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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
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

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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
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

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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

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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
Creative Assembly

Sega acquires Crytek Black Sea to form Creative Assembly Sofia

Sega Europe and Creative Assembly have acquired Crytek's former Black Sea studio to create a brand-new facility known as Creative Assembly Sofia, the publisher has announced today.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 7th 2017 at 12:01AM in News

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Ghost Recon Wildlands

Ubisoft's Ghost Recon Wildlands film to 'stand alongside other feature-length documentaries'

Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon series is built on ‘what if?’ scenarios. For example, what if Russia was taken over by nationalist extremists who wanted to rebuild the Soviet Union? ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 6th 2017 at 2:00PM in News
Nintendo officially acknowledges Joy Con connection issue

Nintendo officially acknowledges Joy Con connection issue

The much-discussed issue with the wireless connectivity of the Switch’s left Joy Con controller has finally been acknowledged by Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 6th 2017 at 11:01AM in News
Sony Australia MD Ephraim confirms departure

Sony Australia MD Ephraim confirms departure

Michael Ephraim, the VP and MD Sony Interactive Entertainment Australia and New Zealand, has left the platform holder.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 6th 2017 at 10:15AM in News
UK week one Switch sales hit 80k

UK week one Switch sales hit 80k

Nintendo Switch sold 80k units in its first 48 hours on sale in the UK, MCV understands.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 6th 2017 at 9:56AM in News
Horizon Zero Dawn beats Zelda to No.1

Horizon Zero Dawn beats Zelda to No.1

Critical smash hit The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild hasn’t made it to No.1 in its first week in the UK charts. Instead, it’s Sony’s PS4 exclusive Horizon ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 6th 2017 at 9:19AM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to The Walking Dead merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to The Walking Dead merchandise

With The Walking Dead: A New Frontier landing on PS4 and Xbox One today, it’s time for retailers to update their shelves with more zombie-related items – if your shelves ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 3rd 2017 at 1:52PM in News
Gavin Raeburn

Playground Games sees benefit in mobile

Forza Horizon 3 studio Playground Games said it considered making games for mobile, but that it won’t be racing to abandon consoles any time soon. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 3rd 2017 at 10:28AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: Koei Tecmo UK appoints new general manager

MCV Jobs Weekly: Koei Tecmo UK appoints new general manager

Koei Tecmo also hires digital content creator and social media manager, while Bandai Namco bolsters its marketing and PR teams.

on Mar 3rd 2017 at 10:22AM in News
Ghost Recon Wildlands sparks diplomatic tussle

Ghost Recon Wildlands sparks diplomatic tussle

The Bolivian government has apparently filed a formal complaint with the French embassy in reaction to how the country is depicted in the upcoming Ghost Recon Wildlands.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2017 at 10:07AM in News