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News: Saints Row's Stupidity Will Almost Certainly Return on PS4

Saints Row's Stupidity Will Almost Certainly Return on PS4

Loud and proud

Since the success of Saints Row IV on the PlayStation 3, developer Volition has been a little secretive. There were rumours coming out of E3 2014 that publisher Deep Silver was about to announce a new entry in the stupid sandbox series, but that turned out to be the equally ridiculous Dead Island 2. Alas, the aforementioned outfit...

News: Guerrilla Games' Co-Founder Combines with Cliff Bleszinski in New Venture

Guerrilla Games' Co-Founder Combines with Cliff Bleszinski in New Venture

Bet they're making a shooter

Much like Transformers’ colossal Constructicon combined death bot Devastator, veteran developers Cliff Bleszinski and Arjan Brussee are joining forces to launch brand new start-up Boss Key Productions. The former is best known for the Gears of War series, of course, while the latter helped co-found PlayStation...

News: High Turnover Of Staff At Crytek UK Casts Doubt Over Homefront: The Revolution

High Turnover Of Staff At Crytek UK Casts Doubt Over Homefront: The Revolution

More tales of woe for the studio

Yesterday, we reported on rumours that Crytek is in financial trouble, with staff going unpaid and hints that bankruptcy could be on the cards. Today, there are fresh reports which relate to the company's British studio Crytek UK, which was formed form the ashes of TimeSplitters and Haze developer Free Radical...

News: Nintendo Thumps PlayStation in E3 2014 Twitter Head-to-Head

Nintendo Thumps PlayStation in E3 2014 Twitter Head-to-Head

Hashtag haymaker

Sony may be winning the hardware sales war with the PlayStation 4, but it couldn’t overcome Nintendo in the great Twitter battle of E3 2014. According to social media intelligence analytics provider Crimson Hexagon, a whopping 47 per cent of related tweets posted during last week’s convention referenced the Wii U maker, with its...

News: Sony: PS4 Is the Best Place to Play for Innovative Intellectual Property and Sports

Sony: PS4 Is the Best Place to Play for Innovative Intellectual Property and Sports

Platform holder reacts to strong NPD performance

Ever since the dark days of the PlayStation 3, platform holder Sony has refrained from commenting too much on the monthly NPD sales reports for the United States. Indeed, May saw the PlayStation 4 secure a fifth consecutive spell at the top of the hardware sales charts, but the Japanese giant pointed...

E3 2014: Sony Says It Won't Ever Force Microtransactions into Its Games

Sony Says It Won't Ever Force Microtransactions into Its Games

Cough up

Microtransactions are a mainstay in the current console climate, but Sony says that it won’t ever shoehorn the contentious mini-payments into its games. Speaking with GameSpot, software product development head Scott Rohde coolly claimed that the company will only employ the real world purchases where it makes sense – and even then...

Talking Point: How Did the Three Major Manufacturers Fare at E3 2014?

How Did the Three Major Manufacturers Fare at E3 2014?

Compare and contrast

E3 2014 is over, and we’re breaking the fabric of time and space in order to celebrate. In this inaugural cross-platform, cross-network, cross-website extravaganza, the editors of Nintendo Life, Pure Xbox, and, er, Push Square have put aside their boxing gloves, and joined forces to bring you this industry wide look at all...

E3 2014: God of War III Director Stig Asmussen Swaps Titans for Titans

God of War III Director Stig Asmussen Swaps Titans for Titans

Sony Santa Monica veteran joins Respawn Entertainment

God of War III director Stig Asmussen’s rumoured sci-fi PlayStation 4 exclusive may have been cancelled, but the talented developer has wasted no time landing back on his feet, revealing that he has hooked up with Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment. According to

News: Journey Composer Austin Wintory is Being Fined $50,000 By His Own Union

Journey Composer Austin Wintory is Being Fined $50,000 By His Own Union

Shots fired

Earlier this week, on the day of the big E3 press conferences, critically acclaimed (and personal favourite of ours) game composer Austin Wintory released a video detailing some of the troubles that he may be facing from his own union. You may have heard his name thanks to his work on the superb Journey, or flOw, or any number of his...

News: Farewell Old Friend! Sony to Cease Selling the PlayStation Portable

Farewell Old Friend! Sony to Cease Selling the PlayStation Portable

Pocketable platform turned off for the last time

While it’s been a non-entity in parts of the Western world for some time now, Sony has confirmed that it will officially pull the plug on the PlayStation Portable this year. The platform holder’s former flagship handheld format originally launched in Japan on 12th December 2004, meaning that it...