News Snatch: Announcing Announcements And Sony Don’t Do Stickers

Greetings all, lots to get through today so let’s dive straight in with a behind the scenes look at Tearaway presented by Hollie from the PlayStation Access team.

Trion Worlds has closed their San Diego studio, the team responsible for Sci-Fi tie-in, Defiance.

We can confirm that the San Diego studio will be closing. The day to day operations of Defiance will be moved to our Redwood City studio where it can be managed alongside Rift and our other in development titles including ArcheAge and End of Nations. As part of this transition, we are working hard to ensure that a number of great people will be making the move from San Diego to the Bay Area and continue their work at Trion.

Obvious news doo doo doo doo do-do, obvious news doo doo doo doo do-do, OBVIOUS! NEWS! Newsthatisobvious! A-bing-bong-bing-bong…


“PC’s always going to be one step ahead of any generation of consoles,” Sylvain Trottier, Associate Producer on Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Arma 3 will launch on September 12th launch, to preview the game you can check out their official Twitch TV stream for a live broadcast Saturday, August 10th.

Another dev diary, this time for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified.

Apparently my piece on the Xbox One unboxing had a mocking tone, I apologise profusely and shall leave the mocking to the experts, such as Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida. He was asked if Sony would be including a Sony sticker with the PS4, to which he replied:

“Every PS4 will come with a Sony logo on it… that’s exclusive to PlayStation!”

He also announced an exclusive day one perk for those who pick up a PlayStation 4 on the day of release. He called this one time, super exclusive perk “bragging rights”. He also revealed that unlike other, rather larger consoles, the PS4 has “no power brick.”

Of course the big question is will Yoshida be posting a cringe-worthy PS4 unboxing video? “I think people will want to experience it themselves :D” he tweeted.

Nintendo top dog Satoru Iwata has dashed any faint hopes of Mario and chums appearing on anything other than Nintendo consoles in the foreseeable future.

“I would never think about providing our precious resources for other platforms at all,” he told CVG.

“#project2 will be announced next Tuesday. There. I have announced my announcement. I have become all that I hate :)” – Mike Bithell, creator of Thomas Was Alone.

Platinum Games also announced that they would be making an announcement after The Wonderful 101’s Nintendo Direct broadcast today.

Another announcement of an announcement came via Gematsu, Sega are making a surprise Yakuza announcement tomorrow. Perhaps someone needs to explain to Sega how surprises work.

And finally, as we already reported, there will be an announcement from God of War II director Cory Barlog on the PlayStation Blog at some point in the very near future.

The huge list of songs in Saints Row IV has been released and includes toe tappers from the likes of Nero, Georges Bizet, Aerosmith, Men Without Hats and the classic Fattie Boom Boom by Ranking Dread.

And Finally, a trailer for the PC version of Guacamelee! Key features include “Chickens. Lots and lots of Chickens.”



  1. Also, PixelJunk are bringing the visualisers from PJ4am to the XMB.

  2. Yoshida lies about the exclusiveness, my telly has a Sony logo on it! And I do like a good sticker, got a few Apple ones lying around, never stuck them to anything though. Hmmm.

    • I stuck an Apple sticker on one of my old guitars then realized the error of my ways and proceeded to punch myself in the face and give myself a good talking to.

      • I hope you thwew yourthelf wuffly to the gwound while you were at it…that’s probably lost on the youngsters (if not everyone, jeez I’m old).

      • Welease Woger!

      • and Bwian!

      • Conjugate! Conjugate!!!

  3. There’s supposed to be 4 more dlc packs released for Defiance, as per the season pass. Wonder if that’ll happen now.

  4. Tearaway looks so good. I need a Vita.

  5. PC always one step ahead of any generation of consoles, and one month behind in releasing – said some guy associated with the Assassins Creed franchise,

  6. you report the soundtrack for Saint’s Row IV has been announced, and neglect to mention it features The Touch by Stan Bush.

    for shame TC, for shame. :(

    how could you forget a glorious piece of 80s rock like this?

    still gives me nerdgasms listening to that. ^_^

    • Ah they don’t make em like they used to. :(

  7. You said “And finally” twice …


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