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Sony London boss and VR lead leaves studio

Sony London boss and VR lead leaves studio

The head of Sony’s virtual reality development is leaving the platform holder’s London studio.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2016 at 3:56PM in News
Former Jagex boss Gerhard teams with Tomy for indie toys-to-life venture

Former Jagex boss Gerhard teams with Tomy for indie toys-to-life venture

One of the key figures behind hit MMO Runescape is partnering with toy maker Tomy to launch a new toys-to-life competitor.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 10th 2016 at 3:10PM in News
Veronique Lallier joins Hi-Rez from Warner

Veronique Lallier joins Hi-Rez from Warner

Smite developer Hi-Rez has secured the services of former Warner Bros VP of digital publishing Veronique Lallier.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2016 at 2:42PM in News
UFC champ ponders move into full-time video game streaming

UFC champ ponders move into full-time video game streaming

Current UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson has said that he plans to become a full-time game streamer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2016 at 2:10PM in News

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MCV Awards 2016 Finalist Profiles: Specialist Retailer

MCV Awards 2016 Finalist Profiles: Specialist Retailer

As we countdown to the MCV Awards 2016, which takes place in London on March 3rd, we profile each of the finalists for the Specialist Retailer category 

on Feb 10th 2016 at 2:00PM in News
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is Capcom's fastest-selling PC game

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is Capcom's fastest-selling PC game

The PC version of RPG Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is Capcom’s fast-selling game for the platform thus far.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 10th 2016 at 1:22PM in News
NX and smartphones to return 'Nintendo-like profits'

NX and smartphones to return 'Nintendo-like profits'

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima says the twin release of the NX and smartphone titles will restore balance at Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2016 at 1:04PM in News
New Naruto Shippuden title sneaks to the top spot in Japan

New Naruto Shippuden title sneaks to the top spot in Japan

New Bandai Namco Naruto title Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 debuted at No.1 in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 10th 2016 at 1:00PM in News

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Capcom's battle to bring Street Fighter to the masses

Capcom's battle to bring Street Fighter to the masses

Street Fighter IV, while a hugely popular brawler, was not exactly a title that welcomed newcomers.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 10th 2016 at 12:10PM in News
'Live-action and animation hybrid' Sonic movie still in the works

'Live-action and animation hybrid' Sonic movie still in the works

Sega has re-confirmed a new big-screen outing for its iconic blue hedgehog.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2016 at 12:09PM in News
Street Fighter V will support PS3 controllers

Street Fighter V will support PS3 controllers

Capcom has made an announcement that could potentially save gamers hundreds of pounds.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2016 at 11:15AM in News
Gigantic could be in trouble as dev lays off a 'significant' number of staff

Gigantic could be in trouble as dev lays off a 'significant' number of staff

Motiga, the creator of MOBA Gigantic, has suffered yet another round of layoffs.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 10th 2016 at 10:23AM in News

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Mad Catz to lay off 37% of staff

Mad Catz to lay off 37% of staff

Fears about the situation at Rock Band 4 co-publisher Mad Catz have been confirmed with news that over a third of the company’s workforce are losing their jobs.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2016 at 10:08AM in News
International Factfile 2016: France

International Factfile 2016: France

The French video games market generated more than $2.4bn (£1.6bn) in revenues in 2015, which is a slight increase of 1.4 per cent compared to the previous year.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 10th 2016 at 10:00AM in News
There are two new Lumines games on the way

There are two new Lumines games on the way

Handheld puzzle series Lumines is making a return with two new instalments this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2016 at 3:21PM in News
£19,000 on the line at UK's Insomnia57 March tournament

£19,000 on the line at UK's Insomnia57 March tournament

This March, Birmingham's NEC will play host to tournaments for six games totalling £19,000 in prize money for UK gamers.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 9th 2016 at 3:02PM in News

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"Radio 1 has wanted to do video games for a very long time"

"Radio 1 has wanted to do video games for a very long time"

For almost half a century, BBC Radio 1 has been famous for having its finger on the pulse of youth culture. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 9th 2016 at 2:44PM in News
Rovio spins off book publishing arm

Rovio spins off book publishing arm

Angry Birds owner Rovio has separated its book and comic publishing operations into a new affiliate company called Kaiken Publishing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2016 at 2:23PM in News
MCV Awards 2016 Finalist Profiles: Mainstream Retailer

MCV Awards 2016 Finalist Profiles: Mainstream Retailer

As we countdown to the MCV Awards 2016, which takes place in London on March 3rd, we profile each of the finalists for the Mainstream Retailer category

on Feb 9th 2016 at 2:18PM in News
Firewatch players can order physical prints of their in-game snaps

Firewatch players can order physical prints of their in-game snaps

Campo Santo and Panic’s Firewatch may be a digital-only release, but it has a very cool real-world feature.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2016 at 1:28PM in News
Women in Games Awards: Lobbying ends soon

Women in Games Awards: Lobbying ends soon

You have just over a week to submit your nominations for this year’s Women in Games awards.

on Feb 9th 2016 at 1:27PM in News
GamesAid Golf and Spa charity event returns this July

GamesAid Golf and Spa charity event returns this July

The UK games industry’s Golf and Spa Day will return on Thursday, July 14th.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 9th 2016 at 11:57AM in News
Development halted on Kickstarted Unsung Story

Development halted on Kickstarted Unsung Story

Having raised $660k over two years ago, the future of Yasumi Matsuno's successfully Kickstarted RPG Unsung Hero looks incredibly uncertain.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2016 at 11:48AM in News
GameTrailers closing after 13 years

GameTrailers closing after 13 years

The original home of online games videos is closing down today.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2016 at 11:03AM in News