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Expanded Oculus motion-tracking support paves way for room-scale VR

Expanded Oculus motion-tracking support paves way for room-scale VR

Oculus has updated the number of motion-tracking sensors supported by the Rift virtual reality headset, ahead of the launch of its Touch motion controllers later this year.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 26th 2016 at 3:17PM in News
NX is a portable console with detachable controllers, report claims

NX is a portable console with detachable controllers, report claims

Nintendo’s NX, according to new reports, IS a portable console that can hook up to a TV.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 26th 2016 at 2:23PM in News
CS:GO

CS:GO ELeague Finals: What Can You Expect?

It’s been a ride. ELeague – the televised CS:GO tournament from Turner Broadcasting – is coming to an end, and it’s easy to call it a success. The matches have ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 26th 2016 at 12:28PM in News
eSports Pro

How do you explain the phenomenon of watching videogames?

For all our think pieces about interactive media, social media, and virtual reality, we are all still very much living in a culture of spectation. Big budget movies, music videos, ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 26th 2016 at 12:21PM in News

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Overwatch

Why Overwatch's South Korean coup matters

Crown and king should not be conflated – the latter is forever destined to be replaced. Sometimes it takes months, sometimes years, but in the end, the mantle must pass ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 26th 2016 at 12:20PM in News
Riot Games

Checking Riot's lane swap assumptions

So far, I’ve mainly dealt with statistics and fairly small, straightforward statements from Riot Games’ original statement discussing the changes coming to turrets and minions on Patch 6.15. Addressing the ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 26th 2016 at 12:18PM in News
eSports Pro

Isaiah "TriForce" Johnson: building the Jamaican esports community into an industry

In esports, for every big-name region like China or the US, there’s dozens of smaller regions that have never found international success. Nowhere is this more true than Jamaica and ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 26th 2016 at 12:15PM in News
Total War TV show Time Commanders is returning

Total War TV show Time Commanders is returning

Remember that game show where folk would wage war using a version of the Total War engine? It’s coming back.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 26th 2016 at 12:02PM in News

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Games industry marketing veteran Jon Rooke joins 2K

Games industry marketing veteran Jon Rooke joins 2K

Games industry marketing expert Jon Rooke has joined 2K.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 26th 2016 at 11:50AM in News
History Lesson: The story of Deus Ex

History Lesson: The story of Deus Ex

Before Deus Ex, there were games about stealth and titles about shooting but rarely did these styles cross over. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 26th 2016 at 11:22AM in News
Tiny delay for No Man's Sky on PC

Tiny delay for No Man's Sky on PC

No Man’s Sky won’t quite launch day and date on PC and PS4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 26th 2016 at 11:22AM in News
Amazon gets go-ahead for UK drone delivery testing

Amazon gets go-ahead for UK drone delivery testing

The days of answering a knock at the door to be greeted with the sound of an absent courier screeching off down the street could be nearing an end.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 26th 2016 at 10:59AM in News

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We Happy Few developer Compulsion on E3 hype, drugs and Early Access

We Happy Few developer Compulsion on E3 hype, drugs and Early Access

Xbox showed off a lot of products during its E3 briefing this year. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 26th 2016 at 10:45AM in News
Telltale's Batman will introduce online multiplayer

Telltale's Batman will introduce online multiplayer

Batman: The Telltale Series will bring with it the studio’s first stab at adding multiplayer to its successful narrative game design model.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 26th 2016 at 10:05AM in News
Dangerous Golf has yet to hit sales expectations

Dangerous Golf has yet to hit sales expectations

Three Fields Entertainment has admitted that its recent debut release Dangerous Golf hasn’t yet sold in the numbers it was hoping.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 25th 2016 at 3:57PM in News
No PlayStation Plus required for No Man's Sky online features

No PlayStation Plus required for No Man's Sky online features

PS4 owners will not be required to subscribe to PlayStation Plus if they wish to advantage of No Man’s Sky galaxy-spanning online features.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 25th 2016 at 3:29PM in News

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Niantic has stopped accepting Pokestop and gym requests

Niantic has stopped accepting Pokestop and gym requests

If you live in the sticks and haven’t already requested the addition of a Pokegym in your village, then it sounds like you’re out of luck.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 25th 2016 at 2:17PM in News
There are two new Sonic games on the way

There are two new Sonic games on the way

Sega has announced not one but two new Sonic games for release in 2017.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 25th 2016 at 12:03PM in News
Gem Box: the micro-console that wants to be the 'Netflix for games'

Gem Box: the micro-console that wants to be the 'Netflix for games'

French company Emtec wants to succeed where nearly everybody else has failed.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 25th 2016 at 11:52AM in News
What we can learn from Fable Fortune's Kickstarter

What we can learn from Fable Fortune's Kickstarter

There were a few reasons for thinking that the Kickstarter campaign for Fable Fortune would do pretty well. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 25th 2016 at 11:34AM in News
Microsoft lowers Xbox One US price for third time in two months

Microsoft lowers Xbox One US price for third time in two months

The Xbox One has had yet another price cut in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 25th 2016 at 11:25AM in News
OPINION: Why is games TV advertising 
down year-on-year?

OPINION: Why is games TV advertising down year-on-year?

Generation Media account executive Joe Phelan looks at the decline in games marketing so far this year and finds out in which sectors TV ads are concentrated.

on Jul 25th 2016 at 11:15AM in News
Overwatch conquers a weak June for UK games retail

Overwatch conquers a weak June for UK games retail

Overwatch was the best-selling title at UK games retail last month.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 25th 2016 at 10:14AM in News
Pokémon Go misses out on UK mobile top spots in first week of release

Pokémon Go misses out on UK mobile top spots in first week of release

Despite all of the hype surrounding Niantic’s latest mobile title, Pokémon was neither the most downloaded free game nor the highest-grossing iPhone release for the week ending July 17th.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 25th 2016 at 10:06AM in News