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Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III 'still have a way to go'

Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III 'still have a way to go'

Players who were hoping for a 2017 release for Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III may be disappointed.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 11th 2017 at 10:46AM in News
For Honor beta coming at the end of January

For Honor beta coming at the end of January

Ubisoft is rolling out a closed beta for its brand new combat IP For Honor at the end of the month.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 11th 2017 at 10:07AM in News
Pokémon Go launch looking unlikely in China

Pokémon Go launch looking unlikely in China

Niantic’s hit mobile game Pokémon Go may not launch in China due to government concerns.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 11th 2017 at 9:52AM in News
Platinum apologises for Scalebound cancellation

Platinum apologises for Scalebound cancellation

The developer behind the now-canned Xbox and Windows 10 exclusive Scalebound has issued a statement about the project’s demise.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 11th 2017 at 9:22AM in News

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Halo Wars 2

Halo Wars 2 to get physical PC release for Windows 10

THQ Nordic has announced that the Windows 10 version of Halo Wars 2 will receive a worldwide physical release at retail when it launches on February 21st. An ultimate edition ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 11th 2017 at 8:00AM in News
Lara Croft Go

Lara Croft Go, Hitman Go and Deus Ex Go now free on Amazon Underground

Lara Croft Go, Hitman Go and Deus Ex Go are now free to download on Amazon Underground. Square Enix Montreal announced the news yesterday via Twitter for US users, but ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 10th 2017 at 12:39PM in News
Mass Effect Andromeda

Mass Effect Andromeda multiplayer will be entirely optional, Bioware reveals

Mass Effect Andromeda’s multiplayer mode will have stronger ties to the game’s overall story, but will be entirely optional, Bioware has revealed. In an interview with Kotaku Australia, Bioware ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 10th 2017 at 11:41AM in News
Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV ships 6m units

Square Enix has confirmed that Final Fantasy XV has shipped over 6 million units. This figure also includes the game’s digital sales figures.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 10th 2017 at 10:57AM in News

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PS4 Slim Glacier White

Sony announces new Glacier White PS4 Slim

Sony has announced a new colour variation for its PlayStation 4 Slim - which has now become the standard version of the console. Called ‘Glacier White’, this new variation will ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 10th 2017 at 10:30AM in News
Scalebound

Scalebound cancelled, Microsoft confirms

It was set to be one of the shining lights of Xbox One's 2017 calendar, but Scalebound has officially ceased production. Microsoft confirmed the news last night, issuing the following ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 10th 2017 at 7:22AM in News
Super Mario Happy Meal

Super Mario Happy Meals return to McDonald's this week

Nintendo’s Super Mario characters are returning to UK McDonald’s Happy Meals this week. Starting from January 11th until February 7th, customers will have a month to pick up the new ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 9th 2017 at 4:55PM in News
Gfinity

Gfinity outline 2017 plans

UK eSports organisation Gfinity has detailed its plans for 2017. Speaking to MCV's sister site eSports Pro, Gfinity's head of partner relationships Mark Wyatt spoke about the upcoming Gfinity Elite ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 9th 2017 at 2:30PM in News

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Disney Kids TV Box

Snakebyte to launch Disney Kids TV box that streams film and plays Android games

Peripheral company Snakebyte has announced it will be launching an officially licensed Disney media streamer box that also doubles up as an Android gaming device. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 9th 2017 at 12:16PM in News
Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch price set for ¥25,000, says Nikkei report

The Nintendo Switch will allegedly cost around ¥25,000, according to a new report from Nikkei, potentially putting its UK price in the region of £175.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 9th 2017 at 11:20AM in News
Mass Effect: Andromeda won't have a season pass

Mass Effect: Andromeda won't have a season pass

BioWare’s GM Aaryn Flynn has revealed that Mass Effect: Andromeda won’t be getting a season pass. When asked on Twitter whether there would be a season pass, his answer was ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 9th 2017 at 10:48AM in News
Job Simulator

Job Simulator hits $3m in sales

VR game Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives has made over $3m in sales, developer Owlchemy Labs has announced. It’s also received over 250m YouTube views since its release on April ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 9th 2017 at 10:05AM in News

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare starts 2017 at No.1

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare starts 2017 at No.1

Activision’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has claimed its eighth week at the top of the UK charts. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 9th 2017 at 9:47AM in News
Rocket League

Rocket League scores victory as best-selling game on PlayStation Store in 2016

Rocket League was the best-selling game on the PlayStation Store in 2016, Sony has announced. Despite being released in 2015, Psyonix’s sports-action title took the crown on both the European ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 6th 2017 at 3:41PM in News
Yogscast

Yogscast raises over $2.5m in its 2016 annual charity month

Yogscast has announced it raised over $2.5m during its annual Jingle Jam charity month last December, making it the company’s most successful charity drive yet.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 6th 2017 at 12:51PM in News
MCV Awards

TODAY is your last chance to submit your MCV Awards nomination

Nominations for the MCV awards 2017 will close at the end-of-play today, the 6th of January, but it's not too late to get your team or product into contention. Apply ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jan 6th 2017 at 12:44PM in News
Japanese boxed games revenue dropped seven per cent in 2016

Japanese boxed games revenue dropped seven per cent in 2016

The Japanese boxed games market continues to fall in value, with revenue generated from boxed sales dipping seven per cent year-on-year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 6th 2017 at 12:34PM in News
Steam's new controller support is an important step in PC gaming's living room ambitions

Steam's new controller support is an important step in PC gaming's living room ambitions

In its latest update to the Steam client beta, Valve has added native support for a wide variety of popular games controllers, allowing gamers to play games which didn't originally ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jan 6th 2017 at 12:30PM in News
Simon Rutter

Senior reshuffle at PlayStation Europe

Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe has promoted Simon Rutter (pictured) to chief operating officer and Tim Stokes to senior vice president of sales, commercial and operations.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 6th 2017 at 11:01AM in News
New Ghost Recon Wildlands trailer shows heads exploding while cat chases red dot

New Ghost Recon Wildlands trailer shows heads exploding while cat chases red dot

Ubisoft obviously knows what to do to win the internet and put it into practice in its new trailer for the upcoming Ghost Recon Wildlands. It features a cute cat ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 6th 2017 at 10:40AM in News
Report: 2016 revenue flat on Steam despite 75% rise in new games

Report: 2016 revenue flat on Steam despite 75% rise in new games

Thanks to analytics site Steam Spy we now have an idea of how Valve’s online store performed in 2016.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 6th 2017 at 10:27AM in News