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Mattel grabs Halo master licensing agreement

Mattel grabs Halo master licensing agreement

Microsoft has agreed a deal to hand an extensive set of toy licensing rights to Mattel.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2016 at 3:56PM in News
Ubisoft makes more money per Xbox One user than PS4 user

Ubisoft makes more money per Xbox One user than PS4 user

Global sales of the PS4 may well be far ahead of Xbox One, but today’s Ubisoft financial report reveals that Microsoft users are spending more.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2016 at 3:37PM in News
Digital points cards hit £160m

Digital points cards hit £160m

Sales of digital points cards in stores rose slightly from £158m in 2014 to £160m last year.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 12th 2016 at 3:00PM in News
Kojima launches 'HideoTube' YouTube channel

Kojima launches 'HideoTube' YouTube channel

Free as a bird and without a care in the world, liberated developer Hideo Kojima has launched his own YouTube channel.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2016 at 2:36PM in News

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PC games hardware market bucks wider technology trends

PC games hardware market bucks wider technology trends

The sales of PC hardware may be suffering worldwide, but not in terms of games.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 12th 2016 at 2:00PM in News
Moshi Monsters collapse masks market growth for toy tie-ins

Moshi Monsters collapse masks market growth for toy tie-ins

Toys based on game licences are actually in growth, despite what the numbers suggest, NPD has said.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 12th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
Codemasters' Birmingham studio relocates

Codemasters' Birmingham studio relocates

British racing developer Codemasters has moved its Birmingham office to the middle of Digbeth’s Custard Factory Quarter.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 12th 2016 at 12:56PM in News

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Xbox boss talks down irate Quantum Break fans

Xbox boss talks down irate Quantum Break fans

Overall, platform exclusivity is not a good thing for gamers. It can be a good thing for platform holders, of course.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2016 at 12:50PM in News
Need for Speed racing to PC, complete with improvements

Need for Speed racing to PC, complete with improvements

EA has announced a PC version of the latest Need for Speed, and promised it will feature a range of enhancements.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2016 at 12:04PM in News
Is GameStop's publishing move the future of 
the retailer, or just an interesting side-project?

Is GameStop's publishing move the future of the retailer, or just an interesting side-project?

On the surface, Song of the Deep doesn’t come across as anything particularly remarkable.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 12th 2016 at 11:02AM in News
PS4 wins January in the US, Call of Duty tops charts

PS4 wins January in the US, Call of Duty tops charts

January marked another sales victory in the US for Sony’s PS4, according to NPD data.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2016 at 10:57AM in News

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Skylanders and Guitar Hero underperform while Call of Duty soars

Skylanders and Guitar Hero underperform while Call of Duty soars

Publisher Activision has said that both Skylanders SuperChargers and Guitar Hero Live failed to meet sales expectations.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2016 at 10:16AM in News
Official PlayStation Magazine circulation increases 10 per cent year-on-year

Official PlayStation Magazine circulation increases 10 per cent year-on-year

The narrative goes that print is in decline, but Future’s Official PlayStation has bucked the trend with a 9.6 per cent increase in physical magazine circulation year-on-year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 12th 2016 at 9:59AM in News
Destiny 2 won't arrive until 2017

Destiny 2 won't arrive until 2017

Activision has confirmed rumours that Destiny 2 won’t be released in 2016.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2016 at 9:50AM in News
No Assassin's Creed in 2016, but Watch Dogs 2 confirmed before March 2017

No Assassin's Creed in 2016, but Watch Dogs 2 confirmed before March 2017

Ubisoft has said that there will be no mainline release in the Assassin’s Creed series this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2016 at 9:33AM in News

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New VR firm formed by Activision, Disney, Sony and Pixar execs

New VR firm formed by Activision, Disney, Sony and Pixar execs

A supergroup comprised of games, film and TV veterans has come together to create a new triple-A company dedicated to producing VR content.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 11th 2016 at 3:53PM in News
Overwatch beta returns with eSports-friendly options

Overwatch beta returns with eSports-friendly options

The Overwatch beta returned from winter hibernation this week, boasting a new progression system, and a look at how competitive games will be established.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 11th 2016 at 3:09PM in News
The Big Game: Far Cry Primal

The Big Game: Far Cry Primal

Far Cry Primal hits shelves at the end of the month and the title faces the difficult task of offering something new, whilst living up to its predecessors’ commercial success.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 11th 2016 at 2:48PM in News
Quantum Break confirmed for PC

Quantum Break confirmed for PC

Remedy’s Quantum Break has been confirmed for PC, with a release date that coincides with the Xbox One version on April 5th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2016 at 2:23PM in News
Read our full analysis of the state of the UK games market in this week's MCV

Read our full analysis of the state of the UK games market in this week's MCV

In this week's issue, MCV reveals the results of its market valuation project, co-produced by games industry trade body UKIE.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 11th 2016 at 1:50PM in News
Toys-to-life sales leap up 39 per cent in 2015

Toys-to-life sales leap up 39 per cent in 2015

Warner Bros' LEGO Dimensions has pushed the revenue made from toys-to-life products to £129m.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 11th 2016 at 1:30PM in News
'Episodic model widens audience for triple-A games', Hitman dev says

'Episodic model widens audience for triple-A games', Hitman dev says

More triple-A games should consider adopting an episode release model if they wish to capture a wider audience, the chief of IO Interactive has argued.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 11th 2016 at 1:22PM in News
GTA V is top soundtrack for second year running

GTA V is top soundtrack for second year running

The soundtrack for Grand Theft Auto V is the top-selling video game album for the second year in a row.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 11th 2016 at 1:09PM in News