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Grab a guitar signed by Motörhead's Phil Campbell and support SpecialEffect

Grab a guitar signed by Motörhead's Phil Campbell and support SpecialEffect

SpecialEffect is currently holding a very special auction that gives you the chance to own a guitar signed by non other than Motörhead’s Phil Campbell.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2017 at 10:46AM in News
ZeniMax wants to block Oculus Rift sales

ZeniMax wants to block Oculus Rift sales

The ongoing feud between ZeniMax and Oculus is on the verge of getting even nastier. Documents filed with a Texas court last week ask that sales of the Oculus Rift ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2017 at 10:21AM in News
Samsung reveals second generation Gear VR headset

Samsung reveals second generation Gear VR headset

Smartphone virtual reality system Gear VR has undergone a redesign.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2017 at 10:02AM in News
For Honor claims second UK No.1

For Honor claims second UK No.1

Ubisoft’s For Honor is the UK No.1 for the second week in a row, despite a hefty drop in sales. Physical unit sales for the game were down 72 per ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2017 at 9:38AM in News

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E3 crowd

E3 welcomes 15,000 gamers: The ESA talks & the industry reacts

Just over 50,000 people attended E3 last year. Now the ESA, the US video game trade body which runs E3, has decided to add 15,000 members of the public into ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Feb 27th 2017 at 9:30AM in News
PlayStation VR sales have passed 900,000

PlayStation VR sales have passed 900,000

Sony has at last revealed how many of its virtual reality systems have been sold since October’s launch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2017 at 9:27AM in News
For Honor

For Honor debuts at No.1 in Japan

Ubisoft's For Honor marched straight to No.1 in Japan last week, shifting 41,987 units during its first five days on sale, according to the latest data from Famitsu.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 24th 2017 at 3:56PM in News
Team17 announces sci-fi outing Genesis Alpha One

Team17 announces sci-fi outing Genesis Alpha One

A new sci-fi title developed by German studio Radiation Blue has been signed by UK publisher Team17.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2017 at 2:00PM in News

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Snipperclips bundle

Snipperclips Joy-Con bundle heading to retail on March 10th, arrives on eShop March 3rd

Indie puzzle game Snipperclips – Cut it Out Together will be coming to the Nintendo Switch eShop on March 3rd as well as part of a special Joy-Con bundle at ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 24th 2017 at 11:18AM in News
Twitch Prime members get both Banner Saga games for free

Twitch Prime members get both Banner Saga games for free

The push to drive up subscriber numbers to the Twitch Prime service continues with news of a new giveaway.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2017 at 11:03AM in News
Irrational Games developers form new studio Ghost Story

Irrational Games developers form new studio Ghost Story

Ken Levine is among a number of former Irrational Games developers behind the formation of a new studio called Ghost Story.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2017 at 10:48AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: BAFTA appoints first VP of games

MCV Jobs Weekly: BAFTA appoints first VP of games

David Gardner joins BAFTA, PQube hires Matthew Pellett and Mojang strengthens creative communications team.

on Feb 24th 2017 at 10:19AM in News

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Switch press packs include personal messages from Nintendo bosses

Switch press packs include personal messages from Nintendo bosses

The Nintendo Switch is now just one week away, and this week the press have been getting hands-on with the console.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2017 at 10:19AM in News
Maker Studios sheds staff, cuts ties with 55,000+ YouTubers

Maker Studios sheds staff, cuts ties with 55,000+ YouTubers

Disney owned Maker Studios is to undergo some significant changes, reports claims.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2017 at 9:45AM in News
Rob Pulciani

Amazon: audio games gaining momentum on Echo

Voice-based audio games are gaining ground in the UK thanks to the Amazon Echo and its Alexa voice assistant, says Amazon's Alexa Skills Kit director Rob Pulciani (pictured). What's more, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 24th 2017 at 9:15AM in News
Nicolas Wegnez

Nintendo: No Day One shortage of Switch in the UK

Stock shortages seem to be part and parcel of every new console launch these days, but Nintendo’s UK general manager Nicolas Wegnez has assured MCV that the Switch will be ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 24th 2017 at 9:11AM in News

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IGN China

Ziff Davis and Anji Entertainment launch IGN China

Ziff Davis and Beijing media specialist Anji Entertainment have today announced the launch of IGN China, making IGN locally available to audiences in China for the first time. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 24th 2017 at 9:00AM in News
Read Nintendo UK general manager's first interview in this week's MCV Switch special

Read Nintendo UK general manager's first interview in this week's MCV Switch special

We’re only a week away from the launch of the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo UK general manager Nicolas Wegnez chose MCV to talk about the release of the much-awaited console. ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 24th 2017 at 9:00AM in News
Nicolas Wegnez

Nintendo UK boss talks: "Switch can help expand gaming population"

Nintendo is once again looking to reach beyond the core gaming markets with an innovative new console. However, this time it’s doing so by drawing on all its experience to ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Feb 24th 2017 at 9:00AM in News
Io Interactive appoints Hakan Abrak as new studio head

Io Interactive appoints Hakan Abrak as new studio head

Former studio production director Hakan Abrak has been appointed as the new studio head of Hitman studio Io Interactive.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 23rd 2017 at 2:28PM in News
Switch

Nintendo confirms Shovel Knight, Fast RMX for Switch eShop launch, but no Virtual Console yet

Nintendo has announced three more indie titles that will be launching on the Switch's digital eShop on March 3rd, and that it will be home to over 60 'Nindie' titles ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 23rd 2017 at 1:51PM in News
FIFA 17

BT Sport signs broadcast deal for EA's global FIFA 17 Majors

BT Sport has signed a deal to broadcast EA's global FIFA 17 competitive gaming events in the UK. The series of eSports events will see the best FIFA 17 players ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 23rd 2017 at 12:30PM in News
CCP will use EVE Online to help in search for new planets

CCP will use EVE Online to help in search for new planets

With the hunt for a new Earth very much the fashion right now, Icelandic developer CCP has announced that EVE Online players will soon be able to do their bit.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2017 at 11:29AM in News
H1Z1: King of the Hill gets broadcast spot on US channel The CW

H1Z1: King of the Hill gets broadcast spot on US channel The CW

eSports will get another mainstream spot in the sun in April when Daybreak’s H1Z1 hits The CW.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2017 at 11:12AM in News
MixCast VR allows for mixed reality streaming

MixCast VR allows for mixed reality streaming

Communicating the magic of VR to someone without physically strapping a headset to them remains a challenge – but a new software tool could prove to be a big help.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2017 at 10:32AM in News