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Geoff Keighley announces E3 Coliseum, two days of panels from major publishers

The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley has announced he's teaming up with the producers of E3 to bring two days of panels, talks, presentations "and other surprises" to this year's ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 4th 2017 at 2:47PM in News
New 2DS XL

Why the New 2DS XL could be Nintendo's trump card in Europe

Last week, Nintendo unveiled a brand-new piece of hardware for the 3DS family – the New 2DS XL. It came as a surprise to almost everyone, especially considering the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 4th 2017 at 12:21PM in News
Opinion: friends are influencers too, says IGN's Dan Kilby

Opinion: friends are influencers too, says IGN's Dan Kilby

Last week on the way to work I overheard two guys talking and the conversation was going something like this: “...and he keeps going on about how great this Horizon ...

on May 4th 2017 at 11:32AM in News
Bethesda forces name change for indie game Prey for the Gods

Bethesda forces name change for indie game Prey for the Gods

Prey for the Gods will now be called Praey for the Gods after its developer chose to avoid a trademark dispute with Bethesda.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 4th 2017 at 10:50AM in News

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Fire Emblem Echoes

Fire Emblem Echoes DLC season pass costs as much as the game

Nintendo has detailed its DLC plans for its upcoming 3DS title, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, and it turns out the season pass for all five pieces of additional ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 4th 2017 at 10:43AM in News
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds hits 2m Early Access sales

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds hits 2m Early Access sales

Breakout PC hit PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has hit a new sales milestone on Steam.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 4th 2017 at 10:32AM in News
505 secures publishing rights for new Remedy game

505 secures publishing rights for new Remedy game

The next title from Quantum Break developer Remedy Entertainment will be published by 505 Games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 4th 2017 at 10:16AM in News
Arkane is determined to get Prey right on PC

Arkane is determined to get Prey right on PC

The performance problems that hit some PC players of Dishonored 2 have left developer Arkane more determined than ever to make sure that this week's release of Prey goes smoothly.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 4th 2017 at 9:45AM in News

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YouTube ad crisis is hitting Call of Duty community

YouTube ad crisis is hitting Call of Duty community

The sensitivity about mature content on YouTube is leaving many who specialise in violent games out of pocket.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 4th 2017 at 9:29AM in News
iPhone suffers another sales drop

iPhone suffers another sales drop

It was once unheard of, but once again Apple has reported a decline in the number of iPhones being sold.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 3rd 2017 at 11:19AM in News
Darksiders III confirmed by THQ Nordic

Darksiders III confirmed by THQ Nordic

Hot on the heels of a retailer leak, THQ Nordic has now officially confirmed that a third Darksiders game is in the works.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 3rd 2017 at 10:44AM in News
Microsoft announces Windows 10 S and new Surface laptop

Microsoft announces Windows 10 S and new Surface laptop

A new version of Windows is on the way alongside a new iteration of Microsoft's Surface hardware.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 3rd 2017 at 10:23AM in News

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Paul Brown

HTC Vive Europe appoints new general manager

HTC Vive Europe has appointed former Disney executive Paul Brown as its new general manager. Brown will be based in HTC's European HQ near London, and will now oversee Vive's ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 3rd 2017 at 9:58AM in News
Mario and Rabbids will unite in autumn Switch release

Mario and Rabbids will unite in autumn Switch release

Nintendo and Ubisoft are teaming up for a new crossover title due out on Switch this August.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 3rd 2017 at 9:50AM in News
Nintendo thinks Switch can match Wii sales

Nintendo thinks Switch can match Wii sales

The desire for households to own multiple Switch consoles could propel sales of Nintendo's new hardware to Wii-like levels.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 3rd 2017 at 9:26AM in News
Owlchemy on why it chose to avoid VR platform exclusivity

Owlchemy on why it chose to avoid VR platform exclusivity

Job Simulator developer Owlchemy has said that It believes platform exclusivity should be avoided when possible.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 2nd 2017 at 11:26AM in News

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The Romans wins PlayStation UK PR contract

The Romans wins PlayStation UK PR contract

PlayStation UK has confirmed that PR company The Romans is its new comms agency.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 2nd 2017 at 10:37AM in News
Oculus is skipping E3 2017

Oculus is skipping E3 2017

UPDATE: MCV has since received the following statement from Oculus regarding its absence at this year's E3: “We will not have a booth at E3 - we’re focusing on the awesome ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 2nd 2017 at 10:18AM in News
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sets US series record

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sets US series record

Nintendo has said that Switch title Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the fastest ever game in the series in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 2nd 2017 at 9:57AM in News
Mario Dart 8 Deluxe claims Nintendo's first No.1 in six years

Mario Dart 8 Deluxe claims Nintendo's first No.1 in six years

Nintendo Switch title Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has raced to No.1 in the UK Top 40 on its first week of release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 2nd 2017 at 9:28AM in News
Wuppo

Wuppo heading to PS4 and Xbox One this summer

Soedesco has announced it's bringing 2D action adventure Wuppo to consoles later this year. The title was originally released on PC last September, but it will now arrive digitaly on ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 1st 2017 at 12:00PM in News
Insert Coin: 'We just want to help more and 
more gamers get their geek on'

Insert Coin: 'We just want to help more and more gamers get their geek on'

The merchandise market is not just B2B business – Insert Coin designs and sells its merch directly to gamers and has proved more than once that it’s the top dog ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 28th 2017 at 3:45PM in News
MCV's guide to the top merchandise firms and products

MCV's guide to the top merchandise firms and products

From indie outlets to worldwide distributors, we talk to the top merchandise firms in the industry.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 28th 2017 at 3:45PM in News
3DS

Nintendo renews commitment to 3DS after strong sales growth

Nintendo 3DS sales rose during the platform holder's last fiscal year, despite the handheld now being in its seventh year on sale, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima told investors today

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 28th 2017 at 12:09PM in News
Joy-Con

Nintendo increasing Switch production to meet holiday demand

Nintendo is to increase Switch production in order to meet rising consumer demand as it approaches the holiday season, the platform holder has announced. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 28th 2017 at 11:49AM in News