Entries in 'Media' (52)

NBC pulls the plug on G4 TV

NBC pulls the plug on G4 TV


US video game TV channel G4 is to be closed by parent company NBC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2014 at 11:21AM in News
PCGamer.com page views jump 109% following redesign

PCGamer.com page views jump 109% following redesign

Future’s PC gaming site PCGamer.com has experienced what the company says is record-breaking growth following the roll-out of its redesign last month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2014 at 4:30PM in News
Game over for the Official Magazine?

Game over for the Official Magazine?

The news last week that Future and Nintendo had decided to close Official Nintendo Magazine is a sad sign of the times. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 20th 2014 at 2:29PM in News
Global media rallies against #GamerGate misogyny

Global media rallies against #GamerGate misogyny

The world’s news outlets have finally started paying attention to #GamerGate and begun calling for action to be taken to stop its harassment of women.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 16th 2014 at 11:29AM in News

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PewDiePie expresses desire to establish his own video network

PewDiePie expresses desire to establish his own video network

YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has seemingly expressed an interest in establishing his own video network away from current employer Maker Studios.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 6th 2014 at 10:56AM in News
OPINION: Why have publishers remained silent over #GamerGate?

OPINION: Why have publishers remained silent over #GamerGate?

This last month has not been the most professionally inspiring for anyone who works in online games journalism.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 6th 2014 at 9:25AM in News
Games media's confidence crisis

Games media's confidence crisis

It seems like the dust is finally settling on the recent #gamergate scandal, but what longer-term effects could accusations of corruption have on games journalism as a whole?

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 1st 2014 at 10:53AM in News
Future confirms plans to move all games mags to Bath office

Future confirms plans to move all games mags to Bath office

All video games magazines currently running out of Future’s London office are to be moved to Bath.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 23rd 2014 at 2:44PM in News

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INSIGHT: The rise of consoles as media hubs

INSIGHT: The rise of consoles as media hubs

James Brown, consumer retail analyst at Kantar Worldpanel, examines the rising importance of consoles as media hubs and casts an eye toward the role they may one day play ...

on Sep 18th 2014 at 3:23PM in News
Uncooked ditches print version of GAMER, makes brand digital-only

Uncooked ditches print version of GAMER, makes brand digital-only

The current physical issue of GAMER magazine will be the last.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 16th 2014 at 11:26AM in News
PewDiePie signs up to MLG for podcast exclusivity

PewDiePie signs up to MLG for podcast exclusivity

Leading internet celebrity Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has signed a timed exclusivity deal with Major League Gaming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2014 at 3:52PM in News
What does it say about reviews that Destiny shipped $500m without them?

What does it say about reviews that Destiny shipped $500m without them?

Destiny is already a huge commercial success, yet hardly any major specialist games site has published its review of the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 11th 2014 at 3:32PM in News

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Sky News added to Xbox 360 VOD line-up

Sky News added to Xbox 360 VOD line-up

Xbox 360 owners will from next week have Sky News added to the TV section of their console’s UI.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 5th 2014 at 2:43PM in News
Another 'Top Gear of gaming' TV show is on the way

Another 'Top Gear of gaming' TV show is on the way

A new TV show kicking off in the UK this Friday has boldly claimed to be “the Top Gear of gaming”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2014 at 12:54PM in News
Games Media Awards 2014

Games Media Awards 2014

In Events Oct 15th 2014 - Oct 15th 2014 in London

The Games Media Awards, now in their eighth year, return on October 15th and will take place at the revamped Bloomsbury Ballroom in London.

UPDATE: The Sun 'investigation' claims gaming is 'as addictive as heroin'

UPDATE: The Sun 'investigation' claims gaming is 'as addictive as heroin'

As if video games aren’t already bad enough, it has now been revealed that they are as addictive as another really bad thing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2014 at 1:20PM in News

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Kids' gaming mag Robot launches in UK

Kids' gaming mag Robot launches in UK

Robot, a monthly magazine dedicated to gaming for kids, has launched in the UK.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 7th 2014 at 10:16AM in News
Redbull planning 'Top Gear for gamers' TV show

Redbull planning 'Top Gear for gamers' TV show

‘Top Gear for gamers’ – that’s the pitch for a new video games based TV show in the planning stages at Redbull.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2014 at 3:10PM in News
Three staff cut as Polygon moves away from features and video

Three staff cut as Polygon moves away from features and video

US games journalism powerhouse Polygon has dropped three staff members as part of a tweak to its editorial direction.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2014 at 10:35AM in News
Microsoft to cut Xbox Live Gold subscription requirement for media apps - report

Microsoft to cut Xbox Live Gold subscription requirement for media apps - report

Services such as Netflix and Hulu will soon be free to access on Xbox One and Xbox 360, a new report has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2014 at 9:27AM in News
THE DAILY MAIL FILES: Paper links Leeds teacher stabbing to Dark Souls

THE DAILY MAIL FILES: Paper links Leeds teacher stabbing to Dark Souls

UK paper The Daily Mail has inevitably linked the tragic stabbing of a Leeds schoolteacher to video games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 29th 2014 at 1:14PM in News
Mark Wood stepping down as Future CEO

Mark Wood stepping down as Future CEO

Future CEO Mark Wood is to step down, with CFO Zillah Byng-Maddick taking his place.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2014 at 9:06AM in News
REVEALED: The biggest UK games websites

REVEALED: The biggest UK games websites

2013 was a bumper year for the UK games media, but who came out on top?

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 21st 2014 at 12:07PM in News
Share price tumbles as Future issues profit warning

Share price tumbles as Future issues profit warning

Media group Future has seen its share price tumble following its recent profits warning.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2014 at 8:53AM in News
Kotaku invades UK

Kotaku invades UK

Kotaku UK will be launched by Future in a matter of weeks.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 13th 2014 at 9:00AM in News