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GAME dismisses cash concerns ahead of crucial Q4

Troubled UK retailer GAME has brushed off concerns over its finances, telling MCV it has the money to do ‘the most significant console launches you could ever imagine’. In May, GAME said that a review by major credit insurers had resulted in the reduction or removal of significant levels of …

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Taking VR to the masses – The launch of PSVR

PlayStation’s UK group marketing manager Tom Whitaker discusses the company’s plans for the launch of the VR headset, and its potential once it is in consumers’ hands. Who do you see buying PlayStation VR? Is it primarily core gamers, or could it go mainstream? There’s definitely interest in PlayStation VR …

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Interview: what Ubisoft learnt from Watch Dogs to improve its sequel

When Watch Dogs arrived in May 2014, it was the biggest IP launch of all time. From the moment it was unveiled at E3 2012, it had an almost unobtainable level of hype and expectation surrounding it. Ubisoft ended up releasing an excellent action game, but it wasn’t quite enough …

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Bethesda teams up with pro-gamers for new Quake Champions

Publisher Bethesda has enlisted the help of pro-gamers in the creation of Quake Champions. The shooter was unveiled at E3 and is the first Quake game in ten years. The firm then took the game to QuakeCon in August, and allowed professional Quake players to get hands-on with the new …

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Green Man Gaming offers up three games for £1 to Golden Joysticks voters

Retailer Green Man Gaming is offering up three PC games for 1 as part of a promotion with this year’s Golden Joystick Awards. By voting on this year’s awards event – which takes place on November 18th – players can claim Specs Ops: The Line, Sid Meier’s Pirates and a …

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Developer of Minecraft console editions joins Team17 board

The co-owner of 4J Studios has joined Team17 as a non-executive chairman. Chris van der Kuyl joins the firm following LDC’s 16.5m investment in the Worms creator. 4J Studios is best known for making the console versions of Minecraft. I’ve known Chris for a few decades and this is the …

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Ubisoft: Watch Dogs 2 boosted by six-month PR campaign

The senior producer on Watch Dogs 2 says that the titles has been bolstered by a ‘shorter communication cycle’. The first Watch Dogs was announced in June 2012 and released almost two years later, in which time the title had changed slightly – particularly visually. It resulted in criticism from …

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UKIE and Nesta launch the UK Games Industry Map

Trade body UKIE and data firm NESTA has launched its interactive map of the UK games industry. The UK Games Map is online to view and use right now and features a breakdown of all the companies working in the industry around the country, including games developers, publishers, service companies …

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Retail banks on FIFA 17 to rejuvenate stagnant market

Retail buyers are banking on FIFA and Xbox One S to revitalise a struggling physical games market. Last week’s major releases – including the new PS4 and PES 2017 – failed to rejuvenate the sector after a summer of low sales. No Man’s Sky was a bright spot in a …

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