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PS4 to support external hard drives in 4.50 software update

The PS4 will soon support external hard drives, Sony announced today. In the console's next 4.50 software update (code-named Sasuke), Sony said PS4 users will be able to upgrade ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 3rd 2017 at 1:22PM in News
Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy 15's story update lands on March 28th, PS4 Pro support coming this month

UPDATED: Square Enix has confirmed that the upcoming story update to Final Fantasy XV's controversial thirteeth chapter will be available to download as a free update on March 28th. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 3rd 2017 at 12:30PM in News
Tumbleseed

TumbleSeed rolling onto Nintendo Switch this spring

The procedurally generated roguelike TumbleSeed is coming to Nintendo Switch, developers Benedict Fritz and Greg Wohlwend have announced. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 3rd 2017 at 12:11PM in News
Disruptor Beam

Star Trek Timelines dev Disruptor Beam raises $8.5m

Star Trek Timelines developer Disruptor Beam has raised $8.5m in Series B venture capital financing, the company has announced.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 3rd 2017 at 11:19AM in News

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For Honor

For Honor: Everything you need to know, release date, price, beta and season pass info, merchandise and pre-order deals

It's been a while since we've seen Ubisoft take a chance on something new, but its upcoming online hack and slash title For Honor looks set to change that. With ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 3rd 2017 at 11:00AM in News
Rocket League is getting the toys treatment

Rocket League is getting the toys treatment

Cars-meet-football title Rocket League will be getting a line of car toys this spring, after developer Psyonix partnered with creator of licensed collectibles Zag Toys. The line will include 12 ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 3rd 2017 at 10:15AM in News
Dead by Daylight

Starbreeze and 505 Games join forces to bring Dead by Daylight to retail

Starbreeze and Behaviour Digital have joined forces with 505 Games to bring he PS4 and Xbox One versions of its asymmetrical multiplayer horror title Dead by Daylight to retail later ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 3rd 2017 at 9:48AM in News
Akamai Rodriguez

Running an online gaming service? Then a CDN might make all the difference

Akamai is one of those companies that keep the internet running smoothly – without it gamers simply wouldn’t get today’s slick online experience. Marketing director for gaming Nelson Rodriguez tells ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Feb 2nd 2017 at 2:40PM in News

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MCV Insider's Guide: CV Bay

MCV Insider's Guide: CV Bay

CV Bay’s managing consultant and gaming specialist Katie Edwards discusses the shift to cloud gaming and free-to-play, and how this has affected recruitment.

on Feb 2nd 2017 at 2:25PM in News
PS4 Pro

Currency shifts muddle Sony figures - but industry can celebrate strong PS4 sales

Sony's Game and Network Services division announced its third-quarter results today, for the key trading period up to the 31st of December. Sales for the division were up by 5.2% ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Feb 2nd 2017 at 12:40PM in News
European Commission

European Commission opens investigation into Valve over suspected anti-competitive geo-blocking practices

The European Commission has announced it will be launching an investigation into the bilateral agreements concluded between Valve and five PC game publishers over a suspected breach in EU antitrust ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 2nd 2017 at 12:07PM in News
Noctis

Potential Final Fantasy 15 PC release could feature exclusive mods and user-generated quests, says Tabata

Hajime Tabata has once again expressed great interest in potentially bringing Final Fantasy XV to PC. Speaking to Famitsu (as translated by Gematsu), Tabata said he was keen to ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 2nd 2017 at 11:15AM in News

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ZeniMax awarded $500m in Oculus lawsuit

ZeniMax awarded $500m in Oculus lawsuit

The ZeniMax vs Oculus trial is coming to an end as the jury awarded ZeniMax $500m (around £394m) after they found Oculus violated a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). ZeniMax initially asked ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 2nd 2017 at 10:50AM in News
PS4 sales up 24% as Resident Evil 7 debuts at No.1 in Japan

PS4 sales up 24% as Resident Evil 7 debuts at No.1 in Japan

Capcom’s new survival horror game has infected the Japanese Top Ten and gone straight to the top. That’s according to market data supplied by Famitsu, which indicates that the PS4 ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 2nd 2017 at 10:44AM in News
Hutch

Hutch raises $5.5m of investment to help strengthen its mobile ambitions

British free-to-play mobile studio Hutch has raised $5.5m of investment, the company confirmed today. The investment was co-led by Index Ventures and Backed VC and comes just after the release ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 2nd 2017 at 10:36AM in News
Nintendo Switch's Online Service could cost between £14 to £20 a year

Nintendo Switch's Online Service could cost between £14 to £20 a year

UPDATED: After detailing its Online Service for the Switch earlier this January, Nintendo has just announced the price point for the service. It will cost somewhere between 2,000 yen to 3,000 ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 2nd 2017 at 9:58AM in News

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Blazing Griffin

Blazing Griffin secures £5m in funding to support further studio growth

Scottish digital entertainment group Blazing Griffin has just completed its Series A round of venture capital financing, the company announced today, raising a total of £5m led by private investors ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 1st 2017 at 4:31PM in News
Crysis 3

Crytek announces further redundancies at Frankfurt HQ

UPDATED: After confirming a number of studio closures at the end of last year, Crytek has now confirmed that it will also be scaling down its Frankfurt office, resulting in ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 1st 2017 at 3:40PM in News
Escalation Studios

ZeniMax acquires Doom SnapMap team Escalation Studios

Bethesda Softworks' parent company ZeniMax Media has announced it's acquired Escalation Studios, the team responsible for 2016's Doom SnapMap editor.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 1st 2017 at 3:24PM in News
Amazon Echo

Jagex brings RuneScape to Amazon Echo

Jagex has announced it's bringing the RuneScape series to Amazon's Alexa Engine. Entitled RuneScape Quests: One Piercing Note, Jagex describes the exclusive audio-based adaptation of the studio's flagship MMORPG as ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 1st 2017 at 2:24PM in News
Going underground: The story of Dinosaur Polo Club's Mini Metro

Going underground: The story of Dinosaur Polo Club's Mini Metro

Back in 2001, brothers Peter and Robert Curry joined the games industry working at developer Sidhe Interactive.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 1st 2017 at 2:05PM in News
Ex-Disney and Mattel exec heads up Activision's new Consumer Products arm

Ex-Disney and Mattel exec heads up Activision's new Consumer Products arm

Activision Blizzard has announced the creation of a brand new Consumer Products division, and that it has hired Mattel and Disney vet Tim Kilpin to head it up.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 1st 2017 at 2:00PM in News
Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go is the fastest app to reach $1bn gross revenue

Pokémon Go has become the fastest app to surpass $1bn in worldwide gross revenue, according to a new report from data analyst Sensor Tower

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 1st 2017 at 12:28PM in News
Take-Two acquires Spanish mobile dev Social Point for $250m

Take-Two acquires Spanish mobile dev Social Point for $250m

Rockstar and 2K Games parent company Take-Two has made a sizeable investment in its mobile strategy.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 1st 2017 at 11:53AM in News
The future looks bright for EA thanks to FIFA 17 and Battlefield 1

The future looks bright for EA thanks to FIFA 17 and Battlefield 1

We already knew EA had a great 2016, once again appearing at the top of the publisher charts for UK retail sales (source: GfK). Today's Q3 earnings call reinforced that ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Feb 1st 2017 at 11:50AM in News