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Steam Workshop has made creators $57m

Steam Workshop has made creators $57m

Users of Valve’s modding storefront Steam Workshop have made a total of $57m between them since it went live in 2011.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2015 at 4:15PM in News
Smash Bros creator says he might quit games

Smash Bros creator says he might quit games

The creator of Nintendo's Smash Bros series may abandon games development following the stress of producing the latest instalment for Wii U.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 29th 2015 at 3:25PM in News
Twitch hits 100m monthly viewers in 2014

Twitch hits 100m monthly viewers in 2014

Streaming video service Twitch continues to boom, with monthly viewer numbers reaching 100m in 2014.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2015 at 2:55PM in News
Warner announces LEGO Jurassic World and Marvel's Avengers

Warner announces LEGO Jurassic World and Marvel's Avengers

Two of May’s biggest films are getting the LEGO game treatment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2015 at 2:22PM in News

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Resident Evil 7 will 'blow our minds'

Resident Evil 7 will 'blow our minds'

The producer of Revelations 2 has said he is confident that the team working on Resident Evil 7 will produce something good enough to dispel the nightmares of Resident Evil ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2015 at 1:30PM in News
New Lumines on the way to iOS after Q Entertainment sells rights

New Lumines on the way to iOS after Q Entertainment sells rights

The Lumines series has swapped ownership and is on track for a new entry on iOS.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2015 at 12:47PM in News
'Free-to-start' could be free-to-play's way into the console market, EA boss says

'Free-to-start' could be free-to-play's way into the console market, EA boss says

Free-to-play may still be finding its feet in the console market, but EA has identified what it thinks may be a potential avenue for the business model.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2015 at 12:08PM in News
Apple posts biggest quarterly profit ever for a public company

Apple posts biggest quarterly profit ever for a public company

£11.9bn – that’s how much profit Apple made in its last quarter, representing the highest ever number for a publicly traded company.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2015 at 10:54AM in News

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Nintendo Creators Program wants to recruit YouTubers with new ad sharing offer

Nintendo Creators Program wants to recruit YouTubers with new ad sharing offer

Wii U and 3DS platform holder Nintendo is taking another step toward repairing relations with video creators by launching a new ad revenue sharing video model.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2015 at 10:10AM in News
Sony removing PS Vita features

Sony removing PS Vita features

Sony will discontinue a few notable PlayStation Vita features in its upcoming series of system software updates.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 29th 2015 at 3:08AM in News
Exploding Kittens sets Kickstarter backer record

Exploding Kittens sets Kickstarter backer record

Exploding Kittens has taken just over a week to become the most backed Kickstarter project in the crowdfunding site's history.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 29th 2015 at 2:53AM in News
Rovio's games head Laes leaves company - report

Rovio's games head Laes leaves company - report

Angry Birds studio Rovio has reportedly parted ways with its chief of games, Jami Laes.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 29th 2015 at 2:33AM in News

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Sony partners up with Spotify for PlayStation Music

Sony partners up with Spotify for PlayStation Music

Sony has joined forces with Spotify for new digital music service PlayStation Music.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 28th 2015 at 4:22PM in News
New Nintendo and Bandai Namco titles depose Yokai Watch 2 and Pokemon in Japan

New Nintendo and Bandai Namco titles depose Yokai Watch 2 and Pokemon in Japan

Three new entries in the Japanese software charts push down previous top dogs Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi, and Pocket Monster Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 28th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Dragon Age Inquisition is fastest-selling BioWare game yet, says EA

Dragon Age Inquisition is fastest-selling BioWare game yet, says EA

Electronic Arts told investors last night that its latest Dragon Age game marked the biggest launch for a BioWare game in the company’s history.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 28th 2015 at 11:53AM in News
Digital sales help EA make $1.1bn during Q3 period

Digital sales help EA make $1.1bn during Q3 period

FIFA Ultimate Team and SimCity BuildIt helped EA generate $1.1bn in GAAP revenue in the quarter ending December 31st 2014.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 28th 2015 at 11:51AM in News

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Pokemon, Smash Bros and Mario Kart fire Nintendo back to profit, but 3DS sales slow

Pokemon, Smash Bros and Mario Kart fire Nintendo back to profit, but 3DS sales slow

Nintendo posted a huge increase in profits and raised its earnings forecast, but cheap yen is masking weak sales.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 28th 2015 at 10:43AM in News
International Factfile 2015: Spain

International Factfile 2015: Spain

The Spanish market is one of the largest in Europe.

on Jan 28th 2015 at 10:29AM in News
Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were bought via EA Origin

Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were bought via EA Origin

Copies of Far Cry 4 that have been deactivated from gamers’ accounts were originally acquired from EA’s Origin retail platform.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 28th 2015 at 9:49AM in News
Unreal Engine 4 support comes to Ouya

Unreal Engine 4 support comes to Ouya

Developers utilizing Unreal Engine 4 can now make games specifically for Ouya, the microconsole company has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 27th 2015 at 11:36PM in News
Oculus debuts first in-house film at Sundance

Oculus debuts first in-house film at Sundance

Oculus VR's Story Studio has debuted its first film – an animated short dubbed “Lost” – at the Sundance Film Festival this week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 27th 2015 at 11:26PM in News
Hyrule Warriors ships 1m units worldwide

Hyrule Warriors ships 1m units worldwide

Hyrule Warriors has shipped a million copies internationally since its launch last year, publisher Koei Tecmo has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 27th 2015 at 11:15PM in News
'The malware threat to online games is growing'

'The malware threat to online games is growing'

Chris Boyd, malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes, reveals the latest tactics being adopted by cyber criminals in their attempts to steal from gamers

on Jan 27th 2015 at 3:52PM in News
'Bad coding leaves developers patching 
up damaged reputations'

'Bad coding leaves developers patching up damaged reputations'

A new Government-funded organisation has been set-up to help developers stamp out bugs and online issues in their games. Tony Dyhouse, director of the Trustworthy Software Initiative, explains

on Jan 27th 2015 at 3:43PM in News
Dragon's Dogma Online announced for PC, PS4 and PS3

Dragon's Dogma Online announced for PC, PS4 and PS3

A free-to-play entry in Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma series has been unveiled for release in Japan later this year.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 27th 2015 at 3:11PM in News