Spencer vows that Minecraft will not be pulled from PlayStation and iOS

Spencer vows that Minecraft will not be pulled from PlayStation and iOS

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has said that Microsoft’s acquisition of Mojang will not result in the game being dropped on rival platforms.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2014 at 2:16PM in News
Mojang confirms $2.5bn Microsoft acquisition

Mojang confirms $2.5bn Microsoft acquisition

As expected, Microsoft’s acquisition of Minecraft creators Mojang has been confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2014 at 2:07PM in News
4m pre-orders and counting for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

4m pre-orders and counting for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have already broken Apple records.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2014 at 1:49PM in News
Super Smash Bros offers extra functionality on New 3DS

Super Smash Bros offers extra functionality on New 3DS

Users wanting to run Miiverse while playing Super Smash Bros will need a New 3DS or New 3DS XL to do so.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2014 at 1:39PM in News

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Elite: Dangerous gets final release pack and price

Elite: Dangerous gets final release pack and price

Frontier Developments has announced the launch bundle for the much-anticipated Elite: Dangerous.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2014 at 12:41PM in News
Samsung Gear VR 'superior to first-gen Oculus', Climax claims

Samsung Gear VR 'superior to first-gen Oculus', Climax claims

Samsung's recently unveiled Gear VR headset offers an experience superior to the first generation Oculus Rift, according to Climax's technical director.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Sep 15th 2014 at 12:18PM in News
Everything you need to know about tomorrow's Games Retail 2020

Everything you need to know about tomorrow's Games Retail 2020

Games Retail 2020 - our first event dedicated to the future of selling video games - kicks off tomorrow.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 15th 2014 at 11:57AM in News
DDoS attack hits ArcheAge ahead of launch

DDoS attack hits ArcheAge ahead of launch

The new MMO from the creator of Lineage has been his by DDOS attacks before its launch tomorrow.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 15th 2014 at 11:51AM in News

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Phones 4u enters administration, closes all 550 stores

Phones 4u enters administration, closes all 550 stores

High street mobile phone retailer Phones 4u has entered administration and made the surprise decision to immediately close all of its stores.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2014 at 11:41AM in News
Google reveals Android One handsets for emerging markets

Google reveals Android One handsets for emerging markets

Google has detailed a new breed of Android phone that will be aimed at emerging economies.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2014 at 11:02AM in News
PSOne, PS2 and PS4 titles could be added to PS Now streaming service

PSOne, PS2 and PS4 titles could be added to PS Now streaming service

Sony’s PlayStation Now streaming service will expand to offer games from all PlayStation generations.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2014 at 10:20AM in News
Destiny claims UK's biggest new IP launch

Destiny claims UK's biggest new IP launch

Activision’s Destiny has officially been crowned as the best-selling new IP ever in the UK, beating former record-holder Watch Dogs.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2014 at 10:07AM in News

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3DS can be used as a controller for Smash Bros on Wii U

3DS can be used as a controller for Smash Bros on Wii U

Those with early access to the 3DS build of Super Smash Bros have spotted some extra functionality not previously revealed by Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2014 at 9:38AM in News
Minecraft owner Mojang is a perfect fit for Microsoft's ambitions

Minecraft owner Mojang is a perfect fit for Microsoft's ambitions

IHS games analyst Piers Harding-Rolls discusses Microsoft's reported bid for Minecraft owner Mojang.

on Sep 15th 2014 at 8:33AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: September 7-13

Steam top ten sellers chart: September 7-13

Skyrim has skyrocketed back to the top of Steam’s best sellers chart, thanks to a major discount promotion over this past weekend.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 14th 2014 at 7:25PM in News
Trio of Xbox 360 holiday bundles unveiled for this week

Trio of Xbox 360 holiday bundles unveiled for this week

Microsoft has announced three new Xbox 360 holiday bundles for arrival later this week, including the previously rumoured 500GB Call of Duty-themed package.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 14th 2014 at 7:18PM in News
Formal reveal of Microsoft's Mojang acquisition set for Monday - report

Formal reveal of Microsoft's Mojang acquisition set for Monday - report

Microsoft’s rumoured impending deal to acquire Minecraft developer Mojang could be announced as early as Monday, according to a new report.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 13th 2014 at 10:12PM in News
Mojang 'is a perfect fit' for Microsoft, analyst says

Mojang 'is a perfect fit' for Microsoft, analyst says

Market analyst Piers Harding-Rolls has said that the expected union of Microsoft and Mojang is a very low-risk move for the platform holder.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2014 at 4:07PM in News
VIDEO: Here's the FIFA 15 TV ad

VIDEO: Here's the FIFA 15 TV ad

Lionel Messi is the big name who is this year fronting EA’s TV campaign for FIFA 15.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2014 at 3:47PM in News
Divinity: Original Sin 'has sold well over 500k units'

Divinity: Original Sin 'has sold well over 500k units'

Developer Larian Studios has revealed that PC RPG Divinity: Original Sin has sold in excess of 500k units.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2014 at 3:24PM in News
OPINION: Next-gen Grand Theft Auto V sends shivers down spines of November rivals

OPINION: Next-gen Grand Theft Auto V sends shivers down spines of November rivals

The release of Grand Theft Auto V in November will leave a number of big-game publishers nervous about the potential sales impact it may have on their games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2014 at 2:45PM in News