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Doing justice to Dredd: It’s time to make your 2000 AD game

2000 AD recently hit its 40th anniversary and is still going strong. Judge Dredd continues to lead the charge and arguably remains the most recognisable British-created comic book character – Dennis the Menace aside, as he’s hardly an obvious draw for core gamers.  Behind him is a slew of popular …

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GAME talks up 2017 – Black Friday, Switch, Scorpio and its play for PC

GAME recently published its financial results for the six months up to January 28th, including the key Christmas period. We all know that last year was tough for retail, as a number of key titles failed to chart over the key November release period, and more recently Ukie reported that …

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Project Scorpio specs revealed – but how much have we learnt?

Microsoft has released a considerable amount of information on its next-gen console, Project Scorpio, through hardware experts Digital Foundry. The new console already had broad specs announced back at E3 2016 but today we can fill in some of the gaps. Without going too deep into the nitty-gritty, the new …

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‘London Games Festival is about promoting the city as a place to do business, work, make games and play games’

Michael French, head of games at Games London, discusses the return of the London Games Festival last year, what we should expect from this year’s edition, kicking off today, and tells us more about next week’s Games Finance Market. Why bring the festival back in 2016? This isn’t a return of …

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GAME interim figures: A predictably tough 2016 but upbeat about 2017

GAME has published its financial results for the six months up to January 28th, including the key Christmas period, and what have we learnt? Well, very little in fact. The figures largely tie with those we had from GAME back in January, when it updated us before its AGM. In …

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We need to talk about Xbox Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass is the latest in a long line of services that have been branded ‘Netflix for Games’ – for better or worse. But with Microsoft and numerous heavyweight publishers behind it, Xbox Game Pass is the strongest contender yet. So why aren’t publishers keen to talk it up? …

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Analysis: the driving forces behind the UK’s 4.33bn games industry

Read the headlines at the end of 2016, MCV’s included, and you might think the games industry was having a tough time of it. A number of high-profile releases struggled at retail and then Black Friday swept in and prices tumbled just weeks after release. It didn’t look pretty, but …

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How Playground accelerated Forza over the $1bn line

Playground Games’ Forza Horizon 3 was the best-selling Britsoft game of 2016 – putting to one side GTA V’s incredible staying power – and the biggest Xbox One exclusive. To date, it’s already sold 2.5m copies worldwide, helping blast the Forza franchise to lifetime sales of $1bn. With this milestone …

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Ubisoft announces triple-A Avatar game to expand movie universe

Just one day after it was announced Avatar 2 is going into production, Ubisoft has revealed that it’s made a deal with Fox Interactive and James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment to create a ‘cutting edge’ game based inthe Avatar universe. Massive Entertainment has been handed development duties, which are presumably well …

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Motorhead rocks onto consoles with Victor Vran

So you’re an established, independent developer launching your newest IP onto console for the first time. The market is congested with games, yours isn’t a big brand, so standing out is going to be tough. But you’ve got a card up your sleeve, and it’s the Ace of Spades, because …

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