UPDATE #2 – Sony leave Pockets Out of Pocket!

It recently came to Gamestyle’s attention that once again a PSN user has been hacked and had stuff purchased against their account. 


Pockets has had some further correspondense from Sony about his issue…We’ll just let this email speak for itself.



Pockets had a phone conversation with Sony’s Customer Service. Just listen to it:

We reached out to the user known as ‘Pockets’ and this is the reply we got!


On the 5th December I received an email thanking me for my PSN purchase of Shadow of Mordor for the PS3, a console I do not own. I immediately called the Sony customer service line and waited for around 30 minutes to talk to someone who was reasonably helpful and passed the matter on for investigation.

A week later I had heard nothing so called again and was ‘reassured’ that they were very busy but that the matter would be resolved soon. So I waited. This alone seems like a very poor response to fraud to me, having previously worked in the field for a credit card company, but so be it.

Today I received an email outlining the findings of Sony’s investigation which pointed out that the purchase had indeed occurred on a console other than my own but that they cannot refund me as they only do that if the software is faulty. So as long as the game the hacker bought with my money works it’s all okay apparently.

Here is the relevant section in the email they sent –

In relation to the transactions you recently flagged as unauthorised, our investigation concluded that the serial number of the console on which these transactions were made does not match the serial number of the console you provided to us on your original call. Regrettably, as stated in the PlayStation Network Terms of Service, we are unable to offer a refund for purchases made on PlayStation Store unless the content is found to be defective. We have taken the appropriate action against the console which made the purchase but unfortunately we cannot share the details of this console with you for security purposes.

So they have effectively agreed that fraud took place (in the same week that thousands of Sony email addresses and passwords were leaked no less) and yet they refuse to return the money that was stolen from me. No doubt they’ll argue the meaning; I think there might be an implication that I may have owned the other console somewhere there, they say the serial numbers are different, not that the owner is and I suspect this is what they would argue, but how am I possibly meant to prove anything in that regard? I was told on my original call that they would check IP addresses too so I have to assume they did this and would have also found that they were different. I can’t even think of words to describe this, hopefully it’s obvious to you how wrong this is although my experience with Sony makes me fear that it isn’t to them.

I’m sure Sony are fully aware of my, and no doubt hundreds if not thousands of other customers powerless position we are in when something like this happens. You’re beholden to their customer service centre which sometimes has wait times of over an hour before you can speak to someone. Only those with high profile Twitter accounts or some other online presence have a hope of getting them to listen. Fortunately I was asked to tell my story here. I have written to the head of SCEE customer service and await a reply.


Gamestyle will be sure to follow this to the end so keep an eye on the site for updates as we get them.  We do ask you to share this on Facebook, twitter, anywhere to make sure this gets the exposure it needs. Because, for all that Sony get right with the Playstation, there allegedly always seems to be this sort of thing in the shadows.

Visual novel Steins;Gate is getting a Vita and PS3 release in Europe

Well, this is certainly unexpected. Today it was announced that Japanese visual novel Steins;Gate is finally get a European release on PS3 and Vita, courtesy of PQube.

It’s certainly a series fresh in our mind as the anime series has quite recently been made available on UK Netflix. The anime series by the way is superb and should be watched by everyone, even if you’re not a typical anime guy.

A time travel story featuring multiple endings, gameplay isn’t exactly in depth, reading masses of text before making a choice is very much the order of the day. That said, if it’s anything like the anime then the story will certainly be gripping.

Steins;Gate is currently just given a release date of “2015”.

DmC: Devil May Cry and Devil May Cry 4 the latest to get the Definitive Edition treatment

You can add another couple of games to the last gen re-release category as we’ll be seeing both DmC: Devil May Cry and Devil May Cry 4 arriving on PS4 and Xbox One.

Arriving on 17th March 2015, DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition will run at 1080p, 60fps and come with all the DLC that was released, all for the sum of £29.99.

Despite being a great game, Ninja Theory’s reboot/re-imagining saw a lot of stick from the hardcore DMC community for the new character designs and combat. Ninja Theory clearly aware of this are actually doing a fair bit of tweaking, including configurable controls and rebalanced gameplay. The trailer is below:


As for Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition, this is currently pencilled in for a Summer 2015 release on Xbox and PS4, and that’s all we know thus far.

Street Fighter V – Exclusive to PS4 and PC

Well, this is a pleasant surprise! The first trailer for Street Fighter V has been leaked and it’s a PS4 and PC exclusive.

There’s no word on whether this is a “proper” exclusive, or just timed. More details will hopefully emerge after it makes its actual debut, which maybe tonight at The Game Awards or tomorrow at The Playstation Experience.

The trailer, which you can view below, shows footage of tournaments interspersed with a Chun Li Vs Ryu fight. It looks to use a similar art style as IV, only a lot prettier.


Persona Q – A Gamestyle Giveaway!

Never mind Black Friday, the 28th of November 2014 was excellent for one reason: The European release of Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. This latest adventure is the first entry in the Persona series on the 3DS, and sees the cast of both Persona 3 and Persona 4 join forces against a mystery antagonist. Unexpected events lead both teams to become trapped in Yasogami High during its yearly culture festival, along with new characters to the series, Zen and Rei.

All is not as it seems, as the crew not only find that the other students seem somehow oblivious to their existence, but lurking behind one of the attractions is the entrance to a labyrinth filled with Shadows – the recurring enemies of the Persona series. Together, the teams must navigate the dungeon and plan their escape from their culture festival/prison/nightmare.

If you’ve been waiting for the next opportunity to revisit Iwatodai and Inaba, we’ve some good news for you. Courtesy of publishers NIS America, Gamestyle have a downloadable copy of Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth to give away! To get your name in the hat, simply head over to Gamestyle’s Facebook page, and follow the instructions. We’ll draw the winner on December the 5th  2014 from all qualifying participants!

How to create your own world ready for Dragon Age: Inquisition

Unfortunately players are unable to bring across saves from Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II into Inquisition. But Bioware have created another way, it’s called The Keep.

It’s in open beta and can be reached by clicking HERE. (Though at the time of writing it’s currently undergoing maintenance. Doh!)

By logging into your Origin account it’s able to access your characters, and from what we here, it also looks at your achievements to calculate what you did in your playthrough.

It’s not perfect, some choices do appear wrong. But once the video finishes telling you the story up to this point you’re able to go through what is called the tapestry to alter decisions.

Then your world state is uploaded to Origin and you’re all ready for Dragon Age: Inquisition next week.


More Sega 3DS remasters are coming

Sega have today announced their latest set of 3D remasters coming to the 3DS.

After Burner 2, Fantasy Zone, Outrun, Fantasy Zone 2 and Thunder Blade are the games with After Burner 2 being the first, releasing “Early 2015”. The rest will follow monthly, each priced at £4,49.

Not just adding 3D, these games will also come with new modes, music and options.

Just imagine, After Burner in 3D. We fully expect eyeballs to melt. See the video below for some classic After Burner 2 footage.

Phoenix Wright Trilogy gets a European release date

The Phoenix Wright Trilogy has now been given a release date for Europe.

Consisting of the first three games in the series, the Trilogy is set to arrive on the 3DS on 9th December. Only available on the eShop, it comes priced at £24.99, which is quite reasonable considering they’re some of the best games you could find on the DS. The third game in particular managed to set the bar so high that it has yet to be topped by any of the sequels, spin off’s and crossovers that have come later.

Here’s a trailer:

EA remaining quiet on a much needed FIFA 15 patch

Disappointing, but not surprising, despite being out for over a week now EA are still remaining quiet on a much needed FIFA 15 patch.

In our review we said, “a pretty decent football game that unfortunately has more bugs than Starship Troopers.” The most serious of which meant some people suffered game breaking lag (even when offline), which could only be fixed with some tinkering with router settings or multiple profiles.

It’s a very shoddy state of affairs with EA FIFA’s official twitter account more concerned with pushing Ultimate Team than answering the many legions of fans hoping for an answer on when a patch will become available. Even a simple “we’re aware of the issues and a patch is being worked on” would suffice.

But then with FIFA 15 being, not surprisingly, a huge hit. Do they even need to rush a patch? Probably not. And that’s the saddest fact of all.

The Great Ace Attorney – New trailer of the Phoenix Wright prequel

Capcom have shown the first gameplay footage of Phoenix Wright prequel, The Great Ace Attorney.

It’s completely in Japanese, so unless you speak there’s very little information that can be gleamed from the trailer. But it’s an Ace Attorney game so there’s a high chance it’ll be pretty damn good.

What we already know is it’ll be set in the early 20th century and has an appearance from Sherlock Holmes and Watson, who happens to be an eight year old girl.

It’s due out in Japan in 2015 with no news on a Western release. Though seeing as all Phoenix Wright games have appeared on these shores (barring spin-off Miles Edgeworth 2), you’ve got to believe it will eventually.

Silent Hills TGS 2014 trailer is all kinds of wrong

Will we have the courage to play this game come release? If the game P.T demo was anything to go by, probably not, but we’ll try!

A new trailer was shown at TGS 2014, featuring maggots, crazy giant hands and a decapitated head.


Man, this looks good. But also terrifying.

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – First Trailer and Details

In a shocking revelation (aha!) there’s a new Resident Evil game on the way, and it’s going episodic.

Resident Evil: Revelations 2, a sequel to the surprisingly good 3DS game (and later console port) see’s returning character Claire Redfield accompanied by series newcomer Moira Burton (daughter of Barry). This will also mark the first time the series goes episodic. Four episodes are to be released priced at $5.99 each or $24.99 for the season pass, no word as yet on the UK pricing. A proper retail disc is to be released at a later date.

The trailer below also seem’s to imply a return to the more horror focused roots, which after RE6 we would welcome with open arms.

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is coming to PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One and is currently scheduled as “Early 2015”.

New Persona 5 Trailer – PS4 version confirmed

Sony held a pre-TGS conference that was chock full of new game announcements and reveals, the biggest one for us though was a new trailer for Persona 5. 

We already knew it was coming to PS3, now we get the added announcement that a PS4 version is also in production. With just a 2015 date so far, it’s probably safe to say it won’t arrive here in Europe till late 2015, maybe even slipping into 2016. Still, this has got us hyped.

Here’s the anime trailer they showed:


Gat Out Of Hell in new Saints Row IV expansion

And I bet you thought the Saints Row IV DLC train was over. Think again as today Deep Silver have announced the brilliantly named Gat Out of Hell expansion.

Not just that, but Saints Row IV is also coming to Xbox One and PS4 in a new “Re-elected” edition. This remastered version also comes with this new content, which features Gat and co going to the depths of hell to blow stuff up, punch demons in the face and stop a wedding….or something. The trailer is below:

Both Re-elected and Gat Out of Hell are scheduled for a 30th January release.

The latest Tropes Vs Women video is a must watch

The latest in the Tropes Vs Woman video series has naturally brought with it a maelstrom of hate and even threats to the creator Anita Sarkeesian. But it’s essential viewing, especially for game developers.

The past couple of weeks have not painted the games industry in a great light. Not going into too much into it, but you probably know what we’re talking about. Making us even question whether this is a hobby we want to be a part of.

The latest video from Anita focuses on Women as Background Decoration and really does have a number of excellent points. One that really hit home for us was the scene in God of War 3 where Kratos, the hero (?) of the story pretty much tortures a pleading, half naked woman to solve a puzzle. Imagine, grown men actually though that was a good idea. You can watch it here:

The video series has got the support of a number of high profile game developers including Tim Schafer. Not to mention movie director Joss Whedon. Although Gamestyle is merely a small speck of sand in the endless beach of the Internet, Anita definitely has our support.

Mario Kart 8 to get new Animal Crossing and Zelda themed DLC

Fancy some Zelda and Animal Crossing in your Mario Kart 8? Well, you’re in luck! Nintendo have revealed two new pieces of Mario Kart 8 DLC .

Priced at a nice £7 each, these packs will include new characters and tracks. Also, they may be £7 each, but pre-purchase and not only do you save money by getting them for £11, but also some new colours for Yoshi and Shy Guy. Great value! Release dates and what each pack contains are below:

The Legend of Zelda X Mario Kart 8 pack (Released: November 2014) includes:

  • 3 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link
  • 4 Vehicles
  • 8 Courses

Animal Crossing X Mario Kart 8 (Released: May 2015) includes:

  • 3 Characters: Villager, Isabelle, Dry Bowser
  • 4 Vehicles
  • 8 Courses

Kojima, Del Toro and Reedus team up for Silent Hills

Many things have come out of this year’s Gamescom, one of the most interesting however is the collaboration between Hideo Kojima, Guillermo Del Toro and The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus in the new Silent Hill game.

Called Silent Hills, it was unveiled with a teaser game dubbed P.T which could be downloaded on PS4. People that completed the interactive teaser were then treated to a short trailer.

And here it is:

Little is known about platforms, apart from PS4, and the date is still unknown. But this collaboration has got us interested in Silent Hill for the first time in years.

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition coming to PS4 and Xbox One

It’s been rumoured for a while, but today the confirmation has come that Sleeping Dogs will be coming to Xbox One and PS4 later this year.

Released in 2012, Sleeping Dogs was actually a really good open world game in the style of GTA. Whether it’s good enough to warrant a purchase on new systems is debatable however, especially with the more impressive GTA5 re-release arriving around the same time. There will however be 24 pieces of DLC including in the package.

“It was an exciting opportunity for the original development team to be able revisit a game we’re so passionate about,” said Dan Sochan, senior producer at developer United Front Games.

“We’re giving old and new fans a lot reasons to pick up the game, as we’ve gone beyond just increasing resolution and running at 1080p. We listened to the fans: we tuned gameplay, we added to the ambiance of Hong Kong, increased audio fidelity and pushed the visuals further than we could on the previous generation of consoles.”

Here’s the trailer:

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition is out on 10th October

Tekken 7 Announcement Trailer

In the early hours of this morning at EVO 2014 Bandai Namco showed of the first trailer for Tekken 7.

Little is known, with more details set to be revealed at Comic-Con  on 25th July. The only solid news is that it’s built with Epic’s Unreal Engine 4. Trailer is below:

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax confirmed Region Free

And the whole of Europe rejoiced as Atlus have announced that Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is going to be region free!

This news probably due to the poor reaction received when the original Persona 4 Arena was region locked, with Europeans having to wait months for it to finally arrive on these shores. Ultimax looks to be going the same way with no news on a European date whereas it’ll arrive in the US on September 30th. So time to get importing.

Along with this, there also comes news of pre-order bonuses. These being:

  • Tohru Adachi DLC Pack – Free for the 1st week of release
  • Teddie Bop Bag
  • Tarot cards

Atlus also saying there is “more to come”.

Platinum Games making The Legend of Korra

Despite already working on Bayonetta 2 and Scalebound, that’s apparently not enough work for Platinum Games as today they have released an announcement trailer for The Legend of Korra.

Based on the animated series, The Legend of Korra will be released as a download for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.

IGN have the first trailer which you can view below:

Codemasters Release New GRID AUTOSPORT Open-Wheel Video

Wednesday 4th June (2pm UK) – Today Codemasters® revealed a new video showcasing the Open-Wheel racing discipline, one of the five unique styles of racing set to star in the game’s new world of professional motorsport, now playing below

In the video, gameplay footage of GRID Autosport’s Open-Wheel racing discipline reveals purpose-built racing thoroughbreds going wheel-to-wheel in events where racing with precision at high speeds is essential for success. The video also features real-world racing drivers explaining the appeal of the discipline and how to succeed in cars which ‘take a bit of holding onto’, including British Racing Driver Club Rising Stars Jake Hill and Alice Powell, Danny Keirle from the Young Racing Driver Academy  plus Arden International Motorsport’s GP3 racer Patric Neiderhauser who explains that at “almost 200 mph, side by side, [it’s ]the best feeling in the world – it’s like being on a rollercoaster but you’re driving yourself.”

In GRID Autosport’s Open-Wheel events, players must race smoothly and shave seconds off each and every lap in lightweight racing cars designed for a phenomenal power-to-weight ratio. Slipstreaming and picking the correct line around each corner is vital in a range of series typically featuring a single car class. Open-Wheel race cars are masterpieces of racing engineering where contact can quickly lead to the end of a driver’s race, so players must execute clean passes at high speed in order to win. Codemasters has consulted with drivers who have competed in Open-Wheel races to bring the experience of racing these cars alive authentically.

GRID Autosport features a range of cars and series in the Open-Wheel category. Players will get to test their skills in stunning examples of automotive excellence, including the Dallara F312, Ariel Atom 3.5, Caparo T1, Dallara Indycar and many more. Open-Wheel events and championships in career mode and online are set on the game’s beautifully recreated circuits, including Circuit Mont Tremblant, Indianapolis, Spa Francorchamps and many more.

In GRID Autosports huge career, gamers will specialise in their favourite racing discipline or conquer them all; players will feel the aggression of the pack in Touring Cars, race into the night in Endurance events, race Open-Wheel cars with precision, show car control in Tuner events and react on the fly in Street races. Each unique category features series dedicated to different classes, including Touring Cars, Hypercars, Endurance GT Cars, Prototypes, Single-Seaters, Super Modified vehicles, Drift cars and many, many more. Bursting with content, GRID Autosport features over 100 routes across 22 incredible locations and the world’s most exciting contemporary and classic high-performance racing cars to collect, tune and upgrade.

GRID Autosport is set to ship on June 24th in the USA and release on June 27th in Europe for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC and for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. A limited edition of GRID Autosport featuring exclusive additional content including the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series, GRID Autosport Black Edition, is available to pre-order from GAME in the UK. Fans can keep up with all the latest updates straight from the studio by speeding over to www.gridgame.com and www.facebook.com/gridgame or follow the team at www.twitter.com/gridgame.

Mortal Kombat X Announcement Trailer

The last Mortal Kombat game brought the series back from the brink of death, and showed that MK could still hold its own in today’s fighting game market. Now Kombat has returned with Mortal Kombat X.

The announcement showcases the classic feud of Scorpion and Sub Zero as they do battle in the forest. “Mortal Kombat has always been about over-the-top, visceral fighting and with Mortal Kombat X we wanted to utilise the power of new-gen consoles to give players our most intense game yet,” says NetherRealm Studios chief Ed Boon.

“The team has worked hard to make sure Mortal Kombat X delivers everything fans expect along with new characters, new game modes and an all new graphics engine.”

Looking at the trailer and the use of environments makes us wonder if players will be able to make use of the stage in a similar way to last years Injustice: Gods Among Us. The trailer is below:

Mortal Kombat X is due out on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox 360 sometime next year.



PQube, Bristol (May 30th developers and publishers for consoles and Windows PC®, announces that MotoGP™14 will be available on Xbox 360®, Windows PC, Steam, PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Vita and on PlayStation®4 from the 20th 2014) – Milestone, one of the most recognized racing videogame of June 2014.

For those who pre-order the game from GAME in the UK will receive an exclusive ‘Legends of MotoGP’ card game pack.

Plus, Milestone is pleased to unveil the packshot for MotoGP™14, the game that gives you the chance to re-live the 2014 MotoGP™ Official Season. MotoGP™14 features tracks and riders from the official MotoGP™ 2014 season, the riders from MotoGP™ 2013 class as well as Champions from the past. MotoGP™14 hosts more than 100 riders, all the official manufacturers and 18 tracks.

Developed by Italian Milestone Studio, MotoGP™14 will be available from the 20th Xbox 360®, Windows PC®, PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Vita and on PlayStation®4.

Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/motogpvideogame, check the Official Youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/motogpvideogame, use the hashtag #motogpvideogame or visit the official product site www.motogpvideogame.com.

Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Trailer

Another year, another Call Of Duty, but this time with added Kevin Spacey. Who seems to be channeling Frank Underwood for his part in Advanced Warfare.

See the trailer below:

Expect more news and updates as E3 approaches.

Sony’s Indie Showcase Brings Some Goodness

So E3 is coming, but that hasn’t stopped Sony from getting ahead of the game and making some juicy announcements. With a whole bunch of Indies coming to PS4 and PS Vita.

The games pretty much speak for themselves, so just take a look at their trailers below:

Nidhogg (PS4)

Spelunky (PS4 – Cross Buy)

Chasm (PS4)

Skulls of the Shogun (PS4)

Source (PS4)

Axiom Verge (PS4, PS Vita)

Drifter (PS4, PS Vita)

Jamestown Plus (PS4)

Starwhal: Just the Tip (PS4)

Escape Goat 2 (PS4)

Ironclad Tactics (PS4)

Apoteon (PS4)

If that is what Sony have announced ahead of E3, then we should all be very excited for what they have saved for the event itself.

Get a free Wii U game with Mario Kart 8

Nintendo aren’t exactly known for their quality deals, but today they revealed one that’s bound to get all Wii U owners a little excited.

If you buy Mario Kart 8 and register the game on Club Nintendo (between 30th May and 31st July) you’ll be able to get a free Wii U game download. They’re not just throwing away bottom of the barrel stuff either, these are actual, quality titles. They are:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD
  • Pikmin 3
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
  • The Wonderful 101
  • Game & Wario
  • Sonic Lost World
  • Nintendo Land
  • Wii Party U
  • Mario and Sonic at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games
  • New Super Mario Bros U

Mario Kart is out on the 30th May. We can’t wait.


Today Codemasters® announced that the next racing game in the award-winning GRID series will be GRID Autosport, set to ship on 24th June in the USA and release on June 27th in Europe for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows® PC from Steam and for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.

GRID Autosport will bring alive the experience of becoming a professional racing driver in a new world of contemporary and classic motorsport. Drawing in spirit from classic Codemasters titles such as the TOCA series, developed in conjunction with community feedback and retaining the core GRID focus of ‘being all about the race’, gamers will experience a world of breadth, of depth, of intensity and of course, of the excitement that only racing cars can deliver.

Gamers can see GRID Autosport in action in a new gameplay video now playing at www.youtube.com/gridgame.

Racing alongside a teammate, players must overcome key rivals and satisfy team sponsors in ferocious races where every pass and position counts. In GRID Autosports huge career, gamers will specialise in their favourite racing discipline or conquer them all; players will feel the aggression of the pack in Touring Cars, manage tyre wear and race into the night in Endurance events, race Open-Wheel cars with precision, show car control in Tuner events and react on the fly in Street races.

Each unique category features series dedicated to different classes, including Touring Cars, Hypercars, Endurance GT Cars, Prototypes, Single-Seaters, Super Modified vehicles, Drift cars and many, many more. Bursting with content, GRID Autosport features over 100 routes across 22 incredible locations and the world’s most exciting contemporary and classic high-performance racing cars to collect, tune and upgrade.

GRID Autosports features and tone have been shaped through consultation with the GRID community, professional racing drivers and the experts from AUTOSPORT magazine. This includes the return of an in-car view and the most authentic handling in a GRID game yet. Multiplayer racing is extended by RaceNet, Codemasters’ free million member strong online community portal, which will deliver new challenges every week from launch and sees the introduction of all-new RaceNet Racing Clubs for online, clan-style team competition. Party modes, Demolition Derby and competitive split-screen modes all complement the game’s extensive career mode and expansive core online game.

GRID Autosport delivers the most amount of content in the series yet and a truly authentic motorsport feel, but does not lose sight of what makes a GRID game a GRID game – it’s all about the race.

“The design philosophy behind GRID Autosport was to create a really focussed racing game,” said James Nicholls, Chief Games Designer, GRID Autosport. “We’ve jettisoned anything that doesn’t support the on-track competition and we’ve chosen a selection of cars and tracks that will give players a range of different racing experiences. That variety is crucial. There are five very distinct ways to race – this isn’t a game where basically every race is the same and the cars and tracks change. You need to adjust your tactics and learn different techniques to succeed in each racing discipline and each car has its own character too. Our AI will act and react in different ways depending not just on how you race, but the style of racing you are competing in and that’s vital in authentically capturing the feel of say, Touring Cars compared to Open-Wheel Racing.”

In developing GRID Autosport, Codemasters consulted extensively with the GRID Community, professional racing drivers and the racing experts from AUTOSPORT magazine.

TOCA Race Driver 3 was an office favourite back in the day, so when Codemasters said they wanted to take the series back to its core fan-base we got stuck in to help,” said Simon Strang, AUTOSPORT.  “Many of our guys that helped with the handling are either former racers and / or active amateurs, but their deep and ingrained knowledge of all levels of motorsport, from so many weekends spent in far-flung paddocks meant that Codemasters were able to extract aspects of knowledge and understanding that otherwise would slip by. The other thing is that while you want the cars to feel authentic, you don’t necessarily want to spend hours mastering it – that’s what real racing is for. You want that experience of racing. We hope that the balance is struck right for the players of GRID Autosport and that is certainly what we aimed to help with. The diversity of cars and tracks is another factor we were delighted by and the return of traditional touring car series and classic tracks is great news for racing fans.”

GRID Autosport will also be Codemasters most scalable game yet on PC. On high-performance set ups, GRID Autosport offers 4K textures, 4K output support and delivers a 1080P, 60 frames per second racing experience. However, the game has been optimised for performance excellence on the widest range of hardware for the widest range of PC players yet. The Codemasters PC development team has also benefited from a relationship with Intel that has delivered a range of further benefits for players on Intel® hardware, including for the first time, tablets.

“Through close co-operation with Codemasters, we are breaking new ground on optimising GRID Autosport running on Intel Architecture,” said Richard Huddy, Chief Gaming Evangelist, Intel. “Put simply, we have expanded the range of devices GRID Autosport will support – the game performs beautifully on PCs with processor graphics solutions and for the first time on Intel  Atom™ based tablets too. It’s a game changer in this respect, as AAA console quality gaming arrives on Intel powered Windows Tablets – bringing truly dramatic results. At the top end of the performance spectrum, GRID Autosport is setting the bar higher too. Order Independent Transparency, Volumetric shadows and advanced HDR rendering powered by Intel’s Pixel Shader Ordering Extensions are just some of the advanced technical features that serve to put gamers in the race like never before.”

GRID Autosport will be available for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and Windows PC. Fans can keep up with all the latest updates straight from the studio by speeding over to www.gridgame.com and www.facebook.com/gridgame or follow the team at www.twitter.com/gridgame.


APRIL 2014 – RENTON, WA – The time has come for gamers to Hunt Bigger Game. Wizards of the Coast today announced Magic 2015—Duels of the Planeswalkers, the latest installment for the popular Duels of the Planeswalkers franchise and the first version to release on the new next-generation gaming console, Xbox One. Starting this summer, Magic 2015 will put players at the centre of the action as the deadliest hunter in the Magic Multiverse, Garruk Wildspeaker, shifts his hunter’s instinct away from beasts of the wild to the ultimate quarry—you!

5. EN-Deck management

Magic 2015—Duels of the Planeswalkers will take the game to a whole new level, deeply engaging fans like never before. With new features including the ability to build customised decks, new booster packs with premium downloadable content, and an even more robust deck builder, players will take on their fiercest opponents culminating in the ultimate battle against Garruk. Magic 2015 will offer gamers the perfect way to start playing the world’s best strategy trading card game priming them for even more action with the upcoming Magic 2015 Core Set. In addition to the Xbox One, Magic 2015 will be also be available on Xbox Live Arcade, iPad via the App Store, PC via Steam, Android via GooglePlay, and Kindle via Amazon Marketplace.*

Please visit MagicTheGathering.com for the latest news and updates and follow Magic on Facebook and Twitter.

New Child of Light Trailer Released

We at Gamestyle are very excited for Ubisoft’s upcoming Child of Light and you should be too. Everything about the game screams quality and shows off just how the UbiArt framework allows developers to unleash their creativity. Which can be seen perfectly in the World of Lemuria.

Take a look at the latest trailer:


The Evil Within: Putting the horror back in Survival Horror

Today some new footage has been released of the eagerly anticipated The Evil Within. And boy, does it look good.

From the creator of Resident Evil, Shinji Mikami, the new trailer definitely has a classic Resident Evil feel. The graphics, over the shoulder perspective and even shooting mechanics look very RE4. Yet while that series shifted towards a more action orientated route, The Evil Within looks to be returning to a more horror focus.

Here’s the new trailer:

The Evil Within is out on 29th August for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox 360.

UFC gets Bruce Lee as a playable character….because why not?

You’d think it was still April Fool’s, but today EA have announced that Bruce Lee will be joining the new UFC game.

People who pre-order UFC for Xbox One and Playstation 4 will get the legendary Bruce Lee as a playable character. “I feel like this is the most ridiculous question,” creative director Brian Hayes said. “Why put Bruce Lee in a UFC game? It’s. Bruce. Lee…”

“You have the premier organization in the fastest growing sport in the world, the UFC; and the most iconic martial artist in the history of the world, Bruce Lee – a martial artist renowned for his philosophies that laid the groundwork for modern mixed martial arts. I can’t conceive of a universe where bringing these two things together doesn’t make sense. I know there are going to be countless fans that feel the exact same way and they will be eager play with such a legend in the UFC Octagon. I am one of them.”

As you can see from the below trailer, it all looks like something special indeed.

UFC arrives 17th June for Xbox One and Playstation 4.

New character Decapre makes her Street Fighter debut

There’s been a lot of speculation in the fighting game community on who the fifth and final Ultimate Street Fighter IV is going to be. Today it’s finally revealed as newcomer, Decapre.

Decapre will join new fighters Hugo, Poison, Rolento and Elena. Decapre being the only original character making her debut, though she does share a striking resemblance with Cammy.

Decapre trailer can be viewed below:

Along with five additional characters, the Ultimate edition of Street Fighter IV also introduces an Edition Select mode (where you can choose what characters version you want to fight from each Street Fighter IV game) and YouTube integration.

Ultimate Street Fighter IV arrives on PS3 and Xbox 360 in June, either as a DLC upgrade for Super Street Fighter IV or as a full package from retailers.

MXGP gets GAME exclusive pre-order bonus

PQube have today announced the pre-order bonus for MXGP – The Official Motocross Videogame. 

If you pre-order MXGP from GAME in the UK you will receive an exclusive limited edition book – detailing the tracks in the game, as well as giving a sneak peek behind the scenes for the game’s development – detailing the lengths that developers Milestone have gone to, to ensure it’s the most authentic representation of motocross ever seen in a videogame.

MXGP – The Official Motocross Videogame features:

  • All the riders, bikes, manufacturers and sponsors of MXGP – to fully capture the ambience of the MXGP season.
  • Revolutionary dual-stick controls, allowing you to manipulate the bike and rider simultaneously, for unparalleled depth in handling and physics.
  • Brand New Career Mode – allowing you to chart your journey from rookie ‘wild card’ to seasoned professional.
  • Real-time track deformation. Watch – and feel – the course change from lap to lap, where no two races are the same.
  • Online multiplayer which allows you to easily find races against players at your skill level.
  • Adjust every aspect of the bike to best suit the courses conditions and your own play style.
  • Depth of handling which allows players to express their own racing style. With no ‘correct’ way of riding – victory is entirely in your hands!

The game can be pre-ordered by clicking HERE.

MXGP arrives on PC, PS3, Vita and Xbox 360 on 28th March.