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Google Daydream View set for 2.2m sales in 2017, but Gear VR still market leader - IHS

Google's Daydream View headset sales are set to jump to 2.23m in 2017, according to IHS Markit, but Samsung's Gear VR is still on track to become the market leader ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 10th 2017 at 10:13AM in News
Leak suggests Assassin's Creed: Origins is set in Egypt

Leak suggests Assassin's Creed: Origins is set in Egypt

It looks as if we now know the name and setting of the next Assassin's Creed title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2017 at 10:05AM in News
VR: the final frontier - Ubisoft talks Star Trek: Bridge Crew and the challenges of VR

VR: the final frontier - Ubisoft talks Star Trek: Bridge Crew and the challenges of VR

Back in June last year, MCV named its top titles from E3 2016. When it came to VR games, though, we faced a difficult decision: choosing between Capcom’s Resident ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on May 10th 2017 at 9:57AM in News
'Milestone year' sees EA stock hit $100 for first time

'Milestone year' sees EA stock hit $100 for first time

EA's share price passed the $100 mark yesterday after what boss Andrew Wilson described as a milestone year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2017 at 9:48AM in News

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Gear VR

Gear VR still most popular headset, ships 782k in Q1 - SuperData

SuperData has updated its VR headset shipment figures and Samsung's Gear VR headset is once again the most shipped headset in Q1, according to the research firm's estimates. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 10th 2017 at 9:40AM in News
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Hitbox and Azubu merge to form Smashcast

Live streaming services Hitbox and Azubu have merged to form Smashcast, turning the newly-formed LA-based company into the world's largest independent eSports broadcaster outside Asia. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 10th 2017 at 8:00AM in News
nDreams and Climax on how to build a successful VR business

nDreams and Climax on how to build a successful VR business

With vast sums of money being poured into VR around the world, the virtual reality development scene has never been healthier. In a recent GDC survey, for instance, there ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 9th 2017 at 3:35PM in News
How Activision Blizzard's 'shooter pincer' will dominate the competitive console shooter for years to come

How Activision Blizzard's 'shooter pincer' will dominate the competitive console shooter for years to come

When Activision acquired Blizzard back in 2008 via its Vivendi merger, the company had just released one of the most successful and influential shooters of all time - Call of ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on May 9th 2017 at 12:33PM in News

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Blizzard reveals Overwatch and Hearthstone loot box odds

Blizzard reveals Overwatch and Hearthstone loot box odds

Thanks to Chinese law, Blizzard has published the odds that gamers face every time they buy a card pack or loot box.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 9th 2017 at 10:55AM in News
Marvel Games confirms VR ambitions

Marvel Games confirms VR ambitions

We already have Batman in 3D, and now it sounds like Marvel's roster of superhero IP could be preparing to dive into virtual reality.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 9th 2017 at 10:35AM in News
Risk of Rain 2 will ditch 2D for 3D

Risk of Rain 2 will ditch 2D for 3D

Developer Hopoo Games has confirmed that a sequel to Risk of Rain is now in development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 9th 2017 at 10:05AM in News
Valve pledges to open up about Steam's inner workings

Valve pledges to open up about Steam's inner workings

Valve has pledged to work directly and transparently with the Steam community as it continues to evolve PC gaming's largest marketplace.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 9th 2017 at 9:43AM in News

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Dead Island 2 still lives

Dead Island 2 still lives

Publisher Deep Silver has insisted that development on Dead Island 2 is still ongoing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 9th 2017 at 9:21AM in News
Julian Ward

Former Codemaster head of legal joins Lee & Thompson LLP

Media specialist law firm Lee & Thompson LLP has appointed Julian Ward to the partnership. Ward was previously general counsel and head of legal for Codemasters, and has also worked ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 8th 2017 at 2:19PM in News
Virtual reality check: Oculus, HTC and Sony's verdict on the future and first year of VR

Virtual reality check: Oculus, HTC and Sony's verdict on the future and first year of VR

To say VR had an eventful first year would be an understatement. Not only do we have three major headsets on shelves, contributing to almost $1bn (£774m) worth of sales ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 8th 2017 at 1:00PM in News

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Gamescom

Gamescom press accreditation now open

Gamescom has announced that online accreditation for members of the press is now open for the event and will remain open until two weeks prior to the start of the ...

on May 8th 2017 at 11:25AM in News
Disney brings Maker Studios in-house

Disney brings Maker Studios in-house

The once wild world of Maker Studios is to be integrated more closely into the controlled workings of inner Disney.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 8th 2017 at 11:03AM in News
Maradona and Konami are now best mates

Maradona and Konami are now best mates

There's a been an unlikely turnaround in the relationship between Argentine football legend Maradona and PES publisher Konami.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 8th 2017 at 10:39AM in News
Andy Serkis' Imaginarium Studios to restructure with management buy-out

Andy Serkis' Imaginarium Studios to restructure with management buy-out

MCV has been informed that Imaginarium studios is in financial trouble. The creative studio was co-founded by Andy Serkis and has contributed performance capture to some of the biggest movies ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on May 8th 2017 at 10:25AM in News
Activision says Call of Duty negativity 'has virtually evaporated'

Activision says Call of Duty negativity 'has virtually evaporated'

The storm of gloom that engulfed last year's Call of Duty appears to have well and truly lifted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 8th 2017 at 10:22AM in News
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe wins UK April Chart race

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe wins UK April Chart race

Nintendo's Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was the comfortable winner of the UK Charts in April.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 8th 2017 at 9:58AM in News
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe fends off Prey in UK Charts

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe fends off Prey in UK Charts

Nintendo's Switch racer Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is spending a second week at the top of the UK All Formats Top 40.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 8th 2017 at 9:36AM in News
Money

Global games market to hit $108.9bn in 2017 - Newzoo

The global games market will reach $108.9bn (£84bn) in 2017, according to Newzoo's latest quarterly update, showing a growth of 7.8 per cent year-on-year.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 5th 2017 at 3:38PM in News
Half-Life finally gets an unedited German release

Half-Life finally gets an unedited German release

Almost 20 years after its original release, German gamers can now legally play an unedited version of Valve's Half-Life for the first time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2017 at 11:00AM in News