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Tretton – PS3 price fixation is “short-term thinking”

Wednesday, 8 July 2009 08:59 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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SCEA boss Jack Tretton has told Fast Company that those calling for a PS3 price drop need to take a longer view.

“People are having short-term thinking – the platform is not even three years old. It was $599; it’s now $399,” he said.

“The focus on pricing is something we appreciate, but you have to have the conviction and the confidence that you are on the right path for the long term and ultimately you’ll get all the consumers you want.

“You won’t get them all day one, but we’re looking to get them over a 10-year period. It’s going to take different things to get different consumers.”

Come on, Cologne. Hit the link for the full thing. Thanks, EG.

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22 Comments

  1. pleasant_cabbage

    Sony has a 10 year plan for the ps3? Learn something new every day…

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Phoenixblight

    same for 360 Pleasant just gonna add more peripherials ie 360 Natal and Ps3 wand

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Blerk

    But a price drop would get lots of consumers. Right now.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Freek

    It’s nice they have that 10 year plan in their head.

    But who in their right mind is thinking “Oh, that PS3 is a bitt expensive, well, I geuse I’m not buying a console right now, i’ll wait 5 to 10 years for them to drop the price”.

    “Oh look an Xbox 360…..oh that Wii looks nice…..nope, I’m gonna wait another 5 years.”

    #4 6 years ago
  5. pleasant_cabbage

    That’s such short-term thinking Blerk, you should be ashamed.

    @Phoenix
    That was supposed to be a facetious comment by me! I’m sure I’ve heard Tretton mention 10 year plan a fair few times before. :)

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Phoenixblight

    Don’t Understand why they say 400$ is too much with the things that come with Ps3; Wifi, Blu Ray, COntroller charges from the console where a 360 you would have pay for all those things (except Blu ray) And also the risk of your 360 getting the ring of Death which is very likely. Happened to me twice luckly I was under warranty.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Psychotext

    It’s too much mostly because people don’t want to pay that sort of money up front. More money further down the road tends to concern people far less.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. G1GAHURTZ

    People don’t want all that stuff, Phoenix.

    That’s why so many people are buying Wii’s.

    A consoles main selling point is its games, and most people would rather pay $250 to play their favourite game than $400…

    #8 6 years ago
  9. OrphanageExplosion

    Brilliant. Is the short and indeed long term thinking at Sony to cede this generation’s HD market to Microsoft?

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Phoenixblight

    I sold my Wii because of the horrible lay out of the Wii. The games are childish and not for mature players plus Nintendo first party games are just rehash of the previous system games with new features.

    I will admit Sony has been acting like they are still in the Ps2 era and continue to make decisions based on that and if they don’t get their shit straight Xbox will continue to pull more of their fan base from them.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Cort

    G1GA,

    People “don’t want” wifi or rechargeable controllers? Don’t both add-ons for the 360 sell rather well? I’ll accept that some gamers prefer the stability of an RJ45 – incluidng me – but to say people would prefer to spend large amounts of money on the inconvenience of conventional batteries is ridiculous.

    As for Blu-ray (the other thing in Pheonix’s list to which you replied no-one wants them) isn’t one of the most frequent claims abvout the PS3 that people buy it as a Blu-ray player, not a games console? I believe you have suggested the same on more than one occasion.

    I’ve no objection to people hating/disliking/ignoring a product, but get your story straight some time guys.

    I of course agree that games are the important thing; you suggest people are more inclined to pay for a Wii to play “their favourite game” than to pay for a PS3 to do so. This is not why people choose a Wii over PS3. How many games can you play on both, and how many of them are anywhere near the top of the Wii sales charts?

    #11 6 years ago
  12. G1GAHURTZ

    I have no idea how the wifi adapter sells for the 360… My assumption is that it’s not that popular. I could be wrong.

    As for chargers, then I don’t know how they sell either, but I myself am currently using batteries, and only because my wired pad won’t work with my chatpad.

    I used to have a rechargable battery, but I had it charging from the USB port practically all of the time, so I just got the wired one.

    Do charge kits sell well on the Wii? I have no idea… What I know is that batteries may be expensive, but they’re convenient, and of the millions of people who’ve bought Wii’s I don’t think I’ve ever heard/seen anyone complain about not having the ability to charge direct from the console. Surely if that was the case, Nintendo would have a new Wii mote out, for a few quid more, with that functionality before you could blink.

    As for Blu-ray, then if the majority really wanted it, then PS3 sales would be much higher than they are now. This is surely what Sony was counting on being the case, but it obviously hasn’t happened. However, like it or hate it, the vast majority of console sales belong to nintendo, because Nintendo Wii’s are what the vast majority of people want to play.

    Those casual gamers who used to buy PS2′s for the EyeToys and the SingStars, are now buying Wii’s for the Wii Plays and Wii Sports Resorts.

    The numbers prove the point.

    Look at the sales of the Wii compared to the PS3. Sales of the latter are completely dwarfed by comparison.

    That’s why I say that people don’t want all of that stuff. If they did, they’d either be buying PS3′s, or they wouldn’t be buying Wii’s.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. DrDamn

    Wii-motes are complete buggers for using batteries. Leave them on the side the wrong way up and they sit there trying to turn themselves on and use the battery up. Even when left by themselves the right way they seem to drain power. The WMP add-on has made the drain notably worse too and the wii-mote sheaths make getting at the batteries a pain in the ass.

    /makes G1GA’s list of people who complain about wii-motes :)

    The 360 wifi add on always appeared to do quite well on the admittedly manufactured lists of “best sellers” on Play / Amazon. Though many don’t know the much cheaper option is to get a basic access point for <£20.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Retroid

    I wouldn’t have thought the wifi add-on sells terribly well.

    As for ‘rechargeable controllers’, I’m presuming there are still people out there unfamiliar with the idea of rechargeable AA batteries (and their USB-powered chargers)?

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Blerk

    I use rechargeable AAs for the 360 and Wii controllers. Coupled with a ‘one hour fast charge’ charger they’re pretty much ideal (and interchangeable).

    And I use a £1 network cable for internets to the 360. The price of the wifi thingy is fucking ridiculous. :-D

    #15 6 years ago
  16. anasui

    “I sold my Wii because of the horrible lay out of the Wii. The games are childish and not for mature players plus Nintendo first party games are just rehash of the previous system games with new features.”

    even after they clean up Hyde Park you can still find some dog shit. Care to tell me what your childish blabbering has to do with this topic? Oh wait, i dont give a fuck about what a soft minded Sony fanboy thinks

    #16 6 years ago
  17. G1GAHURTZ

    LOL!

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Phoenixblight

    If you read the comments above you see that someone was mentioning Wii. I did not state it was a fact Wii was shit no I said “I did not like the lay out” I am by far not a Sony Fan boy or Xbot, I simply play games. I used to own all three systems til the Wii for me was not bringing anything to the table except for Twilight Princess. That is my opinion just because I say I don’t like the system doesn’t mean its a piece of shit (obviously look at the numbers) or that I am a fan boy.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Bulk Slash

    I agree with G1GAHURTZ, the PS3 may have features “out of the box” that aren’t on the 360, but the extra cost of entry makes the console prohibitive.

    For example my brother just got himself a 360 but he hasn’t bought a charge kit or a Wi-Fi adaptor yet as he doesn’t have the cash. Next month he’ll have some to spare and will be able to buy those bits (although I’m not dropping our Wi-Fi security from WPA2 so wireless is out ;)).

    Sony’s problem is the PS3 demands too much cash up-front, and psychologically people don’t want to pay all that. Seeing a cheap base system that you can upgrade with hard drives or charge kits at a later date is much easier for the consumer to swallow.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Cort

    “The numbers” don’t prove any of your points other than the statement that the Wii sells well. The numbers don’t tell you *why* at all.

    People do not buy a Wii because they do not want wifi or rechargeable controllers: the Wii has wifi and in fact Wiimote charging stations sell very well (people are always complaining about having to buy batteries for the Wiimote). People who buy a Wii and not a PS3 do so because they want a Wii and want to play Wii games; the two consoles largely (but not entirely) sell to very different demographics. It’s about games not peripheral features, remember, so is it really relevant to the debate about the value of the PS3 that people who want to play Super Mario, Mario Kart and Wii Sports choose not to buy the Sony console?

    No-one chooses to buy a $250 console over a $400 console to play their favourite games. How many games are available on both Wii and PS3? And how many of them are anywhere near the top 50 best-selling Wii games list? Look at the 50 best-selling PS3 games: how many could you choose to play on a Wii instead? Only a fraction of gamers are in the position of having favourite games which can be played on both Wii and PS3 so statistically this dichotomy of choice is completely insignificant to the sales numbers. Indeed, I bet people wanting to play the likes of Call of Duty and Resident Evil are actually more likely to buy a PS3 than a Wii.

    What might actually be true of the PS3′s current position is that people would love to have wifi, internet, rechargeable controllers and built-in Blu-ray in a HD-capable console, but given we’re in a huge recession with unemployment soaring and wages frozen or dropping across the US and EU they cannot afford its price. But they’re waiting for when they can. It doesn’t mean they think it’s not worth it or wrong to include those features or never want them. I cannot afford an Audi S4 (yet….) but I don’t snort and think it should be redesigned to be more like a Ford Mondeo so I can have one. There are still a huge amount of gamers who have not yet taken the current-gen leap, the vast majority of whom have PS2s. Do they want wifi and internal batteries dropped, or the price of the console?

    Also, you failed to deal with my point about people claiming one minute that “no-one wants Blu-ray” and the next that “the PS3 is mostly bought for Blu-ray, not games”. If my memory serves me, you have used both arguments before. Can’t be both, yet the two claims are constantly made, side-by-side.

    Finally, if all people want is a gaming console without all those extra features, without Blu-ray and with a cheap price, the 360 Arcade would be the best-selling console in the world. Is it?

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Psychotext

    That’s a long post. I disagree with one point you make though…

    “they cannot afford its price. But they’re waiting for when they can”

    There’s not really any evidence that a significant number of people are waiting… or at least if they are, it doesn’t explain why consoles are selling far faster this gen as a whole than they did last gen. The Wii is outpacing the PS2 and the 360 / PS3 are both outpacing xbox and gamecube sales. Despite the considerably higher prices.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. G1GAHURTZ

    People who buy a Wii and not a PS3 do so because they want a Wii

    Wow! How ever did you come to this amazing deduction?

    The way I see it, the Wii is like a Ford Mondeo. It’s a good car, with good reviews and at a good price.

    The PS3 is like a Bently Continental GT.

    It’s got climate control for each individual seat and 4 different modes of suspension.

    The average person doesn’t think to themselves: ‘I want a car, but it must have per seat climate control and four modes of suspension’.

    They say: ‘I want a safe/fast/reliable car’.

    Bells and whistles don’t make a difference to the vast majority. If, like almost anything in the world, they were free, people would snatch them up I’m sure, but most people don’t need/want four modes of suspension to drive to Tesco. They don’t want to pay £80k to do it either…

    Just like they don’t need Blu Ray to play a really fun game.

    As for the Blu Ray thing… I don’t recall ever claiming that peole only buy PS3′s for Blu Ray.

    I think that you’re referring to (I could be wrong) a response that I made to someone who claimed that he didn’t buy any games for his PS3, only Blu Ray films.

    I which case, he is a perfect exmaple of someone who does that.

    I believe that my reaction was to ask him why on earth he didn;t buy some of the many AAA games available, and why he was limiting himself… I believe that I even stated that my reason for the question was that I was totally lost as to why PS3 owners weren’t buying games in bigger numbers. KZ2 is a prime example of a AAA game that has so far had relatively unimpressive sales.

    #22 6 years ago

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  • Motivational Growth is the first non-documentary film to be released on Steam

    Motivational Growth will soon be Steam’s first foray into selling movies that are not based around video games Steam will release its first, non-documentary film later today in the form of Motivational Growth. The film is a sci-fi comedy distributed by Hotline Miami publisher Devolver Digital, who has itself produced other game-centred documentaries before, and […]

  • Metal Gear Solid movie in the works at Sony Pictures

    A Metal Gear Solid film is in the making at Sony Pictures. Deadline is reporting that Sony Pictures has closed a deal to make a film adaptation of Metal Gear Solid. The film will be written by Jay Basu, with Jordan Vogt-Roberts attached to direct. Michael De Luca is said to be heading production. There […]

  • Destiny: Inferno mode returns this week with Inferno Clash

    Inferno mode returns to Destiny this week. This time it’s Inferno Clash. The Inferno playlist will be back to The Crucible rotation in Destiny this week. Unlike last month’s Control, Clash will be the mode variant this time. The main changes Inferno brings to the game is the removal of the radar (mini-map), scoring is […]

  • Bladestorm: how 28 rogue ninja conquered Brittany

    The Hundred Years War wasn’t ended by the superior forces of the French cavalry: it was ninja. Bladestorm: Nightmare Battlefield sim. Take control of dozens of unit types. You play a mercenary, fighting for both France and England, usually at your own discretion. Unit variations liven things up; Lady Lancers replace Knights. Vikings replace Swords. […]

  • First Bloodborne speedrun is in, game finished in under 45 minutes

    Bloodborne has been out for less than a week in most parts of the world and the first speedrun record has already been achieved. YouTuber Oginam_tv managed to finish Bloodborne in under 50 minutes. Of course not without utilising more than his fair share of exploits, including level-skipping glitches, as well as the item duplication […]

  • Advanced Warfare Infection gameplay shows the new map, monsters, extraction mechanic

    We’ve got some new gameplay footage from Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies episode 2 – Infection. Arekkz went to L.A. this past weekend and played the new map that Infection brings to Exo Zombies mode in Advanced Warfare. The map is noticeably larger than that of the first episode, with more branching paths you can unlock. […]

  • Hotline Miami collector’s edition is close, 50% already achieved

    The Hotline Miami crowdfunding effort to produce a special collector’s edition is going strong with 50% of the target achieved. Gamer Network’s collector’s edition initiative has announced that funding for the Hotline Mimi Gamer’s Edition has reached 50% of its goal, with just over nine days to go. The collector’s edition is a one-of-a-kind bundle […]

  • Woah Dave will be an extra free PS+ game on PS4 in April

    Indie platformer Woah Dave will be made free to PlayStation Plus members on PlayStation 4 in April, but it’s not part of the month’s main Plus offering. Woah Dave is a “secret” April PlayStation Plus game, according to Sony. The game is a 2D platformer that received positive feedback when it was released on PS […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: three international tourneys announced, $100,000 prize pool

    Warner Bros. has announced a new series of Mortal Kombat X tournaments with a prize pool starting at $100,000. Mortal Kombat X Worldwide Competitive Program is a series of tournaments that kick off in April and allow players from the around the world participation. The tournaments are the Fatal 8 Exhibition Tournament, Mortal Kombat X […]

  • Project CARS to receive a free car every month, starting with the Lykan Hypersport

    The Lykan Hypersport, the supercar featured in one of Furious 7′s action set-pieces, will be a free download for Project CARS owners. To thank the fans for their patience throughout Project CARS development and several delays, developer Slightly Mad will be giving all owners one in-game car for free each month. The first car will […]

  • Leaked Halo Online gameplay shows weapons, maps, and more

    Gameplay from the upcoming, Russia only, Halo Online has leaked online and it looks like a mix of Halo 3 and Halo Reach. Microsoft announced last week that a free-to-play Halo game is in development at Saber Interactive. The game will be available in Russia only, at least on launch. YouTuber Noble, with the help […]

  • Get PlayStation 4 with the PS Camera and The Last of Us for $399

    US retailer Best Buy is offering a free PlayStation Camera with the purchase of The Last of Us PS4 bundle. If you’re in the US, Best Buy is having a very good deal on PlayStation 4 systems at the moment. If you buy The Last of Us PS4 bundle, you’ll automatically get the PS Camera […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC comes to PS4 in May

    Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC has been given a release window for PS3, PS4, and Xbox 360. Jaws of Hakkon, the first story add-on to Dragon Age: Inquisition was released last week on PC and Xbox One. The release was a complete surprise, as there was no prior announcement. What was also surprising […]

  • Watch Rainbow Six Siege developers stream new gameplay right now

    Rainbow Six Siege developers are about to livestream new gameplay footage. Come and watch with us. The livestream below starts at 7pm UK time/6pm GMT. Ubisoft will be showing new gameplay footage and will talk more about the operator system, which was revealed today. The footage will be from the PC alpha build. Expect more […]

  • Advanced Warfare Exo Zombie Infected trailer shows new weapons, massive enemy

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Exo Zombies episode 2, Infected, has been shown off in a new trailer. The official trailer for Exo Zombies Infected is here with footage of the new gear and new enemies. All of which help set up the mess everyone’s making at Burger Town. John Malkovich and co are dropped […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege collector’s edition comes with a 120-page field manual

    Rainbow Six Siege will be getting a collector’s edition and it comes with a 120-page guide. The Rainbow Six Siege collector’s edition has been fully detailed. It’s called the “Art of Siege Edition” and will be available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, priced £65. Here’s what you get: A copy of the game […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege trailer is all about the operators

    Rainbow Six Siege has a new trailer available explaining the operator system. Operators are what makes any Counter Terrorist Unit and you will get to choose each of them individually before assembling a team. Any operator you choose will not be available for others though, so planning ahead will be crucial. The new trailer shows […]

  • Spotify now available on PS3 and PS4, lets you play music in the background

    Spotify has arrived on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. The Spotify app is now available in 42 countries on PSN. The app was part of last week’s firmware update and can be found under PlayStation Music. Anyone can download it, as it doesn’t require PlayStation Plus. You can use your PSN account to subscribe to […]

  • Let’s talk Battlefield Hardline weapon balance

    The weapon balance in Battlefield Hardline is causing a controversy among the players. Are some weapons too powerful, or are other not powerful enough? Westie has been playing Battlefield Hardline since it the day it came out and he has some opinions about the state of weapon balance as it stands right now. Westie also […]

  • UK Charts: Bloodborne enters at No. 2, Battlefield Hardline defends No. 1 spot

    Battlefield Hardline has defended the No. 1 spot in the UK Charts against Bloodborne’s impressive numbers. The UK Charts for the week ending March 28 show Battlefield Hardline continuing to hold the top spot despite dropping 43% in sales. Bloodborne achieved the No. 2 spot and came only 22,500 copies short of becoming number 1. […]

  • Halo 5: Guardians release date and new trailers released

    Halo 5 is coming in October. Are you ready? Halo 5: Guardians has been slapped with a release date of October 27. Microsoft and 343 Industries also released a new trailer to mark the news; check it out below. “The Master Chief. Spartan Locke. Who is the hunter and who is the hunted?” Microsoft said […]

  • Denial wins Call of Duty Championship 2015

    In a weekend where favourites crashed out and non-US teams took a beating, Denial stepped up to take the title and $400,000 prize Denial have beaten Revenge to win the Call of Duty Championship 2015, claiming a $400,000 prize. Taking place in downtown Los Angeles, 32 of the best teams in the world battled it […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC- check out new maps and the grapple ability

    Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance DLC is looking pretty sweet in these two new videos. The Call of Duty Championships this weekend have given our very own Arekkz a chance to check out the new Ascendance DLC coming this month. Take a look at all four new maps as well as the cool new grapple ability (which […]

  • Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies gets a “mini boss” with Ascendance DLC

    Zombies mode gets an exo-kick up the ass with Advanced Warfare’s second DLC drop, Ascendance. When Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance DLC drops this week, players will be going up against some tougher challenges in Exo Zombies mode. “It’s all zombies, all of the time,” says High Moon Studios Matt Tieger, head of the […]

  • GTA Online user videos show out of character Lester, important Police Business

    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 […]