Entries in 'games' (92)

No games tax breaks in budget, but UKIE remains optimistic

No games tax breaks in budget, but UKIE remains optimistic

The UK’s video games industry trade body says that tax breaks for video games developers remain a realistic hope.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2014 at 2:31PM in News
The Last of Us claims five awards at games BAFTAs

The Last of Us claims five awards at games BAFTAs

Sony’s PS3 action title The Last of Us was the big winner at last night’s BAFTA Games Awards.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2014 at 9:33AM in News
New Nvidia GeForce bundles offer free Daylight or F2P currency

New Nvidia GeForce bundles offer free Daylight or F2P currency

There’s a host of new gaming bundles available to customers who splash out on Nvidia’s top hardware.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Mar 12th 2014 at 1:00PM in News
'Twitch could become a games platform in its own right'

'Twitch could become a games platform in its own right'

Streaming specialist Twitch says it could become a new platform for games developers following the incredible reaction to ‘Twitch Plays Pokémon’.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 28th 2014 at 10:52AM in News

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Republicans propose increased dev taxes for violent games

Republicans propose increased dev taxes for violent games

A US tax reform bill from the House Ways and Means Committee has suggested increasing the tax burden for games developers making violent games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2014 at 11:30AM in News
16% of US gamers have dropped physical games completely

16% of US gamers have dropped physical games completely

A new report from NPD suggests that only a limited number of US gamers have made the decision to completely abandon physical games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 21st 2014 at 9:49AM in News
Green Man Gaming 'to consider software publishing' in 2014

Green Man Gaming 'to consider software publishing' in 2014

Digital games retailer Green Man Gaming says it could begin publishing games later this year.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 20th 2014 at 10:03AM in News
Valve triumphs in Steam pre-owned games lawsuit

Valve triumphs in Steam pre-owned games lawsuit

A German court has ruled in Valve’s favour in a case hoping to force it to permit the sale of pre-owned Steam codes.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 7th 2014 at 10:40AM in News

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BAFTA to host first-ever Inside Games showcase

BAFTA to host first-ever Inside Games showcase

New pre-awards event will give consumers an early-look at the latest releases.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Feb 6th 2014 at 11:49AM in News
Google Glass launches first games

Google Glass launches first games

If Google's VR tech had taken your fancy, but couldn't justify shelling out the hefty price tag. Now you can.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Feb 5th 2014 at 11:40AM in News
Miyamoto: Nintendo has 'overcome the challenge' of first party game shortages

Miyamoto: Nintendo has 'overcome the challenge' of first party game shortages

Nintendo IS releasing enough first party games to propel its platforms forward.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 4th 2014 at 10:15AM in News
Vita Indie Game Mega Pack detailed

Vita Indie Game Mega Pack detailed

Sony has specified exactly what punters will be getting with the Vita Indie Game Mega Pack.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 31st 2014 at 10:16AM in News

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App Store and Google Play games spend overtook portable gaming in 2013

App Store and Google Play games spend overtook portable gaming in 2013

A new report says that games spending on both the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store overtook portable gaming last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2014 at 1:29PM in News
EA wants in on Amazon, Google and Apple consoles

EA wants in on Amazon, Google and Apple consoles

Expect any future consoles from Amazon, Google or Apple to feature EA games from the off.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2014 at 3:26PM in News
Nintendo refutes smartphone game claims

Nintendo refutes smartphone game claims

Mario and friends will not be appearing on smartphones in the foreseeable future, despite recent reports to the contrary.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 28th 2014 at 4:12PM in News
Competitive Xbox One digital pricing 'on the agenda'

Competitive Xbox One digital pricing 'on the agenda'

Microsoft has suggested that the price of digital Xbox One games will become more competitive with the High Street at some point in the future.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 27th 2014 at 11:20AM in News

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Square Enix closes down its Core Online streaming service

Square Enix closes down its Core Online streaming service

Core Online, the HD streaming games service from Square Enix, has been shut down.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 17th 2014 at 1:15PM in News
Games for Oculus Rift could cost more than on Xbox One and PS4

Games for Oculus Rift could cost more than on Xbox One and PS4

Some still believe that virtual reality will be the next big thing in games – and it might come at a cost.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2014 at 3:43PM in News
The console fitness revolution goes mobile

The console fitness revolution goes mobile

In 2008, Nintendo released the highly successful Wii Fit – a fitness title that went on to sell 23m units and started a series that has sold over 44m copies ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 15th 2014 at 2:47PM in News
UK games retail scores £600m haul in December

UK games retail scores £600m haul in December

Video game consoles and software made £605.5m for the UK High Street last month, MCV can reveal.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 13th 2014 at 1:53PM in News
Premium pricing will survive but console F2P important for new IP

Premium pricing will survive but console F2P important for new IP

Free games are not a threat to triple-A console releases.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Dec 11th 2013 at 12:49PM in News
Everybody Plays launches The Game Finder

Everybody Plays launches The Game Finder

The UK family games site has launched a new tool to help parents find the games most suitable for their children.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Dec 5th 2013 at 10:09AM in News
HMV ramping down tech, stepping up games, music and film

HMV ramping down tech, stepping up games, music and film

HMV is reducing the amount of high-end technology it sells, the retailer has told MCV's sister site PCR.

by Laura Barnes
on Nov 29th 2013 at 1:18PM in News
Glu CEO reckons Google Glass will 'revolutionise' games

Glu CEO reckons Google Glass will 'revolutionise' games

Wearable technology such as Google Glass could have a revolutionary impact on games, claims the CEO of Glu Mobile.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Nov 29th 2013 at 12:57PM in News
Sony giving away two free PlayStation Mobile games each week

Sony giving away two free PlayStation Mobile games each week

Remember PlayStation Mobile? Sony suddenly seems to have, and has announced a brand new games offer for the platform.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 27th 2013 at 3:57PM in News