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SCEA CEO Jack Tretton is leaving at the end of this month photo
SCEA CEO Jack Tretton is leaving at the end of this month
by Jordan Devore

Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced its president and CEO Jack Tretton, who has been with the company since 1995, will step down as of March 31, 2014. His successor is Sony Network Entertainment International executive VP and COO Shawn Layden, another long-time PlayStation employee. He previously served as president of SCE Japan.

This departure comes as "a result of a mutual agreement between Mr. Tretton and SCEA not to renew their contractual relationship," according to an SCEA press release.

Calling his time with the company "the most rewarding experience of [his] career," Tretton said "Although I will deeply miss the talented team at SCEA and the passion demonstrated every day by our fans, I'm very excited about starting the next chapter of my career.

"I want to thank the employees, partners and customers for their tireless commitment to the PlayStation brand and, of course, to our fans who have pushed us to new heights of innovation and entertainment over the past two decades. I leave PlayStation in a position of considerable strength and the future will only get brighter for PlayStation Nation."

Ah, man. I always enjoyed hearing from him at E3. You couldn't help but root for the guy.

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11:00 AM on 03.01.2014

Cancelled project at Sony Santa Monica was new open world sci-fi IP

Following the recent layoffs that hit Sony Santa Monica earlier this week is the confirmation that a new title the developer was working on has been cancelled. The game, a new sci-fi themed open world IP was apparently f...

Wesley Ruscher

6:30 PM on 01.27.2014

Sneak a peek at inFAMOUS: Second Son's stunning Seattle

A new developer diary for inFAMOUS: Second Son has released, focused on how the gang at Sucker Punch will be bringing the city of Seattle to life in the game. Obviously, it's going to involve a lot of humidity-related e...

Conrad Zimmerman



Pick up a free Santa costume in LittleBigPlanet photo
Pick up a free Santa costume in LittleBigPlanet
by Harry Monogenis

Media Molecule have released a new Santa costume for Sackboy in LittleBigPlanet. It's free, which is nice. So yeah, go get it. Once you've done that, be sure to check out this list of Christmas-themed maps available for download.

Any LBP players out there had a go with the maps yet? Any recommendations?

LittleBigPlanet update: Santa is coming to LBP! [PlayStation Blog]

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3:00 PM on 12.07.2013

Sony: PS4 could significantly exceed PS3 lifetime sales

The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 have each sold in excess of 80 million units worldwide to date. For Microsoft, reeling off the GameCubian sales of the original Xbox, that's good. Somewhere in a galaxy far, far away Master Chie...

Kyle MacGregor

11:00 AM on 11.24.2013

Question: What do you think of the PS4 & Xbox One now?

Now that the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are finally here and the dust has settled, the Destructoid team is curious to know what everyone thinks of their shiny new consoles. Did you get them both? What do you think of each sys...

Wesley Ruscher





4:45 PM on 11.22.2013

Demon's and Dark Souls influenced the PS4's development

The Souls series has many admirers. From the studio making The Witcher series, to the rabid fan base that's sworn by its hardcore and uncompromising gameplay -- the Demon's Souls and Dark Souls can be easily seen as among the...

Alessandro Fillari

10:00 AM on 11.17.2013

Mobile & console gaming as different as cheap & fine wine

I'm just going to let this little quote from Sony Computer Entertainment of America president and CEO Jack Trenton, regarding his thoughts about what he calls “good-enough gaming,” breathe like a fi...

Wesley Ruscher

4:00 PM on 11.16.2013

Sony expects PS4 price drops to be less frequent than PS3

Releasing the PlayStation 4 at $399, with more standardized components, will likely keep the system from any kind of price drop in the near future according Sony's Shuhei Yoshida.   "Our hardware teams have chosen m...

Wesley Ruscher

8:30 AM on 11.15.2013

The indie revolution is over, changed Sony for the better

The indie revolution is over, according to SCEE strategic content boss Shahid Ahmad. In its wake exists a new landscape, one which PlayStation has embraced wholeheartedly.  "People say the indie revolution is only ...

Kyle MacGregor

8:00 PM on 11.14.2013

Jimmy Fallon and Ice-T play with the PS4's AR games

During last night's episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Sony's head of special projects, Dr. Richard Marks, came by to demonstrate the abilities of the PS4's camera and motion-controlled gameplay. Both Jimmy Fallon and ...

Alessandro Fillari

7:30 PM on 11.14.2013

Rumor: inFamous: Second Son bundle leaked

Hours away from the launch of the PlayStation 4, it look like a retail leak has outed Sony's first post-launch bundle. Oh boy! If true, it appears that Infamous: Second Son will have an accompanying system bundle. While Sucke...

Abel Girmay

11:00 PM on 11.13.2013

From PC to console: Octodad dev on making the transition

In recent years, large publishers have taken steps towards embracing titles made by independent developers, and in many cases it has paid off incredibly well. With the new next-gen systems on the horizon, a number of indie de...

Alessandro Fillari

12:15 PM on 11.11.2013

The Last of Us story DLC trailer drops this Thursday

With the upcoming PS4 All Access event this Thursday, many new releases for the PS4 will get some screen time on Spike TV. Though the focus is clearly on the new console's library, Sony hasn't forgotten about its most well re...

Alessandro Fillari

3:45 PM on 11.07.2013

Pairing is caring: Knack co-op trailer teaches teamwork

Word on the streets is that Knack is deceptively hard. Everyone that gets their hands on it seems like they're dying way more than they expected. Maybe it's not kiddie's first game, after all. Luckily, you can summon a ...

Brett Makedonski

5:00 PM on 11.06.2013

PSN down for seven-hour maintenance tomorrow

On the PlayStation forums, a Sony community manager gave us the heads up that PSN will down for maintenance on Thursday, November 7 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Pacific Time. "If you've signed onto PSN over the past few days, you'...

Alessandro Fillari