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Kingston University opens virtual reality training centre

Kingston University opens virtual reality training centre

Students at Kingston university now have access to a selection of virtual reality technology thanks to an investment in the institution’s tech facilities.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2017 at 10:09AM in News
YouTube caught up in LGBT restriction anger

YouTube caught up in LGBT restriction anger

Video service YouTube has been criticised for restricting access to videos that contain references to same-sex relationships.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2017 at 9:49AM in News
Persona 5 mistake saw orders cancelled for being 'dangerous'

Persona 5 mistake saw orders cancelled for being 'dangerous'

Publisher Atlus has been forced to clarify that the Premium Edition of Persona 5 does not contain ‘dangerous materials’.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2017 at 9:26AM in News
DotEmu's online store is closing

DotEmu's online store is closing

The once popular DRM-free PC games store DotEmu has announced plans to close later this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2017 at 11:06AM in News

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Arons named as Machinima GM

Arons named as Machinima GM

Warner Bros has announced that its former senior VP of worldwide marketing Russell Arons has become the new general manager of Machinima.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2017 at 10:48AM in News
BioWare defends developer from online abuse

BioWare defends developer from online abuse

One member of BioWare’s development team has found themselves the centre of a new online abuse campaign.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2017 at 10:32AM in News
Super Mario Run lands on Android this week

Super Mario Run lands on Android this week

Three months after its iOS debut, Nintendo’s Super Mario Run will make its debut on Android this Thursday (March 23rd).

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2017 at 9:48AM in News
Ghost Recon Wildlands remains at No.1

Ghost Recon Wildlands remains at No.1

It’s two weeks on the trot at the top of the UK Top 40 for Ghost Recon: Wildlands.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2017 at 9:26AM in News

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Yogscast

Yogscast on YouTube vs Twitch and its future as a 'full-blown media company'

There was a time when The Yogscast was synonymous with World of Warcraft and Minecraft Let’s Play videos. Since then, however, the Bristol-based production firm has grown into a full-blown ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 17th 2017 at 12:00PM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: Three senior promotions at Sega Europe

MCV Jobs Weekly: Three senior promotions at Sega Europe

Downing, Tafler and Oliver all step up at Sega Europe and Dan Sheridan joins nDreams.

on Mar 17th 2017 at 11:06AM in News
Outlast 2 denied Australian classification

Outlast 2 denied Australian classification

Australia’s classification board has reportedly blocked the release of upcoming horror title Outlast 2 in the region.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2017 at 10:37AM in News
Ukie's market breakdown, MCV Awards 2017 and Mass Effect: Andromeda headline this week's MCV

Ukie's market breakdown, MCV Awards 2017 and Mass Effect: Andromeda headline this week's MCV

Last Thursday, MCV celebrated its fifteenth annual Awards, with 24 accolades recognising the very best in the industry. You can now read all the reactions from the winners and see ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 17th 2017 at 10:25AM in News

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Sonic Mania delayed, but Sonic Forces announced

Sonic Mania delayed, but Sonic Forces announced

What one hand giveth the other taketh away.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2017 at 10:22AM in News
CEO Bruner steps down from Telltale

CEO Bruner steps down from Telltale

The co-founder and chief executive of Telltale games has left the company.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Riccardo Imbriano

Interest in Switch high, but it's still too expensive, says UK public

Over half the UK population was aware of the Nintendo Switch prior to its launch on March 3rd, but only just under a third of that figure are actually interested ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 17th 2017 at 9:52AM in News
ERA Luke Butler

Digital spending soars while physical shrinks over 50% in ten years

Consumer spending in games has increased 72 per cent between 2007 and 2016, but physical spending has fallen by 54.9 per cent during the same period, according to a new ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 17th 2017 at 9:45AM in News

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The PS3 is nearing its end as Japanese production stops

The PS3 is nearing its end as Japanese production stops

Sony is on the verge of halting PS3 production in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2017 at 9:44AM in News
Nintendo has reportedly doubled Switch production plans

Nintendo has reportedly doubled Switch production plans

Production targets for the Switch have reportedly been doubled thanks to strong demand for the machine.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2017 at 9:14AM in News
Team Reach

Exclusive: PlayStation Access to depart Yogscast

The team behind PlayStation Access, PlayStation UK’s award-winning YouTube channel, is to leave its current home at The Yogscast to form a new video-focused creative agency called We Are Reach, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 17th 2017 at 9:00AM in News
Aloy

Horizon Zero Dawn hits 2.6m global sales

Sony has confirmed that its PS4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn has already surpassed 2.6m sales worldwide after just two weeks on shop shelves. This makes it the best-selling new first ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 16th 2017 at 4:05PM in News
Piers Harding-Rolls

IHS: World console market down in 2016 but PS4 claims 51% share over Xbox One's 26%

The UK games industry may be worth a record-breaking £4.33bn according to Ukie's annual industry valuation this morning, but a new report from IHS Markit paints a slightly gloomier picture ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 16th 2017 at 3:46PM in News
GAME BAFTA

GAME to become official games partner of BAFTA

GAME has announced it's to become an official games partner of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. The partnership will see GAME support BAFTA's upcoming Games Awards evening, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 16th 2017 at 3:07PM in News
Ghost Recon Wildlands

Ghost Recon Wildlands claims Japanese No.1, while Switch sales fall 81%

Ubisoft's Ghost Recon Wildlands has displaced The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in the Japanese Top Ten to claim last week's No.1 spot, according to the latest data ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 16th 2017 at 2:39PM in News
Victor Vran

THQ Nordic and Wired Productions sign retail agreement for Victor Vran:Overkill Edition and The Town of Light

THQ Nordic and Wired Productions have announced a retail partnership for two upcoming titles: Heamimont Games' action RPG Victor Vran: Overkill Edition and LKA's first-person psychological thriller The Town of ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 16th 2017 at 2:00PM in News
Analysis: the driving forces behind the UK's 4.33bn games industry

Analysis: the driving forces behind the UK's 4.33bn games industry

Read the headlines at the end of 2016, MCV’s included, and you might think the games industry was having a tough time of it. A number of high-profile releases struggled ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Mar 16th 2017 at 12:47PM in News