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Garriott reassures concerned Shroud of the Avatar fans

Garriott reassures concerned Shroud of the Avatar fans

MMO developer Richard Garriott has insisted that the future of Shroud of the Avatar is not in doubt.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 5th 2017 at 10:26AM in News
Switch owners to get free Shaq Fu after NBA Playgrounds hiccup

Switch owners to get free Shaq Fu after NBA Playgrounds hiccup

Saber Interactive has said that its upcoming release Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn will be given away fro free on Nintendo Switch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 5th 2017 at 10:08AM in News
Tekken 7 claims series' first No.1 in almost 20 years

Tekken 7 claims series' first No.1 in almost 20 years

Bandai Namco's PS4, Xbox One and PC fighter Tekken 7 has debuted at the top of the UK All Formats Top 40.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 5th 2017 at 9:33AM in News
Echo

Bits + Pixels acquires worldwide licensing rights to Ultra Ultra's Echo

Licensing agency Bits + Pixels have picked up the worldwide licensing rights to Danish indie studio Ultra Ultra's upcoming game Echo.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 2nd 2017 at 4:20PM in News

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Need for Speed Payback

Need for Speed Payback release date confirmed for November 10th

EA has revealed the title of its latest Need for Speed title, Need for Speed Payback – and it's coming later this year on PS4, Xbox One and PC on ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 2nd 2017 at 2:55PM in News
Extinction

Maximum Games' new action IP Extinction will be playable at E3

Extinction, a brand-new action title and IP from Iron Galaxy and Maximum Games, is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC in Q1 next year. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 2nd 2017 at 2:20PM in News
Indivisible

Indivisible devs: 'Supporting Switch was an easy decision.'

The makers of the upcoming action RPG Indivisible have announced a Nintendo Switch version is on the way in addition to its PS4, Xbox One and Steam releases. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 2nd 2017 at 1:05PM in News
Riot Games

BAFTA to honour Riot Games with Special Award

BAFTA is to honour League of Legends' Riot Games with a Special Award at an event at The London West Hollywood on Monday June 12th over E3. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 2nd 2017 at 12:35PM in News

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PS VR

PS VR shipments reached 429k in Q1, taking 18.8% of total shipments - IRC

Total worldwide shipments of VR and augmented reality headsets reached 2.3m in Q1, according to the latest data from IDC (via SeekingAlpha), with VR headsets representing over 98 ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 2nd 2017 at 12:10PM in News
Aerea box art

Soedesco's Aerea gets boxed and digital release on June 30th, now timed Steam exclusive

UPDATE: Soedesco's Aerea is now a timed-exclusive on Steam, launching today (June 2nd) ahead of its boxed and console launch at the end of the month. The Steam version of ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 2nd 2017 at 12:00PM in News
Hori Splatoon 2 headset

Hori's odd Splatoon 2 headset to include squid adaptor to bypass Switch's phone-based voice chat

Many eyebrows were raised when Nintendo announced that Switch owners would have to use their smartphones for voice chat when playing games online as part of its paid subscription service ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 2nd 2017 at 11:40AM in News
Substance Global

Substance Global expands social media and project teams

Creative marketing agency Substance Global has two new hires in its social media and project teams, as well as one promotion, the firm has announced. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 2nd 2017 at 11:00AM in News

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Chris White

Think Jam appoints 2K's Chris White as publicity manager

Marketing agency Think Jam has appointed 2K's Chris White as publicity manager. White will mainly be working on Think Jam's Warner Bros Games account, as well as select film clients, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 2nd 2017 at 10:15AM in News
Nintendo Switch's Online service delayed until 2018, full pricing revealed

Nintendo Switch's Online service delayed until 2018, full pricing revealed

Originally set to launch this autumn, Nintendo's online service for the Switch will now launch in early 2018, the platform holder announced today. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 2nd 2017 at 10:05AM in News
Karol Severin

The differentiation of Nintendo Switch is a double-­edged sword - MIDiA

MIDiA Research's lead analyst for research on games and the mobile content economy Karol Severin shares his views on the Nintendo Switch, the platform holder's potential difficulties in doubling ...

on Jun 2nd 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Shadow of War

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War delayed two months until October

Warner Bros' upcoming open-world action adventure game Middle-Earth: Shadow of War has been delayed until October, the publisher has announced. Originally set to launch on August 25th, the hotly anticipated ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 2nd 2017 at 9:45AM in News

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Read MCV's bumper E3 issue, where we showcase the best of the British games industry

Read MCV's bumper E3 issue, where we showcase the best of the British games industry

E3 2017 is on our doorstep, so this week’s issue of MCV is all about the biggest gaming event of the year.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jun 2nd 2017 at 9:30AM in News
People Can Fly x Square Enix

Square Enix teams up with Bulletstorm dev People Can Fly for new, original triple-A title

Square Enix has teamed up with the Warsaw-based Bulletstorm studio People Can Fly in a new external development partnership, the publisher has announced. The partnership will see both companies working ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 1st 2017 at 1:05PM in News
Attention Seekers

Attention Seekers partners with BT for new live games content

Production agency Attention Seekers has today announced that it's entered into an exclusive agreement with BT Productions – the production arm of BT Sport – to produce new TV formats ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 1st 2017 at 11:43AM in News
Ubisoft Logo

Ubisoft's new logo marks new era as digital and live games become its core focus

Say hello to Ubisoft's new logo. Unveiled yesterday on the Ubisoft blog, the publisher said the 'new swirl' marks "a new era" for Ubisoft as it puts a renewed ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 1st 2017 at 11:13AM in News
Pokemon

The Pokemon Company's profits are up 2450% after Pokemon Go and Sun and Moon

The Pokemon Company released its latest financial report this week, and its net sales reached an incredible $143.3m in the last fiscal year (ended February 28th 2017), showing a massive ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 1st 2017 at 10:29AM in News
Deck Nine

Idol Minds re-brands as Deck Nine Games, working on a 'new addition to a critically acclaimed franchise'

The creators behind PlayStation titles Pain and Ratchet: Deadlocked HD have reformed to create a brand-new studio. Previously known as Idol Minds, the studio has now re-branded itself as Deck ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 1st 2017 at 10:20AM in News
Ys VIII

PS4 sales rise 17% in Japan after Falcom's Ys VIII dethrones Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has finally been knocked off the top spot in Japan by Falcom's Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana for the PS4, according to the latest data from ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 1st 2017 at 9:50AM in News
Kerbal Space Program

Take-Two acquires IP rights to Kerbal Space Program

Take-Two has acquired the IP rights to Squad's physics-based space sim game Kerbal Space Program, the publisher has announced. The title, which was originally released on Steam in April 2015, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 31st 2017 at 1:43PM in News
Sonic Mania Switch

Sonic Mania release date confirmed for August, plus special Switch collector's edition

Sonic Mania finally has a release date, and it's getting a special collector's edition for the Nintendo Switch to boot, Sega has confirmed.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 31st 2017 at 11:32AM in News