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International Factfile 2015: Poland

International Factfile 2015: Poland

Despite Polish consumers spending more on games purchases than the rest of Eastern Europe, the country’s games retail industry remains afflicted by rampant piracy.

on Jan 30th 2015 at 4:19PM in News
Ice-T takes on GamerGate in upcoming Law & Order episode

Ice-T takes on GamerGate in upcoming Law & Order episode

Well, if there’s one person who can sort out GamerGate it could well be Ice-T.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2015 at 3:35PM in News
VIDEO: Live-action TV ad ready for Majora's Mask 3DS launch

VIDEO: Live-action TV ad ready for Majora's Mask 3DS launch

Nintendo has unleashed a live-action TV ready to maximise the nostalgia surrounding the upcoming release of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2015 at 3:02PM in News
Bloodborne PS4 console bundle confirmed for Europe

Bloodborne PS4 console bundle confirmed for Europe

From Software’s Bloodborne will be getting the PS4 console bundle treatment in Europe.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2015 at 2:02PM in News

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PewDiePie and other YouTubers dismiss Nintendo's proposed revenue sharing plan

PewDiePie and other YouTubers dismiss Nintendo's proposed revenue sharing plan

Nintendo’s latest attempt to reach out to YouTubers has been ill received.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2015 at 1:21PM in News
Hearthstone hits 75m users with expansion scheduled for April, report claims

Hearthstone hits 75m users with expansion scheduled for April, report claims

Blizzard will release the next expansion for Hearthstone in April, according to a new report.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2015 at 11:59AM in News
Digital boss Ian Chambers leaves GAME

Digital boss Ian Chambers leaves GAME

GAME has confirmed the departure of its digital boss Ian Chambers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2015 at 11:07AM in News
Team 17's The Escapists gets physical release

Team 17's The Escapists gets physical release

Team 17’s indie prison title The Escapists is going to be available as a boxed product for both PC and Xbox One.

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

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Japanese publisher Idea Factory enters European games market

Japanese publisher Idea Factory enters European games market

Japanese publisher and developer Idea Factory has set up shop in Europe. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 30th 2015 at 10:15AM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to board and card games

Margin Makers: Guide to board and card games

Many virtual properties have found themselves transformed into real-world board and card game adaptations.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 30th 2015 at 10:03AM in News
Read about the Top 100 Women in Games in this week's issue of MCV

Read about the Top 100 Women in Games in this week's issue of MCV

This week, MCV looks at the careers of the Top 100 Women working in the British games industry. 

on Jan 30th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
China to greenlight nationwide console sales after Shanghai trial success

China to greenlight nationwide console sales after Shanghai trial success

The sale of games consoles is to be rolled out across the whole of China, it is claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2015 at 9:53AM in News

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Sega cutting 300 jobs as it prepares for digital, non-console future

Sega cutting 300 jobs as it prepares for digital, non-console future

Around 300 staff are to be offered early retirement following plans to completely restructure Sega’s business.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2015 at 9:32AM in News
I Am Bread heading to iOS later this year

I Am Bread heading to iOS later this year

Bossa Studios has revealed plans to bring its Steam Early Access title I Am Bread to iOS.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 29th 2015 at 7:14PM in News
Battlefield Hardline multiplayer beta begins next week

Battlefield Hardline multiplayer beta begins next week

The open multiplayer beta run for Battlefield Hardline kicks off next week, EA has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 29th 2015 at 6:52PM in News
2K launches Evolve: Hunter's Quest for mobile devices

2K launches Evolve: Hunter's Quest for mobile devices

Evolve publisher 2K has announced the release of Evolve: Hunter's Quest, a spin-off and companion app to the upcoming FPS.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 29th 2015 at 6:37PM in News

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Steam Workshop has made creators $57m

Steam Workshop has made creators $57m

Users of Valve’s modding storefront Steam Workshop have made a total of $57m between them since it went live in 2011.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2015 at 4:15PM in News
Smash Bros creator says he might quit games

Smash Bros creator says he might quit games

The creator of Nintendo's Smash Bros series may abandon games development following the stress of producing the latest instalment for Wii U.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 29th 2015 at 3:25PM in News
Twitch hits 100m monthly viewers in 2014

Twitch hits 100m monthly viewers in 2014

Streaming video service Twitch continues to boom, with monthly viewer numbers reaching 100m in 2014.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2015 at 2:55PM in News
Warner announces LEGO Jurassic World and Marvel's Avengers

Warner announces LEGO Jurassic World and Marvel's Avengers

Two of May’s biggest films are getting the LEGO game treatment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2015 at 2:22PM in News
Resident Evil 7 will 'blow our minds'

Resident Evil 7 will 'blow our minds'

The producer of Revelations 2 has said he is confident that the team working on Resident Evil 7 will produce something good enough to dispel the nightmares of Resident Evil ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2015 at 1:30PM in News
New Lumines on the way to iOS after Q Entertainment sells rights

New Lumines on the way to iOS after Q Entertainment sells rights

The Lumines series has swapped ownership and is on track for a new entry on iOS.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2015 at 12:47PM in News
'Free-to-start' could be free-to-play's way into the console market, EA boss says

'Free-to-start' could be free-to-play's way into the console market, EA boss says

Free-to-play may still be finding its feet in the console market, but EA has identified what it thinks may be a potential avenue for the business model.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2015 at 12:08PM in News
Apple posts biggest quarterly profit ever for a public company

Apple posts biggest quarterly profit ever for a public company

£11.9bn – that’s how much profit Apple made in its last quarter, representing the highest ever number for a publicly traded company.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2015 at 10:54AM in News
Nintendo Creators Program wants to recruit YouTubers with new ad sharing offer

Nintendo Creators Program wants to recruit YouTubers with new ad sharing offer

Wii U and 3DS platform holder Nintendo is taking another step toward repairing relations with video creators by launching a new ad revenue sharing video model.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2015 at 10:10AM in News