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Livingstone and Gibson's BGI proposal backed by more than 350 signatures

Livingstone and Gibson's BGI proposal backed by more than 350 signatures

Support for a new British Games Institute has expanded rapidly since its announcement last week.

on Jan 30th 2017 at 10:54AM in News
Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch pre-orders already account for 80% of the console's shipment in Japan

Data firm Media Create has revealed pre-order figures for the Nintendo Switch in Japan, so players who haven’t secured Nintendo’s new console yet should do it quickly if they want ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 30th 2017 at 10:20AM in News
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Nearly 10% of Resident Evil 7 players are PSVR users

Over 87,000 players around the world have played Resident Evil 7 in VR, Capcom has revealed. That's according to new figures released on ResidentEvil.Net, detailing the game's global statistics.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 30th 2017 at 10:10AM in News
Resident Evil 7 tops the UK charts

Resident Evil 7 tops the UK charts

Capcom's Resident Evil 7 is the first new game to take the top spot in 2017. Resident Evil 7 has the third best Week One for the series to date; ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 30th 2017 at 10:08AM in News

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MCV Awards Update: Who's judging the awards?

MCV Awards Update: Who's judging the awards?

The MCV awards are now only six weeks away, which means I really should get on with working out what I'm going to say to greet the great-and-good of the ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jan 27th 2017 at 3:11PM in News
Resident Evil 7

Resident Evil VII ships 2.5m units worldwide

Capcom has announced that Resident Evil 7 has shipped over 2.5m units worldwide. The latest entry in its flagship survival horror series launched on Tuesday in the UK, garnering ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 27th 2017 at 3:02PM in News
Playwire Media

Playwire signs exclusive ad deal with US gaming giant Game Informer

Playwire media has signed a deal with the GameStop-owned Gameinformer.com to become the sole representative for all advertising inventory for the digital edition of the magazine and its associated website. ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jan 27th 2017 at 2:40PM in News
Mad Catz

Mad Catz could be delisted from the NYSE if share price doesn't increase

Troubled peripheral maker Mad Catz has received a notice from the New York Stock Exchange warning that, due to the company's low selling share price, the company will be delisted ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 27th 2017 at 2:35PM in News

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Margin Makers: Guide to Hitman merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Hitman merchandise

When developer IO Interactive announced that Hitman was going episodic, it came as something of a surprise.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 27th 2017 at 1:45PM in News
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Obsidian announces Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire on Fig

Obsidian Entertainment has announced a new sequel to its smash hit RPG, Pillars of Eternity, and that it will be taking to crowd-funding and investment platform Fig to help finance ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 27th 2017 at 12:35PM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: Improbable appoints new lead content editor

MCV Jobs Weekly: Improbable appoints new lead content editor

Improbable hires Dan Griliopoulos, Gina Jackson joins Imaginarium, mobile studio Sybo appoints Byron and Videogamer has a new editor.

on Jan 27th 2017 at 12:00PM in News
Phil Mansell

Jagex appoints Phil Mansell as COO and acting CEO as Cousens departs

Jagex has appointed Phil Mansell as COO and acting CEO, the company has announced today. He replaces outgoing CEO Rod Cousens, who has now left the studio.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 27th 2017 at 11:57AM in News

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Creative Assembly on how Halo Wars 2 could bring RTS games to a wider audience

Microsoft and Creative Assembly collaboration Halo Wars 2 has the potential to be a RTS game for everybody. That’s according to Creative Assembly's console creative lead Alistair Hope, who told ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 27th 2017 at 11:23AM in News
Rob Small

Miniclip eyes console publishing as next big venture

Mobile and browser game publisher Miniclip says it hopes console games will become a big part of its portfolio going forward. The firm is due to enter this market for ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 27th 2017 at 11:16AM in News
Henry Clay and Sam Barkaway

"Running a YouTube channel is a business," says Hype Management's Henry Clay

With the number of YouTubers on the rise, influencers should aim to be more professional if they wish to be successful in their field.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 27th 2017 at 11:10AM in News
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UK retail optimistic about Switch, but divided on its price

The Nintendo Switch has been priced and dated, and though games retail is positive about the machine itself and its first year line-up, the £280 price-point has proved divisive. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 27th 2017 at 10:55AM in News

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This week's MCV: Everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch

This week's MCV: Everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch

This week, we talk to UK retailers about Nintendo’s new console, take a look at the hardware, discuss the Switch’s games both at launch and beyond, and share what ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 27th 2017 at 10:30AM in News
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Microsoft's hardware revenue falls 22%, but software sales and services are on the up

The ever-decreasing cost of Xbox One consoles has caused Microsoft's gaming revenue to fall by 3 per cent year-on-year, the company revealed in its Fiscal Q2 2017 report.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 27th 2017 at 10:28AM in News
Versus Evil Charity Clash

Versus Evil announces first charity streaming event

US indie games publisher Versus Evil has announced its very first charity streaming event. Dubbed the Versus Evil Charity Clash, streamers will be representing one of four main charities ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 26th 2017 at 5:34PM in News
SuperData

US digital market grew 16% year-on-year in December 2016

The US digital console market grew 16 per cent year-on-year in December 2016, compared with a 16 per cent drop year-on-year at US retail during the same period. That's according ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 26th 2017 at 4:47PM in News
Square Enix and Marvel

Square Enix and Marvel join forces for new multi-game partnership

Square Enix and Marvel have announced a new multi-game partnership that will kick off with a project surrounding The Avengers.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 26th 2017 at 3:24PM in News
Dirt 4

Dirt 4 release date set for June 9th

Dirt 4 is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on June 9th, Codemasters and Koch Media have confirmed. Building on the success of last year's Dirt Rally, Codemasters ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 26th 2017 at 2:00PM in News
Kojima Productions

Kojima hints at possible Quantum Break-style transmedia project after Death Stranding

Hideo Kojima's upcoming game Death Stranding will be unlike anything the developer's made before, according to BBC Newsbeat.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 26th 2017 at 12:47PM in News
King purchases data firm Omniata

King purchases data firm Omniata

Mobile giant King has acquired San Francisco-based data and analytics platform Omniata. The Candy Crush creator didn’t announce it publicly but confirmed the information to VentureBeat

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 26th 2017 at 12:35PM in News
Goodgame Studios

Goodgame Studios confirms job losses, 200 staff to go today

Goodgame Studios, the company behind free-to-play titles such as Goodgame Empire and Big Farm, has confirmed it will be restructuring its business, resulting in the lay-off of around 200 employees ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 26th 2017 at 12:02PM in News