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Firaxis on what changes Civilization VI has brought

If you ever needed proof that the strategy genre is anything but niche, take one look at Civilization. It’s a deep, complicated turn-based strategy franchise that has sold in excess of 33m copies in its 25-year history. The most successful was Civilization V with 8m games sold to date. The …

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YouTube blocks Samsung’s copyright claim on exploding Note 7 GTA mod video

After Samsung filed a copyright claim on a video showcasing the GTA V mod where bombs are replaced with Note 7 phones, YouTube basically told them to get stuffed. Yesterday Samsung filed a copyright notice on this video, which shows a GTA V mod that replaces the games sticky bomb …

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CBS is making a Candy Crush TV show

Turns out that Candy Crush is still incredibly popular. So popular that US TV network CBS has decided to turn it into a TV game show. In the show two teams of contestants will compete to progress through giant interactive game boards. This will apparently take an entire hour, until …

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Variable State on the making of Virginia

One of the most interesting games to launch in the last few months has been the surreal and narrative-driven Virginia. The title was made by Variable State, the indie studio set up by Jonathan Burroughs and Terry Kenny who met while working at DeepMind – the machine-learning AI start-up purchased …

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Denuvo on fighting the war against piracy

The start of 2016 was rather positive for anti-piracy specialists Denuvo. The firm’s anti-tampering technology, which had been used on the likes of Just Cause 3, Lords of the Fallen and recent FIFA titles, was deemed so potent that in January, notorious Chinese cracking forum 3DM said that in two …

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ERA: 77% of UK players prefer boxed games

Digital may be the biggest sector in video games, but research from the Entertainment Retailers Association says that 77.1 per cent of UK consumers prefer their games in boxes. Writing for MCV, ERA boss Kim Bayley explained that British gamers are hugely in favour of physical releases for a variety …

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Future’s purchase of Imagine is going ahead

The proposed acquisition of Imagine Publishing by Future has been given the green light. The Competition and Markets Authority has given the deal the go-ahead after wanting to take a closer look at its implications. Central to this investigation was a concern that the science fiction magazine market would take …

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Oculus reveals completely wireless VR headset prototype

Arguably the biggest news to come out of Oculus Connect 3 was the reveal of a new wireless VR headset prototype. Known as Santa Cruz, the headset at first appears visually similar to the Oculus Rift, however upon closer inspection there is a clear lack of wires. Positioned on the …

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Sci-fi worries threaten Future’s Imagine acquisition

The proposed acquisition of Imagine at the hands of Future has hit a stumbling block. The Competition and Markets Authority has found that the 14.2m deal, which was revealed in June, could damage the science fiction magazine market, as titles from other publishers offer only a limited competition constraint” to …

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