SGN 008: This week we're chatting all about user generated conent, from Half-Life mods that became indie darlings, to early GTA moders and, yes, even THAT Twilight fanfic.
At a recent conference, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick stated that the PS5 and Xbox Series X version will not be “simple port” but rather a “remaster” with improved “technology” and “visuals”.
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.
Let's face it, in the wide, wide world o' games, any list of THE WORLD'S TOP x, where x is games, reviews, studios or other, is going to be controversial. However in a recent issues of Games TM magazine, the editorial team outlined their pick of the top 50 development studios in the world. Covering... Continue Reading →
Following an astonishing unattributed article posted in last week's Edinburgh Evening News, Brian Baglow, director of the Scottish Games Network has invited the tabloid to 'consider what it's about', to 'perhaps join the rest of us in the 21st century' and to direct all of its efforts to becoming 'slightly less shit.' In the article,... Continue Reading →
Since GTA V came out last September, it's done rather well. Seven Guinness records broken. Enormous first day sales. A billion dollars generated in the first three days and apparently making more money than the entire global music industry in its first month. This was then complemented with a range of awards, trophies, prizes and... Continue Reading →
The Internet. Haven of democracy. Tool of freedom. The single greatest information tool in the history of humanity. A series of pipes. It's a great thing. It allows us to communicate more openly. It enables us to chuckle at kittens. It ensure game developers are kept informed about just how much gamers love and appreciate... Continue Reading →
Hollywood starlet Lindsay Lohan is suing Take 2, the company behind the Grand Theft Auto series for, allegedly making a character in GTA V an unequivocal representation of her. Former child star Lohan contends that her voice and image are reproduced in the game, as well as styles taken from her clothing line. In GTA V, the character,... Continue Reading →
Develop Magazine has published a week of features examining and exploring the games sector in Scotland, kicking off with a provocative piece of editorial asking if Scotland could become the next Finland? Scotland is a nation that potentially faces major political changes this year, but how will that affect the region’s impressive output of video... Continue Reading →
Following the unprecedented award of a collective Outstanding Achievement award to Rockstar North at the BAFTA Scotland awards, Rockstar as a whole is to receive a BAFTA Fellowship at this year's Games Awards ceremony. The Fellowship is awarded annually. It is the highest accolade bestowed by the Academy and recognises outstanding and exceptional contribution to... Continue Reading →