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GAME CEO says consumers seek more hardware innovation
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New hardware is needed to replenish the game’s industry, according to the CEO of UK retailer GAME. Ian Shepard claims the industry, with its consumers, is “ready for more innovation,” following a 17.6% slump in sales for the retailer over … Continue reading

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Twisted Metal will require online pass
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It’s been confirmed that Eat Sleep Play’s Twisted Metal reboot will include an online pass. QA Lead Justin Trease confirmed the game’s multiplayer will require its own version of the infamous pass with a simple and straight-forward “yes” when speaking … Continue reading

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Modern Warfare PS4? Infinity Ward hiring for “next-generation technologies”
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Modern Warfare developer Infinity Ward may be gearing up for work on a next-generation Call of Duty, if a new job listing is anything to go by. The post, in search of a new senior animator, requests an applicant “preferably … Continue reading

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PlayStation Vita Japanese sales numbers drop under 20,000 in fourth week
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PlayStation Vita’s Japanese launch started off well, with close to 325,000 units sold in its first week. That hasn’t been the case in recent weeks, though, with sales figures dropping to just over 72,000 in its second week and fewer … Continue reading

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Hirai: Console relying on digital distribution “just not possible”
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A console relying only on digital distribution is “just not impossible,” Sony’s Kaz Hirai has claimed. Speaking to Bloomberg at CES 2012 in Las Vegas, the SCE chairman heavily indicated the firm’s next home console will be disc-based. “It’s very … Continue reading

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Little Deviants dev Bigbig Studios shut down, Cambridge division restructured

We couldn’t get through the day without some bad news — it seems that Sony have shut down Bigbig Studios, developers of PS Vita launch title Little Deviants and PSP games such as MotorStorm: Arctic Edge and Pursuit Force. Sony said … Continue reading

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Gran Turismo 5 XL Edition races by on January 17
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As with most financially successful games these days, they tend to be re-released around a year later packaged with downloadable goodies and updates that were released over time after initial release. This time is no different–well, other than the fact … Continue reading

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God of War IV is a thing, according to game composer’s resume

God of War III ended pretty decisively, I think, but that won’t stop others from asking for more. As a result, it’s not too surprising to see rumors of a fourth entry gaining steam. This time, we have the resume … Continue reading

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New video released for FIFA on Vita
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Sony and EA have released a new video showcasing FIFA Soccer for PlayStation Vita. The five-minute watch, filmed at a Vita event in San Francisco, sees producer Matt Prior demonstrate a few of the game’s features – including touch options. … Continue reading

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Sony reveals European prices for Vita first-party launch titles, memory cards and peripherals
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Following the announcement of PlayStation Vita’s North American launch line-up, Sony has confirmed prices for some of the device’s first-party titles in Europe. Prices are as follows: Uncharted: Golden Abyss – €49.99/£44.99 ModNation Racers: Road Trip – €39.99/£34.99 Everybody’s Golf … Continue reading

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