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NCsoft confirms layoffs as mobile and tablets are targeted

NCsoft confirms layoffs as mobile and tablets are targeted

A number of developers have lost their jobs amidst a restructuring at MMO makers NCsoft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 24th 2014 at 10:53AM in News
Games companies urged to complete Creative Skillset Workforce Survey

Games companies urged to complete Creative Skillset Workforce Survey

Creative Skillset recently launched its cross-sector Workforce Survey for the games, TV, radio, film, animation, VFX and digital media industries.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Oct 24th 2014 at 10:39AM in News
Assassin's Creed: Unity's PC specs demand powerful machine

Assassin's Creed: Unity's PC specs demand powerful machine

Ubisoft has confirmed some pretty demanding minimum requirements for PC owners looking to play Assassin’s Creed: Unity.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 24th 2014 at 10:19AM in News
Microsoft shipped 2.4m Xbox consoles in its last quarter

Microsoft shipped 2.4m Xbox consoles in its last quarter

2.4m Xbox consoles were shipped to retail in the quarter ending September 30th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 24th 2014 at 9:37AM in News

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Bandai Namco was smart to delay Project CARS

Bandai Namco was smart to delay Project CARS

I quite like a good horror game, and this month I’ve been spoilt for choice.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 24th 2014 at 8:55AM in News
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Xbox 360 re-release confirmed

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Xbox 360 re-release confirmed

Rockstar has announced an upgraded edition of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is on its way to Xbox 360, confirming previous reports.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 24th 2014 at 12:35AM in News
New Mortal Kombat live-action series in development

New Mortal Kombat live-action series in development

Warner Bros is planning a new live-action series based on Mortal Kombat to run alongside the launch of the latest title in NetherRealm's gory fighting franchise.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 23rd 2014 at 8:21PM in News
The Unfinished Swan lands on PS4, Vita next week

The Unfinished Swan lands on PS4, Vita next week

The Unfinished Swan will launch for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita later this month, developer Giant Sparrow has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 23rd 2014 at 7:47PM in News

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ESL app arrives on Xbox One

ESL app arrives on Xbox One

An app dedicated to eSports specialist Electronic Sports League (ESL) is now available on Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 23rd 2014 at 3:44PM in News
Hearthstone producer making GAME appearance tonight

Hearthstone producer making GAME appearance tonight

The executive producer of Blizzard’s card battle Hearthstone is making a UK retail appearance tonight.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 23rd 2014 at 3:26PM in News
ArenaNet softens Guild Wars 2 gem purchase alterations

ArenaNet softens Guild Wars 2 gem purchase alterations

Plans to alter the way in which Guild Wars 2 players purchase gems have been changed following a backlash from MMO fans.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 23rd 2014 at 3:13PM in News
The Last of Us: Game of the Year Edition stalking PS3

The Last of Us: Game of the Year Edition stalking PS3

Sony has unveiled a Game of the Year Edition release for The Last of Us on PS3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 23rd 2014 at 2:47PM in News

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PC adapter incoming for Xbox One's Kinect

PC adapter incoming for Xbox One's Kinect

Microsoft is releasing an adapter that will let owners of Xbox One’s Kinect camera to connect the device to their PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 23rd 2014 at 1:12PM in News
Tesco chairman Broadbent steps down amidst profit overstatement fiasco

Tesco chairman Broadbent steps down amidst profit overstatement fiasco

Britain’s biggest retailer Tesco has revealed that it underestimated the extent of its recent profit overstatement.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 23rd 2014 at 12:30PM in News
Rovio's LVL11 publishing arm releases first title

Rovio's LVL11 publishing arm releases first title

The first game from Rovio’s experimental publishing arm LVL11 is now available on iOS.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 23rd 2014 at 10:58AM in News
Gamersgate.com forced to point out it is not affiliated to #GamerGate

Gamersgate.com forced to point out it is not affiliated to #GamerGate

There’s a moment every afternoon where this author receives a specific email and rolls his eyes as he’s once again reminded of the perpetual agony that is #GamerGate.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 23rd 2014 at 10:39AM in News

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Amazon's Fire TV arrives in UK

Amazon's Fire TV arrives in UK

Amazon has released its Fire TV microconsole in the UK.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Oct 23rd 2014 at 10:09AM in News
Free Xbox Music streaming service is closing

Free Xbox Music streaming service is closing

The free ad-supported version of Xbox Music will close later this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 23rd 2014 at 10:03AM in News
VIDEO: Microsoft releases Live-action Halo: Nightfall trailer

VIDEO: Microsoft releases Live-action Halo: Nightfall trailer

Ahead of its expected release next month, Microsoft has unleashed a trailer for live-action series Halo: Nightfall.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 23rd 2014 at 9:44AM in News
Alien: Isolation DLC Corporate Lockdown hits next week

Alien: Isolation DLC Corporate Lockdown hits next week

Sega has announced the first of five upcoming add-ons for Alien: Isolation will arrive before the end of the month.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 22nd 2014 at 10:44PM in News
Judge rules against EA shareholders' Battlefield 4 class action suit

Judge rules against EA shareholders' Battlefield 4 class action suit

The lawsuit against Electronic Arts involving Battlefield 4's poor launch and online performance directly affecting EA's share price has suffered a setback, as a federal judge has ruled against the ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 22nd 2014 at 10:28PM in News
John Riccitiello appointed Unity CEO

John Riccitiello appointed Unity CEO

Unity co-founder David Helgason is stepping down from his position as the firm's CEO, with former Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello stepping up to fill the role.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 22nd 2014 at 10:04PM in News
CEX rolls out Bitcoin payments to 32 new stores

CEX rolls out Bitcoin payments to 32 new stores

Pre-owned specialist CEX is now accepting Bitcoin payments in 32 additional stores.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 22nd 2014 at 4:03PM in News
Nintendo steps up hunt for 'future platforms' hardware architect

Nintendo steps up hunt for 'future platforms' hardware architect

“Devising strategies for future Nintendo gaming platforms” is a key requirement in a new graphics architect vacancy posted by the Wii U platform holder.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 22nd 2014 at 3:23PM in News
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas HD speculation emerges

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas HD speculation emerges

Could Rockstar be planning an HD remaster of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 22nd 2014 at 2:47PM in News