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Xbox One UK sales spike but PS4 still in control

Microsoft’s Xbox One has been the best-selling games console for four weeks in a row, MCV understands. The machine has benefited from a 30 price cut, while the launch of Titanfall last week caused a surge in console sales of 96 per cent. But retailers have told MCV that PS4 …

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD is download-only

A new High Definition Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater game will be available to download next summer. Skateboarding star Tony Hawk made the announcement at the Spike Video Game Awards this weekend, after hinting about a new game last week. The download-only title will cost ‘less than $20′ and include elements …

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Epic shows off ‘Minecraft-inspired’ new IP

Epic Games says its new title Fortnite was inspired by Mojang’s smash hit creation game Minecraft. Gears of War creator Epic revealed its new IP Fortnite at the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards on the weekend. Like Minecraft, it focuses on allowing gamers to construct their own buildings. Minecraft was …

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Platinum takes on Metal Gear Rising dev duties

Development of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance has switched from Kojima Productions to Vanquish studio Platinum Games. During the Spike Video Game Awards this weekend, Konami revealed the game had been rebooted and renamed. Andriasang reports the action title had been previously canned in secret. Tweets from Metal Gear Solid creator …

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Command & Conquer Generals 2 unveiled

EA has revealed a new Command & Conquer PC strategy game is in the works at BioWare Victory. Command & Conquer Generals 2, which hits shelves on PC in 2013, was unveiled at the Spike Video Game Awards in the US this week. It will be developed at BioWare Victory, …

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Amazing Spider-Man tie-in swings into view

Activision will be publishing the video game companion to Sony Pictures’ The Amazing Spider-Man. The title will launch alongside its big screen namesake in 2012. The movie is a reboot of the popular superhero series and is due to hit cinemas over the summer. Activision’s The Amazing Spider-Man is being …

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New Tony Hawk game hinted for VGA reveal

Skateboarding star Tony Hawk says he will be announcing an upcoming release on the day of the Spike Video Game Awards. The extreme sports legend said on Twitter: I’ll be announcing the upcoming release of something new on Saturday; the same day as the Spike Video Game Awards. Coincidence? I …

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Digital-only Alan Wake 2 confirmed

Microsoft will at next month’s Spike TV Video Game Awards announce a surprise successor to Xbox 360 horror title Alan Wake. Furthermore the platform holder has confirmed that the game will be a digital-only release on Xbox Live. Of course, this doesn’t mean retail is left out of the loop …

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PS3 sales leap following price drop

Sales of PS3 hardware have enjoyed a significant spike in the UK following the machine’s price cut. A reliable retail source has told MCV that Sony’s machine saw a sales increase of nearly 65 per cent week-on-week following the decision to cut the RRP of the base model to just …

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Mass Effect 3 leads VGA reveals

A number of 2011’s biggest hitters were seen for the first time over the weekend at the Spike TV Video Game Awards. Leading was the charge was EA’s Mass Effect 3. BioWare’s latest RPG title is due out on Xbox 360, PC and PS3, marking the first time that the …

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