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Dragon Age Inquisition is fastest-selling BioWare game yet, says EA

Dragon Age Inquisition is fastest-selling BioWare game yet, says EA

Electronic Arts told investors last night that its latest Dragon Age game marked the biggest launch for a BioWare game in the company’s history.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 28th 2015 at 11:53AM in News
Digital sales help EA make $1.1bn during Q3 period

Digital sales help EA make $1.1bn during Q3 period

FIFA Ultimate Team and SimCity BuildIt helped EA generate $1.1bn in GAAP revenue in the quarter ending December 31st 2014.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 28th 2015 at 11:51AM in News
Pokemon, Smash Bros and Mario Kart fire Nintendo back to profit, but 3DS sales slow

Pokemon, Smash Bros and Mario Kart fire Nintendo back to profit, but 3DS sales slow

Nintendo posted a huge increase in profits and raised its earnings forecast, but cheap yen is masking weak sales.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 28th 2015 at 10:43AM in News
International Factfile 2015: Spain

International Factfile 2015: Spain

The Spanish market is one of the largest in Europe.

on Jan 28th 2015 at 10:29AM in News

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Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were bought via EA Origin

Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were bought via EA Origin

Copies of Far Cry 4 that have been deactivated from gamers’ accounts were originally acquired from EA’s Origin retail platform.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 28th 2015 at 9:49AM in News
Unreal Engine 4 support comes to Ouya

Unreal Engine 4 support comes to Ouya

Developers utilizing Unreal Engine 4 can now make games specifically for Ouya, the microconsole company has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 27th 2015 at 11:36PM in News
Oculus debuts first in-house film at Sundance

Oculus debuts first in-house film at Sundance

Oculus VR's Story Studio has debuted its first film – an animated short dubbed “Lost” – at the Sundance Film Festival this week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 27th 2015 at 11:26PM in News
Hyrule Warriors ships 1m units worldwide

Hyrule Warriors ships 1m units worldwide

Hyrule Warriors has shipped a million copies internationally since its launch last year, publisher Koei Tecmo has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 27th 2015 at 11:15PM in News

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'The malware threat to online games is growing'

'The malware threat to online games is growing'

Chris Boyd, malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes, reveals the latest tactics being adopted by cyber criminals in their attempts to steal from gamers

on Jan 27th 2015 at 3:52PM in News
'Bad coding leaves developers patching 
up damaged reputations'

'Bad coding leaves developers patching up damaged reputations'

A new Government-funded organisation has been set-up to help developers stamp out bugs and online issues in their games. Tony Dyhouse, director of the Trustworthy Software Initiative, explains

on Jan 27th 2015 at 3:43PM in News
Dragon's Dogma Online announced for PC, PS4 and PS3

Dragon's Dogma Online announced for PC, PS4 and PS3

A free-to-play entry in Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma series has been unveiled for release in Japan later this year.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 27th 2015 at 3:11PM in News
New Year, New Job: Building your CV with experience from around the industry

New Year, New Job: Building your CV with experience from around the industry

Cryss Leonhart, community manager at online game company Aeria Games Europe, tells us the lessons he has learnt moving from journalism to indie development, and eventually, community management. 

on Jan 27th 2015 at 1:00PM in News

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Housemarque on making niche downloadable games and the success of Resogun

Housemarque on making niche downloadable games and the success of Resogun

If you’ve heard of Finnish developer Housemarque, it’s likely the result of sci-fi shoot-em-ups Resogun and Super Stardust. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 27th 2015 at 12:54PM in News
Accessories Update: Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai and Turtle Beach XO Seven Pro

Accessories Update: Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai and Turtle Beach XO Seven Pro

This week, we get ready to rumble with a new fight stick for the PS4 and experience Superhuman Hearing with Turtle Beach’s new headset

on Jan 27th 2015 at 12:26PM in News
EA Mobile partners with WWF for fundraising campaign

EA Mobile partners with WWF for fundraising campaign

A range of in-app purchases in EA’s mobile titles will be used to collect for wildlife charity WWF over the next week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 27th 2015 at 12:09PM in News
Japanese mobile firm Mobcast acquires Lumines IP

Japanese mobile firm Mobcast acquires Lumines IP

Japanese smartphone developer Mobcast has purchased the rights to Q Entertainment's Lumines and Meteos puzzle franchises.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 27th 2015 at 12:00PM in News

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Who won 2014? Last year's biggest publishers, games and accessories revealed

Who won 2014? Last year's biggest publishers, games and accessories revealed

2014 was the first full year for the New Generation, and you could tell.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 27th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
6.6m Xbox consoles sold during Q4

6.6m Xbox consoles sold during Q4

Microsoft says it shifted 6.6m Xbox consoles during the last quarter of 2014.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 27th 2015 at 9:42AM in News
Elite: Dangerous creator Frontier announces redundancies

Elite: Dangerous creator Frontier announces redundancies

Frontier Developments - the team behind Elite: Dangerous – has announced a round of redundancies at the developer.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 27th 2015 at 9:22AM in News
AOL to close websites, and Joystiq could be one of them - report

AOL to close websites, and Joystiq could be one of them - report

Yet another major games website is reportedly under threat of closure, according to multiple online reports.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 27th 2015 at 9:08AM in News
Brian Fargo confirms The Bard's Tale IV in development for 2015 launch

Brian Fargo confirms The Bard's Tale IV in development for 2015 launch

InXile Entertainment's Brian Fargo has confirmed The Bard's Tale IV will launch this year.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 26th 2015 at 9:38PM in News
Doom featured in upcoming Mythbusters episode

Doom featured in upcoming Mythbusters episode

Television program Mythbusters will take a look at the Doom franchise this weekend, to see if it's actually possible to carry all the in-game items available to the player.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 26th 2015 at 9:25PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: January 18-24

Steam top ten sellers chart: January 18-24

Grand Theft Auto V has taken the top spot on the latest Steam weekly top sellers chart, following the game's first full week of pre-order availability.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 26th 2015 at 9:07PM in News
Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were stolen, says Ubisoft

Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were stolen, says Ubisoft

Ubisoft says it deactivated PC games this weekend that were ‘fraudulently obtained’.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 26th 2015 at 8:23PM in News
Fahrenheit Remastered for PC listed by retail

Fahrenheit Remastered for PC listed by retail

Quantic Dream’s 2005 title Fahrenheit appears to be in line for a re-release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2015 at 4:18PM in News