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Games Centre at 25: "Online sales are now a significant percentage of our business."

Scottish retailer Games Centre celebrated its 25th anniversary last month. We caught up with managing director Robert Lindsay (pictured right) to discuss its industry milestone. What’s changed the most in games retail over the last 25 years? The internet and digital have created the biggest changes in games retail. How we …

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Ubisoft to repurchase 4m of its own shares

Ubisoft is to buy back 4m of its own shares, the publisher has announced. In a short statement to investors, it said it had granted a mandate to a currently unknown investment services provider with a view to repurchasing up to an aggregate amount of four million shares starting from …

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Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality headsets will have a ‘slow start’ – IHS Markit

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced its Windows Mixed Reality headsets would start shipping in the US from October 17th alongside its Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. But while the platform has some notable strengths, research firm IHS Markit predicts a "slow start" for the technology due to VR remaining a …

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Bandai Namco teams up with Ars Electronica festival for Pac-Man exhibition

Bandai Namco has announced a collaborative Pac-Man project in association with Austrian electronic arts festival Ars Electronica. The iconic video game character was one of the key attractions at last month’s festival, where he appeared in a number of prototype and experimental experiences designed to test possible new areas for …

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Samsung’s HMD Odyssey headset to usher in Windows Mixed Reality Ultra tier for gaming

As well as announcing it had saved social VR start-up AltSpaceVR, Microsoft also announced that all Windows Mixed Reality headsets are now available for pre-order at its MR event last night – and that includes Samsung’s newly unveiled HMD Odyssey headset. Available for $499.99 on November 6th in the US, …

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Microsoft acquires social VR startup AltSpaceVR

Microsoft kicked off its Windows Mixed Reality event with a bang last night, announcing it had acquired social VR app startup Altspace VR. The firm had been struggling earlier in the year, and had even announced it was shutting down in July after a new funding round fell through. Only …

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505 Games’ Remedy deal will take publisher to ‘the next level’

505 Games’ recently announced partnership with Quantum Break and Alan Wake studio Remedy Entertainment will take the publisher "to the next level." That’s according to Raffi Galante (pictured far right), CEO of 505 Games’ parent company Digital Bros.  "The partnership with Remedy is a huge opportunity for us," he told …

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IndieBox subscription service shuts down

Indie game subscription service IndieBox has announced it’s closing its doors. Renowned for creating collector’s editions of PC titles, the service will conclude business with the shipping of its Torchlight II: The Collector’s Edition product. Customers who have also ordered monthly Banner Saga or Invisible Inc add-ons will also receive …

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New Layton and Inazuma Eleven games coming in 2018

After four years of silence from Level-5’s Professor Layton series, it would appear we may be getting two Layton games in the space of the year. Level-5’s new Layton game, Layton’s Mystery Journey, is set to launch on 3DS this Friday (October 6th), following its launch on Android and iOS …

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Team17 signs first Chinese-developed title, My Time at Portia

Team17 has signed its first game from a Chinese developer, the publisher has announced. Developed by Pathea Games, My Time at Portia (pictured) is a 3D sandbox RPG inspired by titles such as Animal Crossing, Harvest Moon, Dark Cloud 2 and the works of Studio Ghibli legend Hayao Miyazaki. The …

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