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Carmack: Facebook will be a 'powerful force' for VR

Carmack: Facebook will be a 'powerful force' for VR

John Carmack has spoken positively of Facebook's acquisition of Oculus and believes the firm gets "the big picture" for virtual reality's potential.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Mar 31st 2014 at 12:54PM in News
Microsoft aiming for Chinese Xbox One launch

Microsoft aiming for Chinese Xbox One launch

The Xbox One is being lined up for a release in China, Microsoft has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2014 at 12:47PM in News
Origin ditches physical PC game sales; Will affect just 1% of users

Origin ditches physical PC game sales; Will affect just 1% of users

EA is to stop selling physical PC games through Origin. Yes, EA sold physical PC games through Origin.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2014 at 12:04PM in News
Apps twice as likely to crash on iOS versus Android - report

Apps twice as likely to crash on iOS versus Android - report

Apple’s reputation as offering the most stable operating system around may not be accurate.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2014 at 11:50AM in News

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Amazon plans New York showcase - time for the Amazon console?

Amazon plans New York showcase - time for the Amazon console?

An event later this week could well be the launch platform for Amazon’s long-rumoured Android console.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2014 at 11:21AM in News
Sony: Project Morpheus is an easier sell to indies than publishers

Sony: Project Morpheus is an easier sell to indies than publishers

Despite Facebook’s entry into the virtual reality market doesn’t mean the sector won’t be led by indie developers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2014 at 11:09AM in News
InFamous: Second Son holds on to No.1

InFamous: Second Son holds on to No.1

Sony’s PS4 exclusive InFamous: Second Son has managed a second consecutive week as UKIE GfK Chart-Track No.1.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2014 at 10:05AM in News

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Metro 2033 and Last Light bundle could be PS4 and Xbox One bound

Metro 2033 and Last Light bundle could be PS4 and Xbox One bound

A new Metro bundle looks likely to be heading to both next-gen consoles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2014 at 9:46AM in News
Online retailer found to be selling Humble Bundle PC codes for profit

Online retailer found to be selling Humble Bundle PC codes for profit

Digital distributor 7 Entertainment has been found to be reselling PC keys obtained from Humble Bundle.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2014 at 9:35AM in News
GAME to give away free Pokémon DLC and trading cards from this Friday

GAME to give away free Pokémon DLC and trading cards from this Friday

Owners of Pokémon X and Y can receive free new Pokémon for their game this Friday at GAME.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 31st 2014 at 7:00AM in News
Sony licenses 1,000 indie studios for PlayStation platforms

Sony licenses 1,000 indie studios for PlayStation platforms

PlayStation’s self-publishing initiative has signed on more than 1,000 indie developers, Sony has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 30th 2014 at 8:40PM in News

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Twitch bolsters stability in Europe

Twitch bolsters stability in Europe

Broadcasting platform Twitch has announced its new infrastructure addition in Paris, France – a move that will bolster the service’s stability across Europe.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 30th 2014 at 8:19PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: March 23-29

Steam top ten sellers chart: March 23-29

A 75 per cent discount on Batman: Arkham Origins has the game ahead of the rest on the latest Steam top ten sales chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 30th 2014 at 7:49PM in News
Alien Isolation release date revealed

Alien Isolation release date revealed

Sega's upcoming horror game Alien Isolation will reach UK shelves this October.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 30th 2014 at 3:26PM in News
Microsoft unveils new Kinect for Windows

Microsoft unveils new Kinect for Windows

Microsoft has revealed what its new Kinect for Windows looks like… and it looks exactly the same as the Xbox One version.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 28th 2014 at 12:25PM in News

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Minecraft tops UK Xbox Live charts for seventh time in 2014

Minecraft tops UK Xbox Live charts for seventh time in 2014

The Xbox 360 version of Mojang’s Minecraft is once again top of the UK Xbox Live charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 28th 2014 at 10:42AM in News
All Future US magazines will be run out of the UK

All Future US magazines will be run out of the UK

Future is fast-tracking its plans to move its print operations to the UK.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 28th 2014 at 10:23AM in News
Infamous tops European PSN charts

Infamous tops European PSN charts

Sony’s first big PS4 exclusive of the year – Infamous: Second Son – debuts at the top of its European online store.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 28th 2014 at 10:11AM in News
Independent Scotland could lose video games tax breaks

Independent Scotland could lose video games tax breaks

Scottish games developers could lose the tax breaks they fought so hard for, if the country was to go independent.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 28th 2014 at 9:43AM in News
Predator DLC coming to Call of Duty

Predator DLC coming to Call of Duty

Infinity Ward is keeping its film-themed DLC going for Call of Duty Ghosts.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 28th 2014 at 9:31AM in News
Now Uncharted 4 game director resigns

Now Uncharted 4 game director resigns

Another high ranking Naughty Dog employee working on the next Uncharted game has left the studio.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 28th 2014 at 9:19AM in News
MotorStorm, DriveClub creator forms Starship studio

MotorStorm, DriveClub creator forms Starship studio

Evolution studios founder Martin Kenwright has announced the opening of new digital entertainment studio, Starship.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 27th 2014 at 8:00PM in News
Runic co-founders announce departure

Runic co-founders announce departure

Torchlight studio Runic Games will see industry veterans Travis Baldree and Erich Schaefer exit the company they helped co-found back in 2008, the pair have confirmed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 27th 2014 at 7:28PM in News
Superdata: Console microtransactions hit $352m in 2013

Superdata: Console microtransactions hit $352m in 2013

Microtransactions on consoles accounted for approximately $352m in sales last year, research group Superdata has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 27th 2014 at 6:48PM in News