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GAME cancels Resident Evil VII Collector's Editions due to broken mansions

A broken batch of Resident Evil VII Collector's Editions has led GAME to cancel several customer pre-orders. The £99 Collector's Edition is exclusive to GAME and was meant to include ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 24th 2017 at 5:02PM in News
Falcon School

Bandai Namco gives Richmond students crash course in game development

Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced it's been working with The Falcons School in Richmond, Surrey, to help its pupils learn about games development, games publishing, careers across the industry and ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 24th 2017 at 4:16PM in News
Banner Saga 3 Kickstarter

Banner Saga 3 Kickstarter campaign is now live

Stoic has announced that its Kickstarter campaign for Banner Saga 3 is now live. The studio is hoping to raise $200,000 over the course of thirty days to help fund ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 24th 2017 at 3:40PM in News
Report: Around $5bn in Counter-Strike GO skins gambled during 2016

Report: Around $5bn in Counter-Strike GO skins gambled during 2016

Despite major publishers trying to crack down on gambling around their games, this sector has become one worth billions.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 24th 2017 at 10:59AM in News

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Lego Worlds

LEGO Worlds is coming to the Nintendo Switch

The list of confirmed Switch games is getting bigger, as Traveller’s Tale has announced that LEGO Worlds will be releasing on Nintendo’s new console. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 24th 2017 at 10:55AM in News
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New Xbox One update adds Copilot accessibility feature for Insiders

The first wave of Microsoft's Creators Update has begun rolling out to members of the Xbox Insider Program, the company announced yesterday. Chief among them is the new Copilot feature ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 24th 2017 at 10:38AM in News
505 Games parent company buys Assetto Corsa studio

505 Games parent company buys Assetto Corsa studio

Digital Bros, the Italian owner of 505 Games, has purchased the developer behind sim racing game Assetto Corsa, Kunos Simulazioni, for £3.7m.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 24th 2017 at 10:31AM in News
Starbound

Starbound reaches 2.5m units sold

Indie studio Chucklefish has announced that Starbound has reached a new milestone, having sold more than 2.5 million copies over the Christmas break, six months after it officially launch.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 24th 2017 at 10:25AM in News

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Here's your first look at Nintendo Switch's touch screen

Here's your first look at Nintendo Switch's touch screen

Despite reports doing the rounds prior to its reveal, and it being in fact confirmed by Nintendo, we still don't know much about the touch screen functionality of Switch.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 24th 2017 at 10:04AM in News
Final Fantasy XV

Tabata reveals more details about Final Fantasy XV's upcoming story update

Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata has revealed more details about the upcoming story update to Square Enix's latest JRPG. Speaking with USGamer, Tabata said the update won't dramatically ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 24th 2017 at 9:57AM in News
Livingstone and Gibson call for UK government to create British Games Institute

Livingstone and Gibson call for UK government to create British Games Institute

Some of the biggest names in the UK games industry have called for a new organisation, founded with government money, to fund UK games production, culture and education.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 5:29PM in News
Tekken 7

Tekken 7 release date confirmed for June 2nd

Tekken 7 is launching on June 2nd on PS4, Xbox One and PC, Bandai Namco has announced, and will come in multiple editions at retail.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 4:09PM in News

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Xbox One Halo Wars 2 bundle

Halo Wars 2 and Forza Horizon 3 headline new Xbox One S bundles

Microsoft has announced two new Xbox One consoles for the UK: the Xbox One S Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Bundle (1TB) and the Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 3:19PM in News
Dr Jo Twist: How PM's 'industrial pillars' will play out for the games sector

Dr Jo Twist: How PM's 'industrial pillars' will play out for the games sector

Response to today's government announcement on industrial strategy by Dr Jo Twist, OBE, CEO of Ukie.

on Jan 23rd 2017 at 2:03PM in News
Mass Effect Andromeda

EA releasing 10-hour trial for Mass Effect Andromeda for Access subscribers

EA is planning to release a 10-hour trial of Mass Effect: Andromeda for Access subscribers, the company revealed on its website today.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 12:35PM in News
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Ukie's Jo Twist responds to PM's 'Modern Industrial Strategy'

This morning, the Prime Minister Theresa May, will announce proposals for a new industrial strategy, designed to 'build on Britain's strengths and tackle its underlying weaknesses'. It will allow businesses ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 11:50AM in News

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More SteamVR headsets are on the way, Valve says

More SteamVR headsets are on the way, Valve says

Following the release of Valve’s first VR headset in 2016, the company has said that more virtual reality headsets using its Lighthouse tracking tech are in the works. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 11:23AM in News
Worms WMD

Team17 has eSports plans for Worms WMD

MOBAs and FPS games may dominate eSports at present, but Team17 want to expand the space by pushing Worms WMD into contention. And while it sounds somewhat optimistic, the game ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 10:47AM in News
Call of Duty was the best-selling franchise globally in 2016

Call of Duty was the best-selling franchise globally in 2016

It appears that Activision's Call of Duty series had a very good 2016. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 10:25AM in News
Resident Evil VII

Capcom has "no plans" to bring Resident Evil to Switch right now

Resident Evil VII is due out tomorrow, but it doesn’t look like Capcom will be bringing its flagship horror franchise to the Nintendo Switch any time soon. That’s according to ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 10:23AM in News
Grand Theft Auto V claims 11th UK No.1

Grand Theft Auto V claims 11th UK No.1

Rockstar’s UK-made crime blockbuster is once again at the head of the Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 10:11AM in News
The Division Last Stand

The Division's Expansion III: Last Stand DLC detailed

Ubisoft has revealed new details about the third DLC expansion for The Division. Entitled 'Expansion III: Last Stand', the DLC pack will be available to download simultaneously on PS4, Xbox ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 20th 2017 at 4:52PM in News
Warface

Warface to be published by My.com from February

Crytek's Warface has a new publisher for Europe and North America. Starting from February 2017, the first-person-shooter will be published by My.com in the above territories. Crytek, meanwhile, will remain ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 20th 2017 at 12:38PM in News
Fig

Fig to expand number of crowd-funding projects after raising $7.8m in VC finance

Crowdfunding and investment platform Fig has announced it's secured $7.84m of funding in its first round of venture capital financing, a sum the company says will allow it to expand ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 20th 2017 at 11:32AM in News