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Ubisoft opens Russian office

Ubisoft opens Russian office

Ubisoft has set up shop in Moscow, Russia.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 2nd 2014 at 11:14AM in News
Microsoft 'not satisfied' with current Xbox One sales in Japan

Microsoft 'not satisfied' with current Xbox One sales in Japan

Xbox One has got off to a slow start in Japan, but Microsoft has vowed to continue with its ongoing struggle to achieve success in the region.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 2nd 2014 at 11:12AM in News
Pools and Star Wars outfits coming in The Sims 4 October update

Pools and Star Wars outfits coming in The Sims 4 October update

EA will next month finally roll out the addition of pools to The Sims 4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 2nd 2014 at 11:01AM in News

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PlayStation Plus fees upped in some territories

PlayStation Plus fees upped in some territories

The cost of subscribing to PlayStation Network in five countries has been increased, Sony has confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 2nd 2014 at 9:41AM in News
Rovio sacking up to 16% of Finnish workforce

Rovio sacking up to 16% of Finnish workforce

Angry Birds developer Rovio has announced plans to “simplify” its organisation by cutting 130 jobs – around 16 per cent of its workforce.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 2nd 2014 at 9:02AM in News
Skullgirls Encore PS4, Vita editions delayed to 2015

Skullgirls Encore PS4, Vita editions delayed to 2015

Skullgirls Encore will miss its previously scheduled 2014 release window on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita, developer Lab Zero Games has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 1st 2014 at 6:54PM in News
Experimental 'Dexmo' tech looks to give VR users a sense of touch

Experimental 'Dexmo' tech looks to give VR users a sense of touch

Dextra Robotics has unveiled a new peripheral of sorts for VR platofrms that would allow users to experience a sense of touch with virtual objects.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 1st 2014 at 6:38PM in News

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US PS Store October promo offers $15 credit for those who purchase $100

US PS Store October promo offers $15 credit for those who purchase $100

Sony has launched a special promotion for PlayStation Store customers in North America, crediting $15 to individuals who spend $100 or more during the month of October.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 1st 2014 at 6:14PM in News
EGX moving to Birmingham NEC from next year

EGX moving to Birmingham NEC from next year

Next year’s EGX will take place outside of London for the first time in the event’s history.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 1st 2014 at 4:22PM in News
Next Hearthstone expansion will include over 100 new cards

Next Hearthstone expansion will include over 100 new cards

Blizzard has said that it hopes to offer over 100 new cards when it rolls out its next expansion to free-to-play card game Hearthstone.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 1st 2014 at 3:30PM in News
VIDEO: Thomas Was Alone also jumping to Xbox One and Wii U

VIDEO: Thomas Was Alone also jumping to Xbox One and Wii U

Mike Bithell’s Thomas Was Alone is to add two additional formats to its stable of platforms.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 1st 2014 at 2:31PM in News

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Sony confirms steering wheel compatibility for DriveClub

Sony confirms steering wheel compatibility for DriveClub

Only two steering wheels will be compatible with DriveClub when it launches on PS4 next week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 1st 2014 at 2:10PM in News
Super Smash Bros 3DS continues to rule Japanese chart for third week

Super Smash Bros 3DS continues to rule Japanese chart for third week

Nintendo’s all-star brawler Super Smash Bros for 3DS remains at the top of the Japanese software charts for a third week running, according to data provided by Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 1st 2014 at 2:00PM in News
THE BIG GAME: Forza Horizon 2

THE BIG GAME: Forza Horizon 2

It’s a rare thing to hear a racing game described as ‘magical’.

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on Oct 1st 2014 at 1:11PM in Special Features
Hackers convicted for unreleased Xbox code theft

Hackers convicted for unreleased Xbox code theft

Four hackers have been convicted in the US having admitted to the theft of unreleased game code from Xbox Live.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 1st 2014 at 12:48PM in News

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PlayStation Home was a commercial success, nDreams boss says

PlayStation Home was a commercial success, nDreams boss says

The perception that Sony’s PlayStation Home was a commercial flop could not be further from the truth, nDreams CEO Patrick O'Luanaigh has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 1st 2014 at 11:58AM in News
Games Media Awards after-party is courtesy of EA Sports' FIFA 15

Games Media Awards after-party is courtesy of EA Sports' FIFA 15

EA’s FIFA 15 is the latest big name to back next month’s Games Media Awards.

on Oct 1st 2014 at 11:20AM in News
Games media's confidence crisis

Games media's confidence crisis

It seems like the dust is finally settling on the recent #gamergate scandal, but what longer-term effects could accusations of corruption have on games journalism as a whole?

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 1st 2014 at 10:53AM in News
Intergi rebrands as PlayWire

Intergi rebrands as PlayWire

Intergi Entertainment has changed its name to PlayWire Media.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 1st 2014 at 10:45AM in News
Retail version of Minecraft landing on Xbox One one month after PS4

Retail version of Minecraft landing on Xbox One one month after PS4

It seems that Microsoft’s $2.5bn acquisition of Minecraft creator Mojang doesn’t mean the retail version of the brick-building game will launch on Xbox One ahead of its rival, the PS4.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 1st 2014 at 10:43AM in News
Can World of Warships fare better than World of Warplanes?

Can World of Warships fare better than World of Warplanes?

Last year, online games giant Wargaming finally launched its World of Tanks follow-up – World of Warplanes – to disappointing results.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 1st 2014 at 10:21AM in News
Windows 10 announced, coming late 2015

Windows 10 announced, coming late 2015

Microsoft has revealed the next iteration of its Windows operating system, Windows 10.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 1st 2014 at 10:19AM in News
A Tetris film is in the works

A Tetris film is in the works

Threshold Entertainment and The Tetris Company are teaming up to make a feature length film based on the classic video game.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 1st 2014 at 10:11AM in News
GamesBeat EIC Dan Hsu moving on from games media

GamesBeat EIC Dan Hsu moving on from games media

Games journalist Dan “Shoe” Hsu has announced he’ll be stepping down as Games Beat editor-in-chief to take on a new challenge outside of games media.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 30th 2014 at 10:20PM in News