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Ginx seeking £0.5m in crowdfunding to fuel growth

Games TV channel Ginx has taken to crowdfunding platform Crowdcube in an effort to boost its international presence. The firm is looking for 540,000 from backers to help fund new apps for PS4 and Xbox One, as well as growing the amount of global content it features. Available in the …

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PewDiePie becomes first-ever YouTube channel to exceed 10 billion views

Internet celebrity Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has become the first person to be watched more than 10 billion times on YouTube. Kjellberg’s weight within the games industry has been long known, but the news that his videos have been watched more times than there are people on the Earth (7.3 billion) …

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Nintendo launches Girls Club YouTube channel

Platform holder Nintendo has launched a new YouTube channel called Nintendo Girls Club. 86 years on from women getting equal voting rights in the UK, this fresh move sees the company trying to maintain the success it found with DS and Wii in reaching out to non-traditional markets. The first …

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Yogscast: The journey behind the UK’s No.1 YouTube channel

Nobody paid attention when the Yogscast was created six years ago. Born as BlueXephos, founded by everyday gamers Simon Lane and Lewis Brindley, it was just one of thousands of YouTube channels offering original gaming content. But in 2014 it’s difficult for anyone in games to not have heard of …

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BBC’s Watchdog probes FIFA Ultimate Team problem

EA will be grilled by Anne Robinson and co tonight over FIFA 12’s long-running user disconnect issue. Investigate TV show Watchdog will take a closer look at gamers affected by the problem, which disconnects certain users after they’ve played a game online, preventing them from earning coins in the Ultimate …

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ANALYSIS: Channel Island tax dodge

When Play.com took advantage of the Channel Island tax relief back in 1998, it changed UK online retailing overnight. Low-Value Consignment Relief (LVCR) meant that any goods sold from the Channel Islands under 18 didn’t have to pay VAT. That included DVDs, CDs and budget games. And with Play.com based …

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IGN lands YouTube game channel deal

YouTube is to launch a new video games channel powered by the IGN Network. Called START, the project is being run in conjunction with Shine Group. It will include both pre-recorded and live broadcasts as well as content not found on the IGN website. The service is due to launch …

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Xbox Live price hike to fund TV channel

Microsoft is allegedly in discussions with Peter Chernin, the former president of News Corp, to launch an Xbox 360-dedicated TV channel. Controversially, however, Chernin wants Microsoft to raise the monthly price of a subscription to Xbox Live by between $1 and $2 to fund the venture. Bloomberg reports that the …

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GMAs 2009: OXM’s Channel named Rising Star

Official Xbox Magazine’s Mike Channel was named the UK games media’s rising star at last night’s Games Media Awards. Channel beat Neon Kelly (Videogamer), Samuel Roberts (360), Mattew pellett (Xbox World 360), Chiris McMahon (Games TM) and Graham Smith (PC Gamer) to win the prize. Channel has been at OXM …

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