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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    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 #SWCA — 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 […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]