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MCV’s Review of the Year – Part 3: Events of 2016

Here’s our take on the big events in the games industry this year. Big themes in 2016 included the fallout of Brexit (or lack of), the rise of eSports as a commercial force to be reckoned with, the tarnishing of a few reputations on YouTube, and much, much more. Hope …

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MCV’s Review of the Year – Part 2: Games of 2016

Here’s our take on the big events in the games industry this year. There were some very big releases this year; though some weren’t quite as big as hoped for. As we’ve discussed that ad nauseam in recent weeks, we’ll have no more talk of that here. We’ve picked out …

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MCV’s Review of the Year – Part 1: Hardware of 2016

Here’s our take on the big events in the games industry this year. It seems to have been a year dominated by hardware rather than software, with lots of new devices in the shape of VR headsets, updated consoles, new reveals and a smash hit retro revival. Lots of ‘new’ …

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This War of Mine board game adaptation set for 2016

Yet another video game is to make a tabletop debut. Following in the footsteps of BioShock, XCOM, The Banner Saga, Portal, The Witcher, Street Fighter, Tetris, Minecraft, Assassin’s Creed, Halo and more, PC survival success This War of Mine will be adapted into a board game next year. According to …

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MCV Awards 2016: Submit your entries

We need your entries for the MCV Awards 2016 to be submitted to us by December 16th – that’s just four weeks away. Two additional categories have been added for 2016 (which make a return from previous years): Mainstream Retailer and Events Team. For a full list of categories and …

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Pachter: Nintendo NX is ‘doomed’ without third-party backing

Games industry analyst Michael Pachter has said that third-party support is vital to the success of Nintendo’s next home console. Writing in a column published by SIFTD (and then reported by Nintendo Insider), the Wedbush analyst said that the NX would be ‘doomed’ from the off if it fails to …

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New Zelda game still set for Wii U and 2016, Nintendo affirms

If you thought the announcement of the NX would result in the new Zelda being pushed off of Wii U, there’s no need to worry. That’s according to Nintendo, which reassured fans during its latest Direct presentation that the as-yet untitled instalment would still be coming to its current home …

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République heading to PS4 in early 2016

Camouflaj’s episodic stealth game Rpublique will arrive on PS4 in its entirety early next year, publisher GungHo Online Entertainment America has revealed. The first three episodes of title are currently available on iOS, Android, Windows PC and Mac platforms, with GungHo announcing earlier this year that it will publish the …

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Konami to shut down PES 2014 servers this November

The final whistle is about to blow for those still playing PES 2014 online. Konami has announced that it will pull online support from the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 football game on November 17th, just more than two years after its initial release. The move is part of an …

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Games industry breathes a sigh of relief: Gamescom will take place later next year

Gamescom exhibitors rejoice – next year’s show will return to a late August date. The Cologne trade fair was forced to take place earlier this year due to the vacation period in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It means the show starts just six weeks after E3, which has …

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