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SOE’s unannounced MMO “dedicated” to Star Wars Galaxies players, says Smedley

Saturday, 25 January 2014 17:29 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sony Online Entertainment boss John Smedley’s extensive Reddit AMAA yielded many answers and many teases, one of which pertained to the unannounced MMO the firm has had in the works for quite some time.

In the AMAA, when pressed for details on the MMO, Smedley would only confirm it was a “completely new IP,” and that “the data is on the interwebs.. someone just has to find it.” So if you feel like doing a bit of sleuthing, by all means go for it.

He also said the game is “dedicated” to Star wars Galaxies players.

“Once we launch it… you can come home now,” he said. When pressed for what exactly he meant by that he replied: “It’s called ‘go figure it out for yourself’. ”

A bit cryptic, but interesting nonetheless as Smedley also said if there was one game shutdown by the firm he could relaunch it would be SWG and he would do “everything differently” with it.

Star Wars Galaxies signed off after eight years of operation back in December 2011 after SOE’s contract with Lucasarts at the time expired.

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29 Comments

  1. GrimRita

    This *could* be exciting. If they did relaunch SWG, gave it a graphical make over and it was all pre-NGE(even CU) – EA can kiss SWTOR goodbye!

    The planet is crying out for a good big IP sandbox MMO.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. DarkElfa

    SOE are the ones who ruined SWG.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Phoenixblight

    @1

    Its not Star Wars related as EA has exclusive rights to Star Wars.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Dendroball

    So yeah it won’t be a SW MMO, anyway even if they were relaunching SWG, I’m just not sure it would take off more than any other MMO (sandbox or not) already on the market. The market is already too crowded, so any new MMO needs to be not only good but great as soon as it’s out (which could be considered as a miracle after all these releases we’ve been through). It’s like GW2 trying to revive the tri faction PVP cherished by all of those former AoC players and well I’m not sure it really paid off as much as the hype pre-launch was leading us to believe.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Harrow

    @2 ha I was going to say was pre or post dumping on SWG.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. sebastien rivas

    Let’s make something really clear in this cryptic soup by John Smedley.

    I am ready to sub 15$ a month for a even a SWG with a lifting as long as and ONLY IF IT IS PRE-NGE . Better can also be implemented, by this mean, looks at game mechanics in general for adventure/action/RPG, They evolved since 2000. So beside re-texturing the whole game + adding meshes and mesh density in a good portion of the whole game + since episode I, II, III came out too taht could enforce/reinforce/change some of the quest trees and their own mechanics too!.

    Anything else such a re-hashing SWG post-NGE and I may come in if it is sub free and very unlikely to spend anything, you heard right, not a dime. Just jump in for all time sake for month or so, have a good spoof and then bye bye.

    In other words, SWG game mechanics Pre-NGE were one of the greatest MMO EVER PLAYED (as in EVER in capital), while more/better must be added to be adapted to 2014~15. get this in your cranium @ SOE orwell sorry but die like the rest.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. GrimRita

    They don’t own the rights to everything. Disney is so focused on the new Star Wars IP, that SOE could make a MMO based around the new movies but using the SWG sandbox approach.

    @4 SWG is already around on swgemu.com where you can play free with other fans of the game pre-nge.

    @2 – Actually, it was LucasArts who dumped on SWG. Together with SOE they both decided on NGE to take on WoW. However, their cloak and dagger approach back fired and it all ended in tears with another text book PR disaster for SOE.

    Just seen that the Clone Wars is shutting down on March 31 and others
    http://massively.joystiq.com/2014/01/24/soe-shuttering-vanguard-clone-wars-free-realms-and-wizardry/

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Phoenixblight

    @7

    “BURBANK & REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced a new multi-year exclusive licensing agreement to develop and publish globally new games based on Star Wars characters and storylines.”

    http://ea.newshq.businesswire.com/press-release/company-news/walt-disney-company-and-ea-announce-multi-year-star-wars-games-agreement

    #8 1 year ago
  9. GrimRita

    #8 just to shut you up -

    Under the agreement, EA will develop and publish new Star Wars titles for a core gaming audience, spanning all interactive platforms and the most popular game genres, while Disney will retain certain rights to develop new titles within the mobile, social, tablet and online game categories.

    Read in to it what you will. But ‘online game’ categories could mean MMO’s.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Phoenixblight

    “Could”, being the keyword here.

    Since we are playing the read into game.

    “completely new IP”

    Star War sandbox MMO is not a completely new IP, now is it?

    #10 1 year ago
  11. TheWulf

    I don’t understand what the obsession with Star Wars is, it’s fairly boring fare as far as sci-fi settings go. Wouldn’t just a sci-fi sandbox of their own creation be good enough? And it would allow them to be more creative, too, rather than sticking with the exceedingly grey and dull Star Wars aesthetic.

    If we have to have an IP, then how about a Firefly sandbox MMO, eh?

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Ireland Michael

    Because Firefly is boring.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. GrimRita

    Looks like Lucasfilm renewed Star Wars Galaxies trademark in December as well.

    http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/1w4t09/star_war_galaxies_trademark_renewed_122013/

    @11 Star Wars defined a generation and made movie history, essentially created the kind of special effects we see today. Watch a Flash Gordon TV show and watch Star Wars – you will see how Sci-fi was seen before the arrival of Star Wars.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. KineticCalvaria

    @12, how dare you?! FIREFLY IS TEH SHIIT!1

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Ireland Michael

    @14 Its characters are good. As a world, its boring.

    How do you make an MMO out of a universe where space travel only exists at conservative speeds? Set it on a single planet? What would the races, backstory, and locations be about? There’s almost nothing in the Firefly universe to actually build a world out of.

    If anything, a multiplayer shooter would make a lot more sense.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. KineticCalvaria

    @15, my thoughts exactly regarding an MMO from Firefly. One tv series worth of lore and 1 film is hardly enough to build a game out of but as a tv series Firefly was awesome. Least I thought so anyway.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Dendroball

    @Grim Rita Yes I know there is an unofficial server run by SWG fans but let’s be honest it’s not that big of a thing otherwise we would see several articles/news about it in the mainstream gaming media.

    This article is absolutely not saying the new SOE sandbox MMO will be SW related, it will just use some SWG core gameplay mechanics to please a particular population of gamers. If a new MMO is in the plan on LucasArts’ side, it won’t see the light of the day before at least 3 years and beyond. Firstly because they’re currently in a deal with EA and BW with SWTOR, it’s pretty easy to understand they don’t want to release two SW MMO that are competing for more or less the same crowd of gamers (after all SWTOR came out 8 years after SWG and way after its demise, it will be the same thing with SWTOR maybe with a shorter time frame because of the new upcoming trilogy of movies). Secondly, simply because they’re covered in the SW IP presence in video games with their new deal with EA and all the other unannouced mobile/social/F2P games which will undoubtly come out around the release of the new movies.

    So yeah it will be supposedly a sci-fi sandbox MMO who will, again supposedly, please all the SWG veterans and sandbox fans and it certainly won’t come out before 2 or 3 years, knowing SOE is already deep in the development of the next Everquest. And that’s fine in my book.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. GrimRita

    People keep going on about EA and Star Wars – but they do not have the exclusive rights to publish on non gaming machines. The PC is a ‘non gaming machine’, hence why Star Wars Attack Squadron is coming and EA have sweet FA to do with it.

    Sure, there’s no guarantee that SWG is in fact about to return but there is something going on.

    Many Star Wars fans love the original movies and SWG gave them that chance to be a part of it so don’t count it out yet. As for SWTOR, it should be worried because they have demonstrated to Disney that they can’t do online games (WAR another failure) and given SOEs expertise(using the word loosely) and their huge database of players, it makes sense to bring another party to the table who can deliver the Star Wars experience many fans are crying for.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Dendroball

    @18 If SWTOR is a failure then I guess DCUO or dare I say SWG are also failures. And I’m not even talking about Vanguard:SoH, The Matrix Online, Bullet Run and Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures. You see it’s all about perspective.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Gekidami

    ^ Wasnt SWTOR like, the most expensive MMO ever made, if not one of the most expensive games all round? I’m assuming those other games you mentioned actually made money or at least came close to how much they cost to make. Pretty sure we can consider TOR a failure because it never got enough attention to make back its budget.

    Also it was just a horrible MMO.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Dendroball

    @20 Sure you can find it’s an horrible MMO but does that make it objectively a failure financially speaking ? I can hardly believe so when frequent content updates are made, and then there is this link, do whatever you want with it but it exists : http://www.superdataresearch.com/blog/us-digital-games-market/

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Phoenixblight

    It really doesn’t matter. It will not be a SW title as the article says “a completely new IP” A Star Wars MMO is not a completely new IP its actually far from it.

    It will be most likely a scifi sand box in the same vein as SWG was.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. lolatfanboys

    All MMO´s have been failures to date. I´m not going back for that. SWTOR had a nice story, everything else was shit. Well the rails space combat was kinda fun for a while. Give me a Jedi knight 2 or Chivalry MMO, or a highly modified Arkahm combat system to make me come back to play MMOs.

    If other People like it, good for you, just don´t expect other players to come to play them. Outside of the free test month if ever.

    and @12 Shut up

    #23 1 year ago
  24. GrimRita

    @19 in terms of subscribers SWTOR fell flat on it’s face. Record exodus in record time seen in any MMO(something like 2m at launch, 500k after 8 months).

    It failed because it was EA’s last chance to take on WoW, hence why they invested so much time and money in to it but when players found out it was just WoW in a Star Wars skin, they abandoned it.

    SWG only failed due to LucasArts/SOE attempts to turn it into WoW. But despite that, it was still a paid to play MMO for 8 years without going free to play.

    Gamers see MMOs as a failure probably because it doesn’t reach the same dizzy numbers as WoW – which is wrong. If it makes money and has a loyal base of fans, then its a success, just a smaller one.

    The MMO genre has become stale so quickly with everyone trying to copy the WoW format. Hell, even Wildstar is heading the same generic path. Raids, tanks, wazones, arenas – just yawn.

    Even if this isn’t a new Star Wars MMO, it should be and Disney would be stupid not to make it happen.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. natesobol

    Yea, they should bring back SWG. Bring back features that were most popular from all eras of the game, and just make everyone one big happy family. I will not play if it isn’t Star Wars.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. GrimRita

    Actually, I wonder if SOE are going to publish The Repopulation? Everyone says it’s almost like SWG, many features from it etc etc and, its a new IP.

    Reading into Smeds info, ‘the information is already out there, you just need to find it’ – TheRepop is already out there and in development.

    #26 1 year ago
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    #27 1 year ago
  28. sebastien rivas

    @11
    Haaaa Star Warsss Haaaa, just kidding but none the less and truly yes, The dude G.Lucas adapted a great story in a far from dieing setting and loose, diversified, deep and focus enough to make it endless.

    Hell Fuck Yeah, that is a GREAT IDEA, bring us a good, deep, lenghly FIREFLY MMO that is NOT targeting 8~12 and it will probably kill everything around and a good and potential contender to Wow success perhaps.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. clarkbariowa

    Ok, taking into account all the clues… the next MMO is Homeworld!

    Thoughts?

    #29 1 year ago

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    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

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  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

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  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

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