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GameStop to open first ThinkGeek physical store

GameStop to open first ThinkGeek physical store

Online merchandise ThinkGeek is to open its first physical store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 3rd 2015 at 2:38PM in News
Ashton Kutcher becomes latest investor in eSports gambling startup Unikrn

Ashton Kutcher becomes latest investor in eSports gambling startup Unikrn

Hollywood star-cum-tech investor Ashton Kutcher is the latest high profile investor to back international eSports gambling startup Unikrn.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Sep 3rd 2015 at 2:23PM in News
SoulCalibur Lost Swords to down weapons in November

SoulCalibur Lost Swords to down weapons in November

Bandai Namco has said that its free-to-play fighting game SoulCalibur: Lost Swords will be shut down later this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 3rd 2015 at 2:16PM in News
Batman: Arkham Knight patch arrives, goes... but offers big fixes

Batman: Arkham Knight patch arrives, goes... but offers big fixes

A patch for the troubled PC version of Batman: Arkham Asylum was temporarily released last night, and seemed to bring with it big fixes to the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 3rd 2015 at 12:39PM in News

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Dovetail Games Fishing set to officially launch in October

Dovetail Games Fishing set to officially launch in October

UK publisher Dovetail will launch its fishing game this Q4.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 3rd 2015 at 11:15AM in News
Trion doubts it'll ever do another subscription game

Trion doubts it'll ever do another subscription game

At the time of writing, six titles in the top 20 most played games on Steam are free-to-play. One of those games is Trion Worlds’ voxel MMO Trove, which clearly ...

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Sep 3rd 2015 at 10:52AM in News
'No excuse' for lack of diversity in games, Payne says

'No excuse' for lack of diversity in games, Payne says

Games veteran Andy Payne says there is "no excuse" for the lack of diversity within the industry workforce.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 3rd 2015 at 10:46AM in News
FTC rules Machinima 'deceived' viewers with Xbox One ads

FTC rules Machinima 'deceived' viewers with Xbox One ads

The murky side of YouTube games coverage has been dragged into the light with the confirmation that Machinima paid video makers to make positive Xbox One content without disclosing the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 3rd 2015 at 10:31AM in News

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Pokemon Shuffle launches on mobile platforms

Pokemon Shuffle launches on mobile platforms

The Pokemon Company and Nintendo's free-to-play puzzle game Pokemon Shuffle is out now for iOS and Android devices.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 3rd 2015 at 12:30AM in News
Humble introduces 'choose your own charity' on store purchases

Humble introduces 'choose your own charity' on store purchases

Humble Bundle has updated its storefront to vastly increase the number of charities patrons can choose to support when purchasing games.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 3rd 2015 at 12:27AM in News
XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus for PS Vita rated by ESRB

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus for PS Vita rated by ESRB

A PS Vita edition of XCOM: Enemy Unknown is in the works, according to a new ESRB rating.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 3rd 2015 at 12:25AM in News
Online games site RockyFroggy reprimanded by ASA

Online games site RockyFroggy reprimanded by ASA

A website that allows users to compete in online games to win prizes has had its knuckles rapped by the Advertising Standards Authority over a misleading ad.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2015 at 3:46PM in News

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Aqua Blue Vita confirmed for US

Aqua Blue Vita confirmed for US

Sony has announced that a rather fetching Aqua Blue version of its PlayStation Vita handled is to be released in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2015 at 2:59PM in News
Lizard Squad attacks National Crime Agency

Lizard Squad attacks National Crime Agency

Hacking collective Lizard Squad has targeted the website of the UK’s National Crime Agency in retaliation to a number of arrests made last week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2015 at 1:52PM in News
Minecraft: Story Mode gets boxed release date

Minecraft: Story Mode gets boxed release date

Retailers have confirmed a release for Telltale’s Minecraft: Story Mode on disc.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2015 at 12:21PM in News
Itagaki blames review procedures for Devil's Third scores

Itagaki blames review procedures for Devil's Third scores

Outspoken developer Tomonobu Itagaki has again accused the press of getting it wrong in its critical mauling of Wii U shooter Devil’s Third.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2015 at 11:39AM in News

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Voting opens for 33rd Golden Joystick Awards

Voting opens for 33rd Golden Joystick Awards

The 33rd Golden joystick Awards take place on October 30th, and voting has now opened on this year’s nominees.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2015 at 10:59AM in News
Upcoming PS4 firmware update adds 10 GB of cloud storage, YouTube streaming

Upcoming PS4 firmware update adds 10 GB of cloud storage, YouTube streaming

Sony has revealed a list of new features set to arrive alongside the forthcoming PS4 3.00 firmware update, including an increase in online storage space and the ability to livestream ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 2nd 2015 at 6:30AM in News
Star Wars Battlefront beta scheduled for October

Star Wars Battlefront beta scheduled for October

EA has announced a beta for Star Wars Battlefront will arrive in early October.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 2nd 2015 at 6:27AM in News
Nintendo launches digital store on Amazon for Wii U, 3DS games

Nintendo launches digital store on Amazon for Wii U, 3DS games

Amazon users in the US now have the option to purchase Wii U and 3DS digital downloads, thanks to Nintendo's new space on the online retailer.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 2nd 2015 at 6:24AM in News
Nintendo's smaller New 3DS in line for US release this month

Nintendo's smaller New 3DS in line for US release this month

The New 3DS XL’s little brother is finally getting a release in the states.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2015 at 3:53PM in News
Minecraft's Markus Persson: 'I've never felt more isolated'

Minecraft's Markus Persson: 'I've never felt more isolated'

A series of tweets by Minecraft creator Markus Persson has highlighted the developer’s struggles in trying to adjust to his newfound wealth.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2015 at 3:40PM in News
Cave shmups could be coming to Steam

Cave shmups could be coming to Steam

Hardcore shmup specialist Cave could be about to have its extensive library released on Steam.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2015 at 3:12PM in News
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided gets release date, tiered pre-order reward system

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided gets release date, tiered pre-order reward system

Square Enix has accompanied the announcement of the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided release date with the announcement of a tiered pre-order system.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2015 at 2:29PM in News