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InFamous: Second Son sold 1 million copies in nine days

Thursday, 10 April 2014 02:41 GMT By Brenna Hillier

InFamous: Second Son is the fastest-selling InFamous game to date, according to Sony Computer Entertainment.

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In a press release, SCE Australia said global sales of InFamous: Second Son exceeded 1 million units within nine days of its March 21 western launch.

That makes it the fastest-selling InFamous title, outdoing both earlier releases on PS3.

InFamous: Second Son breaks away from the formula of previous games with a new hero, Delsin, taking over from Cole, and drawing on both smoke and neon powers instead of Cole’s electricity abilities.

It’s the first release from Sucker Punch on PlayStation 4, and the first since the developer was acquired by Sony.

InFamous: Second Son arrives on PS4 in Japan in May.

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28 Comments

  1. Dragon

    Great numbers.

    #1 10 months ago
  2. dazedonthemoon

    As it should. Great game. Plus its kinda the only true next gen game out so far. I know I’ll catch some flak for that but it really set the bar for me.

    #2 10 months ago
  3. Legendaryboss

    No, its not possible. Nine days? Madness.

    #3 10 months ago
  4. KineticCalvaria

    Great game, although I do think for someone with superpowers that Delsin is incredibly squishy, I like my superheroes to feel invincible.

    #4 10 months ago
  5. dazedonthemoon

    @KineticCalvaria
    That’s actually what I liked about it. They other infamous games I blew through and barely worried about getting hurt cause I was so damn powerful. This one wasn’t hard by any means but you at least had to be a little clever when faced with a lot of enemies.

    #5 10 months ago
  6. jmg24bad

    Crazy how it did it on an install base under 8 million

    #6 10 months ago
  7. melonbuster1

    It should have sold 5 million. .they don’t have games. . That is a piss poor number. . How much has ryse sold or any xbox1 game for that matter. . Titanfall. . Second son sold no new hardware. It is boring and simple. . I ended it

    #7 10 months ago
  8. marporte

    @melonbuster1 Not everyone who owns an X1 is going to buy Titanfall or Ryse and not everyone who has a PS4 is going to buy infamous. I think the bigger thing to take from this is last gen had some really big titles South Park, Demon Souls 2 and 360 Titanfall for those who preordered for the 360 as well as Titanfall for X1 but infamous sold well and made records with Sony. MS had to give Titanfall for free with a month to make hardware sales because people are not buying the X1 units that has been sitting in some stores since November. Instead the people who but X1 but the titanfall bundle with a temporary price drop. If we want to go by your logic then Wii Sports is the greatest game of all time because it was bundled with the Wii and sold more games and “pushed units”. Sony Just released MLB the show 14 another exclusive franchise made by Sony for the PS4 and PS3. So thats two first party games this year and MS only had 1 third party semi exclusive that is not exclusive anymore and Kinect Sports Rivals.

    #8 10 months ago
  9. melonbuster1

    I have every game for both systems. . But to make a point. .not using titanfall. . Because that seems to hurt sony heads. But let’s use forza5 because sony heads try to act like Microsoft only has titanfall. Oh and btw no xbox1 was sitting in the stores since November. Ps4 is in more countries and is 100.00 less but sold 1.5 million more. But comes up short compared to the xbox1 dollar amount sold because the xbox1 is in less countries but is 100.00 more so it made more for the company. But back to fast selling software. . Why wouldn’t everyone who has a ps4 buy second son? They have no games. The ps4 is selling off of hype and hate. But the fact that second son didn’t do 3-5 million over night is sad. The lines should have been made days in advance because of the lack of software. Let’s see gears of war or halo or the next big title for the xbox1. I bet more than a million in 9 days.. just goes to show that the game is all that. . Btw like I said I have it and ended it and now back to my xbox1 stack

    #9 10 months ago
  10. Panthro

    @melonbuster1

    lol.

    #10 10 months ago
  11. marporte

    @melonbuster1 That argument is still flawed it took the last of us nearly a year to sell 7 million when PS3 has exclusives nearly 10 to 1 on xbox 360. to sell that many as think second son should have one in every two persons with a PS4 to buy it. Xbox has been hpying titanfall footage when they first doing commercials so your wrong about that also. Before the Xbox came out they had titanfall and forza flashed over and over when they were advertising the system. I hardly saw anything for Ryse or Dead Rising but it was MS choice to hype that one game.

    #11 10 months ago
  12. marporte

    @melonbuster1 Also not everyone who has a PC or X1 loves or has to own titanfall another flaw.

    #12 10 months ago
  13. zoopdeloop

    “Why wouldn’t everyone who has a ps4 buy second son? They have no games

    the choice of buying third party multiplatform games instead that perform better on their system ring any bells?

    #13 10 months ago
  14. melonbuster1

    There are more games to choose from on the xbox1 oppose to the ps4 .so let’s no compare. But the only reason the ps4 is hitting now is because Microsoft miffed the hand off from 360 to xbox1. . If Microsoft doesn’t mess up e3 then it’s game over. Because Microsoft won last generation. It was poised to win this one too early but the bad e3 messages hurt. So now it’s a fight. But the sony brand is done the system is good but not great. Best looking and playing games are on xbox1. . Not the last generation remakes.. but new ips. I was just mad that sony is hyping numbers that they know are low.. If any sony head is on this site and doesn’t own this game and did not support the brand then shame on you. Because like I said you will see any blockbuster game from Microsoft and the clan goes out to support it. So 1 million in 9 days is a loss. Should have been 3-5 million over night

    #14 10 months ago
  15. marporte

    @melonbuster1 MS didn’t win if we want to base it on numbers of units sold because your not basing it on quality exclusives. If you want to base it on units, Nintendo won with Sony and Microsoft nearly neck and neck despite MS having an entire year of a head start over the other two. If you want to base it off of exclusives Sony won because they had more AAA titles that were exclusive to the platform than Nintendo and MS. Sony came back from a bad E3 and 2000 Riiiiiiiiiiiidge Racer and Giant Crab jokes. MS business model and focus on kinect and failing to connect to its core audience was their downfall at the end of this past gen and thats because MS wanted to cash in on the motion control fad. MS is 0-2 for winning generations. This last one was much better than the original Xbox but it wasn’t a real generation winner. The only reason why Sony is leading is because Sony put games first no gimmicks like a tablet controller or a voice control box and charging a 100 dollars like it is going to make gaming better. Nobody liked Kinect enough for it to be with paying 100 dollars for the biggest reason to buy an X1 was Titanfall and in the end MS “conveniently” didn’t show the 360 version because it wasn’t really that much of a leap. MS makes selfish poor choices and it caught up with them. This new head of Xbox is the change MS needs but MS needs to go through the sewers like Sony did last gen when the PS3 came out. You obviously are a fanboy because MS won last generation somehow having less exclusives and tying for 2nd place in units sold and this gen MS is winning with less units sold and ahead by 1 or 2 exclusives. If we go by history and how Sony and MS operates then at the end of this generation Sony will have more AAA exclusives and a wider range of them like the last 2 console generations but MS will win because you think they should. MS has to do more than shell out money for studios to make titles that will eventually go multiplat with the sequel. MS needs REAL 1st party developers and new franchises by those developers. If MS acquires some new ones then thats awesome and I will invest in an X1 but until then I will put faith in the company that makes new IPs and invest in the gamers and is not afraid to take a risk and think outside the box.

    #15 10 months ago
  16. melonbuster1

    @marporte I have both systems. . Well I have all systems. Always did. I’m a fan of games. So I really don’t need to put faith behind any one company. Make a good game and I will buy it. . Vita , 3ds, wiiu it doesn’t matter. .but you my friend are a sony head. With your heart tied to them. I could care less if they make it or don’t. Same with Microsoft or Nintendo. Hell I have steam .but hey stick to your ps4. I’ll keep buying those hot games for every platform

    #16 10 months ago
  17. dkpunk

    And it’s still only third place in the PAL Charts this week. Interesting…

    #17 10 months ago
  18. dkpunk

    @dkpunk Actually strike that. 6th place. Ouch.

    #18 10 months ago
  19. marporte

    @melonbuster1 actually I owned all systems for every console generation with the exception of this one. Xbox coasted on halo and 360 coasted on halo and GOW. I look at my library and all I got are shooters and fable II. Even the first 2 Halos came out on PC so I could have just skipped the first xbox entirely and got nearly everything on PC. Once a new generation comes out instantly the current gen becomes dry and your forced to buy a new system with MS at the helm. If we take your original flawed complaint at what you said we can easily argue that the only reason X1 has games is because they put hardly any exclusives titles on the 360 in the past 3 years. Sony and Nintendo are working on 3 and two different systems and consoles/handelds respectively and MS only really has 1 at a time. A system is worth its salt for its GAMES like you said and Forza is awesome, Titanfall I can get on my 360 and is looking to go multiplat with future installs, Ryse was bland and Dead Rising will go multiplat because thats what Capcom does so I guess that leaves Kinect Sports Rivals and Kinect is not that improved and Killer Instinct I was never a fan. Forza and KI is really the best “true exclusives” X1 has to offer. I will stick with my 360 and wait to get an X1 when it goes down to 400 or lower because it isn’t worth it for the full price

    #19 10 months ago
  20. melonbuster1

    @marporte that is your right. But that’s not the argument. The argument is why didn’t second son sell 3-5 million over night. Instead of a measly 1 million in 9 days. Did you buy it? I did day 1. So if you’re upset they didn’t do 3-5 million maybe you should look at yourself or the person next to you

    #20 10 months ago
  21. Michael Ireland

    @melonbuster1 Because it’s a single game on a console that just launched? Figures like that would require a user attach rate of 70% – 90%, and that’s nigh impossible.

    Heck, games on established machines numbering over 150 million owners barely scrape those kinds of numbers most of the time.

    #21 10 months ago
  22. marporte

    @melonbuster1 WOW, HOW is it Micheal gets it and you don’t. Like I said in the first statement. The last of us sold 7 million copies over a year. Most games to get to a million and is a struggle. You arguemet about lack of games but it was flawed and you argue how much a game should sell and that flawed too. I bought so many great games that didn’t even make it to a million but you want to argue it should do better based on your “unbiased” preference. I know Infamous will be great it will get more sales and those who don’t play it will get to a year or so on plus and enjoy it. What annoys me is you claim to be a gamer but you clearly come here to talk crap on how it should do better and defend MS when nobody was attacking MS. Thats classic fanboy stuff and your actions make you a hypocrite. MS talks sales figures all the time and they haven’t had much to boast about yet but they will and you can have a party about it. I will just say good for them and not nitpick their victory because thats what a fanboy does.

    #22 10 months ago
  23. melonbuster1

    @marporte did you buy the game.. you never answered the question. Are you part of the problem or part of the solution.

    #23 10 months ago
  24. melonbuster1

    @Michael Ireland did you buy the game. Did you make a line at midnight to get it? Did your friends buy it. Or are you guys cheap and want it used or will like to rent it or hope for it as a gift. . Lol. Did you purchase. We’re you part of the million or not.

    #24 10 months ago
  25. melonbuster1

    @melonbuster1 again I purchased it liked it and thought everyone should have it but seeing how most people don’t like that type of game 2-4 million people should have got it at least

    #25 10 months ago
  26. marporte

    @melonbuster1 I got a copy so how is saying disparaging remarks part of the solution. You don’t deny that what you say is MS biased even though you own both you can still have a preference. I own every system but atleast I am honest enough to say what my preference is. Are you out there telling people to buy this game or are you spending time nitpicking that the numbers are not good enough on a board. You spent more time arguing its not good enough based on a hamfisted idea that 80% of people should get every exclusive because there is no games. By that flawed logic the last GOW for 360 should have sold more than anything because it was great and the exclusives were even drier on the 360 but that is not how the real world works. But you don’t seem to argue the fact that what you say is one sided and flawed so I am done. When MS eventually has some good numbers to report I will see if you post anything about how the number should be and you probably won’t have a nice day.

    #26 10 months ago
  27. melonbuster1

    @marporte I like Microsoft stuff to be honest. But I urge everyone to buy this game . It may not be so far different from the past games in the series but it is a very good game none the less. I can get a but repetitive at points but it is better than knack that sold 3 million

    #27 10 months ago
  28. Legendaryboss

    @27
    1. That logic is extremely flawed.
    2. 5 million sales on a platform overnight, with an install base that is at 7 million is impossible. Probable.
    3. Subjective lack of games in comparison to Xbox One will not inflate sales figures of Infamous SS or any other PS4 exclusive.
    4. Knack has sold 3 million? Ha! Japan didn’t haven’t a choice up until recently. Its not at 3 million.

    #28 10 months ago

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  • Resident Evil Revelations 2: Raid mode offline-only on launch, more details

    Capcom has revealed a tonne of new details about Raid mode in Resident Evil: Revelations 2. Capcom has confirmed that Raid mode will launch with the first episode of Revelations 2 in February. You will be playing it offline only though, either solo or in split-screen co-op. As for the online portion, Capcom promised it […]

  • Watch the first 20 minutes of Life is Strange

    The first 20 minutes of Life is Strange have been posted online for anyone to watch. The opening 20 minutes of Life is Strange set the stage for what kind of game it is. The kind that you’ll probably like if you’re a fan of Telltale games. The video is courtesy of consolewarsofficial and you […]

  • Don’t blame Ubisoft for cancelling keys – blame the culture of overpriced games

    Publishers need to drop PC games prices in order to stem the flourishing grey market, says Matt Martin. “How are you going to sell me Far Cry 4 for £45 when I can pick up Far Cry, Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3, Far Cry: Blood Dragon and extra DLC for just £30?” Some players […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online is real, full reveal in this week’s Famitsu

    What’s been heavily-rumoured to be the next instalment in the Dragon’s Dogma franchise, Dragon’s Dogma Online, will be fully revealed this week. According to a recent post by Famitsu, the magazine’s upcoming weekly issue, which releases January 29, will contain a massive feature on Dragon’s Dogma Online. The magazine will dedicate 18 pages to all […]

  • Valve responds to recent Counter-Strike match-fixing scandal, bans offenders

    Valve has investigated the recent case of match-fixing involving two teams in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional scene and decided to ban those involved from future tournaments. Recent allegations involving match-fixing between iBUYPOWER and NetcodeGuides.com – two of the professional teams that played in Cevo Season 5 – came to light. Valve has took notice […]

  • Having issues playing Grim Fandango Remastered on PS4? Sony is offering help

    Sony has offered a few steps to help those who are having issues with their pre-loaded PS4 installs of Grim Fandango Remastered. A few reports have started to appear online from users who’ve pre-ordered and pre-loaded Grim Fandango Remastered on their PS4 consoles. Sony has since posted a support thread on the official forums, to […]

  • Get Dragon Age: Inquisition for $36 and more in EA’s Xbox One sale

    Many EA digital games are being offered at considerable discounts on Xbox One right now. The latest EA sale is pretty good, offering sales on many AAA titles. It’s only available on Xbox One, with extra savings for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The list below covers prices for Gold Subscribers. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered reviews round-up, all the scores

    Grim Fandango Remastered is a classic game brought into the new generation, so it’s time for everyone to know how great it is. The reviews for Grim Fandango Remastered have started popping up and as per usual, we’ve collected a few of them below. Grim Fandango Remastered is, as the name suggests, a remastered version […]

  • The Witcher 3: latest build is 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbox One

    The recent preview build of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was running at full-HD resolution on PlayStation 4 and 900p on Xbox One. German website Gamestar attended the recent preview event for The Witcher 3 and examined the three versions that were on offer, PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Here’s the quote, courtesy of Google […]

  • Joystiq is likely to close – rumour

    AOL is rumoured to be closing its video game site, Joystiq. Re/code is reporting that AOL is likely to close its video game site Joystiq soon, according to “various sources.” The move is part of a company-wide restructuring that will affect Joystiq and other “under-performing content properties.” Joystiq is one of the most renowned sites […]

  • The Last of Us movie will be “pretty faithful” to the game

    The Last of Us will bring many of the same elements to the big screen as the small one, according to writer Neil Druckmann. Although The Last of Us will have to be adapted in various ways to make the transition from lengthy interactive adventure to cinema-friendly story arc, Druckmann is hoping to keep the […]

  • Microsoft is fixing Xbox One’s slow controllers

    Xbox One control pads have many charms, but quick start up is not one of them. The Xbox One controller currently takes up to five seconds to connect to your console after switching on, which is an eternity for someone with an attention span as short as mine. Luckily, Microsoft is working to fix this […]

  • Lucius 2 releases on Friday the 13th (of course)

    Lucius 2 has a really fitting release date. Lucius developer Shiver Games has produced a follow-up to the dark tale of an evil child, and it’s coming your way on February 13 – which just so happens to be a Friday. Lucius 2: The Prophecy will set you back $20, and release through Steam. As […]

  • Saints Row 4: Re-Elected PS4 recalled in Australia, incorrect content to blame

    Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has been recalled in Australia due to a mysterious manufacturing issue. An Australian PR representative said that the retail PS4 version of Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has “a serious manufacturing issue” and has been recalled nation-wide. Here’s what we were told (emphasis mine): “A manufacturing issue has caused an incorrectly classified […]

  • The Whispered World follow up now coming to PS4, too

    Deadalic’s gorgeous-looking adventure Silence has been confirmed for a fourth platform. Originally announced for Mac and PC with an Xbox One port one revealed at a later date, Silence is now on its way to PS4 as well. All versions are due later this year. Silence is Deadalic’s first multi-platform release and in my mind […]

  • Mythbusters to tackle DOOM this weekend

    DOOM is the subject of the next episode of Mythbusters. Having been airing for over ten years now, Mythbusters has pretty much run out of myths to bust, which is why we find ourselves in 2015 with an episode dedicating to answering the question “could DOOM be real?” Bethesda has rveealed that the January 31 […]

  • Destiny hosting a Bungie Bounty – go go go

    Destiny players have a chance to take down Bungie employees in return for one of the most exclusive vanity items in the game. Destiny’s Bungie Bounties usually feature guests from the community, and today’s event is no exception. Joining Bungie community manager David “Deej” Dague are several members of Bungie.org, the developer’s most staunch fan […]

  • Elite: Dangerous developer issues lay-offs

    Elite: Dangerous team Frontier Developments has had to let staff go. At least 15 staff have been laid off from the developer’s Halifax studio. According to an investor update, this decision will allow Frontier to focus its efforts at its primary studio in Cambridge, England. “With its business emphasis now on two major self-published franchises, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition tavern songs free for a limited time

    Dragon Age: Inquisition tunes can be yours for the bargain price of zero cashmoney. The tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition will be made available for purchase from various digital distributors sometime after February 9. Until then, though, you can have them for free – including their sheet music. To take advantage of this generous […]

  • Even the Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 teaser is frightening

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is probably going to be just as tense and uncomfortable as its two prequels. This teaser for Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is the first we’ve heard of the project since creator Scott Cawthon confirmed it is in the works. The third entry in the series is now up on […]

  • 6.6 million Xbox consoles shipped last quarter

    Xbox One and Xbox 360 console sales were strong last quarter, although Microsoft isn’t talking hard numbers yet. Microsoft shipped 6.6 million Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles to retailers in the quarter ending December 31, the company revealed in its latest financial briefing. This figure wasn’t broken down by platform, and Microsoft didn’t supply […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection: five minutes of b-roll footage

    We may not have proper, uncut gameplay footage of the Homeworld Remastered Collection, but we have the next best thing. Homeworld Remastered Collection was confirmed to release on February 25. Gearbox has only showed a trailer, but no extended gameplay demos. There was however a b-roll video showing at PAX South, and we’ve embedded it […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered looks sharp in these new screens

    Grim Fandango will come back from the dead with the Remastered edition, and it’s looking great. Grim Fandango Remastered has a few new screens available to prove that even old games can look stunning with the right remaster, especially ones with an already well-defined art style. Have a look at them below and get excited. […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: beta weapons, maps, modes, progression system and more

    The Battlefield Hardline beta will include a third new map and a new game mode, on top of what’s already announced. You may remember last week DICE started a community mission for all Battlefield 4 players. The goal was to reach 2 billion points playing Rush mode. That goal has been achieved and as a […]

  • Dying Light launch trailer is one last display of its forte

    The launch trailer for Dying Light is here one day ahead of the game’s release. Techland and Warner Bros. have put out the launch trailer for Dying Light. The trailer is a short reminder of the game’s main selling points: free-running, weapon crafting, drop-kicking zombies. Reviews should start to come out tomorrow for the game […]

  • Watch The Witcher 3 developers stream new gameplay on Twitch

    The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED is hosting a Twitch live-stream to show off brand new gameplay footage and answer some fan questions. The live-stream will start at 7:00pm GMT, 2:00pm EST, 11:00am PST. It will show off plenty of new footage, some of which was shown only to the press so far. The […]

  • Finally, some screens for Final Fantasy 15

    Patience is a virtue and we finally have our hands on a few gameplay screens from Final Fantasy 15. There’s not a lot of them, but they show the impressive lighting and they’re all gameplay as far as I can tell, so take a look. There is no release date for Final Fantasy 15 as […]

  • Here’s 15 minutes of gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 1080p

    The Witcher 3 has a new direct-feed, 1080p video available that’s 100% gameplay. Would you like some gameplay of The Witcher 3 in beautiful 1080p? Why, of course you would! The gameplay below shows combat, conversations, travelling. In short, it’s a small sample of everything the game will offer. If you’re looking to learn much […]

  • Two Mortal Kombat X characters to be revealed this week

    Mortal Kombat X will get not one, but two character reveals this week. Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been at again on Twitter, teasing all kinds of reveals over the past few days. Firstly, Boon tweeted this image, which at first glance appears to show a character holding a bow. However, further examination by […]

  • Planetside 2 successfully claims the Guinness World Record for biggest FPS battle

    The Planetside 2 community has successfully organised an online battle involving over 1000 players, breaking the previous Guinness World Record. The event, which was organised by Planetside Battles was pitched to the community last week. 1,158 players have answered the call, smashing the record for “Most Players Online in an FPS Battle.” The previous 999 […]

  • Microsoft aiming for Xbox One-to-PC streaming to function while you watch TV

    Streaming Xbox One games to PC while you watch TV on the console through the HDMI pass-through is something Microsoft is hoping to achieve when the service launches with Windows 10. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has been on Twitter answering fan questions following last week’s Windows 10 event. One interesting bit that came out of those […]

  • Everything we know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is sure to be one of the biggest RPGs of the year, due for release in May on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Delayed since its target release of 2015, CD Projekt Red’s latest game takes the series to a true open world environment, and charges the player with tracking […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date leaked – rumour

    According to an email sent to some YouTubers, the upcoming beta for Battlefield Hardline is scheduled for February 3. The date for the Battlefield Hardline beta is believed to be February 3. It comes from an email that’s been sent by Ronku to various YouTubers reminding them of the starting date, February 3. Ronku is […]

  • The history of The Witcher: beyond the Road With No Return

    We take a look at The Witcher franchise, from the original short stories to its blockbuster video games. The world was first introduced to Geralt through a set of short stories called The Witcher (English translation) written by author Andrzej Sapkowski. The first short story was published in the Polish fantasy and science fiction magazine […]

  • Bringing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to life

    In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt RED takes a whopping enormous map and fills it with stuff you actually want to see and do. Do you remember back before Oblivion came out there was a lot of chat about how much more lifelike and realistic the NPCs would be? Rather than just hanging […]

  • The big Witcher 3 questions answered: delays, playing as Ciri, and why enemies don’t scale

    Spending some time with The Witcher 3 level designer Miles Tost we were able to put some of our immediate questions to him after playing the game for over 4 hours. “That sense of improvement doesn’t happen if the monsters around you remain the same strength, there’s no sense of achievement.” Tost is a relaxed […]

  • The Witcher 3 sets a new generational standard for graphics

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the new standard in outrageously pretty. “The Witcher 3 is more than just eye-candy. Destiny, once the loveliest thing I had ever looked upon, has been outclassed.” The Witcher 3 is even better looking than the screenshots would have you believe, and until you see it in motion, running […]

  • The Witcher 3: hands-on with the RPG of the year

    Getting to know a bawdy hero; Geralt of Rivia’s third outing is accessible, untamed, and dripping with story. Warning: some spoilers are inevitable. “The Witcher 3 is horror and violence. It’s charming, witty and cheeky. Like Geralt, it knows what it wants and it’s going to grab it with both hands.” The Witcher 3: Wild […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gets Lady Hammerlock DLC tomorrow

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow, January 27. The new playable character comes with three skill trees and the action skill Cold As Ice. If you haven’t bought the season pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel you can download the DLC for $9.99, you lucky […]

  • A limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 just sold for $128,000

    Sony has just auctioned one of its limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 consoles for over $128,000. The model had the serial number 00001, according to the Wall Street Journal. “We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations,” said a rep for […]

  • Here’s Killer Instinct’s new Omen and Golem fighters in action

    Microsoft has revealed Killer Instinct Season 2′s fighter Omen in a new trailer. Stick around for the end of the video and you’ll also get a peek at another new fighter, Golem. Omen is a bonus character and as such isn’t available as part of the main season roster. He’s available for free to Ultra […]

  • Digital copies of Far Cry 4 are being deleted from Uplay

    Ubisoft appears to be deleting copies of Far Cry 4 bought through digital third-party retailers. According to the Ubisoft support forums, copies of the game acquired via G2Play and G2A are being removed from Uplay. Users had not been given any warning by publisher Ubisoft that the game will be removed, although it is now […]

  • Gearbox wants “badass” talent for the next Borderlands

    Borderlands 3 may not have been announced at PAX this weekend, but studio boss Randy Pitchford is currently recruiting for the next game in the series. We are recruiting for next Borderlands. This is the big one. Industry badass? E-mail me: heyrandy@gearboxsoftware.com pic.twitter.com/ZG9dLytX1B — Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 26, 2015 A recruitment push would suggest […]

  • Destiny: less grind, fairer economy in House of Wolves DLC

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it aims to lessen the grind in House of Wolves, and it won’t repeat mistakes it made with rewards in The Dark Below. Gear rewards will be fairer, according to lead designer Luke Smith in a Neogaf thread. For example, buying from a vendor should not invalidate gear rewarded for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Disaster

    Over two months since release and Xbox One’s big Christmas game is still a turkey, says Rich Stanton. “The game has now been available for two-and-a-half months, including the blockbuster Christmas season, and by any reasonable standard it doesn’t work.” Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched worldwide on November 11, 2014. Intended as something of […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection dated, first gameplay footage released

    Homeworld Remastered Collection has a release date, and as promised, the gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake has been released along with the news that Homeworld Shipbreaker development continues. The video was shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel earlier this morning at PAX South. Last year, Gearbox had said hoped to release the title […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry has landed on Kickstarter

    The Kickstarter for Clock Tower spiritual successor, Project Scissors, recently announced as Night Cry, has launched. A teaser directed by The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu was released for the game earlier this month, and the full short film can be viewed below. Shimizu is also creative director on the project and Silent Hill creative and environment […]

  • Toukiden Kiwami mission trailer released, pre-order bonuses detailed

    Pre-order bonuses for Toukiden Kiwami have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Here’s the pre-order bonus list for each participating retailer: North America GameStop – Armor inspired by new slayers Reki and Soma’s costumes and classic armor from Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers. Amazon – 2 exclusive pieces of armor: a set of Tenko […]

  • More Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy 15 info doled out by Tabata

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD director Hajime Tabata took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and answered a variety of questions pertaining to the game and Final Fantasy 15. According to Tabata, the first playthrough of the game will last around 40 hours, but “the real fun” starts from the second playthrough which contains new events. […]

  • This video gives you an idea of what Borderlands Online is like

    A video for Borderlands Online, the China-exclusive title from 2K, Shanda Games and Gearbox, has been released. Posted on MMO Culture, the video was released to announce the “technical test” which started today. Borderlands Online is an instance-based online shooter, and will probably never reach western shores. Still, you can have a look anyway.