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Ukie appoints three new consultants

Ukie appoints three new consultants

Games industry trade body Ukie has welcomed three new members onto its team. Industry consultants Vanessa Joyce (pictured centre) and Marie-Claire Isaaman (pictured left) join to support and scale Ukie's ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 15th 2017 at 3:33PM in News
Ubisoft talks Mario + Rabbids, working with Nintendo and renewing the strategy genre

Ubisoft talks Mario + Rabbids, working with Nintendo and renewing the strategy genre

Last January brought us a piece of information no one expected and, let’s be honest, a lot of people didn’t actually believe. When the rumblings of a Mario and Rabbids ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 15th 2017 at 10:45AM in News
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Playstack appoints new COO and board director

London-based studio PlayStack has appointed Mads Jensen as COO and board director, the company has announced, effective immediately.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 15th 2017 at 10:13AM in News
Hutch expands to Canada

Hutch expands to Canada

British mobile developer Hutch is crossing the pond and opening a new office in Nova Scotia, Canada, the company announced.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 15th 2017 at 10:10AM in News

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Blizzard brings back Battle.net name

Blizzard has once again changed the name of its online gaming network, this time settling on the moniker 'Blizzard Battle.net.' 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 15th 2017 at 9:45AM in News
Soedesco teams up with 1C Company

Soedesco teams up with 1C Company to bring new indie games to retail

Games publisher Soedesco has announced a new partnership with PC publisher 1C Company to bring new indie titles to retail. The first games to receive the boxed treatment are sci-fi ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 14th 2017 at 11:30AM in News
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Welcome to the heart of gaming: why Gamescom is more important than E3

Every year, Gamescom gets bigger. Not only does its 345,000 public attendees make E3’s 15,000 punters look positively paltry, but this year the show will also be accommodating over 900 ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 14th 2017 at 11:00AM in News
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Wired Production's Leo Zullo on supporting mental health awareness

Three years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Luca Dalcò, the founder of LKA, a small indie developer from Italy. He presented a demo of The Town of Light ...

on Aug 14th 2017 at 10:45AM in News

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Crash Bandicoot holds to No.1 for a fourth consecutive week

Crash Bandicoot holds to No.1 for a fourth consecutive week

In the absence of new releases last week, the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy made it to No.1 again. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 14th 2017 at 10:18AM in News
Gamevice files lawsuit against Nintendo Switch

Gamevice files lawsuit against Nintendo Switch

Nintendo is facing a new lawsuit over the design of the Switch. According to Engadget, accessory maker Gamevice has taken issue with the tablet-based console, alleging that it has violated ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 11th 2017 at 12:09PM in News
London Games Festival 2018 dates announced

London Games Festival 2018 dates announced

After a very successful 2017 edition, the London Games Festival is coming back bigger than ever in 2018.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 11th 2017 at 12:04PM in News
Dragon Quest XI continues to top Japanese charts, while Crash gets lukewarm reception

Dragon Quest XI continues to top Japanese charts, while Crash gets lukewarm reception

For the second week in a row, Square Enix's Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age has claimed both of the top spots in the Japanese weekly chart, according ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 11th 2017 at 11:35AM in News

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Discord introduces video chat and screen sharing

Video chat and screen sharing are coming to chat platform Discord, the company has announced. Both features have been in hot demand from the Discord community and the idea is ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 11th 2017 at 9:45AM in News
Ubisoft, Take-Two and the BGI headline MCV's Gamescom issue

Ubisoft, Take-Two and the BGI headline MCV's Gamescom issue

Gamescom is almost here. In just over a week, the worldwide gaming industry will be packing themselves into Cologne’s Koelnmesse for another year of wall-to-wall meetings, press demos and hot ...

on Aug 11th 2017 at 9:30AM in News
AMD partners with Square Enix Collective for new customer program

AMD partners with Square Enix Collective for new customer program

AMD and Square Enix have announced a new partnership that will see the hardware manufacturer promote the publisher's indie itles to new customers. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 10th 2017 at 10:45AM in News
Axis discusses creating content for Dead Island, League of Legends, Halo and more

Axis discusses creating content for Dead Island, League of Legends, Halo and more

Axis Studios has produced many incredible game trailers – including that famous 2011 Dead Island trailer, as well as content for Halo, League of Legends and more. We talk to ...

on Aug 10th 2017 at 10:00AM in News

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Tales from the Borderlands finished by a 'skeleton crew' due to poor sales

Tales from the Borderlands finished by a 'skeleton crew' due to poor sales

Telltale Games has seen huge success with its numerous point and click franchises, but it appears that sales for Tales of the Borderlands were rather more disappointing compared to its ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 10th 2017 at 9:55AM in News
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Rez Infinite launches on Steam and Oculus store in surprise release

Enhance Games has announced that its award-winning game Rez Infinite is now available to buy on PC for the very first time. Originally developed for the PS4 and PS VR, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 9th 2017 at 4:20PM in News
Fig unveils first investor returns

Fig unveils first investor returns

Fig has today announced its first-ever returns to investors. Accredited investors who purchased Fig Game Shares for Kingdom and Castles, the first Fig-funded game to be released, has earned a ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 9th 2017 at 3:10PM in News
Kongregate reveals new $10m publishing fund for indie PC and console games

Kongregate reveals new $10m publishing fund for indie PC and console games

Game publisher Kongregate has announced a new $10m initiative to help fund promising indie titles on PC and console. The move continues Kongregate's expansion into cross-platform publishing and will include ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 9th 2017 at 2:40PM in News
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Dragon Quest XI was Japan's best-selling game in July

Despite being on sale for just two days last month, Square Enix's Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age was the best-selling game in Japan this July, according to ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 9th 2017 at 10:25AM in News
Devolver Digital Films to release COD documentary in September

Devolver Digital Films to release COD documentary in September

Devolver Digital Films has announced its feature-length documentary film around the rise of Call of Duty will release worldwide on major video-on-demand platforms and Steam on September 19th 2017.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 9th 2017 at 10:18AM in News
Patrick Bach to lead Ubisoft's new Stockholm studio

Patrick Bach to lead Ubisoft's new Stockholm studio

Ubisoft just expanded its presence in Nordic countries and opened its 31st studio in Stockholm, Sweden.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 9th 2017 at 10:10AM in News
Opinion: 'Platforms need to empower, not constrain', Improbable says

Opinion: 'Platforms need to empower, not constrain', Improbable says

When building a platform, one of the first challenges is persuading developers that experimenting with it is a good use of their time. The next challenge is learning from all ...

on Aug 9th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Sega Remastered: How retro and PC titles are revitalising the publisher

Sega Remastered: How retro and PC titles are revitalising the publisher

Sega remains one of the most recognisable names in the video game business. That’s still largely thanks to its days as a platform holder, though since then the company has ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Aug 9th 2017 at 9:30AM in News