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Microsoft's Xbox One X, Sony's PlayLink and Sega Forever headline this week's MCV

Microsoft's Xbox One X, Sony's PlayLink and Sega Forever headline this week's MCV

This week, we talk to Microsoft and Sony about their E3 announcements and what’s to come for the platform holders.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jun 30th 2017 at 9:30AM in News
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds could yet come to PS4

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.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 29th 2017 at 11:05AM in News
SmartBoy

PQube to bring SmartBoy phone accessory to European retail

PQube has teamed up with LA-based hardware development company Hyperkin to bring the SmartBoy mobile phone accessory to European retail through the Samsung Mobile Accessory Partnership Program. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 29th 2017 at 10:43AM in News
Rust has refunded over $4,000,000 in Steam sales

Rust has refunded over $4,000,000 in Steam sales

While the dust has largely settled regarding the disagreements over Steam's refund policies, the extent of their impact has been illustrated by Garry Newman.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 29th 2017 at 10:34AM in News

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Virgin Media to host UK's first Destiny 2 gameplay event next month

Virgin Media to host UK's first Destiny 2 gameplay event next month

Virgin Media is to host the UK's first Destiny 2 gameplay event next month in collaboration with Activision and Bungie, the internet service provider has announced. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 29th 2017 at 10:05AM in News
China extends its lead as world's largest video games market

China extends its lead as world's largest video games market

A new reports from IHS Markit has predicted that the Chinese video game success story is going to become even more important over the next few years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 29th 2017 at 10:04AM in News
VR developer Dream Reality secures investment from Phil Harrison

VR developer Dream Reality secures investment from Phil Harrison

Former PlayStation exec and Sony Studios president Phil Harrison has been named as one of the first investors in VR studio Dream Reality.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 29th 2017 at 9:49AM in News
Twitch Affiliates will be offered subscriptions too

Twitch Affiliates will be offered subscriptions too

Streaming video service Twitch's subscription program will soon be available for Affiliate creators.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 29th 2017 at 9:29AM in News

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Facebook introduces Rewarded Video ads

Facebook introduces Rewarded Video ads

Games publishers now have the option of utilising Rewarded Video in their Facebook titles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 28th 2017 at 4:00PM in News
Inside Limbo Double Pack

Inside/Limbo Double Pack heading to retail thanks to 505 Games

Playdead's award-winning platformers Limbo and Inside are coming to retail in a special double pack courtesy of 505 Games, the publisher has announced. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 28th 2017 at 3:23PM in News
Psyonix always gets 'same answer' from Sony about cross-platform Rocket League

Psyonix always gets 'same answer' from Sony about cross-platform Rocket League

The developer of Rocket League has said that at least one person from its team has been in touch with Sony every day since launch, and that the topic of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 28th 2017 at 11:01AM in News
PS4's TV and Video services get a refresh

PS4's TV and Video services get a refresh

Sony has re-worked the streaming video services section on PS4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 28th 2017 at 10:35AM in News

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Arkane founder Raphael Colantonio quits studio

Arkane founder Raphael Colantonio quits studio

The founder of Dishonored and Prey developer Arkane has announced his departure from the studio after nearly two decades.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 28th 2017 at 10:13AM in News
The SNES Classic Mini pre-orders have run dry

The SNES Classic Mini pre-orders have run dry

Gamers are facing a bit of a struggle to secure pre-orders for Nintendo's recently announced SNES Classic Mini.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 28th 2017 at 9:58AM in News
CastAR has closed its doors, report suggests

CastAR has closed its doors, report suggests

An augmented reality studio founded by two former Valve employees has ceased operations.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 27th 2017 at 10:27AM in News
CI Games hints at future away from triple-A race

CI Games hints at future away from triple-A race

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 and Lords of the Fallen developer CI Games has said that its future titles will be smaller and more tightly focused.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 27th 2017 at 10:03AM in News

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Introversion's Scanner Sombre "bombed in a big way"

Introversion's Scanner Sombre "bombed in a big way"

The developer behind Prison Architect has said that its latest release has proved a huge commercial disappointment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 27th 2017 at 9:49AM in News
Sega defends mobile Forever ports

Sega defends mobile Forever ports

The launch of Sega Forever has been positive, the company has argued, although it concedes that there are lessons to be learned.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 27th 2017 at 9:25AM in News
Nintendo promises improved SNES Mini stock situation

Nintendo promises improved SNES Mini stock situation

Will the SNES Mini be as hard to find as its predecessor the NES Mini? That's the burning question following yesterday's announcement.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 27th 2017 at 9:05AM in News
Classic Mini SNES

Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES release date confirmed for September 29th

After months of rumours, Nintendo has confirmed that a SNES version of its Nintendo Classic Mini console will be arriving this autumn on September 29th. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 26th 2017 at 5:14PM in News
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Global games market grew 9% in May to hit $7.8bn - SuperData

The worldwide games market grew by 9 per cent year-on-year in May, according to the latest report from SuperData, reaching $7.8bn. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 26th 2017 at 5:01PM in News
Dailymotion switches focus to premium content

Dailymotion switches focus to premium content

Vivendi's streaming video service Dailymotion is backing away from the YouTube and Switch market with a shift to premium video.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 26th 2017 at 10:48AM in News
Sony was surprised by Resident Evil 7's VR success

Sony was surprised by Resident Evil 7's VR success

The higher-than-expected number of players who tried Resident Evil VII in VR was a surprise to Sony and has shaped its PS4 strategy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 26th 2017 at 10:22AM in News
Open IV is back online as Rockstar backs GTA V singleplayer modding

Open IV is back online as Rockstar backs GTA V singleplayer modding

Take-Two has softened its stance opposing Grand Theft Auto V modding tool Open IV.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 26th 2017 at 9:59AM in News
Modern Warfare Remastered confirmed, comes first to PS4

Modern Warfare Remastered confirmed, comes first to PS4

As has been widely rumoured, Activision is giving a standalone release to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 26th 2017 at 9:41AM in News