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International Factfile 2015: Egypt

International Factfile 2015: Egypt

Egypt’s games market is still in its infancy, but is struggling to grow in the face of stifling tax rates and widespread piracy.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 27th 2015 at 3:38PM in News
Demon's Souls PS4 remaster teased

Demon's Souls PS4 remaster teased

The game that started it all for From Software’s Souls series could be set for a resurrection.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 27th 2015 at 3:21PM in News
Naughty Dog on the end of Uncharted, learning from The Last of Us and what comes next

Naughty Dog on the end of Uncharted, learning from The Last of Us and what comes next

Naughty Dog is hardly being subtle with the subtitle of its fourth – and final – entry in the Uncharted franchise. ‘A Thief’s End’: the bell is tolling for ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 27th 2015 at 11:11AM in News

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Can Japanese games rule again in the West?

Can Japanese games rule again in the West?

Name a hit games franchise from the 1980s or ‘90s and it’s bound to be a Japanese creation: Mario, Final Fantasy, Zelda, Pokémon, Pac-Man.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 27th 2015 at 10:53AM in News
PlayStation UK PR boss takes on European comms role

PlayStation UK PR boss takes on European comms role

Long-serving PlayStation veteran David Wilson has been named the new director of communications for Europe.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 27th 2015 at 10:25AM in News
Official PS4 Remote Play streaming headed to PC

Official PS4 Remote Play streaming headed to PC

The ability to stream PS4 games to PC is coming to PS4 – officially, this time.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 27th 2015 at 10:06AM in News
Free-to-play version of PES 2016 coming to PS4 and PS3

Free-to-play version of PES 2016 coming to PS4 and PS3

Konami’s FIFA rival Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 is getting a free-to-play spin-off.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 27th 2015 at 9:46AM in News

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PS4, Xbox One and Wii U prices slashed to under £230 in Black Friday showdown

PS4, Xbox One and Wii U prices slashed to under £230 in Black Friday showdown

Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo are going all-out in their approach to this year’s Black Friday.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 27th 2015 at 9:24AM in News
Sociable Soccer Kickstarter cancelled

Sociable Soccer Kickstarter cancelled

Developer Jon Hare has announced that the crowdfunding effort for Sensible Soccer spiritual successor Sociable Soccer has been axed. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 26th 2015 at 3:04PM in News
Blizzard raises stakes on Hearthstone with $1.9m prize pool

Blizzard raises stakes on Hearthstone with $1.9m prize pool

Blizzard today announced their plans for Hearthstone eSports in 2016, including an inflated prize pool of $1.9m.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Nov 26th 2015 at 2:52PM in News
Xbox: Why the critics are wrong about the indie apocalypse

Xbox: Why the critics are wrong about the indie apocalypse

The last few years have been great for indie developers.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 26th 2015 at 11:00AM in News

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Indie retailers bemoan 'worst trade prices yet' for Q4 blockbusters

Indie retailers bemoan 'worst trade prices yet' for Q4 blockbusters

UK independent retailers say the cost of stock this Christmas is seriously harming their ability to compete.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 26th 2015 at 10:45AM in News
FIFA and COD favourites to take Christmas No.1

FIFA and COD favourites to take Christmas No.1

Call of Duty: Black Ops III is currently the bookies’ favourite to be this year’s Christmas No.1. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 26th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
This War of Mine board game adaptation set for 2016

This War of Mine board game adaptation set for 2016

Yet another video game is to make a tabletop debut.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 26th 2015 at 10:27AM in News
PlayStation UK chief Gara joins Amazon

PlayStation UK chief Gara joins Amazon

Fergal Gara has joined Amazon UK as director of PC.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 26th 2015 at 10:20AM in News

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Boxed version of indie darling Fez announced

Boxed version of indie darling Fez announced

Critically-acclaimed indie hit Fez is coming to physical retail for the first time – three years after its launch.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 26th 2015 at 10:15AM in News
Is indie development doomed? Find out in this week's MCV

Is indie development doomed? Find out in this week's MCV

The critics are saying that indie development is in trouble – but ID@Xbox European boss Agostino Simonetta says there's never been a better time to be making games. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 26th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Games retail braced for £70m Black Friday bonanza

Games retail braced for £70m Black Friday bonanza

This Friday could be the biggest sales day for games outside of a console launch.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 26th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Dragon's Lair: The Movie restarts crowdfunding campaign

Dragon's Lair: The Movie restarts crowdfunding campaign

The cinematic adaptation of animated adventure game Dragon’s Lair has rebooted its crowdfunding campaign – despite being halfway to its funding goal.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 26th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Rainbow Six Siege beta postponed days before launch

Rainbow Six Siege beta postponed days before launch

The open beta for the new Rainbow Six has been delayed due to technical problems.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 26th 2015 at 9:43AM in News
AMD ends support for almost all graphics cards released before 2013

AMD ends support for almost all graphics cards released before 2013

A large number of AMD’s existing graphics cards will no longer be supported by the company.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 25th 2015 at 3:43PM in News
Dying Light Season Pass price is being increased

Dying Light Season Pass price is being increased

Techland is increasing the price of the Season Pass for its zombie game Dying Light.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 25th 2015 at 3:16PM in News
Analysts dispute GameStop's Star Wars Battlefront and Halo 5 estimates

Analysts dispute GameStop's Star Wars Battlefront and Halo 5 estimates

GameStop’s assessment of both physical sales of Star Wars Battlefront and digital sales of Halo 5 are incorrect, analysts have argued.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 25th 2015 at 2:57PM in News
Codemasters closing down non-racing operations

Codemasters closing down non-racing operations

Long-struggling Codemasters has confirmed the closure of its Malta studio and stated its intention to focus exclusively on racing games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 25th 2015 at 2:39PM in News