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Guitar Hero Live developer FreeStyleGames departs Activision for Ubisoft

Ubisoft has acquired DJ Hero and Guitar Hero Live studio FreeStyleGames from Activision. The UK studio, based in Leamington Spa, will be renamed Ubisoft Leamington and will be headed up ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 18th 2017 at 5:55PM in News
Nintendo hints at another Switch Zelda game after Breath of the Wild

Nintendo hints at another Switch Zelda game after Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild hasn't even launched yet, but franchise producer Eiji Aonuma is already teasing a new instalment in the series for the Nintendo Switch.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 18th 2017 at 3:30PM in News
Switch boxes

UPDATED: Nintendo Switch boxes and UK Zelda Breath of the Wild special editions revealed

Nintendo has unveiled the packaging for its new Nintendo Switch titles. As seen on Nintendo of America's website, Switch games will be packaged in long, vertical cases not too dissimilar ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 18th 2017 at 3:00PM in News
GAME growth held back by low margin hardware

GAME growth held back by low margin hardware

GAME's annual general meeting today came with an update on trading from the back-end of last year. The headlines are huge growth in its Events, eSports and Digital categories, but ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jan 18th 2017 at 12:31PM in News

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Mark Zuckerburg

Mark Zuckerberg denies accusations in Oculus vs ZeniMax trial

Mark Zuckerberg has provided new information in the $2bn lawsuit between ZeniMax Media and Oculus, denying accusations that Oculus stole VR technology from ZeniMax.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 18th 2017 at 11:45AM in News
Parliamentary group support for TIGA's £5m games investment fund

Parliamentary group support for TIGA's £5m games investment fund

Trade association TIGA has called for a games investment fund (GIF) to help support small and medium-sized developers who often struggle to gain access to finance. The scheme has support ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jan 18th 2017 at 11:39AM in News
Watch Dogs 2

Watch Dogs 2 gets three-hour free trial on PS4, with Xbox One to follow

Ubisoft has announced that a free trial for Watch Dogs 2 is now available to download for PS4 owners, with an Xbox One version coming on January 24th.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 18th 2017 at 11:25AM in News
Half Life 2

Gabe Newell hints at new Valve game and movies in Reddit AMA

Gabe Newell took some time to conduct an AMA yesterday, confirming there's a new game set in the shared Half Life/Portal universe currently in development and that Valve is also ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 18th 2017 at 10:50AM in News

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Little Nightmares

Little Nightmares release date confirmed for April 28th

Puzzle platformer Little Nightmares will be released both physically and digitally on April 28th on PS4, Xbox One and PC, publisher Bandai Namco has announced.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 18th 2017 at 10:17AM in News
Pachter: Nintendo Switch price is 'problematic' and launch line-up is 'underwhelming'

Pachter: Nintendo Switch price is 'problematic' and launch line-up is 'underwhelming'

Video games analyst Michael Pachter echoes the industry’s reaction to the Nintendo Switch, with concerns regarding its price point and launch line-up.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 17th 2017 at 3:00PM in News
MCV Awards 2017: Finalists announced

MCV Awards 2017: Finalists announced

The MCV Awards 2017 are now just over seven weeks away, with the trophies being presented on March 9th at The Brewery in London to recognise 2016's finest achievements. 

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jan 17th 2017 at 2:00PM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to Resident Evil merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Resident Evil merchandise

Capcom’s Resident Evil VII: Biohazard is unquestionably the biggest game to launch this January.

on Jan 17th 2017 at 1:41PM in News

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Nintendo's Fils-Aimé addresses Switch's launch line-up

Nintendo's Fils-Aimé addresses Switch's launch line-up

Reggie Fils-Aimé, Nintendo’s US boss, has replied to concerns about Switch’s relatively weak relate slate.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 17th 2017 at 11:46AM in News
Gravity Rush 2

From Vita to PS4: Sony on Gravity Rush 2

When Gravity Rush released in 2012, it was considered by many as one of the Vita’s best games.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 17th 2017 at 11:41AM in News
UK App Store prices to jump 25% to reflect weak pound

UK App Store prices to jump 25% to reflect weak pound

Apple has just announced that prices on the UK App Store will rise as a reaction to the falling exchange rate between the dollar and the pound. Where a $0.99 ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jan 17th 2017 at 11:34AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: Green Man Gaming appoints new board advisor

MCV Jobs Weekly: Green Man Gaming appoints new board advisor

Reitman joins from CI&T, CCP Games appoints Target’s Douglas and Dovetail strengthens management team.

on Jan 17th 2017 at 11:15AM in News

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Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go grew mobile market by $950m without impacting rivals

Pokemon's Go massive success in 2016 didn't come at the expense of its biggest rivals in the mobile space. According to app ecosystem analyst App Annie the game hit $950m ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jan 17th 2017 at 10:45AM in News
Borderlands 3 won't be coming to Nintendo Switch

Borderlands 3 won't be coming to Nintendo Switch

Developer Gearbox Software has revealed that it was in talks with Nintendo to bring the next instalment in the Borderlands franchise to Switch, but the platform’s holder didn’t carry on ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 17th 2017 at 10:45AM in News
Nintendo details Switch's Online Service

Nintendo details Switch's Online Service

Nintendo has released more details about the online functionality of its new Switch machine.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 17th 2017 at 10:33AM in News
Bundled Switch Grip peripheral doesn't charge Joy-Con controllers

Bundled Switch Grip peripheral doesn't charge Joy-Con controllers

The Joy-Con Grip gamepad that comes in the Nintendo Switch box will not charge the machine’s Joy-Cons.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 17th 2017 at 10:09AM in News
ShopTo sales up over 13 per cent in 2016

ShopTo sales up over 13 per cent in 2016

ShopTo has announced its annual results for 2016 and it’s been a pretty successful year for the online UK retailer.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 16th 2017 at 4:15PM in News
Resident Evil 7

Resident Evil 7: Everything you need to know, release date, price, season pass, merchandise and pre-order deals

It's been four years since we last sunk our teeth into a numbered Resident Evil game, but the latest entry in Capcom's survival horror series, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, is ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 16th 2017 at 2:30PM in News
Nintendo Switch

Fils-Aime opens up about the lack of a Switch bundle game

The Nintendo Switch doesn’t have any bundled games as it would have made the console too expensive, Nintendo of America honcho Reggie Fils-Aime has revealed.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 16th 2017 at 1:47PM in News
3DS

3DS still "has long life in front of it," says Reggie, and Switch will not replace it

Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime has said the 3DS still “has a long life in front of it,” and that the company will continue to support its now six-year-old ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 16th 2017 at 1:40PM in News
FIFA for Nintendo Switch is based on PS3/360 version, rumour says

FIFA for Nintendo Switch is based on PS3/360 version, rumour says

The Switch version of FIFA has been subject to many speculations since the game was announced during Nintendo’s conference last week. According to Eurogamer’s Tom Phillips, the title will ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 16th 2017 at 1:30PM in News