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Nintendo officially acknowledges Joy Con connection issue

Nintendo officially acknowledges Joy Con connection issue

The much-discussed issue with the wireless connectivity of the Switch’s left Joy Con controller has finally been acknowledged by Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 6th 2017 at 11:01AM in News
Sony Australia MD Ephraim confirms departure

Sony Australia MD Ephraim confirms departure

Michael Ephraim, the VP and MD Sony Interactive Entertainment Australia and New Zealand, has left the platform holder.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 6th 2017 at 10:15AM in News
UK week one Switch sales hit 80k

UK week one Switch sales hit 80k

Nintendo Switch sold 80k units in its first 48 hours on sale in the UK, MCV understands.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 6th 2017 at 9:56AM in News
Horizon Zero Dawn beats Zelda to No.1

Horizon Zero Dawn beats Zelda to No.1

Critical smash hit The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild hasn’t made it to No.1 in its first week in the UK charts. Instead, it’s Sony’s PS4 exclusive Horizon ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 6th 2017 at 9:19AM in News

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Margin Makers: Guide to The Walking Dead merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to The Walking Dead merchandise

With The Walking Dead: A New Frontier landing on PS4 and Xbox One today, it’s time for retailers to update their shelves with more zombie-related items – if your shelves ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 3rd 2017 at 1:52PM in News
Gavin Raeburn

Playground Games sees benefit in mobile

Forza Horizon 3 studio Playground Games said it considered making games for mobile, but that it won’t be racing to abandon consoles any time soon. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 3rd 2017 at 10:28AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: Koei Tecmo UK appoints new general manager

MCV Jobs Weekly: Koei Tecmo UK appoints new general manager

Koei Tecmo also hires digital content creator and social media manager, while Bandai Namco bolsters its marketing and PR teams.

on Mar 3rd 2017 at 10:22AM in News
Ghost Recon Wildlands sparks diplomatic tussle

Ghost Recon Wildlands sparks diplomatic tussle

The Bolivian government has apparently filed a formal complaint with the French embassy in reaction to how the country is depicted in the upcoming Ghost Recon Wildlands.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2017 at 10:07AM in News

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Playground Games, Ghost Recon Wildlands and Flatout 4 headline this week's MCV

Playground Games, Ghost Recon Wildlands and Flatout 4 headline this week's MCV

This week, MCV went to Leamington Spa to meet the team behind 2016’s hit Forza Horizon 3. Playground Games’ CEO Gavin Raeburn and creative director Ralph Fulton talk about what ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 3rd 2017 at 10:00AM in News
HTC says it has no plans to cut Vive price

HTC says it has no plans to cut Vive price

The HTC Vive will not be cutting its price to mirror the recent discount to Oculus Rift.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2017 at 9:51AM in News
Switch Nindies

Industry positive about Nindie Switch combo

After facing weeks of criticism over the Switch’s software line-up, Nintendo unveiled a swathe of new indie games for the console on Tuesday, bolstering the platform’s 2017 line-up with ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 3rd 2017 at 9:49AM in News
Switch games taste deliberately horrendous

Switch games taste deliberately horrendous

Is this the best bit of Switch functionality of the lot? We reckon it might be.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2017 at 9:40AM in News

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Stephen Staley

GameSeek to raise Switch price back up to RRP

After honoring its Switch pre-order price of £198.50, UK retailer GameSeek has told MCV that it will be raising the price of the console to match its RRP of ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 3rd 2017 at 9:35AM in News
Switch returns to Friend Code system, but alternatives are coming

Switch returns to Friend Code system, but alternatives are coming

There was a collective groan from the internet yesterday when the Switch’s day one update brought with it one unpopular bit of Nintendo functionality.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2017 at 9:26AM in News
Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the all-time highest rated games

Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the all-time highest rated games

Nintendo Switch’s launch line-up may be a little thin, but there is most certainly a jewel in its crown.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2017 at 9:14AM in News
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IHS: Switch to hit 4.4m sales by end of 2017

IHS Markit has forecasted the Nintendo Switch will sell 4.4m units by the end of 2017, with the vast majority of buyers being either existing Nintendo console or handheld owners ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 2nd 2017 at 4:13PM in News

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Echo

Talking heads: RuneScape comes to Alexa

We’ve seen plenty of surprise partnerships in the games industry over the years. Valve teamed up with phone maker HTC to create Vive, for example, and even the once staunchest ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 2nd 2017 at 11:41AM in News
Epic launches free Rift shooter Robo Recall

Epic launches free Rift shooter Robo Recall

Developer Epic Games has finally released its free FPS action title Robo Recall on the Oculus Rift.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2017 at 10:50AM in News
NieR Automata

PS4 sales rise 64% in Japan as NieR: Automata debuts at No.1

PS4 sales in Japan shot up 64 per cent last week, according to the latest data from Famitsu, thanks to a number of new PS4 titles in the Japanese Top ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 2nd 2017 at 10:43AM in News
Ghost Recon Wildlands beta sets new Ubisoft record

Ghost Recon Wildlands beta sets new Ubisoft record

Over 6.8m players took part in the open beta for Ghost Recon Wildlands.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2017 at 10:38AM in News
Distributor Snakebyte eyes up UK market

Distributor Snakebyte eyes up UK market

Consumer electronics specialist Snakebyte is branching out in to the UK and Ireland.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2017 at 10:12AM in News
SuperData predicts 5m Nintendo Switch sales by year end

SuperData predicts 5m Nintendo Switch sales by year end

The Nintendo Switch will sell around 5m units by the end of the year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2017 at 9:50AM in News
Oculus looks to bridge gap with Vive with big price cut

Oculus looks to bridge gap with Vive with big price cut

Oculus has announced the first major price cut for its Rift VR technology.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2017 at 9:34AM in News
Nvidia has officially announced the GTX 1080 Ti

Nvidia has officially announced the GTX 1080 Ti

The last GPU in Nvidia’s Pascal family has finally been announced.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 1st 2017 at 5:34PM in News
Nintendo reveals extensive indie support for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo reveals extensive indie support for Nintendo Switch

The noises in the run up to launch from some indies may have been negative, but Nintendo has named a massive selection of indie games on the way to its ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 1st 2017 at 5:31PM in News