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PS4 sells 14.8 million in a year, PlayStation annual profit up to £261.5m

PS4 sells 14.8 million in a year, PlayStation annual profit up to £261.5m

Sony’s latest financials have revealed a bright 12 months for the company’s games business.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 30th 2015 at 10:07AM in News
RPG Bravely Second debuts in the top spot in Japan

RPG Bravely Second debuts in the top spot in Japan

Square Enix's sequel to 2012's Bravely Default goes straight to No.1 in the Japanese charts, according to market data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 30th 2015 at 9:55AM in News
Jagex launches new multiplayer shooter, gives it away for free for a weekend

Jagex launches new multiplayer shooter, gives it away for free for a weekend

Developer Jagex has launched a new game today, and is letting gamers play it for free this weekend.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 30th 2015 at 9:27AM in News
Microsoft confirms Unity support for HoloLens

Microsoft confirms Unity support for HoloLens

Unity developers will soon have the ability to build games for the HoloLens headset, Microsoft revealed earlier today at its Build developer conference.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 30th 2015 at 5:38AM in News

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Retail listing mentions PS4 edition for west-bound Tales of Zestiria

Retail listing mentions PS4 edition for west-bound Tales of Zestiria

The upcoming worldwide launch of Namco's RPG Tales of Zestiria appears to be more than just a PS3 release, despite Sony's last-gen hardware currently being the only confirmed platform for ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 30th 2015 at 5:21AM in News
Microsoft opens door for devs to port iOS and Android apps to Windows

Microsoft opens door for devs to port iOS and Android apps to Windows

Microsoft has extended an open invitation to mobile developers to port iOS and Android apps to Windows and sell them via the Windows Store.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 30th 2015 at 5:00AM in News
Modders rally in support of premium Steam mods

Modders rally in support of premium Steam mods

The founder of one of the world’s largest mod communities has argued that paid mods may be a vital revenue source for games in an increasingly hostile digital marketplace.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 29th 2015 at 4:14PM in News
Ripstone and Fireproof are the latest firms on the hunt for new games at Interface

Ripstone and Fireproof are the latest firms on the hunt for new games at Interface

Two more companies are on board for our new games industry event Interface, where they will be seeking potential new partnerships with games developers.

Ripstone and Fireproof Games join the ...

on Apr 29th 2015 at 3:51PM in News

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Intel's Skylake CPUs will outpace Haswell by around 15%

Intel's Skylake CPUs will outpace Haswell by around 15%

Leaked benchmark tests of Intel’s upcoming Skylake CPUs suggest users can expect performance improvements of around 15 per cent compared to current processors.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 29th 2015 at 2:59PM in News
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor gets Game of the Year Edition release

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor gets Game of the Year Edition release

Warner Bros has announced a Game of the Year release for its Lord of the Rings outing Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 29th 2015 at 2:18PM in News
2015 World Video Game Hall of Fame finalists named

2015 World Video Game Hall of Fame finalists named

The Strong National Museum of Play has named the 15 finalists for its inaugural World Video Game Hall of Fame.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 29th 2015 at 1:19PM in News
Dev quits iOS, says Apple 'doesn't care'

Dev quits iOS, says Apple 'doesn't care'

Indie developer Jeff Vogel will no longer make games for iOS, criticising Apple for its apathy with regards to the problems the firm causes for developers.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 29th 2015 at 12:46PM in News

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Steam and GOG feel the Force for Star Wars

Steam and GOG feel the Force for Star Wars

With Star Wars looking likely to become THE entertainment property of 2015, the video game hype continues with two big digital retail promotions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 29th 2015 at 12:38PM in News
Japanese visual novel Danganronpa sells 200,000 units in the West

Japanese visual novel Danganronpa sells 200,000 units in the West

PlayStation Vita-exclusive franchise Danganronpa has helped to establish a market for Japanese visual novel games in the West.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 29th 2015 at 12:03PM in News
Athletics and eSports governing bodies unite in effort to combat 'lazy stereotypes'

Athletics and eSports governing bodies unite in effort to combat 'lazy stereotypes'

Pro-gaming’s desire to be classified as a ‘real’ sport may be one step closer to fruition, following a deal struck between an eSports body and a global athletics organisation.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 29th 2015 at 11:10AM in News
Kickstarter title Mighty No.9 set for September release

Kickstarter title Mighty No.9 set for September release

Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune's Kickstarter title Mighty No.9 is coming to physical and digital retail this September.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 29th 2015 at 11:02AM in News

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Finalists for Develop Awards 2015 revealed

Finalists for Develop Awards 2015 revealed

The finalists for the 2015 Develop Industry Excellence Awards have been selected, with close to 140 companies competing for glory at this year’s event.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 29th 2015 at 10:53AM in News
eSports betting agency Unikrn launches

eSports betting agency Unikrn launches

Former Microsoft exec Rahul Sood's new company Unikrn is an eSports betting platform. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 29th 2015 at 10:18AM in News
Green Man Gaming to serve as official Gfinity Championship supplier

Green Man Gaming to serve as official Gfinity Championship supplier

UK eSports firm Gfinity and digital games retailer Green Man Gaming have penned a deal surrounding the former’s upcoming pro-gaming tournament.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 29th 2015 at 10:11AM in News
Streaming service DingIt raises $1.5m in funding

Streaming service DingIt raises $1.5m in funding

Live-streaming platform DingIt.tv has secured $1.5m in seed funding.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 29th 2015 at 9:48AM in News
Star Citizen's crowdfunding effort surpasses $80m mark

Star Citizen's crowdfunding effort surpasses $80m mark

The unstoppable crowdfunding force that is Star Citizen has surpassed $80m in funding.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 29th 2015 at 6:19AM in News
Hatred set to launch on Steam in June

Hatred set to launch on Steam in June

Controversial shooter Hatred will launch on Steam this June, developer Destructive Creations has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 29th 2015 at 5:58AM in News
Ouya up for sale, aggressively seeking buyer - report

Ouya up for sale, aggressively seeking buyer - report

The company behind micro-console Ouya is up for sale, according to a report citing a confidential email from CEO Julie Uhrman.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 29th 2015 at 1:54AM in News
ESL and ESEA join forces for $1m CS:GO league

ESL and ESEA join forces for $1m CS:GO league

ESL and ESEA, the largest North American Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league provider, are working together on a league with a prize pool of $1million.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Apr 28th 2015 at 4:35PM in News
Sky is scrapping its 3D TV channel

Sky is scrapping its 3D TV channel

The UK’s only dedicated 3D channel is to be closed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2015 at 4:23PM in News