Consoles

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 consumer’s lips will be just what is the lifespan of the new device? We asked Albert Penello, the senior director …

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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. The news comes straight out of Tokyo Games Show, which kicked off this morning with a press conference from Sony. …

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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), spending an estimated $4.5m. The platform holder aired 14 adverts over 1,600 times, collecting around 230.6m impressions. The biggest ad was …

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OPINION: Old games, new revenue – how retro is still big business in today’s event market

Andy Brown, director of Replay Events (pictured right), specialises in retro gaming events. Here, he talks about how serving the retro community has genereted huge growth for his company. When it comes to the games industry, they say everything is cyclical. Every few years, the three major first party players …

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Nintendo focused on supplying enough Switch units for Christmas

Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime said the platform holder is focused on having enough Switch stock this Christmas but couldn’t confirm it would actually be the case. Talking at Variety’s Entertainment and Technology Summit yesterday, he was asked about the firm’s goal to sell 10m units of the Switch …

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Slightly Mad Studios on Project Cars 2: ‘Realistic-feeling cars isn’t enough. Players demand more.’

Project Cars 2 launches next month on PS4, Xbox One and PC, and Slightly Mad Studios CCO Rod Chong has told MCV how it’s going the extra mile to ensure maximum authenticity for its eager player base.  "Accuracy and authenticity is key for the Project Cars franchise. For us, our …

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Devolver Digital Films to release COD documentary in September

Devolver Digital Films has announced its feature-length documentary film around the rise of Call of Duty will release worldwide on major video-on-demand platforms and Steam on September 19th 2017. The 93-minute film, dubbed CODumentary,was written, directed and produced in the UK by Jonathan Beales, and is set to explore how …

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