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Sarah Hoeksma

Sarah Hoeksma joins Sold Out as marketing director

Sold Out the digital and physical publisher today announced that industry marketing veteran, Sarah Hoeksma is joining the team as marketing director. Hoeksma has previously spent time with Ubisoft and ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Aug 17th 2017 at 12:25PM in News
Golden Joysticks

35th Golden Joystick Awards returns on November 17th 2017

This year's Golden Joystick Awards will take place on November 17th at an all-new venue, event organiser Future Publishing has announced, with comedian Danny Wallace making a return to hosting ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 17th 2017 at 11:50AM in News
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Is the BGI Brexit's silver lining? Ukie and TIGA discuss the future of UK government funding

We think it’s fair to say that the UK games industry was largely opposed to Brexit. While the EU wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea, the alternative is far less palatable ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Aug 17th 2017 at 11:50AM in News
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Nintendo Switch sales up 10% in Japan

Nintendo Switch sales rose by 10 per cent week-on-week in Japan last week, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, showing the appetite for Nintendo's new console is still as ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 17th 2017 at 11:15AM in News

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Sony DADC moves into video game peripherals under Spearing's leadership

Sony DADC is making its first strategic move into the games peripherals market having signed a deal with US firm Dreamgear. The idea being to diversify DADC through its new ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Aug 17th 2017 at 10:55AM in News
We Happy Few is coming to retail

We Happy Few is coming to retail

Gearbox Publishing will be bringing indie sensation We Happy Few to retail, developer Compulsion Games has announced. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 17th 2017 at 10:30AM in News
Crackdown 3

Crackdown 3 weakens Xbox One X launch line-up with Spring 2018 delay

Crackdown 3 is to miss its Xbox One X launch window, as Microsoft has confirmed the game's now been delayed until Spring 2018. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 17th 2017 at 10:06AM in News
Shenmue 3

Shenmue 3 to be published by Deep Silver

Deep Silver is to publish Shenmue 3, the publisher has announced. Developed by Yu Suzuki's YsNet studio, the global publishing deal will cover the release exclusively on PS4 and PC ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 17th 2017 at 9:40AM in News

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Gameseek boosts marketplace by discounting AAA titles to just £15

Online retailer Gameseek has informed MCV that it's shaking up the games retail space with some very aggressive pricing. CEO Stephen Staley says that the site is now "selling AAA ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Aug 16th 2017 at 3:49PM in News
Town of Light

Wired Productions reveals first mental health awareness campaign

Wired Productions has announced the first activity in its year-long mental health awareness campaign. From August 16th (today) until September 6th, 25 per cent of profits from LKA's The ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 16th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Westcoast Retail signs UK distribution deals with MSI, Gigabyte and Steelseries

Westcoast Retail signs UK distribution deals with MSI, Gigabyte and Steelseries

UK distributor Westcoast Retail has signed three new deals with MSI, Gigabyte and SteelSeries, the company has announced. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 16th 2017 at 9:30AM in News

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Mike Wilson

Gambitious rebrands as Good Shepherd: 'We're leaving no stone unturned' to make games profitable

Publishing platform Gambitious has been bringing indie titles to market through its network of certified investors ever since its formation in 2011. But today the company is entering a new ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 16th 2017 at 9:00AM in News
Ukie appoints three new consultants

Ukie appoints three new consultants

Games industry trade body Ukie has welcomed three new members onto its team. Industry consultants Vanessa Joyce (pictured centre) and Marie-Claire Isaaman (pictured left) join to support and scale Ukie's ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 15th 2017 at 3:33PM in News
Ubisoft talks Mario + Rabbids, working with Nintendo and renewing the strategy genre

Ubisoft talks Mario + Rabbids, working with Nintendo and renewing the strategy genre

Last January brought us a piece of information no one expected and, let’s be honest, a lot of people didn’t actually believe. When the rumblings of a Mario and Rabbids ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 15th 2017 at 10:45AM in News
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Playstack appoints new COO and board director

London-based studio PlayStack has appointed Mads Jensen as COO and board director, the company has announced, effective immediately.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 15th 2017 at 10:13AM in News

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Hutch expands to Canada

Hutch expands to Canada

British mobile developer Hutch is crossing the pond and opening a new office in Nova Scotia, Canada, the company announced.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 15th 2017 at 10:10AM in News
Blizzard Battle Net

Blizzard brings back Battle.net name

Blizzard has once again changed the name of its online gaming network, this time settling on the moniker 'Blizzard Battle.net.' 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 15th 2017 at 9:45AM in News
Soedesco teams up with 1C Company

Soedesco teams up with 1C Company to bring new indie games to retail

Games publisher Soedesco has announced a new partnership with PC publisher 1C Company to bring new indie titles to retail. The first games to receive the boxed treatment are sci-fi ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 14th 2017 at 11:30AM in News
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Welcome to the heart of gaming: why Gamescom is more important than E3

Every year, Gamescom gets bigger. Not only does its 345,000 public attendees make E3’s 15,000 punters look positively paltry, but this year the show will also be accommodating over 900 ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 14th 2017 at 11:00AM in News
Wired Productions' Leo Zullo

Wired Production's Leo Zullo on supporting mental health awareness

Three years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Luca Dalcò, the founder of LKA, a small indie developer from Italy. He presented a demo of The Town of Light ...

on Aug 14th 2017 at 10:45AM in News
Crash Bandicoot holds to No.1 for a fourth consecutive week

Crash Bandicoot holds to No.1 for a fourth consecutive week

In the absence of new releases last week, the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy made it to No.1 again. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 14th 2017 at 10:18AM in News
Gamevice files lawsuit against Nintendo Switch

Gamevice files lawsuit against Nintendo Switch

Nintendo is facing a new lawsuit over the design of the Switch. According to Engadget, accessory maker Gamevice has taken issue with the tablet-based console, alleging that it has violated ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 11th 2017 at 12:09PM in News
London Games Festival 2018 dates announced

London Games Festival 2018 dates announced

After a very successful 2017 edition, the London Games Festival is coming back bigger than ever in 2018.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 11th 2017 at 12:04PM in News
Dragon Quest XI continues to top Japanese charts, while Crash gets lukewarm reception

Dragon Quest XI continues to top Japanese charts, while Crash gets lukewarm reception

For the second week in a row, Square Enix's Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age has claimed both of the top spots in the Japanese weekly chart, according ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 11th 2017 at 11:35AM in News