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Imagination Vs. Immersion

Kim Belair on the shift from playing 'with' to playing 'as'

By Kim Belair

Microsoft blows open the VR race with a quiet bombshell

It's not about Scorpio; competitively priced, cross-compatible headsets will finally give the PC a VR platform that can compete with Sony's PSVR

By Rob Fahey

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By James Brightman

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Boston developers join forces for children's charity Humble Bundle

60% of all proceeds will go to the St Baldrick's Foundation, which funds research into treating and curing children with cancer

Newzoo: Top 25 games firms made $34.5bn in H1 2016

Mobile accounts for 40% of all revenues of Top 10, industry leaders show biggest growth in five years

By James Batchelor

Pokémon Sun and Moon is the most pre-sold game in Nintendo's history

Nintendo continues to feel the benefit of in Pokémon Go's success

By Matthew Handrahan

Pay attention to risk-taking Nintendo, Microsoft and Bethesda

Weekly Roundup: Industry reacts to Switch, Microsoft offers a taste of the future while Bethesda upsets the media

By Christopher Dring

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OnePlay acquires Desura and Indie Royale

Online retailer hopes to have brands up and running early next year after former parent Bad Juju went bankrupt

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Nintendo: "We have no interest in switching our customers"

President Tatsumi Kimishima says the company will target families and kids through hands-on Switch demos

By Matthew Handrahan

Nintendo Switch screen is 720p, will support multi-finger gestures - report

Eurogamer's sources point to a 6.2-inch touchscreen that offers 10-point multitouch ability

By James Brightman

Digital growth slows to 5% in September - Superdata

Pokemon Go and World of Warcraft: Legion help boost other sectors as console market sags 14% for the month

By Brendan Sinclair

Switch targets Japan's TV-less youth

One explanation for PS4's soft performance in Japan is low ownership of HDTVs among young people. Is Switch the answer?

By Rob Fahey

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Oculus & Kaleidoscope announce VR art fund DevLab

Initiative plans to "support independent VR creators and explore the boundaries of virtual reality as an art form"

Quantic Dream experimenting with virtual reality

But David Cage won't venture into VR space “for the sake of it”

By James Batchelor

Mobcrush raises another $20 million for mobile streaming

Lifetime funding sails past $35 million as audience reaches 1 million active users

By Matthew Handrahan

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Stranger Things' Shawn Levy is the new Uncharted director

Movie will be 'fast tracked' through production, awaits casting

Will Microsoft bundle a VR headset with Scorpio?

Analysts discuss Microsoft's move to offer $299 VR headsets, which could pair nicely with Project Scorpio

By James Brightman

Microsoft takes on Oculus, Twitch in new Windows 10 update

Creators Update launches for free this spring, brings mixed reality functionality to HoloLens

By James Batchelor

Nintendo Switch to ship 2 million for March

CEO Tatsumi Kimishima says details on price and specs will come next year, system is not a replacement for 3DS

By Brendan Sinclair

Cage: “Games should be about what players feel, not what they do”

The creator of Heavy Rain and upcoming Detroit: Become Human discusses his ongoing quest to share personal experiences through video games

By James Batchelor

aXiomatic invests in eSports rec league

New Team Liquid owner joins with Toba Capital to put $5 million toward Super League Gaming

By Brendan Sinclair

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Capcom sales drop 9.4% in half-year figures

Publisher says 40% operating income fall is in line with expectations

“No reviews means no possibility of negativity”

Games critics weigh in on Bethesda's decision to withhold review codes for upcoming games

By Christopher Dring

EGX Rezzed 2017 to add new Powered by Unreal Engine zone

Partnership with Epic Games offers developers double the exhibition space

By GamesIndustry Staff

Sale of Seattle Mariners stake keeps Nintendo in the black

Six month figures show company shortening sales forecasts for full year

By Dan Pearson

BAFTA Breakthrough Brits 2016 announced

Honourees include five video games creators

By Christopher Dring

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Simplygon goes free for indies and educators

3D Optimisation software switches up pricing

Keywords Studios acquires Player Research in deal worth Ł1.3m

Brighton-based consultation and user testing service joins burgeoning empire

By Dan Pearson

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