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Omni VR treadmill creators get $3m investment

Omni VR treadmill creators get $3m investment

Virtuix has announced it has completed a $3m round of seed invesement for its successful Kickstarter VR treadmill project, Omni.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 25th 2014 at 12:06AM in News
Minecraft Realms launches in North America

Minecraft Realms launches in North America

Mojang's private-server service Minecraft Realms is now available in North America, the studio announced earlier today.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 24th 2014 at 11:50PM in News
GameStop shifts focus from games to smartphone and tablet market

GameStop shifts focus from games to smartphone and tablet market

GameStop plans to increase its focus on “gaming-adjacent” fields while phasing out its reliance on video games, CEO Paul Raines has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 24th 2014 at 11:35PM in News
Armed SWAT team raids US home after Call of Duty hoax

Armed SWAT team raids US home after Call of Duty hoax

A Call of Duty player has had his house raided by a US SWAT team after a prank call from a defeated opponent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 24th 2014 at 3:47PM in News

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Content-specific MGS V: Ground Zeroes content unlocking on all systems

Content-specific MGS V: Ground Zeroes content unlocking on all systems

Konami is going to open up the previously platform-specific Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes content.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 24th 2014 at 3:02PM in News
Nintendo reveals exclusive Team Mario and Team Luigi Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundles

Nintendo reveals exclusive Team Mario and Team Luigi Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundles

Two additional Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundles have been announced.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 24th 2014 at 2:17PM in News
Minecraft for PS4 and Vita targeting Q2/Q3 release; Save transfers planned

Minecraft for PS4 and Vita targeting Q2/Q3 release; Save transfers planned

The PS4 and Vita versions of Minecraft could be with us in just a few weeks.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 24th 2014 at 1:50PM in News
Win a New York City break at PCR Boot Camp

Win a New York City break at PCR Boot Camp

How would you like a free holiday to the Big Apple? Are you a PC/tech retailer, reseller, etailer or system builder? If the answer is yes to both of these ...

Andrew Wooden
by Andrew Wooden
on Apr 24th 2014 at 12:48PM in News

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iPad sales slump, although iPhone growth continues

iPad sales slump, although iPhone growth continues

While Apple’s iPhone continues to grow its sales, its iPad tablets are failing to do the same.

by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 24th 2014 at 12:25PM in News
Nintendo announces its first season pass

Nintendo announces its first season pass

3DS title Mario Gold: World Tour will be the first Nintendo game to offer a season pass.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 24th 2014 at 12:16PM in News
Nintendo confirms Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle

Nintendo confirms Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle

The rumoured (and inevitable) Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle has been confirmed by Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 24th 2014 at 12:08PM in News
Pincus steps down as Zynga CPO following $61m loss

Pincus steps down as Zynga CPO following $61m loss

Zynga co-founder Mark Pincus is to step down from his role as chief product officer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 24th 2014 at 11:02AM in News

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VIDEO: Watch Dogs multiplayer trailer released, visuals 'compare greatly' to E3 reveal

VIDEO: Watch Dogs multiplayer trailer released, visuals 'compare greatly' to E3 reveal

Ubisoft’s creative director Jonathan Morin has said that Watch Dogs will ship with graphics comparable to those seen in the initial E3 reveal in 2012.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 24th 2014 at 10:32AM in News
1080p is 'tougher' on Xbox One than PS4, Lords of the Fallen dev says

1080p is 'tougher' on Xbox One than PS4, Lords of the Fallen dev says

CI Games has admitted that it’s finding it tougher to hit 1080p on the Xbox One version of Lords of the Fallen than on PS4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 24th 2014 at 10:08AM in News
China outlines console censorship rules

China outlines console censorship rules

Gambling, drugs, racism and superstition are amongst the many things that will see console games being banned in China.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 24th 2014 at 9:45AM in News
Banjo-Kazooie composer says proposed spiritual successor called off

Banjo-Kazooie composer says proposed spiritual successor called off

Proposed Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Mingy Jongo has been canceled, franchise composer Grant Kirkhope has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 24th 2014 at 3:36AM in News

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Free-to-play Ace Combat hits PS3 next month

Free-to-play Ace Combat hits PS3 next month

Free-to-play title Ace Combat Infinity will launch next month on PlayStation 3, publisher Bandai Namco has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 24th 2014 at 2:55AM in News
Confirmed: New Skylanders is called Trap Team, costs £64.99

Confirmed: New Skylanders is called Trap Team, costs £64.99

The next game in the Skylanders series is, as rumoured, Trap Team.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 24th 2014 at 12:01AM in News
Brazil's free-to-play market valued at $470m - report

Brazil's free-to-play market valued at $470m - report

Brazil's free-to-play market grew to $470m in 2013, research firm Interpret has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 9:40PM in News
Pre-owned Xbox One available for £299

Pre-owned Xbox One available for £299

The Xbox One price war rages on as GAME has become the first retailer to break the sub-£300 barrier (pre-owned, at least).

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 5:44PM in News
Anime sensation Youkai Watch holds Final Fantasy XIV from No.1 in Japan

Anime sensation Youkai Watch holds Final Fantasy XIV from No.1 in Japan

Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XIV debuted at No.2 in this week's Japanese chart, the latest Famitsu data reveals.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 1:00PM in News
Twitch, Crytek and Amazon confirmed as first speakers for Develop Conference 2014

Twitch, Crytek and Amazon confirmed as first speakers for Develop Conference 2014

Nine of the biggest brands in the games industry have signed-up to speak at this year’s Develop Conference in Brighton.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 11:06AM in News
Activision teases new Call of Duty 2014 screenshot

Activision teases new Call of Duty 2014 screenshot

An image from this year’s Call of Duty title has been released.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 10:30AM in News
Xbox One gets Japan release date

Xbox One gets Japan release date

Xbox One will be available in Japan in September, according to Famitsu.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 9:39AM in News
US digital spending up in March

US digital spending up in March

Digital games spending in the US saw a significant year-on-year increase last month, analyst firm Superdata has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 7:52AM in News