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Nintendo Switch biggest console launch in Europe, Zelda: Breath of the Wild biggest-selling launch title

Nintendo UK has confirmed that the Switch has sold more units in its launch weekend than any other piece of Nintendo hardware in the company's history, and that The Legend ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 7th 2017 at 3:21PM in News
How Playground accelerated Forza over the $1bn line

How Playground accelerated Forza over the $1bn line

Playground Games’ Forza Horizon 3 was the best-selling Britsoft game of 2016 - putting to one side GTA V’s incredible staying power - and the biggest Xbox One exclusive. To ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Mar 7th 2017 at 3:20PM in News
Strategy First, Kylotonn and PQube on bringing the fun back with Flatout 4

Strategy First, Kylotonn and PQube on bringing the fun back with Flatout 4

Total failure; waste of time and money; plain bad; disgusting to play: these are some of the kinder words used to describe Flatout 3 when it came out back in ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 7th 2017 at 3:04PM in News
The licensing game: Bits and Pixels

The licensing game: Bits and Pixels

Last year, Konami alumni Sandra Arcan and Su-Yina Farmer decided to set up their own video game licensing company, Bits and Pixels. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 7th 2017 at 2:45PM in News

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Mod allows Vive owners to play Rift exclusive Robo Recall

Mod allows Vive owners to play Rift exclusive Robo Recall

Epic Games’ new Oculus Rift exclusive Robo Recall is now up and running on the HTC Vive thanks to a fan-made mod.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2017 at 10:54AM in News
Riot wins $10m lawsuit against League of Legends cheating service

Riot wins $10m lawsuit against League of Legends cheating service

A company that created and sold bots and scripts that allowed players to cheat at League of Legends has suffered a major defeat to developer Riot in the courts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2017 at 10:30AM in News
Warner to distribute Outlast Trinity physical edition

Warner to distribute Outlast Trinity physical edition

A disc version of Red Barrels’ Outlast Trinity is heading to retail worldwide courtesy of Warner Bros.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2017 at 10:14AM in News
Joy Con connectivity issues may be due to hardware design

Joy Con connectivity issues may be due to hardware design

A teardown of the Switch Joy Con hardware by YouTuber Jon Downey seems to suggest that the problems some are experiencing with the left controller are due to a design ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2017 at 9:55AM in News

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Switch breaks US sales record, just pips Wii U in Japan

Switch breaks US sales record, just pips Wii U in Japan

Nintendo has said that its new Switch console has sold more in its first two days in the US than any other machine in the platform holder’s history.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2017 at 9:30AM in News
Creative Assembly

Sega acquires Crytek Black Sea to form Creative Assembly Sofia

Sega Europe and Creative Assembly have acquired Crytek's former Black Sea studio to create a brand-new facility known as Creative Assembly Sofia, the publisher has announced today.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 7th 2017 at 12:01AM in News
Ghost Recon Wildlands

Ubisoft's Ghost Recon Wildlands film to 'stand alongside other feature-length documentaries'

Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon series is built on ‘what if?’ scenarios. For example, what if Russia was taken over by nationalist extremists who wanted to rebuild the Soviet Union? ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 6th 2017 at 2:00PM in News
Nintendo officially acknowledges Joy Con connection issue

Nintendo officially acknowledges Joy Con connection issue

The much-discussed issue with the wireless connectivity of the Switch’s left Joy Con controller has finally been acknowledged by Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 6th 2017 at 11:01AM in News

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Sony Australia MD Ephraim confirms departure

Sony Australia MD Ephraim confirms departure

Michael Ephraim, the VP and MD Sony Interactive Entertainment Australia and New Zealand, has left the platform holder.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 6th 2017 at 10:15AM in News
UK week one Switch sales hit 80k

UK week one Switch sales hit 80k

Nintendo Switch sold 80k units in its first 48 hours on sale in the UK, MCV understands.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 6th 2017 at 9:56AM in News
Horizon Zero Dawn beats Zelda to No.1

Horizon Zero Dawn beats Zelda to No.1

Critical smash hit The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild hasn’t made it to No.1 in its first week in the UK charts. Instead, it’s Sony’s PS4 exclusive Horizon ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 6th 2017 at 9:19AM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to The Walking Dead merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to The Walking Dead merchandise

With The Walking Dead: A New Frontier landing on PS4 and Xbox One today, it’s time for retailers to update their shelves with more zombie-related items – if your shelves ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 3rd 2017 at 1:52PM in News

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Gavin Raeburn

Playground Games sees benefit in mobile

Forza Horizon 3 studio Playground Games said it considered making games for mobile, but that it won’t be racing to abandon consoles any time soon. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 3rd 2017 at 10:28AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: Koei Tecmo UK appoints new general manager

MCV Jobs Weekly: Koei Tecmo UK appoints new general manager

Koei Tecmo also hires digital content creator and social media manager, while Bandai Namco bolsters its marketing and PR teams.

on Mar 3rd 2017 at 10:22AM in News
Ghost Recon Wildlands sparks diplomatic tussle

Ghost Recon Wildlands sparks diplomatic tussle

The Bolivian government has apparently filed a formal complaint with the French embassy in reaction to how the country is depicted in the upcoming Ghost Recon Wildlands.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2017 at 10:07AM in News
Playground Games, Ghost Recon Wildlands and Flatout 4 headline this week's MCV

Playground Games, Ghost Recon Wildlands and Flatout 4 headline this week's MCV

This week, MCV went to Leamington Spa to meet the team behind 2016’s hit Forza Horizon 3. Playground Games’ CEO Gavin Raeburn and creative director Ralph Fulton talk about what ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 3rd 2017 at 10:00AM in News
HTC says it has no plans to cut Vive price

HTC says it has no plans to cut Vive price

The HTC Vive will not be cutting its price to mirror the recent discount to Oculus Rift.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2017 at 9:51AM in News
Switch Nindies

Industry positive about Nindie Switch combo

After facing weeks of criticism over the Switch’s software line-up, Nintendo unveiled a swathe of new indie games for the console on Tuesday, bolstering the platform’s 2017 line-up with ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 3rd 2017 at 9:49AM in News
Switch games taste deliberately horrendous

Switch games taste deliberately horrendous

Is this the best bit of Switch functionality of the lot? We reckon it might be.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2017 at 9:40AM in News
Stephen Staley

GameSeek to raise Switch price back up to RRP

After honoring its Switch pre-order price of £198.50, UK retailer GameSeek has told MCV that it will be raising the price of the console to match its RRP of ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 3rd 2017 at 9:35AM in News
Switch returns to Friend Code system, but alternatives are coming

Switch returns to Friend Code system, but alternatives are coming

There was a collective groan from the internet yesterday when the Switch’s day one update brought with it one unpopular bit of Nintendo functionality.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2017 at 9:26AM in News