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EA wants to recapture mobile success, says Dungeon Keeper 'innovated too much'

EA wants to recapture mobile success, says Dungeon Keeper 'innovated too much'

Two years ago EA was the top player in the smartphone game space. Now it’s starting again in an attempt to recapture that crown.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 10th 2014 at 3:22PM in News
The six-year-old Apple App Store in numbers

The six-year-old Apple App Store in numbers

Apple’s App Store has reached the ripe old age of six, and as of right now contains some 1,252,777 apps.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 10th 2014 at 2:24PM in News
INSIGHT: Could Android TV hurt consoles?

INSIGHT: Could Android TV hurt consoles?

Piers Harding-Rolls, head of games research at IHS Technology, questions whether Google’s latest Android-powered bid for the living room can disrupt the console rule of the PS4 and Xbox ...

on Jul 10th 2014 at 1:58PM in News
Microsoft insists that every Xbox One can still be a dev kit

Microsoft insists that every Xbox One can still be a dev kit

Plans remains in place for every Xbox One unit to have the facility of being transformed into a development station.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 10th 2014 at 1:17PM in News

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Grim Fandango remake also coming to PC

Grim Fandango remake also coming to PC

The remake of Grim Fandango will be launching on PC alongside PS4 and Vita, the game’s developer has confirmed.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 10th 2014 at 12:43PM in News
Rogue Legacy coming to PS4, PS3 and Vita on July 29th

Rogue Legacy coming to PS4, PS3 and Vita on July 29th

The ‘rogue-lite’ dungeon platformer Rogue Legacy is coming to PlayStation platforms at the end of July.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 10th 2014 at 12:37PM in News
White PS4 will get standalone European release this year

White PS4 will get standalone European release this year

An alternative colour for the PS4 is due to hit European retailers later this year, SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 10th 2014 at 12:22PM in News
Deep Silver polling fans on Dead Island 2 Collector's Edition contents

Deep Silver polling fans on Dead Island 2 Collector's Edition contents

Fans are being asked what extras they would like to see bundled in with the Collector’s Edition of Dead Island 2.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 10th 2014 at 12:05PM in News

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Dovetail licenses Microsoft flight sim tech

Dovetail licenses Microsoft flight sim tech

Train simulator specialist Dovetail is branching out into the flight sim sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 10th 2014 at 11:12AM in News
Uncharted series 'a good candidate' for PS4 re-release

Uncharted series 'a good candidate' for PS4 re-release

Uncharted 4 is currently in development for PS4, but perhaps one Uncharted game simply isn’t enough for Nathan Drake.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 10th 2014 at 10:13AM in News
Rockstar North win big at Develop Awards

Rockstar North win big at Develop Awards

Games development stars from around the UK and Europe descended upon Brighton tonight to honour the winners of this year's Develop Industry Excellence Awards.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 10th 2014 at 10:02AM in News
PS4 slips behind PS3 in Japan

PS4 slips behind PS3 in Japan

The PlayStation 3 trumped the PS4 this week in Japan according weekly chart data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 10th 2014 at 10:00AM in News

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Games retail fights back

Games retail fights back

Back in 2007 – at the start of the last console generation – there were over 1,000 video game specialists on the High Street. 1,070 to be precise.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 10th 2014 at 9:41AM in News
GAME giving away free downloadable Charizard for Pokemon X and Y

GAME giving away free downloadable Charizard for Pokemon X and Y

The Pokemon Company has teamed up with GAME once again to give gamers a free downloadable character.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 10th 2014 at 9:06AM in News
Curse Inc raises $16m in new round of fundraising

Curse Inc raises $16m in new round of fundraising

Online gaming network Curse Inc. has raised $16m in its latest round of fundraising.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 9th 2014 at 10:45PM in News
Games make up 85 per cent of top grossing apps on iOS and Android

Games make up 85 per cent of top grossing apps on iOS and Android

Nearly 85 per cent of the top 50 grossing apps on Apple's app store and Android's Google Play shop, a new study claims.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 9th 2014 at 10:32PM in News

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Hitman film producer working on Thief movie adaptation - report

Hitman film producer working on Thief movie adaptation - report

A film adaptation based on stealth action series Thief is in development, according to a new report.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 9th 2014 at 10:18PM in News
Japanese gamers must download 'Gore Mode' DLC to play The Evil Within uncensored

Japanese gamers must download 'Gore Mode' DLC to play The Evil Within uncensored

The Japanese release of The Evil Within will have an uncensored edition – but only if gamers pre-order.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 9th 2014 at 3:43PM in News
PS4 remains the favoured platform amongst European developers

PS4 remains the favoured platform amongst European developers

Sony’s PS4 has for the second year in a row been named as the console platform of choice amongst European developers, GDC data suggests.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 9th 2014 at 3:41PM in News
Why Sony didn't include the camera with PS4

Why Sony didn't include the camera with PS4

Keeping the PlayStation Camera out of the standard PlayStation 4 bundle was both a wise and necessary decision, Sony has argued.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 9th 2014 at 3:23PM in News
Sony re-wrote its E3 PS4 presentation after Xbox One fan backlash

Sony re-wrote its E3 PS4 presentation after Xbox One fan backlash

The fury with which Microsoft was confronted after its Xbox One digital policies were unveiled shaped what Sony showed on stage in its own E3 presentation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 9th 2014 at 3:11PM in News
Alien: Isolation pre-orders get original Alien DLC

Alien: Isolation pre-orders get original Alien DLC

Customers who pre-order Sega’s upcoming Alien: Isolation are being handed a fan-friendly bit of free DLC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 9th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
Assassin's Creed: Unity is 'the best entry point for the franchise' since AC1

Assassin's Creed: Unity is 'the best entry point for the franchise' since AC1

Players who have been unable to keep up with the dozens and dozens of hours required to see every Assassin’s Creed game through have some good news.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 9th 2014 at 1:04PM in News
Sony considered shipping PS4 without a hard drive

Sony considered shipping PS4 without a hard drive

PS4 designers at one stage contemplated releasing the system without a hard drive, Sony Computer Entertainment boss Andrew House has admitted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 9th 2014 at 12:39PM in News
Mountain aiming for Steam and Android release

Mountain aiming for Steam and Android release

Having made a lot of noise this last week, Mountain could be making its way to higher ground.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 9th 2014 at 12:20PM in News