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Studios team up for War Child charity game

Studios team up for War Child charity game

A number of big-name developers have joined forces to create a game compilation in aid of charity War Child.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 4th 2015 at 12:52PM in News
Apple finally launches a game-centric Twitter channel

Apple finally launches a game-centric Twitter channel

A Twitter feed that focuses solely on Apple expansive games offering has been launched.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 4th 2015 at 11:54AM in News
More free-to-play titles will fall foul of ASA, predicts Lovell

More free-to-play titles will fall foul of ASA, predicts Lovell

More free-to-play games will be criticised by the Advertising Standards Authority for trying to ‘exhort’ money from children. 

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 4th 2015 at 11:30AM in News
'Slave Tetris' game pulled from Steam after media outcry

'Slave Tetris' game pulled from Steam after media outcry

A mini-game that attempted to explain the condition suffered by slaves being transported across the Atlantic by likening it to Tetris has been pulled from Steam.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 4th 2015 at 11:24AM in News

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Capcom teases further remastered games

Capcom teases further remastered games

Capcom is considering giving more games the remastered treatment after the success of January’s Resident Evil HD. 

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 4th 2015 at 11:15AM in News
Hip to be Square: US and EU boss Phil Rogers on the publisher's huge line-up

Hip to be Square: US and EU boss Phil Rogers on the publisher's huge line-up

It’s an all-star line-up from Square Enix over the next six months, with the return of Tomb Raider, Just Cause, Hitman and Deus Ex. We speak with Europe and Americas ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 4th 2015 at 11:00AM in News
GAME boosts events business with Multiplay expansion

GAME boosts events business with Multiplay expansion

Multiplay is growing its Insomnia events by almost ten times their current size.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 4th 2015 at 10:45AM in News
'YouTube Gaming can catch up with Twitch'

'YouTube Gaming can catch up with Twitch'

YouTube’s new Gaming portal is a genuine threat to Twitch, warn prominent video journalists. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 4th 2015 at 10:30AM in News

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UK boxed games market hits lowest point since 1996

UK boxed games market hits lowest point since 1996

Sales of UK games plunged to their lowest point in 19 years for the week ending August 22nd. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 4th 2015 at 10:10AM in News
Games press joins call for digital charts

Games press joins call for digital charts

The biggest names in the games media have joined MCV’s call for digital data to be included in the games charts.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 4th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Can YouTube Gaming take on Twitch? Find out in this week's issue of MCV

Can YouTube Gaming take on Twitch? Find out in this week's issue of MCV

YouTube has launched its new Gaming brand, but can it rival streaming market leader Twitch? 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 4th 2015 at 9:59AM in News

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GamesAid voting starts next week

GamesAid voting starts next week

The UK games industry can decide which charities will receive a record-breaking amount of money from GamesAid next week.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 4th 2015 at 9:58AM in News
MCV publisher French to leave for UKIE/Film London project

MCV publisher French to leave for UKIE/Film London project

MCV publisher Michael French is to leave his post on September 18th for a new role with UKIE and Film London.

on Sep 4th 2015 at 9:54AM in News
Harmonix partners with Fig to crowdfund mystery title

Harmonix partners with Fig to crowdfund mystery title

Fig has announced a new partnership with Harmonix, with the developer planning to bring an unannounced title to the crowdfunding platform later this year.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 4th 2015 at 2:25AM in News
GTA V, Rocket League among 2015 Steam releases exceeding 1m sales

GTA V, Rocket League among 2015 Steam releases exceeding 1m sales

Six Steam games released in 2015 have sold over 1m copies, while another six have exceeded the 500,000 sales mark.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 4th 2015 at 2:23AM in News

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ESPN posts job listing for eSports editor

ESPN posts job listing for eSports editor

ESPN has posted a job listing seeking an editor to head up a new eSports division within the company.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 4th 2015 at 2:20AM in News
Former Blizzard COO donates video games collection to a museum

Former Blizzard COO donates video games collection to a museum

Over 1,500 Blizzard related video games items are to find a new home in American museum The Strong in Rochester, New York.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 3rd 2015 at 4:04PM in News
VIDEO: The first footage of Daniel Radcliffe in BBC's GTA drama Gamechangers

VIDEO: The first footage of Daniel Radcliffe in BBC's GTA drama Gamechangers

The BBC has released the first trailer for its upcoming drama based on the development of Grand Theft Auto.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 3rd 2015 at 3:10PM in News
GameStop to open first ThinkGeek physical store

GameStop to open first ThinkGeek physical store

Online merchandise ThinkGeek is to open its first physical store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 3rd 2015 at 2:38PM in News
Ashton Kutcher becomes latest investor in eSports gambling startup Unikrn

Ashton Kutcher becomes latest investor in eSports gambling startup Unikrn

Hollywood star-cum-tech investor Ashton Kutcher is the latest high profile investor to back international eSports gambling startup Unikrn.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Sep 3rd 2015 at 2:23PM in News
SoulCalibur Lost Swords to down weapons in November

SoulCalibur Lost Swords to down weapons in November

Bandai Namco has said that its free-to-play fighting game SoulCalibur: Lost Swords will be shut down later this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 3rd 2015 at 2:16PM in News
Treyarch: "Call of Duty eSports has seen a lot of good growth"

Treyarch: "Call of Duty eSports has seen a lot of good growth"

Studio design director David Vonderhaar talks to us about the eSports features and multiplayer infrastructure in place for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. In particular he discuss the ...

on Sep 3rd 2015 at 12:50PM in News
Batman: Arkham Knight patch arrives, goes... but offers big fixes

Batman: Arkham Knight patch arrives, goes... but offers big fixes

A patch for the troubled PC version of Batman: Arkham Asylum was temporarily released last night, and seemed to bring with it big fixes to the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 3rd 2015 at 12:39PM in News
Gaming festival Insomnia expands to UK's biggest expo space

Gaming festival Insomnia expands to UK's biggest expo space

British gaming festival Insomnia is moving on up...the road, as it relocates future events from Coventry's Ricoh Arena to the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham.

on Sep 3rd 2015 at 11:49AM in News