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AMD: Hardware power must increase 200x for VR photorealism

AMD: Hardware power must increase 200x for VR photorealism

Despite the promise of photorealism in games, it could be a long wait before it is ever achieved in virtual reality hardware, says AMD's chief gaming scientist Richard Huddy.

Will Freeman
by Will Freeman
on Jan 8th 2015 at 2:50PM in News
PS4 players spend more on DC Universe Online than PC counterparts

PS4 players spend more on DC Universe Online than PC counterparts

Can F2P be as successful on consoles as it has on smartphones? There’s every chance, Sony Online Entertainment boss John Smedley has argued.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 8th 2015 at 1:08PM in News
New Year, New Job: How to get a role in PR

New Year, New Job: How to get a role in PR

Tracey McGarrigan, head of PR and communications at Green Man Gaming, Playfire and Green Man Loaded, offers her tips for landing a job in PR.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 8th 2015 at 12:49PM in News
Valve's Steam controller design has been finalised

Valve's Steam controller design has been finalised

Valve has finished the design of its Steam controller and is putting it into production, according to Origin PC CEO Kevin Wasielewski.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jan 8th 2015 at 12:48PM in News

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PS4 release delayed in China

PS4 release delayed in China

Sony will not release the PS4 in China on January 11th, as planned.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 8th 2015 at 12:14PM in News
CD Projekt shifts focus from Cyberpunk 2077 to concentrate on Witcher 3

CD Projekt shifts focus from Cyberpunk 2077 to concentrate on Witcher 3

The wait for futuristic RPG Cyberpunk 2077 looks likely to be a long one.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 8th 2015 at 11:59AM in News
Retailers cut PlayStation TV price in the US

Retailers cut PlayStation TV price in the US

A number of big retailers have cut $20 off the price of the PlayStation TV in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 8th 2015 at 11:14AM in News
Tesco to close 43 stores, scraps plans for 49 new stores

Tesco to close 43 stores, scraps plans for 49 new stores

Britain’s largest retailer Tesco is to close 43 stores amidst a number of restructuring plans.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 8th 2015 at 11:01AM in News

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Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros Edition on the way to 3DS

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros Edition on the way to 3DS

Forget Mario moving to smartphones – smartphone hit Puzzle & Dragons is making the move to 3DS.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 8th 2015 at 10:02AM in News
Internet Archive releases 2,000 retro titles as free browser offerings

Internet Archive releases 2,000 retro titles as free browser offerings

A bevy of classic video games are now available to play for free via your browser, including The Oregon Trail, King's Quest, Wolfenstein 3D, Metal Gear and more.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 8th 2015 at 4:34AM in News
PornHub breaks down usage from console owners

PornHub breaks down usage from console owners

Pornhub has released a detailed 2014 report on the habits of its visitors, including a chart detailing which game consoles brought in the most traffic for the adult entertainment website.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 8th 2015 at 4:20AM in News
Annual Dota 2 tournament The International set for August

Annual Dota 2 tournament The International set for August

Valve has confirmed its annual Dota 2 eSports competition The International will return in 2015.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 8th 2015 at 4:07AM in News

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Japanese games market down 10% in 2014, hits lowest point for 24 years

Japanese games market down 10% in 2014, hits lowest point for 24 years

UPDATE: It has emerged that the Japanese console games market in 2014 had its worst performance for 24 years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2015 at 4:05PM in News
Demanding PC specs revealed for The Witcher 3

Demanding PC specs revealed for The Witcher 3

PC owners who want to see upcoming RPG The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt running at its best will need a beefy system to play it on.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2015 at 3:38PM in News
Ustwo: Premium games are not dead

Ustwo: Premium games are not dead

The maker of smartphone hit Monument Valley has said that premium gaming lives on, despite the pressures of free-to-play and piracy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2015 at 3:24PM in News
US universities are offering League of Legends scholarships

US universities are offering League of Legends scholarships

The University of Pikeville in Kentucky is offering 20 scholarships for top League of Legends players this autumn.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2015 at 2:55PM in News

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PSN hit by more service trouble

PSN hit by more service trouble

PlayStation owners are once again today experiencing trouble accessing PSN.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2015 at 2:40PM in News
Sainsbury's warns of challenging year ahead as Christmas sales fall

Sainsbury's warns of challenging year ahead as Christmas sales fall

Sales for the 14 weeks ending January 3rd were down 1.7 per cent like-for-like at Sainsbury’s.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2015 at 1:40PM in News
Mad Catz reveals £250 transforming controller

Mad Catz reveals £250 transforming controller

A new games controller that changes shape according to the device it is being used with has been unveiled by Mad Catz.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2015 at 1:23PM in News
New Year, New Job: How to get a role in video journalism

New Year, New Job: How to get a role in video journalism

Gav Murphy has held video production roles at the likes of Future, Gamer Network and, now, IGN.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 7th 2015 at 1:01PM in News
Intel teams with Feminist Frequency for $300m tech diversity drive

Intel teams with Feminist Frequency for $300m tech diversity drive

Intel has pledged $300m of investment to improve diversity at the company and the wider technology and gaming sectors.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jan 7th 2015 at 12:22PM in News
BioWare has rebooted Shadow Realms development - report

BioWare has rebooted Shadow Realms development - report

The latest new IP from EA’s BioWare studio may be getting a significant revamp before it is even released.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2015 at 12:14PM in News
Majora's Mask Special Edition includes a figurine in the US

Majora's Mask Special Edition includes a figurine in the US

The Special Edition of Majora’s Mask 3D in North America will be very different to the one released in Europe.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2015 at 11:27AM in News
Nyko PS4 expansion allows for the use of larger 3.5-inch hard drives

Nyko PS4 expansion allows for the use of larger 3.5-inch hard drives

A new hardware add-on for PS4 allows users to install high-capacity larger 3.5-inch hard drives into their consoles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2015 at 10:51AM in News
Bayonetta 2 wins AbleGamers' 2014 accessibility award

Bayonetta 2 wins AbleGamers' 2014 accessibility award

Nintendo’s Wii U exclusive Bayonetta 2 has been named as the most accessible game of last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2015 at 10:12AM in News