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Opinion: PC game makers should relish High Street interest

Opinion: PC game makers should relish High Street interest

‘UK games stores made a major mistake ditching PC games.’

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 29th 2016 at 1:51PM in News
Xbox One has probably sold around 19m consoles

Xbox One has probably sold around 19m consoles

Electronic Arts says that there are around 55m new-generation games consoles in the market right now.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 29th 2016 at 11:39AM in News
8.4m PS4s sold worldwide during Q3

8.4m PS4s sold worldwide during Q3

Sony has revealed it sold 8.4 million PlayStation 4s during Q3 2015.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 29th 2016 at 10:44AM in News
Creative Assembly on the changing face of PC gaming

Creative Assembly on the changing face of PC gaming

Sega. The name still conjures images of Sonic speeding across a CRT screen with the plastic black Megadrive sitting besides it.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 29th 2016 at 10:41AM in News

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48 million people are using Xbox Live

48 million people are using Xbox Live

Microsoft may no longer be reporting sales figures for its console hardware, but the firm has revealed that its monthly users number on Xbox Live has reached 48 million.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 29th 2016 at 10:10AM in News
Star Wars and digital boosts EA's Q3

Star Wars and digital boosts EA's Q3

13m copies of Star Wars Battlefront has been sold into stores, boosting EA’s revenue to £1.8bn.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 29th 2016 at 9:46AM in News
GameStop to publish Insomniac's Song of the Deep

GameStop to publish Insomniac's Song of the Deep

GameStop is publishing a new video game from Ratchet & Clank and Sunset Overdriver creators Insomniac Games.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 28th 2016 at 5:08PM in News
XCOM 2 plots invasion of 2K's Windsor Gaming Bar

XCOM 2 plots invasion of 2K's Windsor Gaming Bar

2K Games is running a series of PR events in Windsor to support the upcoming XCOM 2.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 28th 2016 at 4:23PM in News

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GOG launches early access programme

GOG launches early access programme

Digital games retailer GOG.com is introducing an early access section to its website.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 28th 2016 at 4:07PM in News
Vitality talk Origen, Worlds and more

Vitality talk Origen, Worlds and more

LoL fans were expecting big things from Vitality after they announced their big move into professional League of Legends back in December, taking over Gambit’s spot in the EU LCS. ...

on Jan 28th 2016 at 3:44PM in News
Indie developer Pixelbomb signs boxed distribution deal

Indie developer Pixelbomb signs boxed distribution deal

Games publisher Sold Out will release the console versions of upcoming mech shooter Beyond Flesh and Blood at retail.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 28th 2016 at 3:38PM in News
Bithell: What indiepocalypse? Without data we are clueless

Bithell: What indiepocalypse? Without data we are clueless

Thomas Was Alone dev Mike Bithell has said that we don’t have the data needed to accurately assess the health of the digital games market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 28th 2016 at 3:17PM in News

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Plays.tv releases Chrome extension to end Twitch highlight ownership battle

Plays.tv releases Chrome extension to end Twitch highlight ownership battle

Gaming social network and video-sharing platform Plays.tv has introduced a way for spectators to capture stream highlights while the content creator retians their ownership.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jan 28th 2016 at 3:03PM in News
Riot made $1.6bn off League of Legends digital sales in 2015, dethrones Clash of Clans

Riot made $1.6bn off League of Legends digital sales in 2015, dethrones Clash of Clans

Riot Games, creators of eSports frontrunner League of Legends, reportedly made $1.6bn off the game in 2015 according to SuperData Research.

on Jan 28th 2016 at 2:13PM in News
2K and WWE extend video games partnership

2K and WWE extend video games partnership

2K has signed a new exclusive agreement with wrestling company WWE to keep developing and publishing the WWE video games franchise. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 28th 2016 at 2:10PM in News
Sumo Digital opens new Nottingham studio

Sumo Digital opens new Nottingham studio

Crackdown and Forza developer Sumo Digital is opening a new studio in Nottingham.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 28th 2016 at 11:10AM in News

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Check out our PC gaming extravaganza in this week's MCV

Check out our PC gaming extravaganza in this week's MCV

In this week’s MCV we take a lengthy and in-depth look at the lucrative PC games market.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 28th 2016 at 10:22AM in News
90-minute football gaming special to air on BBC Radio 5 this evening

90-minute football gaming special to air on BBC Radio 5 this evening

BBC Radio 5 will air a 90-minute special dedicated to the history and impact of football video games this evening.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 28th 2016 at 10:21AM in News
Team17 signs Way to the Woods from teenage developer

Team17 signs Way to the Woods from teenage developer

Worms creators Team17 has signed another interesting games project - this time from 16 year-old Anthony Tan.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 28th 2016 at 10:15AM in News
Tesco video games boss Hayes departs for Activision

Tesco video games boss Hayes departs for Activision

The games buying manager at UK supermarket behemoth Tesco, Jon Hayes, has left the firm.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 28th 2016 at 10:15AM in News
EA: We want to regain the trust of PC gamers

EA: We want to regain the trust of PC gamers

Games giant EA says it is on a targeted mission to fix its PC reputation.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 28th 2016 at 10:00AM in News
Monthly video games show coming to BBC Radio 1

Monthly video games show coming to BBC Radio 1

The BBC has commissioned a brand new monthly Radio 1 show dedicated to video games.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 28th 2016 at 10:00AM in News
EA pulls E3 show booth in favour of public event, ESA says it's a good thing

EA pulls E3 show booth in favour of public event, ESA says it's a good thing

EA will not have its massive E3 booth this year, the firm has confirmed.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 28th 2016 at 9:39AM in News
EA announces new Play event, coming to London and LA

EA announces new Play event, coming to London and LA

EA will be holding a brand new games event in London and LA this June.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 27th 2016 at 4:49PM in News
Wolfsburg breaking new ground in the virtual world

Wolfsburg breaking new ground in the virtual world

Wolfsburg completed several attention-grabbing transfers last summer, underlining their ambition to establish the club at the pinnacle of German football. Among those putting pen to paper were former Brazilian international ...

on Jan 27th 2016 at 3:45PM in News