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60fps YouTube videos now available on iOS and Android

60fps YouTube videos now available on iOS and Android

YouTube has rolled out its 60 frames per second video support to its iOS and Android apps.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2015 at 1:40PM in News
Brighton studio Delinquent acquired by MAG Interactive

Brighton studio Delinquent acquired by MAG Interactive

MAG Interactive has acquired Brighton studio Delinquent.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jul 1st 2015 at 12:21PM in News
Australia has banned 220 games in the last four months

Australia has banned 220 games in the last four months

Over four times as many games have been banned in Australia in the last four months as were banned in the entirety of the period between 1994-2014.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2015 at 11:51AM in News
Sony launches internal crowdfunding platform First Flight

Sony launches internal crowdfunding platform First Flight

It seems that Shenmue 3 was just the tip of the iceberg for Sony when it comes to crowdfunding.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 1st 2015 at 11:31AM in News

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Microsoft's HoloLens has explosive launch - literally - as ISS delivery goes up in flames

Microsoft's HoloLens has explosive launch - literally - as ISS delivery goes up in flames

It probably wasn’t the explosive launch for HoloLens that Microsoft was hoping for.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 1st 2015 at 11:12AM in News
First item sold on Amazon Mexico was Fire Emblem Ike Amiibo

First item sold on Amazon Mexico was Fire Emblem Ike Amiibo

Yesterday (June 30th) Amazon officially opened its Mexican website, and the first purchase was none other than an Ike Amiibo.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 1st 2015 at 11:09AM in News
Fils-Aime: There's no sugar coating Metroid Prime Federation Force reaction

Fils-Aime: There's no sugar coating Metroid Prime Federation Force reaction

The boss of Nintendo America has acknowledged the strength of fans’ negative reaction to the E3 reveal of Metroid Prime: Federation Force.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2015 at 11:04AM in News
PS4's European next-gen market share 'frequently greater than 90%'

PS4's European next-gen market share 'frequently greater than 90%'

SCEE president Jim Ryan has claimed that PS4 is commanding the European next-gen console market, with market share in some regions reaching 90 per cent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2015 at 10:26AM in News

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MTG's ESL acquisition is official

MTG's ESL acquisition is official

European broadcaster MTG has reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in eSports giant ESL.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2015 at 9:06AM in News
Shovel Knight receiving physical release in October

Shovel Knight receiving physical release in October

Shovel Knight is heading to retail in North America and Europe this October, developer Yacht Club Games has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 1st 2015 at 6:06AM in News
PS Plus games to arrive simultaneously for North America and Europe

PS Plus games to arrive simultaneously for North America and Europe

Sony has announced its PlayStation Plus program's free games will now become available on the same day in both North America and Europe.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 1st 2015 at 6:02AM in News
Minecraft surpasses 20m units sold on PC

Minecraft surpasses 20m units sold on PC

Minecraft has sold more than 20m copies on Windows and Mac platforms, developer Mojang has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 1st 2015 at 5:55AM in News

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eSports betting site Unikrn raises $7m in Series A funding

eSports betting site Unikrn raises $7m in Series A funding

The global eSports betting site Unikrn, founded by ex-Microsoft Ventures GM Rahul Sood, has raised $7m in its Series A funding round.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jun 30th 2015 at 4:47PM in News
Sony on potential PS4 price cut: 'We'll leave it where it is for now'

Sony on potential PS4 price cut: 'We'll leave it where it is for now'

PS4's success in Europe is a sign that the hardware doesn't need a drop in price, according to Sony's chief for the region.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 30th 2015 at 1:01PM in News
Persona 4 rhythm game spin-off Dancing All Night coming to Europe in 2015

Persona 4 rhythm game spin-off Dancing All Night coming to Europe in 2015

The next instalment in the ever-widening Persona 4 universe is coming to Europe this year, in line with its North American launch.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 30th 2015 at 11:55AM in News
Batman Arkham Origins developer working on new open-world IP - report

Batman Arkham Origins developer working on new open-world IP - report

The studio behind Batman spin-off Arkham Origins looks to be working on a brand new franchise.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 30th 2015 at 11:36AM in News

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Margin Makers: Guide to Gears of War merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Gears of War merchandise

Microsoft’s brutal third-person shooter had a big showing at E3 with two new games. MCV looks at the tie-in products set to raise cheers for Gears

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 30th 2015 at 11:20AM in News
Miyamoto: 'Star Fox Zero is not so far from a VR experience'

Miyamoto: 'Star Fox Zero is not so far from a VR experience'

Despite previously dimissing the potential for virtual reality, Nintendo exec Shigeru Miyamoto has hinted that one of the firm's upcoming titles would work well with the technology.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 30th 2015 at 10:45AM in News
Dark Souls sales top 8 million worldwide

Dark Souls sales top 8 million worldwide

From Software's Dark Souls franchise has passed the eight million global sales mark.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 30th 2015 at 10:13AM in News
The Last of Us 2 seemingly 'confirmed' by voice actor Nolan North

The Last of Us 2 seemingly 'confirmed' by voice actor Nolan North

Uncharted and The Last of Us voice actor Nolan North has apparently let slip news of a follow-up to Naughty Dog's massively successful apocalyptic tale.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 30th 2015 at 9:43AM in News
Disney merges games and toys divisions

Disney merges games and toys divisions

Disney’s Interactive games publishing arm has been folded into its consumer products division in an apparent effort to double-down on toys-to-life.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 30th 2015 at 9:16AM in News
The perfect Storm: why you shouldn't pass over this year's Naruto game

The perfect Storm: why you shouldn't pass over this year's Naruto game

When you peruse the list of games coming out this year, it’s fair to say that a title based on a Japanese comic series probably isn’t the first thing you ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 30th 2015 at 8:36AM in News
Twitch hosted 21m unique viewers during E3 2015

Twitch hosted 21m unique viewers during E3 2015

Twitch has released an infographic showcasing the video broadcasting network's viewer engagement during E3 earlier this month.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 30th 2015 at 7:19AM in News
Mojang ends Scrolls support, servers shutting down next year

Mojang ends Scrolls support, servers shutting down next year

Mojang is no longer developing content for its card-battle strategy game Scrolls, with the studio confirming plans to shut down servers in 2016.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 30th 2015 at 7:16AM in News
Steam hardware early release stock sold out

Steam hardware early release stock sold out

Valve has announced the 'get it early' stock for its upcoming batch of Steam hardware releases is sold out.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 30th 2015 at 7:12AM in News