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Gobstopper TV wants video game props for its new Comedy Central show

UK TV production company Gobstopper TV is making a video game-themed comedy show for Comedy Central where it will be exploring various video games in both online and real-life formats. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 20th 2017 at 12:10PM in News
Surf World Series

Wired Productions acquires global distribution rights for Surf World Series

Wired Productions has acquired the global distribution rights to Vision Games Publishing and Climax Studio's arcade surfing game, Surf World Series.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 20th 2017 at 11:15AM in News
Dave Cox

Mercurysteam's Dave Cox: 'Games have become too expensive'

With development costs getting higher and higher each passing year, games have now become too expensive, according to Mercurysteam's senior producer Dave Cox. That's why the developer is releasing its ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 20th 2017 at 10:40AM in News
Xbox One X

Xbox One X standard edition pre-orders are now live

Xbox One X pre-orders are back on, Microsoft has announced. After the limited edition Project Scorpio edition of the console became the platform holder's fastest-selling Xbox pre-order in the company's ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 20th 2017 at 9:50AM in News

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Laura Miele

EA's pursuit of happiness

As always, Q4 will be a blockbuster season for EA. Kicking off this year’s festivities this Friday is FIFA 18, which will then be followed by Need for Speed Payback ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Sep 20th 2017 at 9:25AM in News
Albert Penello Xbox

Microsoft won't confirm Xbox One X lifespan but talks up 'not just backwards compatibility'

With the Xbox One X launch, two industry heavyweights will be competing with mid-gen hardware updates. However with the Xbox One X costing a hefty £450, a key question on ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Sep 20th 2017 at 8:01AM in News
Golden Joystick Awards 2017 announce headline sponsor

Golden Joystick Awards 2017 announce headline sponsor

Omen by HP has been announced as the headline sponsor of this year's Golden Joystick Awards. The awards will return to London for its 35th edition this November at ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 19th 2017 at 2:00PM in News
Reality Gaming Group exceed ICO target for mobile AR game Reality Clash

Reality Gaming Group exceed ICO target for mobile AR game Reality Clash

Reality Gaming Group has announced it's raised over $3.5m through its new initial coin offering (ICO) to fund the development of its upcoming AR mobile combat game, Reality Clash.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 19th 2017 at 12:10PM in News

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Automaton raises $10m for new SpatialOS-powered MMO tactical shooter

Automaton raises $10m for new SpatialOS-powered MMO tactical shooter

British studio Automaton Games has secured $10m of investment from Cambridge Venture Partners to create a brand-new massively multiplayer survival combat game using Improbable's SpatialOS platform and CryEngine, Improbable has ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 19th 2017 at 10:55AM in News
Bossa Studios to open new Seattle studio headed by Valve's Chet Faliszek

Bossa Studios to open new Seattle studio headed by Valve's Chet Faliszek

Fresh off the back of raising $10m in Series A funding, London-based Bossa Studios has announced it's expanding the studio to Seattle, where former Valve employee Chet Faliszek will ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 19th 2017 at 10:45AM in News
Monster Hunter World release date confirmed for January 26th 2018

Monster Hunter World release date confirmed for January 26th 2018

Capcom's Monster Hunter World will release worldwide on PS4 and Xbox One on January 26th 2018, the publisher has announced, with the PC release to follow at a later date. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 19th 2017 at 10:13AM in News
505 Games

505 Games to publish and market the next game from Might and Magic studio

Publisher 505 Games has announced a new partnership with Might and Magic studio Limbic Entertainment to publish and market the firm's next title around the world.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 19th 2017 at 9:45AM in News

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Future Games Summit

Future Games Summit flash sale now on - get a two day pass for the price of one

Tickets for the second edition of Future Games Summit are now on sale, and if you book before Wednesday September 20th, you'll be able to get a two-day pass for ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 19th 2017 at 9:30AM in News
Jen MacLean

IGDA names Jen MacLean as its new interim executive director

The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) has named Jen MacLean its interim executive director. Her appointment follows the departure of former executive director Kate Edwards, who stepped down at the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 18th 2017 at 3:00PM in News
New indie publisher Ukiyo announces first title

New indie publisher Ukiyo announces first title

New London-based indie publisher Ukiyo Publishing has announced its first title – the critically acclaimed puzzle Expand by Australian developers Chris Johnson and Chris Larkin. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 18th 2017 at 2:00PM in News
Job Stuaffer

The Wolf Among Us was 'almost unshippable' and could have been a comedy, says Telltale

Telltale's The Wolf Among Us is finally getting a second season in the second half of 2018, but according to head of creative communications Job Stauffer, the title might have ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 18th 2017 at 11:15AM in News

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NBA 2K18

NBA 2K18 pips PES 2018 to No.2 - while Destiny 2 remains in top spot

Skipping the top spot for a minute, there was an incredibly close battle for second place this week between two key sports titles, both eager to make a mark before ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Sep 18th 2017 at 10:59AM in News
Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV hits 6.5m units

Final Fantasy XV has now sold over 6.5m units, according to the game's director Hajime Tabata. Tabata revealed the figure during an interview with Gamespot over PAX 2017.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 18th 2017 at 10:30AM in News
Nintendo's US TV ad spend was higher than PlayStation and Xbox in August

Nintendo's US TV ad spend was higher than PlayStation and Xbox in August

Nintendo spent the most amount of money on US gaming industry TV ad spend in August, according to new figures from real-time TV ad measurement company iSpot.tv (via GamesBeat), ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 18th 2017 at 9:59AM in News
Destiny 2's digital sales far higher than the original, Activision confirms

Destiny 2's digital sales far higher than the original, Activision confirms

Destiny 2's Week One figures may not have reached the same heights as its predecessor when it launched last week, but it's still the biggest UK launch of the year ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 15th 2017 at 2:35PM in News
Destiny 2

Destiny 2 hits No.1 in Japan, but sales are 62% down on its predecessor

Destiny 2 has gone straight in at No.1 in the Japanese weekly chart, according to the latest data from Famitsu. The week ending September 10th was light on new releases, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 15th 2017 at 11:19AM in News
Switch was the best-selling console in the US in August

Switch was the best-selling console in the US in August

Total video game spending in the US fell two per cent year-on-year to $568m this August, following declines in both hardware and software spending, according to the latest data from ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 15th 2017 at 10:30AM in News
Conspexit

Conspexit teams up with Kuju on new AR mobile game

London start-up Conspexit Games Studio has teamed up with developer Kuju on a new augmented reality game. Using Conspexit's proprietary tech, the duo hope to push the boundaries of the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 15th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood

Wired Productions to bring Max: The Curse of Brotherhood to PS4 this Christmas

Wired Productions has announced a new partnership with Danish studio Flashbulb Games to bring the physics-based puzzle platformer Max: The Curse of Brotherhood to the PS4. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 15th 2017 at 9:45AM in News
Licensing and merchandising, EA, Warner Bros and Project Cars 2 headline this week's MCV

Licensing and merchandising, EA, Warner Bros and Project Cars 2 headline this week's MCV

Licensing and merchandising are the big themes of this week's issue of MCV, and with Brand Licensing Europe heading to London next month, we look at how games businesses ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 15th 2017 at 9:30AM in News