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Bloodborne debuts at No.1 in a busy week of releases in Japan

Bloodborne debuts at No.1 in a busy week of releases in Japan

This week was a busy period for the Japanese games market, with every single entry in the Top 10 for the region being a new release.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 1st 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Biofeedback horror game Nevermind arrives on Steam Early Access

Biofeedback horror game Nevermind arrives on Steam Early Access

A game that adjusts its difficulty according to the stress being experienced by its player is now available on Steam Early Access.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2015 at 1:46PM in News
Demon's Souls 'was already a failure' before Miyazaki took control

Demon's Souls 'was already a failure' before Miyazaki took control

Internal development of cult classic Demon’s Souls was going severely wrong before lead designer Hidetaka Miyazaki took control of the project, it has been revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2015 at 12:56PM in News
Kojima Productions logo pulled from Silent Hills website

Kojima Productions logo pulled from Silent Hills website

Konami has removed references to developer Hideo Kojima from another one of his studio’s projects, fuelling speculation that the team has been taken off the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2015 at 11:18AM in News

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VIDEO: Sarkessian debuts Positive Female Characters series

VIDEO: Sarkessian debuts Positive Female Characters series

Feminist Frequency creator Anita Sarkeesian has released the first episode of her new series focusing on Positive Female Characters in games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2015 at 10:41AM in News
2D Assassin's Creed Chronicles becomes a three part series

2D Assassin's Creed Chronicles becomes a three part series

Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Chronicles will no longer be a single release, with two other titles joining the now three part series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2015 at 10:10AM in News
Raptr launches Plays.tv video sharing service

Raptr launches Plays.tv video sharing service

Gamer-focused social network Raptr has launched a short form video sharing client called Plays.tv, securing a new round of funding to back the new service.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 1st 2015 at 5:43AM in News
PlayStation Home goes offline for good

PlayStation Home goes offline for good

Sony has officially shut down PlayStation Home, with the service concluding its final stretch run yesterday.  

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 1st 2015 at 5:25AM in News

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Metal Gear Solid film secures screenwriter

Metal Gear Solid film secures screenwriter

Sony Pictures has hired screenwriter Jay Basu to pen its upcoming movie adaptation of Metal Gear Solid.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 1st 2015 at 5:02AM in News
Limited Edition Batman: Arkham Knight PS4 hardware pictured

Limited Edition Batman: Arkham Knight PS4 hardware pictured

A Batman-themed PS4 console will arrive alongside Warner Bros’ Batman: Arkham Knight in June.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2015 at 3:14PM in News
BioWare hints at possible new Jade Empire, talks timed exclusive DLC

BioWare hints at possible new Jade Empire, talks timed exclusive DLC

2005 RPG Jade Empire could be resurrected with a sequel, developer BioWare has hinted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2015 at 2:34PM in News
Cloud Imperium adds another $300 ship to Star Citizen

Cloud Imperium adds another $300 ship to Star Citizen

If you’re concerned that developer Cloud Imperium’s bank account is running a little low, another high-cost vehicle has been added to the game’s store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2015 at 2:04PM in News

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Nintendo issues takedown demand for student Super Mario 64 HD project

Nintendo issues takedown demand for student Super Mario 64 HD project

A recreation of the first level from Super Mario 64 made with the Unity engine must be removed from the internet, Nintendo has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2015 at 1:03PM in News
Guinness World Records appoints new Gamer's Edition editor

Guinness World Records appoints new Gamer's Edition editor

Stephen Daultrey has been named as the new editor of the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2015 at 12:19PM in News
Capitalism is killing games (and the world), Oddworld creator says

Capitalism is killing games (and the world), Oddworld creator says

The need for growth that fundamentally underpins capitalist business structure is killing the development sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2015 at 11:43AM in News
Bandai Namco offers up iconic IP to Japanese devs

Bandai Namco offers up iconic IP to Japanese devs

Japanese developer and publisher Bandai Namco is seeking new partnerships with local developers, even offering access to some of its most iconic IP.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 31st 2015 at 11:09AM in News

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Knight becomes GAME's UK Retail MD in senior management shuffle

Knight becomes GAME's UK Retail MD in senior management shuffle

GAME has announced some changes to its senior management team following its recent strategic realignment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2015 at 10:33AM in News
2K announces WWE mobile game designed to replicate console experience

2K announces WWE mobile game designed to replicate console experience

A ‘proper’ simulation WWE wrestling game is on the way from 2K.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2015 at 9:59AM in News
Warner Bros reveals Mortal Kombat X Worldwide Competitive Program

Warner Bros reveals Mortal Kombat X Worldwide Competitive Program

Three major Mortal Kombat X pro tournaments will take place starting next month with a combined prize pool of $100,000, Warner Bros has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 31st 2015 at 4:20AM in News
Best Buy offering free PS Camera with The Last of Us PS4 bundle

Best Buy offering free PS Camera with The Last of Us PS4 bundle

US retailer Best Buy is currently throwing in a free PlayStation Camera with the purchase of The Last of Us PS4 bundle.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 31st 2015 at 12:53AM in News
Destiny designer joins Bethesda

Destiny designer joins Bethesda

Destiny and Halo: Reach senior gameplay designer Josh Hamrick has announced his departure from Bungie to join Bethesda in an unspecified role.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 31st 2015 at 12:32AM in News
Apple boss Cook slams US religious pro-discrimination laws

Apple boss Cook slams US religious pro-discrimination laws

Tim Cook has criticised the introduction of legislation is some US states that allows people to discriminate based on their religious beliefs.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2015 at 4:06PM in News
GitHub downed by DDoS attack

GitHub downed by DDoS attack

GitHub is one of several major firms that has been the victim of cyber attacks over the last few days.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 30th 2015 at 2:39PM in News
EU wants to end regional digital pricing, enforce Digital Single Market

EU wants to end regional digital pricing, enforce Digital Single Market

The European Commission has announced plans that, if passed, will turn the digital video games market on its head.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2015 at 2:03PM in News
Halo 5: Guardians slated for October release

Halo 5: Guardians slated for October release

Halo 5: Guardians will be hitting Xbox One this October.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 30th 2015 at 1:41PM in News