UPDATE: The Sun 'investigation' claims gaming is 'as addictive as heroin'

UPDATE: The Sun 'investigation' claims gaming is 'as addictive as heroin'

As if video games aren’t already bad enough, it has now been revealed that they are as addictive as another really bad thing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2014 at 1:20PM in News
Lanning: Publisher-developer relationships are very unfair

Lanning: Publisher-developer relationships are very unfair

Diminishing returns for developments and unfair demands from publishers are the reason why Oddworld Inhabitants founder Lorne Lanning closed his studio in 2005.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2014 at 1:01PM in News
Retail listings for Beyond: Two Souls crop up online

Retail listings for Beyond: Two Souls crop up online

2013 PS3 title Beyond: Two Souls could be the next game in line for a next-gen re-release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2014 at 12:30PM in News
PS4 Driveclub console bundle confirmed

PS4 Driveclub console bundle confirmed

Sony will be bundling its upcoming racer DriveClub with PS4 hardware.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2014 at 11:46AM in News

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EA reacts to anger at The Sims 4 omissions

EA reacts to anger at The Sims 4 omissions

A petition urging EA to reinstate toddlers and swimming pools into The Sims 4 has passed 16,000 signatures.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2014 at 11:28AM in News
GameStop wants in on development to improve pre-order exclusives

GameStop wants in on development to improve pre-order exclusives

Retailer GameStop wans to increase the amount of exclusive content it can offer customers who use it to pre-order games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2014 at 10:50AM in News
It sounds like BioShock on Vita is not happening

It sounds like BioShock on Vita is not happening

All hope of a Vita version of BioShock appears to be over.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2014 at 10:07AM in News
'DLC is pretty much accepted', says Ubisoft

'DLC is pretty much accepted', says Ubisoft

Modern games consumers are comfortable with the amount of additional digital content and extras that accompany modern games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2014 at 9:44AM in News

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Steam top ten sellers chart: June 28 - July 5

Steam top ten sellers chart: June 28 - July 5

Divinity: Original Sin has claimed the top spot on Steam during last week's sales period, which included the fading days of the digital distributor’s summer sale.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 7th 2014 at 7:11PM in News
BlazBlue: BattleCards heading to iOS this fall

BlazBlue: BattleCards heading to iOS this fall

Fighting franchise BlazBlue is heading to iPhones and iPads later this year in the form of a card game, Aksys Games has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 7th 2014 at 6:54PM in News
Oculus acquires RakNet, unveils Oculus Connect 2014

Oculus acquires RakNet, unveils Oculus Connect 2014

Oculus VR has made a pair of announcements today, as the company has both acquired RakNet and revealed its own Oculus Connect conference for September.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 7th 2014 at 6:37PM in News
PES 2015 microtransactions will be entirely optional, Konami insists

PES 2015 microtransactions will be entirely optional, Konami insists

The inclusion of microtransactions in PES 2015’s Master League mode is nothing other than a time saving exercise for those with some spare cash.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2014 at 3:45PM in News

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VR support coming to Google Chrome

VR support coming to Google Chrome

Google has confirmed plans to add native virtual reality support to its Chrome web browser.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2014 at 3:19PM in News
GameStop plots UK loyalty programme

GameStop plots UK loyalty programme

Global retail giant GameStop told MCV this week that its UK website has seen ‘triple digit’ growth over the last few years.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 7th 2014 at 2:16PM in News
Cliff Bleszinski's new studio is called Boss Key Productions

Cliff Bleszinski's new studio is called Boss Key Productions

Boss Key Productions is the name of the new studio headed by former Gears of War dev Cliff Bleszinski.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2014 at 1:40PM in News
Modders demonstrate successful Wii U Mario Kart 8 hack

Modders demonstrate successful Wii U Mario Kart 8 hack

The security of Nintendo’s Wii U appears to have been compromised.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2014 at 1:01PM in News
Mighty No 9 looking for even more crowdfunding

Mighty No 9 looking for even more crowdfunding

Despite smashing its Kickstarter target in October of last year, the team behind platform title Mighty No 9 has decided to ask for yet more crowdsourced funding.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2014 at 12:11PM in News
Windows version of Kinect v2 priced at £159.99

Windows version of Kinect v2 priced at £159.99

A Microsoft listing for the PC compatible version of Kinect suggests the peripheral will have a very high RRP.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2014 at 11:42AM in News
GTX 880 rumoured for launch this quarter

GTX 880 rumoured for launch this quarter

Nvidia is rumoured to shortly launch a new Maxwell GM204 GPU which will power at least four new GeForce GTX graphics cards.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jul 7th 2014 at 10:52AM in News
Sniper Elite 3 claims second UK No.1

Sniper Elite 3 claims second UK No.1

Rebellion and 505 Games’ Sniper Elite 3 is once again at the top of the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40 this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2014 at 10:40AM in News
Indie retailers can now sell Nintendo download games

Indie retailers can now sell Nintendo download games

Independent games retailers are now able to sell digital games for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.  

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 7th 2014 at 10:20AM in News