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Pokémon remakes sell 1.5m units and top Japanese charts

Pokémon remakes sell 1.5m units and top Japanese charts

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire were the best-selling games in Japan this week, according to data provided by Famitsu. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 26th 2014 at 1:00PM in News
Dark Souls GFWL migration delayed until December

Dark Souls GFWL migration delayed until December

Bandai Namco’s Dark Souls will ditch Games for Windows Live a little later than initially planned.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 26th 2014 at 12:59PM in News
Brianna Wu's next game wants to replace Twine

Brianna Wu's next game wants to replace Twine

The next game from Revolution 60 director Brianna Wu hopes to establish a new way to deliver interactive novels.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 26th 2014 at 12:20PM in News
UK industry veteran Tony Bourne has passed away

UK industry veteran Tony Bourne has passed away

Tony Bourne, a long-term member of the UK games industry, has passed away.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 26th 2014 at 11:52AM in News

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GAME announces midnight openings for Black Friday

GAME announces midnight openings for Black Friday

Leading UK retailer GAME is taking the unusual step of opening over 300 of its stores at midnight on the night of Thursday November 27th for Black Friday.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 26th 2014 at 11:47AM in News
14 UK games approved for tax relief so far

14 UK games approved for tax relief so far

The BFI has said that 14 games have started down the road toward UK tax relief.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 26th 2014 at 10:33AM in News
Livingstone: 'We are in the second golden age of games'

Livingstone: 'We are in the second golden age of games'

The co-founder of Games Workshop and the Government's Creative Industries Champion has said that the games industry is experiencing its second golden age.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 26th 2014 at 10:20AM in News
ASA warns YouTubers about product promotion

ASA warns YouTubers about product promotion

The Advertising Standards Authority has warned YouTubers that they need to make it clear when they are paid to promote products.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 26th 2014 at 10:07AM in News

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Star Wars Minecraft skins hit Xbox platforms

Star Wars Minecraft skins hit Xbox platforms

Microsoft has announced the release of the Star Wars Classic Skin Pack for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One editions of Minecraft.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 26th 2014 at 6:34AM in News
Turtle Rock details Evolve's inclusive approach to DLC

Turtle Rock details Evolve's inclusive approach to DLC

Evolve will offer all of its DLC maps for free and its premium DLC won't directly exclude players who have only purchased the base game, developer Turtle Rock Studios has ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 26th 2014 at 6:16AM in News
Sony settles with FTC, to refund Vita customers over false advertising

Sony settles with FTC, to refund Vita customers over false advertising

Sony Computer Entertainment America has settled with the FTC over false and misleading advertisement charges involving PS Vita's launch campaign.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 26th 2014 at 6:04AM in News
Strauss Zelnick: There's more to Take-Two than Grand Theft Auto

Strauss Zelnick: There's more to Take-Two than Grand Theft Auto

If you’ve read any of our Take-Two interviews in recent years, you’ll have read the same story: Take-Two is no-longer the Grand Theft Auto company.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 25th 2014 at 4:01PM in News

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The Secret Games Designer - the making of Xbox One

The Secret Games Designer - the making of Xbox One

Carl Ledbetter is a games industry master of disguise.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 25th 2014 at 3:42PM in News
Sony turns to PlayStation, backs away from mobile and TV business

Sony turns to PlayStation, backs away from mobile and TV business

PlayStation is being engineered as the saviour of Sony’s struggling technology business.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 25th 2014 at 3:21PM in News
Kickstarter suspends blood collecting game accessory

Kickstarter suspends blood collecting game accessory

Crowdfunding giant Kickstarter has suspended a project for an accessory that took blood from its users.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 25th 2014 at 2:37PM in News
Top iOS games embark on IAP Product Red charity drive

Top iOS games embark on IAP Product Red charity drive

Multiple leading developers will be donating all money generated by microtransactions to charity for the next two weeks.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 25th 2014 at 2:03PM in News

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NIS America: 'We want to be the big fish in the small pond'

NIS America: 'We want to be the big fish in the small pond'

NIS America is easily one of the biggest names in niche gaming.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 25th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
Super Smash Bros on Wii U has sold nearly half a million copies in the US

Super Smash Bros on Wii U has sold nearly half a million copies in the US

The Wii U version of Super Smash Bros has got off to an excellent start in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 25th 2014 at 1:52PM in News
Dark Souls II PC owners will have to buy again to get all of Scholar of the First Sin upgrades

Dark Souls II PC owners will have to buy again to get all of Scholar of the First Sin upgrades

More details about Bandai Namco’s Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin make poor reading for PC owners.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 25th 2014 at 12:46PM in News
Steam key resellers hit by gift rule update

Steam key resellers hit by gift rule update

Valve has tweaked the rules imposed on the trading of gifts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 25th 2014 at 12:11PM in News
MARGIN MAKERS: Guide to retro merchandise

MARGIN MAKERS: Guide to retro merchandise

Games of years gone by continue to spark nostalgia and reverence among consumers. MCV goes back to the past with a selection of retro-themed products

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 25th 2014 at 12:00PM in News
343 boss apologizes for ongoing Halo: Master Chief Collection online struggles

343 boss apologizes for ongoing Halo: Master Chief Collection online struggles

Two weeks on from its release, Xbox One shooter Halo: The Master Chief Collection is not working properly.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 25th 2014 at 11:07AM in News
Activision striking against Advanced Warfare glitch and/or cheat videos

Activision striking against Advanced Warfare glitch and/or cheat videos

Publisher Activision has been issuing copyright strikes on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare videos that depict either game glitches and/or cheating, a report claims.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 25th 2014 at 10:44AM in News
Ubisoft holding back The Crew review copies until day before launch

Ubisoft holding back The Crew review copies until day before launch

Publisher Ubisoft has risked provoking the wrath of the consumer press once again by admitting that it will not be supplying pre-release review copies of upcoming racer The Crew until ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 25th 2014 at 10:12AM in News
CCP shuts down Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines fan remake

CCP shuts down Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines fan remake

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines fan remake Project Vaulderie has been shut down by Eve Online developer CCP Games.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 25th 2014 at 7:41AM in News