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Dead Island 2 beta to debut as PS4 timed-exclusive

Dead Island 2 beta to debut as PS4 timed-exclusive

Dead Island 2's beta will launch as timed-exclusive for PlayStation 4 owners when it launches next year.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 7:30AM in News
Free-to-play Peggle Blast launches on iOS, Android

Free-to-play Peggle Blast launches on iOS, Android

EA has released Peggle Blast – a free-to-play take of PopCap's Peggle franchise – on iOS and Android.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 7:19AM in News
Valve takes on Twitch with Steam Broadcasting beta

Valve takes on Twitch with Steam Broadcasting beta

Valve has launched Steam Broadcasting in beta, allowing Steam users to livestream without having to utilize third-party services such as Twitch.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 7:00AM in News
Molyneux: Kickstarter can be destructive

Molyneux: Kickstarter can be destructive

Acclaimed UK developer Peter Molyneux has said that Kickstarting a game too early in its development can have a detrimental effect on the final product.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 4:26PM in News

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27m viewers watched the 2014 League of Legends final

27m viewers watched the 2014 League of Legends final

Riot has revealed that 27m unique viewers streamed coverage of the League of Legends 2014 Finals.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 4:00PM in News
Zelda Symphony tour returns to London next year

Zelda Symphony tour returns to London next year

A third worldwide outing for The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses concert series has been announced.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 3:18PM in News
Nintendo and Philips settle legal dispute

Nintendo and Philips settle legal dispute

An ongoing legal disagreement between Nintendo and Philips has been brought to a close.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 2:45PM in News
Star Wars and Marvel in Kingdom Hearts III? 'Nothing's off limits'

Star Wars and Marvel in Kingdom Hearts III? 'Nothing's off limits'

The co-director and designer of Kingdom Hearts 3 has said that some of Disney’s biggest IP could feature in the upcoming Square Enix RPG.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 1:23PM in News

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Sonic Boom and Bayonetta 2 chart below FIFA 13 in the UK Wii U chart

Sonic Boom and Bayonetta 2 chart below FIFA 13 in the UK Wii U chart

Few documents make as interesting a read as the UK Wii U charts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 12:35PM in News
Clive Sinclair is launching a new ZX Spectrum

Clive Sinclair is launching a new ZX Spectrum

Sir Clive Sinclair is crowdfunding a new ZX Spectrum computer on Indiegogo that is creators claim comes loaded with 1,000 games.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 11:53AM in News
AMD cuts the price of the Radeon R9 295x2 graphics card

AMD cuts the price of the Radeon R9 295x2 graphics card

The super-powerful Radeon R9 295x2 has been significantly discounted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 11:28AM in News
Defective Samus Aran Amiibo sells for $2,500 on Ebay

Defective Samus Aran Amiibo sells for $2,500 on Ebay

A defective version of Nintendo’s Samus Aran Amiibo figure has sold for an incredible amount on auction site Ebay.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 10:48AM in News

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Resident Evil Revelations 2 priced and dated

Resident Evil Revelations 2 priced and dated

Capcom has said that it will begin releasing its Resident Evil Revelations 2 episodes in February.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 10:16AM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to Pokémon merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Pokémon merchandise

It’s one of the biggest kids’ media franchises in the world, and the second-largest video game IP of all time. MCV catches up with the best pocket monster merch

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 9:52AM in News
Mario embroiled in Balotelli Twitter racism row

Mario embroiled in Balotelli Twitter racism row

Nintendo’s Super Mario has been dragged into a bit of row started by Liverpool’s Super Mario.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 9:45AM in News
I am Bread hits Steam Early Access this week

I am Bread hits Steam Early Access this week

Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios will release its next effort I am Bread on Steam Early Access later this week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 5:08AM in News

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Nate Wells joins Crystal Dynamics

Nate Wells joins Crystal Dynamics

Bioshock Infinite and The Last of Us art director Nate Wells has revealed his new appointment with Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 4:37AM in News
Game of Thrones launch trailer arrives ahead of release

Game of Thrones launch trailer arrives ahead of release

Telltale's Game of Thrones episodic adventure game is set to roll out to its various platforms this week, and the studio has let loose the first trailer to mark its ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 4:12AM in News
Operators sign up to service that installs apps AFTER you've purchased the phone

Operators sign up to service that installs apps AFTER you've purchased the phone

The bloatware that ships pre-installed on phones could be about to get a whole lot worse.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 1st 2014 at 4:04PM in News
Female journalist begins grassing up online abusers to their mothers

Female journalist begins grassing up online abusers to their mothers

Upon realising that reasoning with the mob was a lost cause, one female games journalist has taken the step of approaching the ultimate authority.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 1st 2014 at 3:37PM in News
The Wii U Basic has had a price cut in the UK

The Wii U Basic has had a price cut in the UK

The trade price of the Wii U 8GB Basic console has been significantly cut in the UK, MCV understands.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 1st 2014 at 1:50PM in News
UK eSports firm Gfinity prepares to IPO, will build UK's first eSports arena

UK eSports firm Gfinity prepares to IPO, will build UK's first eSports arena

In a move that highlights the extent of the sometimes quiet growth of eSports, UK company Gfinity is preparing to float.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 1st 2014 at 1:08PM in News
PS4 will undercut Xbox One in China, reports claim

PS4 will undercut Xbox One in China, reports claim

Reports in the Chinese media suggest that PS4 will launch at a lower price than Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 1st 2014 at 12:41PM in News
Black Friday boosts for Xbox One and PS4 in UK

Black Friday boosts for Xbox One and PS4 in UK

Sales of both next-gen consoles were up sharply week-on-week in the UK last week as retailers offered some great Black Friday deals.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 1st 2014 at 11:39AM in News
Nintendo is withdrawing the 3DS XL from the Japanese market

Nintendo is withdrawing the 3DS XL from the Japanese market

The 3DS XL is being dropped in Japan before its successor has even been released in the West.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 1st 2014 at 10:38AM in News