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Opinion: The battle for the 'mid-core'

Opinion: The battle for the 'mid-core'

Why are UK gamers so averse to spending money this year?

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 27th 2015 at 11:45AM in News
The rise of Warner Bros

The rise of Warner Bros

It might be easy to dismiss the success of Warner Bros’ video games division.

on Feb 27th 2015 at 11:30AM in News
Chinese mobile games giant Allstar plots £2.6m UK invasion

Chinese mobile games giant Allstar plots £2.6m UK invasion

Chinese mobile games publisher Allstar Games will launch in the UK this year, and is splashing $4m (£2.6m) on the venture.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 27th 2015 at 11:20AM in News
Number of physical game stores rose in 2014

Number of physical game stores rose in 2014

After years of decline, the number of physical shops selling games increased in 2014.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 27th 2015 at 11:15AM in News

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Mario Gold Amiibos selling for bucket loads on eBay

Mario Gold Amiibos selling for bucket loads on eBay

The Walmart-only Gold Mario Amiibo is selling for over seven times its RRP on eBay.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2015 at 11:14AM in News
Second Life Is Strange episode delayed

Second Life Is Strange episode delayed

The second instalment in Dontnod’s Life Is Strange series has been delayed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2015 at 10:22AM in News
Capcom offers Resident Evil Revelations 2 PC refunds

Capcom offers Resident Evil Revelations 2 PC refunds

The omission of local co-op multiplayer in recent PC release Resident Evil Revelations 2 has led to the promise of refunds for those who want them on Steam.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2015 at 10:02AM in News
Titan Souls release date revealed as Sony details PSN indie promotion

Titan Souls release date revealed as Sony details PSN indie promotion

Devolver Digital’s Titan Souls will be released in April, it has been confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2015 at 9:23AM in News

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Reynad: False MagicAmy accusations a huge setback for women in eSports

Reynad: False MagicAmy accusations a huge setback for women in eSports

Tempo Storm’s Andrey ‘Reynad’ Yanyuk has lashed out at what he says are the baseless accusations levelled at one of his players, Hyerim ‘MagicAmy’ Lee.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2015 at 8:23AM in News
January's top US digital console games generated majority of revenue on PlayStation

January's top US digital console games generated majority of revenue on PlayStation

New data collected by research firm Superdata claims PlayStation hardware is generating significantly more digital revenue than Xbox in the US.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 26th 2015 at 7:29PM in News
Final Fantasy: Record Keeper heading to North America this spring

Final Fantasy: Record Keeper heading to North America this spring

Free-to-play mobile release Final Fantasy: Record Keeper is heading to North America this spring, Square Enix and DeNA have announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 26th 2015 at 6:56PM in News
Updated Humble Widget allows devs to offer browser-based demos

Updated Humble Widget allows devs to offer browser-based demos

Humble Bundle has launched the latest version of its Humble Widget sales tool, with a new feature that allows developers to offer playable browser-based demos of games.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 26th 2015 at 6:40PM in News

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Nvidia is hosting its own Hearthstone tournament

Nvidia is hosting its own Hearthstone tournament

$25,000 is up for grabs at an upcoming Nvidia-organised Hearthstone tournament.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2015 at 4:14PM in News
Slender: The Arrival creeping onto next-gen consoles next month

Slender: The Arrival creeping onto next-gen consoles next month

Ghostly meme horror villain Slenderman is preparing to make his next-gen debut.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2015 at 3:39PM in News
Unity backs Indie Zone at video games marketplace Interface

Unity backs Indie Zone at video games marketplace Interface

Video games technology giant Unity has backed MCV and Develop’s new B2B content marketplace event Interface.

on Feb 26th 2015 at 3:27PM in News
Accessories Update: HyperX Cloud II headset and Venom Arcade Stick for PS3 and PS4

Accessories Update: HyperX Cloud II headset and Venom Arcade Stick for PS3 and PS4

MCV takes a look at the best accessories heading to UK retail. This week, we check out the new Cloud headset from HyperX and battle with Venom’s latest arcade stick ...

on Feb 26th 2015 at 2:36PM in News

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Neverwinter MMO arriving on Xbox One next month

Neverwinter MMO arriving on Xbox One next month

There’s another free-to-play game on the way to Microsoft’s Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2015 at 2:32PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Iceland

International Factfile 2015: Iceland

Iceland is a thriving landscape for games, backed by strong government investment in the industry.

on Feb 26th 2015 at 2:31PM in News
Fable Legends is going to be free-to-play

Fable Legends is going to be free-to-play

The rumours were true – Lionhead’s Xbox One and PC multiplayer title Fable Legends will be free-to-play.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2015 at 1:37PM in News
Hotline Miami 2 finally receives release date

Hotline Miami 2 finally receives release date

The sequel to the brutal Hotline Miami will be available digitally in just under two weeks time.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 26th 2015 at 1:20PM in News
Another $250k pumped into Superhot dev

Another $250k pumped into Superhot dev

The developers of promising indie shooter Superhot has secured an extra $250,000 in funding.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 26th 2015 at 1:18PM in News
Respondez to serve as Award Partner for MCV Awards 2015

Respondez to serve as Award Partner for MCV Awards 2015

Respondez will serve as this year's Award Partner for the MCV Awards.

on Feb 26th 2015 at 12:55PM in News
Telltale unveils Super Show project, using original IP

Telltale unveils Super Show project, using original IP

After a week of big changes at Telltale Games, the studio has revealed plans to develop what it describes as a Super Show based on its first original IP.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2015 at 12:40PM in News
Twitch COO: eSports is here to stay

Twitch COO: eSports is here to stay

The debate surrounding the legitimacy of eSports as a sport is over.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2015 at 12:04PM in News
Sierra to publish Velocity 2X on Xbox and PC

Sierra to publish Velocity 2X on Xbox and PC

Brighton-based developer FuturLab has signed a new partnership with Sierra, Activision's indie publishing label, to release new versions of its hit Velocity 2X later this year.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 26th 2015 at 10:59AM in News