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Machinima gets $24m from Warner Bros, cuts staff

Machinima gets $24m from Warner Bros, cuts staff

Machinima has landed another round of funding led by Warner Bros, though it hasn't stopped the multi-channel network from cutting a chunk of its staff along with a few programs.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 6:51PM in News
YouTube for Kids arrives on smartphones

YouTube for Kids arrives on smartphones

Streaming video leader YouTube has released a smartphone app designed to provide kids with a safe viewing environment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 3:41PM in News
US union strikes impacting New 3DS and Amiibo supplies

US union strikes impacting New 3DS and Amiibo supplies

Nintendo says it could have sold more New 3DS XL units in the US were it not for an ongoing labour dispute that is disrupting West Coast shipping.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 3:16PM in News
Pushing it to the Climax: interview with Climax Studios CEO Simon Gardner

Pushing it to the Climax: interview with Climax Studios CEO Simon Gardner

Climax may not be a company you’d associate with being an ‘indie’ developer.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 3:00PM in News

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Nvidia hit with lawsuit over misleading GTX 970 specs

Nvidia hit with lawsuit over misleading GTX 970 specs

Graphics card giant Nvidia has found itself in legal hot water over what it has now confirmed to be the misleading specifications it released for its GeForce GTX 970 card.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 2:34PM in News
Lights, camera, action: IGN, GameSpot, Eurogamer, Yogscast and Videogamer on their approaches to video

Lights, camera, action: IGN, GameSpot, Eurogamer, Yogscast and Videogamer on their approaches to video

Every major games media firm is investing serious money in video as the YouTube generation takes over. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Diablo III is getting microtransactions... but not in Europe

Diablo III is getting microtransactions... but not in Europe

An upcoming patch for Blizzard’s Diablo III will introduce microtransactions in some markets, but not in Europe or America.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 1:30PM in News
Why Eurogamer ditched review scores

Why Eurogamer ditched review scores

Earlier this month, Eurogamer made the decision to get rid of numerical scores from its reviews.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 1:00PM in News

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Kanye West is making a video game

Kanye West is making a video game

Rapper and celebrity Kanye West has said he is making a video game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 12:54PM in News
The road less travelled - Kotaku's new editorial direction

The road less travelled - Kotaku's new editorial direction

Once upon a time, the traditional media was the gatekeeper for information about video games. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 12:30PM in News
Why are some of the games media's biggest names turning to Patreon?

Why are some of the games media's biggest names turning to Patreon?

In the first week of 2015, IGN veterans Greg Miller and Colin Moriarty left the gaming site. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 12:00PM in News
Square Enix pulls The World Ends With You from iOS App Store

Square Enix pulls The World Ends With You from iOS App Store

RPG title The World Ends With You: Solo Remix has been withdrawn from the Apple App Store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 11:50AM in News

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A4T lands Batman licensing deal

A4T lands Batman licensing deal

Accessories firm A4T has partnered up with Warner Bros to produce peripherals and merchandise based on the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 11:15AM in News
Green Man Gaming signs as MCV Awards 2015 Event Partner

Green Man Gaming signs as MCV Awards 2015 Event Partner

Green Man Gaming has announced its support for this year’s MCV Awards celebration, signing on as Event Partner.

on Feb 23rd 2015 at 11:10AM in News
Team Ninja warns of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round bugs as launch stumbles

Team Ninja warns of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round bugs as launch stumbles

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round buyers are being warned of a save data corrupting bug.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 11:07AM in News
New 3DS enjoys bumper sales day

New 3DS enjoys bumper sales day

Nintendo has hailed the launch of its New 3DS and the success of two of its games.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 11:00AM in News

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Is bundling killing software sales?

Is bundling killing software sales?

Boxed games are struggling to sell because consumers don’t need to buy any, UK retailers have told MCV.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 10:38AM in News
Jim Ryan: GamerGate was "absolutely horrific"

Jim Ryan: GamerGate was "absolutely horrific"

The president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has said that his company has a responsibility to demonstrate that the sort of misogynistic behaviour demonstrated in the GamerGate campaign ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 10:36AM in News
Sony can't guarantee free PlayStation Plus DriveClub will ever arrive

Sony can't guarantee free PlayStation Plus DriveClub will ever arrive

The free version of DriveClub for PlayStation Plus members may never be released, Sony has admitted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 10:22AM in News
The Order: 1886 tops UK retail charts as Evolve falls to No.3

The Order: 1886 tops UK retail charts as Evolve falls to No.3

Sony’s PS4-exclusive cinematic shooter The Order: 1886 has debuted at the top of the UK retail charts, according to the latest Ukie Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 10:10AM in News
Twitch unveils TwitchCon, inaugural event set for September

Twitch unveils TwitchCon, inaugural event set for September

Twitch has announced it will host the first annual TwitchCon this September in San Francisco, California.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 22nd 2015 at 10:00PM in News
Exploding Kittens claims Kickstarter funding record from Ouya

Exploding Kittens claims Kickstarter funding record from Ouya

Exploding Kittens crowdfunding campaign has taken over the Kickstarter record from Ouya for the highest-funded games-related project.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 22nd 2015 at 9:49PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: February 15-21

Steam top ten sellers chart: February 15-21

The launch of Total War: Attila has propelled the title to number one on this week's Steam top ten sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 22nd 2015 at 9:34PM in News
Opinion: In defence of review scores

Opinion: In defence of review scores

I am really quite fond of the review score.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 20th 2015 at 12:45PM in News
China exclusive Angry Birds game in the works

China exclusive Angry Birds game in the works

Finnish powerhouse Rovio has teamed up with Beijing Kunlun Tech to bring its popular Angry Birds franchise to China.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 20th 2015 at 10:57AM in News