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Starbreeze acquires toys-to-life studio Geminose

Starbreeze acquires toys-to-life studio Geminose

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons publisher Starbreeze has acquired LA-based developer Geminose for $7m.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Sep 25th 2014 at 2:38PM in News
Steam music player officially launches

Steam music player officially launches

Valve has released the Steam Music Player to the general public, allowing Steam users to play MP3 files off of their hard drive within the Steam client and while in-game.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 25th 2014 at 2:29PM in News
Child of Light studio now a core team at Ubisoft Montreal

Child of Light studio now a core team at Ubisoft Montreal

The developers responsible for Child of Light have been established as a core team at Ubisoft Montreal, following the critical and commercial success of the digital title.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 25th 2014 at 2:07PM in News
Bayonetta 2 suffers low Japanese sales despite glowing reviews

Bayonetta 2 suffers low Japanese sales despite glowing reviews

Early signs suggest that while Bayonetta 2 will fare very well with critics, its commercial performance may be less impressive.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 25th 2014 at 2:03PM in News

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare single player is longer than you think

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare single player is longer than you think

There will be a bigger single player offering in the upcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare than those found in recent COD titles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 25th 2014 at 1:04PM in News
Sony hoping to raise PlayStation profit forecast

Sony hoping to raise PlayStation profit forecast

Its electronics and mobile divisions may be struggling, but it looks as if things are better than expected at Sony’s PlayStation division.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 25th 2014 at 12:07PM in News
Holly Walsh to host Games Media Awards next month

Holly Walsh to host Games Media Awards next month

Holly Walsh is to host this year’s Games Media Awards, which take place on October 15th in central London.

on Sep 25th 2014 at 11:00AM in News
Devs will be forced to give away their early Gear VR games for free, Oculus says

Devs will be forced to give away their early Gear VR games for free, Oculus says

Oculus is planning to launch its virtual reality games portal without the means to pay for software.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 25th 2014 at 10:56AM in News

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Games industry included in government skills funding program

Games industry included in government skills funding program

The UK video games, visual effects and animation industry has joined forces for a new training program backed by a multi-million pound investment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 25th 2014 at 10:16AM in News
iOS 8.0.1 update breaks iPhone 6 reception and Touch ID

iOS 8.0.1 update breaks iPhone 6 reception and Touch ID

Apple has pulled its latest iOS 8.0.1 update after the software broke two key iPhone features.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 25th 2014 at 9:53AM in News
Ubisoft launches Assassin's Creed Unity tie-in experience Project Widow

Ubisoft launches Assassin's Creed Unity tie-in experience Project Widow

Ubisoft has launched a unique online experience to promote its upcoming Xbox One and PS4 title Assassin’s Creed Unity.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 25th 2014 at 9:26AM in News
UK games companies are worth £1.7bn

UK games companies are worth £1.7bn

The UK games industry consists of 1,902 companies that have an economic value of £1.72bn.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 25th 2014 at 9:26AM in News

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Tropico 5 PS4 delayed to 'early 2015'

Tropico 5 PS4 delayed to 'early 2015'

The PlayStation 4 edition of Tropico 5 will miss its previously announced 2014 release window, publisher Kalypso has confirmed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 24th 2014 at 11:22PM in News
Titanfall IMC Rising DLC launches this week on PC, Xbox One

Titanfall IMC Rising DLC launches this week on PC, Xbox One

Titanfall's final DLC pack will launch this Thursday on PC and Xbox One.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 24th 2014 at 8:26PM in News
Wasteland 2 reaches $1.5m in sales in four days

Wasteland 2 reaches $1.5m in sales in four days

Wasteland 2 has generated $1.5m in sales just four days out from release, developer inXile Entertainment has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 24th 2014 at 7:49PM in News
Watch Dogs is still the fastest selling new IP in Europe

Watch Dogs is still the fastest selling new IP in Europe

Ubisoft has confirmed to MCV that, according to GfK data, Watch Dogs remains the fastest selling new IP in Europe... not Destiny.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 24th 2014 at 5:00PM in News

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Razer opens beta for Synapse data tracking feature

Razer opens beta for Synapse data tracking feature

Razer has released an open beta for new data tracking functionality in its Synapse software.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 24th 2014 at 4:49PM in News
Sega backs Rising Star prize at next month's Games Media Awards

Sega backs Rising Star prize at next month's Games Media Awards

The Games Media Awards return on October 15th, naming the best of the best in UK games media.

on Sep 24th 2014 at 4:14PM in News
'Smartphones are not designed to be put in your pocket'

'Smartphones are not designed to be put in your pocket'

The controversy surrounding Apple’s allegedly bendy iPhone 6 Plus is unfounded due to the design of modern smartphones.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 24th 2014 at 4:12PM in News
Rocksmith confirmed for PS4 and Xbox One

Rocksmith confirmed for PS4 and Xbox One

Ubisoft is bringing its instructional guitar game Rocksmith to PS4 and Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 24th 2014 at 3:03PM in News
Devolve or die

Devolve or die

There were so many announcements during PlayStation’s E3 2014 media briefing that it’s hard to remember them all. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 24th 2014 at 2:22PM in News
Nordic Games on publishing big IP for less

Nordic Games on publishing big IP for less

It’s been a good few years for Nordic Games Group. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 24th 2014 at 2:12PM in News
3DS Super Smash Bros tops Japan charts for second week

3DS Super Smash Bros tops Japan charts for second week

Super Smash Bros on 3DS is top of the Japanese charts for the second week in a row according to data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 24th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
Luckey: VR will be relevant to everyone eventually

Luckey: VR will be relevant to everyone eventually

Virtual reality isn’t just for gaming, it’s for everyone – even if many people are yet to understand that.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 24th 2014 at 1:27PM in News
iPhone 6 Plus versus iPhone 6 - $100 more to buy, $16 more to produce

iPhone 6 Plus versus iPhone 6 - $100 more to buy, $16 more to produce

The price disparity between Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is not representative of the extra costs incurred in its manufacture.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 24th 2014 at 11:29AM in News