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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

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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
Crash Bandicoot claims No.1 in the UK charts

Crash Bandicoot claims No.1 in the UK charts

In an age where sometimes surprisingly few physical sales are required to get to No.1, Activision's Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy has enjoyed a very strong opening week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2017 at 9:30AM in News

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Kate Edwards

IGDA executive director Kate Edwards steps down

The International Game Developers Association's executive director Kate Edwards is stepping down after almost five years in the post. In the mean time, chair of the board of directors and ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 30th 2017 at 3:22PM in News
Switch hits 1m sales in Japan after 17 weeks

Switch hits 1m sales in Japan after 17 weeks

After 17 weeks on shop shelves, the Nintendo Switch has finally hit one million sales in Japan, according to the latest figures from Famitsu. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 30th 2017 at 2:27PM in News
Consumer demand for Switch has 'surpassed' Nintendo's worldwide estimates

Consumer demand for Switch has 'surpassed' Nintendo's worldwide estimates

This morning, GAME cited "lower than expected" supply of the Nintendo Switch as a key contributor toward its revised sales outlook, but Nintendo has reassured MCV that the platform holder ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 30th 2017 at 2:20PM in News
ReVive creator claims to have received Palmer Luckey backing

ReVive creator claims to have received Palmer Luckey backing

The creator of a mod that allows HTC Vive owners to play Oculus Rift titles claims that controversial Oculus founder Palmer Luckey is now providing financial backing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 30th 2017 at 11:03AM in News

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EA dismisses Mass Effect DLC cancellation rumours

EA dismisses Mass Effect DLC cancellation rumours

Developer BioWare has been forced to dismiss rumours of a cancellation of Mass Effect: Andromeda's DLC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 30th 2017 at 10:38AM in News
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy: Vicarious Visions talks history and return

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy: Vicarious Visions talks history and return

Following up on a fan favourite franchise after a seven years hiatus is never an easy task. But imagine the pressure when the main character of that series has been ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jun 30th 2017 at 10:30AM in News
'World's Fastest Platinum Trophy' game is yanked from PSN

'World's Fastest Platinum Trophy' game is yanked from PSN

A game that sold itself on the chance to earn a Platinum Trophy in record time has been removed from sale on the PS4 store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 30th 2017 at 10:16AM in News
Paradox acquires Overlord dev Triumph

Paradox acquires Overlord dev Triumph

The studio behind the Age of Wonders and Overlord series has a new owner.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 30th 2017 at 9:53AM in News

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GAME issues fresh profit warning

GAME issues fresh profit warning

Retailer GAME has told investors that its full year profits will be “substantially below previous expectations”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 30th 2017 at 9:41AM in News
Microsoft's Xbox One X, Sony's PlayLink and Sega Forever headline this week's MCV

Microsoft's Xbox One X, Sony's PlayLink and Sega Forever headline this week's MCV

This week, we talk to Microsoft and Sony about their E3 announcements and what’s to come for the platform holders.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jun 30th 2017 at 9:30AM in News
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds could yet come to PS4

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds could yet come to PS4

One of the developers of breakout hit PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has seemingly left the door open for other console versions of the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 29th 2017 at 11:05AM in News
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PQube to bring SmartBoy phone accessory to European retail

PQube has teamed up with LA-based hardware development company Hyperkin to bring the SmartBoy mobile phone accessory to European retail through the Samsung Mobile Accessory Partnership Program. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 29th 2017 at 10:43AM in News
Rust has refunded over $4,000,000 in Steam sales

Rust has refunded over $4,000,000 in Steam sales

While the dust has largely settled regarding the disagreements over Steam's refund policies, the extent of their impact has been illustrated by Garry Newman.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 29th 2017 at 10:34AM in News
Virgin Media to host UK's first Destiny 2 gameplay event next month

Virgin Media to host UK's first Destiny 2 gameplay event next month

Virgin Media is to host the UK's first Destiny 2 gameplay event next month in collaboration with Activision and Bungie, the internet service provider has announced. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 29th 2017 at 10:05AM in News
China extends its lead as world's largest video games market

China extends its lead as world's largest video games market

A new reports from IHS Markit has predicted that the Chinese video game success story is going to become even more important over the next few years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 29th 2017 at 10:04AM in News
VR developer Dream Reality secures investment from Phil Harrison

VR developer Dream Reality secures investment from Phil Harrison

Former PlayStation exec and Sony Studios president Phil Harrison has been named as one of the first investors in VR studio Dream Reality.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 29th 2017 at 9:49AM in News
Twitch Affiliates will be offered subscriptions too

Twitch Affiliates will be offered subscriptions too

Streaming video service Twitch's subscription program will soon be available for Affiliate creators.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 29th 2017 at 9:29AM in News