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Project Morpheus: Sony talks advantages of fixed hardware, VR refresh rates

Saturday, 22 March 2014 14:31 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Project Morpheus and Oculus Rift were the hot topics at GDC 2014 this week, with the former in development on a fixed platform, and the latter developed for a system which becomes more powerful each year. It would seem Oculus Rift would have the advantage in the VR sector, but according to Sony R&D senior software engineer Anton Mikhailov, that’s not the case at all.

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Speaking with Eurogamer at GDC, Mikhailov said while fixed systems such as PlayStation 4 aren’t revised every year, there’s still an advantage to the hardware.

“We’re in this for the long haul first of all. One thing people forget is what they’ve seen from PS4 so far have been the launch titles – if you look at the difference in quality between PS3 launch and PS3 end of lifecycle, the quality difference is massive,” said Mikhailov.

“The advantage of fixed hardware is, while it doesn’t revise every year, developers continuously find new tricks to employ because it is a fixed platform. There’s a duality there. What you’re seeing currently is a pretty compelling VR experience, and these are tech demos that haven’t been optimized by top games studios. I think we’re in a good place.

“The Castle and The Deep, those are running on PS4. Eve Valkyrie and Thief are running on PC. They’re special builds for Morpheus, but I think you can get a sense of what’s possible with the PS4 with The Deep and The Castle, both of which are running at 60fps – and actually higher than 1080p in some cases.”

Games with high refresh rates, as Mikhailov noted above with The Castle and The Deep, are important for VR, and he doesn’t see issues preventing higher frames per second.

When Eurogamer questioned Mikhailov on the Thief demo for Project Morpheus, the site asked how a game which “struggles to reach 30fps on PS4″ fares on the VR headset.

“The build we have for Thief is running 60fps, but it’s a PC build so it’s not really a comparison,” he said. But The Deep and Castle are both running at 60, and there’s other games on PS4 that are graphically intense that are running at 60. Really 30 or 60 on PS4 is more an aesthetic choice than a technological choice. Of course you can squeeze in more graphics at 30, there’s no doubt, you have double the frame time.

“The reality is that when you’re rendering VR, a lot of the details that traditionally get done in games like post-effects, motion blur – they’re not needed. Things like a lot of the lens effects, a lot of the distortions people do, they’re quite expensive to do in post. You don’t need those in VR, because you’re trying to make a more believable world. So a lot of what people do in current games are camera artifact effects – vignetting, film grain noise – so you save a lot of processing power there first of all.

“There’s also another belief that people think it takes twice the power to render stereo – that’s not true because your physics, your AI, everything runs once when you’re rendering stereo, and a lot of the graphics even only run once. For example, shadow computations can be re-used from eye to eye. So it’s really not a 2x jump going from mono to stereo.

“I think it’s quite feasible to run 60 in stereo for Morpheus on PS4.”

Project Morpheus is still in the development stages, and Sony hasn’t announced when development kits will be available, but “it’s fairly soon.”

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11 Comments

  1. Tormenter

    “I think it’s quite feasible to run 60 in stereo for Morpheus on PS4.”

    Didn’t Sony also state.. or rather, STRONGLY infer that 60fps would be a standard for all games on the PS4?

    Yeah.. I think we all know how much marketing blurb is worth.

    It would be nice however if this article did something other than simply state “Sony’s VR is a thing.”… How about telling them to shove their press release until they actually have something YOU can show US?

    Unsubstantiated posturing is SOOO old.

    #1 12 months ago
  2. Panthro

    @Tormenter

    +1

    I find it so hard to believe anything Microsoft and Sony say until I see proof of whatever they’re stating.
    These consoles have been nothing but smoke and mirrors from day one.
    I see the ability to be a fan of the exclusive games a console can give access to but I will never understand the attatchment some people have to the console manufacturers.
    Same goes for the fans of Apple, Nvidia, AMD, and others I just don’t get it. No company is perfect and gets every move right, it would be so difficult to support actions I would normally be against just because I am a fan of the company…

    Rant over. I went a little bit off-topic. I’m bored.

    #2 12 months ago
  3. runbmp

    I know the Oculus is striving to get past the 60Hz mark and are able to do so with the DEV kit 2

    From experience with my first dev kit, you need some horsepower to get you past the 60fps because essentially your GPU rendering two scenes. I usually do… I game with 120Hz in mind and have 4 7970′s running to get the frame rate there,

    Without a doubt there will be some compromises made on PS4 to get the smooth frame rate working along side the response time of Morpheus.

    #3 12 months ago
  4. TheWulf

    That’s a worryingly fallacious argument from Sony. See, the graphics API not changing in Windows very often is almost the equivalent of that. DirectX doesn’t magically gain new features because a new card arrives on the scene, it’s just that new cards allow you to play existing DirectX [whichever version] better.

    The same is true with OpenGL. Though admittedly OpenGL is ahead of DirectX and the consoles, it still doesn’t have huge updates that often.

    So whilst there’s new hardware, all of that hardware has to be DirectX compatible. A better card means you might be able to jam some settings up a little bit higher, but ultimately you’re going to have a very similar experience to another user so long as you have a DirectX [whichever version] compatible card.

    This is something people never really think of when they’re talking about the PC. They treat it like it’s some kind of arms race, and it’s not. Even if we switched over to OpenGL, the cards would be based around being OpenGL [whichever version] compatible.

    So better hardware gives you better performance and allows you to crank some settings up, but until there’s an agreed upon leap by everyone, that doesn’t really happen. I mean, this is why there was no tessellation before DirectX 11 and so on. Each new DirectX version allowed for new kinds of hardware. As will each new OpenGL version if/when the change happens.

    So you have the fixed state on the PC, too. It’s just that if you want to wring more performance out of it, you can get a higher end card. If you’re okay with putting your options (resolution and anti-aliasing especially) lower, then you’re fine with a lower-end card.

    Really, anyone who thinks the PC has an arms race going on is talking out of their arse. And it’s really weird to see a Sony engineer talking out of their arse.

    #4 12 months ago
  5. TheWulf

    I mean, yes, back in the days of Windows 95/98, there was an arms race, but does anyone actually realise how long ago that was? That’s some seriously outdated information right there.

    #5 12 months ago
  6. TheWulf

    @2

    Yay! Thank you! I could hug someone whenever I see them say that.

    Throughout my time, I’ve flip-flopped between so much hardware. I was happy to try out a Riva TNT card after my last Voodoo card, and I’ve gone back and forth between AMD and Nvidia between various different card suppliers ever since. The thing is is is that it isn’t just AMD and Nvidia, there are so many graphics card producers, like Asus, Sapphire, Gigabyte, and many others. Over the years I’ve had all sorts of concoctions, and the thing is is that they all provide a similar kind of result, so I just buy the product that gives me what I want.

    If AMD or Nvidia gives me more of what I want, I’m happy to switch. I have no brand tribalism. Currently I’m running an Nvidia card, but I’m thinking of hopping over to AMD for my next card because Mantle is an interesting technology that I’d like to take advantage of.

    My sound cards have been anything between Creative, Turtle Beach, and many others. I’ve even just settled for on-board, whereas other times I’ve had something more fancy. I think currently I have an X-Fi but I’m not actually 100 per cent sure because I don’t fetishise my hardware! 8D It’s just a pile of junk that I do stuff on and play games on.

    With the new consoles, I’ve actually been asking people what the consoles are doing for them, and why they’re buying them. And I haven’t had a single logical, sensible, real world answer. It all comes down to brand tribalism. They just want a new talking point. They want to talk about how great the XBox One is, and how shit Sony and the PC are by comparison, or they want a PS4 so they can talk about how shit the PC and XBox One are.

    Ignoring, of course, the fact that games look the same on all platforms. (Hello titles like Titanfall and Watchdogs.) And that the only difference between titles is some fidelity and extra options, but nothing to go crazy about. And the fact that I get called a Maaaaster Raaaace Eliiiitiiiiist [echo-y voice] because I can put my anti-aliasing up a little higher than an XBox One owner is, quite frankly, fucking ridiculous.

    And this is why I hate brand tribalism. It seems to cut off the air supply to their brains.

    #6 12 months ago
  7. TheWulf

    Essentially, my problem here is that Sony is trying to convince me that their hardware is god because [reasons]. The [reasons] are obviously false, but that’s not even the crux of the matter, the issue is that they’re putting down another platform with these [reasons], and they’re doing this to try and convince me that their platform is the one, true platform. The god platform.

    It isn’t. No platform is that. Shut up, Sony, please. And Microsoft, you too. I’m sick of this. There is no ‘god platform,’ stop using cheap trickery to pull the wool over the eyes of brand tribals, because all that does is it makes any particular societal group more toxic. We waste more time arguing over the bullshit that pours from the mouths of Sony and Microsoft than we ever should.

    The consoles, even, are barely a step up from the 360 and the PS3. This is something that’s going to become apparent over time, which is why I wonder why people would even rush to make the leap in the first place.

    Why buy a Sony console?

    Because Sony is god!

    No, Sony isn’t god. Brand loyalty, which turns into brand tribalism, has to die. It really does. It’s just really winding me up at this point that people are so thick that they buy into this. That they don’t even know why they’re buying into it, just that they feel more validated by having a new brand sitting under their telly. I’m interested in AMD’s new Mantle technology, sure, but as a technology. I’m not rushing out to rebuild my entire computer TODAY because of that, I’m biding my time and watching, because it fascinates me.

    I’m wondering what’s going to come of Mantle, and if it does turn out to be something good, especially something that enables my staying on Windows 7, then it’s going to become desirable. Not because I lust after the Mantle brand, but more because it’s moving quicker than DirectX right now and it allows me to not upgrade to Windows 8. Not only that, but I may be in a good position with an AMD card when the Linux exodus happens. Or I might not.

    I buy what suits me. You know, me, muggins, the consumer. We forget about the consumer, don’t we? Sony and Microsoft aren’t religious zeitgeists to be worshipped. They’re companies supplying products. Can we please start treating them like that again? The PS4 and XBox One are no different than having an Asus Nvidia card or a Gigabyte AMD card. You pick which works for you, and you’re happy for someone else if what they have works for them.

    For the longest time I’ve been happy to be happy for console users. They made their choice and they’re happy with it. But they attack me for my choice, and then they call me the Master Race elitist after they attacked me!!! This is what’s pushing me over the edge. PC users aren’t making me hate console owners. Console owners are making me hate console owners.

    You could just stop insulting me and be happy with the platform you own.

    #7 12 months ago
  8. Djoenz

    @Tormenter
    Sony never stated that -> http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/03/20/shuhei-yoshida-morpheus-games-have-no-problem-reaching-1080p60fps-only-the-deep-and-the-castle-run-on-ps4/

    60fps a standard ? I would hope so for Morpheus games,but Yoshida never stated that. Only the fact it should have no problems hitting that 60fps.

    #8 12 months ago
  9. Djoenz

    @TheWulf
    What the hell dude? You feel attacked because according to Sony R&D senior software engineer Anton Mikhailov, “The advantage of fixed hardware is, while it doesn’t revise every year, developers continuously find new tricks to employ because it is a fixed platform. There’s a duality there. What you’re seeing currently is a pretty compelling VR experience, and these are tech demos that haven’t been optimized by top games studios. I think we’re in a good place.

    What has this article have to do with PC’s?

    #9 12 months ago
  10. Gekidami

    “What has this article have to do with PC’s?”
    Just the usual PC “tribe” witch doctor feeling his backside aking so he invokes the PC spirits to banish the dirty console savages.

    I’d recommend you do what i do in regards to Wulf; Read the first line of his comments (if that even) then ignore the rest. His boring diatribes are always the same anyway, “PC GUD! CONSOLE BAD! LOOK HOW THEY VICTIMIZE ME!”

    #10 12 months ago
  11. Tormenter

    @Djoenz

    Re-read what I wrote..

    #11 11 months ago

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    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

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  • 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

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  • 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 […]

  • Destiny: this is how one player predicted House of Wolves details and Xur’s inventory

    The method one Redditor possibly used to leak some details from Destiny’s House of Wolves was the same one he used to predict the inventory of Xur: Agent of the Nine. Last week, Reddit user Megamanexe4 leaked a few pieces of House of Wolves expansion content. The leaks included strikes, new Crucible mode, and a […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is coming to iOS… as a card-battler

    Mortal Kombat X will be releasing on mobile devices in some form, just not the one you except. Mortal Kombat X is coming to Android and iOS devices as an extension of the main game. It will launch in April alongside the console versions. The mobile game will be part card collecting and part fighting […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain announcement coming this Wednesday

    Kojima Productions will unveil something about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain this Wednesday. Metal Gear Solid fans should standby for a Phantom Pain-related announcement on Wednesday, March 4. According to developer Kojima Productions’ Twitter, there’s going to be an announcement at 2pm GMT on Wednesday. The developer posted the following image. The image […]

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    We’d really appreciate it if you could fill in this survey about the websites you read and the games you buy. It massively helps! You can fill out the survey right here and obviously all the information you supply is confidential. It helps us build a better picture of the people who read our site […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium: here’s everything you get for $50

    Battlefield Hardline’s Premium membership will give players access to 4 new features, early access to expansion packs and more. EA detailed the offer today – it costs $50 in total (£40 in the UK) and gives players a whole bundle of new gear and content. Check it all out in handy list form below: Masks […]

  • Hayter’s gonna hate: the voice of Solid Snake wouldn’t answer my Metal Gear question

    Voice actor and Hollywood writer David Hayter discusses the differences between movies and games. And politely declines my leading question. “It might be fun to do a crazy, over-the-top film version of Saint’s Row.” Yeah, that headline is a bit cheap but you’re reading the work of a man who once asked the maker of […]