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Breaking bad - how to stop games releasing with major bugs and issues

Breaking bad - how to stop games releasing with major bugs and issues

At the end of 2014, it felt like we couldn’t go a week without a game being released with some severe issues. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 27th 2015 at 10:10AM in News
Gamescom tour hits London in time for MCV Awards day, April 16th

Gamescom tour hits London in time for MCV Awards day, April 16th

Organisers of the big summer trade and consumer games show Gamescom are once again showcasing the event on a world tour that kicks off next month.

on Mar 27th 2015 at 10:01AM in News
Warner Bros confirms UK digital-only PC release for Batman: Arkham Knight

Warner Bros confirms UK digital-only PC release for Batman: Arkham Knight

Warner Bros has confirmed that the PC version of the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight will not be released in a box in the UK. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 27th 2015 at 9:46AM in News
MotoGP 15 launching on PlayStation and Xbox consoles, PC this June

MotoGP 15 launching on PlayStation and Xbox consoles, PC this June

MotoGP 15 developer Milestone will launch its racing title on PlayStaton and Xbox consoles, as well as PC, this June.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 27th 2015 at 3:17AM in News

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Epic reveals three more Unreal Dev Grants selections

Epic reveals three more Unreal Dev Grants selections

Epic Games has revealed a new batch of selection for its Unreal Dev Grants initiative, splitting $50,000 among a trio of developers.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 27th 2015 at 2:40AM in News
Call of Duty franchise has sold 175m copies

Call of Duty franchise has sold 175m copies

The Call of Duty series has sold 175m units, Activision has revealed ahead of this year's CoD Championship.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 27th 2015 at 2:06AM in News
Konami tries to explain Kojima Productions snub

Konami tries to explain Kojima Productions snub

The erasing of the Kojima Productions branding from both Metal Gear Solid V and older Metal Gear titles is down to a “change in production organization”, according to Konami.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2015 at 3:08PM in News
In Pictures: Behind the scenes at the Gfinity Arena debut

In Pictures: Behind the scenes at the Gfinity Arena debut

As the dust settles on Gfinity's CS:GO Spring Masters I finals last Sunday, it seems a good time to assess the results of the UK's first eSports arena's opening weekend.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Mar 26th 2015 at 2:55PM in News

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Who will shine on the MCV Awards red carpet?

Who will shine on the MCV Awards red carpet?

There’s a twist to this year’s MCV’s famous/notorious Awards ceremony opening video – anyone attending on the night might find themselves a screen star.

on Mar 26th 2015 at 2:25PM in News
F1 2015 will be out in June

F1 2015 will be out in June

Codemasters’ F1 2015 will be released in June, distribution partner Bandai Namco has announced.

on Mar 26th 2015 at 2:22PM in News
Bandai Namco removing several games from App Store next week

Bandai Namco removing several games from App Store next week

Katamari Amore, Noby Noby Boy and Ridge Racer Accelerated are among several Bandai Namco games that will see all support terminated from next week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2015 at 12:56PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Denmark

International Factfile 2015: Denmark

Market research firm Newzoo estimates that the Danish video games market generated $221.46 billion during 2014.

on Mar 26th 2015 at 12:49PM in News

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Who is Nintendo's saviour DeNA?

Who is Nintendo's saviour DeNA?

On Tuesday March 17th, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata surprised a gathering of press with a major announcement about the future of its business.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 26th 2015 at 12:30PM in News
Google Play deal is major coup for age rating bodies

Google Play deal is major coup for age rating bodies

Age ratings body PEGI says getting on the Google Play store is a major win for the games industry and consumers.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 26th 2015 at 11:57AM in News
GAME: Black Friday is going nowhere

GAME: Black Friday is going nowhere

The price war that erupted in the games market before Christmas may have hurt GAME’s bottom line, but the retailer says it won’t be backing away from Black Friday.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 26th 2015 at 11:55AM in News
Toejam & Earl game is successfully Kickstarted

Toejam & Earl game is successfully Kickstarted

The creators of a new entry in the Toejam & Earl series have seen their game successfully funded Kickstarter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2015 at 11:44AM in News

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Blizzard suing DOTA Legend developers

Blizzard suing DOTA Legend developers

Blizzard plans to sue Shanghai-based developer Lilith Games over its mobile game Soul Clash.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 26th 2015 at 11:16AM in News
EA defends FIFA Ultimate Team price ranges

EA defends FIFA Ultimate Team price ranges

Publisher EA has explained its recent changes to FIFA Ultimate Team’s card pricing structure after the largely critical fan reaction.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
Ghosts, aliens and swimming pools: How The Sims 4 got back on track

Ghosts, aliens and swimming pools: How The Sims 4 got back on track

After the success of The Sims 3, The Sims 4 seemed like a sure-fire hit.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 26th 2015 at 10:21AM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to Bloodborne and Souls series merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Bloodborne and Souls series merchandise

From Software’s Souls series has garnered critical acclaim and a fervent fan following. Now the franchise has a spiritual successor in Bloodborne.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 26th 2015 at 10:07AM in News
Opinion: Time to change the charts

Opinion: Time to change the charts

Confession: The new games chart we just published is inaccurate.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 26th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Read our interview with DeNA in the Easter issue of MCV

Read our interview with DeNA in the Easter issue of MCV

Find out who Nintendo's new partner DeNA is in this week's double issue of MCV. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 26th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
MCV transforms UK Top Ten by adding digital data into the physical charts

MCV transforms UK Top Ten by adding digital data into the physical charts

Last week’s ‘official’ UK Top 10 chart would have been totally different if digital sales figures were taken into account.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 26th 2015 at 9:56AM in News
Iwata: Nintendo was not cornered into smartphone backtrack

Iwata: Nintendo was not cornered into smartphone backtrack

Nintendo’s change of mind in deciding to bring its titles to smartphones did not come about because the company believed it had run out of options.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2015 at 9:47AM in News
Pokémon retail promotion to offer GAME customers a free Shiny Charizard

Pokémon retail promotion to offer GAME customers a free Shiny Charizard

A new promotion surrounding the last four Pokémon titles is to kick off next Friday at GAME.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 26th 2015 at 9:43AM in News