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Twitch announces premium subscriptions

Twitch announces premium subscriptions

Twitch’s existing $4.99 subscription is to be supplemented by two higher subscription tiers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2017 at 9:49AM in News
SNES Mini is in the pipeline, report claims

SNES Mini is in the pipeline, report claims

The recently discontinued NES Mini will be followed by the release of a SNES Mini.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2017 at 9:23AM in News
Samsung Gear VR

Gear VR and Daydream global addressable market now 191m

The addressable market for Gear VR and Google Daydream headsets has now reached 191m worldwide. That's according to the latest figures from Newzoo, whose Global Smartphone and Tablet Tracker ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 19th 2017 at 11:04AM in News
Three new 10th anniversary iPhones to launch this year, report claims

Three new 10th anniversary iPhones to launch this year, report claims

Apple will usher in the 10th anniversary of the iPhone with three new handsets this autumn.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2017 at 10:56AM in News

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Analyst predicts that a Switch Mini is on the cards

Analyst predicts that a Switch Mini is on the cards

The Nintendo Switch has only been out for a little over a month, but already one analyst has said that it believes a new iteration could be in the works.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2017 at 10:27AM in News
1TB PS4 Slim finally arrives in the US

1TB PS4 Slim finally arrives in the US

US gamers are finally able to buy the PS4 Slim with 1TB of internal storage.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2017 at 10:12AM in News
Tickets go on sale for StandUp for GamesAid

Tickets go on sale for StandUp for GamesAid

One of the year’s best charity nights is now under a month away.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2017 at 9:52AM in News
Ridley Scott's RSA launches VR division

Ridley Scott's RSA launches VR division

Film production company RSA has announced the formation of a new division dedicated to the creation of VR, AR and mixed media.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2017 at 9:30AM in News

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Star Wars: Battlefront II has been officially revealed

Star Wars: Battlefront II has been officially revealed

Following the speculation and the leaks, Star Wars: Battlefront II has at last gone official.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 18th 2017 at 10:56AM in News
Steam is getting a proper rival from Chinese giant Tencent

Steam is getting a proper rival from Chinese giant Tencent

The biggest games company in the world is to take on digital PC games giant Steam.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 18th 2017 at 10:36AM in News
Nintendo discontinues the NES Mini

Nintendo discontinues the NES Mini

In a surprise move, Nintendo has announced that it has ended production of the popular NES Classic.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 18th 2017 at 10:10AM in News
The Switch is Nintendo's fastest ever selling console in the US

The Switch is Nintendo's fastest ever selling console in the US

Nintendo has announced as part of the March NPD results that the Switch has become its fastest selling video game system ever in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 18th 2017 at 9:51AM in News

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Ghost Recon: Wildlands returns to the top of the charts

Ghost Recon: Wildlands returns to the top of the charts

Ubisoft’s latest Tom Clancy title, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, has claimed the UK No.1 title for the third time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 18th 2017 at 9:34AM in News
Switch games dated, new Joy Con and battery pack revealed

Switch games dated, new Joy Con and battery pack revealed

Last night’s Nintendo Direct announced a number of new Switch and 3DS release dates, and also revealed two new bits of Switch hardware.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2017 at 11:59AM in News
Now Forza gets a Porsche deal, too

Now Forza gets a Porsche deal, too

Hot on the heels of the confirmation that Porsche will feature in upcoming PS4 racer Gran Turismo Sport, developer Turn 10 has now confirmed the brand’s inclusion in the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2017 at 10:43AM in News
Microsoft had planned to launch high-spec new Xbox in 2016

Microsoft had planned to launch high-spec new Xbox in 2016

What will later this year be released as Xbox Scorpio might have instead arrived in a different form last year, Microsoft has admitted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2017 at 10:20AM in News

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Microsoft is trialling digital game refunds

Microsoft is trialling digital game refunds

Xbox One and Windows 10 gamers may soon get the option to refund digital purchases.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2017 at 9:53AM in News
Physical games sales grow in Q1

Physical games sales grow in Q1

Despite the decline in physical game sales causing problems for retailers such as GameStop, new data from Kantar Worldpanel shows a slight uptick in the sector in Q1 2017.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 12th 2017 at 1:09PM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to Mario Kart 8 merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Mario Kart 8 merchandise

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is launching on the Switch on April 28th, and while it’s essentially a revamped version of the 2014 Wii U title with all of its post-release ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 12th 2017 at 12:25PM in News
AMD: Fallout 4 VR will be the "Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog" of virtual reality

AMD: Fallout 4 VR will be the "Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog" of virtual reality

AMD's corporate vice president Roy Taylor has said that Bethesda's upcoming Fallout 4 VR title will be a "ground-breaking VR title" that will change the industry.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 12th 2017 at 11:58AM in News
Syberia 3: 'All Uncharted and Tomb Raider fans will love Kate Walker's latest outing'

Syberia 3: 'All Uncharted and Tomb Raider fans will love Kate Walker's latest outing'

After its golden age in the 90s, the point-and-click genre could have easily gone the way of the dodo in the modern games industry. With increasing demand for fast-paced action ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 12th 2017 at 11:49AM in News
Porsche confirmed for Gran Turismo Sport

Porsche confirmed for Gran Turismo Sport

Upcoming PS4 racer Gran Turismo Sport will boast a roster of Porsche cars thanks to a change in the manufacturer’s licensing situation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 12th 2017 at 11:20AM in News
Pokemon Go boss is afraid of a dystopian VR future

Pokemon Go boss is afraid of a dystopian VR future

One of the main figures behind the most successful augmented reality games of all time has spoken of his fears about the future of virtual reality.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 12th 2017 at 10:53AM in News
Nintendo will pay you to find Switch exploits

Nintendo will pay you to find Switch exploits

Hackers who can unearth Switch software vulnerabilities could land themselves a cash reward from Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 12th 2017 at 10:25AM in News
Rumours of a new Knights of the Old Republic are downplayed

Rumours of a new Knights of the Old Republic are downplayed

It now looks as if a third Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic game may not be the imminent reality many had hoped for.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 12th 2017 at 10:03AM in News