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Yoshida: No Man's Sky PR strategy 'wasn't great'

Yoshida: No Man's Sky PR strategy 'wasn't great'

The boss of Sony Worldwide Studios has admitted that mistakes were made in the marketing of PS4 and PC release No Man’s Sky.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 16th 2016 at 1:43PM in News
Battlefield 1 beta breaks records

Battlefield 1 beta breaks records

The recent open beta for DICE’s upcoming Battlefield 1 has broken EA records.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 16th 2016 at 12:09PM in News
Oculus Touch is getting a Rift-like virtual boundary system

Oculus Touch is getting a Rift-like virtual boundary system

Oculus has plans to introduce its own take on the SteamVR Chaperone system with the next update to its pioneering Rift virtual reality holiday.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 16th 2016 at 10:42AM in News
Mad Catz is selling Saitek to Logitech

Mad Catz is selling Saitek to Logitech

Logitech is to become the new owner of peripherals brand Saitek courtesy of troubled owner Mad Catz.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 16th 2016 at 10:06AM in News

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All four teams confirmed for Gfinity's EGX CS:GO competition

The four teams competing at the Gfinity CS:GO Invitational brought to you by Omen by HP are GODSENT, mousesports, Team EnVyUs and Epsilon eSports.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 16th 2016 at 10:00AM in News
GamesAid raises £954,000 for ten UK charities

GamesAid raises £954,000 for ten UK charities

UK games industry charity GamesAid has managed to raise a massive £954,000 in the last year, smashing its previous funding record.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 16th 2016 at 9:54AM in News
Premium mobile title Reigns passes 600,000 sales

Premium mobile title Reigns passes 600,000 sales

Reigns has sold more than 600,000 copies, primarily on iOS and Android.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 15th 2016 at 2:59PM in News

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Pokemon Go update locks out rooted and jailbroken smartphones

Pokemon Go update locks out rooted and jailbroken smartphones

Many players who had invested cash into Pokemon Go have suddenly found themselves locked out of the game after its latest update.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2016 at 1:40PM in News
Layoffs at Sony San Diego studio

Layoffs at Sony San Diego studio

PlayStation has laid off an unconfirmed number of employees from its San Diego development studios.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 15th 2016 at 11:30AM in News
Remedy: We will release more games quicker

Remedy: We will release more games quicker

The new CEO of Remedy says the developer will not take five years to make its next title.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 15th 2016 at 11:24AM in News

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Yogscast to manage Xbox's YouTube channel, OXM's Matt Castle put in charge

Yogscast to manage Xbox's YouTube channel, OXM's Matt Castle put in charge

YouTube specialists Yogscast will manage and produce Xbox’s official UK channel – Xbox On.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 15th 2016 at 11:04AM in News
Games Media Awards 2016: The Finalists

Games Media Awards 2016: The Finalists

There are just four weeks to go until the Games Media Awards take place once more.

on Sep 15th 2016 at 10:28AM in News
Eve Online makers CCP and Six developer Gram Games open new UK offices

Eve Online makers CCP and Six developer Gram Games open new UK offices

Yet another major games company is opening a development studio in London.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 15th 2016 at 10:25AM in News

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Industry veterans launch The National Videogame Foundation

Industry veterans launch The National Videogame Foundation

A new not-for-profit body designed to “celebrate, preserve and interpret videogames for everyone” has been launched in Nottingham.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2016 at 10:23AM in News
We speak to PlayStation, Oculus, Remedy and CCP in this week's MCV

We speak to PlayStation, Oculus, Remedy and CCP in this week's MCV

In this week's edition of MCV, we talk to PlayStation's global sales and marketing boss Jim Ryan about the firm's two new consoles. 

on Sep 15th 2016 at 10:09AM in News
Evil Geniuses

Clinton "Fear" Loomis retires from competitive Dota 2

Dota 2 legend and former TI champion Clinton "Fear" Loomis has retired from competitive play and will become a coach.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 14th 2016 at 10:10PM in News
Wired Productions' Leo Zullo on We Sing and trying to find the next indie hit

Wired Productions' Leo Zullo on We Sing and trying to find the next indie hit

After a six-year break, Wired is bringing back the We Sing karoake game brand.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 14th 2016 at 5:15PM in News
Microsoft shipped an Xbox One to a customer two months before it was announced

Microsoft shipped an Xbox One to a customer two months before it was announced

Just recently we’ve seen retailers selling consoles before they are announced, but how about the idea of a platform holder shipping one directly to a customer ahead of its ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 14th 2016 at 3:58PM in News
Sony London Studio suffers layoffs

Sony London Studio suffers layoffs

An unknown number of jobs have been cut from Sony’s London Studio as work begins to wrap up on the team’s first virtual reality project.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 14th 2016 at 3:14PM in News
Some games see huge userscore swings after Steam changes

Some games see huge userscore swings after Steam changes

One game saw its user review score change from a very decent 88 to a far less inspiring 14 following Valve’s changes to the user review system on Steam yesterday.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 14th 2016 at 2:22PM in News
European boss Jurgen Post on Sega's return

European boss Jurgen Post on Sega's return

Stormrise, Viking: Battle of Asgard, Condemned, Planet 51, The Golden Compass, Iron Man, Let’s Tap, The Incredible Hulk...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 14th 2016 at 12:00PM in News
Blizzard's Metzen retiring after 22 years

Blizzard's Metzen retiring after 22 years

A Blizzard veteran has decided to lay down his tools and opt for a life away from the games industry.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 14th 2016 at 11:19AM in News