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Teenager arrested over PSN and Xbox Live DDoS attacks

Teenager arrested over PSN and Xbox Live DDoS attacks

A teenager from Merseyside has been arrested in connection to DDoS attacks on PSN and Xbox Live.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2015 at 1:27PM in News
CVG vet Andy Robinson joins Bandai Namco

CVG vet Andy Robinson joins Bandai Namco

Bandai Namco has recruited CVG editor Andy Robinson as its new PR executive.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 16th 2015 at 1:19PM in News
Xbox and PlayStation digital games now available in HMV

Xbox and PlayStation digital games now available in HMV

HMV has launched digital Xbox and PlayStation titles in all of its stores, the retailer has told MCV.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 16th 2015 at 1:15PM in News
Watch Dogs 2 has 'a lot of room for improvement'

Watch Dogs 2 has 'a lot of room for improvement'

The creative director of Watch Dogs has said the second game in the series will try and appeal to fans in a new way.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2015 at 1:14PM in News

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New Year, New Job: Ubisoft's Stefano Petrullo on moving from journalism to PR

New Year, New Job: Ubisoft's Stefano Petrullo on moving from journalism to PR

You might know him as a senior PR manager for publisher Ubisoft, but Stefano Petrullo led a long career before this, starting off as a journalist in Italy.

on Jan 16th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Pies, psychology and Pixel Rift: the story of Brazil's first VR game creator

Pies, psychology and Pixel Rift: the story of Brazil's first VR game creator

Ana Ribeiro gave up everything to move to the UK and start a new life developing for the Oculus Rift.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 16th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Nintendo has sold around 2.5m Amiibos in the US alone

Nintendo has sold around 2.5m Amiibos in the US alone

Worldwide sales numbers for Amiibo remain unknown, but in the US at least the figures have sold in the millions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2015 at 12:10PM in News
Over 1-in-10 developers are working on an eSports title as boxed retail power loosens

Over 1-in-10 developers are working on an eSports title as boxed retail power loosens

12 per cent of developers who participated in GDC 2014’s State of the Industry Survey say they are working on a game they would classify as an eSports title. 79 ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2015 at 11:08AM in News

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Understanding eSports: A Brief History of eSports

Understanding eSports: A Brief History of eSports

For the first entry in our continuing coverage of the eSports market, MCV looks back at the growth of competitive gaming and sees where it could be headed in years ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 16th 2015 at 11:00AM in News
ANALYSIS: How did the UK games market perform in 2014?

ANALYSIS: How did the UK games market perform in 2014?

The overall games market (software, hardware and accessories) declined six per cent in units and climbed 12 per cent in revenue during 2014. 

by DORIAN BLOCH
on Jan 16th 2015 at 10:52AM in News
UK games retail sales up 12% to £2.3bn in 2014

UK games retail sales up 12% to £2.3bn in 2014

The UK boxed video games market generated £2.294bn in 2014, MCV can reveal.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 16th 2015 at 10:50AM in News

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Euro Commission thinks Amazon's tax arrangements could be illegal

Euro Commission thinks Amazon's tax arrangements could be illegal

The antitrust regulators investigating Amazon’s tax agreements with Luxembourg believe the decade-long arrangement may be incompatible with free market rules.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2015 at 10:37AM in News
Hotline Miami 2 dev tells Australian fans to pirate the game

Hotline Miami 2 dev tells Australian fans to pirate the game

The co-creator of Hotline Miami 2 has told Australian fans to bypass their country’s banning of the game by pirating it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2015 at 10:17AM in News
Microsoft reinstates Xbox One's US Christmas price drop

Microsoft reinstates Xbox One's US Christmas price drop

Xbox One will as of today once again cost $349 in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2015 at 9:21AM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to Mario merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Mario merchandise

Mario sidekick Captain Toad made his independent debut this month on Wii U. MCV takes a look at the best merchandise from the rest of the Mushroom Kingdom

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 16th 2015 at 9:15AM in News

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Xbox One wins US December race, but PS4 wins 2014 and Wii U has best month

Xbox One wins US December race, but PS4 wins 2014 and Wii U has best month

Microsoft’s Xbox One was the best-selling console in the US throughout December 2014, the platform holder has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2015 at 9:04AM in News
MCV Awards 2015 entries - deadline is 5pm TODAY!

MCV Awards 2015 entries - deadline is 5pm TODAY!

This is it, your final chance; less than nine hours remain to get your lobbying in for the 2015 MCV Awards.

on Jan 16th 2015 at 8:53AM in News
UK eSports firm Gfinity partners with marketing agencies Pitch and Threepipe

UK eSports firm Gfinity partners with marketing agencies Pitch and Threepipe

Ahead of its plan to build the UK’s first eSports arena, Gfinity has inked commercial deals with two marketing outlets.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 15th 2015 at 4:42PM in News
Sorry Minecraft, you're not the biggest game in the UK

Sorry Minecraft, you're not the biggest game in the UK

Writing MCV opinion pieces can, at times, feel like smashing my head against the proverbial brick wall.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 15th 2015 at 4:14PM in News
Hotline Miami 2 banned in Australia, but Devolver questions board claims

Hotline Miami 2 banned in Australia, but Devolver questions board claims

The Australian Classification Board has refused to classify Hotline Miami 2, effectively banning the game from the country.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2015 at 4:12PM in News
Twitch unveils music library cleared for streaming use

Twitch unveils music library cleared for streaming use

The hunt for music to use in your latest stream has just got a little easier.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2015 at 3:58PM in News
Revealed: The 100 best-selling games of 2014 in the UK

Revealed: The 100 best-selling games of 2014 in the UK

Surprise! FIFA 15, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and GTA V were the best-selling games of 2014.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 15th 2015 at 2:33PM in News
Hard to find Amiibos back in stock at Nintendo as Majora's Mask 3DS arrives

Hard to find Amiibos back in stock at Nintendo as Majora's Mask 3DS arrives

The Majora’s Mask 3DS XL is at last available to buy in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2015 at 1:44PM in News