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Starblood Arena Dev On Server Shutdown: ‘We Loved This Game Deeply’

Eariler this week we reported that PSVR multiplayer shooter Starblood Arena is shutting down. Now developer WhiteMoon Dreams has spoken up with a bittersweet goodbye. Studio CEO Jay Koottarappallil took to the PSVR subreddit to talk about the game’s closure. “People, we loved this game so deeply,” he wrote, “it became a large part of the studio’s identity and though we work on other things today, the roots of SBA run deep, making this time even harder.” Starblood was an enjoyable six degrees of freedom (6DOF) VR shooter that launched in 2017. It had some good ideas on how to build a VR shooter, but struggled to find a robust audience. That’s a common theme with VR games. Sony will take the servers offline in July. Koottarappallil revealed that the decision to shut servers down came from Sony…

Blizzard Ex-Producer Accuses Sony USA of Censoring Games and Enforcing “Puritanism”

Are we entering a “new wave of puritanism hitting games”? Blizzard Ex-Producer Mark Kern seems to think so, as noted in a series of Tweets — as well as a recent trend of stories that boost his claims. While many accusations of Sony USA and PlayStation dictating content to developers, rarely will someone within the development or publisher community chime in. Not so with Mark Kern, a Blizzard Ex-Producer who worked on World of Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo II. In a chain Tweet yesterday, Kern lashed out at PlayStation and Sony USA, accusing them of censoring Sony Japan’s content and taking part in “a new wave of puritanism hitting games”: I do find it disturbing that the US is imposing their current moral panic on other countries and cultures and foreign game developers. The US being world police on morality is what I…

United States PlayStation Gamers Can Finally Check Their 2018 Stats

Around a month ago, players in Europe were able to access their PlayStation stats for 2018 in the form of  the Your PS4 Life video, however, players in other regions, including in the United States, were left out.  Now, that’s changed, as Sony has officially released this year’s customizable Wrap-Up page. Just like the Your PS4 Life video, this site is pretty comprehensive, showing players which games they spent the most time with, how many different games they played, the number of trophies they earned, and, of course, more. You can even see which genre you played the most of during 2018. You can check out your own PlayStation 4 stats by clicking here, however, it’s worth noting that as of the time of this writing, the site is acting a bit spotty, and I was only able to get it to…