Entries in 'gamers' (44)

Steam adds user tagging, chaos ensues

Steam adds user tagging, chaos ensues

Valve today added the ability for users to add tags to games listed in its Steam library.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 13th 2014 at 3:56PM in News
The UK has 6m daily smartphone gamers - report

The UK has 6m daily smartphone gamers - report

Six million Britons play smartphone games every day according to new research from ComScore.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2013 at 3:48PM in News
US government:  Pro League of Legends players are professional athletes

US government: Pro League of Legends players are professional athletes

The US government has designated pro League of Legends players as professional athletes, allowing participants to acquire visas for international tournaments.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 15th 2013 at 5:30AM in News
Why don't gamers care about triple-A mobile games?

Why don't gamers care about triple-A mobile games?

In the week before E3, Microsoft and Square Enix announced sequels to two of the biggest games of this generation – but they weren’t for Xbox One or PS4.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 20th 2013 at 11:35AM in News

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Daily Mail wants to win over gamers

Daily Mail wants to win over gamers

The Daily Mail’s stance on video games is not as clear as you might think.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 15th 2013 at 9:32AM in News
NPD: Core gamers still support retail, prefer used games over digital

NPD: Core gamers still support retail, prefer used games over digital

New NPD data shows that while core gamers are embracing digital distribution, the method hasn’t overtaken purchasing new and used physical copies of titles at retail.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 7th 2013 at 8:05AM in News
PS4 "not designed in an ivory tower", is a console "for gamers by gamers"

PS4 "not designed in an ivory tower", is a console "for gamers by gamers"

Sony went to extraordinary efforts to ensure that the PS4 was designed precisely as developers wanted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 28th 2013 at 11:10AM in News
Facebook refocusing on core games market

Facebook refocusing on core games market

Facebook is set to redefine gaming on its social network with a string of new ‘core player-focused' titles, the head of game partnerships at the company has claimed.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Feb 5th 2013 at 9:54AM in News

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Online firms to cash in as girls market grows

Online firms to cash in as girls market grows

The number of gaming girls is on the rise, but firms expect this audience to seek out mobile and online titles over boxed ones.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Oct 1st 2012 at 12:15PM in News
Female gamers are 4x more likely to be harassed online than men

Female gamers are 4x more likely to be harassed online than men

The sad truth of sexism amongst on line gamers has been laid bare by a new report.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 10th 2012 at 10:14AM in News
Total number of US gamers drops in 2012

Total number of US gamers drops in 2012

The total number of US gamers has seen a significant reduction in 2012, according to an NPD report.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 6th 2012 at 8:21AM in News
Daglow: American gamers don't handle failure well

Daglow: American gamers don't handle failure well

Industry vet Don Daglow believes Americans have trouble dealing with failure, specifically in regards to gaming.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 15th 2012 at 8:37AM in News

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EA thanks gamers for Zynga lawsuit support

EA thanks gamers for Zynga lawsuit support

Industry punch bag EA is experiencing somewhat of a role reversal at the moment – it's actually being praised by fans.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 7th 2012 at 3:22PM in News
Date A Gamer founders launch... Shag A Gamer

Date A Gamer founders launch... Shag A Gamer

Shag A Gamer. Yes, there’s a new dating website called Shag A Gamer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2012 at 2:17PM in News
Hardcore gamers "have issues" with EA Origin

Hardcore gamers "have issues" with EA Origin

EA admits core gamers have ‘issues’ with its download platform.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 16th 2012 at 1:08PM in News
'Bored gamers need fresh ideas'

'Bored gamers need fresh ideas'

The current downturn in the sales of boxed games has been caused by boring content and no innovation.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jun 15th 2012 at 9:51AM in News

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Iwata admits mass-market focus cost Nintendo

Iwata admits mass-market focus cost Nintendo

Nintendo’s early success in appealing to the mass market and new gamers has eventually lead to the company’s current struggles, president Satoru Iwata has admitted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 2nd 2012 at 10:41AM in News
40% of freemium gamers buy IAPs

40% of freemium gamers buy IAPs

A new report from NPD has claimed that four out of ten gamers who have played a freemium game have gone on to make an in-game purchase.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 23rd 2012 at 3:58PM in News
Gamers give up on credit cards

Gamers give up on credit cards

Fewer gamers are using credit cards. NewZoo says that in 2010, 26 per cent of consumers reported making payment for games using credit cards, but that fell to 20 per ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 21st 2012 at 2:25PM in News
Brand Map: Assassin's Creed

Brand Map: Assassin's Creed

This week sees the release of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, the fourth full game in the series which has already gone on to beat the previous games in volumes of ...

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Nov 18th 2011 at 10:00AM in News
FEATURE: Older gamers' playing habits

FEATURE: Older gamers' playing habits

Pensioners may be overlooked within the industry, but that doesn’t mean they’re not interested in games.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Nov 11th 2011 at 4:20PM in News
Brand Map: Civilization

Brand Map: Civilization

We look at a snapshot of players just prior to the launch of Civilization World to see what they are enjoying about the game series. 

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Nov 10th 2011 at 11:41AM in News
Brand Map: Super Mario Bros

Brand Map: Super Mario Bros

This week we look at playing habits for one of the biggest game franchises of all time. 

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Nov 3rd 2011 at 3:00PM in News
Brand Map: Just Dance

Brand Map: Just Dance

Ubisoft's Just Dance for Wii was the surprise big hit of 2009. Now the series expands to the Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms with Just Dance 3.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Oct 13th 2011 at 11:34AM in News
Half of UK population play games

Half of UK population play games

Non-gamers are now in the minority as over half of everyone in the UK play video games, a new report has revealed.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Oct 10th 2011 at 9:36AM in News