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Margin Makers: Guide to Crash Bandicoot merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Crash Bandicoot merchandise

Activision started talking about the return of Crash Bandicoot as far back as 2011, and six years later it's finally here, in the form of a remaster of 1996's original ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jun 23rd 2017 at 11:13AM in News
Angela Merkel will open Gamescom 2017

Angela Merkel will open Gamescom 2017

Gamescom 2017 will be opened by none other than German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 23rd 2017 at 10:40AM in News
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds hits 4m copies sold

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds hits 4m copies sold

A new IP from a previously unknown developer is currently on track to be one of the best selling games of the year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 23rd 2017 at 10:23AM in News
Blizzard is reducing Overwatch duplicates, alter Hearthstone card packs

Blizzard is reducing Overwatch duplicates, alter Hearthstone card packs

The RNG lottery that is Overwatch Loot Boxes and Heartstone card packs is about to get a little kinder.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 23rd 2017 at 10:09AM in News

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Paradox rolls back price increases after fan anger

Paradox rolls back price increases after fan anger

Publisher Paradox has reversed a number of price increases that were recently rolled out across its catalogue.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 23rd 2017 at 9:39AM in News
Nintendo insists Switch shortages are not strategic

Nintendo insists Switch shortages are not strategic

The accusation that Nintendo deliberately undersupplies its products is one the company has faced for years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 23rd 2017 at 9:22AM in News
Titan announces Wolfenstein, Dishonored and Evil Within comics

Titan announces Wolfenstein, Dishonored and Evil Within comics

A trio of Bethesda properties are getting the graphic novel treatment courtesy of Titan Comics.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2017 at 10:56AM in News
Team 17 recognised by Sunday Times BDO

Team 17 recognised by Sunday Times BDO

UK games stalwart Team 17 has been named as “One to Recognise” by The Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2017 at 10:38AM in News

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Nintendo 'trying to be flexible' on crossplatform multiplayer

Nintendo 'trying to be flexible' on crossplatform multiplayer

One of the more surprising things to emerge from E3 was Nintendo's inclusion in a new drive towards crossplatform multiplayer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2017 at 10:29AM in News
PlayersXpo unveils Ireland's biggest ever gaming event

PlayersXpo unveils Ireland's biggest ever gaming event

Independent News & Media has announced a brand new video games expo for Ireland.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2017 at 10:25AM in News
Enthusiast Gaming acquires Destructoid

Enthusiast Gaming acquires Destructoid

One of gaming's most successful blogs has been acquired by Canadian website network Enthusiast Gaming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2017 at 10:07AM in News
Codemasters talks Micro Machines' return to its console roots in World Series

Codemasters talks Micro Machines' return to its console roots in World Series

Say ‘Micro Machines’ to practically anyone and they’ll come back with one of two responses: Matchbox-like miniature cars – which famously ‘come in collections of five’ – or the head-to-head ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jun 22nd 2017 at 10:00AM in News

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SEGA forever

To be this good takes FOREVER - Sega launches new retro back catalogue service

Sega is relaunching its 1000 game retro back catalogue on mobile devices for free. The long-sighted and wide-reaching initiative is called Sega Forever. Today we'll see five initial launches, including ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jun 21st 2017 at 2:00PM in News
Leak points to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered standalone release

Leak points to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered standalone release

As has been rumoured for some time, it looks like the remastered version of one of Call of Duty's most cherished iterations is getting a standalone release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 21st 2017 at 11:36AM in News
OPINION: OP Talent on how to create a successful influencer campaign

OPINION: OP Talent on how to create a successful influencer campaign

Set up five years ago, OP Talent was the first dedicated management company for top YouTube gaming influencers. We manage a large proportion of the UK’s top YouTubers and have ...

on Jun 21st 2017 at 11:30AM in News
Forbes names Mark Fischbach as gaming's top influencer

Forbes names Mark Fischbach as gaming's top influencer

There are few words that define the changes to the games media landscape as strongly as 'influencer'.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 21st 2017 at 11:22AM in News

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Freshly independent Io strips Denuvo from Hitman

Freshly independent Io strips Denuvo from Hitman

Developer Io Interactive has updated the PC version of Hitman to remove its DRM.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 21st 2017 at 10:30AM in News
Project Rap Rabbit Kickstarter falls way short

Project Rap Rabbit Kickstarter falls way short

The proposed new rhythm action title from two of the genre's biggest names has fallen well short of its crowdfunding target.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 21st 2017 at 10:10AM in News
Twitch goes IRL: why you should be attending TwitchCon

Twitch goes IRL: why you should be attending TwitchCon

Twitch is a big deal, we all know that, and it’s getting bigger still. The service is increasingly looking to spread its reach beyond its staple Let’s Play and eSports ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jun 21st 2017 at 10:00AM in News
GameStop sells Kongregate to MTG

GameStop sells Kongregate to MTG

Swedish media company Modern Times Group (MTG) has acquired games portal Kongregate from GameStop.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 21st 2017 at 9:41AM in News
Twitch secures Blizzard streaming rights

Twitch secures Blizzard streaming rights

Online video giant Twitch has announced that it has secured a global two-year deal for exclusive streaming rights for over 20 Blizzard eSports events.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2017 at 8:00PM in News
OPINION: Hi-Rez Studios on why streaming is the best way to engage with your audience

OPINION: Hi-Rez Studios on why streaming is the best way to engage with your audience

To me, what matters most has always been to make people happy; it was one the main reasons that drove me to work in the video games industry. As a ...

on Jun 20th 2017 at 11:30AM in News
Fuze is bringing programming tool Code Studio to Switch

Fuze is bringing programming tool Code Studio to Switch

A lot of effort has been put into encouraging kids to code, and utilising the Nintendo Switch for the job seems like a very smart move.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2017 at 10:58AM in News
TopWare insists Two World II is not pay-to-play

TopWare insists Two World II is not pay-to-play

Publisher TopWare has responded to the criticisms levelled at recent changes to seven year old RPG Two Worlds II.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2017 at 10:15AM in News
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Reaching out - We Are Reach on Twitch vs YouTube and why more publishers should have official VOD channels

When Twitch announced in March it was going to sell games and give creators and developers the chance to earn a cut of each sale, the industry wasn’t sure what ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 20th 2017 at 10:00AM in News