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Valve’s Orange Box paved the way for today’s physical indie retail space

When Valve launched Portal, Team Fortress 2 and Half-Life 2: Episode Two as The Orange Box bundle back in 2007, it had a transformative effect on the games retail space of its day. That’s according to Valve’s Robin Walker, who recently spoke to PC Gamer about the legacy of the game bundle …

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Making FFXV on console was ‘100x more difficult’ than the Windows Edition, says director

After one of the longest development cycles of this generation, you might have forgiven game director Hajime Tabata for taking a well-earned rest when Final Fantasy XV came out last November. After all, not only did the game shift a staggering 5m units during its first day on shelves around the …

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Versus Evil to publish Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

Independent publisher Versus Evil is to publish Obsidian Entertainment’s Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, the company has announced. The sequel to the hit RPG will launch on PC, Mac and Linus in early 2018. Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire recently made crowd-funding history when developer Obsidian brought the title to …

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Steel Media launches PCGamesInsider.biz

After its initial announcement back in July, Steel Media has now launched its brand-new PC games industry website, PCGamesInsider.biz, together with its new PC Connects event, which launches at the PG Connects Helsinki conference in September. Run by former MCV deputy editor Alex Calvin, the b2b PC site will cover …

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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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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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PC will be the most lucrative games platform by 2019

Research giant Juniper Research has revealed its predictions for the UK games market by 2019. The firm says that combined revenue of PC and console games will be worth $41.2bn in 2019, a slight decline over previous years, but still accounting for well over 50 per cent of the market. …

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INSIGHT: Iceberg Interactive’s Gamescom showing

PC specialist Iceberg Interactive went to Gamescom with some exciting games. Sales director Howard Newmark tells us more. What did you bring to Gamescom this year? The Iceberg Team had a significant presence at GamesCom this year, once again taking up a sizeable part of the Holland Pavilion. We showed …

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MCV @ GAMESCOM: Ubisoft vows to improve its PC games

Assassin’s Creed publisher Ubisoft says it is making strides in its attempts to win over dissatisfied PC gamers. The firm has come under fire from PC fans in the past for its DRM system and for releasing PC SKUs of games long after their console counterparts. But European bossAlain Corre …

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