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Sony – our competitors “are losing the plot” with gamers

Thursday, 7 June 2012 17:23 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sony’s head of digital games, Jack Buser, is of the opinion the firm’s console rivals “lost the plot,” during E3 as the event is more about showing great games than trying to “legitimize themselves in the non-game entertainment space.”

Speaking in an interview with VentureBeat, Buser felt Sony did a “very good job of drawing a solid line in the sand,” at E3, proving to the community that when it comes to entertainment, Sony is “for gamers.”

“We are for the gamer first and foremost,” he said. “Everything we do at PlayStation, we ask ourselves first, what’s right for the gamer? And at our press conference, we really stood up and put both our hands in the air and said, look, we are for gamers first and foremost. While some of our competitors, seemingly, are losing the plot, forgetting what built this industry. It was the gamer. We remain incredibly focused on the gamer, and our press conference really drove that home.

Buser said first-party titles such as Last of Us and Beyond: Two Souls are just two examples of experiences gamers want, and are “pushing what a console game can be to the next level.” Anything not included as part of the gaming space, such as Netflix, Amazon Video and the like, are just an added bonus from a company gamers and those confident in Sony products receive as part of the PlayStation experience.

“It’s not yet another rehash of the same old thing, these are truly innovative, genre-breaking experiences that can only be found on PlayStation,” he said. “Everything we’re doing is for the gamer first and foremost, and I think that… I was proud to be a PlayStation employee at this E3.

“You will see other companies really spend a lot of time and energy trying to legitimize themselves in the non-game entertainment space, because it’s not part of their company’s DNA. Nor do customers trust that they can bring that type of entertainment to the living room or on the go. With the Sony brand behind a PlayStation, our customers intuitively know that non-game entertainment is a core part of our DNA.

“We’re seeing other companies spend a lot of time and energy trying to legitimize themselves in the space, and unfortunately what happens is they can very quickly lose the plot with gamers. That’s quite dangerous. That’s why we at PlayStation very much put the gamer first and foremost. We are interested in bringing the kinds of non-game entertainment to the PlayStation that our gamers expect to see. That’s why you see services like Hulu and Amazon Instant Video deploying on PlayStation 3 first.”

You can read the entire interview through the link.

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38 Comments

  1. mongbatstar

    ruh-roh.

    I’ve lost my parachute.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. OrbitMonkey

    Well this thread could get messy :-P

    #2 3 years ago
  3. reask

    ^ most likely.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. daytripper

    I understand where he is coming from and it’s obviously another dig from them at Microsoft

    #4 3 years ago
  5. ManuOtaku

    I understand also, but this is not they way, i know they care about gamers, but they also did almost the same thing with vita, so if your house is made of glass, dont throw rocks at your neighbours house man

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Sadismek

    @2 Could get? I could predict Da Man’s appearance, followed by Gekidami counter-attack, all adorned by Jesus Raptor, LOLshock94, or whatever his name is and Erthazus. Perfect scenario for a disaster, or another 100+ comments news.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. DLTDawnlight

    You know what? He’s absolutely right.

    Nintendo promised that they would finally appeal to the core audience at E3, and from what they presented, we did not get that. Instead, we were treated to casual software with the Wii U logo on it and multiplat games released months ago on other platforms. Pikmin and Mario were the only core titles shown at their press conference.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Christopher Jack

    Someone has to start this, may as well be me. $ony fuckin’ sux an’ evry Phonybot iz ju3t a butthurt retrd! Microsoft rulz! Hal0 iz da bst, Phonybotz is just jellus!

    #8 3 years ago
  9. G1GAHURTZ

    Come back when you can sell enough *games* to actually make a profit, Buser!!!

    /leaves.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. DSB

    Once someone makes a console that can actually compete with the Sega Genesis, I’ll start listening to what they say.

    These are all just runners up argueing about who is less ugly and stupid.

    Seriously though, the whole PR strategy with talking down the competition just to sell your own stuff is pretty sad. Who is going to listen to that sort of talk, apart from the Sony fanboys?

    You already have those customers, dummy.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. WFMMK

    @9 Come back when you can put a coherent sentence together

    Jokes aside I think Sony is right on both ends. Microsoft keeps giving us the same games while Nintendo keeps ignoring the core.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Gama_888

    Other than trolling criticism theres not much to argue about. Its a pretty solid statement.
    M$ have clearly lost their way. No doubt. All you have to do is rewatch their E3 conference to prove that. Kinect & usher. Nuff said.

    And i dont think ninty have announced propper AAA new Ip in a longg time.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. YoungZer0

    @9: What are you saying? The only good games are games that make a profit?

    #13 3 years ago
  14. G1GAHURTZ

    I’ve already left.

    Fight amongst yourselves. I’ll watch, then come back and snipe every now and again…

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Gadzooks!

    Funny how those tossers at Sony changed their tune. They spent years selling the PS3 as a multimedia device.

    In fact for a long time Youtube, their ‘browser’ and iPlayer were the main selling points.

    Game sales on 360 and Wii still eclipse PS3 so this corporate dick obviously doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about.

    That’s Sony all over. Directionless, clueless, out of touch.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. reask

    Are MS getting lazy though?
    Fair question really when you look at + compared to live.

    Could MS make the same mistake Sony made and get all cocky and expect the fanbase to just be happy they have the superior on line.

    Just a thought as a ps360 owner.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. YoungZer0

    @15: Have you watched this years E3 at all?

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Froseidon

    Personally, I don’t think anyone at E3 did particularly good. Only the developers seem to have the right idea. Microsoft banged on about Smartglass, Sony about Playstation Mobile or whatever it is and Nintendo about Nintendo Land. I don’t think any of the main three are in any position to comment about any others presentations.

    It’s also comments (from Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo) like this which sparks fanboy rage wars, which just shows how poor this community is. In truth, the rage is spawned by the companies themselves. Comments like this really lower my views of the company, no matter who they’re from.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. G1GAHURTZ

    And let’s not forget Steph, who knows exactly what she’s doing…

    #19 3 years ago
  20. daytripper

    @18 The community always has a choice, I don’t believe there are many fanboys here, perhaps a few who’s insensitivity comes racing to the surface at times but nothing on the scale of a N4G imo

    #20 3 years ago
  21. polygem

    @14: :D

    #21 3 years ago
  22. manamana

    I would say that Gadzooks! threw the first stone :-D

    #22 3 years ago
  23. OrbitMonkey

    ^ He’d only blame Buser ;-)

    #23 3 years ago
  24. TD_Monstrous69

    Mr. Buser speaks the truth. The Last Of Us and Beyond: Two Souls are games that push boundaries of what exactly is possible out of a console game. Those projects are games Microsoft wouldn’t touch with a 10 foot pole, for they’re a company that [I believe\ doesn’t care that much about making games.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. polygem

    on the serious side: yea he kind of has a point. ms really seems to focus on social, and apps and whatnot, they still focus on getting good third party support though as well as getting some timed exclusive dlc deals (which i hate), and 1 or 3 full blown first party AAA´s. not enough for me. as a gamer.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. fearmonkey

    I hate to say it but he is absolutely right, and this is coming from an Xbox supporter who doesn’t own a PS3.

    MS is focused on things that aren’t what we want for E3. This year we got a bunch of entertainment announcements and no surprises for games, a far cry from the days of Peter Moore with the Tattoos on his arm.
    Go to Major Nelson’s site and look at the comments for E3 related posts, hardly anyone has anything nice to say.

    Jack Trenton is a GREAT spokesman for Sony. He acts comfortable, excited, and even when he had to appear during Sony’s most troubling times, he did ok. The wonderbook guy, not so much…..

    E3 should be about the games, Sony did this better than anyone else at this years E3. MS had Usher, what the heck was that? A conference about games has a live music performance to support a sequel to a kinect dance game, how is that exciting?

    Ms needs to stop with the kids acting to kinect, the focus on entertainment apps, the extra crap like Usher – Cirque Du Solei – hiring celebs to come to parties – etc.

    Don Mattrick should not be on stage, they need someone who is comfortable without a teleprompter like Tretton or peter moore. Harrison should be able to help with that role, that will be surreal though watching him talk about a next gen Xbox next E3.

    MS should also take note of the free games that Playstation plus offers. It’s a much better value than what we gold members get for our money.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. polygem

    @26: agreed

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Froseidon

    @24 – They only push the boundaries graphically in my opinion. Anyone can make a good story. To me, Alan Wake was amazing. I loved the story to that and the gameplay was also good.

    Graphically, yeah, they kinda push the boundaries. Story / Gameplay wise, you can get that on every console. If gameplay and story are good, graphics kinda seem obsolete, as long as they’re as good as every other game, they do not need to push boundaries.

    Also, doesn’t care about making games? (list coming up :P) I admit, Microsoft does not make games themselves, but they publish some awesome games.
    1. Halo series
    2. Gears of War series
    3. Fable (Mainly the first and possibly the second, to me, they have gon down hill)
    4. Mass Effect (the first of course, the other two were available on PS3)
    5. Crackdown (1&2)
    6. Forza is considered good (Not sure myself, never played them – Am aware PS3 has Gran Turismo, not played that either)
    7. Alan Wake

    So yeah, I’d say they care just as much as Sony. They all care but this current E3 just seems more like a filler for me.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Golden

    I’m with @26 all the way on this one. As a sole 360 owner I’m pretty sure I’ll be transferring over to playstation unless xbox dials back from there current approach. I just want to play a diverse range of games.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Sini

    pc+ps3, best combo without a doubt.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. polygem

    360 was my main gaming platform this gen. always had a soft spot for sony ip´s though. had a ps1 and 2 back in the days (as well as many other gaming devices, but the sony and nintendo ones are probably my most played ones). some of the sony ip´s are among my most beloved games. if i had to choose one console right now i would definiteley just keep my ps3. (and then rent a 360 for halo 4!!!)
    atm i really cannot see a reason to keep the 360 other than for halo 4. i am a big halo fan so this is enough of a reason for me…but next gen i will really really look closely at ms´s console. with bungie now creating destiny and going multiplat with it i am not so sure if i will need another ms machine again.
    i wish sony will finally redesign the dualshock a bit next gen though.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. majicship

    I thought I’d be clever this year and watch the MS press conference via Xbox Live. Thanks, but I shan’t be bothereing with any further streaming services from MS and Xbox Live such as Netflix etc. I missed a good 15 minutes of it due to drop out.

    Now that I have established myself as an Xbox console user I think Sony has a point. MS is moving away from ‘core’ gamers at a rate of knots, but I think this is because it wants to be firmly established as the ‘go to’ home entertainment system of choice. Sony ballsed up its PS3 launch with its ‘no backwards compatibility’ issue which left my family and its large collection of PS2 games firmly out in the cold. So we voted with our wallet and went down the MS route. Some 18 months further on and I am left wondering if I made the right choice. I don’t care for Halo nor Gears of War, and I don’t much like any of the other ‘exclusive’ titles either, and I don’t play online and neither do I really want motion control but it seems I can’t avoid it. Everybody is waiving their arms about these days it seems. I also don’t want to watch YouTube nor search the internet on my TV – I just want a console to be a games machine and not be a bloody PC, but it would seem that MS is hell bent on building the ultimate ‘home’ PC with Xbox. Yes, Sony did try to be a ‘home hub’ with PS3 and I think it has finally woken up to the fact that not every gamer wants a poxy bleedin’ Blue Ray player built into their console; they just want to shove in a game disc and lose themselves for a few hours. Oh, and why do I use a console and not a PC? Simple. It keeps the kids off my computer which I use for my work. I’d rather play games on my PC but I’d have a hard job not playing games on it all day long. I kicked that habbit along with Solier of Fortune 2 some ten years ago. I drank long and hard from that particular cup.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. G1GAHURTZ

    Don’t forget that MS and Sony are both very busy preparing for the next gen right now.

    The reality of the situation is that this E3 came at a time when it wasn’t needed.

    We probably only saw about 30-40% of what both companies have in the works, so there’s no need for tears or tantrums.

    I’m sure that there are loads and loads of games on the way for the next gen consoles that they aren’t telling us about yet.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. G1GAHURTZ

    Having said that, obviously MSs next gen games will be better than Sony’s.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. polygem

    @34: i really hope they´ve learned their lesson. they are pretty succesfull saleswise with their bsinessmodel though, so i don´t know if they really wanna focus on unique first party gaming experiences that much. if ms really wants to shine and surprise with their next gen console, they have to launch it with some outstanding and brandnew first party AAA ip´s. that would surprise me, but could convince me too. it´s not too hard to win me over. it just needs awesome games.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. daytripper

    @35 I think they will go out more to attain 3rd party exclusive new ips like the 360 did in its earlier life span like Mass Effect, Dead Rising 1 etc. The Xbox World mag guys are pretty good at attaining sources for solid news, such as Ryse development, Forza Horizon and Gears spin off. They are adamant the next box will see a lot of exclusive games alongside a box with a lot of power so we shall see.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. OlderGamer

    Well said Fearmonkey.

    If I had to recomend a current gen system for someone to buy that doesn’t yet own one. It would be a PS3. Great exclusives, all of the multiplats, no required online fees(through I would recomend PSN+ because of the games included), Netflix, BluRay, rechargable controlers/cords(no “kits” needed), and more.

    It is a quality system, a very solid value at thos point.

    Next gen? No clue at this point.

    But I like Sonys focus on games.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. Kuwabara

    Bravo John Buser! I’ve been saying the same thing for too long. The wii, nintendo have lost the plot, nothing like the glory days of nintendo. You gotta wait 4 years for a game like zelda to pop up. Besides mario again and again. Xbox 360, seriously anything other than shooter, gears and halo??, kinect, kiniect amd xbox live features, LOL, seriously what do you expect from Microsoft when all they care about is money! hell why bother investing in exclusives other than one month early call of duty when a game like halo can sell millions. What do you expect from microsoft when a douche like “DON MATTRICK” running the show.Lol who doesn’t just want to punch his face when he walks onto stage looking the way he does. He doesn’t know anything about real gaming. Sony is the only company that caters %100 to the core and casuals. How many quality exclusives does sony have to keep shipping out for people to realise that??!

    #38 3 years ago

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  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    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 […]

  • 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 […]