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Nintendo will not follow rivals onto PC

Nintendo will not follow rivals onto PC

Platform holder Nintendo has said it will again buck the trend by not increasing its focus on PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2017 at 10:17AM in News
Layton's Mystery Journey

Level-5 on Professor Layton's mobile journey in Katrielle and the Millionaire's Conspiracy

Level-5 hit big with Professor Layton back in the late 2000s. Its titular gentleman puzzle solver was one of the early success stories on the Nintendo DS, and it wasn’t ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 6th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Assassin's Creed anime confirmed

Assassin's Creed anime confirmed

The producer of the upcoming Castlevania anime series has confirmed that his next project will be a series based on Ubisoft IP Assassin’s Creed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2017 at 9:42AM in News
A Plague Tale dev blames spec deficit for lack of Switch port

A Plague Tale dev blames spec deficit for lack of Switch port

The Nintendo Switch’s comparative technical weakness compared to its competitors is to blame for the fact that indie title A Plague Tale: Innocence will not be appearing on the system.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2017 at 9:30AM in News

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Sega announces Total War Saga spin-off series

Sega and Creative Assembly's Total War franchise is getting a brand-new standalone spin-off series under the banner 'A Total War Saga', the publisher announced today. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 5th 2017 at 2:00PM in News
Starbreeze believes VR success will come from outside the home

Starbreeze believes VR success will come from outside the home

The early focus on virtual reality in the home has distracted from where its real success will come.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 5th 2017 at 11:22AM in News
Tencent introduces playtime restrictions for Honour of Kings

Tencent introduces playtime restrictions for Honour of Kings

Chinese game giant Tencent has responded to criticism about the alleged addictive nature of its mobile hit Honour of Kings by limiting the amount of time that can be spent ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 5th 2017 at 11:01AM in News

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Cuphead will be released on Steam, but PS4 version ruled out

Cuphead will be released on Steam, but PS4 version ruled out

We now have a clearer picture of exactly how gamers will be able to get their hands on the hotly anticipated Cuphead.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 5th 2017 at 10:37AM in News
Doubts raised about Lords of the Fallen 2

Doubts raised about Lords of the Fallen 2

Recent assurances that Lords of the Fallen 2 remains on track are now looking less certain.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 5th 2017 at 10:18AM in News
Distribution warehouse

UK distribution 2017 - MCV talks to five of the top distributors in UK gaming

The games industry is a highly-complex marketplace. One that spans almost every imaginable distribution channel, be it physical, digital or some blend of the two. From customers purchasing digital content ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jul 5th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Amazon clamps down on SNES Mini bulk buyers

Amazon clamps down on SNES Mini bulk buyers

People hoping to make financial gain from the expected scarcity of Nintendo's upcoming SNES Mini have been dealt a blow.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 5th 2017 at 9:57AM in News

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Caspar Field CEO Wish Studios

That's You! We talk to PS4 PlayLink launch title creator Wish Studios

The first wave of PlayLink titles for the PS4 are now launching - utlising smartphone controls to allow multiple players to play together on the PS4. We talk to Wish ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jul 4th 2017 at 2:12PM in News
Michael Denny Sony Worldwide Studios

PlayLink: Can Sony combine a PS4 and smartphones to create broad appeal?

While games consoles have always had a broad appeal, the increasingly complex controllers required for modern 3D games are not for everyone. Because of that PlayStation has long explored numerous ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jul 4th 2017 at 11:08AM in News
Economic study links video games to US labour decline

Economic study links video games to US labour decline

A new working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research has posited that the popularity of video games is playing a part in reducing the overall contribution of young ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2017 at 11:03AM in News
AMD is finally gaining ground on Intel

AMD is finally gaining ground on Intel

It looks as if AMD's new Ryzen PC processors are having the desired effect.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2017 at 10:31AM in News

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George Takei joins developer Fifth Journey

George Takei joins developer Fifth Journey

Star Trek's George Takei has, at the age of 80, entered the world of games development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2017 at 10:15AM in News
Valve is changing the shape of Dota 2's tournament structure

Valve is changing the shape of Dota 2's tournament structure

Next year's competitive Dota 2 scene will bring with it an overhaul to the game's entire esports structure.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2017 at 9:49AM in News
Crossley leaves Creative England for PlayStack

Crossley leaves Creative England for PlayStack

Publisher PlayStack has announced that Rob Crossley has joined the company in the new role of head of developer partnerships.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2017 at 9:29AM in News
King criticised for cancellation of Gaming Ladies event

King criticised for cancellation of Gaming Ladies event

Candy Crush Saga maker King has been criticised by Vlamber boss Rami Ismail for its decision to withdraw support for for a woman-only games event in Barcelona.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2017 at 11:19AM in News
Two Netflix anime series are getting video game spin-offs

Two Netflix anime series are getting video game spin-offs

Bandai Namco has announced two new games based on Netflix exclusive anime series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2017 at 10:48AM in News
Ukie's Jo Twist invites UK firms to Gamescom

Ukie's Jo Twist invites UK firms to Gamescom

We first took 22 UK businesses to Gamescom in Cologne in 2012. The UK industry stand at Europe’s largest consumer games show has been the focal point of Ukie’s annual ...

on Jul 3rd 2017 at 10:30AM in News
No single player DLC for Mass Effect: Andromeda, report claims

No single player DLC for Mass Effect: Andromeda, report claims

EA and BioWare have chosen not to release any single player DLC for recent RPG release Mass Effect: Andromeda.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2017 at 10:18AM in News
Xbox One X Dave McCarthy

Return of the 'X' Men: Microsoft talks Xbox One X and 2017 release slate

When is a hardware generation not a hardware generation? When people keep on launching new hardware in the middle of it. The new Xbox has been discussed by everyone, Microsoft ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jul 3rd 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Glixel team laid off by Wenner Media

Glixel team laid off by Wenner Media

The staff of Wenner Media's video games spin-off Glixel have been laid off and their San Francisco office closed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2017 at 9:49AM in News