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Six things we discovered at Gamescom 2015

Gamescom was bigger than it has ever been this year, but in terms of big reveals things were a little quieter. Christopher Dring and Alex Calvin delve behind the headlines to bring you six key takeaways from the world’s largest games event Quantum Break is shaping up to be the …

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Xbox wins Cologne, but wants more of Europe

Microsoft won’t use the word ‘relaunch’ but that’s essentially what it has done with Xbox One. It has already cut the price, redesigned the controller and, come November, it will have introduced a new user interface and backwards compatibility, too. Outside of its casing, the Xbox One that gamers will …

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Gree: Don’t build studios, buy them

Mobile games giant Gree believes that establishing a new studio from scratch is more costly in the long run than acquiring them. Speaking to MCV @ Gamescom, COO Andrew Sheppard said that it’s tough to find success in the free-to-play market with a brand new team. The general belief at …

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eSports needs better regulation, says Mount & Blade studio Taleworlds

The world of eSports needs to improve its regulations to cut down on abusive and offensive behaviour from certain pro-gamers. That’s according to Frank Elliott, community and PR manager at Mount & Blade: Warband studio Taleworlds Entertainment. Speaking to MCV @ Gamescom about what is driving the growth of the …

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Ark: Survival Evolved dev: ‘Putting feathers on dinosaurs is stressful’

Scientists propose that dinosaurs likely had feathers – but Studio Wildcard says it will continue to focus on scaly lizards because feathers are ‘really hard to do’. In its dinosaur adventure game, Ark: Survival Evolved, players hunt and tame dinosaurs. But despite recent scientific discoveries, and countless messages from hardcore …

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‘They originally pitched a different game’: how Square Enix discovered Life Is Strange

Developer Dontnod was trying to sell Square Enix a different game before deciding to show them Life Is Strange as an afterthought. The episodic game has achieved over 1m sales and has picked up multiple critical plaudits, including two prizes at last month’s Develop Awards. But it almost didn’t happen, …

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Dovetail Games announces Xbox partnership

Train Simulator firm Dovetail Games has announced a deal with Microsoft to bring some of its future games to Xbox One and Windows 10. The UK developer plans to bring its new Train Simulator title, Dovetail Games Fishing and Dovetail Games Flight Simulator to Microsoft’s platforms as a part of …

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Capcom wants Street Fighter V to be No.1 in eSports

Street Fighter V is set to become the biggest title in the eSports fighting scene, if Capcom has its way. Marketing director Antoine Molant told MCV @ Gamescom that the firm plans to have a presence at a number of leading eSports events in an attempt to make Street Fighter …

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Halo Wars 2 ‘will not be Total War: Halo’

Creative Assembly’s Halo strategy game will not resemble its smash-hit Total War franchise, the developer has told MCV @ Gamescom. Halo Wars 2 was the shock announcement at Microsoft’s pre-Gamescom press briefing. Creative Assembly says it is paying closer attention to the original Halo Wars (created by now defunct studio …

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