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Microsoft opens door for devs to port iOS and Android apps to Windows

Microsoft opens door for devs to port iOS and Android apps to Windows

Microsoft has extended an open invitation to mobile developers to port iOS and Android apps to Windows and sell them via the Windows Store.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 30th 2015 at 5:00AM in News
Modders rally in support of premium Steam mods

Modders rally in support of premium Steam mods

The founder of one of the world’s largest mod communities has argued that paid mods may be a vital revenue source for games in an increasingly hostile digital marketplace.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 29th 2015 at 4:14PM in News
Ripstone and Fireproof are the latest firms on the hunt for new games at Interface

Ripstone and Fireproof are the latest firms on the hunt for new games at Interface

Two more companies are on board for our new games industry event Interface, where they will be seeking potential new partnerships with games developers.

Ripstone and Fireproof Games join the ...

on Apr 29th 2015 at 3:51PM in News
Intel's Skylake CPUs will outpace Haswell by around 15%

Intel's Skylake CPUs will outpace Haswell by around 15%

Leaked benchmark tests of Intel’s upcoming Skylake CPUs suggest users can expect performance improvements of around 15 per cent compared to current processors.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 29th 2015 at 2:59PM in News

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor gets Game of the Year Edition release

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor gets Game of the Year Edition release

Warner Bros has announced a Game of the Year release for its Lord of the Rings outing Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 29th 2015 at 2:18PM in News
2015 World Video Game Hall of Fame finalists named

2015 World Video Game Hall of Fame finalists named

The Strong National Museum of Play has named the 15 finalists for its inaugural World Video Game Hall of Fame.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 29th 2015 at 1:19PM in News
Dev quits iOS, says Apple 'doesn't care'

Dev quits iOS, says Apple 'doesn't care'

Indie developer Jeff Vogel will no longer make games for iOS, criticising Apple for its apathy with regards to the problems the firm causes for developers.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 29th 2015 at 12:46PM in News
Steam and GOG feel the Force for Star Wars

Steam and GOG feel the Force for Star Wars

With Star Wars looking likely to become THE entertainment property of 2015, the video game hype continues with two big digital retail promotions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 29th 2015 at 12:38PM in News

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Japanese visual novel Danganronpa sells 200,000 units in the West

Japanese visual novel Danganronpa sells 200,000 units in the West

PlayStation Vita-exclusive franchise Danganronpa has helped to establish a market for Japanese visual novel games in the West.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 29th 2015 at 12:03PM in News
Athletics and eSports governing bodies unite in effort to combat 'lazy stereotypes'

Athletics and eSports governing bodies unite in effort to combat 'lazy stereotypes'

Pro-gaming’s desire to be classified as a ‘real’ sport may be one step closer to fruition, following a deal struck between an eSports body and a global athletics organisation.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 29th 2015 at 11:10AM in News
Kickstarter title Mighty No.9 set for September release

Kickstarter title Mighty No.9 set for September release

Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune's Kickstarter title Mighty No.9 is coming to physical and digital retail this September.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 29th 2015 at 11:02AM in News
Finalists for Develop Awards 2015 revealed

Finalists for Develop Awards 2015 revealed

The finalists for the 2015 Develop Industry Excellence Awards have been selected, with close to 140 companies competing for glory at this year’s event.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 29th 2015 at 10:53AM in News

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eSports betting agency Unikrn launches

eSports betting agency Unikrn launches

Former Microsoft exec Rahul Sood's new company Unikrn is an eSports betting platform. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 29th 2015 at 10:18AM in News
Green Man Gaming to serve as official Gfinity Championship supplier

Green Man Gaming to serve as official Gfinity Championship supplier

UK eSports firm Gfinity and digital games retailer Green Man Gaming have penned a deal surrounding the former’s upcoming pro-gaming tournament.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 29th 2015 at 10:11AM in News
Streaming service DingIt raises $1.5m in funding

Streaming service DingIt raises $1.5m in funding

Live-streaming platform DingIt.tv has secured $1.5m in seed funding.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 29th 2015 at 9:48AM in News
Star Citizen's crowdfunding effort surpasses $80m mark

Star Citizen's crowdfunding effort surpasses $80m mark

The unstoppable crowdfunding force that is Star Citizen has surpassed $80m in funding.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 29th 2015 at 6:19AM in News

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Hatred set to launch on Steam in June

Hatred set to launch on Steam in June

Controversial shooter Hatred will launch on Steam this June, developer Destructive Creations has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 29th 2015 at 5:58AM in News
Ouya up for sale, aggressively seeking buyer - report

Ouya up for sale, aggressively seeking buyer - report

The company behind micro-console Ouya is up for sale, according to a report citing a confidential email from CEO Julie Uhrman.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 29th 2015 at 1:54AM in News
ESL and ESEA join forces for $1m CS:GO league

ESL and ESEA join forces for $1m CS:GO league

ESL and ESEA, the largest North American Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league provider, are working together on a league with a prize pool of $1million.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Apr 28th 2015 at 4:35PM in News
Sky is scrapping its 3D TV channel

Sky is scrapping its 3D TV channel

The UK’s only dedicated 3D channel is to be closed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2015 at 4:23PM in News
Wrist injury forces Hai Lam to retire from Cloud9

Wrist injury forces Hai Lam to retire from Cloud9

League of Legends and eSports star Hai Lam has been forced to retire after failing to recover from a wrist injury.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2015 at 4:05PM in News
D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die is coming to PC

D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die is coming to PC

The most recent release from Deadly Premonition creator Hidetaka ‘Swery65’ Suehiro is to receive a release on PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2015 at 2:58PM in News
Batman: Arkham Knight season pass costs £32.99

Batman: Arkham Knight season pass costs £32.99

Warner Bros has, three months ahead of the game’s release, announced that the Batman: Arkham Knight season pass will cost £32.99.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2015 at 2:29PM in News
Square Enix wants to update its Final Fantasy XV demo

Square Enix wants to update its Final Fantasy XV demo

In an unprecedented move Japanese publisher Square Enix has revealed plans to release a content update for one of its demos.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2015 at 2:05PM in News
DayZ dev Dean Hall: 'I would love to make mods for Grand Theft Auto'

DayZ dev Dean Hall: 'I would love to make mods for Grand Theft Auto'

The developer behind highly successful open-world zombie MMO DayZ has said he would love to create his own content for Grand Theft Auto.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 28th 2015 at 12:56PM in News