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Xbox One owners offered Sunset Overdrive for free for one day

Xbox One owners offered Sunset Overdrive for free for one day

Microsoft is offering one of its latest titles for free to celebrate Xbox One’s first birthday.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2014 at 2:38PM in News
3DS hacker insists he wants no part in piracy as Cubic Ninja prices rocket

3DS hacker insists he wants no part in piracy as Cubic Ninja prices rocket

The man at the centre of a new 3DS exploit has said that he doesn’t want the method to open the door to new piracy on the machine.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2014 at 2:20PM in News
Titanfall Deluxe Edition out now on PC, next week on Xbox One

Titanfall Deluxe Edition out now on PC, next week on Xbox One

A new all-you-can eat edition of Titanfall has been announced by EA.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2014 at 1:57PM in News
VIDEO: Peter Dinklage and Lena Heady confirmed for Telltale's Game of Thrones

VIDEO: Peter Dinklage and Lena Heady confirmed for Telltale's Game of Thrones

The first bit of footage from Telltale’s hotly anticipated Game of Thrones series has been released.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2014 at 12:08PM in News

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Future shares jump 40% as investors warm to restructuring

Future shares jump 40% as investors warm to restructuring

The share price of Future has shot up by nearly 40 per cent so far today following the publication of the media giant’s full year results.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2014 at 10:46AM in News
DayZ creator Dean Hall eyes UK development scene

DayZ creator Dean Hall eyes UK development scene

The creator of zombie-horror hit DayZ is set to move to the UK.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 21st 2014 at 10:45AM in News
Google introduces a subscription service to rid the internet of advertising

Google introduces a subscription service to rid the internet of advertising

So web ads annoy you? Do they annoy you enough to make you cough up a subscription to use the internet?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2014 at 10:09AM in News
Less than two weeks to go until the Games Industry Christmas Quiz

Less than two weeks to go until the Games Industry Christmas Quiz

There's only 11 days left if you want to secure a space at next month's Games Industry Christmas Quiz.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 21st 2014 at 10:07AM in News

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Frontier reassessing some refund requests as Elite: Dangerous outrage persists

Frontier reassessing some refund requests as Elite: Dangerous outrage persists

David Braben has said that Frontier is re-assessing some of the refund requests it declined in the wake of Elite: Dangerous’ online U-turn.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2014 at 9:38AM in News
Free Shadow of Mordor DLC offers playable female lead

Free Shadow of Mordor DLC offers playable female lead

Warner has released some free new DLC for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor that replaces Ranger Talion with a playable female lead.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2014 at 9:23AM in News
GameStop is closing its stores for Thanksgiving

GameStop is closing its stores for Thanksgiving

US High Street games retailer GameStop has confirmed that its stores will be closed on Thursday November 27th for Thanksgiving.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2014 at 9:02AM in News
Steam clamps down on dev requirements for Early Access titles

Steam clamps down on dev requirements for Early Access titles

A more stringent set of requirements has been put in place for games released via Steam’s Early Access service.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2014 at 8:49AM in News

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EA unveils the next Need for Speed... and it's for mobiles and tablets

EA unveils the next Need for Speed... and it's for mobiles and tablets

The name of the next Need for Speed title has been revealed – but it’s the platforms that it is in development for that’s of the most interest.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 20th 2014 at 3:34PM in News
Xbox One sells 1m in the UK

Xbox One sells 1m in the UK

Xbox One has smashed the one million sales barrier in the UK, MCV can reveal.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 20th 2014 at 3:01PM in News
Firefox drops Google as default search engine

Firefox drops Google as default search engine

Mozilla has struck a deal with Yahoo to make the latter Firefox’s default search engine on desktop and mobile.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 20th 2014 at 1:35PM in News
Activision finally releases some Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare numbers

Activision finally releases some Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare numbers

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the biggest entertainment launch of the year – that’s the headline from Activision’s long-awaited sales press release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 20th 2014 at 1:14PM in News

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Rovio layoffs signify maturing mobile games market, SuperData says

Rovio layoffs signify maturing mobile games market, SuperData says

When a CEO like Rovio’s Mikael Hed announces layoffs of “a maximum of 130 people” you know something’s up. Stating that the company had anticipated faster growth than it was ...

on Nov 20th 2014 at 12:28PM in News
How independent retailers can survive the industry transition

How independent retailers can survive the industry transition

While trying to grow our own business we continually look at our competitors, both large and small, to see which direction the industry is heading in. And as the market ...

on Nov 20th 2014 at 12:22PM in News
Can the BBC get games right this time?

Can the BBC get games right this time?

The BBC’s plan for the video games market regenerates almost as often as The Doctor.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 20th 2014 at 11:47AM in News
World of Warcraft subscriptions climb back over 10m

World of Warcraft subscriptions climb back over 10m

Subscriptions for MMO World of Warcraft have risen back over ten million following the release of the game’s fifth expansion Warlords of Draenor.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Nov 20th 2014 at 11:36AM in News
Frontier starts offering Elite: Dangerous refunds over online furore

Frontier starts offering Elite: Dangerous refunds over online furore

Some owners of Elite: Dangerous who are unhappy with the recent ditching of the game’s offline mode are being offered refunds.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 20th 2014 at 11:13AM in News
Street Fighter II producer is 'never' going back to consoles

Street Fighter II producer is 'never' going back to consoles

Yoshiki Okamoto has said that his future lies completely within the realm of mobile game development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 20th 2014 at 10:17AM in News
iOS banishes 'Free' icon from F2P game descriptions

iOS banishes 'Free' icon from F2P game descriptions

Free-to-play games are no longer listed as being ‘Free’ on the Apple App Store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 20th 2014 at 9:35AM in News
LGC 14: We are not the games media, says Yogscast

LGC 14: We are not the games media, says Yogscast

Yogscast says comparing it to the games media is a ‘category error’.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 19th 2014 at 4:44PM in News
Johhny Rotten has spent £10k on iPad apps in two years

Johhny Rotten has spent £10k on iPad apps in two years

It turns out that Sex Pistols star John 'Rotten’ Lydon is quite the gamer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2014 at 4:15PM in News