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PlayersXpo unveils Ireland's biggest ever gaming event

PlayersXpo unveils Ireland's biggest ever gaming event

Independent News & Media has announced a brand new video games expo for Ireland.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2017 at 10:25AM in News
Enthusiast Gaming acquires Destructoid

Enthusiast Gaming acquires Destructoid

One of gaming's most successful blogs has been acquired by Canadian website network Enthusiast Gaming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2017 at 10:07AM in News
Codemasters talks Micro Machines' return to its console roots in World Series

Codemasters talks Micro Machines' return to its console roots in World Series

Say ‘Micro Machines’ to practically anyone and they’ll come back with one of two responses: Matchbox-like miniature cars – which famously ‘come in collections of five’ – or the head-to-head ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jun 22nd 2017 at 10:00AM in News
SEGA forever

To be this good takes FOREVER - Sega launches new retro back catalogue service

Sega is relaunching its 1000 game retro back catalogue on mobile devices for free. The long-sighted and wide-reaching initiative is called Sega Forever. Today we'll see five initial launches, including ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jun 21st 2017 at 2:00PM in News

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Leak points to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered standalone release

Leak points to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered standalone release

As has been rumoured for some time, it looks like the remastered version of one of Call of Duty's most cherished iterations is getting a standalone release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 21st 2017 at 11:36AM in News
OPINION: OP Talent on how to create a successful influencer campaign

OPINION: OP Talent on how to create a successful influencer campaign

Set up five years ago, OP Talent was the first dedicated management company for top YouTube gaming influencers. We manage a large proportion of the UK’s top YouTubers and have ...

on Jun 21st 2017 at 11:30AM in News
Forbes names Mark Fischbach as gaming's top influencer

Forbes names Mark Fischbach as gaming's top influencer

There are few words that define the changes to the games media landscape as strongly as 'influencer'.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 21st 2017 at 11:22AM in News
Freshly independent Io strips Denuvo from Hitman

Freshly independent Io strips Denuvo from Hitman

Developer Io Interactive has updated the PC version of Hitman to remove its DRM.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 21st 2017 at 10:30AM in News

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Project Rap Rabbit Kickstarter falls way short

Project Rap Rabbit Kickstarter falls way short

The proposed new rhythm action title from two of the genre's biggest names has fallen well short of its crowdfunding target.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 21st 2017 at 10:10AM in News
Twitch goes IRL: why you should be attending TwitchCon

Twitch goes IRL: why you should be attending TwitchCon

Twitch is a big deal, we all know that, and it’s getting bigger still. The service is increasingly looking to spread its reach beyond its staple Let’s Play and eSports ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jun 21st 2017 at 10:00AM in News
GameStop sells Kongregate to MTG

GameStop sells Kongregate to MTG

Swedish media company Modern Times Group (MTG) has acquired games portal Kongregate from GameStop.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 21st 2017 at 9:41AM in News
Twitch secures Blizzard streaming rights

Twitch secures Blizzard streaming rights

Online video giant Twitch has announced that it has secured a global two-year deal for exclusive streaming rights for over 20 Blizzard eSports events.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2017 at 8:00PM in News

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OPINION: Hi-Rez Studios on why streaming is the best way to engage with your audience

OPINION: Hi-Rez Studios on why streaming is the best way to engage with your audience

To me, what matters most has always been to make people happy; it was one the main reasons that drove me to work in the video games industry. As a ...

on Jun 20th 2017 at 11:30AM in News
Fuze is bringing programming tool Code Studio to Switch

Fuze is bringing programming tool Code Studio to Switch

A lot of effort has been put into encouraging kids to code, and utilising the Nintendo Switch for the job seems like a very smart move.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2017 at 10:58AM in News
TopWare insists Two World II is not pay-to-play

TopWare insists Two World II is not pay-to-play

Publisher TopWare has responded to the criticisms levelled at recent changes to seven year old RPG Two Worlds II.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2017 at 10:15AM in News
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Reaching out - We Are Reach on Twitch vs YouTube and why more publishers should have official VOD channels

When Twitch announced in March it was going to sell games and give creators and developers the chance to earn a cut of each sale, the industry wasn’t sure what ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 20th 2017 at 10:00AM in News

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HTC expands Vive availability in the US

HTC expands Vive availability in the US

Consumers are now able to buy the HTV Vive at more US retailers than ever before.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2017 at 9:56AM in News
PS4 overtakes Switch in monthly US sales race

PS4 overtakes Switch in monthly US sales race

After two successive months as the best selling console hardware in the US, Nintendo Switch has slipped back behind the PS4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2017 at 9:42AM in News
OPINION: Hype Management on why subscriber levels don't always indicate a YouTuber's success

OPINION: Hype Management on why subscriber levels don't always indicate a YouTuber's success

At a launch event during my tenure on the Activision PR team, an eager young content creator walked up to me, grabbed my hand and introduced himself by his ...

on Jun 19th 2017 at 11:30AM in News
Spider-Man: Homecoming gets the 'VR experience' treatment

Spider-Man: Homecoming gets the 'VR experience' treatment

Sony's upcoming PS4 release is not the only Spider-Man game in the works.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2017 at 11:11AM in News
Microtransactions added to Two Worlds II seven years after release

Microtransactions added to Two Worlds II seven years after release

Topware Interactive mas made the surprise move of adding an in-game store to its seven year old RPG Top Worlds II.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2017 at 10:49AM in News
Take-Two takes action against more GTA V hack tools

Take-Two takes action against more GTA V hack tools

The world of Grand Theft Auto Online has been made considerably cleaner as publisher Take-Two continues its crusade to clamp down on modding tools.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2017 at 10:21AM in News
How to use streaming and VOD as marketing tools according to Twitch, Devolver and DingIt

How to use streaming and VOD as marketing tools according to Twitch, Devolver and DingIt

The battle for the streaming market has been raging for years now. According to recent data from Streamlabs, Twitch is still by far the most dominant platform in terms of ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jun 19th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Horizon Zero Dawn resurges to deny Arms a UK No.1

Horizon Zero Dawn resurges to deny Arms a UK No.1

Nintendo's new Switch title Arms has fallen short of the top of the charts thanks to a resurgence from one of 2017's mainstays.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2017 at 9:59AM in News
Star Wars Battlefront II is crowned YouTube's E3 champ

Star Wars Battlefront II is crowned YouTube's E3 champ

EA has staged a double coup by claiming both the single most watched trailer and overall most popular game on YouTube throughout E3 2017.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2017 at 9:46AM in News