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The Golden Joystick Awards 2017: a celebration of excellence to ‘push the industry forward’

The Golden Joystick Awards is among the most respected gaming events of the year. Not only is it the biggest publicly-voted awards show on the planet, peaking at a massive nine million votes in 2016, but it also acts as an important touchstone for the industry, marking the key trends …

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Multiplay secures license for Minecraft BlockFest events

GAME has announced a new partnership between its games event company Multiplay and Minecraft creator Mojang to bring BlockFest events to the UK. BlockFest events are community-based and aim at bringing the best of official Minecraft experiences to local communities around the world,” the announcement said. The exact format and …

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35th Golden Joystick Awards returns on November 17th 2017

This year’s Golden Joystick Awards will take place on November 17th at an all-new venue, event organiser Future Publishing has announced, with comedian Danny Wallace making a return to hosting duties. Situated this year at London’s Bloomsbury Big Top, over 25 award categories will be up for grabs this year, …

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Dingit TV announced as head sponsor of Gamescom’s Indie Arena Booth

Dingit TV just revealed its partnership with Gamescom this year, as the head sponsor of the Indie Arena Booth. The Indie Arena Booth will be in Hall 10.1, with over 80 games from 26 countries on show. Dingit will organise tournaments and give a prize for best indie game displayed, …

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Wired Productions unveils mental health awareness campaign

The Town of Light publisher Wired Productions just announced a partnership with non-profit charity Take This, which aims to provide support and information about mental health issues. This partnership marks the beginning of a year-long campaign to raise awareness and bring ongoing attention to the importance of mental health issues,” …

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Gamescom 2017’s support programme revealed

The supporting programme of events for this year’s Gamescom has been announced. Taking place primarily in the entertainment area of Cologne’s Koelnmesse (halls 5-10), this year’s show will once again have a diverse line-up of activities to get involved in alongside the list of over 900 exhibitors on the main …

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Creative England’s Gameslab Leeds dishes out nine grants

Following its launch in November, the Gameslab Leeds program from Creative England has now awarded grants to nine developers. In total that represents 157k worth of investment, safeguarding nearly 40 jobs and creating another 18. Another 75k is looking to be invested by the end of the year, and applications …

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Guerrilla Games is crowned Studio of the Year at the 2017 Develop Awards

Horizon Zero Dawn developer Guerrilla Games grabbed the coveted Studio of the Year Award at last night’s Develop Awards 2017 in Brighton. Rocksteady’s Batman VR grabbed two awards – Visual Design and Sound Design. Creative Assembly did the same, winning in the Music Design and In-House Studio categories. There was …

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King criticised for cancellation of Gaming Ladies event

Candy Crush Saga maker King has been criticised by Vlamber boss Rami Ismail for its decision to withdraw support for for a woman-only games event in Barcelona. Gaming Ladies had been scheduled to take place on July 27th but its announcement was met with huge hostility from small parts of …

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Virgin Media to host UK’s first Destiny 2 gameplay event next month

Virgin Media is to host the UK’s firstDestiny 2gameplay event next month in collaboration with Activision and Bungie, the internet service provider has announced. Taking place on July 17th and 18th at a secret central London locationjust before the official beta starts on PS4, Virgin Media Vivid Gamer customers will …

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