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Chinese iOS app downloads overtake the US for the first time

Chinese iOS app downloads overtake the US for the first time

Apple’s successful Asian strategy has seen Chinese iOS owners download more apps than their American counterparts for the first time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2015 at 3:24PM in News
US Department of Education acknowledges potential for games in schools

US Department of Education acknowledges potential for games in schools

The US Department of Education has said that video games can play a significant role in teaching everyone from young children to students, and is hosting an event to further ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 15th 2015 at 2:34PM in News
HBO accuses Periscope of 'mass copyright infringement'

HBO accuses Periscope of 'mass copyright infringement'

Twitter-owned live video streaming app Periscope has been targeted by HBO following the weekend’s premiere of Game of Thrones series five.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2015 at 2:14PM in News
Dark Souls II remaster tops Japanese software charts as Bloodborne slips

Dark Souls II remaster tops Japanese software charts as Bloodborne slips

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin was the best-selling game of last week in Japan, but its success couldn’t keep PS4 hardware sales buoyant.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 15th 2015 at 2:00PM in News

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EU accuses Google of abusing search monopoly

EU accuses Google of abusing search monopoly

Google has broken European antitrust laws and as a result could be fined up to 10 per cent of its annual earnings, the European Commission has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2015 at 1:03PM in News
Ubisoft working on further Child of Light games

Ubisoft working on further Child of Light games

Ubisoft has hinted that more releases set in the Child of Light universe are on the way. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 15th 2015 at 12:19PM in News
GameStop preparing retro hardware pilot scheme in US

GameStop preparing retro hardware pilot scheme in US

Sales and trade-in of retro hardware, games and accessories is to be reintroduced to GameStop stores in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2015 at 12:04PM in News

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Insomniac Games makes PC debut with Slow Down, Bull

Insomniac Games makes PC debut with Slow Down, Bull

Insomniac Games – the developer behind PlayStation series Ratchet & Clank and Xbox One-exclusive Sunset Overdrive – is releasing its first PC title next week.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 15th 2015 at 11:29AM in News
Gunstar Heroes, Streets of Rage 2 among new Sega 3D Classics announced for 3DS

Gunstar Heroes, Streets of Rage 2 among new Sega 3D Classics announced for 3DS

Three new retro Sega titles have been confirmed for Sega’s 3D Classics selection on 3DS.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2015 at 11:01AM in News
Hearthstone is now available for smartphones

Hearthstone is now available for smartphones

iPhone and some Android owners are now able to play Hearthstone on their mobile phones.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2015 at 10:34AM in News
Square Enix unveils Star Ocean 5 for PlayStation consoles

Square Enix unveils Star Ocean 5 for PlayStation consoles

Square Enix has officially revealed a new Star Ocean title is in development for an upcoming release on PlayStation consoles.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 14th 2015 at 11:15PM in News

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Crysis, Saints Row developers form new VR-focused studio

Crysis, Saints Row developers form new VR-focused studio

Industry veterans David Wessman, Jack Mamais and Coray Seifert have come together to form Impeller Studios, a new independent outfit focused on developing VR titles.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 14th 2015 at 10:58PM in News
GTA V already competing for most popular game on Steam

GTA V already competing for most popular game on Steam

A day after its PC release, Grand Theft Auto V is vaulting up Steam's top games by current player count chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 14th 2015 at 10:41PM in News
Guitar Hero won't be annualised, won't work with old hardware or DLC

Guitar Hero won't be annualised, won't work with old hardware or DLC

Developer Freestyle Games has said that it is not currently planning to release a new version of Guitar Hero or a new guitar controller every year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2015 at 3:45PM in News
Train2Game claims it terminated TIGA relationship

Train2Game claims it terminated TIGA relationship

Train2Game has told its students that it was the one to terminate its relationship with TIGA.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Apr 14th 2015 at 3:22PM in News

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Bloodborne sales pass 1m units

Bloodborne sales pass 1m units

PS4 exclusive Bloodborne is now a million-seller.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2015 at 3:19PM in News
FACEIT launches elite €10,000 league for pro gamers to practice

FACEIT launches elite €10,000 league for pro gamers to practice

FACEIT, the competitive platform that gives players a chance to earn points and prizes, is adapting their league to suit pro Dota players needs, too.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Apr 14th 2015 at 3:12PM in News
It's official - Guitar Hero Live to launch this year

It's official - Guitar Hero Live to launch this year

Guitar Hero is coming back this year, Activision has confirmed.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 14th 2015 at 3:00PM in News
1m sales and counting for Paradox's Cities: Skylines

1m sales and counting for Paradox's Cities: Skylines

One of this year’s breakout PC hits has passed a big sales milestone.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2015 at 2:51PM in News
Trolling on the internet could now result in two year's imprisonment

Trolling on the internet could now result in two year's imprisonment

People caught sending abusive messages across the internet and social networks now face up to two years imprisonment under new laws.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Apr 14th 2015 at 2:25PM in News
Nipples and penises cut from Japanese versions of The Order: 1886

Nipples and penises cut from Japanese versions of The Order: 1886

It has emerged that some sexually suggestive content has been cut from the Japanese version of PS4 title The Order: 1886.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2015 at 1:31PM in News
Bloodborne tops PS4's March PSN sales chart

Bloodborne tops PS4's March PSN sales chart

From Software and Sony’s PS4 exclusive action RPG Bloodborne was the best-selling PS4 game on PSN in March.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2015 at 12:37PM in News
Guitar Hero Live details leaked

Guitar Hero Live details leaked

A new version of Guitar Hero featuring a brand new peripheral has been leaked online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2015 at 11:21AM in News
MCV Pacific unveils first ever Women in Games list for the region

MCV Pacific unveils first ever Women in Games list for the region

The first ever Women in Games list for the Pacific region has been revealed by MCV Pacific.

on Apr 14th 2015 at 10:57AM in News