Sections

PS4 and Xbox One launches: were they any good? – opinion

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 08:03 GMT By Dave Cook

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have launched in most territories now to varying levels of fanfare. VG247′s Dave Cook reflects on both launches and look forward to what next year might bring.

”A lot can happen in a year though, so to call out a winning format now would be tantamount to being an antagonistic prick. What I see now is less of that bullish aggro, and those redundant schoolyard scraps behind the internet’s sports shed. People are actually excited.”

The ‘worst’ is now over. Seriously, I think I may get ’2013′ engraved on my tombstone when I die. No name, no epitaph, just those numbers. People mourning at my funeral will know what it means. They’ll know.

Yes, it’s been an insanely busy year, what with all the rumours about how many Nega-Flops AMD’s tactical nuclear chip-sets are capable of, and how many clouds you can fit into a single internet pipe. Analysts, desperate to raise the profile of their firms plucked numbers from arse in a bid to whip gamers into a frenzy of gen-war squabbling, leading them to flog one another with flails made from frame-rate statistics. The term ’1080p’ was initiated into the Oxford Dictionary by Britain’s brightest literary agents, along with the description, ‘who the fuck cares?’ I hear the post-ceremony buffet was excellent, but a little fuzzy.

What an absolute ball-ache it’s been, but here we are still standing, ready to sit down and play the bloody things. As is tradition, you’ll now start to see both Sony and Microsoft whipping out post-launch sales stats, online user metrics and teasers for their respective 2014 release slates. So when you think about it really, this frenzy one-upping the competition has only just begun. Meanwhile, Nintendo has been dubbed “irrelevant,” by the former steward of a now-defunct company.

PlayStation 4 was first out the traps, chasing the money hare to North America where it managed to shift over a million units in just 24-hours. The console’s UK release yielded 250,000 sales and – when combined with the totals from Europe, Australia and New Zealand – accounts for 2.1 million PS4 consoles sold worldwide. It may surprise you to learn that this is not a small number. Then, Xbox One launched on November 22 and achieved over a million units in its first 24-hours. We haven’t heard much on how it’s doing since then however. The press release must have got stuck in the cloud.

Forgetting about numbers and all of that knee-jerking, number-crunching twattery for now, how have both console launches fared from a general public angle? You’re the people playing these machines after all. It’s been one of those ‘tit-for-tat’ affairs, in which both sides hit a snag or two, but largely, nothing seems to have imploded just yet and you all seem to be having fun with your shiny new toys. For many people, I imagine there to be a sense of relief that the new generation is finally here at long last.

PS4′s Twitch streaming is a revelation, even if you choose to ignore it. It’s absence is abundant on Xbox One. Microsoft really needs to get that in place, stat. I’ve also noticed that Sony has released new games since its console launched. Sure they’re self-published indie affairs, but the Xbox One slate remains static. That ID@Xbox thing also needs to happen soon. I know, it sounds like I’m totally wanking over PS4 right now, but know this, my favourite next-gen title so far is confidently Dead Rising 3, an Xbox One exclusive, on Xbox One. Ooh, controversy.

But really, from this side of the fence I’ve never once in all my seven years of writing words about games seen such a new-found enthusiasm from the console hobby. Gone is the incessant pissing and moaning about how old console games were looking, or how ‘sequelitis’ was in danger of becoming a real, airborne virus. All I see now is passion, even if that passion is being used to keep flame-wars burning well into the night. It’s passion nonetheless, and at a time where financials were dropping like those frames you love to argue about so much, that’s definitely a good thing.

We moan about money, and monetisation often. It has caused Microsoft a deal of backlash since Xbox One launched. Forza Motorsport 5 wears cash on its sleeve, while the Ryse: Son of Rome model seems largely rug-swept. Money – as they say – makes the world go round, and without us pumping coins into the industry’s glowing red slot, we wouldn’t have games to play. Well to be fair, if that happened we’d probably just start makng them ourselves, self-publish through Unity and growing fat, corrupt and enter into annual sequel cycles, but you know what I mean.

PS4′s biggest gripe seems to be the lack of first-party titles compared to Xbox One’s slate. I’m pretty certain that no PlayStation 4 owner is losing sleep over the reportedly wank Fighter Within mind you, but still, exclusives are exclusives on a press release. The delay of Driveclub did give us Resogun and Contrast for free at launch however, and they seem to be going down well. Pat’s even writing a blog on the former. Stay tuned for that one soon.

Still, doesn’t Driveclub look lovely? Maybe the delay isn’t all that bad after all? It’s a common ‘thing’ in this industry. Do you want it now, or do you want it done right? If the internet had its way we’d all be playing broken, unfinished games – aside from of Skyrim and Fallout: New Vegas I mean. That’s what 2014 is all about really, the software. Both sides have compelling prospects such as inFamous: Second Son, Halo 5, Titanfall, Quantum Break and more. In fact, Microsoft seems to be holding most of the cards. Titanfall’s card is 30 feet tall and has a picture of a robot on it. Seriously. It’s good.

A lot can happen in a year though, so to call out a winning format now would be tantamount to being an antagonistic prick. What I see now is less of that bullish aggro, and those redundant schoolyard scraps behind the internet’s sports shed. People are actually excited to see what happens down the line, and many gamers are holding off from their next-gen purchase until this time next year. That’s a great thing, it really is.

It means many people feel there’s no clear winner yet. That suggests we have two strong new consoles on our hands capable of enthusing and entertaining us for the next seven years. Meanwhile Nivdia says that the PC format is “far superior to any console,” so who the buggery knows what’s going on. Maybe we’re all just inherently wrong, deeply flawed people?

Who knows?

Bye.

Latest

  • GTA 5 PC mods: falling whales, North Yankton unlocked and a cat rampage

    So how are those GTA 5 PC mods coming along? Quite nicely if we take a look at a batch of new mods for the game. It seems the community is having a fair bit of fun accessing restricted content and messing around with the local wildlife. Let’s start with a look at what happens […]

  • Manhunt is the best GTA 5 movie you’ll see today

    Created using the Rockstar Editor from GTA 5 on PC, this movie by AbsolutePab is pretty effin’ delicious. The three minute Manhunt action movie was created by the same guy behind this short inspired by The Purge and The Graffiti of Los Santos documentary. You should subscribe to AbsolutePab on YouTube. You really should.

  • Halo 5 Guardians getting limited edition Xbox One console

    Thinking of buying a new Xbox One? You might want to wait until October 27. Because Microsoft is planning to release a limited edition console alongside the game, as confirmed by 343 Industries studio head Josh Holmes. @juliocurt There is a limited edition console coming, yes. It hasn’t been revealed yet, but it’s pretty sweet. […]

  • Silent Hills reportedly cancelled, PT axed from PSN store

    Konami’s collaboration with Del Toro is over, playable demo to disappear on Wednesday The Silent Hill remake overseen by horror director Guillero Del Torro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima has reportedly been cancelled. That’s according to remarks made by Del Torro at the San Francisco Film Society event made over the weekend, according to reporter […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies will be “totally unique, mind-blowing”

    Welcome back Treyarch’s “own unique brand of mind-fuckery” to Call of Duty. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 developer Treyarch has said Zombies mode in this year’s game will be completely different to the campaign and multiplayer games. Speaking at a briefing last week, studio head Mark Lamia said players should expect something entirely different. […]

  • Meet the specialist classes of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer

    Hands-on impressions of four new classes and their special abilities shaking up Call of Duty multiplayer. What’s exciting about this year’s Call of Duty is that we were able to get hands on with three different multiplayer maps and four of the new classes this early in development. Although the number of maps is still […]

  • Here’s the PC specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

    The PC specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 have been confirmed well ahead of the game’s November 6 release. Releasing the specs over six months before the game is due highlights how far along the game is in development. The specs are designed with low end and high end builds in mind. Get […]

  • Open beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ahead of Nov 6 release date

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will offer an open beta to every player who pre-orders the game. The open beta is for the three supported formats – PC, Xbox One and PS4 – there is no version of Black Ops 3 for PS3 or Xbox 360. Solid details for the beta are yet to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 brings back 4-player co-op campaign

    This year’s Call of Duty campaign is designed specifically for four players to experience together. Let’s get boots on the ground, soldier. Don’t call it an Exo skeleton. Call it the Direct Neural Interface. Okay, it’s a little less catchy, but the DNI biotechnology in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will feel familiar to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – watch the first official trailer here

    Here’s the first full trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, due for release on November 6. Anyone who pre-orders the game will get access to the open beta. The game will be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC. You can read hands-on impressions of the multiplayer here, check out early info on […]

  • Dota 2 International Compendium out next week, three annual championships added

    Valve has announced its adding three, yearly Dota 2 championships to its eSports roster along with the new that a new International Compendium will launch next week alongside a balance update for MOBA. The firm said it was adding three extra championships to the schedule as it recognized there was “room for improvement” on a […]

  • Dungeons 2 is now available on PC, Mac, Linux – watch the launch trailer

    Dungeons 2, the dungeon-crawling strategy sequel to Realmforge Studios’ Dungeons, has been released on Steam by publisher Kalypso. It can be yours for $39.99 on Steam and is available for Windows, Linux, Mac and SteamOS. The first game was released in 2011 and heavily influenced by Dungeon Keeper. A boxed version will arrive in North […]

  • This Mortal Kombat X “hidden character intros” video is rather humorous

    YouTuber Maximilian Dood mad has created a Mortal Kombat X video featuring “hidden” character intros centering around Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Some of the dialogue is rather funny, and we particularly liked the affectionate line uttered by Sub-Zero at one point. Just something fun for your Saturday. Enjoy.

  • Art of the Catch creator sheds more light on why he pulled the Skyrim mod off Steam

    The creator of Skyrim mod Art of the Catch has taken to Reddit to explain why he pulled the paid mod off Steam Workshop. Yesterday, it was revealed Chesko had pulled the fishing mod off Steam Workshop, after mod creator Fore stated he didn’t endorse Chesko charging for the mod because it used his his […]

  • Tripwire adds clause to Killing Floor 2 EULA banning paid mods

    Tripwire Interactive has updated its EULA for Killing Floor 2 stating that any mods players create for the game must be distributed free-of-charge. The end user agreement update, via PCgamesN, went live a couple of days after Valve announced it would allow mod creators to start charging for their creations. Bethesda is the first company […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 recreated in LittleBigPlanet 3 is rather eerie

    LittleBigPlanet 3 players have created some really interesting content with the game’s level builder, but sometimes, the creations go beyond cute and bright and venture into the realm of creepy, as is the case with this Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 build. Created by TheLittleBigPlanetShow, the rather ominous level can be played with up to […]

  • Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward benchmark trailer shows off flying mounts, more

    Square Enix has released a rather nice benchmark video for Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward showing a battle, flying mounts and some of the new environments. Heavensward is the first expansion for Final Fantasy 14 and is slated for release on June 23 for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4. The mac version is being handled by […]

  • Have a look at some Xenoblade Chronicles X gameplay

    During yesterday’s Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct showcase, many details pertaining to the Monolith Soft title were announced, and quite a bit of gameplay was shown. The Wii U-exclusive contains real-time menu-based combat and four-player online questing along with diverse environments and the ability to use Skells, which are transforming mechs. These mechs are called […]

  • Here’s a look at The Elder Scrolls Online running on Xbox One

    The Elder Scrolls Online has a limited public beta test running this weekend on PS4 and Xbox One, and Eurogamer has been playing around in it. Have a look at the Khajiit sorcerer below in the Xbox One version. There isn’t an NDA in place for the beta, so expect to see more videos as […]

  • 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 […]

42 Comments

  1. Gigabomber

    ” PS4′s Twitch streaming is a revelation, even if you choose to ignore it. It’s absence is abundant on Xbox One. ”

    This along with the brilliant ending:

    “Who knows?

    Bye.”

    Inspire. Seldom have I seen such well crafted prose. Thank you for the article.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. dsr

    I still think what video recording, streaming and screenshots are THE next gen. Not pixels and flops, but those features.

    Sure, you can argue what you are able to do all this on PC(Though it was never as streamlined as a console experience).

    The ability to catch the moment 10 minutes ago in a multiplayer match when you did something crazy and share it with friends or just take a picture of your new character in Elder Scrolls N+1 or whatever. This feels right. As in “how in hell we were gaming without it before?” right.

    Steam is making right steps in that direction with community pages and screenshots but its still few steps behind without hardware and OS support for those features.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. mistermogul

    @1 – Agreed. The ending is inspired Dave, well done.

    Made me laugh :)

    #3 1 year ago
  4. game_on

    @2
    Yes, that’s truly next gen. Not gaming itself, but game recording and sharing and looking at other peoples game experiences. *sigh*

    #4 1 year ago
  5. dsr

    @4
    Are you arguing that sharing game experience is a bad thing? Really now?
    Sure, I can see the downsides like spoilers and “watching the whole game instead of playing” but fuck that.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. game_on

    @5
    No I don’t think it’s a bad thing, but I couldn’t care less about it. And I think it’s a damn shame that this is it that defines ‘next gen’. This and some slightly improved graphics.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Hirmetrium

    I do wonder what sort of state PC gaming is in – just yesterday there were fresh reports of PC sales dropping, and not one outlet talked about that impact, the sale of components, the PC master race in its black box tower stronghold…

    #7 1 year ago
  8. pukem0n

    am i the only one who thinks all this streaming crap and recording your gameplay is useless?

    why the hell would i watch other people play a game and not do it on my own?

    if i want to see gameplay of games before buying it i go on youtube without the hassle of a console interface.

    as i said, useless.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Dave Cook

    @8 Absolutely not useless at all.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. fengato

    You’ve summed up the mood, Dave. It’s great to have some excitement back in the industry after what seemed like an endless cycle. Can’t wait to see what the new year brings. Rockin a PS4 at present, though the ‘bone is going to be too hard to resist come Titanfall.

    Bye

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Djoenz

    Its not useless but also not next gen.
    Next gen is definitely Oculus rift with all the accessories. The walking pad from kickstarter (virtuix) razer hydro motion mouse and binaural audio.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. IrrationalGamer

    For those of you who are new to gaming, you might’ve missed out on the arcade experience. This might be a great substitute.

    Reasons this feature is useful:

    1) You can hang out with friends online, hand off the controller (even if you don’t own the game, I believe).
    2) People in minor tournaments (or just “for fun” impromptu tournaments) can stream and hang out with random observers.

    I only know the minimal amount of info regarding this new service, but who knows what uses people will come up with?

    #12 1 year ago
  13. gomersoul

    Microsoft holds the cards for first party… Really? Did uncharted 4 the last of us 2 littlebigplanet ps4 not cross your mind at all? Considering titanfall is pc aswell it’s not looking that good. I’m sure it will be on ps4 eventually too… Really is too much fuss considering its just mechwarrior of duty

    #13 1 year ago
  14. polygem

    i enjoy my ps4 a lot but…fuck me, the social aspect, the like feature, the ui in general feels unbelieveably outdated and superlazy. they had 7 years for this ffs. the games look like sharper versions of lastgen games. they are still the same game experiences. hey, i’m all over new tech and i cannot wait for all those fun games to come but the wiiu with it’s remote play feature, youtube and browser on the pad, innovative game design, miiverse integration with it’s drawing feature, multitasking, feels so much more new, fresh and nextgen to me. shame that so many cannot see that because they are falling for PR.
    it really is a shame. people are calling nintendo slow, outdated but at the same time praise the ‘innovation’ (look, i’m a pc) in these nextgen machines. funny or sad. depends. probably both.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. OwnedWhenStoned

    @8 No, you’re not. I have absolutely no interest in it either.

    But then, I don’t get Twitter either, so there you go.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Dave Cook

    @13 Remind me again when The Last of Us 2 and LittleBigPlanet 4 were officially announced?

    Source?

    Links?

    Anything?

    This is a blog about reality. Things that have literally happened and are confirmed to have happened.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. locus2k1

    Well, my replacement Xbox arrived yesterday… No faulty power this time but the drive is fucked, so it’s going back as well. It’s certainly living up to its “Day One” name, I’ve only played it on day of release before it all went to hell. Fortunately the PS4 arrived in one piece and I’m enjoying resogun and BF4 just be nice to enjoy Forza 5 again as well :(

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Djoenz

    @13
    LMAO you pulled titles out of your ass and Dave even bothered to reply. Failness.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. game_on

    @14
    Couldn’t agree more. People say Wii U is current gen en PS4/X1 the next, but actually it’s the other way round. Next gen should not be about teraflops.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. IrrationalGamer

    @#14 The problem is that Nintendo set itself up to be doomed regarding third-party support because of their weaker hardware.

    The Wii U will get, what, perhaps two to three notable releases per year? That’s not enough for me, and I presume it’s not enough for most enthusiast gamers.

    I’ll be getting the PS4 next year, and the Wii U maybe a few years down the line.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Djoenz

    Nintendo targeted the wrong audience with the WiiU. Families and casual players have tablets and phones now.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. polygem

    @19: nice to see someone on the internet sometimes who’s willing to dig a way through all those pr bubbles everywhere.

    @20: yep, they underestimated the (lack of) third party support and that was a huge mistake. it will probably break wiiu’s neck in a few years but overall nintendo have been pretty innovative and they have created a service on which they can build upon. miiverse is pretty solid and a huge step forward for them. i can see ms copying it first on xbox one :)

    #22 1 year ago
  23. gomersoul

    Ok, let’s all be naive and say that fifa 15 won’t exist and call of duty 2015 isn’t happening. This industry is so obvious, those games will arrive. Mark my words

    #23 1 year ago
  24. dsr

    @11
    “Next gen is definitely Oculus rift with all the accessories. The walking pad from kickstarter (virtuix) razer hydro motion mouse and binaural audio.”

    Yeah, because most gamers have the cash for $1000+ PC what can handle VR and $2000+(Random number) on top of that for stuff like Hydra and walking thing.

    Call me when we are driving flying cars in cities, buddy.

    VR is not going to be a widespread thing. Not for this console generation at least. Best I can see is some ~3mil odd Oculuses(?) sold during its lifetime and then forgotten with little to none support besides indie games.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Djoenz

    @23
    Those are annual games. . talking about naivety. . .
    @24
    Well no one said it would be cheapo? :P well hopefully Steambox will do the trick. Think about it it doesnt have to be that high priced. I do agree it will take a while before it goes mainstream, but you cant deny its definitely next gen!

    #25 1 year ago
  26. Dave Cook

    @23 FIFA is an annualised franchise you plum.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Gekidami

    @22
    I’m surprised you havent suffocated to death considering all of the Nintendo PR bubbles you’re drowning in.

    @19
    Problem with your logic there is that both the XB1 & PS4 out-feature the Wii U. So if its not about the teraflops, and it sure as hell cant be about the features, what is it about? Gaming innovation? What like another Mario game? Another Pikmin game? Another Smash Bros? Another Mario Kart? Re releasing an old NGC game but in HD? Another “insert next old Nintendo franchise they’re bound to make another one of (Zelda, Metroid, Kid Icarus, more fucking Mario and more and more and more Mario…)’?

    What exactly is ‘next gen’? I’ll tell you want it aint; the Wii U.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. G1GAHURTZ

    They’ve both been rubbish!

    No really.

    PS4 is just a slightly better PS3, with absolutely NOTHING new about it. No USP. Slightly better visuals. Online gameplay features that the 360 had since years ago,

    The X1 isn’t even finished! Half of the basic features from the 360 are “coming soon”. None of the games have online features that couldn’t or aren’t already being done on 360. Promise, promise, promise, but zero delivery.

    All of the exclusives are super BORING and there isn’t the slightest whiff of a system seller in there.

    Stupid prices. Broken consoles. Online systems failing.

    All for extra lighting effects and a few more pixels.

    Well jog on MS and Sony.

    Jog on.

    Only thing I’m interested in is Titanfall, and I might well end up just getting in on 360.

    ‘Next gen’?

    More like ‘MASSIVE FLOP’.

    Pfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffft.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. G1GAHURTZ

    Got zero hype for your Emperor’s clothes.

    #29 1 year ago
  30. absolutezero

    The difference from what I can tell between Twitch integration is the Twitch app on the Xbox lets me look at every stream they have going, just like the website.

    Whats live or whatever its called on the PS4 just shows you PS4 gameplay and nothing else and all of it has that horrible overlay. I guess Ill check and see if theres an actual Twitch app on the PS4 but when I was installing all my stuff on launch day I never saw one.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. Lv01

    @14… i really like the UI of the PS4… just sayin.

    #31 1 year ago
  32. monkeygourmet

    Not feeling these consoles atall.

    For the amount of time they have had planning (longest generation yet), they seem half baked and poorly implemented in many ways.

    I think the Wii U / PC combo has been perfect for me, and def can’t see me getting either of these consoles anytime soon.

    My PC (while more expensive initially), has already started saving me money. I’ve picked up 30 games already in the STEAM sale and have been enjoying AC4 (@1080p & 60FPS ULTRA settings), BF4 ((@1080p & 60FPS ULTRA settings, no problems with bugs or matchmaking here) alongside amazing unique titles like:

    BROFORCE (Anyone with even a modest PC should try this, amazing game)
    http://www.freelives.net/broforce-game

    Surgeon Simulator
    Eurotruck Simulator
    Project Zomboid

    Then the icing on the cake is revisiting games like Dark Souls & Skyrim running with full mods. Everything looks amazing and plays silky smooth using a 360 wireless pad on my TV.

    For about £120 I have all the multiplatform AAA Christmas releases and about 20 other classic titles. Amazing value and more than I would be able to play in a year.

    Coupled with the Wii U (Have Mario ready for Xmas), it’s been a great combo.

    With the PC, I can use Nvidia Shadowplay to record at the press of a button. It’s been so easy to set up and use everything with STEAM doing all the patching and update nonsense. I really hope the new STEAM machines show these 2 consoles up for what they are;

    2 devices stuck between worlds.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. Legendaryboss

    @32
    Dat Zelda reference at the end ;)
    Looks like you fully embraced PC, like Erth would say welcome to “the true next gen”.

    #33 1 year ago
  34. monkeygourmet

    @33

    Don’t you dare tranish Zelda’s good name by mentioning it in the same sentence as those 2 ‘next gen’ paper weights! :)

    #34 1 year ago
  35. Panthro

    @24

    I think that guy has just as much of a right to call the Rift next gen as the rest of you do with your new consoles…

    After all it looks to be the beginning of a new generation of VR tech since there has been report of massive companies like SONY noticing and beginning work on there own, maybe when they come out you will call them ‘next gen’ eh.

    Not to be a dick here but there isn’t anything you can do with your next gen consoles that I cant do with my PC’s, so I take it the way you are referring to something being ‘next gen’ as just exclusively meaning ‘new hardware from SONY and MS’? and if so, that’s terribly ignorant man.

    Next gen for me isn’t dictated by ‘price’, ‘who makes it’ or by ‘how many other people have them’ its about something new and different after all its a ‘next generation’/'new generation’ of gaming I don’t expect more of the same.

    #35 1 year ago
  36. polygem

    @geki: there’s a difference between empty pr bubbles and delivering in reality. nintendo do deliver atm, no bubbles at all, just a great system that does not sell.maybe not enough lies to back it up. that’s all i am saying. i have a 3ds, vita, ps4 and wiiu. i judge things by playing them. if nintendo fuck up i turn my back and leave. i’m not loyal to a brand…..i know, you are :)

    #36 1 year ago
  37. polygem

    well, if you don’t have a pc these machines are promising. not sexy, not innovative, not hot, not special, not next gen but they will be getting good games. in the case of the ps4 you really get a decent machine for a fair price. i don’t think a 399€ pc could handle bf4 that well…only problem is that bf4 is a broken mess of a pr bubble (hi geki). but these systems will both see some great games. i do not regret the purchase. fun times will come and i think 399€ was a fair trade.

    #37 1 year ago
  38. Joe Musashi

    It’s good to see that, whilst there’s so much sand being turned into silicon for these new machines, there’s still plenty to go around for people to bury their heads in.

    Excuse me whilst I go and recalibrate my bullshit dectector.

    JM

    #38 1 year ago
  39. StijinLens

    my Aunty Kylie got a fantastic white Mitsubishi by working parttime off of a macbook. site here http://goo.gl/bkVCUg

    #39 1 year ago
  40. Ilovesony

    And now its time for “A Chat With Penello”

    Me: How are you today Mr. Penello?

    Penello: I am great and you?

    Me: Im good… you seem much better since the last time I was here and you had me thrown out the building

    Penello: Yeah… Sorry about that.. It was a really sensitive day.

    Me: I understand… So… Sony dropped their numbers… how do you feel about that?

    Penello: Numbers? Really? I wasnt aware they released them…

    Me: I heard Microsoft has some figures of their own?

    Penello: Why yes we do… Since our launch we have sold “Millions” of items?

    Me: Items? Is that specific to Xbox One?

    Penello: Huh? Well.. Yes and no… we still sell windows…

    Me: Im aware… But speaking to Xbox One…. Sony has sold 2.1 million units worldwide…

    Penello: So?…

    Me: So? thats all you have to say?

    Penello: Well let me run down our figures… Since the Xbox One launch..Over 3 Billion Zombies were killed in dead rising 3!

    Me: Sir… that is not a number we would consider for sales…

    Penello: Sales?… 3 billion… thats like one zombie per system!!

    Me: Are you implying you sold 3 billion systems?

    Penello: Um… Yeah.

    Me: So I can go on record with you stating you have sold 3 billion systems?

    Penello: OH NO!.. we cant release those figures yet…

    Me: But you just said…

    Penello: Since the launch of our system.. Over 90 Million Miles have been driven on Forza 5.. thats like one system per mile!!!

    Me: Now your saying you sold 90 Million systems?!

    Penello: Phenomenal isnt it?

    Me: But sir you just stated you sold 3 billion systems!! now its 90 Million?

    Penello: Which number is higher?

    Me: sir can you tell me exactly how many Xbox ones were sold worldwide?

    Penello: 3 Billion, 90 Million systems!!!

    Me: Sir thank you for your time… and might I add you need to see a Therapist and a Math Teacher…

    Penello: We sold more than Nintendo!! thats our main competition…

    Me: Really sir? Nintendo?.. thats your threat right now?

    Penello: We also sold so many windows 8 we can’t even count!! we are gonna bundle windows 8 with every Xbox!!

    Me: Sir… Take your pills…

    Penello: I need to…

    #40 1 year ago
  41. The_Red

    @40
    The Nintendo part at the end was rather cruel. Same for Penello who is really just a employee doing his job. That said, this is pretty much exactly how MS as a whole is behaving:

    Their numbers weren’t as impressive as Sony’s so they decided to release a pointless and different set of numbers.

    #41 1 year ago
  42. XanderZane

    @40 & @41
    Microsoft will announce their numbers when they are good and ready to. No different then Sony not announcing their NPD numbers every month because they know XBox 360 sales have beat the PS3 sales for 32 weeks in a row. The only time they actually announced their numbers is the one week when the PS3 actually outsold the 360 in the U.S. LOL!! It’s obvious the XBox One haven’t outsold the PS4 worldwide. The PS4 had a week head start for one and the XB1 has only launched in 13 countries, while the PS4 has already launched in about 35 countries. lol!! Why would M$ post their numbers now? They still have about 20-25 countries to launch the XB1 in. I’m sure they will announce their NPD numbers in a couple weeks, since both systems have launched in the U.S. now. I think M$ announced those “pointless numbers (as you put it)” as a joke to idiots who think they would provide their sales numbers when they haven’t launched worldwide yet. The only numbers that should even be compared is US & UK at this point.

    #42 1 year ago

Comments are now closed on this article.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Warcraft movie delayed yet again

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

  • Destiny: Iron Banner returns on April 28

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

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

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

  • Bungie weekly update: Commendations begone

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

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

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

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

  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

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

  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Battlefield 4: first look at Community Map in action

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

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

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

  • Assassin’s Creed creator’s new game is Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

    Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is the game Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets has been working on. Patrice Desilets has just announced that the next game his indie studio Panache Digital Games is making is called Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. The announcement comes from Desilets’s keynote at the Reboot Develop event in Croatia. The trailer started […]

  • Bloodborne: Cathedral Ward closed door mystery solved

    The mystery of the locked door at the bottom of the Cathedral Ward in Bloodborne has been solved. Bloodborne, like earlier From Software games, is filled with doors that don’t open the first time you try them. Some will give you “locked” messages, others “does not open from this side”. Some of these will open […]

  • Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets is revealing his next game now [UPDATE: ended]

    Patrice Desilets, one of the original creators of Assassin’s Creed is hosting a presentation where he’s expected to talk about his next project. Patrice Desilets has emerged once again. This time he’s attending development conference in Croatia. Desilets is giving a live keynote and there’s a good chance we’re going to hear about his next […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: everything you need to know about gear upgrades & The Reef

    Bungie revealed plenty of important details in last night’s Destiny stream. Let’s go over everything. Alex wants to make sure you don’t miss any of the information revealed yesterday. Most of it affects all Destiny players too, even those who don’t intend on buying House of Wolves. During the first stream, Bungie explained the armour […]

  • Mod-friendly Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access in May

    Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access next month for a full release, Stardok has announced. The developer called the game the “largest and most diverse strategy sandbox to date,” as players have a variety of tools such as diplomatic treaties to resource exchanges, and United Planets resolutions to hundreds of research directions for […]

  • Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim is out next week on PC – here’s the pre-order trailer

    Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim will be released next week on PC, and today, we have a pre-order trailer for you. The game will be made available on April 28 for $19.99/€17.99/£13.99 on GOG, the Humble Store and Steam. Along with improvements over the original PSP version, it will contain less backtracking, controller support […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – full gear set up to level 34 in PvP and PvE, upgrades, more

    The Destiny: House of Wolves livestream this afternoon was chock full of information. Read onward for our full report. According to Bungie, Petra Venj, who serves the Queen, is the main story agent who leads the player through the main series of quests. Players who complete bounties will be able to level up in her […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch the livestream right here

    Bungie will host a Destiny: House of Wolves livestream at 2pm EDT today, and you can watch it right here. Watch live video from Bungie on www.twitch.tv The stream will introduce the new social space, The Reef, as well as gear upgrade paths. House of Wolves contains new Strike missions, The Prison of Elders three-player […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 22 team includes Barcelona, Chelsea players

    This week’s FIFA 15 Team of the Week is now available for FIFA Ultimate Team players. Each team member, as with previous weeks, is selected base on the previous weekend’s matches. Here’s the list of players now available: Starting GK: Claudio Bravo – FC Barcelona (Spain) CB: Leonardo Bonucci – Juventus (Italy) CB: Ömer Toprak […]

  • Sony’s Spring Fever Sale winds down with Shovel Knight and Call of Duty discounts

    It’s the final week of Sony’s Spring Fever Sale which means more games have been added to the mix. Shovel Knight, which launches today is one offer, and the rest are all Cal of Duty titles. The Taken movie series is on sale as well. With Shovel Knight available today on PlayStation 3, PS4 and […]

  • Drivers for Xbox controllers, voice messages, more features available in Xbox One preview

    Microsoft has announced new features coming to Xbox One and the Xbox App on Windows 10 through the preview program this month. Some of the new features have been requested by the community for both Xbox One and Xbox One SmartGlass. Here’s what to expect, straight from the horse’s mouth: Xbox on Windows 10 Game […]

  • Total War: Warhammer has been announced for PC, Mac, SteamOS

    Total War: Warhammer has been announced after previous teases from The Creative Assembly touched upon it. The game will contain “gigantic monsters, flying creatures, legendary heroes and storms of magical power.” It is also the first in a trilogy which includes two additional standalone titles and extra content packs. It will feature thousands of warriors […]

  • This video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt features a quest from the prologue

    A new video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, showing off the Precious Cargo quest contained in the game’s prologue. The quest tasks Geralt with helping a merchant retrieve a mysterious box from the swamps. The scene looks familiar, but we’ve seen so many videos for the game it’s hard to tell […]

  • Limited public beta for The Elder Scrolls Online kicks off tomorrow on consoles

    The limited public beta for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One tomorrow, and Sony has provided details on the tester for those who’ve been invited to participate. The beta test contains the full version of the game and will run from April 23-27, and will start and […]

  • Dying Light debuts in second place on Media Create charts

    Techland’s Dying Light made its debut in Japan lats week, coming in a respectable second place behind Nintendo’s Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code. The zombie shooter sold 25,530 units on PlayStation 4, while the top earner for the week moved a little over 55,000 units on 3DS. Another western release when landed on the chart, […]

  • Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven will release in the west this June

    Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven has been given a release date by XSEED Games, which announced the localization back in February. The title will launch for 3DS in North America on June 2 digitally and through retail. It will be an eShop only title in Europe and Australia when it releases on June 4. A […]

  • This Overlord video teases four new faces of evil

    A new Overlord game is in the works, going by the previous teasing and this video – which teases the possibility of four-payer co-op. Or just four characters to choose from. We don’t know just yet – all we know is the team is asking you to “join the fellowship.” A new entry in the […]