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MICROSOFT: Gamescom 2014 roundup

MICROSOFT: Gamescom 2014 roundup

It’s almost 20 years since Lara Croft made her video games debut yet the star of Tomb Raider has today proved she’s more relevant than ever.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2014 at 2:38PM in News
MICROSOFT: Xbox One players will now be able to pre-load games

MICROSOFT: Xbox One players will now be able to pre-load games

Future Xbox One games will support pre-loading ahead of release, Microsoft has announced.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 12th 2014 at 2:36PM in News
MICROSOFT: The Halo Channel coming to Xbox One

MICROSOFT: The Halo Channel coming to Xbox One

Platform holder Microsoft may have scrapped the majority of its original programming plans, but there’s no stopping the Chief.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2014 at 2:17PM in News
MICROSOFT: White Xbox One bundle announced for Sunset Overdrive

MICROSOFT: White Xbox One bundle announced for Sunset Overdrive

A white Xbox One will be available as part of a Sunset Overdrive bundle, Insomniac Games has revealed.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 12th 2014 at 2:16PM in News

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Crystal Dynamics explains Xbox One exclusivity for Rise of the Tomb Raider

Crystal Dynamics explains Xbox One exclusivity for Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider won’t be available on either PS4 or PC, following Microsoft’s deal to sign the game exclusively for Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2014 at 2:01PM in News
MICROSOFT: Xbox exclusive ScreamRide is like a twisted RollerCoaster Tycoon

MICROSOFT: Xbox exclusive ScreamRide is like a twisted RollerCoaster Tycoon

Microsoft has announced a new Xbox franchise, ScreamRide.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 12th 2014 at 2:01PM in News
MICROSOFT: See Quantum Break Xbox One gameplay

MICROSOFT: See Quantum Break Xbox One gameplay

Remedy has for the first time shown off some gameplay footage for upcoming Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2014 at 1:51PM in News
MICROSOFT: Rise of the Tomb Raider is an Xbox exclusive

MICROSOFT: Rise of the Tomb Raider is an Xbox exclusive

Microsoft has revealed that the next Tomb Raider game will be an Xbox exclusive.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 12th 2014 at 1:47PM in News

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MICROSOFT: 1TB Call of Duty Xbox One announced

MICROSOFT: 1TB Call of Duty Xbox One announced

A 1TB version of the Xbox One console is incoming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2014 at 1:41PM in News
MICROSOFT: Goat Simulator among indie games coming first on console to Xbox One

MICROSOFT: Goat Simulator among indie games coming first on console to Xbox One

Microsoft has announced a slew of indie games coming first on console to Xbox platforms, including bizarre PC parody Goat Simulator.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 12th 2014 at 1:22PM in News
MICROSOFT: FIFA 15 Xbox One bundle up for pre-order

MICROSOFT: FIFA 15 Xbox One bundle up for pre-order

A £349.99 Xbox One bundle including a digital copy of FIFA 15 has just been announced by Microsoft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2014 at 1:12PM in News
Activision is bringing the 'full' Skylanders Trap Team game to tablets

Activision is bringing the 'full' Skylanders Trap Team game to tablets

This year's Skylanders game is coming to tablets… the exact same version that launches on consoles.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 12th 2014 at 1:00PM in News

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GAMESCOM 2014: Watch the Sony press conference here

GAMESCOM 2014: Watch the Sony press conference here

Sony’s Gamescom press briefing is just hours away, and you can watch the whole thing on MCV.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2014 at 12:11PM in News
GAMESCOM 2014: Watch the Microsoft press conference here

GAMESCOM 2014: Watch the Microsoft press conference here

Quantum Break is expected to be the headline star of Microsoft’s Gamescom press briefing this afternoon, and you can watch it live here.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2014 at 12:10PM in News
Cult FMV title Night Trap seeking HD Kickstarter backing

Cult FMV title Night Trap seeking HD Kickstarter backing

The creators of ‘90s cult hit Night Trap have launched a Kickstarter to try and fund an HD remake of the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2014 at 12:01PM in News
Doom co-creator Romero is working on a new FPS

Doom co-creator Romero is working on a new FPS

One of the first person shooting genre’s founding fathers is working on a brand new FPS.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2014 at 11:34AM in News

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Sega proposes $1.25m payment to settle Aliens: Colonial Marines lawsuit

Sega proposes $1.25m payment to settle Aliens: Colonial Marines lawsuit

Publisher Sega hopes settle its way out of the Aliens: Colonial Marines lawsuit via a payment of $1.25m.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2014 at 11:13AM in News
Call of Duty shines in Cologne as Activision bids to boost pre-orders

Call of Duty shines in Cologne as Activision bids to boost pre-orders

In Activision's recent financials, CEO Eric Hirshberg revealed a worrying statistic.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 12th 2014 at 11:03AM in News
DriveClub Special Edition includes five extra cars

DriveClub Special Edition includes five extra cars

Sony has revealed that five additional cars will be included in the freshly-revealed DriveClub Special Edition.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2014 at 10:24AM in News
Square Enix and Dontnod announce episodic title Life Is Strange

Square Enix and Dontnod announce episodic title Life Is Strange

As teased in June, publisher Square Enix and developer Dontnod have a new title in production – Life Is Strange.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2014 at 10:04AM in News
No Madden NFL 25 demo, though EA Access users get to try early

No Madden NFL 25 demo, though EA Access users get to try early

For the first time in around a decade there won’t be a gameplay demo of the upcoming Madden game from EA.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2014 at 9:46AM in News
Creditors agree to deal to keep Mastertronic in business

Creditors agree to deal to keep Mastertronic in business

Long-running UK games publisher Mastertronic has agreed a deal with its creditors to keep the company in business.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Aug 12th 2014 at 9:27AM in News
Hotline Miami comes to PS4 next week

Hotline Miami comes to PS4 next week

The original Hotline Miami is set to arrive on PlayStation 4 on August 19th, publisher Devolver Digital has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 12th 2014 at 12:35AM in News
Toy Soldiers: War Chest lands next year on PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Toy Soldiers: War Chest lands next year on PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Signal Studio’s Toy Soldiers series has been picked up by publisher Ubisoft, with the two companies announcing Toy Soldiers: War Chest for release in 2015.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 12th 2014 at 12:20AM in News
Apple Design Award winner Monument Valley reaches 1m sales

Apple Design Award winner Monument Valley reaches 1m sales

Award-winning premium mobile title Monument Valley has sold in excess of 1m copies in its first four months out, developer Ustwo has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 12th 2014 at 12:04AM in News