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Vivendi increases stake in Ubisoft to over 25%

Vivendi upped its stake in Ubisoft this week, exceeding the 25 per cent legal threshold of the company’s share capital.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 8th 2016 at 5:24PM in News
Final Fantasy XV

FFXV to receive new modes and huge free story update next year

It’s already sold five million units across the world, but Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XV will be getting a huge, free update to its story sometime ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 8th 2016 at 4:30PM in News
MCV Insider's Guide: Bespoke Arcades

MCV Insider's Guide: Bespoke Arcades

Co-founder and managing director Ben Georget talks about Bespoke Arcades’ recent launches and the impact of the retro gaming trend on the firm's business.

on Dec 8th 2016 at 3:15PM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to Final Fantasy merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Final Fantasy merchandise

2016 was the year Final Fantasy made its grand return. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Dec 8th 2016 at 2:30PM in News

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Paul Simpson, GfK

PSVR will hit mass market before Oculus Rift or Vive, says GfK

GfK director Paul Simpson breaks down the latest data for virtual reality hardware and explains why PSVR has the potential to reach the mainstream market

on Dec 8th 2016 at 2:00PM in News
Rebellion's big plans for Sniper Elite 4

Rebellion's big plans for Sniper Elite 4

Sniping games are one of those peculiar genres that are almost always praised by their players but mauled by the critics.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Dec 8th 2016 at 11:30AM in News
Natural Motion's Reil talks Dawn of Titans, the mid-core sector and the state of the mobile market

Natural Motion's Reil talks Dawn of Titans, the mid-core sector and the state of the mobile market

Ahead of the launch of its new action strategy title, Dawn of Titans, we spoke to Natural Motion boss Torsten Reil to take the pulse of the mobile market

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 8th 2016 at 11:00AM in News
James Schall and Andy Pearson

Sega and PQube talk retro gaming, Nintendo Classic Mini and Sega Classic Mega Drive

To say that retro is a growing trend in the games industry would be an understatement. Since the launch of Nintendo’s NES Classic Mini on November 11th particularly, gaming websites ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Dec 8th 2016 at 11:00AM in News

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Sony's Black Friday PS4 discount deal is returning to the US

Sony's Black Friday PS4 discount deal is returning to the US

$50 will once again be shaved off the price of PS4 in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 8th 2016 at 10:46AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: Stubbs leads new eSports Pro brand

MCV Jobs Weekly: Stubbs leads new eSports Pro brand

Newbay has launched new eSports Pro site, Orry to depart VideoGamer and Rovio hires senior product manager.

on Dec 8th 2016 at 10:30AM in News
Dean Hall sticks up for VR platform exclusivity

Dean Hall sticks up for VR platform exclusivity

Day Z creator Dean hall has spoken out in defence of studios who release platform exclusive virtual reality titles, arguing that the VR sector would be weaker without the practise.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 8th 2016 at 10:24AM in News
PS4 sales up 227% in Japan as Final Fantasy XV launches

PS4 sales up 227% in Japan as Final Fantasy XV launches

To no-one’s surprise, this week’s No.1 in Japan is Final Fantasy XV, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 8th 2016 at 10:21AM in News

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Sony confirms PaRappa the Rapper and more for mobile

Sony confirms PaRappa the Rapper and more for mobile

A number of PlayStation IPs have been confirmed for mobile release by Sony.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 8th 2016 at 9:56AM in News
Reports point to GameCube Virtual Console titles on Switch

Reports point to GameCube Virtual Console titles on Switch

Nintendo fans will be given the opportunity to re-buy their GameCube catalogue for the first time with Virtual Console emulation of the system on Switch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 8th 2016 at 9:39AM in News
VIDEO: Switch gets first public demo on Jimmy Fallon Show

VIDEO: Switch gets first public demo on Jimmy Fallon Show

Nintendo thrust the Switch into the limelight last night by presenting the console’s first public gameplay demonstration on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 8th 2016 at 9:26AM in News
PS4 and PS4 Pro

PS4 hits 50 million sales worldwide

Sony’s PS4 hit another sales milestone today, with the company announcing it’s sold more than 50 million units worldwide. This includes sales of the PS4 Pro, a more powerful version ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 7th 2016 at 2:09PM in News

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Switch dock increases console performance, report claims

Switch dock increases console performance, report claims

The Nintendo Switch will offer increased gaming performance when docked at home compared to when it is being played portably.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 7th 2016 at 10:47AM in News
Viewer numbers soar for The Game Awards

Viewer numbers soar for The Game Awards

Live stream numbers for last week’s The Game Awards were up by around 60 per cent compared to 2015’s show.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 7th 2016 at 10:28AM in News
Dark Souls trilogy could be released on Nintendo Switch

Dark Souls trilogy could be released on Nintendo Switch

A report has claimed that From Software’s interest in Nintendo Switch could very much revolve around the Dark Souls series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 7th 2016 at 10:11AM in News
Legendary confirms eSports film starring Will Ferrell

Legendary confirms eSports film starring Will Ferrell

The worlds of Hollywood and eSports are to collide in a new comedy starring Will Ferrell.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 7th 2016 at 9:55AM in News
VR treadmill Omni cancels non-US pre-orders

VR treadmill Omni cancels non-US pre-orders

Successfully Kickstarted virtual reality treadmill Omni has told backers outside of the US that they will not receive their device.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 7th 2016 at 9:39AM in News
First Nintendo Switch accessories appear online

First Nintendo Switch accessories appear online

The website for EB Games Australia has offered our first glimpse at Nintendo Switch accessories.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 6th 2016 at 11:15AM in News
Ubisoft thinks Switch could bring audiences together

Ubisoft thinks Switch could bring audiences together

Nintendo’s Switch could be the machine to unite the worlds of casual mobile gaming and more dedicated console gaming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 6th 2016 at 10:59AM in News
Russia accuses FIFA 17 of being 'gay propaganda'

Russia accuses FIFA 17 of being 'gay propaganda'

EA has again been targeted by Russia for its support of LGBT rights.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 6th 2016 at 10:39AM in News
Finally someone is making that Altered Beast movie you were asking for

Finally someone is making that Altered Beast movie you were asking for

If Bloodrayne, Doom and Rampage can get the movie treatment, then why should Altered Beast not, we suppose?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 6th 2016 at 10:02AM in News