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Luckey: Nintendo Virtual Boy hurt VR

Luckey: Nintendo Virtual Boy hurt VR

The boss of virtual reality specialist Oculus has said that Nintendo’s failed Virtual Boy platform was harmful to the whole virtual reality movement.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2016 at 10:41AM in News
Steam Winter Sale boasts big gains over Valve's previous promotions

Steam Winter Sale boasts big gains over Valve's previous promotions

Valve’s alteration of how it conducts its Steam Winter Sale appears to have paid off.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2016 at 10:07AM in News
Marvel Heroes creator Brevik leaves Gazillion

Marvel Heroes creator Brevik leaves Gazillion

Gazillion Entertainment CEO David Brevik has resigned after more than six years at the company.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 11th 2016 at 3:32PM in News
HTC Vive pre-orders go live in February

HTC Vive pre-orders go live in February

One of the big three virtual reality companies has said consumers will be able to pre-order its headset next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 11th 2016 at 3:06PM in News

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Retailers list Homefront: The Revolution for May

Retailers list Homefront: The Revolution for May

May is looking increasingly likely to be the month that the delayed sequel to 2011 shooter Homefront is finally released.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 11th 2016 at 2:15PM in News
Xbox One sales have hit at least 18m units

Xbox One sales have hit at least 18m units

The exact number of Xbox Ones sold worldwide remains a mystery, but we now know that it is in excess of 18m units.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 11th 2016 at 12:33PM in News
Half-Life and Half-Life 2 writer leaves Valve

Half-Life and Half-Life 2 writer leaves Valve

The writer of Half-Life 1 and 2 has revealed that he is no longer working at Valve after 18 years at the company.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 11th 2016 at 11:52AM in News
Sony is trying to trademark the term 'Let's Play'

Sony is trying to trademark the term 'Let's Play'

PlayStation platform holder Sony has risked aggravating the sizable YouTube community by applying to trademark one of its most popular terms.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 11th 2016 at 11:06AM in News

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PlayStation VR 'not as high-end' as Oculus Rift

PlayStation VR 'not as high-end' as Oculus Rift

Oculus boss Palmer Luckey has said that gamers shouldn’t expect as much gaming clout from PlayStation VR as they will get from Oculus Rift.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 11th 2016 at 10:15AM in News
Call of Duty: Black Ops III starts 2016 on top in the UK

Call of Duty: Black Ops III starts 2016 on top in the UK

Activision’s Call of Duty starts 2016 as it ended 2015: in the No.1 spot in the All Formats Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 11th 2016 at 9:53AM in News
PDP controller battery promises eight hours play from one minute charge

PDP controller battery promises eight hours play from one minute charge

Wireless controllers are one of the most welcome additions to modern consoles, but they come at a price.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 8th 2016 at 2:39PM in News
Pirated PC games could be a thing of the past by 2018

Pirated PC games could be a thing of the past by 2018

The era of free PC gaming could be nearing an end.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 8th 2016 at 1:44PM in News

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Amazon Canada pulls listing for $800 PlayStation VR

Amazon Canada pulls listing for $800 PlayStation VR

Could Sony’s PlayStation VR actually retail for MORE than Oculus Rift?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 8th 2016 at 12:36PM in News
Hellblade launching simultaneously on PS4 and PC

Hellblade launching simultaneously on PS4 and PC

Developer Ninja Theory has confirmed that its upcoming game Hellblade will be coming to PlayStation 4 and PC on the same day.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 8th 2016 at 12:00PM in News
Star Wars open-world RPG Kickstarter cancelled by 20-year-old creator

Star Wars open-world RPG Kickstarter cancelled by 20-year-old creator

An impossible dream of creating a triple-A Star Wars RPG has, unsurprisingly, been cancelled by its creator.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 8th 2016 at 11:48AM in News
'About 100 or more' titles are being made for PlayStation VR

'About 100 or more' titles are being made for PlayStation VR

PlayStation VR is out in the first half of 2016, and according to Sony CEO Kaz Hirai, there should be a large selection of games to play on the tech.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 8th 2016 at 11:27AM in News

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Everybody's Gone to the Rapture might be launching on Steam

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture might be launching on Steam

It seems that The Chinese Room’s Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture could be coming to PC.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 8th 2016 at 11:02AM in News
Oculus Rift price silence 'will turn negative consumer energy into cash'

Oculus Rift price silence 'will turn negative consumer energy into cash'

An American marketing specialist has said Facebook got it spot on about keeping quiet about the true heft of the Oculus Rift’s price tag.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 8th 2016 at 10:55AM in News
Sony error leads to wrong game offered in January PlayStation Plus line-up

Sony error leads to wrong game offered in January PlayStation Plus line-up

A mistake by platform holder Sony has seen some Vita owners accidentally getting their hands on a free copy of Legends of War: Patton's Campaign.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 8th 2016 at 10:18AM in News
Luckey: 'Oculus Rift is obscenely cheap for what it is'

Luckey: 'Oculus Rift is obscenely cheap for what it is'

While the internet continues to debate the hefty £500/$600 price tag handed to Oculus Rift, Palmer Luckey has argued that it represents extremely good value.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 8th 2016 at 9:47AM in News
DreamHack announces $250,000 Masters tournament series

DreamHack announces $250,000 Masters tournament series

DreamHack have announced two $250,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournaments for 2016 under the name DreamHack Masters.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jan 7th 2016 at 3:31PM in News
MCV AWARDS 2016: THE FINALISTS

MCV AWARDS 2016: THE FINALISTS

With just eight weeks to go until the big night, the finalists of this year’s MCV Awards are revealed. Is your name on the list…?

on Jan 7th 2016 at 11:47AM in News
$1.1bn spent on App Store over Christmas

$1.1bn spent on App Store over Christmas

Apple has revealed that it had its biggest ever Christmas this year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 7th 2016 at 11:38AM in News
Psychonauts 2 hits $3.3m crowdfunding goal

Psychonauts 2 hits $3.3m crowdfunding goal

Double Fine has announced that the Fig crowdfunding push for Psychonauts 2 has been successful.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 7th 2016 at 11:27AM in News
ReCore delayed until second half of 2016

ReCore delayed until second half of 2016

Microsoft's new sci-fi franchise ReCore is not going to be make its spring 2016 release date.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 7th 2016 at 11:08AM in News