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Super Mario Run

If Mario can't leap the £8 hurdle, how will he clear the £200 Switch flagpole?

Super Mario Run has had a bit of a bumpy start on iOS. It might have been downloaded over 37 million times worldwide over its opening weekend according to analyst ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 20th 2016 at 5:12PM in News
Crysis 3

Crytek comes clean about future business plans, concentrating on Frankfurt and Kiev offices only

After a week of rumours concerning unpaid staff, Crytek has finally outlined its future business plans.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 20th 2016 at 3:23PM in News
Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass

Battlefield 1 expansion They Shall Not Pass detailed

DICE has revealed its first Battlefield 1 expansion, entitled ‘They Shall Not Pass’. Releasing in March 2017, the expansion will feature new maps, weapons and a new playable French army ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 20th 2016 at 12:08PM in News
Samsung concludes Galaxy Note 7 investigation

Samsung concludes Galaxy Note 7 investigation

It is understood that Samsung now knows why its ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 handsets were catching fire.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 20th 2016 at 10:28AM in News

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Call of Duty Infinite Warfare

Most anticipated games of 2016: what we were most excited for this year

As 2016 draws to a close, most people will be looking forward to see what’s in store next year. There are certainly plenty of big titles on the horizon, from ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 20th 2016 at 10:10AM in News
Lord of the Rings Online gets new developer, Daybreak becomes publisher

Lord of the Rings Online gets new developer, Daybreak becomes publisher

The development team behind Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons & Dragons Online have left Turbine, taking the games with them.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 20th 2016 at 10:06AM in News
Thumper adds Vive and Oculus VR support

Thumper adds Vive and Oculus VR support

One of the year’s most underrated titles has expanded its virtual reality support to two other systems.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 20th 2016 at 9:52AM in News
Super Mario Run clocks up between 25m-37m downloads

Super Mario Run clocks up between 25m-37m downloads

There is some conflicting data floating around regarding the early success of Super Mario Run.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 20th 2016 at 9:38AM in News

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Suicide Squad game cancelled by Warner, report claims

Suicide Squad game cancelled by Warner, report claims

Warner Bros has apparently scrapped plans for a Suicide Squad game, with attention instead being pushed toward the next Batman title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 20th 2016 at 9:16AM in News
Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch GPU specs will run faster when docked to TV, says new report

The Nintendo Switch’s Tegra GPU will run at a higher clock speed when docked to a TV, potentially offering improved gameplay performance compared to using the console on the go, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 19th 2016 at 3:11PM in News
Grand Theft Auto 5

Grand Theft Auto V has hit 6m units in the UK - it's still a must-have game

It's Christmas joy for all at RockStar and Take-Two as Grand Theft Auto V continues its astonishing sales record. This week, just in time for the holidays, the game roared ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Dec 19th 2016 at 12:28PM in News
Games retail picks up for Christmas after Black Friday hangover

Games retail picks up for Christmas after Black Friday hangover

Black Friday was huge for physical games retailers, a wild party that saw unit sales shoot up by 181 per cent week-on-week. The last couple of weeks have inevitably been ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Dec 19th 2016 at 11:40AM in News

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Call of Duty Infinite Warfare

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare claims Christmas No.1 in UK Top 40

Activision’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has claimed the Christmas No.1 spot this year, holding onto its position at the top of the UK Top 40 for the second week ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 19th 2016 at 11:10AM in News
Lawsuit settlement could open the door to Ecco the Dolphin reboot

Lawsuit settlement could open the door to Ecco the Dolphin reboot

16bit hit Ecco the Dolphin could be in line for a reappearance.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 19th 2016 at 10:53AM in News
G2A is developing a VR game

G2A is developing a VR game

Online key reseller G2A has confirmed plans to branch out into games development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 19th 2016 at 10:36AM in News
Riot and BAMTech strike $50m a year monetisation partnership

Riot and BAMTech strike $50m a year monetisation partnership

League of Legends developer Riot Games and MLB Advanced Media’s BAMTech have entered into an exclusive monetisation and commercialisation partnership worth at least $50m per year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 19th 2016 at 10:21AM in News

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Inside and Doom drop Denuvo DRM

Inside and Doom drop Denuvo DRM

Pioneering PC piracy software Denuvo has been removed from both indie platformer Inside and FPS giant Doom.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 19th 2016 at 9:54AM in News
Day one Super Mario Run downloads hit 10m, but shares now down 11 per cent

Day one Super Mario Run downloads hit 10m, but shares now down 11 per cent

One analyst has predicted that Nintendo’s Super Mario Run reached as many as 10m downloads on its day of release last week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 19th 2016 at 9:38AM in News
Dovetail Games hires

Dovetail Games bolsters management team with Wilding and Bull

Dovetail Games has expanded its management team with two new senior appointments. Lizzie Wilding joins as vice president of publishing while Simon Bull has been appointed as flight business director.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 19th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
Starbreeze

Starbreeze Studios acquires Dhruva Interactive for $8.5 million

Starbreeze Studios, the Swedish developer and publisher responsible for Syndicate, Payday 2 and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, has acquired 90.5% of Indian studio Dhruva Interactive for $8.5 million.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 16th 2016 at 1:42PM in News
Super Mario Run

Nintendo's shares fall 5% after Super Mario Run release

Super Mario Run might be the top grossing app in eight countries right now, but Nintendo's shares have fallen 5 per cent following its launch yesterday.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 16th 2016 at 12:22PM in News
FFXV Holiday Pack DLC

FFXV DLC and free Holiday Pack update detailed

Square Enix has revealed more details about FFXV's upcoming DLC pack and free game update. Landing on December 22nd, all FFXV owners will be able to download a free update ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 16th 2016 at 11:34AM in News
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare

US games sales let down by the big 3 in November - but it's not all bad

The US video game industry doesn't look particularly healthy at the moment, with the latest data from NPD showing an overall spending drop of 24 per cent year-on-year during the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 16th 2016 at 10:39AM in News
China gets three new PS4 bundles

China gets three new PS4 bundles

Sony is hoping for a foot-up in the Chinese Christmas market with the launch of three new PS4 hardware bundles this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2016 at 10:20AM in News
YouTube dismisses subscriber count concerns

YouTube dismisses subscriber count concerns

Video host YouTube has basically said that the growing number of reports of malfunctions with its subscriber systems are, basically, wrong.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2016 at 10:04AM in News