291w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment today announced that Shuhei Yoshida, former senior VP at SCEA, will now head Sony's Worldwide Studios as president - effective immediately.
Yoshida fills the shoes of former SCE WWS boss Phil Harrison, who left the company back in February to join Infogrames as Directeur General Delegue.
Yoshida is far from a newcomer. He's been with Sony for well over a decade, first serving as one of the key members in establishing the PlayStation brand, and has been working his way through the upper corporate ranks ever since.
Press Release: SCEI ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT OF SCE WORLDWIDE STUDIOS
SCE WWS Senior Vice President Shuhei Yoshida Assumes Responsibilities
Tokyo, May 15, 2008 - Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced the appointment of Shuhei Yoshida, Senior Vice President, US Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS), as President of SCE WWS, effective May 16, 2008.
Yoshida joined SCEI in 1993, and was one of the initial members in establishing the PlayStation¬® business. He was appointed Producer of the Product Development Department in April 1996, and joined Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. as Vice President of Product Development in April 2000, where he held various...
291w ago - When a new issue of EGM drops, most of the time we tend to scroll right to the rumors and look for the newest bit of gossip. This issue in particular has some very interesting tid-bits.
First, EGM is reporting what we've been speculating for a very long time now: Bioshock is heading to the PlayStation 3 in September, and will come complete with all of the game's downloadable content, as well as improved visuals. This is a topic we've been talking about since before the game launched on the Xbox 360 last year.
We've long believed the game to exist somewhere within Irational Games (now 2K Austin), seeing as how development of Bioshock began for both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, as indicated by an early press release for the game. Now we have to wait and hope that EGM, or their sources are right about this.
Another notable rumor is that the Metal Gear Solid 4 PS3 bundle is going to be extremely limited, so if you don't secure yourself a pre-order sometime soon, you may very well be out of luck. So if you've yet to grab yourself a PlayStation 3, why not pre-order the year's best damn bundle before they're all gone?
And please don't pre-order these with the intention of re-selling them on eBay or something, if the bundles end up becoming a rarity and being worth something, it won't...
291w ago - Unfortunate Internet leaks may have reduced the wow factor, but Microsoft Game Studios has finally revealed its list of big-hitting 360 software releases from now until the end of the year.
The platform holder is set to confirm the list at its product showcase in San Francisco later today.
Epic's Gears of War 2 will be introduced at the show first, with MS confirming that today's showcase event will see the studio's Cliff Bleszinski "demonstrate dramatic new gameplay elements and stunning visual effects in a campaign sequence from early in the game". The title is due for a Holiday (Christmas) release.
Rare-developed Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise will also be shown off, and is scheduled for a September release.
For the first time, players will be able to collaborate together on a garden through a rich co-op experience, connect and play with others online via Xbox Live as well as instantly introduce new piñata species to their garden through an innovative new feature utilizing the Xbox Live Vision Camera.
And the game of the moment, Rare's Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts - which has been at the centre of a raft of leaked internet stories this week - is pencilled in for a November release, according to Microsoft.
292w ago - Paul Hollywood, creative director at Evolution, said at Sony's PlayStation Day event that a demo for upcoming MotorStorm Pacific Rift is planned.
He also said the game will "be locked at 30 frames-per-second in 720p", something the pre-alpha demo version lacked at the event.
"Yes, there'll be a downloadable demo on the PSN Store before launch," said Evolution's Hollywood. "Autumn 2008 is when we're coming out. I don't know the date or what we're going to do with the demo - that'll be forthcoming."
MotorStorm is an arcade style racer so a stable frame rate is a must for the fast paced action. With the increase in the number of tracks and interaction of the environments its even more crucial to avoid drops.