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Harmonix partners with Fig to crowdfund mystery title

Harmonix partners with Fig to crowdfund mystery title

Fig has announced a new partnership with Harmonix, with the developer planning to bring an unannounced title to the crowdfunding platform later this year.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 4th 2015 at 2:25AM in News
GTA V, Rocket League among 2015 Steam releases exceeding 1m sales

GTA V, Rocket League among 2015 Steam releases exceeding 1m sales

Six Steam games released in 2015 have sold over 1m copies, while another six have exceeded the 500,000 sales mark.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 4th 2015 at 2:23AM in News
ESPN posts job listing for eSports editor

ESPN posts job listing for eSports editor

ESPN has posted a job listing seeking an editor to head up a new eSports division within the company.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 4th 2015 at 2:20AM in News
Former Blizzard COO donates video games collection to a museum

Former Blizzard COO donates video games collection to a museum

Over 1,500 Blizzard related video games items are to find a new home in American museum The Strong in Rochester, New York.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 3rd 2015 at 4:04PM in News

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VIDEO: The first footage of Daniel Radcliffe in BBC's GTA drama Gamechangers

VIDEO: The first footage of Daniel Radcliffe in BBC's GTA drama Gamechangers

The BBC has released the first trailer for its upcoming drama based on the development of Grand Theft Auto.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 3rd 2015 at 3:10PM in News
GameStop to open first ThinkGeek physical store

GameStop to open first ThinkGeek physical store

Online merchandise ThinkGeek is to open its first physical store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 3rd 2015 at 2:38PM in News
Ashton Kutcher becomes latest investor in eSports gambling startup Unikrn

Ashton Kutcher becomes latest investor in eSports gambling startup Unikrn

Hollywood star-cum-tech investor Ashton Kutcher is the latest high profile investor to back international eSports gambling startup Unikrn.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Sep 3rd 2015 at 2:23PM in News
SoulCalibur Lost Swords to down weapons in November

SoulCalibur Lost Swords to down weapons in November

Bandai Namco has said that its free-to-play fighting game SoulCalibur: Lost Swords will be shut down later this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 3rd 2015 at 2:16PM in News

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Treyarch: "Call of Duty eSports has seen a lot of good growth"

Treyarch: "Call of Duty eSports has seen a lot of good growth"

Studio design director David Vonderhaar talks to us about the eSports features and multiplayer infrastructure in place for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. In particular he discuss the ...

on Sep 3rd 2015 at 12:50PM in News
Batman: Arkham Knight patch arrives, goes... but offers big fixes

Batman: Arkham Knight patch arrives, goes... but offers big fixes

A patch for the troubled PC version of Batman: Arkham Asylum was temporarily released last night, and seemed to bring with it big fixes to the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 3rd 2015 at 12:39PM in News
Gaming festival Insomnia expands to UK's biggest expo space

Gaming festival Insomnia expands to UK's biggest expo space

British gaming festival Insomnia is moving on up...the road, as it relocates future events from Coventry's Ricoh Arena to the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham.

on Sep 3rd 2015 at 11:49AM in News
Dovetail Games Fishing set to officially launch in October

Dovetail Games Fishing set to officially launch in October

UK publisher Dovetail will launch its fishing game this Q4.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 3rd 2015 at 11:15AM in News

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Trion doubts it'll ever do another subscription game

Trion doubts it'll ever do another subscription game

At the time of writing, six titles in the top 20 most played games on Steam are free-to-play. One of those games is Trion Worlds’ voxel MMO Trove, which clearly ...

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Sep 3rd 2015 at 10:52AM in News
We are on the verge of PC gaming's second golden age

We are on the verge of PC gaming's second golden age

Right now I believe we are on the verge of PC gaming’s second golden age.

on Sep 3rd 2015 at 10:48AM in News
'No excuse' for lack of diversity in games, Payne says

'No excuse' for lack of diversity in games, Payne says

Games veteran Andy Payne says there is "no excuse" for the lack of diversity within the industry workforce.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 3rd 2015 at 10:46AM in News
FTC rules Machinima 'deceived' viewers with Xbox One ads

FTC rules Machinima 'deceived' viewers with Xbox One ads

The murky side of YouTube games coverage has been dragged into the light with the confirmation that Machinima paid video makers to make positive Xbox One content without disclosing the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 3rd 2015 at 10:31AM in News

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Super League Gaming gets funding to help turn movie theaters into esports arenas

Super League Gaming gets funding to help turn movie theaters into esports arenas

Super League Gaming announced today that its ended its Series B Round of financing for its firm, which transforms movie theaters into arenas where people can compete against each other ...

on Sep 3rd 2015 at 9:46AM in News
DreamHack Open Cluj Opens Doors to the Asian Region

DreamHack Open Cluj Opens Doors to the Asian Region

In an effort to help grow the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene outside of Europe, North America and Oceania, leading tournament organizers DreamHack joined hands with leading pickup game (PUG) client ...

on Sep 3rd 2015 at 8:44AM in News
Pokemon Shuffle launches on mobile platforms

Pokemon Shuffle launches on mobile platforms

The Pokemon Company and Nintendo's free-to-play puzzle game Pokemon Shuffle is out now for iOS and Android devices.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 3rd 2015 at 12:30AM in News
Humble introduces 'choose your own charity' on store purchases

Humble introduces 'choose your own charity' on store purchases

Humble Bundle has updated its storefront to vastly increase the number of charities patrons can choose to support when purchasing games.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 3rd 2015 at 12:27AM in News
XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus for PS Vita rated by ESRB

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus for PS Vita rated by ESRB

A PS Vita edition of XCOM: Enemy Unknown is in the works, according to a new ESRB rating.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 3rd 2015 at 12:25AM in News
Online games site RockyFroggy reprimanded by ASA

Online games site RockyFroggy reprimanded by ASA

A website that allows users to compete in online games to win prizes has had its knuckles rapped by the Advertising Standards Authority over a misleading ad.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2015 at 3:46PM in News
ESL goes down under to strengthen Oceanic eSports scene

ESL goes down under to strengthen Oceanic eSports scene

ESL has partnered with the Australian Cyber League to strengthen eSports' community presence in the Oceanic region.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Sep 2nd 2015 at 3:30PM in News
Aqua Blue Vita confirmed for US

Aqua Blue Vita confirmed for US

Sony has announced that a rather fetching Aqua Blue version of its PlayStation Vita handled is to be released in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2015 at 2:59PM in News
Lizard Squad attacks National Crime Agency

Lizard Squad attacks National Crime Agency

Hacking collective Lizard Squad has targeted the website of the UK’s National Crime Agency in retaliation to a number of arrests made last week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2015 at 1:52PM in News