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Global VR market to reach £3.5bn in sales in 2016 - report

Global VR market to reach £3.5bn in sales in 2016 - report

Virtual reality is almost upon us now, and research firm SuperData reckons that the market for the new tech will reach $5.1bn (£3.5bn) by the end of the year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 6th 2016 at 9:54AM in News
Can Activision Blizzard create the ESPN of eSports? Gamers are skeptical

Can Activision Blizzard create the ESPN of eSports? Gamers are skeptical

Major League Gaming, a professional eSports organization, announced on Monday that it was acquired by video game publisher Activision Blizzard for a reported $46m, bringing MLG’s assets and infrastructure under ...

on Jan 6th 2016 at 9:49AM in News
HTC Vive's 'big technology breakthrough' in an integrated front-facing camera

HTC Vive's 'big technology breakthrough' in an integrated front-facing camera

The addition of a camera system has been revealed as the technological ‘breakthrough’ that has held up the launch of the HTC Vive virtual reality headset.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2016 at 4:03PM in News
Free Oculus Rift for early dev kit Kickstarter backers

Free Oculus Rift for early dev kit Kickstarter backers

The earliest and keenest supporters of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset have just had some very good news.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2016 at 3:41PM in News

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Guillermo del Toro to present Kojima with DICE Hall of Fame Award

Guillermo del Toro to present Kojima with DICE Hall of Fame Award

There’s not a lawyer in the world that can stop Hideo Kojima from accepting his next award in person.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2016 at 3:18PM in News
200m installs and counting for Windows 10

200m installs and counting for Windows 10

The growth of Windows 10 continues with the operating system now installed on more than 200m devices.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 5th 2016 at 2:47PM in News
PS4 sales hit 35.9 million units

PS4 sales hit 35.9 million units

Sony has announced that “cumulative sell through” of the PS4 has, as of January 3rd, reached 35.9m units.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2016 at 2:36PM in News
PC Rise of the Tomb Raider confirmed for January release

PC Rise of the Tomb Raider confirmed for January release

Microsoft has announced that the PC edition of Rise of the Tomb Raider will be hitting Steam and Windows 10 at the end of January.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 5th 2016 at 2:09PM in News

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Tetris and Donkey Kong composer Fuller has passed away

Tetris and Donkey Kong composer Fuller has passed away

Brad Fuller, who helped create the soundtracks to a number of classic 1980s video games, has died.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 5th 2016 at 1:51PM in News
Hellwig buys out Marcinek in Kalypso MBO

Hellwig buys out Marcinek in Kalypso MBO

One of the co-founders of publisher Kalypso Media has left the company with immediate effect.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2016 at 1:36PM in News
Triad Wars to be killed without exiting closed beta

Triad Wars to be killed without exiting closed beta

The PC-only spiritual successor to Sleeping Dogs is being culled without ever being fully released.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2016 at 11:51AM in News
Steam games made over $3.5bn in 2015 - report

Steam games made over $3.5bn in 2015 - report

Games sold over Steam generated over $3.5bn last year, according to analytics site Steam Spy.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 5th 2016 at 11:26AM in News

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PayPal backers won't get Shenmue 3's Kickstarter rewards

PayPal backers won't get Shenmue 3's Kickstarter rewards

Developer Ys Net has, thanks to what appears to be a bizarre data interpretation, decided that its PayPal backers will not be given the same treatment as its Kickstarter backers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2016 at 10:56AM in News
Sony promises PlayStation Plus subscription extensions following PSN outage

Sony promises PlayStation Plus subscription extensions following PSN outage

Following its PlayStation Network online service being down yesterday, Sony has said it will be compensating gamers.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 5th 2016 at 10:16AM in News
UK games retail suffers disappointing 2015, as software sales tumble 6%

UK games retail suffers disappointing 2015, as software sales tumble 6%

More than 28m physical games were sold in the UK last year, a drop of six per cent over 2014.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 5th 2016 at 10:03AM in News
Next Assassin's Creed set in ancient Egypt, won't arrive this year

Next Assassin's Creed set in ancient Egypt, won't arrive this year

2016 may be the first time in six years that Ubisoft does not release an Assassin’s Creed title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2016 at 9:55AM in News

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Rise of the Tomb Raider hits 1m units, could launch on PC this month

Rise of the Tomb Raider hits 1m units, could launch on PC this month

Crystal Dynamics' Rise of the Tomb Raider has shifted ‘well over one million units’ since it was released in November.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 5th 2016 at 9:50AM in News
Oculus Rift pre-orders go live in two days

Oculus Rift pre-orders go live in two days

Pre-orders for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will go live this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2016 at 4:13PM in News
PS4 hit with hack, is running custom Linux OS

PS4 hit with hack, is running custom Linux OS

Hacking group fail0verflow has taken the biggest stride yet toward a full-scale hack of Sony’s PS4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2016 at 3:46PM in News
GTX 970 named as the entry-level GPU for VR on PC

GTX 970 named as the entry-level GPU for VR on PC

The price of the headset is just the beginning of what looks to be the very expensive virtual reality revolution.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2016 at 3:05PM in News
Scalebound delayed until 2017

Scalebound delayed until 2017

Platinum Games’ Xbox One exclusive Scalebound will miss its 2016 release date.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2016 at 2:05PM in News
Ark: Survival Evolved has more players on Xbox One than PC

Ark: Survival Evolved has more players on Xbox One than PC

Prehistoric survival romp Ark: Survival Evolved has become a massive hit on Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2016 at 1:43PM in News
MCV launches eSports Pro Awards for 2016

MCV launches eSports Pro Awards for 2016

MCV will launch the eSports Pro Awards in September 2016 – a brand new event recognising the players, companies, games, and more behind the fast growing UK eSports scene.

on Jan 4th 2016 at 1:25PM in News
Uncharted 4 delayed for second time, set for April release

Uncharted 4 delayed for second time, set for April release

Sony has pushed back Uncharted 4 from its March 2016 release date.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 4th 2016 at 1:22PM in News
Happy with your salary? Take our survey right here

Happy with your salary? Take our survey right here

Ever wondered how much you're worth? Participate in our latest study into the games jobs market and help shed light on the average salary across all forms of development.

on Jan 4th 2016 at 1:01PM in News