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Jim Ryan named as deputy president at Sony Interactive Entertainment

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has announced that Jim Ryan has been named the deputy president of SIE, with immediate effect. Ryan is currently the head of global sales and marketing of SIE, and president of Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE), and will be retaining those roles and responsibilities in addition …

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FIFA 18 tops the 100 best-selling physical games – we dissect the list

The biggest selling games of last year have been revealed by GfK – and unsurprising it’s FIFA 18 that comes out on top once again. We did our own pre-emptive tally back in mid-December, which came to the same conclusion, though there has been some movement further down the Top …

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Nintendo Direct roundup: Donkey Kong Country, Mario Tennis and Fe coming to Switch

Nintendo today held a Direct Mini that everyone had been expecting since EA internal documents leaked mid-December. The Worlds Ends With You: Final Remix, due on Switch later this year, and Dark Souls Remastered releasing on Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC this May led the announcements. But Nintendo also …

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Dark Souls Remastered coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC

Today’s Nintendo Direct Mini ended with confirmation of recent rumours that Dark Souls would be making a series debut on the Switch this year. Dark Souls Remastered will be out for the platform on 25th May, according to the very brief announcement teaser (see below). The official Dark Souls Twitter …

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The World Ends With You: Final Remix coming to Nintendo Switch

The scariest thing about the announcement that The World Ends With You is coming to the Nintendo Switch is that the original game turns ten years old this year. Our encroaching sense of mortality notwithstanding, this does mean that there are plenty of new players who won’t have even been …

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Nintendo France MD: Switch sales soar, EA to support platform, and why VR is a no-no for Nintendo

In an extensive interview with French publication Les Numériques, MD for Nintendo France Philippe Lavoué gave a very interesting insight on the platform holder’s performance on the French market, where Nintendo is as successful as ever, and on the firm’s recent successes and upcoming projects, including retro gaming, 4K, VR, …

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Paradox Interactive acquires 33% of Blacklight developer Hardsuit Labs

Swedish publisher, Paradox Interactive, today announced that it had acquired a third of current Blacklight Retribution developer Hardsuit Labs – based in Seattle. The acquisition set the company back $2m – valuing the company at $6m. Paradox also has an option to increase its ownership in the future. Hardsuit Labs …

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