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Sony sells huge Square Enix share stake

Sony sells huge Square Enix share stake

PlayStation platform holder Sony has sold off the 9.5m shares it held in Square Enix.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2014 at 12:10PM in News
Bungie sack Halo composer Marty O'Donnell

Bungie sack Halo composer Marty O'Donnell

Acclaimed video games composer and Halo score creator Marty O’Donnell says he has been sacked by Bungie.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2014 at 11:46AM in News
Sony reveals 4K Ultra HD Media Player

Sony reveals 4K Ultra HD Media Player

The 4K revolution may be some way off, but Sony has revealed a range of devices that it hopes places it at the forefront of the technology.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2014 at 11:01AM in News
36.9% of Steam purchases are never played

36.9% of Steam purchases are never played

A new insight into the digital lives of Steam users has revealed a host of fascinating data, not least of which is the number of games left untouched by owners.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2014 at 10:31AM in News

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Amazon smartphone leaked, includes four-camera 3D interface

Amazon smartphone leaked, includes four-camera 3D interface

A custom 3D interface is the USP that Amazon hopes will distinguish its upcoming entry into the smartphone market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2014 at 9:44AM in News
King: All games companies must transition to free-to-play

King: All games companies must transition to free-to-play

Call of Duty. New Super Mario Bros. Dark Souls. Halo. Uncharted. ALL games must become free-to-play, according to Candy Crush maker King.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2014 at 9:23AM in News
CCP reports $21m annual loss

CCP reports $21m annual loss

CCP Games has recorded a loss of more than $21m for the company's most recently completed fiscal year, down from the $4.6m in profit made in the prior year.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 16th 2014 at 12:37AM in News
Princess Peach Wii Remote Plus arrives this month

Princess Peach Wii Remote Plus arrives this month

Nintendo has announced plans to release a new Princess Peach-themed Wii Remote later this month.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 16th 2014 at 12:16AM in News

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Georgia passes new law providing $25m in tax credits for game developers

Georgia passes new law providing $25m in tax credits for game developers

The state of Georgia has signed a new tax incentive program for video game makers into law.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 15th 2014 at 11:56PM in News
Disc version of Dark Souls II on PC delayed in UK

Disc version of Dark Souls II on PC delayed in UK

UPDATE: The physical version of Dark Souls II on PC has been delayed by one week in the UK, MCV can confirm.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2014 at 4:10PM in News
Google Play downloads tracking 45% ahead of Apple App Store

Google Play downloads tracking 45% ahead of Apple App Store

A new report says that total Google Play downloads are currently tracking ahead of the Apple App Store in terms of volume.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2014 at 3:02PM in News
Division dev says Watch Dogs delay 'took courage' and 'sends important message'

Division dev says Watch Dogs delay 'took courage' and 'sends important message'

Massive Entertainment's MD David Polfeldt has heaped praise on publisher Ubisoft for delaying Watch Dogs.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2014 at 2:29PM in News

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Crowdfunded MMO Pantheon runs out of cash

Crowdfunded MMO Pantheon runs out of cash

The new MMO from EverQuest and Vanguard designer Brad McQuaid has run out of money, forcing studio Visionary Realms to “slow” development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2014 at 12:38PM in News
Don't treat gamers like idiots, Raymond warns

Don't treat gamers like idiots, Raymond warns

Games that treat players like idiots are Jade Raymond’s biggest bugbear, the Ubisoft developer has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2014 at 12:16PM in News
UK retail numbers back on the slide

UK retail numbers back on the slide

UK retail sales in March fell by the largest amount in the last 12 months due to the late timing of Easter this year, says the British Retail Consortium.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 15th 2014 at 11:23AM in News
Fanboys are in love with their consoles, science man says

Fanboys are in love with their consoles, science man says

The bond between a fanboy and his or her console can chemically be compared to love.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2014 at 11:10AM in News

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25,000 second-gen Oculus dev kits sold

25,000 second-gen Oculus dev kits sold

Oculus has sold 25,000 second-generation development kits in less than a month of pre-orders going live.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Apr 15th 2014 at 10:52AM in News
Xbox One Paris Saint Germain bundle heading to French retail

Xbox One Paris Saint Germain bundle heading to French retail

Recently downed Champions League quarter finalists Paris Saint Germain are to get the Xbox One bundle treatment in France.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2014 at 10:30AM in News
New bug discovery is another blow for Battlefield 4

New bug discovery is another blow for Battlefield 4

Nearly six months after the game’s release, the discovery of a significant bug in Battlefield 4 has heaped more pressure on EA’s shooter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2014 at 10:10AM in News
VR means the end for TVs, Oculus founder predicts

VR means the end for TVs, Oculus founder predicts

Is VR the next 3D TV or the future of entertainment? Unsurprisingly the founder of Oculus falls into the latter camp.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2014 at 9:55AM in News
Nintendo 3DS best-sellers receive price cuts next week

Nintendo 3DS best-sellers receive price cuts next week

Nintendo, in a rare move, has announced it will be cutting the price on five of its first-party 3DS hits – including Mario, Donkey Kong, and Animal Crossing titles.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 15th 2014 at 4:46AM in News
Dungeon Defenders studio hires former LucasArts president as new CEO

Dungeon Defenders studio hires former LucasArts president as new CEO

Dungeon Defenders developer Trendy Entertainment has hired on ex-LucasArts president Darrell Rodriguez as the indie studio's new CEO.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 15th 2014 at 4:28AM in News
CCP cancels World of Darkness, reduces staff

CCP cancels World of Darkness, reduces staff

Eve Online and Dust 514 developer CCP has announced the cancellation of its MMO World of Darkness, as well as a reduction in staff.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 15th 2014 at 4:05AM in News
David Attenborough making Oculus Rift documentary

David Attenborough making Oculus Rift documentary

Famed nature documentary maker David Attenborough’s next show will also be available for Oculus Rift.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2014 at 4:13PM in News
Trio of Sony Japan Vita RPGs heading West

Trio of Sony Japan Vita RPGs heading West

Soul Sacrifice Delta is one of three new SCEJ RPG Vita titles confirmed for a Western release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2014 at 3:55PM in News