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Mastertronic seeking CVA, closing Cambridgeshire HQ, cutting 40% of jobs

Mastertronic seeking CVA, closing Cambridgeshire HQ, cutting 40% of jobs

One of Britain's most established publishing labels is on the brink of going out of business.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2014 at 10:00AM in News
Yokai Watch 2 and Yoshi's New Island keep 3DS No.1 in Japan

Yokai Watch 2 and Yoshi's New Island keep 3DS No.1 in Japan

Nintendo’s portable console still rules the roost in Japan according to the latest sales data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 31st 2014 at 9:53AM in News
Clothing brand Diesel going legal on Dieselstörmers

Clothing brand Diesel going legal on Dieselstörmers

The developer of Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams has said it will resist a legal challenge from clothing firm Diesel.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2014 at 9:35AM in News
PlayStation business back in profit as PS4 production costs fall

PlayStation business back in profit as PS4 production costs fall

Sony has credited the “strong” performance of PS4 for a good performance in its quarter ending June 30th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2014 at 9:14AM in News

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GameSpot hit with round of layoffs

GameSpot hit with round of layoffs

CBS-owned online gaming publication GameSpot has suffered an unspecified number of layoffs, former employees and the company itself have confirmed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 30th 2014 at 11:15PM in News
Deep Silver acquires Homefront IP from Crytek

Deep Silver acquires Homefront IP from Crytek

Deep Silver has purchased the Homefront intellectual property from Crytek, taking Homefront: The Revolution out of Crytek’s hands and placing Deep Silver Dambuster Studios in charge of development.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 30th 2014 at 5:36PM in News
Japanese console market down as mobile gaming takes over

Japanese console market down as mobile gaming takes over

Japan’s console market saw a significant dip in earnings last year, a new annual report on the region finds.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 30th 2014 at 5:13PM in News
Xbox One to launch in China on September 23rd; Prices start at £355

Xbox One to launch in China on September 23rd; Prices start at £355

China will become an officially supported Xbox One region when the console arrives the in the freshly green-lit territory in September.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2014 at 4:11PM in News

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VIDEO: Assassin's Creed Unity short introduces new female character Elise

VIDEO: Assassin's Creed Unity short introduces new female character Elise

Keen to redress the criticism levelled at it last month, Ubisoft has released details of a female “central character” who features in Assassin’s Creed: Unity.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2014 at 3:53PM in News
Activision confirms three Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Limited Editions

Activision confirms three Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Limited Editions

Three Limited Edition versions of the upcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare have been detailed by publisher Activision.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2014 at 2:26PM in News
Destiny beta played by over 4.6m people

Destiny beta played by over 4.6m people

Activision has revealed the number of people that had played the beta of its new blockbuster IP Destiny.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 30th 2014 at 2:17PM in News
Xbox Gold not needed for EA Access unless you want to play online; UK prices confirmed

Xbox Gold not needed for EA Access unless you want to play online; UK prices confirmed

Xbox One owners don’t need Xbox Live Gold membership to buy into EA Access  -that is, unless they want to play online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2014 at 1:30PM in News

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Reminder: Two weeks left for Games Media Awards nominations

Reminder: Two weeks left for Games Media Awards nominations

In case you missed it last week: The GMAs are back for 2014. And we need your nominations.

on Jul 30th 2014 at 12:03PM in News
Nintendo losses jump despite 2.82m Mario Kart 8 sales and Wii U boost sales

Nintendo losses jump despite 2.82m Mario Kart 8 sales and Wii U boost sales

Q1 has delivered mixed fortunes for the struggling Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2014 at 11:58AM in News
No EA Access on PSN as it's not good value, Sony says

No EA Access on PSN as it's not good value, Sony says

The EA Access subscription service is an Xbox One exclusive because Sony doesn’t believe it offers good value to consumers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2014 at 11:36AM in News
The Story of Video Games in 10 titles

The Story of Video Games in 10 titles

You could argue that every game is of some sort of historical significance, of course. The question really is how do you whittle down the list.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2014 at 10:53AM in News

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LittleBigPlanet 3 gets release date in America

LittleBigPlanet 3 gets release date in America

Sony has announced that its latest LittleBigPlanet game is to hit stores on November 18th in America.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 30th 2014 at 10:28AM in News
inFamous: First Light DLC coming to boxed retail

inFamous: First Light DLC coming to boxed retail

The first standalone DLC for inFamous: Second Son will be released as a boxed product as well as a download, Sony has confirmed.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 30th 2014 at 9:56AM in News
Sky Now TV finally comes to Xbox One

Sky Now TV finally comes to Xbox One

Sky’s Now TV streaming service is launching today (July 30th) for Xbox One.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 30th 2014 at 9:45AM in News
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker to land in UK in January 2015

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker to land in UK in January 2015

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker has been dated for a January 2015 UK release.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 30th 2014 at 9:42AM in News
Gameloft reports flat revenue for past quarter as key releases approach

Gameloft reports flat revenue for past quarter as key releases approach

Gameloft has reported modest financial results for its most recent quarter, though the company is positioning itself for a strong second half of 2014.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 29th 2014 at 10:15PM in News
'Killer Instinct Classic 2' ratings board listing outs Xbox One release

'Killer Instinct Classic 2' ratings board listing outs Xbox One release

A port of 1996 arcade game Killer Instinct 2 is heading to Xbox One, if a new ratings listing is anything to go by.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 29th 2014 at 9:36PM in News
PS4 firmware update adds 3D Blu-ray support

PS4 firmware update adds 3D Blu-ray support

The latest firmware update for PlayStation 4 is out now, adding 3D Blu-ray support and a new “Featured Content” automatic download option.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 29th 2014 at 9:26PM in News
EA reveals subscription EA Access program for Xbox One

EA reveals subscription EA Access program for Xbox One

Xbox One owners will soon be able to access an EA subscription service.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 29th 2014 at 7:07PM in News
Tekken X Street Fighter 'still in development'

Tekken X Street Fighter 'still in development'

Bandai Namco has insisted that development of Tekken X Street Fighter is continuing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 29th 2014 at 3:00PM in News