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GTA V tops GameStop customers' Christmas wish lists

GTA V tops GameStop customers' Christmas wish lists

A survey of GameStop PowerUp Rewards members in the US has found that Grand Theft Auto V features on more Christmas lists this year than any other game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 3:30PM in News
Quinn: All GamerGate has done is ruin people's lives

Quinn: All GamerGate has done is ruin people's lives

Depression Quest developer Zoe Quinn has completely dismissed any notion that the online #GamerGate hate campaign has even the remotest link to ethics in games journalism.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 3:01PM in News
Phantasy Star can't topple Pokemon from top of Japanese charts

Phantasy Star can't topple Pokemon from top of Japanese charts

107,638 unit sales weren’t enough to see Sega’s new Vita RPG Phantasy Star Nova knock Nintendo’s new Pokemon games from the top of the weekly Japanese charts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 2:29PM in News
New ZX Spectrum has already hit £100k funding target

New ZX Spectrum has already hit £100k funding target

The new Sinclair Spectrum Vega has already surpassed its £100,000 crowdfunding target to put the tiny computer in production.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 2:14PM in News

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PlayStation Home 'was a massive success that everyone thinks was a failure'

PlayStation Home 'was a massive success that everyone thinks was a failure'

Sony’s virtual world PlayStation Home is wrongly regarded as a flop, one of its key developers has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 1:41PM in News
Twitter stepping up efforts to make blocking online users easier

Twitter stepping up efforts to make blocking online users easier

Social media service Twitter is to make it easier to report abusive users and keep track of accounts you have blocked.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 12:34PM in News
Target pulls GTA V from sale due to its 'depictions of violence against women'

Target pulls GTA V from sale due to its 'depictions of violence against women'

Australian retailer Target has pulled Grand Theft Auto V from its shelves due to what it says are concerns “about the game's depictions of violence against women”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 12:09PM in News
Riot keeping exclusive tabs on League of Legends merchandise

Riot keeping exclusive tabs on League of Legends merchandise

New official merchandise based on the hugely popular PC game League of Legends (LoL) will not be available for retailers to stock, developer Riot Games has said.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 11:34AM in News

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MCV and Develop Christmas Quiz won by Datascope

MCV and Develop Christmas Quiz won by Datascope

After a closely fought battle and a tie break, recruitment specialists Datascope came out champions at the MCV and Develop Christmas Quiz last night.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 10:49AM in News
Crytek is closing Warface on Xbox 360

Crytek is closing Warface on Xbox 360

Just eight months after going live, Crytek has announced that it is calling time on the Xbox 360 version of free-to-play shooter Warface.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 10:41AM in News
Sony reveals 20th Anniversary Edition PSOne-themed PS4 console

Sony reveals 20th Anniversary Edition PSOne-themed PS4 console

A new PS4 console styled on the 20-year-old PlayStation One has been revealed by Sony.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 9:45AM in News
2015's Assassin's Creed: Victory heads to Victorian London

2015's Assassin's Creed: Victory heads to Victorian London

19th century London will provide the backdrop for next year’s Assassin’s Creed: Victory, a leak confirmed as true by Ubisoft has confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 9:32AM in News

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Dead Island 2 beta to debut as PS4 timed-exclusive

Dead Island 2 beta to debut as PS4 timed-exclusive

Dead Island 2's beta will launch as timed-exclusive for PlayStation 4 owners when it launches next year.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 7:30AM in News
Free-to-play Peggle Blast launches on iOS, Android

Free-to-play Peggle Blast launches on iOS, Android

EA has released Peggle Blast – a free-to-play take of PopCap's Peggle franchise – on iOS and Android.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 7:19AM in News
Valve takes on Twitch with Steam Broadcasting beta

Valve takes on Twitch with Steam Broadcasting beta

Valve has launched Steam Broadcasting in beta, allowing Steam users to livestream without having to utilize third-party services such as Twitch.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 7:00AM in News
Molyneux: Kickstarter can be destructive

Molyneux: Kickstarter can be destructive

Acclaimed UK developer Peter Molyneux has said that Kickstarting a game too early in its development can have a detrimental effect on the final product.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 4:26PM in News

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27m viewers watched the 2014 League of Legends final

27m viewers watched the 2014 League of Legends final

Riot has revealed that 27m unique viewers streamed coverage of the League of Legends 2014 Finals.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 4:00PM in News
Zelda Symphony tour returns to London next year

Zelda Symphony tour returns to London next year

A third worldwide outing for The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses concert series has been announced.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 3:18PM in News
Nintendo and Philips settle legal dispute

Nintendo and Philips settle legal dispute

An ongoing legal disagreement between Nintendo and Philips has been brought to a close.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 2:45PM in News
Star Wars and Marvel in Kingdom Hearts III? 'Nothing's off limits'

Star Wars and Marvel in Kingdom Hearts III? 'Nothing's off limits'

The co-director and designer of Kingdom Hearts 3 has said that some of Disney’s biggest IP could feature in the upcoming Square Enix RPG.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 1:23PM in News
Sonic Boom and Bayonetta 2 chart below FIFA 13 in the UK Wii U chart

Sonic Boom and Bayonetta 2 chart below FIFA 13 in the UK Wii U chart

Few documents make as interesting a read as the UK Wii U charts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 12:35PM in News
Clive Sinclair is launching a new ZX Spectrum

Clive Sinclair is launching a new ZX Spectrum

Sir Clive Sinclair is crowdfunding a new ZX Spectrum computer on Indiegogo that is creators claim comes loaded with 1,000 games.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 11:53AM in News
AMD cuts the price of the Radeon R9 295x2 graphics card

AMD cuts the price of the Radeon R9 295x2 graphics card

The super-powerful Radeon R9 295x2 has been significantly discounted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 11:28AM in News
Defective Samus Aran Amiibo sells for $2,500 on Ebay

Defective Samus Aran Amiibo sells for $2,500 on Ebay

A defective version of Nintendo’s Samus Aran Amiibo figure has sold for an incredible amount on auction site Ebay.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 10:48AM in News
Resident Evil Revelations 2 priced and dated

Resident Evil Revelations 2 priced and dated

Capcom has said that it will begin releasing its Resident Evil Revelations 2 episodes in February.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 10:16AM in News