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PS3 Got an Unexpected Update to Version 4.88

Paul Musiolik, 02 June 2021, 11:10

The PS3 OS has been updated to version 4.88. However, do not expect any new features. Only security of the console has been improved.

Some Need for Speed Games Are Pulled From Digital Stores Today. Forever

Jacob Blazewicz, 31 May 2021, 21:19

Today, Need for Speed Carbon, Need for Speed Undercover, Need for Speed Shift, Need for Speed Shift 2: Unleashed, and Need for Speed The Run will be pulled from digital distribution. EA also plans to end online support for all of these games after the holidays.

Watch Dogs Started Out as Driver Reboot

Przemyslaw Dygas, 25 May 2021, 11:47

It turns out that Watch Dogs was supposed to be a completely different game. Ubisoft wanted the new title to be a reboot of the Driver series.

GTA 5 Completed in 9 Hours Without Damage

Bart Swiatek, 19 May 2021, 13:28

A player known as UnNameD managed to complete Grand Theft Auto 5's story campaign in nine hours without suffering a single wound. The feat took a lot of work.

CI Games Reveales 2020 Sales Results

Bart Swiatek, 20 April 2021, 15:30

CI Games summed up 2020 in its recently published financial report. The company earned almost $2M during this period. The document also included information on the sales of individual games.

Sony Caves In - PlayStation Store Will Remain on PS3 and PSV

Jacob Blazewicz, 19 April 2021, 20:34

Sony backpedaled on its plans to close the PS Store on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita consoles. CEO Jim Ryan confirmed that the decision was based on player feedback.

Dragon Age 2 Dev Wanted Better Kirkwall and Regrets Canceled Expansion

Bart Swiatek, 14 April 2021, 15:47

David Gaider - a well-known developer and former employee of the Canadian studio BioWare, who worked, among others, on the Dragon Age series - told us how the improved version of the second installment of the series could have looked like.

Ubisoft Shuts Down Servers of Popular Games

Michael Kulakowski, 13 April 2021, 20:34

Ubisoft unveiled a list of twelve games whose servers and online features will be shut down this year. The list includeds games like The Settlers 7, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Assassin's Creed 2 and Anno 1404.

THE Essential Skyrim Mod is Here and Finally Enables Us to Pet Dogs

Przemyslaw Dygas, 02 April 2021, 16:14

Skyrim has just been enriched with probably the most important of all available mods. Thanks to the Pet The Dog - Animations mod we can, you guessed it, pet dogs.

Sony Provides PS Store Shutdown Schedule for PS3, PS Vita and PSP

Jacob Blazewicz, 29 March 2021, 22:05

Sony has confirmed plans to close the PlayStation Store on older devices. The store will be unavailable on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita in a few months.

Sony is About to Close Digital Store With PS3, PS Vita and PSP Games

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 March 2021, 20:52

Sony may block digital distribution for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, and PlayStation Vita. If The Gamer's sources are to be believed, the company is expected to announce this later this month.

Red Dead Redemption 1 and 2 Will Teach US History

Sarafan, 16 February 2021, 13:56

One of the American universities came up with an unusual idea. It intends to use Red Dead Redeption 1 and Red Dead Redeption 2 to teach US history.

Bioware Impressed by Indoctrination Theory From Mass Effect 3

Paul Musiolik, 13 February 2021, 18:47

Mass Effect 3's screenwriter is full of admiration for the fans who came up with the indoctrination theory. He admits it's not true, but that doesn't stop him from being impressed by fan creativity.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Was Supposed to be an RTS With Vehicles

Adrian Werner, 08 February 2021, 14:58

Some interesting information regarding XCOM: Enemy Unknown has come to light. It turns out that initially, real-time combat was planned instead of a turn-based system. The devs also wanted to introduce vehicles to the battlefields.

Up to 8 Years in Prison for Stealing CS:GO Skin

Bart Swiatek, 05 February 2021, 17:54

A Czech CS:GO player was robbed of a rare Talon Knife | Fade skin while trying to sell the virtual item. The perpetrator of the crime faces up to eight years in prison.

Minecraft Map Dungeon Dash RTX Available for Free

Bart Swiatek, 05 February 2021, 17:30

The Blockworks group created a free map for Minecraft - Dungeon Dash RTX. It enables us to face enemies in a series of unique and dangerous dungeons.

Here's Why Shadow of Mordor's Nemesis System Wasn't Used in Other Games

Bart Swiatek, 31 January 2021, 18:58

It turns out that the Nemesis system used in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Middle-earth: Shadow of War in 2015 were patented by Warner Bros.

BioWare Reveals Concept Art From Jade Empire's Spiritual Heir

Tom Borys, 21 January 2021, 22:50

One of BioWare employees has shared graphics from Revolver, the studio's unfinished project. There is a lot to look at.

Star Wars 1313 Will Not be Resurrected

Bart Swiatek, 13 January 2021, 13:51

The resurrection of Lucasfilm Games has some gamers hoping for the return of the promising canceled project Star Wars 1313. According to Jason Schreier such a scenario will not come true.

Darkening of Tristram Returns to Diablo 3 in January

Bart Swiatek, 30 December 2020, 12:32

Blizzard Entertainment announced that in early January 2021, Diablo 3 will see the next edition of Darkening of Tristram.

New Footage From Canceled Doom 4

Jacob Blazewicz, 21 December 2020, 18:42

The fourth instalment of the Doom series could have looked completely different. The new video shows what Doom 4, a canceled part of id Software's series, would have looked like.

Sony Just Released a Firmware Update for PlayStation 3

Karol Laska , 03 December 2020, 20:59

Sony Interactive Entertaiment has prepared a real surprise for the users of its consoles today, releasing a new firmware update for... PlayStation 3.

Minecraft Snapshot 20w48a Adds New Useful Rock

Bart Swiatek, 26 November 2020, 18:37

Minecraft has received another test update, so-called snapshot, 20w48a. The patch introduces new material, makes a few changes in the interface and fixes a number of known bugs.

40 Years of Console Hitory in One Picture

Sodar, 17 November 2020, 20:36

One Reddit user showed his gaming experience in one picture. It shows 30 consoles - both the cutting-edge PS5 and Xbox X/S and devices from almost 40 years ago.

PlayStation and Xbox Still Trailing Behind Nintendo

Dameredet, 20 October 2020, 20:59

A list showing sales of consoles from Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft over the years appeared on the web. The Japanese company continues to take first place, while the Xbox is performing exceptionally poorly.

Minecraft 1.16.4 Will Introduce Highly-anticipated Feature

Bart Swiatek, 16 October 2020, 17:47

Another small update to Minecraft - patch 1.16.4 - will enable the players to mute other users in the chat.

Final Patch for Terraria; New NPC and Achievements

Bart Swiatek, 13 October 2020, 12:24

Re-Logic's sandbox game Terraria will receive its last content update today. The patch includes, among others, another NPC.

Here's How Those Impressive Minecraft Maps are Made

Bart Swiatek, 12 October 2020, 17:48

Extremely impressive maps for Minecraft are not always created directly in the game. Their creators often use additional programs, such as WorldPainter.

Big Changes in PlayStation's Trophy System

Michael Kulakowski, 07 October 2020, 20:52

Quite unexpectedly, Sony announced changes in PlayStation's trophy system. In addition to cosmetic changes, the creators changed way PSN profile levels are calculated and how experience is gained in games.

Minecraft Players Will Vote for New Mob

Dameredet, 28 September 2020, 20:16

Another vote for the new mob is coming up. Soon one of the three monsters proposed by Mojang will appear in Minecraft. Here's a look at the candidates.

Big Update Coming to Minecraft, More Details in October

Sodar, 27 September 2020, 17:54

At the upcoming Minecraft Live event, we'll learn the details of a major update planned for the game. Mojang has announced the broadcast for October 3, at 9 AM PT.

How Bethesda Tricked Morrowind Into Running on Xbox

Jacob Blazewicz, 24 September 2020, 21:11

Phil Spencer, Todd Howard and Pete Hines recently took part in a Microsoft podcast. During the conversation, Bethesda's revealed how the team managed to launch The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind on the Xbox.

Visual Comparison of Demon's Souls on PS5 and PS3

Adrian Werner, 20 September 2020, 20:09

A very interesting video appeared on the web, comparing Demon's Souls remake on PS5 with the original from PS3, emulated in 4K on PC.

Nolan North Battles Marvel for Another Deadpool Game

Karol Laska , 19 September 2020, 20:37

The actor playing Deadpool in the video game, Nolan North, is trying hard to convince Marvel to create another part of the title. The actor would also see Ryan Reynolds in it, known for his movie version of merc with a mouth.

PS5 Won't Run PS3, PS2 and PS1 Games

Paul Musiolik, 18 September 2020, 10:25

PlayStation 5 will be backwards compatible with PlayStation 4, but we will not launch our PS1, PS2 and PS3 games, as officially confirmed by Sony.

PS5 Without Backwards Compatibility With PS1, PS2 and PS3

Agnes Adamus, 31 August 2020, 22:13

Ubisoft has disclosed information on backward compatibility on PS5. It follows that it will only cover titles released on PS4. Previous generations will not be supported by this feature.

Sony Plans to Release More Games From PlayStation on PC

Jacob Blazewicz, 30 August 2020, 22:01

Sony is considering releasing games from its catalog on PC. As stated in the company's latest financial report, this is intended to encourage consumers to choose PlayStation as their target gaming platform.

Minecraft - Pickaxe Race Shows Differences in Quality

Jacob Blazewicz, 26 August 2020, 20:35

An unusual race conquered the Minecraft sub-forum on Reddit. More than 100,000 fans liked a video showing... comparison of pickaxes.

Minecraft Speedrunner Cheats During Stream, Gets Boned on Finish Line

Paul Wozniak, 24 August 2020, 15:33

While speedrunning Minecraft, streamer BeasttrollMC, knowing that he couldn't break the record anymore, decided to resort to cheating and crafted an item needed to activate the portal. However, karma caught up to him quickly and he had to finish the game.

Minecraft and Jurassic World in New DLC

Karol Laska , 18 August 2020, 20:36

Mojang Studios has prepared a new Minecraft expansion that will move the players to the universe of Jurassic Park. It will be possible to train dinosaurs and build our own dino reserve.

Boxed PlayStation Games in Retreat

Bart Swiatek, 05 August 2020, 16:09

The sales of boxed versions of games are becoming less and less important for the PlayStation brand - in the past quarter it generated only 6% of revenues related to digital entertainment. 74% of games were sold through digital distribution and most of the money is earned by expansions and microtransactions.

2020 As Seen by Minecraft Players

Bart Swiatek, 05 August 2020, 15:11

One of Minecraft fans has created a video presenting the most important events of 2020 - from the conflict between Iran and the USA, through the pandemic, to the launch of the rocket flying a mission to Mars.

Free GTA 5 Increased Game's Sales

Bart Swiatek, 04 August 2020, 13:54

Data from Take-Two Interactive's financial report indicate that after the giveaway of Grand Theft Auto V on Epic Games Store, sales of the game have increased. According to the company's CEO Strauss Zelnick, this is related to „increased audience”.

Evolution of Minecraft Depicted in 4 Minutes

Paul Wozniak, 29 July 2020, 13:54

One of Reddit users shared a video, which shows how Minecraft has evolved over the last 11 years. Using a Let's Play formula, the author showed one of the first versions of the game, as well as its latest update.

Batman Arkham City Sold Over 12.5 Million Copies

Adrian Werner, 26 July 2020, 20:50

Thanks to a CV of a former marketing specialist at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, we learned that Batman: Arkham City sales exceeded 12.5 million copies.

Minecraft - New Patch Enables Lanterns to Glow Under Water

Dameredet, 23 July 2020, 13:26

The Snapshot 20w30a update has introduced some small but useful changes to Minecraft. Among other things, from now on we can put lanterns under water.

From PS1 to PS5, Video Shows How PlayStation Changed Across Years

Sodar, 23 July 2020, 12:05

A video published on YouTube shows the evolution of the PlayStation family from the first generation to the latest PS5. It's worth seeing how Sony consoles have changed.

Crysis Remastered on Switch - Visual Comparison With PC and PS3

Adrian Werner, 23 July 2020, 11:38

Today, Crysis Remastered launched on Nintendo Switch. A video was released online, which analyzes the graphics in this release and compares it with the PC and PlayStation 3 editions.

Minecraft - Mystery of Title Screen Finally Solved

Bart Swiatek, 20 July 2020, 14:05

Members of [email protected], a research group that solves various mysteries related to Minecraft, have found the so-called seed from which the original title screen of Mojang Studios' game comes.

Minecraft Mobs You Won't See in the Game

Dameredet, 17 July 2020, 20:31

Mojang's cubic game has been developing continuously since 2009. Over the years, the creators' ideas have evolved and some elements of the game have been removed, others changed, and still others never made it to the game.