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News: Sony Bosses Forfeit Bonuses Ahead of Billion Dollar Loss

Sony Bosses Forfeit Bonuses Ahead of Billion Dollar Loss

Hip hip Hirai

There’ll be no wad in the back pocket of Sony gaffer Kaz Hirai this week, as the ex-PlayStation president – along with 40 of the organisation’s top executives – will forfeit their bonuses ahead of this week’s expected billion dollar loss. It’s believed that many of the senior employees will sacrifice a third of their annual...

News: If You Want to Get Angry, Know That DriveClub Will Let You Pay for Cars

If You Want to Get Angry, Know That DriveClub Will Let You Pay for Cars

The end is nigh

The poor people at Evolution Studios must be near to tears at this point. While we’re big proponents of constructive criticism, the Runcorn-based developer appears to have been unfairly singled out in recent weeks. Fresh from finally attaching a release date to its PlayStation 4 exclusive racer DriveClub, the firm may have felt...

News: Don't Panic, Sony's Already Made Plans for the Next Century of PlayStation

Don't Panic, Sony's Already Made Plans for the Next Century of PlayStation

Wait, what?

We always knew that Sony was a forward thinking company, but this is getting ridiculous. Big wigs Andrew House and Mark Cerny will both take to the stage at this year's Develop conference to deliver a keynote on the history and future of the PlayStation brand. Titled '20 years of PlayStation, 40 years of Console Games, and 100 Years to...

News: Sony: The Economics Don't Work for Blockbuster Vita Games

Sony: The Economics Don't Work for Blockbuster Vita Games

Gulp

Despite seeing a strong year-over-year improvement in Japan, the PlayStation Vita continues to find itself in a weak position overseas. The system is incredibly popular among the few that own it – culminating in an outrageous software attach rate – but it’s failed to break into the mainstream, prompting major publishers to back away and...

News: This Gravity Rush Statue of Kat Is as Sweet as Ice Cream

This Gravity Rush Statue of Kat Is as Sweet as Ice Cream

Sugar and spice

With a sequel still supposedly on the cards, Sony hasn’t forgotten about its promising PlayStation Vita property Gravity Rush. Japanese publication Hokanko-Alt reports that two new statues of protagonist Kat are set to take to the skies this summer, each showing the contrary character in a different pose and costume. The first of...

News: Naughty Dog May Be Graphical Wizards, But It Was Hell Getting The Last of Us on PS4

Naughty Dog May Be Graphical Wizards, But It Was Hell Getting The Last of Us on PS4

Fortunately, it wasn't for nothing

Transitioning to a new generation is never easy – and first-party powerhouse Naughty Dog has admitted that porting The Last of Us to the PlayStation 4 was Hell at first. Speaking as part of an interview with EDGE magazine, creative director Neil Druckmann explained that merely getting an image on the screen...

Talking Point: Why Sony's Right to Retain the Franchises It Funds

Why Sony's Right to Retain the Franchises It Funds

Crash course

Insomniac Games announced its soda-based sandbox excursion Sunset Overdrive to an explosion of goodwill this week. The colourful Xbox One exclusive harks back to the Dreamcast era, boasting oversaturated skylines and some decidedly SEGA gameplay mechanics. Sporting a system that sees your firepower increase as you combo tricks, it...

News: Marvel at DriveClub's Delicious Dynamic Lighting in Fresh Gameplay Footage

Marvel at DriveClub's Delicious Dynamic Lighting in Fresh Gameplay Footage

Day to night

It’s the hook that's hard to communicate, but these brand new DriveClub gameplay videos do a decent job of demonstrating the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive’s dynamic lighting engine. The first clip shows a race taking place at midnight through until sunrise, while the second runs from dusk until dark. Depending on how you set it...

News: You'll Totally Be Able to Upgrade DriveClub PS Plus Edition for a Discount

You'll Totally Be Able to Upgrade DriveClub PS Plus Edition for a Discount

But there's a catch

The day wouldn’t be complete without a spot of controversy to send social network tyrants into a 140 character fury, and Sony has certainly offered that up on a silver platter this evening. Fresh from the backlash pertaining to DriveClub’s less than ideal framerate, the format holder has now outlined the exclusive racer’s...

News: By Zeus' Beard! God of War Collection Goes Cross-Buy on Vita

By Zeus' Beard! God of War Collection Goes Cross-Buy on Vita

Fit for a God

You’ll be able to put your PlayStation Vita’s face buttons through their paces this week, as the God of War Collection is set to storm Olympus later today in North America and tomorrow in Europe. Boasting both the first and second games in Sony Santa Monica’s iconic Greek God slaying series, the title will also be fully...