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Oculus Rift 'will be an open platform', avoid 'console tactics', insists founder

Oculus Rift 'will be an open platform', avoid 'console tactics', insists founder

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has dismissed concerns that the Rift virtual reality headset will be designed as a closed ecosystem.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 14th 2015 at 9:57AM in News
First Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 gameplay shown

First Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 gameplay shown

Activision has finally let us get a look at the new Tony Hawk’s game.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 14th 2015 at 9:56AM in News
International Factfile 2015: Turkey

International Factfile 2015: Turkey

Turkey is a nation driven by the continuing success of digital and free-to-play games, despite controversy over one of the West’s biggest digital hits.

on Jul 14th 2015 at 9:10AM in News

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Five Nights at Freddy's 4 launch moved up to August

Five Nights at Freddy's 4 launch moved up to August

Five Nights at Freddy's 4 – the latest in the hit indie horror series – is launching sooner than expected.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 14th 2015 at 3:21AM in News
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth hits Xbox One, Wii U and New 3DS this month

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth hits Xbox One, Wii U and New 3DS this month

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will arrive on Xbox One, Wii U and New 3DS later this month, developer Edmund McMillen has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 14th 2015 at 3:02AM in News
Halo franchise surpasses 65m sales

Halo franchise surpasses 65m sales

Halo has sold more than 65m units as a franchise, Microsoft has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 14th 2015 at 2:39AM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to video game movies

Margin Makers: Guide to video game movies

The summer movie season is in full swing, meaning cinephilic gamers will be settling down with popcorn and the latest flick. MCV checks out the games that made it to ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 13th 2015 at 4:05PM in News

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O2 customers can get free Skylanders from GAME

O2 customers can get free Skylanders from GAME

A Skylanders figure triple-pack is now available for free for O2 customers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2015 at 3:17PM in News
Reddit CEO Ellen Pao resigns

Reddit CEO Ellen Pao resigns

Ellen Pao is no longer the CEO of Reddit.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2015 at 2:59PM in News
Oculus is funding development of over 20 VR games

Oculus is funding development of over 20 VR games

Virtual reality company Oculus is funding development of “about two dozen” virtual reality games via its Oculus Studios program.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2015 at 2:36PM in News
Jade Raymond joins new EA studio Motive

Jade Raymond joins new EA studio Motive

Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has joined EA to open a new studio.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2015 at 2:21PM in News

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Henderson joins Messi on FIFA 16 cover

Henderson joins Messi on FIFA 16 cover

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson will feature on the cover of EA’s FIFA 16 in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2015 at 1:49PM in News
VIDEO: Watch Iwata's famous 2005 GDC keynote

VIDEO: Watch Iwata's famous 2005 GDC keynote

“On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer.”

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2015 at 12:25PM in News
Kojima Productions is no more, voice actor claims

Kojima Productions is no more, voice actor claims

Hideo Kojima’s famous Kojima Productions may have been ‘dissolved’, if claims from a voice actor are correct.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2015 at 11:43AM in News
Miyamoto tipped as possible Iwata successor

Miyamoto tipped as possible Iwata successor

The creator of Mario could be in line to become the next president of Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2015 at 10:57AM in News

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#RIPIwata: The games industry reacts to the passing of Nintendo president Satoru Iwata

#RIPIwata: The games industry reacts to the passing of Nintendo president Satoru Iwata

Players, developers and other games industry figures from around the world have shown an outpouring of grief, appreciation and remembrance following the death of Satoru Iwata.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 13th 2015 at 9:56AM in News
F1 2015 deposes Batman: Arkham Knight in UK charts

F1 2015 deposes Batman: Arkham Knight in UK charts

After two weeks at No.1, Warner Bros’ Batman: Arkham Knight is pushed to second place by Codemasters’ F1 2015.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 13th 2015 at 9:43AM in News
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has died at the age of 55

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has died at the age of 55

The games industry is today mourning the loss of one of its greatest.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2015 at 9:03AM in News
Don't Starve: Pocket Edition arrives on iPad

Don't Starve: Pocket Edition arrives on iPad

Don't Starve: Pocket Edition has launched on iOS for iPad devices.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 12th 2015 at 11:53PM in News
Gauntlet: Slayer Edition heading to PS4 in August

Gauntlet: Slayer Edition heading to PS4 in August

An upgraded version of Arrowhead's Gauntlet reboot is heading to PlayStation 4 next month, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 12th 2015 at 11:37PM in News
Steam top ten sellers: July 5-11

Steam top ten sellers: July 5-11

Early Access hit Ark: Survival Evolved is once again perched on top of Steam's top ten sellers weekly chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 12th 2015 at 11:20PM in News
Three weeks to Gamescom - get involved with our daily magazines

Three weeks to Gamescom - get involved with our daily magazines

It is just three weeks until Gamescom, and MCV is putting out a daily magazine for every business day at the expo.

on Jul 10th 2015 at 12:08PM in News
Outside Xbox reaches 1m YouTube subscribers

Outside Xbox reaches 1m YouTube subscribers

Gamer Network’s Xbox-based video outlet Outside Xbox has surpassed one million subscribers.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 10th 2015 at 12:05PM in News
Black Ops 3's Juggernog Edition comes with a working mini-fridge

Black Ops 3's Juggernog Edition comes with a working mini-fridge

There’s been night vision goggles, remote-control cars and drones – and now Call of Duty has stepped up its collector’s edition offering once again.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 10th 2015 at 11:38AM in News