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GameSeek launches UK's first specialist toy marketplace

GameSeek launches UK's first specialist toy marketplace

Games retailer GameSeek has announced it will launch a brand-new online marketplace for toys in September, making it the UK's first specialist toy marketplace where users can not only buy ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 14th 2017 at 12:14PM in News
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Switch sales up 46% in Japan ahead of Splatoon 2 launch

Nintendo Switch sales rose 46 per cent in Japan last week, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, suggesting Nintendo's boost to production is finally coming into effect at Japanese ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 14th 2017 at 11:46AM in News
Badland Games

Badland Games opens new publishing division

Spanish video game distributor and publisher Badland Games has launched its very own publishing division for indie games, Badland Games Publishing. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 14th 2017 at 10:54AM in News
Mobile revenues overtook console and PC in 2016

Mobile revenues overtook console and PC in 2016

The global worth of the mobile games market exceeded that of the console and PC games market for the first time in 2016.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2017 at 10:26AM in News

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Gran Turismo Sport has a hopefully final release date

Gran Turismo Sport has a hopefully final release date

We now have what should hopefully be a final release date for PS4 racer Gran Turismo Sport.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2017 at 10:14AM in News
Peter Molyneux's The Trail coming to PC soon

Peter Molyneux's The Trail coming to PC soon

22cans’ smartphone title The Trail will be released for PC on Steam this summer, publisher Kongregate has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2017 at 10:01AM in News
Creative England's Gameslab Leeds dishes out nine grants

Creative England's Gameslab Leeds dishes out nine grants

Following its launch in November, the Gameslab Leeds program from Creative England has now awarded grants to nine developers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2017 at 9:35AM in News
ESL UK, British Esports and Gfinity headline MCV's esports special

ESL UK, British Esports and Gfinity headline MCV's esports special

This week, we partner with our sister title Esports Pro for a special esports edition of MCV. We met some of the biggest players of the UK esports scene – ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 14th 2017 at 9:30AM in News

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Oculus preparing cheaper $200 Rift successor

Oculus preparing cheaper $200 Rift successor

VR will make a big stride towards the mainstream in 2018 when Oculus releases a $200 standalone VR headset.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2017 at 9:22AM in News
PC Gamer's Samuel Roberts and Phil Savage

PC Gamer appoints new editor and UK editor-in-chief

PC Gamer has promoted two members of its senior editorial team, Future Publishing announced today. Editor Samuel Roberts (pictured left) is now UK editor-in-chief, while former deputy editor Phil Savage ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 13th 2017 at 3:10PM in News
Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom delayed until 2018

Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom delayed until 2018

The next Ni No Kuni game has been delayed until early next year, publisher Bandai Namco has confirmed. Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom was originally set to launch on ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 13th 2017 at 2:47PM in News
First Overwatch League team owners revealed

First Overwatch League team owners revealed

Blizzard’s insistence on having city-based teams for its new Overwatch League has contributed to the League’s stuttering start, but some concrete details are now at last emerging.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2017 at 10:47AM in News

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nDreams secures additional £2.7m investment

nDreams secures additional £2.7m investment

Virtual reality developer and publisher nDreams has raised a further £2.7m in investment, the studio announced today. Of that figure, £2m has come from a follow-on investment from Mercia Technologies, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 13th 2017 at 10:45AM in News
Guerrilla Games is crowned Studio of the Year at the 2017 Develop Awards

Guerrilla Games is crowned Studio of the Year at the 2017 Develop Awards

Horizon Zero Dawn developer Guerrilla Games grabbed the coveted Studio of the Year Award at last night’s Develop Awards 2017 in Brighton.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2017 at 10:28AM in News
SuperData predicts big things for Destiny 2 on PC

SuperData predicts big things for Destiny 2 on PC

The decision to bring the Destiny series to PC for the first time will result in a big boost in sales for Activision and Bungie.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2017 at 10:17AM in News
Itch.io embroiled in fraudulent games controversy

Itch.io embroiled in fraudulent games controversy

Open marketplace Itch.io has admitted that some users have been using its platform to sell fraudulent copies of popular indie games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2017 at 9:50AM in News

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Sports Direct acquires a quarter of GAME

Sports Direct acquires a quarter of GAME

UK sporting retailer Sports Direct has acquired 44m shares in GAME Digital.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2017 at 9:29AM in News
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InXile Entertainment secures $4.5m investment for new VR title

The studio behind Wasteland and Tides of Numenera has announced it's working on a VR open world survival RPG title after securing a combined equity and project investment of $4.5m ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 12th 2017 at 4:52PM in News
Virtual Arts

Ex-ARM and Guerrilla Cambridge devs form new VR, AR and MR firm Virtual Arts

A team of ex-ARM and Guerrilla Cambridge devs have set up a new company based in Cambridge dedicated to revolutionising the worlds of virtual, augmented and mixed reality technology and ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 12th 2017 at 3:14PM in News
Oculus Rift + Touch

Oculus Rift price cut 'shows a lack of confidence' - SuperData

Oculus' recent price cut to its Rift virtual reality headset as part of its Summer of Rift sale may be actually doing more harm than good, says research firm SuperData. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 12th 2017 at 12:10PM in News
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Konami partners with Topps Trading Cards for PES 2018 promotion

Konami has teamed up with Topps Trading Cards for a special PES 2018 promotion, which will see limited edition UEFA Champions League Match Attax trading cards for the upcoming 2017-18 ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 12th 2017 at 11:47AM in News
Bootleg NES Classics start to appear online

Bootleg NES Classics start to appear online

Chinese manufacturers have moved to address the demand left by Nintendo’s decision to stop producing the NES Classic.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 12th 2017 at 10:53AM in News
Riot sues alleged League of Legends clone developer

Riot sues alleged League of Legends clone developer

The maker behind League of Legends is taking a mobile game developer to court having accused it of appropriating from the smash hit MOBA.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 12th 2017 at 10:36AM in News
Logitech acquires rival Astro Gaming

Logitech acquires rival Astro Gaming

Accessories giant Logitech has taken a huge stride into the console market with the acquisition of Astro Gaming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 12th 2017 at 9:49AM in News
Azubu co-founder Windhorst has assets frozen

Azubu co-founder Windhorst has assets frozen

One of the key figures behind livestreaming service Azubu has run into some serious financial trouble.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 12th 2017 at 9:37AM in News