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Oculus looks to bridge gap with Vive with big price cut

Oculus looks to bridge gap with Vive with big price cut

Oculus has announced the first major price cut for its Rift VR technology.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2017 at 9:34AM in News
Nvidia has officially announced the GTX 1080 Ti

Nvidia has officially announced the GTX 1080 Ti

The last GPU in Nvidia’s Pascal family has finally been announced.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 1st 2017 at 5:34PM in News
Nintendo reveals extensive indie support for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo reveals extensive indie support for Nintendo Switch

The noises in the run up to launch from some indies may have been negative, but Nintendo has named a massive selection of indie games on the way to its ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 1st 2017 at 5:31PM in News
GAME and GameStop shares fall following Xbox Games Pass reveal

GAME and GameStop shares fall following Xbox Games Pass reveal

News of Microsoft’s Xbox subscription service has caused the share price of the two big High Street games retailers to fall.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 1st 2017 at 5:29PM in News

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Xbox Game Pass offers an instant console subscription library

Xbox Game Pass offers an instant console subscription library

The term ‘Netflix for games’ is bounded about all too frequently, but a new service from Microsoft might be just that for Xbox owners.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 1st 2017 at 5:28PM in News
Avatar

Ubisoft announces triple-A Avatar game to expand movie universe

Just one day after it was announced Avatar 2 is going into production, Ubisoft has revealed that it's made a deal with Fox Interactive and James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment to ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Feb 28th 2017 at 5:31PM in News
Disgaea 5 Complete

NIS America talks Disgaea 5 Complete on Switch

The Nintendo Switch is a platform of many firsts, but it will also be the first time Nippon Ichi Software’s Disgaea series has arrived on one of Nintendo’s home consoles. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 28th 2017 at 1:29PM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to Nintendo Switch merchandise and accessories

Margin Makers: Guide to Nintendo Switch merchandise and accessories

The Nintendo Switch is ready to take retail by storm, with the help of a wealth of accessories and tie-in items.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 28th 2017 at 1:10PM in News

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The Video Games History Foundation has officially launched

The Video Games History Foundation has officially launched

A project designed to preserve the history and culture of the games industry is now live.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 28th 2017 at 11:05AM in News
CCP's Gunjack has sold over half a million copies

CCP's Gunjack has sold over half a million copies

It looks like CCP’s Gunjack might be the best-selling VR title to date.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 28th 2017 at 10:47AM in News
LG is making a Steam VR headset too

LG is making a Steam VR headset too

The HTC Vive is no longer the only VR headset designed to support Valve’s OpenVR platform.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 28th 2017 at 10:29AM in News
TV mode will not be universally supported on Switch

TV mode will not be universally supported on Switch

It appears that Switch’s portable and TV cross-functionality will not be supported universally by all titles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 28th 2017 at 10:10AM in News

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Peter Moore is leaving EA for Liverpool FC

Peter Moore is leaving EA for Liverpool FC

One of video games’ longest serving executives has been named as the new CEO of Liverpool Football Club.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 28th 2017 at 9:31AM in News
Money

Global digital games market rises to $7.47bn, growing 9.8% YOY

The global digital games market soared to $7.47bn in January 2017, showing a healthy growth of 9.8 per cent year-on-year, according to a new report from SuperData Research

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 27th 2017 at 4:10PM in News
Twitch

Twitch to start selling games, with streamers getting 5% cut of sales

Twitch has announced it will start selling games and in-game content directly through its streaming platform starting this spring. Both developers and Partnered Twitch streamers will be able to get ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 27th 2017 at 2:48PM in News
Vive Tracker

HTC Vive Tracker, Deluxe Audio Strap pricing and availability confirmed

HTC has announced pricing and availability information for its Vive Tracker and Vive Deluxe Audio Strap accessories it unveiled at CES.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 27th 2017 at 2:25PM in News

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Motorhead, Troma and Heathrun

Motorhead rocks onto consoles with Victor Vran

So you’re an established, independent developer launching your newest IP onto console for the first time. The market is congested with games, yours isn’t a big brand, so standing out ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Feb 27th 2017 at 12:00PM in News
Grab a guitar signed by Motörhead's Phil Campbell and support SpecialEffect

Grab a guitar signed by Motörhead's Phil Campbell and support SpecialEffect

SpecialEffect is currently holding a very special auction that gives you the chance to own a guitar signed by non other than Motörhead’s Phil Campbell.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2017 at 10:46AM in News
ZeniMax wants to block Oculus Rift sales

ZeniMax wants to block Oculus Rift sales

The ongoing feud between ZeniMax and Oculus is on the verge of getting even nastier. Documents filed with a Texas court last week ask that sales of the Oculus Rift ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2017 at 10:21AM in News
Samsung reveals second generation Gear VR headset

Samsung reveals second generation Gear VR headset

Smartphone virtual reality system Gear VR has undergone a redesign.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2017 at 10:02AM in News
For Honor claims second UK No.1

For Honor claims second UK No.1

Ubisoft’s For Honor is the UK No.1 for the second week in a row, despite a hefty drop in sales. Physical unit sales for the game were down 72 per ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2017 at 9:38AM in News
E3 crowd

E3 welcomes 15,000 gamers: The ESA talks & the industry reacts

Just over 50,000 people attended E3 last year. Now the ESA, the US video game trade body which runs E3, has decided to add 15,000 members of the public into ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Feb 27th 2017 at 9:30AM in News
PlayStation VR sales have passed 900,000

PlayStation VR sales have passed 900,000

Sony has at last revealed how many of its virtual reality systems have been sold since October’s launch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2017 at 9:27AM in News
For Honor

For Honor debuts at No.1 in Japan

Ubisoft's For Honor marched straight to No.1 in Japan last week, shifting 41,987 units during its first five days on sale, according to the latest data from Famitsu.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 24th 2017 at 3:56PM in News
Team17 announces sci-fi outing Genesis Alpha One

Team17 announces sci-fi outing Genesis Alpha One

A new sci-fi title developed by German studio Radiation Blue has been signed by UK publisher Team17.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2017 at 2:00PM in News