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Xbox One OneGuide now available for some UK gamers

Xbox One OneGuide now available for some UK gamers

A number of Xbox One owners who have previously signed up to the console’s preview program in the UK now have access to OneGuide.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 2:16PM in News
Microsoft unlikely to budge on ID@Xbox launch parity requirement

Microsoft unlikely to budge on ID@Xbox launch parity requirement

While Microsoft is enjoying great success with its renewed Xbox One indie focus, the chances of its parity policy being rescinded look slim.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 1:10PM in News
Pink 2DS arriving in UK next month

Pink 2DS arriving in UK next month

A pink version of Nintendo’s 2DS handheld will be released in the UK in May.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 12:12PM in News
PS4 survey mentions reputation system, cross-platform chat

PS4 survey mentions reputation system, cross-platform chat

Sony seems to be considering the introduction of an Xbox-like reputation system on PlayStation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 11:57AM in News

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Bungie co-founder opens new mobile studio

Bungie co-founder opens new mobile studio

The co-founder of Halo developer Bungie Alex Seropian has raised $5m in investment for his new mobile studio Industrial Toys.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 10:58AM in News
Pitchford teases next-gen Gearbox title, gets grumpy when it is reported

Pitchford teases next-gen Gearbox title, gets grumpy when it is reported

It’s logical to presume that Borderlands developer Gearbox is working toward a next-gen reveal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 10:52AM in News
Sky will post you a DVD copy of digital film purchases

Sky will post you a DVD copy of digital film purchases

We’re accustomed to free digital copies coming bundled with DVDs and Blu-ray, but now Sky is to approach things from the other direction.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 10:32AM in News
Amazon introduces Metacritic ratings to game product listings

Amazon introduces Metacritic ratings to game product listings

Some Amazon customers are now being presented with Metacritic ratings in certain video game product listings.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 10:11AM in News

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EA apologies for 'unacceptable' and 'stupid' Frostbite Wii U jibes

EA apologies for 'unacceptable' and 'stupid' Frostbite Wii U jibes

Peter Moore has publicly apologised for April Fools tweets sent out by the official DICE Frostbite account that mocked the Wii U.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 9:32AM in News
Four reasons the UK might just lead digital game development in Europe

Four reasons the UK might just lead digital game development in Europe

Joost Van Dreunen is the CEO of SuperData Research. Using the firm's latest data, he predicts why the UK games development scene may soon become the No.1 power for digital ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 9:10AM in News
Sweeney: VR will be bigger than smartphones

Sweeney: VR will be bigger than smartphones

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has lofty expectations for the budding VR space, stating that he believes the technology will end up being bigger than the smartphone phenomenon.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 8:09AM in News
King lists 165 international job openings

King lists 165 international job openings

Candy Crush Saga developer King has listed 165 openings for its studios across the globe, as the company aims to expand its workforce by 25 per cent.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 7:49AM in News

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Valve's Aaron Nicholls follows Binstock, Abrash to Oculus VR

Valve's Aaron Nicholls follows Binstock, Abrash to Oculus VR

Oculus has picked up another Valve VR expert in the wake of Facebook's acquistion of the company, hiring Aaron Nicholls onto its research and development team.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 7:27AM in News
DICE Frostbite April Fool taunts Wii U

DICE Frostbite April Fool taunts Wii U

Developer DICE has in an almost cruel April Fool taunted Wii U owners with a mock announcement of support for the console.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2014 at 4:17PM in News
SCEJ opens Chinese strategy department

SCEJ opens Chinese strategy department

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia has opened a new business group specifically to focus on its Chinese console strategy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2014 at 4:08PM in News
Bethesda says Elder Scrolls Online subscription charge 'was a mutual decision'

Bethesda says Elder Scrolls Online subscription charge 'was a mutual decision'

The implementation of a monthly subscription fee for the upcoming The Elder Scrolls Online was not forced upon Bethesda by parent company ZeniMax.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2014 at 3:55PM in News

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Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate delayed on Wii U

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate delayed on Wii U

The Bat’s uneasy relationship with Nintendo’s home console continues.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2014 at 2:59PM in News
Twitch off to a great start on Xbox One

Twitch off to a great start on Xbox One

There were 108,000 unique Twitch broadcasts from Xbox One in the first week since the streaming tech was patched onto the machine.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2014 at 2:45PM in News
E3 2014 countdown begins: 10 weeks to go

E3 2014 countdown begins: 10 weeks to go

The biggest event in the global video games business is just 10 weeks away – are you registered yet?

on Apr 1st 2014 at 2:30PM in News
Video game tax breaks cultural guidelines test detailed

Video game tax breaks cultural guidelines test detailed

Are you British enough? Or specifically, is your game British enough to qualify for tax breaks?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2014 at 2:07PM in News
Microsoft will offer 'the best lineup of content in a long time' at E3

Microsoft will offer 'the best lineup of content in a long time' at E3

Forget Xbox One’s multimedia capabilities – Microsoft’s new message is that games are very much the focus.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2014 at 12:31PM in News
Mobile now account for half of Japanese games market as sector nearly doubles

Mobile now account for half of Japanese games market as sector nearly doubles

A new report claims that smartphone gaming now account for around 50 per cent of Japan’s total video games market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2014 at 11:53AM in News
MCV Awards - have you got your ticket yet?

MCV Awards - have you got your ticket yet?

There’s just seven days left to secure your place at this year’s MCV Awards.

on Apr 1st 2014 at 11:52AM in News
Microsoft acquires 80 wearable tech assets in $150m deal

Microsoft acquires 80 wearable tech assets in $150m deal

Microsoft has acquired a collection of assets from wearable computing firm Osterhout Design Group for a suspected $150 million.

Aaron Lee
by Aaron Lee
on Apr 1st 2014 at 11:02AM in News
Chris Roberts vows that Star Citizen won't be sold

Chris Roberts vows that Star Citizen won't be sold

Star Citizen will not be sold, the many backers of the space simulator have been assured.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2014 at 10:28AM in News