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Consumer demand for Switch has 'surpassed' Nintendo's worldwide estimates

Consumer demand for Switch has 'surpassed' Nintendo's worldwide estimates

This morning, GAME cited "lower than expected" supply of the Nintendo Switch as a key contributor toward its revised sales outlook, but Nintendo has reassured MCV that the platform holder ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 30th 2017 at 2:20PM in News
ReVive creator claims to have received Palmer Luckey backing

ReVive creator claims to have received Palmer Luckey backing

The creator of a mod that allows HTC Vive owners to play Oculus Rift titles claims that controversial Oculus founder Palmer Luckey is now providing financial backing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 30th 2017 at 11:03AM in News
EA dismisses Mass Effect DLC cancellation rumours

EA dismisses Mass Effect DLC cancellation rumours

Developer BioWare has been forced to dismiss rumours of a cancellation of Mass Effect: Andromeda's DLC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 30th 2017 at 10:38AM in News
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy: Vicarious Visions talks history and return

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy: Vicarious Visions talks history and return

Following up on a fan favourite franchise after a seven years hiatus is never an easy task. But imagine the pressure when the main character of that series has been ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jun 30th 2017 at 10:30AM in News

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'World's Fastest Platinum Trophy' game is yanked from PSN

'World's Fastest Platinum Trophy' game is yanked from PSN

A game that sold itself on the chance to earn a Platinum Trophy in record time has been removed from sale on the PS4 store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 30th 2017 at 10:16AM in News
Paradox acquires Overlord dev Triumph

Paradox acquires Overlord dev Triumph

The studio behind the Age of Wonders and Overlord series has a new owner.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 30th 2017 at 9:53AM in News
GAME issues fresh profit warning

GAME issues fresh profit warning

Retailer GAME has told investors that its full year profits will be “substantially below previous expectations”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 30th 2017 at 9:41AM in News
Microsoft's Xbox One X, Sony's PlayLink and Sega Forever headline this week's MCV

Microsoft's Xbox One X, Sony's PlayLink and Sega Forever headline this week's MCV

This week, we talk to Microsoft and Sony about their E3 announcements and what’s to come for the platform holders.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jun 30th 2017 at 9:30AM in News

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds could yet come to PS4

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds could yet come to PS4

One of the developers of breakout hit PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has seemingly left the door open for other console versions of the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 29th 2017 at 11:05AM in News
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PQube to bring SmartBoy phone accessory to European retail

PQube has teamed up with LA-based hardware development company Hyperkin to bring the SmartBoy mobile phone accessory to European retail through the Samsung Mobile Accessory Partnership Program. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 29th 2017 at 10:43AM in News
Rust has refunded over $4,000,000 in Steam sales

Rust has refunded over $4,000,000 in Steam sales

While the dust has largely settled regarding the disagreements over Steam's refund policies, the extent of their impact has been illustrated by Garry Newman.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 29th 2017 at 10:34AM in News
Virgin Media to host UK's first Destiny 2 gameplay event next month

Virgin Media to host UK's first Destiny 2 gameplay event next month

Virgin Media is to host the UK's first Destiny 2 gameplay event next month in collaboration with Activision and Bungie, the internet service provider has announced. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 29th 2017 at 10:05AM in News

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China extends its lead as world's largest video games market

China extends its lead as world's largest video games market

A new reports from IHS Markit has predicted that the Chinese video game success story is going to become even more important over the next few years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 29th 2017 at 10:04AM in News
VR developer Dream Reality secures investment from Phil Harrison

VR developer Dream Reality secures investment from Phil Harrison

Former PlayStation exec and Sony Studios president Phil Harrison has been named as one of the first investors in VR studio Dream Reality.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 29th 2017 at 9:49AM in News
Twitch Affiliates will be offered subscriptions too

Twitch Affiliates will be offered subscriptions too

Streaming video service Twitch's subscription program will soon be available for Affiliate creators.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 29th 2017 at 9:29AM in News
Facebook introduces Rewarded Video ads

Facebook introduces Rewarded Video ads

Games publishers now have the option of utilising Rewarded Video in their Facebook titles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 28th 2017 at 4:00PM in News

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Inside Limbo Double Pack

Inside/Limbo Double Pack heading to retail thanks to 505 Games

Playdead's award-winning platformers Limbo and Inside are coming to retail in a special double pack courtesy of 505 Games, the publisher has announced. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 28th 2017 at 3:23PM in News
Psyonix always gets 'same answer' from Sony about cross-platform Rocket League

Psyonix always gets 'same answer' from Sony about cross-platform Rocket League

The developer of Rocket League has said that at least one person from its team has been in touch with Sony every day since launch, and that the topic of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 28th 2017 at 11:01AM in News
PS4's TV and Video services get a refresh

PS4's TV and Video services get a refresh

Sony has re-worked the streaming video services section on PS4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 28th 2017 at 10:35AM in News
Arkane founder Raphael Colantonio quits studio

Arkane founder Raphael Colantonio quits studio

The founder of Dishonored and Prey developer Arkane has announced his departure from the studio after nearly two decades.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 28th 2017 at 10:13AM in News
The SNES Classic Mini pre-orders have run dry

The SNES Classic Mini pre-orders have run dry

Gamers are facing a bit of a struggle to secure pre-orders for Nintendo's recently announced SNES Classic Mini.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 28th 2017 at 9:58AM in News
CastAR has closed its doors, report suggests

CastAR has closed its doors, report suggests

An augmented reality studio founded by two former Valve employees has ceased operations.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 27th 2017 at 10:27AM in News
CI Games hints at future away from triple-A race

CI Games hints at future away from triple-A race

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 and Lords of the Fallen developer CI Games has said that its future titles will be smaller and more tightly focused.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 27th 2017 at 10:03AM in News
Introversion's Scanner Sombre "bombed in a big way"

Introversion's Scanner Sombre "bombed in a big way"

The developer behind Prison Architect has said that its latest release has proved a huge commercial disappointment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 27th 2017 at 9:49AM in News
Sega defends mobile Forever ports

Sega defends mobile Forever ports

The launch of Sega Forever has been positive, the company has argued, although it concedes that there are lessons to be learned.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 27th 2017 at 9:25AM in News