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GAME's Belong arenas now available for private hire

GAME's Belong gaming arenas are now available for private hire, the retailer has announced, with special packages available for birthdays, corporate parties as well as stag and hen do's.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 25th 2017 at 2:21PM in News
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe beats Breath of the Wild as best-selling Switch game in Japan

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has now surpassed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as the best-selling Switch title in Japan, according to the latest figures from Famitsu. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 25th 2017 at 12:14PM in News
HTC releases another VR headset

HTC releases another VR headset

HTC's plans to spread its wings beyond its high-end Vive headset have been bolstered with the surprise launch of a new device in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 25th 2017 at 10:57AM in News
Persona 5 tweaked to address South Korean controversy

Persona 5 tweaked to address South Korean controversy

A small alteration has been made to the Korean version of Atlus RPG Persona 5 in response to a controversy that has been rumbling on for some time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 25th 2017 at 10:37AM in News

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New Micro Machines now due to land next month

New Micro Machines now due to land next month

Codemasters and Koch Media have announced a new release date for Micro Machines World Tour Series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 25th 2017 at 10:15AM in News
Opinion: 'Homegrown has to be the future' says Women in Games CEO Marie-Claire Isaaman

Opinion: 'Homegrown has to be the future' says Women in Games CEO Marie-Claire Isaaman

Brexit means Brexit. That’s the mantra endlessly repeated by Government. And whatever your opinion, barring an electoral upset of unimaginable proportions next month, the UK will be exiting the EU ...

on May 25th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Teslagrad enjoyed its biggest success on Wii U

Teslagrad enjoyed its biggest success on Wii U

Developer Rain Games has revealed that it was the Wii U version of its game Teslagrad that was the most successful.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 25th 2017 at 9:49AM in News
New Pokemon game lands on iOS and Android

New Pokemon game lands on iOS and Android

The Pokemon Company has released another Pokemon title on smartphones.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 25th 2017 at 9:21AM in News

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Jurgen Post

Sega Europe COO and president Jurgen Post departs publisher

Sega Europe has announced the departure of its COO and president Jurgen Post after ten years with the company. Previously, Post served as managing director and senior vice president, before ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 24th 2017 at 4:03PM in News
Xbox One

Xbox Game Pass launches on June 1st

Microsoft has confirmed its Xbox Game Pass program will launch this June. Revealed via a short video on Facebook, the service will launch worldwide on June 1st with a ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 24th 2017 at 12:31PM in News
Wargaming backs down in YouTube row

Wargaming backs down in YouTube row

World of Tanks maker Wargaming has apologised for its seemingly heavy-handed tactics in a recent row over criticism it received from a YouTuber.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2017 at 11:28AM in News
IO Interactive confirms layoffs

IO Interactive confirms layoffs

Hitman developer Io Interactive has confirmed an unspecified number of job losses.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2017 at 11:04AM in News

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Stephen Staley

GameSeek to relaunch website as the 'best e-commerce game store on Earth'

Online retailer Gameseek is to relaunch its website to create what CEO and managing director Stephen Staley calls "the best e-commerce game store on Earth."

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 24th 2017 at 10:56AM in News
Superhot VR makes the jump to Vive this week

Superhot VR makes the jump to Vive this week

The VR version of time-bending shooter Superhot will shed its Oculus Rift exclusivity this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2017 at 10:50AM in News
Developer Curators added to PlayStation Store

Developer Curators added to PlayStation Store

Sony has launched a new curation system on PSN's PlayStation Store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2017 at 10:31AM in News
Supercell has acquired 62% of Space Ape

Supercell has acquired 62% of Space Ape

London based developer Space Ape Games is now part of the Supercell family.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2017 at 10:08AM in News

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Opinion: 'The games industry has become a more diverse and inclusive place'

Opinion: 'The games industry has become a more diverse and inclusive place'

I am really honoured to write this piece for MCV about the Women in Games Awards. I have been involved with the awards previously in all aspects, from nominating female ...

on May 24th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
PlayStation

PlayStation Plus subscribers hit 26.4m, up 27% YOY

The number of paid PlayStation Plus subscriptions rose to 26.4m in 2016, Sony has confirmed, showing a growth of 27 per cent since 2015.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 23rd 2017 at 3:15PM in News
Strauss Zelnick

Take-Two: 'Our business has been transformed' by digital

The news of Red Dead Redemption 2's delay until spring 2018 may have come as something of a disappointment this morning, but Take-Two's fourth quarter and fiscal year 2017 results ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 23rd 2017 at 12:15PM in News
Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V sales hit 80m units

The juggernaut that is Grand Theft Auto V has now surpassed 80m sales, according to publisher Take-Two. In the company's Q4 and fiscal year earnings release, Take-Two CEO Strauss ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 23rd 2017 at 12:15PM in News
Hi-Rez shooter Paladins hits 11m players

Hi-Rez shooter Paladins hits 11m players

Eight months on since its initial Early Access release and with two console betas under its belt, Paladins has posted some impressive numbers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2017 at 11:38AM in News
LawBreakers confirmed for PS4

LawBreakers confirmed for PS4

Cliff Bleszinski's multiplayer shooter LawBreakers has been confirmed for a release on PS4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2017 at 11:24AM in News
Atari extends RollerCoaster Tycoon license

Atari extends RollerCoaster Tycoon license

The RollerCoaster Tycoon series will remain an Atari property until 2022.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2017 at 10:56AM in News
Former Kerbal Space Program devs join Valve

Former Kerbal Space Program devs join Valve

It transpires that the developers who left the Kerbal Space Program team last year headed to Valve.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2017 at 10:08AM in News
Opinion: 'There is much work to be done before women are fairly represented across all disciplines'

Opinion: 'There is much work to be done before women are fairly represented across all disciplines'

First a confession: when I started in the industry, back in 1863, I didn’t really think that sexism applied to me. I was outspoken and thought that if you could ...

on May 23rd 2017 at 10:00AM in News