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New Year, New Job: Building your CV with experience from around the industry

New Year, New Job: Building your CV with experience from around the industry

Cryss Leonhart, community manager at online game company Aeria Games Europe, tells us the lessons he has learnt moving from journalism to indie development, and eventually, community management. 

on Jan 27th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Housemarque on making niche downloadable games and the success of Resogun

Housemarque on making niche downloadable games and the success of Resogun

If you’ve heard of Finnish developer Housemarque, it’s likely the result of sci-fi shoot-em-ups Resogun and Super Stardust. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 27th 2015 at 12:54PM in News
Accessories Update: Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai and Turtle Beach XO Seven Pro

Accessories Update: Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai and Turtle Beach XO Seven Pro

This week, we get ready to rumble with a new fight stick for the PS4 and experience Superhuman Hearing with Turtle Beach’s new headset

on Jan 27th 2015 at 12:26PM in News
EA Mobile partners with WWF for fundraising campaign

EA Mobile partners with WWF for fundraising campaign

A range of in-app purchases in EA’s mobile titles will be used to collect for wildlife charity WWF over the next week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 27th 2015 at 12:09PM in News

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Japanese mobile firm Mobcast acquires Lumines IP

Japanese mobile firm Mobcast acquires Lumines IP

Japanese smartphone developer Mobcast has purchased the rights to Q Entertainment's Lumines and Meteos puzzle franchises.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 27th 2015 at 12:00PM in News
Who won 2014? Last year's biggest publishers, games and accessories revealed

Who won 2014? Last year's biggest publishers, games and accessories revealed

2014 was the first full year for the New Generation, and you could tell.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 27th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
6.6m Xbox consoles sold during Q4

6.6m Xbox consoles sold during Q4

Microsoft says it shifted 6.6m Xbox consoles during the last quarter of 2014.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 27th 2015 at 9:42AM in News
Elite: Dangerous creator Frontier announces redundancies

Elite: Dangerous creator Frontier announces redundancies

Frontier Developments - the team behind Elite: Dangerous – has announced a round of redundancies at the developer.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 27th 2015 at 9:22AM in News

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AOL to close websites, and Joystiq could be one of them - report

AOL to close websites, and Joystiq could be one of them - report

Yet another major games website is reportedly under threat of closure, according to multiple online reports.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 27th 2015 at 9:08AM in News
Brian Fargo confirms The Bard's Tale IV in development for 2015 launch

Brian Fargo confirms The Bard's Tale IV in development for 2015 launch

InXile Entertainment's Brian Fargo has confirmed The Bard's Tale IV will launch this year.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 26th 2015 at 9:38PM in News
Doom featured in upcoming Mythbusters episode

Doom featured in upcoming Mythbusters episode

Television program Mythbusters will take a look at the Doom franchise this weekend, to see if it's actually possible to carry all the in-game items available to the player.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 26th 2015 at 9:25PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: January 18-24

Steam top ten sellers chart: January 18-24

Grand Theft Auto V has taken the top spot on the latest Steam weekly top sellers chart, following the game's first full week of pre-order availability.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 26th 2015 at 9:07PM in News

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Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were stolen, says Ubisoft

Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were stolen, says Ubisoft

Ubisoft says it deactivated PC games this weekend that were ‘fraudulently obtained’.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 26th 2015 at 8:23PM in News
Fahrenheit Remastered for PC listed by retail

Fahrenheit Remastered for PC listed by retail

Quantic Dream’s 2005 title Fahrenheit appears to be in line for a re-release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2015 at 4:18PM in News
Apple now offers iTunes refunds in Europe

Apple now offers iTunes refunds in Europe

Consumers can now get a refund on any digital purchase made from Apple, no questions asked.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2015 at 3:31PM in News
Valve's former in-house economist could be the next Greek finance minister

Valve's former in-house economist could be the next Greek finance minister

Yanis Varoufakis used to track the sales of Valve’s in-game microtransactions. Now he might be heading to the Greek parliament.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2015 at 3:16PM in News

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HTC makes eSports move, sponsors three professional teams

HTC makes eSports move, sponsors three professional teams

Smartphone manufacturer HTC has made a big move into the eSports sector by sponsorting no less than three professional teams.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2015 at 2:40PM in News
Tickets available for February 19th MCV's Women of the Year awards

Tickets available for February 19th MCV's Women of the Year awards

There are still tickets left to our Women of the Year awards, which take place on the afternoon of February 19th.

on Jan 26th 2015 at 1:29PM in News
Guild Wars 2 expansion Heart of Thorns revealed

Guild Wars 2 expansion Heart of Thorns revealed

Over two years on from its release, MMO Guild Wars 2 is to receive its first expansion.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2015 at 1:19PM in News
Sega Europe's Amanda Farr joins Xbox UK

Sega Europe's Amanda Farr joins Xbox UK

Sega's European marketing director Amanda Farr is moving to Xbox UK.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 26th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
VIDEO: Gearbox's Homeworld remake has a release date

VIDEO: Gearbox's Homeworld remake has a release date

Homeworld Remastered Collection will be released next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2015 at 12:54PM in News
Pitchford: The next Borderlands game 'is the big one'

Pitchford: The next Borderlands game 'is the big one'

Borderlands developer Gearbox Software has embarked on a major recruitment drive as it begins work on a new entry in the franchise.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 26th 2015 at 10:53AM in News
Digital Far Cry 4 copies bought from key resellers being deleted from Uplay, report claims

Digital Far Cry 4 copies bought from key resellers being deleted from Uplay, report claims

Some users who purchased digital copies of Far Cry 4 from certain key resellers are logging in to Uplay to discover that their game has been deleted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2015 at 10:44AM in News
Amazon claimed a quarter of all Christmas games, music and video sales

Amazon claimed a quarter of all Christmas games, music and video sales

Kantar Worldpanel data has revealed the extent of Amazon’s dominance of the UK Christmas entertainment market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2015 at 10:04AM in News
Grand Theft Auto V No.1 for the seventh time; Call of Duty Ghosts back in Top Ten

Grand Theft Auto V No.1 for the seventh time; Call of Duty Ghosts back in Top Ten

Grand Theft Auto V is once again No.1 in the GfK Chart-Track Top 40. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 26th 2015 at 9:55AM in News