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Harrison takes over MGS Europe, but not Molyneux’s job

Tuesday, 13 March 2012 13:56 GMT By Staff

Former PlayStation front-man Phil Harrison has joined Microsoft as head of its European Games Studios following the departure of Peter Molyneux, but Microsoft has insisted he hasn’t replaced the Lionhead legend.

All-change at MGS – timeline

March 7 – Peter Molyneux, creative director of Microsoft Studios Europe and founder of Lionhead 15 years ago, leaves his job to set up indie developer 22 Cans.

March 12 – Lionhead staffers assure Fable is in good hands after Molyneux’s departure.

March 13 – Ex-Sony president of Worldwide Studios Phil Harrison joins Microsoft’s “Interactive Entertainment Business (IEB) leadership team as corporate vice president with an emphasis on growing the division’s European business.” Harrison worked at Sony for 15 years and eventually headed PlayStation’s development effort in its entirety. He quit Sony to move to Atari in February 2008.

Microsoft has confirmed that Phil Harrison, formerly Sony’s head of Worldwide Studios, “has joined the Interactive Entertainment Business (IEB) leadership team as corporate vice president with an emphasis on growing the division’s European business.”

The news comes after the departure of Lionhead Peter Molyneux as the creative director of Microsoft Studios Europe last week.

Microsoft has claimed the appointment is “completely unrelated to Peter’s departure.”

A spokesperson added: “Phil will lead Microsoft Studios European organization, but will also influence the broader performance of IEB’s European business. We will continue to rely on our stable of first party developers as we determine if and when the Microsoft Studios Europe creative director vacancy should be filled”

Harrison will lead the Microsoft Studios European organisation directly, and will “also influence the broader performance of IEB’s European business through strategic partnerships and by bringing culturally relevant entertainment experiences to Microsoft platforms, now and in the future.”

Microsoft pegged Harrison’s experience with mobile and social games as a plus,. He is now in charge of Lionhead Studios, Soho Productions and Rare.

“I am excited to be joining the senior team at Microsoft at a pivotal time for our industry,” said Harrison. “I am really impressed with the company’s long-term vision for growing the market for interactive entertainment globally and also with the incredible wealth of talent, technology and resources the company has available to succeed.”

“We are honored to have Phil join a team that boasts a wealth of talent from across the industry,” said Phil Spencer, corporate vice president at Microsoft Studios.

“Phil is one of video gaming’s true visionaries, and his experience overseeing global studios and deep industry relationships make him the ideal person to lead our European efforts. Under his leadership, we look forward to continuing cultivating the best talent and growing our business in the region.”

“Phil has played an instrumental role in shaping modern console history through his keen insights into both hardware and software strategy,” said Don Mattrick, president, Interactive Entertainment Business.

“Phil’s role on the IEB leadership team is completely unrelated to Peter’s departure. Phil will lead Microsoft Studios European organization, but will also influence the broader performance of IEB’s European business.”

“His addition to our leadership team will impact our global business in innumerable ways, as he aligns our studio development and growing portfolio of entertainment experiences in Europe to drive our continued growth worldwide.”

Full circle

Harrison will take over the position vacated by Peter Molyneux, who announced his departure for 22 Cans during GDC last week.

A partner at London Venture Partners for the last two years, Harrison was involved with games investment after tenures at both Atari and Sony.

Phil was a front-facing figure at Sony for many years, eventually rising to the position of president of Worldwide Studios.

He personally announced many PlayStation initiatives, such as Home and LittleBigPlanet, and was a familiar face in Sony press conferences. He was part of the notorious “599 US dollars” conference at E3 2006.

He sensationally quit Sony on February 25, 2008, after 15 years at the firm, saying his time with the company had been “the defining journey of my life so far.”

Harrison was quickly confirmed to be moving into a president position at Infogrames, where CEO David Gardner, and ex-EA Europe boss, claimed he would “build the future”.

SingStar boss Paulina Bozek followed Harrison from Sony to Atari in September 2008.

Harrison, Gardner and Bozek quit Atari together in April 2010.

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54 Comments

  1. earlyrock

    Well I never!

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Johnny Cullen

    Fuck me dead. :O

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Razor

    Hoooooooly shit.

    Great coup, though.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. ManuOtaku

    Next thing you know will be kuratagi with nintendo, and the cycle will be complete
    p.s they did replace one bald guy with another, maybe is one of the key requirements for the position

    #4 3 years ago
  5. StolenGlory

    Swings and motherfucking roundabouts eh?

    Maybe this is what the Mayans meant when they said the world was going to end :)

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Ben

    Finally: no more Don Mattrick droning on at E3! (hopefully)

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Razor

    Sadly, Mattrick will probably still be there.

    He’ll have to be there so Phil can tap him on the shoulder…

    #7 3 years ago
  8. StolenGlory

    One thing will be for sure, E3 should be pretty fucking interesting this year!

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Joe Musashi

    Can’t wait for the Kinect Rubber Duck demo at the next E3.

    JM

    #9 3 years ago
  10. LOLshock94

    whats wrong with Phil Harrison?

    #10 3 years ago
  11. GamezIdiot

    Head of eruope studios is a heck of a demotion.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Ben

    @11 It’s all part of his plan to take over Microsoft…and then destroy them from the inside!

    #12 3 years ago
  13. TheBlackHole

    @11

    Not really. He was at Atari before this. After that, this a huge boon for him.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Razor

    Aye, he’ll give up big exclusives in favour of flops games like Lair and Heavenly Sword :P

    #14 3 years ago
  15. ManuOtaku

    #12 or maybe he is working as a double spy, pretending he is spying microsoft , while in reality he is spying sony, at this stance who knows.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Moonwalker1982

    @8 You think so? because of phil harrison or the ongoing rumours about a xbox 3 reveal? which i dont see happening. i see another boring kinect filled show coming.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Patrick Garratt

    Writing an editorial now. “Why this is fucking great news.”

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Ben

    I want to see Phil presenting at E3 with a green X emblazoned upon his shiny bald head :D

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Patrick Garratt

    Oh my God. Phil on stage at E3 doing Xbox stuff. Amazing.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Colin Gallacher

    Oh Phil! Brilliant.

    @19 – Mindblown.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Psychotext

    Madness.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Patrick Garratt

    Edited. It’s true.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Patrick Garratt

    Announced at 4pm.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. GamezIdiot

    Guys, guys, guys. Head of europe is a small fry position within MGS. What exactly is he in charge of, Lionhead, a bit of Rare some other admin in London. Its pathetic compared to his sony work.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Colin Gallacher

    So when’s J Allard joining Sony?

    http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2007/05/j-allard-ngai-shot.jpg

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Patrick Garratt

    J’s “retired” ;-)

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Ben

    @24 Doesn’t matter. He did some great things for Sony and for him to have a voice – even if, as you say, it’s a less significant voice than he had at Sony – within Microsoft is a good thing..

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Balbarian

    Good to see J Allard’s secret (and similarly bald) lovechild is getting back in on some proper gaming exec action!

    Edit: Sorry Gallacher – didn’t notice your similar comparison with the Xbox former vet!

    #28 3 years ago
  29. G1GAHURTZ

    Oh my days!

    #29 3 years ago
  30. DrDamn

    Interesting. He did some good stuff at Sony, but I think Yoshida has been much better since taking over.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. Patrick Garratt

    It’s news win bingo. Full house.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Aimless

    Makes sense. Kinect is pretty much his dream come true, no?

    And my nightmare…

    #32 3 years ago
  33. Colin Gallacher

    @28 Great minds…blah blah :D

    #33 3 years ago
  34. Joe Musashi

    @31 It’ll be Fanboy bingo too. Fun to see who hated his guts under one company who’ll talk like he’s the messiah under a new one.

    Poor Gadzooks!, he must be so torn.

    JM

    #34 3 years ago
  35. Patrick Garratt

    Lots more background info in there for you now.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. Patrick Garratt

    Confirmed. Press release added. Editing now.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. daytripper

    @34 you have been no better than him at times

    #37 3 years ago
  38. daytripper

    @30 yep hes done well, plus he comes across as a likeable chap, harrison was obnoxious at Sony so it will be interesting to see how he does at Microsoft

    #38 3 years ago
  39. Ben

    I’m glad to see the press release makes numerous mentions of Phil joining the ‘leadership team’; hopefully his sphere of influence will be more significant than ‘just’ Europe.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. Razor

    Phil said some pretty dumb things about MS in their time, so it will certainly be funny seeing all those quotes thrown back in his face :)

    #40 3 years ago
  41. daytripper

    @40 on his first day the office assistants will probably drag his pants down and stick a Xbox logo carrot up his backside

    #41 3 years ago
  42. No_PUDding

    He’s come in at a ways down the ladder, but good on Microsoft for letting him back in.

    Hopefully he’ll be back up on stage in a couple of E3′s time.

    YAY!

    #42 3 years ago
  43. Joe Musashi

    @37 Yes. You’re right. I incessantly lash out wildly at anyone who dares to disagree with my single-company view of what is right and wrong whilst openly trolling platforms in other comment threads. I do this oblivious to my own behaviour, acting as though I am a paragon of virtue, impartiality and, most of all, sanity.

    Oh damn, you sure got me. Hoo boy.

    PS I am close personal friends with Phil Harrison and play squash every Thursday night. True story.

    JM

    #43 3 years ago
  44. daytripper

    @43 you said it although I would disagree, you are more of the sly, smarmy type rather than a malodorous runt.

    #44 3 years ago
  45. Joe Musashi

    Softly softly catchee fanboy

    JM

    #45 3 years ago
  46. Mike

    THUNDER! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Evu8L2pF7w

    #46 3 years ago
  47. DSB

    You have got to be fucking kidding me. The guy is a complete moron! Microsoft has to be the most self-destructive company on the planet.

    “Oh, Phil Harrison, please come hurt us like you hurt Sony, we need the humiliation of your completely assinine, out of touch communication with the world”

    If you’re forced to take a job with Atari, that’s a pretty clear indicator that you have no redeeming values or talents as a human being. Although I guess the similarities between Microsoft and Atari are only increasing.

    And it’s not even April 1st. Fuck right off :P

    #47 3 years ago
  48. polygem

    holy…and now you tell me peter moore signed a contract with sony and i will have a next gen dejavue…

    #48 3 years ago
  49. loveaya

    he made a bad sell of ps3 in usa and he’ll make it worse for the sale of Xbox360 in europe lol

    #49 3 years ago
  50. Erthazus

    Ahaha. That’s just lol.

    #50 3 years ago
  51. Patrick Garratt

    Statement added about the hire being unrelated to the Molyneux departure.

    #51 3 years ago
  52. jdfoster00

    Don’t see the big fuss in this…Didn’t do a good job at Sony, or at Atari… Now at Microsoft… Don’t see the hype and fuss everyone is making about this…

    #52 3 years ago
  53. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve edited the headline. Very annoying.

    #53 3 years ago
  54. JimFear-666

    in about 6-10 years he will work at Nintendo… Mark my words

    #54 3 years ago

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    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    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 […]