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Games industry breathes a sigh of relief: Gamescom will take place later next year

Games industry breathes a sigh of relief: Gamescom will take place later next year

Gamescom exhibitors rejoice - next year’s show will return to a late August date.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 30th 2015 at 3:00PM in News
22Cans is bringing Godus to China

22Cans is bringing Godus to China

Godus may have sparked controversy in its home territory, but that hasn’t stopped 22cans taking the title to new markets.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2015 at 2:38PM in News
Windows 10 Solitaire requires a paid subscription to remove ads

Windows 10 Solitaire requires a paid subscription to remove ads

There’s a big caveat to note here before we even begin – Windows 10 is currently free to the vast majority of Windows owners.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2015 at 2:26PM in News
Sony will let you vote for next free PS+ game; Grow Home confirmed for PS4

Sony will let you vote for next free PS+ game; Grow Home confirmed for PS4

The PS4’s dashboard What’s New section has let slip two bits of interesting PS4 news.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2015 at 1:38PM in News

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His Story: Sam Barlow on creating one of this year's most talked-about indie hits, Her Story

His Story: Sam Barlow on creating one of this year's most talked-about indie hits, Her Story

You fire up the dusty old computer. A search engine fizzes through the scan lines. In the text box, a single word: MURDER. Below, five videos, each with the same ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 30th 2015 at 12:15PM in News
PS4 celebrates six months on top in the UK

PS4 celebrates six months on top in the UK

PlayStation 4 has been the best-selling games console every month of the year to-date, Sony has told MCV.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 30th 2015 at 11:26AM in News
Nintendo set to offer 'Loot Crate' subscription box rival

Nintendo set to offer 'Loot Crate' subscription box rival

The online Nintendo store will shortly offer a new subscription box service, MCV understands.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 30th 2015 at 11:00AM in News
EA: 'There will be people we'll never win over'

EA: 'There will be people we'll never win over'

“It was a really strong line-up but... they’re just so hard to like.” 

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 30th 2015 at 10:50AM in News

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Angry Birds 2 available now on iOS and Android

Angry Birds 2 available now on iOS and Android

Six years on from the release of Angry Birds, Angry Birds 2 has at last arrived on smartphones.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2015 at 10:46AM in News
International Factfile 2015: Serbia

International Factfile 2015: Serbia

Despite its relative youth, Serbia’s games industry is quickly growing into an important presence on the worldwide stage.

on Jul 30th 2015 at 10:31AM in News
Read about EA's attempts to win over the critics in this week's issue of MCV

Read about EA's attempts to win over the critics in this week's issue of MCV

In this week's MCV we speak to EA COO Peter Moore about its performance at this year's E3 and its attempts to win over the firm's numerous critics. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 30th 2015 at 10:31AM in News
Plays.tv to offer player POV at Gamescom, ESL Cologne tournaments

Plays.tv to offer player POV at Gamescom, ESL Cologne tournaments

Spectators of the upcoming Intel Extreme Masters tournaments at Gamescom will now see the action from their favourite player's point of view within minutes of the match ending, thanks to ...

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jul 30th 2015 at 10:19AM in News

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New senior execs for Multiplay

New senior execs for Multiplay

There have been two new additions to event firm Multiplay's senior management team. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 30th 2015 at 10:11AM in News
PS4 sold 3m units in Q1 - more than double Xbox One and 360's combined sales

PS4 sold 3m units in Q1 - more than double Xbox One and 360's combined sales

Sony has revealed some impressive PS4 sales numbers for its most recent financial quarter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2015 at 9:41AM in News
European Commission: Our 'Digital Single Market' will strengthen the industry

European Commission: Our 'Digital Single Market' will strengthen the industry

The European Commission insists that its proposed Digital Single Market will open up the whole of Europe for games retailers.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 30th 2015 at 9:34AM in News
Team17 will publish Yooka-Laylee and eyes retail release

Team17 will publish Yooka-Laylee and eyes retail release

Team17 will publish Yooka-Laylee and says it wants to take the Kickstarter phenomenon to retail.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 30th 2015 at 9:30AM in News

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CentreSoft closes deal to distribute Metal Gear Solid V

CentreSoft closes deal to distribute Metal Gear Solid V

CentreSoft is braced for a busy September after signing Konami.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 30th 2015 at 9:24AM in News
How did the games media cover E3? We ask Curse

How did the games media cover E3? We ask Curse

Curse VP of global sales Nathan Lindberg reveals the firm’s unique approach to covering E3 – and how it kept its fans happy

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 30th 2015 at 9:08AM in News
Fuze to publish Mega Man Legends successor Red Ash, console ports confirmed

Fuze to publish Mega Man Legends successor Red Ash, console ports confirmed

Mega Man Legends spiritual successor Red Ash has been funded and confirmed for PS4 and Xbox One in addition to PC, thanks to a new publishing deal with Fuze Entertainment.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 30th 2015 at 8:18AM in News
Kixeye hit with unspecified number of layoffs - report

Kixeye hit with unspecified number of layoffs - report

An unconfirmed number of employees at online game company Kixeye are reportedly out of the job.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 30th 2015 at 7:59AM in News
Rocket League climbs to 5m downloads

Rocket League climbs to 5m downloads

Rocket League has hit 5m downloads in only a matter of weeks, developer Psyonix has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 30th 2015 at 7:37AM in News
Devolver is publishing Dropsy the Clown in September

Devolver is publishing Dropsy the Clown in September

It’s a pretty safe bet to say that the trailer for Dropsy: A Point & Click Hugventure is the most bizarre thing you’ll have seen today. Or maybe ever.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 29th 2015 at 3:34PM in News
Sega partners with GameSessions for PC rental and game trials

Sega partners with GameSessions for PC rental and game trials

A number of Sega’s PC properties will soon be available on a ‘try before you buy’ basis.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 29th 2015 at 3:21PM in News
Project Spark receives premium Year One Edition release

Project Spark receives premium Year One Edition release

Free-to-play creation suite Project Spark is now available in a $50 Year One Edition.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 29th 2015 at 2:20PM in News