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US market dips in October despite hardware growth

NPD has said that the overall video game market spend in the US in October was down 11 per cent year-on-year at $825m. That’s despite gains in the hardware market, which was up ten per cent at $238m. Switch was the month’s best-selling platform, with Nintendo adding that: “When combined …

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Gameforge appoints Tim Campbell to lead new divison

German studio Gameforge has appointed Tim Campbell to head up a new division meant to increase the company’s focus on the North American market. Games Industryreports Campbell will lead Gameforge’s Games Division to streamline internal and external development. The studio currently owns AION and HEX: Shards of Fate intellectual properties, …

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Blade & Soul western launch set for January

Popular MMO Blade & Soul will make its way to western markets this January, publisher NCSoft has revealed. The game will release in North America and Europe on January 19th. It’s been out in Eastern markets since 2012, though the free-to-play title still remains in beta to this point. While …

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VIDEO: Star Fox Zero launches in April

Nintendo has revealed Star Fox Zero will launch on Wii U this April. During this week’s Nintendo Direct event, the company unveiled a new trailer for the game and announced solid release dates in multiple territories for the 3D scrolling shooter. This after the game was delayed from its initial …

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Ubisoft refunds Might and Magic Heroes VII buyers after misleading marketing

Might and Magic Heroes VII fans are being compensated after Ubisoft admitted its ‘confusing’ marketing might have left some players disappointed. The problems regard the release of the PC strategy game’s Collector’s Edition in North America. Alongside a statue, tarot cards, a soundtrack and various in-game goodies, the Collector’s Edition …

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Final Fantasy Explorers heading to Europe, North America

A western release of 3DS action RPG Final Fantasy Explorers is in the works for Europe and North America, Square Enix has confirmed. The game will launch in both territories for Nintendo’s handheld in January 2016 – validating the two trademarks filed by Square Enix in US and Europe that …

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International Insight: America

It might be the land of the free, but is it the land of free-to-play? As the industry recovers from another huge E3 showing, SuperData CEO Joost van Dreunen examines the state of games in the US of A In America everything is bigger – and its games market is …

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Shovel Knight receiving physical release in October

Shovel Knight is heading to retail in North America and Europe this October, developer Yacht Club Games has announced. In a post on thestudio’s website, Yacht Club reveals Shovel Knight will get a boxed release for 3DS, Wii U, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 13th. A Europe-exclusive physical …

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PS Plus games to arrive simultaneously for North America and Europe

Sony has announced its PlayStation Plus program’s free games will now become available on the same day in both North America and Europe. Starting this month, all PlayStation Plus users in North America and Europe will be able to pick up their monthly gift on the first Tuesday of the …

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