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PS4 demand still outstripping supplies in Europe

PS4 demand still outstripping supplies in Europe

Sony is still struggling to manufacture enough PS4s to meet demand in Europe.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2014 at 8:34AM in News
Guacamelee heading to PS4, Wii U, Xbox consoles next month

Guacamelee heading to PS4, Wii U, Xbox consoles next month

Indie developer Drinkbox Studios has announced a new version of its platformer Guacamelee is heading to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Wii U next month.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 20th 2014 at 6:20AM in News
Sony shareholders vote to keep CEO and executives

Sony shareholders vote to keep CEO and executives

Sony's executives will retain their positions, following a vote by investors to decide the fate of several key staff members.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 20th 2014 at 6:09AM in News
Steam Summer Sale 2014 kicks off

Steam Summer Sale 2014 kicks off

Valve's Steam Summer Sale is officially underway, offering a variety of specials and discounts on the distributor's vast PC games library for the next ten days.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 20th 2014 at 5:10AM in News

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Bandai Namco scrapping F2P racer Ridge Racer Driftopia

Bandai Namco scrapping F2P racer Ridge Racer Driftopia

Ridge Racer’s foray into the world of free-to-play is coming to an end in the summer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2014 at 4:08PM in News
GOG: Gamers are not criminals and do not need DRM

GOG: Gamers are not criminals and do not need DRM

The video games industry should follow in the footsteps of the music sector and rid itself of digital rights management (DRM).

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2014 at 3:48PM in News
Dual-GamePad gameplay looking unlikely for Wii U

Dual-GamePad gameplay looking unlikely for Wii U

Nintendo has backtracked on previous plans to introduce dual-GamePad support for Wii U titles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2014 at 2:54PM in News
PC Watch Dogs patch 'in the coming days'

PC Watch Dogs patch 'in the coming days'

Ubisoft has said that a patch for the troubled PC version of Watch Dogs will be released “in the coming days”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2014 at 2:39PM in News

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Dim Bulb Games established by Gone Home co-creator

Dim Bulb Games established by Gone Home co-creator

The co-founder of The Fullbright Company and co-creator of its seminal title Gone Home has formed his own studio.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 19th 2014 at 1:52PM in News
Amazon's 'shopping machine' Fire Phone criticised

Amazon's 'shopping machine' Fire Phone criticised

Despite expanding on the successes it has enjoyed with the Kindle, Kindle Fire and potentially promising Fire TV, Amazon’s new Fire Phone has been criticised by some analysts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2014 at 1:28PM in News
Three staff cut as Polygon moves away from features and video

Three staff cut as Polygon moves away from features and video

US games journalism powerhouse Polygon has dropped three staff members as part of a tweak to its editorial direction.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2014 at 10:35AM in News

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Fewer first-party Vita games on the way as emphasis shifts to indies

Fewer first-party Vita games on the way as emphasis shifts to indies

PlayStation Vita owners can expect more indie titles but fewer triple-A first-party games in the future.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2014 at 10:02AM in News
Uncharted 4, Destiny and Bloodborne amongst first PSN pre-order pre-load titles

Uncharted 4, Destiny and Bloodborne amongst first PSN pre-order pre-load titles

Sony has listed the first games that will be available to pre-load for those who pre-order them digitally on PSN.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2014 at 9:36AM in News
Miyamoto 'uneasy' with virtual reality

Miyamoto 'uneasy' with virtual reality

It’s looking unlikely that Nintendo will follow the likes of Sony, Valve and Oculus into the virtual reality sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2014 at 9:18AM in News
Atari returns as 'interactive entertainment production' company

Atari returns as 'interactive entertainment production' company

Atari Interactive has detailed plans to resurrect itself AGAIN, this time as an “interactive entertainment production company,” with a focus on licensing, digital games, online gambling and more.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 19th 2014 at 8:02AM in News

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Mobile games market to reach $28.9bn by 2016 - report

Mobile games market to reach $28.9bn by 2016 - report

Total revenue for the mobile games market is expected to reach $28.9bn by 2016, according to a new report from Juniper.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 19th 2014 at 7:50AM in News
Amazon unveils Fire Phone

Amazon unveils Fire Phone

Amazon is getting into the smartphone market with its freshly revealed Fire Phone, the company announced this week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 19th 2014 at 7:24AM in News
Ubisoft promises more character diversity in future titles

Ubisoft promises more character diversity in future titles

Future games from publisher Ubisoft will showcase a greater diversity of lead characters, the company’s CEO has pledged.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2014 at 4:09PM in News
Games 5s is next week - last chance to register

Games 5s is next week - last chance to register

Time is running out if you want to challenge the likes of Sports Interactive, Twitch, Ubisoft, Rockstar Games, GreenManGaming, and 2K Games at next week's MCV Games 5s.

on Jun 18th 2014 at 3:20PM in News
Skylanders magazine, comic incoming as part of new licensing agreements

Skylanders magazine, comic incoming as part of new licensing agreements

Comic giant IDW, Crayola, Immediate Media and General Mills have all signed up or extended their deals as licensing partners for Activision’s Skylanders property.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2014 at 2:59PM in News
Notch at loggerheads with Minecraft users (and press) over EULA

Notch at loggerheads with Minecraft users (and press) over EULA

The monetization rules that govern Minecraft servers have led to a public spat between the game’s creator and his community.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2014 at 2:40PM in News
Wii U sales fall in Japan as Vita sales creep back up

Wii U sales fall in Japan as Vita sales creep back up

The PlayStation Vita has crept ahead of Wii U in Japan as the momentum gained from the release of Mario Kart 8 has started to wear off.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
E3 2014 claims Twitch records with 5.9m unique daily viewers

E3 2014 claims Twitch records with 5.9m unique daily viewers

And you thought E3 was no longer relevant?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2014 at 1:10PM in News
Kojima "depressed again" by Grand Theft Auto V next-gen port

Kojima "depressed again" by Grand Theft Auto V next-gen port

The quality of Rockstar’s next-gen Grand Theft Auto V teaser has once again saddened Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2014 at 12:41PM in News