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News: As H1Z1's Servers Come Back Online, Lizard Squad Continues Harassment

As H1Z1's Servers Come Back Online, Lizard Squad Continues Harassment

Now offering money for someone to deface CEO's father's grave

After the ridiculous drama that went down this week, Daybreak Game Company is starting to get its games' servers back online. Although PlanetSide 2 is still unplayable for many, H1Z1 appears to be back in working order. However, there's a lot more than video games going on right now...

News: Kojima Productions Has Disbanded, Says Solid Snake Voice Actor

Kojima Productions Has Disbanded, Says Solid Snake Voice Actor

The End

It's been a while since we heard anything from Kojima Productions, but according to a not-so cryptic tweet made by Akio Otsuka – the Japanese voice actor for Solid Snake – the developer has officially been disbanded. Writing on Twitter, the veteran larynx lender posted a heartfelt goodbye to the studio that turned him into a star among...

News: This Kid Clearly Wishes He'd Won a PS4 at Comic Con

This Kid Clearly Wishes He'd Won a PS4 at Comic Con

Yay

When companies give away consoles, they do so with the intention of building positive press. Microsoft is on the showfloor at the San Diego Comic Con this weekend, handing out Xbox Ones among various other prizes. But while this winner may have gifted the Redmond firm a viral video, it's not quite the Nintendo 64 sequel that the organisation may...

News: PS4 Doubles the Competition When it Comes to Ubisoft Game Sales

PS4 Doubles the Competition When it Comes to Ubisoft Game Sales

A French favourite

Without an early 2015 blockbuster release, Ubisoft's revenue has taken a hit this year. According to the publisher's latest financial report ending the 30th June, sales have declined by 73 per cent year-on-year. Despite the drop, though, the PlayStation 4 has proven to be the popular choice when it comes to the French company's...

News: SEGA: We Want to Win Back Gamers' Trust

SEGA: We Want to Win Back Gamers' Trust

Quality over quantity

SEGA's reputation as a game publisher has been all but completely tarnished over the past ten or so years, thanks to a slew of lacklustre Sonic the Hedgehog sequels and an astoundingly poor job at importing Japanese hits to the Western market. The company seems to be trying to turn things around, though. In an interview with...

News: Sony: Reclaiming Japanese Gamers Is a Focus for Us

Sony: Reclaiming Japanese Gamers Is a Focus for Us

The PS4 is showing some "upward swing," says Yoshida

Numbers don't lie: the demand for video games and video game consoles in Japan has dropped significantly over the past few years. But while much of the market is turning its attention to the mobile industry, Sony is trying to breathe life into the PlayStation 4 with new games. That's what...

News: Sony 'Really Wanted' That Call of Duty: Black Ops III Deal with Activision

Sony 'Really Wanted' That Call of Duty: Black Ops III Deal with Activision

Destiny deal helped as well

Whether you realise it or not, Sony teaming up with Activision for Call of Duty: Black Ops III is a big deal. It marks the end of a partnership between Xbox and Activision that lasted nearly an entire console generation, it probably cost Sony a fortune, and – while it won't necessarily guarantee the Japanese giant the...

News: Sony: We Aren't Making Vita Games Because of Consumer Expectations

Sony: We Aren't Making Vita Games Because of Consumer Expectations

Say what?

Don't hold your breath for any big budget PlayStation Vita games. Sony stopped seriously supporting the handheld long ago, but its executives are getting to a point where they're so blunt it hurts. Speaking to Game Informer, Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida said that the real reason the Vita isn't being supported is because...

News: Here Are the Dates for E3 2016

Here Are the Dates for E3 2016

Prep time

Have you enjoyed watching trailers, reading impressions, and debating video games all week? Good! Now that this year's E3 has come to a close, you can get ready to do it all over again in 2016. Next year's expo will, as always, be at the Los Angeles Convention Centre, and will take place from 14th June to the 16th. Thanks to Geoff Keighley...