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£73m of video game tax relief paid out in 2016-17

£73m of video game tax relief paid out in 2016-17

£73m in video games tax relief (VGTR) was paid out in the 2016-17 financial year, representing an increase of 60 per cent year-on-year, according to the latest figures from HMRC ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 20th 2017 at 12:39PM in News
Razer

Razer aiming for IPO of $5bn in October

PC peripherals manufacturer Razer is aiming for an initial public offering in Hong Kong valued up to $5bn, according to a new report from Bloomberg

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 20th 2017 at 11:19AM in News
Bethesda makes Doom's paid DLC free for everyone

Bethesda makes Doom's paid DLC free for everyone

Bethesda just released a new update for Doom, version 6.66, bringing a wealth of changes to the FPS.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 20th 2017 at 10:30AM in News
IGDA's Kate Edwards joins board of mental health charity Take This

IGDA's Kate Edwards joins board of mental health charity Take This

Former executive director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Kate Edwards has joined the board of directors at Take This, a non-profit charity that aims to inform the video ...

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

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Gamescom 2017's theme to focus on cooperative play

Gamescom 2017's theme to focus on cooperative play

The theme of this year's Gamescom is 'Just play together,' emphasising one of the most vital parts of today's worldwide gaming industry. 

on Jul 20th 2017 at 9:53AM in News
Telltale announces new Batman, The Walking Dead and Wolf Among Us titles

Telltale announces new Batman, The Walking Dead and Wolf Among Us titles

Telltale Games has announced three new games coming out in the next year. A new five-part Batman game will release this August, while the final season of The Walking Dead ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 19th 2017 at 4:25PM in News
DNA VR

DNA VR opens London's first full-scale VR arcade

DNA VR has officially opened the first full-scale virtual reality arcade in London. Based in Islington, the site has over 25 VR titles on offer, and aims to appeal to ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 19th 2017 at 2:30PM in News
Can the Evil Shift dominate console esports?

Can the Evil Shift dominate console esports?

Console esports simply wouldn’t be at the level they are today if it wasn’t for highly-modified competitive controllers. The latest – and arguably greatest – such controller is the new ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jul 19th 2017 at 11:50AM in News

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Absolver

Devolver Digital's Absolver to receive limited physical release on PS4 and PC

Devolver Digital has announced its upcoming online action game Absolver will receive a limited physical release in when it launches next month. This is in addition to its standard digital ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 19th 2017 at 11:10AM in News
Casey Hudson returns to BioWare

Casey Hudson returns to BioWare

BioWare’s general manager Aaryn Flynn has announced its departure from the studio, with former Mass Effect lead Casey Hudson due to return and take over the role.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 19th 2017 at 10:47AM in News
Iterable

Iterable: how to keep mobile users active through push notifications

Keeping mobile users engaged with new apps and games is a tricky business, but rowth marketing platform Iterable has released a new report analysing how game publishers can do just ...

on Jul 19th 2017 at 10:15AM in News
Supermassive hires Sega's Jim Woods

Supermassive hires Sega's Jim Woods

Until Dawn creator Supermassive Games has appointed industry veteran Jim Woods as executive producer. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 19th 2017 at 10:00AM in News

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Kalypso Media

China now makes up 20% of Kalypso's digital PC sales

Kalypso Media has reported significant growth in its Asian and Russian operations, with China now forming 20 per cent of the publisher's overall digital PC sales. That's an increase of ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 19th 2017 at 9:56AM in News
Ubisoft

Ubisoft Q1 sales up 45.2% YOY thanks to strong back catalogue performance

Ubisoft has announced its Q1 sales report for fiscal year 2017-18. Sales were up 45.2 per cent year-on-year between April and June 30th, amounting to €202.1m. That's just over €30m ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 19th 2017 at 9:31AM in News
Why Rocket League could be the mainstream esports hit of the generation

Why Rocket League could be the mainstream esports hit of the generation

Psyonix’s car-based kickabout Rocket League is two years old this month, and while most toddlers can’t even string a sentence together, Rocket League has managed to mark itself out as ...

by Jake Tucker
on Jul 18th 2017 at 11:11AM in News
Amy Kalson

Former EA creative director Amy Kalson joins Sybo Games

Sybo Games has appointed Amy Kalson as senior game developer. Kalson previously worked at EA as creative director and at Disney Interactive as senior design producer, and has also contributed ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 18th 2017 at 11:10AM in News

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Atari unveils new Ataribox console

Atari unveils new Ataribox console

Atari finally offered a first look at its new mysterious console, after teasing the product at E3 2017.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 18th 2017 at 10:54AM in News
Leap Motion raises another $50m to expand worldwide operations

Leap Motion raises another $50m to expand worldwide operations

Hand-tracking company Leap Motion has raised another $50m in Series C funding led by JP Morgan Asset Management, the firm has announced. This brings Leap Motion's total fund-raising amount to ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 18th 2017 at 10:39AM in News
Enter the Gungeon hits 1m copies

Enter the Gungeon hits 1m copies

Dodge Roll Games’ Enter the Gungeon has reached a new milestone.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 18th 2017 at 10:10AM in News
Beasts of Balance

Sensible Object selected for Amazon Alexa Accelerator

Amazon has announced a new startup accelerator program for its smart voice assistant Alexa device, and London-based developer Sensible Object is the only company from the UK to make the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 18th 2017 at 10:05AM in News
Runescape on mobile

RuneScape coming to mobile this winter

Jagex has announced that its renowned MMORPGs RuneScape and Old School RuneScape will be coming to mobile and tablet devices starting later this year. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 17th 2017 at 2:00PM in News
GAME store

What GAME is Ashley playing?

There’s no bigger character on the UK high street than Mike Ashley. His acquisition of a significant holding of GAME shares today is the biggest story for UK games retail ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jul 17th 2017 at 11:58AM in News
Samsung Next to invest $150m in European start-ups, with focus on AR and VR

Samsung Next to invest $150m in European start-ups, with focus on AR and VR

Samsung’s innovation and investment programme, Samsung Next, has announced its expansion to Europe with a first investment targeting tech start-ups. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 17th 2017 at 10:55AM in News
New 3DS

UPDATE: Nintendo ends New 3DS production worldwide

Update: After halting production of the New 3DS in Japan, Nintendo has now confirmed that it has also ended production in North America and Europe. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 17th 2017 at 10:40AM in News