Consoles

Teslagrad enjoyed its biggest success on Wii U

Developer Rain Games has revealed that it was the Wii U version of its game Teslagrad that was the most successful. The puzzle platformer was between 2013 and 2015 released on a myriad of platforms, including PC, PS3, PS4, Vita and, most recently, Xbox One. But it was Nintendo’s machine …

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New Pokemon game lands on iOS and Android

The Pokemon Company has released another Pokemon title on smartphones. This one is called Magikarp Jump and sees players first fishing for a Magikarp and then training and levelling it so as to become an accomplished jumper. Obviously. Once said Magikarp is either knocked out or retired, players start over …

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PlayStation Plus subscribers hit 26.4m, up 27% YOY

The number of paid PlayStation Plus subscriptions rose to 26.4m in 2016, Sony has confirmed, showing a growth of 27 per cent since 2015. The news comes from Sony’s investor relations day 2017 presentation, where the company talked about its plans to further grow the PlayStation 4 ecosystem. However, considering …

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Standalone Switch dock will cost £80

Switch owners who want to add an additional dock to their household setup face a significant outlay. Amazon is now taking orders for the standalone Switch dock, although they’re priced at 79.99. In the US the accessory costs $89.99, which equates to around 69, so there’s a bit of a …

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Switch helps US games market to 10% gain

Sales of the Nintendo Switch have remained strong for a second month in the US, driving up the annual comparisons in NPD’s monthly report. The overall market is up ten per cent at $636m. Hardware was up 37 per cent at $195m, with software up six per cent at $304m …

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Project Rap Rabbit gets cheaper Switch stretch goal

Crowdfunded rhythm action game Project Rap Rabbit will now come to Nintendo Switch provided the campaign raises $1.5m. That’s a big reduction on the $4.95m that was previously required and roundly criticised. This change comes at the cost of the removal of all other stretch goals, including the pledge to …

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The Witcher is becoming a Netflix TV series

Cult book turned video game mega hit The Witcher is to be turned into a TV series and released via Netflix. The streaming video giant will develop and produce the show, on which Witcher creator and author Andrzej Sapkowski will serve as creative consultant. Sean Daniel and Jason Brown, who …

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Bandai Namco and Numskull partner for Tekken merchandise range

Apparel designer Numskull has just signed a partnership with Bandai Namco to launch a new range of Tekken retro merchandise. Available for retailers to order starting today, the range (see pictures below) includes T-shirts, a hoody, mugs, a snapback, key chains, a wallet and even socks, with prices ranging from …

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Project Rap Rabbit pulls $4.95m Switch stretch goal

The new game from Keiichi Yano and Masaya Matsuura is to revise its Kickstarter strategy after criticism about one of its stretch goals. The campaign had set up a stretch goal to bring the title to Nintendo Switch, but fans winced at the required total – $4.95m. The campaign originally …

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Alan Wake is vanishing from digital stores

Remedy’s popular horror game Alan Wake is being yanked from Steam and Xbox Live tomorrow. A licensing issue with the game’s music is to blame. It’s possible that the issue will be resolved at a alter date, but in the interim the game won’t be available to download. The good …

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