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Microsoft had planned to launch high-spec new Xbox in 2016

Microsoft had planned to launch high-spec new Xbox in 2016

What will later this year be released as Xbox Scorpio might have instead arrived in a different form last year, Microsoft has admitted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2017 at 10:20AM in News
Microsoft is trialling digital game refunds

Microsoft is trialling digital game refunds

Xbox One and Windows 10 gamers may soon get the option to refund digital purchases.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2017 at 9:53AM in News
Physical games sales grow in Q1

Physical games sales grow in Q1

Despite the decline in physical game sales causing problems for retailers such as GameStop, new data from Kantar Worldpanel shows a slight uptick in the sector in Q1 2017.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 12th 2017 at 1:09PM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to Mario Kart 8 merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Mario Kart 8 merchandise

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is launching on the Switch on April 28th, and while it’s essentially a revamped version of the 2014 Wii U title with all of its post-release ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 12th 2017 at 12:25PM in News

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AMD: Fallout 4 VR will be the "Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog" of virtual reality

AMD: Fallout 4 VR will be the "Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog" of virtual reality

AMD's corporate vice president Roy Taylor has said that Bethesda's upcoming Fallout 4 VR title will be a "ground-breaking VR title" that will change the industry.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 12th 2017 at 11:58AM in News
Syberia 3: 'All Uncharted and Tomb Raider fans will love Kate Walker's latest outing'

Syberia 3: 'All Uncharted and Tomb Raider fans will love Kate Walker's latest outing'

After its golden age in the 90s, the point-and-click genre could have easily gone the way of the dodo in the modern games industry. With increasing demand for fast-paced action ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 12th 2017 at 11:49AM in News
Porsche confirmed for Gran Turismo Sport

Porsche confirmed for Gran Turismo Sport

Upcoming PS4 racer Gran Turismo Sport will boast a roster of Porsche cars thanks to a change in the manufacturer’s licensing situation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 12th 2017 at 11:20AM in News
Pokemon Go boss is afraid of a dystopian VR future

Pokemon Go boss is afraid of a dystopian VR future

One of the main figures behind the most successful augmented reality games of all time has spoken of his fears about the future of virtual reality.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 12th 2017 at 10:53AM in News

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Nintendo will pay you to find Switch exploits

Nintendo will pay you to find Switch exploits

Hackers who can unearth Switch software vulnerabilities could land themselves a cash reward from Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 12th 2017 at 10:25AM in News
Rumours of a new Knights of the Old Republic are downplayed

Rumours of a new Knights of the Old Republic are downplayed

It now looks as if a third Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic game may not be the imminent reality many had hoped for.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 12th 2017 at 10:03AM in News
Bayonetta could lead the way for more Platinum PC releases

Bayonetta could lead the way for more Platinum PC releases

Publisher Sega and developer Platinum Games have announced and released a PC version of Bayonetta all on the same day.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 12th 2017 at 9:45AM in News
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Women in Games Awards 2017 finalists announced

The finalists of this year’s Women in Games Awards have been announced. Taking place on Friday May 19th at the Cavendish Conference Centre in London, the Women in Games Awards ...

on Apr 11th 2017 at 2:00PM in News

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Rovio announced as event partner for Women in Games Awards 2017

MCV, Develop and eSports Pro are happy to announce Rovio as event partner for the Women in Games Awards 2017. 

on Apr 11th 2017 at 1:00PM in News
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Aardvark Swift to sponsor Breakthrough Talent Award at the Women in Games Awards 2017

MCV, Develop and eSports Pro are happy to announce Aardvark Swift as category partner for the Women in Games Awards 2017. The recruitment company will be sponsoring the Breakthrough Talent ...

on Apr 11th 2017 at 1:00PM in News
Twitch announced as livestream and award partner for Women in Games Awards 2017

Twitch announced as livestream and award partner for Women in Games Awards 2017

MCV, Develop and eSports Pro are happy to announce Twitch as livestream and award partner for the Women in Games Awards 2017. 

on Apr 11th 2017 at 1:00PM in News
Mind Candy avoids bankruptcy thanks to new loan agreement

Mind Candy avoids bankruptcy thanks to new loan agreement

Moshi Monsters maker Mind Candy has confirmed that it has had to renegotiate some of its financial agreements in an effort to continue operating.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 11th 2017 at 11:39AM in News

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds hits 1m Early Access sales

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds hits 1m Early Access sales

The PC games scene has been taken aback by another surprise hit – PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 11th 2017 at 11:22AM in News
Minecraft is getting an official third party marketplace

Minecraft is getting an official third party marketplace

Minecraft’s commercial floodgates have been swung open even wider with confirmation of a new content platform.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 11th 2017 at 10:40AM in News
PewDiePie claims he's going family-friendly after video demonetisation

PewDiePie claims he's going family-friendly after video demonetisation

YouTube’s biggest star has claimed that he’s dropping some of the edgy humour he’s known for after a change in YouTube’s advertiser rules.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 11th 2017 at 10:15AM in News
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ID@Xbox hits over a billion hours of play

Microsoft's ID@Xbox program has come a long way since it first started in 2013. While the curated self-publishing program's first titles included smaller indie games such as Drinkbox Studios' Guacamelee ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 11th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
G2A says it already meets Gearbox's demands

G2A says it already meets Gearbox's demands

The public spat between Gearbox and key reseller G2A has taken another twist.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 11th 2017 at 9:54AM in News
CD Projekt defends its Cyberpunk trademark filing

CD Projekt defends its Cyberpunk trademark filing

The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt has attempted to quell the criticism it has faced over a recent trademark filing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 10th 2017 at 11:31AM in News
Persona 5 hits 1.5m shipped

Persona 5 hits 1.5m shipped

From its origins and the nichest of niche RPGs, Persona 5 can now credibly lay claim to being a mainstream hit.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 10th 2017 at 11:01AM in News
IGN partners with Twitter for E3 2017

IGN partners with Twitter for E3 2017

Media company IGN has announced that it will be Twitter’s official livestream broadcast partner for E3 2017 in June.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 10th 2017 at 10:25AM in News
GameStop admits to possible credit card data theft

GameStop admits to possible credit card data theft

Retailer GameStop is investigating claims that credit card and customer data from its website is up for sale on the black market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 10th 2017 at 10:06AM in News