Amelia Craigie

Impressions of Elder Scrolls Online Beta Test

Over this weekend, Bethesda has opened up the world of Tamriel to beta testers. The aim of the weekend was to test the servers, find glitches and to hype fans up for Elder Scrolls Online, as the pre-orders for the game are now available. The idea was announced in 2012 and seems like a great move by Bethesda as Skyrim sold more than 20 million copies in 2011. However, only a few massively multiplay...

Filming for the Warcraft Movie Finally Begins

World of Warcraft (WoW) have seen some bad times over the last couples years and with Elder Scrolls Online around the corner, some say that the popular MMO is heading towards a slow death. However, WoW gained 200,000 new subscribers towards the end of last year, bringing the number of players to an amazing 7.8 million. It has been over a year since the latest expansion pack ‘Mists of Pandaria’ cam...

Disney Interactive Puts Hundreds of Jobs at Risk

Soon after all the lay offs at Ghost Games, there is now even more bad news about jobs in the gaming industry. Up to several hundred jobs are said to be at risk at Disney Interactive, despite the strong launch of its popular video game Disney Infinity. Disney Interactive president Jimmy Pitaro, who took control in November, is now considering management reshuffles and sadly, lay offs. Game maker P...

EA Lays Off Ghost Game Staff, Next Need for Speed Delayed

Ghost Games (formerly EA Gothenburg Studio) is the studio responsible for latest game in the Need for Speed series, and it has already been a few months since the release of Need for Speed: Rivals. However, it seems that the success of the game hasn’t protected the studio from being hit with lay-offs. After EA decided that its Guildford office has far too many workers, the company has entered a co...

Elder Scrolls Online for PS4 is Free of PS+ Subscription

Given the history of MMOs on consoles, there has been plenty of questions on how Elder Scroll Online (ESO) well plays on the new consoles. Sony has provided some answers about the PlayStation 4 version of the much awaited game to assure anxious gamers that they will provide fluent ‘on the couch’ gameplay. The greatest piece of news in the Q&A is that players do not need a PlayStati...

Trolls vs Vikings Coming Soon

Megapop has announced an up-coming new game called Trolls vs. Vikings. We should see it out on iOS devices on 26th February, but Android users may not see it till later, perhaps mid-year. The game will be available in English, French, Spanish and German so more people can play. In the wacky game, you control an army of trolls to fight against hordes of Vikings and epic Nordic gods including your f...

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Enters Open Beta

Open beta has finally kicked off for Blizzard’s new online game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. First announced last March, the game is a free-to-play strategy card game based off Blizzard’s most popular game World of Warcraft. Designed to be an easy to learn and fast-paced game, players can collect and command hundreds of heroes and fight against other players around the world. The game seems li...

Valentine’s Day Game Brainwash To Be Released Soon

GBoom Software are getting into the mood of Valentine’s Day with a up-coming mobile game based on the story of Romeo and Juliet, but with a humorous twist. In this role-playing game, you act in the best interests of Romeo and save him from the horrible demise of falling in love. Available in the App Store and Google Play about a week before Valentine’s Day, Brainwash is a game of mind control. The...

Valve Teams Up With Oculus VR

Valve has announced that they will no longer be developing and releasing their own VR (virtual reality) gear, despite expectations to the contrary. Instead, the company has opted to work with Oculus VR to eventually get virtual reality gaming onto Steam. It is already known that Valve has previously made prototypes of their own, but earlier this week they made an announcement that an experimental ...

Concept Art for the Failed BioShock Movie has Surfaced

Many years after the ill-fated attempt to get the popular game series BioShock on to the big screen, concept art for the BioShock movie have been released. Created by concept artist Jim Martin, the drawings focus on the underwater city of Rapture featured in the first two games. The drawings give a dark and very detailed look in to the magnificent art deco and grand scale of the settings planned f...

Oculus Games May Cost More Than Planned

Over the last year, there has been lots of hype and previews for Oculus VR’s virtual reality headset Oculus Rift; however, there is one question that still hasn’t been answered: How much will the virtual games cost? CEO of Oculus VR, Brendan Iribe has stated that his company has no say in the prices and it would be up to the developers. However, he explained that he would not be shocked to see pre...

Imagine Nations Crowd Funding Campaign Begins… Again

Cat Banana Studios has started up a crowd-funding initiative for their current project Imagine Nations. The campaign is set up through their website to allow supporters to directly support the studio’s goal. This is in the wake of their unsuccessful fundraising campaign on Kickstarter; however, due to the overwhelming positive support as well as the team’s determination, the efforts will con...

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