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GAME Digital appoints Mark Gifford as CFO

GAME Digital appoints Mark Gifford as CFO

The former chief financial officer of department chain Fraser is to take on the role of CFO at GAME Digital.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 6th 2015 at 8:57AM in News
Hearthstone hits 30m players

Hearthstone hits 30m players

Free-to-play collectible card game Hearthstone has registered 30m players, Blizzard has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 5th 2015 at 11:04PM in News
Goat Simulator borrows a page from DayZ this week with GoatZ DLC

Goat Simulator borrows a page from DayZ this week with GoatZ DLC

Goat Simulator is primed to receive a zombie survival game mode with the release of the DayZ-inspired GoatZ DLC later this week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 5th 2015 at 10:56PM in News
Steam top ten sellers: April 26 - May 2

Steam top ten sellers: April 26 - May 2

We've entered a new month, and Grand Theft Auto V still won't loosen its grip of the number one spot on Steam's top ten selling products chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 5th 2015 at 10:22PM in News

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Dev mocks those offended by now pulled Greenlight homophobic shooter

Dev mocks those offended by now pulled Greenlight homophobic shooter

“As for an apology. Ain’t gonna happen. To everyone that got overly offended. Good, thats what we were going for. Just wait for our next game we are working on, ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2015 at 4:05PM in News
Is there really room for four new Total War games?

Is there really room for four new Total War games?

Last month, UK developer Creative Assembly proudly announced it has teamed up with Games Workshop to combine the worlds of Warhammer with its PC strategy series Total War.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 5th 2015 at 3:40PM in News
Portal table shooting into Zen Pinball titles

Portal table shooting into Zen Pinball titles

Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball FX2 are to see their ranks bolstered with the addition of a table based on Valve’s Portal IP.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2015 at 3:23PM in News
Valve: We hate Steam gift restrictions as much as you do

Valve: We hate Steam gift restrictions as much as you do

The gifting restrictions recently enforced on Steam were unavoidable in the face of spiralling fraud, Valve has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2015 at 2:31PM in News

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GOG.com opens GOG Galaxy public beta, vows support for more triple-A titles

GOG.com opens GOG Galaxy public beta, vows support for more triple-A titles

GOG.com is opening its new online gaming platform to the public, highlighting its completely ‘optional’ and ‘free’ nature to gamers.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 5th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
HoloLens was key driver of Microsoft's Mojang acquisition

HoloLens was key driver of Microsoft's Mojang acquisition

Microsoft’s new chief executive has revealed that HoloLens played a crucial role in the company's acquisition of Minecraft creator Mojang.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 5th 2015 at 1:29PM in News
PlayStation Now hitting PS3 in the US this month

PlayStation Now hitting PS3 in the US this month

Sony’s streaming games PlayStation Now service will be launched on PS3 in the US in the coming days.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2015 at 1:14PM in News
Giving indie games the 'special edition' treatment

Giving indie games the 'special edition' treatment

Indie games might be hugely popular as digital products, but few of them make the transition to being physical packages. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 5th 2015 at 1:00PM in News

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Ghostbusters Puzzle Fighters' hyper sexualised females to be toned down

Ghostbusters Puzzle Fighters' hyper sexualised females to be toned down

Publisher Capcom and developer Beeline have said they will alter some of the imagery in their Ghostbusters Puzzle Fighter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2015 at 12:23PM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to racing wheels and accessories

Margin Makers: Guide to racing wheels and accessories

Project CARS, The Crew, DriveClub, Forza, F1: the grid is currently packed with driving titles revving for attention. MCV puts pedal to the metal in hot pursuit of the best ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 5th 2015 at 12:08PM in News
Nintendo 3DS region free exploit available to Cubic Ninja owners

Nintendo 3DS region free exploit available to Cubic Ninja owners

Ubisoft platformer Cubic Ninja has again found itself at the centre of a 3DS hacking controversy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2015 at 11:20AM in News
Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, promises to make it right

Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, promises to make it right

Some of the harder to find Amiibo figures may soon be resupplied to shops following a promise from Nintendo to fix the stock situation that has been troubling fans.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2015 at 10:28AM in News

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Mortal Kombat X top for third week in a row, retailer promotions help FIFA 15 back to No.4

Mortal Kombat X top for third week in a row, retailer promotions help FIFA 15 back to No.4

Mortal Kombat X is once again No.1 in the GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 5th 2015 at 10:09AM in News
Spark Unlimited quits game development

Spark Unlimited quits game development

Lost Planet 3 studio Spark Unlimited has laid off employees and abandoned game development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2015 at 9:53AM in News
Walmart listing supposedly confirms Portal level pack and minifig for LEGO Dimensions

Walmart listing supposedly confirms Portal level pack and minifig for LEGO Dimensions

It seems that Valve’s beloved puzzle-platformer Portal could be coming to LEGO’s toys-to-life debut.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 5th 2015 at 9:49AM in News
PS4 reaches 2m sales in the UK

PS4 reaches 2m sales in the UK

2m PlayStation 4 consoles have been sold in the UK, MCV can reveal.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 5th 2015 at 9:41AM in News
Standalone release for The Last of Us 'Left Behind' DLC hits next week

Standalone release for The Last of Us 'Left Behind' DLC hits next week

The Last of Us DLC release Left Behind will get a standalone digital release on PS3 and PS4, Naughty Dog has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 4th 2015 at 4:15AM in News
Chip's Challenge and unreleased sequel land on Steam this month

Chip's Challenge and unreleased sequel land on Steam this month

Chuck Sommerville’s 1989 release Chip’s Challenge is heading to Steam later this month, along with its unreleased sequel.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 4th 2015 at 4:13AM in News
Twitter suspends Internet Archive's game embedding

Twitter suspends Internet Archive's game embedding

Twitter has suspended tweets containing embedded playable games from the Internet Archive’s MS-DOS collection.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 4th 2015 at 4:08AM in News
Playtonic's Yooka-Laylee meets £175k Kickstarter goal in 40 minutes

Playtonic's Yooka-Laylee meets £175k Kickstarter goal in 40 minutes

The crowdfunding campaign for Playtonic’s new 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee has already surpassed its funding goal of £175,000, less than an hour after it began.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on May 1st 2015 at 5:39PM in News