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News: PlayStation Boss Gets Punished for All of E3's Boring Bits This Year

PlayStation Boss Gets Punished for All of E3's Boring Bits This Year

This is for Powers

Regardless of whether or not you liked the content, Sony’s big Gamescom 2014 press conference was much better paced than its E3 2014 one. The folks at SCEE cut out all of the fat, and peppered the organisation’s media briefing in Cologne with trailers, announcements, and very little corporate gobbledygook. SCEA boss Shawn...

News: PS4's Homefront: The Revolution Development to Be Finished by Dambuster Studio

PS4's Homefront: The Revolution Development to Be Finished by Dambuster Studio

Deep Silver digs deep to acquire cursed brand

We’re not entirely sure why anyone would want to own the Homefront franchise at this point, as in addition to being a property with very little to differentiate itself from the wealth of other modern military brands on the market, it also appears to carry a curse. After killing off THQ a couple of...

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...