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Microsoft officially ceases Kinect production

The initially successfully but eventually resented motion camera Kinect is no longer in production. Fast Company was first out of the gate with the news yesterday, and the report has now been confirmed by Microsoft. “Manufacturing for Kinect for Xbox One has ended but it is not the end of …

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Wired Productions raises $10,000 for mental health charity

Publisher Wired Productions has announced it’s awarded $10,000 to charity Take This as part of its first mental health awareness campaign. Initially unveiled back in August of this year, 25 per cent of all net receipts from digital sales of LKA’s The Town of Light sold within the promotional window were donated …

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Twitch unveils huge revenue growth at TwitchCon 2017

Twitch has announced a massive increase in revenue year-on-year, paying more than double the amount of money to individual partners in 2017 compared to last year. The exact figure is currently unknown, but on average 71 per cent more money was generated this year, with Twitch Prime bringing in 50 per cent more …

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Mothergunship to get physical PS4 and Xbox One release courtesy of Sold Out

Boxed specialist Sold Out has partnered with Terrible Posture Games and Grip Digital to publish the physical console versions of first-person bullet-hell shooter Mothergunship in 2018, the company has announced. Arriving on PS4 and Xbox One and digitally on PC, Mothergunship is the spiritual successor to 2014’s Tower of Guns, …

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Sony Music Entertainment’s new Unties indie label will publish games on PC and Switch

Sony has announced a brand-new games publishing label that’s set to bring indie games to a number of different platforms – including the Nintendo Switch. Rather than come under the expertise of Sony Interactive Entertainment, however, the new Unties label will be operated by Sony Music Entertainment and will largely …

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Day One sales for The Flame in the Flood on Switch has beaten all other formats, says Curve

Curve Digital released indie roguelike The Flame in the Flood on the Nintendo Switch yesterday, and the game has already "smashed" expectations, according to publishing director Simon Byron, beating Day One sales for all other platforms it’s been released on. Byron also added on Twitter (see below) that the success of The …

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New Xbox One S bundles feature Rocket League and Minecraft

Microsoft has announced three new Xbox One S bundles priced at just £229. Launching in the coming weeks, the UK will receive an Xbox One S Rocket League Blast-Off Bundle, an Xbox One S Starter Bundle and – for those that didn’t manage to get their hands on the limited edition …

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SNES Mini sells more than Switch in Week One – Famitsu

Nintendo’s Classic Mini SNES has sold over 360,000 units in Japan during its opening week, Famitsu has revealed. While we’ve yet to receive Famitsu’s full hardware charts for last week, the publication took to its own website this morning to state the highly-sought after micro console shifted 368,913 in its first four …

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