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‘We’re entering a big bad world where there are no rules’ – Sony

Friday, 24 August 2012 13:15 GMT By Dave Cook

Sony has revealed its approach to delivering a consistent level of quality over all of its formats, from PS3 and PS Vita to Android devices and tablets. PlayStation Europe head Jim Ryan has explained to MCV that the company is pushing its way out of the ‘walled garden’, and into a ‘big bad world where there are no rules’.

Giving gamers a set standard of experience they can depend upon, regardless of platform is a key focus, as is the ability for formats to share games, such as crossplay between PS3 and PS Vita.

“PS2 was not a connected device,” Ryan explained, “PSP was not really a proper connected device. PS3 is and PS Vita most definitely is. So we have the ability now to have devices talk to each other.”

Ryan also placed emphasis on Sony’s mobile strategy, “There are obviously lots of people, whether it is on a tablet or a smartphone, playing games. Sorts of people who a number of years ago were simply not doing that.”

“We see it a real opportunity to take that constituency and offer them a PlayStation experience, whether that is with an emulated virtual dual shock, or whether it is the use of PSN functionality, which will come in the future,” Ryan added.

“We think there is a great opportunity to offer consumers a place where they will be assured of a certain level of quality of android game,” Ryan continued, “presented with a gaming format that is similar to what they’ve experienced in the past.”

“This is new ground for us,” Ryan concluded “It didn’t seem it at the time but these walled gardens are actually nice, cosy places, and we are now going out into the big bad world where there are no rules. We are trying to set those rules.”

You can read the full interview at MCV.

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27 Comments

  1. locus2k1

    “It didn’t seem it at the time but these walled gardens are actually nice, cosy places, and we are now going out into the big bad world where there are no rules. We are trying to set those rules.”

    Rule #1 – Kill off Wipeout :(

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Dragon246

    All well and good, but they MUST focus on ps consoles ie. vita and ps3. They must not forget where their consumers lie and what made ps such a big brand. 1st party dev should only develop for ps consoles and PSM should be carried forward using indie and AAA games for 3rd party.
    Unless they want to stab long time PS Gamers in their back and risk losing their faith forever.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. OlderGamer

    Talk about saber rattling. Go team, Go Jim.

    Look talk is talk. You don’t win people back/over by telling them what your going to do. You succide by doing smart things.

    I am telling you Sony, you need to lower the Vita price asap. And the PS4 needs to be priced less then 350usd and should come with a pack in if it is that high.

    Price, it is the most important part of selling games(hardware and software).

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Christopher Jack

    @3, No point in lowering price of Vita until the manufacturing process has cheapened & they can resupply them without taking huge losses. The price point isn’t actually bad for what it offers, remembering the 3DS launched at a similar price offering hardware similar to the iPhone 3GS- you can pick up $50 unlocked mobile phones these days that trump the 3DS in power.

    Nintendo survived that price period on brand power alone- Sony don’t have the same following that they used to & with the rise of tablets & mobile phones, they’re of course going to be hit the hardest. Sony’s best option is to release a new model asap- with fucking built in memory! Early sales will really decide whether the console will survive or not & right now- If I were Sony, I wouldn’t be very confident.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. OlderGamer

    I know CJ. But Sony put too much tech in the Vita and thus can’t lower the price to a point where the average gamer would think about picking one up. One of those things where maybe they can’t aford to lower the price, but I agrue they can’t afford not to. There is only so long they can wait before it is too late.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Christopher Jack

    @5, I agree with you, but they really can’t afford to do that until they have a new model they can release & that takes time to engineer & pass QA tests, etc.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Dragon246

    @4
    Vita is definitely priced right, but sale of a product depends upon if a consumer thinks the product is worth the money. Vita suffers as alternative like 3ds, although far inferior in hardware, exists at a cheaper rate. Also Sony has always sold their new consoles at a loss in order to gain the critical mass quickly. I don’t understand why they backtracked on such a successful formula. Initial losses leads to long term gain. Vita is the best handheld ever in terms of hardware and I hope it picks up steam soon , if not for anything else just to see the red faces of “analysts” who predicted vitas doom prematurely!

    #7 3 years ago
  8. DrDamn

    @5
    I don’t think they put in too much tech, it’s part of what makes the device what it is. What may work for them is the prevalence of mobile phone tech in the machine which may come down in cost to them a lot quicker than any dedicated or bespoke stuff would have. I don’t think they can rely on software to push sales this Christmas. Price point needs to be lower to get into present territory. If they need to then take the hit.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Erthazus

    PS Vita needs kiler apps ASAP. Young boys and girls are satisfied with 3DS or touch devices.

    Ps Vita dissapoint everybody with it’s software lineup.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. DrDamn

    @9
    “Young boys and girls are satisfied with 3DS”

    Now you’ve done it. :)

    #10 3 years ago
  11. lexph3re

    Speak for yourself Erth. I’m quite pleased with the software the device has. I just don’t think parents are willing to put a 300 dollar piece of tech into a child/teenager’s hands like they are with a cheaper device that TO a parent does the same thing as the 300 dollar one.

    It’s like with clothes, you aren’t always going to buy the $100 pair of jeans over the $20 jeans. Even if the $100 dollar ones have a vibrating crouch apparatus

    #11 3 years ago
  12. DrDamn

    @11
    “Even if the $100 dollar ones have a vibrating crouch apparatus”

    link pls

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Dragon246

    @11
    Day one buy for me!

    #13 3 years ago
  14. DSB

    I was hoping the walled garden would be an analogy for opening the platform up, but it sounds to me like they just want to make even more walled gardens, on even more platforms.

    Kinda disappointing. First platform to open up gets my money.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. ManuOtaku

    I think, and is my humble opinion, that we can discuss that theres a lot of factors like price of the memory cards and the device, the majority of tittles that had been release so far are found on the ps3, therefore it could be some overlap and therefore competition between both sony devices, that theres not enough vita only tittles like gravity rush, and the focus of the vita on bringing the console experience to a handheld device etc, for the situation the vita is right now.

    But As much as those things might have a certain impact on the vita performance so far, which can be debated of course, i think they are also external factors that did made a long lasting impression in the consumers eyes that do not have anything to do with hardware and games, and that it might be overlooked by some, is that sony did not so right moves against consumers with the Other OS situation, the PSP games issue in the vita, and all the PSN outbreak situation, and the posibility that those things combine, put some concerns on a lot of consumers that could have interpreted those actions and situation (PSN Outbreack), like sony doesnt put much focus on their customers and/or their rights as owners, therefore in my eyes, this also might had some impact, not in short term, but in medium and long term, and we maybe are seeing this at this moment with the vita performance, although i grant i can be wrong.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Gadzooks!

    The whole ‘value for money’ and ‘the price reflects the tech’ argument for Vita is completely missing the most important point that OG correctly pointed out:

    Vita is overpriced FOR THE MARKET because it does indeed have too much tech in it.

    Value is irrelevant. Quality is irrelevant. Games are irrelevant. ALL these things are dependant on the number of units in the publics hands, and the public just wont bite at current prices.

    It took a hardware redesign, removing a whole raft of hardware and features, for PS3 to come off the critical list. What can be removed from PSV to get it to an acceptable price point?

    Sony are incapable of learning. Same tech mistakes over and over.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. DrDamn

    @16
    A value version of the PSV? Redesign using less expensive materials core materials, cheaper screen (they did this with PSP). I think the point I made above about more use of more standard tech (particularly mobile tech) in the machine will help reduce costs over time quicker than all the bespoke tech in the PS3. Price point needs to be <£150 for a wi-fi unit including some sort of memory – built in or 4Gb card, and a pre-installed game. Something like Wipeout & Frobisher Says would be good value to cost to Sony.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Da Man

    Lots of pretentious hot air and bs in there, as always.

    What amazes me about Sony execs is that for some weirdo reason they’re incapable of making even generic PR statements without any of that.. It would be all good if they just hyped their products or used hyperboles, but nope, they have to make some pompous, unnecessary, passionate remark about the world, Mario, love and society, all interconnecting inside the emotion engine.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Christopher Jack

    The PSV used the right amount of tech, it’s only been since the HTC One X & S that they’ve about matched the PSV & they’re $500+ devices. The problem isn’t it’s value, it’s the lack of consumer interest. They need something like GTA for us Westerners & Monster Hunter for the Japanese to get the core interested. They really do need a new model asap, that’s all I can really say.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. OlderGamer

    Value is a perception CJ. What is great value to you may not be to someone else. It is one of those proof in the pudding things. The reason the public has little interest is because it costs too much. It isn’t because they don’t want dedicated handheld games, 3DS is selling strong.

    In an off the rack world, Sony continues to push specelizied hardware. It just sin’t going to work for them. the reason I say too much tech isn’t because it isn’t awesome. But because it drives up manufacturing costs. They are getting rolled by a less featured system(3DS) because the 3DS is less expensive. That is my proof in the pudding.

    If Sony(or MS) go into next gen with expensive out of reach hardware, both will spin their tires. Current software/hardware will out sell next gen till those prices come down.

    Price, it is most important benchmark in hardware sales.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. DrDamn

    @20
    It just has to be entry price to get going properly too. People often don’t see beyond that in terms of extra peripheral costs. Would be interesting to see what percentage of 360′s sold were arcade units.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Christopher Jack

    @OG, I was using the literal definition. Of course everybody has their own perspective but I was talking purely price for the hardware.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. OlderGamer

    Good point Doc. I know Manu keeps pointing out the price of Vita cards being too high. But he seems to be about the only one. Like you said, most folks get hung up on the initial price of the hardware.

    Interestingly, I bought an Arcade unit at xb360 launch. Not because I wanted one, but because they were sold out of the 2HDD ones. So I went Arcade, then added the HDD.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Dragon246

    Again, I don’t think its priced wrongly, but cheaper competitors deeply undercut its sales. Also contrary to what some people say, I don’t think new IPs are going to cut it. It requires established brand like MH, GTA, FF etc. for sales, like CJ pointed out.
    At previous years E3, people were like “vita rocks, priced well” . But 3ds price cut changed minds.
    I hope TGS brings some good news.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. DrDamn

    @24
    It’s not to do with competitor prices, it’s to do with what the mass market are willing to pay for a handheld. Current price is fine for people who really want one, tech geeks and big fans, but the mass market to get good penetration needs a lower price.

    @23
    I had an Arcade unit to start with too – for the very same reasons. Shop had none with built in HDD but just got some arcade units and some separate HDDs. It was just after launch.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Dragon246

    @25
    Lower prices are always good. Let me correct what i said, its priced correctly from manufacturing point of view, but unless they go back to their policy of selling hardware at a loss early, vita will sell meagrely .

    #26 3 years ago
  27. SuperJollyGreenGiant

    Jim Ryan is a jovial bean counter. He was the cheif accountant before his current position, that tells you all you need to know

    #27 3 years ago

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    Warner Bros. has announced free-to-play mobile titles spanning its DC Comics, Mortal Kombat and Game of Thrones properties. The following five new games under development are: Mortal Kombat X from NetherRealm Studios: The game blends fighting and card collection with cinematic gameplay and Fatalities. Play as both classic and fighters, and if you own the […]

  • Win! Beta access to new MMORPG Skyforge and DLC worth $70

    We have ten Wrath of the Gods Founders Packs to giveaway for new RPG Skyforge, worth over $70. All you need to do to win a Wrath of the Gods pack is enter your details in the form below and we’ll pick 10 winners at random on Thursday, March 5, after 3pm GMT. Skyforge is […]

  • PC gaming expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018

    PC gaming is alive and well. In fact, it’s expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018. According to game-business group Open Gaming Alliance, the PC gaming industry is expected to grow beyond its current $26 billion worth and to a massive $35 billion by the year 2018. The information is based on data collected […]

  • Advanced Warfare: new patch adds new weapon, Master Prestige ranks, more

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has received a new patch that gives season pass holders early access to a new weapon and everyone else a myriad of fixes and additions. The patch went live today on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, without any official notes. CharlieIntel reports that among the new additions is the new […]

  • Destiny’s end game and raids explained

    Destiny’s end game can be a bit obtuse to those not used to MMO games. Fear not, we’ve got a few quick tips on how to crack it. Arekkz Gaming has a video for new players of Destiny or those who are looking to brush up on their knowledge of the game. Today’s theme is […]

  • Capcom adds local co-op to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on PC

    Following fan outrage over lack of local co-op support for the PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Capcom has now added it. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 now officially supports split-screen local co-op in both campaign and raid mode. The update is currently in beta on Steam, but anyone can opt-in to try it. Capcom […]

  • New Destiny glitch spawns infinite Thralls on Earth

    Destiny’s latest glitch spawns infinite Thralls to help fuel your bounty hunting and loot lust. The glitch is simple to replicate. You’ll need to start The Dark Within mission on Earth, on any difficulty. Then follow the steps in the video below (Via DualShockers) to get to an area out of the map. You’ll then […]

  • Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is here with new game mode, netcode improvements and more

    DICE has released the Winter Patch for Battlefield 4. The patch brings an eSports focus with new game mode Squad Obliteration and plenty more. Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is now live on all platforms. It’s just over 400MB on PC and 1.34GB on consoles. The patch adds new game mode Squad Obliteration and more customisation […]

  • HTC hopes to see Half-Life on VR headset Vive

    Vive manufacturer HTC said that it hopes to see Valve games, including Half-Life, on the virtual reality headset. Speaking to the BBC, HTC chairwoman Cher Wang said that Valve is keen on having its games available on the VR headset. “I think Valve’s best game is Dota, right, and Portal and [Team Fortress] and I […]

  • Make money easily in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

    If you’re looking to buy a fell set of armour for your character in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate but keep falling short on Zenny, this video will show you an easy way to make lots of it. Arekkz Gaming has a very handy tip for all Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate players: how to make Zenny […]

  • This is how you claim free Xbox One games from your Xbox 360

    Microsoft is giving everyone the ability to claim their free Xbox One Games with Gold titles from their Xbox 360 console, even without owning an Xbox One. If you don’t yet own an Xbox One and want to make sure you don’t miss out on all those free Games with Gold games, you’ll be pleased […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for March 3: Heroic and Nightfall detailed

    Bungie has reset the weekly cap of Crucible and Vanguard marks and added new Heroic and Nightfall strikes, now with burn. From now until next Tuesday, the weekly Heroic strike will be The Devil’s Lair with Heroic and Lightswitch modifiers. As for the Nightfall, you’ll be fighting Sepiks Prime with the help of Arc burn. […]

  • Few Mass Effect FemShep cosplays are as elaborate as this one

    The internet is full of Female Commander Shepard cosplay from Mass Effect, but very few are as terrific as this one. Visual artist Freya Willia has spent over two years painstakingly creating the perfect suit of armour and the best weapons to make her cosplay of Female Shepard as authentic as possible, Omni tool and […]

  • Deals with Gold: Assassin’s Creed Unity, Red Dead Redemption and more discounted

    This week’s Deals with Gold titles for Xbox Live subscribers is a good mix of modern games and old favourites. The list of discounted games through this week’s Deals with Gold is live with discounts on Assassin’s Creed Unity, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, and more. The deals are live now […]

  • Destiny guide: how to maximise your Grimoire Points

    Destiny players regularly compare the size of their Grimoire Points. Learn how to make yours the biggest. Destiny guide: how to earn Grimoire Points In Destiny, earning most Grimoire cards is just a matter of playing the game, maybe a little more attentively than usual. You’ll either need to complete a certain number of actions […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will let you play as a baddie

    Shovel Knight owners will benefit from the generosity of Kickstarter backers quite soon. Because Shovel Knight was overfunded during its Kickstarter campaign, developer Yacht Club Games committed to releasing free content updates. The first of these, Plague of Shadows, has now been detailed. The expansion stars baddy Plague Knight, who turns on his former allies, […]

  • GTA controversies, from Hot Coffee to PR manipulation

    GTA has a long history of controversy. The latest Did You Know Gaming tells the full stories behind the sensational headlines. Grand Theft Auto is such a byword for controversy that it’s easy to forget the full context of what actually happened to bring mainstream press, politicians and interest group awareness to the Rockstar series. […]

  • Infamous 2 one of five new PlayStation Now additions for March

    PlayStation Now will expand to the tune of five new games this month. The March PS Now additions are Infamous 2, Twisted Metal, R-Type Dimensions, Alone in the Dark: Inferno and Operation Flashpoint: Red River. PS Now will set you back $20 per month or $45 for a three month subscription. It offers all you […]

  • Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster gets PS4 release date

    Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster hits PS4 in May. The PS4 release date for Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster is May 12 in North America and May 15 in Europe. Gematsu reports a special pre-order bonus calendar with art by Yoshitaka Amano is available through the Square Enix Store and participating retailers. In Europe, pre-ordering […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare getting 15 new Prestige levels

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can now aspire to the ranks of Grand Master Prestige. Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games will add 15 more Prestige levels to the latest Call of Duty, giving players at max XP a chance to grow even further. According to the Sledgehammer Games blog, when you enter Master level […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End recreated in Minecraft

    Destiny’s toughest challenge gets even nastier if you throw Creepers into the mix. The ultimate Destiny challenge – for now – is the Crota’s End raid. Taking place in an alternate dimension accessed through the Hellmouth on the Moon, the Raid takes Guardians through a pit of darkness to the resting place of Crota himself. […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D trailer introduces the Heir to the Monado

    Xenoblade Chronicles 3D protagonist Shulk is the Heir to the Monado, his distinctive red sword. Let this trailer fill you in on what that means. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D releases for New 3DS on April 2 in Europe and April 10 in North America. As well as all the content of the Wii original, it has […]

  • The Elder Scrolls: Total War mod covers Morrowind, Oblivion and more

    The Elder Scrolls: Total War is a terrific mod allowing you get get intimately involved with the history of Bethesda’s detailed fantasy universe. The first release of The Elder Scrolls: Total War dropped on the weekend, giving players their first chance to try out LoRdNazgu1‘s creation. This version runs from 3E 427 to 4E 45, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 out now on Steam

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is out now. Yes, we’re surprised too. You can grab Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 on Steam for $8. Developer Scott Cawthon really doesn’t mess about; the game was only announced in early January. Here’s the blurb: Thirty years after Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza closed it’s doors, the events that took […]

  • EVE Online heister makes off with $13,000 worth of goods

    EVE Online is a hotbed of villainy, espionage and backstabbing, but one intrepid corporate thief has made waves even in this setting. The thing about EVE Online is that it’s a true sandbox: the game’s rules are very loose, and allow players to make careers out of theft, piracy, assassination and espionage in addition to […]

  • Marth Amiibo getting a stock refresh in North America

    Nintendo of America has announced a fresh supply of the difficult to find Marth Amiibo. The Marth Amiibo will be back in stock in the US in late April, the platform holder said on Twitter today. Planning to pick up Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and don’t have a Marth amiibo? More are headed to stores in […]

  • Skyrim beta update upgrades creation kit file size

    Skyrim has been granted a new beta update – more than three years after launch! – to improve the experience for modders and those who use them. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released in November 2011. I think that’s worth noting before we discuss the beta update that dropped today, even as Bethesda is working […]

  • Paradox’s next epic RPG is, uh, Knights of Pen & Paper 2

    Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is very serious business so please enjoy this very serious trailer. “Return to the dicey world of Knights of Pen & Paper for a new turn-based adventure, where players get to take on the role of players, and also of the game’s encounter-designing, rules-laywering GM in a fully customizable […]

  • Amplitude looks amazing in new gameplay trailer, has a team multiplayer mode

    Amplitude may have been delayed but we still get something this March: a fine new gameplay trailer. Amplitude is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 sometime in northern summer. It’s a reprisal of Harmonix’s classic rhythm action game, a forerunner to its later efforts with Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and was crowdfunded. Update: Turns […]

  • DayZ creator’s “crazy”, “esoteric” next game developed with Improbable

    DayZ creator Dean “Rocket” Hall has dropped the first vague details of his new game project. “I do not want to make safe games. I do not want to make games the way we have been making them. What if the most experienced video game staff in the world collaborated on the most esoteric and […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will support AMD’s Mantle

    AMD has confirmed what most Battlefield fans thought. Battlefield Hardline will indeed support Mantle. Battlefield Hardline will support Mantle, AMD has confirmed. Some players weren’t sure whether the retail version of the game will support AMD’s API, due to its absence from the recent PC beta. AMD did not say whether the feature will be […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 GDC 2015 sizzle reel shows what the tech can do

    Unreal Engine 4 is a pretty versatile bit of tech, as this new sizzle reel shows. As one of the more ubiquitous engines, Unreal will be on show at GDC this week. Developer Epic produced the following sizzle reel to quickly demonstrate what it can do – cutting edge graphics (there are very few games […]

  • Survarium’s latest patch removes limit on battle ammo, rebalances experience gain

    The latest Survarium patch has readjusted the value of experience and reputation points gained and removed the limit to the maximum amount of ammo you can use in combat. Survarium developer Vostok Games has released patch 0.27a to the public, having recently finished testing it. The patch is a major one and covers changes to […]

  • The Hunt Begins in new Bloodborne TV spot

    Bloodborne is so close you can almost smell its coppery tang on the wind – and also you can watch commercials for it. Bloodborne arrives on PS4 at the end of this month (March 24 North America, March 25 Europe, March 27 UK) so excitement is starting to build. Sony isn’t helping keep us calm […]

  • World of Warcraft: you’ll soon be able to buy game time with gold

    Blizzard will soon allow World of Warcraft players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard has announced a new system that will launch soon for World of Warcraft. The system is called WoW Token. Using this system, players will be able to buy game time using in-game gold. Here’s how it […]

  • 3D Realms’ Bombshell returns with the first gameplay trailer

    Remember 3D Realms’ Bombshell? The isometric ARPG that was announced last year? Well, it’s back, and we get to see gameplay footage. The game stars Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, a bomb technician turned mercenary with a mechanical arm. She will embark on a quest to rescue the president and save Earth, all while shooting aliens. The […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 is now free for everyone to use

    Epic Games has made Unreal Engine 4 available for anyone to download and use, for free. Unreal Engine 4 is now free. Anyone can download it and start using it, the developer announced today in a blog post. The download features the the full set of tools used by Epic, and includes 100% of the […]

  • Call of Duty European Championship winner announced

    The winner of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship has been announced. This past weekend, 28 teams representing UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, the rest of Europe and Middle East attended the final of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship. UK team Epsilon eSports was crowned […]

  • GOG brings back Insomnia sale with discounts up to 90% off

    GOG.com is bringing back its Insomnia sale event with even more games. GOG’s Insomnia sale is back with double the amount of games. This year, there will be two sets of games available at once. The sets are seasoned classics and fresh new titles. Each set will feature games with discounts up to 90% off, […]

  • 2K is shutting down NBA 2K14 online servers, won’t affect career save files

    2K will be shutting down the servers for NBA 2K14 this month. The publisher revealed yesterday that online servers for NBA 2K14 will be turned offline on March 31. “You will no longer be able to play ranked games/online association,” reads the announcement. NBA 2K14 relied on online servers to store save files for MyCareer […]

  • One Dead or Alive tournament organiser is proposing ban of “over-sexualised” costumes

    A Dead or Alive tournament organiser has suggested a soft ban on some of the game’s “over-sexualised” costumes, and not everyone is happy. Tournament organiser “The HuBBs” took to the FreeStepDodge forums to suggest a list of rules that other offline tournaments can follow. The list goes over stages, characters, moves, which is certainly in […]