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Is the driving genre too heavily congested? Why games struggled while Top Gear flourished

The driving game genre, or more specifically the simulation-leaning, track-based racer, used to be major console fare. It was rare to find a gamer who didn't at least dabble in ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Sep 25th 2017 at 11:17AM in News
Ubisoft gets 'massive support' from shareholders in general meeting

Ubisoft gets 'massive support' from shareholders in general meeting

Ubisoft convened its combined general meeting for shareholders at the end of last week, and investors expressed huge support for its overall management and future strategy, the publisher has announced. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 25th 2017 at 10:55AM in News
Ukie announces programme to boost games industry in West Midlands

Ukie announces programme to boost games industry in West Midlands

During its AGM on Thursday, games trade body Ukie announced it has joined forces with Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) to create a new two-year programme aiming to grow ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Sep 25th 2017 at 10:23AM in News
Green Man Gaming partners with Intel on new b2b marketplace

Green Man Gaming partners with Intel on new b2b marketplace

Green Man Gaming has announced a brand-new partnership with Intel that will see the company's award-winning patented technology power Intel's newly-launched, self-service b2b marketplace, the Intel Software Distribution Hub (SDH). 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 25th 2017 at 10:20AM in News

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Chinese Room shuts its doors for now

Chinese Room shuts its doors for now

The developer behind Dear Esther and Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is going dark for a while, the studio has confirmed. The Chinese Room isn't shutting down completely, director Dan ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 25th 2017 at 10:05AM in News
Warner Bros: 'Shadow of War is a true Q4 triple-A flagship'

Warner Bros: 'Shadow of War is a true Q4 triple-A flagship'

Ever since the first trailer for Shadow of War was revealed back in March, publisher Warner Bros has been releasing new footage of the game at an increasingly frequent rate. ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Sep 25th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Destiny 2 claims third UK No.1

Destiny 2 claims third UK No.1

Destiny 2 has claimed its third UK No.1 in the weekly charts, beating new entries Project CARS 2 and Pokken Tournament DX to the punch. Sales were down 47 per ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 25th 2017 at 9:44AM in News
OPINION: Tinderbox on how film crossovers can help build your game's audience

OPINION: Tinderbox on how film crossovers can help build your game's audience

Dan Amos, head of new media at Tinderbox (pictured right), the digital division of leading global brand extension agency, Beanstalk, talks to MCV about how movie-game crossovers can help build ...

on Sep 25th 2017 at 9:30AM in News

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PUBG devs have concerns over Epic Game's upcoming battle royale mode in Fortnite

PUBG devs have concerns over Epic Game's upcoming battle royale mode in Fortnite

The developers behind Playerunknown's Battlegrounds have called out the recently-announced battle royale mode in Epic Games' Fornite as being too similar to its own survival shooter title. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 22nd 2017 at 4:15PM in News
Ukie, TIGA and 'BGI' comment on £23.7m Creative Industries Review funding plan

Ukie, TIGA and 'BGI' comment on £23.7m Creative Industries Review funding plan

Friday's Independent Review of the Creative Industries - commissioned by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport - was strongly in support of greater government funding for the games ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Sep 22nd 2017 at 3:27PM in News
Ukie relaunches AskAboutGames with VSC Rating Board

Ukie relaunches AskAboutGames with VSC Rating Board

Ukie and the VSC Rating Board have re-launched age rating site, AskAboutGames.com. The two organisations will jointly run and fund the website, which contains information about PEGI age ratings, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 22nd 2017 at 2:40PM in News
PES 2018 beats Metroid and Uncharted to Japanese No.1

PES 2018 beats Metroid and Uncharted to Japanese No.1

Konami's PES 2018 beat a number of new releases to the top of the Japanese charts last week, including Nintendo's Metroid: Samus Returns and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, according to ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 22nd 2017 at 2:30PM in News

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Ukie announces new board of directors for 2017-18

Ukie announces new board of directors for 2017-18

Ukie has announced its new board of directors for 2017-18, with Revolution Software's owner and COO Noirin Carmody acting as chair, Playmob's chairman Ian Livingstone CBE as vice chair, and ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 22nd 2017 at 12:20PM in News
Creative Industries review

'Government should invest £23.7 million over five years' in games says Creative Industries report

Today saw the publishing of the much-awaited Independent Review of the Creative Industries (IRCI), which the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) commissioned out of the Industrial Strategy ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Sep 22nd 2017 at 11:40AM in News
HTC Viveport developers to keep all profits until 2018

HTC Viveport developers to keep all profits until 2018

HTC Vive is to boost the amount of revenue share developers receive on its global Viveport store to celebrate its one-year anniversary, the company has announced. This is in addition ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 22nd 2017 at 10:45AM in News
Support 7 gaming charities this weekend with One Gamer Fund event

Support 7 gaming charities this weekend with One Gamer Fund event

A new fundraising initiative to support seven worldwide gaming charities is to take place this weekend. Dubbed the One Gamer Fund, all money raised over the next three days will ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 22nd 2017 at 10:18AM in News

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BLE: Games merchandise will boom

BLE: Games merchandise will boom

Gaming merchandise is nothing new. As our regular Margin Makers section in the magazine shows, there's already something to complement almost every game under the sun, so much so that ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Sep 22nd 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Mario+Rabbids becomes best-selling third-party Switch game

Mario+Rabbids becomes best-selling third-party Switch game

Nintendo is to publish Ubisoft's Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle in both Japan and Korea next year, Ubisoft has announced. The game, which has now become the best-selling third party ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 22nd 2017 at 9:53AM in News
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EA: FIFA 18 has 'the best gameplay we've ever had'

In a recent interview with GameReactor, EA executive vice president Patrick Söderlund admitted the company “played it safe” with FIFA 17. This year, however, EA is going “all in” with ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Sep 22nd 2017 at 9:30AM in News
Pillars of Eternity II

Versus Evil to publish Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

Independent publisher Versus Evil is to publish Obsidian Entertainment's Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, the company has announced. The sequel to the hit RPG will launch on PC, Mac and ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 21st 2017 at 3:25PM in News
Nier: Automata hits 2m shipments and digital sales

Nier: Automata hits 2m shipments and digital sales

Square Enix and PlatinumGames' action RPG Nier: Automata has hit another huge milestone, the publisher has announced. After hitting 1.5m shipments in May this year, the game's shipments and digital sales ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 21st 2017 at 10:40AM in News
Raiders of the Broken Planet won't be like Evolve, says Mercurysteam

Raiders of the Broken Planet won't be like Evolve, says Mercurysteam

With the Christmas season rapidly approaching, the usual cluster of blockbuster FPS titles is gradually coming into focus, with Call of Duty: WWII, Star Wars Battlefront 2, Wolfenstein II: The ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 21st 2017 at 10:30AM in News
Genesis Alpha One

Team17 has 'big expectations' for roguelike Genesis Alpha One

Team17 has high hopes for its roguelike shooter title Genesis Alpha One when it launches on PC, PS4 and Xbox One next year, the publisher has told MCV.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 21st 2017 at 10:00AM in News
HTC and Google reveal $1.1bn smartphone deal

HTC and Google reveal $1.1bn smartphone deal

After months of falling profits, HTC has announced a $1.1bn cooperation agreement with Google that will see a number of HTC employees join the search giant. What's more, Google will ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 21st 2017 at 9:50AM in News
TheGamer.TV homepage

Level Up Media launches on-demand video site TheGamer.tv for blockbuster console games

Esports and gaming video broadcaster Level Up Media has launched its brand-new website, TheGamer.tv. Initially announced back in February of this year, TheGamer.tv is the world's first dedicated destination ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 21st 2017 at 9:45AM in News