Tag: Gaming Industry

  • Deck Nine Games, a Narrative Studio, Reduces its Staff by 20%

    Deck Nine Games, a Narrative Studio, Reduces its Staff by 20%

    Deck Nine Games, the studio behind the popular Life Is Strange series, recently announced layoffs cutting 20% of its staff, citing “worsening market conditions.” This follows similar layoffs the company had in 2023 and more recent ones in other game technology giants like PlayStation and developer Supermassive. The layoffs have impacted the team members who…

  • NIS America is Introducing Reynatis to the West

    NIS America is Introducing Reynatis to the West

    NIS America will be partnering with FuRyu to launch the recently announced action RPG, Reynatis, internationally. The game is set to release in Japan on consoles in July and will be released for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch in North America and Europe. Additionally, it will also be made available worldwide on PC…

  • Global Sales of NieR: Automata Exceed 8 Million Units

    Global Sales of NieR: Automata Exceed 8 Million Units

    Square Enix has recently announced that its celebrated game, NieR: Automata, has exceeded worldwide sales of 8 million units. The previous milestone was 7.5 million units sold in April 2023. Moreover, the remastered version of the original game, NieR Replicant, sold 1.5 million units as of November 2022. The popular game was launched for Nintendo…

  • Documentary on Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding is now available to stream

    Documentary on Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding is now available to stream

    The documentary “Hideo Kojima: Connecting Worlds,” showcasing the creative process behind the formation of Kojima Productions and the development of the popular game Death Stranding, is now available for streaming. Depending on your geographical location, you can watch it on platforms such as Disney+, Hulu, and Hotstar. For instance, it is available on Hulu in…

  • Konami is bringing back one of the most elusive Game Boy Advance games

    Konami is bringing back one of the most elusive Game Boy Advance games

    Limited Run Games is set to re-release the highly sought after Ninja Five-O game, originally for Game Boy Advance, at a much more affordable price to players. The game is scheduled to be launched later this year for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. The re-release of the game will run on Limited Run’s…

  • 2024’s First Nintendo Direct Coming February 21st

    2024’s First Nintendo Direct Coming February 21st

    Nintendo has announced that the first Nintendo Direct of 2024 will be aired on February 21st at 6 am PT/9 am ET. This practice is consistent with previous years, such as in 2023, when the first of these presentations was streamed on February 8. This Partner Showcase, expected to focus on third-party titles, will be…

  • Helldivers 2 Limits Player Numbers to Prevent Server Crashes

    Helldivers 2 Limits Player Numbers to Prevent Server Crashes

    Helldivers 2, the surprise hit developed by Arrowhead Game Studios, has been plagued with several technical issues including server instability and crashes. In a bid to solve these problems, the developers have taken a bold step and capped the game’s concurrent player count at 450,000. This measure is a double-edged sword as it attempts to…

  • “Alan Wake 2 Becomes Remedy’s Quickest Selling Game to Date”

    “Alan Wake 2 Becomes Remedy’s Quickest Selling Game to Date”

    Alan Wake 2, developed by Remedy Entertainment, has not only been lauded as a triumph in both the survival horror genre and AAA gaming but also as one of the top games of 2023. As per Remedy Entertainment, the eagerly anticipated sequel has also experienced robust financial success, recording sales of 1.3 million units as…

  • Atlus History Records Persona 3 Reload as Fastest Selling Game

    Atlus History Records Persona 3 Reload as Fastest Selling Game

    Persona 3 Reload has set a new record as Atlus’ fastest-selling game, selling a million copies in its first week. The game’s release on Xbox Game Pass hasn’t diminished its sales, and in fact, may have increased its popularity. Along with the successful sales, the game has also received high praise, with Steam viewers giving…

  • Improvements in Quality-of-Life Introduced in Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters for PC

    Improvements in Quality-of-Life Introduced in Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters for PC

    The Pixel Remasters of the first six Final Fantasy games have garnered attention with their staggered release from summer 2021 to early 2022 across different platforms. Initially released on PC and mobile devices, the games later reached Switch and PlayStation 4 in 2023, featuring quality-of-life improvements like the ability to switch between the remixed and…

  • Lost Hellden, a ‘Hand Painted’ JRPG by Artisan Studios, scheduled for console and PC release in 2025

    Lost Hellden, a ‘Hand Painted’ JRPG by Artisan Studios, scheduled for console and PC release in 2025

    Artisan Studios, the developer of Super Neptunia RPG and Astria Ascending, has unveiled its newest venture, Lost Hellden. Set for release in 2025, Lost Hellden is a unique, ‘hand painted’ JRPG blending 2D art with 3D gameplay via innovative ‘Deep 2D’ technology. The development team includes audio and music direction from industry talent Hitoshi Sakimoto,…

  • “Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad Game Released and Promptly Removed”

    “Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad Game Released and Promptly Removed”

    Rocksteady Studios’ highly anticipated game, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League hit unexpected turbulence when players with early access discovered a major bug that gave them full story completion upon their first log-in. The glitch, effectively a potential spoiler, urged Rocksteady to temporarily remove the game for maintenance. The developers acknowledged the issue, assuring players…