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SpecialEffect at 10: "We've increased our work tenfold"

SpecialEffect at 10: "We've increased our work tenfold"

SpecialEffect celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and just raised over £300,000 during its One Special Day campaign. We talk to founder and CEO Dr Mick Donegan about what’s next for ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Oct 16th 2017 at 12:15PM in News
Have Shadow of War sales lived up to its 'triple-A flagship' billing?

Have Shadow of War sales lived up to its 'triple-A flagship' billing?

Warner Bros' Middle-earth: Shadow of War's first weekend figures came out this morning and it looks to be down on what the company was hoping for the title. It's still ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Oct 16th 2017 at 11:05AM in News
Andrey Zimenko

Wargaming opens new mobile studio in Moscow

Wargaming has opened a new mobile development studio in Moscow, the company has announced. Headed up by industry veteran Andrey Zimenko (pictured right), the studio will start developing "mid-core" ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Oct 16th 2017 at 10:50AM in News
The FIFA 18 juggernaut holds off Shadow of War to keep top spot

The FIFA 18 juggernaut holds off Shadow of War to keep top spot

FIFA 18 has now been the top of the UK weekly physical charts for the third consecutive week.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Oct 16th 2017 at 10:25AM in News

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Humble Bundle

IGN acquires Humble Bundle

Media giant IGN has acquired the pay-what-you-want game bundle service Humble Bundle, the companies have announced. Exact terms of the surprising deal haven't been disclosed, but Humble Bundle has said ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Oct 16th 2017 at 10:23AM in News
Cuphead sells 1m in two weeks, but only around 400,000 on Xbox

Cuphead sells 1m in two weeks, but only around 400,000 on Xbox

Xbox console exclusive Cuphead has sold over a million copies in just two weeks, Studio MDHR has announced. Released on September 29th for Xbox One, Windows 10 and Steam, the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Oct 16th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Day One sales for The Flame in the Flood on Switch has beaten all other formats, says Curve

Day One sales for The Flame in the Flood on Switch has beaten all other formats, says Curve

Curve Digital released indie roguelike The Flame in the Flood on the Nintendo Switch yesterday, and the game has already "smashed" expectations, according to publishing director Simon Byron, beating Day ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Oct 13th 2017 at 12:15PM in News

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Bowser

Japan's physical game market slows despite SNES Mini boom

As we reported on Wednesday, the SNES Mini was the main story of Japanese retail this week, out-selling both the Switch and the NES Mini in its first week, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Oct 13th 2017 at 10:40AM in News
There and back again - CCP's VR journey with Eve: Valkyrie and Sparc

There and back again - CCP's VR journey with Eve: Valkyrie and Sparc

In just under 15 years, CCP Games has built one of the most important and dedicated communities in the history of video games. After launching in May 2003, Eve Online has ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Oct 13th 2017 at 10:40AM in News
New Xbox One S bundles feature Rocket League and Minecraft

New Xbox One S bundles feature Rocket League and Minecraft

Microsoft has announced three new Xbox One S bundles priced at just £229. Launching in the coming weeks, the UK will receive an Xbox One S Rocket League Blast-Off Bundle, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Oct 13th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
IGN, Facebook and The Trailer Farm headline MCV's media and marketing special

IGN, Facebook and The Trailer Farm headline MCV's media and marketing special

In this week’s media and marketing special issue, we talk to IGN’s co-founder and chief content officer Peer Schneider about the constantly evolving platforms it must harness to build its ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Oct 13th 2017 at 9:30AM in News

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Play Expo Manchester 2017 to host Ubisoft, Jagex, PQube and more

Play Expo Manchester 2017 to host Ubisoft, Jagex, PQube and more

Replay Events has announced the full line-up of games and publishers that will be attending this year's Play Expo Manchester at Event City. Taking place this weekend (October 14th-15th), the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Oct 12th 2017 at 12:10PM in News
Fortnite's battle royale mode hits 10m players in two weeks

Fortnite's battle royale mode hits 10m players in two weeks

Epic Games has announced that its controversial Battle Royale mode for Fortnite has already hit 10m players in just two weeks. The game also peaked at 525,000 concurrent players on ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Oct 12th 2017 at 11:25AM in News
How to manage risks and rewards of user-generated content

How to manage risks and rewards of user-generated content

Authenticity has become a highly desirable feature of brands’ marketing to millennials and Generation Z, and influencer marketing and user-generated content (UGC) are increasingly vital bowstrings in the quest to ...

on Oct 12th 2017 at 11:00AM in News
Oculus Rift price cut to £399 for good

Oculus Rift price cut to £399 for good

In addition to announcing a brand-new standalone VR headset in the form of the Oculus Go, Oculus also announced yet another permanent price cut for its regular Rift headset. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Oct 12th 2017 at 10:30AM in News

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Sony unveils officially licensed mini PS4 controllers

Sony unveils officially licensed mini PS4 controllers

Sony has expanded its range of officially licensed third-party controllers via a partnership with accessories firms Hori, Nacon and @Play, which each designed miniature controllers for the PS4.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Oct 12th 2017 at 10:28AM in News
Standalone Oculus Go VR headset launches next year for $199

Standalone Oculus Go VR headset launches next year for $199

Oculus has announced a brand-new standalone VR headset for release in early 2018. Unveiled yesterday at its OC4 conference, the Oculus Go will cost $199 and doesn't require any cables ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Oct 12th 2017 at 10:05AM in News
The irrepressible growth of esports in retail

The irrepressible growth of esports in retail

Over the past year or so, the effect that esports has had on the PC retail channel in the UK is nothing short of remarkable. Beyond simple sales, esports ...

on Oct 12th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
SNES Mini sells more than Switch in Week One - Famitsu

SNES Mini sells more than Switch in Week One - Famitsu

Nintendo's Classic Mini SNES has sold over 360,000 units in Japan during its opening week, Famitsu has revealed. While we've yet to receive Famitsu's full hardware charts for last week, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Oct 11th 2017 at 11:30AM in News
Nintendo promotes Super Mario Odyssey with live action music video ahead of release

Nintendo promotes Super Mario Odyssey with live action music video ahead of release

Just when you thought game trailers couldn't get any weirder than the all-singing, all-dancing Japanese promo for Destiny 2, Nintendo has released a musical video ahead of the release ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Oct 11th 2017 at 10:30AM in News
Nielsen: Call of Duty WWII and Assassin's Creed Origins most anticipated games for Holiday 2017

Nielsen: Call of Duty WWII and Assassin's Creed Origins most anticipated games for Holiday 2017

Data firm Nielsen has published its usual rankings of the most anticipated games for the upcoming holiday season (from October to December 2017).

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Oct 11th 2017 at 10:20AM in News
Assassin's Creed Origins season pass detailed

Assassin's Creed Origins season pass detailed

Ubisoft has unveiled its post-release plans for Assassin's Creed Origins, including the Season Pass and free add-on content that will be available to all players. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Oct 11th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Wargaming: CEO Victor Kislyi talks WoT player retention

Wargaming: CEO Victor Kislyi talks WoT player retention

Years before Battlegrounds was making headlines, World of Tanks (WoT) was one of the earliest games to smash through the 1m concurrent players mark. Wargaming is now a more diverse ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Oct 11th 2017 at 9:30AM in News
Green Man Gaming launches Spanish and Portuguese sites for Latin America

Green Man Gaming launches Spanish and Portuguese sites for Latin America

Green Man Gaming has launched two new local language websites in Latin America today as part of the company's internationalisation strategy, the e-retailer has announced. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Oct 10th 2017 at 5:05PM in News