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The UK games industry responds to Brexit in this week's MCV

The UK games industry responds to Brexit in this week's MCV

After the UK has voted to leave the EU, we have spoken to members of the UK games industry to see what happens next. 

on Jul 8th 2016 at 10:08AM in News
Investors shrug off Brexit video game fears

Investors shrug off Brexit video game fears

Brexit will be ‘totally irrelevant’ when it comes to UK games investment, insist leading venture capitalists.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 8th 2016 at 10:01AM in News
Third party dev relations boss Boyes is leaving Sony

Third party dev relations boss Boyes is leaving Sony

The head of Sony’s third party developer relations Adam Boyes has announced his decision to return to development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2016 at 9:47AM in News
Carmageddon developer: 'If anything, we get more criticism for our crappy jokes than the violence'

Carmageddon developer: 'If anything, we get more criticism for our crappy jokes than the violence'

After a 15 year absence, original developer Stainless brought the Carmageddon series back in 2015 with PC release, Reincarnation.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 8th 2016 at 9:27AM in News

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Sweeney is 'thrilled' with PS4 Neo and Xbox Scorpio upgrades

Sweeney is 'thrilled' with PS4 Neo and Xbox Scorpio upgrades

Gamers may remain split on the potential benefits of the dawn of a new console cycle, but Epic co-founder Tim Sweeney is certainly enthusiastic about the prospect.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2016 at 3:52PM in News
ELEAGUE

SK Gaming and Team X disqualified from ELEAGUE

Both SK Gaming (formerly Luminosity) and Team X (formerly SK Gaming) have been disqualified from ELEAGUE.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 7th 2016 at 3:43PM in News
GTX 1060 promises GTX 980 performance for $250

GTX 1060 promises GTX 980 performance for $250

Nvidia has lifted the lid on its third card in its new 10XX GeForce graphics card series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2016 at 2:28PM in News
Apple to drop 16GB entry point with iPhone 7, report claims

Apple to drop 16GB entry point with iPhone 7, report claims

There will be no 16GB version of Apple’s next iPhone, according to the latest rumours about Apple’s upcoming smartphone.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2016 at 12:55PM in News

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EA launches NBA Live for iOS and Android

EA launches NBA Live for iOS and Android

Publishing giant EA has released a new entry in its NBA Live series for mobile devices.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 7th 2016 at 12:39PM in News
Wave 2 UK Games Fund recipients include Titan Souls and Frozen Synapse devs

Wave 2 UK Games Fund recipients include Titan Souls and Frozen Synapse devs

The UK government has announced the 23 British developers awarded in its second round of UK Games Fund winners.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 7th 2016 at 12:08PM in News
Report: Money generated in Steam Summer Sale up 43% year-on-year

Report: Money generated in Steam Summer Sale up 43% year-on-year

Consumers spent $68m more in this year’s Steam Summer Sale than 2015’s.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 7th 2016 at 12:06PM in News
GAME opens first in-store eSports zone

GAME opens first in-store eSports zone

High street retailer GAME added an area dedicated to competitive gaming to its Manchester Trafford Centre store.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 7th 2016 at 11:43AM in News

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is getting the Game of the Year edition treatment

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is getting the Game of the Year edition treatment

Developer CD Projekt Red has confirmed that a Game of the Year version of The Witcher 3 is on the way. 

by James Hunt
on Jul 7th 2016 at 11:00AM in News
TmarTn's CSGO lotto apology roundly criticised, then pulled

TmarTn's CSGO lotto apology roundly criticised, then pulled

One of the YouTubers at the centre of the current CSGO gambling controversy has posted, and subsequently pulled, an apology for his deception.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2016 at 10:56AM in News
eSports Pro

Building the Crescendo: an interview with King Caffeine

After a run of poor results during the summer leg of the Heroes of the Storm Global Circuit, the former world champion team Cloud9 has disbanded. Both Kun “iDream” Fang ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 7th 2016 at 10:41AM in News
Overwatch

Does Overwatch's new Skill Rating undervalue supports and tanks?

The new competitive mode in Overwatch went live just a few days ago, and everyone’s grinding for their golden guns.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 7th 2016 at 10:39AM in News

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Smash Bros

Friendlies: Bear, the Bear Necessity of Smash 4

Smash 4 has been a curiosity in the world of fighting games. By all measures, Smash 4 should be an eSports success story. Viewership numbers are strong, and tournaments of ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 7th 2016 at 10:37AM in News
CWL

Examining Call of Duty World League's controversial decisions

Following yet another battle plagued with lag, OpTic Gaming fell to Luminosity 3-1 on Tuesday, June 28. Denied a replay by an admin, Damon "Karma" Barlow and Ian "Crimsix" Porter ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 7th 2016 at 10:35AM in News
eSports Pro

Twitch's Amber Dalton: The industry wants - and needs - people that are passionate

Amber Dalton is the Director of Sales, Global Events at Twitch. A pro gamer, named as one of the “Game Industry’s 100 Most Influential Women” by Next Generation Business, she ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 7th 2016 at 10:27AM in News
OlliOlli studio Roll7 signs with 505 Games for new 'much bigger' project

OlliOlli studio Roll7 signs with 505 Games for new 'much bigger' project

The next title from OlliOlli and Not a Hero developer Roll7 will be launching with the help of 505 Games, MCV can reveal. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 7th 2016 at 10:00AM in News
Evolve is going free-to-play on PC

Evolve is going free-to-play on PC

The speculation was correct – online shooter Evolve is dropping its upfront price on PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2016 at 9:48AM in News
Flusha

Fnatic's flusha on G2: "I can't say I consider them a top team"

In just a few hours Fnatic will face off against G2 eSports at ESL One Cologne, and one of Fnatic’s star players, Robin "flusha" Rönnquist, had some harsh words on ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 6th 2016 at 5:26PM in News
There are some £145 Destiny figures on the way

There are some £145 Destiny figures on the way

Toys designer 3A is bringing new Destiny figures to fans. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 6th 2016 at 3:43PM in News
Manchester City

Manchester City sign FIFA player

Manchester City today announced the signing of Kieran ‘Kez’ Brown, a professional FIFA player.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 6th 2016 at 3:14PM in News
There was nearly an Ancient Rome Call of Duty game, report

There was nearly an Ancient Rome Call of Duty game, report

If footage from a pitch reel is to believed, a Call of Duty title set in Ancient Rome was in the works.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 6th 2016 at 3:04PM in News