Tag Archives: gamescom 2014

MCV @ GAMESCOM PREVIEW: MX vs ATV Supercross

For many firms, purchasing a franchise would be an easy excuse to remake theseries as they see fit. However, in the case of the former THQ IP MX vs ATV, purchased by Nordic Games last April, the publisher stuck by the adage ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’. When …

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MCV @ GAMESCOM INSIGHT: How THQ has transformed Nordic Games

Since its inception almost three years ago, Nordic Games has become a prolific name not only for its core gaming retail focused PC and casual console titles. This is as well as its involvement with over 50 digital retailing environments. From Steam and Humble to console storefronts and, more recently, …

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Evolve wins five gongs at Best of Gamescom awards

2K Games’ multiplayer Evolve won five accolades at this year’s Best of Gamescom awards. As well as collecting the coveted Best of Gamescom award, it also got the nod in the Best Xbox, Best Action, Best PC Game and Best Multiplayer awards. The Most Wanted Consumer Award was handed to …

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MCV @ GAMESCOM INSIGHT: Batman and the rise of the collector’s item

Eric Baesa of creative specialist TAKEOFF discusses the importance of collector’s editions and the power of Batman merchandise. We’ve seen some major changes in the physical world of video games. There have been fewer games released, with an increased focus on digital. But there remains a massive audience of gamers …

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MCV @ GAMESCOM: Will mobile ever kill off consoles?

At this point, it would be impossible to deny the significance of mobile gaming to the games industry as a whole. Far removed from the sniffy dismissals of ten years ago, mobile gaming has progressed from being the extra novelty on a handset (think Snake) to one of the biggest …

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Expect more Sony game announcements at Tokyo Game Show

Sony had to drop some announcements from its Gamescom 2014 presentation as there wasn’t enough time to fit them all in. That’s according to Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida who told Famitsu, via Gematsu, that PS4 game announcements will as a result provide the focus of its Tokyo Game …

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PS4 SharePlay session restricted to 60 minutes

Bit by bit, more details concerning the technical requirements of Sony’s SharePlay plan for PS4 are beginning to emerge. And here’s an important one – sessions will be limited to 60 minutes, GameSpot reports. There’s no limit on the number of times someone can use SharePlay, however, so it may …

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PlayStation and Xbox Twitch accounts hacked

The Twitch accounts of PlayStation, Xbox and ESL were compromised overnight. Polygon reports that a number of videos were renamed to include racist and homophobic language. Others were changed to messages making fun of Microsoft’s Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusivity while some were altered to appear as if they …

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Dell’s Steam Machine becomes Alienware Alpha ‘console’

What was initially meant to be one of the first Steam Machines will now be shipped with Windows installed and with an Xbox 360 controller. Dell’s Alienware Alpha will be released in the UK this November with prices starting at 429. Steam still features big in a device Alienware is …

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PS4 sales ‘way, way out in front’ of any previous PlayStation console

Sony’s PS4 is selling at a significantly faster rate than any previous console in the history of PlayStation. Oh, way, way out in front. Way out in front,” PlayStation Europe boss Jim Ryan told CVG when asked how PS4’s sales momentum compared to previous machines. It’s significantly ahead of anything …

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