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Media Molecule teams up with Punchdrunk theatre group

Media Molecule teams up with Punchdrunk theatre group

LittleBigPlanet creator Media Molecule has joined forces with theatre group Punchdrunk for a project based on in-development title Dreams.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 22nd 2016 at 11:05AM in News
YouTube VR now supports PlayStation VR

YouTube VR now supports PlayStation VR

Owners of PS4’s BR headset are now able to stream and enjoy the service’s 360 degree videos.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 22nd 2016 at 10:54AM in News
Uncharted 4 is Metacritic's highest rated game of the year

Uncharted 4 is Metacritic's highest rated game of the year

Sony’s PS4 exclusive Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has been crowned the best game of 2016 by reviews aggregator Metacritic.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 22nd 2016 at 10:18AM in News
Overwatch Tracer

Global games industry earned $91bn this year, with Overwatch dominating PC and console spend

The worldwide interactive entertainment industry generated $91bn in 2016, according to a new report from SuperData Research, with mobile gaming earning the highest amount of revenue. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 21st 2016 at 3:00PM in News

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Digital games sales for November up 13%, earning $6.7bn overall

Digital game sales worldwide generated $6.7bn in revenue in November 2016, an increase of 13 per cent year-on-year, according to a new report from SuperData Research.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 21st 2016 at 3:00PM in News
Super Mario Run

Super Mario Run hits 40m downloads in just four days

Nintendo has revealed that Super Mario Run has been downloaded over 40m times since it launched on December 15th last week. It reached this milestone after just four days on ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 21st 2016 at 2:24PM in News
Splatoon art book confirmed for the US

Splatoon art book confirmed for the US

Nintendo hardback The Art of Splatoon has confirmed for a 2017 release in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 21st 2016 at 11:12AM in News
Microtransactions added to Forza Horizon 3

Microtransactions added to Forza Horizon 3

Forza Horizon 3 players now have the option of buying cars with real cash instead of earning it in game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 21st 2016 at 10:48AM in News

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Brianna Wu plans to run for congress

Brianna Wu plans to run for congress

Game developer and pioneering equality campaigner Brianna Wu has said she is assembling a team in preparation for running for congress in 2018.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 21st 2016 at 10:16AM in News
Pokemon Go has seen people trek 8.7bn kilometres in search of Pokemon

Pokemon Go has seen people trek 8.7bn kilometres in search of Pokemon

Among Niantic’s many successes with this year’s Pokemon Go is most definitely the fact that it got an entire generation playing games on the move.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 21st 2016 at 9:48AM in News
Blizzard withholds Overwatch comic from Russia due to gay propaganda law

Blizzard withholds Overwatch comic from Russia due to gay propaganda law

A Christmas Overwatch comic released yesterday is not available in Russia because of the country’s gay propaganda laws.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 21st 2016 at 9:35AM in News
Super Mario Run

If Mario can't leap the £8 hurdle, how will he clear the £200 Switch flagpole?

Super Mario Run has had a bit of a bumpy start on iOS. It might have been downloaded over 37 million times worldwide over its opening weekend according to analyst ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 20th 2016 at 5:12PM in News

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Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass

Battlefield 1 expansion They Shall Not Pass detailed

DICE has revealed its first Battlefield 1 expansion, entitled ‘They Shall Not Pass’. Releasing in March 2017, the expansion will feature new maps, weapons and a new playable French army ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 20th 2016 at 12:08PM in News
Samsung concludes Galaxy Note 7 investigation

Samsung concludes Galaxy Note 7 investigation

It is understood that Samsung now knows why its ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 handsets were catching fire.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 20th 2016 at 10:28AM in News
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Most anticipated games of 2016: what we were most excited for this year

As 2016 draws to a close, most people will be looking forward to see what’s in store next year. There are certainly plenty of big titles on the horizon, from ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 20th 2016 at 10:10AM in News
Lord of the Rings Online gets new developer, Daybreak becomes publisher

Lord of the Rings Online gets new developer, Daybreak becomes publisher

The development team behind Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons & Dragons Online have left Turbine, taking the games with them.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 20th 2016 at 10:06AM in News

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Thumper adds Vive and Oculus VR support

Thumper adds Vive and Oculus VR support

One of the year’s most underrated titles has expanded its virtual reality support to two other systems.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 20th 2016 at 9:52AM in News
Super Mario Run clocks up between 25m-37m downloads

Super Mario Run clocks up between 25m-37m downloads

There is some conflicting data floating around regarding the early success of Super Mario Run.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 20th 2016 at 9:38AM in News
Suicide Squad game cancelled by Warner, report claims

Suicide Squad game cancelled by Warner, report claims

Warner Bros has apparently scrapped plans for a Suicide Squad game, with attention instead being pushed toward the next Batman title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 20th 2016 at 9:16AM in News
Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch GPU specs will run faster when docked to TV, says new report

The Nintendo Switch’s Tegra GPU will run at a higher clock speed when docked to a TV, potentially offering improved gameplay performance compared to using the console on the go, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 19th 2016 at 3:11PM in News
Grand Theft Auto 5

Grand Theft Auto V has hit 6m units in the UK - it's still a must-have game

It's Christmas joy for all at RockStar and Take-Two as Grand Theft Auto V continues its astonishing sales record. This week, just in time for the holidays, the game roared ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Dec 19th 2016 at 12:28PM in News
Games retail picks up for Christmas after Black Friday hangover

Games retail picks up for Christmas after Black Friday hangover

Black Friday was huge for physical games retailers, a wild party that saw unit sales shoot up by 181 per cent week-on-week. The last couple of weeks have inevitably been ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Dec 19th 2016 at 11:40AM in News
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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare claims Christmas No.1 in UK Top 40

Activision’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has claimed the Christmas No.1 spot this year, holding onto its position at the top of the UK Top 40 for the second week ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 19th 2016 at 11:10AM in News
Lawsuit settlement could open the door to Ecco the Dolphin reboot

Lawsuit settlement could open the door to Ecco the Dolphin reboot

16bit hit Ecco the Dolphin could be in line for a reappearance.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 19th 2016 at 10:53AM in News
G2A is developing a VR game

G2A is developing a VR game

Online key reseller G2A has confirmed plans to branch out into games development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 19th 2016 at 10:36AM in News