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Xbox's Eagle on the company's 2016, Xbox One S and Scorpio

Xbox's Eagle on the company's 2016, Xbox One S and Scorpio

It’s been a difficult few years for Microsoft on the games side of things. Though Xbox One sales have certainly not been shabby, the console has failed to top the ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 12th 2016 at 11:30AM in News
Nintendo theme park will be called Super Nintendo World

Nintendo theme park will be called Super Nintendo World

The Japanese version of Universal Studios’ new Nintendo attraction will be Super Nintendo World.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 12th 2016 at 10:58AM in News
Update will cripple remaining Galaxy Note 7 handsets

Update will cripple remaining Galaxy Note 7 handsets

Are you a Galaxy Note 7 user? We are the bearers of bad news.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 12th 2016 at 10:43AM in News
Majesco has left the games business

Majesco has left the games business

Cooking Mama, BloodRayne and Psychonauts publisher Majesco has exited the world of video games after a merger with PolarityTE.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 12th 2016 at 10:29AM in News

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare debuts at No.1 in November digital charts

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare debuts at No.1 in November digital charts

The latest Call of Duty title, Infinite Warfare, topped SuperData’s digital charts in November, but with a rather narrow lead.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Dec 12th 2016 at 10:22AM in News
CoD: Infinite Warfare is back on top of the charts

CoD: Infinite Warfare is back on top of the charts

Activision’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare may be suffering year-on-year, but that hasn’t stopped it reclaiming top spot in the UK Top 40.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 12th 2016 at 10:04AM in News
Call of Duty's US physical sales down sharply

Call of Duty's US physical sales down sharply

Activision’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare suffered a similar High Street sales decline in the US as it did in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 12th 2016 at 9:41AM in News
Sea of Solitude

Sea of Solitude named as second EA Originals title

EA has announced that Sea of Solitude will be the second game to benefit from its EA Originals program. Developed by Cornelia Geppert and her team at Jo-Mei Games in ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 9th 2016 at 2:47PM in News

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GAME announces charity partnership with SpecialEffect

GAME announces charity partnership with SpecialEffect

High Street retailer GAME is teaming up with games industry charity SpecialEffect in the UK.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 9th 2016 at 12:14PM in News
Reggie Fils-Aime

Nintendo Classic Mini: NES demand was "greater than we anticipated," says Fils-Aime

Demand for Nintendo’s Classic Mini: NES was “greater than we anticipated,” Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has admitted.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 9th 2016 at 11:32AM in News
The Last Guardian - How did Sony market 5-year delayed PS4 exclusive

The Last Guardian - How did Sony market 5-year delayed PS4 exclusive

The Last Guardian is both the game everyone’s been waiting for and the game no one ever expected to arrive - much like Half Life 3.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Dec 9th 2016 at 11:20AM in News
China forces developers to reveal loot box odds

China forces developers to reveal loot box odds

Starting May 2017 developers whose games contain random loot box drops will be required to reveal the underlying odds.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2016 at 11:14AM in News

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Xbox: It's been a challenging year for UK games market

Xbox: It's been a challenging year for UK games market

Platform holder Xbox has said that 2016 has been a mixed year for the games market. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 9th 2016 at 10:40AM in News
Xbox, The Last Guardian, Resident Evil 7 and MCV's annual retail survey headline this week's issue

Xbox, The Last Guardian, Resident Evil 7 and MCV's annual retail survey headline this week's issue

For the last issue of 2016, MCV delivers its annual retail survey. We talked to over 170 indie and big-chain games retailers about the year’s ups and downs. From the ...

on Dec 9th 2016 at 10:28AM in News
Google reveals a few more Daydream VR titles

Google reveals a few more Daydream VR titles

New VR contender Google Daydream has revealed an additional seven apps heading the service’s way.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2016 at 10:26AM in News

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Capcom targets 4m Day One sales for Resident Evil 7

Capcom targets 4m Day One sales for Resident Evil 7

Publisher Capcom has said that Resident Evil 7 will be its biggest launch on the current generation of hardware. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 9th 2016 at 10:20AM in News
Super Mario Run requires a constant internet connection

Super Mario Run requires a constant internet connection

Nintendo’s upcoming smartphone platformer Super Mario Run will only work if the player is connected to the internet.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2016 at 10:05AM in News
Skylanders developer Vicarious Visions is working on Destiny

Skylanders developer Vicarious Visions is working on Destiny

Rumours that Activision may be preparing to ditch the Skylanders series have intensified with news that developer Vicarious Visions is now working on Destiny.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2016 at 9:51AM in News
PS4 breaks Xbox One's US winning sales streak

PS4 breaks Xbox One's US winning sales streak

The PS4 was the best-selling console in the US in November.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2016 at 9:34AM in News
Ubisoft

Vivendi increases stake in Ubisoft to over 25%

Vivendi upped its stake in Ubisoft this week, exceeding the 25 per cent legal threshold of the company’s share capital.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 8th 2016 at 5:24PM in News
Final Fantasy XV

FFXV to receive new modes and huge free story update next year

It’s already sold five million units across the world, but Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XV will be getting a huge, free update to its story sometime ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 8th 2016 at 4:30PM in News
MCV Insider's Guide: Bespoke Arcades

MCV Insider's Guide: Bespoke Arcades

Co-founder and managing director Ben Georget talks about Bespoke Arcades’ recent launches and the impact of the retro gaming trend on the firm's business.

on Dec 8th 2016 at 3:15PM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to Final Fantasy merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Final Fantasy merchandise

2016 was the year Final Fantasy made its grand return. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Dec 8th 2016 at 2:30PM in News
Paul Simpson, GfK

PSVR will hit mass market before Oculus Rift or Vive, says GfK

GfK director Paul Simpson breaks down the latest data for virtual reality hardware and explains why PSVR has the potential to reach the mainstream market

on Dec 8th 2016 at 2:00PM in News