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Steam surpasses 8.5m concurrent users

Steam surpasses 8.5m concurrent users

Concurrent users on Steam topped 8.5m earlier today, setting yet another record for the digital distributor.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 5th 2015 at 2:19AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: December 28 - January 3

Steam top ten sellers chart: December 28 - January 3

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is on top of Steam's best sellers chart for the second week running, finishing ahead of Arma 3 during the concluding week of the store's end of ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 5th 2015 at 1:58AM in News
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare ends 2014 on top of UK charts

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare ends 2014 on top of UK charts

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was the New Year No.1 in the latest GfK Chart-Track Top 40.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 2nd 2015 at 10:14AM in News
Microsoft readies $250 Halo 5 limited edition

Microsoft readies $250 Halo 5 limited edition

Halo 5: Guardians my not be coming out until the end of the year, but we already know what we can expect in terms of limited editions.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 2nd 2015 at 9:47AM in News

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Sony compensates gamers for PSN downtime

Sony compensates gamers for PSN downtime

PlayStation owners are being compensated for the downtime suffered by PSN over Christmas.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 2nd 2015 at 9:36AM in News
Planetside 2 PS4 beta misses 2014 target window, now scheduled for this month

Planetside 2 PS4 beta misses 2014 target window, now scheduled for this month

Sony Online Entertainment has announced the Planetside 2 beta is now expected out by the middle of this month on PlayStation 4, confirming the early release will miss its previously ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 2nd 2015 at 8:34AM in News
Xbox Live founder announces departure from Microsoft

Xbox Live founder announces departure from Microsoft

Xbox Live manager and XNA framework developer Boyd Multerer has announced his exit from Microsoft.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 2nd 2015 at 8:22AM in News
Steam posts new concurrent user record to close out 2014

Steam posts new concurrent user record to close out 2014

Steam users came out in droves during the holiday break, with Valve's digital distribution service scoring a new record in total concurrent users over the past weekend.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 2nd 2015 at 8:06AM in News

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Steam top ten sellers chart: December 21-27

Steam top ten sellers chart: December 21-27

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has emerged the victor in Steam's best sellers chart for the last full week of 2014, beating out Far Cry 4 for the top spot during the ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 2nd 2015 at 7:50AM in News
UK video game sales rose 7.5% in 2014

UK video game sales rose 7.5% in 2014

Sales of video game software in the UK increased by 7.5 per cent to £2.5bn last year, says the Entertainment Retailer’s Association.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 1st 2015 at 12:01AM in News
FIFA 15 is UK's biggest video game of 2014, but it can't match Frozen

FIFA 15 is UK's biggest video game of 2014, but it can't match Frozen

The Entertainment Retailer’s Association has once again revealed the 20 best selling video games, movies and albums of 2014 in the UK.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 1st 2015 at 12:01AM in News
Lynne Kilpatrick receives OBE

Lynne Kilpatrick receives OBE

Lynne Kilpatrick of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport will receive an OBE as revealed in the latest New Year's Honours List.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 31st 2014 at 11:16AM in News

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Opinion: Hackers once again expose frailties in gaming's online future

Opinion: Hackers once again expose frailties in gaming's online future

The brave new online, socially-connected world of video games is not quite proving as revolutionary as we had hoped.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 26th 2014 at 12:16PM in News
Cyber bullies spoil Christmas for Xbox and PlayStation

Cyber bullies spoil Christmas for Xbox and PlayStation

With almost 1m PS4 and Xbox One consoles nestled under UK gamer’s trees yesterday, Christmas Day 2014 was expected to be a successful one for Sony and Microsoft.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 26th 2014 at 11:15AM in News
Merry Christmas from MCV

Merry Christmas from MCV

With the final hours and minutes having trudged by like an asthmatic slug slowly forcing its way through a large treacle spillage, the time has come for MCV to say ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 23rd 2014 at 11:12AM in News
Candy Crush Saga: King of the Free

Candy Crush Saga: King of the Free

King’s reign is only just beginning.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Dec 23rd 2014 at 10:32AM in News

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STALKER developer GSC Gameworld re-opens

STALKER developer GSC Gameworld re-opens

The Ukrainian studio behind cult PC shooter STALKER has re-opened.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 23rd 2014 at 10:24AM in News
Downloading Ubisoft's free game for AC: Unity owners removes right to sue

Downloading Ubisoft's free game for AC: Unity owners removes right to sue

Ubisoft’s free game offer for Assassin’s Creed: Unity Season Pass holders comes with a hefty caveat.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 23rd 2014 at 10:09AM in News
Only three original console games averaged 90% or more on Metacritic in 2014

Only three original console games averaged 90% or more on Metacritic in 2014

“It appears that gaming's transition year has turned into transition years” – that’s the headline from Metacritic after a poor year for game quality.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 23rd 2014 at 9:51AM in News
60fps Dark Souls PC fix hit by surprise Bandai Namco DMCA copyright takedown demand

60fps Dark Souls PC fix hit by surprise Bandai Namco DMCA copyright takedown demand

UPDATE: It looks like this was all a big misunderstanding, according to Neogaf sleuths, and that DSfix will survive as normal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 23rd 2014 at 9:25AM in News
Halo: Master Chief Collection patch adds Halo 4 Spartan Ops, new fixes

Halo: Master Chief Collection patch adds Halo 4 Spartan Ops, new fixes

343 Industries has released a new update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, adding new bug fixes along with the Spartan Ops co-op campaign from Halo 4.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 23rd 2014 at 5:56AM in News
Destiny approaching 13m players

Destiny approaching 13m players

Bungie has released a slew of statistics for Destiny, revealing that nearly 13m people have played the online FPS.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 23rd 2014 at 5:40AM in News
Maniac Mansion creators' Thimbleweed Park exceeds Kickstarter goal

Maniac Mansion creators' Thimbleweed Park exceeds Kickstarter goal

Maniac Mansion creators Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick have successfully crowdfunded their new adventure game Thimbleweed Park, raising more than a quarter of a million dollars over the campaign's funding ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 23rd 2014 at 5:24AM in News
Nigel Farage slams 'pathetic' UKIK game starring Nicholas Fromage

Nigel Farage slams 'pathetic' UKIK game starring Nicholas Fromage

A group of Canterbury students have riled UKIP leader Nigel Farage by developing a game that spoofs both the politician and his party.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 22nd 2014 at 3:56PM in News
TRAILER: New characters revealed in Final Fantasy XV video

TRAILER: New characters revealed in Final Fantasy XV video

RPG fans were treated to a first glimpse at two new characters in Square Enix’s upcoming Final Fantasy XV in a video released this weekend.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 22nd 2014 at 3:39PM in News