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Stephen Hey

Former EA marketing director sets up new games marketing consultancy

EA Chillingo's former marketing director Stephen Hey has set up his own games marketing consultancy, HeyStephenHey. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 7th 2017 at 4:18PM in News
Little Nightmares Secrets of the Maw

Little Nightmares gets three-episode season pass next month

Bandai Namco and Tarsier Studios' Little Nightmares is to receive a three-part expansion pass, the publisher has announced. Entitled Little Nightmares: Secrets of The Maw, the £7.99 season pass will ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 7th 2017 at 4:15PM in News
Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 to hit retail this autumn

Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 to hit retail this autumn

Mojang and Telltale Games have announced the second season of Minecraft: Story Mode, with the first episode set to launch digitally on July 11th on Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 7th 2017 at 3:18PM in News
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT heading to PS4 next year

After leaked box art appeared on Amazon this morning, Square Enix has now officially confirmed that the next entry in its Final Fantasy brawling series, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, will ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 7th 2017 at 3:00PM in News

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Chris Von Huben - Aaron Smith MAD CATZ AND LUCIDSOUND

What Happened to Mad Catz?

Mad Catz was one of the most recognisable names in games peripherals. Its history stretched right back to 1989 and incorporated other well-known brands such as GameShark, Joytech, Saitek, and ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jun 7th 2017 at 2:54PM in News
Rebellion announces new IP Strange Brigade

Rebellion announces new IP Strange Brigade

There's a new game on the way from the makers of Sniper Elite.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 7th 2017 at 2:00PM in News
MCV's guide to enjoying the E3 press conferences from the UK

MCV's guide to enjoying the E3 press conferences from the UK

Dismissed by some as a marketing machine, watching E3 has become a sacred ritual for many gamers. Here, couch-E3 veteran Jack Ridsdale give us his survival guide for the event.

on Jun 7th 2017 at 11:28AM in News

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E3 of the Dead: our pre-show analysis

E3 of the Dead: our pre-show analysis

The Los Angeles Convention Centre has always been a place of peril as well as profit. Attending is something of a survival course: high-pressure meetings, late-late-late-night networking, cross-floor appointment dashes ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jun 7th 2017 at 11:28AM in News
Gold and Silver PS4s confirmed for the UK

Gold and Silver PS4s confirmed for the UK

Two new PS4 hardware colour options have been confirmed by Sony.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 7th 2017 at 11:17AM in News
Eastern European distributor Iris-Mega acquires Videotop Skupina

Eastern European distributor Iris-Mega acquires Videotop Skupina

There has been a big consolidation in the Eastern European video games distribution sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 7th 2017 at 10:42AM in News
Battleborn goes free-to-play in all but name

Battleborn goes free-to-play in all but name

Following the almighty fuss last year over claims that Battleborn was going free-to-play, Battleborn has gone free-to-play.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 7th 2017 at 10:27AM in News

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Global game revenue to reach $29bn by 2021 - PwC

Global game revenue to reach $29bn by 2021 - PwC

Worldwide video game revenue will reach $29bn by 2021, according to PwC's latest global entertainment and media outlook report, which is more than double the revenue made in 2012 ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 7th 2017 at 10:02AM in News
Daniel Persson

King's Daniel Persson joins Sybo as head of games

Mobile studio Sybo Games has appointed King's former head of studio Daniel Persson as its new head of games. In his new role, Persson will play a key role in ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 7th 2017 at 9:45AM in News
Hellblade

Hellblade 'aims to bring back the mid-sized game' but goes digital-only

Ninja Theory's upcoming action title Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice has been dated for August 8th, the developer announced today, with pricing confirmed at £24.99 on PS4 and PC. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 6th 2017 at 4:53PM in News
Pokken Tournament DX

Pokken Tournament DX heading to Switch this September

A revamped version of the Wii U's Pokken Tournament is heading to the Switch later this year on September 22nd, Nintendo announced today. Pokken Tournament DX will include all content ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 6th 2017 at 4:15PM in News

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Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon release date confirmed for November 17th

It might not be the Pokemon Stars title for Switch fans were hoping for, but Nintendo confirmed today that two new Pokemon titles are heading to 3DS this November. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 6th 2017 at 3:55PM in News
Improbable

Improbable expands leadership team with new CCO and CMO

Improbable has welcomed former Disney VP Bill Roper (pictured left) and GitHub's Jason Jhonson (pictured right) to its London leadership team. Roper joins the firm as chief creative officer, while ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 6th 2017 at 2:00PM in News
The iOS App Store is being overhauled

The iOS App Store is being overhauled

Apple has announced that its popular iOS App Store will get a significant redesign later this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 6th 2017 at 11:22AM in News
Jeremy Stieglitz

Why Studio Wildcard is bringing Ark: Survival Evolved to retail

As Ark: Survival Evolved gets ready to leave Early Access, Katharine Byrne speaks with Wildcard Studio’s co-founder Jeremy Stieglitz about its upcoming retail release, which is being distributed in the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 6th 2017 at 11:00AM in News
Bethesda is working on a 'bleeding-edge triple-A freemium game'

Bethesda is working on a 'bleeding-edge triple-A freemium game'

The terms 'triple-A' and 'freemium' still don't often go hand-in-hand, but it looks like that's a route Bethesda is intent on exploring.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 6th 2017 at 10:56AM in News
YouTube outlines monetisation restrictions on violent content

YouTube outlines monetisation restrictions on violent content

Videos that show “montages of gratuitous violence” face an advertising block on YouTube.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 6th 2017 at 10:36AM in News
Sony talks PS4 vs Xbox: "Europe is fortress PlayStation"

Sony talks PS4 vs Xbox: "Europe is fortress PlayStation"

The PS4 has sold three times the amount of the Xbox One in Europe, according to Sony exec Jim Ryan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 6th 2017 at 10:14AM in News
Apple finally goes big on VR

Apple finally goes big on VR

The Mac has become the latest big platform to support virtual reality, with Apple confirming a new partnership with HTC Vive and SteamVR.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 6th 2017 at 9:53AM in News
Facebook

Facebook to hold first public activation at E3 2017

For the first time ever, Facebook will have a public presence at E3, the company has announced. Taking place between June 13th and 15th, the company will be hosting a ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 5th 2017 at 5:15PM in News