Sony doubles profit forecast for FY’13, full report expected May 9

Thursday, 25 April 2013 11:18 GMT By Dave Cook

Sony has confirmed that its financial report for the year ended March 31st 2013 will go public on May 9, and the company has confirmed its profit projection for the year has doubled. reports that Sony’s profit forecast leaped from ¥20 billion ($201 million / £130 million) to ¥40 billion ($403 million / £261 million).

The increase suggests that the deprecation of the yen and the strong performance of Sony’s financial services division has helped boost the company’s profit as a whole.

Sony’s operating income forecast has risen from ¥130 billion to ¥230 billion, following the sale of its shares in M3, and the consolidation of three Asian offices into one division.

We’ll have more once the May 9 report drops.


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  1. ps3fanboy

    sony is back!… and yet again a force to be reckoned with. nintendon’t is outta the game and xboxfanboys are just gonna have to accept their second place.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Zarckan

    I think you’ve got the wrong word in there somewhere :-D

    “from ¥230 billion from ¥130 billion”

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Zarckan

    You can’t say that about Nintendo, as they’re still profiting. If ANY company is making ANY profit, then they are doing good, if they make/post a Loss then they’re doing bad.

    Nintendo recently posted a LOWER then EXPECTED profit, that doesn’t mean they’ve made a loss. Just not as high a profit as expected.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. ps3fanboy

    @3 They sat on the Wii for so long and got caught off guard with the advent of the smartphone. They lost both the core gaming audience and mobile. Then the Wii U was a rushed and become a totally flopped attempt and complete failure. Their future is in software only, but even that won’t last. How long can the people be awe by yet again a rehash of the Mario games?, i will tell you this, not much longer. Nintendo seems to have a real disconnect with Western Media and Gamers. If they’re doing what they have planned to do at this year E3, to simply save money. Or because they don’t have anything to show, then they are really done.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Beta

    Good financial news from Sony?! Is it a very late April Fool? ;)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    Of course they are good.

    they sold two buildings.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Samoan Spider

    @6 This.

    Don’t forget they sold assets and restructured. Makes a massive difference to the bottom line. When the full report lands we will be able to quantify that difference. Its good news that they are far more liquid than they have been of late.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. aleph31

    ^^ – This. They just did some make-up thanks to those buildings

    #8 2 years ago
  9. ps3fanboy


    #9 2 years ago
  10. Tech-N9ne

    So, the entire Sony Cooperation makes about the same profits as Microsoft Entertainment division? Not good.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Dave Cook


    #11 2 years ago
  12. viralshag

    Given the history of Sony, I have no doubt they will invest a ton of money into some unprofitable tech that no one wants to get them back to the poor state they were in before.

    Someone just needs to build a little hype for 4D TV and movies and I’m sure we’ll see it implemented into their TVs sooner or later.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Beta

    I think it’s fairly transparent that he’s a “ps3fanboy” Dave ;P

    #13 2 years ago
  14. CyberMarco

    @11 – I wonder what else has to be done to start some proper moderation in this site…

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Samoan Spider

    @11 Haha

    @9 Do you understand economics? I suspect not. And just to fuck you off, as #10 says, one MS division made the same money in the quarter up to March 31st. With a total of $20.5 billion.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. aleph31

    @14 I was pretty shocked to hear Ireland Michael on the forums stating that VG24/7 doesn’t care at all about the commenters (community?) here, so I don’t know if that’s going to happen :(

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Yoshi

    @14 +1 Seriously he’s obviously trying to bait people into an argument..and always seems to be doing this. I’m a fan of Sony but primarily gaming on PC but his behaviour is just childish.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. ps3fanboy

    @16 Ireland Michael know there are a few stuck ups here. he dont see any wrong with people popping their pink bobble world of fantasy. so they and you can wake up to the real world. sony will bring the goods this gen and this have been shown a long time now. nintendo is withdrawing and microsoft is focusing more on tv and socials media than games. its a given that sony that are here for the games and gamers, will be on top of their business.

    you live in a pink bobble world of fantasy, and i just popped it. wake up and smell the reality!

    #18 2 years ago
  19. aleph31

    Also the lack of reaction from any of the VG24/7 staff in that thread basically confirms what Ireland Michael mentioned. This approach is sadly in clear contrast to other sites (like Touch Arcade) where the featured content is driven by their community / forums (which is only a small fraction of their total visitors)

    #19 2 years ago
  20. aleph31

    @18 oh dear how old are you? (the younger the better, so you will have more chances to rehash your mind and grow)

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Dave Cook

    @Everyone Hello, I would love some proper moderation on here, seriously I would, and when it comes to the community helping us create content it happens a lot. We get tips from you guys often and we use them too, you’ll see readers credited at the bottom of pieces.

    As for moderation. It’s no secret we’re working towards relaunching a new site. It will happen when it’s done, and it will have more moderation and control over what goes on in the threads. Until then we’re left with what WordPress allows.

    Add to that the fact that we don’t have much staff, we’re a 24-hour rolling news site that is constantly swamped with content and the fact that Pat is currently off on holidays and there’s not much we can do to be everywhere at once.

    I can only ask for a little bit more patience, because the new site should address all your concerns and be generally awesome all round.

    Hope this helps.


    #21 2 years ago
  22. ps3fanboy

    @17 let me remind you…. nintendo have withdrawn and microsoft is focusing more on tv and socials media than games. sony are here for the games and gamers. it is a fact not an argument and if you have bother reading vg247, you would have known that by now.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Samoan Spider

    @22 Citations please.

    @Dave, that is excellent news. Thank you for taking the time to respond. Hopefully the troll hunting can begin with the new site.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. dtyk

    I believe one of the buildings should’ve already been reflected in the Q1 reports. Also, profit projections are most likely filed separately from sales of assets, though this depends on how Sony prepares their financial report.

    Though, this does suggest that they are getting pretty confident about their futures, which is good news for fans and consumers in general.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Dave Cook

    @23 thank you. I am aware of the issues and I do see them, there’s just not much we can do with the tools at hand. The new site will be a vast improvement however.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. aleph31

    @Dave thanks a lot for the info. I was just really (and sadly) surprised that a response similar to yours here was not given in that thread.

    I also appreciate your work a lot guys, I’ve been following this site for three years without missing an article, and I really hope this site makes you all as wealthy as a gaming news site can be, so you can hire more staff and not end up into some Team Bondi crazy working conditions.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. ps3fanboy

    @21 there is nothing wrong here and nothing need moderating. if people are not allowed to discuss or say what they want. what do you have?.. nothing. you want to go with censorship, because a few don’t agree with others, then good luck with that place. a lot of people wouldn’t bother come visit and you can kiss your adverts income goodbye. i come here for the news and most for the free speech that are given people. that is what makes vg247 good. i for sure dont come here to read comments made by a bunch of yes men and butt kissers….

    #27 2 years ago
  28. woe

    You keep selling them buildings Sony.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. aleph31

    @27 If that helps you, I would never mod you out, people like you are part of the charm of this site :). But of course some other times I’ve seen here posts that cleary crossed the line, with abundant and harsh/brutal insults directed to other commenters.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. powerbuoy

    I think using something like Disqus could help improve the comments section as users can up/down-vote comments as well as report spam.

    That said one of the reasons I come here more than any other site is because of the community. Look at IGNs comment section for example – it’s almost as bad as Youtubes.

    Nice to hear you’re working on a new site. I hope it won’t be too bloated, really like that the current site is so simple and quick to load.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Beta

    I’m sorry but “SUCK IT UP YOU CRANKY NINTENDON’T AND XBOXFANBOYS! YOU BOTH GOT OWNED BY SONY!” is not a valid opinion. It’s blatant trolling/baiting.

    #31 2 years ago

    ^ Just ignore him.

    As soon as you see his username, scroll down to the next message.

    You know exactly what he’s going to say in every single one of his comments. He has a one track mind, and nothing of genuine interest to share, so why keep reading what he writes?

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Dragon246

    Good to hear that. The site has lately become infested with fanboys from all sides, with no points to make and just insulting other users. Hopefully new site will have proper modding. One of the reasons I don’t seldom comment now.
    Btw, DO NOT USE DISQUS PLEEEAAASE. It sucks and just makes prevents discussions, just look at IGN and other disqus using sites.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Dave Cook

    @26 & 30 Thanks guys. I’m sure we’ll poll you guys in some capacity about what you want to see from us. I wish I could tell you more, but we’re not at that stage just yet.

    Hope you can all bear with us until then :)


    #34 2 years ago
  35. ps3fanboy

    @26 i will tell you this if sony gets a beating i take it as a man, i dont whine about it. if you cant handle free speech on a sit about your favorite games,platform or company i suggest you dont read and participating.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. aleph31

    @32 +1000. Please if either you Dave or any other VG24/7 is listening, do not go the feature creep / featuritis route ( This site is very easy to follow and read, adding mod tools would be awesome (in my case I would suggest very light moderation, directed only towards insults etc. and not towards the irritating but also sometimes funny rants associated to the inevitable fanboy console wars).

    But please do not bloat it with a complex structure / lots of subsections etc., the site rocks as it is now :)

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Beta

    @32 Completely true. I don’t normally read his (or other users I could name) comments and I shan’t in the future.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. aleph31

    @35 I think you should read my comment on @29, calm down man! :)

    #38 2 years ago
  39. ps3fanboy

    @32 oh yeah… how can you know exactly what i am going to say in every single one of my comments. when you are ignoring them?, you shouldnt talk about things you dont know about, its common sense.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Dave Cook

    @36 noted pal, many thanks. I think keeping it quick is the key, given our news-centric nature. That will definitely not change :)

    #40 2 years ago
  41. Joe Musashi

    To the “lol selling buildings lol” business analysts in the room. Please note the difference between selling a lease and selling a building. They’re not the same thing.

    As for discussion platforms, Discourse is a new and promising looking one that can integrate with front-page articles quite nicely. It’s in use at How To Geek if you want to see it in action.


    #41 2 years ago
  42. ps3fanboy

    @38 ok i see… to put it straight once and for all i’m not here to brutal insults others on a personal level. i don’t deny i like playstation and i’m here to discuss games, platforms etc. it can get rough and i am not afraid to tango for two in the discussion thread. i base my facts on the news articles i read here at vg247. that is the honest truth.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. aleph31

    @40 np man, thanks for being here, all the best to you and VG24/7 :)

    #43 2 years ago
  44. polygem

    that´s great news dave. i think the site (awesome as it is) needs a redesign. like aleph, i think some light moderation would be enough but something must indeed happen. good that you are aware of this. i am actually optimistic now :) i love this page but recently…it also became a place that turned me off frequently. light moderation here and there could make a huge difference. if the herd get´s too big you just need a good dog that barks from time to time ;)

    now let´s hope some guys will return…

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Dave Cook

    @43 & 44 Thanks guys, it means a lot. Even if we don’t show it by being busy, we really do appreciate you guys sticking around and getting involved. Hopefully we can make that appreciation more visible with the new site somehow.

    Either way it’s an exciting time :)

    #45 2 years ago
  46. redwood

    having a hight liquidity is a good thing for any business, that’s what jobs did when he came back to power. So i think kaz is taking “some” of the right steps, now.. comparing sony with M$ is as stupid as it gets.. m$ are huge..but i don’t mind that, i like sony cause of the way they handle their audience…so all i want is for them to keep making profit. M$ can keep making xbox too all the power to them, but Sony needs to readjust and restructure so that they don’t end up with the same problems they had before.In short, this is good news regardless of what people think, in this economy A company like sony having a good liquidity is as good a sing of progress in the right direction as it gets.
    so kaz-ma-man sell a couple more of your buildings and QUIT making tvs and phones which don’t sell.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. DSB

    “Financial services” means their insurance and banking subsidiaries. Ergo not the buildings, and not their gaming business.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. stretch215

    There is absolutely nothing in this thread that needs “moderation”. Sure, there’s a child with childish ways of expressing itself, but it’s a legit opinion. I’m tired if all you guys crying for moderation where it’s not necessary(like when someone that doesn’t agree with you has a strong opinion). If this site starts banning/censoring posters for anything but personal attacks you will lose even more readers, including myself.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. Belmont

    Kaz knows what to do !!

    #49 2 years ago
  50. OlderGamer

    I think this has more to do with the deprecation of the yen then much else. I would agree that other factors also apply. But if the yen continues its curent trend the next gen console battle could be a real contender. If the yen were to be and stay strong, it could greatly handicap Sony and Nintendo.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. Cobra951

    @21: Better moderation, better site? I can’t wait to see that. Thanks for that, Dave.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. Francis O

    LOL, Look at PS3Fanboy trying to argue his case to continue being a troll on the site!

    #52 2 years ago
  53. Lengendaryboss

    Looks like the drastic measures did eventually get Sony back to profitability.

    #53 2 years ago
  54. theevilaires

    See I told you guys SONY knew what they were doing when they sold those buildings and downsized. Now its time to begin moving back up baby!

    We’re baaaaaaaaack!

    #54 2 years ago
  55. Eddie Rodrigues

    I’m still playing my Vita so… yeah they didn’t fail, as a wise person would guess

    @54 I wasn’t expecting this

    #55 2 years ago
  56. NightCrawler1970

    ps3fanboy = a moral officer, keep it up bro….

    I think Sony have a change to win… on the market.. they better sure they have a whole frickin warehouse loaded with PS4, to avoid the last time, “OUT OF STOCK” or “BACK ORDER”….

    #56 2 years ago
  57. Clupula

    @52 – Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Pot, you should stop being so racist to kettle.

    #57 2 years ago
  58. Francis O

    @57 Please show me where I’m trolling on this site Clupula?

    —- yeah that’s right, you can’t, have a seat loser.

    #58 2 years ago
  59. Clupula

    @58 – Have a seat? Damn, you’re so chivalrous when you’re coming on to me, Ygritte. You’re holding a chair out for me. How very sweet.

    As for your trolling, hmmmmm…well, I dunno. I’d think someone going after one particular poster and constantly calling him a loser would constitute trolling. Bad words make for bad feelings, Francis.

    You’re not going to get any boys if you keep being mean to them.

    #59 2 years ago

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  • Unreal Engine 4 is now free for everyone to use

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  • 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 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 […]

  • Destiny: all the news from Bungie’s open house Q&A

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  • Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen to honour Nimoy with in-game memorials

    Developers behind space exploration games Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen will honour the memory of Leonard Nimoy through in-game memorials. The develops of both games have confirmed separately that in-game memorials will be established to honour the memory of the late Star Trek actor, Leonard Nimoy, famous for playing Spock. Elite: Dangerous executive producer Michael […]

  • Deal: get a PlayStation 4 + three exclusives for $399

    Amazon’s latest PlayStation 4 deal is not one to miss. With purchase of a PlayStation 4 console from Amazon in the US, the online retailer will throw in digital codes for Infamous Second Son, Killzone Shadow Fall and The Last of Us: Remastered, all for the same MSRP of $399. The Last of Us Remastered […]

  • Destiny: this is how one player predicted House of Wolves details and Xur’s inventory

    The method one Redditor possibly used to leak some details from Destiny’s House of Wolves was the same one he used to predict the inventory of Xur: Agent of the Nine. Last week, Reddit user Megamanexe4 leaked a few pieces of House of Wolves expansion content. The leaks included strikes, new Crucible mode, and a […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is coming to iOS… as a card-battler

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  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain announcement coming this Wednesday

    Kojima Productions will unveil something about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain this Wednesday. Metal Gear Solid fans should standby for a Phantom Pain-related announcement on Wednesday, March 4. According to developer Kojima Productions’ Twitter, there’s going to be an announcement at 2pm GMT on Wednesday. The developer posted the following image. The image […]

  • Reader survey: time to let us get to know you better!

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  • Battlefield Hardline Premium: here’s everything you get for $50

    Battlefield Hardline’s Premium membership will give players access to 4 new features, early access to expansion packs and more. EA detailed the offer today – it costs $50 in total (£40 in the UK) and gives players a whole bundle of new gear and content. Check it all out in handy list form below: Masks […]

  • Hayter’s gonna hate: the voice of Solid Snake wouldn’t answer my Metal Gear question

    Voice actor and Hollywood writer David Hayter discusses the differences between movies and games. And politely declines my leading question. “It might be fun to do a crazy, over-the-top film version of Saint’s Row.” Yeah, that headline is a bit cheap but you’re reading the work of a man who once asked the maker of […]

  • Xbox One bundle gets £100 price cut in UK

    Microsoft has knocked up to £100 off Xbox One bundles in the UK. The Xbox One with Kinect Assassin’s Creed bundle is now £100 cheaper and comes with a free £20 voucher to be spent on the official Microsoft online store. Over on the Xbox online store there’s a £70 price cut on the white […]

  • Pokemon Shuffle downloaded 1m times, free stuff given out to celebrate

    Free-to-play 3DS title Pokemon Shuffle has been downloaded over 1 million times. As a reward for playing the match-3 puzzle game Nintendo has gifted players a Complexity -1 item for free. The item reduces the difficulty of a level, according to Eurogamer. By all accounts Pokemon Shuffle is a cynical game with poorly implemented microtransactions. […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power sure is pretty

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  • Dying Light takes UK number one

    A month since it was released on digital platforms, Dying Light’s physical release has topped the UK charts. Techland and Warner’s zombie survival game has proven to be one of the big hits of the year so far. It was released on digital formats a month ago but has only just been released on good-old […]

  • GTA 5: that’s some seriously accurate grenade throwing

    Think you can take down a jet plane with a grenade throw? This guy can. In fact, he can do it twice. This is in a variation on the player-created deathmatch “Stunters Versus Snipers” which seem to be all the rage in GTA Online at the moment. One team has a sniper rifle (and grenades) […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: Mother Base turns pink in the morning sun

    The Phantom Pain looks nice even when Kojima just takes a quick pic with his phone. Look at that beauty. We get nice reflection in pink at the first gray of dawn. — HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) March 2, 2015 The game doesn’t have a release date yet, which makes us a bit nervous for it […]

  • Dying Light: Underpant Gnomes and 9 other secrets you missed

    Dying Light still has legs – maybe because it’s crammed full of secret things to discover. Ten of those have been highlighted by TerraMantis’ latest YouTube video, including reference to the Underpant Gnomes, guitar lessons, farting zombies and well, we don’t want to spoil it for you. Even if you think you’ve seen everything in […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Raid Mode dance gestures are deadly

    Why blind ‘em with science when you could kill ‘em with dance moves? revelations raid When I say Resident Evil: Revelations 2‘s Raid Mode dance gestures are deadly, I’m not being figurative. If you finish the first chapter of Revelations 2 you can unlock Gina for use in Raid Mode. All characters can use gestures […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition mod enables male Blackwall romance, terrific joke

    “Male Inquisitors can now scale the wall,” says a clever Redditor. A new Dragon Age: Inquisition mod removes Blackwall’s romantic restrictions, allowing male Inquisitors to chat up the fuzzy-faced warrior. Blackwall doesn’t have any race preferences, so you’re good to go there. Dragon Age: Inquisition romance mods are pretty common by now, and to be […]

  • Destiny: it is possible to solo the Weekly Heroic

    Destiny players willing to faff about with their system clock can solo the Weekly Nightfall if they prefer. The Weekly Heroic is one of Destiny‘s toughest challenges. Responding to player feedback Bungie implemented matchmaking for the Weekly Heroic, but there are players who genuinely prefer to go it alone. There’s now no legitimate way to […]

  • Clayfighter remaster on the way, says Interplay

    A Clayfighter remake is inbound, apparently. Interplay has announced a Clayfighter remaster, combining the content of all past games into one package. Features include: Characters such as Bad Mr. Frosty, Blue Suede Goo, Earthworm Jim, Hoppy, Boogerman, Tiny – and more with over 20 characters total Over 20 familiar environments from the series to duke […]

  • The quickest way to climb in Dying Light

    Dying Light players! Are you sick of picking your way carefully up the sides of tall towers? Have I got a trick for you. The parkour system in Dying Light is okay, but climbing anywhere especially high can be a bit tedious. Enter Jesse Lester, who took a look at the tools available and worked […]

  • Bungie “always” looking at Exotic changes for Destiny updates

    Destiny developer Bungie won’t stop tinkering with Exotic weapons. In Destiny, Exotic weapons are supposed to be the best of the best – and to feel unique. Guns like Ice Breaker and Gjallahorn definitely hit the mark there (although less so when everyone has one), but unfortunately, there are a few that just don’t strike […]

  • Is Uncharted 4′s first trailer a tribute to Crash Bandicoot?

    Uncharted 4′s first proper trailer bears some remarkable similarities to the opening moments of a much earlier Naughty Dog game. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has more in common with Crash Bandicoot than you might think. It’s Naughty Dog’s first game on a new console, yes – but if you compare Uncharted 4′s E3 2014 […]

  • Sonic console games will continue, says Iizuka

    Sonic Team leader Takashi Iizuka has said there are no plans to stop making Sonic games. Sonic hasn’t retired from the ranks just yet. “Please rest assured, I personally have no plans to stop making Sonic games for home consoles,” Iizuka told 4Gamer [Japanese]. The comment arose after the site asked if Sonic would become […]

  • Stealth Inc. 2 coming to PSN, apparently

    Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones will soon be available on PlayStation platforms, if a trophy list is to be believed. Stealth Inc. 2 initially launched as a Wii U exclusive, disappointing fans of Curve Studios’ tough action game. We’ve heard nothing to contradict this, but Exophase, a generally reliable source, has dug up […]

  • Runescape developer has an “undisclosed MMO” in the works

    Runescape developer Jagex is working on something new. According to Jagex’s careers page, the developer has a new, unannounced game in the works. Its advertisement for a lead programmer makes explicit mention of an “undisclosed MMO”. The ad mentions the new title is in “the preliminary stages of redefining the cross platform MMORPG genre” and […]

  • Destiny PvP rewards system to be addressed

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it will change the way Crucible rewards work. Destiny players are always complaining about the perfidy of RNGesus, but there’s one area where it particularly hurts: the Crucible. PvP players often receive nothing at all for excellent performances, and sometimes Guardians receive the best drops merely for logging in as […]

  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 in the works for 3DS

    Azure Striker Gunvolt is getting a sequel. Azure Striker Gunvolt developer Inti Creates has confirmed that the sidescroller has been popular enough to warrant a second instalment. The sequel will also be released on 3DS, the team said on Facebook. Very little information is available at present, unfortunately. “As time goes on we will have […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 not delayed, says developer

    Life is Strange developer Dontnod Entertainment has said the second episode is on track for release this month. I guess it would know. Life is Strange Episode 2 has been expected on March 13, but late last week Square Enix told Destructoid it had been delayed. Dontnod has since denied this report, describing it as […]

  • First SteamVR game reveal is Job Simulator

    Job Simulator is the first game to be announced specifically for SteamVR, Valve’s virtual reality tech. Shoot Many Robots and Aaaaa! For the Awesome! developer Owlchemy Labs is the first team to put its hand up and say it’s worked with SteamVR. In a blog post, the studio unveiled Job Simulator, which will be playable […]

  • HTC, Valve partner for Vive VR headset

    The first SteamVR announce is a headset a manufactured by HTC, the Taiwanese mobile company revealed over the weekend. Valve told us last week it planned to unveil virtual reality hardware at GDC, calling it “SteamVR” at the time. Now HTC has pre-empted Valve by revealing Vive, a headset developed thanks to a collaboration between […]

  • Watch the Evolve Chappie Challenge tomorrow on Twitch

    Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2K and Turtle Rock Studios have announced a tournament being hosted by ESL, which will see Evolve players take on newest movie robot, Chappie. The ESL has teamed up with Twitch for the live 4 on 1 competitive event, and you can watch as it all unfolds tomorrow, March 1 at 3pm […]

  • If you’re attending PAX East, stop and have a look at Necropolis

    We haven’t heard much on Harebrained Schemes’ latest since it was announced in November, but today, the team has seen fit to release some interesting gifs of its a new project, Necropolis. Necropolis is a third-person action rogue-like with procedurally generated which can be “re-rolled mid-playthrough” and is headed to Linux, Mac and PC sometime […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online really is lovely, as these screenshots prove

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  • Action-RPG Death’s Gambit has a classic-Castlevania feel to it

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  • Modder adds offline co-op into Resident Evil: Revelations 2

    PC users lamenting the lack of local, offline co-op in Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will be pleased to know a modder has remedied the omission. The mod, created by FluffyQuack, adds offline co-op mode to Episode 1 but the only caveat is players will need to use gamepads instead of mouse and keyboard (via Gamespot). […]

  • Number of Steam accounts with Dota 2 installed hits over 42 million

    Dota 2 has seen its installation rate jump 85% year-over-year, resulting in the MOBA now having close to 43 million installations worldwide. The figures were published via a report from video game research and consulting firm EEDAR, which studied Steam accounts daily to better understand the service’s player behavior and title performance. According to statistics […]

  • Nintendo issuing Eon Ticket codes for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

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  • Here’s a couple The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots to brighten your day

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  • Hyrule Warriors Boss Pack DLC contains unlockable character – potential spoilers

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  • Star Trek Online players gather on Vulcan to pay respects to Leonard Nimoy

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  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video shows invasion of The Forlorn

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  • Visual upgrade for Wasteland 2, improved modding tools in the works

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  • Battlefield Hardline brings “Hollywood crime drama” to single-player campaign

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  • Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a pause for tactics isometric RPG coming in 2016

    Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a 2.5D isometric RPG, built in the vein of Baldur’s Gate and Dragon Age in the works at Withing Hour Studios. The game allows the player to pause combat to plan party tactics. “Set in the Venetian-inspired fantasy city of Ombre where rare masks are the key to casting magic, […]

  • Underworld Ascendant surpasses Kickstarter goal

    Underworld Ascendant which was launched on Kickstarter earlier this month, has met its  $600,000 funding goal. With six days left 10,786 backers pledged $610,541 In light of being funded, the team has also switched up the stretch goals as bit, as you can see in the image below. The studio, OtherSide Entertainment, is fronted by Paul Neurath, […]

  • Latest Evolve patch fixes progress and save game data loss on Xbox One

    A patch for Evolve has been released on Xbox One which fixes lost progress and save game data users had reported. The patch also fixes an issue with shadows and flashlight, makes incremental improvements to matchmaking, invites, and rejoining, and there were progressions balance changes. “The issue with lost progress and saved games was mostly […]

  • Online servers for Ridge Racer Unbounded shut down in Europe

    Online functionality for Ridge Racer Unbounded is no longer available, Namco Bandai Europe has announced. Solo mode and the track editor are still playable, minus the sharing options. Ridge Racer Unbounded was released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March 2013. Thanks, MCV.