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nDreams secures additional £2.7m investment

nDreams secures additional £2.7m investment

Virtual reality developer and publisher nDreams has raised a further £2.7m in investment, the studio announced today. Of that figure, £2m has come from a follow-on investment from Mercia Technologies, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 13th 2017 at 10:45AM in News
Guerrilla Games is crowned Studio of the Year at the 2017 Develop Awards

Guerrilla Games is crowned Studio of the Year at the 2017 Develop Awards

Horizon Zero Dawn developer Guerrilla Games grabbed the coveted Studio of the Year Award at last night’s Develop Awards 2017 in Brighton.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2017 at 10:28AM in News
SuperData predicts big things for Destiny 2 on PC

SuperData predicts big things for Destiny 2 on PC

The decision to bring the Destiny series to PC for the first time will result in a big boost in sales for Activision and Bungie.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2017 at 10:17AM in News
Itch.io embroiled in fraudulent games controversy

Itch.io embroiled in fraudulent games controversy

Open marketplace Itch.io has admitted that some users have been using its platform to sell fraudulent copies of popular indie games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2017 at 9:50AM in News

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Sports Direct acquires a quarter of GAME

Sports Direct acquires a quarter of GAME

UK sporting retailer Sports Direct has acquired 44m shares in GAME Digital.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2017 at 9:29AM in News
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InXile Entertainment secures $4.5m investment for new VR title

The studio behind Wasteland and Tides of Numenera has announced it's working on a VR open world survival RPG title after securing a combined equity and project investment of $4.5m ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 12th 2017 at 4:52PM in News
Virtual Arts

Ex-ARM and Guerrilla Cambridge devs form new VR, AR and MR firm Virtual Arts

A team of ex-ARM and Guerrilla Cambridge devs have set up a new company based in Cambridge dedicated to revolutionising the worlds of virtual, augmented and mixed reality technology and ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 12th 2017 at 3:14PM in News
Oculus Rift + Touch

Oculus Rift price cut 'shows a lack of confidence' - SuperData

Oculus' recent price cut to its Rift virtual reality headset as part of its Summer of Rift sale may be actually doing more harm than good, says research firm SuperData. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 12th 2017 at 12:10PM in News

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Konami partners with Topps Trading Cards for PES 2018 promotion

Konami has teamed up with Topps Trading Cards for a special PES 2018 promotion, which will see limited edition UEFA Champions League Match Attax trading cards for the upcoming 2017-18 ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 12th 2017 at 11:47AM in News
Bootleg NES Classics start to appear online

Bootleg NES Classics start to appear online

Chinese manufacturers have moved to address the demand left by Nintendo’s decision to stop producing the NES Classic.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 12th 2017 at 10:53AM in News
Riot sues alleged League of Legends clone developer

Riot sues alleged League of Legends clone developer

The maker behind League of Legends is taking a mobile game developer to court having accused it of appropriating from the smash hit MOBA.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 12th 2017 at 10:36AM in News
Logitech acquires rival Astro Gaming

Logitech acquires rival Astro Gaming

Accessories giant Logitech has taken a huge stride into the console market with the acquisition of Astro Gaming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 12th 2017 at 9:49AM in News

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Azubu co-founder Windhorst has assets frozen

Azubu co-founder Windhorst has assets frozen

One of the key figures behind livestreaming service Azubu has run into some serious financial trouble.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 12th 2017 at 9:37AM in News
Riot and Jagex join Ukie

Riot and Jagex join Ukie

The companies behind League of Legends and Runescape have been named as the latest members of UK games trade body Ukie.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 12th 2017 at 9:20AM in News
The Escapists 2 gets boxed PS4 and Xbox One release on August 22nd

The Escapists 2 gets boxed PS4 and Xbox One release on August 22nd

The Escapists 2 will arrive on PS4, Xbox One and PC on August 22nd, publisher Team17 has announced, with a Switch version following at a later date.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 11th 2017 at 2:00PM in News
Gfinity appoints Syco's Mark Brittain as CCO

Gfinity appoints Syco's Mark Brittain as CCO

Gfinity has appointed Mark Brittain as the company's new CCO. Previously, Brittain was global head of commercial at Syco Entertainment, where he oversaw all commercial and revenue generating activity for ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 11th 2017 at 12:55PM in News

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Jump to offer an on-demand subscription indie games service

Jump to offer an on-demand subscription indie games service

Step away now if you’re tired of hearing the term “the Netflix of games”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2017 at 10:54AM in News
Japan's Line Corporation establishes mobile publishing arm

Japan's Line Corporation establishes mobile publishing arm

Messaging and services company Line Corporation is branching out into games publishing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2017 at 10:29AM in News
Callum Underwood leaves Oculus, joins Raw Fury

Callum Underwood leaves Oculus, joins Raw Fury

Oculus’ senior developer of strategy has left the company after over three years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2017 at 10:09AM in News
NBA Playgrounds finally gets online play on Switch

NBA Playgrounds finally gets online play on Switch

A patch has finally introduced online play to the Switch version of NBA Playgrounds, some two months after the game was first released.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2017 at 9:42AM in News
WWE returns to Nintendo consoles

WWE returns to Nintendo consoles

2K has announced that its licensed WWE series will be making an appearance on Switch later this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2017 at 9:20AM in News
Facebook Live grabs exclusive PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds deal

Facebook Live grabs exclusive PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds deal

The game of the moment has signed a new video streaming deal with Facebook.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 10th 2017 at 2:00PM in News
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Switch fuels Japan's physical game market with first YOY growth since H1 2014

Japan's physical video game market was up 14.8 per cent during the first half of 2017 after being valued at ¥153.2bn, according to the latest figures from Famitsu. This makes ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 10th 2017 at 12:15PM in News
Castlevania renewed for second season on Netflix

Castlevania renewed for second season on Netflix

Netflix’s anime adaptation of cult game series Castlevania will return for a second series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 10th 2017 at 11:01AM in News
Pachter says 2019 PlayStation 5 release would be perfectly timed

Pachter says 2019 PlayStation 5 release would be perfectly timed

Games industry analyst Michael Pachter has predicted that Sony will not release the PS5 until 2019 or 2020 – and is right to do so.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 10th 2017 at 10:47AM in News