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THQ Nordic: We'll test the casual market on consoles with We Sing

THQ Nordic: We'll test the casual market on consoles with We Sing

Publisher THQ Nordic says its upcoming We Sing title will be a litmus test to see if there is a casual market on console. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 25th 2016 at 10:33AM in News
Find out what we learnt from Gamescom 2016 in this week's free MCV

Find out what we learnt from Gamescom 2016 in this week's free MCV

This week, we unveil Endemol’s new games studio in London, Good Catch, which will primarily focus on mobile development.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 25th 2016 at 10:21AM in News
Microsoft 'optimistic' about British games development despite Brexit

Microsoft 'optimistic' about British games development despite Brexit

Xbox is ‘really optimistic’ about the future of UK games development, despite the recent Brexit result.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 25th 2016 at 10:12AM in News

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Sony finally adds two-step verification security to PSN accounts

Sony finally adds two-step verification security to PSN accounts

PlayStation Network accounts are about to become more secure thanks to new security measures from Sony. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 25th 2016 at 9:49AM in News
Welsh casual games firm OysterWorld falls into administration

Welsh casual games firm OysterWorld falls into administration

Welsh games outfit OysterWorld has fallen into administration.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 25th 2016 at 9:21AM in News
Masterchef maker Endemol launches UK games studio

Masterchef maker Endemol launches UK games studio

The company behind Masterchef, Mr Bean and Pointless has opened a standalone games label in London.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 25th 2016 at 9:01AM in News
League of Legends

Vitality's boss talks LCS and not making Worlds

Team Vitality's first year in the LCS has been a tale of two halves. After signing some of Europe's best players, they entered the Spring Split with a lot of ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 25th 2016 at 9:00AM in News

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Overwatch

Atlantic Showdown: What It Means For Overwatch eSports

We’ve questioned the value of the Overwatch eSports scene before, and there’s still work to be done. But that doesn’t mean that we’re not hopeful, that it can’t become a ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 25th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
eSports Pro

Why the next sports empire will be built on eSports

A few weeks after Amazon spent $1B buying the live video game streaming platform Twitch, ESPN president John Skipper was asked for his thoughts on the burgeoning “eSports” opportunity. “It’s ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 25th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
eSports Pro

How eSports Athletes Stay Healthy

Health experts and pro players tell why ergonomics, building stamina slowly and physical exercise can help eSports athletes stay healthy and achieve tournament success.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 25th 2016 at 9:00AM in News

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Are we allowed to say that the Xbox Onesie is pretty cool?

Are we allowed to say that the Xbox Onesie is pretty cool?

The Australian arm of Microsoft has taken its first steps into the world of fashion in the form of the Xbox Onesie.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2016 at 3:32PM in News
COD: Infinite Warfare 'strengthened' Infinity Ward's resolve

COD: Infinite Warfare 'strengthened' Infinity Ward's resolve

The hostile reception that greeted the unveiling of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has only proved to further motivation the team behind the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2016 at 2:36PM in News
CEX wants to buy your PS4 Slim

CEX wants to buy your PS4 Slim

It’s not out and it’s not announced – but retailer CEX is already offering to buy PS4 Slim consoles that are available in the wild.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2016 at 1:18PM in News
Pokemon Go has lost around 15m daily users

Pokemon Go has lost around 15m daily users

The number of people playing Pokemon Go every day has dropped by around 35 per cent from the game’s peak.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2016 at 11:46AM in News

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PS4 Slims keep popping up on eBay

PS4 Slims keep popping up on eBay

The odd saga of the PS4 Slim continues.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2016 at 11:02AM in News
GamesGrabr parent firm to create social networks for companies

GamesGrabr parent firm to create social networks for companies

The parent of games social network GamesGrabr wants to help companies reach their customers. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 24th 2016 at 10:40AM in News
PlayStation Now launches on PC today, DualShock dongle to follow

PlayStation Now launches on PC today, DualShock dongle to follow

Sony is bringing its PlayStation streaming service to PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2016 at 10:12AM in News
Official PES League integration in-built into PES 2017

Official PES League integration in-built into PES 2017

Konami’s PES 2017 will offer all owners the chance to partake in the game’s official eSports league.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 23rd 2016 at 2:12PM in News
2017 iPhone will have curved edge display, reports claim

2017 iPhone will have curved edge display, reports claim

Next month’s iPhone 7 reveal is expected to have little in the way of surprise, but 2017 sounds as if it could be a totally different story.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 23rd 2016 at 2:06PM in News
PlayStation Plus prices increased in North America

PlayStation Plus prices increased in North America

Sony has announced an increase to the subscription prices for PlayStation Plus in both North America and Canada.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 23rd 2016 at 12:43PM in News
Allison Road is back in development

Allison Road is back in development

Horror title Allison Road has returned following its apparent cancellation in June.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 23rd 2016 at 11:30AM in News
Halo

ESL details Halo Championship Series Fall Season

After a successful Summer Season ESL is again hosting the biggest Halo competition in the world for the Fall Season.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 23rd 2016 at 11:17AM in News
PS4 Slim also comes with a new DualShock 4 controller

PS4 Slim also comes with a new DualShock 4 controller

The console isn’t the only hardware to undergo a redesign in Sony’s new PS4 Slim SKU.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 23rd 2016 at 10:00AM in News