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UK retail: PC games should not abandon the High Street

UK retail: PC games should not abandon the High Street

Leading UK retailers insist there remains a demand for PC games on the High Street.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 9th 2015 at 10:26AM in News
Steam axing OAuth authentication system has 
left games wide open to key reselling

Steam axing OAuth authentication system has left games wide open to key reselling

Steam’s decision to rescind its OAuth authentication system earlier this year is harming PC developers. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 9th 2015 at 10:08AM in News
The future of PC gaming is revealed in the latest issue of MCV

The future of PC gaming is revealed in the latest issue of MCV

This week's issue of MCV is a PC gaming special, featuring interviews with a number of the biggest players in the sector. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 9th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Ad-free, subscription-based YouTube service incoming

Ad-free, subscription-based YouTube service incoming

A leaked letter sent to content creators has confirmed YouTube’s long-suspected plan to launch an ad-free subscription service for viewers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 9th 2015 at 9:53AM in News

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FuturePak creator Novobox latest firm to back MCV Awards 2015

FuturePak creator Novobox latest firm to back MCV Awards 2015

Packaging specialist Novobox will back this year's MCV Awards as Table Gift Partner for the industry celebration.

on Apr 9th 2015 at 8:35AM in News
Battlefield Hardline general manager leaves Visceral Games

Battlefield Hardline general manager leaves Visceral Games

Visceral Games general manager and vice president Steve Papoutsis has left the studio after nearly 15 years with EA.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 9th 2015 at 3:00AM in News
TwitchCon tickets go on sale this week

TwitchCon tickets go on sale this week

Tickets for Twitch's debut convention TwitchCon 2015 will go on sale later this week, the company has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 9th 2015 at 2:47AM in News
Over-the-air TV tuner support goes live for Xbox One preview members

Over-the-air TV tuner support goes live for Xbox One preview members

Microsoft has announced Xbox One preview members in US and Canada can now use an over-the-air tuner to access television programs.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 9th 2015 at 2:23AM in News

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Don Mattrick out at Zynga

Don Mattrick out at Zynga

Zynga CEO Don Mattrick has departed the social games giant after less than two years, with former boss Mark Pincus reinstated as chief exec.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Apr 8th 2015 at 9:59PM in News
ESL One Katowice breaks Twitch record with million-viewer weekend

ESL One Katowice breaks Twitch record with million-viewer weekend

The Intel Extreme Masters and ESL One weekend in Katowice last month broke the Twitch concurrent viewership record as more than 1m people tuned in to watch.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Apr 8th 2015 at 5:11PM in News
Ghost in the Shell Online hacking in to Western market

Ghost in the Shell Online hacking in to Western market

Nexon has confirmed that it is bringing its Korean online FPS Ghost in the Shell Online to the West.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2015 at 4:10PM in News
Wear VR storefront nets secures $1.5m investment

Wear VR storefront nets secures $1.5m investment

Virtual reality app store Wear VR has raised $1.5m as it aims to build a more robust independent marketplace.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Apr 8th 2015 at 3:30PM in News

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TIGA terminates Train2Game relationship

TIGA terminates Train2Game relationship

UK games development trade body TIGA has ended its long-standing relationship with distance-learning business Train2Game.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 8th 2015 at 2:58PM in News
Opinion: Where did it all go wrong? OnLive users to lose all access to content

Opinion: Where did it all go wrong? OnLive users to lose all access to content

The closure of OnLive will leave many gamers without access to content they believed they own, as well as a totally useless piece of hardware.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2015 at 2:34PM in News
Bloodborne falls to fifth in Japanese charts as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D debuts in third

Bloodborne falls to fifth in Japanese charts as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D debuts in third

Sony’s latest PS4 exclusive has been unseated during its second week in Japan as another new Bandai Namco release shot to the top.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 8th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Smite's year-long bans on pro players are harsh, but fair

Smite's year-long bans on pro players are harsh, but fair

Five competitive Smite players have received professional suspensions of up to one year for account sharing, Hi-Rez Studios announced yesterday.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Apr 8th 2015 at 12:57PM in News

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Football Manager Classic 2015 hitting tablets this week

Football Manager Classic 2015 hitting tablets this week

Sega has confirmed that Football Manager Classic 2015 will be released on iPad and Android tablets this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2015 at 12:50PM in News
Five Nights at Freddy's film in the works

Five Nights at Freddy's film in the works

The Five Nights at Freddy's series of horror games is being made into a movie.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 8th 2015 at 12:17PM in News
Professor Layton 7 and Fantasy Life 2 ditch 3DS, head to smartphone

Professor Layton 7 and Fantasy Life 2 ditch 3DS, head to smartphone

Level-5 has announced that two of its big upcoming titles will be heading to smartphones instead of portable consoles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2015 at 12:12PM in News
2K Sports turns NBA 2K14 back on, extends online support to legacy titles

2K Sports turns NBA 2K14 back on, extends online support to legacy titles

Players of 2K14 are now once again able to access their single-player careers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2015 at 10:48AM in News
The Masters golf championship won't be appearing in Rory McIlroy PGA Tour

The Masters golf championship won't be appearing in Rory McIlroy PGA Tour

EA's upcoming Rory McIlroy PGA Tour will not feature one of the most best-known courses in the golfing world.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 8th 2015 at 10:37AM in News
Eligible members of PS Vita class action settlement can now collect

Eligible members of PS Vita class action settlement can now collect

PlayStation Vita owners eligible in the class action lawsuit brought against Sony for deceptive advertising of its handheld have received instructions on how to collect cash, PlayStation Store credit, or ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 7th 2015 at 9:49PM in News
Magicka 2 launches next month on PC, PS4

Magicka 2 launches next month on PC, PS4

Magicka 2 will launch on PS4 and Windows PC next month, publisher Paradox Interactive has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 7th 2015 at 9:19PM in News
Steam top ten sellers: March 29 - April 4

Steam top ten sellers: March 29 - April 4

Grand Theft Auto V is on top of this week’s Steam best sellers, with pre-orders picking up ahead of its PC release next week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 7th 2015 at 8:50PM in News