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Margin Makers: Guide to PC merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to PC merchandise

A wide range of PC accessories and goodies hit the shelves every week. MCV checks out what has been trending lately.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 1:30PM in News
ARK: Survival Evolved developers want PlayStation Early Access

ARK: Survival Evolved developers want PlayStation Early Access

Studio Wildcard would love Sony to introduce an Early Access programme for PS4.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 1:08PM in News
MCV Awards 2016: One month to go!

MCV Awards 2016: One month to go!

The MCV Awards 2016 is just a month away, so make sure you secure your ticket for the big night as we only have limited availability.

on Feb 3rd 2016 at 1:07PM in News
Blizzard ushers in big changes to Hearthstone

Blizzard ushers in big changes to Hearthstone

Many of the most popular cards in the Hearthstone library will be excluded from what Blizzard will position as the new standard ranked play mode for its card battler.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 1:04PM in News

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Second Nintendo smartphone game will feature its big IP

Second Nintendo smartphone game will feature its big IP

Mario? Zelda? Metroid? Donkey Kong? One of Nintendo’s bigger brands has been teased as the lead for the company’s second smartphone release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 1:04PM in News
Overclockers: We want to bring PC gaming back to the mainstream

Overclockers: We want to bring PC gaming back to the mainstream

One of the UK’s leading retailers of PC gaming hardware is trying to push into the UK High Street via GAME. But with an internet-savvy audience, why bother?

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 1:03PM in News
Vita hardware sales triple in Japan as Dragon Quest Builders hits stores

Vita hardware sales triple in Japan as Dragon Quest Builders hits stores

Square Enix’s Dragon Quest Builders: Alefgard wo Fukkatsu Seyo debuted in Japan last week and dominates the top half of the region’s charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 1:00PM in News

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Surviving in the Wild West of PC gaming

Surviving in the Wild West of PC gaming

There are undeniable advantages to releasing games on PC. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 12:33PM in News
MCV boosts sales team

MCV boosts sales team

Your favourite industry title has bolstered its sales force.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 12:30PM in News
One third of Steam users are running Windows 10

One third of Steam users are running Windows 10

The PCs of one in three Steam users are running Windows new operating system.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 11:43AM in News
Nordic Games buys Digital Reality IP including Sine Mora

Nordic Games buys Digital Reality IP including Sine Mora

Publisher Nordic Games has purchased a number of game franchises for its portfolio from Hungarian firm Digital Reality.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 10:25AM in News

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Nintendo fans can pre-register for smartphone app Miitomo this month

Nintendo fans can pre-register for smartphone app Miitomo this month

Miitomo - the unusual smartphone app from Nintendo - will launch next month in 17 countries, and fans can pre-register for the game by February 17th.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 9:46AM in News
The Witness makes $5m in week one

The Witness makes $5m in week one

Jonathan Blow has revealed that The Witness has sold over 100k copies in its first week, generating over $5m in the process.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 9:38AM in News
Dirt Rally success gives Codemasters renewed confidence in simulation racing

Dirt Rally success gives Codemasters renewed confidence in simulation racing

Having spent years steering the Colin McRae brand away from the world of dedicated simulation, Dirt Rally has proved to Codemasters that an appetite remains for less arcade racers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 2nd 2016 at 3:47PM in News
UPDATED: LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens game on the way

UPDATED: LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens game on the way

It looks like last year’s blockbuster Star Wars film is getting the LEGO treatment.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 2nd 2016 at 2:45PM in News

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Homefront: The Revolution to have free DLC, but also microtransactions

Homefront: The Revolution to have free DLC, but also microtransactions

A year’s worth of free DLC is the reward for Homefront: The Revolution buyers. The price? An upfront fee for the game and multiplayer microtransactions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 2nd 2016 at 2:26PM in News
New Year, New Job: Landing a job in business development

New Year, New Job: Landing a job in business development

Universally Speaking's Thomas Nicholas tells MCV about how to secure a role in business development

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 2nd 2016 at 1:30PM in News
First UK Games Fund recipients include FuturLab, Spilt Milk and Secret Police

First UK Games Fund recipients include FuturLab, Spilt Milk and Secret Police

The first 24 companies to receive money from the UK Government’s Games Fund have been announced.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 2nd 2016 at 12:55PM in News
Double Fine still waiting on Psychonauts 2 crowdfunding cash

Double Fine still waiting on Psychonauts 2 crowdfunding cash

More than half of the $3.3 million pledged towards Psychonauts 2 is yet to make it to developer Double Fine.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 2nd 2016 at 12:38PM in News
Sainsbury's offers £1.3bn for Argos parent company

Sainsbury's offers £1.3bn for Argos parent company

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has made an offer of £1.3bn to purchase Argos owner Home Retail.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 2nd 2016 at 12:22PM in News
Mobile title Assassin's Creed Identity launches this month

Mobile title Assassin's Creed Identity launches this month

There’s another Assassin’s Creed game coming to mobile devices.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 2nd 2016 at 11:04AM in News
Fine Bros apologises for 'react' trademark kerfuffle

Fine Bros apologises for 'react' trademark kerfuffle

Last week, YouTube channel The Fine Brothers attempted to trademark ‘React’ in an effort to monetise and license its reaction show format. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 2nd 2016 at 10:19AM in News
Nintendo says it is 'looking' at virtual reality

Nintendo says it is 'looking' at virtual reality

Having previously dismissed the technology, Wii U and 3DS platform holder Nintendo has seemingly softened its stance toward VR.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 2nd 2016 at 10:15AM in News
Revenue and profit fall at Nintendo

Revenue and profit fall at Nintendo

Nintendo’s net profit for the nine months ending December 31st slumped 31.9 per cent year-on-year to ¥40.55bn.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 2nd 2016 at 9:46AM in News