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Why game age ratings are more complicated than they seem

Why game age ratings are more complicated than they seem

Ian Morris Editor of family gaming website Everybody Plays, discusses the challenge for parents buying games their kids can actually play...

on Aug 1st 2014 at 2:10PM in News
Elite: Dangerous standard beta kicks off, bringing price of entry down to £50

Elite: Dangerous standard beta kicks off, bringing price of entry down to £50

Frontier’s Elite: Dangerous can now be played for a price resembling the cost of a normal console release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 1st 2014 at 1:04PM in News
Retail release confirmed for Killer Instinct on Xbox One

Retail release confirmed for Killer Instinct on Xbox One

Xbox One fighting outing Killer Instinct is making the switch from digital to retail.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 1st 2014 at 12:28PM in News
Rayman creator Ancel opens new indie studio, but isn't leaving Ubisoft

Rayman creator Ancel opens new indie studio, but isn't leaving Ubisoft

Rayman creator Michel Ancel has opened a new independent studio called Wild Sheep.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Aug 1st 2014 at 11:56AM in News

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Deadline day - Last call for the Gamescom Daily

Deadline day - Last call for the Gamescom Daily

Today is the final day for Gamescom exhibitors and trade attendees to book their place in MCV’s daily magazine during the show.

on Aug 1st 2014 at 11:43AM in News
Gearbox wants out of Aliens: Colonial Marines lawsuit

Gearbox wants out of Aliens: Colonial Marines lawsuit

Developer Gearbox is arguing that claims against it in an Alien: Colonial marines lawsuit should be dropped.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 1st 2014 at 11:07AM in News
Call of Duty beats X-Men and Planet of the Apes in YouTube charts

Call of Duty beats X-Men and Planet of the Apes in YouTube charts

The reveal trailer for Activision’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was the single most watched video on YouTube in the quarter ending June.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 1st 2014 at 10:31AM in News
Maker Studios launches PewDiePie app on iOS

Maker Studios launches PewDiePie app on iOS

YouTube star PewDiePie now has his very own app on iOS.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 1st 2014 at 10:08AM in News

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Capcom reports revenue drop in quarter lacking new releases

Capcom reports revenue drop in quarter lacking new releases

Capcom has navigated through a tough first quarter, thanks to continued strong sales of Dead Rising 3 and Monster Hunter titles.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 1st 2014 at 6:50AM in News
Call of Duty Ghosts final DLC Nemesis out next week

Call of Duty Ghosts final DLC Nemesis out next week

Call of Duty: Ghosts’ fourth and final DLC offering lands next week for Xbox platforms, Activision has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 1st 2014 at 6:36AM in News
NIS America reinstates GaymerX support

NIS America reinstates GaymerX support

The founder of GaymerX has apologised for what he says was a misunderstanding regarding NIS America's support of the event.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2014 at 4:17PM in News
Nintendo is striving for greater diversity, Animal Crossing director says

Nintendo is striving for greater diversity, Animal Crossing director says

Gender diversity of one of the many forms of diversity that Nintendo has been steadily bringing to its workforce, according to the director of Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2014 at 3:38PM in News

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MMO title Neverwinter confirmed for Xbox One

MMO title Neverwinter confirmed for Xbox One

City of Heroes and Star Trek Online developer Cryptic Studios' free-to-play MMO outing Neverwinter is coming to Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2014 at 3:08PM in News
Why Cliff Harris quit triple-A

Why Cliff Harris quit triple-A

Out of the current line-up of indie developers, Cliff Harris is among the longest serving. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 31st 2014 at 2:36PM in News
Retailer lists Assassin's Creed: Rogue for PS3 and Xbox 360

Retailer lists Assassin's Creed: Rogue for PS3 and Xbox 360

Is Assassin's Creed: Rogue the name of the new AC title due for last-gen systems?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2014 at 2:32PM in News
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

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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
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
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