Entries in 'online' (423)

PS3 is the most connected console

PS3 is the most connected console

A new report from US analyst The Diffusion Group has claimed that the PS3 is the most connected next-gen console, with 78 per cent of purchased US machines enjoying internet ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2010 at 12:50PM in News
The end for (original) Xbox Live

The end for (original) Xbox Live

Take heed, original Xbox owners – today is the last day that you’ll be able to take your console online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2010 at 12:28PM in News
SingStar introduces Online Battle mode

SingStar introduces Online Battle mode

Six years on from its debut on the PS2, Sony’s karaoke series SingStar is for the first time heading online with a brand new update entitled Online Battle Mode.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2010 at 4:10PM in News
GamesTM launches new website

GamesTM launches new website

Edge-rivalling UK multiformat mag GamesTM has lifted the lid on its brand new website that intends to give a digital front to the monthly paper.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2010 at 2:09PM in News

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Star Trek Online scraps console plans

Star Trek Online scraps console plans

The chances of recently released MMO Star Trek Online making the expected trip to consoles have been drastically cut following Cryptic Studios’ admission that its console project is currently “on ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2010 at 11:31AM in News
EA launches Tiger Woods Online

EA launches Tiger Woods Online

EA’s browser-based title Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online has gone live following its beta trial.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 6th 2010 at 5:52PM in News
The Agency is alive and kicking

The Agency is alive and kicking

Despite a prolonged period of silence, we could be hearing a lot more about Sony Online Entertainment’s The Agency in the very near future.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2010 at 4:04PM in News
Brits spend £195m on MMOs

Brits spend £195m on MMOs

UK players of massively multiplayer online games spent £195m on them last year, a report has found.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2010 at 3:12PM in News

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Byron wants new online report

Byron wants new online report

As part of her progress report on her 2008 Byron Review, Dr Tanya Byron has called for a new and independent report to examine the implementation of a possible code ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2010 at 6:32PM in News
Cage wants to take Heavy Rain online

Cage wants to take Heavy Rain online

Those of you yearning for a sequel to Sony’s successful Heavy Rain are in for some good and bad news.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2010 at 3:21PM in News
EA welcomes Tiger’s return

EA welcomes Tiger’s return

Those of you who’ve dared to stray from MCVuk.com today may well have noticed that Tiger Woods has announced that he will, following last year’s ‘transgressions’, return to the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2010 at 5:33PM in News
NFS World closed beta kicks off

NFS World closed beta kicks off

EA has officially kicked off the closed beta for experimental online MMO racer Need for Speed World and is welcoming applications from potential new members.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2010 at 2:19PM in News

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Gamescom 2010 advanced ticket sales begin

Gamescom 2010 advanced ticket sales begin

Tickets are now available for the upcoming Gamescom 2010 via the event’s official website.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2010 at 1:20PM in News
Ubisoft’s DRM woes hit new low

Ubisoft’s DRM woes hit new low

Having already been forced to defend its controversial new PC DRM to the hilt, Ubisoft this weekend has faced a fresh backlash from gamers after a technical problem prevented owners ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 8th 2010 at 10:50AM in News
Xbox 360 is most used online platform

Xbox 360 is most used online platform

Gamers spend more time playing the Xbox 360 online than any other console, with an average 7.3 hours spent per week, a new NPD report claims.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 3rd 2010 at 11:58AM in News
Uncharted 2 sells 3.5m

Uncharted 2 sells 3.5m

It was the critics’ hit of 2009 and now Sony’s Uncharted 2: Among Thieves has cemented its position as a commercial sensation as well.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2010 at 10:16AM in News

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New roles for Future’s Binns and Maxwell

New roles for Future’s Binns and Maxwell

UK media group Future has announced the creation of two new senior roles within its games team.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2010 at 11:07AM in News
Now Sony joins pre-owned offensive

Now Sony joins pre-owned offensive

Echoing the controversial measures announced by Ubisoft last month, Sony has revealed that users of SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 will need to register their game online before ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2010 at 9:49AM in News
More online shutdowns for EA

More online shutdowns for EA

EA has announced a fresh batch of online server shutdown that will this time leave owners of several next-gen titles unable to access the online component of some of their ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2010 at 9:31AM in News
Ubisoft reports drop in sales

Ubisoft reports drop in sales

French publisher Ubisoft has reported sales of €661m for the nine months ending December 2009, a 22.5 per cent year-on-year decrease. Sales for its Q3 hit €495m, down just 2.7 ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2010 at 5:29PM in News
Bungie promises Halo 2 send-off

Bungie promises Halo 2 send-off

In a sad post on its official blog, developer Bungie has pledged “one last hoorah” for the iconic and genre-defining Halo 2 ahead of Microsoft’s decision to deactivate Xbox ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 8th 2010 at 1:42PM in News
Champ Man Online closing its doors

Champ Man Online closing its doors

Eidos is to shut down its football MMO Championship Manager Online on April 30th, just a few days before the game would have reached the ripe old age of five.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 8th 2010 at 11:47AM in News
EA reveals FIFA Online

EA reveals FIFA Online

The lid has been lifted on the latest online venture from publisher EA, and this time it’s the lucrative FIFA franchise that’s getting the mass-audience treatment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2010 at 10:22AM in News
EA resurrects Ultima franchise

EA resurrects Ultima franchise

The digital aspirations of publisher EA have received another boost with the release of a brand new free-to-play browser title based on the legendary MMO IP Ultima Online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 27th 2010 at 4:10PM in News
FEATURE: MMO Roundtable

FEATURE: MMO Roundtable

The MMO is potentially the most lucrative genre in the world. There are over 11.5 million subscribers to Blizzard’s World of Warcraft, while the Chinese MMO market is expected to ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 27th 2010 at 1:37PM in News