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Bloomberg: Mojang's Notch 'unlikely' to stay on after MS buyout

If Microsoft's reported attempt to buy Mojang is successful, a Bloomberg source says founder and owner Markus "Notch" Persson is "unlikely" to stay on at the Swedish studio afterwards. According to the source, which Bloomberg notes as a person "familiar with Microsoft," the two companies are...

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Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Review: Magically malicious

A game with new ideas, even bizarre ones, can be a refreshing palate cleanser after playing so many shooters, platformers, and RPGs, and Vita exclusive Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc certainly had new ideas. Combining brain-tickling courtroom drama with finger-breaking twitch mechanics, it was an...

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Sony unveils Tokyo Game Show line-up

Disgaea 5, Tales of Zestiria and Resident Evil Revelations 2 are some of the standouts among the playable games Sony's exhibiting at the 2014 Tokyo Game Show. Sony unveiled the first and last of that trio at its Japan & Asia press conference, but Persona 5, newly announced for PS4 as well as...

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The Sims move in to No. 1 in this week's UK charts

As Jess explains to Alexander in the Joystiq house, it's absotively positutely no surprise the new UK No.1 is The Sims 4. With Destiny not yet on shelves, EA's The Real World simulator has no other major new releases to oppose it, and even if it did, we're talking about a series that's sold over...

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Run Like Hell! to Vita in September

Diplomacy can be tough to conduct with a language barrier in the way. Of course, it doesn't help if spears are flung before the first untranslated word is even exchanged. Such is the scenario in Run Like Hell!, Mass Creation's runner that follows a treasure hunter's long-distance sprint from...

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Frozen Synapse primes itself for Vita on September 23

Turn-based tactical game Frozen Synapse Prime will reach Vita on September 23, PlayStation Blog revealed. Its soundtrack will also be available on PSN at that time, bundled with the game in the Prime Soundtrack Edition. The asynchronous strategy game allows players to tackle multiple matches at...

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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth spins to November [Update: trailer]

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, the twin-stick shooter's total remake for consoles, will launch November 4. Nicalis flashed gameplay clips and the release date for the remake in a new disturbing trailer, which has since been pulled from public view on YouTube. The developer teased that an...

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Run Sackboy! Run! starts an endless stitch-hunt on Vita, mobile

Sony is pumping up the volume ahead of LittleBigPlanet 3 with Run Sackboy! Run!, a free-to-play side-scroller on its way to Vita , iOS and Android sometime in October. Going by Senior Producer Tom O'Connor's announcement on the PlayStation Blog, it sounds like an endless auto-runner in the vein of...

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Ray's the Dead heading to Vita with Cross-Buy support

Ray's The Dead will seek new brains to eat on PlayStation Vita, Ragtag Studio announced via PlayStation Blog today. The game will be Cross-Buy compatible, so those already planning on picking up the PS4 version will also have access to the game on Vita. The developer said it plans to "fully support...

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Joystiq Deals: Complete iOS 8 Developer's Course, PSN sale

Today on Joystiq Deals, we're giving you the chance to acquaint yourself with Apple's mobile OS through The Complete iOS 8 Developer's Course With Swift. Offering unlimited access to over 36 hours of development-oriented training courses, you can pre-order the $998 package for only $79 through...

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