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  • Blog Post: Square Enix Closing Cloud Gaming Company Shinra Technologies

    Shinra Technologies , the recently founded cloud gaming company from Square Enix, is shutting its doors. In a press release (translated by Gematsu ), Square Enix said the young company's closure is due to a lack of third-party investors. As a result, the company will report an “extraordinary... More
  • Blog Post: Konami Officially Closes Its Kojima Productions Los Angeles Studio

    Following speculation and rumor, Konami has confirmed the closure of the Los Angeles arm of Kojima Productions. In a statement to Polygon , Konami confirmed the closure writing the following: Konami has made the decision to close its Los Angeles Studio, effective immediately, due to the product development... More
  • Blog Post: Bandai Namco Says There Are No Plans To Take Dragon Ball Xenoverse Offline At This Time

    Some Dragon Ball Xenoverse players have encountered a message indicating the game's online services have ended. Bandai Namco says this is not the case. Twitter users like @RyGuy176 took to twitter share images of a message that offered the following when trying to sign online: Online service for... More
  • Blog Post: The Wii U's TVii Service Is Shutting Down Next Month

    TVii, the underused TV watching service connected to the Wii U, will be no more next month. In a post on TVii Miiverse , Sarah from Nintendo wrote that the service will end on August 11, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. PT. After almost 3 years of finding, watching and engaging with Nintendo TVii, we will be ending... More
  • Blog Post: North Side Forced To Pull Plug On Bot Colony Due To Poor Sales

    The creative game, which aimed to innovate in video game A.I.-conversation, has been shut down by developer North Side. Bot Colony was the creation of aerospace engineer Eugene Joseph, and was intended to do what has never been done in games - truly free-form conversations with A.I. characters. The game's... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Stops Updating PlayStation Mobile For Android

    Sony announced today that PlayStation Mobile, a mobile game initiative which enables PlayStation content such as select PS One games and PlayStation Store titles on select “PlayStation certified” mobile devices, will no longer be supported on Android. PlayStation Mobile will continue to be... More
  • Blog Post: Ultima Forever: Quest For The Avatar Shuts Down This Month

    Today a representative from developer Mythic announced that the free-to-play PC and iPad MMO Ultima Forever: Quest For The Avatar’s servers will shut down on August 29. Some final changes and in-game bonuses are being added into the MMO for its last month. Ultima Forever’s in-game store no... More
  • Blog Post: Zenimax Online Disables The Elder Scrolls Online's Guild Bank

    Zenimax Online Studios have disabled The Elder Scrolls Online's Guild Bank in North America and Europe. News of the shutdown comes from The Elder Scrolls Online's official forums , where Zenimax Online does not clarify exactly why the Guild Bank has been disabled. The wide assumption is the closure... More
  • Blog Post: Resistance Trilogy Online Servers Shutting Down April 8

    The online servers for all three Resistance console games are going down April 8, making this the final weekend you will be able to play online. The PS3 online servers for Resistance FoM/2/3 are shutting down on April 8. Hop on tonight and relive memories w/ some Insomniacs employees. — Insomniac... More
  • Blog Post: Gran Turismo 5 DLC Going Down With The Servers In May

    Sony announced in December its plans to shut down the servers for Gran Turismo 5 and a handful of other games . Along with the servers going down for multiplayer, Gran Turismo 5 DLC will also disappear from the PlayStation Network store. If you want to keep your DLC after the servers go down, there are... More
  • Blog Post: Magic: The Gathering - Tactics Going Offline Next Year

    Magic: The Gathering - Tactics, the Sony Online Entertainment developed tactics game based on the Wizards of the Coast card game series, is shutting down next year. According to an FAQ on the Magic: The Gathering - Tactics forums , the game will be shutting down next year on March 28. You can continue... More
  • Blog Post: DDoS-Affected EVE Online Players To Receive Free Skill Points

    EVE Online and Dust 514 players affected by the surprise shut down of the servers due to a DDoS attack , are being rewarded for their patience with skill points. Players will receive 50,000 unallocated skill points as an apology for the downtime. As long as you've updated to the most recent version... More
  • Blog Post: Jerry Bruckheimer Games Is "No Longer A Functioning Entity"

    The game studio that didn't actually create any games, but had the name of a successful film and television producer attached to it, no longer exists. The "studio" was founded in 2007. The word studio is in quotes because it was less a game development studio, and more of an idea house... More
  • Blog Post: EA Retires Online Services For Its '11 Sports Lineup

    If you are the kind of gamer that likes to wait a year or two to buy your sports games then you might want to know that EA will soon be shutting down it's online servers for many of the games it released a couple years ago. On January 11, EA will be retiring the online service for the following titles... More
  • Blog Post: Rest In Peace: MTV Games

    Following the sale of Harmonix to Columbus Nova, many wondered what Viacom's plans for its MTV Games division were. Sadly, there were no plans, as MTV Games has announced that it is shutting its doors. The company's international office closed its doors last week, and the New York office is now... More
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