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Gabe Newell shrugs off Xbox One sales figure, touts Steam user count

Tuesday, 7 January 2014 10:18 GMT By Dave Cook

Valve founder Gabe Newell has shrugged off Microsoft’s announcement that 3 million Xbox One consoles were sold last year, using the opportunity to remind everyone just how many of us have Steam accounts.

It follows Microsofts announcement that it shifted some 3 million Xbox One consoles in 2013.

CVG reports that during a Q&A session at CES 2014, an audience member asked Newell what he thought of the milestone, and if the company’s Steam Machines line-up could reach the same figures.

He replied, “Well, it’d take a while for them to catch up. I mean, we’re at 65 million,” touting the amount of users currently signed up to Steam.

Handbags at 20 paces gentlemen?

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36 Comments

  1. Gekidami

    As i’ve already said in the past;

    65 million users in just under 10 years for a service thats free to sign up to on a platform billions own. Sorry Mr. Newell, you have nothing to boast about.

    Remind me again how Steams user count compares to PS3/360 sales, which actually cost money to own and came out after Steam began to exist. By claiming that a free service thats been out for so long has more free accounts on it than a 500$ console thats been out for 2 months, he’s really just showing how dishonest he is.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Zares

    I’m interested to see if Gabe actually wants to fight the console war head on.
    First off, Steam has the larger user base, but that very base is comprised primarily of people who already rejected consoles in the first place. Not everyone is going to jump ship so easily, you can’t get the same level of monopoly on PC no matter how good your standing is.
    Secondly, the range of steam boxes he just unveiled are both pricey and intimidating in selection. Its hard to see how that’s going to appeal to anyone beyond the core selection of high end PC gamers who have their own rigs already.

    In spite of this he seems confident. It will be interesting to see how this three way choice plays out.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. absolutezero

    Its an off hand comment thrown out when some twat in the audience asked about something completely un-related to the subject he was there to talk about.

    Am I wrong?

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Harrow

    @1 was that you defending console service and pricing!!!

    Free service. check
    Cheaper games. check
    Yearly super sales. Check
    Free multiplayer. check
    65 million users. Check
    Constant frequent updates. Check

    Now add standardized PC’s
    And actually innovation in the controller space.

    Terrible!

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Gekidami

    ^ That isnt even remotely relevant to anything i said, not even a little.

    “was that you defending console service and pricing”
    No. Where did i do this exactly? Where did i even suggest this? Try actually reading, PC fanboy. Rather than quickly getting emotional.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Harrow

    Sounds right to me.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Harrow

    1. Everything I said he has to boast about.

    2. Look at ps3/360 sales which actually cost money to own. Sounds like a vailed defense or just bitterness. At a service MS/Sony immatate yet charge for hmmm.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Gekidami

    ^ Reading comprehension: 1/10

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Dave Cook

    I give this entire thread 1/10.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Harrow

    How longs live and psn been up and running now.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Panthro

    Many people have bought a gaming PC to primarily use steam, so technically it does cost money to use, I jumped ship last gen… Both companies lost it and began churning out recycled crap.

    I dont even consider what he said as boastful, someone in the crowd threw an irrelevant question his way and he just answered it, until I see the video he is innocent until proven guilty.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Gekidami

    @9 Maybe you shouldnt have started it then? Its sort of non-news to begin with and “Handbags at 20 paces gentlemen?”, so really you knew what type of responses this might have gotten off the bat. Though quite frankly i doubt it’ll cause that much of a stir, what i said in the first comment is nothing more than undeniable fact.

    I’m just sayin’ that comment you made right there is a bit empty and pretty patronising to your readership.

    @10
    Lives been around longer than Steam, PlayStation had something with the PS2, but PSN only really came about with the PS3, so after Steam. Of course i’m considering console sales Vs. free Steam accounts, if you want i could take PSN & Live accounts… But you really dont want me to do that.

    @11
    “Many people have bought a gaming PC to primarily use steam.”
    Citation needed. That will only become valid with Steambox sales.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. TheBlackHole

    Saying ‘we’ve got 65 million users’ in response to a hardware sales question is idiotic. I like Gabe, but this is just petty and ridiculous.

    Steam users: 65 million

    Xbox Live users: 48 million (around half of whom also paid for Gold subscription at some point in the last year, and let’s not forget ALL of these people will have paid for a console too)

    PSN users: 110 million

    Given that Steam’s users have been accumulated over a much longer period of time, Valve’s numbers don’t look as big as Gabe likes to make out.

    Until he sells 65 million Steamboxes, he ought to quit making silly comments like this. Comes across as childish.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. TheBlackHole

    @11 The question is perfectly relevant. The guy is asking whether he feels Valve’s hardware has the potential to shift as many as the next gen consoles.

    Knowing that he doesn’t want to publicly bait the other companies (and that he knows he won’t sell 3 million units in one month), he answered with a daft response that does himself an injustice.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Gekidami

    @13
    Which is exactly the point (and sole point) i made. What Gabe is saying is just pandering to the fanboys.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Harrow

    Yep

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Panthro

    They solely asked him about Xbox and he replied with Xbox in mind, why are you bringing PSN into this?

    Seem like all you guys ever do is try to start a massive war between steam, psn and Xbox whenever you get the chance…

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Gekidami

    ^ Ok.

    As i’ve already said in the past;

    65 million users in just under 10 years for a service thats free to sign up to on a platform billions own. Sorry Mr. Newell, you have nothing to boast about.

    Remind me again how Steams user count compares to 360 sales, which actually cost money to own and came out after Steam began to exist. By claiming that a free service thats been out for so long has more free accounts on it than a 500$ console thats been out for 2 months, he’s really just showing how dishonest he is.

    PS3 mention removed. Better? What exactly is the difference, then? 360 still has more sales in less time as a paid device than Steam has users for a free service. Its still ridiculous and dishonest to compare the free account number of a 10 year old service to the 2 month sales of a console.

    So what exactly does the exclusion of PlayStation change?

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Harrow

    Its disgusting ;). I don’t think he(gabe) thinks of the steam box in the same way as MS/Sony do there machines anyway I mean alienware and others have been at it for awhile now. Its more about service, innovation and freedom so if that was being called into question or baited as the question sort of suggests it wouldnt be an argument.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. manamana

    1/10

    #20 1 year ago
  21. absolutezero

    -10/10

    In other news League of Legends.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Elvis71

    These are just the accounts that have paid games on it and have been online the last month. So actually there are more than that. Even when i look in my friendlist, there are many who been offline for some months now.

    PSN / Xbox Live active users should be compared to active Steam Users to really talk about that. And even than .. who cares ?

    #22 1 year ago
  23. wishdokta

    Early. Gaming news were about games. Those days were bonkers.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Cobra951

    The handbags at 20 paces were entertaining, as usual.

    If a standardized game PC could take off, and achieve high enough sales numbers for economies of scale to kick in (read: lower prices), I’d be all for it. This is a hardware question, though. The number of Steam accounts is irrelevant, Gabe’s skillful deflection notwithstanding.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. TheBlackHole

    “These are just the accounts that have paid games on it and have been online the last month. So actually there are more than that.”

    No, that’s a flat out lie. Sorry. That’s all-time account creation. Some sites misinterpreted the press release and said active accounts, when that was actually referring to the 30% year-on-year growth.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. Kreion

    @24 A standardized game PC IS a console, it’s already taken off. That’s my biggest problem with the Steam Machines – they are removing the biggest strength which a console has by having it be so free and open (like a PC should be, but not necessarily a console).

    To Gabe’s point – you’re right his answer was irrelevant. As of right now he has no sales figures to be touting, so he should have said something else. Because no, 65M users are not going to get Steam Machines – mainly because a good proportion of them already HAVE gaming PC’s.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Dragon

    @13,
    And steam box is a fancy rebranding of pre-assembled PCs, nothing else.
    Its clear Valve has invested hardly anything here.

    And as you said, he is just blabbering here.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. DarkSoulz

    Lame LOL Overpriced PCs with code word Steam.

    As a Steam user I’ll stick with my PCs.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. Erthazus

    Look at that Gekidami, Playstation warrior in full force.

    “Remind me again how Steams user count compares to PS3/360 sales, which actually cost money to own and came out after Steam began to exist. ”

    For your knowledge, you need to buy PC to play Steam. Right? Right.

    65 milion users is a record that no Sony or Microsoft has achieved. They sold only consoles that are irrelevant after the next bunch comes out which was the point of the discussion while Steam “Users” can easily migrate from one hardware to another. So in other words what Sony or MS achieved? They sold 150 million consoles together in 8 years when There are 450 million PC’s sold EACH year.

    In fact, right now there are 5 million people onlline right now on Steam and that is not even Origin, League Of Legends (the most popular game in the work that has 70+ million accounts), UPlay, Battle.net and etc.

    #29 1 year ago
  30. Erthazus

    @Dragon, “And steam box is a fancy rebranding of pre-assembled PCs, nothing else.
    Its clear Valve has invested hardly anything here.”

    Same as current gen Playstation 4 or Xbox One. They are fancy new PC’s with PC like architecture. In fact you can even change HDD to SSD on the PS4, everything else is custom made (CPU, GPU, Motherboard and PSU) to protect it’s console closed environment and that’s it. This is the same thing Apple does with Mac’s but with Mac’s except they offer much more freedom.

    the strength in Steam machines is not in the hardware but in the new OS that will be powered by these “Steam machines” that has console configuration and console like Power-consumption and optimization. OS is a huge investment and it’s a Gamer’s OS with clans, guilds, chat’s, mods, emulators, TWITCH, Share thing (WITH DECENT RESOLUTION, not like on the PS4 or Xbox one) and stuff. It’s not just a Big Picture mode.

    Steam OS is The Thing with Steam controller.

    Yeap. You can install Steam OS on your PC because you CAN, but on consoles you can’t do even That. Sony tried that in the past, but console was so weak that no one used Linux before except for some hackers and Sony stripped that feature in the past for “Protection”.

    Closed eco-system’s exist only to protect companies, not customers.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. _LarZen_

    I am a PC gamer, and this made me laugh.

    #31 1 year ago
  32. rrw

    there you are Erthazus, I wondering where are you when 13 Steambox is been introduce what you think about them?

    also tell me why should we buy steam box over console and PC?

    #32 1 year ago
  33. Gekidami

    “65 milion users is a record that no Sony or Microsoft has achieved”

    “So in other words what Sony or MS achieved? They sold 150 million consoles together in 8 years”

    Oh wow. Keep on truckin’ PC master race.

    The number of PC’s sold is irrelevant because the majority are sold as tools, not gaming machines. Still, as i said, Steam is free to download and make an account for, considering the number of PC’s out there (billions) their number of accounts should be higher, instead they’re making (less than) console numbers. Its a testament to just how little gaming gets done on all of those PC’s sold.

    #33 1 year ago
  34. Kalain

    @33
    Not all game players have steam installed or even an account. I have 2 friends who do not have anything on steam since they are, primarily, MMO players, so would you count them?

    If you want to compare active user statistics, you should compare the platforms overall. So PSN and Xbox Live for the consoles, Steam/Battle.net/Uplay/MMO’s for the PC, of which you will probably find that the PC as a platform probably has more ‘Active Gaming User Accounts’ than both PSN and Xbox Live together.

    On topic of what Gabe said, yeah, it sounded like an off the hand answer to a question he should’ve been prepared for. Not his greatest of moments I have to say.

    #34 1 year ago
  35. Panthro

    @34 +1

    Its pretty funny that people think Steam is the only option for games on PC and that the number of Steam users is the stat people should consider when thinking of how many PC gamers there is.

    #35 1 year ago
  36. bradk825

    I might be the only one who seems to get what Gekidami is trying to say, and it’s not so bad.

    Of course he has more members, it’s free.
    See? That’s not so bad.

    Valid point too. Gabe makes this “my dick is bigger” comment which seems petty to begin with. Then throw in that the service he’s comparing himself to charges money. It’s not apples to apples.

    Gekidami also mentioned that Xbox charges. This means people saw enough value in it to pay money. He illustrated the difference between having enough sales to be proud of your product, and having enough free sign ups to be proud of your product. Again pointing out this is not an apples to apples comparison.

    In short Gabe, wait for Steam Machine to hit the market and make some sales before you bring out the tape measure.

    #36 1 year ago

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    EA has indicated general release windows for a number of anticipated new titles. Mirror’s Edge 2 has an early 2016 release date. EA confirmed the release plan in today’s financials release, also noting that a new Need for Speed and a new Plants vs Zombies are coming in the same window. Mirror’s Edge 2 is […]

  • EA financials highlight millions of hours played in Battlefield Hardline, Dragon Age: Inquisition

    Electronic Arts reported its Q4 and year end FY15 financial results today, highlighting the amount of hours played in Battlefield Hardline and Dragon Age: Inquisition. Selected Operating Highlights and Metrics: For fiscal year 2015 EA was the #1 publisher on PlayStation4 and Xbox One consoles in the world, driven by the success of Battlefield Hardline, […]

  • Black Mesa can now be acquired through Steam Early Access

    Black Mesa, the re-imagining of Half-Life 1 from Crowbar Collective, has entered Steam Early Access. At present, 85% of the campaign is complete with around 10 hours worth of gameplay. Early Access users will be helping test the multiplayer deatmatch and team deathmatch modes via six maps as well as the single-player portion. As will […]

  • Three Easter Eggs spotted in Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – video

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has been released in North America, as you know, and it contains some fun Easter Eggs which you can take a look at in the video below. Don’t watch or read any further if you don’t want to be spoiled. Eurogamer’s Ian Higton spotted three Easter Eggs so far, and there […]

  • Destiny: Prison of Elders – here’s what to expect from tomorrow’s livestream

    Bungie today released its Destiny teaser for tomorrow’s livestream, which focuses on Prison of Elders. Below is a breakdown of the teaser and what to expect tomorrow. Arekkz Gaming gives you the lowdown above. You can watch the full stream tomorrow here on the site. House of Wolves is out on May 19.

  • The 3D Realms Anthology is now available on Steam for PC and Mac

    The 3D Realms Anthology, announced back in October, is now available on Steam for PC and Mac for a limited-time price of $29.99. After the introductory period has ended, it will run you $39.99. The collection contains 32 games, which if purchased individually would you run more than $120. Here’s the list in case you […]

  • A Portal-themed pinball table is coming to Zen Pinball later this month

    Valve and Zen Studios have announced a Portal-themed pinball table is coming to Zen Pinball. The table will be made available on all pinball platforms, including Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball FX2, from May 25. Called the “Aperture Science Heuristic Portal Pinball Device”, it contains the characters Chell, Wheatley and of course GLaDOS. Portal Pinball […]

  • Star Wars characters coming with release of Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits

    Star Wars characters are coming to Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits. Disney says it will contain “many favorite characters and include more gameplay content and variety than ever before.” There will be three Star Wars Play sets: Twilight of the Republic set in the Episodes 1-3 timeline, Rise Against the Empire set during the […]

  • Hearthstone has been played by 30 million people

    Blizzard’s strategy game Hearthstone has 30 million players, the developer announced on Twitter. The figure doesn’t breakdown players numbers by platform, but Activision will release its recent financial report tomorrow, so maybe more information will be forthcoming. Hearthstone was releases on PC March 14, 2014 followed by Mac, phones, and tablets. Blackrock Mountain, the latest […]

  • Tomorrow’s Destiny livestream focuses on Prison of Elders – here’s a teaser

    Another Destiny: House of Wolves livestream takes place tomorrow, and it will focus on Prison of the Elders. The Prison of Elders is a prison facility in The Reef which is watched over by Variks and is part of the new Arena game mode which is limited to three players. The livestream will be hosted […]

  • Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 has been announced for current and last-gen

    Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 has been announced by Activision, which isn’t shocking in the slightest. Correction: My stupid brain has EA on it due to the financials release later today. The game is being published by Activision. Not EA and I previously stated. I apologize, and have reprimanded myself in a most sever manner. […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition is sold out in the UK

    Hopefully, you pre-ordered the Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition in the UK already. If not, you are likely out of luck. According to GAME, the pack which contains the Half Scale Replica of Snake’s Bionic Arm has sold out in the UK. The retailer confirmed the news to Videogamer this morning. […]

  • Far Cry 4 Complete Edition coming June 19 for PC, PS4 to the UK

    A Far Cry 4 Complete Edition has been announced and it includes the full game as well as the Season Pass. This is the sku which popped up on Amazon Germany earlier in the week. The Season Pass provides access to five separate pieces of DLC. Here’s a refresher on the DLC content: The Syringe: […]

  • The Witcher 3: live Q&A stream with CDP, new monster dev diary inside

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out in just two weeks, and if you want to know more about Geralt’s latest adventure, CD Projekt is hosting a live Q&A now on Twitch. There’s also a new developer diary below which focuses on monster in the game. The Witcher 3 is out on May 19. Huzzah! […]

  • Forza Horizon 2′s Alpinestars Car Pack has five cars and is ready for download

    The Alpinestars Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 is out now on Xbox One and its the only way you will ever be able to afford a 1992 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport. Unless, of course, you win the lottery or are left in some rich person’s will. In that case, I’ll take the ’53 Corvette, […]

  • Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition is now available in North America

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition has been released in North America. It will be made available in the Europe on May 7 and in the UK May 8 for £49.99 on consoles and £34.99 on PC. As previously announced, this edition contains all previously released DLC content as well as […]

  • Two GAME exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians now available for pre-order

    GAME has announced two exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians, and both are now available for pre-order exclusively through one of the retail chain’s 318 stores or online. The £79.99 Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians, which delivers new digital content wrapped in a steel book. There’s also the £199.99 Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector’s Edition […]

  • Deals with Gold: Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Bioshock Infinite, more

    Microsoft has announced its latest Deals with Gold discounts for Xbox Live Gold members. Franchises on sale include Far Cry, Call of Duty, along with individual titles Assassin’s Creed Unity and Bioshock Infinite. The full list is below. Bioshock Infinite discounts are available for both Xbox Live Gold and Silver members. Xbox One Far Cry […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has released, watch the launch trailer here

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can watch the launch trailer for it below. Boxed copies in Europe arrive from May 15, and in Australia/New Zealand on May 14. You can grab digital copies from the following online services: Steam, PlayStation Network, Xbox Store.

  • GOG’s online service GOG Galaxy is now in open beta

    GOG Galaxy, the DRM-free online gaming platform from the folks at GOG, has left Alpha and is now in open beta for all to try. As previously announced, the online service, similar to Steam, is option. Players do not need to play online as all games are stored by the service and can be played […]

  • DayZ-inspired Goat Simulator DLC GoatZ is out this week on Steam

    Goat Simulator players can download DayZ-inspired DLC this week called GoatZ. According to Coffee Stain Studios, GoatZ is “the only survival game on Steam that isn’t in Early Access.” Jokingly of course. The DLC features: Mandatory crafting system because everyone else is doing it. Zombies that bug out. There’s a pun here about actual living […]

  • No, Far Cry 4 is not currently free on PSN

    You may have seen a few Tweets from people saying that the PS4 version of Far Cry 4 is available to download from PSN for free. This is not true. A few readers have tipped us off to what looked like a glitch on PSN that allowed players to download the full version of Far […]

  • Metal Gear Solid: The 1984 Collection confirmed to be a clothing line

    Konami is teasing a Metal Gear Solid thing called “The 1984 Collection.” The Metal Gear Solid Facebook page posted this image about an hour ago: The caption reads, “Step back into the 80′s with our new MGS collection coming very soon! Stay tuned!” This is supposedly in reference to the clothing line that was announced […]

  • Portal, The Simpsons, Jurassic World & Scooby Doo packs listed for Lego Dimensions

    Lego Dimensions is likely getting a few unannounced content packs. One of which is themed around Valve’s Portal. A set of unannounced content packs for the upcoming Lego Dimensions have been revealed by US retailer Walmart. The listings include packs for The Simpsons, Scooby Doo and Jurassic World, and most interestingly, Portal. The listings have […]

  • This is the most authentic recreation of GTA 2 in real life ever

    Affordable drones have many uses. Most of them are not nearly as exciting as recreating GTA 2 in real life. I am surprised it took us this long, but someone has finally captured footage using a drone that resembles the protagonist’s experience in the classic GTA 2. These aren’t just shots of cars from a […]

  • PlayStation 4 sales reach 2m in the UK

    Sony has sold 2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK, faster than it did with the PlayStation 2 – the company’s best-selling machine in the country. MCVUK is reporting that as of last weekend, 2 million PlayStation 4s have been sold in the UK. The data is based on GfK Chart-Track estimates. This makes […]

  • H1Z1 gets female characters, skin colour options planned

    In an effort to improve diversity in the game, H1Z1 developer has added female characters. Female survivors can now be found throughout the world of H1Z1. Developer Daybreak added the new feature in a patch released last Friday. You will be able to choose a female avatar in the main game and in Battle Royale. […]

  • Possible teaser site for Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s new game opens

    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]