Consoles

MCV’s Review of the Year – Part 2: Games of 2016

Here’s our take on the big events in the games industry this year. There were some very big releases this year; though some weren’t quite as big as hoped for. As we’ve discussed that ad nauseam in recent weeks, we’ll have no more talk of that here. We’ve picked out …

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Nintendo Switch UK livestream dated for 4am January 13th

Nintendo has finally set a date and time for its upcoming Nintendo Switch presentation in the UK. The press will be going hands-on with Nintendo’s new Switch console on January 13th in the UK, but those wanting to watch the livestream at home will have to set their alarm clocks …

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Nintendo theme park will be called Super Nintendo World

The Japanese version of Universal Studios’ new Nintendo attraction will be Super Nintendo World. The title was confirmed by Nintendo of America, as was the fact that the Osaka venue will be the first to open. Whether the Hollywood and Orlando parks will carry the same name has not yet …

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare debuts at No.1 in November digital charts

The latest Call of Duty title, Infinite Warfare, topped SuperData’s digital charts in November, but with a rather narrow lead. Activision’s FPS generated 12.90m in the UK for its first month in the rankings, SuperData reports, while FIFA 17, which landed at No.2, had revenue reaching 11.27m. The two titles …

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Super Mario Run requires a constant internet connection

Nintendo’s upcoming smartphone platformer Super Mario Run will only work if the player is connected to the internet. Unlike our dedicated game devices, the game is not releasing in a limited number of countries. We’re launching in 150 countries and each of those countries has different network environments and things …

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FFXV to receive new modes and huge free story update next year

It’s already sold five million units across the world, but Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XV will be getting a huge, free update to its story sometime next year. It’s not yet clear how much the update will affect the game’s overall narrative, but game director Hajime Tabata …

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Margin Makers: Guide to Final Fantasy merchandise

2016 was the year Final Fantasy made its grand return. It began with the Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV event in Los Angeles in April, where publisher Square Enix revealed when the long-awaited RPG would be launching. The firm also unveiled its massive push for title, which included three games, an …

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VIDEO: Switch gets first public demo on Jimmy Fallon Show

Nintendo thrust the Switch into the limelight last night by presenting the console’s first public gameplay demonstration on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. After showing off upcoming iOS platformer Super Mario Run, Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime then lifted the lid of a question mark block to reveal …

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PS4 hits 50 million sales worldwide

Sony’s PS4 hit another sales milestone today, with the company announcing it’s sold more than 50 million units worldwide. This includes sales of the PS4 Pro, a more powerful version of Sony’s home console that supports ultra high resolution gaming, which launched last month. The news comes after a stellar …

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Ubisoft thinks Switch could bring audiences together

Nintendo’s Switch could be the machine to unite the worlds of casual mobile gaming and more dedicated console gaming. That’s according to Ubisoft’s French studios MD Xavier Poix, who told Polygon: This is a good evolution because for the first time you have a console that is bringing two worlds …

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