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Ukie welcomes Conservative's commitment to support UK games industry, but warns against £2,000 immigration skills charge

Just days after launching its own manifesto for 2017, Ukie's CEO Dr Jo Twist OBE has responded to the Conservative Party's general election manifesto, saying:  

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 19th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Switch helps US games market to 10% gain

Switch helps US games market to 10% gain

Sales of the Nintendo Switch have remained strong for a second month in the US, driving up the annual comparisons in NPD's monthly report.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 19th 2017 at 9:57AM in News
Danger Zone will be out this month

Danger Zone will be out this month

Three Fields' new Burnout homage Danger Zone will be released on May 30th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 19th 2017 at 9:38AM in News
Women in games unite in this week's issue of MCV

Women in games unite in this week's issue of MCV

As MCV, Develop and eSports Pro are about to unveil the winners of the third Women in Games Awards this afternoon, supported by Facebook, Twitch, Aardvark Swift, The Yogscast, Ukie ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on May 19th 2017 at 9:30AM in News

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Vive standalone headset

Vive's standalone VR headset could be a real 'game changer' - SuperData

After Vive's surprise announcement that it was creating a standalone VR headset for Google's Daydream platform on Wednesday, SuperData's vice president of research and strategy and head of VR/AR Stephanie ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 19th 2017 at 9:28AM in News
Destiny 2 detailed; Will be Battle.net only on PC

Destiny 2 detailed; Will be Battle.net only on PC

Bungie and Activision last night lifted the lid on Destiny 2.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 19th 2017 at 9:27AM in News
Life is Strange

Dontnod confirms another Life is Strange title is in development

Developer Dontnod has confirmed there's a brand-new Life is Strange title in development. Details are currently scarce on the ground, but the studio said more news will be coming soon. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 18th 2017 at 5:22PM in News
James Schall

Sega's James Schall promoted to VP of digital business

Sega Europe has promoted James Schall to vice president of its digital business, the publisher has announced. Previously director of digital distribution, Schall will continue to build on Sega's digital ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 18th 2017 at 4:11PM in News

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Splatoon 2 Switch bundle

Nintendo unveils first official Switch bundle with Splatoon 2

Last night's Nintendo Direct may have been all about Nintendo's upcoming Switch title ARMS, but it also unveiled a brand-new range of Splatoon 2 accessories at the very end, chief ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 18th 2017 at 3:31PM in News
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe approaches 400k units in Japan with third week at No.1

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe enjoyed its third week at No.1 in the Japanese software charts last week, after selling another 30,745 units, according to the latest data from Famitsu. This ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 18th 2017 at 1:58PM in News
Alex Moyet

Curve Digital appoints Alex Moyet as marketing director

Curve Digital has appointed Alex Moyet as marketing director. Previously Moyet was the in-house commercial strategist for Media Molecule and its upcoming PS4 title Dreams, and also co-founded the specialist ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 18th 2017 at 1:43PM in News
Assassin's Creed

Will Ubisoft bring its 'live' success to Assassin's Creed and Far Cry 5 in 2017?

Ubisoft caused quite a stir last year when it told MCV its Week One sales were "important" but "not critical" to the company's ongoing success. Indeed, after a disappointing month ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 18th 2017 at 12:43PM in News

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Destiny 2

Watch the Destiny 2 gameplay premiere livestream right here

Activision will be unveiling its official Destiny 2 gameplay premiere global livestream this evening, and you can watch it all right here at MCV. The action kicks off at 6pm ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 18th 2017 at 11:50AM in News
Project Rap Rabbit gets cheaper Switch stretch goal

Project Rap Rabbit gets cheaper Switch stretch goal

Crowdfunded rhythm action game Project Rap Rabbit will now come to Nintendo Switch provided the campaign raises $1.5m.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 18th 2017 at 11:07AM in News
Ukie outlines its 2017 manifesto

Ukie outlines its 2017 manifesto

UK video games trade body Ukie has listed the ways in which it hopes the government will pledge to support our industry going forwards.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 18th 2017 at 10:52AM in News
Parrots and chocolate lead to unexpected Minecraft controversy

Parrots and chocolate lead to unexpected Minecraft controversy

Do not feed chocolate to birds, as it can be potentially fatal to them.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 18th 2017 at 10:29AM in News

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HTC is making a new standalone Vive VR headset for Google

HTC is making a new standalone Vive VR headset for Google

The next evolution of VR tech will look to free the headsets from separate hardware.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 18th 2017 at 10:02AM in News
The Witcher is becoming a Netflix TV series

The Witcher is becoming a Netflix TV series

Cult book turned video game mega hit The Witcher is to be turned into a TV series and released via Netflix.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 18th 2017 at 9:47AM in News
Switch best-selling US console in April, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe hits 550k sales

Switch best-selling US console in April, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe hits 550k sales

Nintendo has announced it sold over 280,000 Switch units in the US last month, making it the best-selling piece of hardware in April according to new figures from NPD. This ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 17th 2017 at 2:53PM in News
PES 2018

PES 2018 release date confirmed for September, with loads of new additions

Konami's PES 2018 is coming on September 14th 2017, the publisher has announced today, and will bring a swathe of improvements to the long-running football franchise, including a digital PC ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 17th 2017 at 12:32PM in News
Bandai Namco and Numskull partner for Tekken merchandise range

Bandai Namco and Numskull partner for Tekken merchandise range

Apparel designer Numskull has just signed a partnership with Bandai Namco to launch a new range of Tekken retro merchandise.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on May 17th 2017 at 12:00PM in News
Discord hits 45 million users

Discord hits 45 million users

Two years after its inception, voice and text chat app Discord has announced that it has now reached 45m users.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 17th 2017 at 11:11AM in News
VR Diversity Initiative wants to ensure VR is for everyone

VR Diversity Initiative wants to ensure VR is for everyone

A new UK event has been launched that aims to ensure that the growing virtual reality sector starts from a position of diversity.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 17th 2017 at 10:49AM in News
Project Rap Rabbit pulls $4.95m Switch stretch goal

Project Rap Rabbit pulls $4.95m Switch stretch goal

The new game from Keiichi Yano and Masaya Matsuura is to revise its Kickstarter strategy after criticism about one of its stretch goals.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 17th 2017 at 10:29AM in News
Paradox

Paradox Interactive to open new studio dedicated to mobile game development

Paradox Interactive is to open a new studio completely dedicated to mobile game development, the publisher announced today. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 17th 2017 at 10:26AM in News