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Retail leak suggests February launch for New 3DS in US

Retail leak suggests February launch for New 3DS in US

The New 3DS may be released in under a month, if leaked promotional material is correct.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2015 at 8:50AM in News
'Intense competition' leads to GAME profit warning

'Intense competition' leads to GAME profit warning

Significant hardware bundle discounts have led to GAME warning investors that full year earnings will not meet expectations.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2015 at 10:59PM in News
Crossy Road has generated $1m in-game ad revenue

Crossy Road has generated $1m in-game ad revenue

Smartphone hit Crossy Road has proved that in-game ads can still pay the bills, even in games that have IAPs.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2015 at 3:57PM in News
Three senior execs leave AMD

Three senior execs leave AMD

GPU and CPU manufacturer AMD has parted company with three of its leading executives.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2015 at 3:38PM in News

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Grand Theft Auto V has been delayed on PC

Grand Theft Auto V has been delayed on PC

GTA V will now not arrive on PC until March, Rockstar has confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2015 at 3:05PM in News
Pix the Cat releasing on PC this month

Pix the Cat releasing on PC this month

Former PlayStation-only arcade outing Pix the Cat is to make the jump to PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2015 at 1:47PM in News
New Year, New Job: How to find work as a freelance video producer

New Year, New Job: How to find work as a freelance video producer

James Braithwaite tells MCV about the challenges of working as a freelance video producer for games developers, and which skills budding video creators should put at their top of their CV ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 13th 2015 at 1:30PM in News
Minecraft: Pocket Edition hits 30m downloads as series attracts 1.4m concurrent players

Minecraft: Pocket Edition hits 30m downloads as series attracts 1.4m concurrent players

It’s probably now fair to say that Minecraft is “a bit popular”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2015 at 1:16PM in News

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Angry Birds Burger King promotion kicks off next week

Angry Birds Burger King promotion kicks off next week

The UK arm of Burger King will from next week start offering Angry Birds themed kids meals.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2015 at 12:19PM in News
BBC 5 Live show to ask whether gaming is a sport

BBC 5 Live show to ask whether gaming is a sport

A show called Gaming: Rise of the Cyber Athlete will this week examine the credentials of video games as a sport.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2015 at 11:31AM in News
Kevin Bruner named new Telltale CEO

Kevin Bruner named new Telltale CEO

Telltale Games president and CTO Kevin Bruner has been named as the new CEO of the company.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jan 13th 2015 at 11:12AM in News
45% of women in games think their gender dents prospects

45% of women in games think their gender dents prospects

45 per cent of women employed in the UK game industry have said they have experienced barriers to career progression due to their gender, according to new research.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jan 13th 2015 at 11:08AM in News

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Life is Strange 'a game for Telltale and Heavy Rain fans'

Life is Strange 'a game for Telltale and Heavy Rain fans'

The consequence of player decisions is a central theme to Square Enix’s upcoming Life is Strange, developer Dontnod has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2015 at 10:47AM in News
GMG's Tracey McGarrigan becomes GamesAid trustee

GMG's Tracey McGarrigan becomes GamesAid trustee

Games industry charity GamesAid has welcomed Green Man Gaming’s Tracey McGarrigan as its latest trustee.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2015 at 10:05AM in News
The Last of Us 2 'on ice' as Naughty Dog concentrates on Uncharted 4

The Last of Us 2 'on ice' as Naughty Dog concentrates on Uncharted 4

While The Last of Us 2 will surely happen, an announcement in the near future now sounds very unlikely.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2015 at 9:53AM in News
Forza 6 for Xbox One announced at Detroit Auto Show

Forza 6 for Xbox One announced at Detroit Auto Show

A brand new next-gen only instalment of the Forza Motorsport series has been announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2015 at 9:25AM in News

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Twitch teams up with Devolver to offer movies for the first time

Twitch teams up with Devolver to offer movies for the first time

Video streaming service Twitch is making the move into movie streaming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2015 at 4:00PM in News
Square Enix was only publisher to approve Life is Strange's female lead

Square Enix was only publisher to approve Life is Strange's female lead

Japanese publisher Square Enix is the only company that would agree to publish Dontnod Entertainment's latest title with its female lead character unchanged.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jan 12th 2015 at 3:26PM in News
One of the worst game covers of all time is now a Mega Man figure

One of the worst game covers of all time is now a Mega Man figure

The legacy of Mega Man isn’t confined purely to the world of console platformers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2015 at 3:05PM in News
GameStop teams with Microsoft for interactive Azure content

GameStop teams with Microsoft for interactive Azure content

Retailer GameStop will use Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing network to power a number of new interactive content offerings.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2015 at 2:11PM in News
Microsoft criticises Google for outing Windows vulnerability prior to fix

Microsoft criticises Google for outing Windows vulnerability prior to fix

Google has prioritised the calling out of a rival over the digital security of its customers, Microsoft has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2015 at 1:29PM in News
New Year, New Job: How to become a games retail buyer

New Year, New Job: How to become a games retail buyer

Retail veteran Mike Fethers tells us what being a games buyer involves and what skills retailers look for in prospective candidates.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 12th 2015 at 1:15PM in News
Microsoft happy for users to make money from their Xbox game footage on YouTube and Twitch

Microsoft happy for users to make money from their Xbox game footage on YouTube and Twitch

The greenlight has been given to gamers to monetise footage of their Xbox gameplay on YouTube and Twitch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2015 at 12:42PM in News
Friday The 13th videogame due out next Halloween

Friday The 13th videogame due out next Halloween

A game based on cult slasher film franchise Friday The 13th is in development, it is claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2015 at 11:52AM in News
New eSports channel opening on MCV from February 2015

New eSports channel opening on MCV from February 2015

MCV is adding regular reporting on the global eSports business - including the fast-growing UK competitive games sector - as of next month.

on Jan 12th 2015 at 11:15AM in News