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Nintendo have started their online conference for the Switch system today, confirming that the Switch will be launching on March 3, 2017 in North America, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, and other territories. This is actually far earlier than anticipated, since the leaks all pointed to March 17 as the release date. This will also be the first Nintendo system ever to launch worldwide ...read more
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Nintendo have finally confirmed that the Switch will not be region locked, making it their very first home console ever that is not region locked, breaking a 30 year old tradition. This is also the first Nintendo handheld since the DSi that will be region free- the DSi and 3DS both shifted to a region locked model. This is something that had been discussed for a very long time- but it has ...read more
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Dirt Showdown, an underrated and enjoyable spin on the Dirt formula, is currently totally free on Humble. Head over to the Humble Store now and get the game for zero dollars and zero cents. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Three months ago, the Humble Store was giving away the game’s predecessor, Dirt 3, for free as well. Even if you’re still going with 3, Showdown is still worth picking up. It’s ...read more
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According to Phil Spencer, Microsoft’s experience with Scalebound will not stop it from taking risks. After Microsoft confirmed cancelling Scalebound earlier this week, many criticised the publisher for announcing ambitious projects early in development, only to end up killing them. Fans cited examples such as Fable Legends and the Phantom Dust reboot, both of which were shown many times ...read more
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Sony have opened registrations for the beta of the next PS4 firmware update. This is a practice they adopted (taking a leaf out of Microsoft’s book) after the 2.0 firmware update in 2014 launched with major issues. Ever since then, they have held closed beta tests for their system updates, and voila- no more issues. Anyway, starting today, US console owners can sign up to be a beta tester. ...read more
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As you can see in the image above, which was tweeted by Rocket League developers Psyonix Studios, the game has over 25 million registered players enjoying the sports-racing hybrid. This is up 6 million since June, when the studio reported 19 million registered players. There have been over 1 billion matches played, 50% of which were Competitive versus 33% Casual matches. Since September ...read more
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We’ve heard a lot about Half-Life 3 over the years despite Valve insisting it’s not in development. Rumours of prototypes, possible VR releases and whatnot have been around but according to an anonymous source that spoke to Game Informer, there’s no such thing as Half-Life 3 at Valve. This anonymous source is tied to Valve and is one of the few that responded to requests to be ...read more
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For all the hype that Microsoft has generated for Project Scorpio, calling 2017 the year of the platform, Xbox boss Phil Spencer is still unsure whether it will be showcased before E3 2017. On Twitter, Spencer responded to a query about Scorpio being before shown E3 with, “Honestly not sure yet but I know people want this.” Then again, we wouldn’t put it past Microsoft to have some ...read more
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Serious flaws have been exposed in Battlefield 1’s automated anti-cheat system, after it emerged that a number of legitimate players have been banned from playing the DICE-developed shooter online – apparently for being too skilled. The issue was brought to light today by kL-Spazmo, a Battlefield 1 player who has put in over 2800 hours into EA’s flagship first-person series since the ...read more
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Previous estimates for Nintendo’s Switch console put the price at $250 or even lower, indicating a somewhat conservative pricing for what’s thought to be a less powerful competitor to the Xbox One and PS4. However, according to a Reddit user, the US retailer Walmart is holding pre-orders for the Switch at $399. It’s worth noting that though the Redditor claims to work at Walmart, ...read more
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