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YouTube imposes new creator monetisation restriction

YouTube imposes new creator monetisation restriction

Smaller YouTube channels will as of today find it harder to generate revenue from their content .

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2017 at 10:17AM in News
Scorpio could see Xbox push ahead of PlayStation in 2017

Scorpio could see Xbox push ahead of PlayStation in 2017

The launch of what will be the world’s most powerful ever console later this year could be enough to hand sector momentum back to Xbox.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2017 at 9:34AM in News
Gearbox tries to fix G2A saga with list of demands

Gearbox tries to fix G2A saga with list of demands

Developer Gearbox has found itself at the centre of a storm over a decision to partner with online key seller G2A.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2017 at 9:17AM in News
Gamescom

Gamescom's early bird program has already sold 70% of all tickets

Gamescom's new early bird ticket program has got off to an excellent start this year, with 70 per cent of all tickets having been already sold. Likewise, many of the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 7th 2017 at 9:00AM in News

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Inside wins four BAFTAs as Uncharted 4 is crowned best game

Inside wins four BAFTAs as Uncharted 4 is crowned best game

Sony and Naughty Dog’s PS4 exclusive Uncharted 4 walked away with the coveted Best Game award at last night’s video games BAFTAs.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2017 at 8:59AM in News
GAME talks up 2017 - Black Friday, Switch, Scorpio and its play for PC

GAME talks up 2017 - Black Friday, Switch, Scorpio and its play for PC

GAME recently published its financial results for the six months up to January 28th, including the key Christmas period. We all know that last year was tough for retail, as ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Apr 7th 2017 at 8:30AM in News
Project Scorpio

Project Scorpio specs revealed - but how much have we learnt?

Microsoft has released a considerable amount of information on its next-gen console, Project Scorpio, through hardware experts Digital Foundry. The new console already had broad specs announced back at ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Apr 6th 2017 at 2:25PM in News
Monster Hunter XX

Monster Hunter XX claims third No.1 in Japan

Monster Hunter XX claimed its third No.1 in Japan last week, shifting another 121,847 units, according to the latest data from Famitsu. Sales dropped 52 per cent last week, but ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 6th 2017 at 11:41AM in News

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ASA bans Mobile Strike ad

ASA bans Mobile Strike ad

A Machine Zone YouTube for smartphone game Mobile Strike must not be shown again, the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2017 at 11:03AM in News
FIFA 17

FIFA 17 topped UK digital charts in February

FIFA 17 has once again topped the UK digital Top Ten, making a huge £7.59m in February, according to SuperData. Sales were down over 15 per cent compared to January ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 6th 2017 at 10:40AM in News
Stephanie Llamas

SuperData: Luckey departure 'long time coming'

Palmer Luckey’s seemingly sudden departure from Oculus was “a long time coming,” according to SuperData’s VP of research and strategy and head of VR/AR strategy Stephanie Llamas, after his role ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 6th 2017 at 10:36AM in News
BioWare apologises for transgender character treatment

BioWare apologises for transgender character treatment

Developer BioWare continues to apologise for Mass Effect: Andromeda.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2017 at 10:33AM in News

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Julius Guldbog

Nintendo taking Steam approach to digital on Switch, says SteamWorld Dig dev

Nintendo is taking the same approach to digital publishing as its mobile and PC rivals, SteamWorld Dig 2 developer Image & Form has told MCV, making its new console as ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 6th 2017 at 10:31AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: Former Take-Two CEO joins Green Man Gaming

MCV Jobs Weekly: Former Take-Two CEO joins Green Man Gaming

Green Man Gaming appoints new board advisor and forms new team, and Milestone bolsters marketing team.

on Apr 6th 2017 at 10:25AM in News
Jagex reports another record financial performance

Jagex reports another record financial performance

Runescape developer Jagex has reported record revenues for the second successive year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2017 at 10:18AM in News
Call of Duty is getting its own cinematic universe

Call of Duty is getting its own cinematic universe

Activision Blizzard is apparently looking to ape the success of Marvel in its effort to bring video games series Call of Duty to cinema screens.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2017 at 10:03AM in News

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Rebellion's 2000 AD and GAME headline this week's MCV

Rebellion's 2000 AD and GAME headline this week's MCV

This week, we head to Oxford to see Jason Kingsley and discuss Rebellion-owned 2000 AD as the developer has put out an open call for licensees on its wealth of ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 6th 2017 at 9:55AM in News
Sony looks to commercial markets after 'slower than expected' PSVR sales

Sony looks to commercial markets after 'slower than expected' PSVR sales

PlayStation platform holder Sony is investigating ways to take its PlayStation VR headset to new commercial sectors, a report has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2017 at 9:32AM in News
Terraria spin-off Otherworld drops its developer

Terraria spin-off Otherworld drops its developer

Dutch developer Engine Software is no longer making Terraria spin-off Otherworld.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 5th 2017 at 11:15AM in News
Blizzard successfully sues cheat maker Bossland in US

Blizzard successfully sues cheat maker Bossland in US

World of Warcraft and Overwatch developer Blizzard has won a US lawsuit against bot maker Bossland.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 5th 2017 at 10:56AM in News
BioWare lays down improvement roadmap for Mass Effect: Andromeda

BioWare lays down improvement roadmap for Mass Effect: Andromeda

EA owned developer BioWare has outlined some immediate improvements on the way for Mass Effect: Andromeda.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 5th 2017 at 10:35AM in News
Switch Indies

Snake Pass beats Zelda to No.1 spot in Switch eShop charts

Charts have arrived on the Nintendo Switch eShop and Sumo Digital's Snake Pass is the first title to take the No.1 spot.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 5th 2017 at 10:17AM in News
Nier: Automata hits 1m shipped

Nier: Automata hits 1m shipped

Potentially super-niche RPG Nier: Automata has achieved some definitely not niche sales numbers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 5th 2017 at 10:04AM in News
Atlus threatens Persona 5 streamers

Atlus threatens Persona 5 streamers

In a somewhat backwards looking step, Atlus has told streamers that they face action should they stream too much of RPG hit Persona 5.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 5th 2017 at 9:41AM in News
Twitch launches game sales

Twitch launches game sales

Viewers of streaming video platform Twitch are now able to purchase PC game content directly through the platform.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 5th 2017 at 9:30AM in News