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AMD begins Intel fightback with new Ryzen CPU range

AMD begins Intel fightback with new Ryzen CPU range

Intel will finally face some serious competition in the PC processor sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2017 at 10:06AM in News
Jo Twist

Ukie's Jo Twist appointed sector champion to improve disability access to gaming industry

Ukie CEO Dr Jo Twist OBE has been appointed as one of eleven sector champions in the UK to help improve the experiences of disabled people across the country. Minister ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 23rd 2017 at 10:05AM in News
Nintendo digital purchases still face key restriction

Nintendo digital purchases still face key restriction

Platform holder Nintendo may have improved upon certain aspects of its online infrastructure for Switch, but one crucial limitation will remain in place.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2017 at 9:41AM in News
Dead Rising 4 PC

Dead Rising 4 PC version coming to retail and Steam in March

The PC version of Dead Rising 4 will be coming to European retail next month, alongside a global digital launch on Steam, Capcom has announced. Both versions of the game ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 22nd 2017 at 5:32PM in News

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The Humble Freedom Bundle raised $6.43m

The Humble Freedom Bundle raised $6.43m

A spectacular Humble Bundle designed to raise money for human rights and pro-immigration charities has made an astonishing $6.43m.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2017 at 11:02AM in News
Nintendo forced to defend Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Season Pass

Nintendo forced to defend Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Season Pass

Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be the first game in the series to offer a Season Pass – a fact that has seen Nintendo come in for some criticism.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2017 at 10:43AM in News
World of Tanks streamer dies during 24-hour livestream

World of Tanks streamer dies during 24-hour livestream

Brian Vigneault, better known as Twitch streamer ‘PoShYbRiD’, has died during a 24-hour charity livestream.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2017 at 10:31AM in News
Digital Homicide's Jim Sterling lawsuit has been dismissed

Digital Homicide's Jim Sterling lawsuit has been dismissed

An attempt by PC developer Digital Homicide to sue games critic Jim Sterling has been thrown out of court.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2017 at 10:10AM in News

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Horizon Zero Dawn sales predicted to reach 4-6 million in 2017

Horizon Zero Dawn sales predicted to reach 4-6 million in 2017

SuperData thinks Sony has struck gold with its latest new PS4 IP. Horizon Zero Dawn arrives in the UK next week, and has already been receiving glowing reviews, boasting a ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2017 at 9:46AM in News
MCV Awards

Last tables filling up fast for the MCV Awards 2017

There are only a few weeks to go if you'd like to secure a seat at the games industry's most prestigious awards show. With March almost upon us, you're running ...

on Feb 21st 2017 at 2:31PM in News
Forestry Commission England launches Gruffalo AR app

Forestry Commission England launches Gruffalo AR app

Magic Light Pictures and Forestry Commission England have teamed up to offer an augmented reality Gruffalo app designed for use in a number of England’s forests.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 21st 2017 at 10:54AM in News
David Gardner becomes BAFTA's first games VP

David Gardner becomes BAFTA's first games VP

Games veteran David Gardner has been named as BAFTA’s first vice president of games. He joins current VP of film Barbara Broccoli and VP of television Greg Dyke and will ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 21st 2017 at 10:34AM in News

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Square Enix announces new studio and new RPG Project Prelude Rune

Square Enix announces new studio and new RPG Project Prelude Rune

Japanese RPG specialist Square Enix has not only announced a brand new RPG, but also a new studio to make it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 21st 2017 at 10:13AM in News
Dragon Quest Heroes download is too large for Switch's internal storage

Dragon Quest Heroes download is too large for Switch's internal storage

Nintendo Switch owners who intend to buy their games digitally will most definitely want to invest in some additional storage.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 21st 2017 at 9:42AM in News
Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ will miss Switch launch

Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ will miss Switch launch

Nintendo’s already thin launch line-up for the Switch has trimmed back a tiny bit further.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 21st 2017 at 9:21AM in News
Final Fantasy XV

Trial by fire: the return of the game demo

Demos used to be a staple part of a game’s launch cycle. Even as far back as 1994, games magazines would boast about the number of playable demos they had ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 20th 2017 at 11:18AM in News

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DI4D

DI4D scales up facial capture operations after Quantum Break success

Facial capture company Dimensional Imaging, also known as DI4D, has announced it's completed a £900,000 investment from Percipient Capital and existing shareholders.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 20th 2017 at 10:43AM in News
For Honor hacks and slashes its way to No.1

For Honor hacks and slashes its way to No.1

Ubisoft’s For Honor has debuted at No.1 in the UK All Formats Top 40. It’s the publisher’s first chart topper since The Division early last year. The game also boats ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 20th 2017 at 10:36AM in News
No Xbox One release for Nier Automata, producer clarifies

No Xbox One release for Nier Automata, producer clarifies

There’s bad news for Xbox One fans hoping for a port of upcoming Square Enix RPG Nier Automata.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 20th 2017 at 10:14AM in News
Fallout 4 VR is already playable from start to finish

Fallout 4 VR is already playable from start to finish

The VR version of Fallout 4 will very much include the full game, and is already at the point where it can be played in its entirety.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 20th 2017 at 9:52AM in News
Leaked Switch console was stolen, Nintendo reveals

Leaked Switch console was stolen, Nintendo reveals

A Switch console that made it out into the wild far ahead of the machine’s official launch on March 3rd was stolen from a retailer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 20th 2017 at 9:28AM in News
Nintendo finally ditches digital purchase hardware lock

Nintendo finally ditches digital purchase hardware lock

One of the most contentious oddities from Nintendo’s online console network is being ditched for the upcoming launch of the Switch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 20th 2017 at 9:17AM in News
Disgaea 5 Complete

Disgaea 5 Complete release date confirmed for May on Switch

Disgaea 5 Complete will launch on the Nintendo Switch on May 26th 2017, MCV can reveal. The Switch port of the PS4 title, Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance, was originally ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 18th 2017 at 4:00AM in News
Dragon Quest Monsters

3DS sales rise in Japan following latest Dragon Quest Monsters launch

Nintendo 3DS sales are up in Japan after the successful launch of the latest title in Square Enix's Dragon Quest Monsters series, according to the latest market data from Famitsu.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 17th 2017 at 4:17PM in News
NES Classic Mini

UPDATE: NES Classic Mini 'production continues', says Nintendo UK

Nintendo UK has responded to our query about production concerns surrounding the NES Classic Mini, stating that the highly-sought after retro console is still in production and that it will ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 17th 2017 at 12:50PM in News