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Here's your first look at Nintendo Switch's touch screen

Here's your first look at Nintendo Switch's touch screen

Despite reports doing the rounds prior to its reveal, and it being in fact confirmed by Nintendo, we still don't know much about the touch screen functionality of Switch.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 24th 2017 at 10:04AM in News
Livingstone and Gibson call for UK government to create British Games Institute

Livingstone and Gibson call for UK government to create British Games Institute

Some of the biggest names in the UK games industry have called for a new organisation, founded with government money, to fund UK games production, culture and education.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 5:29PM in News
Tekken 7

Tekken 7 release date confirmed for June 2nd

Tekken 7 is launching on June 2nd on PS4, Xbox One and PC, Bandai Namco has announced, and will come in multiple editions at retail.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 4:09PM in News
Xbox One Halo Wars 2 bundle

Halo Wars 2 and Forza Horizon 3 headline new Xbox One S bundles

Microsoft has announced two new Xbox One consoles for the UK: the Xbox One S Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Bundle (1TB) and the Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 3:19PM in News

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Dr Jo Twist: How PM's 'industrial pillars' will play out for the games sector

Dr Jo Twist: How PM's 'industrial pillars' will play out for the games sector

Response to today's government announcement on industrial strategy by Dr Jo Twist, OBE, CEO of Ukie.

on Jan 23rd 2017 at 2:03PM in News
Mass Effect Andromeda

EA releasing 10-hour trial for Mass Effect Andromeda for Access subscribers

EA is planning to release a 10-hour trial of Mass Effect: Andromeda for Access subscribers, the company revealed on its website today.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 12:35PM in News
Ukie logo

Ukie's Jo Twist responds to PM's 'Modern Industrial Strategy'

This morning, the Prime Minister Theresa May, will announce proposals for a new industrial strategy, designed to 'build on Britain's strengths and tackle its underlying weaknesses'. It will allow businesses ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 11:50AM in News
More SteamVR headsets are on the way, Valve says

More SteamVR headsets are on the way, Valve says

Following the release of Valve’s first VR headset in 2016, the company has said that more virtual reality headsets using its Lighthouse tracking tech are in the works. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 11:23AM in News

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Worms WMD

Team17 has eSports plans for Worms WMD

MOBAs and FPS games may dominate eSports at present, but Team17 want to expand the space by pushing Worms WMD into contention. And while it sounds somewhat optimistic, the game ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 10:47AM in News
Call of Duty was the best-selling franchise globally in 2016

Call of Duty was the best-selling franchise globally in 2016

It appears that Activision's Call of Duty series had a very good 2016. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 10:25AM in News
Resident Evil VII

Capcom has "no plans" to bring Resident Evil to Switch right now

Resident Evil VII is due out tomorrow, but it doesn’t look like Capcom will be bringing its flagship horror franchise to the Nintendo Switch any time soon. That’s according to ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 10:23AM in News
Grand Theft Auto V claims 11th UK No.1

Grand Theft Auto V claims 11th UK No.1

Rockstar’s UK-made crime blockbuster is once again at the head of the Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 10:11AM in News

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The Division Last Stand

The Division's Expansion III: Last Stand DLC detailed

Ubisoft has revealed new details about the third DLC expansion for The Division. Entitled 'Expansion III: Last Stand', the DLC pack will be available to download simultaneously on PS4, Xbox ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 20th 2017 at 4:52PM in News
Warface

Warface to be published by My.com from February

Crytek's Warface has a new publisher for Europe and North America. Starting from February 2017, the first-person-shooter will be published by My.com in the above territories. Crytek, meanwhile, will remain ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 20th 2017 at 12:38PM in News
Fig

Fig to expand number of crowd-funding projects after raising $7.8m in VC finance

Crowdfunding and investment platform Fig has announced it's secured $7.84m of funding in its first round of venture capital financing, a sum the company says will allow it to expand ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 20th 2017 at 11:32AM in News

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Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch UI revealed, along with previously unannounced indie titles

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth publisher Nicalis has tweeted a picture giving us a sneak peek of the Switch’s user interface as well as some previously unannounced indie games coming ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 20th 2017 at 10:50AM in News
US games revenue slumped 15 per cent in December

US games revenue slumped 15 per cent in December

The American games market saw year-on-year decline in December.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 20th 2017 at 10:47AM in News
Nintendo Switch

No Netflix at launch - Nintendo Switch will concentrate on games

Netflix has become somewhat omnipresent in modern technology, with the streaming service available on most games consoles, set top boxes, smart TVs, smartphones, tablets and even some fridges. It won't ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jan 20th 2017 at 10:29AM in News
Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove launching first on Nintendo Switch

Yacht Club Games has announced its upcoming Shovel Knight expansions, Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove and Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment will be launching on Nintendo Switch first during the console's ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 20th 2017 at 10:25AM in News
Zelda

Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be the last first-party Wii U game

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be the last first-party game to launch on the Wii U, Nintendo has confirmed. Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime broke ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 20th 2017 at 10:04AM in News
The Division

Stephen Gaghan set to write and direct film of The Division

Ubisoft's upcoming film of The Division has finally found itself a writer and director. Taking on both roles is Stephen Gaghan, who wrote the Academy Award-winning script for Traffic. He ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 19th 2017 at 5:26PM in News
Micro Machines World Series

Micro Machines World Series release date confirmed for April 21st

Micro Machines is back in a brand-new title for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Announced today by Codemasters and Koch Media, Micro Machines World Series will be launching on April ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 19th 2017 at 2:52PM in News
Super Mario Run coming to Android in March

Super Mario Run coming to Android in March

After launching on iOS on December 15th, Super Mario Run will be trotting onto Android devices this March. Nintendo confirmed the news via Twitter (below) earlier today. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 19th 2017 at 2:20PM in News
Yooka Laylee

Yooka-Laylee multiplayer modes unveiled in new gameplay trailer

Playtonic Games has finally unveiled more details about Yooka-Laylee’s multiplayer modes. Revealed via a new gameplay trailer, the game will feature both co-op play and eight additional multiplayer arcade-style mini-games, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 19th 2017 at 2:00PM in News