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Candy Crush Saga heading to China via Tencent

Candy Crush Saga heading to China via Tencent

King will launch its world-conquering Candy Crush Saga in China this year thanks to a new deal with Tencent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 17th 2014 at 3:00PM in News
Sony: VR is not just for core gamers

Sony: VR is not just for core gamers

Sony wants to prove to the world that virtual reality is not just for hardcore gamers playing on their own.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 17th 2014 at 2:35PM in News
Watch Dogs will be as big as FIFA and Call of Duty, says Ubisoft

Watch Dogs will be as big as FIFA and Call of Duty, says Ubisoft

Watch out EA, Activision and Take-Two, Ubisoft says its new IP will go toe-to-toe with the biggest games of the year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 17th 2014 at 2:30PM in News

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King: We don't feel pressure to top Candy Crush

King: We don't feel pressure to top Candy Crush

Social media giant King says it does not feel the pressure to make another Candy Crush-sized hit.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 17th 2014 at 2:19PM in News
Twitch opens London HQ

Twitch opens London HQ

Games video giant Twitch has finally opened a full European base on Carnaby Street in London.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 17th 2014 at 2:14PM in News
Nintendo turned down Skylanders exclusivity opportunity

Nintendo turned down Skylanders exclusivity opportunity

Skylanders has been such a huge success it has made Activision the biggest seller of RFID tech in the world – but Nintendo refused a proposed partnership with the brand.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 17th 2014 at 1:46PM in News
Four GungHo games are making $1m per month

Four GungHo games are making $1m per month

GungHo Entertainment has four games each generating around $1m per month in revenue.

Aaron Lee
by Aaron Lee
on Apr 17th 2014 at 1:19PM in News

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Frontier acquires Elite rights as Braben readies share sale

Frontier acquires Elite rights as Braben readies share sale

David Braben is to sell up to 1.6m shares in Frontier Developments following the buyout of an IT firm which holds the rights to the Elite franchise he co-created.

Aaron Lee
by Aaron Lee
on Apr 17th 2014 at 1:13PM in News
GamesAid tenner raises £6,371 at MCV Awards

GamesAid tenner raises £6,371 at MCV Awards

Thanks to the generosity of the UK games industry, last week’s GamesAid Tenner at the MCV Awards raised an incredible £6,371.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 17th 2014 at 12:23PM in News
SHAREfactory and digital pre-loads hitting PS4 in next update

SHAREfactory and digital pre-loads hitting PS4 in next update

Sony has revealed more details of its next firmware update for PS4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 17th 2014 at 11:48AM in News
Sony offered to help make Vita version of Titanfall

Sony offered to help make Vita version of Titanfall

A version of EA shooter Titanfall was at one stage proposed for PlayStation Vita.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 17th 2014 at 11:26AM in News

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Samsung sales boss saw Jobs death as "best opportunity to attack iPhone"

Samsung sales boss saw Jobs death as "best opportunity to attack iPhone"

Documents unearthed as part of a US legal battle between Apple and Samsung have revealed the distasteful truth underpinning some corporate strategy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 17th 2014 at 11:12AM in News
Pirlo: After the wheel, the PlayStation is the best invention of all time

Pirlo: After the wheel, the PlayStation is the best invention of all time

Juventus and Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo has confessed his love for PlayStation in his new autobiography.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 17th 2014 at 10:47AM in News
Xbox One release for Amazing Spider-Man 2 'TBD'

Xbox One release for Amazing Spider-Man 2 'TBD'

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 may never be released on Xbox One, Activision has confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 17th 2014 at 10:01AM in News
Sony might discount PS4's The Last of Us for game's existing owners

Sony might discount PS4's The Last of Us for game's existing owners

Those who purchased The Last of Us on PS3 might get the chance to pick up the PS4 version at a discounted price.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 17th 2014 at 9:44AM in News

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Sony has now sold over 7m PS4s

Sony has now sold over 7m PS4s

Global PS4 sales have, as of April 6th, passed the 7m unit milestone, Sony has announced.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 17th 2014 at 8:51AM in News
World of Tanks receives updated visuals, introduces Historical Battles

World of Tanks receives updated visuals, introduces Historical Battles

Wargaming has detailed the incoming Frontiers patch for World of Tanks, which brings a new Historical Battles mode and updated visuals.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 16th 2014 at 10:05PM in News
The Last of Us Grounded Bundle announced as final DLC package

The Last of Us Grounded Bundle announced as final DLC package

Naughty Dog has announced the third and final batch of DLC releases for The Last of Us, detailing a mix of new single-player and mutiplayer content for the PS3-exclusive.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 16th 2014 at 7:45PM in News
Mojang confirms Minecraft PS3 retail release in Europe, North America

Mojang confirms Minecraft PS3 retail release in Europe, North America

Mojang has confirmed retail release plans for Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition in both North America and PAL regions.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 16th 2014 at 7:18PM in News
Twitch co-funding Kickstarter title

Twitch co-funding Kickstarter title

Live-streaming service Twitch is putting cash behind Studio Bean’s Choice Chamber.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 16th 2014 at 5:00PM in News
Square Enix: DRM boosts profit, will be essential for the foreseeable future

Square Enix: DRM boosts profit, will be essential for the foreseeable future

An American Square Enix exec has insisted that the consumer backlash against DRM will not prevent its ongoing implementation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2014 at 4:16PM in News
Twitch is now a games retailer, is selling Nuclear Throne

Twitch is now a games retailer, is selling Nuclear Throne

Streaming giant Twitch has for the first time offered users the chance to purchase a game via the service.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2014 at 4:00PM in News
Fable Anniversary lead designer leaves Lionhead

Fable Anniversary lead designer leaves Lionhead

The lead designer for Fable Anniversary has departed Lionhead after over seven years at the studio.

Aaron Lee
by Aaron Lee
on Apr 16th 2014 at 2:50PM in News
Vita back on top as Titanfall makes Famitsu's Japanese Top Ten

Vita back on top as Titanfall makes Famitsu's Japanese Top Ten

Sony’s PlayStation Vita was the best selling console in Japan last week according to the latest sales data from Famitsu.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2014 at 2:45PM in News