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Star Citizen will never be dumbed down for consoles, says Roberts, but next-gen could happen one day

Monday, 18 November 2013 15:07 GMT By Dave Cook

Star Citizen creator Chris Roberts has addressed the likelihood of the crowd-funded RPG heading to consoles in future. While he’s loathe to dumb the PC title down for a “lesser platform” such as PS3 and Xbox 360, he’s not ruling out PS4 and Xbox One.

In a forum post titled ‘Star Citizen, PC, PS4 and Consoles,’ Roberts wrote, “Star Citizen IS a PC game. It will NEVER be dumbed down for a lesser platform. We will NOT limit the input options or supported peripherals to the lowest common denominator. We will NOT pass on features and technology just because they will only run on some hardware configurations.

“I just upgraded my office rig to a pair of Titans running in SLI, driving a 4K monitor and a 1440P one (Thanks NVidia for the goodies!). We’re about ready to build the ultimate AMD rig with FOUR R9 290Xs and AMD’s eight core CPU driving a set of 4K monitors in Eyefinity (Thanks AMD!)

“You think that’s a good approximation for console, even a next gen one like PS4 or Xbox One?”

He went on to say that he favours PC as it’s an open platform that is constantly moving forward with powerful and affordable new components released each year. He added, “Because of this Star Citizen will always be primarily a PC game and will embrace the best and newest tech.”

On potential PS4 and Xbox One editiosn of Star Citizen, Roberts added, “As far as consoles go Star Citizen will never be on the PS3 or Xbox 360. As for the next gen consoles, PS4 and Xbox One, we have NO CURRENT PLANS, but my stance remains open and is consistent with the many interviews I’ve given -

“IF the platform holders (Sony & Microsoft) allow us to update the code and data without restrictions and odious time consuming QC procedures, IF they allow our community to openly interact with each other across platforms then I would CONSIDER supporting them.”

In closing he stated, “So fear not! The PC is the platform of Star Citizen. Anything else, if it happens at all, will just be after the fact.”

Are you glad to see Roberts focusing on PC for Star Citizen? Would you like to see it brought to next-gen units down the line? Let us know below.

Via Eurogamer.

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23 Comments

  1. foofly

    I’m glad he’s sticking to his original plan. It’s not like he has publishers pushing him to compromise.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Legendaryboss

    But isn’t it still being dumbed down anyway? I don’t expect the PC Version to be possible in its full glory.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. AmiralPatate

    It’s always good to hear. But with the ambition they have, I would be surprised if they ported the game anytime soon.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. _LarZen_

    He seams like a elitist PC turd to be honest. And with the feedback from people playing the game I don’t think console gamers will miss out at all.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. WaspHUN

    @4: Are you a time traveller or what ? The game will not be released until the end of 2014 or early 2015.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Erthazus

    @2, your assumption is based on what? At retarded comment that has nothing to do with reality?
    This game has 4K support (there is 4K video with it) and has fantastic gameplay and PC-like controls. You can keep your Aut-aim, bullet magnetism games and 16 button controls to yourself.

    @4, OH SO YOU PLAYED IT ALREADY? WOW. MAN. GIVE IT TO ME PLEASE. Time traveling at it’s finest.

    butthurt console peasent at it’s finest. This game is going to be incredible with PC-Like controls, own economy, Star Citizen will feature an accurate newtonian physics engine. Ships will come equipped with lateral thrusters that are required to turn the ship and reverse acceleration, Star system, ships and stuff.

    Keep your shitty AUTO-AIM and bullet magnetism POS to yourself. Indeed. you won’t miss anything.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Legendaryboss

    @6
    What are you on about? What i said was the potential PS4/One versions would be dumbed down in someway compared to the PC counterpart, hence “I don’t expect the PC Version to be possible in its full glory.”

    #7 1 year ago
  8. TheBlackHole

    Arrogant prat.

    He can keep his money-grabbing meta game and his ‘LOVE ME AND MY DREAM PROJECT’ attitude.

    @1

    “I’m glad he’s sticking to his original plan.”

    You mean the one where he earns fifteen times the amount he planned for and spent it on an unnecessarily expensive mo-cap studio and kitting out his digs, while adding a couple of SHIPS to the game for every $2m raised?

    Yeah, stay classy Roberts

    #8 1 year ago
  9. VibraniumSpork

    “a pair of Titans running in SLI, driving a 4K monitor and a 1440P one…FOUR R9 290Xs and AMD’s eight core CPU driving a set of 4K monitors in Eyefinity.” – I am lazy/PC clueless. Can someone given me an approximate RRP on that bundle of swag this guy just got given for nothing?

    #9 1 year ago
  10. TheBlackHole

    @9
    £10-20k?

    It’s the 4k monitors that do it.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. viralshag

    Is this going to be the new Crysis of its time? Needing some suped up future computer to run it?

    #11 1 year ago
  12. WaspHUN

    @9: The 4K display is the most expensive piece there. It costs around 3500 $ (ASUS), 1440p (or 2,5K) is far cheaper, you can find a decent one for 400 $, 1 GTX Titan is around 1000$ and 570 $ for one R9 290x. the 8 core AMD CPU is not that expensive… you can grab an FX-8350 for less than 200$ on newegg.

    Now… do your math :)

    #12 1 year ago
  13. _LarZen_

    @5 Damn, i mixed it with X Rebirth. Read to fast :/

    @6 You sound like a psychopath.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. papizdano

    Erthazus relaaaax

    #14 1 year ago
  15. archaven

    Relax folks. This is just PR talks. This game will come to console. Mark my words. Which game developer is not swayed by the huge sales of consoles compared to peanuts on PC?

    If anything ALL games will come to consoles. Only PC have to beg for it. I’m not a console fanboy. This comes from a PC gamer.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. yeoung

    @15: I dunno man.. 27+ million buys a hell of a lot of peanuts. And those aren’t even sales yet, that’s pure backing.

    If anything, crowdfunding projects like this seem like a better fit for pc than the traditional retail model. Games that people want get made, and the developers won’t have publishers pulling strings, mandating and setting deadlines.

    Complacency may become a factor, but that’s what a developer’s reputation or vision is for.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Erthazus

    @13, If I sounded like psychopath I would use some time traveling.
    But you said that some gamers played the game. Please, share with us.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. bradk825

    “Powerful and affordable components each year”

    “Affordable” is a relative target. Take two guys and ask them what is “affordable” and you’ll get an asnwer heavily weighted on what they make in a year.

    Consoles, in the gaming world, are the very definition of affordable. In 8-10 years you’ll still be able to buy new games for it without upgrading it.

    Meanwhile, when Diablo 3 came out I started watching for a sale at Futureshop and thought I might upgade my PC for it… I never once in a year saw a pre-built rig that would run the game. Affordable was out the window on that one.

    I certainly agree that there is more ability to get the latest and greatest on PC, but for him to list that equipment he just got and then mention affordable upgrades is assinine.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. TheWulf

    @8

    Yeah. For all the money that’s been put into this by gullible backers, all we’ve had out of it are essentially sexy car commercials and defensive “I will prove the doubters wrong!” screams.

    He smelled fishy from day one. The pandering to the elitist PC crowd was enough to raise an eyebrow, and he’s been playing them like a pro swindler. The horrible “I AM A PC GAME!” trailer with all of its painfully wrong typography lingers in my mind. I don’t know, this doesn’t seem like a real thing. You’d think that with all the money they have, and how long it’s been, they’d have a working alpha out by now.

    This just smells wrong. It smells like a con that they’re pushing as far as they can to get as much money as they can from people who have money to waste (usually upper 20 per cent elitists). And eventually he’s going to release some half-baked experience or he’s going to say that the project fell through. He’s really very sorry, but it just can’t continue.

    He has no obligation to do anything with this, and people aren’t really getting anything out of the deal, at all.

    On the other hand, the new Elite game has released a bunch of info about how their game works, dev diaries, lore stuff, and it has an upcoming alpha. That has me more inclined to trust it. I mean, Roberts has been nothing but marketing and shilling thus far, and I don’t trust that.

    For what it’s worth, I’m a PC gamer. But I don’t subscribe to sociopathy or elitism.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Neroist

    @18 Console gaming can cost more during an 8 year period than a PC gaming. Buying 2 Xboxes(RROD), peripherals,Xbox Gold, and 50 six month old games in an 8 year period compared to a single PC using Steam and you will see that PC gaming is much cheaper.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. TheWulf

    @18

    Your logic is illogical, and dumb. Console elitists are every bad as PC elitists, and sometimes worse.

    Consider:

    a.) You only have to buy one PC, and it’ll last for as long as a console does. This is because the mainstream aims at the console, so you won’t have to upgrade the PC until the next console generation. And if you’re going to play indies, then you can set your sights even lower than that.

    This idea that you constantly need the latest and greatest hardware components is a FUD fantasy and utter tripe. It’s what you tell yourself to justify your purchase.

    On the other hand, whilst console purchases often cost anywhere between $60 and $80 for each and every mainstream release, they can go for anywhere between $3 and $60 on the PC. Often averaging at around $35 on release day if you shop around enough. So even if the PC costs a hundred bucks more than a console, that’s going to pay for itself within the first 5-10 games you buy.

    So ultimately, it just comes down to whether you want a console or a computer. It’s the product for the person. If you don’t ever want to think and you just want to push a button to get a game, then the console is the ideal choice. But the open nature of the PC platform means you have benefits like indies, crazy sales, and mods — but you just have to think a little more.

    It’s like the difference between an iPhone or an Android. Yeah, sure, Apple users are snobby but a good Android phone can do anything an iPhone can. Plus, Android has the benefit of being an open platform. With Android you have to think more about what you’re doing, and the iPhone is just about pushing a button and things immediately (and stylishly) working. It’s just what different people want.

    Do you want true simplicity or do you want to sacrifice simplicity to truly own your system and do what you want with it?

    It’s all about choice.

    Snobbery is snobbery, whether it’s a PC user or a console user.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. bradk825

    @20 and 21 thanks for missing the point guys.

    This guy is talking about yearly upgrades and calling them affordable, and I disagree. As for peripherals you’ll buy those for PC too, don’t be silly. And cheap games, go to Gamestop or wait a while. Indies are on console as well.

    You didn’t need to reply as if I’d just written a big anti-PC tirade and tried to wreck your day. I used to be a PC gamer and I like it. I just can’t keep up with the upgrades all the time now that I have kids to support. And yeah, if you want to play new games, you have to upgrade, it is what it is. Not saying it’s a horrible thing, but it’s not the most cost-effective way to play.

    The fact is this dude just listed a shit-tonne of expensive gear that he just got and then in the same breath he’s talking about affordable upgrades.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. archaven

    To those who said console gaming is more affordable than PC is plain wrong. I haven’t been upgrading my PC since 3 years ago. I’m still gaming on my Geforce GTX 560Ti. There’s not much changes on the advancement on technology for PC because gaming was hindered by 8 years old console. Many pubilshers/developers doesn’t want PC to look better so most multi-platform games will be hogged down by consoles graphics.

    It’s a steal if you go to digital distribution (steam sales is one of it) that you can get alot of older AAA games that is so freaking cheap.

    The ONLY reason for you to get a console because of “exclusives” monopolization. And this should end in my honest opinion. So that is why i’m deterred in getting a console.

    I’m getting a console later just because of the exclusives. Otherwise i won’t be bothered with the Un-upgradable box, costly (in my country the PS4 cost the same as a Geforce 780. So please go figure), annual subscriptions and the expensive retail box games which i can get much cheaper digitally (and go green too).

    #23 1 year ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

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

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

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

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

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

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

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

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

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

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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 […]