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Creative Assembly on how Halo Wars 2 could bring RTS games to a wider audience

Microsoft and Creative Assembly collaboration Halo Wars 2 has the potential to be a RTS game for everybody.That’s according to Creative Assembly’s console creative lead Alistair Hope, who told MCV that the combination of Creative Assembly’s experience in the RTS genre with the Total War franchise and Microsoft’s mass market …

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Avalanche Software is alive again thanks to Warner Bros

The previously-closed developer behind Disney Infinity Avalanche Software is to re-open its doors courtesy of a deal with Warner Bros. The publisher has announced that it has re-established Avalanche Software as a first-party studio. Despite its new ownership, the developer will still be led by previous CEO John Blackburn and …

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Report: Around $5bn in Counter-Strike GO skins gambled during 2016

Despite major publishers trying to crack down on gambling around their games, this sector has become one worth billions. According to a new report by ESPN – citing research from Eilers & Krejcik Gaming and Narus Advisors – in the region of $5bn was made from in-game gambling for Valve’s …

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505 Games parent company buys Assetto Corsa studio

Digital Bros, the Italian owner of 505 Games, has purchased the developer behind sim racing game Assetto Corsa, Kunos Simulazioni, for 3.7m. 2.36m of that figure is cash; half that amount is being paid now, with the rest coming in one year’s time. Meanwhile, the additional 1.37m is being paid …

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Here’s your first look at Nintendo Switch’s touch screen

Despite reports doing the rounds prior to its reveal, and it being in fact confirmed by Nintendo, we still don’t know much about the touch screen functionality of Switch. But now we have had our first look at how this is handled thanks to footage captured by All Games Beta …

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Livingstone and Gibson call for UK government to create British Games Institute

Some of the biggest names in the UK games industry have called for a new organisation, founded with government money, to fund UK games production, culture and education. Industry veteran Ian Livingstone and investment consultant Rick Gibson have announced their blueprint for a new body called the British Games Institute. …

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More SteamVR headsets are on the way, Valve says

Following the release of Valve’s first VR headset in 2016, the company has said that more virtual reality headsets using its Lighthouse tracking tech are in the works. In reply to a question on a Reddit AMA, Valve’s Joe Ludwig outlined progress being made in licensing the firm’s SteamVR Tracking …

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Grand Theft Auto V claims 11th UK No.1

Rockstar’s UK-made crime blockbuster is once again at the head of the Top 40. This is Grand Theft Auto V’s 11th time at the No.1 spot since its September 2013 release. The game returned to the head of the charts last week, with sales dipping just five per cent week-on-week. …

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US games market made $30.4bn in 2016, console and PC market revenue falls 12%

The American games market is on the rise, with consumer spending increasing by $200m in 2016. That’s according to a report from US games trade body the ESA and market tracker NPD, which says the nation’s games industry generated $30.4bn in 2016. 2015’s figure was $30.2bn. That includes revenue from hardware, software, …

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US games revenue slumped 15 per cent in December

The American games market saw year-on-year decline in December. According to research from US market trackers NPD, $2.78bn was made from hardware, physical and digital software, PC and accessories, a dip of 15 per cent on December 2015. The biggest decline game from games hardware, which saw a 20 per …

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