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PC piracy giant calls it quits

PC piracy giant calls it quits

One of the largest Chinese piracy groups has said that it has stopped cracking single-player PC games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 8th 2016 at 3:13PM in News
Machine Zone spent $5m on Schwarzenegger Mobile Strike Super Bowl ad

Machine Zone spent $5m on Schwarzenegger Mobile Strike Super Bowl ad

Game of War developer Machine Zone has spent big on a Super Bowl ad for the second year running.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 8th 2016 at 2:12PM in News
Ubisoft dev says PC version of The Division graphics "kept in check" with consoles

Ubisoft dev says PC version of The Division graphics "kept in check" with consoles

Uh oh. A Ubisoft developer has claimed that the graphical prowess of The Division on PC was reigned in to ensure it wasn’t too far ahead of consoles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 8th 2016 at 11:30AM in News
Titanfall 2 is going to have a single-player mode

Titanfall 2 is going to have a single-player mode

The sequel to EA’s 2014 mech shooter Titanfall is going to have its own dedicated story mode.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 8th 2016 at 10:58AM in News

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Humble Bundle is funding its own original titles

Humble Bundle is funding its own original titles

Charitable games bundle platform Humble is expanding into development of its own titles.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 8th 2016 at 10:39AM in News
Microsoft says Xbox One Red Dead Redemption release was an error

Microsoft says Xbox One Red Dead Redemption release was an error

A small number of users were able to download a backwardly compatible Xbox One version of Rockstar’s much cherished Red Dead Redemption at the weekend.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 8th 2016 at 10:28AM in News
Apple rejects Binding of Isaac iOS release over child violence concerns

Apple rejects Binding of Isaac iOS release over child violence concerns

A surprise iOS release for popular roguelike The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth might have been scuppered by Apple’s strict content regulations.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 8th 2016 at 10:04AM in News
Is it time E3 opened its doors to gamers?

Is it time E3 opened its doors to gamers?

E3 must find a way to incorporate more consumers into the show, say leading games industry commentators.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 8th 2016 at 10:01AM in News

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Call of Duty back on top as new Naruto title debuts in third place

Call of Duty back on top as new Naruto title debuts in third place

Activision’s Call of Duty Black Ops III returns to the No.1 spot this week with an 11 increase in sales.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 8th 2016 at 9:49AM in News
VfL Wolfsburg signs English 22-year-old for FIFA eSports team

VfL Wolfsburg signs English 22-year-old for FIFA eSports team

Bundesliga team VfL Wolfsburg has signed an English youngster to play as part of its FIFA eSports team.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2016 at 3:50PM in News
VIDEO: Trackmania Turbo to release in March

VIDEO: Trackmania Turbo to release in March

Ubisoft’s time trial racing title Trackmania Turbo is launching next month

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 5th 2016 at 3:10PM in News
Tekken's Harada slams Korean ratings board over leak

Tekken's Harada slams Korean ratings board over leak

Long-term Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada has said that the South Korean games rating board is “the worst”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2016 at 2:54PM in News

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Splatoon sales have consistently tracked ahead of Mario Kart 8

Splatoon sales have consistently tracked ahead of Mario Kart 8

Nintendo has revealed that, following their respective release, Wii U shooter Splatoon has consistently outsold Mario Kart 8.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2016 at 1:55PM in News
MCV Awards 2016 Finalist Profiles: Independent Retailer

MCV Awards 2016 Finalist Profiles: Independent Retailer

As we countdown to the MCV Awards 2016, which takes place in London on March 3rd, we profile each of the finalists for the Independent Retailer category

on Feb 5th 2016 at 1:44PM in News
Apple to let owners trade-in damaged iPhones

Apple to let owners trade-in damaged iPhones

Customers with defective iOS handsets are to be given the option of trading them toward a newer model, it has been claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2016 at 1:07PM in News
Steam Controller natively supported in XCOM 2

Steam Controller natively supported in XCOM 2

The latest entry in 2K’s XCOM franchise is hitting shelves today, and it appears that the strategy title has native Steam Controller support.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 5th 2016 at 12:12PM in News

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Nintendo officially scraps Quality of Life sleep device

Nintendo officially scraps Quality of Life sleep device

The future of Satoru Iwata’s Quality of Life initiative looks even more uncertain today after Nintendo admitted to officially abandoning its only product.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2016 at 12:05PM in News
Everybody Plays launches 'Ability Level' guide for parents

Everybody Plays launches 'Ability Level' guide for parents

A game’s front of box age rating warns parents about a title’s content, but figuring out what ability is required to play the game is altogether trickier.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2016 at 12:00PM in News
The Big Game: XCOM 2

The Big Game: XCOM 2

My friend Andrew was the only friend I knew with a computer when I was 12.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 5th 2016 at 12:00PM in News
Livingstone's bold vision for game-based learning

Livingstone's bold vision for game-based learning

By his own standards, the past few years have been quiet for Ian Livingstone.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 5th 2016 at 11:05AM in News
Setting up your room for SteamVR Vive is no easy task

Setting up your room for SteamVR Vive is no easy task

And you thought making room for Kinect was tough?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2016 at 10:57AM in News
TV presenter Julia Hardy to host the Women in Games Awards

TV presenter Julia Hardy to host the Women in Games Awards

Popular games presenter and media personality Julia Hardy will host this year’s MCV’s Women in Games Awards.

on Feb 5th 2016 at 10:29AM in News
PS4 Uncharted 4 bundle announced

PS4 Uncharted 4 bundle announced

Sony has revealed a PlayStation 4 and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End hardware bundle.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 5th 2016 at 9:49AM in News
DayZ forums hacked, users urged to change passwords

DayZ forums hacked, users urged to change passwords

Developer Bohemia Interactive has said that a recent forum hack has led to a security breach of user data.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2016 at 9:38AM in News
Ian Livingstone is opening two schools

Ian Livingstone is opening two schools

Industry veteran Ian Livingstone is opening two academies in Tower Hamlets and Bournemouth.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 5th 2016 at 12:01AM in News