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Sonic Mania Switch

Sonic Mania release date confirmed for August, plus special Switch collector's edition

Sonic Mania finally has a release date, and it's getting a special collector's edition for the Nintendo Switch to boot, Sega has confirmed.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 31st 2017 at 11:32AM in News
FIFA 17

FIFA 17 was the UK's best-selling digital title in April

FIFA 17 is once again the biggest-selling digital title in the UK, according to SuperData's latest digital charts data. The EA title made a massive £7.84m in April, which is ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 31st 2017 at 10:39AM in News
Lost Sphear

Tokyo RPG Factory's Lost Sphear to receive exclusive physical edition on PS4 and Switch

I am Setsuna developer Tokyo RPG Factory has unveiled its next project. Entitled Lost Sphear, the title will be coming to PS4, Nintendo Switch and Steam in early 2018, with ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 31st 2017 at 9:45AM in News
Star Trek Bridge Crew on Vive

HTC Vive now comes with a free copy of Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Ever since it launched in April last year, the HTC Vive has come with a couple of free games to get new users started with their new virtual reality headset. ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 31st 2017 at 9:30AM in News

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Two Point Studios

Sega Europe signs publishing deal with Two Point Studios

Sega Europe has announced a new publishing parternship with Two Point Studios, the Surrey-based studio headed up by industry veteran Gary Carr and Lionhead co-founder Mark Webley. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 30th 2017 at 2:02PM in News
Wired Productions

Wired Productions launches online store

Publisher Wired Productions has launched its own online store to support to launch of its upcoming titles, Victor Vran: Overkill Edition and The Town of Light. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 30th 2017 at 2:00PM in News
Oculus Touch

Oculus Touch almost 1:1 attach rate for new customers

Nearly everyone who's buying a new Oculus Rift headset is also purchasing its Touch motion controllers, Oculus has revealed.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 30th 2017 at 11:56AM in News
Vive

HTC and Intel team up to bring WiGig wireless tech to Vive

HTC and Intel have teamed up to bring Intel's WiGig wireless VR tech to the Vive, the companies announced today at Computex. HTC will also be taking on manufacturing duties ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 30th 2017 at 11:36AM in News

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Nier

Nier: Automata sales hit 1.5m units

Square Enix and PlatinumGames' Nier: Automata has now shipped over 150m units worldwide on PS4 and PC, the publisher has confirmed.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 30th 2017 at 11:17AM in News
Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5 release date confirmed for February 27th 2018

Far Cry 5 will be arriving on PS4, Xbox One and PC on February 27th 2018, Ubisoft has confirmed, and will include support for both the PS4 Pro and Project ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 30th 2017 at 10:46AM in News
PS3

Sony ends production of PS3 in Japan

After more than ten years on shop shelves, Sony has finally ceased production of the PlayStation 3, according to the official Japanese PlayStation website.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 30th 2017 at 9:50AM in News
Overwatch

Overwatch re-enters UK charts at No.2, Injustice 2 keeps No.1 spot

Hot off the back of the digital release of its Game of the Year edition, Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch climbed 16 places in the UK charts last week, claiming the No.2 ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 30th 2017 at 9:32AM in News

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Karol Severin

Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass will 'impact the future sales of consoles,' says MIDiA

MIDiA Research's lead analyst for research on games and the mobile content economy Karol Severin shares his views on Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass and how it will affect the ...

on May 26th 2017 at 2:18PM in News
Ben Maxwell and Julian Benson

PCGamesN hires two new deputy editors

PCGamesN has appointed two new deputy editors: Ben Maxwell (pictured left) from Future Publishing's Edge magazine, and Julian Benson (pictured right), also of Future Publishing, from Kotaku UK.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 26th 2017 at 2:00PM in News
Tekken 7

Twitch and Bandai Namco team up for Tekken World Tour eSports league

Twitch and Bandai Namco Entertainment America have announced an exclusive partnership to create the Tekken World Tour. The multi-year deal will not only see Twitch become the exclusive broadcasting platform ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 26th 2017 at 12:09PM in News
Justin Bailey

Fig: 'I thought publishing was broken'

When we think of industry-defining games, titles like Super Mario Bros., Tetris and Grand Theft Auto V immediately come to mind. No list would be complete, however, without the inclusion ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 26th 2017 at 11:40AM in News

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Mixer

Microsoft Beam rebranded as Mixer

Microsoft Beam is no more. Instead, the platform holder's interactive livestreaming service will now be known as Mixer, marking the next step in the evolution of its Xbox-based Twitch rival.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 26th 2017 at 10:44AM in News
Beyond Good & Evil 2

Beyond Good & Evil 2 won't be at E3 2017

Rayman creator Michel Ancel has once again teased fans about Beyond Good & Evil 2 - the long-awaited follow-up to his photography action adventure released in 2003 - saying it's ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 26th 2017 at 10:15AM in News
Monster Hunter XX

Monster Hunter XX coming to Switch

Capcom has announced it will be bringing Monster Hunter XX to the Nintendo Switch. At the moment, it looks like the Switch version is only confirmed for Japan, but Capcom ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 26th 2017 at 10:11AM in News
SuperData

Global digital revenue reached $7.7bn in April, up 9% YOY - SuperData

The worldwide digital games market grew nine per cent year-on-year in April to reach a total of $7.7bn, according to SuperData's latest monthly report.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 26th 2017 at 9:30AM in News
GAME Belong arena

GAME's Belong arenas now available for private hire

GAME's Belong gaming arenas are now available for private hire, the retailer has announced, with special packages available for birthdays, corporate parties as well as stag and hen do's.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 25th 2017 at 2:21PM in News
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe beats Breath of the Wild as best-selling Switch game in Japan

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has now surpassed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as the best-selling Switch title in Japan, according to the latest figures from Famitsu. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 25th 2017 at 12:14PM in News
HTC releases another VR headset

HTC releases another VR headset

HTC's plans to spread its wings beyond its high-end Vive headset have been bolstered with the surprise launch of a new device in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 25th 2017 at 10:57AM in News
Persona 5 tweaked to address South Korean controversy

Persona 5 tweaked to address South Korean controversy

A small alteration has been made to the Korean version of Atlus RPG Persona 5 in response to a controversy that has been rumbling on for some time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 25th 2017 at 10:37AM in News
New Micro Machines now due to land next month

New Micro Machines now due to land next month

Codemasters and Koch Media have announced a new release date for Micro Machines World Tour Series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 25th 2017 at 10:15AM in News