Arekkz Gaming shows you how to use […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves puts PvP back in the spotlight

    Destiny PvP players, your time has come to shine. New Crucible maps. New Crucible rewards. And the glorious wonder of Elimination mode. Destiny: House of Wolves puts PvP front and centre. When Destiny was first detailed, one of the things Bungie stressed was that there’d be something for everyone. If you wanted to play solo […]

  • Destiny: Trials of Osiris – everything you need to know in one video

    The Destiny: House of Wolves embargo has lifted, and with so much information floating around pertaining to Trials of Osiris, it can be overwhelming. Thankfully, Arekkz Gaming tells you everything you need to know in one video. In the video above you will be informed of how the 3v3 Team Deathmatch event works, how you […]