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Is any PC graphics card worth $3000? Nvidia launches most ridiculous GPU yet

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 19:30 GMT By Catherine Cai

Nvidia’s pushing the limits of gaming technology… and gamer’s wallets with its Titan Z card.

In March, Nvidia pulled back the covers on the new card. The Titan Z is packing two GK110 chips, which means 5760 CUDA cores and 12 gigs of memory. Nvidia’s not kidding around with this one folks.

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As tempting as the Titan Z might be in terms of specs, there’s a $3000 USD price tag to also worry about. Don’t forget that there are other parts of the PC that still need to be paid for besides the graphics card.

If the price tag scares you away, not to worry. AMD is offering its Radeon R9 295×2, which packs two R9 graphics cards, for a measly $1500.

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23 Comments

  1. Asgaro

    HACK THE PLANET!

    #1 10 months ago
  2. Reddpayn

    Nice. With that money you could easily buy a pc thats capable enough to run anything 4k amd fps sky high.

    #2 10 months ago
  3. Panthro

    Why post this ridiculousness vg?

    These cards are obviously not for the average gamer and are meant for game developers, people doing tasks which require video rendering and other GPU heavy tasks.

    They had the tech to make a GPU like this so they have, there are hundreds of other video cards available, how about making an article about the best videocards for gaming with the price ranges for each tier…

    #3 10 months ago
  4. polygem

    you could probably run all games with some pretty next gen console grafx with this card

    http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Superclock-Dual-Link-Graphics-02G-P4-3753-KR/dp/B00IDG3IDO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401303045&sr=8-1&keywords=gtx750ti

    #4 10 months ago
  5. Panthro

    + this isn’t the first $3000 GPU, I’m pretty sure Nvidia’s Quattro series have similar/ a higher price tag.

    #5 10 months ago
  6. Reddpayn

    @polygem
    Yeah, actually this card exceeds ps4 in every other multiplatform game but cod ghosts ( fps drops more frequently, source digital foundry). So this card may fall behind during the last years of this gen.

    #6 10 months ago
  7. Erthazus

    Yeah. It’s worth it if you want to build yourself a PC that can play games in 4K.

    It’s not ridiculous.

    #7 10 months ago
  8. Erthazus

    4K is coming. It’s the future so PC enthusiasts who want to jump ship earlier than the others can buy it and play any game right now in 4K.

    #8 10 months ago
  9. spoffle

    @ Panthro,

    Why is it that all the nVidia fanboys swear blind that the Titan Z isn’t a gaming graphics card?

    These cards aren’t made for games developers, they’re made for the idiots that think they’re actually getting value for money and will ONLY buy nVidia. The Titan Z is an utter joke, you can get 2x 290X cards for less than half the price than the Titan Z and the 2x 290X cards will be faster.

    Also, it says this about the Titan Z on nVidia’s own website:

    “GeForce GTX TITAN Z is a gaming monster, built to power the most extreme gaming rigs on the planet. With a massive 5760 cores and 12 GB of 7 Gbps GDDR5 memory, TITAN Z gives you truly amazing performance—easily making it the fastest graphics card we’ve ever made.

    This is a serious card built for serious gamers. TITAN Z is designed with the highest-grade components to deliver the best experience – incredible speed and cool, quiet performance—all in a stunningly crafted aluminum case. ”

    So directly from nVidia, it’s intended as a gaming graphics card.

    @ Erthazus

    On what planet is a graphics card worth £2000 when you can get more performance for £800 by going for a pair of 290X cards?

    #9 10 months ago
  10. Raynor

    It’s too powerful. What do we ganna do with that. I still have my gtx690 and it works great with every game I’ve played.

    #10 10 months ago
  11. Panthro

    @spoffle

    How am I an Nvidia fanboy?
    Take your random judgement and shove it up your gaping butthole.

    The fact I have an AMD based gaming laptop which I use when I am away from home throws your more than ridiculous accusation out of the window.

    That card, regardless of how Nvidia advertises it is NOT for the average gamer. Massive tech enthusiasts may buy it but you will find no normal gamers saving up there money.

    The only people with this card will be massive enthusiasts and industry professionals.

    #11 10 months ago
  12. spoffle

    @Panthro

    Because all I see is nVidia fanboys excusing the price of the Titan Z by claiming it’s not meant for games, which is just utter BS. nVidia are just being greedy with the price of the Titan Z because they know there are some idiots who love nVidia so much that they will buy.

    No one really should buy it though as it’s 50% more expensive than 2 Titan Blacks, which is the same performance.

    So no I don’t agree that it’ll only be enthusiasts and industry pros because those who need such cards will already have a Titan or 2.

    #12 10 months ago
  13. runbmp

    This card is ridiculous for many reasons…

    - Price, currently the 295x surpasses it in performance at half the price ( it’s also liquid cooled )
    - Nvidia also started calling it a workstation card, even at that it look rather meek compared to the 5k quadro cards already out there for rendering.

    It’s just a really bad buy right now from Nvidia. I would steer clear of this thing. If you have 3000$ to spend… get two 295x…

    #13 10 months ago
  14. POOhead

    @Panthro clearly isnt for developers if the public can buy it

    #14 10 months ago
  15. Panthro

    @POOhead

    I can buy a license for a game engine if I want to, doesn’t make me a game developer.

    #15 10 months ago
  16. Panthro

    @POOhead

    I also said massive enthusiasts would buy it, alongside people who have workstations (professionals, etc.)

    #16 10 months ago
  17. POOhead

    @Panthro it makes you a money waster?

    #17 10 months ago
  18. DeVitowned

    Guys, guys. You’re supposed to be the PC Master Race. Act like it. :-D

    #18 10 months ago
  19. TheWulf

    I feel for Panthro, being accused of being part of the brand herd isn’t fun, especially when that’s not remotely true of him. His own words back that up. I always felt he was more like myself — picking a product based upon what it can do for you, rather than what name is attached to it. I don’t think it had anything to do with defending a brand whatsoever, and everything to do with logic (common sense, if you prefer).

    Suffice it to say, there are some intelligent voices here, and I agree with them. The average PC gamer barely has a 580, if that, let alone a Titan. They don’t need it for the kinds of things they play on the PC. The PC gaming enthusiast (which is not the average gamer) may have a 680 or something a little better, but not by much because there simply aren’t any games out there that make good use of anything better. I think that it’s all about being fiscally sensible, which some of the more extreme enthusiasts out there aren’t. And, well, a fool and their money…

    The primary market for a card like this is content creators. That should be a no-brainer. The fact of the matter is is that a lot of the assets and effects created for your favourite console games, shows, and films are crafted and rendered on humble personal computers. I know that some (perhaps not anyone here) have this antiquated idea that film producers use gigantic workstations right out of silicon valley, but that’s far from the reality of things.

    As technology has gotten better, it’s gotten cheaper, and smaller. So $3,000 might sound like a lot for a gaming enthusiast (and it is), it’s not a lot for a professional content creator, nor is it a lot for an amateur enthusiast content creator, someone who’s doing game development or film making as part of a college course, or as a hobby (likely in the hopes they’ll get noticed by doing so).

    Really, the effects and 3D models/textures you’ll see in anything from games, films, or television shows are created on hardware similar to this. So businesses are where they make the most money, but it’s also marketed at content creation enthusiasts who want to do the same. And they find that profitable enough, apparently, to continue to market it to them as well. Amateurs have access to the same tools as the professionals, and have done so for the past decade or so.

    I’ll give you an example. Does anyone remember Babylon 5? For the first series of that show, they used daisy-chained Amiga computers for the creation of 3D models, textures, animations, and special effects. I’m not joking, you can find that information out there for yourself. These days, that role is handled by computers with varying degrees of hardware, depending on what the creator can afford. Those on a shoestring budget today will be looking more at getting lower-end computers than Amigas.

    Still, all that done with daisy-chained Amigas, that’s a memorable bit of information that really stuck with me from when I heard it, some time ago, in a making of.

    It’s worth keeping in mind that for the creation of animated scenes in a film, TV show, or amateur creation, the rendering does not have to happen in real time. In fact, it can be going at a slideshow, with each slide being recorded, so that it can be played back at proper speed. When you’re not rendering in real time, what a graphics card can do becomes much more impressive. People often see the limitations of graphics as their games, but they’re forgetting that those games often have the bottlenecks of being designed for mass-market consumption by people who might not have such fancy hardware, and also, again, that they’re rendering in real time.

    As an example, a card could have run the incredibly fancy Unigine benchmark aeons ago, but it would have done so as a slideshow. As technology improves, so does what you can do with a graphics card when it’s rendering on a frame by frame basis.

    So that five minutes of fancy special effects you saw in that movie what you liked could have taken a week to properly render all the details of at an effects studio.

    @14

    Why wouldn’t the average person have access to these things? Like I said, there are college kids and enthusiasts who’ve been using professional tools for ages, now. It may be cheaper for a business to buy these things ($3,000 is cheap for a movie house), but at the same time, those tools are there to be purchased by content creation enthusiasts who want to get into the field.

    Take a look at any number of amateur films on Youtube. They didn’t use cheap home cameras to film those, they used proper equipment. And the ones that have really fancy special effects (like L5) didn’t exactly render those on an old 480, either. It may be a hobby or a part of school, but those enthusiasts are (in the long-term) looking for a job or a form of income, so they see the investment as worthwhile.

    As I said, everything available to businesses is available to enthusiasts, and clearly the market is profitable or, as you’d say, nVidia wouldn’t be selling this fancy new card to them. To think that the only people who’d buy this card are extreme PC gaming enthusiasts is silly, honestly.

    Think about it… if you want to make a game, web show, or short film with the level of quality that a professional studio does, you need the right equipment. Yes?

    @17

    Well, as a continuation of the above… no. It wouldn’t make you a money waster if you were buying it for content creation (either professionally or an enthusiast); you’d only be a money waster if you bought it solely for gaming. But then you’d be an idiot.

    As many have pointed out — there are better, cheaper alternatives for gaming that the sane, mentally healthy person would pick instead.

    This isn’t a card for gaming.

    @18

    I’m actually proud of them for not doing that. PC owners have been making damned fools of themselves for decades, now, by going on about how much money they’re wasting on useless products. It seems that PC enthusiasts, in general, are a little wiser these days and that makes me happy.

    Conversely, it seems like the Master Race title currently belongs to console owners. Who’re spending hundreds and hundreds of dollars just so that they can brag about how much better their graphics are than everyone else’s. I’m happy to let them have the graphics. I’d rather have the good games.

    #19 10 months ago
  20. TheWulf

    And hundreds and hundreds on what is, essentially, a luxury item. Since there isn’t anything that the consoles do game-wise that’s superior to the prior generation, they just look a tiny bit fancier. A decade or more ago, it’d be a PC owner who’d spend $300 to get a luxury device to make their games a little fancier, but not currently.

    Currently, PC gamers are becoming more wise and buying less frequently, and less expensive products. And console owners are going crazy over the XBox One and PS4, despite neither of them having proved that they can provide different gaming experiences from the prior generations. I’d say blowing $400 on a new luxury entertainment device when the one you already have can do it just as well is a very, very elitist thing to do.

    Well, whatever floats their boat, I guess. I’ve always been a savvy PC gamer, it’s served me well. It’s just funny to see the paradigm shift, now. Console owners get to be elitist with their shiny, fancy luxury items, and PC owners are happily chugging along with older machines which… do much the same thing, for cheaper.

    #20 10 months ago
  21. Joe Musashi

    That’s not an enthusiast’s graphic’s card. It’s an elitist’s.

    JM

    #21 10 months ago
  22. Marvin the Paranoid Android

    @Erthazus How is this worth it when you can buy 2 GTX 780 Ti cards, that will run faster than the Titan Z, for less than half the price?

    #22 10 months ago
  23. sebastien rivas

    There is NO value whatsoever in a graphic card past and beyond 700 dollars price tag while knowing that card will last me as long as a 400 to 600 dollars card.

    I have a R9 280X and I am very happy with latest game on my workstation is … Wolfenstein max settings.

    You can even make THE GC of the millenium for 10 000 grands, I will still not buy it.

    #23 10 months ago

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    You know, Lester isn’t as soft as he lets on, at least in these two GTA Online videos he’s not. The first one below is from YouTube user 10Phoenix01 Gamer, showing Lester kick a guy’s ass. It’s apparently punishment for running over the player – at least that’s the way it appears. A second video […]

  • Guild Wars 2 devs explain how the Map Bonus system, precursor crafting work in Heart of Thorns

    ArenaNet has posted information on the Guild Wars 2 website explaining how crafting mastery, and crafting a legendary weapon, will work in the Heart of Thorns expansion. There’s also information on the new Map Bonuses system, which will make acquiring crafting materials a more “directed activity” and streamlined experience. The new system will also add […]

  • Fly around your creations in Cities: Skylines with the Flight Cimulator mod

    Cities: Skylines players can now fly over their creations thanks to the Flight Cimulator mod. Created by Ulysius and available through the Steam Workshop, the mod allows the user to simulate flight through simple controls. According to the mod notes, it is still a work in progress as Ulysius plans to add building collisions , […]

  • The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul arrive on PlayStation Vue

    Sony has announced the addition of AMC to its PlayStation Vue service, which soft launched in Chicago, New York City and Philadelphia earlier this month. Those who use the service can now get their Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead fix, and also watch the Sundance channel, WEtv and IFC. AMC and WEtv are […]

  • Play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser

    Thanks to Roystan Ross and the Unity engine, you can play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser. This little nugget came to my attention yesterday, and unfortunately it became lost on my worksheet. Better late than never, I suppose. Anyway, the level is free-to-play and if you don’t wish to play […]

  • Steam’s Discovery Update has helped increase revenue for smaller titles

    Valve has said its Discovery Queue has increased product page views across Steam by 30% since the company launched the Discovery Update. According to Valve, 75% of those views come from the Discovery Queue, and 16% of product views can be attributed to the Discovery Queue. Even Steam Tags clicks have increased. The system is […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection April update includes “more ranked playlists”

    The next content update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection will “address a variety of issues across the game,” according to 343 Industries, including specific improvements to ranking. New quit and betrayal penalties are also in the works as the development team prepares to roll out ranks to additional playlists. According to 343, the latest […]

  • Get Spec Ops: The Line for free through 2K Games sale on Humble Store

    A 2K Games sale is going on this weekend on the Humble Store with up to 83% off on select titles. Games on sale include Evolve, Bioshock, Civilization and other franchises. Plus, Spec Ops: The Line can be yours for free with the purchase of any -2K title on sale. To see the full list […]

  • Dota 2 The International 2015 tickets are sold out

    Tickets to Dota 2 The International 2015 are now sold out, which shouldn’t surprise anyone. The tickets went on sale in two phases starting March 27. Phase one sold out in six minutes, and phase two sold out in four minutes. Each round of sales offered the same quantity of General Admission tickets priced at […]

  • Here’s what’s expected in Battlefield 4′s Weapon Crate DLC – video

    A new Battlefield 4 drop is on the horizon, and to give you an idea of what to expect, we have a video for you below featuring information on the Weapon Crate DLC. According to Battlefield expert Westie, players can expect five new weapons along with the return of the Gun Master game mode. The […]

  • Pillars of Eternity issues to be addressed in patch 1.03, expected next week

    Obsidian Entertainment plans to release a Pillars of Eternity patch next week to combat issues users have reported. Until the patch is released, the developers have posted workarounds for some of the most common issues. The issues reported span framerate drops, inability to launch the game unless in administrator mode, crashes on 32-bit machines, animal […]

  • Mortal Kombat X videos show Erron Black gameplay, Ermac fatalities, more

    Erron Black, the gunslinger which was outed for Mortal Kombat X in the achievements listing last week, was featured in the latest livestream from NetherRelam Studios yesterday evening. Along with gameplay, fatalities and variations for Black, the developer also provided a look at gameplay for: Ermac vs Mileena; Ermac’s brutality and fatality moves; Lui Kang […]

  • The Legend of Zelda Wii U: 2015 release not a “priority”, skipping E3

    The Legend of Zelda franchise producer Eiji Aonuma is featured in the latest video update on the status of The Legend of Zelda for Wii U, stating a 2015 release is no longer a “number one priority” for the team. While Aonuma never specifically says the game has been delayed into 2016, the announcement confirms […]

  • Destiny gameplay designer exits for Bethesda

    Destiny’s senior gameplay designer Josh Hamrick announced on Twitter overnight he would be leaving the company in a week’s time for Bethesda. Hamrick joined Bungie in 2009 after working two years at Midway Austin, where he created multiplayer maps, modified single-player levels, and other designer functions. He was in charge of fixing bug in code […]

  • What to expect from the Call of Duty Championship this weekend

    Just settling down to the Call of Duty Championship this weekend? Here’s a rundown of today’s matches and what else to expect over the next three days. The Call of Duty Championship is taking place in LA this weekend until Sunday, with 32 four-player teams battling it out for a prize pot of $1 million. […]

  • MLB 15 The Show video highlights improved graphics, updated grass patterns

    Sony has released a video for MLB 15 The Show which provides a look at graphical improvements made to the game. Along with the visual upgrade over MLB 14 The Show, the game contains new minor league stadiums, dynamic sun generated in real-time, and upgraded grass patterns which reflect each stadium’s unique look. MLB 15 […]

  • Valve to offer HTC Vive Developer Edition free to qualified developers

    Valve has said it will offer the HTC Vive Developer Edition for free to qualified developers in an effort to buoy projects before the tech launches commercially. Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios and The Room studio Fireproof Games are just some of the developers which already have a free Vive in-hand. According to Valve’s Doug […]

  • DriveClub gameplay video features MotorStorm’s off-road buggies

    Some gameplay footage of MotorStorm’s off-road buggies in DriveClub has surfaced. Pictures of the buggies were shown on the Japanese PlayStation Blog earlier this month, which considering the game was developed by Evolution Studios – which developed MotorStorm – this isn’t too much of a surprise. The buggies were first spotted by Videogamer, which pulled […]

  • Mortal Kombat X live-action TV spot features the track Chop Suey

    The TV sport for Mortal Kombat X has been released, and not only does it contain a “spontaneous fight circle” taking over an entire city, but it features the System of a Down track Chop Suey. Mortal Kombat X will be released on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One April 14. The […]

  • Bloodborne Forbidden Woods progression bug caused by multiplayer summon

    A progression bug in Bloodborne is in the works, according to Sony and From Software. The issue occurs when players activate a multiplayer session in the Forbidden Woods using the Sinister Resonant Bell or Small Resonant Bell. It also appears the Lunarium Key won’t appear because of the multiplayer bug, and without the key you […]

  • Yo-Kai Watch game franchise has sold over 7 million copies

    The Yo-Kai Watch IP has sold over 7 million copies, according to developer Level-5. The figure included both physical and digital download sales. Yo-Kai Watch 3 will be unveiled during Level-5 Vision 2015 next month. The first title is in the works for the west but is still without a release window. Thanks, Gematsu.

  • Bloodborne trademark returned to Sony after accidentally losing it

    In case you were worried or anything, Sony has once again obtained the Bloodborne trademark. Earlier this week it was revealed that Sony mistakenly abandoned the Bloodborne trademark along with four others registered with US Patent and Trademark Office: Guns Up!, Kill Strain; How Games Were Made to Sound, and No Heroes Allows: No Puzzles […]

  • GTA 5 PC official trailer coming next week, 15 new screenshots released

    New PC screenshots of GTA 5 have been released along with word of a new trailer coming on Monday. The screens below are from the PC version and you can view them in 4K glory over on Rockstar Newswire. The PC version of GTA 5 releases on April 14.

  • PSN real-time server status page launching in Europe soon

    PlayStation users in Europe will soon have its own a PSN Service Status Indicator. It was released earlier this month in North America. The indicator makes it easier to check whether PlayStation services are down or running as planned. This includes account management, PlayStation Now, the store, social services, etc. Sony told Eurogamer the service […]

  • Exclusivity contract prevents Bioware from revealing Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC release on PS4

    Bioware is unable to discuss when the Jaws of Hakkon DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition will arrive on platforms other than PC and Xbox One. According to various tweets from executive producer Mark Darrah, due to the exclusivity contract between EA and Microsoft, the studio is unable to announce a release date for PlayStation 3 […]

  • LEGO Batman 3 demo, Namco Museum, more added to North American eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo for LEGO Batman 3, Namco Museum on Wii U Virtual Console, and various sales. Below is the full update. Nintendo eShop Dot Arcade – Wii U LEGO Ninjago – 3Ds LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Demo – Wii U Harvest Moon: The […]

  • Square Enix’s Easter Surprise bundle contains five mystery PC games

    Square Enix offering another mystery bundle to customers in the UK, which comes with five mystery PC games for £3.99. As before, customers will be unaware of the games they are purchasing in the mystery bundle, but the bundle contains triple-A titles worth £40 combined. One of Square’s previous mystery bundles contained Tomb Raider, Just […]

  • From Software’s PSone game Shadow Tower coming to PSN

    Shadow Tower, the first-person action-RPG developed for the original PlayStation by From Software, will be released on PlayStation Network. In the 1998 title, players took on the role of a mercenary who has returned home to the Holy Land of Zeptar to find the place has been sucked into the Underworld. He must use the […]

  • PlayStation TV gets price cut in the UK, now £44.99

    PlayStation TV has received a price cut in the UK. After several retailers started offering the console for less than the RRP of £84.99, users on DealSpwn began to wonder whether this is an official price cut, and not just regular deals or stock clearance. Sony later confirmed the new price of £44.99. “Starting from […]

  • Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is now available, for free

    You can download Forza Horizon 2 expansion Fast & Furious starting right now. Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious is available to download now through Xbox Live for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The expansion is standalone, so you don’t need to own Forza Horizon 2 to play it. It’s also free from now […]

  • Fire-based weapons come to PayDay 2 with the Butcher’s BBQ Pack

    The 20th DLC for PayDay 2, the Butcher’s BBQ Pack, is now available on Steam. The DLC will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: Piglet Grenade Launcher, 12G Steakout Shotgun and Mk1 Flamethrower Molotov cocktails and incendiary ammo Four new masks, patterns, materials and achievements The Butcher’s BBQ Pack is another co-development between Overkill and Croatian […]

  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

    Amid the current turmoil between Hideo Kojima and publisher Konami, one studio has offered the legendary designer a position. Lords of the Fallen developer Deck 13 took to Twitter to extend a job offer to Hideo Kojima. Dear Mr. @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN In case you are currently searching, we have an open position as Head of Game […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy MIDA Multi Tool?

    The question on every Destiny player’s lips today. And the answer, supplied by resident Destiny expert Paul Davies, is… Yes! We asked Paul whether or not he thought Xur’s Exotic weapon this week was worth the 23 Strange Coins. Here’s what he said: “It was already a great gun to own for PVP owing to […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has an all-male cast to make it “more approachable”

    According to Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata, the main cast of the game is all-male because it makes the game “more approachable.” Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata spoke to Gamespot about the reason for his choice of making the core cast an all-male affair. “Speaking honestly, an all-male party feels almost more approachable […]

  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

    Blizzard has given Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain a solid release date. Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure pack will be released April 2 in the Americas region, and April 3 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China. Blackrock Depths is the first wing to be released, others will follow one week apart. Other than the 31 new cards, […]

  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

    If you’re having issues loading your Bloodborne save after applying firmware update 2.50 to your PS4, this should help you out. Reddit user KBALLZZ encountered an issue after installing update 2.50 on his PlayStation 4. Bloodborne started reinstalling the day one patch again and when it was done he couldn’t continue his game or load […]

  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

    Sony is offering a 10% discount coupon to anyone looking to buy games on PlayStation Store this weekend. Sony’s latest discount coupon code is here. You’ll receive 10% off your cart total when buying from the PSN Store. The offer is not valid on purchases made on PS Vita, PlayStation TV, PSP, or in-game stores. […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.