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Ismail: 'GamerGate was inevitable'

Ismail: 'GamerGate was inevitable'

The co-founder of indie developer Vlambeer has said that the GamerGate hate campaign that came to define 2014 was something that could not have been avoided.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2015 at 10:58AM in News
VIDEO: John Malkovich stars in next Call of Duty DLC

VIDEO: John Malkovich stars in next Call of Duty DLC

You’ve already seen Kevin Spacey in the main game, and now more Hollywood talent has stepped up to star in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s upcoming zombie DLC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2015 at 10:40AM in News
Heroes of the Storm Founder's Pack buys immediate access to closed beta

Heroes of the Storm Founder's Pack buys immediate access to closed beta

Entry into the closed beta for Blizzard’s in development MOBA Heroes of the Storm can now be bought.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2015 at 10:20AM in News
Release date set for PlayStation TV exclusive Powers

Release date set for PlayStation TV exclusive Powers

PlayStation’s first original TV series, Powers, will hit PSN in March.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2015 at 9:53AM in News

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Smash Bros tournament organizer steps down amid sexual harassment allegations

Smash Bros tournament organizer steps down amid sexual harassment allegations

Organizers for annual Smash Bros tournament Apex have confirmed frontman Johnathan “Alex Strife” Lugo will no longer be involved with the event, following multiple sexual harassment allegations.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 20th 2015 at 11:34PM in News
State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition heading to Xbox One, PC

State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition heading to Xbox One, PC

Microsoft has dated the Xbox One arrival of State of Decay, detailing the game's upcoming Year-One Survival Edition.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 20th 2015 at 7:09PM in News
Human Element on 'hiatus' as Robotoki ceases operations

Human Element on 'hiatus' as Robotoki ceases operations

Robert Bowling's Robotoki has shut down, forcing the developer to put the indie studio's upcoming title Human Element on “hiatus.”

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 20th 2015 at 6:11PM in News
PSN Christmas apology discounts roll out this week

PSN Christmas apology discounts roll out this week

A ten per cent discount will be available to PSN users this weekend as par of Sony’s apology for the service’s Christmas outage.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2015 at 3:59PM in News

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Tommy Palm is leaving Candy Crush Saga maker King

Tommy Palm is leaving Candy Crush Saga maker King

One of the key people in Candy Crush Saga’s move from web to smartphone has left King.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2015 at 3:18PM in News
Ori and the Blind Forest and State of Decay dated for Xbox One

Ori and the Blind Forest and State of Decay dated for Xbox One

The Xbox One release of two Xbox and PC exclusives have been given a release date.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2015 at 2:59PM in News
New Year, New Job: How to get a job in marketing

New Year, New Job: How to get a job in marketing

Katy Ellis, account executive at experiential marketing firm Amplify, shares her journey through the games industry and offers her tips for applying for jobs. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 20th 2015 at 2:40PM in News
Borderlands 2 and Pre-Sequel are coming to PS4 and Xbox One

Borderlands 2 and Pre-Sequel are coming to PS4 and Xbox One

Yet another last-gen game is making the move to PS4 and Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2015 at 1:11PM in News

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Dontnod's next game is Vampyr

Dontnod's next game is Vampyr

The next game from French developer Dontnod has been revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2015 at 12:59PM in News
Steam Broadcasting video streaming is now live

Steam Broadcasting video streaming is now live

Steam users are now able to watch their friends play games thanks to the latest Steam Client update.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2015 at 12:13PM in News
Chorus is localising The Room for Asian markets

Chorus is localising The Room for Asian markets

Publisher Chorus is bringing localised version of a number of titles to the Asian mobile market, including smartphone hit The Room.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2015 at 11:50AM in News
VR firm nDreams secures £1.75m investment

VR firm nDreams secures £1.75m investment

nDreams has secured £1.75m in investment to continue expanding its plans for virtual reality game development.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jan 20th 2015 at 11:04AM in News

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Counter-Strike hit by another match fixing scandal

Counter-Strike hit by another match fixing scandal

Valve’s Counter-Strike has been rocked again with yet more evidence of tournament match fixing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2015 at 10:40AM in News
We R Interactive acquired by Inspired Gaming

We R Interactive acquired by Inspired Gaming

Virtual Sports and online games provider Inspired Gaming has acquired London studio We R Interactive.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jan 20th 2015 at 9:58AM in News
Club Nintendo is closing

Club Nintendo is closing

Wii U and 3DS platform holder Nintendo is scrapping its Club Nintendo loyalty program.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2015 at 9:40AM in News
Sony to close Canadian shops

Sony to close Canadian shops

Sony has detailed plans to close all of its Canadian retail stores within the next two months.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 20th 2015 at 5:11AM in News
Hatred issued Adults Only rating

Hatred issued Adults Only rating

Destructive Creation's controversial upcoming title Hatred has been issued an AO for Adults Only rating by the Entertainment Software Rating Board.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 20th 2015 at 4:58AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: January 11-17

Steam top ten sellers chart: January 11-17

H1Z1 has finished on top of Steam's weekly best sellers chart, outpacing pre-orders for Grand Theft Auto V.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 20th 2015 at 3:46AM in News
New Adventure Time game sees players draw their levels with pen and paper

New Adventure Time game sees players draw their levels with pen and paper

Cartoon Network has launched a new Adventure Time game that allows players to design and import their own levels using pen and paper.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 19th 2015 at 4:00PM in News
Zoe Quinn establishes support service for GamerGate victims

Zoe Quinn establishes support service for GamerGate victims

People who have suffered at the hands of online hate group GamerGate are being offered support by a new service established by Zoe Quinn.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 19th 2015 at 3:17PM in News
Blizzard gives some 10-year WoW subscribers statue gift

Blizzard gives some 10-year WoW subscribers statue gift

Some long-term World of Warcraft fans have received a statue to reward them for sticking with the MMO as it hits its tenth anniversary.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 19th 2015 at 3:02PM in News