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Insight: The games industry should unite to end 'key stripping'

Insight: The games industry should unite to end 'key stripping'

Arty Rajendra, partner at Rouse Legal, discusses the legalities around key stripping and the impact it is having on the games business

on Mar 20th 2015 at 11:24AM in News
Konami confirms new Metal Gear and new development team

Konami confirms new Metal Gear and new development team

It appears that rumours of trouble in the Metal Gear Solid camp are real.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2015 at 11:06AM in News
Rare isn't making a new Conker game, but Conker IS coming to Project Spark

Rare isn't making a new Conker game, but Conker IS coming to Project Spark

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has confirmed that whatever it is Rare may be working on, it isn’t a new Conker game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2015 at 10:45AM in News
Star Wars Battlefront will feel the Force in public next month

Star Wars Battlefront will feel the Force in public next month

EA’s long-awaited Star Wars Battlefront will finally be demonstrated to the public for the first time next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2015 at 10:01AM in News

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Konami posts job ad for new staff for new Metal Gear series

Konami posts job ad for new staff for new Metal Gear series

Just one day after rumours of a rift between Kojima Productions and Konami, the publisher has put out a job ad for a new Metal Gear development team.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2015 at 9:18AM in News
Job losses at Driveclub developer Evolution

Job losses at Driveclub developer Evolution

The studio behind troubled PS4 racer Driveclub has suffered what is understood to be a significant number of layoffs.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2015 at 8:28AM in News
Final Fantasy XI on PS2 and Xbox 360 shutting down next year

Final Fantasy XI on PS2 and Xbox 360 shutting down next year

The Xbox 360 and PS2 versions of Final Fantasy XI will be brought to a close by March 2016, Square Enix has confirmed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 20th 2015 at 8:10AM in News
Kojima to leave Konami amid internal power struggle, report claims

Kojima to leave Konami amid internal power struggle, report claims

The release of Metal Gear Solid 5 could bring about the departure of series creator Hideo Kojima from publisher Konami.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2015 at 8:05AM in News

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OPINION: The pitfalls to avoid in eSports documentaries

OPINION: The pitfalls to avoid in eSports documentaries

With the rising cultural phenomenon eSports has become, it's no wonder there is a rush to explain its many (many) facets to the confused uninitiated.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Mar 19th 2015 at 4:30PM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to Final Fantasy merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Final Fantasy merchandise

Square Enix’s seminal RPG franchise continues to attract fans new and old, even as the IP approaches its 30th anniversary. MCV has the final word on the current crop of ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 19th 2015 at 2:29PM in News
New Dirt game teased by Codemasters

New Dirt game teased by Codemasters

Codemasters might be working on a new entry in its Dirt racing series. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 19th 2015 at 1:11PM in News
3.2m people have played Techland's Dying Light

3.2m people have played Techland's Dying Light

3.2m gamers have played Techland's Dying Light since its launch in January. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 19th 2015 at 12:54PM in News

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Layoffs hit Perfect World's Cryptic Studios

Layoffs hit Perfect World's Cryptic Studios

Perfect World Entertainment has laid off an unknown number of staff, with reports suggesting a significant portion of its workforce has been affected.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 19th 2015 at 11:46AM in News
Who will go to Rock Band's reunion tour?

Who will go to Rock Band's reunion tour?

There was a time when everyone was playing Rock Band and Guitar Hero. And then they stopped. All of them. At the same time.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 19th 2015 at 11:23AM in News
Reality check - HTC on whether VR is going to change the world

Reality check - HTC on whether VR is going to change the world

In the last few years, VR has gone from a one horse race to having a number of different players. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 19th 2015 at 11:15AM in News
MCV Awards: Who's in the room? It's an A to Z of leading games firms

MCV Awards: Who's in the room? It's an A to Z of leading games firms

Over 550 games industry influencers will attend the April 16th MCV Awards, with a number of leading firms in the room.

on Mar 19th 2015 at 11:00AM in News

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I never intended to dismiss smartphone games, Iwata says

I never intended to dismiss smartphone games, Iwata says

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has said that he’s never dismissed smartphone gaming as a genre.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2015 at 10:46AM in News
HTC to take its Vive VR headset on tour

HTC to take its Vive VR headset on tour

Tech firm HTC is planning a world tour to let consumers try its new VR headset, Vive. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 19th 2015 at 10:32AM in News
Curve Digital unveils game bundling initiative

Curve Digital unveils game bundling initiative

Independent game publisher Curve Digital has revealed its new game bundling service: The Indie Mixtape. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 19th 2015 at 10:25AM in News
Iwata: Free-to-start mobile games are an option for us

Iwata: Free-to-start mobile games are an option for us

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has said that Nintendo’s smartphone games may well be free-to-play.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2015 at 10:20AM in News
We'll avoid an arms race with Guitar Hero, says Harmonix

We'll avoid an arms race with Guitar Hero, says Harmonix

The creator of Rock Band has vowed not to saturate the market with games when the franchise returns this year.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 19th 2015 at 10:14AM in News
'Mobile can rescue Nintendo consoles'

'Mobile can rescue Nintendo consoles'

Smartphone experts say that Nintendo’s move into the mobile market will boost Wii U and 3DS sales, not harm them.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 19th 2015 at 10:10AM in News
Valve's Newell: 'iPhone should be more like the PC'

Valve's Newell: 'iPhone should be more like the PC'

The rest of the games industry should follow the lead of PC and tear down their walled gardens, argues Valve boss Gabe Newell.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Mar 19th 2015 at 10:03AM in News
Is VR going to change the world? Find out in this week's MCV

Is VR going to change the world? Find out in this week's MCV

Now that consumer virtual reality headsets are finally on the horizon, are they really going to change the world as firms like Oculus would have us believe? 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 19th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Atari 'surprised and dismayed' by similarities between TxK and Tempest

Atari 'surprised and dismayed' by similarities between TxK and Tempest

The company currently using the name ‘Atari’ has said that it is perfectly justified to pursue Jeff Minter over the similarities between his game TxK and retro classic Tempest.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2015 at 9:13AM in News