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Fox creates new FoxNext games division

Fox Broadcasting Company has announced it's creating a new gaming division that will oversee VR, AR and video game productions across the studio's TV and film output.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 19th 2017 at 12:17PM in News
EA Play

Electronic Arts confirms EA Play for E3 2017

EA has announced it will renew its EA Play event at E3 this year. Like last year, it will replace the publisher’s traditional press conference and will take place just ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 19th 2017 at 11:15AM in News
Fire Emblem Echoes

Fire Emblem Warriors releasing on Switch and New 3DS, Shadows of Valentia coming in May

Upcoming Nintendo Switch title, Fire Emblem Warriors, will also be launching on the New 3DS and New 3DS XL, Nintendo has confirmed, making it the first Switch title we know ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 19th 2017 at 10:57AM in News
Fire Emblem Heroes

Fire Emblem Heroes launches on Android first in the UK, with iOS to follow later

Nintendo's finally lifted the lid on its upcoming Fire Emblem game for smartphones. Entitled Fire Emblem Heroes, the game will be free to download with optional in-app purchases and will ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 19th 2017 at 9:59AM in News

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Resident Evil VII joins Xbox Play Anywhere programme

Resident Evil VII joins Xbox Play Anywhere programme

Microsoft gamers who pick up the latest Resident Evil title will be able to play it on both Xbox One and Windows 10. This was announced via Twitter by Xbox ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 19th 2017 at 9:56AM in News
Guitar Hero Live

Guitar Hero Live developer FreeStyleGames departs Activision for Ubisoft

Ubisoft has acquired DJ Hero and Guitar Hero Live studio FreeStyleGames from Activision. The UK studio, based in Leamington Spa, will be renamed Ubisoft Leamington and will be headed up ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 18th 2017 at 5:55PM in News
Nintendo hints at another Switch Zelda game after Breath of the Wild

Nintendo hints at another Switch Zelda game after Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild hasn't even launched yet, but franchise producer Eiji Aonuma is already teasing a new instalment in the series for the Nintendo Switch.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 18th 2017 at 3:30PM in News
Switch boxes

UPDATED: Nintendo Switch boxes and UK Zelda Breath of the Wild special editions revealed

Nintendo has unveiled the packaging for its new Nintendo Switch titles. As seen on Nintendo of America's website, Switch games will be packaged in long, vertical cases not too dissimilar ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 18th 2017 at 3:00PM in News

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GAME growth held back by low margin hardware

GAME growth held back by low margin hardware

GAME's annual general meeting today came with an update on trading from the back-end of last year. The headlines are huge growth in its Events, eSports and Digital categories, but ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jan 18th 2017 at 12:31PM in News
Mark Zuckerburg

Mark Zuckerberg denies accusations in Oculus vs ZeniMax trial

Mark Zuckerberg has provided new information in the $2bn lawsuit between ZeniMax Media and Oculus, denying accusations that Oculus stole VR technology from ZeniMax.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 18th 2017 at 11:45AM in News
Parliamentary group support for TIGA's £5m games investment fund

Parliamentary group support for TIGA's £5m games investment fund

Trade association TIGA has called for a games investment fund (GIF) to help support small and medium-sized developers who often struggle to gain access to finance. The scheme has support ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jan 18th 2017 at 11:39AM in News
Watch Dogs 2

Watch Dogs 2 gets three-hour free trial on PS4, with Xbox One to follow

Ubisoft has announced that a free trial for Watch Dogs 2 is now available to download for PS4 owners, with an Xbox One version coming on January 24th.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 18th 2017 at 11:25AM in News

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Half Life 2

Gabe Newell hints at new Valve game and movies in Reddit AMA

Gabe Newell took some time to conduct an AMA yesterday, confirming there's a new game set in the shared Half Life/Portal universe currently in development and that Valve is also ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 18th 2017 at 10:50AM in News
Little Nightmares

Little Nightmares release date confirmed for April 28th

Puzzle platformer Little Nightmares will be released both physically and digitally on April 28th on PS4, Xbox One and PC, publisher Bandai Namco has announced.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 18th 2017 at 10:17AM in News
Pachter: Nintendo Switch price is 'problematic' and launch line-up is 'underwhelming'

Pachter: Nintendo Switch price is 'problematic' and launch line-up is 'underwhelming'

Video games analyst Michael Pachter echoes the industry’s reaction to the Nintendo Switch, with concerns regarding its price point and launch line-up.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 17th 2017 at 3:00PM in News
MCV Awards 2017: Finalists announced

MCV Awards 2017: Finalists announced

The MCV Awards 2017 are now just over seven weeks away, with the trophies being presented on March 9th at The Brewery in London to recognise 2016's finest achievements. 

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jan 17th 2017 at 2:00PM in News

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Margin Makers: Guide to Resident Evil merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Resident Evil merchandise

Capcom’s Resident Evil VII: Biohazard is unquestionably the biggest game to launch this January.

on Jan 17th 2017 at 1:41PM in News
Nintendo's Fils-Aimé addresses Switch's launch line-up

Nintendo's Fils-Aimé addresses Switch's launch line-up

Reggie Fils-Aimé, Nintendo’s US boss, has replied to concerns about Switch’s relatively weak relate slate.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 17th 2017 at 11:46AM in News
Gravity Rush 2

From Vita to PS4: Sony on Gravity Rush 2

When Gravity Rush released in 2012, it was considered by many as one of the Vita’s best games.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 17th 2017 at 11:41AM in News
UK App Store prices to jump 25% to reflect weak pound

UK App Store prices to jump 25% to reflect weak pound

Apple has just announced that prices on the UK App Store will rise as a reaction to the falling exchange rate between the dollar and the pound. Where a $0.99 ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jan 17th 2017 at 11:34AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: Green Man Gaming appoints new board advisor

MCV Jobs Weekly: Green Man Gaming appoints new board advisor

Reitman joins from CI&T, CCP Games appoints Target’s Douglas and Dovetail strengthens management team.

on Jan 17th 2017 at 11:15AM in News
Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go grew mobile market by $950m without impacting rivals

Pokemon's Go massive success in 2016 didn't come at the expense of its biggest rivals in the mobile space. According to app ecosystem analyst App Annie the game hit $950m ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jan 17th 2017 at 10:45AM in News
Borderlands 3 won't be coming to Nintendo Switch

Borderlands 3 won't be coming to Nintendo Switch

Developer Gearbox Software has revealed that it was in talks with Nintendo to bring the next instalment in the Borderlands franchise to Switch, but the platform’s holder didn’t carry on ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 17th 2017 at 10:45AM in News
Bundled Switch Grip peripheral doesn't charge Joy-Con controllers

Bundled Switch Grip peripheral doesn't charge Joy-Con controllers

The Joy-Con Grip gamepad that comes in the Nintendo Switch box will not charge the machine’s Joy-Cons.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 17th 2017 at 10:09AM in News
ShopTo sales up over 13 per cent in 2016

ShopTo sales up over 13 per cent in 2016

ShopTo has announced its annual results for 2016 and it’s been a pretty successful year for the online UK retailer.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 16th 2017 at 4:15PM in News