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Top 100 Women in Games: Charlotte Woolley

Top 100 Women in Games: Charlotte Woolley

There’s no doubt that video games talent runs in the Woolley family – both Charlotte and her twin sister Catherine made it into the Top 100 Women in Games.

on Feb 10th 2015 at 12:00PM in News
DirectX 12 boosts frames per second by 600% on AMD hardware

DirectX 12 boosts frames per second by 600% on AMD hardware

An early look at Microsoft’s DirectX 12 graphics API has shown that AMD graphics cards – and potentially Xbox One – could be in line for a significant performance boost.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2015 at 11:58AM in News
Tablets could overtake console power in three year's time, EA says

Tablets could overtake console power in three year's time, EA says

The acceleration of tablet power will broaden the market appeal of core game, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2015 at 11:09AM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Sophia George

Top 100 Women in Games: Sophia George

Like so many of the individuals in the Top 100 Women in Games, Sophia George’s games industry career was kicked into action by her outstanding work as a student.

on Feb 10th 2015 at 11:00AM in News

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Anita Sarkeesian skin is coming to TowerFall

Anita Sarkeesian skin is coming to TowerFall

The next set of character skins for indie combat game TowerFall will include a homage to Feminist Frequency creator Anita Sarkeesian.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2015 at 9:43AM in News
Valve opens virtual item economy to all Steam games

Valve opens virtual item economy to all Steam games

Valve has rolled out the Steam Inventory Service in beta, allowing game developers the option to create in-game items that can be traded and sold throughout the greater Steam Marketplace.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 10th 2015 at 1:20AM in News
EA, Bioware cancel Shadow Realms

EA, Bioware cancel Shadow Realms

Bioware has announced its episodic, co-operative PC game Shadow Realms is no longer in development.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 10th 2015 at 12:24AM in News
Evolve receiving 3GB day-one patch to improve matchmaking load times

Evolve receiving 3GB day-one patch to improve matchmaking load times

Evolve players will have to endure a 3GB day-one patch when the game launches later this week, developer Turtle Rock has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 10th 2015 at 12:10AM in News

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Top 100 Women in Games: Divinia Knowles

Top 100 Women in Games: Divinia Knowles

Knowles is one of the driving forces behind British entertainment outlet Mind Candy, and at the forefront of the company’s transformation from a small start-up based to the global powerhouse ...

on Feb 9th 2015 at 4:00PM in News
Resident Evil HD re-release is the fastest selling game on PSN

Resident Evil HD re-release is the fastest selling game on PSN

The recent re-release of Capcom's classic survival horror title Resident Evil has become the fastest-selling digital title in the PlayStation Store's history

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 9th 2015 at 4:00PM in News
Resident Evil beats zombie rival Dying Light in January PSN charts

Resident Evil beats zombie rival Dying Light in January PSN charts

Capcom’s Resident Evil HD finished ahead of Warner Bros’ Dying Light in last month’s PSN charts, Sony has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2015 at 3:33PM in News
Early Access title Under the Ocean pulled from Steam

Early Access title Under the Ocean pulled from Steam

Early Access title Under the Ocean has been removed from Steam after its programmer abandoned the project, leaving just one developer struggling to complete the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2015 at 3:14PM in News

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Top 100 Women in Games: Daniele Thillmann

Top 100 Women in Games: Daniele Thillmann

Thillmann’s career began outside of games, where she spent a substantial amount of time working in large multinational eCommerce and online gambling businesses, honing her skills and experience in fraud ...

on Feb 9th 2015 at 3:00PM in News
Valve issues gambling warning to Counter Strike players

Valve issues gambling warning to Counter Strike players

“A high standard of professional integrity” – that’s what Valve is demanding of professional Counter Strike players.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2015 at 2:13PM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Timea Tabori

Top 100 Women in Games: Timea Tabori

Timea Tabori is a junior engine programmer at Rockstar North and a member of the board of directors of IGDA Scotland.

on Feb 9th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Diane Hutchinson

Top 100 Women in Games: Diane Hutchinson

As someone who followed technology and gaming closely since she was a young girl, a move into the games industry always seemed a natural fit for Diane Hutchinson.

on Feb 9th 2015 at 1:00PM in News

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Mortal Kombat X devs not ready to discuss microtransactions "yet"

Mortal Kombat X devs not ready to discuss microtransactions "yet"

Warner Bros’ Mortal Kombat X is likely to join the list of triple-A console games featuring microtransactions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2015 at 12:45PM in News
Windows 10: 'Microsoft's aggressive bid to bridge PC and console'

Windows 10: 'Microsoft's aggressive bid to bridge PC and console'

IHS analyst and director of the firm’s games department Piers Harding Rolls shares his view on Microsoft’s newly unveiled video games plans for Windows 10

on Feb 9th 2015 at 12:03PM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Cathy Campos

Top 100 Women in Games: Cathy Campos

Cathy Campos is one of the games industry’s most experienced PR professionals and has worked in the games industry for over 20 years.

on Feb 9th 2015 at 12:00PM in News
Nintendo pitched for exclusive Harry Potter video game rights

Nintendo pitched for exclusive Harry Potter video game rights

In 1998 work on three titles was suddenly halted as Nintendo entered a furious race to secure the exclusive game rights to Harry Potter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2015 at 11:51AM in News
Blow is self-funding development of The Witness

Blow is self-funding development of The Witness

Jonathan Blow is ploughing all the money he made from time-bending platformer Braid into upcoming puzzler The Witness.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Feb 9th 2015 at 11:12AM in News
Layoffs hit EA Montreal

Layoffs hit EA Montreal

EA Montreal has been hit by a round of layoffs, the publisher has confirmed.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Feb 9th 2015 at 11:00AM in News
Over 6m people tried the Battlefield Hardline beta

Over 6m people tried the Battlefield Hardline beta

Gamers got the chance to try EA’s next Battlefield game this weekend, and the numbers suggest significant interest in the multiplayer FPS.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2015 at 10:53AM in News
INTERVIEW: What does it take to be an eSports pro? MCV asks Alex 'Xpecial' Chu

INTERVIEW: What does it take to be an eSports pro? MCV asks Alex 'Xpecial' Chu

Alex ‘Xpecial’ Chu is a member of professional gaming side Team Liquid – and, as such, is one of the best League of Legends players in the world.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 9th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
Assassin's Creed Unity sneaks back up UK charts as Call of Duty ties FIFA 15's top spot record

Assassin's Creed Unity sneaks back up UK charts as Call of Duty ties FIFA 15's top spot record

Ubisoft has once again placed three titles in the UK retail Top Ten, as an Assassin’s Creed Unity promotion saw the game rise four spaces.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 9th 2015 at 10:29AM in News