Media & PR

A rare achievement: how Yooka-Laylee’s winning fans on both sides of the nostalgia divide

Nostalgia is a valuable currency in the games industry, but there’s one UK studio that knows this better than most. Formed by several ex-Rare employees, many of whom worked there during the firm’s iconic N64 years, Playtonic Games is just over a fortnight away from releasing its debut title, Yooka-Laylee, …

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Ukie and CWLEP partner for Coventry and Warwickshire growth plan

Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership has unveiled a new strategy that aims to grow the video games industry within the region. A new report from the organisation, compiled in partnership with Ukie, says that around 130 UK games businesses are located in the area, many of which can be …

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Exclusive: PlayStation Access to depart Yogscast

The team behind PlayStation Access, PlayStation UK’s award-winning YouTube channel, is to leave its current home at The Yogscast to form a new video-focused creative agency called We Are Reach, MCV can reveal. PlayStation Access will continue to be the team’s main focus at We Are Reach, but the move …

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Ghost Recon Wildlands claims Japanese No.1, while Switch sales fall 81%

Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon Wildlands has displaced The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in the Japanese Top Ten to claim last week’s No.1 spot, according to the latest data from Famitsu. Ubisoft’s open world title sold 94,017 copies in its first week on shelves, while Breath of the Wild …

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UK games industry worth a record £4.33bn in 2016

UK games trade body Ukie has announced that the value of the UK consumer games market reached a record 4.33bn in 2016, showing a growth of 1.2 per cent from 2015. You can read MCV’s full analysis of all the figures right here, but key headlines to take away from …

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How Fandom’s expanding into games journalism

What do you get when cross a games review site, a hive-mind of self-publishing bloggers, and a depository of the most detailed game information ever assembled? Fandom, that’s what.  The pan-entertainment consumer site has recently launched an in-house content team, but its heritage is in networks of online communities and …

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O2 launches two virtual reality experiences

Mobile phone giant 02 is branching into VR with the launch of two virtual reality experiences. The first is called England Rugby VR and combines 360 video with interactive CGI characters, the idea being that players will be able to experience competing against top rugby professionals. Dylan Hartley, George Ford, …

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