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Riot and Jagex join Ukie

Riot and Jagex join Ukie

The companies behind League of Legends and Runescape have been named as the latest members of UK games trade body Ukie.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 12th 2017 at 9:20AM in News
The Escapists 2 gets boxed PS4 and Xbox One release on August 22nd

The Escapists 2 gets boxed PS4 and Xbox One release on August 22nd

The Escapists 2 will arrive on PS4, Xbox One and PC on August 22nd, publisher Team17 has announced, with a Switch version following at a later date.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 11th 2017 at 2:00PM in News
Gfinity appoints Syco's Mark Brittain as CCO

Gfinity appoints Syco's Mark Brittain as CCO

Gfinity has appointed Mark Brittain as the company's new CCO. Previously, Brittain was global head of commercial at Syco Entertainment, where he oversaw all commercial and revenue generating activity for ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 11th 2017 at 12:55PM in News
Jump to offer an on-demand subscription indie games service

Jump to offer an on-demand subscription indie games service

Step away now if you’re tired of hearing the term “the Netflix of games”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2017 at 10:54AM in News

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Japan's Line Corporation establishes mobile publishing arm

Japan's Line Corporation establishes mobile publishing arm

Messaging and services company Line Corporation is branching out into games publishing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2017 at 10:29AM in News
Callum Underwood leaves Oculus, joins Raw Fury

Callum Underwood leaves Oculus, joins Raw Fury

Oculus’ senior developer of strategy has left the company after over three years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2017 at 10:09AM in News
NBA Playgrounds finally gets online play on Switch

NBA Playgrounds finally gets online play on Switch

A patch has finally introduced online play to the Switch version of NBA Playgrounds, some two months after the game was first released.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2017 at 9:42AM in News
WWE returns to Nintendo consoles

WWE returns to Nintendo consoles

2K has announced that its licensed WWE series will be making an appearance on Switch later this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2017 at 9:20AM in News

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Facebook Live grabs exclusive PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds deal

Facebook Live grabs exclusive PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds deal

The game of the moment has signed a new video streaming deal with Facebook.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 10th 2017 at 2:00PM in News
Switch

Switch fuels Japan's physical game market with first YOY growth since H1 2014

Japan's physical video game market was up 14.8 per cent during the first half of 2017 after being valued at ¥153.2bn, according to the latest figures from Famitsu. This makes ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 10th 2017 at 12:15PM in News
Castlevania renewed for second season on Netflix

Castlevania renewed for second season on Netflix

Netflix’s anime adaptation of cult game series Castlevania will return for a second series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 10th 2017 at 11:01AM in News
Pachter says 2019 PlayStation 5 release would be perfectly timed

Pachter says 2019 PlayStation 5 release would be perfectly timed

Games industry analyst Michael Pachter has predicted that Sony will not release the PS5 until 2019 or 2020 – and is right to do so.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 10th 2017 at 10:47AM in News

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Dion DiMucci goes legal with Bethesda over Fallout 4 ad

Dion DiMucci goes legal with Bethesda over Fallout 4 ad

Singer Dion DiMucci is taking Bethesda to court over the use of his song ‘The Wanderer’ in an ad for Fallout 4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 10th 2017 at 10:32AM in News
Crash Bandicoot reboot grabs second No.1

Crash Bandicoot reboot grabs second No.1

Nostalgic platforming remake Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy is the UK’s No.1 for the second week in a row.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 10th 2017 at 9:43AM in News
Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift price drops to £399 with Touch for six weeks

Oculus has announced another price drop for its virtual reality headset as part of its Summer of Rift sale, taking the cost of a headset and Touch controller bundle to ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 10th 2017 at 7:00AM in News
Ubisoft to appoint two new directors, giving board independent majority

Ubisoft to appoint two new directors, giving board independent majority

Ubisoft has revealed its intention to expand its board of directors with two new members, the publisher announced yesterday, taking the total number of board members to 11 should ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 7th 2017 at 11:51AM in News

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Assassin's Creed Origins is getting a comic series and novel

Assassin's Creed Origins is getting a comic series and novel

Ubisoft has revealed an extensive number of publishing ventures that will arrive alongside its upcoming Assassin’s Creed Origins later this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2017 at 11:04AM in News
Outright partners with Cartoon Network for Adventure Time and Ben 10 games

Outright partners with Cartoon Network for Adventure Time and Ben 10 games

Oh my glob! Publisher Outright Games has announced that it is to release games based on Adventure Time and Ben 10 after signing a partnership with Cartoon Network.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2017 at 10:43AM in News
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has Early Access period extended

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has Early Access period extended

2017’s biggest surprise hit will spend a bit longer in Early Access than had been previously expected.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2017 at 10:19AM in News
Ark: Survival Evolved has doubled in price

Ark: Survival Evolved has doubled in price

Popular survival title Ark: Survival Evolved has undergone a dramatic price increase on Steam.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2017 at 9:58AM in News
THQ Nordic 'sad' the Switch does not have more power

THQ Nordic 'sad' the Switch does not have more power

Another company has gone on record to say that it having trouble getting some of its title up and running on Nintendo Switch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2017 at 9:36AM in News
Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 to get a year of content updates and two years of Splatfest events

Nintendo has promised around a year of extra content updates for its upcoming Switch shooter Splatoon 2, as well as two years of Splatfest events, the platform holder revealed today ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 6th 2017 at 3:51PM in News
PlayStation

PS4 games come to PC via PlayStation Now update

PS4 games are now available on Sony's PlayStation Now streaming service, meaning you can now play PS4 games on your PC. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 6th 2017 at 3:11PM in News
The Last Leviathan

Super Punk Games receives interim game relief certificate for The Last Leviathan

Nottingham-based indie developer Super Punk Games has received the interim certificate for game relief from HMRC for its work on The Last Leviathan, the studio announced today.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 6th 2017 at 12:30PM in News
PayPal still top for digital game payments, but it faces increasing competition from Apple Pay and Amazon

PayPal still top for digital game payments, but it faces increasing competition from Apple Pay and Amazon

PayPal remains the top digital payment method among gamers around the world, according to the latest analysis from SuperData Research, but strong competition from Apple Pay and Amazon Payments ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 6th 2017 at 11:39AM in News