Uematsu Remembers 20 Years of Final Fantasy Soundtracks

For anyone who’s a fan of the Final Fantasy series, there are a number of features we expect to see in new instalments of the franchise if we’re to be satisfied. There’s the pom-pom headed Moogles and the big yellow Chocobos. There’s the prickly Cactuars and the inclusion of airships. And … [Read more...]

Destiny Players Banned for Using Modded Consoles

In a recent update on the Bungie community blog, it was confirmed that some Destiny players had been banned from the game due to their use of modified consoles. Citing "the shadowy forces who protect the world of Destiny from shadowy activities," the blog had this to say of the bans: “We routinely … [Read more...]

The Game Awards Attracts 2 Million Viewers

The Game Awards 2014 drew in almost two million livestream viewers during its debut last Friday night in Las Vegas, it's been revealed. The 1.93 million-strong viewership spent an average of 28 minutes watching the three hour event, according to YouTube’s figures, and eclipse the final Spike TV … [Read more...]

Rugby 15 Review

Rugby union fans have been starved for authentic video game representations of their beloved sport for years now, with the last truly strong rugby game being Rugby 08. Sadly, Rugby 15 is not the game to break the drought. In fact, it’s an utter disaster. Of all the various sports that share the … [Read more...]

Target’s GTA 5 Snub is Misinformed and Achieves Nothing

On the one hand, Target Australia’s decision to stop selling Grand Theft Auto V in response to a large petition opposing its sale is not a confusing one. Target is not a specialty video game retailer. It’s a department store that sells a wide range of products, from family clothing to toys, and … [Read more...]

Console Gamers Still Prefer Physical to Digital

A new report claims that while most gamers recognize digital downloads are the future of games sales, it's going to be a while before digital trumps physical sales on consoles. In a study called “The Democracy of Downloading: What Gamers Expect (and Want) from Digital Distribution”, … [Read more...]

Japanese Xbox One Boss Resigns Post After Poor Sales

Takashi Sensui has resigned as chief of Xbox in Japan and will instead relocate to the company's US headquarters. He will be replaced by Takahasi Minami, who joined the company in July after 25 years at Sony. The change comes amid ongoing struggles for the Xbox One in Japan, where the console is … [Read more...]

Japanese Xbox One Boss Resigns Post After Poor Sales

Takashi Sensui has resigned as chief of Xbox in Japan and will instead relocate to the company's US headquarters. He will be replaced by Takahasi Minami, who joined the company in July after 25 years at Sony. The change comes amid ongoing struggles for the Xbox One in Japan, where the console is … [Read more...]

ASA Warns YouTubers About Promotional Videos

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has warned YouTubers they need to make it clear when videos are promoting a product. Earlier this week, the BBC raised its concerns with the ASA after finding a number of UK video bloggers were paid to promote Oreo biscuits on their channels in a manner that … [Read more...]

Guinness World Records Crowns Call of Duty as Best Game Series

Activision’s first-person shooter Call of Duty franchise beat out Grand Theft Auto, Halo, Pokémon and The Elder Scrolls for the best ever video game series by Guinness World Records. The top ten franchises or games are Call of Duty, Super Mario Bros., Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto, Halo, The … [Read more...]

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Update ‘Coming Soon’

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will receive an update soon that will introduce a number of polish items and fixes such as connectivity optimization, Sledgehammer Games studio head Michael Condrey recently revealed in a blogpost. A roll out window was not offered for the upcoming update which will … [Read more...]

Foundation Petitions US Government to Resurrect Abandoned Games

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) wants to make it legal to resurrect abandoned games. Specifically, the online multiplayer components of games who no longer have online dedicated servers. The EFF has filed a petition with both the Library of Congress and the US Copyright Office, seeking to … [Read more...]