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PS4 is outselling Xbox One by over 3:1

PS4 is outselling Xbox One by over 3:1

Sony's PS4 is estimated to have outsold Microsoft's Xbox One by a ratio of more than three-to-one in the quarter ending June 30th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2014 at 2:05PM in News
Read our investigation into PC code stripping plus our guide to surviving this year's Gamescom in this week's MCV

Read our investigation into PC code stripping plus our guide to surviving this year's Gamescom in this week's MCV

This week, MCV takes a look PC code stripping and the effect that this is having on retailers.

on Jul 31st 2014 at 1:02PM in News
Early Access game Maia makes over $1m

Early Access game Maia makes over $1m

Crowdfunded Steam Early Access god game Maia has made more than $1m for indie developer Simon Roth.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jul 31st 2014 at 12:53PM in News
"Grey PC game codes are hurting 
revenues and misleading the trade"

"Grey PC game codes are hurting revenues and misleading the trade"

We were eager to draw attention to the issue of grey PC game code selling this week because what started as a mild nuisance is quickly escalating into a major ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 31st 2014 at 12:45PM in News

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PC code stripping - is it legal or not?

PC code stripping - is it legal or not?

One of the burning questions over the sale of grey market PC game codes is its legality. And the issue isn’t as clear as you might hope.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 31st 2014 at 12:30PM in News
SPECIAL REPORT: Retail revolt over PC code strippers

SPECIAL REPORT: Retail revolt over PC code strippers

Up to half of Eastern European boxed PC games are being stripped of their codes and sold across France, Germany and the UK at cut price, MCV can reveal.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 31st 2014 at 11:46AM in News
VIDEO: F1 2014 heading for last-gen, next year's game targets PS4 and Xbox One

VIDEO: F1 2014 heading for last-gen, next year's game targets PS4 and Xbox One

Codemasters has revealed that F1 2014 will only be released on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2014 at 11:31AM in News
Ubisoft releases new stutter-addressing PC Watch Dogs patch

Ubisoft releases new stutter-addressing PC Watch Dogs patch

Another patch that claims to help address the ongoing stutter problems with the PC version of Watch Dogs has been released by Ubisoft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2014 at 11:10AM in News

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VIDEO: PlayStation Now open beta kicking off in the US today

VIDEO: PlayStation Now open beta kicking off in the US today

Sony's streaming games service PlayStation Now will enter a period of open beta in the US and Canada later today.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2014 at 10:36AM in News
Nvidia Shield Tablet: the first mobile gaming PC?

Nvidia Shield Tablet: the first mobile gaming PC?

Nvidia hopes to expand the niche audience for its Shield Portable gaming handheld with a worldwide release of the new Shield Tablet. MCV catches up with Chris Daniel, senior product ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 31st 2014 at 10:27AM in News
Mastertronic seeking CVA, closing Cambridgeshire HQ, cutting 40% of jobs

Mastertronic seeking CVA, closing Cambridgeshire HQ, cutting 40% of jobs

One of Britain's most established publishing labels is on the brink of going out of business.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2014 at 10:00AM in News
Yokai Watch 2 and Yoshi's New Island keep 3DS No.1 in Japan

Yokai Watch 2 and Yoshi's New Island keep 3DS No.1 in Japan

Nintendo’s portable console still rules the roost in Japan according to the latest sales data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 31st 2014 at 9:53AM in News

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Clothing brand Diesel going legal on Dieselstörmers

Clothing brand Diesel going legal on Dieselstörmers

The developer of Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams has said it will resist a legal challenge from clothing firm Diesel.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2014 at 9:35AM in News
PlayStation business back in profit as PS4 production costs fall

PlayStation business back in profit as PS4 production costs fall

Sony has credited the “strong” performance of PS4 for a good performance in its quarter ending June 30th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2014 at 9:14AM in News
GameSpot hit with round of layoffs

GameSpot hit with round of layoffs

CBS-owned online gaming publication GameSpot has suffered an unspecified number of layoffs, former employees and the company itself have confirmed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 30th 2014 at 11:15PM in News
Deep Silver acquires Homefront IP from Crytek

Deep Silver acquires Homefront IP from Crytek

Deep Silver has purchased the Homefront intellectual property from Crytek, taking Homefront: The Revolution out of Crytek’s hands and placing Deep Silver Dambuster Studios in charge of development.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 30th 2014 at 5:36PM in News

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Japanese console market down as mobile gaming takes over

Japanese console market down as mobile gaming takes over

Japan’s console market saw a significant dip in earnings last year, a new annual report on the region finds.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 30th 2014 at 5:13PM in News
Xbox One to launch in China on September 23rd; Prices start at £355

Xbox One to launch in China on September 23rd; Prices start at £355

China will become an officially supported Xbox One region when the console arrives the in the freshly green-lit territory in September.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2014 at 4:11PM in News
VIDEO: Assassin's Creed Unity short introduces new female character Elise

VIDEO: Assassin's Creed Unity short introduces new female character Elise

Keen to redress the criticism levelled at it last month, Ubisoft has released details of a female “central character” who features in Assassin’s Creed: Unity.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2014 at 3:53PM in News
Activision confirms three Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Limited Editions

Activision confirms three Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Limited Editions

Three Limited Edition versions of the upcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare have been detailed by publisher Activision.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2014 at 2:26PM in News
Destiny beta played by over 4.6m people

Destiny beta played by over 4.6m people

Activision has revealed the number of people that had played the beta of its new blockbuster IP Destiny.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 30th 2014 at 2:17PM in News
Xbox Gold not needed for EA Access unless you want to play online; UK prices confirmed

Xbox Gold not needed for EA Access unless you want to play online; UK prices confirmed

Xbox One owners don’t need Xbox Live Gold membership to buy into EA Access  -that is, unless they want to play online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2014 at 1:30PM in News
Reminder: Two weeks left for Games Media Awards nominations

Reminder: Two weeks left for Games Media Awards nominations

In case you missed it last week: The GMAs are back for 2014. And we need your nominations.

on Jul 30th 2014 at 12:03PM in News
Nintendo losses jump despite 2.82m Mario Kart 8 sales and Wii U boost sales

Nintendo losses jump despite 2.82m Mario Kart 8 sales and Wii U boost sales

Q1 has delivered mixed fortunes for the struggling Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2014 at 11:58AM in News
No EA Access on PSN as it's not good value, Sony says

No EA Access on PSN as it's not good value, Sony says

The EA Access subscription service is an Xbox One exclusive because Sony doesn’t believe it offers good value to consumers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2014 at 11:36AM in News