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DICE releases yet another Battlefield 4 patch to fix yet more crashes on the PC

DICE releases yet another Battlefield 4 patch to fix yet more crashes on the PC

I have to give credit to DICE, they are pushing out Battlefield 4 patches across all platforms like there is no tomorrow at the minute, a lot better than what they did with Battlefield 3 where huge bugs remained in the game for months on end. Today DICE have announced via Battlelog that they have released a new patch for the PC version of the game, with both the client and server receiving an update. The update address a number [...]

Ubisoft would gladly break yearly Assassin’s Creed cycle to fix weak projects

Ubisoft would gladly break yearly Assassin’s Creed cycle to fix weak projects

Ubisoft have already delayed Watch Dogs this year and they have now said that they would gladly do the same for the Assassin’s Creed series if it meant that they could deliver a better game overall to the fans. Ubisoft North American president Laurent Detoc has been speaking with IGN to say that if they ended up with a game that is only 70%, shipping it would “damage the brand.” If we think we’ve ended up with a 70 percent [...]

Extra Xbox One stock secured by GAME just in time for Christmas

Extra Xbox One stock secured by GAME just in time for Christmas

The high-street retailer GAME has said that they have managed to secure extra Xbox One stock just in time for the Christmas period. They have “worked closely” with Microsoft to ensure that they get thousands of consoles arriving in stock within the next few days. There are many retail outlets across the UK currently low on stock or completely out of stock, and a lot of indie retailers are still wondering where their stock has got to. Microsoft have said [...]

Call of Duty: Ghosts will be unbeatable Christmas number one according to leading betting agencies

Call of Duty: Ghosts will be unbeatable Christmas number one according to leading betting agencies

With Call of Duty: Ghosts seeing a strong couple of weeks in the UK charts, and topping them for the past three weeks in a row, it is no surprise that the bookies are putting the odds in favour of the game becoming the Christmas number one this year. At the minute Call of Duty: Ghosts is is in the lead for next week’s festive number one, but it’s only 600 units ahead of the ever popular Christmas gift of [...]

Sony: PlayStation 4 launch had a big impact on Vita sale

Sony: PlayStation 4 launch had a big impact on Vita sale

Sony has said that the launch of the PlayStation 4 has had the biggest impact on the PlayStation Vita sales that they have seen yet. The sales jumped up by 68% the week of the PlayStation 4 launch and rose another 65% the week after. The Vita is able to support a system that Sony introduced with the PlayStation 4 which is remote play, which allows you to play any of your PlayStation 4 games from your Vita without any [...]

Killzone: Shadow Fall getting free weekend starting December 28th, download the game now

Killzone: Shadow Fall getting free weekend starting December 28th, download the game now

If you are still on the fence about picking up the PlayStation 4 launch title, then you might be able to get a better idea after the free weekend of Killzone: Shadow Fall which starts on December 28th, just in time for the start of the holiday period. Sony are letting users start downloading the game now to take into account for slower internet connections, and the four day multiplayer trail offers you the chance to try out the game’s [...]

Halo on the Xbox One could be getting an episodic story suggests Microsoft job listing

Halo on the Xbox One could be getting an episodic story suggests Microsoft job listing

It looks like 343 Industries could be taking another crack at doing an episodic style game for Halo: Spartan Assault on the Xbox One. The developer is currently looking for a producer to help with “future episodic storytelling endeavours.” Whether this applies to Halo: Spartan Assault or not remains to be seen. The job listing notes that Halo 4 is “our biggest game to date.” Halo 4 is our biggest Halo game to date, bringing with it innovative episodic narrative-driven [...]

Report: Assassin’s Creed could be getting two releases in 2014

Report: Assassin’s Creed could be getting two releases in 2014

There are rumours floating around at the minute that Assassin’s Creed could be getting two releases in 2014, one for the last gen consoles (PS3, Xbox 360) and one for the new generation of consoles. This comes from Examiner sources who are said to be familiar with the projects, saying that one will be for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and the other for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. There isn’t any word on the PC and Wii [...]

Grand Theft Auto V is the game that parents would least want to give to their kids at Christmas

Grand Theft Auto V is the game that parents would least want to give to their kids at Christmas

The ever successful Grand Theft Auto V has gone straight to the top of the list on parents’ list of what not to get the kids for Christmas it seems. A recent survey on babies.co.uk revealed that parents were concerned about Grand Theft Auto V because of its “real world style.” This is in contrast to other titles such as Killzone: Shadow Fall and Dead Rising 3 because those games are based in a more fantasy setting and so parents [...]

Nintendo 3DS hits 2 million units sold in the UK

Nintendo 3DS hits 2 million units sold in the UK

MCV UK has revealed today that the Nintendo 3DS has hit over 2 million units sold in the UK. This number combines sales of all the DS products, 3DS, 3DS XL, and the new 2DS. The number isn’t quite as high as what the original DS managed at this point in its life cycle but I think that is still an impressive figure. There is certainly some form of demand for the handheld consoles, whether it comes from Nintendo or [...]

Disney announces new free-to-play Star Wars shooter, Attack of the Squadrons

Disney announces new free-to-play Star Wars shooter, Attack of the Squadrons

A new free-to-play Star Wars game going by the name of Attack of the Squadrons has been announced by Disney, and it will be a “space combat title.” The game will offer up to 16 player battles across three different modes of play which are free for all, team dogfight and base defense, you will also be able to team up in communities. There will be a number of a spaceships from the series available for you to play with, [...]

PC players of The Walking Dead Season 2 are being told they don’t own the game

PC players of The Walking Dead Season 2 are being told they don’t own the game

Those of you that have picked up The Walking Dead Season 2 on PC have been reporting problems with the Telltale’s servers which have been saying that they don’t actually own the game. There have been numerous reports on the developer’s support site with multiple users reporting that the servers are failing to recognize that that they own the game, and that they should be go to telltalegames.com and buy the game, or quit the game. The issue seems to [...]

Remedy explains how Quantum Break’s live-action TV integration will work

Remedy explains how Quantum Break’s live-action TV integration will work

As many of you should know by now, Remedy Entertainment’s next game Quantum Break will have live-action TV integration, and the head of franchise development, Oskari Hakkinen, has revealed how this will happen. The live-action episodes will be integrated into the main game, and players will unlock the next episode when they finish each chapter in the game. Once they are unlocked they can be watched immediately or later on their iPhone and iPad. You’ll unlock the live-action episode at [...]

Halo developer 343 Industries are hoping to bring Halo to “as many formats as possible”

Halo developer 343 Industries are hoping to bring Halo to “as many formats as possible”

The developers of the Halo series, 343 Industries, are hoping to bring the FPS franchise to as many formats as possible, both digital and physical. This is according to the Halo: Spartan Assault lead designer Mike Ellis. He recently spoke to VentureBeat and discussed the possibility of Halo perhaps branching out from its typical formats, there was no mention of whether or not it would head on over to platforms that are in direct competition with the Xbox and Windows [...]

DayZ standalone launch sees 172,500 copies sold in the first 24 hours

DayZ standalone launch sees 172,500 copies sold in the first 24 hours

We reported yesterday that the long awaited DayZ Standalone had finally released and that it was going strong within the first hour. It has now been revealed that that game managed to sell 175,00 copies in the first 24 hours alone. That to me says that people are very much interested in this game still. There were also 142,403 unique players online within the same time period. The news comes from Bohemia’s CEO Mark Spanel who posted a one line [...]

Andrew House reckons that PlayStation Plus is connecting indie devs with new audiences

Andrew House reckons that PlayStation Plus is connecting indie devs with new audiences

It is always hard for an indie developer to get noticed, especially when they can’t afford to spend a tonne of cash on advertising their game. However Sony CEO Andrew House has said that PlayStation Plus has provided a new audience to indie developers who are struggling to get discovered in the mobile space. Speaking to CVG he said that with PlayStation Plus they had “almost stumbled upon a great way to connect independent games developers with an audience.” From [...]

Tretton on the PS4 shortage: “It breaks my heart” that we are unable to sell consoles to consumers

Tretton on the PS4 shortage: “It breaks my heart” that we are unable to sell consoles to consumers

If the comments that Jack Tretton, the PlayStation US boss, is saying are anything to go buy then there is a shortage of PlayStation 4 consoles in North America. In a recent appearance on the official Sony podcast he stated that turning paying consumers away breaks his heart. You have competition out there. There are lots of things that people can spend money on, especially during the holidays; and the holidays only come around once a year, so that’s really [...]

Ubisoft thinks that Watch Dogs could’ve been the “best rated next-gen launch game”

Ubisoft thinks that Watch Dogs could’ve been the “best rated next-gen launch game”

Ubisoft had to delay Watch Dogs a few months ago and pushed the game back to a release date of around March next year, and according to the developer and publisher, it could’ve been the best rated next-gen launch game. North American Ubisoft president Laurent Detoc described delaying the launch of the game as a “very intense decision.” Whilst speaking to IGN he said that he believed as late as August that they could still of got the game out [...]

DayZ Standalone alpha finally available on Steam

DayZ Standalone alpha finally available on Steam

It has been a long time coming but the pre-release version of DayZ Standalone is now available for you to purchase on Steam and start playing right away. The Early Access version will grant you access to the Alpha release of the game, and Bohemia have stressed that the standalone version of the mod won’t be up to scratch just yet and that they have a lot of features left to go into the game. Be aware that our Early [...]

Minecraft coming to PlayStation 3 this week, Vita version due next year

Minecraft coming to PlayStation 3 this week, Vita version due next year

Mojang has confirmed that the release of Minecraft on the PlayStation 3 is “just hours” away. It is set to hit the PlayStation Network today for the Americans and will make its way over to Europe on December 18th. The Vita version of the game is in development but there is no set release date as of yet other than that it will be coming in 2014. Mojang’s Owen Hill said that the console versions will be developed in tandem [...]