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Nintendo promises improved SNES Mini stock situation

Nintendo promises improved SNES Mini stock situation

Will the SNES Mini be as hard to find as its predecessor the NES Mini? That's the burning question following yesterday's announcement.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 27th 2017 at 9:05AM in News
Classic Mini SNES

Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES release date confirmed for September 29th

After months of rumours, Nintendo has confirmed that a SNES version of its Nintendo Classic Mini console will be arriving this autumn on September 29th. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 26th 2017 at 5:14PM in News
Money

Global games market grew 9% in May to hit $7.8bn - SuperData

The worldwide games market grew by 9 per cent year-on-year in May, according to the latest report from SuperData, reaching $7.8bn. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 26th 2017 at 5:01PM in News
Dailymotion switches focus to premium content

Dailymotion switches focus to premium content

Vivendi's streaming video service Dailymotion is backing away from the YouTube and Switch market with a shift to premium video.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 26th 2017 at 10:48AM in News

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Sony was surprised by Resident Evil 7's VR success

Sony was surprised by Resident Evil 7's VR success

The higher-than-expected number of players who tried Resident Evil VII in VR was a surprise to Sony and has shaped its PS4 strategy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 26th 2017 at 10:22AM in News
Open IV is back online as Rockstar backs GTA V singleplayer modding

Open IV is back online as Rockstar backs GTA V singleplayer modding

Take-Two has softened its stance opposing Grand Theft Auto V modding tool Open IV.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 26th 2017 at 9:59AM in News
Modern Warfare Remastered confirmed, comes first to PS4

Modern Warfare Remastered confirmed, comes first to PS4

As has been widely rumoured, Activision is giving a standalone release to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 26th 2017 at 9:41AM in News
Grand Theft Auto V claims its 13th UK No.1

Grand Theft Auto V claims its 13th UK No.1

A quiet week of new releases in the UK has allowed Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V to once again capture the top spot in the UK All Formats Top 40.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 26th 2017 at 9:28AM in News

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Margin Makers: Guide to Crash Bandicoot merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Crash Bandicoot merchandise

Activision started talking about the return of Crash Bandicoot as far back as 2011, and six years later it's finally here, in the form of a remaster of 1996's original ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jun 23rd 2017 at 11:13AM in News
Angela Merkel will open Gamescom 2017

Angela Merkel will open Gamescom 2017

Gamescom 2017 will be opened by none other than German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 23rd 2017 at 10:40AM in News
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds hits 4m copies sold

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds hits 4m copies sold

A new IP from a previously unknown developer is currently on track to be one of the best selling games of the year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 23rd 2017 at 10:23AM in News
Blizzard is reducing Overwatch duplicates, alter Hearthstone card packs

Blizzard is reducing Overwatch duplicates, alter Hearthstone card packs

The RNG lottery that is Overwatch Loot Boxes and Heartstone card packs is about to get a little kinder.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 23rd 2017 at 10:09AM in News

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Paradox rolls back price increases after fan anger

Paradox rolls back price increases after fan anger

Publisher Paradox has reversed a number of price increases that were recently rolled out across its catalogue.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 23rd 2017 at 9:39AM in News
Nintendo insists Switch shortages are not strategic

Nintendo insists Switch shortages are not strategic

The accusation that Nintendo deliberately undersupplies its products is one the company has faced for years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 23rd 2017 at 9:22AM in News
Titan announces Wolfenstein, Dishonored and Evil Within comics

Titan announces Wolfenstein, Dishonored and Evil Within comics

A trio of Bethesda properties are getting the graphic novel treatment courtesy of Titan Comics.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2017 at 10:56AM in News
Team 17 recognised by Sunday Times BDO

Team 17 recognised by Sunday Times BDO

UK games stalwart Team 17 has been named as “One to Recognise” by The Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2017 at 10:38AM in News

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Nintendo 'trying to be flexible' on crossplatform multiplayer

Nintendo 'trying to be flexible' on crossplatform multiplayer

One of the more surprising things to emerge from E3 was Nintendo's inclusion in a new drive towards crossplatform multiplayer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2017 at 10:29AM in News
PlayersXpo unveils Ireland's biggest ever gaming event

PlayersXpo unveils Ireland's biggest ever gaming event

Independent News & Media has announced a brand new video games expo for Ireland.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2017 at 10:25AM in News
Enthusiast Gaming acquires Destructoid

Enthusiast Gaming acquires Destructoid

One of gaming's most successful blogs has been acquired by Canadian website network Enthusiast Gaming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2017 at 10:07AM in News
Codemasters talks Micro Machines' return to its console roots in World Series

Codemasters talks Micro Machines' return to its console roots in World Series

Say ‘Micro Machines’ to practically anyone and they’ll come back with one of two responses: Matchbox-like miniature cars – which famously ‘come in collections of five’ – or the head-to-head ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jun 22nd 2017 at 10:00AM in News
SEGA forever

To be this good takes FOREVER - Sega launches new retro back catalogue service

Sega is relaunching its 1000 game retro back catalogue on mobile devices for free. The long-sighted and wide-reaching initiative is called Sega Forever. Today we'll see five initial launches, including ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jun 21st 2017 at 2:00PM in News
Leak points to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered standalone release

Leak points to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered standalone release

As has been rumoured for some time, it looks like the remastered version of one of Call of Duty's most cherished iterations is getting a standalone release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 21st 2017 at 11:36AM in News
OPINION: OP Talent on how to create a successful influencer campaign

OPINION: OP Talent on how to create a successful influencer campaign

Set up five years ago, OP Talent was the first dedicated management company for top YouTube gaming influencers. We manage a large proportion of the UK’s top YouTubers and have ...

on Jun 21st 2017 at 11:30AM in News
Forbes names Mark Fischbach as gaming's top influencer

Forbes names Mark Fischbach as gaming's top influencer

There are few words that define the changes to the games media landscape as strongly as 'influencer'.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 21st 2017 at 11:22AM in News
Freshly independent Io strips Denuvo from Hitman

Freshly independent Io strips Denuvo from Hitman

Developer Io Interactive has updated the PC version of Hitman to remove its DRM.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 21st 2017 at 10:30AM in News