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Halo is coming to Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality platform

Microsoft is bringing Halo to its Windows Mixed Reality platform. Developed by 343 Industries, the game will be one of the first pieces of content available for Windows mixed reality, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 30th 2017 at 10:58AM in News
Microsoft officially stops production of original Xbox One

Microsoft officially stops production of original Xbox One

Microsoft has officially ceased production of the original Xbox One, leaving the Xbox One S and the Xbox One X as the only remaining consoles in its line-up currently being ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 30th 2017 at 10:26AM in News
Multiplay secures license for Minecraft BlockFest events

Multiplay secures license for Minecraft BlockFest events

GAME has announced a new partnership between its games event company Multiplay and Minecraft creator Mojang to bring BlockFest events to the UK.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 30th 2017 at 10:22AM in News
CeX

CeX suffers online security breach

Retailer CeX has suffered an online security breach. In an email to customers this morning, the retailer said it was investigating the breach "as a priority" and promised it was ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 30th 2017 at 9:45AM in News

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Paul Turner

Green Man Gaming appoints new performance marketing EVP

Green Man Gaming has appointed Paul Turner as its new performance marketing EVP. In his new role, he will be responsible for ramping up Green Man Gaming's international digital marketing ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 29th 2017 at 10:46AM in News
Gamescom

Analysts divided on whether Gamescom was 'underwhelming' or 'a real eye-opener'

As Gamescom 2017 posts record visitor numbers, analysts are divided on whether the show was a success. SuperData's CEO Joost van Dreunen, for instance, said that despite being unable ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 29th 2017 at 10:46AM in News
Gamescom

Gamescom celebrates new record of 350,000+ visitors

Gamescom set a new visitor record this year with more than 350,000 attendees passing through its halls from 106 countries. It also marks the first time Gamescom has beat the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 29th 2017 at 10:26AM in News
Xbox

Xbox One X is Microsoft's fastest-selling Xbox pre-order

The Xbox One X has become the fastest selling Xbox pre-order in Microsoft's history, according to the platform holder. Pre-orders opened on Sunday August 20th just before Gamescom, and ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 29th 2017 at 10:04AM in News

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Uncharted Lost Legacy

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and F1 2017 dethrone Crash Bandicoot in UK charts

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy has gone straight in at No.1 in the UK weekly charts, becoming the sixth PlayStation exclusive title to debut at the top spot so far this ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 29th 2017 at 9:43AM in News
Vampyr: Fangs for the memories

Vampyr: Fangs for the memories

Vampyr is the new project of Life is Strange developer Dontnod, and while it’s very much an action-adventure RPG, you can definitely feel the Dontnod touch. This isn’t your traditional ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 25th 2017 at 11:15AM in News
Theo Blackwell

Ukie's Theo Blackwell appointed as Mayor's first chief digital officer for London

Ukie's former head of public affairs Theo Blackwell has been appointed by the Mayor of London as his new chief digital officer.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 25th 2017 at 11:06AM in News
How Polyarc's Moss will raise the VR story game

How Polyarc's Moss will raise the VR story game

Having worked on triple-A titles such as Destiny, Halo, and Red Dead Redemption, the team at Polyarc has a pretty impressive CV. But when co-founders Tam Armstrong, Chris Alderson ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 25th 2017 at 11:00AM in News

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Cuphead: A real blast from the past

Cuphead: A real blast from the past

Cuphead has been in development for a while now, some seven years in total, but it’s finally coming out on September 29th and so we took a chance to play ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Aug 25th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Assassin's Creed Origins: Him-and-her detective fun in Egypt

Assassin's Creed Origins: Him-and-her detective fun in Egypt

After a much-deserved break, Ubisoft is back this year with arguably its biggest franchise – yes, Far Cry is also huge but as it’s yet to have its own movie, ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Aug 25th 2017 at 9:00AM in News
Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 becomes first Switch game to hit 1m sales in Japan

Splatoon 2 has become the first Switch title to break one million units in Japan, according to the latest figures from Famitsu. The title shifted another 38,642 units last week, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 25th 2017 at 9:00AM in News
Immortal Unchained

Souled Out: Immortal Unchained announced, blending Souls and 40K to great effect

UK publisher Sold Out has announced a new Souls-like action RPG at gamescom, titled Immortal: Unchained. The new IP comes from Swedish developer Toadman Interactive and will be available digitally ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Aug 24th 2017 at 4:44PM in News

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MCV@gamescom Day Three highlights: Xbox, Bandai Namco, Biomutant, Shenmue III and more

MCV@gamescom Day Three highlights: Xbox, Bandai Namco, Biomutant, Shenmue III and more

The third day of gamescom is well under way, but we've been busy hunting down all the latest news to keep you up to date. In today's gamescom daily magazine, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 24th 2017 at 12:30PM in News
Yu Suzuki Shenmue 3

Yu Suzuki on Shenmue 3: 'Koch Media is a publisher we can trust'

Yu Suzuki has told MCV@gamescom that he’s very pleased to be working with Koch Media on his upcoming title, Shenmue III. “They’re the good ones,” he said.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 24th 2017 at 12:18PM in News
SafeCharge: A game changing payments solution for publishers

SafeCharge: A game changing payments solution for publishers

COO Yuval Ziv from SafeCharge talks about SafeCharge’s Marketplace Manager – a comprehensive solution for marketplaces to effectively manage cash flow and revenue 

on Aug 24th 2017 at 12:16PM in News
Total War: Warhammer II is the game fans have always wanted

Total War: Warhammer II is the game fans have always wanted

Creative Assembly’s upcoming strategy game Total War: Warhammer II will be a dream come true for fans of the British fantasy board game franchise. Speaking to MCV@gamescom, lead writer Andy ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 24th 2017 at 12:10PM in News
Biomutant will take THQ Nordic to the 'next level'

Biomutant will take THQ Nordic to the 'next level'

Biomutant has been one of the big new announcements at this year’s gamescom, and THQ Nordic’s PR and marketing director Philipp Brock has said it could be the title ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 24th 2017 at 11:57AM in News
Aaron Greenberg and Julia Hardy

Xbox at gamescom: Greenberg talks Xbox One X, PUBG exclusivity and togas

Microsoft is winding up for a huge Q4 in 2017. The platform hasn’t looked this energised in years, and seeing Aaron Greenberg in action at gamescom is the very embodiment ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Aug 24th 2017 at 10:27AM in News
MCV@gamescom Day Two highlights: EA, Warner Bros, Atlus, Ubisoft and more

MCV@gamescom Day Two highlights: EA, Warner Bros, Atlus, Ubisoft and more

Gamescom 2017 is in full swing. In today’s highlights issue, we talk to EA about its new metric for success and how live games have transformed its business, and how ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 23rd 2017 at 12:40PM in News
Ubisoft enters 'early access' with Anno 1800 engaging community

Ubisoft enters 'early access' with Anno 1800 engaging community

While early access has become a key tool for independently-developed titles, it’s rare to see the strategy from a major publisher, beyond the usual late beta tests. 

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Aug 23rd 2017 at 12:16PM in News
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet to build on anime's success in Europe

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet to build on anime's success in Europe

Bandai Namco is returning to the world of Sword Art Online for its next RPG title, the publisher has announced. Revealed last week, Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet will be taking ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 23rd 2017 at 12:09PM in News