• Facebook's Acquisition Of Oculus Officially Closed

    Facebook's Acquisition Of Oculus Officially Closed

    Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR has officially closed today, the two companies have announced. "We're looking forward to an exciting future together, building the next computing platform and reimagining the way people communicate," the companies said in a joint statement. Facebook announced its plan to ...

  • 'Modern Combat 5' Cracked & Pirated By Contest Winner

    'Modern Combat 5' Cracked & Pirated By Contest Winner

    Pirated copies of the mobile first-person shooter Modern Combat 5: Blackout made its way onto torrent websites this weekend, according to Gameloft the cracked versions originated from an early copy given to contest winners. "So Gameloft did a contest to win an early copy of MC5, and one of the winners crac...

  • The Rise of Free-to-Play

    The Rise of Free-to-Play

    Free-to-play games, love them or hate them, are without a doubt here to stay. Free-to-play has proven itself to be attractive enough to entice players, and reliable enough to save developers, and it’s reign has only just begun....

  • Google To Stop Listing In-App Purchase Games As 'Free'

    Google To Stop Listing In-App Purchase Games As 'Free'

    Last December, the European Commission called for companies like Apple and Google to reevaluate their handling of free-to-play titles. It asked that consumers not be misled about the "true costs involved" with free games, and children not be urged to make in-app purchases. It then met with the companies in Fe...

  • Boss Key Productions Hires Former 'COD' Developers

    Boss Key Productions Hires Former 'COD' Developers

    Cliff Bleszinski's studio Boss Key Productions has hired two former Call of Duty: Ghosts developers to work on its upcoming shooter, Blue Streak. Ryan Palser, who previously was an animator at Neversoft and worked on Call of Duty: Ghosts, will join Boss Key as a senior animator. David Rose, who was the Lead ...

  • Microsoft Closing Xbox Entertainment Studios

    Microsoft Closing Xbox Entertainment Studios

    Phil Spencer has confirmed that Microsoft is closing its Xbox Entertainment Studios as part of a restructuring plan. The closure will result in a reduction of the company's planned programming, however Microsoft has confirmed to GameInformer that currently in-development work such as Halo: Nightfall and th...

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