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Xbox One going in “completely wrong direction,” says Ninja Theory co-founder

Thursday, 21 November 2013 11:35 GMT By Dave Cook

Xbox One’s onus on entertainment is completely the wrong direction, according to Ninja Theory co-founder Tameem Antoniades. He reckons Microsot, Sony and Nintendo could learn a lot from mobile, and that Steam Machines are getting it right.

The DmC: Devil May Cry design lead held a talk at the Slush conference in Helsinki. Reporting from the show, Edge noted Antoniades as saying, “So you heard the XBox One announcement? TV, TV, TV. That couldn’t be further from the truth, it’s completely the wrong direction. It does seem like, despite the best intentions of Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, they’ve still got too much momentum to steer.”

“One platform that does seem to be going in the right direction is the Steam Box. It’s an open development platform, fully digital and a media server, will doubtless integrate with mobile and tablets, and includes all the flexible pricing included from Steam. If I was to make a bet, I’d say that the Steam Box has the capacity to disrupt before mobile does. There are still technical limitations on mobile – bandwidth for streaming, processing and battery power that will just hold it back for a few years. After a few years, I fully expect mobile devices to be the dominant form.”

“It’s not all doom and gloom for consoles. If they embrace some of those lessons, we will get there. I think consoles will be the main hub of entertainment for the next 5-10 years. To do that, they do have to adapt to what mobile is leading. They have to be fully digital open platforms, media servers for all their entertainment and integration with mobile.”

Elsewhere, he noted that touch-screen formats on mobile are limiting where certain types of games are concerned, before turning attention to the AAA development space. The old notion of $60, 15-hour blockbusters is worn, he warned.

“There’s no reason to stick with legacy forms,” he cautioned. “A 15 hour AAA game is a crushing development experience for the producer. It constrains creativity, there’s a lot of checkboxes to justify $60. I always said that I didn’t know why we didn’t go to the 100 hour movie – and we are now. Between Netflix and boxed sets, we watch series from start to finish in one sitting. Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones to me are long forms of old media. I would love, more than anything, to do a 2 hour AAA game and release it for a few dollars.

“I don’t know why we don’t have an endless song, that changes as we walk around and senses inputs from the world. We could create entirely new categories of entertainment. As creators, our task is to reinvent new forms of entertainment using what we know, in terms of AAA console development, artistry, mobile, free-to-play, in terms of meeting the demand that our players require. ”

What do you make of Antonaides’ view? Are the old forms of game development and distribution in trouble? Has Xbox One got it wrong? Let us know below.

Via GI.biz.

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29 Comments

  1. absolutezero

    If theres one thing that Tam Tam knows more than anything its going “completely wrong direction,”.

    OH HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO #shotsfired

    #1 1 year ago
  2. monkeygourmet

    @1

    Beat me to it!

    I was going to go with:

    “He should know, after the DMC reboot!”

    #2 1 year ago
  3. absolutezero

    Y0 is going to shout at us.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Nam3M3King

    I don’t get the hatred over the DMC reboot?! In my eyes it improved on the original game & made Dante modern, long trench coat blue eye blonde so 90′s. Tbh I hated all the DMC till now

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Ireland Michael

    @4 People don’t like change.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. absolutezero

    Thats utter bollocks though.

    It was never about the fear of something new. Ever. If the combat had stood up to the previous two titles I could have looked past everything else and enjoyed the game. Right now its sold badly been in a fair few sales and deserves the same level of ire aimed at Lost Planet 3.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Ireland Michael

    I think the combat stands up just fine. It’s significantly different, but I still found it a tonne of fun. The art style and music was also a huge draw for me – a refreshing change from anime pretty boys and shitty nu-metal.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Dark

    Rumour: Ninja Theory to Quit Console Development

    http://www.computerandvideogames.com/439525/ninja-theory-to-quit-console-development-and-shift-to-mobile-report-claims/

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Obernox

    I wish DmC never existed. Thank god Metal Gear Rising came out short after to wash out the terrible taste. A true skilled-base hack ‘n slasher.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. TheBlackHole

    ““I don’t know why we don’t have an endless song, that changes as we walk around and senses inputs from the world.”

    http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=2mw9j09&s=5#.Uo4VDfnwzao

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Cobra951

    “I would love, more than anything, to do a 2 hour AAA game and release it for a few dollars.”

    I will never pay you a dime for a 2-hour game. I’ll play it for free, or I won’t play it at all.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Ireland Michael

    @9 As soon as you learn the dodge move, all skill in MGR goes completely out the window. I’ve never seen a game to from challenging to cakewalk so radically thanks to the addition of a single move as I have in that game.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. salarta

    I agree with Tameem this time, but because he was behind DmC, I am legally obligated to say he is wrong. :P

    #13 1 year ago
  14. ddtd

    @10 – what’s funny is that ther already is something he described. RJDJ. It’s been around for a long time.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. loki

    going wrong like Ninja Theory

    #15 1 year ago
  16. mrobin

    You guys are so hilarious. Really. This ‘DmC sucks hahahaha’ joke never gets old. Any post that has the word ‘DmC’ or ‘Ninja Theory’ in it must have this in the comment section.

    I have played the older DMC games. I did not like it. It’s cheesy, it’s difficult at times, it’s not my thing. Do I go to posts with the word ‘Capcom’ in it and complain? No. Because opinions differ, and I respect the fact that people like something whereas I don’t. I just wish that some people would respect the fact that I (and let me tell you, a LOT of other people) like the reboot and let it just stay that way.

    Now, about the actual post. I actually agree with Tameem in a way. When you think of mobile gaming, I think about more than just my phone. I automatically think about my PS Vita. I don’t like the thing, simply because I expected it to have at least a few big games. But I have seen what it is capable of and I truly believe that in a few years, technology can be further developed until customers finally have that gaming experience on-the-go (and I don’t mean Candy Crush). I do believe that consoles will continue to play a big role in the gaming world. I like what Sony is doing right now, integrating their Vita system with the PS4. (I’ve yet to see if they actually live up to my expectations.) What I’d like to see in a few years is the gap between mobile and console gaming closing, and I think it’s not impossible.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. bradk825

    As soon as he said mobile will be the dominant form, he lost me. He doesn’t understand gamers if he thinks mobile can replace tv screens and computer monitors.

    And if he doesn’t understand gamers, I don’t see how he gets to say the consoles are moving in the wrong direction.

    If anything, they are moving toward amalgamation, and that’s a good thing. If next-next-gen I can buy one box that will hold my TV subscription, be my PVR and gaming device, by my computer, phone, and babysit my kids, I’ll be signed up on day one.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Ireland Michael

    @17 Mobile already is the dominant format.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Dragon

    @18,
    How? Last I checked, EA is one of the biggest mobile pubs, yet still makes a ton more on consoles.

    “They have to be fully digital open platforms.”
    Yeah, like ios?
    Sounds like AAA developer butthurt over poor sales of his games.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. salarta

    @16: Because it’s the most high-profile thing Ninja Theory has done, and like every forced reboot from this/last generation, DmC never should’ve happened.

    You’re approaching the DMC franchise as someone new to it and going back, and I’m guessing that you played the old games after you played DmC. That skews perspective. Typically, when someone plays an old game then says it sucks, I find that they’re trying to judge an old game by modern standards (or if they’re a fan of a reboot, they expect the old games to fit the form of the reboot) when what they should be doing is considering when the game was made and judging it by how it compares to other games of the same genre made at that time.

    But the story issue goes to what made the franchise what it is. Like nearly all recent reboots, it’s done with a certain level of hatred and disdain for the past, rather than appreciating and respecting the past but building upon it. Ninja Theory was even more pronounced in bashing the franchise before they came along by explicitly mocking both Dante as a character and existing fans of the franchise. With remarks like those, it’s inevitable for people to turn on Ninja Theory for looking like cocky tools that think they’re God’s gift to gaming and anything they do is perfect.

    They may have gotten away with it if they spent more time talking about how they want to “advance” and “develop” the character while trying to destroy him like certain successful reboots have done to once great characters.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Arcnail

    and we care what this guy says why?

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Gheritt White

    @ 11: You are everything that’s wrong in the world of videogames comments. Listen to yourself! You sound like an overly-entitled brat. Gah…

    DmC was a terrific game. End of.

    I agree with Tameem, SteamBox does have the power to be disruptive but it’s likely consoles will dominate for another 5+ years.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Clupula

    I can’t help but notice that everybody who is saying they loved that abortion of a remake also says, “I never liked the originals.” If you didn’t appreciate the greatness of the originals then, of course, you wouldn’t understand why the remake received so much hatred. DMC3 was, until Bayonetta came along, the single best game of that genre. It was wonderfully difficult, it had a fairly amusing over-the-top storyline, and it had music that fit the gameplay.

    That difficulty that one of you said they didn’t like was exactly WHY we liked it so much. DmC was a sad shell of what the Devil May Cry series was supposed to be about. It was Devil May Cry with training wheels on, a character redesign meant to appeal to people who didn’t like the original and repulse those who did, awful music by a shitty band of premadonnas who leave clubs like a bunch of little bitches if they can’t get their soundcheck on time (personal experience opening for Combichrist, btw), and most importantly, a distinct lack of respect for what had come before. Tammy thought he was right the whole time and constantly spit in the faces of everyone who loved the series previously.

    You will never understand why we hate it, since you couldn’t appreciate the original. It’s more than just the hair.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Clupula

    As for the concept of a 2 hour AAA title, it can work if done properly. Portal immediately stands out to me as a high-quality short title.

    However, Portal was sold (at least to consoles, anyway, don’t really care much about how it was done on PC) as part of the Orange Box, so it was a small part of a larger value.

    One of my biggest complaints, in fact, about Portal 2 is that it felt artifically stretched out. The concept doesn’t lend itself to a 10-15 game. 2 hours felt perfect in Portal’s case.

    So, maybe if several different studios did very short, high-production games, and they were released as part of a single compiliation package for $60, that would work.

    Otherwise, I can’t imagine it’d be a good investment to make a very high quality game and then sell it for $10-15.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Gheritt White

    @23: It still doesn’t stop DmC being a great game in and of itself, in its own right. I had tons of fun with the game – are you saying I’m wrong, or that enjoyment shouldn’t be the primary metric by which we measure a game’s worth?

    @24: I agree 100%. Then thing is, it’s not impossible make a 2 – 3 hour game for $10-12M, making it *much* easier to turn a profit. It’d bring dev costs back to PS2-era budgets, making things much less pressurised. Plus, the fact it’s cheaper means more people will buy it – provided the quality is there – and allow for rapid investment in a sequel. I would *love* to play a six game franchise where each iteration was max 3 hours long. It’d be the gaming equivalent of a comic-book mini-series or TV serial!

    #25 1 year ago
  26. YoungZer0

    @20: “when what they should be doing is considering when the game was made and judging it by how it compares to other games of the same genre made at that time.”

    No, a good game stays a good game. See Deus Ex and System Shock. HD Collection is prove that the old titles are not as good as people remember them to be. Without nostalgia, you have an empty game with bland environments, boring storyline, embarrassing one-liners, shallow characters, pace-breaking puzzles, backtracking.

    Backtracking.

    And even more backtracking.

    @23:

    “I never liked the originals.”

    Maybe because they were mediocre? I recently got myself the HD Collection and oh boy, those games didn’t age well at all. The only passable game is DMC3 and it reconfirmed my believe that the haters are full of shit. The games combat is not as deep as they say. Far from it. I sat there saying to myself “Is that really the entire move set for this weapon?”

    “awful music by a shitty band of premadonnas who leave clubs like a bunch of little bitches if they can’t get their soundcheck on time (personal experience opening for Combichrist, btw)”

    … that story again? Seriously get over it. Seems like you take the entire thing too personal. That’s probably the only reason you don’t like the game, because it doesn’t feature your music. Lawl.

    “You will never understand why we hate it”

    “You’ll never understand my pain, dad!”

    Seriously, never stop your whining.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Clupula

    @26 – Well, at first, I was going to say that I was glad that nothing I created was in that piece of shit game, because I’d be embarrassed to be associated with it, but then I realize, having given a song recently to a movie I haven’t even seen, with no intention of doing so, that if you give me a big enough check, if you wanted to use my music in Superman 64, I’d gladly cash it. Wouldn’t make the game suck any less, though. I’m not the idealistic 25 year old I once was, telling “the system” to go fuck itself…which, amusingly, was exactly the type of audience Tammy thought he was appealing to with his souless remake. I’m an adult now, with bills to pay.

    But having a shitty band do the soundtrack for a shitty game makes neither of them less shitty. Repo Man may have an awesome soundtrack, but it’s still a crap movie, no matter how many people tell me how great the music for it is.

    As for the original games, I will give you that DmC is better than DMC2, but that’s not a very high bar to hurdle over. If you think that the gameplay of DmC is somehow better than DMC3, then your opinion is just broken beyond repair and our opinions of what is good and what isn’t are just too divergent to even have a conversation about it.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. Agt_Pendergast

    @26

    “Is that really the entire move set for this weapon?” Have you played the new DMC? In order to get the moves you can do with just rebellion in DMC3, they had to put it onto multiple weapon. There’s more you can do with Ebony and Ivory in 3 than you can in the reboot.

    Personally, I felt the reboot was just okay. If it was named anything else, I wouldn’t have cared. What’s worst about it to me was just how dull it was. I played it on hard and it more or less felt like 3 on easy. The enemies just stand around most of the time, the color-coded enemies limit your combat options, and personally, I just found the new Dante boring. He just stares blankly most of the time, hardly ever reacting to anything outside of boss fights. Oh, the platforming is better, I guess. It’s tedious and doesn’t really add anything to the game in my eyes.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. Animeboy413

    Lol

    #29 1 year ago

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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 leaks reveal Zombie progression system, four-player co-op, more

    More Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 details surfaced overnight thanks to a leaked pamphlet with information pertaining to Zombies XP progression, four-player co-op and more. Posted on NeoGAF, the pamphlet the shooter will contain a new movement system, a Specialist character system for multiplayer, tailored maps, “cinematic arena-style play,” and complete character customization. The […]

  • Gears of War Remaster in the works for Xbox One, according to testers – report

    Overnight, a rumor surfaced claiming a remastered version of the original Gears of War was coming to Xbox One. According to playtesters, it isn’t a rumor at all. Polygon first broke the story, citing a source who showed the site sreencaps of the Locust invasion with updated visuals. Screenshots of the multiplayer showing improved lighting […]

  • GameStop promo outs Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for November, pre-order for access to beta

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be released in November, according to what appears to be a leaked GameStop store promo posted on Kotaku. The exact date is November 6, which isn’t a surprise to anyone. On the promo, it notes that those who pre-order will be granted beta access for PC, PlayStation 4 […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Double XP and Elite Bonus weekend has kicked off

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can earn Double XP along with Elite Bonus on all platforms. There is even Double XP and Double Weapon XP on offer for Black Ops 2. The dry run is over. Prep for the Sunday reveal of #BlackOps3 begins now. 2XP/2XweapXP is live. pic.twitter.com/rn6SVtVJbY — Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) April […]

  • Atlus makes “minor edits” to Dungeon Travelers 2 in order to avoid AO rating

    Atlus has announced it has made “minor edits” to four in-game images contained in Dungeon Travelers 2 to avoid an AO rating by the ESRB. According to a press release from the company, localization sometimes require changes to content in order for it to be “understood en masse,” which is why it worked closely with […]

  • Battlefield Hardline is 40% off through Origin this weekend

    The standard edition of Battlefield Hardline on PC is 40% off this weekend through EA’s Origin service. The Digital Deluxe Edition is also 40% off and includes various Battlepacks unavailable in the standard version. You can also pick up the Battlefield Hardline Ultimate edition for 23% off, which comes with all four planned expansions through […]

  • Submerged is an exploration-adventure game coming to multiple platforms

    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 […]