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'Final Fantasy Disease' threatened series' future, director says

'Final Fantasy Disease' threatened series' future, director says

Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy XV, has admitted that he had a fight on his hands to implement the sort of modernisation needed to secure the RPG series’ ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2016 at 10:57AM in News
Cross-platform play arrives in Rocket League

Cross-platform play arrives in Rocket League

Developer Psyonix has announced that Rocket League players will today be able to indulge in some cross-platform online multiplayer between Xbox and PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2016 at 10:35AM in News
eSports Pro

Overwatch Teams: Top 5 to Watch in 2016

With regular tournaments giving all the new Overwatch teams practice during the closed beta, we’ve seen plenty of strong sides emerge who we expect will continue to impress once the ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 24th 2016 at 10:15AM in News
Overwatch

REUNITED wants to become the Astralis of Overwatch esports

ESPN calls it the next big esports. Organisations like Cloud9, Team Liquid, and Luminosity Gaming have fielded teams. Tournaments get announced every second day, in fact, audio giant Dolby just ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 24th 2016 at 10:12AM in News

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Overwatch

The Overwatch teams to watch at Agents Rising

We’re into the endzone here, folks. Overwatch is mere weeks away from becoming an actual, released game that people can buy and play for as long as they want without ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 24th 2016 at 10:09AM in News
Dota 2

Inside DreamLeague, the most lovably weird esports production on the Internet

Three of the biggest personalities in Dota 2 are analyzing a game that's just finished in the Stockholm studios of DreamHack, the legendary esports and gaming events company. That's when ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 24th 2016 at 10:03AM in News
Smash Bros

The Prodigal Fox Returns: Leffen on his comeback, coping with visa issues and EU's problem

The last time that William “Leffen” Hjelte played Super Smash Bros. in North America, he swept Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma in the Grand Finals of HTC Throwdown. Just a month later, ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 24th 2016 at 9:54AM in News
Week one sales of Uncharted 4 reach 2.7m worldwide

Week one sales of Uncharted 4 reach 2.7m worldwide

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End looks on track to be a fitting commercial send off for the series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2016 at 4:05PM in News

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And the next game to be made into a film is... Fruit Ninja

And the next game to be made into a film is... Fruit Ninja

An Assassin’s Creed film? Sure, that makes sense. Angry Birds? Well, if you must. Tetris? Seriously, dude what are you on? Fruit Ninja? Now you’re just trolling.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2016 at 3:44PM in News
Ubisoft UK promotes key PR and marketing staff

Ubisoft UK promotes key PR and marketing staff

The Division publisher has announced four promotions within its UK marketing team.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on May 23rd 2016 at 3:30PM in News
Minecraft signs Chinese development deal

Minecraft signs Chinese development deal

Mojang has paired up with NetEase to make a bespoke version of Minecraft fro the Chinese market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2016 at 2:56PM in News
Avanquest now '100% focused on games' after name change

Avanquest now '100% focused on games' after name change

Publisher Avanquest is now entirely dedicated to video games.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 23rd 2016 at 2:47PM in News

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Monument Valley hits 26m downloads

Monument Valley hits 26m downloads

Popular mobile puzzle game Monument Valley is now two years old, and total downloads across all major mobile platforms has now surpassed 26m.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 23rd 2016 at 2:14PM in News
How PC has shaped the future of Sega

How PC has shaped the future of Sega

Sega, once a dominant force in the console space, has reduced its presence in the sector over the years. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 23rd 2016 at 2:11PM in News
Dev speaks out on SimCity's 2013 implosion

Dev speaks out on SimCity's 2013 implosion

The launch of SimCity in 2013 has become one of gaming’s most infamous online cock-ups.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2016 at 1:49PM in News
Apple backs down in Palestinian game row

Apple backs down in Palestinian game row

A developer who had been told his game could not be classified as such on the iOS App Store has said the decision has been reversed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2016 at 11:00AM in News

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Oculus Rift patch opens door to software piracy

Oculus Rift patch opens door to software piracy

An update that at first prevented users from playing Oculus Rift games on the HTC Vive has instead made the process easier, and even led to the possibility of Oculus ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2016 at 10:29AM in News
Sumo Digital snaps up ex-Lionhead art director

Sumo Digital snaps up ex-Lionhead art director

Sumo Digital’s Nottingham offices have picked up the former art director for deceased developer Lionhead.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 23rd 2016 at 10:04AM in News
Uncharted spends second week at No.1, Doom sales fall just 35%

Uncharted spends second week at No.1, Doom sales fall just 35%

After debuting in pole position, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End holds the crown this week.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 23rd 2016 at 9:54AM in News
Team YP

Capcom bans Team YP and other "adult content" sponsors

Capcom has banned Team YP from all Capcom Pro Tour events, with a new rule that forbids sponsors of “adult content”.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 22nd 2016 at 12:13PM in News
ELEAGUE

ELEAGUE will be broadcast on Twitch thanks to multi year deal

Turner and WME | IMG, the two companies running ELEAGUE, have partnered with Twitch in order to broadcast the upcoming competition on the streaming platform.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 21st 2016 at 2:28PM in News
eGames

First eGames event to hit Rio this August

The first ever eGames event will take place in Rio de Janeiro on August 15th and 16th.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 20th 2016 at 4:16PM in News
UK Kickstarter has raised £100,000,000

UK Kickstarter has raised £100,000,000

The UK arm of crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has revealed that over £100m has been raised for projects since the site first launched in 2012.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 20th 2016 at 3:54PM in News
Busy May could boost summer sales, says Homefront's dev

Busy May could boost summer sales, says Homefront's dev

The busy May release schedule could result in healthy sales throughout the summer. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 20th 2016 at 3:32PM in News
Halo 5 is (sort of) coming to PC

Halo 5 is (sort of) coming to PC

With Microsoft IP lining up to make the jump from console to PC, the timing of Halo’s return to the Windows platform has been an ever pressing question.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 20th 2016 at 3:17PM in News