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Visceral's Star Wars game is aiming for 'swash-buckling charm'

Visceral's Star Wars game is aiming for 'swash-buckling charm'

The creative director of EA and Visceral Games’ Star Wars action title has likened it to the Uncharted series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 18th 2016 at 4:15PM in News
Microsoft confirms August 2nd launch for 2TB Xbox One S

Microsoft confirms August 2nd launch for 2TB Xbox One S

The Xbox One S will debut on August 2nd, Microsoft has now confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 18th 2016 at 2:39PM in News
Server issues hold off Pokemon Go's Japanese launch

Server issues hold off Pokemon Go's Japanese launch

The birthplace of Pokemon is still waiting for the biggest release in the series to arrive at its homeland.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 18th 2016 at 2:06PM in News

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Games Media Awards 2016: How to enter

Games Media Awards 2016: How to enter

There are 12 different prizes up for grabs at this year’s Games Media Awards, and here’s how you can put yourself forward for consideration.

on Jul 18th 2016 at 11:33AM in News
UK chip giant ARM acquired by SoftBank

UK chip giant ARM acquired by SoftBank

SoftBank Group has agreed to purchase UK processor firm ARM in a bid to grow its presence in the mobile and ‘Internet of Things’ spaces.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 18th 2016 at 10:55AM in News
Pokémon Go boosts Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire sales

Pokémon Go boosts Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire sales

The massive success of Pokémon Go has caused the sales of two older Pokémon games to rise by over 140 per cent.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 18th 2016 at 10:43AM in News
Hackers claim they took down Pokemon Go servers

Hackers claim they took down Pokemon Go servers

Did you have trouble trying to get Pokemon Go to work over the blistering hot UK weekend? You weren’t alone.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 18th 2016 at 10:38AM in News

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LEGO Star Wars tops charts for third week running

LEGO Star Wars tops charts for third week running

For the third week in a row, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens claims the top spot in the UK charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 18th 2016 at 9:52AM in News
Street Fighter V

Capcom Cup prize pool to be crowd funded

The prize pool for the Capcom Cup will be partially crowd funded with in game Street Fighter V items.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 17th 2016 at 8:12PM in News
Microsoft explains ReCore's lower Xbox One price point

Microsoft explains ReCore's lower Xbox One price point

ReCore has a $40 RRP in the US – that’s some way short from what you might expect for a first party triple-A title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2016 at 3:42PM in News
Steam has its first VR-only best seller

Steam has its first VR-only best seller

Raw Data has become the first virtual reality title to claim the top spot in the Steam charts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2016 at 2:42PM in News

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Battle Cup

Dota 2 gets weekend tournaments for everyone to enter

Valve has added weekend tournaments to Dota 2, allowing everyone to take part in some competitive action.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 15th 2016 at 1:30PM in News
Cosplay

$15,000 cosplay competition to take place at The International 6

The International 6 will feature a $15,000 cosplay competition, giving the best Dota 2 cosplayers in the world a chance to show off on the biggest stage of the year.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 15th 2016 at 1:19PM in News
NES Classic Mini will only ever have 30 games

NES Classic Mini will only ever have 30 games

Owners of Nintendo’s upcoming NES Classic Mini won’t be able to add new games to its library.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2016 at 1:04PM in News
Twitch bans gay-themed game bundle Radiator 2

Twitch bans gay-themed game bundle Radiator 2

Radiator 2, a collection of three gay-themed titles that was recently released on Steam, has been banned from streaming site Twitch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2016 at 12:03PM in News

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Warner launches free-to-play Batman: Arkham mobile game

Warner launches free-to-play Batman: Arkham mobile game

Publisher Warner Bros has released a new entry in the Batman: Arkham series.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 15th 2016 at 11:48AM in News
Star Citizen backer contacts California Attorney General for $2,500 refund

Star Citizen backer contacts California Attorney General for $2,500 refund

One gamer who backed the crowdfunding campaign for ambitious sci-fi title Star Citizen has gone to extraordinary lengths to secure a refund.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 15th 2016 at 11:15AM in News
Record-breaking Patreon game cancelled after dev split

Record-breaking Patreon game cancelled after dev split

With nearly 11,000 backers and earnings of over $42k per month, Breeding Season was the highest earning game on Patreon. And now it has been cancelled.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2016 at 10:43AM in News
SpecialEffect launches One Special Day initiative with support of 30-plus games firms

SpecialEffect launches One Special Day initiative with support of 30-plus games firms

Video games charity SpecialEffect is holding its One Special Day initiative today.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 15th 2016 at 10:30AM in News
T-Mobile gives Pokémon Go users free data in US

T-Mobile gives Pokémon Go users free data in US

Mobile data used to play Pokémon Go will not count against the bills of American T-Mobile consumers.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 15th 2016 at 10:18AM in News
Twitch bans CSGO Lotto and other Steam gambling streaming

Twitch bans CSGO Lotto and other Steam gambling streaming

The streaming of gambling sites that use Steam OpenID API has been banned by Twitch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2016 at 9:36AM in News
Pokemon Go targeting global rollout 'soon' as Nintendo shares skyrocket

Pokemon Go targeting global rollout 'soon' as Nintendo shares skyrocket

You think Pokemon Go is big now? You wait until it’s available in every country on the planet. And that might not be that far out.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2016 at 9:12AM in News
ESL One

ESL One Cologne breaks records again

ESL One Cologne, the most recent CS:GO major, has broken a ton of records including attendance and social media engagement.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 14th 2016 at 6:46PM in News
Leffen

Leffen to miss EVO after all due to further visa issues

Professional Super Smash Bros. Melee player William "Leffen" Hjelt will not attend EVO this weekend due to visa issues.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 14th 2016 at 4:27PM in News