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Sony opening Project Morpheus studio in North West England

Sony opening Project Morpheus studio in North West England

PlayStation is setting up a development studio in North West England dedicated to make games for its Project Morpheus VR headset.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 19th 2015 at 3:30PM in News
Fantasy eSports firm AlphaDraft secures $5m in investments

Fantasy eSports firm AlphaDraft secures $5m in investments

AlphaDraft, a fantasy eSports betting site, has become the latest such venture to secure capital investment to the tune of $5m.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on May 19th 2015 at 2:37PM in News
Oculus won't block porn on Rift headset

Oculus won't block porn on Rift headset

Virtual reality firm Oculus says it won’t be blocking porn on its Rift VR headset.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 19th 2015 at 12:24PM in News
Major 2K Games title to be announced 'soon'

Major 2K Games title to be announced 'soon'

2K Games will release a major triple-A game before March 2016, Take-Two has announced.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 19th 2015 at 11:41AM in News

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Capcom names HD remasters as key business area going forwards

Capcom names HD remasters as key business area going forwards

Japanese publisher Capcom has said that remastered versions of its back catalogue of hit titles will be one of its focuses. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 19th 2015 at 10:52AM in News
International Factfile 2015: Austria

International Factfile 2015: Austria

Indie retail continues to flourish in Austria, as the country’s hypermarkets fail to make a significant dent in the games retail space.

on May 19th 2015 at 10:37AM in News
Minecraft most-viewed games franchise on YouTube again in April

Minecraft most-viewed games franchise on YouTube again in April

Mojang’s runaway success Minecraft continues to be incredibly popular on YouTube.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 19th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
How a 25-year-old studio is reshaping the games industry

How a 25-year-old studio is reshaping the games industry

For more than two decades, Team 17 has helped to define the UK development sector. Now, it plans to redefine what it means to be a games publisher.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 19th 2015 at 10:00AM in News

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GTA V ships 52m copies worldwide

GTA V ships 52m copies worldwide

Take-Two has announced fourth quarter and full-year results for its most recently concluded fiscal year, revealing Grand Theft Auto V has shipped 52m units globally.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 19th 2015 at 4:20AM in News
Mass Effect producer Casey Hudson joins Microsoft's HoloLens team

Mass Effect producer Casey Hudson joins Microsoft's HoloLens team

Ex-BioWare executive producer Casey Hudson has joined Microsoft Studios in the role of creative director.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 19th 2015 at 3:55AM in News
Bethesda teases E3 reveal for new Doom title

Bethesda teases E3 reveal for new Doom title

Bethesda has released a teaser video for the new Doom game originally announced by developer id Software at last year's QuakeCon.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 19th 2015 at 3:39AM in News
UPDATED: God of War 3 Remastered PS4 hardware bundle appears on Amazon France

UPDATED: God of War 3 Remastered PS4 hardware bundle appears on Amazon France

It appears that the upcoming God of War 3 Remastered will be getting its own PlayStation 4 hardware bundle.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 18th 2015 at 4:39PM in News

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Civilization Beyond Earth to get first expansion pack this Autumn

Civilization Beyond Earth to get first expansion pack this Autumn

PC sci-fi strategy title Civilization Beyond Earth is to set sail on alien seas later this year with a new add-on.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 18th 2015 at 3:18PM in News
One teacher's battle to make a game

One teacher's battle to make a game

Last year, Oxford-based physics teacher Nicholas Spargo quit his job to work full time on JRPG passion project, Melancholy Republic. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 18th 2015 at 2:36PM in News
Hospital Club on the hunt for 100 most influential people in media

Hospital Club on the hunt for 100 most influential people in media

The Hospital Club is opening up public nominations for its hClub 100 list to the public today.

on May 18th 2015 at 2:25PM in News
Do indie developers still need publishers?

Do indie developers still need publishers?

Finally, thanks to digital distribution, developers can ditch those creatively restrictive publishers and go it alone. MCV speaks to those companies who insist the right publisher can be a force ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 18th 2015 at 1:00PM in News

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Guillermo del Toro speaks out on Konami's 'scorched earth' approach to PT cancellation

Guillermo del Toro speaks out on Konami's 'scorched earth' approach to PT cancellation

Film maker Guillermo del Toro has said he was surprised at the lengths Konami has gone to to remove PT from PSN.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 18th 2015 at 12:33PM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to The Witcher merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to The Witcher merchandise

The Witcher has carved out a name for itself as a graphically-impressive, critically-acclaimed epic fantasy franchise. This year, the trilogy comes to a close.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 18th 2015 at 12:14PM in News
Ars Technica promises to 'pull no punches' with new UK site

Ars Technica promises to 'pull no punches' with new UK site

The newly-launched UK branch of consumer website Ars Technica has pledged to not ‘pull any punches’ in its coverage of the latest technology. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 18th 2015 at 10:59AM in News
Square Enix reschedules E3 press conference after Nintendo clash

Square Enix reschedules E3 press conference after Nintendo clash

Square Enix’s E3 press conference will now take place at 6pm UK time (10am LA time) to avoid a clash with Nintendo.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 18th 2015 at 10:31AM in News
Grand Theft Auto V has sold 5m boxed copies in the UK

Grand Theft Auto V has sold 5m boxed copies in the UK

Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V continues to be a force to be reckoned with at UK physical retail, and last week surpassed five million units sold in the UK.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 18th 2015 at 10:01AM in News
Project CARS first Bandai Namco consecutive No.1 in 16 years, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood debuts in second place

Project CARS first Bandai Namco consecutive No.1 in 16 years, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood debuts in second place

Project CARS is No.1 in the UK All Formats Top 40 for the second week running, and is the first Bandai Namco game to achieve this feat since Ridge Racer ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 18th 2015 at 9:45AM in News
Twitch streaming channel launches on Roku devices

Twitch streaming channel launches on Roku devices

Video game streaming service Twitch has arrived for Roku devices and television models.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 18th 2015 at 5:21AM in News
Oculus reveals Rift specs

Oculus reveals Rift specs

Oculus VR has announced the computer specifications recommended to run the Oculus Rift headset.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 18th 2015 at 5:11AM in News
Steam top ten sellers: May 10-16

Steam top ten sellers: May 10-16

Grand Theft Auto V and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt headline Steam's latest top ten selling products chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 18th 2015 at 4:17AM in News