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Apple mandates 64-bit support for apps from February

Apple mandates 64-bit support for apps from February

iOS developers will soon have to ensure that their apps are 64-bit compatible so as to make the most out of Apple’s latest hardware.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 21st 2014 at 3:51PM in News
Still no 'concrete info' on Driveclub PS+ Edition as server problems persist

Still no 'concrete info' on Driveclub PS+ Edition as server problems persist

Two weeks on from its planned release in the US, Evolution is still unable to say when the free PlayStation Plus Edition of Driveclub is going to be released.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 21st 2014 at 3:11PM in News
King unleashes Candy Crush Soda Saga on Facebook

King unleashes Candy Crush Soda Saga on Facebook

Casual behemoth Candy Crush Saga has a sequel.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 21st 2014 at 2:24PM in News
iPhone breaks sales records as Apple beats expectations but iPad sales continue to fall

iPhone breaks sales records as Apple beats expectations but iPad sales continue to fall

Apple has improved upon its recent quarterly disappointments by posting a strong sales period on the back of a record-breaking iPhone performance.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 21st 2014 at 1:39PM in News

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Xbox One Digital TV Tuner arrives in UK

Xbox One Digital TV Tuner arrives in UK

Today sees the long-awaited launch of the Xbox One TV tuner in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 21st 2014 at 1:21PM in News
New horror game being crowdfunded by Alone in the Dark creator

New horror game being crowdfunded by Alone in the Dark creator

The creator of the original Alone in the Dark has begun work on a brand new horror game, and has turned to crowdfunding to aid development.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Oct 21st 2014 at 11:38AM in News
Uber cancels Human Resources Kickstarter

Uber cancels Human Resources Kickstarter

Uber Entertainment has cancelled its crowdfunding campaign for RTS Human Resources after raising less than a third of its $1.4m target.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Oct 21st 2014 at 11:27AM in News
Valve pulls game from Steam after dev makes Gabe Newell death threat

Valve pulls game from Steam after dev makes Gabe Newell death threat

This is a case that falls squarely in the camp known as ‘shooting oneself in the foot’.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 21st 2014 at 11:15AM in News

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GAME Digital shares reach 300p high

GAME Digital shares reach 300p high

Shares in the rejuvenated GAME have reached a record high of over 300p today.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 21st 2014 at 10:49AM in News
Dark Souls ditching Games for Windows Live next month

Dark Souls ditching Games for Windows Live next month

Bandai Namco has at last confirmed concrete plans to remove Games for Windows Live from the PC version of Dark Souls.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 21st 2014 at 9:36AM in News
343 Industries reveals Halo 2: Anniversary documentary

343 Industries reveals Halo 2: Anniversary documentary

Halo developer 343 Industries has peeled back the curtain on “Remaking the Legend – Halo 2: Anniversary,” a documentary chronicling development of the updated sequel featured in the Master Chief ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 20th 2014 at 9:06PM in News
Former Diablo devs unveil Rebel Galaxy for PS4, PC

Former Diablo devs unveil Rebel Galaxy for PS4, PC

Ex-Diablo and Torchlight developers Travis Baldree and Erich Schaefer have announced open-world space survival game Rebel Galaxy for PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 20th 2014 at 8:45PM in News

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Rockstar warns of Grand Theft Auto V re-release beta scams

Rockstar warns of Grand Theft Auto V re-release beta scams

Rockstar is warning Grand Theft Auto fans to watch out for scams claiming to offer beta access to the upcoming re-release of GTA V.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 20th 2014 at 8:21PM in News
Ubisoft Toronto founder Jade Raymond leaves company

Ubisoft Toronto founder Jade Raymond leaves company

Jade Raymond, founder of Ubisoft Toronto and producer of its Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs and Splinter Cell games, among others, has left the company.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 20th 2014 at 4:59PM in News
Early Access game Space Engineers sells 1m copies

Early Access game Space Engineers sells 1m copies

Keen Software House’s Steam Early Access title Space Engineers has now sold over 1m copies since its release in October 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 20th 2014 at 4:11PM in News
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty facing Wii U 'dev' challenge

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty facing Wii U 'dev' challenge

Oddworld Inhabitants has admitted that it is having trouble with the planned Wii U version of Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 20th 2014 at 3:52PM in News

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Games industry Xmas Quiz returns to London on December 2nd

Games industry Xmas Quiz returns to London on December 2nd

Christmas is almost upon us, so now is the time to celebrate… by pitting industry rivals against one another in an epic, festive pub quiz battle.

on Oct 20th 2014 at 3:00PM in News
Game over for the Official Magazine?

Game over for the Official Magazine?

The news last week that Future and Nintendo had decided to close Official Nintendo Magazine is a sad sign of the times. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 20th 2014 at 2:29PM in News
343 dev says 20GB Master Chief Collection update is to avoid second disc

343 dev says 20GB Master Chief Collection update is to avoid second disc

Halo: The Master Chief Collection creators 343 Industries have explained the reasoning behind its planned 20GB day one patch for the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 20th 2014 at 2:15PM in News
BBC Doctor Who game designed to teach kids computer programming

BBC Doctor Who game designed to teach kids computer programming

A new free-to-play online Doctor Who game from the BBC hopes to bring the art of basic computer programming to kids.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 20th 2014 at 1:34PM in News
I Am Bread is a game in which you play as a slice of bread

I Am Bread is a game in which you play as a slice of bread

The next title from Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios is called I Am Bread.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 20th 2014 at 11:55AM in News
Hatred creator defends game's 'honest' approach

Hatred creator defends game's 'honest' approach

The creator of controversial title Hatred has said that the only thing that differentiates his game from existing titles is the honesty of its approach.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 20th 2014 at 11:32AM in News
MARGIN MAKERS: Guide to racing game products

MARGIN MAKERS: Guide to racing game products

This Q4 is a new season for racing games, with big titles like Forza Horizon 2, DriveClub, F1 2014 and The Crew hitting the grid. MCV buckles up and hits ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 20th 2014 at 11:28AM in News
PlayStation Flash sale supports gaming's females

PlayStation Flash sale supports gaming's females

It’s hard to interpret Sony’s most recent PSN flash sale as anything other than a shout of support for the women of the games industry.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 20th 2014 at 11:03AM in News
FIFA top of UK charts for a fourth week as Evil Within debuts at No.2

FIFA top of UK charts for a fourth week as Evil Within debuts at No.2

FIFA 15 has held off competition from The Evil Within and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel to stay top of the UK charts for another week running.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 20th 2014 at 10:42AM in News