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Karol Severin

How Tencent's appeal to Western games companies drives its global gaming domination

Following Tencent's $90m investment in Pocket Gems last week, Karol Severin, MIDiA Research's lead analyst for research on games and the mobile content economy, shares his view on Tencent's ...

on May 15th 2017 at 10:09AM in News
Nintendo is planning a smartphone Zelda game, report claims

Nintendo is planning a smartphone Zelda game, report claims

The Legend of Zelda might be the next big Nintendo IP in line for the smartphone treatment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 15th 2017 at 9:56AM in News
Prey dethrones Mario Kart in UK charts on its second week

Prey dethrones Mario Kart in UK charts on its second week

Bethesda's Prey has grabbed itself a UK No.1 at the second time of asking.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 15th 2017 at 9:37AM in News
Opinion - In the zone: lessons from VR

Opinion - In the zone: lessons from VR

Rebellion’s CEO and co-founder Jason Kingsley details what we’re still learning about VR.

on May 12th 2017 at 11:00AM in News

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Microsoft reveals Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers

Microsoft reveals Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers

Microsoft's push into the worlds of VR and AR is really gathering pace with the announcement of a new dedicated controller.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2017 at 10:17AM in News
NIS America looks west for success as Disgaea 5 Complete hits 110k pre-orders in US and Europe

NIS America looks west for success as Disgaea 5 Complete hits 110k pre-orders in US and Europe

Disgaea 5 Complete is set to sell over 110,000 units in the US and Europe when it launches on Switch on May 26th, but publisher NIS America has said it ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 12th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Craft Keep VR retail release arrives this month

Craft Keep VR retail release arrives this month

Excalibur Games will this month release a physical version of VR PC title Craft Keep VR.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2017 at 9:51AM in News
Ubisoft reworks Rainbow Six Siege roadmap for three months of fixes

Ubisoft reworks Rainbow Six Siege roadmap for three months of fixes

Rainbow Six Siege's second year roadmap has been tweaked to allow for a three month period of fixing various issues that have been bothering players.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2017 at 9:36AM in News

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Blizzard responds to growing Overwatch League unrest

Blizzard responds to growing Overwatch League unrest

The rumours about sky-high fees for entry into the new Overwatch League are “unverified and wildly ranging”, Blizzard has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2017 at 8:03AM in News
Arizona Sunshine is coming to PlayStation VR

Arizona Sunshine is coming to PlayStation VR

One of the most highly regarded HTC Vive and Oculus Rift games is making the move to PS4's virtual reality headset.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2017 at 7:43AM in News
Video game tax relief certifications up 65% in Q1

Video game tax relief certifications up 65% in Q1

The number of games qualifying for the BFI's video games tax relief (VGTR) has risen again this quarter by 65 per cent year-on-year. A total of 58 games received final ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 11th 2017 at 4:17PM in News
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe holds No.1 in Japan, reaching 366k in two weeks

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe held its No.1 spot on the Japanese charts last week, shifting another 86,313 units during its second week on sale. Nintendo's revamped racer sold an astonishing ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 11th 2017 at 2:35PM in News

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Nintendo E3 2017

Nintendo's E3 2017 presentation dated, promises new Super Mario Odyssey details

Mark it in your diaries. Nintendo will be kicking off its E3 activities this year on Tuesday June 13th at 5pm in the UK. Starting with its now traditional E3 ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 11th 2017 at 2:20PM in News
The Switch price for Rime has been reduced

The Switch price for Rime has been reduced

Rime will no longer cost more digitally on Switch than it does on other platforms.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2017 at 11:04AM in News
Non-gamers largely unaware of Switch and Scorpio

Non-gamers largely unaware of Switch and Scorpio

Nielsen's US Games 360 Report 2017 has found that non-gamers still remain largely unaware of some video games hardware.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2017 at 10:39AM in News
Opinion: No escape from out-of-home VR

Opinion: No escape from out-of-home VR

Develop’s editor Jem Alexander discusses the out-of-home VR market and how escape rooms are delving into digital.

on May 11th 2017 at 10:00AM in News

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Pause button hit on Mass Effect series, report claims

Pause button hit on Mass Effect series, report claims

There will be no more games in the Mass Effect series for the foreseeable future, it seems.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2017 at 9:49AM in News
Google acquires VR developer Owlchemy Labs

Google acquires VR developer Owlchemy Labs

Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality developer Owlchemy Labs is now owned by Google.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2017 at 9:26AM in News
Square Enix puts Io Interactive up for sale

Square Enix puts Io Interactive up for sale

A shadow of uncertainty has been cast over Hitman developer Io Interactive this morning.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2017 at 9:06AM in News
Project Cars 2

Project Cars 2 limited, collector and ultra editions detailed

Bandai Namco has announced pre-orders for Project Cars 2 are now open for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Three different special editions will be available at launch in addition to ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 10th 2017 at 4:11PM in News
Nintendo Switch dock accessory set coming in June

Nintendo Switch dock accessory set coming in June

Nintendo is launching a new Switch accessory set that includes the console dock next month, the platform holder has announced. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 10th 2017 at 2:25PM in News
Prey

Prey: is Bethesda's review policy really to blame?

Prey launched to mixed success in the UK last Friday. Despite making it to No.2 in the UK charts, it was still pipped to the post by Nintendo's Mario Kart ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 10th 2017 at 12:30PM in News
Gunfire says Darksiders 3 feels like 'unfinished business'

Gunfire says Darksiders 3 feels like 'unfinished business'

Developer Gunfire has described how the desire to make a third Darksiders game survived the collapse of THQ and the end of the series' original developer Vigil.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2017 at 11:32AM in News
Pro Tekken 7 players banned after suspected collusion

Pro Tekken 7 players banned after suspected collusion

Bandai Namco has banned two players from the Tekken 7 UK Championships following accusations that they colluded to throw a match.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2017 at 10:59AM in News
Need for Speed is returning in 2017

Need for Speed is returning in 2017

It looks like Assassin's Creed is not be the only big IP returning this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2017 at 10:41AM in News