Entries in 'gaming' (215)

Xbox 360 is most used online platform

Xbox 360 is most used online platform

Gamers spend more time playing the Xbox 360 online than any other console, with an average 7.3 hours spent per week, a new NPD report claims.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 3rd 2010 at 11:58AM in News
INTERVIEW: Green Man Gaming

INTERVIEW: Green Man Gaming

It hasn’t even gone live yet, but Green Man Gaming has already got the games industry talking.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 8th 2010 at 3:38PM in News
Moore: Sports to drive 3D gaming

Moore: Sports to drive 3D gaming

With 2010 looking to be a big year in the quest to drive 3D TV sets into consumer’s houses, EA Sports boss Peter Moore has predicted that the sports sector ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 28th 2010 at 4:36PM in News
iSlate unveiling set for Jan 27th?

iSlate unveiling set for Jan 27th?

Apple has sent out hundreds of press invitations for a mysterious event on January 27th – and most expect it to be the day when the computing giant at last ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 19th 2010 at 12:58PM in News

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Gaikai grabs $5m in funding

Gaikai grabs $5m in funding

A filing with the US' Securities and Exchange Commission has revealed that upcoming cloud gaming service Gaikai has received $5m in investment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2010 at 10:21AM in News
Dragon Age wins accessibility award

Dragon Age wins accessibility award

The PC version of BioWare’s recently released RPG epic Dragon Age: Origins has won AbleGamers’ 2009 Mainstream Accessibility Award thanks to its approach to widely-accessible gaming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2010 at 5:11PM in News
Riccitiello hails ‘1bn gamers’

Riccitiello hails ‘1bn gamers’

With a market as disparate as video games, hard stats are always tough to come by – but EA boss John Riccitiello reckons that the global audience for gaming now ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2009 at 4:03PM in News
40m 3D displays predicted by 2014

40m 3D displays predicted by 2014

A new report entitled Stereoscopic 3D Gaming has predicted that over 40m 3D-capable displays will be installed in households around the world by 2014.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2009 at 1:37PM in News

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Windows 7 to advance PC gaming

Windows 7 to advance PC gaming

Windows 7 will be the PC gaming platform of choice, Microsoft has told MCV.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2009 at 4:11PM in News
Apple dominates CoolBrand listings

Apple dominates CoolBrand listings

It’s official – gaming is cool. And as if that statement of undeniable fact isn’t enough, Apple is seemingly the coolest of them all, having dislodged last year’s winner Aston ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 28th 2009 at 6:23PM in News
Twentysomethings spend big in UK

Twentysomethings spend big in UK

The latest TNS data shows that gamers aged between 25 and 34 years old spend the most money on games in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 23rd 2009 at 5:27PM in News
Zune HD's gaming future outlined

Zune HD's gaming future outlined

Microsoft has confirmed its plans to release downloadable apps and games for its new Zune HD device, but only a few titles have been announced, and they won't be available ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 16th 2009 at 6:13PM in News

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It's official - Zune HD does gaming

It's official - Zune HD does gaming

Following the release of a promo video yesterday that hinted at a gaming-orientated future for Microsoft’s new portable multimedia player the Zune HD, the Xbox platform holder has finally broken ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2009 at 5:42PM in News
England demands games centre

England demands games centre

The FA has sent its list of requirements to the South African base that will be housing the England football team during next summer’s World Cup – and chief amongst ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2009 at 1:15PM in News
Zune touts gaming credentials

Zune touts gaming credentials

Ever since the Zune was first announced the industry has patiently awaited Microsoft’s move to position the device as a games machine – and that could be about to arrive ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 14th 2009 at 12:06PM in News
Gaikai beta arrives in Europe

Gaikai beta arrives in Europe

The cloud-based Gaikai service, which lets players enjoy traditional disk-based PC games through a browser without the need to install any files or own the physical media, is entering closed ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 9th 2009 at 4:30PM in News

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Channel 4 ramps up game funding

Channel 4 ramps up game funding

TV giant Channel 4 has invested a multi-million pound figure in the development of its own Xbox and PC games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 7th 2009 at 3:25PM in News
Exspect's iPhone Gaming Grip arrives

Exspect's iPhone Gaming Grip arrives

Exspect has released a new gaming-specific case for the iPhone which functions as an ergonomic grip for the Apple portable.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 29th 2009 at 1:18PM in News
US: Casual up, consoles down

US: Casual up, consoles down

New data from metrix specialist comScore has shown that the number of people playing online casual games in the US was up by 22 per cent annually in May – ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2009 at 12:58PM in News
MMO subscriptions ‘don’t make any sense’

MMO subscriptions ‘don’t make any sense’

The MMO subscription model is a thing of the past – that’s the verdict of Jolt Online Gaming boss Dylan Collins, who believes that the advent of browser-based gaming signifies ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 10th 2009 at 12:25PM in News
CyberSports: Free Realms deserves an award

CyberSports: Free Realms deserves an award

Fill in a form, decipher the captcha, click the verification email, download the client – getting going in even the simplest MMO can be hard work, and the developer of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2009 at 12:13PM in News
Games vet blasts Twitter ‘buzzwords’

Games vet blasts Twitter ‘buzzwords’

The game industry fails to understand the core properties and potential of social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2009 at 12:45PM in News
Buyout sets Pirate Bay on the road to legality

Buyout sets Pirate Bay on the road to legality

Whether or not the previous owners of Swedish file-sharing portal The Pirate Bay succeed in over-turning their prosecution in the increasingly protracted legal saga, it seems that The Pirate Bay ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 30th 2009 at 12:21PM in News
Now Disney eyes up 3D gaming

Now Disney eyes up 3D gaming

Disney will beat Ubisoft to the punch with its release of the first major game supporting 3D this summer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2009 at 1:22PM in News
EA points to possible casual acquisitions

EA points to possible casual acquisitions

Publisher EA has heaped praise on the emerging business models being pioneered by the online casual games market, fuelling the fire in the bellies of those who still believe the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2009 at 11:22AM in News