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Games retail gets involved in the Ice Bucket Challenge

Games retail gets involved in the Ice Bucket Challenge

It turns out everyone in the games industry is getting buckets of ice cold water thrown over their heads.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 4:04PM in News
RuneScape and Eve Online suffer DDoS attacks

RuneScape and Eve Online suffer DDoS attacks

A series of sustained distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks across a number of games including including MMOs RuneScape and Eve Online have caused widespread server disruption for players.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 4:03PM in News
VIDEO: See Liverpool take on Man City in FIFA 15

VIDEO: See Liverpool take on Man City in FIFA 15

EA has released a FIFA 15 video of a showdown between Liverpool and Manchester City.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 3:59PM in News
Ouya signs Chinese distribution agreement

Ouya signs Chinese distribution agreement

Troubled microconsole Ouya is making a push for the Asian market through a new partnership with Xiaomi Inc, a Chinese smartphone manufactuer.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 3:38PM in News

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Play Titanfall for free for 48 hours on PC

Play Titanfall for free for 48 hours on PC

EA is offering two days of free access to Titanfall on PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 3:19PM in News
Actually, Call of Duty pre-orders spiked 385% last week

Actually, Call of Duty pre-orders spiked 385% last week

As it turns out, Call of Duty had a pretty good Gamescom after all.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 3:14PM in News
Sony: Move was ahead of its time but will be revived by Project Morpheus

Sony: Move was ahead of its time but will be revived by Project Morpheus

It doesn’t look like Sony intends to release any motion controlled games in the near future, but PlayStation Move may yet have its day.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 2:28PM in News
No Pro Clubs for FIFA 15 on PS3 and Xbox 360

No Pro Clubs for FIFA 15 on PS3 and Xbox 360

EA has confirmed that the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of FIFA 15 will not include the Pro Clubs game mode.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 1:51PM in News

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PICTURES: GamesAid's Cologne to Brighton bike ride

PICTURES: GamesAid's Cologne to Brighton bike ride

Members of the games industry cycling from Gamescom in Cologne back to Brighton have raised over £4,500 for GamesAid.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 12:59PM in News
GameStop sales up 21.9% in Q2

GameStop sales up 21.9% in Q2

Global games retailer GameStop has reported a like-for-like sales increase of 21.9 per cent for the quarter ending August 2nd.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 12:55PM in News
GungHo sells stake in Clash of Clans developer Supercell

GungHo sells stake in Clash of Clans developer Supercell

Japanese games firm GungHo Entertainment has decided to sell its stake in Clash of Clans creator Supercell.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 11:38AM in News
Gumi opens four new Western studios

Gumi opens four new Western studios

Japanese mobile gaming developer and publisher Gumi has opened four new studios in Europe and the US.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 11:34AM in News

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Star Wars: Commander invades iOS

Star Wars: Commander invades iOS

LucasArts has released a new Clash of Clans-inspired Star Wars game in iPhone and iPad.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 11:28AM in News
White PS4 Destiny bundle cut to £350 at GAME

White PS4 Destiny bundle cut to £350 at GAME

GAME is now selling the White PS4 Destiny bundle for the same RRP of a normal PS4.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 10:36AM in News
Clones descend on Flappy Bird creator's new game Swing Copters

Clones descend on Flappy Bird creator's new game Swing Copters

Swing Copters is the new game from Dong Nguyen, but good luck finding it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 10:23AM in News
Horror games terrify in Cologne

Horror games terrify in Cologne

A few years ago, horror games were a rarity.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 10:15AM in News

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Sierra is back as indies conquer Gamescom

Sierra is back as indies conquer Gamescom

Once again Gamescom became the home of indie development.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 10:00AM in News
Microsoft withdraws support for F2P Xbox 360 RPG Ascend: Hand of Kul

Microsoft withdraws support for F2P Xbox 360 RPG Ascend: Hand of Kul

Ascend: Hand of Kul will have its Xbox 360 servers switched off in November, Microsoft has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 9:53AM in News
Xbox One vs PlayStation 4: The battle of the exclusives

Xbox One vs PlayStation 4: The battle of the exclusives

Microsoft came out fighting at Gamescom this year.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 9:29AM in News
Amazon UK: FIFA 15 dominates Gamescom

Amazon UK: FIFA 15 dominates Gamescom

Yesterday, we published a list from Amazon that revealed the games that enjoyed the biggest pre-order spikes during Gamescom.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 9:21AM in News
Assassin's Creed Memories launches on iOS

Assassin's Creed Memories launches on iOS

Ubisoft has released Assassin's Creed mobile spin-off game Assassin's Creed Memories onto Apple's App Store for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 4:36AM in News
The Walking Dead Season 2 finale hits next week

The Walking Dead Season 2 finale hits next week

The concluding episode of The Walking Dead Season 2 will launch across all platforms next week, Telltale has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 4:07AM in News
Motion sickness issues cause developer to abandon Oculus Rift support

Motion sickness issues cause developer to abandon Oculus Rift support

Lunar Studios has ditched plans to bring its upcoming space adventure title Routine to Oculus Rift due to the “extreme” motion sickness caused by play testing the game.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 3:38AM in News
Chelsea star Eden Hazard joins Messi for FIFA 15 cover

Chelsea star Eden Hazard joins Messi for FIFA 15 cover

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard will join Lionel Messi on the front of FIFA 15.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 21st 2014 at 3:35PM in News
Tearaway stars in new Vita Mega Pack

Tearaway stars in new Vita Mega Pack

Sony is getting behind Vita once again this autumn, and has revealed a new bundle featuring Tearaway.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 21st 2014 at 3:19PM in News