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Triad Wars to be killed without exiting closed beta

Triad Wars to be killed without exiting closed beta

The PC-only spiritual successor to Sleeping Dogs is being culled without ever being fully released.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2016 at 11:51AM in News
Steam games made over $3.5bn in 2015 - report

Steam games made over $3.5bn in 2015 - report

Games sold over Steam generated over $3.5bn last year, according to analytics site Steam Spy.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 5th 2016 at 11:26AM in News
PayPal backers won't get Shenmue 3's Kickstarter rewards

PayPal backers won't get Shenmue 3's Kickstarter rewards

Developer Ys Net has, thanks to what appears to be a bizarre data interpretation, decided that its PayPal backers will not be given the same treatment as its Kickstarter backers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2016 at 10:56AM in News
Sony promises PlayStation Plus subscription extensions following PSN outage

Sony promises PlayStation Plus subscription extensions following PSN outage

Following its PlayStation Network online service being down yesterday, Sony has said it will be compensating gamers.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 5th 2016 at 10:16AM in News

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UK games retail suffers disappointing 2015, as software sales tumble 6%

UK games retail suffers disappointing 2015, as software sales tumble 6%

More than 28m physical games were sold in the UK last year, a drop of six per cent over 2014.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 5th 2016 at 10:03AM in News
Next Assassin's Creed set in ancient Egypt, won't arrive this year

Next Assassin's Creed set in ancient Egypt, won't arrive this year

2016 may be the first time in six years that Ubisoft does not release an Assassin’s Creed title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2016 at 9:55AM in News
Rise of the Tomb Raider hits 1m units, could launch on PC this month

Rise of the Tomb Raider hits 1m units, could launch on PC this month

Crystal Dynamics' Rise of the Tomb Raider has shifted ‘well over one million units’ since it was released in November.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 5th 2016 at 9:50AM in News
Oculus Rift pre-orders go live in two days

Oculus Rift pre-orders go live in two days

Pre-orders for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will go live this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2016 at 4:13PM in News

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PS4 hit with hack, is running custom Linux OS

PS4 hit with hack, is running custom Linux OS

Hacking group fail0verflow has taken the biggest stride yet toward a full-scale hack of Sony’s PS4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2016 at 3:46PM in News
GTX 970 named as the entry-level GPU for VR on PC

GTX 970 named as the entry-level GPU for VR on PC

The price of the headset is just the beginning of what looks to be the very expensive virtual reality revolution.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2016 at 3:05PM in News
Scalebound delayed until 2017

Scalebound delayed until 2017

Platinum Games’ Xbox One exclusive Scalebound will miss its 2016 release date.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2016 at 2:05PM in News
Ark: Survival Evolved has more players on Xbox One than PC

Ark: Survival Evolved has more players on Xbox One than PC

Prehistoric survival romp Ark: Survival Evolved has become a massive hit on Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2016 at 1:43PM in News

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MCV launches eSports Pro Awards for 2016

MCV launches eSports Pro Awards for 2016

MCV will launch the eSports Pro Awards in September 2016 – a brand new event recognising the players, companies, games, and more behind the fast growing UK eSports scene.

on Jan 4th 2016 at 1:25PM in News
Uncharted 4 delayed for second time, set for April release

Uncharted 4 delayed for second time, set for April release

Sony has pushed back Uncharted 4 from its March 2016 release date.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 4th 2016 at 1:22PM in News
Happy with your salary? Take our survey right here

Happy with your salary? Take our survey right here

Ever wondered how much you're worth? Participate in our latest study into the games jobs market and help shed light on the average salary across all forms of development.

on Jan 4th 2016 at 1:01PM in News
Xenoblade voice actress doesn't think cuts constitute censorship

Xenoblade voice actress doesn't think cuts constitute censorship

The voice actress of Xenoblade Chronicles X character Lin has spoken out in favour of the alterations made to the game for its Western release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2016 at 12:38PM in News

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Oculus Touch controller won't be ready for Rift launch

Oculus Touch controller won't be ready for Rift launch

Facebook’s much-touted virtual reality headset Oculus Rift won’t ship alongside its controller at launch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2016 at 11:44AM in News
Steam suffered a major Christmas day security hiccup

Steam suffered a major Christmas day security hiccup

Valve’s powerhouse PC gaming platform Steam suffered a significant security breach on Christmas day.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2016 at 10:54AM in News
Call of Duty Black Ops III claims fifth UK No.1

Call of Duty Black Ops III claims fifth UK No.1

Call of Duty: Black Ops III has spent its fifth week in 2015 at the top of the UK All Formats charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 4th 2016 at 10:20AM in News
Activision Blizzard to buy MLG in $46m deal - report

Activision Blizzard to buy MLG in $46m deal - report

Soon after shelling out $5.9bn for Candy Crush firm King.com, it appears that Activision Blizzard might be making another acquisition.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 4th 2016 at 9:46AM in News
Giselle Elizabeth Stewart awarded OBE

Giselle Elizabeth Stewart awarded OBE

Giselle Elizabeth Stewart has been awarded an OBE for her services to the games industry in the North East.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 31st 2015 at 10:58AM in News
Amazon rolls out Prime Now to new cities

Amazon rolls out Prime Now to new cities

Retailer Amazon has introduced its one-hour delivery service to three new cities.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 23rd 2015 at 11:07AM in News
The Force awakens Star Wars app spend surge

The Force awakens Star Wars app spend surge

The long-awaited cinematic arrival of Star Wars: The Force Awakens has certainly awoken a renewed interest in Star Wars apps.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 23rd 2015 at 10:53AM in News
GAME's share price crashes after troubled trading update

GAME's share price crashes after troubled trading update

Over a third of the value of retailer GAME has been wiped this morning after it revealed the extent of its trading struggles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 23rd 2015 at 9:39AM in News
GAME revenues dip sharply in Xmas run-in, warns of 'challenging' trading conditions

GAME revenues dip sharply in Xmas run-in, warns of 'challenging' trading conditions

Retailer GAME needs a big couple of days before Christmas to help reverse what has been a poor pre-Christmas spell for the company.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 23rd 2015 at 9:12AM in News