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TotalBiscuit promises full disclosure

TotalBiscuit promises full disclosure

Prominent YouTuber John ‘TotalBiscuit’ Bain has said that he will fully disclose when he is being paid to promote a game in future.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2014 at 9:29AM in News
GameStop: Majority of our digital revenue made at brick-and-mortar stores

GameStop: Majority of our digital revenue made at brick-and-mortar stores

Retailer GameStop has brought in significant digital revenue direct from its brick-and-mortar shops, company president Tony Bartel claims.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 16th 2014 at 8:08AM in News
Future hires Richard Haley as CFO

Future hires Richard Haley as CFO

Tesco Extras UK financial director Richard Haley is set to become Future’s new CFO, the games media company has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 16th 2014 at 7:38AM in News
Raspberry Pi B+ expands mini computer's hardware

Raspberry Pi B+ expands mini computer's hardware

Raspberry Pi creators have announced the miniature computer hardware’s “final evolution” is out now for purchase.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 16th 2014 at 7:21AM in News

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Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to star in Kinect game

Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to star in Kinect game

There’s a new Turtles film out soon and Activision seemingly hopes to have a title out to capitalise on the hype.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2014 at 4:02PM in News
Aliens will abduct you in Oculus Rift horror title The Hum

Aliens will abduct you in Oculus Rift horror title The Hum

So survival horror is dead, is it? Upcoming indie Oculus Rift game The Hum disagrees.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2014 at 3:36PM in News
Diablo III to launch in China

Diablo III to launch in China

Blizzard has teamed up with NetEase to bring Diablo III to the Chinese market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2014 at 2:46PM in News
Pharrell Williams to 'curate' NBA 2K15 soundtrack

Pharrell Williams to 'curate' NBA 2K15 soundtrack

2K Games has found a way to get the name Pharrell Williams on the cover of 2K15.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2014 at 2:14PM in News

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Sony says PS4 is targeting lapsed Wii owners

Sony says PS4 is targeting lapsed Wii owners

PS4 may have enjoyed big popularity with core gamers, but Sony says the machine is also successfully targeting the Wii generation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2014 at 2:03PM in News
PS4 attracting higher Chinese interest than Xbox One

PS4 attracting higher Chinese interest than Xbox One

A survey conducted by a Chinese news outlet suggests that PS4 is attracting more buyer interest than Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2014 at 1:11PM in News
Yes, you can be allergic to iPads

Yes, you can be allergic to iPads

A child in America has been diagnosed as allergic to Apple’s first-gen iPad.

by Laura Barnes
on Jul 15th 2014 at 12:14PM in News
Over 70% of Ubisoft's Season Passes are sold at retail

Over 70% of Ubisoft's Season Passes are sold at retail

GameStop has claimed that over 70 per cent of the Season passes Ubisoft sells for its games are sold on the High Street.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2014 at 12:08PM in News

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The State of Survival Horror

The State of Survival Horror

It’s fair to say that survival horror had slipped out of the mainstream. The genre’s big series – Resident Evil, Silent Hill and Dead Space – have all opted for ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 15th 2014 at 11:21AM in News
Bing founder becomes EA's new CTO

Bing founder becomes EA's new CTO

EA has appointed Bing founder Ken Moss as its new chief technology officer.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jul 15th 2014 at 10:13AM in News
Insomniac says digital pre-orders coming to Xbox Live

Insomniac says digital pre-orders coming to Xbox Live

Xbox One owners will soon be able to pre-order titles via the Xbox Live marketplace.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2014 at 10:11AM in News
Messi given FIFA 15 cover star role

Messi given FIFA 15 cover star role

World Cup Golden Ball winner Lionel Messi has unsurprisingly been named as the global cover star of FIFA 15.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2014 at 9:49AM in News

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Microsoft to confirm job cuts this week, report says

Microsoft to confirm job cuts this week, report says

Something in the region of 6,000 job cuts could to be announced at Microsoft later this week, a report has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2014 at 9:43AM in News
Devs are asking for Xbox Early Access program, ID@Xbox boss says

Devs are asking for Xbox Early Access program, ID@Xbox boss says

A Steam-style Early Access programme is a common request amongst ID@Xbox developers, the platform holder's Chris Charla has told Develop.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 14th 2014 at 2:56PM in News
Frontier says it would be 'stupid' not to bring Elite Dangerous to PS4 and Xbox One

Frontier says it would be 'stupid' not to bring Elite Dangerous to PS4 and Xbox One

Elite Dangerous is coming to PS4 and Xbox One, it seems.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2014 at 2:50PM in News
INSIGHT: What the new consumer laws mean for etail

INSIGHT: What the new consumer laws mean for etail

Nic Murfett, interactive entertainment and sports groups associate at London law firm Harbottle & Lewis, explains what the new digital content laws are – and what they mean for online ...

on Jul 14th 2014 at 2:19PM in News
Vita IS a triple-A machine in Japan but Western future remain unclear, Sony says

Vita IS a triple-A machine in Japan but Western future remain unclear, Sony says

Sony is confident about the Vita’s future prospects in Japan, but is less certain about its place in the Western market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2014 at 1:47PM in News
Ubisoft vs The World

Ubisoft vs The World

Corrupting journalists. Misrepresenting women. Misleading gamers... even a bizarre accusation of racism. Ubisoft has been criticised quite a bit lately.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 14th 2014 at 12:17PM in News
Over a quarter of gaming YouTubers have been paid for coverage

Over a quarter of gaming YouTubers have been paid for coverage

21 per cent of popular video game YouTubers have admitted to being paid by developers to cover their titles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2014 at 12:06PM in News
Sold Out warns indies not to ignore traditional market

Sold Out warns indies not to ignore traditional market

Publishing label Sold Out has told indies they shouldn’t ignore the opportunities that remain available in the traditional boxed market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2014 at 11:28AM in News
Team 17 nearly lost Worms IP to publisher

Team 17 nearly lost Worms IP to publisher

Team17 was nearly forced to surrender its famous Worms IP in the late 1990s after signing a deal with a publisher, the studio’s MD has revealed.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jul 14th 2014 at 10:37AM in News