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Bethesda's Hines on Dishonored 2, Prey and the publisher's massive growth

Bethesda's Hines on Dishonored 2, Prey and the publisher's massive growth

We thought the games industry had moved past the sort of opulent, decadent E3 events like the one Bethesda put on this year.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 22nd 2016 at 11:00AM in News
Konami expects PES sales bounce following critical acclaim

Konami expects PES sales bounce following critical acclaim

Its week one physical sales may have been lower, but Konami believes that the quality of PES 2017 will turn things around for its famous football franchise.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 22nd 2016 at 10:50AM in News
Jon Edwards jumps from Konami to PlayStation

Jon Edwards jumps from Konami to PlayStation

PlayStation has bolstered its UK marketing team with Jon Edwards joining as UK product manager.

on Sep 22nd 2016 at 10:40AM in News
Creative England appoints Rob Crossley as head of games

Creative England appoints Rob Crossley as head of games

Former Develop, CVG and GameSpot editor Rob Crossley has joined Creative England as its new head of games.

on Sep 22nd 2016 at 10:30AM in News

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Blizzard is ditching the Battle.net name

Blizzard is ditching the Battle.net name

Battle.net, the long-term identity of Blizzard’s online gaming network, is to drop the name.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 22nd 2016 at 10:27AM in News
Retail banks on FIFA 17 to rejuvenate stagnant market

Retail banks on FIFA 17 to rejuvenate stagnant market

Retail buyers are banking on FIFA and Xbox One S to revitalise a struggling physical games market.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 22nd 2016 at 10:13AM in News
Read about Dishonored 2, Watch Dogs 2 and Mafia III in this week's free MCV

Read about Dishonored 2, Watch Dogs 2 and Mafia III in this week's free MCV

This week, MCV speaks to VP of PR and marketing Pete Hines about Bethesda being the world's fastest growing triple-A publisher and how it intends to maintain this status ...

on Sep 22nd 2016 at 10:04AM in News
Street Fighter V

Over $90,000 added to the Capcom Cup prize pool thanks to crowdfunding

The Capcom Cup prize pool has grown by more than $90,000 thanks to crowd funded items introduced to Street Fighter V at EVO.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 21st 2016 at 4:36PM in News

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Jeremy Lin

NBA star Jeremy Lin endorses new Chinese Dota 2 super team

Jeremy Lin, point guard for NBA team the Brooklyn Nets and known Dota fan, has endorsed the new ViCi Gaming J Dota 2 team.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 21st 2016 at 4:32PM in News
Dark Souls Remastered apparently hinted at by Miyazaki

Dark Souls Remastered apparently hinted at by Miyazaki

Remastered versions of the first two Dark Souls games could be on the cards.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 21st 2016 at 3:15PM in News
Microsoft: PS4 Pro is not enough to do true 4K

Microsoft: PS4 Pro is not enough to do true 4K

PS4 Pro’s 4.2 teraflops of processing power is not enough to run “true” 4K, Microsoft said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 21st 2016 at 2:54PM in News
What do gamers really think of free-to-play?

What do gamers really think of free-to-play?

Last week, MCV revealed that 40 per cent of French, British, German and Spanish players felt that in-game purchases harmed the enjoyment of video games - versus just 13 per ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 21st 2016 at 12:04PM in News

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Steam reverses some of its recent review changes

Steam reverses some of its recent review changes

After that anger that greeted its recent changes, Valve has further tweaked Steam’s user review system.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 21st 2016 at 11:46AM in News
CCP's Hilmar Veigar Pétursson explains the company's London move

CCP's Hilmar Veigar Pétursson explains the company's London move

The UK games industry can be contrary at the best of times and right now, in the face of Brexit uncertainty, it’s contradicting even the most optimistic of analysts.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 21st 2016 at 11:40AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: PCR boosts editorial team

MCV Jobs Weekly: PCR boosts editorial team

PCR hires deputy editor and staff writer, British eSports Association scores content director and MLG appoints a new CEO.

on Sep 21st 2016 at 11:26AM in News

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Sainsbury's kills its streaming and digital services

Sainsbury's kills its streaming and digital services

UK supermarket Sainsbury’s has called time on its Entertainment on Demand streaming and digital retail service.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 21st 2016 at 10:58AM in News
Ginx TV

Sky invests in Ginx TV

Sky plc has invested £1.55 million in Ginx TV, the company behind Ginx eSports TV, the only 24 hour eSports TV channel in the UK.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 21st 2016 at 10:57AM in News
Hearthstone

The coolest decks from BatStone

By all accounts, BatStone was a resounding success. The independent tournament architected by former Hearthstone world champion James “Firebat” Kostesich was founded on the principle that not all cards are ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 21st 2016 at 8:30AM in News
Dota 2

No longer underdogs: A look at Digital Chaos, post-TI

A Cinderella story is a sight to behold in any competition, and Digital Chaos embodied that spirit at this year's International.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 21st 2016 at 8:30AM in News
Smash Bros

Armada Opens Up About the Original Evidence.zip

Many of the top players have borne witness to Leffen's rise over the past few years, but only Armada has been there since the beginning.
From their earliest meeting to ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 21st 2016 at 8:30AM in News
Dota 2

Meet Miracle-, the man behind the mouse

There’s no doubt that Amer ‘Miracle-’ Al-Barkawi is amongst the elite Dota 2 players in the competitive scene. In our documentary with the Jordanian prodigy, he reveals how his journey ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 21st 2016 at 8:30AM in News
League of Legends

Which Western teams are most likely to make it out of the Worlds group stage?

Just about a week remains until 2016 Worlds begins, as 16 of the best League of Legends teams in the world square off for international acclaim and one giant trophy. ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 21st 2016 at 8:30AM in News
Minecraft stars in new Xbox One S bundle

Minecraft stars in new Xbox One S bundle

Yet another Xbox One S bundle has been confirmed for UK retail.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 20th 2016 at 3:17PM in News
Netflix grabs exclusive rights to animated Skylanders series

Netflix grabs exclusive rights to animated Skylanders series

Skylanders Academy, the new animated series based on the hit Activision franchise, will arrive next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 20th 2016 at 3:01PM in News