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June 27, 2017 10:35 AM Bank of England takes action over bad loans

The Bank of England has forced banks to find a further £11.4bn in the next 18 months to beef up their finances against the risk of bad loans. Banks will have to set aside £5.7bn in the next six months in case future economic shocks mean some borrowers cannot keep up their repayments. The Bank's Financial Policy Committee (FPC) suggested lenders had become 146

June 24, 2017 8:00 AM UK video game deals: Steam Summer Sale, Xbox One S bundles, Super Mario Odyssey and more

Your round-up of the week's best gaming deals and discounts. This week's round-up of the best video game deals and discounts in the UK includes some of the best offerings from this summer's Steam sale, including 2016 favourites Dishonored 2, Stardew Valley and Superhot. Other games on offer include recently-released shooter Prey, virtual reality shooter 108

June 21, 2017 11:39 AM Twitch Prime members get free Overwatch loot boxes in new partnership with Blizzard

Twitch will broadcast over 20 Blizzard tournaments and exclusive content through 2018. Twitch has announced a new two-year deal with Blizzard Entertainment to become the exclusive third-party streaming platform for "select Blizzard eSports content" including the Heroes of the Storm Global Championship, StarCraft 2 World Championship Series and Overwatch 90

June 20, 2017 5:55 PM Latest Xbox One Backwards Compatibility update is NOT what fans wanted

XBOX ONE Backwards Compatibility lost a game last week, as Microsoft delists a fan favourite. The Xbox One Backwards Compatibility games list has lost one of its titles. In an update that nobody wanted, Xbox Live Arcade release Poker Smash is no longer playable on Xbox One. Fans can still play the game on Xbox 360, where Achievements and saves will be transferred 94

June 13, 2017 3:02 PM E3 2017: Nyko Unveils Its Latest in Nintendo Switch and Gear VR Accessories

It’s that time of year again, E3 is that annual tradition when many game companies make their major announcements for what they have coming in the following year. Nyko has no shortage of new peripherals for various items for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Gear VR, and Hardcore Gamer has a list straight from the source that lists when we can expect 113

June 10, 2017 8:00 AM UK video game deals: PlayStation VR, PS4 Pro bundles, Horizon Zero Dawn and more

Your round-up of the week's best gaming deals and discounts. This week's round-up of the best video game deals and discounts in the UK includes two deals on PlayStation VR headsets with Farpoint and PlayStation VR Worlds, as well as bundles for the base 500GB PS4 model and PS4 Pro with Horizon Zero Dawn. On the game side of things, Guerrilla's open world 102

June 8, 2017 4:30 PM Five big predictions for E3 2017 from Project Scorpio's name to Bethesda's new IP

IBTimes UK runs down some big calls for gaming's biggest trade show. Gaming's biggest annual trade show E3 kicks off in Los Angeles this weekend with major press conferences from the world's biggest video game companies. It's a week of big news and bigger surprises, and everyone has their predictions. So do we, above are our five big predictions for E3 2017, including 92

June 3, 2017 8:00 AM UK video game deals: Xbox One S bundles, Persona 5, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and more

Your round-up of the week's best gaming deals and discounts. This week's round-up of the best video game deals and discounts in the UK includes two Xbox One S bundles for 500GB versions of the console, which include Overwatch, Gears of War 4 and either Battlefield 1 or Forza Horizon 3. On the gaming side of things, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's Game of the Year edition 107

June 2, 2017 6:03 AM Resorts World Manila: At least 36 bodies found at casino complex

At least 36 bodies have been recovered from a casino and hotel complex in the Philippine capital, Manila, where a lone gunman opened fire overnight. Most of the dead suffocated in thick toxic smoke after the man set fire to casino tables, officials told the BBC. The gunman, whose nationality is not yet known, began shooting in the casino in Resorts World 66

May 27, 2017 7:00 AM UK video game deals: PSVR headset, Xbox One S bundles, Horizon Zero Dawn and more

Your round-up of the week's best gaming deals and discounts. This week's round-up of the best video game deals and discounts in the UK includes multiple deals on Xbox One S 500GB consoles, bundled with games like Battlefield 1, Forza Horizon 3 and recently-released fighter Injustice 2. There's also a PS4 with Dishonored 2 for less than £200 and a PlayStation 124