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Happy 25th Birthday Team 17

Happy 25th Birthday Team 17

The Escapists, Yooka-Laylee, Beyond Eyes... 2015 has been one of the most exciting years in Team17’s history. Not bad for a business that’s now 25-years-old. MCV speaks to CEO Debbie ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 22nd 2015 at 11:28AM in News
Julien Merceron joins Bandai Namco

Julien Merceron joins Bandai Namco

The former head of the Fox Engine at Konami has joined rival Japanese publisher and developer Bandai Namco.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 22nd 2015 at 11:17AM in News
Man suing Bethesda over Fallout 4 'addiction' after he loses wife and job

Man suing Bethesda over Fallout 4 'addiction' after he loses wife and job

A Siberian gamer who played Fallout 4 non-stop for three weeks is taking Bethesda to court, alleging that he became ‘addicted’ to the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 22nd 2015 at 10:27AM in News
Steam top ten sellers: December 13-19

Steam top ten sellers: December 13-19

Grand Theft Auto V has taken the top spot on Steam's latest weekly best-sellers list.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 21st 2015 at 4:24PM in News

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Hardware: Rivals arrives as PS4-exclusive next month

Hardware: Rivals arrives as PS4-exclusive next month

The sequel to PS2 release Hardware: Online Arena is scheduled to launch next month, exclusively for PS4.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 21st 2015 at 4:22PM in News
Funcom developing three new Conan titles

Funcom developing three new Conan titles

Funcom has reunited with Conan the Barbarian, revealing a new publishing agreement with Conan Properties.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 21st 2015 at 4:20PM in News
Metacritic crowns Metal Gear Solid V 2015's best game, PS4 best console

Metacritic crowns Metal Gear Solid V 2015's best game, PS4 best console

The annual ranking at reviews aggregator Metacritic has named Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain as 2015’s highest reviewed game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 21st 2015 at 3:58PM in News
Tales of Berseria and God Eater 2 confirmed for PS4 in the West

Tales of Berseria and God Eater 2 confirmed for PS4 in the West

Bandai Namco has left it until just days before Christmas – and after most of the games press seems to have gone home – to announce a host of new ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 21st 2015 at 3:09PM in News

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NBA legend Rick Fox buys pro League of Legends team

NBA legend Rick Fox buys pro League of Legends team

A former basketball star has bought a professional League of Legends team.

on Dec 21st 2015 at 2:51PM in News
US Congressman Cleared in League of Legends Ethics Investigation

US Congressman Cleared in League of Legends Ethics Investigation

An official ethical investigation into a US congressman involving his participation in a video for Riot Games' immensely popular MOBA League of Legends has cleared the lawmaker of wrongdoing.

on Dec 21st 2015 at 1:49PM in News
600 laid off at ZeniMax Galway since 2014

600 laid off at ZeniMax Galway since 2014

A former Bethesda employee, speaking to Develop on condition of anonymity has confirmed the rumoured closure of Zenimax Galway and revealing the full extent of the layoffs.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Dec 21st 2015 at 12:53PM in News
Call of Duty: Black Ops III is the 2015 Christmas No.1

Call of Duty: Black Ops III is the 2015 Christmas No.1

The latest Call of Duty doggedly refuses to abide by the established narrative of decline, with Black Ops III claiming this year’s Christmas No.1 title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 21st 2015 at 12:46PM in News

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Gears of War Ultimate Edition hitting PC in early 2016

Gears of War Ultimate Edition hitting PC in early 2016

We’ve known for a while that Microsoft’s re-jig of Xbox 360 shooter Gears of War was coming to PC. What we don’t know is when it’s coming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 21st 2015 at 11:54AM in News
Street Fighter's Daigo "The Beast" Umehara Donates Winnings To Scholarship Fund

Street Fighter's Daigo "The Beast" Umehara Donates Winnings To Scholarship Fund

We all know Daigo Umehara for his may achievements in the fighting game scene such as Evo Moment 37, or the moment where he literally parried all of Justin “EG | ...

on Dec 21st 2015 at 11:47AM in News
Tencent takes full ownership of Riot Games

Tencent takes full ownership of Riot Games

League of Legends developer Riot Games has sold the entirety of its remaining shares to Tencent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 21st 2015 at 11:06AM in News
Twitter appoints gaming head, esports pros promptly verified

Twitter appoints gaming head, esports pros promptly verified

It was Christmas come early for certain professional esports players on Twitter today as dozens of pros woke up to find that coveted little checkmark next to their account names, ...

on Dec 21st 2015 at 10:45AM in News

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DingIt wants in on the streaming sector's riches

DingIt wants in on the streaming sector's riches

In February, DingIt decided to enter the billion-dollar video streaming market. But how can it hope to compete with giants like Twitch and YouTube Gaming? MCV catches up with head ...

on Dec 21st 2015 at 10:33AM in News
Publishers bemoan Black Friday bundle 'lunacy'

Publishers bemoan Black Friday bundle 'lunacy'

Leading UK games publishers says the ‘obsession’ around PS4 and Xbox One bundles over Black Friday will harm game sales.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 21st 2015 at 10:26AM in News
Azubu CEO on reforming eSports and taking down Twitch

Azubu CEO on reforming eSports and taking down Twitch

Recently, eSports broadcaster Azubu raised $59 million to help build out its brand and take on the world. 

on Dec 21st 2015 at 9:40AM in News
Gran Turismo series exceeds 76m sales

Gran Turismo series exceeds 76m sales

The Gran Turismo franchise has surpassed 76m lifetime sales, developer Polyphony Digital has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 20th 2015 at 8:17AM in News
Twitter appoints Rodrigo Velloso to new director of game partnerships role

Twitter appoints Rodrigo Velloso to new director of game partnerships role

Google's former director of gaming content for YouTube Rodrigo Velloso has joined Twitter in a similar capacity.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 20th 2015 at 8:15AM in News
Minecraft console edition's 'biggest update ever' hits PlayStation, Xbox platforms

Minecraft console edition's 'biggest update ever' hits PlayStation, Xbox platforms

A major new update for Minecraft's console release has begun rolling out, Mojang has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 20th 2015 at 8:13AM in News
Jo Bartlett has left Nintendo UK

Jo Bartlett has left Nintendo UK

Nintendo UK’s head of communications and partnerships Jo Bartlett has left the company.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 18th 2015 at 4:33PM in News
ZeniMax lays off 300 staff, report claims

ZeniMax lays off 300 staff, report claims

Roughly 300 employees from the Irish branch of ZeniMax Online Studios have apparently lost their jobs.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Dec 18th 2015 at 1:57PM in News
Now French consumer group is taking Valve to court over pre-owned re-sales

Now French consumer group is taking Valve to court over pre-owned re-sales

First it was Germany and now France is doing its bit to try and force Valve to allow Steam users to re-sell their digital purchases.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 18th 2015 at 12:31PM in News