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Women in Games 2017

Entries now open for Women in Games Awards 2017

Entries are now open for Women in Games Awards 2017, with a deadline of March 10th 2017 for nominations. 

on Feb 9th 2017 at 10:45AM in News
Fire Emblem Heroes made $5m in its first five days

Fire Emblem Heroes made $5m in its first five days

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has given some insight into the company’s new mobile business.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 9th 2017 at 10:29AM in News
Playdemic

TT Games acquires Golf Clash studio Playdemic

Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment subsidiary TT Games has acquired UK mobile games company Playdemic to help bring new kinds of LEGO titles to smartphones.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 9th 2017 at 10:24AM in News
Dave Ranyard

Former Sony London Studio head David Ranyard forms new VR studio

Former Sony London Studio head David Ranyard has formed a new, independent VR studio, Dream Reality Interactive. Based in Farringdon, London, the studio will focus on the development of virtual reality ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 8th 2017 at 5:21PM in News

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Warner Bros Interactive

Time Warner video game revenue 'flat' for 2016

Time Warner has released its Q4 financial earnings for the full year ended December 31st 2016. While the company's overall revenue increased 4 per cent to $29.3bn, its video game ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 8th 2017 at 4:37PM in News
E3 2017

E3 to open its doors to the public for the first time ever

E3 is to open its doors to the public for the first time in its 22-year history, event organisers the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced today. 15,000 tickets will be ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 8th 2017 at 3:59PM in News
Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy 15 dev costs broke even on Day One after just 5m units

Director Hajima Tabata has revealed that Final Fantasy XV broke even after just one day on shop shelves. According to DualShockers, who visited Square Enix in Tokyo, Tabata said ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 8th 2017 at 10:35AM in News
GTA V has shipped 75m copies since launch, selling more in 2016 than 2015

GTA V has shipped 75m copies since launch, selling more in 2016 than 2015

It’s now Take-Two’s turn to report on its quarterly financial results, and CEO Strauss Zelnick revealed during the earnings call that Grand Theft Auto V has shipped over 75m units ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 8th 2017 at 10:20AM in News

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3DS

Nintendo's Kimishima says 3DS will 'co-exist' with Switch

Nintendo has once again stated that the 3DS has a long life ahead of it, despite the company's upcoming Switch launch. Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima told investors at a Q&A ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 8th 2017 at 9:00AM in News
Super Mario Run

Nintendo to release 2-3 mobile games per year

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has revealed more details about Nintendo's future mobile strategy, stating the company plans to release multiple games each year going forward.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 8th 2017 at 8:30AM in News
Take-Two net revenue up 15% for fiscal Q3

Take-Two net revenue up 15% for fiscal Q3

Take-Two once again saw better than expected results for the quarter ending December 31st.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 7th 2017 at 9:23PM in News

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FIFA Switch

FIFA 18 coming to Switch, Moore confirms

EA's FIFA title for the Nintendo Switch will be FIFA 18, EA's chief competition officer Peter Moore has confirmed.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 7th 2017 at 1:07PM in News
Ralph Fulton

Playground Games to build new team to develop non-racing title

Forza Horizon 3 developer Playground Games has said it plans to build a new team in its hometown of Leamington Spa in order to work on a new, non-racing title, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 7th 2017 at 12:16PM in News
InnoGames

InnoGames increased revenue by 25 per cent in 2016

German mobile and browser game studio InnoGames increased its revenue by 25 per cent last year, taking it to a record high of €130m (around £112m), the company revealed today ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 7th 2017 at 11:33AM in News
YouTuber NepentheZ pleads guilty to FIFA gambling accusations

YouTuber NepentheZ pleads guilty to FIFA gambling accusations

FIFA YouTuber Craig ‘NepentheZ’ Douglas and business partner Dylan Rugby have pleaded guilty to charges of gambling they previously rejected, the BBC reported yesterday.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 7th 2017 at 10:50AM in News

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Milestone

Koch Media and Milestone sign distribution partnership

Koch Media has announced a new distribution partnership with Italian developer and publisher Milestone. The partnership will begin with the release of the next entry in Milestone's MXGP franchise, MXGP3 ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 7th 2017 at 10:46AM in News
Miyamoto

Nintendo has "mastered" the Unreal Engine, says Miyamoto

Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto has said the company's internal development teams have "mastered" the Unreal Engine, according to VentureBeat.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 7th 2017 at 10:26AM in News
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege Year 2 update available now

Ubisoft has announced that the first free update from Rainbow Six Siege Year 2 is now available for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Year 2 pass holders can download the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 7th 2017 at 10:02AM in News
Fire Emblem Heroes

Fire Emblem Heroes made $2.9m on Day One, says new report

Fire Emblem Heroes, Nintendo's latest mobile game, made $2.9m on its first day, according to mobile data firm Sensor Tower, after being downloaded over 2m times on Android and ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 6th 2017 at 2:39PM in News
Mass Effect Andromeda

Mass Effect Andromeda: Everything you need to know, release date, free trial, price, pre-order deals, season pass, PS4 Pro support and official merchandise

Bioware's Mass Effect trilogy was one of the most popular sci-fi series of the last generation. Now the Canadian studio's finally bringing its grand space opera to PS4, Xbox One ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 6th 2017 at 11:45AM in News
PS4 Pro

New PS4 Pro mode should 'Boost' retail sales

The next PlayStation firmware update, currently available in beta form, allows the PS4 Pro to use its full power to improve the performance of titles which have not yet been ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Feb 6th 2017 at 10:51AM in News
Death Stranding

Death Stranding is definitely coming to PS4, not PS5, says Kojima

Hideo Kojima has confirmed that his upcoming game Death Stranding will definitely be a PS4 game rather than a potential PS5 title, and that right now it won't be playable ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 6th 2017 at 10:50AM in News
Samsung shipped more VR headsets than Vive, Oculus and PSVR combined in 2016

Samsung shipped more VR headsets than Vive, Oculus and PSVR combined in 2016

A new report published by SuperData revealed that the virtual reality industry made $1.8bn (£1.44bn) in revenue in 2016, with 6.3m devices shipped throughout the course of the year. Of ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 6th 2017 at 10:30AM in News
Resident Evil 7 holds top spot, Hitman debuts at No.4

Resident Evil 7 holds top spot, Hitman debuts at No.4

Capcom’s Resident Evil 7 is once again No.1 in the UK charts. The title saw a respectable 68 per cent dip in sales in its second week on shelves. GfK ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 6th 2017 at 10:14AM in News