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Game software market to reach $100bn by 2018 - report

Game software market to reach $100bn by 2018 - report

The games industry is expected to hit $100bn in software revenue alone by 2018, new research from DFC Intelligence suggests.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 26th 2014 at 6:45AM in News
Oculus: Zenimax suit a transparent attempt to take advantage of Facebook deal

Oculus: Zenimax suit a transparent attempt to take advantage of Facebook deal

Oculus VR has issued a legal statement denying Zenimax Media's recent claims that former employee John Carmack developed key VR technology for Oculus prior to his resignation from id Software.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 26th 2014 at 6:18AM in News
Minecraft console sales exceed lifetime PC figures

Minecraft console sales exceed lifetime PC figures

The console editions of Minecraft have sold past the life to date total of its original PC platform.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 26th 2014 at 12:23AM in News
Candy Crush Saga's King signs up to UKIE

Candy Crush Saga's King signs up to UKIE

UKIE has snagged itself a high-profile new member in the form of Candy Crush Saga maker King.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 25th 2014 at 3:54PM in News

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Is Garry Newman an indie?

Is Garry Newman an indie?

Garry Newman is arguably one of the most iconic indie devs working in the industry right now.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 25th 2014 at 2:48PM in News
Cheaters in online FPS Sudden Attack face legal action in Japan

Cheaters in online FPS Sudden Attack face legal action in Japan

Nexon is taking legal action against three gamers accused of using cheats in its online FPS Sudden Attack.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 25th 2014 at 2:40PM in News
Is No Man's Sky guaranteed to come out on PC?

Is No Man's Sky guaranteed to come out on PC?

Will there definitely be a PC version of No Man’s Sky? Comments from creator Sean Murray suggest perhaps not.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 25th 2014 at 1:43PM in News
Amiibo pre-orders available at £12.85 each

Amiibo pre-orders available at £12.85 each

Retailer ShopTo has started taking pre-orders for Nintendo’s Amiibo figures.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 25th 2014 at 1:17PM in News

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PlayStation Now beta hitting Sony TVs next week

PlayStation Now beta hitting Sony TVs next week

Some Sony TVs will next week begin offering direct access to the PlayStation Now beta.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 25th 2014 at 12:52PM in News
'Definitive spiritual successor' to STALKER descends into legal threats

'Definitive spiritual successor' to STALKER descends into legal threats

A new game called Areal, which is being dubbed as ‘the definitive spiritual successor to the cult hit STALKER series’ has sparked a potential legal tussle.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 25th 2014 at 12:19PM in News
Testology triumphs at MCV Games 5s

Testology triumphs at MCV Games 5s

The games industry shed blood, sweat and tears yesterday at the PlayStation MCV Games 5s tournament.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 25th 2014 at 11:37AM in News
VR - is it for the payers?

VR - is it for the payers?

The owner of London’s video game café Loading Bar James Dance shares his thoughts on the new virtual reality headsets and whether they will have mainstream success...

on Jun 25th 2014 at 10:54AM in News

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GAME Wallet adds new digital payment options

GAME Wallet adds new digital payment options

Reward Card points and Gift Card credit can now be combined in the GAME Reward app.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 25th 2014 at 10:40AM in News
Kantar: Pre-owned games offer an average £4.40 saving over new

Kantar: Pre-owned games offer an average £4.40 saving over new

Kantar Worldpanel consumer insight analyst Jules Williams examines the opportunities and challenges involved in this lucrative market...

on Jun 25th 2014 at 10:09AM in News
Itagaki: Things are getting interesting for Nintendo

Itagaki: Things are getting interesting for Nintendo

The market has yet to decide the ultimate fate of Wii U, Japanese developer Tomonobu Itagaki has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 25th 2014 at 9:48AM in News
Oculus buys Xbox 360 controller designers Carbon

Oculus buys Xbox 360 controller designers Carbon

Oculus VR has swooped up Carbon Design Group in its latest talent grab, purchasing the Xbox 360 controller creators for an unknown amount and under undisclosed terms.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 25th 2014 at 7:32AM in News

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Metro Redux hits PC, PS4 and Xbox One in August

Metro Redux hits PC, PS4 and Xbox One in August

Metro Redux will launch in late August in both North America and Europe, publisher Deep Silver has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 25th 2014 at 7:15AM in News
Anonymous Crytek employees now claim Ryse 2 canceled

Anonymous Crytek employees now claim Ryse 2 canceled

Anonymous sources close to Crytek have confirmed a sequel to Ryse: Son of Rome has been canceled.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 25th 2014 at 7:01AM in News
Redbull planning 'Top Gear for gamers' TV show

Redbull planning 'Top Gear for gamers' TV show

‘Top Gear for gamers’ – that’s the pitch for a new video games based TV show in the planning stages at Redbull.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2014 at 3:10PM in News
MachineGames 'would love to' make another Wolfenstein

MachineGames 'would love to' make another Wolfenstein

Wolfenstein: The New Order 2 could yet become reality, should developer MachineGames get its way.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2014 at 2:34PM in News
Retailer lists The Last of Us: Remastered PS4 bundle

Retailer lists The Last of Us: Remastered PS4 bundle

Sony is readying a The Last of Us: Remastered PS4 hardware bundle, according to one online retailer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2014 at 2:17PM in News
Bungie vows to make sure Destiny works at launch

Bungie vows to make sure Destiny works at launch

Battlefield 4, Grand Theft Auto Online, Final Fantasy XIV, SimCity, Half-Life 2, Diablo III – the list of online launch disasters is hardly a small one.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2014 at 1:00PM in News
Football Manager 2014 breaks PC record

Football Manager 2014 breaks PC record

Sports Interactive's hugely successful Football Manager series has claimed another PC milestone.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 24th 2014 at 12:29PM in News
Day one HD texture pack confirmed for Grid Autosport on PC

Day one HD texture pack confirmed for Grid Autosport on PC

PC gamers will have the option of significantly ramping up Grid Autosport’s visuals compared to the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2014 at 12:17PM in News
Some players wrongly banned from Battlefield 3 multiplayer

Some players wrongly banned from Battlefield 3 multiplayer

Anti-cheat system Punkbuster has incorrectly banned some innocent players of Battlefield 3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2014 at 11:51AM in News