Digital costs more than you think

Digital costs more than you think

Leading games industry analyst and SuperData CEO Joost van Dreunen on how the move to digital isn’t generating revenue quite as easily as some companies might have hoped...

on Jul 1st 2014 at 3:52PM in News
Appstore Developer Select programme arrives on Amazon UK

Appstore Developer Select programme arrives on Amazon UK

Amazon has launched its Appstore Developer Select programme in the UK, Germany, France and Spain.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jul 1st 2014 at 3:09PM in News
Core gamers are uncomfortable with change, EA's Moore argues

Core gamers are uncomfortable with change, EA's Moore argues

The growth of gaming into new markets and new business models has left some of its core fans feeling uncomfortable.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2014 at 3:05PM in News
Nintendo (sort of) ushers in first Wii U/3DS cross-buy title

Nintendo (sort of) ushers in first Wii U/3DS cross-buy title

Sony’s popular cross-buy initiative has enjoyed a tentative debut on Nintendo platforms.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2014 at 2:38PM in News

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Xbox One gets €399.99 FIFA 15 and Forza 5 bundle in Europe

Xbox One gets €399.99 FIFA 15 and Forza 5 bundle in Europe

Two different bundles have been revealed for Xbox One’s launch in additional European territories this September.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2014 at 2:09PM in News
Yoshida: Xbox more consistent with Spencer in charge, PS4-Xbox One gap widening

Yoshida: Xbox more consistent with Spencer in charge, PS4-Xbox One gap widening

Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has described Xbox boss Phil Spencer as a “reasonable, smart guy” and claimed his predecessor “used to say some unbelievable things”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2014 at 1:03PM in News
Cowen: Destiny could outsell COD, Battlefield: Hardline pre-orders in line with Medal of Honor: Warfighter

Cowen: Destiny could outsell COD, Battlefield: Hardline pre-orders in line with Medal of Honor: Warfighter

Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed, Halo – all will be outsold by Bungie’s Destiny this year, according to Cowen Research analyst Doug Creutz.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2014 at 12:22PM in News
Early Access games arrive at retail with boxed release for Planetary Annihilation

Early Access games arrive at retail with boxed release for Planetary Annihilation

Kickstarted strategy title Planetary Annihilation is now available to buy at GAME – despite the fact it’s still in development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2014 at 11:44AM in News

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Dragon Age: Inquisition features BioWare's 'first fully gay' male party member

Dragon Age: Inquisition features BioWare's 'first fully gay' male party member

Dorian the Mage will set new ground when he debuts in BioWare’s Dragon Age: Inquisition on October 10th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2014 at 11:14AM in News
Miyamoto: Nintendo is its own genre

Miyamoto: Nintendo is its own genre

One thing Nintendo is rarely accused of is having its finger on the pulse – but there’s a good reason for that.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2014 at 10:32AM in News
Gears of War's Cliffy B 'officially coming out of retirement'

Gears of War's Cliffy B 'officially coming out of retirement'

Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski is officially coming "out of retirement" and returning to game development.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jul 1st 2014 at 10:14AM in News
Ouya agitates developers once again with All-Access Pass subscription trial

Ouya agitates developers once again with All-Access Pass subscription trial

A new all-you-can-eat access service for Android console Ouya has caused consternation amongst developers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2014 at 9:38AM in News

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Here are the six Indian competitors for the GT Academy global finals

Here are the six Indian competitors for the GT Academy global finals

After two days of competition, the first ever India qualifiers for GT Academy concluded over the weekend in Jaipur, with six Gran Turismo 6 players getting the opportunity to compete ...

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Jul 1st 2014 at 7:20AM in News
Dota 2 tournament The International boasts $10m prize pool

Dota 2 tournament The International boasts $10m prize pool

The International 2014, this year's rendition of Valve's official Dota 2 tournament, has garnered more than $10m for its prize pool.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 30th 2014 at 11:04PM in News
Steam Early Access success Rust being rebuilt from ground up

Steam Early Access success Rust being rebuilt from ground up

Facepunch Studios' Steam Early Access hit Rust will undergo a total revamp, as the current version is being scrapped entirely for one with new code that will significantly alter the ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 30th 2014 at 10:35PM in News
Summer Games Done Quick raises $700k for Doctors Without Borders

Summer Games Done Quick raises $700k for Doctors Without Borders

Last week's online speed run fundraising event Summer Games Done Quick received $713k in donations, organizers Speed Demos Archive have announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 30th 2014 at 8:57PM in News
VIDEO: FIFA 15 trailer highlights visual upgrades

VIDEO: FIFA 15 trailer highlights visual upgrades

A new EA video detailing some of the graphical upgrades on the way in FIFA 15 suggests that the game will be a visual treat.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 30th 2014 at 4:26PM in News
Are we really giving up on Xbox 360 and PS3?

Are we really giving up on Xbox 360 and PS3?

E3 2014 was rammed with games for PS4 and Xbox One.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 30th 2014 at 3:59PM in News
There are over 125 Kickstarted games currently available on Steam

There are over 125 Kickstarted games currently available on Steam

A good reminder of what Kickstarter has contributed to the games industry can currently be found over on Steam.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 30th 2014 at 3:34PM in News
Immorality in games could INCREASE morality in real-life

Immorality in games could INCREASE morality in real-life

Many a Daily Mail headline would have you believe that violent games create violent people, but one new study suggests the opposite might be true.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 30th 2014 at 2:58PM in News
Chinese retailer claims eye-watering RRP for Xbox One

Chinese retailer claims eye-watering RRP for Xbox One

Microsoft may be aiming high with its RRP for Xbox One in China.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 30th 2014 at 2:08PM in News