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Why video game makers keep making the same games over and over

VIDEO: "The game industry is like any other entertainment industry, it's a hit driven business" Shuhei Yoshida says. He's the President of Sony Computer Entertainment's World Wide Studio, which a long title for saying he's responsible for all the games coming out of PlayStation. But, what does being a 'hit-driven business' even mean. Essentially, it means that the success of a few blockbuster titles will fund it's entire content lineup.
Why video game makers keep making the same games over and over
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This Is What Happens When You Try To Put A PS3 Disc In A PS4

No your PlayStation 3 games will not work on the PlayStation 4. For any nonbelievers, here’s your indisputable proof. We tried putting a PS3 disc for “Call of Duty: Ghosts” into the PS4. Here’s what happened: The PS4 is not backwards compatible, meaning you can’t play older games on the […]
This Is What Happens When You Try To Put A PS3 Disc In A PS4
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The End Of The Game Console Is Coming

[credit provider=”David Becker / Getty Images”] While rumours of the next generation Xbox continue to surface, and Sony fanboys and girls are eagerly anticipating the newly-announced PlayStation 4, we shouldn’t get too excited.Sure, we can rejoice now about the impending IllumiRoom and the PS4’s Dualshock controllers with touchpads; however, this […]
The End Of The Game Console Is Coming
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Here Comes The Playstation 4!

[credit provider=”Frederic J. Brown/AFP”] TOKYO (Reuters) – Sony Corp is expected to showcase a new PlayStation console on Wednesday in a pre-emptive strike against Microsoft Corp’s bid to make its Xbox the world’s leading hub for household entertainment.The rare PlayStation event in New York comes amid industry speculation that Microsoft […]
Here Comes The Playstation 4!
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Sony Gets Fined $395,000 For Playstation Hack Attack

[credit provider=”Cate Gillon / Getty Images”] Sony Computer Entertainment has been fined a record £250,000* by the data protection watchdog after the personal details of millions of gamers – including passwords and credit card numbers – were leaked online.The privacy blunder happened in April 2011, when computer hackers targeted the […]
Sony Gets Fined $395,000 For Playstation Hack Attack
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The Biggest Product Flops Of 2012

[credit provider=”AP”] There has been no shortage of successful product launches in 2012. Think the iPhone 5 and “The Avengers.”In order for companies to have successful launches, they must invest a great deal, ranging from thousands of development hours to millions in marketing costs.
The Biggest Product Flops Of 2012
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TIMELINE: The 40-Year Evolution Of Video Game Consoles

Microsoft’s Xbox 720 is rumoured to be released in 18 months, perfectly timed for 2013’s holiday season. But the year-and-a-half delay has gotten industry execs flustered—because the year-and-a-half delay is actually an eight-year delay between the release of the last Xbox and the new Xbox. Decades in the world of technology. 
TIMELINE: The 40-Year Evolution Of Video Game Consoles
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This Could Be The Last Handheld Gaming System Ever Made

[credit provider=”Business Insider / Matthew Lynley”] Sony is at a crossroad.On one hand, it’s putting a big bet on Android and smartphones. It’s selling games from the PlayStation Network that will work on Android devices and it’s building PlayStation phones.
This Could Be The Last Handheld Gaming System Ever Made
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Sony’s PlayStation Boss Just Got Promoted To CEO

[credit provider=”Getty Images / Kevork Djansezian”] Sony announced today that it has promoted consumer electronics boss Kazu Hirai to President and CEO, replacing Howard Stringer, WSJ reports.Stringer once called Hirai, who has managed the company’s PlayStation gaming division since April, the “first among equals to succeed him.”
Sony’s PlayStation Boss Just Got Promoted To CEO
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These Are The 15 Games You Need To Get For Your New PlayStation 3

[credit provider=”Sony” url=”http://us.playstation.com/ps3/systems/160gb.html”] If you’re just now buying (or receiving) a PlayStation 3, you have some serious catching up to do.The PlayStation 3, like the Xbox 360, has a huge selection of games. We’ve covered a lot of the cross-platform titles that are better off played on the Xbox 360, […]
These Are The 15 Games You Need To Get For Your New PlayStation 3
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Sony’s Next PSP Won’t Make It To The U.S. In Time For The Holidays

[credit provider=” via Engadget ” url=”http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/06/live-from-sonys-e3-2011-keynote/”] Sony’s next-generation PSP, the PlayStation Vita, won’t be released until 2012, missing this year’s holiday season in the U.S. and Europe, Bloomberg reports.Japan will get the Vita by the end of the year.
Sony’s Next PSP Won’t Make It To The U.S. In Time For The Holidays
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Here Are Sony’s Biggest PlayStation Announcements From E3 Yesterday

[credit provider=” via Engadget ” url=”http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/06/live-from-sonys-e3-2011-keynote/”] Sony made some pretty big announcements at its E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) conference last night in Los Angeles.We’ve put together the biggest announcements, providing a quick run through of what’s next for Sony’s video game division, Sony Computer Entertainment.
Here Are Sony’s Biggest PlayStation Announcements From E3 Yesterday
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Sony CEO Doesn’t Understand Reason For PSN Attack

[credit provider=”David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons”] By Ben StraussPlayStation Network is finally on the way to being revitalized in Sony’s various markets, and Sony boss Howard Stinger has yet to find reasoning in the attack that crippled the online multimedia service. 
Sony CEO Doesn’t Understand Reason For PSN Attack
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Now Is The Perfect Time For Microsoft To Release A Portable Xbox

Microsoft has made great strides in the console space, despite stiff competition from industry veterans Sony and Nintendo. Chalk that up to having one of the biggest franchises of all time (Halo) and Xbox Live, the most user friendly and expansive online gaming network in history.
Now Is The Perfect Time For Microsoft To Release A Portable Xbox
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Playstation Invasion: Child Identity Theft Is No Game

[credit provider=”spec4steve via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/pentaxiansteve/4115754690/”] By Adam LevinBy now almost everyone I know (and millions of people I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting yet) has read or heard about Sony’s announcement last week that its PlayStation network was hacked and that the Personal identifying Information (PII) of potentially 77 […]
Playstation Invasion: Child Identity Theft Is No Game
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Revenge Of The Nerds

[credit provider=”Wikipedia”] Sony has a mess on its hands as a result of the numerous hacker attacks on their services. When thinking about this situation, it bears stating that companies and governments ought to be careful messing around with the hacker culture.As I understand it, celebrated hacker George Hotz hacked […]
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Sony Says Hacker Group Anonymous Left A Note Behind

[credit provider=”AP”] In a letter to the U.S. Congress published on Flickr this morning, Sony executive Kazuo Hirai explains exactly what happened to Sony’s PlayStation Network last week.The letter reveals that Sony first knew that some sort of data had been stolen on April 20. But because of the size […]
Sony Says Hacker Group Anonymous Left A Note Behind