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'There's a lot of sadness about Uncharted's end,' says Naughty Dog

'There's a lot of sadness about Uncharted's end,' says Naughty Dog

Developer Naughty Dog says it became emotional as it put the finishing touches to Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 14th 2016 at 10:07AM in News
Are we charging enough for indie games? Find out in this week's MCV

Are we charging enough for indie games? Find out in this week's MCV

This week, we ask leading publishers in the indie sector if it’s too late to start charging more for indie games.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 14th 2016 at 10:06AM in News
Atari: We won't walk away from Rollercoaster Tycoon World

Atari: We won't walk away from Rollercoaster Tycoon World

It may have received a critical mauling, but Atari says it’s not about to give up on its new Rollercoaster Tycoon game.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 14th 2016 at 10:00AM in News
Codemasters back on track after posting first profit in five years

Codemasters back on track after posting first profit in five years

Racing firm Codemasters has made its first operational profit in five years and predicts ‘double digit’ growth going forwards. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 14th 2016 at 9:52AM in News

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Halo Championship Series: Pro League to launch next month with $250,000 prize pool

Xbox and 343 Industries have announced that the new Halo Championship Series: Pro League will launch on May 31st with a $250,000 prize pool.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 13th 2016 at 4:29PM in News
Yo-Kai Watch holds No.1 in Japan as Far Cry Primal debuts in third place

Yo-Kai Watch holds No.1 in Japan as Far Cry Primal debuts in third place

The latest entry in the hugely popular Yo-Kai Watch series holds the top spot in Japan for the second week running, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 13th 2016 at 4:12PM in News
Trademark filing points to more Katamari Damacy

Trademark filing points to more Katamari Damacy

Bandai Namco isn’t done with the Katamari Damacy brand, it seems.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2016 at 3:41PM in News
Dark Souls board game coming to Kickstarter this month

Dark Souls board game coming to Kickstarter this month

Prepare to die (like dice… get it?). A table top game based on From Software’s cult hit RPG series Dark Souls is on the way. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 13th 2016 at 3:29PM in News

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Remedy acknowledges Quantum Break's PC problems, says UWP v-sync fix coming in May

Remedy acknowledges Quantum Break's PC problems, says UWP v-sync fix coming in May

Quantum Break developer Remedy has apologised for the many problems that plague the PC version, saying that fixes for some of them are nearly here.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2016 at 3:09PM in News
Valve blocks indie games store Itch.io app from Steam

Valve blocks indie games store Itch.io app from Steam

Itch.io, the distribution platform aimed at indie and experimental games, has been refused from launching its app on Steam.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 13th 2016 at 2:58PM in News
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MLG Columbus becomes biggest Counter-Strike tournament ever

MLG Columbus has set multiple new records in the world of Counter-Strike eSports events.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 13th 2016 at 2:49PM in News
Rumours point to three new Nvidia GTX cards in June

Rumours point to three new Nvidia GTX cards in June

With Nvidia’s tech conference having been and gone without word of any new GPU models, now rumours suggest a June release for Nvidia’s next-gen graphic card line up.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2016 at 1:18PM in News

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Red Dead Redemption described as 'a recurring nightmare' by Rockstar before release

Red Dead Redemption described as 'a recurring nightmare' by Rockstar before release

Rockstar was struggling with the development of Red Dead Redemption before Leslie Benzies was drafted in to save it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2016 at 12:41PM in News
Second MCV & Develop Podcast now live, featuring UKIE's Dr Jo Twist

Second MCV & Develop Podcast now live, featuring UKIE's Dr Jo Twist

The MCV & Develop Podcast is back – this time taking a closer look at the UK games industry.

on Apr 13th 2016 at 12:23PM in News
International Factfile 2016: Russia

International Factfile 2016: Russia

Russia’s video games market had revenues nearly reaching $1.3bn (£0.90bn) last year, surpassing its 2014 total of $1.1bn (£0.76bn), according to Newzoo’s figures.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 13th 2016 at 11:11AM in News
Oculus hopes Rift orders will arrive earlier than promised

Oculus hopes Rift orders will arrive earlier than promised

VR hopeful Oculus Rift says it is addressing the component shortage problems that have delayed orders of the device.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2016 at 11:07AM in News

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Enter the Gungeon sells 200,000 units, makes $3m in first week on sale

Enter the Gungeon sells 200,000 units, makes $3m in first week on sale

Devolver Digital’s latest release Enter the Gungeon generated $3m (£2.1m) globally in its first week on sale. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 13th 2016 at 10:34AM in News
Rockstar says Benzies' claims are 'without merit' and 'bizarre'

Rockstar says Benzies' claims are 'without merit' and 'bizarre'

The shock legal battle between Rockstar Games and former director Leslie Benzies has quickly descended into a slanging match.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2016 at 10:29AM in News
Reports point to forthcoming new Xbox One

Reports point to forthcoming new Xbox One

Filings at the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) hint at the existence of a new kind of Xbox One.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 13th 2016 at 10:23AM in News
Rockstar and GTA V lead designer Leslie Benzies begin messy $150m divorce

Rockstar and GTA V lead designer Leslie Benzies begin messy $150m divorce

The lead designer of Grand Theft Auto is suing Rockstar and Take-Two for $150m.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 12th 2016 at 7:36PM in News
Suda 51's Let It Die is still alive

Suda 51's Let It Die is still alive

Nearly two years on from the last we heard of it, Grasshopper Manufacture has confirmed that PS4 exclusive Let It Die is still in development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 12th 2016 at 3:31PM in News
Oculus Rift customers see pre-orders pushed back as far as August

Oculus Rift customers see pre-orders pushed back as far as August

The troubled launch of the Oculus Rift VR headset shows no sign of improving.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 12th 2016 at 2:56PM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to Dark Souls merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Dark Souls merchandise

Dark Souls III hits shelves today for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 12th 2016 at 2:41PM in News
Interview: What to expect from Gamescom 2016

Interview: What to expect from Gamescom 2016

Following a record-breaking Gamescom 2015, MCV speaks to the event’s project manager Tim Endres about what we can expect from this year’s Cologne-based trade show.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 12th 2016 at 2:13PM in News