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ASA admonishes Moshi Monsters and Bin Weevils over in-app purchases

ASA admonishes Moshi Monsters and Bin Weevils over in-app purchases

Two free-to-play games have had altered their in-game messaging after the ASA ruled the wording constituted “direct exhortations to buy a membership package”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 26th 2015 at 10:13AM in News
Twitch bullish about games video market leadership as YouTube Gaming launches

Twitch bullish about games video market leadership as YouTube Gaming launches

Google’s YouTube Gaming officially launches today, and live-streaming giant Twitch is confident about its position as the market leader.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 26th 2015 at 10:01AM in News
YouTube Gaming website and mobile apps launch today

YouTube Gaming website and mobile apps launch today

YouTube Gaming will officially launch later today, with the service tracking gaming videos and livestreams for more than 25,000 games.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 26th 2015 at 7:59AM in News
Final Fantasy XIV surpasses 5m registered users

Final Fantasy XIV surpasses 5m registered users

Final Fantasy XIV currently boasts more than 5m registered accounts worldwide, according to Square Enix.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 26th 2015 at 7:58AM in News

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Galak-Z heading to mobile devices in 2016

Galak-Z heading to mobile devices in 2016

PS4 indie release Galak-Z will come to iOS and Android devices in 2016, developer 17-Bit and publisher GungHo Online Entertainment America have announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 26th 2015 at 7:55AM in News
GOG Galaxy will allow users to roll back game updates

GOG Galaxy will allow users to roll back game updates

Upset by the latest update for your favourite game? Well now there’s another option instead of creating a hashtag and threatening to boycott future products on forums.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 25th 2015 at 3:23PM in News
VIDEO: Kojima's launch trailer for Metal Gear Solid V is here

VIDEO: Kojima's launch trailer for Metal Gear Solid V is here

Will this video stand as the last piece of Metal Gear Solid content Hideo Kojima ever makes?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 25th 2015 at 3:08PM in News
Next Fatal Frame on Wii U is 'free-to-start'

Next Fatal Frame on Wii U is 'free-to-start'

Nintendo has confirmed that Wii U owners will be able to try Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water for free.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 25th 2015 at 12:16PM in News

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eSports betting enters mainstream bookies Betway's top 10

eSports betting enters mainstream bookies Betway's top 10

Mainstream sports bookmaker's Betway are seeing a 'huge surge' in eSports flutters as the launch bespoke microsite.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Aug 25th 2015 at 12:12PM in News
The Big Money Business of Esports and Video Games

The Big Money Business of Esports and Video Games

Riot Games Vice President of Esports Dustin Beck discusses “League of Legends” growing audience with Brad Stone on “Bloomberg West.”

on Aug 25th 2015 at 11:34AM in News
Trine 3 developer says time may be up for series after fan backlash

Trine 3 developer says time may be up for series after fan backlash

Studio Frozenbyte has said that criticism of its recent release Trine 3 may mean that it ditches any further development of the series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 25th 2015 at 10:48AM in News
Grow Home wins first PS Plus Vote to play contest

Grow Home wins first PS Plus Vote to play contest

Ubisoft’s quirky platformer Grow Home will be released on PS4, and will be free to PlayStation Plus subscribers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 25th 2015 at 10:09AM in News

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International Factfile 2015: Romania

International Factfile 2015: Romania

Romania is a small but mighty market for games, playing host to big players in the global industry.

on Aug 25th 2015 at 8:31AM in News
Walmart-exclusive Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle arrives next month

Walmart-exclusive Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle arrives next month

Nintendo has announced a Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle will be made available exclusively at Walmart to coincide with the game's launch.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 25th 2015 at 5:56AM in News
République heading to PS4 in early 2016

République heading to PS4 in early 2016

Camouflaj's episodic stealth game République will arrive on PS4 in its entirety early next year, publisher GungHo Online Entertainment America has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 25th 2015 at 5:53AM in News
Miyamoto suggests Nintendo movie licensing may be back on the cards

Miyamoto suggests Nintendo movie licensing may be back on the cards

Movies based on brands such as Zelda and Mario could become a reality in the near future.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2015 at 4:07PM in News

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Bandai Namco is releasing a lumberjack simulator on PS4 and Xbox One

Bandai Namco is releasing a lumberjack simulator on PS4 and Xbox One

There’s a game called Professional Lumberjack 2016. And it’s going to be released on next-gen consoles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2015 at 3:38PM in News
Riot withholds League of Legends rewards from toxic players

Riot withholds League of Legends rewards from toxic players

It’s a classic psychological mainstay – reward good behaviour and ignore bad behaviour.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2015 at 3:17PM in News
Star Fox Zero and Xenoblade Chronicles X dated for the UK

Star Fox Zero and Xenoblade Chronicles X dated for the UK

Nintendo has today dated its upcoming releases for the year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2015 at 1:50PM in News
Apple is replacing the cameras on some iPhone 6 Plus handsets

Apple is replacing the cameras on some iPhone 6 Plus handsets

Folk who bought an iPhone 6 Plus between September 2015 and January of this year might be eligible for a free rear camera replacement.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2015 at 12:54PM in News
Smedley leaves Daybreak for good

Smedley leaves Daybreak for good

John Smedley has left the studio formerly known as Sony Online Entertainment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2015 at 11:32AM in News
Game of War dev sues Kabam over trade secrets row

Game of War dev sues Kabam over trade secrets row

The developer behind mobile hit Game of War is taking Kabam to court after it was discovered the latter had seemingly gained access to the studio’s secrets.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 24th 2015 at 10:40AM in News
LEGO Jurassic World claims fourth UK No.1

LEGO Jurassic World claims fourth UK No.1

Warner Bros’ LEGO Jurassic World is top of the UK All Formats Top 40 for the fourth time since its launch.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 24th 2015 at 10:11AM in News
Nintendo patent suggests no optical disc drive and controller screen for NX

Nintendo patent suggests no optical disc drive and controller screen for NX

A patent application filed by Nintendo in February could point to some of the fundamental design decisions that will shape the NX.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2015 at 9:54AM in News
Red Dead Redemption ships 14m units, GTA franchise exceeds 220m

Red Dead Redemption ships 14m units, GTA franchise exceeds 220m

Take-Two has reported new milestones for Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 24th 2015 at 1:33AM in News