Tag Archives: pc gaming

NCSoft’s journey to the West

In its native Korea, NCSoft is one of the top three games publishers alongside rivals, Nexon and SmileGate. The firm has long had a presence in the West, and has been behind MMO titles such as Guild Wars and WildStar. But now the company is looking to accelerate its growth …

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Opinion: PC is leading the games industry

Joost van Dreunen, CEO of research firm SuperData, tells us why the PC gaming market is booming, and how it is leading the way for the games industry Today, industry and consumers alike fall over themselves to tell us about the booming future of mobile gaming and their predictions for …

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Insomniac Games makes PC debut with Slow Down, Bull

Insomniac Games – the developer behind PlayStation series Ratchet & Clank and Xbox One-exclusive Sunset Overdrive – is releasing its first PC title next week. Entitled Slow Down, Bull, the game will be available on Steam from Monday April 20th. It will set consumers back $5.99 (roughly 4). According to …

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5,000 Cities: Skylines mods created within days of launch

The success of city-building hit Cities: Skylines has once again highlighted the power of player-created content on PC. Speaking to MCV in an exclusive interview, COO of publisher Paradox Interactive Susana Meza Graham said: The modding community has just completely embraced the game. I think we had 5,000 mods within …

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UK PC games market hits £771m

PC gaming in the UK is experiencing a digital revolution. According to SuperData, the UK digital PC software market – comprising DLC, MMO titles and social games revenue – was worth 741m in 2014. This is a nine per cent increase on 2013’s total of 706m. Meanwhile, UKIE and GfK …

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UK retail: PC games should not abandon the High Street

Leading UK retailers insist there remains a demand for PC games on the High Street. Their comments follow the news that Warner Bros’ upcoming Batman Arkham Knight would be digital-only on PC in the UK, and Sega’s reveal that 81 per cent of Total War: Attilla week one sales came …

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The future of PC gaming is revealed in the latest issue of MCV

This week’s issue of MCV is a PC gaming special, featuring interviews with a number of the biggest players in the sector. We examine the PC gaming sector, seeing what effect new technologies like VR, 4K and Steam Machines are going to have, as well as new areas of the …

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Windows 10 will be ‘best OS ever for PC gaming’

Microsoft has once again promised that its next iteration of Windows will offer a new dawn for PC gaming. I’m excited to be talking on January 21st,” Xbox boss Phil spencer said of Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 10 showcase. We have speakers coming up talking about Windows 10 and the great …

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Games Retail 2020 – The full schedule

We can finally reveal our full schedule for the upcoming Games Retail 2020. The September 16th event will look at the future of games retailing and takes place at BAFTA in Central London. You can book your tickets here. The event will include exclusive market data from GfK Chart-Track, Juniper …

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Simon Urquhart leaves Dixons Retail

Dixons Retail’s PC gaming and components category manager Simon Urquhart has left the business. As well as handling buying for PC World and Currys’ gaming products, Urquhart was also responsible for opening Dixons Retail’s Gaming Bunker in London, which lets consumers try out the latest PCs, accessories and games. Several …

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