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Build stronger consumer relationships by supporting the growth of gaming entertainment, says new report

Build stronger consumer relationships by supporting the growth of gaming entertainment, says new report

Brands that work alongside entertainment culture are more likely to create a more powerful connection with consumers than those that don't, a new study from marketing agency Frukt has found.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 14th 2017 at 10:40AM in News
Andy Brown

OPINION: Old games, new revenue - how retro is still big business in today's event market

Andy Brown, director of Replay Events (pictured right), specialises in retro gaming events. Here, he talks about how serving the retro community has genereted huge growth for his company.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 14th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Nintendo unveils Mario Switch bundle, plus Doom and Wolfenstein II

Nintendo unveils Mario Switch bundle, plus Doom and Wolfenstein II

Nintendo unveiled a swathe of new Switch and 3DS titles last night, including a brand new Super Mario Odyssey-themed Switch hardware bundle and the news that Bethesda's critically acclaimed Doom ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 14th 2017 at 9:53AM in News
Japan's physical game market up 82.5% YOY in August

Japan's physical game market up 82.5% YOY in August

The Japanese physical video game market was valued at ¥29.8bn in August, up 82.5 per cent year-on-year, according to the latest figures from Famitsu. This is down to a huge ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 13th 2017 at 10:45AM in News

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iPhone X

iPhone X will sell 'enormous volumes' and could kickstart new era of AR - IHS Markit

Apple announced three new iPhone handsets last night – the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the premium iPhone X – and analysts have said they could mark the start ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 13th 2017 at 10:07AM in News
Lizzie Wilding

OPINION: Dovetail Games on how to turn gaming communities into developers

Lizzie Wilding, VP of publishing at Dovetail Games (pictured right), tells MCV how turning your community into developers can benefit both your business and the industry as a whole.

on Sep 13th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Rahim Attaba

Twitch appoints new EMEA director of commerce

Twitch has appointed Wargaming.net's Rahim Attaba as its new director of commerce for the EMEA region, the company has announced. In his new role, Attaba will report to VP of ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 13th 2017 at 9:45AM in News
Classic Mini NES

Classic Mini NES going back into production, Nintendo confirms

UPDATED: Nintendo of Europe has since confirmed on Twitter that the Classic Mini: NES will also be returning to Europe next summer in addition to the US.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 12th 2017 at 10:37AM in News

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Nikki Lannen

OPINION: WarDucks CEO on moving from mobile to console VR

Nikki Lannen, CEO and founder of Dublin-based studio WarDucks (pictured right), speaks to MCV about her studio's transition from mobile to console VR. 

on Sep 12th 2017 at 10:05AM in News
GAME drops Switch price to £259 to celebrate National Video Games Day

GAME drops Switch price to £259 to celebrate National Video Games Day

By some strange decree, September 12th (today) has been named National Video Games Day, and to celebrate, retailer GAME has dropped the price of the Nintendo Switch to £259 for ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 12th 2017 at 9:38AM in News
Atomega

Ubisoft Reflections' surprise PC shooter Atomega releases next week

Ubisoft's Reflections studio has announced it's releasing a brand-new PC game in just over a week's time. Entitled Atomega, the online multiplayer FPS has seemingly come out of nowhere, joining ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 12th 2017 at 9:30AM in News
Bossa Studios raises $10m in series A funding

Bossa Studios raises $10m in series A funding

The London-based BAFTA Award-winning Bossa Studios has raised $10m in Series A investment funding, the company has today announced. The round was led by Atomico, with participation from existing investors ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 12th 2017 at 8:00AM in News

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Golden Joystick Awards

The Golden Joystick Awards 2017: a celebration of excellence to 'push the industry forward'

The Golden Joystick Awards is among the most respected gaming events of the year. Not only is it the biggest publicly-voted awards show on the planet, peaking at a massive ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 11th 2017 at 11:30AM in News
Fight of the Gods

PQube's Fight of the Gods taken off sale on Steam in Malaysia

PQube's religious-themed 2D brawler Fight of the Gods has been causing chaos over in Malaysia. The game, which launched on Steam Early Access last week, sees religious and mythological figures ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 11th 2017 at 11:06AM in News
Everybody's Golf tops Japan weekly charts

Everybody's Golf tops Japan weekly charts

Sony's PS4 exclusive Everybody's Golf has shot straight to the top of the Japanese weekly charts, according to the latest data from Famitsu. It's the first mainline entry in franchise ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 11th 2017 at 10:30AM in News
Destiny 2 is 2017's biggest launch - but shifts less than half of its predecessor at Week One retail

Destiny 2 is 2017's biggest launch - but shifts less than half of its predecessor at Week One retail

Destiny 2 has gone straight in at No.1 in the UK weekly charts, making it the biggest launch of the year so far. However, sales were 58 per cent down ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 11th 2017 at 10:00AM in News

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Nintendo focused on supplying enough Switch units for Christmas

Nintendo focused on supplying enough Switch units for Christmas

Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime said the platform holder is focused on having enough Switch stock this Christmas but couldn’t confirm it would actually be the case.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Sep 8th 2017 at 12:20PM in News
Call of Duty Endowment UK

$25m Call of Duty Endowment comes to the UK - charity microtransaction will help veterans find good jobs

After huge success in the US, Activision is bringing its Call of Duty Endowment programme to the UK. Funded by an in-game purchase in Call of Duty: Black Ops III, ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Sep 8th 2017 at 10:56AM in News
Pillars of the Earth

Why Daedalic's point-and-click adventure The Pillars of the Earth will be a hit on consoles

As the physical edition of Daedalic's point-and-click adventure The Pillars of the Earth hits shelves today (September 8th), CEO Carsten Fichtelmann (pictured below) has told MCV he hopes the PS4 ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 8th 2017 at 9:00AM in News
LA Noire

LA Noire is Rockstar's first Nintendo title in eight years and its first VR title ever

The release line-up of Take 2, both Rockstar studios and 2K, has looked somewhat thin this year, given the delay to Red Dead Redemption 2 and there only being a ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Sep 7th 2017 at 2:37PM in News
Real Farm

Real Farm gets gameplay trailer and release date for PC and consoles

Publisher Soedesco has just announced that its new IP Real Farm will be released on the 20th of October. That date is for both digital and physical releases across PS4, ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Sep 7th 2017 at 12:13PM in News
Bethesda's Hines teases unannounced 2017 title to bolster already-packed release schedule

Bethesda's Hines teases unannounced 2017 title to bolster already-packed release schedule

UPDATE: Hines has since tried to retract his statement via a tweet, saying: "I probably just had a concussion from the beating I took online and was rambling. ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Sep 7th 2017 at 11:43AM in News
'Now's the time to drive people into high-end VR,' says Oculus' Jason Rubin

'Now's the time to drive people into high-end VR,' says Oculus' Jason Rubin

When Oculus temporarily dropped the price of its Rift + Touch bundle to £399 to kick off its Summer of Rift sale at the start of July, there were plenty ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 7th 2017 at 10:15AM in News
eBay strengthens games offer with dedicated shop

eBay strengthens games offer with dedicated shop

Ecommerce giant eBay is about to launch a new hub for physical media called The Entertainment Shop. Among others, it will offer a “selection of new, catalogue and pre-owned games ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Sep 7th 2017 at 9:00AM in News
Destiny 2 art

How to review a game like Destiny 2? Gamesradar+ and Eurogamer discuss their approaches

Destiny 2 launched today, but if you go and take a look on Metacritic you'll find that all the big gaming sites are still working on their reviews. A quick ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Sep 6th 2017 at 12:59PM in News