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Bandai Namco VR centre

Mario Kart Arcade GP headlines Bandai Namco's new VR Zone Shinjuku centre

The newly announced Mario Kart Arcade GP will be leading the charge at Bandai Namco's latest VR entertainment centre, which is due to open next month, the publisher has announced.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 15th 2017 at 1:53PM in News
Xbox One family

Xbox One game sales to grow 17% to 70m in 2017, thanks to Xbox One X - FutureSource

The global games software market is expected to exceed $100bn in 2017, according to a new report from Futuresource Consulting, with console game sales rising significantly toward the end of ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 15th 2017 at 11:48AM in News
Grand Theft Auto V modding tool shuts down

Grand Theft Auto V modding tool shuts down

The community around PC Grand Theft Auto V modding tool Open IV is up in arms following its removal as a result of a cease and desist.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 15th 2017 at 11:10AM in News
BAFTA YGD

33% of BAFTA's Young Game Designer finalists are female

The shortlist for BAFTA's Young Game Designer competition is now online. Ten finalists have been selected for each of the four main categories, and the winners will be announced ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 15th 2017 at 11:06AM in News

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Arkane says Dishonored 2's Emily was a response to gender criticism

Arkane says Dishonored 2's Emily was a response to gender criticism

Developer Arkane has explained the motivations that saw it offer a playable female lead in its recent release Dishonored 2.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 15th 2017 at 10:51AM in News
Ancel: Beyond Good & Evil 2 is not a Switch exclusive 'as far as I know'

Ancel: Beyond Good & Evil 2 is not a Switch exclusive 'as far as I know'

It looks as if the rumours that Beyond Good & Evil 2 will be exclusive to the Nintendo Switch were unfounded.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 15th 2017 at 10:08AM in News
Joost van Dreunen

Ubisoft 'stole the show' at E3 this year - SuperData

Sony may have had a great showing at this year's E3, but for SuperData's Joost van Dreunen, it was Ubisoft who "stole the show."

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 15th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Multiplay

Multi-tasking at Multiplay - what's next for this growing games service provider

Ditching a career in medicine to start a LAN-based events company isn’t the most traditional way of getting into the games industry, but over the last two decades Multiplay founder ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 15th 2017 at 10:00AM in News

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Sony on Xbox One X power: Devs will work to the lowest common denominator

Sony on Xbox One X power: Devs will work to the lowest common denominator

PlayStation platform holder Sony has said that the Xbox One X's power advantage over PS4 Pro will likely not be as evident as some suspect.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 15th 2017 at 9:51AM in News
Miyamoto and Yves

Rabbid fanbase - how Nintendo and Ubisoft's Mario partnership gives Switch a tactical edge

We knew it was coming, but somehow Ubisoft still managed to surprise us. No, we're not talking about Beyond Good and Evil 2 (although let's just pause for a ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 15th 2017 at 9:45AM in News
Microsoft responds to PlayStation's crossplatform omission

Microsoft responds to PlayStation's crossplatform omission

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has bitten in what is almost approaching a war of words in the crossplatform multiplayer dispute.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 15th 2017 at 9:33AM in News
Joost van Dreunen

Horizon Zero Dawn DLC puts Sony exclusive on track to hit 'Uncharted territory' and 8m lifetime sales - SuperData

Analysts might not have made up their minds about Microsoft's Xbox One X reveal at this year's E3, but most seem to be in agreement that Sony showed a much ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 14th 2017 at 4:45PM in News

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GAME Belong Arena Clash

GAME Belong's Arena Clash tournaments return for second season

GAME has announced a second season for its Belong centres' Arena Clash tournaments. Taking place in stores nationwide this summer, gamers will compete for a range of prizes in Call ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 14th 2017 at 4:08PM in News
A Way Out

Indie GoneGone - where are all the indies at E3 2017?

EA's been marching to its own E3 drum for a couple of years now, but last weekend saw the publisher putting players at the heart of its event like never ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 14th 2017 at 12:35PM in News
Phil Spencer wants to extend Xbox backwards compatibility to PC

Phil Spencer wants to extend Xbox backwards compatibility to PC

The prospect of official emulation of original Xbox games on PC looks like it could be a realistic one.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 14th 2017 at 11:31AM in News
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is getting an official Zombie mode

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is getting an official Zombie mode

The ambitious plans for PC hit PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds continue to ramp up with confirmation of an all-new zombie mode.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 14th 2017 at 11:06AM in News

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Yes, there's a Mario Kart VR game for HTC Vive

Yes, there's a Mario Kart VR game for HTC Vive

Bet this wasn't an announcement you were expecting this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 14th 2017 at 10:40AM in News
Level-5 acquires Comcept

Level-5 acquires Comcept

Dragon Quest and Ni No Kuni developer Level 5 has acquired Keiji Inafune's studio Comcept.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 14th 2017 at 10:19AM in News
Sony addresses crossplatform multiplayer block

Sony addresses crossplatform multiplayer block

With true crossplatform multiplayer now very much a reality, Sony has tried to explain why PS4 has left itself isolated from the party.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 14th 2017 at 9:44AM in News
Metroid

Metroid and Mario & Luigi return in new 3DS titles

Nintendo's E3 Spotlight might have been all about new titles for Switch, but those tuning in to Nintendo's Treehouse stream will have seen a handful of new 3DS titles as ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 13th 2017 at 9:06PM in News
Zelda DLC

First Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass DLC dated for June 30th

As well as announcing a slew of new titles for the Nintendo Switch today, Nintendo also announced when players will be able to get their hands on the first DLC ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 13th 2017 at 8:32PM in News
Reggie

Nintendo surprises with Metroid Prime 4, Rocket League and new Yoshi and Kirby titles on Switch

Nintendo kicked off its E3 Spotlight with a slew of announcements, confirming release dates for a number of titles announced earlier in the year, as well as confirmation of a ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 13th 2017 at 4:54PM in News
Microsoft says selling more Xbox One S units than X next year has 'always been the plan'

Microsoft says selling more Xbox One S units than X next year has 'always been the plan'

Microsoft's E3 press conference may have been all about the power of Xbox One X (previously Project Scorpio) this year, but Xbox boss Phil Spencer still expects the company to ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 13th 2017 at 2:16PM in News
There's a $799 edition of Assassin's Creed Origins

There's a $799 edition of Assassin's Creed Origins

Freshly revealed historical stab-em-up Assassin's Creed Origins comes in many flavours – one of which will set you back a thumping $799.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 13th 2017 at 11:21AM in News
PS4 install base to hit 69m units worldwide by end of 2017 - IHS

PS4 install base to hit 69m units worldwide by end of 2017 - IHS

Hot off the back of its E3 press conference and the news that PS4 sales have now hit 60.4m worldwide, analyst firm IHS Markit now expects Sony's unstoppable console ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 13th 2017 at 10:50AM in News