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PS4 production sabotaged by FOXCONN workers, intern claims – rumour

Monday, 18 November 2013 09:53 GMT By Dave Cook

PlayStation 4 units manufactured at the FOXCONN assembly plant in China were said to be sabotaged by workers. An intern has stepped forward and claimed that the act was in retaliation to the poor treatment of staff while making Sony’s console and other devices, a fact that FOXCONN has recently admitted.

It follows FOXCONN’s statement on the confirmed mistreatment of student workers on the assembly line.

Now, Neowin reports that the intern’s statement was posted on the IGN boards on Friday by user qbroid, in an attempt to further expose the matter. The employee’s original thread was published on August 28 but was subsequently locked.

It was entitled, “Since foxconn are not treating us well, we will not treat ps4 console well. The ps4 console we assemble can be turned on at best.” Here’s a grab of the original post:

The hardware was allegedly tampered with to provoke problems with PS4 units in response to the worker’s treatment. It’s unclear if the supposed sabotage actually bore fruit in the end, as by Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida’s count, the failure rate on PS4 consoles shipped sits at 0.4%.

What do you make of the above? We’ll keep our ears to the ground in case more details emerge surrounding the alleged FOXCONN issues.

Thanks Jet Black.

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44 Comments

  1. dsr

    I hope Europe wont get that faulty batch.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. KAP

    Totally FUCKED UP. Sabotage PS4s because there not getting treated right by FOXCONN.
    Yet the sad truth is consumers don’t wanna hear excuses, they want results.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. kingy

    Wow shit just got deep ,if this is proven it’s not just bad for us and sony but also Foxconn every company in the world just about has things coming out of their doors

    #3 1 year ago
  4. CycloneFox

    Instead of damaging FOXCONN, which treads workers bad, they are just damaging Sony and gamers. I suppose gamers don’t interest the workers of FOXCONN though. If it is true, I hope Sony will accuse FOXCONN for this mess.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. TheBlackHole

    “only .4% of PS4 consoles have failed since launch.”

    Please stop using this as some kind of factual representation of the console’s failure rate. This quote was made BEFORE the console went on sale. It means nothing.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Dave Cook

    @5 Who’s using it as actual fact? I merely said that was what Yoshida claimed.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Fin

    This is a ridiculous ridiculous story to post, I don’t care what other website posted it previously.

    A screengrab of a forum post written in Chinese by someone who claims to work for Foxconn.

    Coming up:
    User on GameFAQs boards claiming “Wii U HD Incoming” because “his dad works for Nintendo”.

    I’m all for rumour and speculation, but there has to be a minimum bar.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. G1GAHURTZ

    POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

    FREE THE FOXCONN SLAVES!!

    #8 1 year ago
  9. dsr

    @8

    If you free them, who is going to make an Xbone?

    #9 1 year ago
  10. KineticCalvaria

    @9, no one. So even more reason to free them :).

    On a serious note though, this really needs sorting out, these kind of situations shouldn’t be happening in the 21st century.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Ireland Michael

    If the state of things there are really that abysmal, and this turns out to actually be true, I fully support this. Things there need to change badly. A piece of hardware is not as important as the basic humane treatment of other people.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. G1GAHURTZ

    @9: Brazilians!

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57412330-37/could-foxconns-factory-in-brazil-be-a-model-for-apple-production/

    #12 1 year ago
  13. GregoryRasputin

    I sincerely hope you are not paid to post this unprofessionally written rubbish Dave.

    Not that its my business, but you would assume someone who gets paid, would do a little research, which you obviously have not done.

    1.)Corrupted Cartridge were not the ones who took the screengrab.
    2.) The user qbroid on IGN who created the thread on IGN, took the screengrab and posted it on IGN, they should be the ones who are sourced.
    3.) NeoWin even say the allegations were posted on IGN, he didn’t say that the Chinese student was the one who started it on IGN.
    4.) Corrupted Cartridge were the only ones who have given correct story and the only ones to source correctly.
    5.) Shocking journalism…

    #13 1 year ago
  14. G1GAHURTZ

    ^ Hey, don’t think you can come on here and badmouth Mr Cook in his own back yard!

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Dave Cook

    @13 you have no idea how busy I am. Mistakes happen. I’m fixing this now.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. GregoryRasputin

    @14 it is not my intention to badmouth Dave Cook as a person, i am badmouthing the fact, that he didn’t research the story properly before rushing it out.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Dave Cook

    @13 Corrected. Thanks for flagging. Maybe be a little less harsh next time?

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Christopher Jack

    @11, Even if true, I don’t think damaging a partner companies products will help their cause.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. TheBlackHole

    @6

    No criticism intended Dave, certainly not like the douche at 13, but your quote says the claim was ‘only .4% of PS4 consoles have failed since launch.’

    The claim was made before launch, so cannot apply to those affected since. The quote was claiming that it accounted for 0.4% of SHIPPED units.

    Assuming they shipped 1.5m units (conservative, given they’ve sold 1m in 24 hours) that would mean 6,000 pre-release units have been considered faulty.

    How many do you think were actually in people’s hands before sale? Including staff, devs, promotional etc, I reckon 6,000 represents a pretty large proportion.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. KineticCalvaria

    Less arse kissing would be nice too.

    @18, that number must be higher than 0.4% now, seems to be quite a lot of issues.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. G1GAHURTZ

    @18:

    Well pointed out.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Joe Musashi

    This story/rumour seems a little far-fetched.

    If true, what is to be gained from revealing the sabotage? Especially so soon after a product made by the plant has gone on sale (not even on global sale).

    Surely if the saboteurs wanted to damage Foxconn’s reputation then they would do this over a range of products so it was more apparent that the issue was with Foxconn.

    If the saboteurs wanted to damage Sony’s / PS4′s reputation then why bring Foxconn into it? Why not make some allegation about quality control (or better yet, PS4′s actual hardware design)??

    As to % failure rates, what is an accurate measure? Anonymous people on forums? Amazon comments? Neither are what I’d regard as accurate – both are easy to fabricate in one direction or another.

    Either way, it sucks for the early adopters. It’s a sorry thing to see so many others taking such glee in another’s misfortune.

    JM

    #22 1 year ago
  23. mongbatstar

    @18

    You’re asserting opinion without any evidence to back it up. You can’t make up statistics because “it must be higher now”.

    The quoted figure is the only official statistic to run off, It’s not unreasonable still to use it in this article. In fact, The Guardian are still running with that figure too in their article on the the 1m US sales. That was published this morning.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Dragon

    That is like the most uninformed rumour. Its just a post on a sites message board that was locked.

    Rumour…

    #24 1 year ago
  25. GregoryRasputin

    #18 i don’t mind being labelled a douche, i respect Dave, but it doesn’t mean ill kiss his ass and tell him he has an awesome post, when its full of errors.

    Also you are wrong about the 0.4%, Sony changed it to .4%

    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

    And you are right Dave, I could have been less harsh, i apologise for that, though that is the way I am :p

    #25 1 year ago
  26. Dave Cook

    @23 People are free to disbelieve rumours if they please, but I’m tired of the way some replies to our rumour stories act like we’ve made them up or something. (Not saying you’re doing this of course).

    We’re just the messenger here. People can view rumours as garbage or plausible if they wish. It’s their choice.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. G1GAHURTZ

    @22:

    How is it possible to say that 0.4% of your consoles are broken, when they’re still packed in a sealed box, sitting in a stock cupboard?

    Did you know that they were broken when you put them in there?

    Or are you just making a ‘conservative guess’?

    How is it possible to get the 0.4% figure with evidence?

    (“you” means Sony, btw, not actually you, mongbatstar.)

    #27 1 year ago
  28. mongbatstar

    I don’t know how they came up with it. FWIW, I agree with the sentiment that it’s probably a bullshit figure, and that the real number would seem to be much higher based on the anecdotal evidence.

    That’s not my point though.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. TheBlackHole

    @22

    “You’re asserting opinion without any evidence to back it up. You can’t make up statistics because “it must be higher now”.”

    Please explain which statistic I’ve made up?

    The only stat I used was the official 0.4% of shipped units being faulty. That comes from Sony directly. All I did was calculate what that would be in actual units if you did the maths, based on an almost certain underestimation of the number of shipped units.

    So, I asserted a fact, based on a fact, coming straight from Sony. I’d also suggest that given this article was changed to reflect my correction, that I wasn’t making anything up.

    Feel free to try and explain yourself though.

    #29 1 year ago
  30. Dragon

    @Dave,
    No offence man, but that dude who posted it on IGN forums was a member since like 4 days and really, there are infinite rumours like that on various internet forums everyday. Even IGN didn’t post it.

    Your discretion obviously, just saying we have a difference of opinions here ;)

    #30 1 year ago
  31. vOL

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-i4ZZtnUAGlw/TymvDAbtRwI/AAAAAAAAArg/zTD_ZeOSulc/s1600/supernatural-mouths-open.gif

    @25 Because that’s how manufacturing works buddy. It is foolish for Sony or any other manufacturers to think that their product was 100% fault-proof. They just can’t inspect every units produced one by one. They do sampling for each production batch for an estimation quality for the entire product line. There is lot of possible factors which contribute to faulty product and FYI, “Human Factors” are the worst of them.

    0.4% failure rates is minuscule in high volume manufacturing scale.

    #31 1 year ago
  32. Dave Cook

    @28 “just saying we have a difference of opinions here”

    And that’s completely fine :)

    #32 1 year ago
  33. freedoms_stain

    So, you’re told you have to work at foxconn for free so you can get your degree. The hours and conditions are poor but you want to continue your degree so you put up with it.

    But in addition to putting yourself through those hellish conditions for weeks or months you decide you’ll sabotage some PS4 units in protest at your poor treatment and post about it online, knowing that if you’re caught you’re probably not going to get your degree after all.

    Sounds legit.

    #33 1 year ago
  34. SplatteredHouse

    http://www.ign.com/boards/threads/student-as-the-op-of-the-foxconn-internmade-bad-ps4-three-month-ago-i-have-something-to-say.453524775/

    I don’t believe these actions are fabricated. It’s a lot of effort to deliberately set and spin this many plates. What effect they have for customers is too early to tell, but Sony ought to be able to lump it in with expected failure rates.

    #34 1 year ago
  35. G1GAHURTZ

    @29:

    Sure, I can totally understand taking samples from batches. That makes sense, and it’s reasonable to make calculations and percentages based on those samples.

    What doesn’t make sense, is taking statements like:

    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

    And turning them into ‘The PS4 has a 0.4% failure rate’.

    First of all, the initial quote is meaningless, because the only “problems reported” could have come from the relatively tiny amount of pre-release consoles that the press and competition winners had access to.

    So “affected systems” at the time when the quote was made was only a tiny portion of the >1m units that they actually shipped.

    The key term here, which is crucial to the statement, is “problems reported”.

    He’s not talking about a scientific estimation based on a sample test. He’s talking about real consumers reporting issues with units.

    So my question was, how can he get a figure based on “problems reported”, and “affected systems”, when all they had to go by was a handful of pre-release units, at a time where there were almost certainly another 1m units sitting on shelves in the US and Canada alone?

    Of course the other units aren’t going to have any “problems reported”, because no-one’s opened the box.

    #35 1 year ago
  36. DeVitowned

    First of all, let me begin by saying I am one of the many, yes many, who received one of these sabotaged consoles. This made me very angry, and even moreso disappointed.

    Secondly, if this rumor is true, GOOD FOR THE WORKERS WHO ARE REVOLTING AGAINST THE POOR CONDITIONS! I do not mind at all being given a mild inconvenience if it can help these exploited workers bring attention and potentially positive change toward their situation. I work for Wal-Mart and I can sympathize with these workers when it comes to being exploited, but, no matter how bad I have it, it’s nothing compared to what these people have to endure at FOXCONN. Still, even with this incident, I doubt any good will come of it, because even with what the world knows about the poor living conditions, the low pay and massive suicide rates, no one has done anything to change things there.

    #36 1 year ago
  37. antraxsuicide

    I can pretty much guarantee that it’s higher than .4%. Someone was told by Sony support that they’ve received 4000 returns from Amazon alone. That equals .4% of the 1 million sold mark, and that’s only from one retailer.

    #37 1 year ago
  38. bobnice

    @ #5

    That quote was also make by the same Sony guy who when asked on twitter said the Red Line of death was “Not True”

    #38 1 year ago
  39. bradk825

    If I remember right he used the .4% when the Taco Bell ones went out, and then again after launch. It seems funky that it would be the exact same number when it’s a sampling of 4000 units or the whole launch…

    I also wonder about whether the software issues are included in that. Supposedly, if you ask (but don’t really ask because they wont tell you)EA there were problems with the patch… Was that in the .4%? It’s not really clear.

    Truthfully I hope the .4% is true. I would like to think that both sets of manufacturers learned from last gen.

    #39 1 year ago
  40. bradk825

    @13 Slow down bro, we like Dave here.

    #40 1 year ago
  41. xino

    good news for me
    bad news for sony
    good on Foxconn!

    now they will know how to treat their employees with respect.
    These people will start to know they have the POWER, just because they work for foxconn, makes it feel like foxconn is in control.

    but truth is people are in control.

    hopefully foxconn will stop using underage people and working their employees every 16 hours every day!

    #41 1 year ago
  42. jonahfalcon

    100% bullshit. Launch consoles are often defective. Look at the C-64, the iPod, the PS1, the Xbox 360. What do all of them have in common? They were all rushed for one reason or another.

    #42 1 year ago
  43. TrickyAudio

    Looks like we could be getting Japanese made ones in Europe. Worth the wait after all? http://gearnuke.com/is-europe-getting-made-japan-playstation-4/

    #43 1 year ago
  44. DrDamn

    @41
    It’s an interesting point. May not have some of the US problems, may have a whole host of new ones :). *If* it is a better quality build then maybe related to tougher warranty laws in Europe. Interesting.

    #44 1 year ago

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    Submerged is the latest title in development from Uppercut Games, and the exploration-adventure game is coming to PlayStation 4 and other platforms this year. The game takes place in a flooded city which Miku and her wounded brother Taku have reached by boat. Miku needs to find a safe place for her brother to rest […]

  • These screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt show superb attention to detail

    Some gorgeous new screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced, and a couple are wallpaper worthy. Especially the one with the horse, but as you’re well aware, I’m horse crazed. The images below in the gallery have been scaled to fit properly, but if you head over to NeoGAF you can bask in […]

  • Namco kicks off Humble Store partnership with Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin

    Namco Bandai has started offering its PC titles on Humble Store, and this includes the recently released Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. Other titles include Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and Project Cars. “In Japan, the Bandai Namco Group companies are known for supporting different charity programs and we are very happy to be […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 Bonus codes to give away

    Already have a World of Tanks account? We’ve got 2,000 codes for players to top up their Gold and Premium days. This weekend sees the World of Tanks Grand Finals take place in Poland, and we’ve got a bunch of game codes to give away to celebrate. Each Bonus PC code offers 150 Gold and […]

  • Mad Max contains Top Dog camps with boss fights

    Mad Max will have bases which vary in difficulty, some of which are considered a “finale” for a particular region and feature a boss fight. Speaking in the latest issue of GamesMaster via GamesRadar, the game’s producer John Fuller said this allows players to tailor their experience by deciding how much of a challenge they […]

  • Just Cause 3 gameplay trailer reveal coming next week

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 28, because you won’t want to miss the gameplay reveal of Just Cause 3. Avalanche tweeted the date along with a teaser, as seen below. The box art has also made an appearance. Keep an eye on the game’s YouTube page, and we’ll be sure to post the video […]

  • First paid Skyrim Steam Workshop mod has been pulled

    Valve’s new incentive which allows modders to charge for their creations hasn’t been live for 24 hours yet, and already, one mod has been pulled. The mod in question was Chesko’s Fishing Mod for Skyrim, which the creator pulled after a community member questioned whether Chesko had permission from the creator of the character-idle animations […]

  • Resident Evil HD Remaster has sold over one million copies worldwide

    The HD remaster of Resident Evil has sold over one million copies worldwide since its January 20 release, Capcom has announced. The company attributed the sales milestone to producing a “great product” along with excellent word of mouth and praise from fans. In February, Capcom said Resident Evil HD Remaster was its fastest-selling digital title […]

  • The Crew: the Raid Car Pack and Raid Live Update now available for download

    The Crew players can now download the Raid Car Pack which is the last of four themes car packs. The Raid Live Update is also available, and it contains six new tuning specs. The car pack contains three new cars: the 2012 Cadillac Escalade, the off-road 2011 Volkswagen Touareg NF and the McLaren F1 supercar. […]

  • Geralt is very professional in the latest Witcher 3: Wild Hunt TV spot

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new TV spot that’s short and to the point. The latest Witcher 3 trailer comes in the form of TV spot. It’s all CGI, and it looks good. If you’re more into gameplay trailers, the latest one will serve you well. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out […]

  • Steam roguelike sale is live, offers deep discounts on a stellar collection of titles

    If you’re into challenging, procedurally-generated, and infinitely-replayable games, Steam’s current sale will hook you up. Steam is hosting a sale on roguelike games. Plenty of titles in the genre are on sale for upwards of 75% off. Highlights include Risk of Rain at 75% off, Don’t Starve at 66% off, Spelunky at 75% off, FTL: […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 finally gets online co-op in Raid Mode on Xbox One

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has been patched to support online play in Raid Mode on Xbox One. The Xbox One version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 lacked online support in Raid Mode for a long time. Until today. A new patch has been released to bring that version in line with the rest of them. […]

  • A section in Killing Floor 2′s EULA about cyberbullying is riling up some fans

    Killing Floor 2 has recently got into a bit of trouble with some fans due to a clause in its EULA that gives the developer the right to revoke a user’s license without prior notice. The Killing Floor 2 EULA – just like many others found in modern games, has a section dedicated to cheating […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 free tanks and in-game cash to giveaway

    To celebrate the World of Tanks grand finals this weekend we’ve got some great freebies to give away to new players. We have 2,000 PC invite codes to giveaway, with each one offering new accounts a T2 Light Tank, 100 Gold and 1 Days Premium worth around €8.00. All you need to do is enter […]

  • Marvel announces partnership with Telltale, first game due in 2017

    Marvel and Telltale have entered into a partnership that will allow the developer to work on a new game series, due in 2017. Telltale has announced that it has partnered with Marvel Games, Marvel Entertainment’s video games division, for the development of a new game series. No indication was given as to what the new […]

  • Destiny: Bungie is not saying no to a player trading system

    Bungie has not completely ruled out the idea of bringing a trading system to Destiny. Destiny does not offer any way for players to trade items amongst themselves. But ever since the game’s release, players have never stopped asking Bungie to add one in. While the developer does not have a satisfying answer, it’s still […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 24, 25 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    The weekend Exotics market run by Xur: Agent of the Nine is now open for business. Destiny’s bizarre vendor, Xur, has arrived at the Tower. Xur is your man if you’re looking for Exotic armour or weapons. Not only that, but he will also let you exchange your old Exotic gear for new, upgraded versions. […]

  • Warcraft movie delayed yet again

    The Warcraft movie will no longer hit theatres in March 2016. The release date of the Warcraft movie has been pushed back by three months. The movie was expected in March 2016, but Legendary Pictures announced yesterday that it is now due on June 10, 2016. No reason was given for the delay. This is […]

  • Destiny: Iron Banner returns on April 28

    Destiny’s Iron Banner PvP event will return this Tuesday. Bungie has announced that the Iron Banner, it’s once-every-few-weeks PvP event, will make a return with next week’s weekly reset. It was initially due this week, but because of the recent Crucible changes that were implemented with patch 1.1.2, Bungie wanted to wait and see. That […]

  • Deus Ex devs take the piss out of Black Ops 3

    Deus Ex developers have been having a bit of a laugh at the expense of Call of Duty’s official Twitter account. You would be forgiven to think that yesterday’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ‘Ember’ teaser was part of an ad campaign for a Deus Ex game, with all the biohacking, wearable tech, augmentation, […]

  • Bungie weekly update: Commendations begone

    Destiny’s weekly update is here to determine the fate of all those Commendations you’ve been earning in the past few months. Bungie started off this week’s update with a recap of the details revealed during the recent livestream. There wasn’t really anything on this front that they haven’t talked about already. With the exception of […]

  • This GTA 5 trainer lets you play as almost anything and it’s the best thing ever

    Want to play GTA 5 as a monkey, a cat, a fish, a deer or some other non-human thing that we eat or keep as a pet? ScriptHook has you covered. Not only can you play as critters, it change other game values, according to an explanation from PC Gamer. These values include making changes […]

  • EA Sports moves Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR release date to July

    EA Sports has announced Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR will be released in July. Originally announced for June, the golf game will now release the same week as the Open Championship at St. Andrews, on July 14. EA also provided some more color on gameplay features such as the ability to customize the game by borrowing […]

  • Jason Voorhees joins Mortal Kombat X in May, Kombat Pack owners get first dibs

    Jason Voorhees will arrive for Mortal Kombat X players in May, NetherRealm Studios announced today during the latest Kombat Kast. Jason will be shown for the first time on Monday, May 4 during a special Kombat Kast. According to EventHub which watched the livestream, the developer will also show off the character’s move and Variations. […]

  • The Witcher 3: Nvidia heads to Poland for a behind-the-scenes look – video

    A video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, taking you behind-the-scenes with CD Projekt RED. Nvidia’s GeForce crew went to the firm’s studio in Poland to talk with the game’s executive producer John Mamais, who provides a look at the PC version of the upcoming RPG. CD Projekt, according to the video […]

  • Microsoft notes decline in Xbox unit sales for Q3 FY15 to 1.6 million

    Microsoft reported its Q3 FY15 earnings today, citing growth in Xbox Live usage as one of the contributing factors to the firm’s reported revenue. However, the firm noted a decline in units sales for its Xbox consoles during the quarter. Microsoft Q3 2014 (yoy comparison) Microsoft Q1 fiscal 2015 Microsoft Q2 fiscal 2015 The firm […]

  • Powerplay is a new feature included in the Elite: Dangerous May update

    The next update for Elite: Dangerous is coming next month and it includes a new feature called Powerplay. According to Frontier Developments, Powerplay allows players to participate in an ongoing battle that “enhances every aspect” of the game. Players can become allies with a number of galactic Powers and guide their strategy, pursue objectives in […]

  • Facebook says it’s “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift

    Facebook has said it is “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift as the VR headset is still in the development stages. Speaking during a call to investors, Facebook CFO David Wehner said the company had nothing to announce regarding the amount of stock it expected to ship. “We have not announced any […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch and rental server program hits next week

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch has a release date for both consoles and PC. PC & Console patch and RSP for Consoles coming April 28th. Fixes include TDM spawns and more: http://t.co/BZYJeomPlr pic.twitter.com/27TCiY8hmf — Battlefield (@Battlefield) April 23, 2015 The update will include fixes to Punkbuster, Nvidia DirectX drivers, TDM spawns, contains weapon balance tweaks and […]

  • Modders can now earn money through Steam Workshop starting today with Skyrim

    Valve has introduced a new functionality within Steam Workshop which will allow mod makers to earn money for their creations, starting with Skyrim. The update will allow content such as mods, items, or maps to be sold through Steam Workshop for titles which have the feature enabled. A new “streamlined process for listing” has been […]

  • Play Skyrim for free this weekend on Steam and take 75% off while you’re at it

    Skyrim is free this weekend on Steam providing wanna-be Dragonborns who have procrastinated on wetting their blades with Stormcloak blood the perfect opportunity to give the RPG a try. Head over to Steam and download the game and play for free until April 26 at 1am PDT. The game is also 75% off if you […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Ember” teaser video released ahead of full reveal

    Activision has released a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 teaser video titled “Ember” and you can watch it right here. Here’s the video blurb: “In the next 50 years, technological advancements will lead us into a world where only those who risk going too far, will find out how far we can actually go.” […]

  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

    Bioware has updated Dragon Age Keep after listening to community feedback. The update includes more customization and control over heroes, world states, career and more. Players can now customize hero portraits or delete Dragon Age: Inquisition heroes from the Hero section. They can also remove playthrough states from the World State Manager and keep up […]

  • Here’s a look at some Conker community creations in Project Spark

    Conker’s Bug Reunion releases today, and below is a video showing some of the community creations you will be able to download using the creation pack. Project Spark is a free download on Xbox One and Windows 8.1, and you can download the Conker Creation Pack today. It contains 350 assets in order for users […]

  • Rainbow Six: Siege video shines spotlight on the British Counter Terrorist Unit

    Ubisoft has released a Rainbow Six: Siege video which gives you a look at the British Counter Terrorist Unit which features “the best of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.” The firm said that over the next few weeks it will introduce the public to each of the units in the game. Rainbow Six Siege […]

  • Mario Kart 8 DLC and Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. headline eShop update in North America

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with an update and new DLC for Mario Kart 8 and the Mewtwo DLC for Super Smash Bros. Other highlights include Mario Kart DS on Wii U Virtual Console, the continuation of International StreetPass Week and more. Full update is below. Nintendo eShop Mario Kart […]

  • Square Enix host E3 2015 conference this year on June 16

    With Final Fantasy 15, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on the horizon, it should come as no surprise to learn that Square Enix will be hosting a dedicated E3 2015 conference this year. The presentation will take place Tuesday, June 16 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT/5pm UK. It will be broadcast […]

  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years 3D remake releasing on Steam next month

    Final Fantasy 4: The After Years has been given a makeover and will be released on Steam of PC next month. You can now pre-order it on Steam and take 10% off for the time being. The game will be released on the digital service May 12 and will include trading cards and achievements. Thanks, […]

  • This Project Cars video shows off the racer’s multiplayer

    Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has released a new video giving you a look at the game’s multiplayer. The game is out next month, and if you would like to refresh yourself on the tracks included,  give this a look. While you are clicking links, here’s the minimum and recommended PC specifications which dropped last […]

  • Looks like Logitech is getting out of OEM mouse production business [Clarification]

    Logitech will no longer produce “low-end” mice, citing a decline in PC accessories. This story has been updated to include a clarification. According to a Reuters report, per MCV, the firm will instead focus on video accessories and streaming music, as its wireless Bluetooth speakers are now its best-selling product rage. This will help offset […]

  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

    Must have more MOBA? Win one of our 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys and see if you’re more Blizzard than LoL. Can’t wait for June 2? Of course you can’t. We have 1,000 closed beta keys for Heroes of the Storm to give away this week, allowing you access before Blizzard’s MOBA goes […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

    A Nintendo Direct devoted entirely to Xenoblade Chronicles X will air this Friday, April 24. The video showcase will start at 11am PDT/2pm EDT/7pm UK. After the showcase, a new Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation featuring the game will air. This is the second Xenoblace Chronicles X Nintendo Direct, but the first in English. The first […]

  • Blizzard will have 500 game stations set up at gamescom 2015

    Blizzard is heading to gamescom 2015 in August and it will have 500 game stations set up for attendees to get their hands on five of its titles. The developer will be set up in Hall 7 and those who stop by will be able to get hands-on with the latest content for Heroes of […]

  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

    Sony has dropped the price of the PS4 in the UK. For a limited time only, you can grab the console for £299.99 from Argos, Game, Tesco and Very. Go to Amazon.co.uk and you’ll get it for £289. You’ve only got until April 28, then it goes back up to £349. Go, go, go. For […]

  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

    Today, we get to finally take our first look at gameplay from Mad Max. Avalanche and Warner Bros. have shown off the first gameplay trailer for Mad Max today. The trailer below offers a look at melee combat, car combat, customisation and much more. Give it a watch below: There are a few new screenshots […]

  • Overlord: Fellowship of Evil has four-player co-op like we figured

    Codemasters has pulled the veil back on the next Overlord game, and its a four-player co-op game called Overlord: Fellowship of Evil. Rhianna Pratchett is back to write the story. The game may be co-op at its core, but it can still be played single-player. Each of the four playable character have strengths and weaknesses, […]

  • Update now available for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X and Y

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire along with Pokemon X and Y are being updated by Nintendo to fix a few bugs and in-game text. There’s also the possibility of a few hacks and exploits being fixed. Per Nintendo Life (via Serebii), both patches are 250-270 blocks in size, and it’s a mandatory update which […]

  • Side-scrolling cover shooter Not a Hero gets a demo

    Not a Hero, the upcoming game from OlliOlli developer Roll7, has received a demo. The demo for Not a Hero was made available today on Steam. In the game, you play as Steve, the campaign manager for BunnyLord. A time-travelling rabbit who’s running for mayor of London. Think this is an absurd premise? This trailer […]

  • You have until April 30 to export your Green Day: Rock Band tracks to Rock Band 3

    Harmonix has announced that those looking to export their song collection from Green Day: Rock Band into Rock Band 3 can only do so until the end of the month. April 30 will be the cutoff date for anyone who wants to export tracks from Green Day: Rock Band into their Rock Band 3 library, […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight minimum, recommended, and ultra PC specs revealed

    Batman: Arkham Knight is looking like it’s going to be quite a taxing game. Nvidia has released a list of the minimum, recommended, and ultra PC requirements for Batman: Arkham Knight. Here’s the full thing: Minimum OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required) Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom […]

  • Bloodborne patch 1.03 is live, reduces loading times, fixes suspend/resume bugs, more

    Patch 1.03 is now live for Bloodborne. The patch reduces loading times, adds item descriptions to loading screens, and fixes other various bugs. From Software has pushed update 1.03 live to all Bloodborne owners. As promised, it reduces loading times by approximately 5 to 15 seconds. Another new addition is showing item descriptions instead of […]

  • Battlefield 4: first look at Community Map in action

    Get your first look at the map designed by the community of Battlefield 4. Battlefield 4′s community-designed map is a reality. DICE has recently updated CTE to include an early version of the map. It’s not fully textured as Westie is about to show you, but the layout is nearly finalised. Westie goes over the […]

  • Microsoft apologises for uploading misleading Witcher 3: Wild Hunt footage

    Xbox’s YouTube channel uploaded a video of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt yesterday that was captured from the PC build. The most recent gameplay video for the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt appeared on the Xbox YouTube channel and showed a quest from the game’s opening section. A few minutes after it had gone live, […]