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Square Enix to shut down its game streaming service after less than a year

Square Enix to shut down its game streaming service after less than a year

Square Enix’s Dive In game streaming service is to come to an end before its first birthday.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 14th 2015 at 10:44AM in News
US Xbox One sales up 44 per cent year-on-year in July

US Xbox One sales up 44 per cent year-on-year in July

PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console in America in July, but Xbox One sales climbed 44 per cent compared with July 2014.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 14th 2015 at 10:33AM in News
Games Media Awards nominations close TODAY - get your voice heard now

Games Media Awards nominations close TODAY - get your voice heard now

You have until 5pm today (Friday, August 14th) to put forward your nominations for this year’s Games Media Awards.

on Aug 14th 2015 at 9:57AM in News
King revenue and profits dip year-on-year

King revenue and profits dip year-on-year

Mobile giant King’s revenues and profits have both dipped year-on-year as Candy Crush spending slows. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 14th 2015 at 9:53AM in News

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Blizzard registers eSports service trademark for 'Compete'

Blizzard registers eSports service trademark for 'Compete'

Blizzard has filed for a new trademark indicating the company is looking into increasing its support of eSports.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 14th 2015 at 8:25AM in News
Fallout Shelter arrives for Android devices

Fallout Shelter arrives for Android devices

Bethesda has made good on its aim to bring Fallout Shelter to Android this month, with the game available to download now on Google Play.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 14th 2015 at 8:04AM in News

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Dying Light hits 5m copies sold

Dying Light hits 5m copies sold

Dying Light has sold 5m units since its launch in January, developer Techland has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 14th 2015 at 7:46AM in News
Virgin Media and Gfinity running eSports Hexathlon at EGX across every genre

Virgin Media and Gfinity running eSports Hexathlon at EGX across every genre

Virgin Media and Gfinity are looking for the best gaming all-rounder in the UK with an eSports Hexathlon concluding at September's EGX.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Aug 13th 2015 at 2:39PM in News
Six things we discovered at Gamescom 2015

Six things we discovered at Gamescom 2015

Gamescom was bigger than it has ever been this year, but in terms of big reveals things were a little quieter. Christopher Dring and Alex Calvin delve behind the headlines ...

on Aug 13th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Opinion: Biggest Gamescom ever was what you made of it

Opinion: Biggest Gamescom ever was what you made of it

The Gamescom numbers defied the experience somewhat.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 13th 2015 at 12:09PM in News

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Reminder: Games Media Awards nominations close tomorrow

Reminder: Games Media Awards nominations close tomorrow

You only have until the end of tomorrow (Friday, August 14th) to put forward your nominations for this year’s Games Media Awards.

on Aug 13th 2015 at 11:57AM in News
Promotions at Nintendo UK

Promotions at Nintendo UK

Nintendo's UK office has made a number of promotions. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 13th 2015 at 11:34AM in News
Xbox wins Cologne, but wants more of Europe

Xbox wins Cologne, but wants more of Europe

Microsoft won’t use the word ‘relaunch’ but that’s essentially what it has done with Xbox One.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 13th 2015 at 10:45AM in News
AR is not compelling enough for consumers yet, says Oculus

AR is not compelling enough for consumers yet, says Oculus

VR giant Oculus says that augmented reality has failed to capture the mass-market so far.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 13th 2015 at 10:02AM in News

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'Horror games are pushing into the mainstream'

'Horror games are pushing into the mainstream'

Creepy PS4 exclusive Until Dawn will help the horror genre march into the mainstream, says Sony. 

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 13th 2015 at 10:02AM in News
Take-Two: Mafia III will 'absolutely' be as big as BioShock and Borderlands

Take-Two: Mafia III will 'absolutely' be as big as BioShock and Borderlands

Take-Two wants its Mafia series to sit alongside Borderlands and BioShock as one of its biggest games franchises.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 13th 2015 at 10:02AM in News
Find out what we learnt from Gamescom 2015 in this week's issue of MCV

Find out what we learnt from Gamescom 2015 in this week's issue of MCV

MCV is back from Gamescom - but what did we find out at this year's show? 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 13th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
The Flock launches next week, will conclude after 215m player deaths

The Flock launches next week, will conclude after 215m player deaths

Multiplayer horror game The Flock will launch later this month, with developer Vogelsap sharing the exact number of deaths the game will allow before disappearing completely.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 13th 2015 at 4:50AM in News
ESL outlines new anti-doping program

ESL outlines new anti-doping program

The Electronic Sports League has revealed its new anti-doping program, with random saliva tests for ESL event players starting in September.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 13th 2015 at 4:48AM in News
League of Legends tops most-watched games on Twitch for July

League of Legends tops most-watched games on Twitch for July

League of Legends finished on top of Twitch's latest monthly most-watched games list, the streaming network has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 13th 2015 at 4:44AM in News
Smyths to offer free Shiny Rayquaza and Pikachu visits in first promotion with Pokémon

Smyths to offer free Shiny Rayquaza and Pikachu visits in first promotion with Pokémon

Retailer Smyths Toys Superstores is teaming up with The Pokémon Company for the first time as part of a new campaign.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 12th 2015 at 5:00PM in News
Resident Evil 2 is being remade

Resident Evil 2 is being remade

Capcom has announced that its 1998 survival horror classic Resident Evil 2 is being remade.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 12th 2015 at 4:10PM in News
Larian announces Divinity: Original Sin II, will be Kickstarted

Larian announces Divinity: Original Sin II, will be Kickstarted

Larian Studios has revealed that Divinity Original Sin II is in the works and that the firm will be using Kickstarter to fund the title.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 12th 2015 at 2:56PM in News