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Square President Yoichi Wada resigns following financial revision

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 09:43 GMT By Dave Cook

Square-Enix president Yoichi Wada has resigned from his post following the company’s revised financial forecast, published earlier today. Representative director Yosuke Matsuda is expected to be elected into the role following the company’s next meeting in June this year.

Wada’s resignation was posted as part of the Square-Enix financial revision document. You can read it in full here and play catch up on the company’s grim financial revision here.

The report states, “Square-Enix Holding Co Ltd. (the “Company”) expects that the Company’s
representative directors will change. Such change is subject to a resolution by its 33rd annual
general meeting of shareholders to be held in late June, 2013, and a resolution by its board of
directors meeting to be held after the said meeting of shareholders.”

The document adds that the decision of the June election will be made public around “late June, 2013″.

What do you make of the above.

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25 Comments

  1. OmegaSlayer

    Gone is the man who killed Squaresoft.
    A glass of champagne for all the gamers.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Greek God

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Now back to glory SE

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Dave Cook

    @2 how do you know this will change anything?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Greek God

    Because Wada made a lot of stupid decisions this gen.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Blue Oni

    Good riddance.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Lengendaryboss

    You guys really think a depature of man can get Square Enix “back to glory”?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. atlans89

    There is 2 left to be rid off.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Fin

    @6

    If there’s one thing the internet teaches us, it’s that one person is always responsible for an entire company’s problems.
    Get rid of that person -> company returns to being the best evaaaaaaar.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Gnosis

    @8: This. Because it’s so much easier.

    I’m gonna wait and see. It’s hard to imagine that SE now wondrously starts making incredible games. Rather expect them to keep on going the same way they do now.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. G1GAHURTZ

    My old boss has gone…

    Poor old Wada san.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Clupula

    Well, this can potentially be great news. This man made bad decision after bad decision and pretty much tarnished the name of Squeenix, who were probably one of my absolute favorite publishers during the Sakaguchi days. I am glad to see him go. I just hope his replacement is not worse.

    Personally, I would have liked to see someone creative, like Nomura, in charge again, but whatever. This is a good first step.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Francis O

    @11 we can only dream of a man like Nomura stepping into Square Enix’s CEO position. It makes too much sense, so I doubt it would happen. There just going to find a guy who can expand cell phone games more.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. salarta

    A month ago, this would have meant something.

    Now, it’s a case of winning the battle but losing the war. It doesn’t matter who’s running Squeenix, the company’s IPs will get treated worse and worse. The only thing that will change is that now Squeenix knows all it takes is marketing out the ass and spinning a game the right way to get people to buy it no matter how the IP is treated in the actual product.

    They may as well keep him on board at this point. He can’t make things any worse than consumers have shown they want the industry to be. But then, maybe the next person will focus on tearing every IP to shreds, since that’s what the people want. Hopefully we at least get boobs to ogle out of it. No sense doing it half-assed.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. OlderGamer

    The games market changed. Sure wada wasn’t great. But I think it was more that the west became more important and the east couldn’t roll with the changes and keep pace. This isn’t just a SQE problem, it is common JPN problem. My guess is many other people would have done the same type of job Wada did given the same position..

    I think they should lower their aim, stop trying to compete with big budget western games. Aim for the 40usd target, NO DLC(that is important). And also I think SQE should focus more efforts on JPN.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. OmegaSlayer

    For me SquareEnix literally lost his face with the consumers with FinalFantasyXIII going multi and with few support on PS3.
    Many fans started to think the game would have been gimped, delayed and so on (and so it was since Square is still using assets in new games).
    Then they lost their face with Versus, they had the chance to remake VII and put out a KingdomHearts3 and they didn’t.
    The Core studio of Squaresoft has released only 2 games in 7 years for the PS3, the brand they supported more in the last 15 years.
    The console where the majority of their fanbase is.
    That’s how you shoot yourself in the foot.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. salarta

    @15: I don’t think going multiplatform hurt the series or the company, I think the lower qualities of work caused it. Squeenix hadn’t learned the lessons they needed to learn from The Spirits Within: don’t rely primarily on the graphics to sell it, and don’t slap names onto things where they don’t belong. Increasingly over the past decade, Squeenix has been generating ideas for brand new IPs, then forcing those ideas on existing IPs and their characters. It happened with every single product where Toriyama was a director or writer, and lately it’s been cascading over to Eidos too.

    Squeenix also has developed a bad habit of openly lying, making excuses and ignoring criticism unless doing so could ruin the company. Again, mostly projects where Toriyama is involved. The clothes-ripping-off mechanic was for “realism” and not for sex appeal in a game full of sexual innuendo, fetish costumes and a shower scene on the verge of softcore porn. Dungeons “had” to be linear to serve the story, and HD towns “couldn’t” be done on current consoles due to “difficulty.” While Toriyama is the common thread on each actual project, such behavior was ultimately Wada’s fault for allowing a corporate atmosphere where it was not only acceptable but seemingly encouraged.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Clupula

    @15 – Completely agree. Wada had a weird hard-on for the 360 at the beginning of this gen and it did nothing but create bad faith among their fanbase.

    @16 – Yeah, because Parasite Eve titles never had shower scenes before. Gimme a break. You’re being ridiculous with your weird Aya fetish. You’re like this guy: http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-internet-finally-reaches-its-apex-as-man-marry,94206/

    They’re not real women. Stop complaining about Toriyama besmirching your girlfriend. Personally, I wish the Third Birthday had been on PS3, because I would have bought it day one.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Lengendaryboss

    @8/9 Good to know. But i personally like some games Square Enix put out like Sleeping Dogs and Tomb Raider (Even though i not a fan of Tomb Raider).

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Clupula

    @12 – Christ, what is going on here?!? You and I are actually in complete agreement about something! I suspect the end is quite near for the world.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. salarta

    @17: My only answer to you is that a naked body is interpreted differently when you’re sitting in an art class to draw from a model, compared to when you’re sitting in front of a computer looking at a pornographic website.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Clupula

    @20 – Which means nothing. Every Parasite Eve title has had a shower sequence and I don’t recall Aya taking a dildo or another person into the shower with her in the Youtube videos I’ve seen of it, so for you to call it pornographic says more about you than it does about the game.

    Before you click “POST COMMENT,” maybe you should take the time to read your posts and see how much like a jealous boyfriend you sound. Like Toriyama made your sweet, innocent Aya impure and now the wedding is off. And now you hate him because he’s the worstest man ever.

    You are part of the reason why games cannot mature, to be quite honest. Because a scene that would not have been out of place in a mainstream movie or a pay-cable drama show is somehow softcore pornography to you. We can’t ever get past the “Oh no, sideboob is EVIL!!!!” until people like you learn that your own personal hang-ups are the problem.

    Is Mass Effect pornography? You see more of Liara than you do Aya. And there’s even girl-on-girl kissing! Is Heavy Rain pornography? I can guarantee you that you see more in Ethan and Madison’s individual shower scenes than anything in the Third Birthday. Is that porn? Grow up! Seriously!

    #21 2 years ago
  22. salarta

    @21: Your suggestion is that a cinematic that heavily emphasizes a woman’s curves, including a close-up of her cleavage and a below side view of her underboob and buttocks (while she visibly rubs her hands over her breasts), combined with several grunts and moans that all culminate in a fogged view of her naked body as she suggestively leans into a glass door, does not come to the very border of softcore porn just because the woman does not cross the line by bringing a dildo or a person in there with her. Bizarre.

    Your post is grounded in exaggeration. You are taking your opinion of me, rather than what I am actually like, and exaggerating it into absurd proportions. And this… accomplishes what? What does that do for you or anyone in the grand scheme of things? If the way Aya was presented in 3rd Birthday matched who she has previously been shown to be, I would have accepted it. That is the simple fact of it, and why I thoroughly enjoyed Bayonetta yet would have balked if it was Aya in that role.

    Your hypothesis is that I am part of the reason games cannot mature, because I refuse to accept seeing existing IPs and characters turned into things they are not and were never meant to be solely because the companies would rather use familiar names and faces to sell more copies than actually create brand new IPs for their ideas. To be willing to accept such premises if they were given as brand new IPs is not enough; true maturity by your implications can only come from forcing changes even if they do not fit. I am not sorry for resisting such radical and unnecessary changes. Using Sesame Street as an example, it is one thing to adapt the show to make Cookie Monster into a better model for kids. It is another thing entirely to cancel Sesame Street as a children’s program and relaunch the entire brand as a hardcore sexual fetish franchise for adults.

    If it is immature to hold enough respect for existing IPs and characters that I will only accept products that demonstrate appreciation and respect for the two, then call me a child. I would rather be an idealistic child than a greedy, narcissistic adult.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Clupula

    @22 – While I gladly accept the title of Greedy, narcissistic adult, I don’t quite see how not being upset by sideboob in a videogame and a woman rubbing her breasts in a shower qualifies me as that (ever watched a woman in a shower? They do tend to rub their breasts in there because that’s usually the quickest way to clean them, which is what a shower is usually for. If Aya started running her hands between her legs while biting the faucet, I’d be more accepting of your theory, but she does. The most she does is put her hands on the sliding door of her show and look exhausted). I mean, I don’t recall having any part in the production meetings for the Third Birthday, so I’m not quite how that would make me greedy, and unlike Tameem at Ninja Theory, I didn’t turn Aya into myself, so not sure how I’d be narcissistic.

    But whatever, even though you’re overreacting and being a Puritan, it’s completely off topic anyway. Putting a clothes-ripping mechanic into a game did not have a single thing to do with why Wada ended up resigning. You’re just ascribing your own personal distaste of something within a game to a subject that has nothing to do with that.

    People were talking about real reasons for this and then suddenly you started foaming at the mouth about how a fictional character’s PG-13 non-nudity was responsible for ruining the company’s reputation, when in reality, there are other, actually valid reasons that have nothing to do with Toriyama and everything to do with Wada. Hmmm…turning the whole thread into being about yourself…that sounds…

    Why, that’s downright narcissistic!

    #23 2 years ago
  24. salarta

    @23: I was not thinking of you when I said “greedy, narcissistic adult.” I was thinking about the people at video game companies behind several certain projects in recent years. Sorry for not being clear enough about that.

    I was going to leave my prior comment as the last I was going to say on the subject, but I felt I needed to apologize for the unintended slight.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Vice

    Salarta, shut up… Boobs are good. Sexy characters are good. I enjoyed Tomb Raider with super cute busty Lara A LOT and I has bought it. I will NOT be buying some game with male protagonist, with no eye candy to add to game’s experience. And yes, as gamer who’s been playing and loving both Parasite Eve’s, I can say that it had a shower scene in second game. Unfortunately it didn’t show any real nudity, just some skin…
    In any case, grow the fuck up dude.

    #25 2 years ago

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    Valve has investigated the recent case of match-fixing involving two teams in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional scene and decided to ban those involved from future tournaments. Recent allegations involving match-fixing between iBUYPOWER and NetcodeGuides.com – two of the professional teams that played in Cevo Season 5 – came to light. Valve has took notice […]

  • Having issues playing Grim Fandango Remastered on PS4? Sony is offering help

    Sony has offered a few steps to help those who are having issues with their pre-loaded PS4 installs of Grim Fandango Remastered. A few reports have started to appear online from users who’ve pre-ordered and pre-loaded Grim Fandango Remastered on their PS4 consoles. Sony has since posted a support thread on the official forums, to […]

  • Get Dragon Age: Inquisition for $36 and more in EA’s Xbox One sale

    Many EA digital games are being offered at considerable discounts on Xbox One right now. The latest EA sale is pretty good, offering sales on many AAA titles. It’s only available on Xbox One, with extra savings for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The list below covers prices for Gold Subscribers. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered reviews round-up, all the scores

    Grim Fandango Remastered is a classic game brought into the new generation, so it’s time for everyone to know how great it is. The reviews for Grim Fandango Remastered have started popping up and as per usual, we’ve collected a few of them below. Grim Fandango Remastered is, as the name suggests, a remastered version […]

  • The Witcher 3: latest build is 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbox One

    The recent preview build of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was running at full-HD resolution on PlayStation 4 and 900p on Xbox One. German website Gamestar attended the recent preview event for The Witcher 3 and examined the three versions that were on offer, PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Here’s the quote, courtesy of Google […]

  • Joystiq is likely to close – rumour

    AOL is rumoured to be closing its video game site, Joystiq. Re/code is reporting that AOL is likely to close its video game site Joystiq soon, according to “various sources.” The move is part of a company-wide restructuring that will affect Joystiq and other “under-performing content properties.” Joystiq is one of the most renowned sites […]

  • The Last of Us movie will be “pretty faithful” to the game

    The Last of Us will bring many of the same elements to the big screen as the small one, according to writer Neil Druckmann. Although The Last of Us will have to be adapted in various ways to make the transition from lengthy interactive adventure to cinema-friendly story arc, Druckmann is hoping to keep the […]

  • Microsoft is fixing Xbox One’s slow controllers

    Xbox One control pads have many charms, but quick start up is not one of them. The Xbox One controller currently takes up to five seconds to connect to your console after switching on, which is an eternity for someone with an attention span as short as mine. Luckily, Microsoft is working to fix this […]

  • Lucius 2 releases on Friday the 13th (of course)

    Lucius 2 has a really fitting release date. Lucius developer Shiver Games has produced a follow-up to the dark tale of an evil child, and it’s coming your way on February 13 – which just so happens to be a Friday. Lucius 2: The Prophecy will set you back $20, and release through Steam. As […]

  • Saints Row 4: Re-Elected PS4 recalled in Australia, incorrect content to blame

    Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has been recalled in Australia due to a mysterious manufacturing issue. An Australian PR representative said that the retail PS4 version of Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has “a serious manufacturing issue” and has been recalled nation-wide. Here’s what we were told (emphasis mine): “A manufacturing issue has caused an incorrectly classified […]

  • The Whispered World follow up now coming to PS4, too

    Deadalic’s gorgeous-looking adventure Silence has been confirmed for a fourth platform. Originally announced for Mac and PC with an Xbox One port one revealed at a later date, Silence is now on its way to PS4 as well. All versions are due later this year. Silence is Deadalic’s first multi-platform release and in my mind […]

  • Mythbusters to tackle DOOM this weekend

    DOOM is the subject of the next episode of Mythbusters. Having been airing for over ten years now, Mythbusters has pretty much run out of myths to bust, which is why we find ourselves in 2015 with an episode dedicating to answering the question “could DOOM be real?” Bethesda has rveealed that the January 31 […]

  • Destiny hosting a Bungie Bounty – go go go

    Destiny players have a chance to take down Bungie employees in return for one of the most exclusive vanity items in the game. Destiny’s Bungie Bounties usually feature guests from the community, and today’s event is no exception. Joining Bungie community manager David “Deej” Dague are several members of Bungie.org, the developer’s most staunch fan […]

  • Elite: Dangerous developer issues lay-offs

    Elite: Dangerous team Frontier Developments has had to let staff go. At least 15 staff have been laid off from the developer’s Halifax studio. According to an investor update, this decision will allow Frontier to focus its efforts at its primary studio in Cambridge, England. “With its business emphasis now on two major self-published franchises, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition tavern songs free for a limited time

    Dragon Age: Inquisition tunes can be yours for the bargain price of zero cashmoney. The tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition will be made available for purchase from various digital distributors sometime after February 9. Until then, though, you can have them for free – including their sheet music. To take advantage of this generous […]

  • Even the Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 teaser is frightening

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is probably going to be just as tense and uncomfortable as its two prequels. This teaser for Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is the first we’ve heard of the project since creator Scott Cawthon confirmed it is in the works. The third entry in the series is now up on […]

  • 6.6 million Xbox consoles shipped last quarter

    Xbox One and Xbox 360 console sales were strong last quarter, although Microsoft isn’t talking hard numbers yet. Microsoft shipped 6.6 million Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles to retailers in the quarter ending December 31, the company revealed in its latest financial briefing. This figure wasn’t broken down by platform, and Microsoft didn’t supply […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection: five minutes of b-roll footage

    We may not have proper, uncut gameplay footage of the Homeworld Remastered Collection, but we have the next best thing. Homeworld Remastered Collection was confirmed to release on February 25. Gearbox has only showed a trailer, but no extended gameplay demos. There was however a b-roll video showing at PAX South, and we’ve embedded it […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered looks sharp in these new screens

    Grim Fandango will come back from the dead with the Remastered edition, and it’s looking great. Grim Fandango Remastered has a few new screens available to prove that even old games can look stunning with the right remaster, especially ones with an already well-defined art style. Have a look at them below and get excited. […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: beta weapons, maps, modes, progression system and more

    The Battlefield Hardline beta will include a third new map and a new game mode, on top of what’s already announced. You may remember last week DICE started a community mission for all Battlefield 4 players. The goal was to reach 2 billion points playing Rush mode. That goal has been achieved and as a […]

  • Dying Light launch trailer is one last display of its forte

    The launch trailer for Dying Light is here one day ahead of the game’s release. Techland and Warner Bros. have put out the launch trailer for Dying Light. The trailer is a short reminder of the game’s main selling points: free-running, weapon crafting, drop-kicking zombies. Reviews should start to come out tomorrow for the game […]

  • Watch The Witcher 3 developers stream new gameplay on Twitch

    The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED is hosting a Twitch live-stream to show off brand new gameplay footage and answer some fan questions. The live-stream will start at 7:00pm GMT, 2:00pm EST, 11:00am PST. It will show off plenty of new footage, some of which was shown only to the press so far. The […]

  • Finally, some screens for Final Fantasy 15

    Patience is a virtue and we finally have our hands on a few gameplay screens from Final Fantasy 15. There’s not a lot of them, but they show the impressive lighting and they’re all gameplay as far as I can tell, so take a look. There is no release date for Final Fantasy 15 as […]

  • Here’s 15 minutes of gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 1080p

    The Witcher 3 has a new direct-feed, 1080p video available that’s 100% gameplay. Would you like some gameplay of The Witcher 3 in beautiful 1080p? Why, of course you would! The gameplay below shows combat, conversations, travelling. In short, it’s a small sample of everything the game will offer. If you’re looking to learn much […]

  • Two Mortal Kombat X characters to be revealed this week

    Mortal Kombat X will get not one, but two character reveals this week. Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been at again on Twitter, teasing all kinds of reveals over the past few days. Firstly, Boon tweeted this image, which at first glance appears to show a character holding a bow. However, further examination by […]

  • Planetside 2 successfully claims the Guinness World Record for biggest FPS battle

    The Planetside 2 community has successfully organised an online battle involving over 1000 players, breaking the previous Guinness World Record. The event, which was organised by Planetside Battles was pitched to the community last week. 1,158 players have answered the call, smashing the record for “Most Players Online in an FPS Battle.” The previous 999 […]

  • Microsoft aiming for Xbox One-to-PC streaming to function while you watch TV

    Streaming Xbox One games to PC while you watch TV on the console through the HDMI pass-through is something Microsoft is hoping to achieve when the service launches with Windows 10. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has been on Twitter answering fan questions following last week’s Windows 10 event. One interesting bit that came out of those […]

  • Everything we know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is sure to be one of the biggest RPGs of the year, due for release in May on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Delayed since its target release of 2015, CD Projekt Red’s latest game takes the series to a true open world environment, and charges the player with tracking […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date leaked – rumour

    According to an email sent to some YouTubers, the upcoming beta for Battlefield Hardline is scheduled for February 3. The date for the Battlefield Hardline beta is believed to be February 3. It comes from an email that’s been sent by Ronku to various YouTubers reminding them of the starting date, February 3. Ronku is […]

  • The history of The Witcher: beyond the Road With No Return

    We take a look at The Witcher franchise, from the original short stories to its blockbuster video games. The world was first introduced to Geralt through a set of short stories called The Witcher (English translation) written by author Andrzej Sapkowski. The first short story was published in the Polish fantasy and science fiction magazine […]

  • Bringing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to life

    In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt RED takes a whopping enormous map and fills it with stuff you actually want to see and do. Do you remember back before Oblivion came out there was a lot of chat about how much more lifelike and realistic the NPCs would be? Rather than just hanging […]

  • The big Witcher 3 questions answered: delays, playing as Ciri, and why enemies don’t scale

    Spending some time with The Witcher 3 level designer Miles Tost we were able to put some of our immediate questions to him after playing the game for over 4 hours. “That sense of improvement doesn’t happen if the monsters around you remain the same strength, there’s no sense of achievement.” Tost is a relaxed […]

  • The Witcher 3 sets a new generational standard for graphics

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the new standard in outrageously pretty. “The Witcher 3 is more than just eye-candy. Destiny, once the loveliest thing I had ever looked upon, has been outclassed.” The Witcher 3 is even better looking than the screenshots would have you believe, and until you see it in motion, running […]

  • The Witcher 3: hands-on with the RPG of the year

    Getting to know a bawdy hero; Geralt of Rivia’s third outing is accessible, untamed, and dripping with story. Warning: some spoilers are inevitable. “The Witcher 3 is horror and violence. It’s charming, witty and cheeky. Like Geralt, it knows what it wants and it’s going to grab it with both hands.” The Witcher 3: Wild […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gets Lady Hammerlock DLC tomorrow

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow, January 27. The new playable character comes with three skill trees and the action skill Cold As Ice. If you haven’t bought the season pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel you can download the DLC for $9.99, you lucky […]

  • A limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 just sold for $128,000

    Sony has just auctioned one of its limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 consoles for over $128,000. The model had the serial number 00001, according to the Wall Street Journal. “We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations,” said a rep for […]

  • Here’s Killer Instinct’s new Omen and Golem fighters in action

    Microsoft has revealed Killer Instinct Season 2′s fighter Omen in a new trailer. Stick around for the end of the video and you’ll also get a peek at another new fighter, Golem. Omen is a bonus character and as such isn’t available as part of the main season roster. He’s available for free to Ultra […]

  • Digital copies of Far Cry 4 are being deleted from Uplay

    Ubisoft appears to be deleting copies of Far Cry 4 bought through digital third-party retailers. According to the Ubisoft support forums, copies of the game acquired via G2Play and G2A are being removed from Uplay. Users had not been given any warning by publisher Ubisoft that the game will be removed, although it is now […]

  • Gearbox wants “badass” talent for the next Borderlands

    Borderlands 3 may not have been announced at PAX this weekend, but studio boss Randy Pitchford is currently recruiting for the next game in the series. We are recruiting for next Borderlands. This is the big one. Industry badass? E-mail me: heyrandy@gearboxsoftware.com pic.twitter.com/ZG9dLytX1B — Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 26, 2015 A recruitment push would suggest […]

  • Destiny: less grind, fairer economy in House of Wolves DLC

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it aims to lessen the grind in House of Wolves, and it won’t repeat mistakes it made with rewards in The Dark Below. Gear rewards will be fairer, according to lead designer Luke Smith in a Neogaf thread. For example, buying from a vendor should not invalidate gear rewarded for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Disaster

    Over two months since release and Xbox One’s big Christmas game is still a turkey, says Rich Stanton. “The game has now been available for two-and-a-half months, including the blockbuster Christmas season, and by any reasonable standard it doesn’t work.” Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched worldwide on November 11, 2014. Intended as something of […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection dated, first gameplay footage released

    Homeworld Remastered Collection has a release date, and as promised, the gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake has been released along with the news that Homeworld Shipbreaker development continues. The video was shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel earlier this morning at PAX South. Last year, Gearbox had said hoped to release the title […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry has landed on Kickstarter

    The Kickstarter for Clock Tower spiritual successor, Project Scissors, recently announced as Night Cry, has launched. A teaser directed by The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu was released for the game earlier this month, and the full short film can be viewed below. Shimizu is also creative director on the project and Silent Hill creative and environment […]

  • Toukiden Kiwami mission trailer released, pre-order bonuses detailed

    Pre-order bonuses for Toukiden Kiwami have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Here’s the pre-order bonus list for each participating retailer: North America GameStop – Armor inspired by new slayers Reki and Soma’s costumes and classic armor from Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers. Amazon – 2 exclusive pieces of armor: a set of Tenko […]

  • More Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy 15 info doled out by Tabata

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD director Hajime Tabata took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and answered a variety of questions pertaining to the game and Final Fantasy 15. According to Tabata, the first playthrough of the game will last around 40 hours, but “the real fun” starts from the second playthrough which contains new events. […]

  • This video gives you an idea of what Borderlands Online is like

    A video for Borderlands Online, the China-exclusive title from 2K, Shanda Games and Gearbox, has been released. Posted on MMO Culture, the video was released to announce the “technical test” which started today. Borderlands Online is an instance-based online shooter, and will probably never reach western shores. Still, you can have a look anyway.

  • Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is the MMO’s first expansion

    The first expansion for Guild Wars 2, Heart of Thorns, was announced today during PAX South, and ArenNet has posted a few content details for it on the official webiste. Heart of Thorns contains a reimagined progression with the new Mastery system, which provides new training opportunities for characters beyond level 80. Players will be […]