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OPINION: Destiny is breaking records. But for how long?

OPINION: Destiny is breaking records. But for how long?

It’s been a difficult few months for consumer games journalists.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 19th 2014 at 2:25PM in News
Rovio teams up with Room to Read to promote global literacy

Rovio teams up with Room to Read to promote global literacy


Players of Angry Birds Epic are now able to donate to literacy charity Room to Read by buying an in-game item.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 19th 2014 at 1:40PM in News
'Sony has the potential to make the game console market its exclusive territory', analyst claims

'Sony has the potential to make the game console market its exclusive territory', analyst claims

A US analyst has predicted that Sony could eventually grow to control virtually the entire console market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 19th 2014 at 1:06PM in News
Successfully Kickstarted sword fighting game Clang is scrapped

Successfully Kickstarted sword fighting game Clang is scrapped

Sword fighting game Clang will now not be released, despite being successfully Kickstarted in 2012.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 19th 2014 at 12:26PM in News

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GameSpot signs CVG vet

GameSpot signs CVG vet

CVG associate editor Rob Crossley has left the gaming website.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 19th 2014 at 12:24PM in News
Assassin's Creed movie pushed back to 2016

Assassin's Creed movie pushed back to 2016

Fox has delayed the movie adaptation of the Assassin's Creed series.

Billy Langsworthy
by Billy Langsworthy
on Sep 19th 2014 at 10:43AM in News
Destiny attracts biggest Twitch launch audience of 2014

Destiny attracts biggest Twitch launch audience of 2014

More people have watched streaming Destiny footage on Twitch in 2014 than any other new game launch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 19th 2014 at 10:38AM in News
Phones4u staff warned that they may not get full wages

Phones4u staff warned that they may not get full wages

Staff at UK retailer Phones 4u have been told that their wages are likely to be curtailed as hope for the troubled company begins to fade.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 19th 2014 at 10:23AM in News

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Nvidia announces GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970

Nvidia announces GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970

As expected, two new high-end PC graphics cards have been unveiled by Nvidia.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 19th 2014 at 9:46AM in News
UK PS4 sales up 300 per cent thanks to Destiny launch

UK PS4 sales up 300 per cent thanks to Destiny launch

PS4 has just posted its biggest week of the year in the US, and MCV can reveal it is the same for the UK, too.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 19th 2014 at 9:39AM in News
GDC faced bomb threat for granting Anita Sarkeesian an award

GDC faced bomb threat for granting Anita Sarkeesian an award

The organisers of GDC have revealed that it received a number of bomb threats earlier this year over its decision to hand the Ambassador Award to Anita Sarkeesian.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 19th 2014 at 9:17AM in News
New Endemol-backed London consumer video games event coming next year

New Endemol-backed London consumer video games event coming next year

Entertainment giant Endemol will launch a video games-dedicated YouTube channel this month.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 19th 2014 at 9:00AM in News

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Minecraft PS4 heads to retail next month

Minecraft PS4 heads to retail next month

Sony has announced the PlayStation 4 edition of Minecraft will receive a retail release in Europe and North America.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 19th 2014 at 12:58AM in News
Final Fantasy XIII trilogy coming to PC

Final Fantasy XIII trilogy coming to PC

The Final Fantasy XIII trilogy will launch for Windows PC on Steam starting later this year, Square Enix has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 19th 2014 at 12:33AM in News
PlayStation Now open beta launches on PS3

PlayStation Now open beta launches on PS3

PS3 owners in parts of US and Canada can now stream games through an open beta of Sony's PlayStation Now service.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 18th 2014 at 11:59PM in News
The full schedule revealed for Develop Live

The full schedule revealed for Develop Live

Develop can finally reveal the full schedule for Develop Live, our first ever conference.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 18th 2014 at 4:05PM in News

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Entertainment Retailers Association names new chairman

Entertainment Retailers Association names new chairman

The Entertainment Retailers Association has named Raoul Chatterjee as its new chairman.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 18th 2014 at 4:01PM in News
PC code stripping: 'Asian market is rotten to the core'

PC code stripping: 'Asian market is rotten to the core'

Asia is another major territory selling cheap PC codes to games retailers in Europe, an MCV investigation can reveal.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 18th 2014 at 3:56PM in News
Is the end nigh for World of Warcraft?

Is the end nigh for World of Warcraft?

It’s taken almost ten years but it appears that World of Warcraft’s story is drawing to a close.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 18th 2014 at 3:34PM in News
INSIGHT: The rise of consoles as media hubs

INSIGHT: The rise of consoles as media hubs

James Brown, consumer retail analyst at Kantar Worldpanel, examines the rising importance of consoles as media hubs and casts an eye toward the role they may one day play ...

on Sep 18th 2014 at 3:23PM in News
Deadly Premonition creator's next game D4 hits Xbox One tomorrow

Deadly Premonition creator's next game D4 hits Xbox One tomorrow

D4, the next game from Hidetaka ‘Swery65’ Suehiro, will be released on Xbox One tomorrow.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 18th 2014 at 3:05PM in News
Need for Speed Rivals: Complete Edition to fill EA's 2014 racing void

Need for Speed Rivals: Complete Edition to fill EA's 2014 racing void

EA has announced plans to release Need for Speed Rivals: Complete Edition next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 18th 2014 at 2:43PM in News
The PS4 is looking ahead to its next 10m sales

The PS4 is looking ahead to its next 10m sales

1m sales in the UK. 10m units worldwide. PS4 has had the best possible start to life. But what now? And does a rapid rise mean a steep decline? MCV ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 18th 2014 at 2:16PM in News
How PlayStation recaptured the UK

How PlayStation recaptured the UK

As the last generation drew to a close, PlayStation limped over the line in third place, soundly beaten by Nintendo and Xbox. Now it is king of the consoles again ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 18th 2014 at 2:04PM in News
VIDEO: Deep Down's past and future worlds revealed

VIDEO: Deep Down's past and future worlds revealed

Capcom’s free-to-play PS4 RPG Deep Down has been detailed in a new video at the Tokyo Game Show.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 18th 2014 at 12:43PM in News