Category: Industry News

  • Yosuke Matsuda to Resign as Square Enix President in June

    Yosuke Matsuda to Resign as Square Enix President in June

    After a decade leading Square Enix Co. and Square Enix Holdings, veteran games industry icon Yosuke Matsuda will be stepping down from the role of company president and representative director. Current company director Takashi Kiryu will be replacing him, with the changeover likely to be finalized during the 34th Annual Shareholder Meetings this June. Matsuda […]

  • Activision Fires Infinity Ward’s Studio Heads

    Activision has fired the two studio heads of Infinity Ward, Jason West and Vince Zampella, sighting “insubordination” and “breach of contract”. It’s been rumored that there had been tension between the publisher and developer regarding the creative direction of the Call of Duty series. I’m guessing it went something like this: Activision: Hey Infinity Ward, […]

  • Nintendo 2010 Line-Up

    Nintendo 2010 Line-Up

    Nintendo’s 2010 line-up features some pretty exciting titles. I think I’m most looking forward to Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey from Atlus on the DS (March 10). Capcom also has some pretty good games coming: Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom on Wii, Phoenix Wright on WiiWare, Ace Attorney Investigations on DS, and Mega Man 10, the sequel […]

  • VGA 2009 Award List

    Game of the Year: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Studio of the Year: Rocksteady Studios Best Independent Game Fueld by Dew: Flower Best Xbox 360 Game: Left 4 Dead 2 Best PS3 Game: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Best Wii Game: New Super Mario Bros. Wii Best PC Game: Dragon Age: Origins Best Handheld Game: Grand Theft […]

  • Resident Evil Chopper

    “I like motorcycles AND I like Resident Evil. How can I combine the two?” Capcom has the answer for you. Good afternoon, Wanted to drop you a line to introduce you to Capcom’s latest, possibly most unusual licensing deal in recent history: the Resident Evil custom chopper. Built by Savage Cycles ( in collaboration with […]

  • Tim Schafer’s 20 Years In The Gaming Industry

    The man behind Full Throttle, Grim Fandango, Psychonauts and Brutal Legend celebrated 20 years in the gaming industry the other day. To celebrate, he’s detailed his early days, showing off rejection letters from Atari and Hewlett-Packard. He also posted his resume to Lucasfilm, which is totally awesome. The resume clearly impressed, and he started at […]

  • Microsoft Rumored To Buy EA

    Word on Wall Street is Microsoft is going to Buy EA. I don’t know why Wall Street would randomly make up a rumor like this…but it’s driven up the stock prices for both EA and Microsoft (EA is up 8.1 percent, Microsoft 1.1 percent). Even Reuters covered the issue. “There’s talk that Microsoft might be […]

  • Halo’s Xbox Live Hub Opens In November

    Microsoft announced this week that Halo Waypoint, a section of Xbox Live containing all things Halo, will be open November 5th. Halo Waypoint will have Halo podcasts, Halo trailers and Halo screen shots. It will be interesting to see what how it actually works when it’s released, I’m curious about the podcasts in particular.

  • Shadow Complex Breaks Xbox Live Sales Records

    Shadow Complex is now officially the most downloaded single-player (I guess some multi-player games must have beat it) Xbox Live game, selling 200,000 since it was released on August 19th. Which is good, Shadow Complex was an amazing game so it’s good to see other people enjoyed it, too. “Congratulations to Chair Entertainment and Epic […]

  • Xbox 360 Price Drop Coming Soon?

    It looks like Microsoft will be dropping the Xbox 360 price tag, not to be outdone by Sony’s price drop. A leaked ad from Best Buy is showing the white Xbox 360 with 60GB hard drive dropping to $249.99, with the black Xbox 360 Elite 120GB system dropping to $299.99. [ Kotaku ]

  • Don’t Forget: BlizzCon Is This Week

    BlizzCon, a celebration of everything Blizzard, is this Friday (and Saturday) and “virtual” tickets are still available to the sold out show. And Ozzy Osbourne will be performing. The full details, below…

  • Sony Announces New Slim PS3 Coming This September

    Today Sony announced that their rumored PlayStation 3 Slim will be in stores in early September. Kaz Hirai made the annoucment and noted that it will be have all the same features as the current PS3 and comes with a 120 GB drive. The big difference is it’ll be slimmer (obviously), 33% percent smaller and […]