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Xbox Game Pass launches on June 1st

Microsoft has confirmed its Xbox Game Pass program will launch this June. Revealed via a short video on Facebook, the service will launch worldwide on June 1st with a ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 24th 2017 at 12:31PM in News
Wargaming backs down in YouTube row

Wargaming backs down in YouTube row

World of Tanks maker Wargaming has apologised for its seemingly heavy-handed tactics in a recent row over criticism it received from a YouTuber.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2017 at 11:28AM in News
IO Interactive confirms layoffs

IO Interactive confirms layoffs

Hitman developer Io Interactive has confirmed an unspecified number of job losses.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2017 at 11:04AM in News
Stephen Staley

GameSeek to relaunch website as the 'best e-commerce game store on Earth'

Online retailer Gameseek is to relaunch its website to create what CEO and managing director Stephen Staley calls "the best e-commerce game store on Earth."

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 24th 2017 at 10:56AM in News

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Superhot VR makes the jump to Vive this week

Superhot VR makes the jump to Vive this week

The VR version of time-bending shooter Superhot will shed its Oculus Rift exclusivity this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2017 at 10:50AM in News
Developer Curators added to PlayStation Store

Developer Curators added to PlayStation Store

Sony has launched a new curation system on PSN's PlayStation Store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2017 at 10:31AM in News
Supercell has acquired 62% of Space Ape

Supercell has acquired 62% of Space Ape

London based developer Space Ape Games is now part of the Supercell family.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2017 at 10:08AM in News
Opinion: 'The games industry has become a more diverse and inclusive place'

Opinion: 'The games industry has become a more diverse and inclusive place'

I am really honoured to write this piece for MCV about the Women in Games Awards. I have been involved with the awards previously in all aspects, from nominating female ...

on May 24th 2017 at 10:00AM in News

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PlayStation

PlayStation Plus subscribers hit 26.4m, up 27% YOY

The number of paid PlayStation Plus subscriptions rose to 26.4m in 2016, Sony has confirmed, showing a growth of 27 per cent since 2015.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 23rd 2017 at 3:15PM in News
Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V sales hit 80m units

The juggernaut that is Grand Theft Auto V has now surpassed 80m sales, according to publisher Take-Two. In the company's Q4 and fiscal year earnings release, Take-Two CEO Strauss ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 23rd 2017 at 12:15PM in News
Strauss Zelnick

Take-Two: 'Our business has been transformed' by digital

The news of Red Dead Redemption 2's delay until spring 2018 may have come as something of a disappointment this morning, but Take-Two's fourth quarter and fiscal year 2017 results ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 23rd 2017 at 12:15PM in News
Hi-Rez shooter Paladins hits 11m players

Hi-Rez shooter Paladins hits 11m players

Eight months on since its initial Early Access release and with two console betas under its belt, Paladins has posted some impressive numbers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2017 at 11:38AM in News

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LawBreakers confirmed for PS4

LawBreakers confirmed for PS4

Cliff Bleszinski's multiplayer shooter LawBreakers has been confirmed for a release on PS4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2017 at 11:24AM in News
Atari extends RollerCoaster Tycoon license

Atari extends RollerCoaster Tycoon license

The RollerCoaster Tycoon series will remain an Atari property until 2022.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2017 at 10:56AM in News
Former Kerbal Space Program devs join Valve

Former Kerbal Space Program devs join Valve

It transpires that the developers who left the Kerbal Space Program team last year headed to Valve.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2017 at 10:08AM in News
Opinion: 'There is much work to be done before women are fairly represented across all disciplines'

Opinion: 'There is much work to be done before women are fairly represented across all disciplines'

First a confession: when I started in the industry, back in 1863, I didn’t really think that sexism applied to me. I was outspoken and thought that if you could ...

on May 23rd 2017 at 10:00AM in News

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Rockstar delays Red Dead Redemption 2

Rockstar delays Red Dead Redemption 2

One of the most anticipated releases of recent times has been pushed back to 2018.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2017 at 9:45AM in News
Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5 headed to Montana, official reveal dated for May 26th

Ubisoft has confirmed the next instalment in the Far Cry series will be headed to Hope County, Montana, and that the official worldwide reveal will be happening this Friday on ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 22nd 2017 at 5:10PM in News
Women in Games 2017

Women in Games Awards 2017: In pictures

Pictures from the Women in Games Awards 2017 are now available to view online. Whether you were unable to attend or simply want a reminder of how it went, a ...

on May 22nd 2017 at 12:05PM in News
Battle.net branding has not returned, despite Destiny 2 announcement

Battle.net branding has not returned, despite Destiny 2 announcement

Blizzard has not backtracked on its plan to retire the Battle.net name.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 22nd 2017 at 11:11AM in News
Standalone Switch dock will cost £80

Standalone Switch dock will cost £80

Switch owners who want to add an additional dock to their household setup face a significant outlay.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 22nd 2017 at 10:48AM in News
A Fidget Spinner app is top of the iTunes charts

A Fidget Spinner app is top of the iTunes charts

If you're a parent, you are undoubtedly more than aware of what a Fidget Spinner is.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 22nd 2017 at 10:28AM in News
Jury to rule on DOTA IP ownership

Jury to rule on DOTA IP ownership

Two developers have presented a legal argument that Valve cannot claim ownership to the DOTA intellectual property.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 22nd 2017 at 9:57AM in News
Injustice 2 leads four new Top 10 Chart entries

Injustice 2 leads four new Top 10 Chart entries

It's a busy week in the UK charts this week, and Warner Bros' Injustice 2 has emerged as the champion.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 22nd 2017 at 9:24AM in News
Women in Games Awards 2017: All the winners

Women in Games Awards 2017: All the winners

The third Women in Games Awards is now over and we have a complete list of winners. The event, which took place on Friday May 19th at The Cavendish Conference ...

on May 19th 2017 at 3:15PM in News