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iOS banishes 'Free' icon from F2P game descriptions

iOS banishes 'Free' icon from F2P game descriptions

Free-to-play games are no longer listed as being ‘Free’ on the Apple App Store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 20th 2014 at 9:35AM in News
LGC 14: We are not the games media, says Yogscast

LGC 14: We are not the games media, says Yogscast

Yogscast says comparing it to the games media is a ‘category error’.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 19th 2014 at 4:44PM in News
Johhny Rotten has spent £10k on iPad apps in two years

Johhny Rotten has spent £10k on iPad apps in two years

It turns out that Sex Pistols star John 'Rotten’ Lydon is quite the gamer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2014 at 4:15PM in News
LGC 14: Video games ads are the lowest performing on Facebook

LGC 14: Video games ads are the lowest performing on Facebook

Video game advertisements on Facebook are less successful than dating ads, the firm has revealed.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 19th 2014 at 4:14PM in News

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VR must address motion sickness problems, EA warns

VR must address motion sickness problems, EA warns

Publisher EA has said it will be right at the forefront of virtual reality if the technology takes off – but a big hurdle remains before that can happen.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2014 at 3:16PM in News
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare beats PES 2015 to Japanese No.1

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare beats PES 2015 to Japanese No.1

Western FPS king Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has beaten a firm Japanese favourite to the top of the Japanese weekly charts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2014 at 2:24PM in News
World of Warcraft players get five free play days to compensate for DLC struggles

World of Warcraft players get five free play days to compensate for DLC struggles

Players of Blizzard’s all-conquering MMO World of Warcraft are being handed a five day extension to their subscriptions to make up for the troubled launch of the Warlords of Draenor ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2014 at 2:04PM in News
Far Cry 4 PC complainers accidentally reveal themselves to be pirates

Far Cry 4 PC complainers accidentally reveal themselves to be pirates

PC gamers complaining about the lack of a specific function in the PC version of Far Cry 4 have been revealed to be pirates.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2014 at 1:22PM in News

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LGC 2014: King.com spent more on TV advertising than Xbox and PlayStation

LGC 2014: King.com spent more on TV advertising than Xbox and PlayStation

King.com spent $55m on TV advertising in the US this year, more than PlayStation and Xbox.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 19th 2014 at 1:07PM in News
LGC 2014: 7 things we discovered from EGX 2014

LGC 2014: 7 things we discovered from EGX 2014

Gamer Network boss Rupert Loman took to London Games Conference to reveal some insight into this year’s EGX consumer show.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 19th 2014 at 12:02PM in News
Ubisoft says in-game crowd sizes not linked to Assassin's Creed: Unity performance problems

Ubisoft says in-game crowd sizes not linked to Assassin's Creed: Unity performance problems

A third patch that Ubisoft hopes will address some of the technical criticism aimed at Assassin’s Creed: Unity is on the way.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2014 at 12:00PM in News
LGC 2014: Ziff Davis predicts more video game websites to close

LGC 2014: Ziff Davis predicts more video game websites to close

The number of video games websites will continue to dwindle, predicts IGN owner Ziff Davis.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 19th 2014 at 11:15AM in News

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LGC 2014: Buzzfeed delivers its 'commandments of being interesting on the internet'

LGC 2014: Buzzfeed delivers its 'commandments of being interesting on the internet'

Buzzfeed has delivered its advice on how marketers can succeed in a social world at London Games Conference this morning.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 19th 2014 at 11:03AM in News
PS4 must broaden to capture casual audience

PS4 must broaden to capture casual audience

PlayStation’s UK boss Fergal Gara has said that the next stage in PS4’s development should see the hardware broaden its audience to attract amore casual crowd.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2014 at 11:01AM in News
Missing LGC? Our Twitch livestream has you covered

Missing LGC? Our Twitch livestream has you covered

If you’re missing out on today’s London Games Conference you can still watch the event live online via Twitch.

on Nov 19th 2014 at 10:12AM in News
Sony suggests PS4 sales outnumber Xbox One by 2-to-1

Sony suggests PS4 sales outnumber Xbox One by 2-to-1

The president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America has suggested that PS4 has sold around double the number of Xbox One units shifted worldwide.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2014 at 9:58AM in News

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EA exec says Xbox One is 'catching up quickly' with PS4

EA exec says Xbox One is 'catching up quickly' with PS4

The rate at which Xbox One is narrowing its sales gap behind PS4 is accelerating.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2014 at 9:30AM in News
GTA V update causing headache for some PS4 players

GTA V update causing headache for some PS4 players

There’s yet more technical bad news afoot for Sony’s PS4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2014 at 4:40PM in News
Former French minister slams Assassin's Creed: Unity's depiction of French Revolution

Former French minister slams Assassin's Creed: Unity's depiction of French Revolution

A former minister for the French Socialist Party has criticised the depiction of key figures in the French Revolution in Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Unity.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2014 at 4:26PM in News
Human Element ditches free-to-play, losing publishing partner in the process

Human Element ditches free-to-play, losing publishing partner in the process

Indie studio Robotoki’s upcoming title Human Element has decided to ditch free-to-play in favour of becoming a premium product.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2014 at 3:37PM in News
Halo: Master Chief Collection matchmaking fix delayed as Spencer apologises for problems

Halo: Master Chief Collection matchmaking fix delayed as Spencer apologises for problems

A patch designed to help alleviate the ongoing online problems faced by Halo: The Master Chief Collection will not arrive tomorrow as planned.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2014 at 2:56PM in News
Elite: Dangerous' online u-turn draws criticism from players

Elite: Dangerous' online u-turn draws criticism from players

The decision to strip the offline mode from upcoming space shooter Elite: Dangerous has gone down like a lead balloon.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2014 at 1:36PM in News
Rising game prices have helped increase UK inflation

Rising game prices have helped increase UK inflation

Now games can be blamed for ruining your cost of living as well as your children and moral fibre.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2014 at 12:59PM in News
Watch Dogs on Wii U will get some DLC after all

Watch Dogs on Wii U will get some DLC after all

Ubisoft is going to release some DLC for the Wii U version of Watch Dogs.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2014 at 12:30PM in News
NBC pulls the plug on G4 TV

NBC pulls the plug on G4 TV


US video game TV channel G4 is to be closed by parent company NBC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2014 at 11:21AM in News