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ZeniMax awarded $500m in Oculus lawsuit

The ZeniMax vs Oculus trial is coming to an end as the jury awarded ZeniMax $500m (around 394m) after they found Oculus violated a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). ZeniMax initially asked for $4bn ($2bn in compensation and $2bn in damages) but the jury decided against it as Oculus was found not …

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EA expects Mass Effect: Andromeda to sell 3m copies on Week One

EA revealed its Q3 financial results last night, and shared its expectations for Mass Effect: Andromeda. The publisher believes the title will sell ‘around 3 million units’ in its early days, according to chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen. During the earnings call, Jorgensen was asked about Mass Effect: Andromeda’s revenue …

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Splinter Cell film producer shakes off Assassin’s Creed performance concerns

The Splinter Cell movie has been in the works for years and is now back in the headlines – or so it seems. Producer Basil Iwanyk, who previously worked on the likes of John Wick and The Expendables, gave an interview to Collider about the upcoming adaptation of Ubisoft’s popular …

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REPORT: Super Mario Run hits 78m downloads

Nintendo released its financial report for the nine months ending December 2016earlier today, and confirmed that Super Mario Run has been downloaded over 40m times in just four days following its worldwide launch on December 15th. The overall sales figures are not included in the briefing, but Bloomberg tech journalist …

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Why YouTubers need management

YouTubers are now an indivisible part of the games industry. What started as a hobby for kids in their bedroom has evolved into a massively important – and influential – part of our industry. Now, YouTubers need to be more professional than ever. That’s why a new type of company …

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EA community manager hints at Skate 4

Skate 3’s highly-awaited sequel might finally happen – or at least that’s what we can interpret from a single random tweet. Senior manager at EA’s community engagement team Daniel Lingen simply tweeted #skate4” (see below) on Friday and everyone lost it. At the time of writing, this single tweet has …

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Nintendo Switch pre-orders already account for 80% of the console’s shipment in Japan

Data firm Media Create has revealed pre-order figures for the Nintendo Switch in Japan, so players who haven’t secured Nintendo’s new console yet should do it quickly if they want to enjoy it at launch. The sales-tracking company reports that over 80 per cent of the country’s initial shipment has …

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Margin Makers: Guide to Hitman merchandise

When developer IO Interactive announced that Hitman was going episodic, it came as something of a surprise. The studio then released six episodes between March and October last year, sending the deadly Agent 47 on missions in exotic locations such as Sapienza, Marrakesh and Bangkok. In the end, the Square …

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‘Running a YouTube channel is a business’, says Hype Management’s Henry Clay

With the number of YouTubers on the rise, influencers should aim to be more professional if they wish to be successful in their field. That’s according to Henry Clay, founder and director at YouTube talent management agency Hype Management. Talking to MCV, he discussed what could be done to prevent …

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This week’s MCV: Everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch

This week, we talk to UK retailers about Nintendo’s new console, take a look at the hardware, discuss the Switch’s games both at launch and beyond, and share what the games industry thinks about what could be one of the most disruptive consoles the industry’s ever seen. We also speak …

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