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Sony insists it hasn't ditched DriveClub PS Plus Edition

Sony insists it hasn't ditched DriveClub PS Plus Edition

The free PlayStation Plus Edition of Evolution’s PS4 racer DriveClub has not been scrapped, Sony has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2015 at 12:04PM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to PlayStation merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to PlayStation merchandise

Over more than 20 years, PlayStation has seen countless iconic titles – from Crash Bandicoot to Vib Ribbon. MCV takes a look at some of Sony’s best

by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 24th 2015 at 12:00PM in News
Microsoft promises 'surprises' and 'something different' at this year's E3

Microsoft promises 'surprises' and 'something different' at this year's E3

This year’s E3 will offer something a little different from the norm from Microsoft and Xbox, US marketing boss Aaron Greenberg has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2015 at 11:37AM in News
Guitar Hero is making a return this year, report claims

Guitar Hero is making a return this year, report claims

A new entry in Activision’s Guitar Hero series is in development and will be released this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2015 at 10:25AM in News

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Valve to reveal Steam VR hardware and final Steam Controller design at GDC

Valve to reveal Steam VR hardware and final Steam Controller design at GDC

A big new player will enter the virtual reality arena next week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2015 at 9:50AM in News
Bioware co-founder returns to game development

Bioware co-founder returns to game development

Greg Zeschuk has announced his return to games, with the Bioware co-founder chairing Vancouver-based studio Biba.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 7:31PM in News
Microsoft rolls out Xbox One screenshot support next month

Microsoft rolls out Xbox One screenshot support next month

Xbox One's March update will offer a few new features, including the ability to take screenshots directly from the console's dashboard.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 7:13PM in News
Machinima gets $24m from Warner Bros, cuts staff

Machinima gets $24m from Warner Bros, cuts staff

Machinima has landed another round of funding led by Warner Bros, though it hasn't stopped the multi-channel network from cutting a chunk of its staff along with a few programs.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 6:51PM in News

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YouTube for Kids arrives on smartphones

YouTube for Kids arrives on smartphones

Streaming video leader YouTube has released a smartphone app designed to provide kids with a safe viewing environment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 3:41PM in News
US union strikes impacting New 3DS and Amiibo supplies

US union strikes impacting New 3DS and Amiibo supplies

Nintendo says it could have sold more New 3DS XL units in the US were it not for an ongoing labour dispute that is disrupting West Coast shipping.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 3:16PM in News
Pushing it to the Climax: interview with Climax Studios CEO Simon Gardner

Pushing it to the Climax: interview with Climax Studios CEO Simon Gardner

Climax may not be a company you’d associate with being an ‘indie’ developer.

by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 3:00PM in News
Nvidia hit with lawsuit over misleading GTX 970 specs

Nvidia hit with lawsuit over misleading GTX 970 specs

Graphics card giant Nvidia has found itself in legal hot water over what it has now confirmed to be the misleading specifications it released for its GeForce GTX 970 card.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 2:34PM in News

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Lights, camera, action: IGN, GameSpot, Eurogamer, Yogscast and Videogamer on their approaches to video

Lights, camera, action: IGN, GameSpot, Eurogamer, Yogscast and Videogamer on their approaches to video

Every major games media firm is investing serious money in video as the YouTube generation takes over. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Diablo III is getting microtransactions... but not in Europe

Diablo III is getting microtransactions... but not in Europe

An upcoming patch for Blizzard’s Diablo III will introduce microtransactions in some markets, but not in Europe or America.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 1:30PM in News
Why Eurogamer ditched review scores

Why Eurogamer ditched review scores

Earlier this month, Eurogamer made the decision to get rid of numerical scores from its reviews.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Kanye West is making a video game

Kanye West is making a video game

Rapper and celebrity Kanye West has said he is making a video game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 12:54PM in News

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The road less travelled - Kotaku's new editorial direction

The road less travelled - Kotaku's new editorial direction

Once upon a time, the traditional media was the gatekeeper for information about video games. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 12:30PM in News
Why are some of the games media's biggest names turning to Patreon?

Why are some of the games media's biggest names turning to Patreon?

In the first week of 2015, IGN veterans Greg Miller and Colin Moriarty left the gaming site. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 12:00PM in News
Square Enix pulls The World Ends With You from iOS App Store

Square Enix pulls The World Ends With You from iOS App Store

RPG title The World Ends With You: Solo Remix has been withdrawn from the Apple App Store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 11:50AM in News
A4T lands Batman licensing deal

A4T lands Batman licensing deal

Accessories firm A4T has partnered up with Warner Bros to produce peripherals and merchandise based on the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 11:15AM in News
Green Man Gaming signs as MCV Awards 2015 Event Partner

Green Man Gaming signs as MCV Awards 2015 Event Partner

Green Man Gaming has announced its support for this year’s MCV Awards celebration, signing on as Event Partner.

on Feb 23rd 2015 at 11:10AM in News
Team Ninja warns of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round bugs as launch stumbles

Team Ninja warns of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round bugs as launch stumbles

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round buyers are being warned of a save data corrupting bug.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 11:07AM in News
New 3DS enjoys bumper sales day

New 3DS enjoys bumper sales day

Nintendo has hailed the launch of its New 3DS and the success of two of its games.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 11:00AM in News
Is bundling killing software sales?

Is bundling killing software sales?

Boxed games are struggling to sell because consumers don’t need to buy any, UK retailers have told MCV.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 10:38AM in News
Jim Ryan: GamerGate was "absolutely horrific"

Jim Ryan: GamerGate was "absolutely horrific"

The president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has said that his company has a responsibility to demonstrate that the sort of misogynistic behaviour demonstrated in the GamerGate campaign ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 10:36AM in News