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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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  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

    Life is Strange Episode 2 won’t make its expected release date. The first Life is Strange episode released on January 30, and we had expected the second to follow on March 13. Square Enix has since confirmed to Destructoid that the next chapter won’t make its release date. There’s been no word of the new […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: which character will be revealed tomorrow?

    Mortal Kombat X director Ed Boon is teasing a new character reveal. During today’s Mortal Kombat X livestream, NetherRealm said that a new character would be revealed “very soon”. Boon followed up with this teasing tweet suggesting the reveal will occur tomorrow: Very soon? As in tomorrow? :/ — Ed Boon (@noobde) February 26, 2015 […]

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

    TwitchPlaysHalo is ridiculous. Halo: Combat Evolved is the latest game to be sucked into the “TwitchPlays” phenomenon, and the results are somewhat painful to spectate. If you’re not familiar with the setup, which debuted with TwitchPlaysPokemon, the game accepts commands from the channels’ chat stream. Although it doesn’t have the strategic RPG elements of Pokemon, […]

  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]