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UPDATED: UFC and FIFA 14 demos now cost £3.99 on Xbox One

Well this is going to go down a treat. The demos for EA’s FIFA 14 and new UFC title on Xbox One have suddenly been given a price tag. Both shorts will cost 3.99 to download ($4.99 in the US), with FIFA 14 at the very least having previously been …

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VR – is it for the payers?

The owner of London’s video game caf Loading Bar James Danceshares his thoughts on the new virtual reality headsets and whether they will have mainstream success… Recently I heard about Sony’s VR headset which stole the show at GDC courtesy of Develop’s ‘An Audience With…’ series. It answered some of …

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Facebook to sell Oculus Rift for "the lowest cost possible"

CEO Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t want consumers to fork out too much on an Oculus Rift. Facebook has pledged to lower the cost of Oculus Rift in an effort to build a larger user base for the anticipated device. Zuckerberg likens the social firm’s strategy to that of Google’s Nexus range, …

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DriveClub PS+ £42.99 upgrade comes with a bit of a catch

Sony has detailed exactly how owners of the PS+ edition of DriveClub will be able to access the missing content. DriveClub will release either as a full PS4 game or as a free download for PlayStation Plus users. This latter version, despite being feature rich, skips many of the tracks …

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Activision spending $500m to make Destiny its next billion dollar IP

Publisher Activision is throwing its financial clout behind Destiny in an effort to make the brand its next Call of Duty. Reuters reckons that the company is spending a colossal $500m developing and marketing Destiny in the hope that it can become its second billion dollar IP alongside its successful …

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Amazon to increase price of Prime membership due to increased delivery costs

The cost of membership to Amazon’s popular Prime service is going up, the retailer has said. The 49.99 per year service offers unlimited free one day delivery on a significant proportion of the retailer’s stock, as well as free access to many of its Kindle digital book titles. However, Amazon …

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F2P: The real cost of micro-transactions

It’s been a tough year for free-to-play. Of course, the number of people playing these cost-free games continues to rise at a rapid rate. But free-to-play has certainly taken a beating in the media. When the UK’s red tops aren’t leading a witch-hunt against the likes of Grand Theft Auto …

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