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Steam top ten sellers: December 13-19

Grand Theft Auto V has taken the top spot on Steam’s latest weekly best-sellers list. The game jumped ahead of Fallout 4 thanks to a feature discount promotion during the period, thus it wouldn’t be much of a surprise to see Bethesda’s recent release retake the top spot next time …

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Hardware: Rivals arrives as PS4-exclusive next month

The sequel to PS2 release Hardware: Online Arena is scheduled to launch next month, exclusively for PS4. Following a beta run in October, Hardware: Rivals is set to officially release on January 5thfor Sony’s latest console. A post on thePlaystation Blogcovers the content that’s been added to the game since …

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Funcom developing three new Conan titles

Funcom has reunited with Conan the Barbarian, revealing a new publishing agreement with Conan Properties. The deal makes Funcom the preferred partner” for PC and console releases based around Conan and Hyboria. The developer will reveal the first of three in-development games this January – the other two will be …

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Gran Turismo series exceeds 76m sales

The Gran Turismo franchise has surpassed 76m lifetime sales, developer Polyphony Digital has revealed. VG247 points to updated sales numbers published by the studio, which shows the series has sold just shy of 76.5m units life-to-date. Gran Turismo 6 accounts for 4.7m of that total – lower numbers than either …

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Twitter appoints Rodrigo Velloso to new director of game partnerships role

Google’s former director of gaming content for YouTube Rodrigo Velloso has joined Twitter in a similar capacity. In the newly created director of game partnerships role, Velloso will build relationships with developers, video content creators, eSports athletes, and public shoes such as E3. He toldVarietythe work is a continuation of …

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Minecraft console edition’s ‘biggest update ever’ hits PlayStation, Xbox platforms

A major new update for Minecraft’s console release has begun rolling out, Mojang has announced. A post on thedeveloper’s blogdetails what the team is calling the console version’s biggest update ever.” We’re constantly improving Minecraft on all platforms but this is actually our biggest update ever, bringing the console versions …

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Revenue for Kickstarter games recovers in 2015 – report

Kickstarter games revenue has rebounded from its crash in 2014, according to a new report – though that hasn’t equated to more developers seeing success on the crowdfunding platform. A recent analysis by consultant Thomas Bidaux posted on Games Industry finds projects under Kickstarter’s games category brought in $41.6m thus …

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The Banner Saga hits consoles next month

The PS4 and Xbox One editions of The Banner Saga are due out next month, Versus Evil has announced. The warmly-received tactical RPG will debut on Sony and Microsoft’s current-gen consoles on January 12th. It originally launched for PC, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS back in January 2014. The developer …

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Crytek unveils The Climb as Oculus Rift-exclusive

Crytek has announced The Climb, a virtual reality rock-climbing game in development exclusively for release on Oculus Rift. The game allows players to experience free solo rock climbing, promising to deliver hyper-realistic climbing spots from locations across the globe. It’ll support both Xbox One and Oculus Touch periperhals as well. …

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Ubisoft registers domain for Assassin’s Creed Collection

Ubisoft has registered a domain name with the title Assassin’s Creed Collection, suggesting a new compilation could be in the works for the series. Shacknews reports the company registered the name late last week, though the domain remains dormant to this point. Assassin’s Creed: The Americas Collection and Assassin’s Creed …

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