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US politician Donald Rumsfeld has released a video game

US politician Donald Rumsfeld has released a video game

Former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has made an unexpected foray into the video games industry.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 26th 2016 at 1:41PM in News
NCSoft's Blade and Soul player count surpasses 1m

NCSoft's Blade and Soul player count surpasses 1m

Less than a week after it launched, new MMO Blade and Soul has shot past one million active players.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 26th 2016 at 12:17PM in News
VIDEO: Platinum's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game revealed

VIDEO: Platinum's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game revealed

The rumours were true – the next title from Platinum Games is based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2016 at 11:36AM in News
Unravel developer says EA is 'the friendly giant'

Unravel developer says EA is 'the friendly giant'

EA may have a poor reputation amongst some gamers. But according to the creator of Unravel, the publisher is not the villain that some people seem to think.

on Jan 26th 2016 at 10:57AM in News

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Sony creates PlayStation-focused Sony Interactive Entertainment division

Sony creates PlayStation-focused Sony Interactive Entertainment division

Sony has announced it is merging its Computer Entertainment and Network Entertainment operations together to form Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 26th 2016 at 10:16AM in News
Five Nights at Freddy's World pulled from Steam

Five Nights at Freddy's World pulled from Steam

After what can at best be described as a troubled launch, developer Scott Cawthon has removed Five Nights at Freddy’s World from Steam.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2016 at 9:53AM in News
No DLC for Rare Replay

No DLC for Rare Replay

No more games will be added to the Rare Replay collection, the studio has said.

on Jan 26th 2016 at 9:45AM in News
Pokemon is getting its first ever Super Bowl ad

Pokemon is getting its first ever Super Bowl ad

Viewers of this year’s Super Bowl will for the first time be greeted with a Pokemon ad.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 25th 2016 at 4:19PM in News

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Her Story 2 teased by creator Sam Barlow

Her Story 2 teased by creator Sam Barlow

One of 2015’s most surprisingly, and wonderful hits, is getting a sequel, or at least a spiritual successor.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 25th 2016 at 3:46PM in News
FaZe Clan joins CS:GO with G2 team acquisition

FaZe Clan joins CS:GO with G2 team acquisition

Following in the footsteps of fellow Call of Duty rival brand OpTic Gaming, FaZe Clan has joined the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive circuit by acquiring team G2 Esports.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jan 25th 2016 at 3:38PM in News
Mortal Kombat X is making its way to a TV screen near you

Mortal Kombat X is making its way to a TV screen near you

In a deal first reported by Variety, The CW Network will air a one-hour special based on last weekend's ESL Mortal Kombat X Pro League final. The special will ...

on Jan 25th 2016 at 2:51PM in News
Five Nights at Freddy's dev apologises for missing launch features

Five Nights at Freddy's dev apologises for missing launch features

The developer of Five Nights at Freedys World has admitted that the game’s release was rushed and missed several key features.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 25th 2016 at 2:37PM in News

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Civilization Revolution 2 Plus suffers another last-minute Vita delay

Civilization Revolution 2 Plus suffers another last-minute Vita delay

2K Games has for the second time delayed the PlayStation Vita version of Civilization Revolution 2 Plus.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 25th 2016 at 1:28PM in News
With $700,000 price tag, FaZe becomes the most expensive CS:GO team in history

With $700,000 price tag, FaZe becomes the most expensive CS:GO team in history

Faze Clan’s recent acquisition of the G2 Esports Counter-Strike lineup has been followed by reports that ESL co-founder Jens Hilger allegedly tampered with the deal to secure a higher ...

on Jan 25th 2016 at 12:49PM in News
Report claims Destiny 2 was due in September, has been delayed

Report claims Destiny 2 was due in September, has been delayed

It has been alleged that Activision and Bungie were planning to release Destiny 2 this September. It is also claimed that shooter has now been delayed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 25th 2016 at 12:38PM in News
Esports is growing up: IP law and broadcasting rights

Esports is growing up: IP law and broadcasting rights

Question: Can one entity own the entire esports ecosystem? The league, broadcast, teams, players, game and governance? Think along the lines of another major sport, like the NFL. It's possible, ...

on Jan 25th 2016 at 11:48AM in News

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Mighty No.9 delayed for a third time

Mighty No.9 delayed for a third time

Keiji Inafune has announced yet another delay for Kickstarted platformer Mighty No.9.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 25th 2016 at 11:09AM in News
Where is South Africa's fighting scene?

Where is South Africa's fighting scene?

One of the global eSports which never really gets much attention in South Africa outside of a small, dedicated following is fighting. Last year we had a taste with the Mortal Kombat ...

on Jan 25th 2016 at 10:46AM in News
Games High Street decline faring better than wider physical entertainment market

Games High Street decline faring better than wider physical entertainment market

Kantar’s latest Entertainment Barometer report paints a picture of decline for physical games retail – although it’s faring better than the wider entertainment market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 25th 2016 at 10:46AM in News
Call of Duty holds onto No.1 as Resident Evil Origins Collection debuts in sixth place

Call of Duty holds onto No.1 as Resident Evil Origins Collection debuts in sixth place

Activision’s Call of Duty hangs on to the top spot in the UK All Formats charts for a seventh consecutive week.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 25th 2016 at 10:19AM in News
Writer Gaider leaves BioWare after 17 years

Writer Gaider leaves BioWare after 17 years

The scribe behind some of BioWare’s biggest RPG success stories has left the company after nearly two decades.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 25th 2016 at 10:01AM in News
Splatoon makes a splash in Japanese eSports

Splatoon makes a splash in Japanese eSports

Japanese players embraced Nintendo’s colorful, team-based squid shooter Splatoowith open arms (or tentacles) in 2015. Featuring half-squid, half-human creatures who can swim through the ink that blasts from ...

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jan 25th 2016 at 9:44AM in News
Apple hires virtual reality researcher

Apple hires virtual reality researcher

iPhone manufacturer Apple has to date remained conspicuous from the VR race, but that might be about to change.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2016 at 4:42PM in News
Glu pumps $7.5m into QuizUp dev

Glu pumps $7.5m into QuizUp dev

Mobile giant Glu Mobile has invested $7.5m in Plain Vanilla, the developer behind popular social trivia game QuizUp.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 22nd 2016 at 4:05PM in News
VR Lens Lab wants to improve virtual reality experience for glasses wearers

VR Lens Lab wants to improve virtual reality experience for glasses wearers

Glasses wearers often face a choice – enjoy clear VR is discomfort or be comfortable at the expense of blurry visuals. A new Kickstarter wants to fix that.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2016 at 3:21PM in News