3DS sales spike in Japan thanks to Yokai Watch 2 release

3DS sales spike in Japan thanks to Yokai Watch 2 release

The original Nintendo 3DS has seen sales sharply rise this week in Japan, according to the latest sales data from Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 16th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
Google Play downloads now outnumber iOS downloads by 60%

Google Play downloads now outnumber iOS downloads by 60%

Global Google Play downloads exceeded iOS App Store downloads by around 60 per cent last quarter, according to a new report.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 16th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
'It sells' - Codemasters responds to GRID Autosport booster DLC criticism

'It sells' - Codemasters responds to GRID Autosport booster DLC criticism

Codemasters has said that economics is the simple reason behind the decision to release stat-pumping booster pack DLC for GRID Autosport.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2014 at 12:37PM in News
New female Thor could come to Disney Infinity

New female Thor could come to Disney Infinity

Marvel has announced that Thor is becoming a woman – and the hope is that the change will be reflected in Disney’s upcoming Disney Infinity 2.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2014 at 12:24PM in News

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"A prominent YouTuber suggested we pay them £10,000 to 'like' a video"

"A prominent YouTuber suggested we pay them £10,000 to 'like' a video"

YouTubers ARE being asked to cover games for money without disclosing the deals, a new report has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2014 at 12:05PM in News
Former Panama dictator Noriega suing Activision over Call of Duty likeness

Former Panama dictator Noriega suing Activision over Call of Duty likeness

Manuel Noriega, a former military dictator of Pananama, is taking Activision to court.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2014 at 11:42AM in News
Yogscast confirms revenue sharing agreement with Space Engineers dev

Yogscast confirms revenue sharing agreement with Space Engineers dev

Video game YouTube network Yogscast has become one of the first to confirm it has entered into a revenue sharing agreement to promote Steam Early Access title Space Engineers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2014 at 11:15AM in News
LeapFrog hopes to combat inappropriate games for kids with LeapTV console

LeapFrog hopes to combat inappropriate games for kids with LeapTV console

Kids’ tech firm LeapFrog has announced a new educational games console, the LeapTV.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 16th 2014 at 9:58AM in News

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Star Citizen dev costs second only to Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto, Roberts says

Star Citizen dev costs second only to Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto, Roberts says

Having now hit $48m in crowdfunder backing, PC space sim Star Citizen can rightly claim to be rivalling console’s biggest triple-A spenders.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2014 at 9:50AM in News
TotalBiscuit promises full disclosure

TotalBiscuit promises full disclosure

Prominent YouTuber John ‘TotalBiscuit’ Bain has said that he will fully disclose when he is being paid to promote a game in future.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2014 at 9:29AM in News
GameStop: Majority of our digital revenue made at brick-and-mortar stores

GameStop: Majority of our digital revenue made at brick-and-mortar stores

Retailer GameStop has brought in significant digital revenue direct from its brick-and-mortar shops, company president Tony Bartel claims.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 16th 2014 at 8:08AM in News
Future hires Richard Haley as CFO

Future hires Richard Haley as CFO

Tesco Extras UK financial director Richard Haley is set to become Future’s new CFO, the games media company has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 16th 2014 at 7:38AM in News

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Raspberry Pi B+ expands mini computer's hardware

Raspberry Pi B+ expands mini computer's hardware

Raspberry Pi creators have announced the miniature computer hardware’s “final evolution” is out now for purchase.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 16th 2014 at 7:21AM in News
Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to star in Kinect game

Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to star in Kinect game

There’s a new Turtles film out soon and Activision seemingly hopes to have a title out to capitalise on the hype.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2014 at 4:02PM in News
Aliens will abduct you in Oculus Rift horror title The Hum

Aliens will abduct you in Oculus Rift horror title The Hum

So survival horror is dead, is it? Upcoming indie Oculus Rift game The Hum disagrees.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2014 at 3:36PM in News
Diablo III to launch in China

Diablo III to launch in China

Blizzard has teamed up with NetEase to bring Diablo III to the Chinese market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2014 at 2:46PM in News
Pharrell Williams to 'curate' NBA 2K15 soundtrack

Pharrell Williams to 'curate' NBA 2K15 soundtrack

2K Games has found a way to get the name Pharrell Williams on the cover of 2K15.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2014 at 2:14PM in News
Sony says PS4 is targeting lapsed Wii owners

Sony says PS4 is targeting lapsed Wii owners

PS4 may have enjoyed big popularity with core gamers, but Sony says the machine is also successfully targeting the Wii generation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2014 at 2:03PM in News
PS4 attracting higher Chinese interest than Xbox One

PS4 attracting higher Chinese interest than Xbox One

A survey conducted by a Chinese news outlet suggests that PS4 is attracting more buyer interest than Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2014 at 1:11PM in News
Yes, you can be allergic to iPads

Yes, you can be allergic to iPads

A child in America has been diagnosed as allergic to Apple’s first-gen iPad.

by Laura Barnes
on Jul 15th 2014 at 12:14PM in News
Over 70% of Ubisoft's Season Passes are sold at retail

Over 70% of Ubisoft's Season Passes are sold at retail

GameStop has claimed that over 70 per cent of the Season passes Ubisoft sells for its games are sold on the High Street.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2014 at 12:08PM in News