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Find out how much UK consumers spent on games in 2014 at MCV event next week

Find out how much UK consumers spent on games in 2014 at MCV event next week

Our widely-read annual market valuation returns next week, and will be launched at a special breakfast briefing in central London.

on Feb 4th 2015 at 2:07PM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Gina Jackson

Top 100 Women in Games: Gina Jackson

Gina Jackson, MD of Next Gen Skill Academy, recalls her work at the forefront of the games industry's many transformations

on Feb 4th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Zelnick on Evolve DLC: 'Controversy, generally, is a good thing'

Zelnick on Evolve DLC: 'Controversy, generally, is a good thing'

Take-Two chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick has downplayed any suggestion that the criticism of Evolve’s DLC has damaged the title’s commercial prospects.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 4th 2015 at 1:45PM in News
INTERVIEW: Stewart Chisam, president of Hi-Rez Studios, on breaking into eSports with Smite

INTERVIEW: Stewart Chisam, president of Hi-Rez Studios, on breaking into eSports with Smite

After developing the critically-acclaimed first-person shooter Tribes: Ascend, Hi-Rez Studios decided to make its move into eSports with a brand new MOBA title – Smite.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 4th 2015 at 1:04PM in News

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Star Wars Humble Bundle raises $1.3m in under 24 hours

Star Wars Humble Bundle raises $1.3m in under 24 hours

A Humble Bundle consisting of Star Wars-themed games, released to raise money for Unicef, has already topped $1m in sales.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 4th 2015 at 1:01PM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Fiona Sperry

Top 100 Women in Games: Fiona Sperry

Sperry started out in Publishing working for US giant McGraw-Hill. In five years there she worked her way up from Publishing Assistant to Publisher.

on Feb 4th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Spate of fresh releases shake up Japanese software charts

Spate of fresh releases shake up Japanese software charts

Six brand new releases resulted in a brand-new chart-topping title in Japan last week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 4th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Jagex is now accepting Bitcoin

Jagex is now accepting Bitcoin

Online games company Jagex is now accepting payment with cryptocurrency Bitcoin. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 4th 2015 at 1:00PM in News

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Top 100 Women in Games: Bethany Aston

Top 100 Women in Games: Bethany Aston

“I started my career with both games and Team 17 when I applied for a QA Tester position back in 2011,” says Team 17 senior PR executive Bethany Aston.

on Feb 4th 2015 at 12:00PM in News
Sony shifts 6.4m PS4s in Q3 although PS TV misses targets

Sony shifts 6.4m PS4s in Q3 although PS TV misses targets

The success of PS4 – and the yen’s exchange rate – have helped Sony to a decent Q3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 4th 2015 at 11:11AM in News
Grand Theft Auto V hits 45m sales as Take-Two raises outlook

Grand Theft Auto V hits 45m sales as Take-Two raises outlook

Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V has now reached 45m unit sales, Take-Two has confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 4th 2015 at 10:07AM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Debbie Bestwick

Top 100 Women in Games: Debbie Bestwick

The co-founder of Team 17 began her career in retail, working her way up to store promotional manager for an indie video games chain, where she opened over 100 concessions ...

on Feb 4th 2015 at 10:00AM in News

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UPDATED: League of Legends tournament restricts LGBT players

UPDATED: League of Legends tournament restricts LGBT players

A Filipino tournament for female League of Legends players has come under fire after issuing new rules restricting the number of LGBT players allowed per team.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 4th 2015 at 9:28AM in News
Raspberry Pi sells 4.5m units, approaching UK sales record

Raspberry Pi sells 4.5m units, approaching UK sales record

Raspberry Pi is positioned to become the bestselling UK-made computer of all time, according to a new BBC report.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 3rd 2015 at 10:48PM in News
Sony adds new batch of PS3 games to PlayStation Now

Sony adds new batch of PS3 games to PlayStation Now

Sony's streaming service PlayStation Now has added a handful of PlayStation 3 titles to its all-you-can-play lineup.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 3rd 2015 at 10:23PM in News
MineCon 2015 heads to London this summer

MineCon 2015 heads to London this summer

Mojang has announced the return of its Minecraft fan convention MineCon for 2015, and London will play host.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 3rd 2015 at 9:59PM in News

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Top 100 Women in Games: Caroline Miller

Top 100 Women in Games: Caroline Miller

The director of Indigo Pearl tells MCV about working her way up the games career ladder

on Feb 3rd 2015 at 4:00PM in News
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round: Core Fighters will differ on PS4 and Xbox One

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round: Core Fighters will differ on PS4 and Xbox One

Those wanting to get involved with Koei Tecmo’s upcoming Dead or Alive 5: Last Round are going to have a number of options – some of which depend on the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2015 at 3:39PM in News
1m daily active users for smartphone hit Best Fiends

1m daily active users for smartphone hit Best Fiends

More than one million daily active users are playing new Finnish studio Seriously’s debut mobile game Best Fiends.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Feb 3rd 2015 at 3:11PM in News
Sonic's next game is a one-handed smartphone title

Sonic's next game is a one-handed smartphone title

The next game to star Sonic the Hedgehog will be a smartphone title named Sonic Runners.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2015 at 3:07PM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Michelle Turner

Top 100 Women in Games: Michelle Turner

Michelle Turner left Bournemouth University in 2008 with a degree in Public Relations and started her career in the European head office of The Walt Disney Company handling projects such ...

on Feb 3rd 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Indie dev sought to make Condemned 3

Indie dev sought to make Condemned 3

Former CEO and founder of Monolith Productions Jason Hall has said he's looking for an indie developer to make Condemned 3.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 3rd 2015 at 1:47PM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Anne Lepissier

Top 100 Women in Games: Anne Lepissier

Lepissier is a sales veteran having spent 17-years at various consumer electronics giants including LG, Canon and now Microsoft.

on Feb 3rd 2015 at 1:00PM in News
eSports Pro is live - here's how to get involved

eSports Pro is live - here's how to get involved

Later today the very first eSports Pro newsletter is published by MCV.

on Feb 3rd 2015 at 12:39PM in News
Nintendo tops Metacritic's 5th Annual game publisher rankings

Nintendo tops Metacritic's 5th Annual game publisher rankings

Metacritic data has shown that Nintendo titles had the highest average review score in 2014.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2015 at 12:25PM in News