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US PS Store October promo offers $15 credit for those who purchase $100

US PS Store October promo offers $15 credit for those who purchase $100

Sony has launched a special promotion for PlayStation Store customers in North America, crediting $15 to individuals who spend $100 or more during the month of October.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 1st 2014 at 6:14PM in News
EGX moving to Birmingham NEC from next year

EGX moving to Birmingham NEC from next year

Next year’s EGX will take place outside of London for the first time in the event’s history.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 1st 2014 at 4:22PM in News
Next Hearthstone expansion will include over 100 new cards

Next Hearthstone expansion will include over 100 new cards

Blizzard has said that it hopes to offer over 100 new cards when it rolls out its next expansion to free-to-play card game Hearthstone.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 1st 2014 at 3:30PM in News
VIDEO: Thomas Was Alone also jumping to Xbox One and Wii U

VIDEO: Thomas Was Alone also jumping to Xbox One and Wii U

Mike Bithell’s Thomas Was Alone is to add two additional formats to its stable of platforms.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 1st 2014 at 2:31PM in News

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Sony confirms steering wheel compatibility for DriveClub

Sony confirms steering wheel compatibility for DriveClub

Only two steering wheels will be compatible with DriveClub when it launches on PS4 next week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 1st 2014 at 2:10PM in News
Super Smash Bros 3DS continues to rule Japanese chart for third week

Super Smash Bros 3DS continues to rule Japanese chart for third week

Nintendo’s all-star brawler Super Smash Bros for 3DS remains at the top of the Japanese software charts for a third week running, according to data provided by Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 1st 2014 at 2:00PM in News
Hackers convicted for unreleased Xbox code theft

Hackers convicted for unreleased Xbox code theft

Four hackers have been convicted in the US having admitted to the theft of unreleased game code from Xbox Live.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 1st 2014 at 12:48PM in News
PlayStation Home was a commercial success, nDreams boss says

PlayStation Home was a commercial success, nDreams boss says

The perception that Sony’s PlayStation Home was a commercial flop could not be further from the truth, nDreams CEO Patrick O'Luanaigh has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 1st 2014 at 11:58AM in News

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Games Media Awards after-party is courtesy of EA Sports' FIFA 15

Games Media Awards after-party is courtesy of EA Sports' FIFA 15

EA’s FIFA 15 is the latest big name to back next month’s Games Media Awards.

on Oct 1st 2014 at 11:20AM in News
Games media's confidence crisis

Games media's confidence crisis

It seems like the dust is finally settling on the recent #gamergate scandal, but what longer-term effects could accusations of corruption have on games journalism as a whole?

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 1st 2014 at 10:53AM in News
Intergi rebrands as PlayWire

Intergi rebrands as PlayWire

Intergi Entertainment has changed its name to PlayWire Media.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 1st 2014 at 10:45AM in News
Retail version of Minecraft landing on Xbox One one month after PS4

Retail version of Minecraft landing on Xbox One one month after PS4

It seems that Microsoft’s $2.5bn acquisition of Minecraft creator Mojang doesn’t mean the retail version of the brick-building game will launch on Xbox One ahead of its rival, the PS4.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 1st 2014 at 10:43AM in News

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Can World of Warships fare better than World of Warplanes?

Can World of Warships fare better than World of Warplanes?

Last year, online games giant Wargaming finally launched its World of Tanks follow-up – World of Warplanes – to disappointing results.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 1st 2014 at 10:21AM in News
Windows 10 announced, coming late 2015

Windows 10 announced, coming late 2015

Microsoft has revealed the next iteration of its Windows operating system, Windows 10.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 1st 2014 at 10:19AM in News
A Tetris film is in the works

A Tetris film is in the works

Threshold Entertainment and The Tetris Company are teaming up to make a feature length film based on the classic video game.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 1st 2014 at 10:11AM in News
GamesBeat EIC Dan Hsu moving on from games media

GamesBeat EIC Dan Hsu moving on from games media

Games journalist Dan “Shoe” Hsu has announced he’ll be stepping down as Games Beat editor-in-chief to take on a new challenge outside of games media.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 30th 2014 at 10:20PM in News

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Latest Wii U update adds menu folders, other interface improvements

Latest Wii U update adds menu folders, other interface improvements

Nintendo has rolled out a new firmware update for Wii U, adding an oft-requested organization feature on the console’s dashboard among other improvements.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 30th 2014 at 10:01PM in News
Rockstar vets form Solid Audioworks

Rockstar vets form Solid Audioworks

Former Rockstar developers Craig Conner and Will Morton have opened a new production studio dubbed Solid Audioworks.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 30th 2014 at 9:36PM in News
Sony embarks on Lemmings licensing drive

Sony embarks on Lemmings licensing drive

Iconic 1990s video game franchise Lemmings is making a return with a swathe of new licensed merchandise.

by Robert Hutchins
on Sep 30th 2014 at 4:13PM in News
Ex-Nintendo indie boss Adelman working on PlayStation title

Ex-Nintendo indie boss Adelman working on PlayStation title

The man previously in charge of working with independent developers at Nintendo has revealed he is making his own title – for PlayStation.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 30th 2014 at 4:07PM in News
Green Man Gaming opens publishing arm

Green Man Gaming opens publishing arm

Online retail giant Green Man Gaming has opened a digital publishing arm called Green Man Loaded.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 30th 2014 at 4:00PM in News
VIDEO: Fully-fledged Assassin's Creed game sneaks onto iOS

VIDEO: Fully-fledged Assassin's Creed game sneaks onto iOS

Ubisoft has, without much in the way of warning, sneaked Assassin’s Creed: Identity onto the Apple App Store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2014 at 3:34PM in News
The Pokémon Trading Card Game arrives on iPad

The Pokémon Trading Card Game arrives on iPad

It may not strictly be the big Nintendo smartphone foray that some depicted, but The Pokémon Trading Card Game has at last arrived on iOS.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2014 at 2:53PM in News
Future's Total Film, SFX Online and GamesRadar to combine into one site

Future's Total Film, SFX Online and GamesRadar to combine into one site

Publishing outlet Future has announced its plans to combine TotalFilm.com, SFX.co.uk and GamesRadar.com into a single website.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 30th 2014 at 2:43PM in News
Xbox One arrives in China with reportedly very strong numbers

Xbox One arrives in China with reportedly very strong numbers

Microsoft has finally released the Xbox One in China, and early reports are very positive.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2014 at 12:30PM in News