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EA fixing The Sims 4 gay name block

An issue that prevents players of The Sims 4 from uploading characters with specific homosexual name references is being remedied by EA. A video by Why Stuff Is Great, seen below, shows that while players can create avatars with words such as ‘gay’, ‘queer’, ‘lesbian’ or ‘homosexual’ in their name …

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Adelman: The Wii U name is ‘abysmal’, cut hardware sales in half

Nintendo of America’s former indie boss Dan Adelman has said that the Wii U’s branding is a big reason why the machine has proven to thus far be a commercial flop. Wii U is not selling as well as it deserves to. It has a lot to offer with great …

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Sonic Boom dated for November; Gets new name on Wii U and 3DS

Sega has said that both versions of Sonic Boom will be released in the UK in November. And to differentiate between the Wii U and 3DS SKUs, each has been given its own subtitle – Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal respectively. The Wii U game …

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Excalibur brings all publishing labels under one roof

PC GAMING WEEK: Budget PC games specialist Excalibur is rebranding itself to simplify its diverse games offering. Dropping Publishing from its name, Excalibur has brought its Simulator, Strategy and Extra Play ranges all under the same identity, which the publisher says will simplify the buying experience for consumers. We have …

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Microsoft considered calling new console Xbox Infinity

Xbox Infinity was a strong possibility for Microsoft’s next-gen branding, the company admitted. The Xbox Infinity branding (or Xbox ∞) was first mentioned as long ago as July 2012 after Microsoft was spotted fighting to win the rights to the Xbox8 URL. Infinity then reared its head again shortly before …

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Xbox Infinity once again tipped as new console name

A non-games industry site is reporting that Xbox Infinity will indeed be the name of Microsoft’s next console. International Business Times UK reports claims to have word from sources related to development of the new Xbox”. That, quite literally, is it. The rest of the report is a rehash of …

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‘Xbox Fusion’ tipped as possible moniker for new console

A possible name for the new Xbox is currently doing the rounds online. Fusible reports that Microsoft has been named as the owner of a host of URLs relating to the Xbox Fusion brand. As well as owning the XboxFusion.com address it also claims ownership of a host of other …

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Sony to patch out iffy Trophy name in God of War: Ascension

God of War: Ascension is to have a politically incorrect Trophy name altered in an upcoming patch. The current build of the game includes a Trophy called ‘Bros Before Hos’. It is awarded to the player after defeating one of a trio of female enemies called the Fury. A patch …

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Kwalee pussies out, renames iOS game Pussy Flip

Pussy Flip is no more, having undergone a name change. UK casual game outfit Kwalee has renamed its puzzle title Pussy Flip to the altogether less risqu Flip the Cats. It was worried that some of its international audience might have kittens when confronted with the name. The official line …

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Molyneux renames Curiosity, reveals next smartphone project

Having decided that NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover was too much to compete with on Google, Peter Molyneux has revealed a new name for his debut solo project. And it’s somewhat of a mouthful, although certainly fitting – Curiosity: What’s In the Cube? Although Molyneux claims that his preference was something …

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