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Walmart's Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle available for pre-order

Walmart's Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle available for pre-order

Walmart’s exclusive Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle is now available for pre-order.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 28th 2015 at 4:19AM in News
Clint Hocking reunites with Ubisoft

Clint Hocking reunites with Ubisoft

Following his sudden exit from Amazon, Far Cry 2 creative director Clint Hocking has rejoined Ubisoft.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 28th 2015 at 4:15AM in News
Square to set army of Lara Crofts loose on London Tube to promote Lara Croft GO

Square to set army of Lara Crofts loose on London Tube to promote Lara Croft GO

In an effort to market its new mobile title Lara Croft GO, Square Enix is setting an number of models dressed up as Lara Croft loose on the London Underground.

on Aug 27th 2015 at 4:10PM in News
Can Nintendo make Splatoon an eSport?

Can Nintendo make Splatoon an eSport?

Gaming giant Nintendo is no stranger to eSports – it’s helping to foster a seriously competitive scene around Super Smash Bros– but it’s taken the intervention of another ...

on Aug 27th 2015 at 3:49PM in News

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Divinity: Original Sin II Kickstarted in under 12 hours

Divinity: Original Sin II Kickstarted in under 12 hours

Developer Larian has admitted it was totally surprised by the speed at which its RPG sequel Divinity: Original Sin II was successfully funded on Kickstarter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2015 at 3:32PM in News
ESL goes down under to strengthen Oceanic eSports scene

ESL goes down under to strengthen Oceanic eSports scene

ESL has partnered with the Australian Cyber League to strengthen eSports' community presence in the Oceanic region.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Aug 27th 2015 at 3:30PM in News
Game of War director arrested for trying to board plane with secret data

Game of War director arrested for trying to board plane with secret data

Machine Zone has found itself embroiled in a second trade secrets row in a single week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2015 at 3:00PM in News
The Emerging Sector Everyone in VC Is Talking About...And Doesn't Understand

The Emerging Sector Everyone in VC Is Talking About...And Doesn't Understand

Most people I talk to are genuinely confused by eSports.  I often hear, "who in their right mind watches this stuff?", or "those nerdy dudes make how much money!?"  The incredulity ...

on Aug 27th 2015 at 1:48PM in News

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UPDATED: Questions asked about GAME's Metal Gear Solid V order cancellations

UPDATED: Questions asked about GAME's Metal Gear Solid V order cancellations

A number of customers who had pre-ordered the Collector’s Edition of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain have had their orders cancelled.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2015 at 12:53PM in News
Amazon Underground offers free versions of premium and freemium games

Amazon Underground offers free versions of premium and freemium games

Retailer Amazon has developed a new business model that allows it to offer a number of Android apps to users for free.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2015 at 12:48PM in News
Twitch hits 2 million concurrent viewers milestone

Twitch hits 2 million concurrent viewers milestone

Streaming service Twitch passed a big milestone over the weekend, hitting two million concurrent viewers on Sunday 23 August.

on Aug 27th 2015 at 12:46PM in News
GAME's opening a new London store

GAME's opening a new London store

Tomorrow morning will bring with it the opening of a brand new GAME store in Walthamstow, East London.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2015 at 12:04PM in News

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As mobile gaming stagnates, people are spending less time (and more money) playing games

As mobile gaming stagnates, people are spending less time (and more money) playing games

The top games on mobile in 2015 are the same games that were at the top of the charts in 2012 — and that incessant domination of just a handful ...

on Aug 27th 2015 at 11:45AM in News
Square Enix: Digital is the first option for a generation of gamers

Square Enix: Digital is the first option for a generation of gamers

How digital and boxed work together will be crucial to the future of the games industry, says Square Enix.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 27th 2015 at 11:30AM in News
PC version of Assassin's Creed Syndicate delayed by one month

PC version of Assassin's Creed Syndicate delayed by one month

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will not arrive on PC until a month after it hits consoles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2015 at 11:15AM in News
YouTube Gaming won't take Twitch's crown unless it gets serious about eSports

YouTube Gaming won't take Twitch's crown unless it gets serious about eSports

Google is set to launch its YouTube Gaming service tomorrow (August 26th), putting it in direct competition with Amazon's livestreaming giant Twitch - but how will they differ and what ...

on Aug 27th 2015 at 10:44AM in News

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MCV Magazine to drop charts for first time in 17 years

MCV Magazine to drop charts for first time in 17 years

Next week, we will not be running a charts section within MCV Magazine.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 27th 2015 at 10:20AM in News
Chart-Track: Industry is at risk of 
losing its best research and PR tool

Chart-Track: Industry is at risk of losing its best research and PR tool

GfK Chart-Track has warned the games industry that it might lose its best PR tool if it fails to share digital data.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 27th 2015 at 10:14AM in News
Indies speak out as more games miss out in digital charts farce

Indies speak out as more games miss out in digital charts farce

Two major British indie releases would have entered the All-Formats charts this week if digital figures had been counted.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 27th 2015 at 10:10AM in News
Major publishers silent over data sharing

Major publishers silent over data sharing

The world’s biggest games publishers refused to comment on whether they would be willing to share download data.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 27th 2015 at 10:10AM in News
Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode is coming to Wii U

Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode is coming to Wii U

Minecraft is finally coming to a Nintendo console. Sort of.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2015 at 10:07AM in News
MCV launches Digital Counts campaign in this week's issue

MCV launches Digital Counts campaign in this week's issue

This week, MCV is launching its Digital Counts campaign in an effort to get publishers to share their digital sales data. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 27th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Dreamcast console sales spike following Shenmue III reveal

Dreamcast console sales spike following Shenmue III reveal

Sales of pre-owned Dreamcast consoles have ‘gone through the roof’ since Shenmue III was announced at E3. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 27th 2015 at 9:34AM in News
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, Seeds of Evil remasters in the works for PC

Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, Seeds of Evil remasters in the works for PC

Remastered versions of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil are heading to PC, courtesy of Night Dive Studios.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 27th 2015 at 1:19AM in News