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Oculus boss Luckey apologises for Rift pricing confusion

Oculus boss Luckey apologises for Rift pricing confusion

Just hours after it was revealed that the Oculus Rift would be setting back consumers £499 (or $599), the company’s founder Palmer Luckey took to Reddit for a Q&A.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 7th 2016 at 9:55AM in News
Curve Digital and Kuju merge to form 'major new British publisher'

Curve Digital and Kuju merge to form 'major new British publisher'

Kuju owner The Catalis Group has acquired UK indie publisher and developer Curve Digital.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 7th 2016 at 8:30AM in News
Activision buys MLG to 'create the ESPN of eSports'

Activision buys MLG to 'create the ESPN of eSports'

Activision has confirmed its acquisition of eSports giant Major League Gaming, and says it wants to create the 'ESPN of eSports'.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 6th 2016 at 10:21PM in News
Oculus Rift to set consumers back £500, shipping starts in March

Oculus Rift to set consumers back £500, shipping starts in March

The Oculus Rift VR headset is now available to pre-order and its price has been revealed. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 6th 2016 at 4:16PM in News

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MCM rebrands ahead of 2016 expansion

MCM rebrands ahead of 2016 expansion

MCM is launching a new MCM Central brand ahead of its ‘accelerated growth plans’ for 2016.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 6th 2016 at 3:53PM in News
Fans Give Support to Dota player serving lifetime ban after matchfixing

Fans Give Support to Dota player serving lifetime ban after matchfixing

Following Valve’s banning announcement for several players in the Southeast Asian scene, fans took to social media to raise a petition for reconsideration against Valve’s verdict.

on Jan 6th 2016 at 3:52PM in News
Fantasy sports dropped by Vulcun

Fantasy sports dropped by Vulcun

Vulcun has announced they are dropping the fantasy sports section of their eSports entertainment venture from January 14th.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jan 6th 2016 at 2:53PM in News
Monster Hunter X starts 2016 on top in Japan

Monster Hunter X starts 2016 on top in Japan

The best-selling game of 2015 in Japan is also its first No.1 of this year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 6th 2016 at 1:00PM in News

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iBuyPower unveils the Revolt 2, an eSports gaming PC

iBuyPower unveils the Revolt 2, an eSports gaming PC

iBuyPower today announced the successor to its Revolt gaming PC, the Revolt 2.

on Jan 6th 2016 at 11:53AM in News
MCV AWARDS 2016: Have you made the list...?

MCV AWARDS 2016: Have you made the list...?

It’s a new year and a new opportunity for your team to shine. And it starts this week as we announce the finalists of the MCV Awards 2016.

on Jan 6th 2016 at 11:28AM in News
Japanese games market falls to lowest point in 26 years, declines 13 per cent year-on-year

Japanese games market falls to lowest point in 26 years, declines 13 per cent year-on-year

Things continue to look exceptionally bleak for the Japanese console games market, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 6th 2016 at 10:59AM in News
Adele's 25 pips FIFA 16 to become the biggest UK entertainment launch of 2015... if we pretend digital doesn't exist

Adele's 25 pips FIFA 16 to become the biggest UK entertainment launch of 2015... if we pretend digital doesn't exist

Unsurprising, Adele’s 25 album was the UK’s biggest entertainment product of 2015 with 2.6m sales, according to retail trade body ERA.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 6th 2016 at 10:15AM in News

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Square Enix's cloud gaming arm Shinra Technologies closes

Square Enix's cloud gaming arm Shinra Technologies closes

The prospect of cloud gaming has been dealt another blow.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 6th 2016 at 10:09AM in News
Global VR market to reach £3.5bn in sales in 2016 - report

Global VR market to reach £3.5bn in sales in 2016 - report

Virtual reality is almost upon us now, and research firm SuperData reckons that the market for the new tech will reach $5.1bn (£3.5bn) by the end of the year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 6th 2016 at 9:54AM in News
Can Activision Blizzard create the ESPN of eSports? Gamers are skeptical

Can Activision Blizzard create the ESPN of eSports? Gamers are skeptical

Major League Gaming, a professional eSports organization, announced on Monday that it was acquired by video game publisher Activision Blizzard for a reported $46m, bringing MLG’s assets and infrastructure under ...

on Jan 6th 2016 at 9:49AM in News

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HTC Vive's 'big technology breakthrough' in an integrated front-facing camera

HTC Vive's 'big technology breakthrough' in an integrated front-facing camera

The addition of a camera system has been revealed as the technological ‘breakthrough’ that has held up the launch of the HTC Vive virtual reality headset.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2016 at 4:03PM in News
Free Oculus Rift for early dev kit Kickstarter backers

Free Oculus Rift for early dev kit Kickstarter backers

The earliest and keenest supporters of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset have just had some very good news.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2016 at 3:41PM in News
Guillermo del Toro to present Kojima with DICE Hall of Fame Award

Guillermo del Toro to present Kojima with DICE Hall of Fame Award

There’s not a lawyer in the world that can stop Hideo Kojima from accepting his next award in person.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2016 at 3:18PM in News
200m installs and counting for Windows 10

200m installs and counting for Windows 10

The growth of Windows 10 continues with the operating system now installed on more than 200m devices.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 5th 2016 at 2:47PM in News
PS4 sales hit 35.9 million units

PS4 sales hit 35.9 million units

Sony has announced that “cumulative sell through” of the PS4 has, as of January 3rd, reached 35.9m units.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2016 at 2:36PM in News
PC Rise of the Tomb Raider confirmed for January release

PC Rise of the Tomb Raider confirmed for January release

Microsoft has announced that the PC edition of Rise of the Tomb Raider will be hitting Steam and Windows 10 at the end of January.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 5th 2016 at 2:09PM in News
Tetris and Donkey Kong composer Fuller has passed away

Tetris and Donkey Kong composer Fuller has passed away

Brad Fuller, who helped create the soundtracks to a number of classic 1980s video games, has died.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 5th 2016 at 1:51PM in News
Hellwig buys out Marcinek in Kalypso MBO

Hellwig buys out Marcinek in Kalypso MBO

One of the co-founders of publisher Kalypso Media has left the company with immediate effect.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2016 at 1:36PM in News
Triad Wars to be killed without exiting closed beta

Triad Wars to be killed without exiting closed beta

The PC-only spiritual successor to Sleeping Dogs is being culled without ever being fully released.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2016 at 11:51AM in News