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Nordic Games rebrands as THQ Nordic

Two years after purchasing the THQ name, Nordic Games has reincorporated as THQ Nordic. According to CEO Lars Wingefors, this is due to the fact that the current Nordic business is so focused around franchises it purchased from THQ in 2013. The firm purchased several IP from the now-defunct publisher …

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Take-Two, Ubisoft, Facebook and Studio Wildcard headline the free MCV Gamescom special

This week’s bumper MCV has everything you need to prepare for Gamescom 2016. And it can be read, for free, right here. Show organisers Koelnmesse share what is new about this year’s event, meanwhile, members of the UK games industry share their tips and advice for getting the most out …

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Grand Theft Auto V returns to UK No.1 spot 151 weeks after launch

Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V is once again the best-selling game in the UK, more than 150 weeks after its launch. The last time the crime blockbuster was No.1 was in March 2015. The title saw a sales increase of 31 per cent week-on-week, with sales incredibly tight between second …

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BioWare: ‘The MMO market has never been bigger’

The director of Star Wars: The Old Republic insists that the MMO market is more popular than ever. The MMO sector has seen declines amongst its traditional big hitters, such as Blizzard’s World of Warcraft. Yet James Ohlen tells MCV that the recent success of Activision’s Destiny and Ubisoft’s The …

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Merge on the hunt for UK indie games developers

Publisher Merge Games plans to be the No.1 indie label in the North of Britain. The firm also hopes its strategy of working with leading British games creators will see it become one of the UK’s biggest publishers overall. The news comes as the company prepares to release games – …

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Insert Coin rebrands to boost fashion credentials

Games clothing firm Insert Coin has rebranded itself in a bid to be seen as more than just a ‘merchandise site’. The firm has a strong reputation in the games business for its video game-inspired range of apparel. It now wants to be viewed more as a fashion brand. We’ve …

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Ark: Survival Evolved hits 5.5m on PC and Xbox One

Hit PC game Ark: Survival Evolved has been downloaded 5.5m times since its June 2015 release date. Speaking to MCV, the co-founder of developer Studio Wildcard Jeremy Stieglitz said that the Xbox One SKU, which launched in December 2015, had sold 1.5m copies alone. Therefore the PC version will have …

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Gamescom ups security, bans cosplay weapons

The organiser of Gamescom Koelnmesse has announced that security measures at this year’s show have been adapted following recent violent incidents across Europe. In an email, the firm asked visitors to leave bags and rucksacks at home unless they are absolutely necessary. Bag checks will be in effect at the …

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CSGO Lounge trying to acquire gambling licence

One of the biggest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gambling sites, CSGO Lounge, is attempting to get a licence in order to become a legitimate business. In an update on CSGO Lounge, site founder Borewik said that it was seeking a licence in order to legally operate in many countries and accept …

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LEGO Star Wars manages fifth week at head of the UK charts

Warner Bros’ latest LEGO title, The Force Awakens, has claimed its fifth consecutive No.1 since launch. In doing so, it is neck and neck with LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes as the LEGO title with the most consecutive weeks at the top of the UK charts. LEGO Batman 2 …

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