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505 Games switches focus to developing its own IP

505 Games switches focus to developing its own IP

Publisher 505 Games says it is determined to develop its own brands going forward.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 21st 2016 at 10:45AM in News
Candy Crush company King targets Clash of Clans

Candy Crush company King targets Clash of Clans

Watch out Supercell, casual mobile games giant King is making a move into the ’mid-core’ sector.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 21st 2016 at 10:30AM in News
Curve Digital: We could make a cracking James Bond tie-in game

Curve Digital: We could make a cracking James Bond tie-in game

Curve Digital Entertainment boss Dominic Wheatley says movie licences could be a huge opportunity for smaller publishers.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 21st 2016 at 10:15AM in News
Nintendo cuts controversial 'gay conversion' plot from Fire Emblem: Fates

Nintendo cuts controversial 'gay conversion' plot from Fire Emblem: Fates

A plotline that sees a lesbian drugged and tricked into falling in love with a man – yes, really – will not be included in the Western version of 3DS ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2016 at 10:01AM in News

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'Boris boost is for all of Britain, NOT just London'

'Boris boost is for all of Britain, NOT just London'

The new London Games Festival is designed to support everyone in the UK games industry, not just those based in the capital.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 21st 2016 at 10:00AM in News
Meet the new Curve Digital in this week's issue of MCV

Meet the new Curve Digital in this week's issue of MCV

In this week's MCV we sit down with Curve's new CEO, Dominic Wheatley and Chairman Stuart Dinsey to find out about the publisher's merger with Kuju. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 21st 2016 at 10:00AM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to Marvel merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Marvel merchandise

With the release of LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, MCV takes a look at the newest Marvel merchandise on the market

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 20th 2016 at 4:15PM in News
Glu adds Gordon Ramsey to its celebrity roster

Glu adds Gordon Ramsey to its celebrity roster

Potty-mouthed TV chef Gordon Ramsey is the latest celebrity face to team up with mobile publisher Glu Mobile.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2016 at 4:07PM in News

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International Factfile 2016: Brazil

International Factfile 2016: Brazil

In 2015, the Brazilian video games market’s revenue reached $1.5bn (£1.02bn), with a 23 per cent growth compared to the previous year.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 20th 2016 at 3:57PM in News
Creative England makes surprise publishing move

Creative England makes surprise publishing move

Another day on MCVuk.com, another story about a company that has moved into publishing indie games.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 20th 2016 at 3:09PM in News
VIDEO: Second season of Sarkeesian's Tropes vs Women arrives

VIDEO: Second season of Sarkeesian's Tropes vs Women arrives

The first episode of the second series of Anita Sarkeesian’s Tropes vs Women video series is now available to view online – and you can watch it right here.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2016 at 3:06PM in News
MCV Women In Games Awards return for 2016

MCV Women In Games Awards return for 2016

After a successful first year, MCV’s Women In Games awards will return this May to recognise and reward the contribution of women to the UK games industry – and this ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 20th 2016 at 2:24PM in News

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New Year, New Job: Stefano Petrullo on going it alone in PR

New Year, New Job: Stefano Petrullo on going it alone in PR

For the better part of a decade, PR guru Stefano Petrullo helped launch some of Ubisoft's biggest games franchises.

on Jan 20th 2016 at 2:00PM in News
Clash of Clans generated the most UK mobile revenue in 2015

Clash of Clans generated the most UK mobile revenue in 2015

Research company App Annie has released its mobile market report for 2015.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 20th 2016 at 2:00PM in News
Adrian: 'My signing bonus was my last year's salary'

Adrian: 'My signing bonus was my last year's salary'

Adrian Ma, the first collegiate scholarship player to move to the esports pros, is laughing. It's the first weekend of the League Championship Series (LCS) Spring Split and Ma has ...

on Jan 20th 2016 at 1:53PM in News
SOE's Smedley launches new studio, Kickstarter for RPG Hero's Song

SOE's Smedley launches new studio, Kickstarter for RPG Hero's Song

The former boss of Sony Online Entertainment has announced the formation of a new studio and launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for an RPG.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2016 at 1:45PM in News

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JRPG Odin Sphere Leifthrasir debuts at No.1 in Japan

JRPG Odin Sphere Leifthrasir debuts at No.1 in Japan

Atlus’ remaster of 2008 JRPG Odin Sphere has shot to the Japanese top spot according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 20th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
Can college eSports find an audience?

Can college eSports find an audience?

Encouraging college students to play more computer games might seem like a counter-intuitive way to develop career prospects, but what if they're aiming to be the next eSports superstar?

on Jan 20th 2016 at 12:49PM in News
Judge gives go ahead of Palmer Luckey breach of contract claim

Judge gives go ahead of Palmer Luckey breach of contract claim

The founder of Oculus Rift looks likely to end up in court over allegations that he used knowledge and technologies learned from a previous role in setting up his virtual ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2016 at 12:28PM in News
Loda and Akke: Alliance is back as top Dota contender

Loda and Akke: Alliance is back as top Dota contender

It has now been close to two and a half years since Alliance was on top of the world of professional Dota. Early in 2013 the Swedish juggernaut featuring Henrik ...

on Jan 20th 2016 at 11:51AM in News
Jonathan Blow's The Witness releases next week

Jonathan Blow's The Witness releases next week

The Witness will be released on PS4 and PC on Tuesday January 26th, priced at a not inconsiderable £30.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2016 at 11:20AM in News
Capcom talks concerns with PS4's Street Fighter V moving into eSports arena

Capcom talks concerns with PS4's Street Fighter V moving into eSports arena

Capcom is working to bring the next iteration in the iconic Street Fighter franchise to the PlayStation 4 and PC during the middle part of next month, but the publisher ...

on Jan 20th 2016 at 10:48AM in News
Exploding Kittens ready to ignite on iOS

Exploding Kittens ready to ignite on iOS

Record-breaking Kickstarter card game Exploding Kittens is about to make its video game bow.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2016 at 10:28AM in News
ESA criticises NPD games market figures

ESA criticises NPD games market figures

US video games trade body the Entertainment Software Association has criticised the market data released by research firm NPD.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 20th 2016 at 10:01AM in News
Riot Games creates chairman position for the LCS, appoints RedBeard

Riot Games creates chairman position for the LCS, appoints RedBeard

There is a new top-dog in the Riot Games ranks, with the company creating the role of chairman of the League Championship Series (LCS) and appointing Dustin “RedBeard” Beck—but what ...

on Jan 20th 2016 at 9:46AM in News