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Microsoft extends Windows 10 free upgrade offer to pirates

Microsoft extends Windows 10 free upgrade offer to pirates

Microsoft will offer Windows 10 as a free upgrade to anyone with a copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8, regardless of whether that copy is genuine or otherwise.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 19th 2015 at 4:38AM in News
YouTube videos featuring Minecraft hit 4.3bn views last month

YouTube videos featuring Minecraft hit 4.3bn views last month

Minecraft has once again taken the top spot on Newzoo and Octoly's monthly chart tracking the top 20 game franchises on YouTube.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 19th 2015 at 4:32AM in News
Elder Scrolls Online switches to subscription-free model

Elder Scrolls Online switches to subscription-free model

Elder Scrolls Online's mandatory subscription fee has at last been dropped, Bethesda has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 19th 2015 at 4:28AM in News
ESL to show live eSports in cinemas

ESL to show live eSports in cinemas

Five live eSports events are to be shown by over 1,500 cinemas as part of ESL’s ‘eSports in Cinemas’ series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2015 at 3:22PM in News

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UKIE celebrates budget's promise of increased games industry support

UKIE celebrates budget's promise of increased games industry support

UK Chancellor George Osborne has in today’s budget promised increased tax credit support for the games industry.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2015 at 2:48PM in News
200 GAME stores to hold Battlefield: Hardline midnight openings

200 GAME stores to hold Battlefield: Hardline midnight openings

More than 200 GAME outlets across the UK will be opening at midnight this Thursday night to celebrate the launch of Battlefield: Hardline.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 18th 2015 at 2:35PM in News
UPDATED: Atari blocks Jeff Minter from releasing new versions of TxK

UPDATED: Atari blocks Jeff Minter from releasing new versions of TxK

The planned PS4, PC and Android releases of Llamasoft’s shooter TxK will not be released following a copyright claim from Atari.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2015 at 2:04PM in News
Space Hulk: Ascension developer Full Control lays off staff

Space Hulk: Ascension developer Full Control lays off staff

Space Hulk: Ascension developer Full Control has laid off a number of its staff and has ceased development on new games.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Mar 18th 2015 at 1:25PM in News

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VIDEO: Pixels trailer sees Pac-Man meet (and bite) his creator

VIDEO: Pixels trailer sees Pac-Man meet (and bite) his creator

Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for Adam Sandler movie Pixels.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2015 at 1:15PM in News
Yakuza keeps PS4 and Vita on top in Japan for a third week, as Mario Party 10 debuts at No.4

Yakuza keeps PS4 and Vita on top in Japan for a third week, as Mario Party 10 debuts at No.4

Nintendo’s new all-star outing for Mario Party hasn’t been enough to outdo Sega’s latest virtual gangster offering in Japan.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 18th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
League of Legends featuring in Chinese Windows 10 push

League of Legends featuring in Chinese Windows 10 push

League of Legends is being used to accelerate the adoption of Windows 10 in China thanks to a partnership between Microsoft and Tencent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2015 at 12:16PM in News
One retailer is already taking pre-orders for the Nintendo NX

One retailer is already taking pre-orders for the Nintendo NX

Gamers in Australia are already able to pre-order Nintendo’s new NX console.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2015 at 11:43AM in News

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Raptr to stop tracking console data, become PC-only service

Raptr to stop tracking console data, become PC-only service

Games-centric tracking and social network Raptr has ditched console support.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2015 at 11:29AM in News
Interface registration opens - book now, indies go free

Interface registration opens - book now, indies go free

Indie developers will be able to attend May's Interface event as a delegate for free.

on Mar 18th 2015 at 11:15AM in News
First Nintendo smartphone game due out this year

First Nintendo smartphone game due out this year

Nintendo’s first titles developed specifically for mobile phones should be out by the end of the year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2015 at 10:21AM in News
Steam will now refund purchases made in EU for 14 days

Steam will now refund purchases made in EU for 14 days

EU residents are now able to obtain refunds on their digital Steam purchases.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2015 at 9:36AM in News

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Cities: Skylines surpasses 500,000 sales

Cities: Skylines surpasses 500,000 sales

Cities: Skylines has run past 500,000 sales in less than a week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 17th 2015 at 6:03PM in News
Mad Catz building Street Fighter V FightSticks, FightPads

Mad Catz building Street Fighter V FightSticks, FightPads

Capcom has again teamed up with peripheral maker Mad Catz to produce new licensed FightSticks and FightPads for the latest in the Street Fighter Series.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 17th 2015 at 5:43PM in News
Steam users now required to disclose paid endorsements

Steam users now required to disclose paid endorsements

Valve has released an updated version of the Steam Subscriber Agreement, included in which is a new clause that requires users to disclose when they're being paid to promote a ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 17th 2015 at 5:24PM in News
PlayStation Now Private Beta coming to the UK very soon

PlayStation Now Private Beta coming to the UK very soon

Sony will roll out a private beta for its PlayStation Now PS4 games streaming service in the UK this spring.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2015 at 4:05PM in News
Nintendo share price rockets 25% on smartphone news

Nintendo share price rockets 25% on smartphone news

Iwata has relented and given the green light for Nintendo games on smartphones – and the markets are delighted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2015 at 3:43PM in News
Stealth Inc 2 is exclusive to Humble Bundle on PC

Stealth Inc 2 is exclusive to Humble Bundle on PC

Curve Digital is releasing its next PC game exclusively on the Humble Store for a limited time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2015 at 3:00PM in News
Day9: Accessibility will make eSports 'the predominant hobby in the world'

Day9: Accessibility will make eSports 'the predominant hobby in the world'

Is the boom in the popularity of eSports a fad or a sign of the future of video games?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2015 at 2:40PM in News
PlayStation makes nearly £3bn in Q3

PlayStation makes nearly £3bn in Q3

Sony has reported an increase in sales and income for the quarter ending December 31st.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2015 at 1:19PM in News
PEGI launches on Google Play

PEGI launches on Google Play

PEGI age ratings will now be displayed on games sold on the Google Play store.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 17th 2015 at 1:00PM in News