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Resident Evil VII joins Xbox Play Anywhere programme

Microsoft gamers who pick up the latest Resident Evil title will be able to play it on both Xbox One and Windows 10. This was announced via Twitter by Xbox boss Phil Spencer (below), and makes it the first major third-party release to support Microsoft’s initiative. So far, the only …

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Nintendo’s Fils-Aimé addresses Switch’s launch line-up

Reggie Fils-Aim, Nintendo’s US boss, has replied to concerns about Switch’s relatively weak relate slate. Speaking to CNET, the exec said that the console’s launch on March 3rd is not the ‘be-all and end-all’, and that a steady line-up of releases is arguably more important. On release, Switch only has …

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Bundled Switch Grip peripheral doesn’t charge Joy-Con controllers

The Joy-Con Grip gamepad that comes in the Nintendo Switch box will not charge the machine’s Joy-Cons. In order for gamers to be able to charge their Joy-Con controllers, they will need to purchase an extra 24.99 – on Nintendo’s official store; 27.99 on Amazon – special Charging Grip. The …

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Grand Theft Auto V is No.1 in the UK AGAIN

Well over three years since its release and Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V is once again top of the UK charts. This is the tenth time that the UK-made crime blockbuster has been No.1 in the UK. The last time the smash hit was was the top dog was 23 …

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Hands on with the Nintendo Switch

The first thing I noticed when I picked up the Switch is that it simply does not feel like a Nintendo console. Gone is the toy-like and plastic feel of the Wii U – and to a lesser degree the 3DS family – replaced with a premium, ‘modern’, svelte and …

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Retail: Q1 2017 release slate is the "strongest in years"

The line-up of games launching in the first three months of 2017 is one of the healthiest in years. That’s according to retailers who, speaking to MCV, say that this time of year is historically a ‘very challenging’ period due to a weak slate of releases. In the first three …

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Sold Out eyes publisher Top Ten by the end of first quarter

Boxed specialist Sold Out says that it will be in the publisher Top Ten rankings by the end of Q1. The company says that it predicts strong sales of the physical release of Sniper Elite 4 – developed by Oxford-based Rebellion – as well as the boxed version of Kickstarter …

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How was 2016 for the UK games market?

The headline news from games retail in 2016 is much the same as the year before – less money was made from video games software and hardware sales, but peripherals and accessories remain an area of growth. According to GfK Entertainment, 1.78bn was made from boxed games, hardware sales (not …

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For Honor beta coming at the end of January

Ubisoft is rolling out a closed beta for its brand new combat IP For Honor at the end of the month. The test will take place between January 26th and January 29th, and is for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Those interested in taking part can sign up here. …

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Pokémon Go launch looking unlikely in China

Niantic’s hit mobile game Pokmon Go may not launch in China due to government concerns. As reported by Reuters, the Chinese government has said it will not license augmented reality and location-based titles in the country until potential security risks have been assessed. The region’s State Administration of Press, Publication, …

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