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UK games industry worth a record £4.33bn in 2016

UK games trade body Ukie has announced that the value of the UK consumer games market reached a record £4.33bn in 2016, showing a growth of 1.2 per cent from ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 16th 2017 at 12:24PM in News
How Fandom's expanding into games journalism

How Fandom's expanding into games journalism

What do you get when cross a games review site, a hive-mind of self-publishing bloggers, and a depository of the most detailed game information ever assembled? Fandom, that’s what. 

Andrew Wooden
by Andrew Wooden
on Mar 16th 2017 at 10:50AM in News
O2 launches two virtual reality experiences

O2 launches two virtual reality experiences

Mobile phone giant 02 is branching into VR with the launch of two virtual reality experiences.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2017 at 10:37AM in News
Smite Rivals development put on hold

Smite Rivals development put on hold

The Clash Royale-like spin-off for Hi-Rez’s MOBA title Smite has been put on hold.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2017 at 10:17AM in News

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Capcom announces 8-bit retro Disney compilation

Capcom announces 8-bit retro Disney compilation

Six of Capcom’s 8-bit Disney classics will be bundled into a single release on PS4, Xbox One and PC next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2017 at 9:58AM in News
Oculus says its developer funding is 'kickstarting the entire VR industry'

Oculus says its developer funding is 'kickstarting the entire VR industry'

The debate about Oculus exclusivity and its backing of developers continues with Oculus arguing that its actions are of benefit to the entire VR sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2017 at 9:42AM in News
Gambling Commission warns parents of video game gambling danger

Gambling Commission warns parents of video game gambling danger

Parents need to be made aware of the potential risk posed to their kids by the gambling scene that has become associated with some video games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2017 at 9:22AM in News
Roblox raises $92m in funding

Roblox raises $92m in funding

Successful social game Roblox has concluded a round of funding with investment totalling $92m.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2017 at 12:13PM in News

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Apple found guilty of Russian iPhone price fixing

Apple found guilty of Russian iPhone price fixing

Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service has found Apple guilty of fixing the price of the iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 in the country.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2017 at 11:52AM in News
Sony division is making an HTC Vive VR game

Sony division is making an HTC Vive VR game

Here’s a surprise – an upcoming VR game from one of Sony’s experimental divisions is in development for HTC Vive.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2017 at 11:39AM in News
Moriarty quits Kinda Funny after Twitter joke controversy

Moriarty quits Kinda Funny after Twitter joke controversy

The co-founder of YouTube channel Kinda Funny has quit the group after being drawn into a row about a sexist tweet.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2017 at 11:15AM in News
Switch prompts online traffic boost for US retailers

Switch prompts online traffic boost for US retailers

The launch of the Nintendo Switch earlier this month saw all major US retailers enjoy a boost to their online traffic.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2017 at 10:49AM in News

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BAME in Games: 'Diversity makes creative and business sense'

BAME in Games: 'Diversity makes creative and business sense'

Ahead of the formal launch of BAME in Games later this year, MCV talks to its first chair Kish Hirani about ethnic diversity in the games industry and what we ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 15th 2017 at 10:20AM in News
Bandai Namco goes west

Bandai Namco goes west

It’s easy to chalk up Bandai Namco’s big wins of late: 2015 was The Witcher 3’s year, while 2016 was Dark Souls III’s. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 15th 2017 at 9:54AM in News
System Shock 3

Starbreeze to publish System Shock 3

Swedish publisher and distributor Starbreeze has signed an agreement with Otherside Entertainment to publish System Shock 3 on PC and other platforms. Starbreeze will pour $12m into the title, and ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 14th 2017 at 5:11PM in News
Aerea

Soedesco announces new action RPG IP AereA to be published this summer

Soedesco has announced that its second new original IP will be published on PS4, Xbox One and PC later this year. Entitled AereA, the music-themed action RPG is being developed ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 14th 2017 at 11:30AM in News

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Switch manufacturing costs could be to blame for software price disparity

Switch manufacturing costs could be to blame for software price disparity

The additional costs of manufacturing a Switch game cartridge over a PS4 or Xbox One disc could see multiplatform releases costing more on Nintendo’s machine.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2017 at 11:01AM in News
SuperData estimates 1.5m Switch sales

SuperData estimates 1.5m Switch sales

Analyst SuperData has said that it believes Nintendo sold 1.5 Switch consoles worldwide.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2017 at 10:42AM in News
Hackers claim early Switch success thanks to Apple loophole

Hackers claim early Switch success thanks to Apple loophole

It has been available for a little over a week but already one hacker claims to have snuck behind the Nintendo Switch’s security protection.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2017 at 10:27AM in News
HTC VP: I disagree with Oculus's strategy a lot

HTC VP: I disagree with Oculus's strategy a lot

The VP of global VR for HTC has slammed VR rival Oculus for its walled garden approach to VR content.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2017 at 10:02AM in News
PS4 games being added to PlayStation Now streaming

PS4 games being added to PlayStation Now streaming

PC owners will soon get the chance to play PS4 exclusives without purchasing a console.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2017 at 9:41AM in News
Harmonix teams up with Hasbro for card game DropMix

Harmonix teams up with Hasbro for card game DropMix

The next game from music game maestros Harmonix has been revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2017 at 10:39AM in News
UK Hearthstone prices to soar next week

UK Hearthstone prices to soar next week

Blizzard has confirmed that the price of cards packs for Hearthstone is to increase from March 22nd, and the UK in particular is in for a rough time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2017 at 10:19AM in News
Ghost Recon Wildlands debuts at No.1 as Zelda sales drop 70%

Ghost Recon Wildlands debuts at No.1 as Zelda sales drop 70%

There are three new entries in the Top Ten this week, with Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon Wildlands debuting at No.1.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2017 at 9:58AM in News
Spectrum ZX Vega+ delayed once more after alleged new technical setback

Spectrum ZX Vega+ delayed once more after alleged new technical setback

The saga of the Spectrum ZX Vega+ continues this week with news of a fresh delay to the hardware and another personal attack from the company behind it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2017 at 9:44AM in News