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Digital data is essential, says UKIE

Digital data is essential, says UKIE

UK games industry trade body UKIE has joined the call for more sharing of digital and download sales figures.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 28th 2015 at 11:51AM in News
UKIE promotes Jenny Brammall

UKIE promotes Jenny Brammall

The UK trade body’s community and engagement assistant Jenny Brammall has been promoted.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 28th 2015 at 11:30AM in News

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Shovel Knight becomes the first indie game Amiibo

Shovel Knight becomes the first indie game Amiibo

Nintendo’s increased fraternising with the indie community has been stepped up with confirmation of the first Amiibo based on an indie title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 28th 2015 at 11:20AM in News
Project CARS TV ads to hit almost four months after launch

Project CARS TV ads to hit almost four months after launch

Surprise hit racing game Project CARS is getting its first lot of TV advertising this weekend - almost four months after launch.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 28th 2015 at 11:10AM in News
GamesMaster's Gilman promoted to editor

GamesMaster's Gilman promoted to editor

Future has promoted GamesMaster games editor Matt Gilman to editor. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 28th 2015 at 11:00AM in News
Until Dawn has been censored in Japan

Until Dawn has been censored in Japan

A particularly gory scene in new PS4 title Until Dawn has been omitted from the Japanese version of the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 28th 2015 at 10:34AM in News

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Twitch partners contractually locked out of YouTube Gaming streaming

Twitch partners contractually locked out of YouTube Gaming streaming

Over 10,000 of the top video game streamers are being locked out from streaming on Youtube’s new YouTube Gaming service.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 28th 2015 at 9:48AM in News
Valve's Vive VR headset will only receive a limited 2015 launch

Valve's Vive VR headset will only receive a limited 2015 launch

The Vive VR headset will be the first major VR competitor to reach shelves - but only in limited quantities.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 28th 2015 at 9:23AM in News
Just hours left in GamesAid charity nominations

Just hours left in GamesAid charity nominations

The UK games industry has until Midnight tonight to nominate charities that could receive thousands of pounds from GamesAid.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 28th 2015 at 8:46AM in News

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Rocket League on Steam hits 1m sales milestone

Rocket League on Steam hits 1m sales milestone

Valve has announced Psyonix hit multiplayer title Rocket League has sold more than 1m copies through Steam.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 28th 2015 at 4:21AM in News
Walmart's Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle available for pre-order

Walmart's Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle available for pre-order

Walmart’s exclusive Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle is now available for pre-order.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 28th 2015 at 4:19AM in News
Clint Hocking reunites with Ubisoft

Clint Hocking reunites with Ubisoft

Following his sudden exit from Amazon, Far Cry 2 creative director Clint Hocking has rejoined Ubisoft.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 28th 2015 at 4:15AM in News
Square to set army of Lara Crofts loose on London Tube to promote Lara Croft GO

Square to set army of Lara Crofts loose on London Tube to promote Lara Croft GO

In an effort to market its new mobile title Lara Croft GO, Square Enix is setting an number of models dressed up as Lara Croft loose on the London Underground.

on Aug 27th 2015 at 4:10PM in News

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Can Nintendo make Splatoon an eSport?

Can Nintendo make Splatoon an eSport?

Gaming giant Nintendo is no stranger to eSports – it’s helping to foster a seriously competitive scene around Super Smash Bros– but it’s taken the intervention of another ...

on Aug 27th 2015 at 3:49PM in News
Divinity: Original Sin II Kickstarted in under 12 hours

Divinity: Original Sin II Kickstarted in under 12 hours

Developer Larian has admitted it was totally surprised by the speed at which its RPG sequel Divinity: Original Sin II was successfully funded on Kickstarter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2015 at 3:32PM in News
Game of War director arrested for trying to board plane with secret data

Game of War director arrested for trying to board plane with secret data

Machine Zone has found itself embroiled in a second trade secrets row in a single week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2015 at 3:00PM in News
The Emerging Sector Everyone in VC Is Talking About...And Doesn't Understand

The Emerging Sector Everyone in VC Is Talking About...And Doesn't Understand

Most people I talk to are genuinely confused by eSports.  I often hear, "who in their right mind watches this stuff?", or "those nerdy dudes make how much money!?"  The incredulity ...

on Aug 27th 2015 at 1:48PM in News
UPDATED: Questions asked about GAME's Metal Gear Solid V order cancellations

UPDATED: Questions asked about GAME's Metal Gear Solid V order cancellations

A number of customers who had pre-ordered the Collector’s Edition of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain have had their orders cancelled.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2015 at 12:53PM in News
Amazon Underground offers free versions of premium and freemium games

Amazon Underground offers free versions of premium and freemium games

Retailer Amazon has developed a new business model that allows it to offer a number of Android apps to users for free.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2015 at 12:48PM in News
Twitch hits 2 million concurrent viewers milestone

Twitch hits 2 million concurrent viewers milestone

Streaming service Twitch passed a big milestone over the weekend, hitting two million concurrent viewers on Sunday 23 August.

on Aug 27th 2015 at 12:46PM in News
GAME's opening a new London store

GAME's opening a new London store

Tomorrow morning will bring with it the opening of a brand new GAME store in Walthamstow, East London.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2015 at 12:04PM in News
As mobile gaming stagnates, people are spending less time (and more money) playing games

As mobile gaming stagnates, people are spending less time (and more money) playing games

The top games on mobile in 2015 are the same games that were at the top of the charts in 2012 — and that incessant domination of just a handful ...

on Aug 27th 2015 at 11:45AM in News