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Dec 18
This falls out of the realm of normal video game discussion, sure, but Sony is involved, and I think this is big enough to warrant discussion here.

To put it simply, North Korea has been railing against Sony's upcoming film "The Interview," which stars Seth Rogen and James Franco as two media types sent into the despotic regime to assassinate Kim Jong-Un (with wacky hijinks presumably ensuing). As retaliation, North Korea paid for a hack of Sony Pictures' database, leaking sensitive information such as private emails, employee's personal information, etc. Thing have only escalated from there when the hackers threatened to bomb theaters airing the film.


There's no telling exactly what the studio will do now. According to Wikipedia, the film cost $44 million (not including marketing, of course), and features performers ranging from James Franco and Seth Rogen to Eminem and Kanye West. It'd be almost unthinkable to imagine the company eating the costs and shelving it for good, but is VoD a viable option if theaters have refused to touch it?

We're already seeing aftershocks in the rest of the film industry. After the news, Fox quickly cancelled an upcoming project from Gore Verbinski and Steve Carrell set in North Korea. One has to wonder if this will spread to other mediums, from television to video games. There are plenty of games featuring the country in some fashion or another, like EA's upcoming Homeland 2, where North Korea is the enemy.

I don't know what to say here, really. Maybe that's because South Park already covered it years ago.
Dec 17

Press Release

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Dec 16

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Dec 15

Check out the following announcement for the full Press Release:
DmC Press Release

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Official Press Release

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Dec 10

UPDATE: Click here!

Recently, Dengeki PlayStation listed comments from over 100 developers that asked about the status of their games. The one that most stuck out was NIS own comment which didn't really seem optimistic at all. Here is what Shinkawa Sohei of Nippon Icchi had to say:

They need 150k to net a profit. However, it seems very unlikely with PS4 only having two games reaching that in Japan (Knack, which was bundled and MGS: Ground Zeroes), PS4 being somewhat of a flop in Japan, no Disgaea has ever reached 150k in sales, the fact that the game is exclusive to PS4, and also the fact that it releases the same day as Bloodborne which has a lot of hype behind it. I wish NIS the best of luck.

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