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JonTron cameo yanked from Yooka-Laylee

JonTron cameo yanked from Yooka-Laylee

Developer Playtonic has announced that shamed YouTuber JonTron will no longer star in upcoming platformer Yooka-Laylee.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2017 at 9:21AM in News
Top 25 global games companies see revenues rise 17% in 2016

Top 25 global games companies see revenues rise 17% in 2016

The combined revenue of the world’s largest 25 video games companies hit $70.4bn in 2016, representing a year-on-year increase of 17 per cent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2017 at 4:00PM in News
New 3DS XL

New 3DS XL up 138% in Japan thanks to Monster Hunter XX's 1m sales

Capcom's Monster Hunter XX has already smashed the 1m mark in Japan, according to the latest data from Famitsu, prompting a 138 per cent rise in New Nintendo 3DS LL ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 23rd 2017 at 11:31AM in News
Australian senator calls for video game classification reform

Australian senator calls for video game classification reform

Video games are demonised by a government filled by people who don’t understand them, according to one Australian senator.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2017 at 10:54AM in News

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Sony unveils several new PSVR titles

Sony unveils several new PSVR titles

PSVR owners eagerly awaiting some new titles are in for a treat after Sony announced a fresh batch of new games for its virtual reality system.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2017 at 10:25AM in News
Ukie and CWLEP partner for Coventry and Warwickshire growth plan

Ukie and CWLEP partner for Coventry and Warwickshire growth plan

Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership has unveiled a new strategy that aims to grow the video games industry within the region.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2017 at 10:04AM in News
Hardware teardown offers insight into Joy Con fix

Hardware teardown offers insight into Joy Con fix

A Switch Joy Con returned by Nintendo after a repair has hinted at how Nintendo intends to fix its left controller problem.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2017 at 9:50AM in News
Nintendo blames Joy Con issues on 'manufacturing variation'

Nintendo blames Joy Con issues on 'manufacturing variation'

Platform holder Nintendo has insisted that there are not inherent hardware problems with the Switch, but has admitted that it has changed how it manufactures the left Joy Con.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2017 at 9:29AM in News

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A Ghostbusters VR game has appeared out of nowhere

A Ghostbusters VR game has appeared out of nowhere

Without any sort of forewarning, a VR game based on the Ghostbusters franchise has suddenly landed on PlayStation VR.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 22nd 2017 at 11:19AM in News
Psyonix distances itself from gambling site Unikrn

Psyonix distances itself from gambling site Unikrn

eSports betting site Unikrn has announced the Rocket League will join its roster of titles in Australia.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 22nd 2017 at 10:55AM in News
Xbox One gets new Tech Series controllers

Xbox One gets new Tech Series controllers

Microsoft has announced yet another controller option for the Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 22nd 2017 at 10:39AM in News
Apple introduces red iPhone 7, refreshes iPad lineup

Apple introduces red iPhone 7, refreshes iPad lineup

A new colour has been added to the iPhone 7 lineup.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 22nd 2017 at 10:19AM in News

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Bloodstained cancelled on Wii U as Switch version is confirmed

Bloodstained cancelled on Wii U as Switch version is confirmed

Crowdfunding hit Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has scrapped its planned Wii U release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 22nd 2017 at 9:57AM in News
GameStop: Switch could eclipse the Wii

GameStop: Switch could eclipse the Wii

The senior director of merchandising at retailer GameSpot has predicted an extremely bright future for Nintendo Switch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2017 at 10:57AM in News
Oculus says VR already has 'real' games

Oculus says VR already has 'real' games

The accusation that VR games lack adequate depth is unfounded.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2017 at 10:36AM in News
How EA wants to extend its Mass Effect fanbase with Andromeda

How EA wants to extend its Mass Effect fanbase with Andromeda

Space has always been a big theme in games, but in 2016 publishers seemed to have a renewed interest in the genre.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 21st 2017 at 10:24AM in News

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Kingston University opens virtual reality training centre

Kingston University opens virtual reality training centre

Students at Kingston university now have access to a selection of virtual reality technology thanks to an investment in the institution’s tech facilities.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2017 at 10:09AM in News
YouTube caught up in LGBT restriction anger

YouTube caught up in LGBT restriction anger

Video service YouTube has been criticised for restricting access to videos that contain references to same-sex relationships.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2017 at 9:49AM in News
Persona 5 mistake saw orders cancelled for being 'dangerous'

Persona 5 mistake saw orders cancelled for being 'dangerous'

Publisher Atlus has been forced to clarify that the Premium Edition of Persona 5 does not contain ‘dangerous materials’.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2017 at 9:26AM in News
DotEmu's online store is closing

DotEmu's online store is closing

The once popular DRM-free PC games store DotEmu has announced plans to close later this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2017 at 11:06AM in News
Arons named as Machinima GM

Arons named as Machinima GM

Warner Bros has announced that its former senior VP of worldwide marketing Russell Arons has become the new general manager of Machinima.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2017 at 10:48AM in News
BioWare defends developer from online abuse

BioWare defends developer from online abuse

One member of BioWare’s development team has found themselves the centre of a new online abuse campaign.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2017 at 10:32AM in News
Super Mario Run lands on Android this week

Super Mario Run lands on Android this week

Three months after its iOS debut, Nintendo’s Super Mario Run will make its debut on Android this Thursday (March 23rd).

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2017 at 9:48AM in News
Ghost Recon Wildlands remains at No.1

Ghost Recon Wildlands remains at No.1

It’s two weeks on the trot at the top of the UK Top 40 for Ghost Recon: Wildlands.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2017 at 9:26AM in News
Yogscast

Yogscast on YouTube vs Twitch and its future as a 'full-blown media company'

There was a time when The Yogscast was synonymous with World of Warcraft and Minecraft Let’s Play videos. Since then, however, the Bristol-based production firm has grown into a full-blown ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 17th 2017 at 12:00PM in News