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Read about the Past, Present and Future of VR in this week's MCV

Read about the Past, Present and Future of VR in this week's MCV

This week, we speak to three VR developers about working on the fledgling format.

on Oct 27th 2016 at 11:00AM in News
Everybody Plays launches new online parent information hub

Everybody Plays launches new online parent information hub

Parents who want to ensure their children have a safe and enjoyable video games experience now have an additional resource to draw upon.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 27th 2016 at 10:45AM in News
Retailers: Third party Switch support impresses, but what about the price?

Retailers: Third party Switch support impresses, but what about the price?

An interesting design and seemingly extensive third party support has got retail excited about the Nintendo Switch, but big questions remain after the platform holder’s initial reveal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 27th 2016 at 10:19AM in News
Xbox Streaming

Beam streaming and custom tournaments coming to Xbox Live

Microsoft has revealed that integrated streaming to its new Beam service and advanced eSports options are coming to Xbox Live.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 27th 2016 at 10:00AM in News

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UPDATED: 'We need a Kitemark for indie developers,' says Square Enix Collective boss

UPDATED: 'We need a Kitemark for indie developers,' says Square Enix Collective boss

Update: Since the publication of this story, Square Enix Collective has contacted MCV to clarify Elliott's remarks. His statement can be found below. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 27th 2016 at 9:42AM in News
Civ 6

Team Liquid signs Civilization player and will run Civ tournaments

Team Liquid has announced its entry into the competitive Civilization world by signing Stephen "MrGameTheory" Takowsky and announcing a new Civ VI tournament.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 27th 2016 at 9:30AM in News
International Factfile 2016: Argentina

International Factfile 2016: Argentina

Argentina is the third biggest market in Latin America with $409m (£333m) in revenues, behind Brazil ($1.3bn) and Mexico ($1.1bn), Newzoo reports.

on Oct 26th 2016 at 3:30PM in News
Mario

Nintendo cuts profit forecasts after $50m loss last quarter

Nintendo has cut its profit forecasts for the financial year after its second quarter earnings release showed that the company lost around $50 million over the last few months.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 26th 2016 at 1:23PM in News

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GTA Online

Rockstar cracks down on GTA Online cheaters by removing their money

Rockstar has removed trillions of dollars from the GTA Online economy after taking away any cash made through mods or hacks.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 26th 2016 at 12:50PM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: Games and music stalwart Roberts joins Bastion

MCV Jobs Weekly: Games and music stalwart Roberts joins Bastion

Former MCV and Music Week writer and publisher named associate director, and VideoGamer boosts editorial team.

on Oct 26th 2016 at 11:43AM in News
Evolve

Turtle Rock will no longer support Evolve

Turtle Rock has announced that it will no longer work on Evolve, despite recently releasing a big update on PC that made the game free to play.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 26th 2016 at 11:29AM in News
iPhone

Apple profits fall for the first time in 15 years

Apple has announced that its annual sales and profits have fallen for the first time in the last 15 years.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 26th 2016 at 10:59AM in News

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Tarsier Studios: 'Little Nightmares isn't a triple-A game'

Tarsier Studios: 'Little Nightmares isn't a triple-A game'

One of the most talked-about projects at this year’s Gamescom was Tarsier Studios’ Little Nightmares. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 26th 2016 at 10:30AM in News
Skyrim

Bethesda will not send out early review copies for any of its games

Bethesda has announced that it will no longer send out review copies to members of the press early, with copies only being sent out a day before release.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 26th 2016 at 10:21AM in News
PlayStack on becoming a major player in the saturated publishing sector

PlayStack on becoming a major player in the saturated publishing sector

PlayStack is a new games publisher formed by veterans across the entertainment industry, and it has the finances to fund multiple developers and projects.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 26th 2016 at 10:04AM in News
ELEAGUE

SNICKERS is the official chocolate bar of ELEAGUE

With the second season of ELEAGUE getting underway late last week, Turner has announced a new sponsor for the competition in the form of SNICKERS.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 26th 2016 at 8:30AM in News

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eSports Pro

What does another Korean win mean for Worlds?

Hold on a minute, haven’t we been here before? With just the grand final to go, the 2016 League of Legends World Championship knockout stage is looking remarkably similar to ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 26th 2016 at 8:00AM in News
Dota 2

Stop looking for the logic to Valve's invites to the Boston Major; there isn't any

With the announcement of direct invites to the next Dota 2 Major (in Boston, Valve’s first East Coast event) comes frustrations both new and familiar. In the past, there have ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 26th 2016 at 8:00AM in News
CS:GO

Karrigan: 'I actually have a team again where I feel reborn as an in-game leader'

It's the second day of ELeague and two teams face elimination: Immortals, the second best team from Brazil, and Europe's FaZe Clan, a team that just replaced Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 26th 2016 at 8:00AM in News
League of Legends

SSG Cuvee talks H2K win, final vs. SKT, top lane matchups

One of the standout performers at the 2016 League of Legends World Championship has been Samsung Galaxy top laner Seong-jin “Cuvee” Lee. Playing in his first-ever Worlds, he helped lead ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 26th 2016 at 8:00AM in News
Smash Bros

Nintendo's Esports Switch: How and why Nintendo can use Smashers to save itself

This week's Nintendo Switch announcement spawned dizzying fanfare thanks to the inclusion of a short clip that featured the visual language of esports: players in jerseys marching into a packed ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 26th 2016 at 8:00AM in News
Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard reveals LCS like set up for Heroes of the Storm in 2017

Blizzard has revealed the set up for Heroes of the Storm Global Championship 2017, which shares more than a few similarities with the LCS.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 25th 2016 at 5:11PM in News
Microsoft

Microsoft is raising prices in the UK thanks to Brexit

Microsoft has announced that it will be raising the prices of its business software and cloud services in the UK as a result of Brexit.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 25th 2016 at 12:52PM in News
How Life is Strange changed Dontnod

How Life is Strange changed Dontnod

Back in 2013, Capcom launched what it hoped would be a major new action series.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 25th 2016 at 12:00PM in News
My Little Pony: Puzzle Party

Hasbro is being sued by Peak Games over a My Little Pony game

Turkish developer Peak Games is suing Hasbro as they claim that the recent My Little Pony: Puzzle Party game copies their game Toy Blast.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 25th 2016 at 11:42AM in News