Twitter bomb threat takes down SOE boss' flight amidst spate of DDoS attacks

Twitter bomb threat takes down SOE boss' flight amidst spate of DDoS attacks

A bomb threat sent from a Twitter account linked to a DDoS attack on PSN forced a diversion to a flight carrying Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 26th 2014 at 9:41AM in News
Amazon to buy Twitch in $970m deal

Amazon to buy Twitch in $970m deal

Retail giant Amazon has agreed to buy Twitch for $970m in cash.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 25th 2014 at 9:08PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: August 17-23

Steam top ten sellers chart: August 17-23

Borderlands and Civilization titles dominated Steam's top sellers chart for the past week, thanks to promotional events revolving around 2K Games’ catalog.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 24th 2014 at 9:20AM in News
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter launches next month on PC

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter launches next month on PC

Open-world crime thriller The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is set to launch next month on Windows PC, developer The Astronauts have announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 23rd 2014 at 8:15PM in News

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Pokemon Art Academy heading to North America

Pokemon Art Academy heading to North America

Nintendo 3DS title Pokemon Art Academy will arrive in North America this fall.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 23rd 2014 at 7:46PM in News
Games retail gets involved in the Ice Bucket Challenge

Games retail gets involved in the Ice Bucket Challenge

It turns out everyone in the games industry is getting buckets of ice cold water thrown over their heads.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 4:04PM in News
RuneScape and Eve Online suffer DDoS attacks

RuneScape and Eve Online suffer DDoS attacks

A series of sustained distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks across a number of games including including MMOs RuneScape and Eve Online have caused widespread server disruption for players.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 4:03PM in News
VIDEO: See Liverpool take on Man City in FIFA 15

VIDEO: See Liverpool take on Man City in FIFA 15

EA has released a FIFA 15 video of a showdown between Liverpool and Manchester City.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 3:59PM in News

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Ouya signs Chinese distribution agreement

Ouya signs Chinese distribution agreement

Troubled microconsole Ouya is making a push for the Asian market through a new partnership with Xiaomi Inc, a Chinese smartphone manufactuer.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 3:38PM in News
Play Titanfall for free for 48 hours on PC

Play Titanfall for free for 48 hours on PC

EA is offering two days of free access to Titanfall on PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 3:19PM in News
Actually, Call of Duty pre-orders spiked 385% last week

Actually, Call of Duty pre-orders spiked 385% last week

As it turns out, Call of Duty had a pretty good Gamescom after all.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 3:14PM in News
Sony: Move was ahead of its time but will be revived by Project Morpheus

Sony: Move was ahead of its time but will be revived by Project Morpheus

It doesn’t look like Sony intends to release any motion controlled games in the near future, but PlayStation Move may yet have its day.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 2:28PM in News

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No Pro Clubs for FIFA 15 on PS3 and Xbox 360

No Pro Clubs for FIFA 15 on PS3 and Xbox 360

EA has confirmed that the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of FIFA 15 will not include the Pro Clubs game mode.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 1:51PM in News
PICTURES: GamesAid's Cologne to Brighton bike ride

PICTURES: GamesAid's Cologne to Brighton bike ride

Members of the games industry cycling from Gamescom in Cologne back to Brighton have raised over £4,500 for GamesAid.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 12:59PM in News
GameStop sales up 21.9% in Q2

GameStop sales up 21.9% in Q2

Global games retailer GameStop has reported a like-for-like sales increase of 21.9 per cent for the quarter ending August 2nd.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 12:55PM in News
GungHo sells stake in Clash of Clans developer Supercell

GungHo sells stake in Clash of Clans developer Supercell

Japanese games firm GungHo Entertainment has decided to sell its stake in Clash of Clans creator Supercell.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 11:38AM in News
Gumi opens four new Western studios

Gumi opens four new Western studios

Japanese mobile gaming developer and publisher Gumi has opened four new studios in Europe and the US.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 11:34AM in News
Star Wars: Commander invades iOS

Star Wars: Commander invades iOS

LucasArts has released a new Clash of Clans-inspired Star Wars game in iPhone and iPad.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 11:28AM in News
White PS4 Destiny bundle cut to £350 at GAME

White PS4 Destiny bundle cut to £350 at GAME

GAME is now selling the White PS4 Destiny bundle for the same RRP of a normal PS4.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 10:36AM in News
Clones descend on Flappy Bird creator's new game Swing Copters

Clones descend on Flappy Bird creator's new game Swing Copters

Swing Copters is the new game from Dong Nguyen, but good luck finding it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 10:23AM in News
Horror games terrify in Cologne

Horror games terrify in Cologne

A few years ago, horror games were a rarity.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 10:15AM in News