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Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon release date confirmed for November 17th

It might not be the Pokemon Stars title for Switch fans were hoping for, but Nintendo confirmed today that two new Pokemon titles are heading to 3DS this November. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 6th 2017 at 3:55PM in News
Improbable

Improbable expands leadership team with new CCO and CMO

Improbable has welcomed former Disney VP Bill Roper (pictured left) and GitHub's Jason Jhonson (pictured right) to its London leadership team. Roper joins the firm as chief creative officer, while ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 6th 2017 at 2:00PM in News
The iOS App Store is being overhauled

The iOS App Store is being overhauled

Apple has announced that its popular iOS App Store will get a significant redesign later this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 6th 2017 at 11:22AM in News
Jeremy Stieglitz

Why Studio Wildcard is bringing Ark: Survival Evolved to retail

As Ark: Survival Evolved gets ready to leave Early Access, Katharine Byrne speaks with Wildcard Studio’s co-founder Jeremy Stieglitz about its upcoming retail release, which is being distributed in the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 6th 2017 at 11:00AM in News

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Bethesda is working on a 'bleeding-edge triple-A freemium game'

Bethesda is working on a 'bleeding-edge triple-A freemium game'

The terms 'triple-A' and 'freemium' still don't often go hand-in-hand, but it looks like that's a route Bethesda is intent on exploring.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 6th 2017 at 10:56AM in News
YouTube outlines monetisation restrictions on violent content

YouTube outlines monetisation restrictions on violent content

Videos that show “montages of gratuitous violence” face an advertising block on YouTube.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 6th 2017 at 10:36AM in News
Sony talks PS4 vs Xbox: "Europe is fortress PlayStation"

Sony talks PS4 vs Xbox: "Europe is fortress PlayStation"

The PS4 has sold three times the amount of the Xbox One in Europe, according to Sony exec Jim Ryan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 6th 2017 at 10:14AM in News
Apple finally goes big on VR

Apple finally goes big on VR

The Mac has become the latest big platform to support virtual reality, with Apple confirming a new partnership with HTC Vive and SteamVR.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 6th 2017 at 9:53AM in News

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Facebook to hold first public activation at E3 2017

For the first time ever, Facebook will have a public presence at E3, the company has announced. Taking place between June 13th and 15th, the company will be hosting a ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 5th 2017 at 5:15PM in News
PSVR

PSVR hits 1m sales worldwide

Sony's global game development chief Shawn Layden has confirmed the company's sold more than one million PlayStation VR units worldwide, according to a new interview with Time

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 5th 2017 at 3:55PM in News
Joel Gregory and Tim Edwards

PCGamesN: 'We want to be No.1 in PC games'

What a difference five years makes. When PCGamesN first launched in June 2012, traffic figures were “just dreadful,” creative director Tim Edwards (pictured right, with editorial director Joel Gregory ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 5th 2017 at 3:00PM in News
Loading and Checkpoint: A new dawn for games magazines?

Loading and Checkpoint: A new dawn for games magazines?

We’ve been told for ages that magazines aren’t relevant anymore, that the internet is killing print. And yet, despite all the odds, games magazines are still here, fighting against the ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jun 5th 2017 at 12:38PM in News

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PlayStation UK confirms London Pride 2017 sponsorship

PlayStation UK confirms London Pride 2017 sponsorship

The UK arm of PlayStation has confirmed that it will sponsor London Pride 2017.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 5th 2017 at 11:39AM in News
Rime removes Denuvo DRM

Rime removes Denuvo DRM

Denuvo's time as the shining light of PC piracy protection seems to be over.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 5th 2017 at 10:52AM in News
Garriott reassures concerned Shroud of the Avatar fans

Garriott reassures concerned Shroud of the Avatar fans

MMO developer Richard Garriott has insisted that the future of Shroud of the Avatar is not in doubt.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 5th 2017 at 10:26AM in News
Switch owners to get free Shaq Fu after NBA Playgrounds hiccup

Switch owners to get free Shaq Fu after NBA Playgrounds hiccup

Saber Interactive has said that its upcoming release Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn will be given away fro free on Nintendo Switch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 5th 2017 at 10:08AM in News

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Tekken 7 claims series' first No.1 in almost 20 years

Tekken 7 claims series' first No.1 in almost 20 years

Bandai Namco's PS4, Xbox One and PC fighter Tekken 7 has debuted at the top of the UK All Formats Top 40.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 5th 2017 at 9:33AM in News
Echo

Bits + Pixels acquires worldwide licensing rights to Ultra Ultra's Echo

Licensing agency Bits + Pixels have picked up the worldwide licensing rights to Danish indie studio Ultra Ultra's upcoming game Echo.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 2nd 2017 at 4:20PM in News
Need for Speed Payback

Need for Speed Payback release date confirmed for November 10th

EA has revealed the title of its latest Need for Speed title, Need for Speed Payback – and it's coming later this year on PS4, Xbox One and PC on ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 2nd 2017 at 2:55PM in News
Extinction

Maximum Games' new action IP Extinction will be playable at E3

Extinction, a brand-new action title and IP from Iron Galaxy and Maximum Games, is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC in Q1 next year. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 2nd 2017 at 2:20PM in News
Indivisible

Indivisible devs: 'Supporting Switch was an easy decision.'

The makers of the upcoming action RPG Indivisible have announced a Nintendo Switch version is on the way in addition to its PS4, Xbox One and Steam releases. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 2nd 2017 at 1:05PM in News
Riot Games

BAFTA to honour Riot Games with Special Award

BAFTA is to honour League of Legends' Riot Games with a Special Award at an event at The London West Hollywood on Monday June 12th over E3. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 2nd 2017 at 12:35PM in News
PS VR

PS VR shipments reached 429k in Q1, taking 18.8% of total shipments - IRC

Total worldwide shipments of VR and augmented reality headsets reached 2.3m in Q1, according to the latest data from IDC (via SeekingAlpha), with VR headsets representing over 98 ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 2nd 2017 at 12:10PM in News
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Soedesco's Aerea gets boxed and digital release on June 30th, now timed Steam exclusive

UPDATE: Soedesco's Aerea is now a timed-exclusive on Steam, launching today (June 2nd) ahead of its boxed and console launch at the end of the month. The Steam version of ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 2nd 2017 at 12:00PM in News
Hori Splatoon 2 headset

Hori's odd Splatoon 2 headset to include squid adaptor to bypass Switch's phone-based voice chat

Many eyebrows were raised when Nintendo announced that Switch owners would have to use their smartphones for voice chat when playing games online as part of its paid subscription service ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 2nd 2017 at 11:40AM in News