IGN the biggest video games website has seemingly let go its Editor in Chief,  Steve Butts after an investigation for alleged misconduct in the workplace. Kotaku received a statement from IGN saying, IGN initiated an investigation into alleged misconduct involving Steve Butts. As a result of the investigation, the Company has appropriately determined…
Earlier this week, it has been confirmed that Masaya Nakamura, the founder of the gaming company Namco has passed away at the age of 91. The company, which became famous for it's various franchises such as Tekken, Ridge Racer and Pac Man, who Masaya Nakamura himself helped to create, was…
Following the release of a Disney earnings report earlier today, it has been officially announced by the Senior VP and GM of Disney Infinity, John Blackburn, that their toy based sandbox game will be discontinued by the end of June. Avalanche Software, the studio behind Disney Infinity, is also being…
According to internal emails acquired by GamesBeat, it has been discovered that the ESL have cut ties with Team YP, the eSports organisation sponsored by adult entertainment website, YouPorn. Apparently, if these emails are to be believed, the ESL is enacting a new rule with potential teams wishing to compete…
With multiple credible outlets releasing stories about specs and internal documents provided to developers about the PlayStation 4 NEO, I think it is safe to say that some form of an upgraded PS4 is coming in the near future. Whether it is the NEO, the PS4.5 or the PS4K, it…
The creators behind The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, Minecraft, Tales from the Borderlands and the upcoming Batman have turned their hand to publishing, revealed with a brand spanking new Twitter Profile: Telltale Publishing. Two tweets have been sent out teasing a horror/survival project, far darker than what we would normally expect from…
First Kojima departed the company, then we lost Silent Hills and now Konami have dropped this bombshell. According to French site; Gameblog, the publication best known for the Metal Gear and the Silent Hill series has decided to halt production for all major AAA game production with the exception of…
In some incredibly depressing news, Nintendo of Japan has announced that Satoru Iwata, president of Nintendo, has passed away aged 55 due to a bile duct growth. While it was known that Mr Iwata had been ill for a while and had to miss this year's E3, it was never…
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…
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…
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…
Candy Crush creator King have abandoned their copyright claim for the word "Candy" in the US after weeks of controversy According to documents filed with the U.S Patent and Trademark Office, King "filed an express abandonment" on the claim. This does not affect their claim to the word "Saga", not…
3D Realms and Interceptor Entertainment have found themselves in hot water after Gearbox Software accused them of illegally using the Duke Nukem licence. This is due to the countdown site for Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction, developed by 3D Realms and Interceptor, even though the licence for the series passed hands…
DRM fighters, Good Old Games, are introducing a controversial regional pricing system for future big releases sold through the store. Regional pricing is where a games price is semi-dictated by the country it is sold in. The price of a game will differ from North America, to England, and Japan.…
Founder and CEO of Kongregate, Jim Greer, will be stepping down later this month to focus on a new project that will be political in nature. Gamasutra reports that he will be succeeded by his sister, Emily Greer, February 28, according to Greer's forum post. Jim Greer will not be…
Ken Levine, partial founder of Irrational Games, has announced that the studio will be dissolving, but he will be working with 15 members of Irrational staff to re-focus on narrative driven experiences. Posting the new on Irrational's official site, Levine states "I am winding down Irrational Games as you know…
Spicy Horse, Shanghai based game studio, have been forced to lay-off staff due to financial troubles stemming from their 2013 game, Akeneiro: Demon Hunters. Partially founded by American McGee, Spicy Horse apparently spent $2 million on development, with only $200,000 of that covered by the original kickstarter campaign. Since the…
The Secret World developer Funcom have reportedly come under legal investigation due to accusations of infringing the Securities Trading Act. The Norwegian developer have since been removed from the nations stock exchange, and are under-scrutiny from the 'Økokrim', a specialized financial investigation unit. NewsWeb have reported that the studio have…
Sony has had their stock status reduced to 'junk' by Moody's. The credit ratings agency made this decision due to the companies struggle to remain profitable in areas other than gaming. Moody stated: "Of primary concern are the challenges facing the company’s TV and PC businesses, both of which face…
Hello Games Studio, located in Guildford UK, was totally washed out on Christmas eve. Southern England has been caught in a series of storms recently, which have sadly led to a river local to the building bursting its banks,washing away laptops, and personal possessions.  Oh god. Water moves really quick.…