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The BBC is giving a Micro Bit computer to every British year seven child

The BBC is giving a Micro Bit computer to every British year seven child

11 and 12 year olds across the UK are to receive a pocket-sized codeable computer courtesy of the BBC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2015 at 3:19PM in News
Xbox Music rebranded as Groove, Xbox video becomes Movies & TV

Xbox Music rebranded as Groove, Xbox video becomes Movies & TV

Microsoft is to remove the Xbox branding from its music and video services.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2015 at 2:50PM in News
ESL One Frankfurt attracts over 1m viewers

ESL One Frankfurt attracts over 1m viewers

Dota 2 tournament ESL One Frankfurt 2015 attracted over 1m online viewers, with numbers sharply up year-on-year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2015 at 2:16PM in News
VIDEO: Take a look at what it's like to actually play No Man's Sky

VIDEO: Take a look at what it's like to actually play No Man's Sky

Those wondering what the No Man’s Sky experience will be like will have a better idea after seeing the game’s latest gameplay experience.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2015 at 12:32PM in News

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Accessories Update: Logitech G29 Driving Force and Turtle Beach Stealth 420X headset

Accessories Update: Logitech G29 Driving Force and Turtle Beach Stealth 420X headset

MCV takes a look at the best accessories heading to UK retail. This week, Logitech takes the wheel on PS4 with the G29 Driving Force and Turtle Beach expands its ...

on Jul 7th 2015 at 12:06PM in News
David Braben urges VR caution

David Braben urges VR caution

Another significant industry figure has warned that we cannot yet be certain what extent virtual reality will succeed in the market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2015 at 11:43AM in News
Future Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC not coming to PS3 and 360

Future Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC not coming to PS3 and 360

BioWare has said that any upcoming DLC for RPG title Dragon Age: Inquisition will not be released for either the PS3 or Xbox 360.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2015 at 10:52AM in News
Trump wins his first Hearthstone tournament

Trump wins his first Hearthstone tournament

It may be a surprise to hear that one of the most recognisable names in Hearthstone has never actually won a tournament. Until now.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2015 at 10:13AM in News

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Future acquires online advertising and publishing platform Net Communities

Future acquires online advertising and publishing platform Net Communities

Media firm Future has acquired London-based internet and advertising providing Net Communities.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2015 at 9:17AM in News
Sony leaks Journey PS4 release date - report

Sony leaks Journey PS4 release date - report

Sony appears to have accidentally leaked the PlayStation 4 release date of Thatgamecompany's 2012 release, Journey.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 7th 2015 at 2:57AM in News
Star Citizen executive producer departs Cloud Imperium

Star Citizen executive producer departs Cloud Imperium

Star Citizen executive producer Alex Mayberry has quit his position at Cloud Imperium Games, with multiple reports stating the departure is for personal reasons.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 7th 2015 at 2:54AM in News
Steam top ten: June 28 - July 4

Steam top ten: June 28 - July 4

Ark: Survival Evolved continues its dominance of Steam's top ten sellers chart, beating out GTA V again during the past week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 7th 2015 at 2:47AM in News

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Hi-Rez capping Smite World Championship prize pool at $1m

Hi-Rez capping Smite World Championship prize pool at $1m

The total prize pool for Hi-Rez Studios' Smite World Championships has been capped at $1m, according to President Stewart Chisam.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jul 6th 2015 at 4:54PM in News
New PS4 is quieter and cooler than current model

New PS4 is quieter and cooler than current model

Sony’s updated PS4 design is quieter than the existing model and generates less heat.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2015 at 4:04PM in News
Inafune Kickstarts another Mega Man successor

Inafune Kickstarts another Mega Man successor

Ahead of the release of Might No. 9 in September, Keiji Inafune has taken to Kickstarter with another Mega Man successor.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2015 at 3:00PM in News
Stone Cold Steve Austin revealed as WWE 2K16 cover star

Stone Cold Steve Austin revealed as WWE 2K16 cover star

Hell yeah – the Texas Rattlesnake himself will grace the cover of this year’s WWE game.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 6th 2015 at 2:49PM in News

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Reddit CEO promises change as site stabilises after mod protest

Reddit CEO promises change as site stabilises after mod protest

Interim CEO Ellen Pao has said that change is on the way following Reddit’s return to normal following last week’s mod protest.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2015 at 2:22PM in News
Ubisoft changed its policies after Watchdogs downgrade drama

Ubisoft changed its policies after Watchdogs downgrade drama

The hostile reaction toward the graphical downgrade experienced by Watchdogs between its unveiling and release led to a change of policy at Ubisoft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2015 at 1:14PM in News
NME to introduce video games coverage as it goes free

NME to introduce video games coverage as it goes free

Weekly music magazine NME is to become free in September, with video games joining a number of new topics being introduced to its pages.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2015 at 12:09PM in News
Mac version of Final Fantasy XIV pulled from sale, refunds offered

Mac version of Final Fantasy XIV pulled from sale, refunds offered

Square Enix has withdrawn the Mac version of Final Fantasy XIV after it launched on June 23rd with a number of serious problems, chief of which being pretty poor ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2015 at 11:32AM in News
DreamHack brings $40,000 eSports Open to London in September

DreamHack brings $40,000 eSports Open to London in September

DreamHack, the originally Swedish LAN party that has evolved into a premiere stop on the eSports calendar, is coming to London's Copper Box in September.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jul 6th 2015 at 11:25AM in News
UK development studio closures fell 30% in 2014

UK development studio closures fell 30% in 2014

The number of UK game studio closures fell by 30 per cent in 2014 compared to 2013, according to new research from TIGA.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jul 6th 2015 at 10:50AM in News
PewDiePie Productions made $7.45m in 2014

PewDiePie Productions made $7.45m in 2014

YouTube star PewDiePie continues to ascend to new financial heights, doubling his earnings in the last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2015 at 10:41AM in News
Batman: Arkham Knight claims second week on top of the charts

Batman: Arkham Knight claims second week on top of the charts

The Caped Crusader is once again perched on top of the GfK Chart-Track Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 6th 2015 at 10:15AM in News
Amazon's 'Prime Day' will have 'more deals than Black Friday'

Amazon's 'Prime Day' will have 'more deals than Black Friday'

Online retailer Amazon is to celebrate its 20th birthday on July 15th with what it promises to be a massive sale.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2015 at 10:12AM in News