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Breath of the Wild

Zelda: Breath of the Wild beats Horizon Zero Dawn to No.1 in Japan, sells almost double

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has gone straight in at No.1 in the Japanese charts, selling 193,060 units in its first weekend, according to the latest data ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 9th 2017 at 11:24AM in News
Replay announces new consumer event Play Expo Leeds

Replay announces new consumer event Play Expo Leeds

Leeds United FC will play host to a brand new consumer games event next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2017 at 10:45AM in News
VR has a big part to play in eSports future, Intel believes

VR has a big part to play in eSports future, Intel believes

While we may still be some way off seeing VR games competing with the top eSports titles, the role of VR for eSports viewers is expected to grow in importance.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2017 at 10:28AM in News
Nier: Automata

Nier: Automata is 'an incredible marriage between PlatinumGames action and Square Enix RPG'

When Square Enix published the original Nier back in 2010 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, both its reviews and sales figures made for pretty grim reading. Instead of becoming ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 9th 2017 at 10:20AM in News

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Levelling up: China as a destination for UK games

Levelling up: China as a destination for UK games

Neil Semple, head of creative content at the Department for International Trade, talks up China as a huge potential market for UK-made games.

on Mar 9th 2017 at 10:07AM in News
Uncharted 4 leads BAFTA games nominations

Uncharted 4 leads BAFTA games nominations

PS4 exclusive Uncharted 4 has received eight nomination for this year’s video games BAFTAs.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Co-president Balestra is leaving Naughty Dog

Co-president Balestra is leaving Naughty Dog

Christophe Balestra has announced that he is leaving Uncharted developer Naughty Dog at the start of next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2017 at 9:51AM in News
Mobile and video drive digital advertising in 2017

Mobile and video drive digital advertising in 2017

Joe Phelan of Generation Media talks about the latest trends in games advertising – where video and mobile increasingly rule the roost.

on Mar 9th 2017 at 9:41AM in News

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Nintendo hopes to bring Netflix and streaming apps to Switch

Nintendo hopes to bring Netflix and streaming apps to Switch

Switch launched without any streaming media apps, and Nintendo has now claimed this was because it wanted to focus on games for the console’s debut.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2017 at 9:36AM in News
Late Shift

Wales Interactive open to limited retail release of new FMV title Late Shift

Wales Interactive has announced it's bringing new cinematic FMV adventure game Late Shift to PS4, Xbox One and Steam next month, with the possibility of a limited retail version coming ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 8th 2017 at 4:09PM in News
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Ukie launches new State of Play report outlining games industry priorities in face of Brexit

Games trade body Ukie launched a new report today outlining the potential impact of Brexit on the UK games industry, stating that access to highly skilled international talent was one ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 8th 2017 at 12:43PM in News
Celebrate International Women's Day by nominating video games' brightest for Women in Games 2017

Celebrate International Women's Day by nominating video games' brightest for Women in Games 2017

It’s not too late to get your nominations in for the Women in Games 2017 awards, which take place in May.

on Mar 8th 2017 at 10:57AM in News

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild is already being emulated on PC

Zelda: Breath of the Wild is already being emulated on PC

It was only released last week, but already Nintendo’s critical smash hit The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been emulated on PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 8th 2017 at 10:36AM in News
Penis slider will be removed from Conan Exiles on Xbox One

Penis slider will be removed from Conan Exiles on Xbox One

Funcom’s bold attempt at championing the male form in Conan Exile will be toned down for the game’s Xbox release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 8th 2017 at 10:15AM in News
Bent docks and dead pixels added to Nintendo Switch noise

Bent docks and dead pixels added to Nintendo Switch noise

So here’s the thing – when millions of new electrical devices are shipped out for a product launch, some of them are going to be faulty. It’s statistically inevitable.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 8th 2017 at 9:57AM in News
Dean Hall's space survival game Ion is no more

Dean Hall's space survival game Ion is no more

The space game announced by the creator of DayZ at E3 2015 is no more.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 8th 2017 at 9:32AM in News

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Zelda

Nintendo Switch biggest console launch in Europe, Zelda: Breath of the Wild biggest-selling launch title

Nintendo UK has confirmed that the Switch has sold more units in its launch weekend than any other piece of Nintendo hardware in the company's history, and that The Legend ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 7th 2017 at 3:21PM in News
How Playground accelerated Forza over the $1bn line

How Playground accelerated Forza over the $1bn line

Playground Games’ Forza Horizon 3 was the best-selling Britsoft game of 2016 - putting to one side GTA V’s incredible staying power - and the biggest Xbox One exclusive. To ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Mar 7th 2017 at 3:20PM in News
Strategy First, Kylotonn and PQube on bringing the fun back with Flatout 4

Strategy First, Kylotonn and PQube on bringing the fun back with Flatout 4

Total failure; waste of time and money; plain bad; disgusting to play: these are some of the kinder words used to describe Flatout 3 when it came out back in ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 7th 2017 at 3:04PM in News
The licensing game: Bits and Pixels

The licensing game: Bits and Pixels

Last year, Konami alumni Sandra Arcan and Su-Yina Farmer decided to set up their own video game licensing company, Bits and Pixels. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 7th 2017 at 2:45PM in News
Mod allows Vive owners to play Rift exclusive Robo Recall

Mod allows Vive owners to play Rift exclusive Robo Recall

Epic Games’ new Oculus Rift exclusive Robo Recall is now up and running on the HTC Vive thanks to a fan-made mod.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2017 at 10:54AM in News
Riot wins $10m lawsuit against League of Legends cheating service

Riot wins $10m lawsuit against League of Legends cheating service

A company that created and sold bots and scripts that allowed players to cheat at League of Legends has suffered a major defeat to developer Riot in the courts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2017 at 10:30AM in News
Warner to distribute Outlast Trinity physical edition

Warner to distribute Outlast Trinity physical edition

A disc version of Red Barrels’ Outlast Trinity is heading to retail worldwide courtesy of Warner Bros.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2017 at 10:14AM in News
Joy Con connectivity issues may be due to hardware design

Joy Con connectivity issues may be due to hardware design

A teardown of the Switch Joy Con hardware by YouTuber Jon Downey seems to suggest that the problems some are experiencing with the left controller are due to a design ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2017 at 9:55AM in News
Switch breaks US sales record, just pips Wii U in Japan

Switch breaks US sales record, just pips Wii U in Japan

Nintendo has said that its new Switch console has sold more in its first two days in the US than any other machine in the platform holder’s history.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2017 at 9:30AM in News