In a press conference coming out of Japan today, Nintendo and DeNA have formed a business alliance together, with Nintendo owning 10% of DeNA and DeNA owning 1.24% of Nintendo. While this may seem like dull business talk, this alliance comes with the big announcement that Nintendo will be partnering…
Creative Assembly & The Guardian are teaming up to bring the Creative Assembly Game Jam to video game event EGX Rezzed. Located at the GamesIndustry Fair, a section of the event, educators, employers and recruiters will help the next developing games professionals hone their skills and learn in a team environment.…
Consumers are turning to online gaming, rather than playing on the more traditional PC and console devices, a study has found. The technological advancement of the last few years, including faster connection speeds, have made our mobile phones become an essential item that most of us carry on our person…
In news coming out of a shareholder meeting at Capcom, the company has voted to end its shareholder defense which was set up in 2008, now allowing companies to buy majority stock in Capcom. This move does not affect Capcom as being a third party developer but it does mean…
Epic Games will be giving Unreal Engine 4 users “access to everything.” Users must subscribe and pay $19 per month for the service and give a flat 5 percent royalty fee on game sales. The new business model for Unreal Engine goes live today and is aimed at “early adopters.”…
Microsoft has announced plans to launch Xbox One in 26 new markets in September 2014. Yusuf Mehdi, Xbox’s corporate VP of marketing, strategy and business, confirmed the following list of planned launch markets via a post on Xbox Wire: Argentina, Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, India,…
Amazon US is listing a DriveClub release date of Tuesday September 30, 2014. The retailer has also reportedly begun informing pre-order customers when they can expect to receive the game via email, based on “a new release date” apparently supplied by Sony. It is alleged Amazon have said that pre-order…
As time goes on we expect all technology to get cheaper, including newly released consoles and their accessories, this however is not the case currently in Canada where the price for a PlayStation 4 has received a suggested $50 increase as of March 15th. At launch the PlayStation 4 had…
Good Old Games have gone back on their decision to use regional pricing on certain titles. Announced last month, GOG wanted to use regional pricing to allow them to stock more recent titles from big name publishers. GOG detailed the reversal through their news feed, stating "we make mistakes. We…
In January I reported that Secret World developer Funcom were under financial scrutiny by the Norwegian government over trader infringement. Since then little has been released about the Økokrim's raid on their headquarters and the results of the investigation. Thankfully Funcom CEO Ole Schreiner has shed some light on the situation. Speaking…
Naughty Dog, the studio behind The Last of Us has announced today the PS3 exclusive has sold over 6 million copies of the title. The studio released this news as it heads into GDC net week with scheduled presentations where it will “talk about some of the techniques and process…
Epic Games are going through the final motions of handing off the Gears of War series to Black Tusk Studios after Microsoft's acquisition of the franchise in January. Detailed on the official Gears of War Facebook page, Epic will be handing the keys to all related social media platforms Monday, March…
Earlier today came the new trailer for Watch Dogs, including a release date of May 27th; however, this does not apply to the Wii U version of the game. Speaking to Polygon, producer Dominic Guay said the Wii U version is “on hold, to a certain extent for shipping,” with…
Disney has announced massive layoffs at Disney Interactive, the company’s video game and internet division. The New York Times reports around 700 people lost their jobs amounting to 26 percent of Disney Interactive’s global staff. “These are large-scale changes as we focus not just on getting to profitability but sustained…
A job fair hosted for those affected by the closure of Irrational Games earlier this month attracted 57 different studios. According to a spokesperson speaking to Polygon, that of the 75 laid-off employees 70 were permanent and 5 where contractors. The day was held after Ken Levine promised to help…
Rockstar revealed the next free content update for Grand Theft Auto 5 and its multiplayer coming on March 4. The Business Update focuses on status symbols for Los Santos’ successful entrepreneurs with three new sports cars and a Vestra personal aircraft, a Heavy Pistol and Special Carbine, new clothes, hairstyles,…
Former lead level designer for Sony Santa Monica, has confirmed a mystery IP probably won’t see the light of day after a round of layoffs, Jonathan Hawkins explained in a series of tweets. "Yesterday, I was laid off. It was a good 10 year run & I got to make…
Developers on Steam can now set discounts on their own games without Valve’s confirmation, a Reddit user has found. The information was taken from Valve’s private Steamworks community page. Formerly developers would need to work with Valve in order to join weekly promotions or create limited time discounts. Now developers…