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Oculus, CI Games, Telltale and Dontnod headline our last edition of MCV @ Gamescom 2016

Oculus, CI Games, Telltale and Dontnod headline our last edition of MCV @ Gamescom 2016

Gamescom is almost over and, to finish on a high note, we talk to Oculus’ head of content Jason Rubin, who tells us demos for the Rift headset will bring ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 19th 2016 at 10:17AM in News
Facebook and Unity partner to build new PC gaming platform

Facebook and Unity partner to build new PC gaming platform

Fallen browser gaming giant Facebook wants back into the gaming market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 19th 2016 at 10:08AM in News
Got an idea for a VR/AR innovation? Pitch it at Toy Inventors Workshop

Got an idea for a VR/AR innovation? Pitch it at Toy Inventors Workshop

Think you’ve got a great idea for a tech toy, gadget or application? We are looking for inventors to pitch their creations at Toy Inventors Workshop, taking place at Whittlebury ...

on Aug 19th 2016 at 9:35AM in News

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Ubisoft dates three VR titles

Ubisoft dates three VR titles

October will kick off Ubisoft’s commercial entry into the virtual reality market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 18th 2016 at 3:47PM in News
Telltale launches Mr Robot game on mobile

Telltale launches Mr Robot game on mobile

A collaboration between Night School Games, Telltale Games and NBC has produced a new game based on the hit US TV show Mr Robot.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 18th 2016 at 3:22PM in News
AMD reveals Zen, wants back into CPU race

AMD reveals Zen, wants back into CPU race

Intel’s run of almost uninterrupted reign at the top of the PC processor market could be in for a serious challenge.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 18th 2016 at 2:28PM in News
Microsoft sees a future without console generations

Microsoft sees a future without console generations

Xbox One and PS4 will be the last of their kind, Xbox’s US marketing boss Aaron Greenberg has predicted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 18th 2016 at 2:05PM in News

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Ninjas in Pyjamas

Kinguin sponsors Ninjas in Pyjamas

Kinguin has become one of the sponsors of popular Counter-Strike team Ninjas in Pyjamas.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 18th 2016 at 1:41PM in News
Ex-Lionhead developers unveil 'The Sexy Brutale'

Ex-Lionhead developers unveil 'The Sexy Brutale'

A new indie studio formed by former Lionhead developers have teamed up with Tequila Works to create a unique console game.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 18th 2016 at 11:10AM in News
Yooka-Laylee developers buoyed by Ratchet & Clank success

Yooka-Laylee developers buoyed by Ratchet & Clank success

The commercial success of the new Ratchet & Clank reboot has excited the creators of Yooka-Laylee.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 18th 2016 at 11:00AM in News
Xbox VR games likely to be Scorpio exclusive

Xbox VR games likely to be Scorpio exclusive

Next year’s arrival of Xbox Scorpio won’t quite be the level playing field some had hoped for, at least when it comes to VR.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 18th 2016 at 10:57AM in News

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Creative Assembly hopes to convert
new RTS fans with Halo Wars 2

Creative Assembly hopes to convert new RTS fans with Halo Wars 2

Creative Assembly says it will introduce a new interface and new controls into the PC version of Halo Wars 2, but insists the game will remain one of the studio’s ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 18th 2016 at 10:50AM in News
Richard Garriott: 'If crowdfunding failed, 
my career was over'

Richard Garriott: 'If crowdfunding failed, my career was over'

Ultima creator Richard Garriott has said that his four-plus decades of working in the games industry would have come to an end had the crowdfunding campaign for Shroud of the ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 18th 2016 at 10:40AM in News
CoD champs

Call of Duty World League Championship groups announced

The groups for the Call of Duty World League Championship have been announced and big names have been drawn against each other.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 18th 2016 at 10:31AM in News
PlayStack wants to 'fix the word publisher'

PlayStack wants to 'fix the word publisher'

A new UK games business has emerged at Gamescom that wants to ‘fix’ the word 'publisher' in the eyes of developers.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 18th 2016 at 10:30AM in News

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EA: Titanfall 2 is Call of Duty's true rival, not Battlefield

EA: Titanfall 2 is Call of Duty's true rival, not Battlefield

Call of Duty’s biggest competitor this Christmas is Titanfall, EA has told MCV @ Gamescom.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 18th 2016 at 10:22AM in News
CS:GO

Coaches in CS:GO are no longer allowed to talk to their team while the match is being played

Valve has announced new rules for its Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitions that stop coaches communicating with the team while they are playing.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 18th 2016 at 10:13AM in News
Read about EA, Kickstarter and Creative Assembly in this second edition of MCV@Gamescom

Read about EA, Kickstarter and Creative Assembly in this second edition of MCV@Gamescom

Titanfall 2 is Call of Duty’s true rival, not Battlefield. That’s according to EA’s CMO Chris Bruzzo, who features in MCV's second Gamescom 2016 daily.  

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 18th 2016 at 10:13AM in News
Overwatch

Heroes sometimes die: a look at the recent Overwatch support meta

If you've been away from the Overwatch competitive scene for the past month, then the support picks at this weekend's ESL Atlantic Showdown may surprise you.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 18th 2016 at 9:57AM in News
No Man's Sky could get premium DLC and Xbox release

No Man's Sky could get premium DLC and Xbox release

Despite previous suggestions that future No Man’s Sky updates would be free, Hello Games has hinted at a possible change in plans.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 18th 2016 at 9:54AM in News
CS:GO

Counter-Strike roster mania roundup: Godsent, Na'Vi win

In the two weeks after ELeague ended, the professional Counter-Strike scene has been shaken in a way possibly never seen before. This comes despite the much-awaited 2016 French shuffle not ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 18th 2016 at 9:54AM in News
eSports Pro

Hype Machine: How eSports Keeps Fans Hooked

To start, there’s League of Legends. Riot is arguably one of the best in the business when it comes to maintaining interest in a single release through new champions, releases, ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 18th 2016 at 9:53AM in News
eSports Pro

Performance coaching in the world of esports

To much of the public, gaming is the simple concept of playing video games. To the majority of gamers, gaming is competitive with the slight chance of a glorified victory. ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 18th 2016 at 9:46AM in News
Dota 2

DeMoN reflects on an amazing top-8 TI6 finish

When Jimmy ‘DeMoN’ Ho led his Filipino army to the USA and into The International 6, no one truly knew what to expect. When we speculated about the underdogs that ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 18th 2016 at 9:45AM in News