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Nintendo World Championships return for E3 2015

Nintendo World Championships return for E3 2015

The Nintendo World Championships – last held in 1990 – will be making a comeback at E3 2015, Nintendo of America has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 14th 2015 at 3:42AM in News
Crossy Road has more active players than Clash of Clans or Candy Crush, reports claims

Crossy Road has more active players than Clash of Clans or Candy Crush, reports claims

Hipster Whale’s Crossy Road is currently beating some of the biggest names in the mobile market in terms of active players.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2015 at 3:42PM in News
Gree shuts down its Vancouver studio

Gree shuts down its Vancouver studio

Japanese gaming firm Gree International has shut down its studio in Vancouver, Canada, laying off all staff and discontinuing development on all of the team’s projects.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 13th 2015 at 3:21PM in News
Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition release date confirmed

Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition release date confirmed

Capcom has confirmed a precise release date for Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2015 at 3:05PM in News

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Dragon Quest VIII is being ported to 3DS

Dragon Quest VIII is being ported to 3DS

Square Enix is bringing one of its RPG cult classics to Nintendo’s current handheld.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2015 at 2:45PM in News
Creating a Dota festival at ESL One Frankfurt

Creating a Dota festival at ESL One Frankfurt

The first of ESL's season of Dota tournaments begins next month with ESL One Frankfurt taking over the Commerzbank-Arena.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on May 13th 2015 at 2:36PM in News
Super Mario Bros Puzzle and Dragons spin-off tops Japanese charts

Super Mario Bros Puzzle and Dragons spin-off tops Japanese charts

The cross-over between casual phenomenon Puzzle and Dragons and Nintendo’s Mario IP is, unsurprisingly, a chart-topping combination in Japan.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 13th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Monster Strike on track to become billion dollar mobile hit

Monster Strike on track to become billion dollar mobile hit

Japan could soon be home to its second billion dollar mobile franchise.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2015 at 1:49PM in News

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New 3DS Pullbox game is free to download in Japan

New 3DS Pullbox game is free to download in Japan

It probably doesn’t qualify as free-to-play, but Nintendo is again tinkering with payment models, this time with the release of a new Pullblox game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2015 at 1:17PM in News
Ubisoft pledges key brand to virtual reality

Ubisoft pledges key brand to virtual reality

Ubisoft has shown more enthusiasm for virtual reality, teasing that it is currently developing titles for the new technology that will be based on its hit franchises.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 13th 2015 at 12:07PM in News
Interface is tomorrow - here's everything you need to know

Interface is tomorrow - here's everything you need to know

There is just one day to go until Interface, a brand new pitching and content event for the games business in the UK.

on May 13th 2015 at 11:40AM in News
'Small' number of layoffs hit Hardline's Visceral Games

'Small' number of layoffs hit Hardline's Visceral Games

Visceral Games has suffered a small number of layoffs as the studio’s focus shifts to new projects.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 13th 2015 at 11:24AM in News

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The Division delayed to 2016; Ubisoft moves away from PS3 and Xbox 360

The Division delayed to 2016; Ubisoft moves away from PS3 and Xbox 360

Ubisoft has confirmed that The Division will not be released this year as previously planned.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2015 at 11:20AM in News
VIDEO: Ubisoft says it will learn from Assassin's Creed Unity mistakes

VIDEO: Ubisoft says it will learn from Assassin's Creed Unity mistakes

Publisher Ubisoft has very publicly put its hands in the air and admitted that the fierce reception that greeted last year’s Assassin’s Creed: Unity really hurt its workers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2015 at 11:00AM in News
ASA warns Sony and GAME over 20th Anniversary PS4 competition

ASA warns Sony and GAME over 20th Anniversary PS4 competition

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint against Sony and GAME over how last year’s 20th Anniversary PS4 competition was conducted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2015 at 10:36AM in News
EA takes home Publisher of the Year prize from MCV Pacific Awards 2015

EA takes home Publisher of the Year prize from MCV Pacific Awards 2015

The third annual MCV Pacific Awards took place last week, with the publication honouring the best of the Pacific games industry has to offer.

on May 13th 2015 at 10:18AM in News

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Kick off for MCV Games 5s is next week

Kick off for MCV Games 5s is next week

Just one week remains to enter the Games 5s five-a-side tournament.

on May 13th 2015 at 9:48AM in News
Sony, Nintendo and Execution Labs headline Interface Live Stage tomorrow

Sony, Nintendo and Execution Labs headline Interface Live Stage tomorrow

Are you coming along to Interface tomorrow? If so, make sure to check out the intimate Live Stage conference, taking place on the same day

on May 13th 2015 at 9:34AM in News
Alt-J, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pantera among first artists revealed for Guitar Hero Live

Alt-J, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pantera among first artists revealed for Guitar Hero Live

The upcoming encore to the Guitar Hero franchise has had its first tracklist revealed.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 13th 2015 at 9:17AM in News
Grandia II HD remaster heading to Steam

Grandia II HD remaster heading to Steam

Puzzles & Dragons developer GungHo Entertainment is bringing GameArts classic RPG Grandia II to Steam.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 13th 2015 at 6:03AM in News
Unity hires Elizabeth Brown as chief people officer

Unity hires Elizabeth Brown as chief people officer

Unity has hired former Microsoft executive Elizabeth Brown as its chief people officer.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 13th 2015 at 6:00AM in News
Steam reaches 9.5m concurrent users

Steam reaches 9.5m concurrent users

Steam topped 9.5m concurrent users over the past weekend, setting yet another new record for Valve's service.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 13th 2015 at 5:55AM in News
Ubisoft details Assassin's Creed Syndicate, set for October release

Ubisoft details Assassin's Creed Syndicate, set for October release

Ubisoft has provided some more information about the latest entry in its Assassin’s Creed series, Syndicate.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 12th 2015 at 5:25PM in News
Watch Dogs success and digital boom see Ubisoft financials fly in 2014

Watch Dogs success and digital boom see Ubisoft financials fly in 2014

The strength of Ubisoft’s core brands and the growth of its digital offerings have seen the publisher outperform its financial targets for the last year.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 12th 2015 at 5:14PM in News
Sales and income climb at Square Enix

Sales and income climb at Square Enix

Square Enix has reported an increase in sales and income for the year ending March 2015.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2015 at 3:29PM in News