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Monster Hunter XX claims third No.1 in Japan

Monster Hunter XX claimed its third No.1 in Japan last week, shifting another 121,847 units, according to the latest data from Famitsu. Sales dropped 52 per cent last week, but the title has now sold nearly 1.4m copies – an impressive feat after just 16 days on shelves. Koei Tecmo …

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Blizzard successfully sues cheat maker Bossland in US

World of Warcraft and Overwatch developer Blizzard has won a US lawsuit against bot maker Bossland. The German company has been ordered to pay Blizzard $8.6m having been found guilty of nearly 43,000 counts of copyright infringement. Bossland had tried to have the case dismissed but chose not to defend …

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IHS: World console market down in 2016 but PS4 claims 51% share over Xbox One’s 26%

The UK games industry may be worth a record-breaking 4.33bn according to Ukie’s annual industry valuation this morning, but a new report from IHS Markit paints a slightly gloomier picture for the worldwide console market. The worldwide console market shrunk by 2.5 per cent in 2016, contracting to a consumer …

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild beats Horizon Zero Dawn to No.1 in Japan, sells almost double

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has gone straight in at No.1 in the Japanese charts, selling 193,060 units in its first weekend, according to the latest data from Famitsu. Unlike the UK charts this week, Breath of the Wild beat Sony’s Horizon Zero Dawn to the top …

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Celebrate International Women’s Day by nominating video games’ brightest for Women in Games 2017

It’s not too late to get your nominations in for the Women in Games 2017 awards, which take place in May. There are seven categories in this year’s awards, with nominations closing on March 10th. The New Development Talent Award recognises exceptional new talent in games development and design, and …

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ZeniMax wants to block Oculus Rift sales

The ongoing feud between ZeniMax and Oculus is on the verge of getting even nastier. Documents filed with a Texas court last week ask that sales of the Oculus Rift and any associated software be halted. This follows ZeniMax being awarded $500m earlier this month after it was found that …

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For Honor debuts at No.1 in Japan

Ubisoft’s For Honor marched straight to No.1 in Japan last week, shifting 41,987 units during its first five days on sale, according to the latest data from Famitsu. While not quite as impressive a start as the previous week’s No.1 Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional, which sold over 115,000 …

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Pokémon Sun and Moon have sold 14.69m, now third-best selling 3DS game to date

Pokmon Sun and Moon have collectively sold 14.69m units, Nintendo confirmed this morning, making it the company’s third best-selling 3DS game to date. The figure comes from the company’s latest consolidated financial results for the nine months ended December 31st 2016. After a stellar sales period over Christmas, Pokmon Sun …

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Blizzard withholds Overwatch comic from Russia due to gay propaganda law

A Christmas Overwatch comic released yesterday is not available in Russia because of the country’s gay propaganda laws. Blizzard has said before that the game contained gay characters, and the new short graphic novel confirmed that iconic gunner Tracer is among them. However, Russia’s dated gay propaganda laws – that …

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Former Crytek artist is crowdfunding a lawsuit

One of the workers left out of pocket by the recent troubles at developer Crytek has turned to GoFundMe to try and take the studio to court. FX artist Ludvig Lindqvist claims to have not been paid by Crytek Frankfurt for two months, leading to his resignation last week. Ever …

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