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Green Man Gaming is now taking Bitcoin payments

Green Man Gaming is now taking Bitcoin payments

Bitcoin can now be used to buy games from online retailer Green Man Gaming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 4th 2014 at 4:14PM in News
110 jobs lost in Rovio studio closure

110 jobs lost in Rovio studio closure

Rovio has laid off approximately 110 staff and closed its studio in Tampere.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Dec 4th 2014 at 4:03PM in News
iPlayer arrives on Xbox One

iPlayer arrives on Xbox One

The BBC has finally launched its iPlayer streaming video app on Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 4th 2014 at 4:00PM in News
Sakurai suggests there may never be another Smash Bros game

Sakurai suggests there may never be another Smash Bros game

Smash Bros creeator Masahiro Sakurai says that the recent Wii U game could be the final game to be released in the series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 4th 2014 at 2:57PM in News

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Telltale's Game of Thrones is more expensive on PS4 than Xbox One

Telltale's Game of Thrones is more expensive on PS4 than Xbox One

It seems that PS4 owners are facing a bigger outlay for Telltale’s new Game of Thrones series than their Xbox One counterparts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 4th 2014 at 1:27PM in News
Zelnick re-iterates scepticism of free-to-play

Zelnick re-iterates scepticism of free-to-play

In what appears to be an annual traditional, Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick has again questioned the viability of the free-to-play business model.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 4th 2014 at 12:41PM in News
ASA dismisses Littlest Pet Shop in-app-purchases complaint

ASA dismisses Littlest Pet Shop in-app-purchases complaint

The Advertising Standards Authority has dismissed a compliant made regarding the in-app-purchases in Gameloft’s Littlest Pet Shop.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 4th 2014 at 12:03PM in News

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Nintendo investigating Wii U memory corruption error

Nintendo investigating Wii U memory corruption error

A ‘system memory’ error that has reportedly left some users with a bricked Wii U console is being investigated by Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 4th 2014 at 11:12AM in News
Trade bodies want further action from Chancellor George Osborne

Trade bodies want further action from Chancellor George Osborne

The UK games industry's trade bodies have both responded Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement to members of Parliament, each suggesting further action that could benefit the games industry.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Dec 4th 2014 at 10:10AM in News
PS4 gets its own version of Sky Go

PS4 gets its own version of Sky Go

Sky Go is available now on PS4, although it goes under a new name – TV from Sky.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 4th 2014 at 9:36AM in News
SingStar Frozen confirmed by Sony

SingStar Frozen confirmed by Sony

File this one under ‘definition of the perfect Christmas game’.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 4th 2014 at 8:40AM in News

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Now Kmart pulls Grand Theft Auto V from shelves

Now Kmart pulls Grand Theft Auto V from shelves

A second Australian retailer has pulled Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V from sale.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 4th 2014 at 8:22AM in News
Microsoft issues apology for failing to pay XBLIG devs on schedule

Microsoft issues apology for failing to pay XBLIG devs on schedule

Microsoft has publicly apologized for missing scheduled payments to Xbox Live Indie Game developers.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 4th 2014 at 6:25AM in News
OlliOlli heading to Xbox One, Wii U and 3DS next year

OlliOlli heading to Xbox One, Wii U and 3DS next year

Hit skateboarding game OlliOlli will make its way to a trio of new platforms sometime early next year, developer Roll 7 has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 4th 2014 at 6:12AM in News
YouPorn sponsors eSports team Play2Win

YouPorn sponsors eSports team Play2Win

Adult website YouPorn has announced its new sponsorship deal with Spain-based eSports team Play2Win, which will compete this weekend at the Gamergy eSports event.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 4th 2014 at 6:00AM in News

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EA celebrates 2bn mobile game downloads

EA celebrates 2bn mobile game downloads

If all goes to plan this month will see EA celebrate its two billionth mobile games download.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 3:59PM in News
Big acquisitions are off the cards for EA

Big acquisitions are off the cards for EA

EA has admitted that it has enjoyed mixed success with its acquisition strategy and suggested that it’s not something people should expect more of in the immediate future.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 3:43PM in News
GTA V tops GameStop customers' Christmas wish lists

GTA V tops GameStop customers' Christmas wish lists

A survey of GameStop PowerUp Rewards members in the US has found that Grand Theft Auto V features on more Christmas lists this year than any other game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 3:30PM in News
Quinn: All GamerGate has done is ruin people's lives

Quinn: All GamerGate has done is ruin people's lives

Depression Quest developer Zoe Quinn has completely dismissed any notion that the online #GamerGate hate campaign has even the remotest link to ethics in games journalism.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 3:01PM in News
Phantasy Star can't topple Pokemon from top of Japanese charts

Phantasy Star can't topple Pokemon from top of Japanese charts

107,638 unit sales weren’t enough to see Sega’s new Vita RPG Phantasy Star Nova knock Nintendo’s new Pokemon games from the top of the weekly Japanese charts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 2:29PM in News
New ZX Spectrum has already hit £100k funding target

New ZX Spectrum has already hit £100k funding target

The new Sinclair Spectrum Vega has already surpassed its £100,000 crowdfunding target to put the tiny computer in production.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 2:14PM in News
PlayStation Home 'was a massive success that everyone thinks was a failure'

PlayStation Home 'was a massive success that everyone thinks was a failure'

Sony’s virtual world PlayStation Home is wrongly regarded as a flop, one of its key developers has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 1:41PM in News
Twitter stepping up efforts to make blocking online users easier

Twitter stepping up efforts to make blocking online users easier

Social media service Twitter is to make it easier to report abusive users and keep track of accounts you have blocked.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 12:34PM in News
Target pulls GTA V from sale due to its 'depictions of violence against women'

Target pulls GTA V from sale due to its 'depictions of violence against women'

Australian retailer Target has pulled Grand Theft Auto V from its shelves due to what it says are concerns “about the game's depictions of violence against women”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 12:09PM in News