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Curve Digital's Dinsey on MCV's relaunch and the state of the industry

Curve Digital's Dinsey on MCV's relaunch and the state of the industry

It’s a long while since I left MCV, but I’ve returned briefly to support and reflect on this week’s relaunch. Having been in the games business over 30 years, most ...

Stuart Dinsey
by Stuart Dinsey
on Apr 21st 2017 at 2:23PM in News
Heroes Might and Magic: Era of Chaos

Might and Magic Heroes reborn in China - Ubisoft partners with Tencent and Playcrab

Ubisoft have announced a new game in the long-running fantasy series, with Might and Magic Heroes: Era of Chaos. In a move that may become more common, the new title ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Apr 21st 2017 at 2:13PM in News
Game-breaking bug delays Halo Wars 2 DLC

Game-breaking bug delays Halo Wars 2 DLC

The Halo Wars 2 DLC that was due to land this week had been delayed after developer 343 Industries admitted to the discovery of what is describes as a “game-breaking ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2017 at 10:34AM in News
G2A heckled by developers at Reboot Develop

G2A heckled by developers at Reboot Develop

Beleaguered key seller G2A yesterday tried to rebuild some of the burnt bridges between itself and developers with a panel session at Reboot Develop – and it’s fair to say ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2017 at 10:08AM in News

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MCV Jobs Weekly: Jake Tucker joins eSports Pro as editor

MCV Jobs Weekly: Jake Tucker joins eSports Pro as editor

eSports Pro hires new editor, Premier appoints two senior account directors, Charlotte Nangle joins Curve Digital and Future appoints three new editors.

on Apr 21st 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Snooker's Neil Robertson blames video game addiction for slump in form

Snooker's Neil Robertson blames video game addiction for slump in form

Australian snooker player and former world champion Neil Robertson has claimed that he is recovering from video game addiction.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2017 at 9:40AM in News
MCV relaunches with all new design and in-depth look at all the biggest platforms

MCV relaunches with all new design and in-depth look at all the biggest platforms

This week marks a brand new beginning for MCV, as we deliver the first issue of a redesigned, resized and features-packed magazine, now coming to you every two weeks.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 21st 2017 at 9:30AM in News
Ghost Recon: Wildlands tops NPD March charts

Ghost Recon: Wildlands tops NPD March charts

NPD’s March data has revealed that Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands was the best-selling US game in March.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2017 at 9:23AM in News

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Deformers

Multiplay to host Ready At Dawn's Deformers

Ready At Dawn is to partner with the UK-based game server hosting specialist Multiplay to host its new physics-based arena brawler, Deformers, which releases today.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 21st 2017 at 6:00AM in News
Global games market estimated to hit $108.9bn in 2017

Global games market estimated to hit $108.9bn in 2017

The global video games market is expected to grow by 7.8 per cent in 2017.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2017 at 5:00PM in News
SuperData

Game video content revenue set to reach $4.6bn in 2017 with global audience of 665m

The worldwide gaming audience for gaming video content will reach 665m in 2017, according to the latest report from SuperData, which is more than double the population of the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 20th 2017 at 4:00PM in News
Aerea box art

Soedesco's Aerea gets boxed and digital release on June 30th

Soedesco's upcoming action RPG title AereA is releasing on PS4, Xbox One and PC on June 30th, the publisher has announced. It will also be getting a boxed and digital ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 20th 2017 at 11:30AM in News

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Bayonetta estimated to have sold 100k+ on Steam

Bayonetta estimated to have sold 100k+ on Steam

It seems as if the surprise arrival of Bayonetta on Steam has been a big success.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2017 at 10:26AM in News
Gear VR

New Gear VR will be 'neck-and-neck' with Google Daydream in 2017 - SuperData

Samsung's second-generation Gear VR headset is estimated to ship 6.7m units this year, says market research firm SuperData, putting it "neck-and-neck" with Google's Daydream devices.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 20th 2017 at 10:20AM in News
Ubisoft opens two new European studios

Ubisoft opens two new European studios

Publisher Ubisoft has announced the opening of two new triple-A development studios is Berlin and Bordeaux.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2017 at 10:06AM in News

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Twitch announces premium subscriptions

Twitch announces premium subscriptions

Twitch’s existing $4.99 subscription is to be supplemented by two higher subscription tiers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2017 at 9:49AM in News
SNES Mini is in the pipeline, report claims

SNES Mini is in the pipeline, report claims

The recently discontinued NES Mini will be followed by the release of a SNES Mini.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2017 at 9:23AM in News
Samsung Gear VR

Gear VR and Daydream global addressable market now 191m

The addressable market for Gear VR and Google Daydream headsets has now reached 191m worldwide. That's according to the latest figures from Newzoo, whose Global Smartphone and Tablet Tracker ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 19th 2017 at 11:04AM in News
Three new 10th anniversary iPhones to launch this year, report claims

Three new 10th anniversary iPhones to launch this year, report claims

Apple will usher in the 10th anniversary of the iPhone with three new handsets this autumn.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2017 at 10:56AM in News
Analyst predicts that a Switch Mini is on the cards

Analyst predicts that a Switch Mini is on the cards

The Nintendo Switch has only been out for a little over a month, but already one analyst has said that it believes a new iteration could be in the works.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2017 at 10:27AM in News
1TB PS4 Slim finally arrives in the US

1TB PS4 Slim finally arrives in the US

US gamers are finally able to buy the PS4 Slim with 1TB of internal storage.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2017 at 10:12AM in News
Tickets go on sale for StandUp for GamesAid

Tickets go on sale for StandUp for GamesAid

One of the year’s best charity nights is now under a month away.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2017 at 9:52AM in News
Ridley Scott's RSA launches VR division

Ridley Scott's RSA launches VR division

Film production company RSA has announced the formation of a new division dedicated to the creation of VR, AR and mixed media.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2017 at 9:30AM in News
Star Wars: Battlefront II has been officially revealed

Star Wars: Battlefront II has been officially revealed

Following the speculation and the leaks, Star Wars: Battlefront II has at last gone official.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 18th 2017 at 10:56AM in News