Thursday, March 24, 2016

Mobile or Handheld, Sony Needs a Portable Presence

I really like this photo, so I had to use it again.
In a 2015 interview at EGX at the time President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida spoke about a successor to the PlayStation Vita not being viable in the current mobile-lead environment. Shortly after the interview hit the internet, the masses followed suite, stating that this is the proof that Sony is bowing out of the handheld race, despite Yoshida-san stating in following interviews that this comment does not confirm there will be no successor to PS Vita.

Regardless of whether he meant for his comments to be seen this way or not, the gaming public is now under the impression that Sony is dropping out of handheld gaming. While some are brokenhearted, many believe this is the only thing the company can do with it's flailing handheld sales. From an immediate financial standpoint, this thought process does have some merit. But Sony  having no mobile or handheld presence will only hurt the industry giant in the long game.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Treasure Trove - Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

Welcome back, Treasure Seekers. Every other week you can find a new underrated or lesser known game to learn about here on Treasure Trove. This week, it's time to dig deep and pull out a beautiful gem known as Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward. The second title in this underrated series follows nine captives trying to escape their death by solving tons of creative and weird puzzle rooms. It's one of the best science fiction stories found in games for sure. Enjoy!

Thanks to Konrad "FeniX" Gadzina and Cleyton R. Xavier for the music in this episode and Kenney for the minimal artwork for the logos. Head over to their links to check out more of their great work.