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Xbox: We need to do better in Europe

Xbox: We need to do better in Europe

Phil Spencer, Microsoft’s head of Xbox, has admitted that the company needs to improve the European performance of the Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2015 at 4:19PM in News
Euro devs increasingly opting for PC over mobile, report claims

Euro devs increasingly opting for PC over mobile, report claims

European developers are increasingly developing games for PC rather than mobile, according to a new survey.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jul 1st 2015 at 3:57PM in News
Riot Games has invested in Curse

Riot Games has invested in Curse

League of Legends creators Riot Games has invested in media and tech company Curse.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2015 at 3:05PM in News
Rare co-founders to receive top honour at Develop Awards

Rare co-founders to receive top honour at Develop Awards

Tim and Chris Stamper will be jointly named as this year’s Development Legends at the Develop Industry Excellence Awards on the night of July 15th.

on Jul 1st 2015 at 3:00PM in News

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Sony 'probably' would have cancelled Last Guardian were it not for the fans

Sony 'probably' would have cancelled Last Guardian were it not for the fans

It’s back. It’s heading to PS4. And it could arrive this year. But the cancellation of The Last Guardian was most certainly a possibility.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2015 at 2:33PM in News
Star Citizen delays FPS module but offers the chance to buy a new $400 ship

Star Citizen delays FPS module but offers the chance to buy a new $400 ship

It has $84m+ in the bank, but there’s still no indication of when Star Citizen will actually be released – and now one component of the title has been delayed ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2015 at 2:13PM in News
Japanese Vita hardware sales double following Persona 4: Dancing All Night launch

Japanese Vita hardware sales double following Persona 4: Dancing All Night launch

Sales of Sony’s Vita handheld shot up in Japan last week as Atlus’ Persona 4: Dancing All Night hit stores.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 1st 2015 at 2:00PM in News
60fps YouTube videos now available on iOS and Android

60fps YouTube videos now available on iOS and Android

YouTube has rolled out its 60 frames per second video support to its iOS and Android apps.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2015 at 1:40PM in News

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Brighton studio Delinquent acquired by MAG Interactive

Brighton studio Delinquent acquired by MAG Interactive

MAG Interactive has acquired Brighton studio Delinquent.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jul 1st 2015 at 12:21PM in News
Australia has banned 220 games in the last four months

Australia has banned 220 games in the last four months

Over four times as many games have been banned in Australia in the last four months as were banned in the entirety of the period between 1994-2014.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2015 at 11:51AM in News
Sony launches internal crowdfunding platform First Flight

Sony launches internal crowdfunding platform First Flight

It seems that Shenmue 3 was just the tip of the iceberg for Sony when it comes to crowdfunding.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 1st 2015 at 11:31AM in News
Microsoft's HoloLens has explosive launch - literally - as ISS delivery goes up in flames

Microsoft's HoloLens has explosive launch - literally - as ISS delivery goes up in flames

It probably wasn’t the explosive launch for HoloLens that Microsoft was hoping for.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 1st 2015 at 11:12AM in News

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First item sold on Amazon Mexico was Fire Emblem Ike Amiibo

First item sold on Amazon Mexico was Fire Emblem Ike Amiibo

Yesterday (June 30th) Amazon officially opened its Mexican website, and the first purchase was none other than an Ike Amiibo.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 1st 2015 at 11:09AM in News
Fils-Aime: There's no sugar coating Metroid Prime Federation Force reaction

Fils-Aime: There's no sugar coating Metroid Prime Federation Force reaction

The boss of Nintendo America has acknowledged the strength of fans’ negative reaction to the E3 reveal of Metroid Prime: Federation Force.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2015 at 11:04AM in News
PS4's European next-gen market share 'frequently greater than 90%'

PS4's European next-gen market share 'frequently greater than 90%'

SCEE president Jim Ryan has claimed that PS4 is commanding the European next-gen console market, with market share in some regions reaching 90 per cent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2015 at 10:26AM in News
MTG's ESL acquisition is official

MTG's ESL acquisition is official

European broadcaster MTG has reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in eSports giant ESL.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2015 at 9:06AM in News

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Shovel Knight receiving physical release in October

Shovel Knight receiving physical release in October

Shovel Knight is heading to retail in North America and Europe this October, developer Yacht Club Games has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 1st 2015 at 6:06AM in News
PS Plus games to arrive simultaneously for North America and Europe

PS Plus games to arrive simultaneously for North America and Europe

Sony has announced its PlayStation Plus program's free games will now become available on the same day in both North America and Europe.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 1st 2015 at 6:02AM in News
Minecraft surpasses 20m units sold on PC

Minecraft surpasses 20m units sold on PC

Minecraft has sold more than 20m copies on Windows and Mac platforms, developer Mojang has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 1st 2015 at 5:55AM in News
eSports betting site Unikrn raises $7m in Series A funding

eSports betting site Unikrn raises $7m in Series A funding

The global eSports betting site Unikrn, founded by ex-Microsoft Ventures GM Rahul Sood, has raised $7m in its Series A funding round.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jun 30th 2015 at 4:47PM in News
Sony on potential PS4 price cut: 'We'll leave it where it is for now'

Sony on potential PS4 price cut: 'We'll leave it where it is for now'

PS4's success in Europe is a sign that the hardware doesn't need a drop in price, according to Sony's chief for the region.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 30th 2015 at 1:01PM in News
Persona 4 rhythm game spin-off Dancing All Night coming to Europe in 2015

Persona 4 rhythm game spin-off Dancing All Night coming to Europe in 2015

The next instalment in the ever-widening Persona 4 universe is coming to Europe this year, in line with its North American launch.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 30th 2015 at 11:55AM in News
Batman Arkham Origins developer working on new open-world IP - report

Batman Arkham Origins developer working on new open-world IP - report

The studio behind Batman spin-off Arkham Origins looks to be working on a brand new franchise.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 30th 2015 at 11:36AM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to Gears of War merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Gears of War merchandise

Microsoft’s brutal third-person shooter had a big showing at E3 with two new games. MCV looks at the tie-in products set to raise cheers for Gears

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 30th 2015 at 11:20AM in News
Miyamoto: 'Star Fox Zero is not so far from a VR experience'

Miyamoto: 'Star Fox Zero is not so far from a VR experience'

Despite previously dimissing the potential for virtual reality, Nintendo exec Shigeru Miyamoto has hinted that one of the firm's upcoming titles would work well with the technology.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 30th 2015 at 10:45AM in News