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Nintendo increasing US Switch shipments

Nintendo increasing US Switch shipments The new shipment to GameStop means other US retailers, including Amazon, Target and Best Buy, are expected to receive more Switch units of their own this week.5m Switch consoles around the world, including 500,000 in the US, 360,000 in Japan, 110,000 in France and 85,000 in the UK.

How to get the most out of a games convention

How to get the most out of a games convention Last month, we looked at the real cost of exhibiting at a game convention, which can be radically different depending on what you're willing to pay for.To ensure you're getting your money's worth, it's vital you stay alert to opportunity and work hard to engage the various audiences.

Australian senator urges censors to "leave gamers alone"

Australian senator urges censors to "leave gamers alone" The Australian Classification Board's refusal to grant Outlast 2 a certificate in the country has sparked debate among the country's politicians, with Senator David Leyonhjelm advising the censors to "leave gamers alone.Despite such broad popularity, though, Leyonhjelm asserted that the country's laws are made and enforced by people who lack knowledge of the medium.

Getting emotional about monthly burn rate

Getting emotional about monthly burn rate If there's one thing you're likely to take away from talking with game developers, it's that they're a passionate bunch.They're passionate about pushing the medium forward.

Ubisoft addresses For Honor microtransaction concerns

Ubisoft addresses For Honor microtransaction concerns Ubisoft has responded to consumer concerns that accessing all content in its newest IP, For Honor, will be too costly or time-consuming.Last week, one Reddit user estimated that it would take the average player two-and-a-half years to unlock all hero skins, outfits, emotes and other customisation options.

Xbox first-party is "critical" for Scorpio, says Spencer

Xbox first-party is "critical" for Scorpio, says Spencer In a Twitter Q&A session, the executive commented, "[We're] very focused on 1P games.I'll be careful about when we announce things but I know strong 1P is critical," adding that having those first-party games ready for Scorpio's launch is also critical.

Nintendo Switch's path ahead is still unclear

Nintendo Switch's path ahead is still unclear That view would have held true had Switch underperformed at launch; it ought to hold equally true in the wake of the great launch the console has actually enjoyed.When you come down to brass tacks, the reality is that we haven't learned a lot from the launch of Switch.

Australian Classication Board reverses Outlast 2 ban

Australian Classication Board reverses Outlast 2 ban In a remarkably rare turn of events, the classification board of Australia has decided to give a rating to a game it previously deemed unfit for release.However, local games site Press Start has revealed that the Australian Classification Board has since reviewed the game again and is allowing it to be released on April 26th with a rating of R18+.

150 store closures planned at GameStop

150 store closures planned at GameStop As a result, the retailer plans to close between 2% and 3% of its stores, estimated at around 150 branches.However, USA Today reports it will offset these closures by opening 35 new Collectible stores and 65 Technology outlets.

Mass Effect Andromeda tops UK charts but can't match Mass Effect 3

Mass Effect Andromeda tops UK charts but can't match Mass Effect 3 The fastest-selling game in the series is 2012's Mass Effect 3, which sold over a third more units in its first week than Andromeda.Indeed, GfK says that 10% of physical Mass Effect 3 sales were made on PC (during week one), but only 4% of Mass Effect Andromeda sales came via PC physical.

How can we solve Nintendo Switch's cartridge cost quandary?

How can we solve Nintendo Switch's cartridge cost quandary? The price varies depending on whether you need a 1GB card or a 32GB one (Nintendo is not stipulating a minimum RRP).Rime on Switch is going to cost �10 more than its PS4 and Xbox One counterpart (�39.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds does $11 million in three days

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds does $11 million in three days Bluehole's efforts to grow its business in the West received a boost last weekend with the Early Access launch of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.The Korean developer today announced that the game brought in more than $11 million in its first three days on sale, topping 67,000 concurrent players in the process.

Hearthstone is killing itself - Superdata

Hearthstone is killing itself - Superdata Blizzard Entertainment may have dealt itself a few bad hands lately in regards to its PC and mobile hit Hearthstone.The desktop version of the game has also seen declining revenues, though not to the same extent as on mobile.

App Store developers can now respond to user reviews

App Store developers can now respond to user reviews 4, Apple has given developers the ability to directly respond to user reviews - a feature that has been available on Google Play since May 2013.This is a small change with significant potential benefits for both developers and their users.

GAME profits fall 27% after disappointing Christmas

GAME profits fall 27% after disappointing Christmas The poor performance of video games over Christmas has unsurprisingly impacted GAME's profits.CEO Martyn Gibbs highlights the absence of a Fallout 4-sized game last Christmas (the previous year benefitted strongly from that game).

"We're in a start-up phase"

"We're in a start-up phase" Full details on the survey results are available here (you might not be surprised to discover that the Italian video games industry's main genre focus is racing), but the general picture is one of what AESVI general secretary Thalita Malago calls a "start-up phase".This number includes all studios, from established companies to indie studios who are working on their first game.

Maximum Games signs distribution deal with Gearbox

Maximum Games signs distribution deal with Gearbox Borderlands developer Gearbox is publishing the title both digitally and physically.It follows the launch of the firm's own dedicated publishing arm last year.

Secret World re-launching as free-to-play Secret World Legends

Secret World re-launching as free-to-play Secret World Legends Yet another subscription-based MMO is finishing the transition to free-to-play, albeit quite a while after such a move might have been expected.Funcom today announced that it is re-launching The Secret World this spring as Secret World Legends, a free-to-play re-thinking of the original title with overhauled combat, progression systems, and graphics.

GAME to stock GameStop's Deformers exclusively in the UK

GAME to stock GameStop's Deformers exclusively in the UK However, following the closure of GameStop.co.