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Egmont launches first official Minecraft magazine with Mojang

Egmont launches first official Minecraft magazine with Mojang

Mojang has partnered with UK publishing house Egmont Publishing to create the first official Minecraft magazine, which launches this week. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 4th 2017 at 9:47AM in News
Bethesda Store Europe

Bethesda launches new official merchandise store for Europe

Bethesda has widened the reach of its official online merchandise store with the launch of a new store for Europe. Simply entitled the Bethesda Store Europe, the new online ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 3rd 2017 at 2:58PM in News
Rocket League reaches 34m players worldwide

Rocket League reaches 34m players worldwide

Rocket League just debuted a new banning system to make sure it’s a “harassment-free place,” creator Psyonix just revealed. This follows the developer’s announcement that Rocket League has just reached ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 3rd 2017 at 12:25PM in News
Friday the 13th hits 1.8m units and gets physical release date

Friday the 13th hits 1.8m units and gets physical release date

Multiplayer slasher title Friday the 13th just reached a new milestone, despite its difficult launch.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 3rd 2017 at 10:40AM in News

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Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure coming to Nintendo Switch

Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure coming to Nintendo Switch

UPDATE: Telltale has announced that Nintendo Switch owners will soon be able to buy the first season of Minecraft: Story Mode as a digital download or physical retail release from ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 3rd 2017 at 10:33AM in News
Take-Two: 'Engagement first, monetisation second'

Take-Two: 'Engagement first, monetisation second'

Take-Two reported another strong quarter last night, with net revenue for its fiscal Q1 2018 up 34 per cent year-on-year to $418.2m, and net sales up 28 per cent to ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 3rd 2017 at 10:20AM in News
Chris Bergstresser

Sega Europe appoints Chris Bergstresser as new president and COO

Hot off the back of two promotions for John Clark and Tim Heaton, Sega Europe has announced that Chris Bergstresser is to take on the role of its new ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 2nd 2017 at 4:00PM in News
Tim Schafer

Tim Schafer backs SpecialEffect's One Special Day fundraiser

Double Fine Productions founder Tim Schafer has backed SpecialEffect's tenth anniversary One Special Day fundraiser, releasing a video message (which you can view below) calling the industry to action. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 2nd 2017 at 11:02AM in News

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Games publishing 2017: 'There is never a perfect time to release a game.'

Christmas is usually a time of great prosperity for games publishers. But last year’s ill-fated combo of an overly crowded release schedule and the biggest Black Friday event the UK’s ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 2nd 2017 at 11:00AM in News
Humble Bundle to showcase at Gamescom

Humble Bundle to showcase at Gamescom

The ‘Presented by Humble Bundle’ label is to showcase five of its upcoming indie titles at Gamescom and PAX West this year.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 2nd 2017 at 10:40AM in News
LucidVR

Former Oculus co-founder Jack McCauley joins LucidVR

Former Oculus co-founder and chief engineer at Guitar Hero producer RedOctane Jack McCauley has joined Lucid VR has chief engineer.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 2nd 2017 at 10:10AM in News
EA

EA's digital net sales hit record high for Q1

EA has announced its Q1 2018 results for the three months ending June 30th 2017, and digital net sales reached $3.147bn for the trailing 12-month period, representing 63 per cent ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 2nd 2017 at 9:58AM in News

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PUBG is now Steam's most-played non-Valve title

PUBG is now Steam's most-played non-Valve title

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has now reached 481,291 users at its peak on Steam, creator Brendan ‘PlayerUnknown’ Greene announced on Twitter (see below).

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 1st 2017 at 11:40AM in News
Real Farm Sim

Soedesco announces third original IP Real Farm Sim

Soedesco has announced its third original IP, Real Farm Sim, which will be released physically and digitally on PS4, Xbox One and PC in Q4 later this year. The game ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 1st 2017 at 11:30AM in News
The Long Dark

Hinterland's The Long Dark to receive live-action film adaptation

To celebrate the launch of wintry survival game The Long Dark, which leaves Steam's Early Access today, developer Hinterland has announced it will be bringing the title to the big ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 1st 2017 at 11:09AM in News
BT Sport partners with Gfinity to broadcast Elite Series tournament

BT Sport partners with Gfinity to broadcast Elite Series tournament

BT Sport will air the Elite Series tournament games in the UK, following the announcement of a partnership with Gfinity.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 1st 2017 at 10:25AM in News

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PlayStation sales rose 5.4% in Q1, but operating income dropped by 59.7%

Sony released its Q1 fiscal year 2017 results this morning and sales from its game and network services division rose 5.4 per cent year-on-year to ¥348.1bn.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 1st 2017 at 10:04AM in News
Stephen Staley

GameSeek launches new online marketplace

Games retailer GameSeek has launched its new online marketplace. The news comes just two months after the retailer confirmed plans to relaunch its entire website from the ground up, and ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 31st 2017 at 4:04PM in News
Ark: Survival Evolved retail release date delayed

Ark: Survival Evolved retail release date delayed

Studio Wildcard has announced that the retail release of its dino-hunting title Ark: Survival Evolved has been delayed until August 29th.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 31st 2017 at 10:52AM in News
Green Man Gaming: Publishing and retail working in harmony

Green Man Gaming: Publishing and retail working in harmony

Whether it’s physical or digital sales, the divide between retailers and publishers has generally held. Yes, some publishers exclusively sell their own games digitally, but it’s hard to think of ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jul 31st 2017 at 10:45AM in News
Niantic postpones Pokémon Go events in Europe

Niantic postpones Pokémon Go events in Europe

Niantic has decided to push back a couple of events planned in Europe this August, following the disaster of the first Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago last week. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 31st 2017 at 10:12AM in News
Dragon Quest 11

Dragon Quest XI set for western release in 2018

Square Enix has announced that Dragon Quest XI will finally be making its way westwards next year. The news came a day before the release of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 31st 2017 at 10:08AM in News
Crash Bandicoot

Crash Bandicoot claims fourth UK No.1

Crash Bandicoot continued to outsell Nintendo's Splatoon 2 last week, claiming its fourth No.1 in the UK weekly charts. Sales decreased 28 per cent week-on-week, but that was still enough ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 31st 2017 at 9:39AM in News
Dingit TV announced as head sponsor of Gamescom's Indie Arena Booth

Dingit TV announced as head sponsor of Gamescom's Indie Arena Booth

Dingit TV just revealed its partnership with Gamescom this year, as the head sponsor of the Indie Arena Booth. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 28th 2017 at 11:59AM in News
Capcom sales up 7.5% year-on-year

Capcom sales up 7.5% year-on-year

Capcom just published its financial results for the three months ended on June 30th, with net sales reaching 11,746m yen (£80.6m) and representing a 7.5 per cent increase compared to ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 28th 2017 at 11:32AM in News