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New Wii U Art Academy game pencilled in for June release

New Wii U Art Academy game pencilled in for June release

After a two year wait, the first fully-fledged Art Academy title has been revealed for Wii U.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 21st 2015 at 9:54AM in News
8GB Wii U Basic to be discontinued in Japan

8GB Wii U Basic to be discontinued in Japan

Nintendo’s lowest-tier Wii U offering is to be halted in Japan.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 21st 2015 at 9:07AM in News
Sony president confirms upcoming Bloodborne expansion

Sony president confirms upcoming Bloodborne expansion

From Software isn’t done with its spiritual successor to the Souls series just yet.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 21st 2015 at 8:50AM in News
Heroes of the Storm hits open beta, official release set for June

Heroes of the Storm hits open beta, official release set for June

Blizzard's free-to-play MOBA Heroes of the Storm is now out in open beta for anyone to download and play.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 21st 2015 at 7:36AM in News

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Former EA executive Doug Bowser joins Nintendo

Former EA executive Doug Bowser joins Nintendo

Nintendo has announced the hire of ex-EA exec Doug Bowser, which at least superficially appears to be a match made in heaven.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 21st 2015 at 7:16AM in News
NCSoft bringing MMO Blade & Soul west this winter

NCSoft bringing MMO Blade & Soul west this winter

NCSoft has revealed its MMORPG Blade & Soul is heading west, with a release planned for North America and Europe later this year.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 21st 2015 at 7:08AM in News
Gearbox and 3D Realms settle Duke Nukem legal dispute

Gearbox and 3D Realms settle Duke Nukem legal dispute

US studio Gearbox Software has reportedly settled its lawsuit against Duke Nukem creator 3D Realms.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 20th 2015 at 2:35PM in News
Final Fantasy X Remaster on PS4 tops Japanese charts as games market slows

Final Fantasy X Remaster on PS4 tops Japanese charts as games market slows

The (re)(re)release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 on PS4 wasn’t enough to stop the Japanese games industry slowing last week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 20th 2015 at 2:00PM in News

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Ten tips to get your indie game in the press

Ten tips to get your indie game in the press

With the explosion of the indie scene, and the volume of games it continues to produce, it has become harder than ever to garner the attentions of the press. 

on May 20th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Rory McIlroy PGA Tour special edition includes an EA Sports umbrella

Rory McIlroy PGA Tour special edition includes an EA Sports umbrella

In what may be a first, UK retailer GAME is offering a golf umbrella with a special edition of upcoming Rory McIlroy PGA Tour.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 20th 2015 at 12:59PM in News
FamilyGamer TV and ToyTesters collaborate on new YouTube show

FamilyGamer TV and ToyTesters collaborate on new YouTube show

Toy website ToyTesters.tv and gaming outlet FamilyGamerTV are teaming up for a new show that features upcoming products. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 20th 2015 at 12:30PM in News
Oculus holding San Francisco press event in June

Oculus holding San Francisco press event in June

VR firm Oculus has invited members of the media to attend a San Francisco event just days before E3 gets underway. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 20th 2015 at 10:57AM in News

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Nintendo showing off Splatoon at MCM London Comic Con

Nintendo showing off Splatoon at MCM London Comic Con

Nintendo is planning on showcasing its new colourful multiplayer shooter Splatoon at this year’s MCM Comic Con. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 20th 2015 at 10:37AM in News
EA announces Frank Gibeau's departure

EA announces Frank Gibeau's departure

Electronic Arts Mobile executive Frank Gibeau has decided to leave EA, the company has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 19th 2015 at 8:56PM in News
Latest Nobunaga's Ambition release heading west for PlayStation consoles, PC

Latest Nobunaga's Ambition release heading west for PlayStation consoles, PC

Koei Tecmo's most recent entry in the Nobunaga's Ambition franchise will receive release in Europe and North America this September.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 19th 2015 at 8:41PM in News
Nintendo World Championships US regional qualifiers detailed

Nintendo World Championships US regional qualifiers detailed

Nintendo has revealed US qualifiers for the company's recently announced Nintendo World Championships revival will take place later this month.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 19th 2015 at 7:47PM in News

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Sony opening Project Morpheus studio in North West England

Sony opening Project Morpheus studio in North West England

PlayStation is setting up a development studio in North West England dedicated to make games for its Project Morpheus VR headset.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 19th 2015 at 3:30PM in News
Fantasy eSports firm AlphaDraft secures $5m in investments

Fantasy eSports firm AlphaDraft secures $5m in investments

AlphaDraft, a fantasy eSports betting site, has become the latest such venture to secure capital investment to the tune of $5m.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on May 19th 2015 at 2:37PM in News
Oculus won't block porn on Rift headset

Oculus won't block porn on Rift headset

Virtual reality firm Oculus says it won’t be blocking porn on its Rift VR headset.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 19th 2015 at 12:24PM in News
Major 2K Games title to be announced 'soon'

Major 2K Games title to be announced 'soon'

2K Games will release a major triple-A game before March 2016, Take-Two has announced.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 19th 2015 at 11:41AM in News
Capcom names HD remasters as key business area going forwards

Capcom names HD remasters as key business area going forwards

Japanese publisher Capcom has said that remastered versions of its back catalogue of hit titles will be one of its focuses. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 19th 2015 at 10:52AM in News
International Factfile 2015: Austria

International Factfile 2015: Austria

Indie retail continues to flourish in Austria, as the country’s hypermarkets fail to make a significant dent in the games retail space.

on May 19th 2015 at 10:37AM in News
Minecraft most-viewed games franchise on YouTube again in April

Minecraft most-viewed games franchise on YouTube again in April

Mojang’s runaway success Minecraft continues to be incredibly popular on YouTube.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 19th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
How a 25-year-old studio is reshaping the games industry

How a 25-year-old studio is reshaping the games industry

For more than two decades, Team 17 has helped to define the UK development sector. Now, it plans to redefine what it means to be a games publisher.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 19th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
GTA V ships 52m copies worldwide

GTA V ships 52m copies worldwide

Take-Two has announced fourth quarter and full-year results for its most recently concluded fiscal year, revealing Grand Theft Auto V has shipped 52m units globally.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 19th 2015 at 4:20AM in News