Ubisoft vs The World

Ubisoft vs The World

Corrupting journalists. Misrepresenting women. Misleading gamers... even a bizarre accusation of racism. Ubisoft has been criticised quite a bit lately.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 14th 2014 at 12:17PM in News
Over a quarter of gaming YouTubers have been paid for coverage

Over a quarter of gaming YouTubers have been paid for coverage

21 per cent of popular video game YouTubers have admitted to being paid by developers to cover their titles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2014 at 12:06PM in News
Sold Out warns indies not to ignore traditional market

Sold Out warns indies not to ignore traditional market

Publishing label Sold Out has told indies they shouldn’t ignore the opportunities that remain available in the traditional boxed market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2014 at 11:28AM in News
Team 17 nearly lost Worms IP to publisher

Team 17 nearly lost Worms IP to publisher

Team17 was nearly forced to surrender its famous Worms IP in the late 1990s after signing a deal with a publisher, the studio’s MD has revealed.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jul 14th 2014 at 10:37AM in News

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Mind Candy's Michael Acton Smith standing down as CEO

Mind Candy's Michael Acton Smith standing down as CEO

Mind Candy CEO Michael Acton Smith is stepping aside to pave the way for a new leader so he can return to something more akin to his original role.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 14th 2014 at 10:34AM in News
Watch Dogs strikes back to claim 4th UK No.1

Watch Dogs strikes back to claim 4th UK No.1

Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs has ended a run of three weeks at No.2 to claim a fourth No.1 in the UKIE Gfk Chart-Track All Formats Top 40.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2014 at 10:28AM in News
Evo 2014 Street Fighter IV winner used a PSone controller

Evo 2014 Street Fighter IV winner used a PSone controller

A French gamer called Olivier ‘Luffy’ Hay has won the coveted Street Fighter IV prize at the 2014 Evolution Championship.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2014 at 10:13AM in News
VIDEO: Tekken 7 announced at Evo Championship

VIDEO: Tekken 7 announced at Evo Championship

Bandai Namco has officially announced new fighting title Tekken 7.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2014 at 9:51AM in News

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Homefront: The Revolution director quits Crytek, report claims

Homefront: The Revolution director quits Crytek, report claims

The situation at Crytek’s UK studio appears to be worsening.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2014 at 9:30AM in News
Xbox One update introduces improved game demo support

Xbox One update introduces improved game demo support

Xbox One's latest update adds the ability to download a title's demo and subsequently unlock the full version of the game from the same file.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 14th 2014 at 4:45AM in News
Four out of five App Store apps aren't visible - report

Four out of five App Store apps aren't visible - report

Apps that have no visibility at all – or “zombie apps” – make up 80 per cent of Apple's App Store library, new research from Adjust shows.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 14th 2014 at 4:31AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: July 6-12

Steam top ten sellers chart: July 6-12

Divinity: Original Sin maintained its top spot again on this Steam's weekly top ten sellers chart, while DayZ is on the climb again.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 14th 2014 at 4:01AM in News

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Sony confirms Frozen-themed PS4 for Japan

Sony confirms Frozen-themed PS4 for Japan

Disney's hit movie Frozen is to be emblazoned onto the side of Sony's PS4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2014 at 4:08PM in News
PC gaming hardware worth $21.5bn - twice that of console market

PC gaming hardware worth $21.5bn - twice that of console market

PC gaming hardware is now worth over $21.5 billion (£12.6bn) globally – over double the value of the console gaming market.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 11th 2014 at 3:38PM in News
FTC sues Amazon over in-app payments

FTC sues Amazon over in-app payments

The US government is taking Amazon to court over its refusal to abide by FTC suggestions regarding in-app payment policy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2014 at 3:23PM in News
Sony admits PS4 is a tougher sell in Japan

Sony admits PS4 is a tougher sell in Japan

PS4 has been a smash hit in the West but has struggled to take off in Japan since its arrival in the region in February.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2014 at 3:00PM in News
London Games Conference: Buzzfeed, Twitch, Gamer Network and Ubisoft lead the way

London Games Conference: Buzzfeed, Twitch, Gamer Network and Ubisoft lead the way

The London Games Conference returns on Wednesday November 19th - with a clutch of high profile brands already involved.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 11th 2014 at 2:41PM in News
Apple criticised for sexist engraving policy

Apple criticised for sexist engraving policy

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has been hounded on Twitter after a consumer complained about the firm’s ‘sexist’ engraving rules.

by Laura Barnes
on Jul 11th 2014 at 1:24PM in News
Xbox exec 'defies you to see resolution and framerate differences on sub-60 inch screens'

Xbox exec 'defies you to see resolution and framerate differences on sub-60 inch screens'

The UK marketing boss of Xbox has said that one of Microsoft's challenges is to overcome the disparity between the perceptions and realities of differing framerates and resolutions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2014 at 12:59PM in News
Braben admits Elite Dangerous pricing 'looks terribly capitalist'

Braben admits Elite Dangerous pricing 'looks terribly capitalist'

You can play Elite: Dangerous RIGHT NOW. Providing you're willing to pay £100.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2014 at 12:31PM in News
Tony Hawk's dev Neversoft closes doors

Tony Hawk's dev Neversoft closes doors

The closure of a studio is never something to celebrate, but at least the Neversoft team went out in a (quite literal) blaze of glory.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 11th 2014 at 11:59AM in News