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Sony cuts jobs at Evolution, Guerrilla and London studios

Sony cuts jobs at Evolution, Guerrilla and London studios

Layoffs have this morning affected staff across a number of SCE’s European studios.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2014 at 11:35AM in News
Microsoft cuts Xbox One price in US - official price cut incoming?

Microsoft cuts Xbox One price in US - official price cut incoming?

$50 has been cut off the price of the Xbox One Titanfall bundle in the US on the Microsoft store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2014 at 10:58AM in News
Amazon acquires rights to Yodel stake

Amazon acquires rights to Yodel stake

Delivery company Yodel will soon be part-owned by Amazon.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2014 at 10:39AM in News
Disney acquires PewDiePie's YouTube video network Maker Studios

Disney acquires PewDiePie's YouTube video network Maker Studios

The video production company behind gaming sensation PewDiePie is now owned by Disney.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2014 at 9:45AM in News

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EA out of the running for third Worst Company in America title

EA out of the running for third Worst Company in America title

Battlefield and Titanfall publisher EA will not be crowned The Consumerist’s Worth Company in America for a third time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2014 at 9:12AM in News
MLG Xbox 360 app hits today

MLG Xbox 360 app hits today

The Xbox 360 version of Major League Gaming's app is out today in a handful of territories, including the UK and US.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 24th 2014 at 6:51PM in News
Microsoft's Spencer teases Xbox One exclusive from Japanese studio

Microsoft's Spencer teases Xbox One exclusive from Japanese studio

A new Xbox One exclusive from a notable Japanese developer will soon be unveiled, Microsoft's Phil Spencer has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 24th 2014 at 6:41PM in News
GDC 2014 sees record attendance, 2015 dates set

GDC 2014 sees record attendance, 2015 dates set

Last week's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco saw more than 24,000 attendees, conference organizer UBM Tech Game Network has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 24th 2014 at 6:29PM in News

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Titanfall vs InFamous - two next-gen exclusives compared

Titanfall vs InFamous - two next-gen exclusives compared

This month has seen both next-gen consoles finally get their hands on a big exclusive, but what do the arrivals of Titanfall and InFamous: Second Son reveal?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2014 at 3:48PM in News
PS4 hardware sales jump 106% on InFamous: Second Son launch

PS4 hardware sales jump 106% on InFamous: Second Son launch

The release of InFamous: Second Son has given PS4 hardware sales a big jump in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2014 at 3:35PM in News
Budget could mean an end for 69p apps, cheap Steam games

Budget could mean an end for 69p apps, cheap Steam games

As well as not ushering in tax breaks, last week’s Budget may have brought with it another bad piece of gaming news.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2014 at 2:42PM in News
OlliOlli adding PS4, PS3 and PC to platform roster

OlliOlli adding PS4, PS3 and PC to platform roster

Roll7’s skating title OlliOlli has been confirmed for some additional platforms.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2014 at 2:03PM in News

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Doctor Who: The Adventure Games materialise on Steam

Doctor Who: The Adventure Games materialise on Steam

The BBC has released its collection of Doctor Who: The Adventure Games on Steam.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2014 at 1:27PM in News
Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition in development for Xbox One but release not guaranteed

Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition in development for Xbox One but release not guaranteed

Blizzard is currently developing Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition for both PS4 AND Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2014 at 12:51PM in News
Moore reveals FIFA Ultimate Team stats as service reaches fifth birthday

Moore reveals FIFA Ultimate Team stats as service reaches fifth birthday

FIFA Ultimate Team is five years old and to celebrate EA COO and former EA Sports boss Peter Moore has unleashed some impressive stats.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2014 at 12:34PM in News
Hotline Miami heading to PS4, will be free to existing PS3 or Vita owners

Hotline Miami heading to PS4, will be free to existing PS3 or Vita owners

Devolver Digital has confirmed a PS4 release for ultra-violent retro action title Hotline Miami.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2014 at 11:25AM in News

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Deadline extended for Dixons and Carphone Warehouse merger

Deadline extended for Dixons and Carphone Warehouse merger

Dixons and Carphone Warehouse have been given more time to discuss their possible £4bn merger.

by Laura Barnes
on Mar 24th 2014 at 10:37AM in News
Internet abuse has become 'the new normal'

Internet abuse has become 'the new normal'

Former Microsoft Studios creative director Adam Orth has spoken of how a tirade of abuse from people on the internet affected his life and lost him his job.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Mar 24th 2014 at 10:15AM in News
Over 50 Unity games are on the way to Wii U, Nintendo claims

Over 50 Unity games are on the way to Wii U, Nintendo claims

Nintendo has attempted to assert that while mainstream publishers may be shunning Wii U, the indie community is not.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Mar 24th 2014 at 10:00AM in News
InFamous: Second Son forces Metal Gear into second place

InFamous: Second Son forces Metal Gear into second place

Sony’s PS4 exclusive InFamous: Second Son has debuted at No.1 in the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2014 at 9:33AM in News
Now Evening Standard says Tax Breaks announcement is this week

Now Evening Standard says Tax Breaks announcement is this week

Tax breaks for UK games studios will be announced this week, says The Evening Standard.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 24th 2014 at 9:26AM in News
Apple launches showcase page to highlight App Store indie titles

Apple launches showcase page to highlight App Store indie titles

The Apple App Store now offers an 'Indie Game Showcase' page, highlighting noteworthy iOS titles developed by indie studios.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 23rd 2014 at 10:48PM in News
Spencer: Microsoft working toward 'renewed focus on Windows and PC gaming'

Spencer: Microsoft working toward 'renewed focus on Windows and PC gaming'

Microsoft is working to develop a "renewed focus on Windows and PC gaming," according to MS Studios head Phil Spencer.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 23rd 2014 at 8:42PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: March 16-22

Steam top ten sellers chart: March 16-22

DayZ is back on top of this week's best sellers chart on Steam.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 23rd 2014 at 8:09PM in News
New streaming karaoke game SingOn heading to PS3

New streaming karaoke game SingOn heading to PS3

SingStar is getting a rival on PS3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2014 at 4:01PM in News