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All new Microsoft Studios games will support Xbox Play Anywhere

All new Microsoft Studios games will support Xbox Play Anywhere

Microsoft has confirmed that its Xbox Play Anywhere program will apply to all future titles it publishes.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2016 at 3:25PM in News
Rare picks up ex-Lionhead and FreeStyleGames staff

Rare picks up ex-Lionhead and FreeStyleGames staff

British outlet Rare has furthered strengthened its workforce by picking up devs from studios struck by layoffs and closures.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 4th 2016 at 2:33PM in News
YouTubers embroiled in CS:GO gambling controversy

YouTubers embroiled in CS:GO gambling controversy

Two leading YouTubers have been accused of duping viewers into using a Counter Strike weapon skin gambling site that they themselves established.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2016 at 1:17PM in News
PlayStation Vue hits 100,000 subscribers

PlayStation Vue hits 100,000 subscribers

Sony’s streaming video service Vue has passed the 100k subscriber mark a little over a year since its debut.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2016 at 12:22PM in News

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Ico Partners: Money raised by game Kickstarters more than halves in H1 2016

Ico Partners: Money raised by game Kickstarters more than halves in H1 2016

The amount of money generated by video game Kickstarter campaigns has fallen considerably for the first half of 2016 compared with that of 2015.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 4th 2016 at 11:30AM in News
Miyamoto thinks Starfox is Wii U's most underrated game

Miyamoto thinks Starfox is Wii U's most underrated game

This year’s Star Fox Zero has been named as the Wii U’s most underrated game by legendary Nintendo developer Shigeru Miyamoto.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2016 at 11:21AM in News
Blizzard hunting for new Diablo boss

Blizzard hunting for new Diablo boss

Blizzard is looking for someone to head up its Diablo franchise following the news that game director Josh Mosqueira has left the studio.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 4th 2016 at 10:27AM in News
LEGO Star Wars shoots to UK No.1, is the fourth biggest LEGO game launch

LEGO Star Wars shoots to UK No.1, is the fourth biggest LEGO game launch

Warner Bros’ LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens has debuted at the top spot in the UK charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 4th 2016 at 10:16AM in News

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ESL One Cologne sells out the LANXESS arena

ESL One Cologne, the upcoming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive major, has sold out the LANXESS arena.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 2nd 2016 at 12:12PM in News
Street Fighter V

ESPN to broadcast EVO's record breaking Street Fighter V tournament

The top eight of the Street Fighter V tournament at EVO will be broadcast live on ESPN2.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 1st 2016 at 10:01PM in News
EVO

EVO's Street Fighter V tournament registration closes with over 5,000 competitors

Registration for EVO, the largest fighting game event of the year, just closed with 5,065 people signing up for the Street Fighter V tournament.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 1st 2016 at 3:34PM in News
Nintendo takes down NES artbook Kickstarter campaign

Nintendo takes down NES artbook Kickstarter campaign

Platform holder Nintendo has shut down a Kickstarter campaign, claiming it made an “unauthorised use of Nintendo's copyrights.” 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 1st 2016 at 11:32AM in News

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Starbreeze acquires AR/VR toys-to-life company ePawn

Starbreeze acquires AR/VR toys-to-life company ePawn

The latest purchase of Swedish games firm Starbreeze is France’s ePawn, a company focused on virtual reality, augmented reality and toys-to-life.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 1st 2016 at 11:18AM in News
System Shock remake could make it to PS4

System Shock remake could make it to PS4

Nightdive Studios has announced it is in talks with Sony to bring System Shock to its PlayStation 4 console. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 1st 2016 at 11:03AM in News
Gran Turismo creator describes PS3 development difficulties

Gran Turismo creator describes PS3 development difficulties

The CEO of Gran Turismo developer Polyphony has had some less than kind words to say about the PlayStation 3.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 1st 2016 at 10:43AM in News
Trek Industries boss admits Orion's assets were stolen from Call of Duty

Trek Industries boss admits Orion's assets were stolen from Call of Duty

After claiming that Activision’s accusations of theft were ‘erroneous’, CEO David Prassel has finally confessed that his company indeed stole assets from Call of Duty.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 1st 2016 at 10:31AM in News

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DFC: 'Largely ignored' kids market could be key to Nintendo NX success

DFC: 'Largely ignored' kids market could be key to Nintendo NX success

Nintendo needs to set its sights on the under 12 kids market in to make the NX a hit.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 1st 2016 at 10:06AM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to Sonic merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Sonic merchandise

Sonic’s journey started in June 1991, when Sega published Sonic The Hedgehog for its Mega Drive console.

on Jun 30th 2016 at 3:30PM in News
Opinion: How Nintendo (Almost) won E3

Opinion: How Nintendo (Almost) won E3

E3, as has become custom, is almost more about what wasn’t shown than what was.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 30th 2016 at 3:12PM in News
International Factfile 2016: Turkey

International Factfile 2016: Turkey

Turkey is a relatively small market for video games – but it is a fast-growing one.

on Jun 30th 2016 at 3:00PM in News
War Child charity games bundle arrives next month on Steam

War Child charity games bundle arrives next month on Steam

A collection of new games from some of Europe’s biggest studios will launch next month, with all profits going to War Child.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 30th 2016 at 2:31PM in News
UK Government-backed professional eSports association launches

UK Government-backed professional eSports association launches

A not-for-profit British eSports association has been launched, and it’s been backed by the UK Government.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jun 30th 2016 at 2:26PM in News
Video: 2K announces BioShock: The Collection, set for September launch

Video: 2K announces BioShock: The Collection, set for September launch

2K has officially revealed its BioShock HD compilation after months of rumours.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 30th 2016 at 1:14PM in News
Sony to launch slimmer PS4 later this year, report

Sony to launch slimmer PS4 later this year, report

One analyst is predicting that a PlayStation 4 Slim console is on the way.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 30th 2016 at 12:26PM in News