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Ubisoft withdraws Assassin's Creed: Unity Season Pass, hands out DLC for free

Ubisoft withdraws Assassin's Creed: Unity Season Pass, hands out DLC for free

The technical troubles that have plagued Assassin’s Creed: Unity have led to publisher Ubisoft scrapping future sales of the game’s lucrative Season Pass.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 27th 2014 at 8:27AM in News
'Games should be the battleground for diversity'

'Games should be the battleground for diversity'

A panel held at the first BFI Video Games Day has called on the games industry to foster more diversity in the sector, or risk being overrun by hostility.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 26th 2014 at 4:52PM in News
EA scoops LGBT equality award for third year running

EA scoops LGBT equality award for third year running

Publisher EA has yet again been awarded top marks for its corporate equality culture.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 26th 2014 at 4:21PM in News
Publisher Gamevil acquires developer Waplesoft

Publisher Gamevil acquires developer Waplesoft

Gamevil has acquired South Korean mobile studio Waplesoft.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 26th 2014 at 3:56PM in News

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Broken Sword creator: Kickstarter will suffer 'catastrophic' game funding campaigns in 2015

Broken Sword creator: Kickstarter will suffer 'catastrophic' game funding campaigns in 2015

The creator of Broken Sword and CEO of Revolution has warned that crowdfunding platform Kickstarter will suffer 'catastrophic' game funding failures within the next year.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 26th 2014 at 3:23PM in News
GameStop hikes price of 3DS hack title Cubic Ninja in US

GameStop hikes price of 3DS hack title Cubic Ninja in US

US retailer has responded to the increased demand for 3DS title Cubic Ninja by ramping up the game’s price.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 26th 2014 at 3:03PM in News
Sarkeesian dubbed 'Video Game Avenger' on striking Bloomberg Businessweek cover

Sarkeesian dubbed 'Video Game Avenger' on striking Bloomberg Businessweek cover

The increasing influence of game critic Anita Sarkeesian has been demonstrated yet again with a striking cover on Bloomberg Businessweek.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 26th 2014 at 2:32PM in News
Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire shift 3m copies in three days

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire shift 3m copies in three days

The cult of Pokemon continues with news of a strong launch for the brand’s newest pair of games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 26th 2014 at 1:36PM in News

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Pokémon remakes sell 1.5m units and top Japanese charts

Pokémon remakes sell 1.5m units and top Japanese charts

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire were the best-selling games in Japan this week, according to data provided by Famitsu. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 26th 2014 at 1:00PM in News
Dark Souls GFWL migration delayed until December

Dark Souls GFWL migration delayed until December

Bandai Namco’s Dark Souls will ditch Games for Windows Live a little later than initially planned.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 26th 2014 at 12:59PM in News
Brianna Wu's next game wants to replace Twine

Brianna Wu's next game wants to replace Twine

The next game from Revolution 60 director Brianna Wu hopes to establish a new way to deliver interactive novels.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 26th 2014 at 12:20PM in News
UK industry veteran Tony Bourne has passed away

UK industry veteran Tony Bourne has passed away

Tony Bourne, a long-term member of the UK games industry, has passed away.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 26th 2014 at 11:52AM in News

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GAME announces midnight openings for Black Friday

GAME announces midnight openings for Black Friday

Leading UK retailer GAME is taking the unusual step of opening over 300 of its stores at midnight on the night of Thursday November 27th for Black Friday.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 26th 2014 at 11:47AM in News
14 UK games approved for tax relief so far

14 UK games approved for tax relief so far

The BFI has said that 14 games have started down the road toward UK tax relief.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 26th 2014 at 10:33AM in News
Livingstone: 'We are in the second golden age of games'

Livingstone: 'We are in the second golden age of games'

The co-founder of Games Workshop and the Government's Creative Industries Champion has said that the games industry is experiencing its second golden age.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 26th 2014 at 10:20AM in News
ASA warns YouTubers about product promotion

ASA warns YouTubers about product promotion

The Advertising Standards Authority has warned YouTubers that they need to make it clear when they are paid to promote products.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 26th 2014 at 10:07AM in News

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Star Wars Minecraft skins hit Xbox platforms

Star Wars Minecraft skins hit Xbox platforms

Microsoft has announced the release of the Star Wars Classic Skin Pack for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One editions of Minecraft.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 26th 2014 at 6:34AM in News
Turtle Rock details Evolve's inclusive approach to DLC

Turtle Rock details Evolve's inclusive approach to DLC

Evolve will offer all of its DLC maps for free and its premium DLC won't directly exclude players who have only purchased the base game, developer Turtle Rock Studios has ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 26th 2014 at 6:16AM in News
Sony settles with FTC, to refund Vita customers over false advertising

Sony settles with FTC, to refund Vita customers over false advertising

Sony Computer Entertainment America has settled with the FTC over false and misleading advertisement charges involving PS Vita's launch campaign.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 26th 2014 at 6:04AM in News
Strauss Zelnick: There's more to Take-Two than Grand Theft Auto

Strauss Zelnick: There's more to Take-Two than Grand Theft Auto

If you’ve read any of our Take-Two interviews in recent years, you’ll have read the same story: Take-Two is no-longer the Grand Theft Auto company.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 25th 2014 at 4:01PM in News
The Secret Games Designer - the making of Xbox One

The Secret Games Designer - the making of Xbox One

Carl Ledbetter is a games industry master of disguise.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 25th 2014 at 3:42PM in News
Sony turns to PlayStation, backs away from mobile and TV business

Sony turns to PlayStation, backs away from mobile and TV business

PlayStation is being engineered as the saviour of Sony’s struggling technology business.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 25th 2014 at 3:21PM in News
Kickstarter suspends blood collecting game accessory

Kickstarter suspends blood collecting game accessory

Crowdfunding giant Kickstarter has suspended a project for an accessory that took blood from its users.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 25th 2014 at 2:37PM in News
Top iOS games embark on IAP Product Red charity drive

Top iOS games embark on IAP Product Red charity drive

Multiple leading developers will be donating all money generated by microtransactions to charity for the next two weeks.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 25th 2014 at 2:03PM in News
NIS America: 'We want to be the big fish in the small pond'

NIS America: 'We want to be the big fish in the small pond'

NIS America is easily one of the biggest names in niche gaming.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 25th 2014 at 2:00PM in News