According to Take 2, the service enjoyed its busiest year ever last year and garnered a 28% hike in revenue for the company. Those numbers look set to continue climbing too, with Take 2 having announced it will be bringing a standalone version of GTA Online to PS5 and Xbox Series X later this year.
Headed up by London-based independent developer Payload Studios, the Tentacle Zone Incubator is a programme offering mentorship, networking opportunities and an all-round games industry insight to independent developers with disabilities or neurodiversites, who come from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, are of an underrepresented gender, or are POC or LGBTQ+.
One Special Night is an evening of informative and entertaining punchy 10 minute talks by games industry legends to fundraise for Special Effect. It's a free livestream event, open to anyone - whether in the games industry, around it, or just a gamer eager to hear from the personailities behind some of the world's favourite... Continue Reading →
Epic's online games store suffered an 'outage' last night after it made Grand Theft V free. The store made Scotland's most successful export totally free for users yesterday, but the site was quickly overwhelmed by users rushing to claim a copy of the game. We are currently experiencing high traffic on the Epic Games Store.... Continue Reading →
The first ever Interface 9, the virtual version of the popular Game|Dev|Drinks events, took place last Wedneday (May 6). Featuring an excellent line-up of speakers from across the industry, it was a chance for attendees to learn more about topics such as influencers, funding, self care and the Epic ecosystem. Organised, by Colin Macdonald, the... Continue Reading →
There's a new games industry event in Scotland and by joining in, you'll be able to help the NHS. Organised by the amazing Colin MacDonald and based upon his equally amazing Game|Dev|Drinks events, Interface 9 will pull together 9 x people from the games industry and give them each 10 minutes for a searing and... Continue Reading →
GamesIndustry.biz has just published it's first list of the top 100 most influential people in the games industry. Covering the AAA console sector, mobile gaming, indie games, eSports, retail & publishing, industry advocates/investors as well as those in PR and the media, the list offers an insight into the people who influence the games industry... Continue Reading →
Dundee's Cobra Mobile is one of those studios which doesn't generate a huge amount of publicity, but quietly gets on with releasing a large number of games which go on to achieve great success - also quietly. The company is responsible for the best-selling iBomber franchise, as well as the more recent Cobi Hoops -... Continue Reading →
APB Reloaded hit the PC as a free-to-play title in December 2011. Since then, 5.8 million players have spent 40 million hours, creating over 10 million customised characters. Now developer Reloaded Productions and publisher Ravenscourt have brought the game to Xbox One. APB Reloaded puts drops players onto the streets of San Paro where they join either the... Continue Reading →
Good news for gamers (and game developers), Insomnia is bringing it's mix of live gaming, eSports, live stage events, indie games and YouTubers to Edinburgh's International Conference Centre. Running from April 29th - May 2nd, Insomnia is expecting around 20,000 gamers, fans and families to watch live interactive stage shows, play a huge variety of games... Continue Reading →