Jack Tretton, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America and one of the division’s earliest executives when it was founded in 1995, is stepping down at the end of March, according to a press release from Sony Computer Entertainment International. Tretton, who has been the face of PlayStation in North America through all of the company’s console launches up to and including last year’s record-breaking launch of the PlayStation 4, will serve his last day on March 31. His replacement, Shawn Layden, will assume Tretton’s responsibilities on April 1. Layden currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Office of Sony Network Entertainment International, which encompasses the PlayStation Network, Music Unlimited, and Video Unlimited services.
Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for March, 4 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 receives two new games this week in Awesomenauts Assemble! and Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition (Free for PS Plus Members).
As we reported yesterday, the Spring Fever promotion returns to the PlayStation Store this month and is focused on indie titles. New indie titles for all platforms will be released weekly and at a discount for PlayStation Plus Members. This week the PlayStation 3′s indie title is Master Reboot and users will also be able to buy the highly anticipated South Park: The Stick of Truth. Episode 2 of The Walking Dead: Season 2 is also available for download on the PlayStation 3 today.
Finally, PlayStation Plus users will be receiving Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition (PS4) and Tomb Raider (PS3) for free along with many discounts on several games. Keep reading to see a complete list of content available on the PlayStation Store this week!
Are you ready for some great prices on PlayStation games? Luckily the PlayStation Blog has announced the return of their Spring Fever promotion for the month of March. This promotion features great sales and focuses on several new indie titles for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.
Every week this month will feature two new indie titles at discounted prices for PlayStation Plus members. A few of the featured titles include: Awesomenauts Assemble (PS4) Fez (PS3, PS4, PS Vita Cross-Buy), and TowerFall Ascension (PS4). There will also be several sales featuring popular video game franchises. Finally, there will be several sales on movies and television shows as well.
Keep reading to see a full preview!
Are you ready for more information about free games? If so, you are in luck because the PlayStation Blog has announced all of the free games that North American PlayStation Plus users will be able to download during March.
PlayStation 4 owners will soon be able to enjoy one of the best twin stick shooters to come out for the PlayStation 3 as Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition will be coming for free in March. This edition comes with enhanced visuals and new features taking advantage of the PlayStation 4 Share button. PlayStation 3 users will receive Tomb Raider while the PlayStation Vita will receive both Unit 13 and Monster Hunter: Freedom Unite.
Sony has not announced which week subscribers will be receiving the games, but as always you can expect to receive at least one new release on a weekly basis.
Keep reading to see a full list of free games available this month!
Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for February 25, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. The highly anticipated Thief comes to both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 today. The PlayStation 3 also gets both Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 and Tales of Symphonia Chronicles today.
As we reported yesterday there are two major sales hitting the store today. The first sale is the “Back to 2013″ sale which features several great titles from last year at a deep discount. The second sale is in celebration of the Vita’s second birthday and discounts several Vita titles.
Finally, PlayStation Plus users will be receiving ModNation Racers Roadtrip (PS Vita) for free along with many discounts on several games. Keep reading to see a complete list of content available on the PlayStation Store this week!
Are you ready for some great prices on PlayStation games? Luckily the PlayStation Blog has announced two new sales coming to the PlayStation Store tomorrow.
The first sale is entitled “Back to 2013″ and features some of the great games that came out last year that you may have missed. Some of the discounts are pretty deep including: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for $9.99 ($6.99 for PS Plus members), Diablo 3 for $39.99 ($35.99 for PS Plus members), and Super Motherload (Cross Buy) for $7.49 ($3.75 for PS Plus members).
The second sale celebrates the PS Vita’s second birthday with a “PS Vita Anniversary Sale” and consists of a ton of great Vita titles. A few examples of the sales include: Proteus (Cross Buy) for $6.99 ($4.19 for PS Plus members), Hotline Miami (Cross Buy) for $4.99 ($2.50 for PS Plus members), and Killzone Mercenary for $24.99 ($17.49 for PS Plus members).
Keep reading to see a full preview of both sales!
While Top Gear ends every episode with a bombshell from Jeremy Clarkson, Tuesday started off with one from Irrational Games head, Ken Levine, the man behind the Bioshock franchise. In his announcement, Levine revealed that he be shutting down the studio and take a small team of 15 to form a new studio that would offer a more experimental games with new ways of telling a story. While that sounds great, this means that nearly a 100 people or so will lose their jobs because Levine became bored and potentially had too much ego to turn the studio over to someone else. Beyond the ramifications to many whose lives will suddenly be changed due to the sudden loss of their job (income), gamers are left in question about the state of BioShock on the PlayStation Vita which was nearly announced three years ago. Now, publisher 2K has spoken up about the matter though there’s more to the story.
The first time I heard about the concept for the Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, I was immediately intrigued. The game has elements of many other games including Persona 4, Ace Attorney, and Virtue’s Last Reward. As a fan of all of these games, I was excited at the prospect of playing Danganronpa, especially on a portable console like the PS Vita.
In Danganronpa, the player controls Makoto Naegi who, along with 14 other students, was recently accepted into the highly elite high school Hope’s Peak Academy. Hope’s Peak only accepts students who are considered the best or “ultimate” in their respective field. Examples of some of the others students include: the Ultimate Baseball Star, the Ultimate Fan Fiction Creator, the Ultimate Fashionista, and the Ultimate Moral Compass. Makoto, on the other hand, does not have a specific talent or skill. Instead, he won a raffle and was accepted into the school as the winner making him the Ultimate Lucky Student. Everything quickly takes a turn for the worst as the students realize they have been trapped in the school by an evil remote-controlled teddy bear named Monokuma.
Is Danganronpa truly a mix of Persona 4, Ace Attorney, and Virtue’s Last Reward and does it work? Keep reading and find out in our official review.
Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for February 18, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. Rayman Legends was originally released for the PlayStation 3 last year and now PlayStation 4 users can enjoy this wonderful game.
Both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 users can now download a stand-alone version of the popular Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag DLC Freedom Cry. Earth Defense Force 2025 brings insect shooting action to the PlayStation 3 today as well. There is also a large sale on past titles from Rockstar including: L.A. Noire, Max Payne 3, and Red Dead Redemption.
Finally, PlayStation Plus users will be receiving Remember Me (PlayStation 3) and Street Fighter X Tekken (PS Vita) for free along with many discounts on several games. Keep reading to see a complete list of content available on the PlayStation Store this week!
Looking for a great deal on PlayStation games this weekend? If so, PlayStation has you covered has they have slashed prices on several different titles for all 3 systems in celebration of Valentine’s Day. The sale ends Monday, February 17th , so act fast. Some of the deals featured include: NBA 2K14 (PS3) for $39.99, Divekick (PS Vita) for $2.49, and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (PS4) for $29.99. Keep reading to see the rest of the deals!
While the PlayStation Vita came out with a bang, the subsequent time its spent in the market has been ho hum to say the least. That is, till the last year where thanks to rise of indie games on the portable powerhouse and more recently the PS4 and its Remote Play features, the console is starting to see a revitalization. A big part of the consoles embrace for indie games and indie devs focus on the Vita has been largely because of Shahid Ahmad, Sony’s Computer Entertainment Europe Senior Business Development Manager. While the Vita’s had a huge flux of indie games and some bigger titles as of recent like Killzone: Mercenariness, Ahmad believes that he’s just getting warmed up.
Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for February 11, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. The trilogy that began with the polarizing Final Fantasy XIII is completed today with the release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII for the PlayStation 3. PlayStation 3 users also can receive a great deal on The Last Of Us Bundle for $59.99. This bundle includes the base game along with the DLC Season Pass giving you access to the story add-on Left Behind which releases on the store this Friday, February 14th.
PlayStation Vita users have several things to be excited about this week including: The Action RPG Toukiden: The Age of Demons and a game that has been described as a mash-up of Virtue’s Last Reward and Phoenix Wright, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc.
Finally, PlayStation Plus users will be receiving PayDay 2 (PlayStation 3) for free along with many discounts on several games. Keep reading to see a complete list of content available on the PlayStation Store this week!
The financial results for the past three months of Sony Corp. were released today, forecasting a net loss of 110bn yen ($1.1bn) for the financial year ending March. This a revision downward from a previous prospect of 30bn yen profit.
The company reported a significant boost to sales and operating income, lifting the stock price. PS4 and Xperia smartphone and tablet sales were strong, as expected. All segments reported increased year-on-year sales and operating revenue, except for devices.
Sony has bit the bullet and sold of it’s PC business and is pushing out the TV division to a wholly-owned subsidary. This leads to impairment charges and write-offs with 5,000 job cuts planned before the end of the 2014 financial year. The PC business is sold to Japan Industrial Partners Inc. to “enhance the autonomy of the business”.
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