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Sega acquires Demiurge, invests in Space Ape

Sega acquires Demiurge, invests in Space Ape

Marvel Puzzle Quest developer Demiurge Studios has been acquired by Sega.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2015 at 10:46AM in News
Patch frees Assassin's Creed: Unity content from companion app lockout

Patch frees Assassin's Creed: Unity content from companion app lockout

The latest update to Assassin’s Creed: Unity has removed the requirement to play the game’s smartphone companion app to access all of its content.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2015 at 9:42AM in News
US retailers are now giving away PlayStation TV

US retailers are now giving away PlayStation TV

Two retailers have begun giving away the PlayStation TV microconsole in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2015 at 9:13AM in News
Project Cars delayed (slightly) for a second time

Project Cars delayed (slightly) for a second time

Bandai Namco’s racing simulator Project Cars has suffered its second release date delay.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2015 at 8:49AM in News

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Tencent acquires majority stake in Miniclip

Tencent acquires majority stake in Miniclip

Chinese mobile and web game giant Tencent is now in control of Swiss game company Miniclip.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2015 at 8:29AM in News
Sony partners with Capcom Pro Tour for 2015 season

Sony partners with Capcom Pro Tour for 2015 season

Capcom has detailed its 2015 Pro Tour fighting game circuit schedule, with the eSports organization offering up a prize pool of $500,000 this season.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 18th 2015 at 7:08PM in News
PS4 sales to outpace Xbox One by 40 per cent through 2018, analyst predicts

PS4 sales to outpace Xbox One by 40 per cent through 2018, analyst predicts

PlayStation 4 will beat out Xbox One over the first five years of the current console era, market research company Strategy Analytics has predicted.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 18th 2015 at 6:51PM in News
World of Tanks heading to Xbox One with Xbox 360 cross-play

World of Tanks heading to Xbox One with Xbox 360 cross-play

Free-to-play action MMO World of Tanks is coming to Xbox One, developer Wargaming has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 18th 2015 at 6:36PM in News

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Ready at Dawn: The internet is the new playground for bullies

Ready at Dawn: The internet is the new playground for bullies

The Order: 1886 developer Ready at Dawn says that there is an uncanny 'haterade' for its upcoming PS4 title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2015 at 3:55PM in News
Nintendo says Wii U is first opportunity for a 'seamless' open-world Zelda title

Nintendo says Wii U is first opportunity for a 'seamless' open-world Zelda title

Zelda on Wii U will be as large a game as the console hardware will allow.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2015 at 3:31PM in News
Licensing.biz introduces the People Awards

Licensing.biz introduces the People Awards

Do you know a rising star of the licensing business?

by Samantha Loveday
on Feb 18th 2015 at 2:09PM in News
Majora's Mask 3D debuts at No.1 in Japan

Majora's Mask 3D debuts at No.1 in Japan

Nintendo’s handheld RPG re-make The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D has entered the Japanese charts at No.1, Famitsu data reveals.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2015 at 2:02PM in News

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D!ngIt challenges Twitch superiority with weekly tournaments

D!ngIt challenges Twitch superiority with weekly tournaments

Game streaming newcomer D!ngIt.TV has announced a weekly rota of tournaments for five eSports titles, in a bid to establish themselves as serious competition for Twitch viewer share.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 18th 2015 at 1:45PM in News
Kingsley: Metacritic is irrelevant to Rebellion

Kingsley: Metacritic is irrelevant to Rebellion

There is a disconnect between games reviews and games buyers that renders Metacritic meaningless, according to Rebellion boss Jason Kingsley.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2015 at 1:06PM in News
America's New 3DS snub was designed to make things 'clear for consumers'

America's New 3DS snub was designed to make things 'clear for consumers'

Nintendo of America’s senior marketing and licensing manager Damon Baker has explained the decision not to release the standard New 3DS in the region.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2015 at 12:27PM in News
Collective devs granted access to old Square Enix IP

Collective devs granted access to old Square Enix IP

It's a little later than promised, but Square Enix has finally opened up some of its classic IP to independent developers.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 18th 2015 at 12:01PM in News

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Last chance to book for tomorrow's Women of the Year awards

Last chance to book for tomorrow's Women of the Year awards

A handful of tickets are still available for our Women of the Year awards, which takes place tomorrow (February 19th).

on Feb 18th 2015 at 11:44AM in News
The Stomping Land designer quits as Kickstarter game looks dead and buried

The Stomping Land designer quits as Kickstarter game looks dead and buried

Kickstarter has received another PR blow with what appears to be the abandonment of another successfully funded game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2015 at 11:38AM in News
UPDATED: ESA denies agreeing to Obama's Cybersecurity Protection Act

UPDATED: ESA denies agreeing to Obama's Cybersecurity Protection Act

UPDATE: The ESA has told MCV that Vice's story is incorrect and that it "hasn’t agreed to full datasharing or signed on with the Cybersecurity Protection Act".

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2015 at 11:07AM in News
The UK is getting its first dedicated eSports arena next month

The UK is getting its first dedicated eSports arena next month

Gfinity has confirmed that the UK’s first dedicated eSports arena will be opened next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2015 at 10:17AM in News
Phantom Dust Xbox One developer shut down

Phantom Dust Xbox One developer shut down

Darkside Games, the studio working on the Xbox One reboot of Phantom Dust, has been closed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2015 at 9:43AM in News
Microsoft turning Xbox One consoles into dev kits this year - report

Microsoft turning Xbox One consoles into dev kits this year - report

Microsoft will reportedly turn retail Xbox One hardware into development kits and open up app creation to all developers.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 18th 2015 at 12:10AM in News
Paranautical Activity returns to Steam

Paranautical Activity returns to Steam

Paranautical Activity – the game that was banned from Steam when its creator threatened to kill Valve's Gabe Newell – has returned to the Steam store.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 17th 2015 at 11:51PM in News
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate ships 3m copies worldwide

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate ships 3m copies worldwide

Monster Hunter 4G and its western release Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate have combined to ship 3m units, Capcom has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 17th 2015 at 11:28PM in News
Terraria: Otherworld in development for PC and Mac

Terraria: Otherworld in development for PC and Mac

Re-Logic and Engine Software have announced a game that they describe as “NOT Terraria 2”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2015 at 4:11PM in News