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New research claims PS4 in pole position for next-gen

A new report states that PS4 is narrowly ahead of Xbox One as the new consoles hit shelves. Research firm Populus has surveyed 1,500 people adults for its survey, and reveals that 10 per cent of UK adults plan to buy an Xbox One versus 13 per cent for PS4. …

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Blaze and Tommo fight back in Neo Geo X dispute

Tommo and Blaze have rebutted SNK’s attempts to shut down the Neo Geo X console. MCV yesterday reported that SNK had issued notice of the withdrawl of its licensing agreement for the retro console, demanding an immediate cease to its manufacture, distribution and sale. This morning, however, both its American …

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GMG cuts FIFA 13 to £34.99; GAME reveals 99p trade-in deal

The first move in the anticipated FIFA 13 price war has been made. Online retailer Green Man Gaming is, for 24 hours only, offering the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions for just 34.99. The offer comes as part of a wider EA promotion, as spotted by PCGamesN, that includes Crysis …

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Retail unlikely to discount Wii U at launch

The discounting that ‘blighted’ the launch of 3DS at UK retail will likely be avoided for Wii U. There was a lot of stock of 3DS, which meant we felt we could go lower on price,” one senior retailer exec told MCV. But I don’t expect nearly as much Wii …

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Microsoft’s Ballmer declares war on Apple

Steve Ballmer, the bullish CEO of Microsoft, has outlined his determination to stop Apple having things its own way in its key markets. Admitting that Microsoft has in the past ceded some of the boundary between hardware and software innovation to Apple” the exec would have the world believe that …

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DICE: Modern FPS setting is "stale"

The general manager of Battlefield developer DICE has warned that fans will begin to abandon the FPS if developers don’t move to revolutionise” the increasingly stale” modern war setting. Gamers aren’t exactly short of modern military shooters. In the last 12 months alone the market has welcomed the likes of …

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ANALYSIS: Social mobile turf war

A war has erupted in the mobile games space, with two Japanese giants hoping to buy their way into the hearts of Western gamers. DeNA and GREE may not be household names in the US or Europe, but they are the two most lucrative firms in mobile games. The pair …

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Brand Map: Command & Conquer played 10.4 hours per week on average

Gamers play Command & Conquer titles for 10.4 hours per week on average – almost an hour more than the typical game. This week, GameVision Brand Map turns to the real-time strategy genre to take a look at one of its earliest franchises: Command & Conquer. We asked 6,724 gamers …

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War of the Words: Call of Duty vs Battlefield

The arrival of Battlefield 3 next week doesn’t just mark the culmination of EA’s campaign to unseat Activision’s yearly Call of Duty colossus. It’s a calculated attack on the most lucrative modern games franchise of all time. Grudges between the publishers run deep, and this fight has dragged in not …

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