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Microsoft developing Cortana for Android, iOS - report

Microsoft developing Cortana for Android, iOS - report

Microsoft is reportedly developing its digital assistance program Cortana as a standalone app for Android and iOS.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 17th 2015 at 1:27AM in News
Octodad: Dadliest Catch heading to Wii U, Xbox One

Octodad: Dadliest Catch heading to Wii U, Xbox One

Indie hit Octodad: Dadliest Catch will expand its platform stable later this year, as developer Young Horses have announced Wii U and Xbox One editions are in the works.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 17th 2015 at 1:06AM in News
Steam tops 9m concurrent users

Steam tops 9m concurrent users

Steam has once again bested its concurrent user record, surpassing 9m active accounts for a stretch during the past weekend.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 17th 2015 at 12:52AM in News
Warner making LEGO toys-to-life game, report claims; No Five Armies DLC for Hobbit

Warner making LEGO toys-to-life game, report claims; No Five Armies DLC for Hobbit

Yet another company is to enter the toys-to-life category, according to online rumours.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2015 at 4:01PM in News

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'Huge' licensing deal puts Crytek 'back on track'

'Huge' licensing deal puts Crytek 'back on track'

Crytek has signed a major licensing deal with a mystery firm as part of its strategy to put the company on a more stabe footing following its troubles last year. ...

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Mar 16th 2015 at 3:22PM in News
1m tune in to ESL One Katowice Counter Strike final

1m tune in to ESL One Katowice Counter Strike final

Fnatic not only enjoyed a memorable victory at this year’s ESL One Counter Strike finals in Katowice, but it did so in front of a record online audience.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2015 at 3:11PM in News
The GAME Marketplace has officially launched

The GAME Marketplace has officially launched

Having soft launched it last month, GAME has now officially launched its new Marketplace initiative online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2015 at 1:24PM in News
PS4 gamer gets their hands on early copy of Bloodborne

PS4 gamer gets their hands on early copy of Bloodborne

It’s not out until next week, but PS4 exclusive Bloodborne has already made it into the hands of one lucky console owner.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2015 at 1:04PM in News

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Hololens doesn't mean Microsoft won't make a full VR headset

Hololens doesn't mean Microsoft won't make a full VR headset

Microsoft’s investment in ambitious augmented reality headset Hololens does not mean the company won’t make a move into the ‘full’ virtual reality market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2015 at 12:32PM in News
Warner to make Game of Thrones its most expensive mobile game ever

Warner to make Game of Thrones its most expensive mobile game ever

Game of Thrones is on track to be Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s most expensive mobile game in its history, claims the firm’s senior VP of mobile, social and emerging platforms ...

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Mar 16th 2015 at 11:34AM in News
Paradox will battle Cities: Skylines piracy with regular free updates

Paradox will battle Cities: Skylines piracy with regular free updates

PC games publisher Paradox has said that it has a simple strategy to combat those who wish to pirate its PC mega-hit.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2015 at 10:53AM in News
APB's Reloaded Games acquires online mech title Hawken

APB's Reloaded Games acquires online mech title Hawken

APB publisher Reloaded Games has acquired the rights to free-to-play mech battler Hawken.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Mar 16th 2015 at 10:27AM in News

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GTA V back on top of UK retail charts; now within two weeks of Vice City's series record

GTA V back on top of UK retail charts; now within two weeks of Vice City's series record

After three consecutive weeks where new IP ruled the UK retail charts, Rockstar’s crime opus Grand Theft Auto V has reclaimed its crown.

by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 16th 2015 at 10:14AM in News
Inafune's Kaio: King of Pirates cancelled

Inafune's Kaio: King of Pirates cancelled

Following a seemingly endless string of delays, Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune's upcoming 3DS title Kaio: King of Pirates has been cancelled.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 15th 2015 at 10:02PM in News
Goat Simulator hits Xbox 360, Xbox One next month

Goat Simulator hits Xbox 360, Xbox One next month

After successful runs on PC and mobile platforms, Goat Simulator is being flung toward Xbox consoles next month.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 15th 2015 at 9:50PM in News

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Steam top eight sellers chart: March 8-14

Steam top eight sellers chart: March 8-14

Cities: Skylines has taken the top spot on Steam's best sellers list for the past week, beating out Valve's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 15th 2015 at 9:33PM in News
Ubisoft opens new Customer Relationship Centre in Newcastle

Ubisoft opens new Customer Relationship Centre in Newcastle

Newcastle is the host of a new Ubisoft office, which opens today.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2015 at 2:58PM in News
It costs more to play as a female in mobile games

It costs more to play as a female in mobile games

Fewer games than you think offer free playable female characters by default

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2015 at 2:48PM in News
Rumours suggest Valve has added extra restrictions to Steam gifting

Rumours suggest Valve has added extra restrictions to Steam gifting

The clampdown on cross-region gifting in Steam appear to have been tightened further.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2015 at 1:48PM in News
PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Mortal Kombat X delayed

PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Mortal Kombat X delayed

Mortal Kombat X will not arrive on last-gen consoles until the summer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2015 at 12:53PM in News
Destiny and Monument Valley crowned at BAFTAs

Destiny and Monument Valley crowned at BAFTAs

The British Academy Games Awards were held last night, with big wins for several UK studios including Ustwo Games, Creative Assembly and Roll7.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 13th 2015 at 11:56AM in News
Blizzcon 2015 dated for November

Blizzcon 2015 dated for November

Anaheim in California will once again be host to Blizzcon, which this year will take place in November.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2015 at 11:52AM in News
Analytics firm App Annie plans Singapore office

Analytics firm App Annie plans Singapore office

Mobile analytics firm App Annie has opened a new office in Singapore.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Mar 13th 2015 at 10:59AM in News
Yves Guillemot offered 'constant support' for indie hit Valiant Hearts

Yves Guillemot offered 'constant support' for indie hit Valiant Hearts

One of Ubisoft’s most noted indie releases was helped to release by the personal support of the publisher’s CEO Yves Guillemot.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2015 at 10:28AM in News