Archive for the ‘Industry News’ Category

Since the PlayStation 3 launched in 2006 Sony has offered access to the PlayStation Network and online multiplayer gameplay for free to gamers.  Since then digital media has exploded and various different online services like Netflix, Hulu and other online services have boomed to offer premium video services with a nominal subscription fee to access their content. With the recent announcement of the PlayStation 4 at Sony’s press event in   Read More ...

Sony has wrapped up their “Future of PlayStation” press event/meeting in New York City tonight and we have quite a good chunk of announcements to share with you as we have officially entered the next generation. Originally codenamed, Orbis, Sony has made it official that their newest console is indeed the PlayStation 4. Here is a recap of some of the big announcements they revealed to us tonight. Sony has   Read More ...

For the first time ever, media folks that are headed to the biggest gaming convention in Germany will be encountering fans of all kinds on the event’s Media Day. For the first time ever, fans will be able to purchase a strictly limited number of tickets for Gamescom located in Cologne, Germany. To be eligible for the offer fans had to have sent in a newsletter registration before the deadline   Read More ...

Categories: Gamescom, Industry News, News

It’s being reported across many outlets that Killzone 4 could be released on the PlayStation 4 and be announced during Sony’s “Future Of PlayStation meeting”. According to Videogamer.com Killzone 4 will release later this year on Sony’s next-generation PlayStation, an industry source has told VideoGamer.com. The unannounced game, which our source claims is currently in development at Guerrilla Games, could be revealed during PlayStation Meeting on February 20, where Sony   Read More ...

Has the day of reckoning finally come for the mega-giant in the gaming press? It has been confirmed that IGN Entertainment’s parent company News Corp (FOX News) has sold the video game news outlet to J2 Global, parent company of Ziff Davis. The company was up for auction for the past six months and News Corp was hoping to sell the company for $650 million, but the deal that was   Read More ...

Categories: Industry News, News

One of the longest-running magazines about video games has just run out of credit. It’s just been announced that GamePro magazine, which launched in 1988, will cease publication as a standalone entity next week on December 5. As first reported by IndustryGamers, both the magazine and website are being shut down, with the following text running on GamePro.com as of today: Thank you for your loyalty, support, and participation in the GamePro.com   Read More ...

Categories: Industry News, News

World of Warcraft has been perched high atop the massively-multiplayer throne for seven years now, but is about to get its first serious dose of competition when the Electronic Arts-published Star Wars: The Old Republic launches. While it’s not really a shock to learn that some folks have already indicated that they’ll be leaving Azeroth for a galaxy far, far away, a new survey indicates that WoW could shed anywhere between 900,000 and 1.6M players   Read More ...

I’ve already posted about why the video games industry should do away with review scores and now I’m here to talk about why we should keep them. The industry as a whole has always been about providing gamers the best game possible on the platform of their choice. In this generation and economy we find ourselves giving a more critical eye to games then ever before. Games have increased in   Read More ...

Categories: Editorials, Industry News

Blizzard’s World of Warcraft MMO has shed 1.1 million subscribers in the past six months, the developer has announced. As revealed in an investor call earlier today and reported by Massively, player numbers have fallen 10 per cent to 10.3 million compared to 11.4 million in May this year. CEO Mike Morhaime explained that most of that decline was seen in the East. It’s been a year since the last major expansion, 2010′s   Read More ...

Publisher THQ has announced today they have re-launched their official website with new features and functionality. The site features a new global digital e-commerce destination (shopTHQ) powered by Digital River.  The site’s design better reflects the company’s branding and provides news about upcoming THQ properties. The site opens up with a “Fresh 5″ list featuring the company’s top current and future games, and provides a single landing page with links   Read More ...

Categories: Industry News, News, THQ

The creators of Splosion Man have joined the Microsoft Studios family as announced by Microsoft corporate vice president Phil Spencer today. The studio has been making titles exclusively for the Xbox Live Arcade platform since its beginnings in 2006. “Twisted Pixel has an incredible track record of innovative, critically acclaimed, and most importantly, fun, games,” said Phil Spencer, corporate vice president, Microsoft Studios. “Microsoft Studios is home to cutting-edge entertainment   Read More ...

Valve has announced today the addition of new modes for Counterstrike Global Offensive (Counterstrike: GO). Targeted for release via Playstation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and Steam (for PC and Mac) in early 2012, CS: GO will expand upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched 12 years ago. Arsenal Mode is based on the popular Counter-Strike: Source mod Gun Game. “Arsenal: Arms Race” and “Arsenal: Demolition”   Read More ...

Namco Bandai Games announced today that Dark Souls will be available in North America on October 4th and October 7th in the UK. With tense dungeon crawling and fearsome enemy encounters, the seamlessly intertwined world of Dark Souls is full of extreme battles, rewarding challenges, nuanced weaponry and magic, and the flexibility to customize each character to suit any desired play style.  The innovative online component allows gamers to draw   Read More ...

Square Enix, Inc finally announced the finalized release date for Final Fantasy XIII-2 in North America today.The game will launch on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles on January 31st, 2012 in North America. FINAL FANTASY XIII–2 is the sequel to  FINAL FANTASY XIII, which was released in North America in March 2010 and has shipped 6.2 million units worldwide. The sequel has evolved beyond its predecessor, with an extraordinary   Read More ...

Netflix has been making a bit of a change recently and especially made one with their recent price hike. As they start to separate their two DVD and Internet Streaming services, Netflix has decided to add another; Qwikster. After a rather poor display and formal apology in explaining the changes, Netflix will be adding a video game upgrade option much like their Blu-ray option for you to choose. You’ll be   Read More ...

Categories: Industry News, Netflix, News

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