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Microsoft TGS keynote: SEGA horror title, Suda51 on Kinect, Steel Batallion

Wednesday, 15 September 2010 23:22 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Microsoft kicked off its TGS Keynote this morning in Japan with Phil Spencer and Takashi Sensui taking the stage in a keynote titled: “Xbox 360 Vision and Strategy 2010″.

First up was Takashi Sensui, general manager of Xbox Japan, who provided a bit of an introduction with a recap of past TGS shows and focused on Japanese game creators and their talents.

“Today we would like to talk about what future successes we can strive for,” he said, before promising to show 10 titles during TGS that are from Japanese creators. “These will define the future of Xbox 360 and Kinect,” he added.

His speech and presentation was followed by a shortened E3 trailer for Metal Gear Solid: Rising with producer Shigenobu Matsuyama taking the stage. He showed the watermelon slicing demo teased at E3 by first demoing the “free cutting” on bowling pins and how you can choose your cutting angles and visuals are created dynamically.

In the demo, a Kogekko reminiscent of the ones in MGS4, popped up on the table out of the watermelons and started interacting with the juicy green vine fruit. It spun one like a ball before slicing through it while spinning.

“In Rising, we have decided this character will be appearing,” said Matsuyama, explaining why the Kogekko was  in the tech demo today. “The physics are going to get even better with the watermelon. There’s a real-time computation taking place. It’s quite difficult to cut them without missing.”

All this cutting of melons and such was done with a standard controller. Nothing about Kinect was mentioned or hinted at.

“You can see that Metal Gear Solid Rising is being developed according to schedule and the team is working hard to be able to announce the launch, so we request your continued support,” said Matsuyama before he left the stage without giving a release date.

Here’s a video of the demo, via GT.

Phil Spencer, corporate vice president of Microsoft Game Studios, came back on stage to chat about sales, stating that Japanese games have brought in $2.1 billion dollars in revenue to date on Xbox 360 worldwide, which is double that of the original Xbox which was at $1 billion. He also said five of the top six selling XBLA games are from Japan.

Spencer then went on to state Halo: Reach has generated $200 million dollars in first day sales.

“That’s more than any game, movie or entertainment launch in 2010,” said Spencer, before stating Xbox 360 was the number one console in Europe and the the best-selling console in the US for the third month in a row.

After a bit of sales talk he then went on to introduce some games.

“We know that Japanese artists make games the world wants to play,” he said. “Today I’m pleased to announce five new creative partnerships with Japanese developers to create games exclusively for Xbox 360.”

  • A game with Avatars fighting in a ring was shown as Avatar Fire Pro Wrestling. It’s a collaboration with Spike TV. No release date was given.
  • A second deal, with Treasure, was announced and it’s Radiant Silver Gun HD.  It will be an XBLA exclusive with two player support over Xbox Live as well as local,  and you will be able to download and share game replays. Both the original Arcade and Saturn modes will be available. A trailer was shown for it as well. It’s coming in 2011.
  • Masaya Matsuura was shown via video talking about his Kinect project. He said he was “shocked and impressed” when he first saw Kinect, and that he was “sorry he can’t be here today, but he’s going to make some announcements” anyway. It’s a horror game for Kinect called Haunt. “It’s very fun and innovative, but also all about horror”, he said. Per Eurogamer, the teaser trailer showed a “first-person perspective, wandering ’round a haunted house, all suits of armor, dodgy shadows and moving oil paintings. There’s a kerfuffle and the torch falls to the floor to reveal the word Haunt shadowed on the wall. The end.” It’s coming exclusively to 360 in 2011. There’s a trailer below courtesy of GameTrailers.

  • The next partnership announced was with Grounding Inc., and it was Project Draco.Yukio Futatsugi, the director, took the stage to talk about it, and said the game would use Kinect. “After seeing Kinect, we wanted to create games for Kinect,” said Futatsugi. “What I want to do most in my games is to fly. Not with my joystick. But imagine if you could ride a gigantic creature, hold the reins, point at an enemy to attack – that’s how you could ride in the sky and fight.” A trailer was shown, featuring the camera flying through a valley, then a guy on a dragon looking things came into view, and per Eurogamer, “one of the dragons gets gold light in its mouth”. It’s coming in 2011.
  • Suda 51 of Grasshopper Manufacture in his awesome gold shoes announced his Kinect game called Codename D, which he described as hardcore, punky, and casual. “I wanted to work with Microsoft for many years,” said Suda. “It took a long time though. It was a very long dating period. But we got along well with them, we both like David Bowie. Now we can make an announcement of marriage. We cannot talk about the details of our game, but we can give you some hints. We will not be using guns or swords, but this is a very core action game.” The trailer shown had black and white images of someone running, accompanied by a heavy guitar soundtrack. A guy was in a carnival, surrounded by crazy folks in animal masks. The trailer was mostly live action. It’s coming in 2011, exclusively for Kinect and Xbox 360. Images below are courtesy of Kotaku.

Spencer came back on stage after Suda, and said: “We at Microsoft Game Studios are fully committed to identifying the best talent here in Japan,” he said. “Five creators, five games, five visions . This is why we’ve embarked on the Japanese initiative.”

  • Sensui followed Spencer with Professor Kawashima’s Body and Brain Exercises for Kinect, which was announced by Namco Bandai last week. It will be released in North America and Europe “early next year”.
  • A new Child of Eden trailer was shown now featuring a level called “Beauty” is shown in the trailer. Tetsuya Mizuguchi in white conductor gloves said: “Child of Eden – this is what I have been pursuing, a convergence of games and music. Eden, which was infected by a virus, is to be purified. It is a shooting game but it is to purify the world, to make it happier and turn it into a world filled with hope, together with music, to experience the chemical reactions. For us, it is a very challenging title”. He also talked about how playing with Kinect was like being a conductor, and how he’ll “work very hard” until Child of Eden is ready to be played. “Child of Eden is clearly a game like no other,” he added. It’s coming in 2011 according to the trailer.
  • Kinect is also getting a game from SEGA called Rise of Nightmares. Here’s what was shown in the video, per Eurogamer: “Wake up… to a new wave of horror.” Screaming. Flashes of zombies, people being hacked up, man strapped to a bed and lots of scary images flashing all over the screen.” IGN said” “It’s difficult to tell how this game would be played, but it is definitely a hardcore horror game.” It’s slated for 2011.
  • The last title to be announced was Capcom’s Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor. A trailer showed Manhattan in 2082 with torpedoes crashing around ships. The camera panned back and showed hundreds of ships headed for New York. Troops were shouting at each other as they ran around the ship decks. Giant armored vehicles on the shore werefiring at them. After the trailer finished, Keiji Inafune walked on stage wearing a US army jacket, stating the game was based on the idea of the world as it would be if computers disappeared. “Probably you remember this title – it’s coming back. A new interpretation of Steel Battalion is born. No more production of computer chips – that would change our life completely. Earlier, the game was using a very large controller which made this very famous. Now it will use Kinect. This is for core gamers. We are focusing on that. Even with Kinect, we are creating games for core gamers. That’s the only thing we can do at Capcom. And we should do it thoroughly.” He goes on to say Kinect has plenty of potential, not just for Capcom but “many game creators” to create games for the core. This will uplift the games industry, especially in Japan, mused Inafune. Video courtesy of Joystiq.

Sensui came back on stage and ended the show by chatting about innovative, experiences and new entertainment eras.

Thanks a million to IGN, and Eurogamer for keeping us up on the happenings with their liveblogging prowess.

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30 Comments

  1. itsucks

    GET A DAMN VIDEO STREAM!!!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. daytripper

    @2 at least say please you slug faced cretin

    #2 5 years ago
  3. itsucks

    NEvaaaa!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Stephany Nunneley

    @1 I can’t find any information on it being streamed. Unless I am looking in all the wrong places.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. itsucks

    Its not.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Stephany Nunneley

    @5 I didn’t think it was. It was just wishful searching in the hopes someone would be doing it from a pocket cam or something.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Monk

    @1 IGN will live blogging it on twitter !
    Right now, there`s no video stream for the conference !

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Stephany Nunneley

    @7 Yeah, I have three different liveblogs I’ll be watching. Should be interesting.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Monk

    Out of topic:

    staph, do you know if there`s SE event or anything ?

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Stephany Nunneley

    As far as I know Monk, they’re not doing anything special.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. freedoms_stain

    I will be absolutely fucking amazed if MS announce anything worth a shite tbh.

    It’ll be all Kinect Kinect Kinect.

    A new exclusive IP would be nice, but I won’t hold my breath.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Monk

    it`s start !
    Grasshopper will be in Microsoft conference, something maybe unrelated to SotD, it`s right on twitter !

    @staph, OK thanks :)

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Psychotext

    lol, this is better than their E3. There’s already 3 games I want to play vs just 1 from E3. ;)

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Monk

    @13

    it`s only Kinect and XBLA games, which one ?

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Psychotext

    Radiant Silvergun, Project Draco, Haunt.

    Quite interested in seeing what this Codename D thing is too, mostly just because it’s a Suda51 thing.

    (Child of Eden too, but that was shown at Ubisoft’s conference at E3)

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Psychotext

    Wow, and now Steel Battalion.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Monk

    Wow, they pushing Kinect so hard, and yeah I`m really
    interested in codename D !

    [ I just saw a picture of codename D in kotaku live blog , weird !! ]

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Monk

    and it`s done !

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Stephany Nunneley

    Ok, well, that’s that. I will clean this up and make it more readable for you guys.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Monk

    Staph :), if you need it as screen shots !

    http://kotaku.com/5639336/steel-battalion-triumphantly-returns-with-a-different-sort-of-custom-controller/gallery/

    http://kotaku.com/5639328/suda-51-building-360+exclusive-action-game

    http://kotaku.com/5639325/radiant-silvergun-coming-to-xbox-360/gallery/

    and out of topic :

    http://www.finalfantasy.net/misc/15-09-2010/final-fantasy-at-tokyo-game-show/

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Stephany Nunneley

    Okay, cleaned up a bit and less jumbled.

    @20 THANKS! I will start adding screens now. I just got some from SEGA actually.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Blerk

    Kinect, Kinect, Kinect. Do not want.

    Next!

    #22 5 years ago
  23. freedoms_stain

    I’m pretty happy to say I called it in 11, it’s Kinect all the way.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. LOLshock94

    wtf is steel battlion is capcoms version of mw2

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Blerk

    Were you only born last week?

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Aimless

    1994, presumably. Which explains a lot.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Stephany Nunneley

    Added Haunt trailer in there.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. onlineatron

    Glad Microsoft are bringing it with Kinect hardcore products.

    Makes it a more interesting prospect for me.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Stephany Nunneley

    Added Child of Eden screens in there. Looks trippy, but very cool.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Xanthene

    sweet. can’t wait to start chopping up virtual watermelons. Only took the guy 10 seconds to make each cut so this should be really fun when it comes out. it look so smooth and easy to line up each cut. cutting watermelons and bowling pins that is.

    #30 5 years ago

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    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]