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Xbox One update introduces improved game demo support

Xbox One update introduces improved game demo support

Xbox One's latest update adds the ability to download a title's demo and subsequently unlock the full version of the game from the same file.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 14th 2014 at 4:45AM in News
Four out of five App Store apps aren't visible - report

Four out of five App Store apps aren't visible - report

Apps that have no visibility at all – or “zombie apps” – make up 80 per cent of Apple's App Store library, new research from Adjust shows.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 14th 2014 at 4:31AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: July 6-12

Steam top ten sellers chart: July 6-12

Divinity: Original Sin maintained its top spot again on this Steam's weekly top ten sellers chart, while DayZ is on the climb again.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 14th 2014 at 4:01AM in News
Sony confirms Frozen-themed PS4 for Japan

Sony confirms Frozen-themed PS4 for Japan

Disney's hit movie Frozen is to be emblazoned onto the side of Sony's PS4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2014 at 4:08PM in News

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PC gaming hardware worth $21.5bn - twice that of console market

PC gaming hardware worth $21.5bn - twice that of console market

PC gaming hardware is now worth over $21.5 billion (£12.6bn) globally – over double the value of the console gaming market.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 11th 2014 at 3:38PM in News
FTC sues Amazon over in-app payments

FTC sues Amazon over in-app payments

The US government is taking Amazon to court over its refusal to abide by FTC suggestions regarding in-app payment policy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2014 at 3:23PM in News
Sony admits PS4 is a tougher sell in Japan

Sony admits PS4 is a tougher sell in Japan

PS4 has been a smash hit in the West but has struggled to take off in Japan since its arrival in the region in February.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2014 at 3:00PM in News
London Games Conference: Buzzfeed, Twitch, Gamer Network and Ubisoft lead the way

London Games Conference: Buzzfeed, Twitch, Gamer Network and Ubisoft lead the way

The London Games Conference returns on Wednesday November 19th - with a clutch of high profile brands already involved.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 11th 2014 at 2:41PM in News

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Apple criticised for sexist engraving policy

Apple criticised for sexist engraving policy

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has been hounded on Twitter after a consumer complained about the firm’s ‘sexist’ engraving rules.

by Laura Barnes
on Jul 11th 2014 at 1:24PM in News
Xbox exec 'defies you to see resolution and framerate differences on sub-60 inch screens'

Xbox exec 'defies you to see resolution and framerate differences on sub-60 inch screens'

The UK marketing boss of Xbox has said that one of Microsoft's challenges is to overcome the disparity between the perceptions and realities of differing framerates and resolutions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2014 at 12:59PM in News
Braben admits Elite Dangerous pricing 'looks terribly capitalist'

Braben admits Elite Dangerous pricing 'looks terribly capitalist'

You can play Elite: Dangerous RIGHT NOW. Providing you're willing to pay £100.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2014 at 12:31PM in News
Tony Hawk's dev Neversoft closes doors

Tony Hawk's dev Neversoft closes doors

The closure of a studio is never something to celebrate, but at least the Neversoft team went out in a (quite literal) blaze of glory.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 11th 2014 at 11:59AM in News

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Blizzard makes inclusivity pledge for future titles

Blizzard makes inclusivity pledge for future titles

Mike Morhaime has apologized for his company's previous dismissal of the importance of diversity in its games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2014 at 11:34AM in News
GamesAid charity nominations start next month

GamesAid charity nominations start next month

Industry charity GamesAid has called on games professionals to sign-up and vote on the charities it will donate money too.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 11th 2014 at 10:59AM in News
Wii U version of Project Cars not due until 2015

Wii U version of Project Cars not due until 2015

Project Cars will not race onto Nintendo's machine until after it has arrived on consoles and PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2014 at 10:58AM in News
Nintendo touring UK with 3DS games this summer

Nintendo touring UK with 3DS games this summer

Nintendo will be travelling around the UK and showing off its latest handheld games this summer.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 11th 2014 at 10:21AM in News

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Microsoft sees Xbox One 'momentum shift'

Microsoft sees Xbox One 'momentum shift'

Xbox One's difficult start is still well and truly behind it, Microsoft has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2014 at 10:08AM in News
Alien: Isolation's DLC will be made available to all eventually

Alien: Isolation's DLC will be made available to all eventually

The recently announced original Alien film DLC for Sega's Alien: Isolation will be available to all owners of the game at some point in the future.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2014 at 9:39AM in News
Watch Dogs has shipped 8m units

Watch Dogs has shipped 8m units

Ubisoft has confirmed some highly impressive numbers for new IP Watch Dogs.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2014 at 9:19AM in News
GameStop won't be part of creative process, says CEO

GameStop won't be part of creative process, says CEO

GameStop's Paul Raines has confirmed the retailer is exploring funding development of exclusive game content, though the CEO claims the firm would not involve itself in any form with the ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 10th 2014 at 6:50PM in News
Guild Wars 2 sells 3.8m copies in China

Guild Wars 2 sells 3.8m copies in China

ArenaNet's recent Guild Wars 2 launch in China has doubled the game's sales worldwide.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 10th 2014 at 6:37PM in News
Brazil games market slows, other Latin countries on the rise - Superdata

Brazil games market slows, other Latin countries on the rise - Superdata

New research from Superdata shows that Brazil's digital games market has cooled off, while other areas in Central and South America have picked up significantly.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 10th 2014 at 6:09PM in News
Nadella discusses Xbox's importance to Microsoft...

Nadella discusses Xbox's importance to Microsoft...

… after not mentioning the brand until 2,054 words into his 3,119 word statement.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 10th 2014 at 4:07PM in News
Shadow Warrior reboot arriving on PS4 and Xbox One in September

Shadow Warrior reboot arriving on PS4 and Xbox One in September

The 2013 reboot of Shadow Warrior is coming to current-gen consoles later this year.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 10th 2014 at 3:47PM in News
Ace Combat Infinity passes 1m downloads

Ace Combat Infinity passes 1m downloads

Online dogfighting game Ace Combat Infinity has reached one million downloads worldwide.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 10th 2014 at 3:31PM in News