0 Have your say A multi-million pound commercial development in Dundee is the perfect illustration of the confidence that surrounds the city’s video games industry. Water’s Edge at City Quay is filled with office suites, co-working spaces, and even a 300-cover restaurant. The converted warehouse is the brainchild of Chris van der Kuyl and Paddy Burns, the founders of 4J Studios and developers of the Minecraft console editions.4J will have their head office in the converted building and van der Kuyl is hopeful other studios will follow suit.“The games industry as a whole is healthier now than it has ever been,” he told The Scotsman. “There are a lot of opportunities and the sector is growing at an ever-increasing pace. We’re very bullish about the industry globally. “As to Scotland’s position in that, we continue to punch above our weight by having franchises like GTA and Minecraft developed here. “The independent sector … [Read more...] about Scotland’s video games industry ‘healthier than it has ever been’
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EVER played a game for ages, but still not beaten it? We've rounded up the games that take the longest amount of time to fully complete – and the top title requires nearly 700 hours of your time. It's thanks to data from How Long to Beat, a website that tracks how long it takes players to finish games. We've trawled through the website to find the 10 video games that take the longest to fully complete – that means finishing all of the side-quests and getting all the unlockables too. Only games that have "completionist" data from 10 or more players have been included. And the longest game turns out to be Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate – which takes an incredible 693 hours to finish, on average. The Monster Hunter franchise actually appears three times in the top 10, highlighting the expansiveness of those games. Created by Japanese gaming giant Capcom, Monster Hunter sees players taking on quests where they have to slay or trap large monsters. Completing all of the awards … [Read more...] about The 10 video games that take the longest time to finish revealed – can you guess which one takes 693 hours to beat?
Drake has unexpectedly appeared in a video game livestream – and smashed through records as he did so. The Canadian singer announced on Twitter that he would soon be playing Fortnite with popular streamer Ninja. He then logged onto Twitch and began to play with him. The video quickly became the most viewed ever. At some points more than 600,000 people were watching the live video, easily breaking through records on Twitch, which was just over half that. Gadgets and tech news in pictures + show all Gadgets and tech news in pictures 1/43 Designed by Pierpaolo Lazzarini from Italian company Jet Capsule. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph. Jet Capsule/Cover Images 2/43 A humanoid robot gestures during a demo at a stall in the Indian Machine Tools Expo, IMTEX/Tooltech 2017 held in Bangalore Getty Images 3/43 A humanoid robot gestures during a demo at a stall in … [Read more...] about Drake unexpectedly appears in Twitch video game livestream, immediately breaks viewing records
The X Factor judge's Only Human song did not prove popular with fans By Harriet Osborne Monday, March 30, 2015 Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's new single failed to reach the top 100 this weekend. The Geordie beauty's song Only Human was not even mentioned on The UK's Official Chart show on Sunday evening, depsite peaking to number 70 after performing it on Children in Need. Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's new single Only Human fails to make the cut[Edward Cooke] Jess Glynne, 25, is currently holding the number one title with her single Hold My Hand. Chezza's devastating news came after her hilarious appearance on Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway. She made the most of her sense of humour during the comic duo's game aptly titled I'm A Celebrity…Get Out Of Me Ear, which saw her trick three estate agents into thinking she was … [Read more...] about Top of the flops! Cheryl Fernandez-Versini’s new single fails to reach top 100 in Official Charts
Register for our free newsletter SCOTTISH gamers are each spending over £400 a year in total on video games, downloadable content and microtransactions, according to new research. The study, conducted by discount voucher site MyVoucherCodes, found that the average Scottish console gamer is shelling out a whopping £415 on games, downloadable content (DLC) – such as additional levels and character enhancements – and virtual currency annually. Whilst the average Scottish gamer spends roughly £29 per game, they’ll typically spend an additional 43% (£12.65) on extra content that was not included in their initial purchase. Looking specifically at the big three games console families – Nintendo, PlayStation and Xbox, Xbox owners were found to spend the most with a total expenditure 40% higher than the national average (£660.76) and 189% more than what Nintendo players are spending (£228.18). Fans of the Microsoft … [Read more...] about Scottish gamers spend over £400 on video games each year