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PS4 shortage: being unable to sell consoles to consumers ‘breaks my heart,’ says Tretton

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 12:36 GMT By Dave Cook

PlayStation 4 appears to be in short supply in North America, according to comments from PlayStation US boss Jack Tretton. The exec appeared on an official Sony podcast and stated that it breaks his heart to turn paying consumers away.

You can listen to the recording over at PS Blog US, during which Tretton said, “You have competition out there. There are lots of things that people can spend money on, especially during the holidays; and the holidays only come around once a year, so that’s really when you want to take advantage of the market opportunity…It breaks my heart if somebody’s got $400 in their hand and they want one and we can’t sell them one.”

Meanwhile in Europe, PlayStation’s Andrew House stated that PS4 will be in “good supply” over the holiday season.

It follows claims that Sony has been holding PS4 stock back, a rumour that Tretton denounced during his interview.

What do you make of the above?

Via IGN.

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52 Comments

  1. Battler624

    His wallet.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. a7md1990

    #1 is BIG+

    #2 1 year ago
  3. melonbuster1

    Lies so much of them.. buy a xbox1 your system won’t be catching dust now

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Panthro

    @3

    Lol… You mean all those X1′s instore?

    The ones that are actually catching dust?

    #4 1 year ago
  5. vxed

    Lol “good supply” in Europe must be a joke right?

    I ordered mine in October and it has an estimated delivery of early February…

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Eregol

    @5 Oddly, I ordered mine at the reveal, and cancelled due to knowing I couldn’t afford it. My wife encouraged me to order again as she felt I deserved it, so, in October I re-pre-ordered. I received mine last week and think it’s brilliant.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. nostramo

    just picked up a solus ps4 and a copy of shadowfall from asda
    at dyce in aberdeen scotland at 8am today, promptly canceled
    my order with amazon uk which would not have been delivered
    this side of chrimbo, possibly not till next year, funny how one
    gigantic retail conglomerate can get precidence over another,
    is it a case of bricks and mortar retail, winning out over online
    retail?
    wont be able to try it out till later on today as i’m still at work,
    but if it turns out i bought a blue light of death dud then the
    return policy is a lot less hastle.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Eregol

    @7 When Blockbuster went under Asda got the stock earmarked for them.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. nostramo

    Feel sorry for the folk who handed over cash money deposits
    for xboxones and ps4′s, no way of knowing if they’ll recover the
    outlay.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Rikki

    He says as he sips his $500 whiskey, smoking a Cuban cigar and rocking back in his golden rocking chair.

    I love Jack Tretton, he should be in the next Mortal Kombat. Just him with a knife in a business suit.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. polygem

    the working conditions over @ foxconn are so much more heartbreaking mr. t.
    maybe your company should help fixing the broken hearts there first. i´d be willing to pay more for a fairer product. always was.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Phoenixblight

    @11

    You do realize Nintendo uses them as well right? DOn’t think otherwise.

    http://kotaku.com/5954397/the-result-of-nintendos-investigation-into-underage-foxconn-workers

    #12 1 year ago
  13. polygem

    sure, this applies to everyone producing there.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. polygem

    doublepost

    #14 1 year ago
  15. polygem

    i always rant about marios sphaghetti meat ball promo and your periodic nintendo mc donald happy meal promo as well. i love petas pokemon and tanooki suit campaign. shit stays shit, no matter on which platform :)

    /the peta campaigns are just attention campaigns though. noone believes that mario hurts racoons:)

    #15 1 year ago
  16. DeVitowned

    My Walmart received a surprising surplus of PlayStation 4s this week. There are still some in the back, though the stock is dwindling. People are wanting to buy multiple, but they are restricted to one per customer.

    Even Xboxophiles who wanted the One changed their mind when they heard we got more 4s in stock.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. ShakaCarnage

    I’ve been to two shopping arcades in Spain and every electronics shop has plenty of stock available of both next gen consoles. Looks like Sony and MS could just allocate better across the EU.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Francis O

    Oh god…..Shut the F*ck up Jack.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. dkpunk

    Can you say hyperbolic Mr. Tretton? If you really want a ps4 just buy one off cl or ebay. You’ll only pay like 20 or so above msrp.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Eregol

    Is this place broke? Been trying to post a comment and it doesn’t work.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Eregol

    Oh, and now it works….

    Anyway

    @11 & @12 it seems Foxconn are also an XB1 manufacturer according to the wiki page.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. dtyk

    Foxconn makes almost every popular electronics nowadays because it’s the only way to achieve an affordable consumer price tag.

    If people want to pull the Foxconn card, then they should all quit being gamers and ditch our iphones instead of being internet paladins.

    Obviously, not a single one of us would even come close to doing it. You don’t want Foxconn? Prepare to pay close to $1000 dollars for consoles.
    #firstworldproblems

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Cort

    @22 +1

    Sort of like those morons who campaign against capitalism and globalisation in Adidas trainers and Nike hoodies.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Cort

    Amazon UK update:

    #16. PS4
    #149. XBox One

    Where’s that price cut MS?

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Hcw87

    @24
    With both consoles selling over 2 million consoles, i don’t see why MS needs a pricecut? It’s not like they’re struggling.

    http://bgr.com/2013/12/11/microsoft-xbox-one-sales-2-million/

    #25 1 year ago
  26. reask

    @24
    Yeah man you keep posting that minus link.
    Link would be good.
    Last time I checked amazon the 1 was ahead in charts. may not have been uk.

    Personally I think 1 is selling ok but 4 is selling out.
    I just think 4 has the edge or else MS are stocking better but I would imagine if that was the case MS would be bragging about it.

    Not too pushed on either yet myself as neither has many games but hey its good for the crack.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Cort

    @26 Sure. Easy to find, but anyway….

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/bestsellers/videogames/ref=sv_vg_h__12

    Best selling now, updated hourly. If you want the best selling of 2013, here you go:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/bestsellers/2013/videogames/ref=zg_bs_tab_t_bsar

    I’ll let you find where they lie in this chart.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. reask

    Just to add to this.
    I live in Ireland and where I work there are about 20 gamers out of 80 workforce.
    Not 1 has gotten either.
    I reckon come January there will be plenty of stock of both.

    Just saying as the next gen has been pretty unspectacular thus far and I imagine early adopters of both have already run out of things to do with them.

    But hey we need the beta testers to iron out both so we can decide which one if any really has an edge.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. reask

    @ 27
    Thanks but did you not notice both are out of stock?
    So they have none of either but 4 is doing better.
    What does that mean?

    More people are waiting on 4?
    Kinda academic argument really imho.

    It would tell me that both are sold out so demand is high for both but maybe I am missing something so I will let you explain it to me if you would.

    #29 1 year ago
  30. reask

    Here is a link to amazon.com which has xbox1 at no 2.
    PS4 at 38.
    I imagine that site is bigger than the uk one so which is right?

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/new-releases/videogames/ref=zg_bs_tab_t_bsnr
    Also out of stock there.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. reask

    Twiddles thumbs awaiting reply.

    #31 1 year ago
  32. Hcw87

    @31
    Don’t bother, he likes spinning things in Sony’s favor with that Amazon UK link. Not the first time i’ve seen it.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. Cort

    @32

    That’s funny, I speak positively and negatively of both camps. I posted about 20 comments criticising Sony a fortnight ago. You had no problem with any of that. Then I made one fleeting negative reference to an XBox game and suddenly you were outraged and condemned me as a Sony troll from the SDF who hates on MS. Says everything that you choose to focus on one side and not the other, so run along.

    @31

    Waiting a reply? This from the person who inferred I was making it all up. I’d rather trust a “best selling product now” list than a nebulously titled and undefined “new releases” list. And the “best selling of 2013″ list doesn’t lie. No ambiguity there.

    EDIT: You are a moron. You’ve gone to the US site. Did I post the US site? No.

    #33 1 year ago
  34. reask

    @32
    Ah right then another fanboy so.
    Thought as much.

    Anyone confirm Sony got rid of that ridiculous PS store thing on 4?
    I always hated the way you had to go to store then wait for it to load.
    That would be a improvement.

    #34 1 year ago
  35. Cort

    @34 Do you believe everything you are told by someone you don’t know on the internet?

    Here, I have some magic beans….

    Check his comment history, then mine, and compare. Then decide if you want to look like a gullible fool.

    #35 1 year ago
  36. kaffikjelen

    Seems to meet demand here in Norway, saw a couple of consoles bundled with Killzone at a local store yesterday. But I’m glad I got mine on launch day, waiting in line for a console is half of its fun.

    #36 1 year ago
  37. Eregol

    @34 The PS Store loads instantaneously now. It’s much better than it’s PS3 incarnation.
    More than can be said for the Music Unlimited app which is slow and buggy.

    #37 1 year ago
  38. reask

    @33
    LMFAO
    I went to another amazon site which is bigger than uk and has xbox1 at 2 and ps4 at 38 and that makes me a moron?
    Please point out were I said you were making it up.
    I actually said it may have not been uk.

    You are quoting one site and i am quoting another much bigger site of the same co.
    And both sites are sold out of them.
    When you degenerate to name calling you have lost the argument.

    #38 1 year ago
  39. reask

    @35
    No which is why I asked for the link.
    You are the one that is name calling because another site differs from yours.

    @ 37
    Thanks for the heads up.
    Still undecided and in no hurry but I enjoyed both last gen so little things like that makes me happy to know.
    Sony have good first party studios but I like the innovation with 1 so still not sure.

    #39 1 year ago
  40. Cort

    @38

    I pointed out the fact that on Amazon *UK* the PS4 is outselling the XB1 by what appears to be a wide margin. Posting a link from a market in a different country does not disprove that. If I had claimed the PS4 is outselling the XB1 in the US or globally then you might have actually had a point. But I didn’t, so you don’t.

    “Please point out were I said you were making it up.”

    Inferred, not said.

    “When you degenerate to name calling you have lost the argument.”

    Said the person who branded me a fanboy based on nothing more than the false claim of a third party. Don’t lecture people until you can swallow your own advice.

    #40 1 year ago
  41. reask

    OK then I apoligise for calling you that but it just appears that you are posting numbers on a site where both are sold out.

    Yet I posted the same info from another site in a different country which are sold out also.
    I mean you did say where is the price cut meaning I can only assume you think the 1 needs it.

    #41 1 year ago
  42. Cort

    @41 And I apologise for using “moron”.

    Both are sold out, but both can still be ordered, so it is reasonable anecdotal data to consider side-by-side. Last time I looked, the XB1 has an expected delivery date (8 January) whereas the PS4 does not.

    I can’t speak for the US market. But it is becoming increasingly possible that the XB1, after a good start, is stalling in Europe. A price cut will help. At 349, I’d buy one, and I don’t even have a PS4 yet (before Hcw87 performs another one of his hysterical condemnations).

    #42 1 year ago
  43. reask

    @42
    I actually agree with you that 4 seems to be the preferred console atm but I just think the 1 is holding it,s own and in that scenario when the early adopters settle down it will come down to word of mouth on how both are performing.

    In my opinion Sony went for the powerhouse gaming rig and MS went for the all in one box.
    Who is right we will only know down the road.
    I kinda like the gimmicky things on the 1 but am not sure they will be any more than that yet at the same time am not sure if Sony stayed safe after last gen.

    Just my honest opinion and nothing else but both are vying for our hearts and minds and both look to be doing OK.

    #43 1 year ago
  44. Eregol

    Ahhh. Group hug!!

    #44 1 year ago
  45. dtyk

    @reask,

    I’d advice you to ignore Hcw87. He has a personal vendetta against Cort.

    About a week or two ago in a Forza 5 thread, Hcw87 essentially tried to defend Forza and XOne to the death after Cort and the rest of the thread brought up some rational opinions.

    Long story short, it got embarrassing, now Hcw87 thinks Cort has cooties. Cheerio. I’d find the thread if I cared enough lol.

    #45 1 year ago
  46. Hcw87

    @45
    Oh look, an alt account. How cute.

    #46 1 year ago
  47. dtyk

    @46

    And there, ladies and gentlemen, is exhibit A. You can get defensive all you want, but I’m too busy to go down this childish road with you.

    #47 1 year ago
  48. MrBambinoDent

    X1 is beaten everywhere and you’re still arguing? lol

    #48 1 year ago
  49. bugmenot

    The guys at Sony are genius using a modified
    Cartman’s “you can’t come” technique as a successful marketing ploy

    #49 1 year ago
  50. bugmenot

    South park
    “Cartmanland” episode

    #50 1 year ago
  51. bugmenot

    Paste this in other sites

    http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/130641-Xbox-One-DRM-Crashes-Killer-Instinct-Tournament

    #51 1 year ago
  52. Dave Cook

    @51 can you stop spamming our site please?

    #52 1 year ago

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    Nintendo has issued a 3DS firmware update which fixes a web browser exploit that was being used to run pirated Game Boy Color ROMs since January as well as inject code within downloadable games. Another piece of code, per Eurogamer, changed the setting on the handheld to make it region-free. The exploit was only available […]

  • Unreal Tournament video shows updated textures on Outpost 23

    The latest footage from Epic’s new Unreal Tournament has surfaced, and it shows off the game’s first high-textured map which is called Outpost 23. As you can see from Zaccubus’ video, its the same are which Epic showed in the flythrough video from last year, only with updated textures and some new areas outside. The […]

  • Final add-on for Sunset Overdrive arrives in April

    The final add-on for Sunset Overdrive, Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines, will be released in April. On April 1 to be exact. No, that’s not an April Fool’s joke from Insomniac Games either. Below, you can watch a fist-look at the new story, area, and traversal mechanic.

  • Heroes of the Storm playable at EGX Rezzed

    Heroes of the Storm will be playable at EGX Rezzed. This will be the first UK public hands-on with the online team brawler. Blizzard will also host giveaways and friendly tournaments at its stand. Tickets for all three days of Rezzed are still available, and you can purchase a pass through the official website. EGX […]

  • PES 2015 Data Pack 4 coming next week with Winter Transfers, new faces

    Data Pack 4 for Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 has been dated, and it updates the game with Winter Transfers, new player faces, and additional stadiums. The latest free update contains real-time player transfers made within the January window, and player ratings have also been updated. Additionally, a number of improved likenesses to key players will […]

  • Here’s the changelog for Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 5

    Notes for upcoming Patch 5 for Dragon Age: Inquisition have been posted, noting improvements to gameplay and stability, and the new features outlined back in early February. Along with the new party storage system added to the Undercroft at Skyhold, players also have the ability to adjust the size of subtitles. Below you will find […]

  • Game of Thrones, Mortal Kombat X, Batman mobile games on the way

    Warner Bros. has announced free-to-play mobile titles spanning its DC Comics, Mortal Kombat and Game of Thrones properties. The following five new games under development are: Mortal Kombat X from NetherRealm Studios: The game blends fighting and card collection with cinematic gameplay and Fatalities. Play as both classic and fighters, and if you own the […]

  • Win! Beta access to new MMORPG Skyforge and DLC worth $70

    We have ten Wrath of the Gods Founders Packs to giveaway for new RPG Skyforge, worth over $70. All you need to do to win a Wrath of the Gods pack is enter your details in the form below and we’ll pick 10 winners at random on Thursday, March 5, after 3pm GMT. Skyforge is […]

  • PC gaming expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018

    PC gaming is alive and well. In fact, it’s expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018. According to game-business group Open Gaming Alliance, the PC gaming industry is expected to grow beyond its current $26 billion worth and to a massive $35 billion by the year 2018. The information is based on data collected […]

  • Advanced Warfare: new patch adds new weapon, Master Prestige ranks, more

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has received a new patch that gives season pass holders early access to a new weapon and everyone else a myriad of fixes and additions. The patch went live today on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, without any official notes. CharlieIntel reports that among the new additions is the new […]

  • Destiny’s end game and raids explained

    Destiny’s end game can be a bit obtuse to those not used to MMO games. Fear not, we’ve got a few quick tips on how to crack it. Arekkz Gaming has a video for new players of Destiny or those who are looking to brush up on their knowledge of the game. Today’s theme is […]

  • Capcom adds local co-op to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on PC

    Following fan outrage over lack of local co-op support for the PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Capcom has now added it. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 now officially supports split-screen local co-op in both campaign and raid mode. The update is currently in beta on Steam, but anyone can opt-in to try it. Capcom […]

  • New Destiny glitch spawns infinite Thralls on Earth

    Destiny’s latest glitch spawns infinite Thralls to help fuel your bounty hunting and loot lust. The glitch is simple to replicate. You’ll need to start The Dark Within mission on Earth, on any difficulty. Then follow the steps in the video below (Via DualShockers) to get to an area out of the map. You’ll then […]

  • Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is here with new game mode, netcode improvements and more

    DICE has released the Winter Patch for Battlefield 4. The patch brings an eSports focus with new game mode Squad Obliteration and plenty more. Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is now live on all platforms. It’s just over 400MB on PC and 1.34GB on consoles. The patch adds new game mode Squad Obliteration and more customisation […]

  • HTC hopes to see Half-Life on VR headset Vive

    Vive manufacturer HTC said that it hopes to see Valve games, including Half-Life, on the virtual reality headset. Speaking to the BBC, HTC chairwoman Cher Wang said that Valve is keen on having its games available on the VR headset. “I think Valve’s best game is Dota, right, and Portal and [Team Fortress] and I […]

  • Make money easily in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

    If you’re looking to buy a fell set of armour for your character in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate but keep falling short on Zenny, this video will show you an easy way to make lots of it. Arekkz Gaming has a very handy tip for all Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate players: how to make Zenny […]

  • This is how you claim free Xbox One games from your Xbox 360

    Microsoft is giving everyone the ability to claim their free Xbox One Games with Gold titles from their Xbox 360 console, even without owning an Xbox One. If you don’t yet own an Xbox One and want to make sure you don’t miss out on all those free Games with Gold games, you’ll be pleased […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for March 3: Heroic and Nightfall detailed

    Bungie has reset the weekly cap of Crucible and Vanguard marks and added new Heroic and Nightfall strikes, now with burn. From now until next Tuesday, the weekly Heroic strike will be The Devil’s Lair with Heroic and Lightswitch modifiers. As for the Nightfall, you’ll be fighting Sepiks Prime with the help of Arc burn. […]

  • Few Mass Effect FemShep cosplays are as elaborate as this one

    The internet is full of Female Commander Shepard cosplay from Mass Effect, but very few are as terrific as this one. Visual artist Freya Willia has spent over two years painstakingly creating the perfect suit of armour and the best weapons to make her cosplay of Female Shepard as authentic as possible, Omni tool and […]

  • Deals with Gold: Assassin’s Creed Unity, Red Dead Redemption and more discounted

    This week’s Deals with Gold titles for Xbox Live subscribers is a good mix of modern games and old favourites. The list of discounted games through this week’s Deals with Gold is live with discounts on Assassin’s Creed Unity, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, and more. The deals are live now […]

  • Destiny guide: how to maximise your Grimoire Points

    Destiny players regularly compare the size of their Grimoire Points. Learn how to make yours the biggest. Destiny guide: how to earn Grimoire Points In Destiny, earning most Grimoire cards is just a matter of playing the game, maybe a little more attentively than usual. You’ll either need to complete a certain number of actions […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will let you play as a baddie

    Shovel Knight owners will benefit from the generosity of Kickstarter backers quite soon. Because Shovel Knight was overfunded during its Kickstarter campaign, developer Yacht Club Games committed to releasing free content updates. The first of these, Plague of Shadows, has now been detailed. The expansion stars baddy Plague Knight, who turns on his former allies, […]

  • GTA controversies, from Hot Coffee to PR manipulation

    GTA has a long history of controversy. The latest Did You Know Gaming tells the full stories behind the sensational headlines. Grand Theft Auto is such a byword for controversy that it’s easy to forget the full context of what actually happened to bring mainstream press, politicians and interest group awareness to the Rockstar series. […]

  • Infamous 2 one of five new PlayStation Now additions for March

    PlayStation Now will expand to the tune of five new games this month. The March PS Now additions are Infamous 2, Twisted Metal, R-Type Dimensions, Alone in the Dark: Inferno and Operation Flashpoint: Red River. PS Now will set you back $20 per month or $45 for a three month subscription. It offers all you […]

  • Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster gets PS4 release date

    Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster hits PS4 in May. The PS4 release date for Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster is May 12 in North America and May 15 in Europe. Gematsu reports a special pre-order bonus calendar with art by Yoshitaka Amano is available through the Square Enix Store and participating retailers. In Europe, pre-ordering […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare getting 15 new Prestige levels

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can now aspire to the ranks of Grand Master Prestige. Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games will add 15 more Prestige levels to the latest Call of Duty, giving players at max XP a chance to grow even further. According to the Sledgehammer Games blog, when you enter Master level […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End recreated in Minecraft

    Destiny’s toughest challenge gets even nastier if you throw Creepers into the mix. The ultimate Destiny challenge – for now – is the Crota’s End raid. Taking place in an alternate dimension accessed through the Hellmouth on the Moon, the Raid takes Guardians through a pit of darkness to the resting place of Crota himself. […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D trailer introduces the Heir to the Monado

    Xenoblade Chronicles 3D protagonist Shulk is the Heir to the Monado, his distinctive red sword. Let this trailer fill you in on what that means. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D releases for New 3DS on April 2 in Europe and April 10 in North America. As well as all the content of the Wii original, it has […]

  • The Elder Scrolls: Total War mod covers Morrowind, Oblivion and more

    The Elder Scrolls: Total War is a terrific mod allowing you get get intimately involved with the history of Bethesda’s detailed fantasy universe. The first release of The Elder Scrolls: Total War dropped on the weekend, giving players their first chance to try out LoRdNazgu1‘s creation. This version runs from 3E 427 to 4E 45, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 out now on Steam

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is out now. Yes, we’re surprised too. You can grab Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 on Steam for $8. Developer Scott Cawthon really doesn’t mess about; the game was only announced in early January. Here’s the blurb: Thirty years after Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza closed it’s doors, the events that took […]

  • EVE Online heister makes off with $13,000 worth of goods

    EVE Online is a hotbed of villainy, espionage and backstabbing, but one intrepid corporate thief has made waves even in this setting. The thing about EVE Online is that it’s a true sandbox: the game’s rules are very loose, and allow players to make careers out of theft, piracy, assassination and espionage in addition to […]

  • Marth Amiibo getting a stock refresh in North America

    Nintendo of America has announced a fresh supply of the difficult to find Marth Amiibo. The Marth Amiibo will be back in stock in the US in late April, the platform holder said on Twitter today. Planning to pick up Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and don’t have a Marth amiibo? More are headed to stores in […]

  • Skyrim beta update upgrades creation kit file size

    Skyrim has been granted a new beta update – more than three years after launch! – to improve the experience for modders and those who use them. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released in November 2011. I think that’s worth noting before we discuss the beta update that dropped today, even as Bethesda is working […]

  • Paradox’s next epic RPG is, uh, Knights of Pen & Paper 2

    Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is very serious business so please enjoy this very serious trailer. “Return to the dicey world of Knights of Pen & Paper for a new turn-based adventure, where players get to take on the role of players, and also of the game’s encounter-designing, rules-laywering GM in a fully customizable […]

  • Amplitude looks amazing in new gameplay trailer, has a team multiplayer mode

    Amplitude may have been delayed but we still get something this March: a fine new gameplay trailer. Amplitude is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 sometime in northern summer. It’s a reprisal of Harmonix’s classic rhythm action game, a forerunner to its later efforts with Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and was crowdfunded. Update: Turns […]

  • DayZ creator’s “crazy”, “esoteric” next game developed with Improbable

    DayZ creator Dean “Rocket” Hall has dropped the first vague details of his new game project. “I do not want to make safe games. I do not want to make games the way we have been making them. What if the most experienced video game staff in the world collaborated on the most esoteric and […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will support AMD’s Mantle

    AMD has confirmed what most Battlefield fans thought. Battlefield Hardline will indeed support Mantle. Battlefield Hardline will support Mantle, AMD has confirmed. Some players weren’t sure whether the retail version of the game will support AMD’s API, due to its absence from the recent PC beta. AMD did not say whether the feature will be […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 GDC 2015 sizzle reel shows what the tech can do

    Unreal Engine 4 is a pretty versatile bit of tech, as this new sizzle reel shows. As one of the more ubiquitous engines, Unreal will be on show at GDC this week. Developer Epic produced the following sizzle reel to quickly demonstrate what it can do – cutting edge graphics (there are very few games […]

  • Survarium’s latest patch removes limit on battle ammo, rebalances experience gain

    The latest Survarium patch has readjusted the value of experience and reputation points gained and removed the limit to the maximum amount of ammo you can use in combat. Survarium developer Vostok Games has released patch 0.27a to the public, having recently finished testing it. The patch is a major one and covers changes to […]

  • The Hunt Begins in new Bloodborne TV spot

    Bloodborne is so close you can almost smell its coppery tang on the wind – and also you can watch commercials for it. Bloodborne arrives on PS4 at the end of this month (March 24 North America, March 25 Europe, March 27 UK) so excitement is starting to build. Sony isn’t helping keep us calm […]

  • World of Warcraft: you’ll soon be able to buy game time with gold

    Blizzard will soon allow World of Warcraft players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard has announced a new system that will launch soon for World of Warcraft. The system is called WoW Token. Using this system, players will be able to buy game time using in-game gold. Here’s how it […]

  • 3D Realms’ Bombshell returns with the first gameplay trailer

    Remember 3D Realms’ Bombshell? The isometric ARPG that was announced last year? Well, it’s back, and we get to see gameplay footage. The game stars Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, a bomb technician turned mercenary with a mechanical arm. She will embark on a quest to rescue the president and save Earth, all while shooting aliens. The […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 is now free for everyone to use

    Epic Games has made Unreal Engine 4 available for anyone to download and use, for free. Unreal Engine 4 is now free. Anyone can download it and start using it, the developer announced today in a blog post. The download features the the full set of tools used by Epic, and includes 100% of the […]

  • Call of Duty European Championship winner announced

    The winner of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship has been announced. This past weekend, 28 teams representing UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, the rest of Europe and Middle East attended the final of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship. UK team Epsilon eSports was crowned […]

  • GOG brings back Insomnia sale with discounts up to 90% off

    GOG.com is bringing back its Insomnia sale event with even more games. GOG’s Insomnia sale is back with double the amount of games. This year, there will be two sets of games available at once. The sets are seasoned classics and fresh new titles. Each set will feature games with discounts up to 90% off, […]

  • 2K is shutting down NBA 2K14 online servers, won’t affect career save files

    2K will be shutting down the servers for NBA 2K14 this month. The publisher revealed yesterday that online servers for NBA 2K14 will be turned offline on March 31. “You will no longer be able to play ranked games/online association,” reads the announcement. NBA 2K14 relied on online servers to store save files for MyCareer […]

  • One Dead or Alive tournament organiser is proposing ban of “over-sexualised” costumes

    A Dead or Alive tournament organiser has suggested a soft ban on some of the game’s “over-sexualised” costumes, and not everyone is happy. Tournament organiser “The HuBBs” took to the FreeStepDodge forums to suggest a list of rules that other offline tournaments can follow. The list goes over stages, characters, moves, which is certainly in […]

  • Destiny: all the news from Bungie’s open house Q&A

    Bungie hosted an open house Q&A session with the community last week and lots of exciting news have come out of it. Arekkz Gaming has gathered all the information that came out of Bungie’s open house Q&A in one handy video. The list is massive, going over Exotic weapon balance, upcoming events, PVE, Crucible rewards, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen to honour Nimoy with in-game memorials

    Developers behind space exploration games Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen will honour the memory of Leonard Nimoy through in-game memorials. The develops of both games have confirmed separately that in-game memorials will be established to honour the memory of the late Star Trek actor, Leonard Nimoy, famous for playing Spock. Elite: Dangerous executive producer Michael […]

  • Deal: get a PlayStation 4 + three exclusives for $399

    Amazon’s latest PlayStation 4 deal is not one to miss. With purchase of a PlayStation 4 console from Amazon in the US, the online retailer will throw in digital codes for Infamous Second Son, Killzone Shadow Fall and The Last of Us: Remastered, all for the same MSRP of $399. The Last of Us Remastered […]