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Amplitude slips to the end of 2015

Amplitude slips to the end of 2015

Harmonix has confirmed that Amplitude won’t now arrive until the end of the year, and even then only for some backers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 3rd 2015 at 12:32PM in News
Spencer hints at Quantum Break release date announcement tomorrow

Spencer hints at Quantum Break release date announcement tomorrow

It looks as if a release date for Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break could be announced at Microsoft’s Gamescom 2015 press briefing tomorrow.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 3rd 2015 at 11:33AM in News
Kabam's Marvel: Contest of Champions passes $100m

Kabam's Marvel: Contest of Champions passes $100m

Kabam has announced that Marvel: Contest of Champions has generated $100m in gross revenue after just seven months.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 3rd 2015 at 10:54AM in News
Nikkei report paints bleak picture of life at Konami

Nikkei report paints bleak picture of life at Konami

The troubles at Konami could run deeper than just a rift with the creator of Metal Gear Solid, if new reports from Japan are to be believed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 3rd 2015 at 10:11AM in News

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International Insight: Germany

International Insight: Germany

As the games industry heads to Cologne for Gamescom, Timm Walter, senior manager at local industry body GAME, examines the struggle of Germany’s local market

on Aug 3rd 2015 at 10:02AM in News
LEGO Jurassic Park retakes No.1 spot, Rory McIlroy PGA Tour falls to fourth place

LEGO Jurassic Park retakes No.1 spot, Rory McIlroy PGA Tour falls to fourth place

Four weeks after it first claimed the top spot, LEGO Jurassic Park is back to No.1 in the UK All Formats Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 3rd 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Micropayments, they grow up so fast: How in-game purchases have evolved to survive

Micropayments, they grow up so fast: How in-game purchases have evolved to survive

Karl MacGregor, VP of digital content at Worldpay, examines how in-game purchases have moved with the times in order to remain one of the hottest topics in today's industry

on Aug 3rd 2015 at 9:27AM in News
Windows 10 now running on 14m devices

Windows 10 now running on 14m devices

Microsoft has announced its Windows 10 OS is now running on more than 14m devices.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 2nd 2015 at 2:21AM in News

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Sega reports significant dip in quarterly sales

Sega reports significant dip in quarterly sales

Sega has reported negative financial results for its most recent quarter, though the firm's games division had little to do with the poor performance.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 2nd 2015 at 1:44AM in News
Angry Birds 2 racks up 1m downloads in 12 hours

Angry Birds 2 racks up 1m downloads in 12 hours

Rovio has announced Angry Birds 2 has already been downloaded 1m times in its first 12 hours out on mobile platforms.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 2nd 2015 at 1:06AM in News
Pang is making a return on consoles, PC and mobiles

Pang is making a return on consoles, PC and mobiles

1989 arcade game Pang is about to pop back onto the market, courtesy of DotEmu and Pastagames.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2015 at 4:12PM in News
Final Fantasy VII Remake will introduce some 'dramatic' changes to cult RPG

Final Fantasy VII Remake will introduce some 'dramatic' changes to cult RPG

Resurrecting a beloved near 20-year old game poses a major problem – how to keep it faithful enough to please fans but fresh enough for the modern market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2015 at 3:18PM in News

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How did the games media cover E3? We ask GamesRadar+

How did the games media cover E3? We ask GamesRadar+

The last year saw huge changes for Future’s output, with the closure of CVG and the combination of its remaining games brands into GamesRadar+.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 31st 2015 at 3:00PM in News
Riot has killed off a League of Legends hero that some people paid money for

Riot has killed off a League of Legends hero that some people paid money for

League of Legends players came in for a bit of a shock this week when it was discovered that one of the game’s heroes has been killed off.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2015 at 2:35PM in News
Accessories Update: Gioteck LP-01 headset and Roccat Taito Control mousepad

Accessories Update: Gioteck LP-01 headset and Roccat Taito Control mousepad

MCV takes a look at the best accessories heading to UK retail. This week, Gioteck talks up its latest headset and Roccat takes control with a new mousepad

on Jul 31st 2015 at 1:23PM in News
Nvidia recalls Shield Tablet over battery fire hazard worry

Nvidia recalls Shield Tablet over battery fire hazard worry

Owners of Nvidia’s Shield Tablet have been told that their device must be replaced owing to a safety fault.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2015 at 1:21PM in News

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AMD accuses Nvidia's Gameworks of being 'tragic' and 'damaging'

AMD accuses Nvidia's Gameworks of being 'tragic' and 'damaging'

Chip maker and graphics card specialist AMD has launched another scathing attack on its rival Nvidia.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2015 at 12:50PM in News
How did the games media cover E3? We ask PC Gamer

How did the games media cover E3? We ask PC Gamer

PC Gamer’s Tom Senior talks about bringing the platform back to E3

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 31st 2015 at 12:06PM in News
Digital sales accounted for 77% of EA's Q1 revenue

Digital sales accounted for 77% of EA's Q1 revenue

Anyone who doubts the transition from physical to digital need only look to EA’s most recent financials for evidence.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2015 at 11:51AM in News
SCE UK boss Fergal Gara has resigned

SCE UK boss Fergal Gara has resigned

Fergal Gara, the VP and MD of Sony Computer Entertainment UK, has resigned.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2015 at 10:08AM in News
War Thunder producer takes down YouTuber channel in act of vengeance

War Thunder producer takes down YouTuber channel in act of vengeance

A Gaijin Entertainment gameplay producer has been suspended after abusing his DMCA powers to wrongfully bringing the channel of a leading Russian YouTuber to a halt.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2015 at 10:00AM in News
What the hell does 'indie' even mean anymore?

What the hell does 'indie' even mean anymore?

Indie. It’s a word that instantly conjures visions of 2D platformers, retro graphics and quirky gameplay, of bedroom designers and nervous-looking developers showing their life's work in the corner of ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 31st 2015 at 9:13AM in News
Final Fantasy Explorers heading to Europe, North America

Final Fantasy Explorers heading to Europe, North America

A western release of 3DS action RPG Final Fantasy Explorers is in the works for Europe and North America, Square Enix has confirmed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 31st 2015 at 7:17AM in News
EA beats quarterly guidance, Star Wars: Battlefront pre-orders "extremely strong"

EA beats quarterly guidance, Star Wars: Battlefront pre-orders "extremely strong"

Electronic Arts has reported its financial results for the three month period concluding at the end of June, with the firm beating its previous expectations.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 31st 2015 at 7:14AM in News