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Argos trials first Minute-Past-Midnight delivery for Xbox One X

Argos has announced a UK-first Fast Track delivery trial that guarantees its customers will be the first in the country to receive Microsoft’s Xbox One X. The ambitiously-named Minute-Past-Minute delivery option will be trialled across London Zones 1-5 and promises that customers will receive the console on their doorstep just …

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Warner Bros confirms death of Lego Dimensions

Warner Bros has officially confirmed that Lego Dimensions is no more. The news follows a report from Eurogamer last week stating that the toys-to-life franchise had been canned a year earlier than planned, according to sources close to the company. That doesn’t mean Lego Dimension packs will suddenly disappear from shelves, …

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Starbreeze and Acer announce new capitalisation plan for StarVR

Starbreeze and Acer have announced a new capitalisation plan for its virtual reality headset, StarVR. Under the new agreement, Acer will now contribute $5m to the joint venture and increase its interest to 66.7 per cent. Starbreeze, meanwhile, will be relieved from its remaining captial commitment of $7.5m and its …

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BGI petitions UK government for support

A score of UK games industry veterans have called on the government to increase support for the sector by funding a new national agency, the British Games Institute (BGI). First proposed at the end of last year by Ian Livingstone and Rick Gibson, the BGI has now taken to Change.org to get …

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Facebook adds more monetisation options to Instant Games Platform

Facebook has announced the next phase of its Instant Games Platform. The changes will be made available via two updates that include more monetisation options and scaling tools for developers to allow them to submit and launch more games.  Launched last year, Instant Games for Messenger started with just 20 …

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Switch exclusive Kamiko hits 110,000 sales

Digital Switch exclusive Kamiko has sold over 110,000 copies, co-founder and CEO of Circle Entertainment Chris Chau has told Nintendo Life. Developed by two-person Japanese outfit Skipmore and published by Flyhigh Works with assistance from Circle Entertainment, the game has been one of the console’s early digital hits, joining the …

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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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Shadow of War claims Japan No.1 with sales up 39% on Mordor

It was another slow week at Japanese retail last week, marking the second consecutive week of decline for its physical game market. This is partly due to a lack of high-profile new releases, as the only new entries this week were Warner Bros’ Shadow of War and Square Enix’s Lost …

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NIS America will continue to support Vita digitally, even though ‘it isn’t really the place to be right now’

Sony’s PlayStation Vita has been on the way out for some time now. While the console still sells well in Japan, shifting around 4,000 units each week, Sony itself declared it a legacy platform back in 2015, confirming that first-party support for the handheld would now cease. That hasn’t stopped …

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