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Epic Games founder believes VR technology will “completely change the world”

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 16:28 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney is a big believer in virtual reality, which he feels will “completely change the world.”

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Speaking with Polygon during GDC 2014 in March, Sweeney said Epic was investing heavily in researching VR.

“We’re doing a huge amount of research in VR, working with Oculus kits,” he said. “We see this as a technology that will influence every game and every platform.

“It’s technology that I think will completely change the world. I think It’s going to be a bigger phenomenon than smartphones. You have to put it in perspective and realize we’re in maybe the [first-generation] iPhone stage right now where you have this really cool device, but it has some real flaws that prevents it from being a pervasive device for everyone.

“There might be an audience for 10 million users of the current tech, but as it improves with each generation, the audience is going to keep growing until eventually you’re going to reach a critical point where you can put on one of these devices and have an experience that is effectively indistinguishable from reality.”

Epic revealed Couch Knights, its Unreal Engine 4 developed Oculus Rift title during GDC as a multiplayer game, where players control half of a battle set in a living room scene.

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40 Comments

  1. Panthro

    I showed the Oculus Rift to my girlfriends dad (who doesn’t play games) a few months ago and he said to me ‘Once something like this comes out I will start playing games, controllers put me off’

    I imagine a lot of people think this way to.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Panthro

    So maybe.

    And I bet VR will be used in areas other than gaming obviously, but just considering gaming this could open doors to gaming to a lot of people who don’t enjoy using the current input methods.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. fearmonkey

    VR being as pervasive as smart phones, I don’t think it will grow that far until the hardware greatly changes. I see what panthro sees though, that the tech will be used for alot more than gaming.

    What I wonder about is the long term hours of everyday use ramifications of VR, having a screen so close to your face for hours all the time probably isnt that good for the eyes.

    I also hope that VR doesnt mean I cant sit in a chair and with a controller. I dont always want to get up and walk around or stand while playing a game. The move controllers with Morpheus are nice but I wouldnt want that all the time. I want a VR experience like skyrim.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Madlink

    @Panthro But apart head tracking (so viewpoint control) being handled by these VR headsets, won’t you still have to use the same old traditional input devices? I thought stuff like Oculus and Project Morpheus had been demonstrated with Move Controllers, Mouse and Keyboard, Xbox 360 controller etc?

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Panthro

    @Madlink

    I showed him a video of it being demonstrated with the Razer Hydra.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSoj9EU7pWs

    You can see why a non-gamer would get excited about something like this, even though there is STILL an input the control looks way more natural than when controlling a character with a gamepad or keyboard and mouse.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. deathm00n

    I work with Unity and this week my company began using the Oculus for our projects. We don’t make games, we make something we call “virtual experiences” or “virtual interactivity”. We create buildings (and others things) in 3D to make a preview what they will look like when finished. Until this week we relied only in beautiful and accurate creation of the projects, nothing was much virtual about it. Now we are perplex with the tech of the oculus, you don’t believe how easy it is to put it in you project (in unity at least), and the result is amazing, the users really feel like they are there looking at their new houses yet to be build. We were creating a warehouse yesterday and we were surprised how we could really feel the height of it, it was like really being in a gigantic warehouse. It’s hard to describe.

    I’m saying all this to show how oculus not only can be the future of gaming but also for other things. Sure it have the evolve a lot more, it should be smaller for instance. For me the nay sayers haven’t tried it yet to know how it feels.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Dragon

    It will fail.
    Because I said so, without even trying VR once, by just looking at the thing using my sixth sense backed up with objective opinions.
    Hahahahahahaha.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Dragon

    VR is a transformative tech, no doubt about that. Games will just be a small part of what such a tech can do.
    Simulators, research, all types of immerse entertainment and so on. Really, why bother going to a cinema hall when your personal VR offers much more immersion?
    Excited to see what future holds for VR.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Ekona

    Did we not hear all this before, back in the ’90s? Yeah, really took off then too.

    I love new tech and gizmos as much as the next guy, but I cannot see a future for this at all.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Dragon

    “Did we not hear all this before, back in the ’90s?”
    Oh man.

    Moore’s law-
    Moore’s law is the observation that, over the history of computing hardware, the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles approximately every two years.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Ekona

    @Dragon And? Does that not mean we should’ve had this tech about 18 years ago then? ;)

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Michael Ireland

    @Dragon I have used the technology. I can’t use it probably due to eyesight problems, much like I can’t us 3D.

    I listed half a dozen objective FACTS (that have nothing to do with my experience of the tech) to argue my OPINION on why it will fail. You’re not being smart by failing to understand what that mean – objective opinions are coming to a personal conclusion based on supportable evidence. That doesn’t make it fact. Nobody can tell the future. Take your passive aggressive bullshit somewhere else please.

    Where’s your proof that it *will* succeed? Trying to discredit my personality instead of actually discussing the topic only says you don’t have a critical opinion and have to resort to mockery to deflect supporting your argument.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. deathm00n

    @Ekona Comparing the VR now and the VR of back then is like comparing kinect with powerglove.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. polygem

    stay in your homes. buy from there and buy a lot.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Panthro

    @deathm00n

    Bad example, I would say the Kinect is a step back from the Power Glove.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Hcw87

    Dream-induced gaming is where it’s at in the future. Sort of like The Matrix.

    That’s the real future. I can never imagine seeing this take off except in smaller gaming communities. It’ll look ridiculous sitting there with a giant contraption on your swaying head. People even feel uncomfortable using Kinect because it weirds them out.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Panthro

    @Hcw87

    Yeah I probably wouldn’t wear this around people either.

    Family and close friends I don’t give a shit what they think really, but anyone outside that circle will not have the pleasure of seeing me sway my face around like Stevie Wonder, I am far to cool for that.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. deathm00n

    I’ve tried it, I’ve liked it, I’ll buy it. If you don’t, I’m sorry, you will miss the most amazing tech in the last years regarding entertainment.

    But each to their own, I will say no more.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Stardog

    It’s definitely the next step for gaming. There’s no doubt about it.

    Staring at a 16:9 windowed screen is beyond boring after trying Oculus Rift demos.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. lookingglass

    @Michael Ireland It’s not a real VR thread until Michael Ireland shows up.

    The biggest companies in technology and many of the most brilliant people in computing believe in the future of VR. They’re investing billions and they’re leaving their careers and the companies they’ve built to see VR realized in this best way possible.

    Your opinion is just that. And believe it or not, opinions can be wrong. The industry seems to think yours is.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. eathdemon

    the thing that will stop VR from taking off is the extreme system requirements. I have a i5 quad , and gtx770. I can run vr on medium.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Michael Ireland

    @lookingglass Opinions are opinions.

    The industry chases dead ends all the time. You’re confident my opinion is wrong. I’m confident it isn’t. Only time will provide the answer.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Dragon

    @Michael Ireland,
    “dozen objective FACTS”

    “A fact (derived from the Latin factum, see below) is something that has really occurred or is actually the case. The usual test for a statement of fact is verifiability, that is whether it can be proven to correspond to experience. Standard reference works are often used to check facts. Scientific facts are verified by repeatable experiments.”

    So, no. You haven’t provided a single one. Just hyperbole. Do you understand why no one takes your facts seriously? Because they are not.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Dragon

    @Ekona,
    No. Should a child stop to try to walk since he failed in his first attempt, which is the case with everyone?

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Michael Ireland

    @Dragon Time will decide that if you’re right or wrong. I fully expect you to come with a dozen excuses when it fails.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. Mr Sparkle

    It’ll change the world when it’s not this clunky.

    Even 3D glasses are a hassle for a lot of people still.

    I agree that if it’s handled well and progresses from what it is right now, it will be fun and immersive and all….But make -a-relax a bit huh?

    #26 1 year ago
  27. polygem

    i highly recommend this book

    http://www.amazon.com/Who-Owns-Future-Jaron-Lanier/dp/1451654979/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396421375&sr=8-1&keywords=jaron+lanier

    to all you facebook users and techno warriors.

    it can really open up an eye or too.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. polygem

    @polygem
    two, maybe even three

    #28 1 year ago
  29. polygem

    dragon:
    you and a few other future mods :) should learn to speak for themselves.
    “noone takes xyz seriously” is just a cheap tool to manipulate and well it´s just not true.
    it´s ugly to use these techniques all the time. very very ugly and superignorant.

    #29 1 year ago
  30. Dragon

    @polygem,
    You still butthurt after months? Or do you really want someone to “look.at.me.”?
    Grow up, really. Your dog will be happy if you will.

    @25,
    First of all, define fail.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. polygem

    @Dragon
    i just wanted to point out that i take other posters seriously even if you say “noone” does.
    needed to be corrected, that´s all.

    #31 1 year ago
  32. Dragon

    @polygem,
    No. You just want “look.at.me and I.am.the.catalyst.” to continue.
    Funny you say others to ignore you, yet you follow their comments religiously.

    Do something about that hypocrisy.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. polygem

    @Dragon
    trust me. that´s something i do not want to continue.

    #33 1 year ago
  34. Michael Ireland

    @polygem Trust me, Dragon isn’t going to become a mod. If they don’t actually start responding to feedback, I’m not going to bother either.

    #34 1 year ago
  35. Michael Ireland

    @polygem Thanks for the defence though. It’s appreciated. I know plenty of people take my opinion seriously. Random people on the internet with a grudge are par for the course on the internet. *shrugs*

    #35 1 year ago
  36. polygem

    @Michael Ireland

    :)

    some things just always always hit a nerve – but i think i´m making progress

    #36 1 year ago
  37. polygem

    @Michael Ireland
    you and og, plus one or two more would be great. drdamn or some other older posters who stopped posting actively would be great. cyber marco would be a good one as well i think. there are more…
    staff needs to care more about the community that´s for sure.
    alt accounts are still an issue.
    they can´t ask the community who they think would be a good mod before not fixing that issue :)
    it would turn out into a desaster.

    #37 1 year ago
  38. Michael Ireland

    @polygem Would vote Dr. Damn in a heartbeat if he was still around.

    #38 1 year ago
  39. DevilishSix

    @polygem I have been coming to this site for a long time. Read many articles and many comments, but I very rarely comment. What I will say is that you are often combative in your posts and very aggressive to other members comments. Qualities that do not work well for a moderator if that is you goal here.

    #39 1 year ago
  40. polygem

    @DevilishSix
    oh no way. i would be a miserable mod!

    #40 1 year ago

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    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]