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Steam revenues hit $1.5bn in 2014, report claims

Steam revenues hit $1.5bn in 2014, report claims

Valve made more than $730m in revenue from Steam and its own games in 2014, according to a report.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jul 27th 2015 at 12:09PM in News
Nvidia says gamers will be 'delighted' with Batman Arkham Knight re-release

Nvidia says gamers will be 'delighted' with Batman Arkham Knight re-release

PC graphics specialist Nvidia has confirmed that it is helping Rocksteady and Warner Bros in their efforts to fix Batman Arkham Knight.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 27th 2015 at 11:31AM in News
Rory McIlory PGA Tour becomes first-ever golf game to score consecutive No.1s in the UK

Rory McIlory PGA Tour becomes first-ever golf game to score consecutive No.1s in the UK

Rory McIlroy has done the double, staying at the top of the charts for a second week  – making it the very first golf game to do so in the ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 27th 2015 at 11:28AM in News
Kojima and del Toro to partner on new project

Kojima and del Toro to partner on new project

Silent Hills may be no more, but there could yet be a joint venture between Metal Gear creator and film director Guillermo del Toro.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 27th 2015 at 10:55AM in News

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Chinese console ban to be lifted for good

Chinese console ban to be lifted for good

The temporary lifting of the ban on video games console sales in China is to be made permanent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 27th 2015 at 10:34AM in News
Hulk Hogan pulled from WWE 2K16

Hulk Hogan pulled from WWE 2K16

He was for years THE iconic face of the WWF/WWE, but now Hulk Hogan is being wiped from wrestling history.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 27th 2015 at 10:03AM in News
Candy Crush is Britain's favourite game

Candy Crush is Britain's favourite game

The popularity of Candy Crush among women and older gamers has led it to be voted as the UK’s favourite title.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 24th 2015 at 4:37PM in News
Capcom takes Street Fighter V beta offline in bid to fix server woes

Capcom takes Street Fighter V beta offline in bid to fix server woes

Having deactivated its servers only hours after going live, Capcom has now put a complete temporary stop to the Street Fighter V PS4 beta.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 24th 2015 at 3:28PM in News

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It frustrates people that I like Aliens: Colonial Marines, Pitchford says

It frustrates people that I like Aliens: Colonial Marines, Pitchford says

What makes a good game? Is it possible to quantify what ‘good’ means? No it’s not, Randy Pitchford argues. You may not like Aliens: Colonial Marines, but he certainly does.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 24th 2015 at 2:52PM in News
Insight: Doping in eSports - why the stakes are raised as the sector matures

Insight: Doping in eSports - why the stakes are raised as the sector matures

Harbottle & Lewis associate Kostyantyn Lobov details the issues facing various areas of the industry as allegations of doping run rampant in the eSports space.  

on Jul 24th 2015 at 2:40PM in News
Gfinity working with other organisations on common drug testing framework

Gfinity working with other organisations on common drug testing framework

In the wake of ESL's decision to implement drug testing at their next event, Gfinity has also begun working to combat the use of PEDs.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jul 24th 2015 at 1:50PM in News
Analyst criticises Apple for staying quiet on Apple Watch sales

Analyst criticises Apple for staying quiet on Apple Watch sales

Despite going on sale in April, we still don’t know how many Apple Watches have sold – and one analyst has said the silence is a sign of weakness.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 24th 2015 at 1:43PM in News

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Retailers push Mighty No.9 release date back to 2016

Retailers push Mighty No.9 release date back to 2016

Question marks hang over Mighty No.9’s September release date.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 24th 2015 at 11:39AM in News
More jobs go at Eutechnyx as 22 head to ZeroLight

More jobs go at Eutechnyx as 22 head to ZeroLight

Auto Club Revolution developer Eutechnyx has lost more staff to its sister firm ZeroLight as the studio continues to restructure.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 24th 2015 at 10:57AM in News
Fans in uproar over cosmetic changes to League of Legends' Fiora

Fans in uproar over cosmetic changes to League of Legends' Fiora

Riot has given one of League of Legends’ heroes a visual makeover, and its boards are alight with protests from fans.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 24th 2015 at 10:46AM in News
One indie's journey to resurrect local multiplayer

One indie's journey to resurrect local multiplayer

In 2012, Geraldo Nascimento left his native Portugal to move to the UK in order to develop games. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 24th 2015 at 10:45AM in News

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Margin Makers: Guide to Japanese games merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Japanese games merchandise

They might not be as big as Call of Duty or FIFA, but cult Japanese franchises boast a highly passionate audience with a fondness for merchandise. MCV heads East to ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 24th 2015 at 10:42AM in News
Mobile game Cooking Fever surpasses 50 million downloads

Mobile game Cooking Fever surpasses 50 million downloads

Lithuaninan developer Nordcurrent has revealed that its mobile title Cooking Fever has been downloaded over 50 million times.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 24th 2015 at 10:27AM in News
ESL introduces eSports drug testing policy, to debut at ESL One Cologne

ESL introduces eSports drug testing policy, to debut at ESL One Cologne

One of the biggest eSports organisations has teamed up with two drugs testing bodies to help address the growing concern about performance enhancing drugs.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 24th 2015 at 9:52AM in News
Fallout Shelter was the fourth most-downloaded iOS game in June

Fallout Shelter was the fourth most-downloaded iOS game in June

Bethesda's Fallout Shelter was proved rather fruitful for the publisher. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 24th 2015 at 9:47AM in News
Nintendo to host Super Mario Maker 'hackathon' at Facebook HQ

Nintendo to host Super Mario Maker 'hackathon' at Facebook HQ

The world’s biggest social network is to play host to the world’s most popular Italian plumber.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 24th 2015 at 9:33AM in News
Fallout Anthology collects all of the games in the series in a mini nuclear bomb

Fallout Anthology collects all of the games in the series in a mini nuclear bomb

Bethesda has announced a Fallout collection that is, quite literally, ‘the bomb’.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 24th 2015 at 9:12AM in News
Rise of the Tomb Raider coming to PS4 in Q4 2016

Rise of the Tomb Raider coming to PS4 in Q4 2016

Microsoft has one full year’s exclusivity on the upcoming Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 5:24PM in News
Joel Gregory joins PCGamesN

Joel Gregory joins PCGamesN

GamesMaster editor Joel Gregory has moved to PCGamesN. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 3:45PM in News
Square Enix boss: New IP needs three hits to be a success

Square Enix boss: New IP needs three hits to be a success

Any new IP hoping to transition into the world of mega-brands needs at least three instalments before its success can be determined.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 3:24PM in News