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PUBG devs have concerns over Epic Game's upcoming battle royale mode in Fortnite

PUBG devs have concerns over Epic Game's upcoming battle royale mode in Fortnite

The developers behind Playerunknown's Battlegrounds have called out the recently-announced battle royale mode in Epic Games' Fornite as being too similar to its own survival shooter title. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 22nd 2017 at 4:15PM in News
Ukie, TIGA and 'BGI' comment on £23.7m Creative Industries Review funding plan

Ukie, TIGA and 'BGI' comment on £23.7m Creative Industries Review funding plan

Friday's Independent Review of the Creative Industries - commissioned by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport - was strongly in support of greater government funding for the games ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Sep 22nd 2017 at 3:27PM in News
Ukie relaunches AskAboutGames with VSC Rating Board

Ukie relaunches AskAboutGames with VSC Rating Board

Ukie and the VSC Rating Board have re-launched age rating site, AskAboutGames.com. The two organisations will jointly run and fund the website, which contains information about PEGI age ratings, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 22nd 2017 at 2:40PM in News
PES 2018 beats Metroid and Uncharted to Japanese No.1

PES 2018 beats Metroid and Uncharted to Japanese No.1

Konami's PES 2018 beat a number of new releases to the top of the Japanese charts last week, including Nintendo's Metroid: Samus Returns and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, according to ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 22nd 2017 at 2:30PM in News

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Ukie announces new board of directors for 2017-18

Ukie announces new board of directors for 2017-18

Ukie has announced its new board of directors for 2017-18, with Revolution Software's owner and COO Noirin Carmody acting as chair, Playmob's chairman Ian Livingstone CBE as vice chair, and ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 22nd 2017 at 12:20PM in News
Creative Industries review

'Government should invest £23.7 million over five years' in games says Creative Industries report

Today saw the publishing of the much-awaited Independent Review of the Creative Industries (IRCI), which the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) commissioned out of the Industrial Strategy ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Sep 22nd 2017 at 11:40AM in News
HTC Viveport developers to keep all profits until 2018

HTC Viveport developers to keep all profits until 2018

HTC Vive is to boost the amount of revenue share developers receive on its global Viveport store to celebrate its one-year anniversary, the company has announced. This is in addition ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 22nd 2017 at 10:45AM in News
Support 7 gaming charities this weekend with One Gamer Fund event

Support 7 gaming charities this weekend with One Gamer Fund event

A new fundraising initiative to support seven worldwide gaming charities is to take place this weekend. Dubbed the One Gamer Fund, all money raised over the next three days will ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 22nd 2017 at 10:18AM in News

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BLE: Games merchandise will boom

BLE: Games merchandise will boom

Gaming merchandise is nothing new. As our regular Margin Makers section in the magazine shows, there's already something to complement almost every game under the sun, so much so that ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Sep 22nd 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Mario+Rabbids becomes best-selling third-party Switch game

Mario+Rabbids becomes best-selling third-party Switch game

Nintendo is to publish Ubisoft's Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle in both Japan and Korea next year, Ubisoft has announced. The game, which has now become the best-selling third party ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 22nd 2017 at 9:53AM in News
Sam Rivera

EA: FIFA 18 has 'the best gameplay we've ever had'

In a recent interview with GameReactor, EA executive vice president Patrick Söderlund admitted the company “played it safe” with FIFA 17. This year, however, EA is going “all in” with ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Sep 22nd 2017 at 9:30AM in News
Pillars of Eternity II

Versus Evil to publish Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

Independent publisher Versus Evil is to publish Obsidian Entertainment's Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, the company has announced. The sequel to the hit RPG will launch on PC, Mac and ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 21st 2017 at 3:25PM in News

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Nier: Automata hits 2m shipments and digital sales

Nier: Automata hits 2m shipments and digital sales

Square Enix and PlatinumGames' action RPG Nier: Automata has hit another huge milestone, the publisher has announced. After hitting 1.5m shipments in May this year, the game's shipments and digital sales ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 21st 2017 at 10:40AM in News
Raiders of the Broken Planet won't be like Evolve, says Mercurysteam

Raiders of the Broken Planet won't be like Evolve, says Mercurysteam

With the Christmas season rapidly approaching, the usual cluster of blockbuster FPS titles is gradually coming into focus, with Call of Duty: WWII, Star Wars Battlefront 2, Wolfenstein II: The ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 21st 2017 at 10:30AM in News
Genesis Alpha One

Team17 has 'big expectations' for roguelike Genesis Alpha One

Team17 has high hopes for its roguelike shooter title Genesis Alpha One when it launches on PC, PS4 and Xbox One next year, the publisher has told MCV.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 21st 2017 at 10:00AM in News
HTC and Google reveal $1.1bn smartphone deal

HTC and Google reveal $1.1bn smartphone deal

After months of falling profits, HTC has announced a $1.1bn cooperation agreement with Google that will see a number of HTC employees join the search giant. What's more, Google will ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 21st 2017 at 9:50AM in News

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Level Up Media launches on-demand video site TheGamer.tv for blockbuster console games

Esports and gaming video broadcaster Level Up Media has launched its brand-new website, TheGamer.tv. Initially announced back in February of this year, TheGamer.tv is the world's first dedicated destination ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 21st 2017 at 9:45AM in News
Project CARS 2

Slightly Mad Studios: Project CARS 2 'wouldn't ship without elite brands like Ferrari and Porsche'

When Project CARS 2 launches tomorrow, it will be the culmination of several years’ hard work for developer Slightly Mad Studios, not just in terms of getting the game to ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 21st 2017 at 9:30AM in News
Gobstopper TV

Gobstopper TV wants video game props for its new Comedy Central show

UK TV production company Gobstopper TV is making a video game-themed comedy show for Comedy Central where it will be exploring various video games in both online and real-life formats. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 20th 2017 at 12:10PM in News
Surf World Series

Wired Productions acquires global distribution rights for Surf World Series

Wired Productions has acquired the global distribution rights to Vision Games Publishing and Climax Studio's arcade surfing game, Surf World Series.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 20th 2017 at 11:15AM in News
Dave Cox

Mercurysteam's Dave Cox: 'Games have become too expensive'

With development costs getting higher and higher each passing year, games have now become too expensive, according to Mercurysteam's senior producer Dave Cox. That's why the developer is releasing its ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 20th 2017 at 10:40AM in News
Xbox One X

Xbox One X standard edition pre-orders are now live

Xbox One X pre-orders are back on, Microsoft has announced. After the limited edition Project Scorpio edition of the console became the platform holder's fastest-selling Xbox pre-order in the company's ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 20th 2017 at 9:50AM in News
Laura Miele

EA's pursuit of happiness

As always, Q4 will be a blockbuster season for EA. Kicking off this year’s festivities this Friday is FIFA 18, which will then be followed by Need for Speed Payback ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Sep 20th 2017 at 9:25AM in News
Albert Penello Xbox

Microsoft won't confirm Xbox One X lifespan but talks up 'not just backwards compatibility'

With the Xbox One X launch, two industry heavyweights will be competing with mid-gen hardware updates. However with the Xbox One X costing a hefty £450, a key question on ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Sep 20th 2017 at 8:01AM in News
Golden Joystick Awards 2017 announce headline sponsor

Golden Joystick Awards 2017 announce headline sponsor

Omen by HP has been announced as the headline sponsor of this year's Golden Joystick Awards. The awards will return to London for its 35th edition this November at ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 19th 2017 at 2:00PM in News