Entries in 'Media' (93)

Daniel Radcliffe and Bill Paxton confirmed for BBC's GTA drama

Daniel Radcliffe and Bill Paxton confirmed for BBC's GTA drama

The BBC has confirmed the first official casting and plot details of its upcoming drama about the development of Grand Theft Auto.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2015 at 12:25PM in News
Anita Sarkeesian makes Time 100 list

Anita Sarkeesian makes Time 100 list

Feminist Frequency creator and equality advocate Anita Sarkeesian has made it into this year’s Time 100 list.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2015 at 3:16PM in News
Original GTA dev expresses concern over BBC drama

Original GTA dev expresses concern over BBC drama

It appears as if no-one from the original Grand Theft Auto design team is involved in the BBC’s upcoming dramatization about the game’s creation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 10th 2015 at 1:21PM in News
Mortal Kombat X producer quits Twitter after family threats

Mortal Kombat X producer quits Twitter after family threats

Another member of the video games industry has decided to abandon Twitter after growing tired of the abuse being directed toward him and his family.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2015 at 12:03PM in News

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Reddit mods sign League of Legends NDA with Riot

Reddit mods sign League of Legends NDA with Riot

It has emerged that most of the moderation team of the League of Legends subreddit have signed up to a non-disclosure agreement with developer Riot Games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2015 at 10:44AM in News
The BBC is making a Grand Theft Auto drama

The BBC is making a Grand Theft Auto drama

A TV drama series based on Grand Theft Auto is in the works at the BBC, the corporation has announced.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 12th 2015 at 11:29AM in News
New VideoGamer.com owner eyes further acquisitions

New VideoGamer.com owner eyes further acquisitions

The new owner of VideoGamer.com, Swedish firm IBIBI, is on the look-out for other portals to add to its network of technology websites.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 12th 2015 at 10:25AM in News
Kingsley: Metacritic is irrelevant to Rebellion

Kingsley: Metacritic is irrelevant to Rebellion

There is a disconnect between games reviews and games buyers that renders Metacritic meaningless, according to Rebellion boss Jason Kingsley.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2015 at 1:06PM in News

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At least one publisher still loves Metacritic (it's Nintendo)

At least one publisher still loves Metacritic (it's Nintendo)

Metacritic may be increasing falling out of favour, but Satoru Iwata is having none of it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2015 at 2:31PM in News
Around the world with IGN

Around the world with IGN

Back in 2006, games media giant IGN decided it was time to move beyond its US borders and try to take on the world.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 6th 2015 at 2:05PM in News
Defy Media lays off writers at The Escapist, GameTrailers and GameFront

Defy Media lays off writers at The Escapist, GameTrailers and GameFront

A number of games journalists yesterday lost their jobs across three of Defy Media’s properties.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 11:50AM in News
BBC 5 Live show to ask whether gaming is a sport

BBC 5 Live show to ask whether gaming is a sport

A show called Gaming: Rise of the Cyber Athlete will this week examine the credentials of video games as a sport.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2015 at 11:31AM in News

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Only three original console games averaged 90% or more on Metacritic in 2014

Only three original console games averaged 90% or more on Metacritic in 2014

“It appears that gaming's transition year has turned into transition years” – that’s the headline from Metacritic after a poor year for game quality.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 23rd 2014 at 9:51AM in News
Ebuyer signs with Dave for first TV sponsorship deal

Ebuyer signs with Dave for first TV sponsorship deal

Online retailer Ebuyer.com has announced its first TV sponsorship campaign with UK TV channel Dave.

by Jade Burke
on Dec 17th 2014 at 4:12PM in News
Bungie says it can be difficult to review modern games

Bungie says it can be difficult to review modern games

Interconnected, heavily socialised games such as Destiny are asking questions of how the press reviews games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 27th 2014 at 10:50AM in News
Sarkeesian dubbed 'Video Game Avenger' on striking Bloomberg Businessweek cover

Sarkeesian dubbed 'Video Game Avenger' on striking Bloomberg Businessweek cover

The increasing influence of game critic Anita Sarkeesian has been demonstrated yet again with a striking cover on Bloomberg Businessweek.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 26th 2014 at 2:32PM in News

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NBC pulls the plug on G4 TV

NBC pulls the plug on G4 TV


US video game TV channel G4 is to be closed by parent company NBC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2014 at 11:21AM in News
PCGamer.com page views jump 109% following redesign

PCGamer.com page views jump 109% following redesign

Future’s PC gaming site PCGamer.com has experienced what the company says is record-breaking growth following the roll-out of its redesign last month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2014 at 4:30PM in News
Game over for the Official Magazine?

Game over for the Official Magazine?

The news last week that Future and Nintendo had decided to close Official Nintendo Magazine is a sad sign of the times. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 20th 2014 at 2:29PM in News
Global media rallies against #GamerGate misogyny

Global media rallies against #GamerGate misogyny

The world’s news outlets have finally started paying attention to #GamerGate and begun calling for action to be taken to stop its harassment of women.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 16th 2014 at 11:29AM in News
PewDiePie expresses desire to establish his own video network

PewDiePie expresses desire to establish his own video network

YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has seemingly expressed an interest in establishing his own video network away from current employer Maker Studios.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 6th 2014 at 10:56AM in News
OPINION: Why have publishers remained silent over #GamerGate?

OPINION: Why have publishers remained silent over #GamerGate?

This last month has not been the most professionally inspiring for anyone who works in online games journalism.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 6th 2014 at 9:25AM in News
Games media's confidence crisis

Games media's confidence crisis

It seems like the dust is finally settling on the recent #gamergate scandal, but what longer-term effects could accusations of corruption have on games journalism as a whole?

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 1st 2014 at 10:53AM in News
Future confirms plans to move all games mags to Bath office

Future confirms plans to move all games mags to Bath office

All video games magazines currently running out of Future’s London office are to be moved to Bath.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 23rd 2014 at 2:44PM in News
INSIGHT: The rise of consoles as media hubs

INSIGHT: The rise of consoles as media hubs

James Brown, consumer retail analyst at Kantar Worldpanel, examines the rising importance of consoles as media hubs and casts an eye toward the role they may one day play ...

on Sep 18th 2014 at 3:23PM in News