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Negative game stereotyping 'perpetuates social injustices'

Negative game stereotyping 'perpetuates social injustices'

BioWare gameplay designer Manveer Heir has called for a revolution in the way video games depict the world and tackle the issue of identity.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2014 at 11:26AM in News
PS4 update will allow DualShock 4 lightbar dimming

PS4 update will allow DualShock 4 lightbar dimming

An upcoming update to PS4 will allow users to lower the light emitted from their DualShock 4 controllers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2014 at 11:09AM in News
Sucker Punch: We'd love Second Son to beat Titanfall

Sucker Punch: We'd love Second Son to beat Titanfall

Developing one of the first big games for a new console must be a daunting task.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Mar 21st 2014 at 11:06AM in News

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Tax breaks for UK games devs will happen despite Budget no show

Tax breaks for UK games devs will happen despite Budget no show

It may have missed The Budget, but tax breaks for UK games developers will go ahead, MCV can reveal.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 21st 2014 at 10:52AM in News
MGS5: Ground Zeroes appears to have had its price cut on PS4

MGS5: Ground Zeroes appears to have had its price cut on PS4

Those looking to download Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes on PS4 have received a nice surprise this morning.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2014 at 10:27AM in News
Harrison on Xbox One vs PS4: Is a marathon, not a sprint

Harrison on Xbox One vs PS4: Is a marathon, not a sprint

Microsoft’s Phil Harrison has insisted that it’s far too early to draw conclusions about how the next-gen battle will pan out.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2014 at 9:53AM in News
Never underestimate Nintendo, Molyneux warns

Never underestimate Nintendo, Molyneux warns

Peter Molyneux says Nintendo is one hardware release away from leading the way in games again.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Mar 21st 2014 at 9:32AM in News

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DirectX 12 unveiled with Forza 5 PC demo

DirectX 12 unveiled with Forza 5 PC demo

Microsoft has revealed the latest version of its DirectX API at GDC.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Mar 21st 2014 at 9:27AM in News
Yu Suzuki could Kickstart Shenmue III

Yu Suzuki could Kickstart Shenmue III

The Shenmue III dream is still alive.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2014 at 9:22AM in News
Sony developing original programming for PSN - report

Sony developing original programming for PSN - report

Sony Pictures Television is reportedly developing original programming for PSN, a service that will debut with an adaptation of police procedural comic series Powers.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 21st 2014 at 5:39AM in News
Flappy Bird to receive re-release

Flappy Bird to receive re-release

Flappy Bird will eventually see a return to mobile marketplaces, creator Dong Nguyen has confirmed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 21st 2014 at 5:16AM in News

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Crytek announces CryEngine subscription service for indies

Crytek announces CryEngine subscription service for indies

Crytek is opening up its CryEngine development tools to indie developers through a new a subscription-based service, the studio has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 21st 2014 at 4:39AM in News
PS4 camera boasts 15% attach rate, nears 1m sales

PS4 camera boasts 15% attach rate, nears 1m sales

Sony has to date sold around 900,000 PlayStation Cameras designed for use with PS4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2014 at 12:04PM in News
Sony opens up host of indie tools for PlayStation development

Sony opens up host of indie tools for PlayStation development

Four popular development tools have been opened up for those hoping to develop indie titles for PS4, PS3 and Vita.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2014 at 11:51AM in News
Igarashi blames Konami departure on hardcore demise

Igarashi blames Konami departure on hardcore demise

The push away from traditional core gaming to more social-focused titles was the reason for Koji Igarashi’s decision to quit Konami.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2014 at 11:39AM in News

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VIDEO: David 'Doctor Who' Tennant is the voice of Kinect Sports Rivals

VIDEO: David 'Doctor Who' Tennant is the voice of Kinect Sports Rivals

Former Timelord and Scottish thesp David Tennant has been revealed as the narrator of upcoming Xbox One title Kinect Sports Rivals.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2014 at 11:24AM in News
VR needs to sell 1m units to be viable, Ubisoft exec says

VR needs to sell 1m units to be viable, Ubisoft exec says

Virtual reality hardware will need to hit the seven figure sales milestone before it becomes a realistic proposition for triple-A publishers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2014 at 11:01AM in News
4K support coming to Titanfall on PC

4K support coming to Titanfall on PC

The PC version of Titanfall will at some stage be adding 4K resolution support to the mix.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2014 at 10:37AM in News
Essential guide to UK video games creatives returns in July

Essential guide to UK video games creatives returns in July

MCV's bumper-sized directory of key UK games agencies and services returns in July.

on Mar 20th 2014 at 10:31AM in News
Microsoft vows to reward positive Xbox Live behaviour

Microsoft vows to reward positive Xbox Live behaviour

Punishing bad behaviour gets results. But basic psychology suggests that rewarding good behaviour will achieve more.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2014 at 10:21AM in News
GameSessions brings PC game rentals to retail

GameSessions brings PC game rentals to retail

Former PlayStation Europe boss Chris Deering last night fronted the official unveiling of a new games retail service at GDC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2014 at 9:50AM in News
EA secured as Titanfall 2 publisher, ditches Microsoft exclusivity - report

EA secured as Titanfall 2 publisher, ditches Microsoft exclusivity - report

Electronic Arts will publish a Titanfall sequel that will likely see release on both Xbox One and PS4, according to multiple reports.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 20th 2014 at 7:05AM in News
Epic reveals subscription service for Unreal Engine

Epic reveals subscription service for Unreal Engine

Epic Games has announced major changes to Unreal Engine's business model, allowing developers to forgo the one-time licensing fee and instead offering a monthly subscription service.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 20th 2014 at 6:51AM in News
Two Assassin's Creed titles planned for 2014 - report

Two Assassin's Creed titles planned for 2014 - report

A pair of Assassin's Creed titles are in development for release later this year, according to a new report accompanied by a leaked batch of alleged screenshots.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 20th 2014 at 6:28AM in News