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World of Tanks receives updated visuals, introduces Historical Battles

World of Tanks receives updated visuals, introduces Historical Battles

Wargaming has detailed the incoming Frontiers patch for World of Tanks, which brings a new Historical Battles mode and updated visuals.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 16th 2014 at 10:05PM in News
The Last of Us Grounded Bundle announced as final DLC package

The Last of Us Grounded Bundle announced as final DLC package

Naughty Dog has announced the third and final batch of DLC releases for The Last of Us, detailing a mix of new single-player and mutiplayer content for the PS3-exclusive.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 16th 2014 at 7:45PM in News
Mojang confirms Minecraft PS3 retail release in Europe, North America

Mojang confirms Minecraft PS3 retail release in Europe, North America

Mojang has confirmed retail release plans for Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition in both North America and PAL regions.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 16th 2014 at 7:18PM in News
Twitch co-funding Kickstarter title

Twitch co-funding Kickstarter title

Live-streaming service Twitch is putting cash behind Studio Bean’s Choice Chamber.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 16th 2014 at 5:00PM in News

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Square Enix: DRM boosts profit, will be essential for the foreseeable future

Square Enix: DRM boosts profit, will be essential for the foreseeable future

An American Square Enix exec has insisted that the consumer backlash against DRM will not prevent its ongoing implementation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2014 at 4:16PM in News
Twitch is now a games retailer, is selling Nuclear Throne

Twitch is now a games retailer, is selling Nuclear Throne

Streaming giant Twitch has for the first time offered users the chance to purchase a game via the service.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2014 at 4:00PM in News
Fable Anniversary lead designer leaves Lionhead

Fable Anniversary lead designer leaves Lionhead

The lead designer for Fable Anniversary has departed Lionhead after over seven years at the studio.

Aaron Lee
by Aaron Lee
on Apr 16th 2014 at 2:50PM in News
Vita back on top as Titanfall makes Famitsu's Japanese Top Ten

Vita back on top as Titanfall makes Famitsu's Japanese Top Ten

Sony’s PlayStation Vita was the best selling console in Japan last week according to the latest sales data from Famitsu.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2014 at 2:45PM in News

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GAME to close its Xbox store

GAME to close its Xbox store

The Xbox shop in London closes this month, MCV can reveal.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 16th 2014 at 2:12PM in News
Now Luckey says VR could make wasting time on real life 'irresponsible'

Now Luckey says VR could make wasting time on real life 'irresponsible'

Virtual reality may not just mean the end of TVs – it might actually mean the end of ever interacting with actual flesh and blood people altogether.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2014 at 1:19PM in News
Snoop Dogg voice and marijuana-themed personalisation pack hitting Call of Duty: Ghosts

Snoop Dogg voice and marijuana-themed personalisation pack hitting Call of Duty: Ghosts

US hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg – or Snoop dee oh double gee, as he refers to himself in the video below – is heading to Call of Duty.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2014 at 12:53PM in News
Minecraft: PlayStation Edition hitting Blu-ray next month

Minecraft: PlayStation Edition hitting Blu-ray next month

A disc version of indie smash-hit Minecraft will arrive on PS3 next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2014 at 12:24PM in News

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Sony sells huge Square Enix share stake

Sony sells huge Square Enix share stake

PlayStation platform holder Sony has sold off the 9.5m shares it held in Square Enix.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2014 at 12:10PM in News
Bungie sack Halo composer Marty O'Donnell

Bungie sack Halo composer Marty O'Donnell

Acclaimed video games composer and Halo score creator Marty O’Donnell says he has been sacked by Bungie.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2014 at 11:46AM in News
Sony reveals 4K Ultra HD Media Player

Sony reveals 4K Ultra HD Media Player

The 4K revolution may be some way off, but Sony has revealed a range of devices that it hopes places it at the forefront of the technology.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2014 at 11:01AM in News
36.9% of Steam purchases are never played

36.9% of Steam purchases are never played

A new insight into the digital lives of Steam users has revealed a host of fascinating data, not least of which is the number of games left untouched by owners.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2014 at 10:31AM in News

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Amazon smartphone leaked, includes four-camera 3D interface

Amazon smartphone leaked, includes four-camera 3D interface

A custom 3D interface is the USP that Amazon hopes will distinguish its upcoming entry into the smartphone market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2014 at 9:44AM in News
King: All games companies must transition to free-to-play

King: All games companies must transition to free-to-play

Call of Duty. New Super Mario Bros. Dark Souls. Halo. Uncharted. ALL games must become free-to-play, according to Candy Crush maker King.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2014 at 9:23AM in News
CCP reports $21m annual loss

CCP reports $21m annual loss

CCP Games has recorded a loss of more than $21m for the company's most recently completed fiscal year, down from the $4.6m in profit made in the prior year.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 16th 2014 at 12:37AM in News
Princess Peach Wii Remote Plus arrives this month

Princess Peach Wii Remote Plus arrives this month

Nintendo has announced plans to release a new Princess Peach-themed Wii Remote later this month.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 16th 2014 at 12:16AM in News
Georgia passes new law providing $25m in tax credits for game developers

Georgia passes new law providing $25m in tax credits for game developers

The state of Georgia has signed a new tax incentive program for video game makers into law.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 15th 2014 at 11:56PM in News
Disc version of Dark Souls II on PC delayed in UK

Disc version of Dark Souls II on PC delayed in UK

UPDATE: The physical version of Dark Souls II on PC has been delayed by one week in the UK, MCV can confirm.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2014 at 4:10PM in News
Google Play downloads tracking 45% ahead of Apple App Store

Google Play downloads tracking 45% ahead of Apple App Store

A new report says that total Google Play downloads are currently tracking ahead of the Apple App Store in terms of volume.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2014 at 3:02PM in News
Division dev says Watch Dogs delay 'took courage' and 'sends important message'

Division dev says Watch Dogs delay 'took courage' and 'sends important message'

Massive Entertainment's MD David Polfeldt has heaped praise on publisher Ubisoft for delaying Watch Dogs.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2014 at 2:29PM in News
Crowdfunded MMO Pantheon runs out of cash

Crowdfunded MMO Pantheon runs out of cash

The new MMO from EverQuest and Vanguard designer Brad McQuaid has run out of money, forcing studio Visionary Realms to “slow” development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2014 at 12:38PM in News