Staffordshire Uni Digital Institute to open in London

With the UK being the fifth largest gaming market in the world, accounting for £5.1 billion in game-related sales in 2018, it makes sense for games related courses to move to the capital, which will be happening later this year when Staffordshire University opens its own Digital Innovation Centre. The centre, based at Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London, will offer courses … Continue reading Staffordshire Uni Digital Institute to open in London

Niantic reveals new details about Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Ready your owls, wands and potions budding students of Hogwarts, it’s time to head to Diagon Alley; or at least, the app store equivalent of it. Announced over a year ago and fully unveiled today, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite shall be the wizarding world version of Pokémon Go, which was also developed by Niantic. In this augmented reality experience, you’ll be taking on the role … Continue reading Niantic reveals new details about Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

How will Nintendo’s Labo VR fit into the market?

Remember Nintendo Labo? It was that bizarre yet intriguingly creative product for children and the young at heart to combine their Switch with cardboard and play a few games. The idea seemed like it was going to be a huge hit at the time, but it instead fell by the wayside a few months after launch with just over one million kits sold by the … Continue reading How will Nintendo’s Labo VR fit into the market?

Epic makes a ballsy move

What more could the world’s current biggest game need? The answer is a giant hamster ball with a plunger stuck to the front. News Feed Update: [Automatically Posted] pic.twitter.com/GKapFVA9mm — Lucas7yoshi_ // Fortnite News & Leaks (@lucas7yoshi_) March 11, 2019 After the removal of planes from season 7, Fortnite was in need of a new vehicle. Epic’s answer? A motorised hamster ball straight out of … Continue reading Epic makes a ballsy move

Valve commits to VR despite layoffs

Valve has moved to reassure its fans it remains committed to virtual reality hardware after a round of layoffs sparked concern. As reported earlier, Valve has recently laid off 13 of its employees, with some VR engineers among those laid off. Alan Yates, Hardware Engineer for Valve took to reddit to confirm Valve’s work on VR isn’t ceasing despite the layoffs. Comment from discussion vk2zay’s … Continue reading Valve commits to VR despite layoffs

Vacation Simulator books a summer release date

Owlchemy Labs has confirmed the release date of Vacation Simulator after over a year since its initial reveal. From the minds behind the award-winning Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality comes Vacation Simulator, a seemingly similarly paced VR title with four holiday locations to explore and relax in: a forest, beach, resort and mountain. A new trailer for the game was also released … Continue reading Vacation Simulator books a summer release date

Valve cuts ties with lead designer of Artifact

Lead designer of troubled Valve digital card game Artifact Richard Garfield was laid off last month, with Garfield attributing termination to a “rocky launch” of the Dota themed title. Released in November 2018, Artifact received little traction within the PC gaming crowd, primarily due to Dota fans being disappointed at the games card-based gameplay and developer Valve’s abandonment of franchises such as Half-Life and Left … Continue reading Valve cuts ties with lead designer of Artifact