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Jurassic World: The Game stomps onto iOS

Jurassic World: The Game stomps onto iOS

Remember when every big summer movie would get an accompanying triple-A action console game? In the modern games industry, things are very different.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2015 at 10:33AM in News
How can we stop the pre-order rot?

How can we stop the pre-order rot?

In August last year, Activision’s CEO Eric Hirshberg told investors that its upcoming shooter Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was suffering from ‘an industry-wide downturn’ in pre-orders.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 1st 2015 at 10:27AM in News
Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector's Edition is £200, GAME-exclusive

Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector's Edition is £200, GAME-exclusive

A premium SKU has been revealed for the next instalment in the Halo franchise.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 1st 2015 at 10:22AM in News
Keith Ramsdale departs EA

Keith Ramsdale departs EA

EA veteran Keith Ramsdale has left EA.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 1st 2015 at 10:07AM in News

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Why are consumers losing interest in pre-orders? Find out in this week's MCV

Why are consumers losing interest in pre-orders? Find out in this week's MCV

Last week MCV reported that pre-orders were in decline in the UK; this week we find whether this is an issue for the industry.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 1st 2015 at 10:00AM in News
CCP boss says not to expect virtual reality boom in 2016

CCP boss says not to expect virtual reality boom in 2016

It will take longer than some people think for VR to hit the big time, the CEO of CCP has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2015 at 9:21AM in News
Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee hits Kickstarter this week

Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee hits Kickstarter this week

Playtonic Games' Kickstarter campaign for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee is scheduled to begin later today.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 1st 2015 at 6:56AM in News
Britney Spears signs with Glu for new mobile game

Britney Spears signs with Glu for new mobile game

Mobile games publisher Glu has signed on new celebrity partner Britney Spears to a five-year deal.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 1st 2015 at 6:54AM in News

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Watch Dogs 2 in development - report

Watch Dogs 2 in development - report

Development for Watch Dogs 2 is already underway at Ubisoft, according to multiple reports.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 1st 2015 at 6:11AM in News
Dead Island 2 delayed until 2016

Dead Island 2 delayed until 2016

In news that will of little surprise, Deep Silver’s Dead Island 2 has been significantly delayed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2015 at 3:59PM in News
Far Cry 4 devs announce Nepal Earthquake Fund

Far Cry 4 devs announce Nepal Earthquake Fund

The team behind Far Cry 4 has started a fund to help the millions of people whose lives have been affected by the recent earthquake in Nepal.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Apr 30th 2015 at 3:33PM in News
Legal ruling could boost eSports validity, but that might not help ESPN ratings

Legal ruling could boost eSports validity, but that might not help ESPN ratings

The brain is a muscle, right? Whether or not a court agrees with this could decide whether eSports takes another big step towards a perceived legitimacy as a sport.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2015 at 3:23PM in News

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Woolworths workers fail in compensation bid

Woolworths workers fail in compensation bid

The European Court of Justice has backed government calls to exclude workers at stores with fewer than 20 employees from the right to redundancy consultation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2015 at 2:24PM in News
PC gaming finally gets its own E3 press conference

PC gaming finally gets its own E3 press conference

PlayStation and Microsoft (and possibly Nintendo?) will this year be joined on the E3 stage by a conference dedicated solely to PC gaming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2015 at 1:35PM in News
Valve gives developers the power to ban Steam users

Valve gives developers the power to ban Steam users

Valve has widened the ability for players to be banned on Steam by granting developers the right to direct player bans directly.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2015 at 12:55PM in News
Games can now be embedded directly into Twitter

Games can now be embedded directly into Twitter

A number of classic video games can now be played directly via Twitter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2015 at 12:32PM in News

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Tencent buys 14.6% Glu Mobile stake

Tencent buys 14.6% Glu Mobile stake

Tencent has acquired 14.6 per cent of Kim Kardashian: Hollywood developer Glu Mobile for $126 million.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Apr 30th 2015 at 11:21AM in News
Amazon ups Super Saver Delivery charge to £20

Amazon ups Super Saver Delivery charge to £20

As of today the price of free delivery on Amazon products has been increased.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2015 at 11:04AM in News
GameSpot UK names Rob Crossley as editor

GameSpot UK names Rob Crossley as editor

Games media giant GameSpot has promoted Rob Crossley to UK editor. 

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 30th 2015 at 10:58AM in News
505 is publishing Starbreeze's The Walking Dead game

505 is publishing Starbreeze's The Walking Dead game

There’s another game based on The Walking Dead on the way, this time from Starbreeze and 505 Games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2015 at 10:31AM in News
PS4 sells 14.8 million in a year, PlayStation annual profit up to £261.5m

PS4 sells 14.8 million in a year, PlayStation annual profit up to £261.5m

Sony’s latest financials have revealed a bright 12 months for the company’s games business.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 30th 2015 at 10:07AM in News
RPG Bravely Second debuts in the top spot in Japan

RPG Bravely Second debuts in the top spot in Japan

Square Enix's sequel to 2012's Bravely Default goes straight to No.1 in the Japanese charts, according to market data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 30th 2015 at 9:55AM in News
Jagex launches new multiplayer shooter, gives it away for free for a weekend

Jagex launches new multiplayer shooter, gives it away for free for a weekend

Developer Jagex has launched a new game today, and is letting gamers play it for free this weekend.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 30th 2015 at 9:27AM in News
Microsoft confirms Unity support for HoloLens

Microsoft confirms Unity support for HoloLens

Unity developers will soon have the ability to build games for the HoloLens headset, Microsoft revealed earlier today at its Build developer conference.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 30th 2015 at 5:38AM in News
Retail listing mentions PS4 edition for west-bound Tales of Zestiria

Retail listing mentions PS4 edition for west-bound Tales of Zestiria

The upcoming worldwide launch of Namco's RPG Tales of Zestiria appears to be more than just a PS3 release, despite Sony's last-gen hardware currently being the only confirmed platform for ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 30th 2015 at 5:21AM in News