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PS4 Berlin launch produces crazy queue, see it here – video

Friday, 29 November 2013 15:32 GMT By Dave Cook

PlayStation 4 released in Europe today and outside the console’s launch in Berlin, Germany, an insane queue started to form. Watch it in full here.

It followed this incredible PS4 light show in Rome, Italy.


Thanks to News Channel 44 for the clip.

That’s a lot of cold, tired people.

Did you get your PS4 today? Let us know below.

Thanks FuturePreacher.

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41 Comments

  1. Nam3M3King

    Wow that’s crazy! I wonder how many got a ps4 there, must suck to finally get at the front only to be told sorry out of stock

    #1 1 year ago
  2. bachireddy27

    Yeah True… Hope all got their Console :)

    #2 1 year ago
  3. matirishhh

    @1 – True…That would be a nightmare. Germany clearly love Spielestatzion! Awesome video!

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Clupula

    Okay, someone needs to tell all these people console gaming is dead!

    #4 1 year ago
  5. FeaturePreacher

    Can’t wait to see the sales figures from Europe and worldwide soon.

    @Dave Cook

    It’s featurepreacher, btw, but no worries.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. artursz1993

    well done, Germany :)

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Bashtee

    Not all got one. A german PC news site http://www.computerbase.de wrote, that several thousands were disappointed, because they didn’t have enough consoles. Sony wanted to sell the PS4 from 19 to 3 o’clock in the morning (GMT+1), but told the crowd after three hours, that they were running short on consoles. However, they were able put up an order, which will be delivered between the 16.12.13 and the 21.12.13.

    Got mine with the mail. Sold it for 575€. Full of regrets. Didn’t even touch the controller.

    Holy crap, friend just sent me this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48wAgk_i4Ns

    #7 1 year ago
  8. AsianGameing

    JUST WOW

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Opalauge

    Yeah…and I just wanted to go home after work and then this!!! Never seen so many people at Potsdamer Platz.
    On the other side…if you run a store in Berlin and give a discount on beer, the queue would be the same. :D

    #9 1 year ago
  10. thiz

    @9 If you put a discount on Club-Mate in Prenzlauer Berg, there will be corpses…

    Also, that guy listed the video in the sports category… has to be my favorit part.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Opalauge

    @10:

    :D Or free parking lots for baby carriages!
    I’m living in Friedrichshain…so beer would definetly sooner lead to war than Club-Mate. ;)

    #11 1 year ago
  12. alterecho

    The guy started to breathe heavily, covering that distance!

    #12 1 year ago
  13. zoopdeloop

    what are all these guys smoking really?
    This new generation is hardly a huge leap from the previous to justify all this

    #13 1 year ago
  14. SuperGamerDude

    I wouldn’t want one THAT bad.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. FeaturePreacher

    @13
    It’s called pent up demand. The 7th generation of consoles would have traditionally ended in 2011. So there’s about 2 years of consumers wanting something that hasn’t been released before demand goes down.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Djoenz

    Insane man…
    @7 even more insane! o__O

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Cort

    That is crazy. Biggest gaming launch of all time surely confirmed. Congratulations Sony: crown snatched back from Nintendo.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. polygem

    i’ve been there with a friend. i had mine on preorder though. we’ve been there for 4+ hours but he didn’t get one…everything was sold out.
    was fun anyway – we had some beers and talked about destiny :)
    will check if we’re on that video now :)

    edit: no chance – bad quality

    #18 1 year ago
  19. AeroknoX

    friend was me 😭! I’ll be getting mine on Christmas now. got the new Mario today instead. The destiny talk was three hours plus, so good fun anyway!

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Animeboy413

    Thank You for this article

    #20 1 year ago
  21. The_Red

    This is great news. Worldwide success of PS4 and Xone shows how tried of last gen system people really are and how much they are ready for a new gen.

    The ironic (And a bit sad) part is how most of launch line-up on both sides is crap and the best new game is on the platform that is being mostly ignored (3D World on Wii U).

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Dannybuoy

    Wow. Seems Sony has a hot console on its hands. I think its a bit shortsighted for so many people on these sites to say console gaming is dead. The general public don’t feel this way and are proving that it very much isn’t. Some people need to forget they are actually the minority *looks at PC master race*

    #22 1 year ago
  23. The_Red

    @22
    I don’t think people are saying console gaming is dead now. Sure, they said it when Wii U came out and bombed but currently sales of both PS4 and X1 are phenomenal.

    Plus with the latest reports from Europe, PS4 is on its way to PS2 / Wii levels of success (At least for the first few months) which is insane considering the horrible quality of launch line-up. Xone at least has Killer Instinct and Dead Rising 3.

    (I won’t include Forza 5 because those microtransactions make it less desirable than week old dog shit)

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Clupula

    @23 – There are a lot of PC people who pop up out of the woodwork at the end of every console gen to say that “console gaming is dead” and only the PC will survive.

    And they’re always proven wrong every gen.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Clupula

    @21 – And I was tired of Mario in high school. And I graduated in ’93.

    In a perfect world, Nintendo would actually invest in some new ip’s and characters. But that’s an argument that’s been made many, many times.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. The_Red

    @Clupula
    There are PC fans that always say consoles are dying and there are console fans that always say PCs are dying.

    Regarding Mario, I’m absolutely with you but being tired doesn’t mean it’s bad . The game is seriously well made (I was expecting to be weaker but it is good). Of course excluding Mario 64 and to some degree Galaxy 1, I haven’t really enjoyed any Mario game due to my dislike of the character and world.

    It is a great game that’s from a really tired and boring franchise. Problem is that the same goes for every next-gen game, except they are not really that great. Take Battlefield 4 and COD Ghosts. They are old and tired games that are mediocre and not really well made. AC4 is the closest thing to Mario 3D World (A decent game from a long milked franchise).
    In terms of exclusives, situation is even worse. Shadowfall is rather bad and Forza 5 is a horrible mess of micro-transactions with less content than previous games but more aggressive premium DLC strategy. New IPs? We are stuck with Knack and Ryse…

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Panthro

    @22

    The only ‘master race’ around here are you self absorbed console gamers…

    And the ‘minority’? As much as it pains your ears to hear it but there are far more PC gamers in this world than console gamers… Not that I give a shit about our ‘numbers’ anyway.

    But those are the facts, look then up

    Its also funny that your the guy who brought this up first… Feeling a bit self conscious of yourself and the rest of the console eltitists?

    I used to be a die-hard console gamer until about 2/3 into the playstations and 360s life, when I saw what the PC was offering I jumped ship and commited to never touch a console again (kidding, I had a game of fife on my dads PS4 with him last night) I never started out disliking something I didnt know about, I am well versed on both platforms pros and cons and for the ME the PC was the one with better value even though it cost more.

    So yeah; for now console gaming is dead for me, I have no use for it and dont see the value in a closed gaming platform with so far some very crappy uninspired exclusives.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. Panda

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GCY4uTIX3W8/UnBjyDmlawI/AAAAAAAAAGE/PBfAgcj9TCE/s1600/glorious.png

    #28 1 year ago
  29. Opalauge

    @27:

    A “closed gaming platform” guarantees a uniform user base which guarantees the highest possible intersection of users for a game = possible sales.
    Without that, no one would develop a game with a production value of games nowadays.

    #29 1 year ago
  30. absolutezero

    Man it sure seems like now the new consoles have come out and sold well they’ve stopped fighting within themselves and just gone back to the endless droning on about PC players instead.

    Fucking Us vs Them bollocks. Utter bollocks.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. Ireland Michael

    “The only ‘master race’ around here are you self absorbed console gamers…”

    Surely you realise the irony in calling someone else self absorbed and then going on a rant about why your format is apparently better? You’re kinda proving the point… especially considering his was just a humorous passing comment and yours is a practical essay.

    “And the ‘minority’? As much as it pains your ears to hear it but there are far more PC gamers in this world than console gamers… Not that I give a shit about our ‘numbers’ anyway.”

    If you didn’t give a shit about the figures, you wouldn’t be pointing them out to “prove” your point.

    “But those are the facts, look then up”

    Link, please?

    #31 1 year ago
  32. Panthro

    Here comes Michael to save the day… How about you stop jumping into other peoples discussions like the hero we all don’t need.

    How was I going on a rant about how my format is better? I’ts my OPINION and I was stating why I changed from consoles to PC.

    All he done was made a snide remark about people who game on PC, am I not allowed to defend my format now? So I decided to fire back, Why do you think I am in the wrong?

    “If you didn’t give a shit about the figures, you wouldn’t be pointing them out to “prove” your point”

    There are plenty of things in this world which I don’t give a shit about but it doesn’t mean I don’t like to correct people when they are wrong.
    Why would I care how many other users are using a PC alongside me? That guy obviously does otherwise he wouldn’t bring it up.

    “Link, please?”

    I’ve seen plenty of articles stating Steam has over 65 million users which is also rising every year by 30%.
    Also, that doesn’t count the large amount of the PC gaming fanbase who don’t have a Steam account and use other means to play there games.
    Use your fingertips and go look them up for yourself.

    There is no hint of ‘irony’ here I don’t look down on consoles nor do I think they are shit, I just don’t want one of the new ones… It pains me when console gamers think its ok to fire shots at the PC but when we retaliate we get called ‘elitists’ and what not is that ok with you?

    Next time I will take the hit on the chin and move along, I forgot that its not ok for the PC crowd to have an opinion on this site.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. Ireland Michael

    “All he done was made a snide remark about people who game on PC, ”

    No, I’m pretty sure all he was doing was making a silly joke.

    “I’ve seen plenty of articles stating Steam has over 65 million users which is also rising every year by 30%.”

    That’s still not as high as the console’s online userbase, and is a relatively small percentage of the entire PC owning market, which is somewhere in the region of 180 million PCs a years.

    “when we retaliate we get called ‘elitists’ and what not is that ok with you?”

    When a PC gamer is called an elitist, it’s because of their obsession with specs and graphics instead of the simple act of enjoying the game. They’re not insulting the format. They’re insulting the people on the format with a crap attitude, which obviously isn’t everyone. If you’re not one of those people, why would you be offended?

    “Next time I will take the hit on the chin and move along, I forgot that its not ok for the PC crowd to have an opinion on this site.”

    Personally, I think it’s absolutely silly to defend any format, because they’re all great and they are ultimately nothing more than tools to access the game.

    #33 1 year ago
  34. Panthro

    Whenever I see the words ‘PC elitist’ used I don’t think about people who are obsessed with specs I see people who are ignorant to any other format other than PC be it for the games or the specs.

    Im not offended by him calling me an elitist, I just get annoyed that he is lumping every PC gamer into one group when we are not.

    If I randomly out of context made a snide remark about all of the ‘console peasants’ on this site I would be greeted with a response far worse than what I replied with so why in the hell are you wasting your time arguing with me like I did something terribly bad?

    I suppose it must be a slow day on VG eh haha.

    #34 1 year ago
  35. FeaturePreacher

    @23
    It’s not really insane when you consider the standing ovation Sony got at e3. Microsoft really damaged their prospects when they took a Wii U mistake of focusing on gimmicks instead of the hardware and audience that matters.

    #35 1 year ago
  36. ninjakenzen

    You would have to be truly stupid to think Console gaming is not relevant, i.e dead.

    Panthro, your comments are pathetic. I understand you personally feel Console gaming is dead for you and it’s PC gaming all the way. But your attempts to bring that out in this discussion about PS4 Berlin’s launch is nothing short of irrelevant.

    You were looking for conflict with those post, and a side of smugness. Then you go on the counter playing innocent saying ‘my opinion’. Fucking weak man.

    This is why PC gamers in console articles are really generally looked down upon. It’s not so much the smugness really, it’s the poor social skills and the out of context passive aggressiveness.

    #36 1 year ago
  37. sh4dow

    I don’t get it. This is the first time in about 20 years that a console launch did not matter at all to me (360/PS3 was underwhelming but at least it sparked mild interest in me – which led me to buy a used 360 over a year after launch). Yet, people seem to go even crazier than usual.
    Maybe I’ve just become too old for “traditional” gaming… Never thought I’d say that.

    #37 1 year ago
  38. Clupula

    All I’ll say is that, counter to your claim of me lumping in EVERY PC gamer as having an elitist attitude, if you read my comment, I used the term “a lot of,” not “all.”

    Also, as Michael pointed out, there are more owners of just a PS3 and just a Wii and just a 360 than the 65 million users of Steam. Not to mention, as someone who doesn’t game on PC, I have a Steam account. I got it when Portal 2 came out on PS3. Slowed my computer down too much, so I deleted it. But I am one of those 65 million, yet I’m not a PC gamer.

    But I’m not here to do an us vs. them argument. All formats have their positives and negatives. I was just pointing out that many, not all, PC gamers have this weird thing at the end of every gen where they declare console gaming is dead. How many times have we heard, in the last year, that there won’t be a PS5? Hell, I remember people two years ago declaring that Sony wouldn’t do a PS4, but would, instead, move the Playstation brand onto PC. I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone say PC gaming is dead, because it will always exist as a separate format for gaming.

    #38 1 year ago
  39. absolutezero

    “I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone say PC gaming is dead”

    AHA HA HA HAHA HA

    #39 1 year ago
  40. sebastien rivas

    Yeah well saying dead console or dead PC or dead whatever is like saying I don’t like it. like it what I will ask you? nobody knows; therefore a fail attempt to anything and many thing at same time.
    Not only do we reach annoyance and boredom with those kind of hack and slash comments resulting in nothingness but an expression at the level of Neanderthal but it is what we call trolling too, something with no substance whatsoever.

    Although I for one will jump over this next gen for lacks of sustainable power. I assume it is going to be ok for next year or so then quickly fall down, so I wait and see perhaps for 2018 gen.

    Otherwise, am still waiting for Steam machine and need to be fed more info…

    In the meantime, good luck to Xbox1 and ps4 users, and effectively, waiting for a console so long in the weather makes it more demanding and deliver greater bounds perhaps…

    #40 1 year ago
  41. ctankep

    @7

    It’s a manufactured “shortage” –
    A lot o’ stores received only 5 -10 consoles for launch. No wonder
    it sells out first day. Same as you Europeans we’re getting shitloads
    o’ PS4 stock on 16.11 through 21.11. Just in time to capitalise on th’
    launch hype an’ push for th’ mainsteam must have.

    #41 1 year ago

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    Homeworld fans can purchase a neat little package of gloriously remastered nostalgia soon. The Homeworld Remastered Collection has been available online since the end of February, but is now on its way to retail thanks to a deal between new rights holder Gearbox and Ubisoft. The PC exclusive will launch in physical form from May […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt download size lower than predicted

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a hefty install footprint, but it’s not as bad as we expected. The Witcher 3 was expected to be a 50GB download after a note to this effect was added to the PlayStation Store. It looks like that might have been a placeholder figure, as DualShockers noted today that […]

  • Bloodborne, beaten with a Guitar Hero controller

    Come on now, you didn’t expect anything less from the Souls community, did you? Bloodborne has been vanquished with a Guitar Hero controller, just a few weeks after its release. Kotaku reports Bearzly took nine hours to finish the game, which is probably less than many players using a Dual Shock. You can watch a […]

  • Vendors? New social space? Your House of Wolves questions will be answered

    Destiny players learned more about House of Wolves in this week’s Bungie update than you might realise at first glance. Resident Destiny expert Arekkz cast his eagle eye over this week’s Bungie Weekly Update, which announced next week’s Reef tour livestream. I personally am most excited to learn about gear upgrade paths, but Arekkz points […]

  • GTA 5 playable with Virtuix Omni VR treadmill

    You’ve seen GTA 5 with Oculus Rift, Now see GTA 5 with the Virtuix Omni. GTA 5 PC has unlocked a number of exciting possibilities. Modders and hackers are still working on making the game’s files accessible to third-party creation tools, but several cool things have been produced even with this barrier still in place. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: play as Rain and other locked characters on PC

    Mortal Kombat X players comfortable with tinkering with the game’s files can unlock unplayable characters. Mortal Kombat X includes a number of familiar fighters available only as opponents, not playable characters. if you’re super keen to try out Rain, Baraka and co, you can – with a bit of fiddling. Redditor XVermillion figured out that […]

  • Madden 16 release date set for August, of course

    Madden NFL 16 has a deeply unsurprising release date. Madden’s release date always falls at the end of US summer, and Madden 16 is no exception. EA Sports has announced that the NFL sim will release on PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 26. We have absolutely no further information at […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

    Star Wars Battlefront is not just Battlefield in a Hallowe’en costume, so don’t expect the same suite of features. Star Wars Battlefront is the subject of intense anticipation and curiosity, so it’s not surprising a bunch of rumours have turned up. One of these rumours suggests that Battlefront will have its own version of Battlelog, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

    PS4 had a good month but it was EA’s multi-platform Battlefield Hardline that was the best-selling game. March 2015 NPD at a glance Total spend down 6% YoY. Hardware and software both down. Console hardware blamed for significant hardware dip. Accessories up. Battlefield Hardline tops software chart. PS4 outsells other consoles. Wii U, 3DS and […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]