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Eve Online makers CCP and Six developer Gram Games open new UK offices

Eve Online makers CCP and Six developer Gram Games open new UK offices

Yet another major games company is opening a development studio in London.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 15th 2016 at 10:25AM in News
Industry veterans launch The National Videogame Foundation

Industry veterans launch The National Videogame Foundation

A new not-for-profit body designed to “celebrate, preserve and interpret videogames for everyone” has been launched in Nottingham.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2016 at 10:23AM in News
We speak to PlayStation, Oculus, Remedy and CCP in this week's MCV

We speak to PlayStation, Oculus, Remedy and CCP in this week's MCV

In this week's edition of MCV, we talk to PlayStation's global sales and marketing boss Jim Ryan about the firm's two new consoles. 

on Sep 15th 2016 at 10:09AM in News
Evil Geniuses

Clinton "Fear" Loomis retires from competitive Dota 2

Dota 2 legend and former TI champion Clinton "Fear" Loomis has retired from competitive play and will become a coach.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 14th 2016 at 10:10PM in News

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Wired Productions' Leo Zullo on We Sing and trying to find the next indie hit

Wired Productions' Leo Zullo on We Sing and trying to find the next indie hit

After a six-year break, Wired is bringing back the We Sing karoake game brand.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 14th 2016 at 5:15PM in News
Microsoft shipped an Xbox One to a customer two months before it was announced

Microsoft shipped an Xbox One to a customer two months before it was announced

Just recently we’ve seen retailers selling consoles before they are announced, but how about the idea of a platform holder shipping one directly to a customer ahead of its ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 14th 2016 at 3:58PM in News
Sony London Studio suffers layoffs

Sony London Studio suffers layoffs

An unknown number of jobs have been cut from Sony’s London Studio as work begins to wrap up on the team’s first virtual reality project.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 14th 2016 at 3:14PM in News
Some games see huge userscore swings after Steam changes

Some games see huge userscore swings after Steam changes

One game saw its user review score change from a very decent 88 to a far less inspiring 14 following Valve’s changes to the user review system on Steam yesterday.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 14th 2016 at 2:22PM in News

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European boss Jurgen Post on Sega's return

European boss Jurgen Post on Sega's return

Stormrise, Viking: Battle of Asgard, Condemned, Planet 51, The Golden Compass, Iron Man, Let’s Tap, The Incredible Hulk...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 14th 2016 at 12:00PM in News
Blizzard's Metzen retiring after 22 years

Blizzard's Metzen retiring after 22 years

A Blizzard veteran has decided to lay down his tools and opt for a life away from the games industry.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 14th 2016 at 11:19AM in News
League of Legends

League of Legends has over 100 million monthly players

League of Legends has more than 100 million players each month according to studio co-founders Marc “Tryndamere” Merrill and Brandon “Ryze” Beck.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 14th 2016 at 11:10AM in News
Limited Edition Final Fantasy XV PS4 Slim confirmed for the UK

Limited Edition Final Fantasy XV PS4 Slim confirmed for the UK

Final Fantasy fans are very much being encouraged to buy into the new world of PS4 Slim with a brand new limited edition console heading to retail in November.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 14th 2016 at 11:04AM in News

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MCV Jobs Weekly: Develop deputy joins Tabletop Gaming magazine

MCV Jobs Weekly: Develop deputy joins Tabletop Gaming magazine

Jarvis departs after three years, Indigo Pearl promotes account manager, Future hires new Media MD

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Sep 14th 2016 at 11:02AM in News
IGN co-founder Peer Schneider on the media giant's 20-year evolution

IGN co-founder Peer Schneider on the media giant's 20-year evolution

Today, IGN is one of the largest and most influential games media brands around. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 14th 2016 at 10:45AM in News
EA unifies development under EA Worldwide Studios banner

EA unifies development under EA Worldwide Studios banner

The collective development resources of EA have been unified under a new banner – EA Worldwide Studios.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 14th 2016 at 10:21AM in News
When Mega Man met Metroid: Microsoft's Joseph Staten on Xbox's new IP ReCore

When Mega Man met Metroid: Microsoft's Joseph Staten on Xbox's new IP ReCore

The pitch for Microsoft’s latest new IP ReCore is a simple one. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 14th 2016 at 9:59AM in News

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CS:GO

ESL One New York brings CS:GO to the East Coast

ESL’s annual trip to the east coast of the States has been a staple of the competitive Dota 2 scene for a few years now. Often serving as the first ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 14th 2016 at 8:30AM in News
Riot Games

The past present and future of League of Legends studio Riot Games

The story of Riot Games is a list of things that shouldn’t have been possible.
It’s the tale of an extremely difficult, user-unfriendly game reaching untold heights of success. It’s ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 14th 2016 at 8:30AM in News
League of Legends

Top 15 players we'll miss at Worlds

We already know the superstars going to San Francisco in two weeks' time to compete at the 2016 World Championships: Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok, Song "Smeb" Kyung-ho and Søren "Bjergsen" Bjerg. ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 14th 2016 at 8:30AM in News
eSports Pro

The promise of competitive Destiny

Bungie and Major League Gaming are kicking off Destiny’s new expansion—and a new metagame—with a mix of live and online Crucible tournaments, beginning with yesterday’s inaugural MLG Destiny Exhibition in ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 14th 2016 at 8:30AM in News
eSports Pro

UC Irvine debuts the first public college eSports arena in the US

The University of California, Irvine is serious about eSports. This fall it will officially launch a competitive gaming initiative, complete with scholarships and an already-decorated League of Legends team, and ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 14th 2016 at 8:30AM in News
Gfinity

GODSENT will play at Gfinity's EGX CS:GO competition

GODSENT are the first team to be confirmed for the The Gfinity CS:GO Invitational brought to you by Omen by HP CS:GO tournament at EGX.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 13th 2016 at 5:00PM in News
Pokemon Go's US paying users have dropped 79% since peak

Pokemon Go's US paying users have dropped 79% since peak

Two months on from its launch, Pokemon Go’s US revenue is down to a fraction of what it was at its peak.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 13th 2016 at 4:09PM in News
Failbetter co-founder working on unannounced BioWare game

Failbetter co-founder working on unannounced BioWare game

Alexis Kennedy, co-founder of UK developer Failbetter Gamers, is working on a mysterious new project with BioWare.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 13th 2016 at 3:42PM in News
Blizzard introduces $4.99 Hearthstone Welcome Bundle

Blizzard introduces $4.99 Hearthstone Welcome Bundle

A new cut-price offer is being made available to those hoping to get started in the world of Hearthstone.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 13th 2016 at 12:32PM in News