Amazon's FireTV 'is absolutely not a games console'

Amazon's FireTV 'is absolutely not a games console'

Sitting under your TV and playing games does not a games console make.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 9:29AM in News
Tropico 5 hits PC next month, other platforms later this year

Tropico 5 hits PC next month, other platforms later this year

Tropico 5 will launch in May on Windows PC and several other platforms later this year, publisher Kalypso has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 3:54AM in News
Industry vets Hocking, Swift join Amazon

Industry vets Hocking, Swift join Amazon

Amazon has hired on Portal lead Kim Swift and Far Cry 2 designer Clint Hocking to join its internal game studio.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 3:34AM in News

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PS Vita Pets tabbed for June launch in North America, Europe

PS Vita Pets tabbed for June launch in North America, Europe

PS Vita Pets will launch this June in North America and Europe, Sony has confirmed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 3:10AM in News
IN PICTURES: Amazon's Fire TV

IN PICTURES: Amazon's Fire TV

Amazon revealed its Fire TV device at a press event in New York earlier today. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 5:18PM in News
New version of Minecraft set for Amazon Fire TV

New version of Minecraft set for Amazon Fire TV

Minecraft will be one of the big third-party launching on Amazon Fire TV.

The video streaming box/games console hybrid has been backed by a number of developers, and Minecraft, Asphalt ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 5:17PM in News
Amazon announces Fire TV exclusive Sev Zero

Amazon announces Fire TV exclusive Sev Zero

After unveiling the new Fire TV, Amazon has detailed it will also be making its own games for the device.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 5:12PM in News

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Amazon reveals Fire TV streaming set-top box

Amazon reveals Fire TV streaming set-top box

Amazon has revealed its long-rumoured ‘console’ – the video streaming FireTV.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 4:41PM in News
DICE 'unhappy' with Battlefield 4 server performance

DICE 'unhappy' with Battlefield 4 server performance

Battlefield 4 developer DICE has admitted that it’s still not satisfied with the online performance of its multiplayer shooter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 3:55PM in News
Xbox co-founder sceptical of mass-market virtual reality appeal

Xbox co-founder sceptical of mass-market virtual reality appeal

A rare voice of dissent has risen from the crowds to question the notion that virtual reality is the future of computing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 3:03PM in News
3DS regains lead as PS4 sales slip in Japan

3DS regains lead as PS4 sales slip in Japan

Nintendo’s 3DS is back in front in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 2:37PM in News

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Xbox One OneGuide now available for some UK gamers

Xbox One OneGuide now available for some UK gamers

A number of Xbox One owners who have previously signed up to the console’s preview program in the UK now have access to OneGuide.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 2:16PM in News
Microsoft unlikely to budge on ID@Xbox launch parity requirement

Microsoft unlikely to budge on ID@Xbox launch parity requirement

While Microsoft is enjoying great success with its renewed Xbox One indie focus, the chances of its parity policy being rescinded look slim.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 1:10PM in News
Pink 2DS arriving in UK next month

Pink 2DS arriving in UK next month

A pink version of Nintendo’s 2DS handheld will be released in the UK in May.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 12:12PM in News
PS4 survey mentions reputation system, cross-platform chat

PS4 survey mentions reputation system, cross-platform chat

Sony seems to be considering the introduction of an Xbox-like reputation system on PlayStation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 11:57AM in News
Bungie co-founder opens new mobile studio

Bungie co-founder opens new mobile studio

The co-founder of Halo developer Bungie Alex Seropian has raised $5m in investment for his new mobile studio Industrial Toys.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 10:58AM in News
Pitchford teases next-gen Gearbox title, gets grumpy when it is reported

Pitchford teases next-gen Gearbox title, gets grumpy when it is reported

It’s logical to presume that Borderlands developer Gearbox is working toward a next-gen reveal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 10:52AM in News
Sky will post you a DVD copy of digital film purchases

Sky will post you a DVD copy of digital film purchases

We’re accustomed to free digital copies coming bundled with DVDs and Blu-ray, but now Sky is to approach things from the other direction.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 10:32AM in News
Amazon introduces Metacritic ratings to game product listings

Amazon introduces Metacritic ratings to game product listings

Some Amazon customers are now being presented with Metacritic ratings in certain video game product listings.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 10:11AM in News
EA apologies for 'unacceptable' and 'stupid' Frostbite Wii U jibes

EA apologies for 'unacceptable' and 'stupid' Frostbite Wii U jibes

Peter Moore has publicly apologised for April Fools tweets sent out by the official DICE Frostbite account that mocked the Wii U.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 9:32AM in News