Diablo III and other Blizzard games disrupted by DDoS attack

Diablo III and other Blizzard games disrupted by DDoS attack

Online miscreants have chosen to disrupt Battle.net services a week after the launch of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2014 at 9:56AM in News
Iwata's internal approval rating drops as signs of board unease emerge

Iwata's internal approval rating drops as signs of board unease emerge

A report from Japan seems to be suggesting that there’s a small risk Nintendo president Saturo Iwata could be voted off the company’s board.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2014 at 9:43AM in News
Deep Silver confirms next-gen Metro release

Deep Silver confirms next-gen Metro release

Metro Redux is real and in the works for the latest generation of consoles, publisher Deep Silver has confirmed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 1st 2014 at 8:17AM in News
Warface registers 25m users

Warface registers 25m users

Free-to-play shooter Warface has reached 25m registered users, Crytek has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 1st 2014 at 8:03AM in News

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Oculus Rift creator receives death threats over Facebook acquisition

Oculus Rift creator receives death threats over Facebook acquisition

Oculus staff and their families have received death threats over Facebook's recent acquisition of the company, Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 1st 2014 at 7:53AM in News
World Cup tickets up for grabs in PlayStation 'Play for your Country' quiz

World Cup tickets up for grabs in PlayStation 'Play for your Country' quiz

PlayStation is giving football fans the opportunity to score tickets to this year’s World Cup.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Mar 31st 2014 at 5:13PM in News
Phil Spencer takes over Xbox division

Phil Spencer takes over Xbox division

Microsoft veteran Phil Spencer will now lead a reorganised Xbox division.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 31st 2014 at 4:42PM in News
Animal Crossing could hit non-Nintendo platforms and future home console

Animal Crossing could hit non-Nintendo platforms and future home console

Animal Crossing could not only be making a console return, but also be branching out onto non-Nintendo hardware.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2014 at 4:16PM in News

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Square Enix is falling back in love with JRPGs following Bravely Default success

Square Enix is falling back in love with JRPGs following Bravely Default success

Few companies have so fully embodied the shift in global games development from the West to the East as Square Enix.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2014 at 3:52PM in News
The Stig's Digital Cousin stars in new Top Gear Forza 5 DLC

The Stig's Digital Cousin stars in new Top Gear Forza 5 DLC

The partnership between BBC’s Top Gear and Microsoft’s Forza series is continuing with a new DLC pack for Forza 5.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2014 at 3:34PM in News
Electronic Sports League acquires ESS Agency

Electronic Sports League acquires ESS Agency

Leading esports firm ESL has announced the acquisition of event services and technologies agency ESS.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2014 at 2:17PM in News
Valve VR boss Abrash joins Oculus

Valve VR boss Abrash joins Oculus

Valve's Michael Abrash has joined Oculus after three and a half years with the company.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Mar 31st 2014 at 1:00PM in News

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Carmack: Facebook will be a 'powerful force' for VR

Carmack: Facebook will be a 'powerful force' for VR

John Carmack has spoken positively of Facebook's acquisition of Oculus and believes the firm gets "the big picture" for virtual reality's potential.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Mar 31st 2014 at 12:54PM in News
Microsoft aiming for Chinese Xbox One launch

Microsoft aiming for Chinese Xbox One launch

The Xbox One is being lined up for a release in China, Microsoft has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2014 at 12:47PM in News
Origin ditches physical PC game sales; Will affect just 1% of users

Origin ditches physical PC game sales; Will affect just 1% of users

EA is to stop selling physical PC games through Origin. Yes, EA sold physical PC games through Origin.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2014 at 12:04PM in News
Apps twice as likely to crash on iOS versus Android - report

Apps twice as likely to crash on iOS versus Android - report

Apple’s reputation as offering the most stable operating system around may not be accurate.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2014 at 11:50AM in News
Amazon plans New York showcase - time for the Amazon console?

Amazon plans New York showcase - time for the Amazon console?

An event later this week could well be the launch platform for Amazon’s long-rumoured Android console.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2014 at 11:21AM in News
Sony: Project Morpheus is an easier sell to indies than publishers

Sony: Project Morpheus is an easier sell to indies than publishers

Despite Facebook’s entry into the virtual reality market doesn’t mean the sector won’t be led by indie developers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2014 at 11:09AM in News
InFamous: Second Son holds on to No.1

InFamous: Second Son holds on to No.1

Sony’s PS4 exclusive InFamous: Second Son has managed a second consecutive week as UKIE GfK Chart-Track No.1.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2014 at 10:05AM in News
Metro 2033 and Last Light bundle could be PS4 and Xbox One bound

Metro 2033 and Last Light bundle could be PS4 and Xbox One bound

A new Metro bundle looks likely to be heading to both next-gen consoles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2014 at 9:46AM in News