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Rob Small

Miniclip moves to console publishing with MX Nitro, but mobile's still 'extremely healthy'

After 15 years of publishing games on the web and mobile, Miniclip is now entering the console market. MCV speaks to CEO Rob Small (pictured) to find out more:

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 15th 2017 at 1:30PM in News
Tri Force Heroes

2D Zelda 'definitely a possibility' on Switch, says Aonuma

With the Nintendo Switch capable of producing huge 3D worlds, it looked like the days of the publisher's 2D Zelda titles might be numbered. However, in a new interview with ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 15th 2017 at 12:23PM in News
ESA

US game software sales exceeded over $24.5bn in 2016, says ESA

US video game software sales exceeded $24.5bn in 2016, says the ESA in its latest Video Games in the 21st Century: The 2017 Report, showing a growth of 48.5 ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 15th 2017 at 10:07AM in News
Report: Layoffs at Activision's Infinity Ward and Beenox studios

Report: Layoffs at Activision's Infinity Ward and Beenox studios

Despite an impressive financial performance for the last quarter, publisher Activision Blizzard appears to be making job cuts at some of its studios.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 15th 2017 at 10:01AM in News

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UPDATED: Humble Freedom Bundle raises over $3m in 24 hours

UPDATED: Humble Freedom Bundle raises over $3m in 24 hours

UPDATED: After only 24 hours, Humble's Freedom Bundle has already raised $3m. At the time of writing, the bundle has now sold over 119,600 units, raising over $3.8m (£3m), according ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 15th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
YouTube cancels Scare PewDiePie premium show

YouTube cancels Scare PewDiePie premium show

After being dropped by his network Maker Studios, PewDiePie has run into trouble with YouTube itself.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 15th 2017 at 9:43AM in News
DingIt

DingIt TV launches Level Up Media, with two new sites coming later this year

DingIt TV's parent company has today announced that it's launched Level Up Media to build its media and technology business.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 14th 2017 at 5:28PM in News
Judge Dredd

Rebellion to licence 2000 AD comic to external developers

Sniper Elite 4 developer Rebellion has announced plans to licence its 2000 AD IP to external developers. CEO Jason Kingsley broke the news over the weekend at the 40 Years ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 14th 2017 at 3:44PM in News

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Merchandise sector still 'finding its feet', says GM UK

Merchandise sector still 'finding its feet', says GM UK

We already know that 2016 was not the best year ever for the UK games market. But there’s one category within gaming that still provides growth: merchandise. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 14th 2017 at 2:25PM in News
Zelda Expansion Pass

Zelda: Breath of the Wild to receive £17.99 DLC Expansion Pass

Nintendo has announced it will be releasing a season pass for Switch launch title, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This is the first time DLC will be ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 14th 2017 at 1:36PM in News
Paradox

Paradox Interactive reports excellent Q4, bolstered by Stellaris and Cities: Skylines

Paradox Interactive has released its end of year report for 2016 and the Swedish games publisher is in rude health. Revenue for Q4 increased by 56 per cent year-on-year, reaching ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 14th 2017 at 11:35AM in News
PewDiePie

Disney drops PewDiePie over anti-Semitic videos

Maker Studios, a division of Disney, has severed ties with YouTuber PewDiePie after he posted a video with anti-Semitic remarks. That's according to The Wall Street Journal, who contacted ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 14th 2017 at 11:01AM in News

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Costume Quest animated series

Costume Quest animated series coming to Amazon in 2018

Just last week, we learned that Adventure Time's Frederator Studios will be bringing Castlevania to Netflix later this year as an animated series. However, it now seems that won't be ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 14th 2017 at 10:33AM in News
Sony: Horizon Zero Dawn's Aloy is the 'PlayStation icon of the future'

Sony: Horizon Zero Dawn's Aloy is the 'PlayStation icon of the future'

Horizon Zero Dawn is easily one of the most anticipated games of the year, if not the most anticipated PS4-exclusive of 2017. Of course, it’s still early in the year ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 14th 2017 at 9:57AM in News
Elite Dangerous Arena

Frontier removes standalone Elite Dangerous Arena from sale

Frontier has removed the standalone version of Elite Dangerous: Arena from sale due to a lack of players. Frontier's senior community manager Edward Lewis made the announcement on Frontier's forums ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 14th 2017 at 9:56AM in News
For Honor

For Honor, For Ever? How Ubisoft designed its latest IP to last and last ...

For Honor is a medieval combat game. With not a gun in sight, it immediately stands out amongst the usual multiplayer offerings. But that’s not what’s really interesting about Ubisoft’s ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Feb 13th 2017 at 5:47PM in News

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Forza Horizon 3

Forza Horizon 3 has sold over 2.5m units

Forza Horizon 3 has sold over 2.5m units and the Forza franchise as a whole has made over $1bn in retail sales worldwide, Microsoft announced this afternoon.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 13th 2017 at 5:22PM in News
Nintendo Joy-Con

Switch's Joy-Con controllers are key to understanding console's value, says Koizumi

Nintendo has been grabbling with the price of the Switch ever since it announced it would cost £279 in the UK back in January. At this price, the console is ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 13th 2017 at 1:02PM in News
Brynley Gibson

Kuju enters VR and AR market with new services

Kuju has announced it will be adding new virtual and augmented reality services to the company, as well as ramping up its work-for-hire division.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 13th 2017 at 12:10PM in News
1-2-Switch

1-2-Switch strong enough to warrant standalone release, says Nintendo's Takahashi

Switch director and general manager Shinya Takahashi has defended Nintendo's decision to keep Switch launch title 1-2-Switch as a separate piece of software rather than tie-in bundle title. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 13th 2017 at 11:36AM in News
Steam

Steam Direct to replace Steam Greenlight this spring

Valve has announced it will be replacing its Steam Greenlight service with a new distribution system known as Steam Direct this spring. Steam Direct will completely replace Steam Greenlight, but ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 13th 2017 at 11:09AM in News
GTA V

Grand Theft Auto V reclaims UK No.1, Nioh debuts at No.2

Grand Theft Auto V has shot back to the top of the UK games charts, ending the reign of Capcom's Resident Evil VII to claim its twelfth UK No.1. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 13th 2017 at 10:34AM in News
Do we need a British Games Institute?

Do we need a British Games Institute?

In the last few years, video games have come a long way in terms of working with government.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 13th 2017 at 10:04AM in News
Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 to receive global testfire on Switch from March 24th

Nintendo's inky online shooter Splatoon 2 is getting an early demo on Switch at the end of March. The game itself isn't due to launch until sometime this summer, but ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 13th 2017 at 9:59AM in News
Twitch

Twitch's new Communities to help aid discoverability

Twitch has launched its new Communities feature, an open beta directory that allows creators and viewers to discover and share content based on their interests more easily.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 10th 2017 at 2:36PM in News