Ubisoft hires freerunner Michael Zernow as Chief Parkour Officer

Ubisoft hires freerunner Michael Zernow as Chief Parkour Officer

Ubisoft has created the world's first Chief Parkour Officer position to assist in the publisher's Assassin's Creed franchise, hiring noteworthy freerunner Michael “Frosti” Zernow to fill the new role.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 17th 2014 at 7:28AM in News
Vita gem OlliOlli lands on Steam next week

Vita gem OlliOlli lands on Steam next week

Critically acclaimed skateboarding game OlliOlli will launch July 22nd on Steam, publisher Devolver Digital has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 17th 2014 at 6:38AM in News
Last of Us: Remastered still censored on PS4; No upgrade discount for PS3 owners

Last of Us: Remastered still censored on PS4; No upgrade discount for PS3 owners

The multiplayer component of The Last of Us: Remastered will have the same content alterations in Europe as seen in the PS3 version.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2014 at 4:38PM in News
GAME has sold out of the Destiny Ghost Edition on Xbox One

GAME has sold out of the Destiny Ghost Edition on Xbox One

UK retailer GAME says it has sold out all of its available Destiny Ghost Edition units for Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2014 at 4:03PM in News

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The Last of Us: Remastered offers optional 30fps lock

The Last of Us: Remastered offers optional 30fps lock

PS4 owners will have the option of locking The Last of Us: Remastered to 30fps, developer Naughty Dog has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2014 at 2:23PM in News
3DS sales spike in Japan thanks to Yokai Watch 2 release

3DS sales spike in Japan thanks to Yokai Watch 2 release

The original Nintendo 3DS has seen sales sharply rise this week in Japan, according to the latest sales data from Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 16th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
Google Play downloads now outnumber iOS downloads by 60%

Google Play downloads now outnumber iOS downloads by 60%

Global Google Play downloads exceeded iOS App Store downloads by around 60 per cent last quarter, according to a new report.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 16th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
'It sells' - Codemasters responds to GRID Autosport booster DLC criticism

'It sells' - Codemasters responds to GRID Autosport booster DLC criticism

Codemasters has said that economics is the simple reason behind the decision to release stat-pumping booster pack DLC for GRID Autosport.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2014 at 12:37PM in News

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New female Thor could come to Disney Infinity

New female Thor could come to Disney Infinity

Marvel has announced that Thor is becoming a woman – and the hope is that the change will be reflected in Disney’s upcoming Disney Infinity 2.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2014 at 12:24PM in News
"A prominent YouTuber suggested we pay them £10,000 to 'like' a video"

"A prominent YouTuber suggested we pay them £10,000 to 'like' a video"

YouTubers ARE being asked to cover games for money without disclosing the deals, a new report has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2014 at 12:05PM in News
Former Panama dictator Noriega suing Activision over Call of Duty likeness

Former Panama dictator Noriega suing Activision over Call of Duty likeness

Manuel Noriega, a former military dictator of Pananama, is taking Activision to court.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2014 at 11:42AM in News
Yogscast confirms revenue sharing agreement with Space Engineers dev

Yogscast confirms revenue sharing agreement with Space Engineers dev

Video game YouTube network Yogscast has become one of the first to confirm it has entered into a revenue sharing agreement to promote Steam Early Access title Space Engineers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2014 at 11:15AM in News

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LeapFrog hopes to combat inappropriate games for kids with LeapTV console

LeapFrog hopes to combat inappropriate games for kids with LeapTV console

Kids’ tech firm LeapFrog has announced a new educational games console, the LeapTV.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 16th 2014 at 9:58AM in News
Star Citizen dev costs second only to Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto, Roberts says

Star Citizen dev costs second only to Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto, Roberts says

Having now hit $48m in crowdfunder backing, PC space sim Star Citizen can rightly claim to be rivalling console’s biggest triple-A spenders.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2014 at 9:50AM in News
TotalBiscuit promises full disclosure

TotalBiscuit promises full disclosure

Prominent YouTuber John ‘TotalBiscuit’ Bain has said that he will fully disclose when he is being paid to promote a game in future.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2014 at 9:29AM in News
GameStop: Majority of our digital revenue made at brick-and-mortar stores

GameStop: Majority of our digital revenue made at brick-and-mortar stores

Retailer GameStop has brought in significant digital revenue direct from its brick-and-mortar shops, company president Tony Bartel claims.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 16th 2014 at 8:08AM in News
Future hires Richard Haley as CFO

Future hires Richard Haley as CFO

Tesco Extras UK financial director Richard Haley is set to become Future’s new CFO, the games media company has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 16th 2014 at 7:38AM in News
Raspberry Pi B+ expands mini computer's hardware

Raspberry Pi B+ expands mini computer's hardware

Raspberry Pi creators have announced the miniature computer hardware’s “final evolution” is out now for purchase.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 16th 2014 at 7:21AM in News
Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to star in Kinect game

Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to star in Kinect game

There’s a new Turtles film out soon and Activision seemingly hopes to have a title out to capitalise on the hype.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2014 at 4:02PM in News
Aliens will abduct you in Oculus Rift horror title The Hum

Aliens will abduct you in Oculus Rift horror title The Hum

So survival horror is dead, is it? Upcoming indie Oculus Rift game The Hum disagrees.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2014 at 3:36PM in News
Diablo III to launch in China

Diablo III to launch in China

Blizzard has teamed up with NetEase to bring Diablo III to the Chinese market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2014 at 2:46PM in News