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Nier: Automata hits 2m shipments and digital sales

Nier: Automata hits 2m shipments and digital sales

Square Enix and PlatinumGames' action RPG Nier: Automata has hit another huge milestone, the publisher has announced. After hitting 1.5m shipments in May this year, the game's shipments and digital sales ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 21st 2017 at 10:40AM in News
Raiders of the Broken Planet won't be like Evolve, says Mercurysteam

Raiders of the Broken Planet won't be like Evolve, says Mercurysteam

With the Christmas season rapidly approaching, the usual cluster of blockbuster FPS titles is gradually coming into focus, with Call of Duty: WWII, Star Wars Battlefront 2, Wolfenstein II: The ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 21st 2017 at 10:30AM in News
Genesis Alpha One

Team17 has 'big expectations' for roguelike Genesis Alpha One

Team17 has high hopes for its roguelike shooter title Genesis Alpha One when it launches on PC, PS4 and Xbox One next year, the publisher has told MCV.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 21st 2017 at 10:00AM in News
HTC and Google reveal $1.1bn smartphone deal

HTC and Google reveal $1.1bn smartphone deal

After months of falling profits, HTC has announced a $1.1bn cooperation agreement with Google that will see a number of HTC employees join the search giant. What's more, Google will ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 21st 2017 at 9:50AM in News

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Level Up Media launches on-demand video site TheGamer.tv for blockbuster console games

Esports and gaming video broadcaster Level Up Media has launched its brand-new website, TheGamer.tv. Initially announced back in February of this year, TheGamer.tv is the world's first dedicated destination ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 21st 2017 at 9:45AM in News
Project CARS 2

Slightly Mad Studios: Project CARS 2 'wouldn't ship without elite brands like Ferrari and Porsche'

When Project CARS 2 launches tomorrow, it will be the culmination of several years’ hard work for developer Slightly Mad Studios, not just in terms of getting the game to ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 21st 2017 at 9:30AM in News
Gobstopper TV

Gobstopper TV wants video game props for its new Comedy Central show

UK TV production company Gobstopper TV is making a video game-themed comedy show for Comedy Central where it will be exploring various video games in both online and real-life formats. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 20th 2017 at 12:10PM in News
Surf World Series

Wired Productions acquires global distribution rights for Surf World Series

Wired Productions has acquired the global distribution rights to Vision Games Publishing and Climax Studio's arcade surfing game, Surf World Series.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 20th 2017 at 11:15AM in News

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Dave Cox

Mercurysteam's Dave Cox: 'Games have become too expensive'

With development costs getting higher and higher each passing year, games have now become too expensive, according to Mercurysteam's senior producer Dave Cox. That's why the developer is releasing its ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 20th 2017 at 10:40AM in News
Xbox One X

Xbox One X standard edition pre-orders are now live

Xbox One X pre-orders are back on, Microsoft has announced. After the limited edition Project Scorpio edition of the console became the platform holder's fastest-selling Xbox pre-order in the company's ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 20th 2017 at 9:50AM in News
Laura Miele

EA's pursuit of happiness

As always, Q4 will be a blockbuster season for EA. Kicking off this year’s festivities this Friday is FIFA 18, which will then be followed by Need for Speed Payback ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Sep 20th 2017 at 9:25AM in News
Albert Penello Xbox

Microsoft won't confirm Xbox One X lifespan but talks up 'not just backwards compatibility'

With the Xbox One X launch, two industry heavyweights will be competing with mid-gen hardware updates. However with the Xbox One X costing a hefty £450, a key question on ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Sep 20th 2017 at 8:01AM in News

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Golden Joystick Awards 2017 announce headline sponsor

Golden Joystick Awards 2017 announce headline sponsor

Omen by HP has been announced as the headline sponsor of this year's Golden Joystick Awards. The awards will return to London for its 35th edition this November at ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 19th 2017 at 2:00PM in News
Reality Gaming Group exceed ICO target for mobile AR game Reality Clash

Reality Gaming Group exceed ICO target for mobile AR game Reality Clash

Reality Gaming Group has announced it's raised over $3.5m through its new initial coin offering (ICO) to fund the development of its upcoming AR mobile combat game, Reality Clash.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 19th 2017 at 12:10PM in News
Automaton raises $10m for new SpatialOS-powered MMO tactical shooter

Automaton raises $10m for new SpatialOS-powered MMO tactical shooter

British studio Automaton Games has secured $10m of investment from Cambridge Venture Partners to create a brand-new massively multiplayer survival combat game using Improbable's SpatialOS platform and CryEngine, Improbable has ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 19th 2017 at 10:55AM in News
Bossa Studios to open new Seattle studio headed by Valve's Chet Faliszek

Bossa Studios to open new Seattle studio headed by Valve's Chet Faliszek

Fresh off the back of raising $10m in Series A funding, London-based Bossa Studios has announced it's expanding the studio to Seattle, where former Valve employee Chet Faliszek will ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 19th 2017 at 10:45AM in News

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Monster Hunter World release date confirmed for January 26th 2018

Monster Hunter World release date confirmed for January 26th 2018

Capcom's Monster Hunter World will release worldwide on PS4 and Xbox One on January 26th 2018, the publisher has announced, with the PC release to follow at a later date. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 19th 2017 at 10:13AM in News
505 Games

505 Games to publish and market the next game from Might and Magic studio

Publisher 505 Games has announced a new partnership with Might and Magic studio Limbic Entertainment to publish and market the firm's next title around the world.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 19th 2017 at 9:45AM in News
Future Games Summit

Future Games Summit flash sale now on - get a two day pass for the price of one

Tickets for the second edition of Future Games Summit are now on sale, and if you book before Wednesday September 20th, you'll be able to get a two-day pass for ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 19th 2017 at 9:30AM in News
Jen MacLean

IGDA names Jen MacLean as its new interim executive director

The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) has named Jen MacLean its interim executive director. Her appointment follows the departure of former executive director Kate Edwards, who stepped down at the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 18th 2017 at 3:00PM in News
New indie publisher Ukiyo announces first title

New indie publisher Ukiyo announces first title

New London-based indie publisher Ukiyo Publishing has announced its first title – the critically acclaimed puzzle Expand by Australian developers Chris Johnson and Chris Larkin. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 18th 2017 at 2:00PM in News
Job Stuaffer

The Wolf Among Us was 'almost unshippable' and could have been a comedy, says Telltale

Telltale's The Wolf Among Us is finally getting a second season in the second half of 2018, but according to head of creative communications Job Stauffer, the title might have ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 18th 2017 at 11:15AM in News
NBA 2K18

NBA 2K18 pips PES 2018 to No.2 - while Destiny 2 remains in top spot

Skipping the top spot for a minute, there was an incredibly close battle for second place this week between two key sports titles, both eager to make a mark before ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Sep 18th 2017 at 10:59AM in News
Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV hits 6.5m units

Final Fantasy XV has now sold over 6.5m units, according to the game's director Hajime Tabata. Tabata revealed the figure during an interview with Gamespot over PAX 2017.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 18th 2017 at 10:30AM in News
Nintendo's US TV ad spend was higher than PlayStation and Xbox in August

Nintendo's US TV ad spend was higher than PlayStation and Xbox in August

Nintendo spent the most amount of money on US gaming industry TV ad spend in August, according to new figures from real-time TV ad measurement company iSpot.tv (via GamesBeat), ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 18th 2017 at 9:59AM in News