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Monster Hunter XX Switch falls short of sales expectations

But still tops Japanese weekly chart and helps to more than treble console's sales

By James Batchelor

Codemasters and Koch renew global distribution deal

Saints Row publisher will handle UK studio's games in EMEA and Americas for another two years

Tequila Works to publish first game from new UK studio Glowmade

The Rime developer is partnering with an indie studio formed by Lionhead and Media Molecule veterans

By Christopher Dring

Hirshberg: Call of Duty is already games-as-a-service

Activision CEO dismisses the idea of massive reinvention, maintains "annual innovation" is best for flagship franchise

By James Batchelor

Denuvo DRM prompts outcry from Sonic Mania players

Divisive anti-piracy software reportedly prevents offline play

By James Batchelor

Retailer CEX suffers data hack with 2m accounts affected

Second-hand retailer says only expired credit cards were obtained

By Christopher Dring

Ark: Survival Evolved cross-play would take "a few days" to enable

Studio Wildcard says there's "nothing preventing" players from coming together - apart from "policy issues" at Sony

By Matthew Handrahan

Nintendo is closing Miiverse

The online service will end in November, when a key features in several games will also cease to function

By Matthew Handrahan

South Park sequel gets R18+ in Australia with no cuts

The Fractured But Whole escapes the fate of its predecessor

By Matthew Handrahan

Windows Mixed Reality buy-in starts at $900

Headset bundles start at $399, PCs start at $499, 343 Industries is working on Halo VR experiences

By Matthew Handrahan

Xbox One's second bid for the core gamer

Microsoft on the strategy behind Xbox One X, the lack of exclusives and why cross-platform play is so important

By Christopher Dring

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Critical Consensus

The Ubisoft-Nintendo mashup shows that squad-based tactics can be accessible and endearing

By James Brightman

Darkwood dev pirates own game a week after launch

Acid Wizard says it would rather give game to those who can't afford it than see them turn to key re-sellers, "the cancer that is leeching off this industry"

By Brendan Sinclair

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is Steam's most-played game

Concurrent player count for survival shooter hits 877k, tops Valve's own Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

By Brendan Sinclair

Gamescom boasts 30,700 trade visitors from 54 countries

Total attendance to Cologne expo breaks records with 350,000 consumers and professionals

Xbox: Announcing our exclusives too early has been a mistake

Shannon Loftis, general manager for Microsoft Studios Publishing, said she regrets that Crackdown 3 was announced years in advance

By James Brightman

Microsoft reports record pre-orders for Xbox One X: Project Scorpio Edition

Fan-targeted SKU of upcoming console is platform holder's fastest-selling device to date, more stock promised

By James Batchelor

Codemasters is "holding back" from F1 VR

But racing studio celebrates arrival of high-end hardware like Xbox One X - and it's keeping an eye on Switch

By James Batchelor

GameStop Q2 profits fall despite Switch strength

A $7.3m gain from the sale of Kongregate also helped to keep profit decline to 20%

By Matthew Handrahan

Mass Effect takes a dirt nap

Mismanaged since poor decisions on Mass Effect 3, one of EA's big franchises has bowed out for now. How did such a well-loved series decline so fast?

By Rob Fahey

Digital market jumps 16% in July - Superdata

Grand Theft Auto V, Call of Duty ride high as worldwide digital game revenues grow to $7.8 billion

By Brendan Sinclair

GameStop subsidiary EB Games trials pre-owned subscription

"Swap 'n' Play" is priced at $19.95 AUD a month, allows unlimited access to pre-owned stock

By Matthew Handrahan

"You need a publisher to survive on Steam"

Bulkhead Interactive's Joe Brammer says games need to be "something really special" to succeed organically

By James Batchelor

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