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Xiaomi recaptures Chinese smartphone leadership from Apple

Xiaomi recaptures Chinese smartphone leadership from Apple

Apple’s newfound dominance of the Chinese smartphone market may already be a thing of the past.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 4th 2015 at 1:39PM in News
Hi-Rez reveals new game Paladins

Hi-Rez reveals new game Paladins

Smite developer Hi-Rez has lifted the curtain on its new game – Paladins.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 4th 2015 at 12:47PM in News
PlayStation Now hits Vita and PS TV in the US today

PlayStation Now hits Vita and PS TV in the US today

Sony’s streaming games service PlayStation Now is rolling out onto two new platforms in the US today.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 4th 2015 at 12:17PM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to 1990s video game merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to 1990s video game merchandise

The 1990s gave us the Spice Girls, Pogs and Beanie Babies. But it also spawned some of the biggest games brands ever seen. MCV takes a trip back in time ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 4th 2015 at 11:53AM in News

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Watch Microsoft's Gamescom 2015 Xbox conference here

Watch Microsoft's Gamescom 2015 Xbox conference here

Microsoft will kick off Gamescom 2015 this afternoon, and you can watch the whole event right here.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 4th 2015 at 11:37AM in News
Rocket League '100%' coming to other platforms

Rocket League '100%' coming to other platforms

Breakout multiplayer hit Rocket League looks likely to make the move onto Xbox.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 4th 2015 at 11:03AM in News
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has PC release date moved forward

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has PC release date moved forward

PC owners will no longer have to wait longer than their console owning friends to get their hands on Metal Gear Solid V.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 4th 2015 at 10:15AM in News
Around the world with Ubisoft

Around the world with Ubisoft

Darren Bowen, UK sales director at Ubisoft, takes MCV on a globetrotting trip through its MCV Award-winning export team’s operations

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 4th 2015 at 9:09AM in News

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Toy Soldiers: War Chest arrives next week

Toy Soldiers: War Chest arrives next week

Ubisoft has announced Signal Studios' Toy Soldiers: War Chest will launch next week for PC and consoles.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 3rd 2015 at 8:09PM in News
Summer Games Done Quick event raises $1.2m for charity

Summer Games Done Quick event raises $1.2m for charity

Last week's speedrun event Summer Games Done Quick raised more than $1.2m for charity, organizers have announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 3rd 2015 at 7:46PM in News
Steam top ten sellers: July 26 - August 1

Steam top ten sellers: July 26 - August 1

Rocket League continues to dominate Steam's best sellers list heading into August.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 3rd 2015 at 6:45PM in News
Nominations open for 2015 GamesAid charities later this month 

Nominations open for 2015 GamesAid charities later this month 

The UK games industry can nominate charities to receive thousands of pounds from GamesAid, later this month. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 3rd 2015 at 5:00PM in News

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Windows 10 has nearly overtaken OSX among Steam users

Windows 10 has nearly overtaken OSX among Steam users

Having only arrived last week, Windows 10 is already on the brink of overtaking the most recent version of Apple’s OSX among Steam users.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 3rd 2015 at 4:13PM in News
Brazilian duo skip FIFA 16, agree to PES 2016 exclusivity

Brazilian duo skip FIFA 16, agree to PES 2016 exclusivity

EA’s FIFA series may continue to boss the genre when it comes to licenses, but Konami can at least celebrate another licensing victory for its latest title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 3rd 2015 at 3:52PM in News
Dubai to host ESL ESEA Pro League Invitational

Dubai to host ESL ESEA Pro League Invitational

eSports giant ESL has announced a huge Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament taking place in Dubai this September.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 3rd 2015 at 3:35PM in News
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition now includes the entire series for free

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition now includes the entire series for free

Xbox One owners will get a bumper collection of games if they buy the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition later this month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 3rd 2015 at 3:19PM in News

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Amplitude slips to the end of 2015

Amplitude slips to the end of 2015

Harmonix has confirmed that Amplitude won’t now arrive until the end of the year, and even then only for some backers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 3rd 2015 at 12:32PM in News
Spencer hints at Quantum Break release date announcement tomorrow

Spencer hints at Quantum Break release date announcement tomorrow

It looks as if a release date for Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break could be announced at Microsoft’s Gamescom 2015 press briefing tomorrow.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 3rd 2015 at 11:33AM in News
Kabam's Marvel: Contest of Champions passes $100m

Kabam's Marvel: Contest of Champions passes $100m

Kabam has announced that Marvel: Contest of Champions has generated $100m in gross revenue after just seven months.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 3rd 2015 at 10:54AM in News
Nikkei report paints bleak picture of life at Konami

Nikkei report paints bleak picture of life at Konami

The troubles at Konami could run deeper than just a rift with the creator of Metal Gear Solid, if new reports from Japan are to be believed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 3rd 2015 at 10:11AM in News
International Insight: Germany

International Insight: Germany

As the games industry heads to Cologne for Gamescom, Timm Walter, senior manager at local industry body GAME, examines the struggle of Germany’s local market

on Aug 3rd 2015 at 10:02AM in News
LEGO Jurassic Park retakes No.1 spot, Rory McIlroy PGA Tour falls to fourth place

LEGO Jurassic Park retakes No.1 spot, Rory McIlroy PGA Tour falls to fourth place

Four weeks after it first claimed the top spot, LEGO Jurassic Park is back to No.1 in the UK All Formats Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 3rd 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Micropayments, they grow up so fast: How in-game purchases have evolved to survive

Micropayments, they grow up so fast: How in-game purchases have evolved to survive

Karl MacGregor, VP of digital content at Worldpay, examines how in-game purchases have moved with the times in order to remain one of the hottest topics in today's industry

on Aug 3rd 2015 at 9:27AM in News
Windows 10 now running on 14m devices

Windows 10 now running on 14m devices

Microsoft has announced its Windows 10 OS is now running on more than 14m devices.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 2nd 2015 at 2:21AM in News
Sega reports significant dip in quarterly sales

Sega reports significant dip in quarterly sales

Sega has reported negative financial results for its most recent quarter, though the firm's games division had little to do with the poor performance.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 2nd 2015 at 1:44AM in News