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Official: Games Convention is dead

Thursday, 29 January 2009 12:48 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Leipziger Messe’s just confirmed that Games Convention is officially dead. The 2009 event, originally planned for August 20-23, has been cancelled.

The news ends Games Convention as was, one of the largest games shows in the world. Launched in 2002, the fair was an epic event, and by far the most important annual show in Europe.

The central European games show for 2009 will, instead, be the inaugural gamescom in Cologne on August 19-23.

“If the industry is again in search of a platform for console and PC games and hardware with the know-how of the GC – Games Convention, we will immediately be available,” said Leipziger Messe boss, Wolfgang Marzin.

The fight between GC and gamescom has been a bitter one, but there was never any real doubt the latter would become the major games show in Germany after the BIU – Germany’s ELSPA, ESA, etc – announced the formation of the show last year.

Gamescom capitalised on the Leipzig announcement today by issuing a press release saying it “enjoys more support from industry”.

Ubisoft Germany GM Ralf Wirsing had this to say: “In Cologne we will have the opportunity to both present our range of products to an international market and to familiarise ourselves with the new products of the other national and international market participants.

“If you look at the numbers of registered gamers in the online and browser markets, the growing importance of this segment is unmistakable.”

We admit it: we have a tear in the eye. So long, Leipzig. You were a good friend.

Both press releases after the break.

GAMES CONVENTION ONLINE
31 July – 2 August 2009

Leipzig, 29 January 2009

New gaming fair in Leipzig: GAMES CONVENTION ONLINE presents future market

Market leaders initiate the industry’s own platform as a combination offline/online event

From 31 July to 2 August 2009, Leipziger Messe presents a new games fair. Headlined GAMES CONVENTION ONLINE, it is the first independent platform in Europe for what is currently the most dynamic market in the gaming industry: browser, client and mobile games. The new gaming trade show is supported by market leaders in the online industry such as BIGPOINT and GAMEFORGE.

Carsten van Husen, CEO at GAMEFORGE 4D, emphasises the need for the industry to have its own platform: “The size achieved and the dynamics for growth in the market for online games really cry out for a strong fair – in Europe too. Given our domestic industry’s leading world role for this segment, Germany is predestined to serve as the location.” GAMEFORGE is the biggest independent provider of online games worldwide. More than 65 million gamers are registered for GAMEFORGE games which are on offer in 50 languages.

Nils-Holger Henning, CCO at BIGPOINT: “We are very pleased with the recognition shown to the games industry with two big and important fairs in Germany. We very much welcome the fact that with the GAMES CONVENTION ONLINE, Leipzig is now offering a trade show for online and casual gaming. This confirms that as an entertainment branch worth taking seriously, online gaming has an important role to play within the overall game industry. In the area of online and casual gaming, there is a big need for interchange, as shown by the internationally established trade fairs. The topics are precisely aligned to our needs, and in both the consumer and business area we can appeal to a public that is specifically interested in online gaming. Exchange within the industry, contacts with small, dedicated developers and the technical subject-matter dealt with at the GAMES CONVENTION ONLINE will contribute to strengthening and driving forward the online and mobile gaming industry.” BIGP OINT is one of the 200 biggest websites and the biggest game portal for browser-based online gaming worldwide. The Hamburg company is growing daily with more than 150 thousand registrations in 30 languages.

Wolfgang Marzin, CEO, Leipziger Messe, sums up the excellent starting-point for the GAMES CONVENTION ONLINE. “Worldwide, Leipzig means games”, he says, referring to the high profile enjoyed by the “Games Convention” brand. “The GAMES CONVENTION ONLINE provides an independent platform of its own for the most dynamic growth market in the gaming industry.” The rapid spread of browser, client and mobile games was the basis for rapid development of the industry’s new trade fair. “On the Asian market, a third of the population already regularly plays online games. In Germany too, the final barriers are being broken down with the rapid spread of fast broadband connections and mobile wireless connection standards.”

The figures for German and world market development underline Marzin’s assessment. “Global Entertainment and Media Outlook 2008 – 2012″ (Source: PWC, 2008), for example, predicts global growth rates of up to just under 20 per cent for online and wireless games (whilst sales for PC games are set to drop by an average of 1.2 per cent).

The German market is driven by the spread of faster internet connections. The number of households with broadband is set to double in the coming years. Whilst broadband coverage was still at 44.5 per cent of all households in 2007, experts expect an increase to 82.9 per cent for 2012 (Source: PWC, 2008).

For the European market, the Verband der deutschen Internetwirtschaft eco (Association of the German Internet Industry) concludes that sales turnover for mobile phone games will also double by 2012 across Europe, on the basis of a figure of 2.4 billion euros for 2008 (Source: eco, 2009). In Germany, every fifth mobile connection user also plays games on his or her mobile, in other words, about 11 million users in 2008 (Source: comScore, 2008).

Innovative trade show concept for professionals and general public

The GAMES CONVENTION ONLINE will be organised in two separate areas, namely for the trade and professional public on the one hand, and for gamers on the other.

The Business Center is at the hub of the fair with a trade show exhibition and professionally organised matchmaking. There will also be an integrated dialogue conference. Individual forums at the conference will be shown online for registered participants (for a conference fee).

New: test out trade show innovations online!
Access for millions of visitors everywhere in the world

In the public exhibition halls, exhibitors present themselves alongside many events and show matches. For this part of the fair, Leipziger Messe has joined forces with the industry to develop a completely new concept. “We will be combining the real fair, that is, the offline event, with an online event” explained CEO Wolfgang Marzin. “This means that millions of gamers are linked in on the internet and can take part in the GAMES CONVENTION ONLINE in Leipzig live. The GAMES CONVENTION ONLINE will host tens of thousands of visitors in Leipzig, and several million in the whole world.”

For this to happen, the new event will be accessible on the internet throughout its entire duration. Several exhibitors are creating links to the new games being introduced at the Leipzig show. As long as the GAMES CONVENTION ONLINE is still taking place in Leipzig, access is free of charge.

Championships and role-play event

In partnership with exhibitors, Leipziger Messe is organising various special events for gamers. Several communities and leagues are being invited to meet up at the GAMES CONVENTION ONLINE in Leipzig. Championships will be held in the run-up to the fair so that their winners can travel to Leipzig and the finals can be played live at the fair against online gamers. For the finalists, their stay in Leipzig is combined with an exclusive luxury prize package. There are also plans for a role-play event.

Korea supports GAMES CONVENTION ONLINE

For the premiere of the GAMES CONVENTION ONLINE, Leipziger Messe is preparing a partnership with South Korea. The Korean involvement is backed by kotra (Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency), the Korean government foreign trade and investment promotion agency. In-Sung Park, Business Development Manager at kotra, says: “We are pleased that Korea has been invited to be the first national partner for the GAMES CONVENTION ONLINE. We will soon have confirmation from the Ministry of Culture. Korea is a forerunner in the market for online and mobile games. Furthermore, Korea is the biggest market for online games and occupies a leading position worldwide for mobile games. We have considerable know-how in the development and marketing of games and we can contribute this to international partnerships. The GAMES CONVENTION ONLINE conference is a particularly well-suited forum for setting up new business contacts and opening up new markets across continents. We are happy to support L eipziger Messe in the organisation of business matchmakings.”

In Korea, online gaming has been the number one national sport for some years. 80 per cent of all households are linked to the internet. Every third Korean is registered as a regular online gamer, making a total of more than 18 million women, men and children (by comparison: Germany currently counts 4.15 million online gamers). For 2009, Korea expects the online gaming market to reach sales worth 1.7 billion USD (Pearl Research, “Online Games Market in Korea”, 2008).

Classic GC – Games Convention dropped for 2009
CEO Marzin: “Leipzig is still open to the whole industry”

In announcing the new gaming fair, the Leipzig CEO Wolfgang Marzin emphasised: “This is a completely new and fully independent product for a market that is adjusting to new business models, setting off along new sales routes and appealing to new target groups. Browser, client and mobile games are on course to becoming a big success story and in that way, the GAMES CONVENTION ONLINE is like the GC – Games Convention when it first began. We are delighted that as trade fair organisers, we can again accompany this development too.”

Having achieved rapid and internationally recognised success since its launch in 2002, the GC – Games Convention, the European fair for interactive entertainment, infotainment and hardware remained unaffected by the new fair. In 2008, the GC – Games Convention was the biggest gaming show in the world. But, said Wolfgang Marzin, in view of the new situation in terms of competition on the German trade fair market, Leipziger Messe would be dropping the GC – Games Convention from the 2009 calendar. It had been scheduled for 20 to 23 August 2009. At the same time, Marzin emphasised that Leipziger Messe was still open to the entire gaming industry: “If the industry is again in search of a platform for console and PC games and hardware with the know-how of the GC – Games Convention, we will immediately be available.”

Press release

gamescom enjoys more support from industry: online games in demand in Cologne

In addition to detailed presentations by publishers of console and PC games, exhibitors also show their online game portfolios

At gamescom – Europe’s new event and entertainment highlight – the international games industry will exhibit its entire repertoire of interactive entertainment software and hardware in Cologne from 19 – 23 August. In addition to member companies of the German Trade Association of Interactive Entertainment Software (Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware (BIU)), who plan to exhibit their diverse game portfolios for both casual and core gamers in Cologne, many other exhibitors from all sectors of the games industry are preparing for the event. In gamescom’s Business and Consumer areas, there is a marked increase in leading companies from online and browser games – one of the industry’s growth markets.

The presence of this business segment at gamescom is quite important for several companies, including Ubisoft. General Manager Ralf Wirsing had this to say: “In Cologne we will have the opportunity to both present our range of products to an international market and to familiarise ourselves with the new products of the other national and international market participants. If you look at the numbers of registered gamers in the online and browser markets, the growing importance of this segment is unmistakable.” Thomas Friedmann, Executive Director of Funatics, is looking forward to the presentation of online and browser games at gamescom for another reason: “Online games are constantly changing the conventional market. Given the intensity of gamer usage, the growth figures alone are just one interesting aspect. So we’re quite excited about the market, which will have an attractive environment to exhibit its newest developments in Cologne.” From the “Global Player” league, Electronic Arts Executive Director Dr. Olaf Coenen explains: “gamescom will set a new tone, internationally. There’s no doubt about that.
We’re looking forward to the starting signal and can’t wait to meet our partners and customers from Germany and around the globe at Koelnmesse.”

For Bernd Grannemann, Head of Sales & Commercial Marketing at Tivola, the combination of trade fair concept, location, and internationality is the heart of gamescom’s success: “As an internationally successful publisher of computer and console games for children and young adults, we’re hugely excited about the start of gamescom. The casual-to-core exhibition concept at Koelnmesse affords us the opportunity to present our products in the appropriate topic settings.” International stimuli will be coming from France among other countries. In cooperation with Koelnmesse, Ubifrance will organise the joint stand for the French games industry. Regional networks like gamearea FrankfurtRheinMain will also focus on Cologne.

In addition to commerce and presentations by developers and software publishers, the hardware sector will complete the trade fair offerings at Cologne. Christoph Thomas, Executive Director of Hama, concludes: “As an expert in accessories, Hama always positions itself in the direct vicinity of the market leaders in device manufacturing and, in this case, games as well. This August, all the “big players”, gamers, and specialist visitors on both the national and international markets for computer games and interactive entertainment will convene in Cologne. gamescom represents ideal conditions for Hama to engage in successful business.”

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6 Comments

  1. Blerk

    What the hell…?!

    Fuck you, Gamescom! And the bike you rode in on!

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    Was basically killed because of the location wasn’t it? Excellent show… shitty city.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. patlike

    Travel links and hotel space, ja. Damn shame. Last year it really felt as though everyone – exhibitors and attendees – had properly got the hang of it.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Quiiick

    @ Psychotext
    Leipzig is a beautiful city, much nicer than Köln (Cologne).
    But for a pan-european game exhibition I agree that Köln suits the needs better.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    pat said what I was trying to say far better. :)

    #5 6 years ago
  6. deftangel

    The only thing I didn’t like about it was Altenburg. There was a decent little street with a ton of bars down it and the Messe itself was great.

    Koln has a lot of living up to do. As Pat said they nailed the format last year.

    #6 6 years ago

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    Submerged is the latest title in development from Uppercut Games, and the exploration-adventure game is coming to PlayStation 4 and other platforms this year. The game takes place in a flooded city which Miku and her wounded brother Taku have reached by boat. Miku needs to find a safe place for her brother to rest […]

  • These screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt show superb attention to detail

    Some gorgeous new screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced, and a couple are wallpaper worthy. Especially the one with the horse, but as you’re well aware, I’m horse crazed. The images below in the gallery have been scaled to fit properly, but if you head over to NeoGAF you can bask in […]

  • Namco kicks off Humble Store partnership with Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin

    Namco Bandai has started offering its PC titles on Humble Store, and this includes the recently released Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. Other titles include Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and Project Cars. “In Japan, the Bandai Namco Group companies are known for supporting different charity programs and we are very happy to be […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 Bonus codes to give away

    Already have a World of Tanks account? We’ve got 2,000 codes for players to top up their Gold and Premium days. This weekend sees the World of Tanks Grand Finals take place in Poland, and we’ve got a bunch of game codes to give away to celebrate. Each Bonus PC code offers 150 Gold and […]

  • Mad Max contains Top Dog camps with boss fights

    Mad Max will have bases which vary in difficulty, some of which are considered a “finale” for a particular region and feature a boss fight. Speaking in the latest issue of GamesMaster via GamesRadar, the game’s producer John Fuller said this allows players to tailor their experience by deciding how much of a challenge they […]

  • Just Cause 3 gameplay trailer reveal coming next week

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 28, because you won’t want to miss the gameplay reveal of Just Cause 3. Avalanche tweeted the date along with a teaser, as seen below. The box art has also made an appearance. Keep an eye on the game’s YouTube page, and we’ll be sure to post the video […]

  • First paid Skyrim Steam Workshop mod has been pulled

    Valve’s new incentive which allows modders to charge for their creations hasn’t been live for 24 hours yet, and already, one mod has been pulled. The mod in question was Chesko’s Fishing Mod for Skyrim, which the creator pulled after a community member questioned whether Chesko had permission from the creator of the character-idle animations […]

  • Resident Evil HD Remaster has sold over one million copies worldwide

    The HD remaster of Resident Evil has sold over one million copies worldwide since its January 20 release, Capcom has announced. The company attributed the sales milestone to producing a “great product” along with excellent word of mouth and praise from fans. In February, Capcom said Resident Evil HD Remaster was its fastest-selling digital title […]

  • The Crew: the Raid Car Pack and Raid Live Update now available for download

    The Crew players can now download the Raid Car Pack which is the last of four themes car packs. The Raid Live Update is also available, and it contains six new tuning specs. The car pack contains three new cars: the 2012 Cadillac Escalade, the off-road 2011 Volkswagen Touareg NF and the McLaren F1 supercar. […]

  • Geralt is very professional in the latest Witcher 3: Wild Hunt TV spot

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new TV spot that’s short and to the point. The latest Witcher 3 trailer comes in the form of TV spot. It’s all CGI, and it looks good. If you’re more into gameplay trailers, the latest one will serve you well. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out […]

  • Steam roguelike sale is live, offers deep discounts on a stellar collection of titles

    If you’re into challenging, procedurally-generated, and infinitely-replayable games, Steam’s current sale will hook you up. Steam is hosting a sale on roguelike games. Plenty of titles in the genre are on sale for upwards of 75% off. Highlights include Risk of Rain at 75% off, Don’t Starve at 66% off, Spelunky at 75% off, FTL: […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 finally gets online co-op in Raid Mode on Xbox One

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has been patched to support online play in Raid Mode on Xbox One. The Xbox One version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 lacked online support in Raid Mode for a long time. Until today. A new patch has been released to bring that version in line with the rest of them. […]

  • A section in Killing Floor 2′s EULA about cyberbullying is riling up some fans

    Killing Floor 2 has recently got into a bit of trouble with some fans due to a clause in its EULA that gives the developer the right to revoke a user’s license without prior notice. The Killing Floor 2 EULA – just like many others found in modern games, has a section dedicated to cheating […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 free tanks and in-game cash to giveaway

    To celebrate the World of Tanks grand finals this weekend we’ve got some great freebies to give away to new players. We have 2,000 PC invite codes to giveaway, with each one offering new accounts a T2 Light Tank, 100 Gold and 1 Days Premium worth around €8.00. All you need to do is enter […]

  • Marvel announces partnership with Telltale, first game due in 2017

    Marvel and Telltale have entered into a partnership that will allow the developer to work on a new game series, due in 2017. Telltale has announced that it has partnered with Marvel Games, Marvel Entertainment’s video games division, for the development of a new game series. No indication was given as to what the new […]

  • Destiny: Bungie is not saying no to a player trading system

    Bungie has not completely ruled out the idea of bringing a trading system to Destiny. Destiny does not offer any way for players to trade items amongst themselves. But ever since the game’s release, players have never stopped asking Bungie to add one in. While the developer does not have a satisfying answer, it’s still […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 24, 25 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    The weekend Exotics market run by Xur: Agent of the Nine is now open for business. Destiny’s bizarre vendor, Xur, has arrived at the Tower. Xur is your man if you’re looking for Exotic armour or weapons. Not only that, but he will also let you exchange your old Exotic gear for new, upgraded versions. […]

  • Warcraft movie delayed yet again

    The Warcraft movie will no longer hit theatres in March 2016. The release date of the Warcraft movie has been pushed back by three months. The movie was expected in March 2016, but Legendary Pictures announced yesterday that it is now due on June 10, 2016. No reason was given for the delay. This is […]

  • Destiny: Iron Banner returns on April 28

    Destiny’s Iron Banner PvP event will return this Tuesday. Bungie has announced that the Iron Banner, it’s once-every-few-weeks PvP event, will make a return with next week’s weekly reset. It was initially due this week, but because of the recent Crucible changes that were implemented with patch 1.1.2, Bungie wanted to wait and see. That […]

  • Deus Ex devs take the piss out of Black Ops 3

    Deus Ex developers have been having a bit of a laugh at the expense of Call of Duty’s official Twitter account. You would be forgiven to think that yesterday’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ‘Ember’ teaser was part of an ad campaign for a Deus Ex game, with all the biohacking, wearable tech, augmentation, […]

  • Bungie weekly update: Commendations begone

    Destiny’s weekly update is here to determine the fate of all those Commendations you’ve been earning in the past few months. Bungie started off this week’s update with a recap of the details revealed during the recent livestream. There wasn’t really anything on this front that they haven’t talked about already. With the exception of […]

  • This GTA 5 trainer lets you play as almost anything and it’s the best thing ever

    Want to play GTA 5 as a monkey, a cat, a fish, a deer or some other non-human thing that we eat or keep as a pet? ScriptHook has you covered. Not only can you play as critters, it change other game values, according to an explanation from PC Gamer. These values include making changes […]

  • EA Sports moves Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR release date to July

    EA Sports has announced Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR will be released in July. Originally announced for June, the golf game will now release the same week as the Open Championship at St. Andrews, on July 14. EA also provided some more color on gameplay features such as the ability to customize the game by borrowing […]

  • Jason Voorhees joins Mortal Kombat X in May, Kombat Pack owners get first dibs

    Jason Voorhees will arrive for Mortal Kombat X players in May, NetherRealm Studios announced today during the latest Kombat Kast. Jason will be shown for the first time on Monday, May 4 during a special Kombat Kast. According to EventHub which watched the livestream, the developer will also show off the character’s move and Variations. […]

  • The Witcher 3: Nvidia heads to Poland for a behind-the-scenes look – video

    A video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, taking you behind-the-scenes with CD Projekt RED. Nvidia’s GeForce crew went to the firm’s studio in Poland to talk with the game’s executive producer John Mamais, who provides a look at the PC version of the upcoming RPG. CD Projekt, according to the video […]

  • Microsoft notes decline in Xbox unit sales for Q3 FY15 to 1.6 million

    Microsoft reported its Q3 FY15 earnings today, citing growth in Xbox Live usage as one of the contributing factors to the firm’s reported revenue. However, the firm noted a decline in units sales for its Xbox consoles during the quarter. Microsoft Q3 2014 (yoy comparison) Microsoft Q1 fiscal 2015 Microsoft Q2 fiscal 2015 The firm […]

  • Powerplay is a new feature included in the Elite: Dangerous May update

    The next update for Elite: Dangerous is coming next month and it includes a new feature called Powerplay. According to Frontier Developments, Powerplay allows players to participate in an ongoing battle that “enhances every aspect” of the game. Players can become allies with a number of galactic Powers and guide their strategy, pursue objectives in […]

  • Facebook says it’s “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift

    Facebook has said it is “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift as the VR headset is still in the development stages. Speaking during a call to investors, Facebook CFO David Wehner said the company had nothing to announce regarding the amount of stock it expected to ship. “We have not announced any […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch and rental server program hits next week

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch has a release date for both consoles and PC. PC & Console patch and RSP for Consoles coming April 28th. Fixes include TDM spawns and more: http://t.co/BZYJeomPlr pic.twitter.com/27TCiY8hmf — Battlefield (@Battlefield) April 23, 2015 The update will include fixes to Punkbuster, Nvidia DirectX drivers, TDM spawns, contains weapon balance tweaks and […]

  • Modders can now earn money through Steam Workshop starting today with Skyrim

    Valve has introduced a new functionality within Steam Workshop which will allow mod makers to earn money for their creations, starting with Skyrim. The update will allow content such as mods, items, or maps to be sold through Steam Workshop for titles which have the feature enabled. A new “streamlined process for listing” has been […]

  • Play Skyrim for free this weekend on Steam and take 75% off while you’re at it

    Skyrim is free this weekend on Steam providing wanna-be Dragonborns who have procrastinated on wetting their blades with Stormcloak blood the perfect opportunity to give the RPG a try. Head over to Steam and download the game and play for free until April 26 at 1am PDT. The game is also 75% off if you […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Ember” teaser video released ahead of full reveal

    Activision has released a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 teaser video titled “Ember” and you can watch it right here. Here’s the video blurb: “In the next 50 years, technological advancements will lead us into a world where only those who risk going too far, will find out how far we can actually go.” […]

  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

    Bioware has updated Dragon Age Keep after listening to community feedback. The update includes more customization and control over heroes, world states, career and more. Players can now customize hero portraits or delete Dragon Age: Inquisition heroes from the Hero section. They can also remove playthrough states from the World State Manager and keep up […]

  • Here’s a look at some Conker community creations in Project Spark

    Conker’s Bug Reunion releases today, and below is a video showing some of the community creations you will be able to download using the creation pack. Project Spark is a free download on Xbox One and Windows 8.1, and you can download the Conker Creation Pack today. It contains 350 assets in order for users […]

  • Rainbow Six: Siege video shines spotlight on the British Counter Terrorist Unit

    Ubisoft has released a Rainbow Six: Siege video which gives you a look at the British Counter Terrorist Unit which features “the best of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.” The firm said that over the next few weeks it will introduce the public to each of the units in the game. Rainbow Six Siege […]

  • Mario Kart 8 DLC and Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. headline eShop update in North America

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with an update and new DLC for Mario Kart 8 and the Mewtwo DLC for Super Smash Bros. Other highlights include Mario Kart DS on Wii U Virtual Console, the continuation of International StreetPass Week and more. Full update is below. Nintendo eShop Mario Kart […]

  • Square Enix host E3 2015 conference this year on June 16

    With Final Fantasy 15, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on the horizon, it should come as no surprise to learn that Square Enix will be hosting a dedicated E3 2015 conference this year. The presentation will take place Tuesday, June 16 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT/5pm UK. It will be broadcast […]

  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years 3D remake releasing on Steam next month

    Final Fantasy 4: The After Years has been given a makeover and will be released on Steam of PC next month. You can now pre-order it on Steam and take 10% off for the time being. The game will be released on the digital service May 12 and will include trading cards and achievements. Thanks, […]

  • This Project Cars video shows off the racer’s multiplayer

    Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has released a new video giving you a look at the game’s multiplayer. The game is out next month, and if you would like to refresh yourself on the tracks included,  give this a look. While you are clicking links, here’s the minimum and recommended PC specifications which dropped last […]

  • Looks like Logitech is getting out of OEM mouse production business [Clarification]

    Logitech will no longer produce “low-end” mice, citing a decline in PC accessories. This story has been updated to include a clarification. According to a Reuters report, per MCV, the firm will instead focus on video accessories and streaming music, as its wireless Bluetooth speakers are now its best-selling product rage. This will help offset […]

  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

    Must have more MOBA? Win one of our 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys and see if you’re more Blizzard than LoL. Can’t wait for June 2? Of course you can’t. We have 1,000 closed beta keys for Heroes of the Storm to give away this week, allowing you access before Blizzard’s MOBA goes […]