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Games Centre runs Pokémon Go events for charity

Games Centre runs Pokémon Go events for charity

Scottish retail chain Games Centre made the most of the Pokémon Go phenomenon, all in the aid of charity. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 4th 2016 at 12:09PM in News
Ark: Survival Evolved hits 5.5m on PC and Xbox One

Ark: Survival Evolved hits 5.5m on PC and Xbox One

Hit PC game Ark: Survival Evolved has been downloaded 5.5m times since its June 2015 release date. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 4th 2016 at 11:52AM in News
3DS sales up over 200 per cent as Pokémon Go phenomenon carries on

3DS sales up over 200 per cent as Pokémon Go phenomenon carries on

In what is becoming a now weekly MCV story, UK sales of 3DS consoles and 3DS Pokémon games continue to rise as the Pokémon Go obsession continues.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 4th 2016 at 11:36AM in News
PlayStation's original series Powers has come to an end

PlayStation's original series Powers has come to an end

Powers, the first original PlayStation live-action TV series, has come to and end.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 4th 2016 at 11:35AM in News

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NRG sign popular Overwatch team thanks to Shaquille O'Neal's tweet

American eSports organisation NRG has signed the former Luminosity Overwatch roster thanks, in part, to a tweet from co-owner Shaquille O'Neal.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 4th 2016 at 11:33AM in News
App Store devs have now made $50bn+

App Store devs have now made $50bn+

Developers have now earned more than $50 billion through Apple’s App Store, with last month providing a record-breaking chunk of the change.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 4th 2016 at 11:10AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: GameSpot promotes UK editor

MCV Jobs Weekly: GameSpot promotes UK editor

Tamoor Hussain is GameSpot's new UK editor, The Hut Group hires a new social media exec and Substance Global strengthens its teams.


Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 4th 2016 at 10:54AM in News
Sub-£200 price is crucial to NX success, says UK retail

Sub-£200 price is crucial to NX success, says UK retail

UK retail buyers have told MCV that they have ‘high hopes’ for Nintendo’s new console, but only if it’s affordable.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 4th 2016 at 10:37AM in News

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Pokémon, Mario and Zelda headline NX 'dream' line-up

Pokémon, Mario and Zelda headline NX 'dream' line-up

Nintendo is putting together a triple-A software line-up, to ensure NX flies out of the gate next year.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 4th 2016 at 10:24AM in News
Deus Ex brand director defends 'Augs Lives Matters'

Deus Ex brand director defends 'Augs Lives Matters'

Square Enix’s upcoming Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has stoked the fire once again by drawing on another controversial topic in its marketing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 4th 2016 at 10:06AM in News
Worldwide Pokemon Go revenue passes $160m, report claims

Worldwide Pokemon Go revenue passes $160m, report claims

Niantic’s Pokemon Go has, in less than a month, surpassed $160m in global App Store and Google Play revenue.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 3rd 2016 at 3:23PM in News

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F2P Survival of the Fittest is being folded back into Ark: Survival Evolved

F2P Survival of the Fittest is being folded back into Ark: Survival Evolved

Ark: Survival Evolved’s free-to-play spin-off Survival of the Fittest is being reintegrated into the main game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 3rd 2016 at 2:57PM in News
Pokevision creator appeals to Niantic to reverse tracking ban

Pokevision creator appeals to Niantic to reverse tracking ban

The man behind Pokevision has, via an emotional open letter, urged Niantic to open the service back up to trackers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 3rd 2016 at 12:45PM in News
Gamescom ups security, bans cosplay weapons

Gamescom ups security, bans cosplay weapons

The organiser of Gamescom Koelnmesse has announced that security measures at this year’s show have been adapted following recent violent incidents across Europe. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 3rd 2016 at 11:17AM in News
Final Fantasy XV will have a Season Pass

Final Fantasy XV will have a Season Pass

It seems that the upcoming Final Fantasy XV will be the first entry in the RPG series to have a Season Pass.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 3rd 2016 at 10:43AM in News

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CSGO Lounge trying to acquire gambling licence

CSGO Lounge trying to acquire gambling licence

One of the biggest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gambling sites, CSGO Lounge, is attempting to get a licence in order to become a legitimate business.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 3rd 2016 at 10:42AM in News
GAME's share price falls further after UK sales drop

GAME's share price falls further after UK sales drop

Shares in retailer GAME Digital have dropped around seven per cent this morning after yet more warnings of challenging market conditions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 3rd 2016 at 9:21AM in News
Yes, Xbox One S DOES run some games better than the current machine

Yes, Xbox One S DOES run some games better than the current machine

Will it? Won’t it? We now know for certain that the new Xbox One S does, in certain scenarios, run some games better than the existing model.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 2nd 2016 at 2:53PM in News
GameStop acquires 500+ AT&T Mobility stores

GameStop acquires 500+ AT&T Mobility stores

Games retailer GameStop has stepped up its interest in the US mobile space by acquiring over half a thousand new stores.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 2nd 2016 at 2:17PM in News
eSports Pro

A short history of the biggest prize in esports

Never one to do today what can be put off ‘til the Dota 2 subreddit breaks out into a collective conniption, Valve Software has announced the ruleset, format, and prize ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 2nd 2016 at 1:18PM in News
Dota 2

TI6: Can a European team finally make top 4 at the Key Arena

Ever since The International moved across from Benaroya Hall to the massive 17,000 seat Key Arena, European teams have struggled at the biggest event in the Dota calendar. In fact ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 2nd 2016 at 1:17PM in News
eSports Pro

The International's Record Prize Pool Helps Organizations, Not Players/Fans

When casual observers hear about esports, it's usually the awe-inspiring prize pools from The International that first draw attention. Raw dollar count brings the attention of traditional media and narratives ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 2nd 2016 at 1:16PM in News
The International

A look into the most open International in Dota 2 history

The International 6 will be unlike any other in Dota 2 history. Not only because it is the sixth iteration of one of esports’ largest events. Not only because it ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 2nd 2016 at 1:15PM in News
Overwatch

Fnatic founder Sam Mathews on solidifying a global brand, and his new American Overwatch roster

Fnatic is one of the oldest and most popular brands in esports. Starting as team in 2004, the organization quickly evolved from just another Skandinavian clan into a global lifestyle ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 2nd 2016 at 1:13PM in News