Day: 26 March 2013


GameStick will be supporting XBMC when it launches

PlayJam’s GameStick has a little more news today and it is in regards to XBMC support which this portable Android-powered gaming console will come with when it launches. XBMC was originally created for the Xbox as a media hub but instead it wound up getting released as open source software media player people can use on their PCs or Macs.


Square Enix’s CEO Yoichi Wada to step down in June

Another executive will be stepping down from their position soon but this time it is the Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada who will be leaving. The reason for the CEO to step down? Square Enix has had a pretty rough time with sales for some of their games, slashing their internal sales goal in order after games like Hitman: Absolution didn’t sell as good as it should have.


Sony allowing in-alpha game purchases on Playstation platforms

Indie developers who are working on their games and want to have their next title available on Playstation platforms have a little bit more flexibility now as Sony will allow for game to be sold to customers even if the title is in an Alpha stage of development. Normally buying into a game that is in an alpha stage wouldn’t be something people would normally want to do, say 10 years ago or even 7 years ago, but now it’s a more widely accepted practice, especially after the success of Minecraft.