Evolve wins five gongs at Best of Gamescom awards

Evolve wins five gongs at Best of Gamescom awards

2K Games’ multiplayer Evolve won five accolades at this year’s Best of Gamescom awards.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 18th 2014 at 9:40AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: August 10-16

Steam top ten sellers chart: August 10-16

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has taken the top spot on this week's Steam top ten sellers chart, finishing ahead of DayZ thanks to a half-off promotion.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 17th 2014 at 2:55PM in News
Xbox digital download codes to be sold at retail

Xbox digital download codes to be sold at retail

Microsoft has begun rolling out digital download offers for Xbox content at US and UK shops, including codes for add-ons and full games.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 17th 2014 at 5:50AM in News
Pokemon card game heading to iPad

Pokemon card game heading to iPad

A Pokémon trading card game is in the works for release on iPad devices later this year, The Pokémon Company has confirmed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 17th 2014 at 4:51AM in News

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MCV @ GAMESCOM INSIGHT: Batman and the rise of the collector's item

MCV @ GAMESCOM INSIGHT: Batman and the rise of the collector's item

Eric Baesa of creative specialist TAKEOFF discusses the importance of collector’s editions and the power of Batman merchandise.

on Aug 15th 2014 at 3:13PM in News
Call of Duty's three-year dev cycle gives studios "freedom to fail"

Call of Duty's three-year dev cycle gives studios "freedom to fail"

The shift from a two-year to a three-year development cycle for the Call of Duty development cycle gives developers more scope to be creative and possibly make mistakes.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2014 at 2:57PM in News
MCV @ GAMESCOM: Will mobile ever kill off consoles?

MCV @ GAMESCOM: Will mobile ever kill off consoles?

At this point, it would be impossible to deny the significance of mobile gaming to the games industry as a whole.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 15th 2014 at 2:22PM in News
Warner Bros could resurrect Xbox Entertainment Studios

Warner Bros could resurrect Xbox Entertainment Studios

Hope could yet remain for Microsoft’s ill-fated Xbox Entertainment Studios.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2014 at 2:10PM in News

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Minecraft convention cancelled, with $500k unaccounted for

Minecraft convention cancelled, with $500k unaccounted for

The organisers of a now-cancelled unofficial Minecraft convention are suspected of having made off with over $500k worth of ticket sales.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2014 at 1:39PM in News
Expect more Sony game announcements at Tokyo Game Show

Expect more Sony game announcements at Tokyo Game Show

Sony had to drop some announcements from its Gamescom 2014 presentation as there wasn’t enough time to fit them all in.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2014 at 1:24PM in News
Android claimed 84.7% smartphone sales share in Q2 2014

Android claimed 84.7% smartphone sales share in Q2 2014

84.7 per cent of smartphones shipped worldwide in the quarter ending June 2014 used Google’s Android operating system.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2014 at 12:38PM in News
VIDEO: World of Warcraft Warlords of Draenor gets release date, dazzling cinematic

VIDEO: World of Warcraft Warlords of Draenor gets release date, dazzling cinematic

As well as making classy MMOs, Blizzard can certainly churn out decent cinematics too.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2014 at 12:15PM in News

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PS4 SharePlay session restricted to 60 minutes

PS4 SharePlay session restricted to 60 minutes

Bit by bit, more details concerning the technical requirements of Sony’s SharePlay plan for PS4 are beginning to emerge.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2014 at 11:49AM in News
PlayStation and Xbox Twitch accounts hacked

PlayStation and Xbox Twitch accounts hacked

The Twitch accounts of PlayStation, Xbox and ESL were compromised overnight.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2014 at 11:33AM in News
Dell's Steam Machine becomes Alienware Alpha 'console'

Dell's Steam Machine becomes Alienware Alpha 'console'

What was initially meant to be one of the first Steam Machines will now be shipped with Windows installed and with an Xbox 360 controller.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2014 at 10:51AM in News
PS4 sales 'way, way out in front' of any previous PlayStation console

PS4 sales 'way, way out in front' of any previous PlayStation console

Sony’s PS4 is selling at a significantly faster rate than any previous console in the history of PlayStation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2014 at 10:29AM in News
Sounds like Assassin's Creed: Rogue could be heading to PS4 and Xbox One

Sounds like Assassin's Creed: Rogue could be heading to PS4 and Xbox One

"It's too early to discuss this subject. Right now Unity is our game for new generation consoles."

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2014 at 10:09AM in News
VIDEO: 11-minute Assassin's Creed Unity mission sees players invade Notre-Dame

VIDEO: 11-minute Assassin's Creed Unity mission sees players invade Notre-Dame

Ubisoft has released a full walkthrough showing one possible way of approaching an assassination mission in Assassin’s Creed: Unity.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2014 at 9:42AM in News
PS4 outsells Xbox One for 7th consecutive month in US

PS4 outsells Xbox One for 7th consecutive month in US

NPD’s July 2014 report reveals Sony’s console has once again topped the US hardware monthly charts, while The Last of Us (both the original and Remastered versions) drove software sales.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 15th 2014 at 8:38AM in News
MCV @ GAMESCOM: Call of Duty devs hired eSports experts for Advanced Warfare

MCV @ GAMESCOM: Call of Duty devs hired eSports experts for Advanced Warfare

ESports will play a major role in this year’s Call of Duty once again, and developer Sledgehammer has even hired competitive gamers to help.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 15th 2014 at 8:14AM in News
Download MCV @ Gamescom Issue 3 for free right now

Download MCV @ Gamescom Issue 3 for free right now

The third and final MCV @ Gamescom daily magazine is out right now for you to read online.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 15th 2014 at 7:47AM in News