Report: China bans Battlefield 4, calls it threat to national security

By: Eddie Makuch The Chinese government has banned Electronic Arts’ military FPS Battlefield 4 because it contains content that threatens national security, the country’s Ministry of Culture has said. The Wall Street Journal points out that this decision is not likely to negatively impact EA’s business because the publisher doesn’t sell Battlefield 4 in China. The ban comes after the release of downloadable expansion China … Continue reading Report: China bans Battlefield 4, calls it threat to national security

PlayStation 4 will stream PlayStation 3 games – Report

By: Martin Gaston The PlayStation 4 will be able to stream PlayStation 3 games over the Internet, according to a report published by The Wall Street Journal. Citing sources “familiar” with Sony’s plans, the WSJ reports that “the new technology, to be unveiled Wednesday along with the new console, will allow users to play games delivered over the Internet, these people said. The streaming service, they added, is designed to use … Continue reading PlayStation 4 will stream PlayStation 3 games – Report

OUYA To Be Available At Retail in June

By: Jared Scott   (@JaredScott5) According to a recent interview by The Wall Street Journal, the famous OUYA will be available at retail one month after shipping begins in March for Kickstarter backers. While much of the interview covered details already listed on OUYA’s Kickstarter page and official website, some new details have emerged. One of which includes that the OUYA has roughly 200 games total that are … Continue reading OUYA To Be Available At Retail in June

Tom Mockridge, News International CEO, Steps Down

By: Todd Cunningham | The Wrap Tom Mockridge, the CEO of News International, the U.K. newspaper unit of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., has resigned, the company announced Sunday night. His exit, effective at year’s end, comes amid reports that Dow Jones editor in chief Robert Thomson will take over News Corp.’s publishing company when the media giant splits into two next year. Mockridge, a long-time … Continue reading Tom Mockridge, News International CEO, Steps Down

Nintendo: Miiverse is Wii U’s ‘killer app’

By: Eddie Makuch Nintendo has long touted the Wii U’s new tablet-like GamePad controller as a feature that will set the system apart from the competition. However, in a new interview with the Wall Street Journal‘s AllThingsD, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said the system’s new Miiverse social network stands to be the console’s “killer app.” “I think that [Miiverse] will pleasantly surprise people,” … Continue reading Nintendo: Miiverse is Wii U’s ‘killer app’

PlayStation 4 due in 2013 – Report

By: Eddie Makuch, News Editor The PlayStation 4 will hit store shelves next year, sources have told the Wall Street Journal. The unnamed tipsters said Sony is aiming to hit this date, but did not elaborate further. A Sony representative declined to comment for GameSpot. On top of outing a release window for the PS4, the paper’s sources explained Sony considered making it download-only, but … Continue reading PlayStation 4 due in 2013 – Report