Media & PR

PSN and Xbox Live botnet threats, G2A and LawBreakers headline this week’s MCV

This week, we talk to security experts, who reveal that Xbox Live and PSN will be high on the list of potential targets for the new generation of botnet attacks. Elsewhere, uChannel Management’s director discusses how YouTube is changing the games media landscape and ESL UK co-director James Dean explains …

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EA triumphant in massive month for UK games retail

October 2016 was a blockbuster sales period, with revenue from physical games rising 50 per cent year-on-year according to GfK Entertainment. 90.5m was made from boxed software sales for the month, while 2.4m games were sold – an increase of 41 per cent over October 2015. EA once again came …

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CCP discusses Eve Valkyrie and being a VR pioneer

CCP’s VR dogfighting title Eve Valkyrie was one of the most visible virtual reality titles ahead its launch earlier this year. We catch up with the game’s global brand manager Ryan Geddes to see how the roll out of both Valkyrie and virtual reality has gone. Eve Valkyrie launched in …

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Oculus is staffing up with more than 100 open positions

VR firm Oculus is staffing up, with more than 100 positions currently open across many of its global offices. According to Upload VR the company is mainly staffing up its research divisions, following the announcement back at Oculus Connect that the firm has $250,000 research grants available for upcoming areas …

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Skyrim Special Edition debuts at No.2, Titanfall goes straight to fourth place

The new Special Edition of Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls Skyrim has gone straight to No.2 in the UK Top 40 chart. The title is the second best-performing entry in series behind the original 2011 release of Skyrim. Meanwhile, EA’s new release Titanfall 2 debuts at No.4. The title failed to …

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Could RIGS become the first true VR eSports experience?

RIGS: Mechanized Combat League straddles two newly emerging games markets. Could this be VR’s key to the eSports locker? Jem Alexander speaks to developer Guerrilla Cambridge. Virtual reality eSports have moved from sci-fi fantasy to near reality in just a few years, and UK-developed RIGS is leading the charge. The …

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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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