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Reminder: Games Media Awards nominations close tomorrow

Reminder: Games Media Awards nominations close tomorrow

You only have until the end of tomorrow (Friday, August 14th) to put forward your nominations for this year’s Games Media Awards.

on Aug 13th 2015 at 11:57AM in News
Promotions at Nintendo UK

Promotions at Nintendo UK

Nintendo's UK office has made a number of promotions. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 13th 2015 at 11:34AM in News
Xbox wins Cologne, but wants more of Europe

Xbox wins Cologne, but wants more of Europe

Microsoft won’t use the word ‘relaunch’ but that’s essentially what it has done with Xbox One.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 13th 2015 at 10:45AM in News
AR is not compelling enough for consumers yet, says Oculus

AR is not compelling enough for consumers yet, says Oculus

VR giant Oculus says that augmented reality has failed to capture the mass-market so far.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 13th 2015 at 10:02AM in News

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'Horror games are pushing into the mainstream'

'Horror games are pushing into the mainstream'

Creepy PS4 exclusive Until Dawn will help the horror genre march into the mainstream, says Sony. 

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 13th 2015 at 10:02AM in News
Take-Two: Mafia III will 'absolutely' be as big as BioShock and Borderlands

Take-Two: Mafia III will 'absolutely' be as big as BioShock and Borderlands

Take-Two wants its Mafia series to sit alongside Borderlands and BioShock as one of its biggest games franchises.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 13th 2015 at 10:02AM in News
Find out what we learnt from Gamescom 2015 in this week's issue of MCV

Find out what we learnt from Gamescom 2015 in this week's issue of MCV

MCV is back from Gamescom - but what did we find out at this year's show? 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 13th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
The Flock launches next week, will conclude after 215m player deaths

The Flock launches next week, will conclude after 215m player deaths

Multiplayer horror game The Flock will launch later this month, with developer Vogelsap sharing the exact number of deaths the game will allow before disappearing completely.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 13th 2015 at 4:50AM in News

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ESL outlines new anti-doping program

ESL outlines new anti-doping program

The Electronic Sports League has revealed its new anti-doping program, with random saliva tests for ESL event players starting in September.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 13th 2015 at 4:48AM in News
League of Legends tops most-watched games on Twitch for July

League of Legends tops most-watched games on Twitch for July

League of Legends finished on top of Twitch's latest monthly most-watched games list, the streaming network has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 13th 2015 at 4:44AM in News
Smyths to offer free Shiny Rayquaza and Pikachu visits in first promotion with Pokémon

Smyths to offer free Shiny Rayquaza and Pikachu visits in first promotion with Pokémon

Retailer Smyths Toys Superstores is teaming up with The Pokémon Company for the first time as part of a new campaign.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 12th 2015 at 5:00PM in News
Resident Evil 2 is being remade

Resident Evil 2 is being remade

Capcom has announced that its 1998 survival horror classic Resident Evil 2 is being remade.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 12th 2015 at 4:10PM in News

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Larian announces Divinity: Original Sin II, will be Kickstarted

Larian announces Divinity: Original Sin II, will be Kickstarted

Larian Studios has revealed that Divinity Original Sin II is in the works and that the firm will be using Kickstarter to fund the title.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 12th 2015 at 2:56PM in News
Bandai Namco announces publishing partnership with The Farm 51 for Get Even

Bandai Namco announces publishing partnership with The Farm 51 for Get Even

Bandai Namco has announced that it is partnering up with Polish developer The Farm 51 to publish its upcoming game, Get Even.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 12th 2015 at 1:06PM in News
EA 'investigating' adding Xbox 360 games to EA Access catalogue

EA 'investigating' adding Xbox 360 games to EA Access catalogue

Backwards-compatible Xbox 360 titles could be added to EA Access in the future, the publisher has said.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 12th 2015 at 10:44AM in News
Final Fantasy XV to get simultaneous 2016 worldwide launch

Final Fantasy XV to get simultaneous 2016 worldwide launch

The next iteration in Square Enix’s Final Fantasy series – XV – is going to be launching globally next year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 12th 2015 at 10:19AM in News

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YouTube streaming, Twitter video uploads and UI tweaks among PS4 firmware 3.00 changes

YouTube streaming, Twitter video uploads and UI tweaks among PS4 firmware 3.00 changes

The next operating system update for PS4 is bring a wealth of new features to the console.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 12th 2015 at 10:19AM in News
Konami to shut down PES 2014 servers this November

Konami to shut down PES 2014 servers this November

The final whistle is about to blow for those still playing PES 2014 online.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 12th 2015 at 9:43AM in News
Sony opens PlayStation Plus Vote to Play scheme tomorrow

Sony opens PlayStation Plus Vote to Play scheme tomorrow

PlayStation Plus members will be able to vote to see what titles will appear in Instant Game Collection later this week.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 12th 2015 at 9:40AM in News
Facebook and Oculus can't stop Zenimax lawsuit from moving forward

Facebook and Oculus can't stop Zenimax lawsuit from moving forward

Zenimax's lawsuit against Oculus VR and its parent company Facebook will move forward, after separate motions to dismiss by the latter two firms were denied.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 12th 2015 at 7:35AM in News
Hearthstone brings in $20m a month, Superdata claims

Hearthstone brings in $20m a month, Superdata claims

A new digital card game-focused report from Superdata states that Blizzard's free-to-play release Hearthstone is raking in $20m a month between PC and mobile platforms.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 12th 2015 at 7:27AM in News
Wildstar free-to-play revamp enters closed beta

Wildstar free-to-play revamp enters closed beta

Wildstar's upcoming free-to-play re-release has entered closed beta, developer Carbine Studios has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 12th 2015 at 7:19AM in News
FACEIT ports $20,000 monthly Pro League to CS:GO

FACEIT ports $20,000 monthly Pro League to CS:GO

FACEIT have today launched the CS:GO FACEIT Pro League, where the best European players will compete for $20,000 of prize money each month, including non-professionals.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Aug 11th 2015 at 3:14PM in News
Valve: No plans for CS:GO International despite Dota's success

Valve: No plans for CS:GO International despite Dota's success

Valve has reiterated their decision not to host a single world championship for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive despite the success of last week's Dota 2 finals.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Aug 11th 2015 at 2:17PM in News
Majesco pulls out of physical retail

Majesco pulls out of physical retail

Publisher Majesco has decided to exit physical retail and instead is focusing its efforts on the digital download market.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 11th 2015 at 12:33PM in News