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King purchases data firm Omniata

King purchases data firm Omniata

Mobile giant King has acquired San Francisco-based data and analytics platform Omniata. The Candy Crush creator didn’t announce it publicly but confirmed the information to VentureBeat

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 26th 2017 at 12:35PM in News
Goodgame Studios

Goodgame Studios confirms job losses, 200 staff to go today

Goodgame Studios, the company behind free-to-play titles such as Goodgame Empire and Big Farm, has confirmed it will be restructuring its business, resulting in the lay-off of around 200 employees ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 26th 2017 at 12:02PM in News
Arizona Sunshine may be "fastest-selling VR title" to date after making $1.4m in a month

Arizona Sunshine may be "fastest-selling VR title" to date after making $1.4m in a month

Dutch studio Vertigo Games claims that its virtual reality title Arizona Sunshine is the “fastest selling non-bundled PC VR title to date.” 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 26th 2017 at 11:50AM in News
Battlesloths

Rooster Teeth launches new games publishing division

US production company Rooster Teeth has created its own games publishing division, the company announced yesterday. The new arm will be known as Rooster Teeth Games and will aim to ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 26th 2017 at 10:50AM in News

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Ghost Recon: Wildlands closed beta starts on February 3rd

Ghost Recon: Wildlands closed beta starts on February 3rd

Players can now sign up to have access to the Ghost Recon: Wildlands closed beta, that will kick off next week. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 26th 2017 at 10:35AM in News
Gravity Rush 2

Gravity Rush 2 and Valkyria Revolution dominate Japan weekly charts

Gravity Rush 2 has gone straight in at No.1 in the Japanese games charts this week, according to the latest sales data from Famitsu. The PS4 exclusive RPG only managed ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 26th 2017 at 10:29AM in News
Prey

Prey release date confirmed for May 5th 2017

Bethesda has announced that its upcoming first-person sci-fi action game Prey will be released on May 5th 2017 on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Those who pre-order the game will ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 25th 2017 at 3:23PM in News
deus ex breach

Deus Ex: Breach and VR Experience now free on Steam

Square Enix and Eidos Montreal have announced that Deus Ex: Breach and the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided VR Experience are now available to download for free on Steam.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 25th 2017 at 2:25PM in News

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Pokémon Duel launches on Android and iOS

Pokémon Duel launches on Android and iOS

The Pokémon Company has quietly launched a new mobile game based on the franchise, entitled Pokémon Duel. This free-to-play strategy title launched on both Android and iOS yesterday, without prior ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 25th 2017 at 1:25PM in News
Avalanche Software is alive again thanks to Warner Bros

Avalanche Software is alive again thanks to Warner Bros

The previously-closed developer behind Disney Infinity Avalanche Software is to re-open its doors courtesy of a deal with Warner Bros.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 25th 2017 at 1:11PM in News
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood pre-orders now open

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood pre-orders now open

Square Enix has announced that pre-orders for Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood are now open. The second expansion to Square Enix's MMORPG is set to launch on June 20th on PS4, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 25th 2017 at 10:28AM in News
Horizon Zero Dawn PS4 bundle

PlayStation announces Horizon Zero Dawn PS4 bundle for Europe

Sony is releasing a Horizon Zero Dawn PlayStation 4 bundle in Europe to celebrate the game's launch this March, the company has announced on its PlayStation Blog.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 25th 2017 at 9:00AM in News

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Resident Evil VII mansion

GAME cancels Resident Evil VII Collector's Editions due to broken mansions

A broken batch of Resident Evil VII Collector's Editions has led GAME to cancel several customer pre-orders. The £99 Collector's Edition is exclusive to GAME and was meant to include ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 24th 2017 at 5:02PM in News
Falcon School

Bandai Namco gives Richmond students crash course in game development

Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced it's been working with The Falcons School in Richmond, Surrey, to help its pupils learn about games development, games publishing, careers across the industry and ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 24th 2017 at 4:16PM in News
Banner Saga 3 Kickstarter

Banner Saga 3 Kickstarter campaign is now live

Stoic has announced that its Kickstarter campaign for Banner Saga 3 is now live. The studio is hoping to raise $200,000 over the course of thirty days to help fund ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 24th 2017 at 3:40PM in News
Report: Around $5bn in Counter-Strike GO skins gambled during 2016

Report: Around $5bn in Counter-Strike GO skins gambled during 2016

Despite major publishers trying to crack down on gambling around their games, this sector has become one worth billions.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 24th 2017 at 10:59AM in News

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Lego Worlds

LEGO Worlds is coming to the Nintendo Switch

The list of confirmed Switch games is getting bigger, as Traveller’s Tale has announced that LEGO Worlds will be releasing on Nintendo’s new console. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 24th 2017 at 10:55AM in News
New Xbox One home

New Xbox One update adds Copilot accessibility feature for Insiders

The first wave of Microsoft's Creators Update has begun rolling out to members of the Xbox Insider Program, the company announced yesterday. Chief among them is the new Copilot feature ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 24th 2017 at 10:38AM in News
505 Games parent company buys Assetto Corsa studio

505 Games parent company buys Assetto Corsa studio

Digital Bros, the Italian owner of 505 Games, has purchased the developer behind sim racing game Assetto Corsa, Kunos Simulazioni, for £3.7m.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 24th 2017 at 10:31AM in News
Starbound

Starbound reaches 2.5m units sold

Indie studio Chucklefish has announced that Starbound has reached a new milestone, having sold more than 2.5 million copies over the Christmas break, six months after it officially launch.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 24th 2017 at 10:25AM in News
Here's your first look at Nintendo Switch's touch screen

Here's your first look at Nintendo Switch's touch screen

Despite reports doing the rounds prior to its reveal, and it being in fact confirmed by Nintendo, we still don't know much about the touch screen functionality of Switch.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 24th 2017 at 10:04AM in News
Livingstone and Gibson call for UK government to create British Games Institute

Livingstone and Gibson call for UK government to create British Games Institute

Some of the biggest names in the UK games industry have called for a new organisation, founded with government money, to fund UK games production, culture and education.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 5:29PM in News
Tekken 7

Tekken 7 release date confirmed for June 2nd

Tekken 7 is launching on June 2nd on PS4, Xbox One and PC, Bandai Namco has announced, and will come in multiple editions at retail.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 4:09PM in News
Xbox One Halo Wars 2 bundle

Halo Wars 2 and Forza Horizon 3 headline new Xbox One S bundles

Microsoft has announced two new Xbox One consoles for the UK: the Xbox One S Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Bundle (1TB) and the Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 3:19PM in News
Dr Jo Twist: How PM's 'industrial pillars' will play out for the games sector

Dr Jo Twist: How PM's 'industrial pillars' will play out for the games sector

Response to today's government announcement on industrial strategy by Dr Jo Twist, OBE, CEO of Ukie.

on Jan 23rd 2017 at 2:03PM in News