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International Factfile 2015: Romania

International Factfile 2015: Romania

Romania is a small but mighty market for games, playing host to big players in the global industry.

on Aug 25th 2015 at 8:31AM in News
Walmart-exclusive Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle arrives next month

Walmart-exclusive Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle arrives next month

Nintendo has announced a Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle will be made available exclusively at Walmart to coincide with the game's launch.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 25th 2015 at 5:56AM in News
République heading to PS4 in early 2016

République heading to PS4 in early 2016

Camouflaj's episodic stealth game République will arrive on PS4 in its entirety early next year, publisher GungHo Online Entertainment America has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 25th 2015 at 5:53AM in News
Miyamoto suggests Nintendo movie licensing may be back on the cards

Miyamoto suggests Nintendo movie licensing may be back on the cards

Movies based on brands such as Zelda and Mario could become a reality in the near future.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2015 at 4:07PM in News

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Bandai Namco is releasing a lumberjack simulator on PS4 and Xbox One

Bandai Namco is releasing a lumberjack simulator on PS4 and Xbox One

There’s a game called Professional Lumberjack 2016. And it’s going to be released on next-gen consoles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2015 at 3:38PM in News
Riot withholds League of Legends rewards from toxic players

Riot withholds League of Legends rewards from toxic players

It’s a classic psychological mainstay – reward good behaviour and ignore bad behaviour.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2015 at 3:17PM in News
Star Fox Zero and Xenoblade Chronicles X dated for the UK

Star Fox Zero and Xenoblade Chronicles X dated for the UK

Nintendo has today dated its upcoming releases for the year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2015 at 1:50PM in News
Apple is replacing the cameras on some iPhone 6 Plus handsets

Apple is replacing the cameras on some iPhone 6 Plus handsets

Folk who bought an iPhone 6 Plus between September 2015 and January of this year might be eligible for a free rear camera replacement.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2015 at 12:54PM in News

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Smedley leaves Daybreak for good

Smedley leaves Daybreak for good

John Smedley has left the studio formerly known as Sony Online Entertainment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2015 at 11:32AM in News
Game of War dev sues Kabam over trade secrets row

Game of War dev sues Kabam over trade secrets row

The developer behind mobile hit Game of War is taking Kabam to court after it was discovered the latter had seemingly gained access to the studio’s secrets.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 24th 2015 at 10:40AM in News
LEGO Jurassic World claims fourth UK No.1

LEGO Jurassic World claims fourth UK No.1

Warner Bros’ LEGO Jurassic World is top of the UK All Formats Top 40 for the fourth time since its launch.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 24th 2015 at 10:11AM in News
Nintendo patent suggests no optical disc drive and controller screen for NX

Nintendo patent suggests no optical disc drive and controller screen for NX

A patent application filed by Nintendo in February could point to some of the fundamental design decisions that will shape the NX.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2015 at 9:54AM in News

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Red Dead Redemption ships 14m units, GTA franchise exceeds 220m

Red Dead Redemption ships 14m units, GTA franchise exceeds 220m

Take-Two has reported new milestones for Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 24th 2015 at 1:33AM in News
Kerbal Space Program in the works for Xbox One

Kerbal Space Program in the works for Xbox One

Squad's hit space flight sim Kerbal Space Program is heading to Xbox One, Microsoft has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 24th 2015 at 1:31AM in News
Steam top ten sellers: August 16-22

Steam top ten sellers: August 16-22

Rocket League fell from the top spot of Steam's weekly best sellers chart for the first time since its launch, as Ark: Survival Evolved was able to retake peak position ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 24th 2015 at 1:29AM in News
Police thwart potential gun massacre at Pokemon World Championship

Police thwart potential gun massacre at Pokemon World Championship

Two men who seemed intent on a shooting spree at the 12th Pokemon World Championships in Boston have been arrested.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 23rd 2015 at 9:44PM in News

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Pics Of A Massive Weekend In ESports

Pics Of A Massive Weekend In ESports

One weekend. Two events. Three countries, three stadiums.

on Aug 23rd 2015 at 2:39PM in News
How Coke teamed up with the most popular eSports game in the world

How Coke teamed up with the most popular eSports game in the world

Coke has spent the past two years connecting to eSports fans through Riot Games’ League of Legends Championship Series.

on Aug 23rd 2015 at 1:38PM in News
AlphaDraft nets new partnership with Hi-Rez Studios

AlphaDraft nets new partnership with Hi-Rez Studios

Fantasy sports giant AlphaDraft have announced a new partnership with developer Hi-Rez Studios for the SMITE Pro League

on Aug 23rd 2015 at 12:36PM in News
Will eSports PED Testing Protect Players, Or Deflect Blame?

Will eSports PED Testing Protect Players, Or Deflect Blame?

When competitive video game players gather in Germany this weekend for ESL One Cologne, the world's largest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament, they will be subjected to an E-sports first: the ...

on Aug 23rd 2015 at 10:32AM in News
Darkest Dungeon devs make latest additions optional after player unrest

Darkest Dungeon devs make latest additions optional after player unrest

An update to Steam Early Access hit Darkest Dungeon that significantly increased the difficulty has led to a climb down of sorts from its developers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 21st 2015 at 4:17PM in News
Football Manager and Minecraft top App Store charts

Football Manager and Minecraft top App Store charts

Sega’s Football Manager Handheld and the Pocket Edition of Mojang’s Minecraft topped the iPhone and iPad charts respectively.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 21st 2015 at 3:43PM in News
PC Batman Arkham Knight patch due in 'next few weeks'

PC Batman Arkham Knight patch due in 'next few weeks'

Warner says that the first of its interim patches for the broken PC version of Batman Arkham Knight has been submitted for testing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 21st 2015 at 3:32PM in News
Pokémon fighting game Pokkén Tournament is coming to Wii U next Spring

Pokémon fighting game Pokkén Tournament is coming to Wii U next Spring

It’s happening: Pokkén Tournament is headed to home consoles around the world in early 2016.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 21st 2015 at 3:27PM in News