It’s a well-known fact that the two existing Microsoft’s home consoles have not been up to snuff in the Land of the Rising Sun. The original Xbox sold a little over two million units in Japan, whereas the Xbox 360 has barely gotten past 1.5 million. Support for the console has been lackluster in Japan, even with some retailers not carrying the console because of slow sales. That hasn’t stopped Microsoft from focusing its attention at that market and being committed to changing this trend. Don Mattrick has stated the multi-billion dollar company is “committed to Japan” with its newly announced Xbox One console.
If you manage to comprehend even a small bit of what happens in the video above, then consider yourself worthy to work on Quantum Break, the next game by Remedy Entertainment (Alan Wake, Max Payne). According to Microsoft, Quantum Break will change the way we interact with video games today.
Just like the Xbox 360, the Xbox One is already getting a predicted handful of first-party support. Forza Motorsport 5 from Turn 10 Studios will be one of the many launch titles available exclusively when the Xbox One launches this fall. Based on the teaser above, we can expect what we already had in mind, better graphics, better lighting, and better rendering. Forza Motorsport 5 will also take advantage of the Xbox One and its cloud (more details coming soon).
Fresh off the one hour press conference where Microsoft unveiled (sort of) its gaming giant, Xbox One, comes this demo video unveiling slew of EA Sports games running on EA’s Ignite Engine.
For being a series written by Ichiro Okochi, the brains behind anime such as Code Geass and Planetes, Valvrave the Liberator isn’t quite as liberating as it should be. Then again, this is the first episode we’re talking about. Sometimes the first episode of a series is more than enough to demonstrate its importance and potential. Other times, the result is completely hackneyed. After all, Valvrave kicks off its premise in a school setting, with students and their raging hormones confessing their unrequited loves, all-the-while a sociopath and his group of terrorists plot an attack against the school; and… our young protagonist finds and pilots a mecha in order to save the day. Sounds familiar? I thought so too.
Wow… Expect the unexpected from Nintendo. In a move that appears to target a certain niche community of YouTube dedicated to “Let’s Play” walk-through videos, Nintendo has decided to claim copyright and monetize over said content. According to several YouTube users Nintendo is claiming copyright by issuing a “Content ID Match” over their videos. This in turn allows Nintendo to capitalize on all revenue the video will generate in advertising.
No, you’re not imagining that headline, EA has announced that it will be dropping its Online Pass program moving forward. The Online Pass can still be seen in Battlefield 3 and the most recent Madden NFL iteration, but it won’t be included within the next game, Battlefield 4. The reasoning behind this surprising decision came about from gamers’ negative response towards the Online Pass.
I’m sure everyone was expecting an update on Final Fantasy X and not its less popular sequel. Notwithstanding, Square Enix released today a batch of new images displaying Final Fantasy X-2 HD in all its glory. It sure looks to be like one hell of a remaster, and it’s definitely getting me excited for it. Click ahead to get a full load of the beautiful imagery.
Ever wondered just how different will Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag be on Sony’s upcoming home console juggernaut? Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Creative Director Jean Guesdon and Associate Producer Sylvain Trottier sit down and explain that and more in a two and half minute video.
It seems Sony’s efforts to drive profitable excellence are finally paying off. The company posted a profit increase of ¥230.1 billion ($2.44 billion), and when compared to last year’s ¥67.3 billion ($677 million), the difference is quite astonishing to say the least. Sony’s net income was ¥42.8 billion ($436 million), and this comes after a rough previous fiscal year. It seems like Kaz Hirai’s efforts of reinforcing, cost-cutting, and restructuring the company during his first year as President and CEO have been successful.