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Pachter: PS Plus needs 2-3 million subscribers for PSN to profit

Sunday, 1 August 2010 14:46 GMT By Joe Anderson

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Sony may see some profit from PlayStation Plus initially, but the company will need 2-3 million subscribers before it sees black from PSN as a whole, Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Patcher has claimed.

Speaking on the latest episode of his Gamestrailers show Pach Attack, the analyst compared the service to Xbox Live, which he also described as a slow starter until new services such as Netflix were introduced.

“Sony is already spending the money on PlayStation Network, so layering on a new group of users paying it for a service will be profitable,” said Pachter.

“PlayStation Plus will take a while to get up to the same level as Xbox Live and I think you will see around 1 million subscribers early on, which amounts to around $50 million in profit.”

Pachter continued: “What this means is the PlayStation Network as a whole will not become profitable, as I’m guessing it costs Sony about a couple-of-hundred-million a year to maintain. What Sony will be hoping is the new service drives people to download more movies and games and therefore bring in more money.

“I think for Sony to make a profit on the PlayStation Network, it will need at least 2-3 million PlayStation Plus subscribers within the next two years.”

Sony has so far only announced Automatic Updates as an extra service for PlayStation Plus, although there have previously been rumours of Cross Game Chat becoming a feature of the service.

PlayStation Plus was released at the end of June.

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27 Comments

  1. humanfish

    I won’t be subscribing until there is a real reason to do so. There really is nothing, absolutely nothing worthing paying for at the moment.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. sg1974

    Have approaching 100 PSN friends, two have PSN+. PSN Fail.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Razor

    Sony made such a stupid mistake by saying things like free multiplayer was a “right” and such, as it would have been so easy to shift multiplayer to the paid service without breaking a promise you never made.

    Sony should have just said “multiplayer currently remains free on PSN” for these last few years and just left it at that.

    I think Sony are going to find it hard to find a feature that gets people to pay for, and makes the distinction between PSN+ and the normal service.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Joe Anderson

    @2 loads of my friends have PSN +, this week the offers changes again.

    I think this is what’s on offer this month:

    * PSN PS3: Zen Pinball
    * minis: Blast-Off, Alien Zombie Death
    * PSone: Medievil
    * Full Game Trial: inFamous, Mushroom Wars
    * Discounts: Zen Pinball Earth Defence Table – 20%, Warhawk Triple Combo Pack – 50%, Super Stardust HD – 20%, WipeOutHD Fury – 20%
    * Premium Game Elements: Motorstorm Pacific Rift: Adrenaline Pack
    * Push Demo: Flower, Pixel Junk Shooter
    * Themes: “SCEE produced: PlayStation Plus Dynamic Theme, Heavy Rain Crime Scene Theme
    2 x Heavy Rain Avatars (Bird and Butterfly)

    #4 5 years ago
  5. sg1974

    It doesnt help when one of the things you boast of in your introductory offer is free Fat Princess avatars. Yeah, that will get people opening their wallets by the hunderds of thousands.

    It also doesn’t help when you boast that people whove paid for it get a demo of K&L2 two days earlier than everyone who pays nothing. Wow, two days head start on a free demo. What an awesome benefit.

    Whoever came up with the design of PSN+ should be fired.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. sg1974

    @4 thats better I suppose.

    PSN+ subscribers who already have what’s on offer should get their money backon the original purchases.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Gama_888

    @3
    are u mad?
    im guessing you have xbox live?

    I do not think we should have to pay to play ANY game online?

    im not entirely sure how an online service for a game works but i had always thought it was that the people who make the game, have the servers to run it. if that is true then im sure they make plenty of profit just from selling the game to host them for a few years.

    as for an online service like psn and xbox live well both companies are making prophets from console sales so there shouldn’t be a problem their either?

    i cant understand why anyone pays for xbox live tbh?

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Anthorne

    @7 its not hard to understand why people pay for xbox live. Its to play games online, what cant you understand about that.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Crysis

    @7, both companies have made measly (if any) profits from their consoles, most comes from the software developed for the consoles, tho i do not know the % sony & ms take, also, it’s not so much the content people are after, it’s services, some people may already have this content, others do not care for this content, i have no idea what services would make me consider getting PSN+, but nothing has shifted me yet.. maybe unlimeted psone games after establishing a much larger catalogue? that would ALMOST do it for me, a PS2 emulator would be an instant sale to me, but that won’t happen, maybe 1 free movie download each month out of a smallish selection? free Hulu plaus mabe a good seller, though they would have to bring it to Europe & Australia first =\ any other good ideas floating around?

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Redh3lix

    Doesn’t help that our US cousins get a fuck load more content on PSN+. Not that ANY of the content is worth it. Fuck mini’s. Fuck PS1 classics. We want PS2 classics and further functionalty (party chat?) etc. Fuckety fuck btw.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. OlderGamer

    I think that Sony shot themselves in the foot by pitching this idea that Online Play was a gamers right and that it should be free.

    Online networks cost alot of cash to run. And the scale at which the PSN and XBL networks are at is off the chart. On the PS2 the amount of gamers playing online was very small % wise. And the scope of service and conetnt being offered was also small. Thus the overall expense to maintan was no where near what PSN is now.

    Gamers need to understand that. And in the end, Gold and PSN+ do not cost a lot of money, about 50/yr each. Less if you know where to look.

    And as far as Sony goes, you and I know that the only feature that will convert the masses to PSN+ is Online Gameing. Thus the foot shooting. The very thing they convinced their users should be free.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Nozz

    As soon as cross game voice chat drops i’ll be getting PS+

    The only reason i haven’t got it yet is because i have most of the stuff on offer already.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Crysis

    well for many people, including myself, the free online play was the biggest sales point for the ps3, it needed to be after that initial cost

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Lord Gremlin

    Right now, there is no reson to subscribe. But people who suggest that Sony need to make online gaming itself premium are wrong. This will kill their business. There are numerous ways to get people to subscribe with free basic online gaming. Imagine:
    PS Plus users earn 3x XP in MW3.
    PS Plus users may use any car in GT5 online even if they haven’t unlock it yet.
    PS Plus users can buy and run PS2 classics from store. when your subscription expire PS2 classics stop working. PS2 compatibility is premium.

    Hey, GT5 fans! Wanna pink Ferrari online? PS Plus exclusive.

    Also, remember that Sony is not Microsoft, Microsoft are fuckers, nuff said.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Crysis

    @14, I AGREE WITH EXCLUSIVE INGAME CONTENT, BUT THE XP SUGGESTION IS JUST STUPID, NO OFFENCE, damn caps!!, meh i cbf rewriting

    #15 5 years ago
  16. NiceFellow

    He’s just guessing based on his estimate of the cost of keeping PSN going, which doesn’t seem to include revenue Sony might get from other sources to cover PSN, such as micro transactions on Home and revenue from the titles sold digitally via PSN.

    For all we – and he – know PSN is already profitable or breaking even and PSN Plus is just adding more on top.

    PSN Plus, while not appealing to me, I think makes sense for Sony right now. Having PSN free for online is necessary right now as a difference to Live particularly as Sony continues to play catch up in US/UK.

    No matter what they say now Sony can quietly change PSN Plus to cover online later if they want, or offer a two tier online.

    Free gets you basic online and friends, PSN Plus online gets you cross-game chat and other perks.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Lord Gremlin

    @Crysis, there are actually people out there who will pay for triple XP in their favorite online game.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. ivycrew707

    I’m a plus subscriber, and its honestly not worth it……I still have to sign up for beta’s on separate sites which was one reason I really wanted to try it…..but once again Sony’s big down fall is advertising and promoting it….I have only 32 friends on my list, me and one other subscribing, but about 15 others had no idea what it even was

    #18 5 years ago
  19. DigitalEnemy

    The only way they are going to sell more subscriptions is simple – add features like cross game chat and other perks like auto sync trophies and maybe even PS2 emulation.

    Subscriptions would rocket if they implemented those 3 features.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Joe Anderson

    @19 your right. I think Cross Game Chat is coming personally. I also think I weekly Kevin Butler show would swing it :)

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Robo_1

    I’ve always thought the fairest way to do it, would be to offer every gamer 4 free hours per week online, which would nicely cover casual online players like me.

    For unlimited online play time, Sony could charge a small 15 – 20 euro fee, which would significantly undercut Live whilst likely paying the bandwidth costs for all users.

    Free online is important for me, but only to dip my toe in now and again.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. The1stMJC

    PSN+ has been a plague on my friend list. I have around 65 people from around the world on it and 20 of them have PSN+ and each week it seems one more person gets PSN+.

    I am still waiting for PSN+ to offer a game I don’t own before I jump on PSN+. Also an actual useful feature would be nice automatic download seems like something that would piss me off.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. LOLshock94

    sony made a mistake by saying PSN was free

    #23 5 years ago
  24. sickpuppysoftware

    The problem for me is the age of the games on offer. Month one I had most of the games offered, certainly all the ones I wanted. Month two exactly the same. I’m not sure if month three is the same but if it is I still won’t bite.
    I know they won’t give away brand new stuff but they should at least offer discounts, more themes, avatars, in-game trinkets and baubles, movie rentals, firstplay etc.

    It doesn’t help that the US version has been massively generous either. It just smacks of the same old console trick of treating europe like dirt.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Crysis

    The only was PS+ will become a success is if they start to add features & services, content is fine, but many of the core gamers which would be likely to get this service would also likely to own most of the offered content, maybe arrange it so every single preorder exclusive item is available to PS+ subscribers for a start, that would sway quite a few people, heck, just offer in-game content, cross-game chat is definately very wanted, i could not care less myself cuz i lost my mic :( PS2 playback would likely make every single core gamer sign up, though i do not know if it’s even possible, maybe also a larger store content selection, like adding to whole psone catalogue, there are many gems missing on it right now which ppl would absolutely love, maybe a free movie a month out of a selection would be great, or atleast a discount, also would love to see a largber catalogue of downloadable ps3 games, if the future of gaming is download only, why not give us that alternative now, & offer frequent discounts in the same way steam does

    #25 5 years ago
  26. LOLshock94

    @25 you lost ur mic :0 buy SOCOM………… and then bin it

    #26 5 years ago
  27. sg1974

    PS One games were good 15 years ago. Now? Not so much.

    And a bit patheic that one of the benefits of the service is being pushed demos of things available free on the store which any gamer worth his salt has already tried if not actually bought anyway. Its one giant clusterfuck. Only a mug would pay for this.

    #27 5 years ago

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    Ubisoft has announced another small passion project in the wake of the success of recent releases. Child of Light, Valiant Hearts: The Great War and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon are all the products of a new initiative at Ubisoft where the publisher lets key developers rest after big triple-A projects by working on something […]

  • What mysterious reveal is Xbox teasing for May 4?

    Xbox is teasing something we’ll be waiting quite a while to learn more about. Xbox community manager Raj Patel tweeted the following earlier today: Hmm… pic.twitter.com/4wBGu6xsDc — Raj Patel (@Rajio) January 22, 2015 NeoGAF users spotted the morse code in the background of the image, which translates as follows: “Presented by Xbox, 10am PDT, 1pm […]

  • 2011 PSN hack class action settlement claim forms available

    PlayStation Network members affected by the 2011 hack and downtime can now claim part of a $15 million settlement. The PSN was down for months on end in 2011 following a major hack, which resulted in user details being compromised. Sony apologised and provided free games as compensation, but unhappy gamers banded together in a […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has a true open world

    Final Fantasy 15 doesn’t just have “open world gameplay”, it has a true open world – one continuous stretch of environment. “The world is connected by continuous land,” director Hajime Tabata told Gamespot. “If those areas were disconnected, it would feel distant from reality. You’ll find that you’ll be able to walk or drive or […]

  • Suikoden, Suikoden 2 EU PSN release date locked down

    Suikoden and its first sequel will be available via the European PlayStation Network soon. Suikoden publisher Konami has confirmed a February 4 release date for the two RPG classics. CONFIRMED! #Suikoden I & II EU #PSN release date is FEB 4TH! http://t.co/ObOIvZDJAK pic.twitter.com/aM760R2Gez — Konami UK (@KonamiUK) January 22, 2015 It’s been a long wait […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 20, says Gamestop Italy

    Dying Light’s physical release has been delayed, but at least one European retailer thinks it knows what’s going on. Dying Light’s physical release date is February 20, according to Gamestop Italy. According to Tmag (Italian, via Google Translate), there’s been no response from local representatives of publisher Warner Bros. Although the digital release will take […]

  • Free online multiplayer update now available for Trials Fusion

    Online multiplayer is now available as a free update to Trials Fusion. The online component includes three new four to eight player multiplayer modes on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and up to four players on Xbox 360. These are the three new gameplay modes included with the update can be found through a previous […]

  • This video for indie survival horror Monstrum features all in-game footage

    Monstrum launches on Steam Early Access January 29 and today, you can have a look at a video for it featuring all in-game footage. Developed by Team Junkfish the survival horror game set on a derelict cargo ship which combines roguelike elements, such as procedurally generated levels and permadeath thanks to AI driven predators. Monstrum […]

  • Here’s quick look at Dead Rising: Watchtower starring Rob Riggle

    A short look at the film adaptation of Dead Rising has surfaced. Transformers director Lorenzo di Bonaventura headed the project and it was directed by Zach Lipovsky. It stars comedy actor Rob Riggle as Frank West, along with Academy Awards nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (24), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and […]

  • A Kickstarter for Underworld Ascendant will launch next month

    OtherSide Entertainment, an independent games studio fronted by Paul Neurath, has announced it’s developing Underworld Ascendant. Neurath is the founder and CEO of the new studio ad his resume includes franchises such as Thief, System Shock and 1992′s Underworld Underworld. The studio hopes Underworld Ascendant will “innovate and revitalize” the fantasy genre. More details will […]

  • APB Reloaded heading to PS4 and Xbox One during Q2 2015

    APB Reloaded will indeed be heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during late Q2 this year, which puts its release sometime around the end of June. Reloaded Productions announced in September 2014 it was working on bringing the free-to-play PC title to consoles during the Digital Media Wire event in New York City. The […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 2 -The Lost Lords arrives in February – video

    Release dates for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series have been announced. A new video offering a “first look” has also appeared. Below is the story synopsis, which you may want to skip if you haven’t played Episode One. House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, and Ironrath […]

  • The open beta for Nosgoth has gone live

    Consider this a friendly reminder: the Nosgoth open beta has started. Announced last week, the open beta can be accessed through the official website. Once you link your Steam account, just log into the service and start downloading the client. Everyone that plays the tester will receive double XP through January 28. More information is […]

  • First gameplay footage of Homeworld Remastered Collection being shown this weekend

    Homeworld Remastered Collection news and the first gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake will be revealed at PAX South this weekend. The news and video will be shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel at 10.30am CST on Sunday. It will also be streamed on Twitch. Gearbox is hoping to have Homeworld Remastered released by […]

  • Latest Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video delves more into combat

    Square Enix has released its latest Orience News video for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and it provides insight into character combat styles and techniques. In the video you will see the elite combat force of Class Zero going deeper into battle to improve their skills. Combat is party-based and each of the three characters in […]

  • Something really cool happens when you finish Resident Evil HD *spoiler*

    Those who finish Resident Evil HD will be met with a really nice surprise at the end. If you wish to find out what it is on your own, DO NOT head below the break. You have been warned. According to images posted by Reddit user omeganemesis28, a thank you message from Resident Evil creator […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain release date “should be” announced soon

    A release date for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain “should be able” to be announced soon, according to the latest Kojima Station webcast. New information on the game will also be announced at the Taipei Game Show on January 31, per Game Spark (thanks, Gemtasu). “I know you’ve all been eagerly await for […]

  • Punch-Out!!, more Throwback offerings arrive on Nintendo US eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Punch-Out!!, Citizens of Earth and Part Two of the Throwback Sale. Here’s the entire update: Nintendo eShop releases Punch-Out!! (originally for Wii) – also 50% off until January 29 Citizens of Earth – introductory price of $11.99 until January 27 Breezeblox (Wii) Midnight (Wii […]

  • The Witcher Battle Arena has arrived on the App Store and Google Play

    The Witcher Battle Arena, CD Projekt RED and Fuero Games’ mobile MOBA, has been released. In Battle Arena, two three-hero teams fight it out as they try to capture and hold conquest points. The game features “no pay-to-win elements”, instead it contains a “player-friendly monetization system.” Every item and functionality can be unlocked entirely through […]

  • Second wave of Star Wars titles arrive on GOG, third wave next week

    The second wave of Star Wars titles will arrive on GOG.com today with more coming January 27. Today you can pick up the following: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Rebellion (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Empire at War: Gold Pack On January 27, the final three games of this wave […]

  • If Microsoft is serious about PC games, Xbox One should be the real Steam Machine

    Forget the magic space goggles. Maybe Valve doesn’t have the wherewithal to realise PC gaming’s TV dream, but Microsoft holds all the keys. If Microsoft really wants to get into PC gaming full-time, it needs to get around the table with Mr Newell and its platinum chequebook. “It’s time for us to talk about gaming […]

  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 releases on Steam next week

    Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 will be released on Steam for PC next week. The PC version of the was announced earlier this month and contains upgraded graphics, runs in 1080p, and has both Japanese and English audio. It will release on January 28 for $14.99. Fairy Fencer F and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 also coming […]

  • Take a look at the controls and special abilities in The Order: 1886

    The Order: 1886 has a new trailer available that highlights the game’s controls and reveals the two special abilities the main protagonist has at his disposal. The game uses a similar control scheme to other shooters, but just in case you wanted to see more gameplay, we’ve got just the thing. The most interesting parts […]

  • These elderly people are better at GTA 5 than you’d expect

    Do old people get video games? Namely something known for its violence like GTA? Well, you’re about to find out. The latest REACT production sits a few elderly men and women in a room and lets them play GTA 5. The results are not what you’d expect, they start off getting a feel for the […]

  • More major Microsoft titles will be coming to PC

    Microsoft will bring more of its franchises to PC. Following on from yesterday’s big Windows stream, Microsoft has released a full recap on Xbox Wire. In the blog post, the firm hid a small bit of news revealing that Fable Legends will not be the only title to come to PC. “Today we announced that […]

  • Someone is attempting to recreate Dark Souls’ Lordran in Minecraft

    Lordran, the land of the ancient lords will soon be explorable in Minecraft thanks to a passionate modder. Davweed is a talented modder attempting to recreate the entire world of Lordran in Minecraft. Lordran is the land where the entire Dark Souls game is set. The goal is to make it a 1:1 scale of […]

  • Elite: Dangerous is getting Community Goals with update 1.1 – all the details

    Patch 1.1 is Elite: Dangerous’ first major update. Developer Frontier has detailed Community Goals, the big change coming with the patch, and more. We were told last week that big additions are coming with patch 1.1, due in February. Today, we learn in more detail what those features are. Namely, what the developer is calling […]

  • Sunset Overdrive, Skyrim and Dead Rising 3 highlight this week’s Deals with Gold

    A new week, a new set of deals for Xbox Live Gold subscribers and we’ve got the full list. Major Nelson posted the deals which are live now and run through Monday, January 26. Highlights include Sunset Overdrive, Dead Rising 3, Skyrim, Final Fantasy 13-2 and more. Check the full list below. Xbox One Dead […]

  • Survarium: 10,000 FREE Premium account keys to give away

    We have 10,000 codes to give away for MMOFPS Survarium, granting the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver coins. Each key gives the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver in-game currency. A Premium account gives you 50 percent more experience, income and reputation for 24 […]

  • “I don’t like people thinking we’re doing underhanded, dirty shit,” says Evolve dev

    Despite what it looks like, Evolve developers did not intend to give out the wrong signals when it comes to the game’s DLC plan. Evolve creative director Phil Robb spoke to Destructoid in an interview that was conducted late last year about the studio’s approach to DLC, map packs and more. Robb’s idea is that […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry gets first screens

    Night Cry is coming along nicely and today we get our first look at it. Ever since the announcement of Project Scissors (at the time) last September, and then the name change to Night Cry, we’ve been waiting to see what the game looks like, especially since it’s developed with mobile platforms in mind. Today, […]

  • Tekken X Street Fighter is still happening, 40 people working on it

    Tekken X Street Fighter is definitely not vaporware. A team of 40 developers is currently working on it, according to director Katushiro Harada. Harada was interviewed by Polygon. In the interview, he touched on many topics, one of which is the status of the seemingly-never-coming-out Tekken X Street Fighter. “It’s very difficult to talk about,” […]

  • From Game of Thrones to Borderlands: all of Telltale’s adventure games rated

    Telltale Games has an impressive back catalogue of licensed adventure games to its name, and we have opinions about all of them. Note that this rundown doesn’t include bundles, the non-adventure games or games published by Telltale but created by other developers. It’s also got a fair bit of speculation in it, since at least […]

  • There is probably a new Battletoads game coming

    If you’ve watched last night’s Windows presentation you knew you recognised that logo on Phil Spencer’s t-shirt. Wearing a t-shirt with a logo of an upcoming game is an antic we’ve come to expect from Xbox boss Phil Spencer now. Based on that, we wouldn’t be alone in predicting that a new Battletoads game is […]

  • Here’s a short, 60fps trailer for DmC: Definitive Edition

    DmC: Definitive Edition has a new video available that shows the game running at 60 frames-per-second. Capcom has put out a short new trailer for the Definitive Edition of DmC: Devil May Cry that takes a look at different stages and boss fights. The video begs to watched in 1080p60 quality, if your connection can […]

  • Xbox One to PC streaming targeting 1080p, 60fps

    Microsoft has revealed that it’s looking to achieve 1080p resolution at 60 frames-per-second when the Xbox One game streaming launches later this year. The question of what final resolution and framerate Xbox One game streaming will operate at was on a lot of people’s minds when the demo was shown. Thankfully, Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra has […]

  • Microsoft is looking at offering PC to Xbox streaming

    Having announced Xbox One to PC streaming as part of its Windows event last night, Microsoft said that making the process a two-way street is on the cards. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer sat down to do a group interview following the Windows event and talked a little bit about the firm’s plans for streaming, including a […]

  • Watch John Romero play Doom

    John Romero made DOOM, and now you can watch him play it, dropping many a delightful gem of insight regarding one of the most important shooters of all time. This video was organised by Double Fine as part of its Devs Play series, a thing I only just discovered and now want to marathon all […]

  • World of Speed has gotten fairly pretty over the past year

    World of Speed has produced a new trailer, showing off the racing MMO’s progress over the past year. Announced one year ago, World of Speed is looking pretty damn shiny now. Check it out in this trailer, which introduces the Mountain Spiral Road location and teases several yet to be revealed. World of Speed comes […]

  • Minecraft user data leaked in plain text – change your passwords

    Minecraft users should change their passwords and those of any accounts using the same log-in details. Minecraft’s user data servers have apparently been compromised, with user names and passwords leaked online in plain text. 1,800 Mojang accounts were affected. The news comes via German source Heise and The Guardian and has been treated quite seriously […]

  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will commence filming in August

    The sixth Resident Evil movie is back on track. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will begin filming in August, having been delayed to accomodate star Milla Jovovich’s pregnancy. In a Facebook post, Jovovich said she’s currently being very mindful of gaining enough weight to ensure a healthy birth for her second child, without the risk […]

  • Nintendo bosses “do not really understand modern gaming”, says former executive

    Former Nintendo executive Dan Adelman has provided frank insight into the Japanese platform holder’s inner workings. Adelman, who was one of Nintendo’s most important developer liaisons, left in August 2014. One of the first things he did was say that Nintendo had issued a gag order on his social media use, and shortly thereafter called […]

  • Sony’s 10% apology discount doesn’t apply to pre-orders

    Sony has updated the terms and conditions of its apology discount to exclude pre-orders. PSN members have been offered a 10% discount voucher as an apology for downtime over the holidays due to DDoS attacks. In an update to the PlayStation Blog announcement post, Sony clarified that you can’t use this for pre-orders. So. That […]

  • 343 to beta test Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking fix

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection is still broken, believe it or not. The next Halo: The Master Chief Collection update is, like most of the others so far, designed to resolve the shooter collection’s ongoing matchmaking woes. 343 Industries is determined to get it right, apparently, as it’s gone so far as to elect to […]