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Twitch has raised over $75m for charity since launch

Twitch has raised over $75m for charity since launch

Raising money for charity has always been an important part of Twitch's mission statement, but now the streaming platform has announced it's raised over $75m for over 100 charities since ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 25th 2017 at 10:39AM in News
Team17: Overcooked is a 'great fit' for Switch

Team17: Overcooked is a 'great fit' for Switch

Team17 has announced that Ghost Town Games' award-winning co-op cook-off title Overcooked: Special Edition is finally coming to the Nintendo Switch eShop on July 27th. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 25th 2017 at 9:37AM in News
Child's Play: what's next for kids games

Child's Play: what's next for kids games

Ever since the glorious days of the 8-bit era, console gaming has bloomed into a thriving entertainment industry. However, the players who also did their growing up alongside it have ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 24th 2017 at 11:53AM in News
FIFA 17 tops UK June console digital charts, Crash Bandicoot debuts at No.8

FIFA 17 tops UK June console digital charts, Crash Bandicoot debuts at No.8

The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is not only selling well at retail, but also had impressive digital sales in June.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 24th 2017 at 10:53AM in News

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Crash Bandicoot beats Splatoon 2 to No.1

Crash Bandicoot beats Splatoon 2 to No.1

Only a handful of copies prevented Splatoon 2 from debuting at the top of the UK charts this week. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 24th 2017 at 10:15AM in News
Starbreeze appoints new head of IR and corporate communications

Starbreeze appoints new head of IR and corporate communications

Starbreeze Studios has appointed Ann Charlotte Svensson as head of investor relations and corporate communications.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 24th 2017 at 9:57AM in News
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Gamescom 2017's support programme revealed

The supporting programme of events for this year's Gamescom has been announced. Taking place primarily in the entertainment area of Cologne's Koelnmesse (halls 5-10), this year's show will once again ...

on Jul 24th 2017 at 9:45AM in News
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Esports UK: The State of Play

Esports is a global phenomenon and it's only going to get bigger - and there's few people who would now disagree with that statement. While the biggest titles may bring ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jul 24th 2017 at 9:00AM in News

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Formula E-sports: Milestone on the future of its MotoGP esports championship

With its new MotoGP esports championship underway, Katharine Byrne talks to Milestone's marketing manager Andrea Loiudice about the future of real world esports.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 21st 2017 at 12:19PM in News
Xbox hardware revenue down 29% after fall in Q4 sales

Xbox hardware revenue down 29% after fall in Q4 sales

Microsoft has released its Q4 earnings report for FY17, and its gaming revenue has increased three per cent year-on-year to hit $1.6bn, driven largely by Xbox software sales and services. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 21st 2017 at 11:54AM in News
New 2DS XL tops Japan's hardware charts after 30% fall in Switch sales

New 2DS XL tops Japan's hardware charts after 30% fall in Switch sales

Nintendo's New 2DS XL sold over 36,000 units in its first week on sale in Japan, making it the best-selling piece of hardware in last week's charts, according to the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 21st 2017 at 11:22AM in News
Over 50% of global digital console revenue to come from DLC and microtransactions in 2017 - SuperData

Over 50% of global digital console revenue to come from DLC and microtransactions in 2017 - SuperData

As publishers shift to a games-as-a-service business model, additional content should have a growing importance in digital console revenue in 2017, SuperData reports. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 21st 2017 at 10:40AM in News

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Zynga and MGM's Words with Friends TV show is the 'correct route' for strengthening brand loyalty

Zynga and MGM's Words with Friends TV show is the 'correct route' for strengthening brand loyalty

Earlier this week, Zynga announced it was teaming up with MGM Television to create a new TV show based on the popular mobile hit Words with Friends.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 21st 2017 at 10:39AM in News
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Gamescom to grow 20% in 2017

In just a few weeks time, hundreds of exhibitors will be arriving at Cologne's Koelnmesse for this year's Gamescom, making the world's largest gaming event the biggest and best yet.

on Jul 21st 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Switch drives US hardware spending, but gold PS4 still best-selling console in June - NPD

Switch drives US hardware spending, but gold PS4 still best-selling console in June - NPD

Total video game spending in the US in June 2017 rose seven per cent year-on-year to $765m, according to the latest data from NPD, with accessories being the only category ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 21st 2017 at 9:51AM in News
£73m of video game tax relief paid out in 2016-17

£73m of video game tax relief paid out in 2016-17

£73m in video games tax relief (VGTR) was paid out in the 2016-17 financial year, representing an increase of 60 per cent year-on-year, according to the latest figures from HMRC ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 20th 2017 at 12:39PM in News

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Razer aiming for IPO of $5bn in October

PC peripherals manufacturer Razer is aiming for an initial public offering in Hong Kong valued up to $5bn, according to a new report from Bloomberg

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 20th 2017 at 11:19AM in News
Bethesda makes Doom's paid DLC free for everyone

Bethesda makes Doom's paid DLC free for everyone

Bethesda just released a new update for Doom, version 6.66, bringing a wealth of changes to the FPS.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 20th 2017 at 10:30AM in News
IGDA's Kate Edwards joins board of mental health charity Take This

IGDA's Kate Edwards joins board of mental health charity Take This

Former executive director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Kate Edwards has joined the board of directors at Take This, a non-profit charity that aims to inform the video ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 20th 2017 at 10:20AM in News
Gamescom 2017's theme to focus on cooperative play

Gamescom 2017's theme to focus on cooperative play

The theme of this year's Gamescom is 'Just play together,' emphasising one of the most vital parts of today's worldwide gaming industry. 

on Jul 20th 2017 at 9:53AM in News
Telltale announces new Batman, The Walking Dead and Wolf Among Us titles

Telltale announces new Batman, The Walking Dead and Wolf Among Us titles

Telltale Games has announced three new games coming out in the next year. A new five-part Batman game will release this August, while the final season of The Walking Dead ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 19th 2017 at 4:25PM in News
DNA VR

DNA VR opens London's first full-scale VR arcade

DNA VR has officially opened the first full-scale virtual reality arcade in London. Based in Islington, the site has over 25 VR titles on offer, and aims to appeal to ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 19th 2017 at 2:30PM in News
Can the Evil Shift dominate console esports?

Can the Evil Shift dominate console esports?

Console esports simply wouldn’t be at the level they are today if it wasn’t for highly-modified competitive controllers. The latest – and arguably greatest – such controller is the new ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jul 19th 2017 at 11:50AM in News
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Devolver Digital's Absolver to receive limited physical release on PS4 and PC

Devolver Digital has announced its upcoming online action game Absolver will receive a limited physical release in when it launches next month. This is in addition to its standard digital ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 19th 2017 at 11:10AM in News
Casey Hudson returns to BioWare

Casey Hudson returns to BioWare

BioWare’s general manager Aaryn Flynn has announced its departure from the studio, with former Mass Effect lead Casey Hudson due to return and take over the role.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 19th 2017 at 10:47AM in News