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Fewer first-party Vita games on the way as emphasis shifts to indies

Fewer first-party Vita games on the way as emphasis shifts to indies

PlayStation Vita owners can expect more indie titles but fewer triple-A first-party games in the future.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2014 at 10:02AM in News
Uncharted 4, Destiny and Bloodborne amongst first PSN pre-order pre-load titles

Uncharted 4, Destiny and Bloodborne amongst first PSN pre-order pre-load titles

Sony has listed the first games that will be available to pre-load for those who pre-order them digitally on PSN.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2014 at 9:36AM in News
Miyamoto 'uneasy' with virtual reality

Miyamoto 'uneasy' with virtual reality

It’s looking unlikely that Nintendo will follow the likes of Sony, Valve and Oculus into the virtual reality sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2014 at 9:18AM in News
Atari returns as 'interactive entertainment production' company

Atari returns as 'interactive entertainment production' company

Atari Interactive has detailed plans to resurrect itself AGAIN, this time as an “interactive entertainment production company,” with a focus on licensing, digital games, online gambling and more.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 19th 2014 at 8:02AM in News

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Mobile games market to reach $28.9bn by 2016 - report

Mobile games market to reach $28.9bn by 2016 - report

Total revenue for the mobile games market is expected to reach $28.9bn by 2016, according to a new report from Juniper.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 19th 2014 at 7:50AM in News
Amazon unveils Fire Phone

Amazon unveils Fire Phone

Amazon is getting into the smartphone market with its freshly revealed Fire Phone, the company announced this week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 19th 2014 at 7:24AM in News
Ubisoft promises more character diversity in future titles

Ubisoft promises more character diversity in future titles

Future games from publisher Ubisoft will showcase a greater diversity of lead characters, the company’s CEO has pledged.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2014 at 4:09PM in News
Games 5s is next week - last chance to register

Games 5s is next week - last chance to register

Time is running out if you want to challenge the likes of Sports Interactive, Twitch, Ubisoft, Rockstar Games, GreenManGaming, and 2K Games at next week's MCV Games 5s.

on Jun 18th 2014 at 3:20PM in News

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Skylanders magazine, comic incoming as part of new licensing agreements

Skylanders magazine, comic incoming as part of new licensing agreements

Comic giant IDW, Crayola, Immediate Media and General Mills have all signed up or extended their deals as licensing partners for Activision’s Skylanders property.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2014 at 2:59PM in News
Notch at loggerheads with Minecraft users (and press) over EULA

Notch at loggerheads with Minecraft users (and press) over EULA

The monetization rules that govern Minecraft servers have led to a public spat between the game’s creator and his community.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2014 at 2:40PM in News
Wii U sales fall in Japan as Vita sales creep back up

Wii U sales fall in Japan as Vita sales creep back up

The PlayStation Vita has crept ahead of Wii U in Japan as the momentum gained from the release of Mario Kart 8 has started to wear off.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
E3 2014 claims Twitch records with 5.9m unique daily viewers

E3 2014 claims Twitch records with 5.9m unique daily viewers

And you thought E3 was no longer relevant?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2014 at 1:10PM in News

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Kojima "depressed again" by Grand Theft Auto V next-gen port

Kojima "depressed again" by Grand Theft Auto V next-gen port

The quality of Rockstar’s next-gen Grand Theft Auto V teaser has once again saddened Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2014 at 12:41PM in News
Wii U wasn't the only console to gain US sales last month as Vita sales rocket

Wii U wasn't the only console to gain US sales last month as Vita sales rocket

Both Nintendo’s Wii U and Sony’s PlayStation Vita boasted impressive sales gains in the US last month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2014 at 11:41AM in News
DayZ could hit PS4 and Xbox One this year

DayZ could hit PS4 and Xbox One this year

The creator of famed PC zombie game DayZ says it could yet make its console debut before the end of the year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2014 at 11:00AM in News
DATA: Gaming's digital transition

DATA: Gaming's digital transition

IPSOS MediaCT's Tom Cross reveals some of the latest GameTrack figures to uncover where money is being spent on gaming.

on Jun 18th 2014 at 11:00AM in News

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Star Citizen has 268-person dev team

Star Citizen has 268-person dev team

Well over 250 developers around the globe are working on Chris Roberts' prominent Kickstarter success story Star Citizen.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 18th 2014 at 10:24AM in News
Destiny becomes a PlayStation exclusive in Japan

Destiny becomes a PlayStation exclusive in Japan

Bungie’s upcoming multiplayer shooter Destiny will be released exclusively on PS4 and PS3 on September 11th in Japan.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jun 18th 2014 at 10:19AM in News
'World's largest games collection' sells for $750k

'World's largest games collection' sells for $750k

Michael Thomasson’s officially recognised ‘world’s largest games collection’ has sold for $750,250 (£442k).

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2014 at 10:09AM in News
Joost van Dreunen: The end of the end of the console

Joost van Dreunen: The end of the end of the console

When it comes to gaming, I’m an equal opportunity offender.

on Jun 18th 2014 at 10:00AM in News
Ubisoft: Wii U still has a chance if Nintendo cuts the price

Ubisoft: Wii U still has a chance if Nintendo cuts the price

Nintendo may have had a decent E3, but it’s hard to argue that the odds remain stacked against Wii U.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2014 at 9:44AM in News
Video Games: The Movie premieres worldwide next month

Video Games: The Movie premieres worldwide next month

Variance Films' Video Games: The Movie is set to premiere this July, according to a new trailer for the movie.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 18th 2014 at 9:03AM in News
Game companies see rise in stock following strong retail results

Game companies see rise in stock following strong retail results

Investors have responded kindly to the latest reported results at US retail, as game companies such as Activision Blizzard and Electronic Arts are seeing strong increases in share prices this ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 18th 2014 at 8:45AM in News
Classic adventure game Another World hits PS4 next week

Classic adventure game Another World hits PS4 next week

1991 Amiga and Atari ST release Another World is landing on PlayStation 4 consoles next week, publisher The Digital Lounge has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 18th 2014 at 8:27AM in News
Rabbids' TV Invasion

Rabbids' TV Invasion

When you think of video games on the cutting edge of technology, you’d probably come up with titles such as Call of Duty or GTA.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 17th 2014 at 4:38PM in News