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3:30 PM on 03.20.2015

This PSN Flash Sale is like whoa

If you have some spare change in your couch or sister's piggy bank, then it's time to put those coins to good use. The Flash Sale currently happening for PlayStation owners features not only a lot of quality games, but they a...

Robert Summa

8:00 AM on 07.06.2014

Mighty Number 9 opens new crowd funding campaign, teases cartoon show

It seems like only yesterday that Keiji Inafune announced the Kickstarter campaign form Mighty Number 9 at PAX East. It was an exciting day for Mega Man fans. Just looking at the commemorative t-shirt from that event still p...

Jonathan Holmes

6:30 PM on 11.14.2012

Sleepwalker's Journey is some sweet, puzzling fun

Check out this video which sets the stage for for Sleepwalker's Journey, a recently released platform puzzle game now available on Android and iOS. Moonboy, as you can see, has been ejected from his bed by a mighty lunar sne...

Conrad Zimmerman

6:00 PM on 01.07.2012

Capcom: 'Never say never' to WayForward-created Mega Man

Like a lot of people who constantly think about videogames, I've often fantasied about what it would be like if my favorite developers had the opportunity to take on the franchises that made them who they are today ...

Jonathan Holmes

7:00 PM on 12.08.2011

Extra PSN accounts possible on Vita with new memory cards

Sony has addressed recent stories that the PlayStation Vita can only support a single PSN profile, declaring that you can have as many accounts as you like ... if you've got enough memory cards. It turns out that PSN profiles...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 12.02.2011

Oh, EA: Subscription charges added to Tetris mobile app

Oh, EA! What have you cheeky scamps gone and done now? It would seem you've added a subscription service to a Tetris app of all things. Now why would you go and do something as positively zany as that? Electronic Arts has rel...

Jim Sterling

12:30 PM on 11.30.2011

PS Vita games will not have fixed prices

Sony has declared that PlayStation Vita games shall do away with a fixed pricing model, instead using a range of different prices to help combat the rise of cheap smartphone games. That's Sony doing something adaptive and sma...

Jim Sterling

9:00 AM on 11.29.2011

Kotick: Star Wars: The Old Republic won't profit EA

Activision usually lets Electronic Arts do all the trash talking, but flame-haired demon lord Bobby Kotick has decided not to restrain his thoughts on Star Wars: The Old Republic. He has met EA's latest attempt to crack the M...

Jim Sterling

9:13 AM on 11.28.2011

PS Vita memory cards priced in North America

The North American prices for Sony's proprietary PS Vita memory cards have been released by GameStop, giving us a clue as to how much it'll cost us to keep our precious game saves. Clutch your wallets and check out the prices...

Jim Sterling

10:00 AM on 11.21.2011

Publishers back Blockbuster rentals to fight used games

Blockbuster has said that it's seen a lot of support from game publishers over its increased game rental plans, because they help erode the impact of used games. Apparently, companies receive quite the kickback from rentals, ...

Jim Sterling

1:00 PM on 11.16.2011

Skyrim sells around 3.5 million copies in 48 hours

Bethesda has officially announced news that will shake the Earth -- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim had a successful launch! The publisher boasted "more than fifty perfect review scores" and expected global sales worth $450 milli...

Jim Sterling

1:00 PM on 10.03.2011

ESA: In-game advertising will increase rapidly

The Entertainment Software Association is using a new report by DFC intelligent to declare that in-game advertising will grow at a swift pace in order to reach the 72% of Americans now said to be playing.  DFC says that ...

Jim Sterling

8:40 AM on 08.30.2011

GameStop 'sorry' for Deus Ex:HR removal, still doing it

GameStop has apologized to consumers for the removal of Deus Ex: Human Revolution from store shelves, an act committed after discovering OnLive codes contained within the PC version's box. However, it is still sticking by its...

Jim Sterling

12:40 PM on 06.30.2011

New bill to make criminals of Youtube/JTV game streamers

A bill has been proposed that, if passed, could mean jail time for those of us who stream videogame footage to Youtube and Justin.tv. In other words, this site, many other sites, and potentially a lot of you guys. An excellen...

Jim Sterling

3:20 PM on 06.29.2011

Sony CEO says brand's improving, takes 16% pay cut

Sony CEO Howard Stringer has stated that perception of his company's brand is improving after suffering several damaging blows to its reputation. He has also revealed that he's been eating a 16% pay cut as part of the rebuild...

Jim Sterling

12:20 PM on 06.24.2011

Team Fortress 2 free-to-play whiners demand a refund

Valve made a big splash last night after announcing that Team Fortress 2 had become free forever and -- as you'd expect from any Valve announcement -- entitled fans got severely butthurt and are now demanding their huge $20 i...

Jim Sterling

3:40 PM on 06.16.2011

Game Republic has closed its doors?

Game Republic, the studio behind such original titles as Folklore and Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom, has sadly disappeared from the face of the earth.  The company's website has been taken offline and its Tokyo offices ...

Jim Sterling

10:40 AM on 06.16.2011

Wii U only supports one player because of price concerns

Nintendo has revealed that the Wii U will only support one controller at a time because of price concerns. Nintendo apparently has the technology required to support four controllers at once, but the publisher claims it's too...

Jim Sterling

9:20 AM on 06.14.2011

PS3 sales up in spite of PSN downtime

Your personal data was compromised, but don't panic! Sony was doing just fine. The company proudly boasted that PS3 sales actually rose during the PlayStation Network downtime, promising that its system is "stronger than ever...

Jim Sterling

9:00 AM on 05.27.2011

Sony to no longer make PS3-like, expensive consoles

When Sony proudly announced that the PlayStation 3 would cost $599, way back in 2006, the world laughed and Sony didn't understand why. The console was an expensive investment but a significant number of consumers didn't like...

Jim Sterling

1:20 PM on 05.26.2011

PlayStation brand makes $435 million profit

There's been a lot of bad Sony news recently, so the fans and fanboys may like to know that the company has seen a big profit on the PlayStation brand for the 2010 financial year, raking in $435 million (or ¥35.6 bil...

Jim Sterling

10:40 AM on 05.19.2011

Sony: PlayStation Store to return May 24

Sony has told publishers to expect the PlayStation Store on May 24. That's according to a memo sent to various companies, which of course found its way to the proles of the Internet.  As previously revealed, Sony plans t...

Jim Sterling

8:20 AM on 05.14.2011

Brink dev: 1% of games shouldn't make 99% of the profit

Brink developer Splash Damage has criticized the near-monopoly that certain games have on the market, lamenting the state of affairs that sees a small fraction of titles rake in the majority of the money. According to the stu...

Jim Sterling

10:00 AM on 05.10.2011

Microsoft buys Skype, bringing it to Xbox Live

Microsoft has sunk its razor-sharp fangs into everybody's favorite Internet-talking-thing, Skype. It cost the company $8.5 billion, which is silly money, and the company aims to bring the service to Xbox Live.  "Skype wi...

Jim Sterling

3:20 PM on 05.09.2011

PSN outage costs Capcom 'hundreds of thousands'

Capcom has confessed that the PlayStation Network breach and subsequent downtime cost the company "hundreds and thousands" of dollars, which could easily become millions.  "I’m frustrated and upset by [the outage] ...

Jim Sterling

2:00 PM on 04.27.2011

Hulu Plus offering a week's credit to PSN users

It's a small comfort, but here's a bit of positive news concerning the ongoing PSN debacle. Hulu Plus will be offering a week's credit to benefit those subscribers who accessed the service via PlayStation Network.  Since...

Jim Sterling

8:40 AM on 03.24.2011

Final Fantasy III comes to iOS, is quite expensive

Square Enix has released Final Fantasy III for your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The publisher is known for charging silly amounts of money for its mobile games, but this may have broken the record -- Final Fantasy III iOS wi...

Jim Sterling

9:40 AM on 03.22.2011

Easy Studios: $60 game prices are 'exploitative'

Do you like paying $60 for the latest videogames? Easy Studios boss Ben Cousens hates that you do it. Criticizing the current price of games as "exploitative", Cousens believes the free-to-play model is superior.  "I can...

Jim Sterling

7:00 PM on 03.21.2011

Looks like I may have been wrong about Knights Contract

You might remember that we reviewed Knights Contract a few weeks ago, and I called it a broken, sloppy, dull, pointless waste of space. I urged you not to buy it, but apparently I was mistaken -- given its current price ...

Jim Sterling

10:20 AM on 03.17.2011

THQ doesn't want to 'kill' pre-owned game market

THQ has been one of several publishers to embrace the "online pass" scheme that combats used sales by demanding secondhand buyers pay $10 to unlock a title's online content. Despite its fight against pre-owned, however, the p...

Jim Sterling





8:00 AM on 03.16.2011

THQ stock falls following mixed Homefront reviews

THQ has sunk a lot of time and money into Homefront, the recently released "alternate history" shooter. Unfortunately, it seems that the effort may blow up in THQ's face, with investors allegedly "spooked" by the game's ...

Jim Sterling

5:00 PM on 03.12.2011

Microsoft to punish MS Point exploiters

This past week, we brought word that cheeky exploiters were dishing out free Microsoft Points any time somebody refreshed their website. As gamers sat back and refreshed their way to dozens of point codes, Microsoft lost some...

Jim Sterling

1:40 PM on 03.04.2011

Nintendo 3DS breaks preorder records in UK

Did anybody doubt that the 3DS would be a success? Perhaps the most ardently hateful fanboy. Unfortunately, impotent online rage isn't enough to stop the system's momentum, with word that it's broken Nintendo's all-time preor...

Jim Sterling

3:00 PM on 02.21.2011

Geohot: Don't blame me for PSN cheats, gimme some money

George "Geohot" Hotz has become something of a celebrity for his part in the cracking and distribution of the PlayStation 3's security code. Thanks to him, many hackers have torn their PS3s apart, and not all of them have don...

Jim Sterling

9:00 AM on 02.16.2011

Apple officially lets Apps charge subscription fees

It's time to shove a cork up your arsehole, folks, because Apple just kickstarted the buggery of a lifetime. The App Store now officially allows in-App purchases to extend to subscription fees, meaning that some of those game...

Jim Sterling

11:00 AM on 02.14.2011

Sony dropped NGP features to keep it 'affordable'

Sony has revealed that the impressive specifications for its PSP successor could have been even more astounding if price wasn't an issue. The NGP apparently had a few more tricks up its sleeve, but they were nipped in the bud...

Jim Sterling

11:40 AM on 02.09.2011

Boy spends over 1000 on Xbox Live, mother blames MS

An eleven-year-old boy racked up an almighty £1,082.52 on his mother's debit card after an Xbox Live spending spree. Rather than blame the child, or herself for being so stupid, the mother in question has scolded M...

Jim Sterling

1:20 PM on 01.27.2011

Debunk: No, GameStop WON'T sell the NGP for $1,000

GameStop has started to take preorders for the freshly revealed PSP successor, codenamed the Next Generation Portable. However, some people have gotten their panties in a bunch over the price estimate, which lists the console...

Jim Sterling

11:20 AM on 01.27.2011

Sony: NGP will be 'affordable'

So the NGP has been announced, a successor to the PSP with quad-core, 3G, twin sticks, a touchpad, intense graphics and motion sensing. As we find ourselves drowning in specifications, only one question remains unanswered -- ...

Jim Sterling

11:40 AM on 01.21.2011

Pachter: Nintendo will regret low 3DS price

The $249.99 price point for the Nintendo 3DS has been heavily debated since it was announced this week. While many find this a fair price, there are plenty who believe it's too high. Naturally, Michael "slit testes" Pachter h...

Jim Sterling