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EA unveils the next Need for Speed... and it's for mobiles and tablets

EA unveils the next Need for Speed... and it's for mobiles and tablets

The name of the next Need for Speed title has been revealed – but it’s the platforms that it is in development for that’s of the most interest.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 20th 2014 at 3:34PM in News
Xbox One sells 1m in the UK

Xbox One sells 1m in the UK

Xbox One has smashed the one million sales barrier in the UK, MCV can reveal.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 20th 2014 at 3:01PM in News
Firefox drops Google as default search engine

Firefox drops Google as default search engine

Mozilla has struck a deal with Yahoo to make the latter Firefox’s default search engine on desktop and mobile.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 20th 2014 at 1:35PM in News
Activision finally releases some Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare numbers

Activision finally releases some Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare numbers

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the biggest entertainment launch of the year – that’s the headline from Activision’s long-awaited sales press release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 20th 2014 at 1:14PM in News

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Rovio layoffs signify maturing mobile games market, SuperData says

Rovio layoffs signify maturing mobile games market, SuperData says

When a CEO like Rovio’s Mikael Hed announces layoffs of “a maximum of 130 people” you know something’s up. Stating that the company had anticipated faster growth than it was ...

on Nov 20th 2014 at 12:28PM in News
How independent retailers can survive the industry transition

How independent retailers can survive the industry transition

While trying to grow our own business we continually look at our competitors, both large and small, to see which direction the industry is heading in. And as the market ...

on Nov 20th 2014 at 12:22PM in News
Can the BBC get games right this time?

Can the BBC get games right this time?

The BBC’s plan for the video games market regenerates almost as often as The Doctor.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 20th 2014 at 11:47AM in News
World of Warcraft subscriptions climb back over 10m

World of Warcraft subscriptions climb back over 10m

Subscriptions for MMO World of Warcraft have risen back over ten million following the release of the game’s fifth expansion Warlords of Draenor.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Nov 20th 2014 at 11:36AM in News

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Frontier starts offering Elite: Dangerous refunds over online furore

Frontier starts offering Elite: Dangerous refunds over online furore

Some owners of Elite: Dangerous who are unhappy with the recent ditching of the game’s offline mode are being offered refunds.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 20th 2014 at 11:13AM in News
Street Fighter II producer is 'never' going back to consoles

Street Fighter II producer is 'never' going back to consoles

Yoshiki Okamoto has said that his future lies completely within the realm of mobile game development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 20th 2014 at 10:17AM in News
iOS banishes 'Free' icon from F2P game descriptions

iOS banishes 'Free' icon from F2P game descriptions

Free-to-play games are no longer listed as being ‘Free’ on the Apple App Store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 20th 2014 at 9:35AM in News
LGC 14: We are not the games media, says Yogscast

LGC 14: We are not the games media, says Yogscast

Yogscast says comparing it to the games media is a ‘category error’.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 19th 2014 at 4:44PM in News

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Johhny Rotten has spent £10k on iPad apps in two years

Johhny Rotten has spent £10k on iPad apps in two years

It turns out that Sex Pistols star John 'Rotten’ Lydon is quite the gamer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2014 at 4:15PM in News
LGC 14: Video games ads are the lowest performing on Facebook

LGC 14: Video games ads are the lowest performing on Facebook

Video game advertisements on Facebook are less successful than dating ads, the firm has revealed.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 19th 2014 at 4:14PM in News
VR must address motion sickness problems, EA warns

VR must address motion sickness problems, EA warns

Publisher EA has said it will be right at the forefront of virtual reality if the technology takes off – but a big hurdle remains before that can happen.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2014 at 3:16PM in News
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare beats PES 2015 to Japanese No.1

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare beats PES 2015 to Japanese No.1

Western FPS king Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has beaten a firm Japanese favourite to the top of the Japanese weekly charts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2014 at 2:24PM in News

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World of Warcraft players get five free play days to compensate for DLC struggles

World of Warcraft players get five free play days to compensate for DLC struggles

Players of Blizzard’s all-conquering MMO World of Warcraft are being handed a five day extension to their subscriptions to make up for the troubled launch of the Warlords of Draenor ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2014 at 2:04PM in News
Far Cry 4 PC complainers accidentally reveal themselves to be pirates

Far Cry 4 PC complainers accidentally reveal themselves to be pirates

PC gamers complaining about the lack of a specific function in the PC version of Far Cry 4 have been revealed to be pirates.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2014 at 1:22PM in News
LGC 2014: King.com spent more on TV advertising than Xbox and PlayStation

LGC 2014: King.com spent more on TV advertising than Xbox and PlayStation

King.com spent $55m on TV advertising in the US this year, more than PlayStation and Xbox.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 19th 2014 at 1:07PM in News
LGC 2014: 7 things we discovered from EGX 2014

LGC 2014: 7 things we discovered from EGX 2014

Gamer Network boss Rupert Loman took to London Games Conference to reveal some insight into this year’s EGX consumer show.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 19th 2014 at 12:02PM in News
Ubisoft says in-game crowd sizes not linked to Assassin's Creed: Unity performance problems

Ubisoft says in-game crowd sizes not linked to Assassin's Creed: Unity performance problems

A third patch that Ubisoft hopes will address some of the technical criticism aimed at Assassin’s Creed: Unity is on the way.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2014 at 12:00PM in News
LGC 2014: Ziff Davis predicts more video game websites to close

LGC 2014: Ziff Davis predicts more video game websites to close

The number of video games websites will continue to dwindle, predicts IGN owner Ziff Davis.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 19th 2014 at 11:15AM in News
LGC 2014: Buzzfeed delivers its 'commandments of being interesting on the internet'

LGC 2014: Buzzfeed delivers its 'commandments of being interesting on the internet'

Buzzfeed has delivered its advice on how marketers can succeed in a social world at London Games Conference this morning.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 19th 2014 at 11:03AM in News
PS4 must broaden to capture casual audience

PS4 must broaden to capture casual audience

PlayStation’s UK boss Fergal Gara has said that the next stage in PS4’s development should see the hardware broaden its audience to attract amore casual crowd.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2014 at 11:01AM in News
Missing LGC? Our Twitch livestream has you covered

Missing LGC? Our Twitch livestream has you covered

If you’re missing out on today’s London Games Conference you can still watch the event live online via Twitch.

on Nov 19th 2014 at 10:12AM in News