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Cloud nine: Sony buys Gaikai for $380 million

Monday, 2 July 2012 08:15 GMT By Patrick Garratt

It’s been confirmed that Sony has bought Gaikai, David Perry’s cloud gaming service, for $380 million.

Gaikai – the silver lining

Gaikai is a cloud-gaming service founded by David Perry, Andrew Gault, Rui Pereira in 2008.

Distincly different from competitor OnLive in that it runs in a browser with no need for a download.

Has forged partnerships with EA, Ubisoft, Eurogamer, BestBuy and many more.

Wikipedia. Official site.

As a result of the deal, Sony’s users will be able “to instantly enjoy a broad array of content ranging from immersive core games with rich graphics to casual content anytime, anywhere on a variety of internet-connected devices,” said SCE boss Andrew House.

Said Gaikai founder David Perry: “Sony has built an incredible brand with PlayStation and has earned the respect of countless millions of gamers worldwide.

“We’re honored to be able to help Sony rapidly harness the power of the interactive cloud and to continue to grow their ecosystem, to empower developers with new capabilities, to dramatically improve the reach of exciting content and to bring breathtaking new experiences to users worldwide.”

The buy will be seen as a key indicator of how the console market will develop in the next generation. Both PlayStation 4 and the next Xbox are expected to release in 2013.

You heard it here first

The move has been heavily rumoured over the past months. News that Sony was close to a cloud acquisition was broken by VG247 before E3.

Perry backed away from the talk, but confirmed Gaikai and Sony had been in negotiations.

CNN Money reported in late June that Gaikai was actively seeking a buyer, and was aiming at a $500 million deal.

Gaikai’s profile has accelerated to the top-flight in recent weeks, with the firm’s system being shown running in Chrome at Google I/O 2012.

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37 Comments

  1. Joe Musashi

    Shit just got real.

    JM

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Lacobus

    Cloud gaming is so exciting for the future. For someone who can barely replace components in his PC never mind building them from scratch, being able to play amazing games on my laptop or whatever is a great prospect.

    Though saying that, the idea of being able to play AAA console games on my Vita istead of nerfed versions is also exciting, and what I bought it for.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Dannybuoy

    So the PS4 will be less powerful than the wii, cost £99 but will play bleeding edge games. Joking obviously but that would sell like hot pastries. Exciting times ahead for sure

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Lacobus

    Also I hope this cloud gaming doesn’t go crazy on prices. A flat subscription fee (maybe with layers depending on how much you play) would be best for me. Sorta like netflix. Having to fork out $60 a pop for a game that you’ll never own seems ridiculous to me.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. G1GAHURTZ

    Ooo… Finally.

    How nice.

    …Oh wait. I just realised that I actually own a PS3.

    Where’s my Gaikai account? Might as well give it a try…

    #5 3 years ago
  6. kingofscotland

    ust have been hard not to bite back Pat at the amount of abuse in threads and comments about the lack of an E3 showing as predicted, obviously the deal wasn’t done yet and they didn’t want to shout about it before the ink dryed.

    At least Sony is learning;

    LA Noire *cough*
    Agent *cough*

    #6 3 years ago
  7. mojo

    this could be a game changer..

    but what happens to the samsung deal theyve announced just recently?

    #7 3 years ago
  8. G1GAHURTZ

    @6:

    Yeah, but the original story did explicitly say E3 announcement, and there blatantly was none.

    It’s kind of like Pachter, oh so wrongly, harping on about an imminent Wii HD for two years, then saying “I told you so!” when the WiiU is announced…

    #8 3 years ago
  9. kingofscotland

    I’m sure the Samsung deal still stands because that means more connected devices = greater income.

    Infact the Samsung Deal probably sealed the deal with Sony starting to pull away from the TV business this ensures that Gaikai still gets into many millions of living rooms.

    But more excited to see how the use it for the PlayStation Brand

    #9 3 years ago
  10. mojo

    WiiU != WiiHD

    so hes still wrong

    #10 3 years ago
  11. kingofscotland

    @8 Hardly a fair comparison – there was probably a plan to announce but never finalised deal in time – and E3 was less than a month ago so you’re Patcher ref is just as stupid as anyone who listens or believes anything Patcher says

    #11 3 years ago
  12. rrw

    @KazHiraiCEO: We bought Gaikai because gamers have kept asking for Cloud on their PS3 since E3 2005. Only just realised they meant a FFVII HD remake

    lol

    #12 3 years ago
  13. mojo

    12: looool!

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Patrick Garratt

    Ja. The E3 thing was annoying. I was told it was done and they were going to announce it in the press conference. Whatever. I’ll take “close” to “second” ;)

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Kaufer

    This is huge! I seriously have goose bumps.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    Yeah, waste more money on something that you will never use.

    Maybe you can play Crysis on the PS Vita. LOL

    I don’t see a reason for that, except for maybe adding SOE library to that system and play it on the PS3 for example (Not happening).

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Colin Gallacher

    I was wondering when this would happen. Brilliant news.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Ireland Michael

    Have fun with the whole cloud gaming thing for a week or so. The unavoidable input lag and constant blurriness of the graphics (even with the fastest connection) gets tiresome pretty fast.

    There’s no guarantee we’ll see this on any current hardware, but Onlive works even on my smartphone, so I can’t see any reason this couldn’t be released on the Vita.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. kingofscotland

    If it was a ‘partnership’ I’d see this service being used for instant demos and PS2 games streaming for Vita & PS3 game streaming for PS4 (combating backward compatibility) but you don’t pay $380 million for ‘nice to have’ features.

    They must be planning to really push it

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Erthazus

    I remember playing Mass Effect 2 and Dead Space 2 on GAIKAI and gosh what a piece of shit experience that was.

    I guess you can’t make a much worse experience than on GAIKAI i guess. I thought that 720p and crappy graphics on consoles were aleady bad, but this is a new level of stupidity. Server Lags, blurry images, latency issues and 20-25 FPS. Console gamers are going to be happy, but thank god for my GTX 580 and good PC overall that can provide smooth visuals without any lags with 2560×1660 resolution, AA, 50-100 frames per second and Direct X11.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. drewbles82

    this doesnt interest me yet. Maybe in ten years time when lag is something the new generation have never heard of. But till then its useless, ISPs in this country, most have some sort of limit, most homes now have more than one person online at the same time esp cuz of wifi phones.
    We have a 30mb connection and with my Dad downloading, Mum playing facebook games, sisters listening to music, and me on xbox, I still sometimes cant get even online.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Ireland Michael

    @21 You’re never going to be able to eliminate lag completely, unless you can find a way to defy the laws of science.

    Faster connection will not create less lag either.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. daytripper

    Hmmm I’ll wait and see what they do with it before being positive or negative

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Christopher Jack

    I’ll reserve judgement of this acquisition until Sony reveals their plans. So much potential here, it looks like we’re going to see PlayStation Cloud on Samsung & LG TVs, wonder if this will mean actual PlayStation games playable right through the TV. There’s also more obvious things like PS2 BC, PS3 demos, perhaps even full PS3 games able to be streamed that we’re all ecstatic to hear of.

    I personally would enjoy the benefits of say buying a game through retail & having the choice of running through the disk, connecting it to an account & installing it to the console or running it through the cloud if say I went to a mates place. Fact is, Gaikai as it is doesn’t even work in Aus yet so its got a long way to go but is the inevitable future, I remember people hating the concept of YouTube, they’d rather download a trailer at the time.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. drewbles82

    I hate things going digital. Would always prefer to own a copy. The world is changing everyday, whose to say a company hosting all your games you’ve bought on cloud, doesn’t get hacked and you loose everything, or hell even an EMP.
    I know I could loose everything at home in a fire, flood etc but if I’m insured then. What if one of these storms on the East coast took out the power for one of these cloud companies.
    I hope there will always be a market for physical software.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Moonwalker1982

    It could mean that the service will be built into the PS4, it could also mean there won’t be a PS4 at all, right?

    #26 3 years ago
  27. OlderGamer

    I think a lot of us knew this was going to happen. Not the specifics between Sony and Giakia so much, but the general sense that console platforms were going to cloud at some point.

    If Sony can hit the right price points, and offer a solid line up and service…they could run away with next gen.

    Should be exciting.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. ejams

    The first thing that popped in to my head was the remote play for Vita not being able to play any games right now. With this deal, maybe that’ll push things along. PS2 backwards compatibility would be really great too. I hope they merge this in with Playstation Plus or something, that would be a solid move to get more people on board. And I wouldn’t have to pay for another subscription :).

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Ireland Michael

    Why the hell would Sony spend $380 million just for a remote play feature when hackers in their bedrooms have already figured out how to do it themselves? All they’d have to do is reverse-engineer the hacks, or get one of the hackers to do it for them.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Sadismek

    @29 I also think this was the worst way you could waste $380 millions. I think they’ll regret it in the future, unless they find miraculous new uses for Gaikai, worth the price they’ll most likely ask to use this.

    I remember seeing Red Dead Redemption being played on a hacked Vita. Sony could have made this so easier, instead of buying Gaikai… :(

    #30 3 years ago
  31. DSB

    I don’t think 400 million is a bad price, considering the potential. This can be used on most platforms, not just the PS3.

    Within 5 years, and probably even now, you could be able to order a game through your TV using a service like this.

    Sony fell way behind going into this generation because they weren’t ambitious enough when it came to online and services, and personally I don’t see any point in buying a Sony TV or Blu-Ray player when I can have a Samsung. This might be the edge they need.

    I think this could turn out to be a really smart move.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Kabby

    Play a game on real a PlayStation. Save is saved to the cloud. Power off PlayStation.

    Pull out your Vita/Android Phone/Browser. Log into your PlayStation app. Resume the same game with the cloud save using Gaikai technology. Get bored; turn it off.

    Power on PlayStation. Resume game from your cloud save.

    It’s PlayStation gaming everywhere. Your PC can be a heap of shit. Your mobile can suck at 3D. People might actually buy a Vita, mainly because it has real controls. It can work on iOS, SmartTv’s, anything.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. Ireland Michael

    @30 If they made it fully remote play capable then people would have far less incentive to buy all the Vitafied rehashed of old and new games.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. DSB

    @32 Exactly.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. Sadismek

    @32 Sounds awesome if they’ll be able to actually do it.

    @33 That’s true. I just hope Sony will think out of the box, and think about the fragile future of Vita. If they would make it fully remote play capable, they’d sell Vita like hot cakes, and would push forward the sales of PS3/PS4 too.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. DrDamn

    @29
    I think Vita remote play is a side issue. However there is some merit as hackers in their bedroom worked out how to do it – but it was bad, plus they were just enabling a feature rather than writing it themselves. The tech behind Gaikai could be used to make it work better, with less perceptible lag.

    @33
    True – but they would be paying nice subscription fees instead. A steady and more predictable income stream.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. blackdreamhunk

    smart move by Sony my hats goes out to them really smart move

    #37 3 years ago

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  • 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 […]