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That’s You! We talk to PS4 PlayLink launch title creator Wish Studios

The first wave of PlayLink titles for the PS4 are now launching – utlising smartphone controls to allow multiple players to play together on the PS4. We talk to Wish Studios, the Brighton-based developer, which has made both That’s You! (now on PS Plus for July) and Knowledge is Power …

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PlayLink: Can Sony combine a PS4 and smartphones to create broad appeal?

While games consoles have always had a broad appeal, the increasingly complex controllers required for modern 3D games are not for everyone. Because of that PlayStation has long explored numerous other control methods for its consoles – such as EyeToy, Singstar, Buzz!, Wonderbook and Move.  PlayLink is the latest step …

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Economic study links video games to US labour decline

A new working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research has posited that the popularity of video games is playing a part in reducing the overall contribution of young men in the American workforce. The New York Times reports that in 2015 American men aged between 31-55 worked around …

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Return of the ‘X’ Men: Microsoft talks Xbox One X and 2017 release slate

When is a hardware generation not a hardware generation? When people keep on launching new hardware in the middle of it. The new Xbox has been discussed by everyone, Microsoft included, for some time now, but the revealing of the final design, name and price at E3 drove home that …

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‘World’s Fastest Platinum Trophy’ game is yanked from PSN

A game that sold itself on the chance to earn a Platinum Trophy in record time has been removed from sale on the PS4 store. The game, which was called ‘????? 1000 Top Rated’, appeared on PSN earlier this week but lasted less than two days before it was pulled. …

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds could yet come to PS4

One of the developers of breakout hit PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has seemingly left the door open for other console versions of the game. An Xbox port was confirmed at E3 and was described as a console exclusive. Speaking to VG247, however, executive producer Chang Han Kim said: We definitely do have …

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PS4’s TV and Video services get a refresh

Sony has re-worked the streaming video services section on PS4. The company describes the redesign as a new, visually appealing, content driven video experience which enable players and their households to easily discover and stream the best video content across PlayStation Store and 3rd party services”. The main change is …

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Xbox One game sales to grow 17% to 70m in 2017, thanks to Xbox One X – FutureSource

The global games software market is expected to exceed $100bn in 2017, according to a new report from Futuresource Consulting, with console game sales rising significantly toward the end of the year during Q4. The report estimates that over 20m physical Switch games will be sold this year, while Xbox …

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Rabbid fanbase – how Nintendo and Ubisoft’s Mario partnership gives Switch a tactical edge

We knew it was coming, but somehow Ubisoft still managed to surprise us. No, we’re not talking about Beyond Good and Evil 2 (although let’s just pause for a moment and luxuriate in that tremendous trailer again); we’re talking about Mario+Rabbids: Kingdom Battle.  We’ll admit, even our resident Nintendo evangelist …

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