Podcast Unlocked: Bungie Stops By

DOWNLOAD PODCAST UNLOCKED EPISODE 154 HERE Bungie Community Manager DeeJ stops by on the eve of Destiny's beta kickoff on Xbox platforms. We discuss the state of discourse in the video game community, how to give constructive feedback to your favorite developer, and much more. Plus: some very sad … [Read more...]

Layoffs Hit Xbox Europe

On the heels of announcing 18,000 layoffs company-wide, Microsoft has confirmed that they have “eliminated a number” of positions at its Xbox EMEA headquarters in the UK. While Microsoft wouldn’t confirm a specific number, a source told MCV that up to 75 percent of Xbox EMEA employees may be … [Read more...]

PlayStation 4, Watch Dogs Top June Sales Charts

June's sales results are in for the American gaming industry, and PlayStation 4 has once again held onto the crown as the best-selling console in the country. PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console of the month for the sixth month in a row. Additionally, the PlayStation brand was number one, … [Read more...]

Roguelikes: The Rebirth of Ultra-Punishing Games

There are no checkpoints. There is no certainty. In a roguelike there is only progress, and the looming threat of losing everything. The game industry is replete with casual, easy-to-beat games. But a number of developers are intent on bucking that trend. These devs are taking the inherent … [Read more...]

Play Xbox’s E3 Line-Up in the UK

How many of you were gutted you couldn't go to E3 this year? Seeing all those new games on show and not being able to experience them in person. Wipe those tears away, Xbox is bringing E3 home to you! We are giving away 25 pairs of tickets to an exclusive event on Thursday 10th July in West London, … [Read more...]

IGN AU Pubcast 98: It Was Earth All Along

Want to hear an Australian and a Kiwi recite Troy McClure's famous closing number to the mega musical Stop the Planet of the Apes, I Want to Get Off!? You do? Congratulations! You've accidentally come to the right place! We also talk about video games. "I love you, Dr. Zaius!"Episode 98! Continue … [Read more...]

Second Battlefield Hardline Beta Coming in Autumn

Battlefield Hardline is holding another beta this autumn on all available platforms. The news comes via Visceral chief Steve Papoutsis on the Battlefield blog, where he confirmed the second beta will hit PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. The first beta, which recently drew to a close, was done … [Read more...]

Oculus to Acquire Xbox 360 Controller Design Team

Oculus VR announced today that it will acquire the Carbon Design Group, the team behind the Xbox 360's controller and Kinect peripheral. The Carbon Design Group has worked on a number of notable products for Microsoft, including the Arc Touch Mouse and the Xbox 360 Racing Wheel, as well as the … [Read more...]

Trials Fusion, Killer Instinct Skins Coming to Minecraft: Xbox 360

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition's upcoming Skin Pack 6 will include two skins inspired by Trials Fusion, as well as the cast of Killer Instinct, 4J Studios announced today. The skins are based on the designs of two riders in Trials Fusion, as well as all eight characters from Killer Instinct's first … [Read more...]

IGN UK Podcast #235: Games, Goals and Gouging

Happy Friday, friends! Yes, it's that time of week again and we've got a brand new episode of the IGN UK Podcast ready to ease its into your lugholes. Exciting times ahead. This week Luke, Krupa, Alex and Chris discuss a number of things, from how Luke and Krupa coped with their first E3 to how … [Read more...]

Half of all Xbox One Gamers Have Played Forza Motorsport 5 — IGN First

The Forza series has come some distance since its ambitious beginnings back on the original Xbox. Today half of all Xbox One gamers have played Forza Motorsport 5, and the number of people playing it, the first Forza Horizon, and Forza Motorsport 4 right now may surprise you. “I was humbled and … [Read more...]

Madden NFL 15 Cover Athlete Revealed

The Madden NFL 15 cover athlete has been revealed. Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman will grace the cover this year. Sherman, who is the third defensive player to ever earn a cover, beat out Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and a number of other famous athletes for the spot. … [Read more...]