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News: Sony Reveals Over 20 Million Users Are Subscribed to PlayStation Plus

Sony Reveals Over 20 Million Users Are Subscribed to PlayStation Plus

Not bad, that

The PlayStation 4 continues to perform beyond even Sony's expectations, we know that much, but how's PlayStation Plus doing these days? The premium service, which is required to play most PS4 games online, has had its fair share of critics over the years, but the Japanese company has always been keen on racking up more profit in the...

News: Criterion's Teased Racing Game Has Been Cancelled

Criterion's Teased Racing Game Has Been Cancelled

Project burnt out after two years of silence

Back at E3 2014, Burnout creators Criterion Games showed some early footage of its multi-vehicle racer, showing players switching mid-race between ATVs, wingsuits, planes, helicopters, jet-skis, and other vehicles, exciting many people. However, it seems that, after two years of uncertainty on the...

News: Sony CEO Kaz Hirai Is Absolutely Raking in the Cash

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai Is Absolutely Raking in the Cash

Exec's salary more than doubles

According to Variety, ex-PlayStation president and current Sony CEO Kaz Hirai received a salary of $4.9 million for the fiscal year which ended 31st March – more than double his compensation from the previous year. It's the most the company has paid to a CEO since the firm was forced to reveal the wages of its top...

E3 2016: Attendance Drops as E3 2017 Is Dated

Attendance Drops as E3 2017 Is Dated

Ready to go again?

Whether you enjoyed E3 2016 or not, we're going to do the whole damn thing all over again next year. The ESA has confirmed that E3 2017 – we suppose we better get the tag ready – will run between 13th June and 17th June in 2017, which is more or less identical to this year's show. That's despite attendance for this year's...

Soapbox: Let's Be Honest, E3 2016 Was Disappointing

Let's Be Honest, E3 2016 Was Disappointing

Sammy's not feeling all that stoked

In the cold, hard light of day – with more than four hours sleep under my belt – I've come to a bold, brave conclusion: E3 2016 was a bit disappointing, wasn't it? Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the spectacle of Sony's conference and the banter that accompanied the bad ones – but it's hardly been a vintage...

E3 2016: Sony's Added a New Studio to Its First-Party Family

Sony's Added a New Studio to Its First-Party Family

Well, sort of

Sony has no shortage of first-party studios, but it looks like a new team has been officially recruited to the Worldwide Studios family. SIE San Mateo has always had a light role in game development – it houses various internal technology groups and Entwined developer PixelOpus – but it seems like it's going to have more...

News: Geoff Keighley's The Game Awards Will Return on 1st December

Geoff Keighley's The Game Awards Will Return on 1st December

On every gaming screen and VR

Oh, great. As we mentally prepare ourselves for a week of exorbitantly late night streams, industry icon Geoff Keighley has revealed that we can look forward to one more on 1st December, when The Game Awards will return. We thought that last year's show was just about as good as one could reasonably expect an awards...

News: Quantum Break Dev's Next Game Could Come to PS4

Quantum Break Dev's Next Game Could Come to PS4

Studio working on new game with new partner

Remedy released Quantum Break to a somewhat muted response a couple of months ago, but now the Finnish firm is beginning to look to the future. And its outlook may include the PlayStation 4, as it's stated on its website that it's "developing a brand new game with a new partner". The company has been...

News: Rockstar Games to Reveal Exciting Future Projects Soon

Rockstar Games to Reveal Exciting Future Projects Soon

Red dead?

Could we get a glimpse of Red Dead Redemption 2 at this year's E3? It's still one of this author's big predictions for next month's show, and while label Rockstar Games is remaining quiet, publishing overlord Take Two has hinted that we may hear more soon. Indeed, speaking as part of the firm's latest round of financial results, CEO...

News: Disney Infinity Dumped as Avalanche Software Shuttered

Disney Infinity Dumped as Avalanche Software Shuttered

Company will license out brands

Disney Interactive is exiting the video game business for what feels like the umpteenth time. The publisher has announced today that it will no longer self-publish console titles, meaning that it's shuttering Avalanche Software and ditching toys-to-life release Disney Infinity. The latter will result in around 300...

News: Destiny Continues to Be a Big Hit for Activision

Destiny Continues to Be a Big Hit for Activision

Shooter has almost 30 million users

Activision's revealed some pretty impressive Destiny statistics during the company's most recent financial report, claiming that the game now has almost 30 million registered players. Those keeping pace will remember that back in November of last year, the publisher stated that Destiny had around 25 million...

News: Sony Has Now Shipped a Staggering 40 Million PS4 Consoles

Sony Has Now Shipped a Staggering 40 Million PS4 Consoles

Beast mode

PlayStation helped propel Sony to a very profitable financial year, with the company's operating income up 329 per cent to ¥294.2 billion (~$2.7 billion). The company's gaming division played a huge part in that, its own sales up 11 per cent, with profits doubling to ¥‎88.7 billion (~$819 million). For a snapshot of just how well...