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HTC: 'Triple-A publishers risk creating massive rivals by not investing in VR'

HTC: 'Triple-A publishers risk creating massive rivals by not investing in VR'

The content boss for the Vive VR headset has delivered a warning to major games publishers that are reluctant to invest in virtual reality.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 5th 2016 at 10:30AM in News
Insert Coin rebrands to boost fashion credentials

Insert Coin rebrands to boost fashion credentials

Games clothing firm Insert Coin has rebranded itself in a bid to be seen as more than just a ‘merchandise site’.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 5th 2016 at 10:04AM in News
Overwatch hits 15m+ global players

Overwatch hits 15m+ global players

Blizzard’s online multiplayer shooter Overwatch has racked up another impressive milestone.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 5th 2016 at 10:02AM in News
Tracking sites were hurting Pokemon Go service, Niantic explains

Tracking sites were hurting Pokemon Go service, Niantic explains

Developer Niantic has delved deeper into the reasons behind its decision to put a block on third party Pokemon tracking sites.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 5th 2016 at 9:23AM in News

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Overwatch World Cup

Overwatch World Cup to take place at Blizzcon

Blizzard will host the first ever Overwatch World Cup at Blizzcon, where the best players in the world will play for their home nation in a battle for national pride.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 4th 2016 at 10:18PM in News
Xbox One S prices surge as supplies dry up

Xbox One S prices surge as supplies dry up

Microsoft’s Xbox One S officially arrived in the UK this week, but tracking one down can currently be quite a challenge.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 4th 2016 at 3:47PM in News
Job Simulator dev secures $5 million investment

Job Simulator dev secures $5 million investment

Owlchemy Labs, the developer behind early VR hit Job Simulator, has raised $5 in Series A investment funding.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 4th 2016 at 3:14PM in News
eSports Pro

Why You Should Be Watching Killer Instinct eSports

Putting out a fighting game as an Xbox One exclusive in the current market climate – i.e the one where you need a PlayStation to play Street Fighter on console ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 4th 2016 at 2:36PM in News

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League of Legends

Road to Worlds: Locked in, on the fringe and Hail Marys

It almost seems like yesterday when SK Telecom T1 thwarted South Korean rival ROX Tigers to win the 2015 Summoner's Cup and establish itself as the first true global dynasty ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 4th 2016 at 2:34PM in News
Riot Games

Riot is fighting a war against game latency

The banes of competitive online gaming are many, but the handful of principal offenders are easy to identify. Trolls, cheaters, matchmaking hiccups – these persistent gremlins are all here to ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 4th 2016 at 2:30PM in News
eSports Pro

How eSports can survive when the sponsorship bubble bursts

Over the past year, esports has exploded into the public eye. ESPN started a full-time wing dedicated to it and hosted Heroes of the Dorm on ESPN2. Turner Broadcasting produced ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 4th 2016 at 2:29PM in News
CS:GO

Buffalo Wild Wings Exec Discusses Future ELeague Plans

The members of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) team, Virtus.pro, aren’t the only winners at the culmination of Turner and WME/IMG’s inaugural 10-week ELeague. Buffalo Wild Wings, one of the primary ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 4th 2016 at 2:28PM in News

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Batman stumbles on PC once again

Batman stumbles on PC once again

The Dark Knight has suffered another rocky PC launch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 4th 2016 at 2:21PM in News
SK Gaming

SK Gaming's fer our for at least six weeks due to surgery

CS:GO world champions SK Gaming will be without Fernando "fer" Alvarenga until mid September at the earliest due to the player requiring two surgeries.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 4th 2016 at 2:11PM in News
Overwatch

NiP, Luminosity and H2K all sign Overwatch teams

Ninjas in Pyjamas and H2K have both entered Overwatch for the first time by signing European teams, while Luminosity sign a new American squad.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 4th 2016 at 1:27PM in News
Salt and Sanctuary dev: I hate seeing the industry becoming such a toxic place

Salt and Sanctuary dev: I hate seeing the industry becoming such a toxic place

Ska Studios has in a defence of the delayed arrival of its game Salt and Sanctuary on PlayStation Vita lamented what it sees as the largely modern toxic games fanbase.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 4th 2016 at 1:22PM in News

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Games Centre runs Pokémon Go events for charity

Games Centre runs Pokémon Go events for charity

Scottish retail chain Games Centre made the most of the Pokémon Go phenomenon, all in the aid of charity. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 4th 2016 at 12:09PM in News
Ark: Survival Evolved hits 5.5m on PC and Xbox One

Ark: Survival Evolved hits 5.5m on PC and Xbox One

Hit PC game Ark: Survival Evolved has been downloaded 5.5m times since its June 2015 release date. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 4th 2016 at 11:52AM in News
3DS sales up over 200 per cent as Pokémon Go phenomenon carries on

3DS sales up over 200 per cent as Pokémon Go phenomenon carries on

In what is becoming a now weekly MCV story, UK sales of 3DS consoles and 3DS Pokémon games continue to rise as the Pokémon Go obsession continues.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 4th 2016 at 11:36AM in News
PlayStation's original series Powers has come to an end

PlayStation's original series Powers has come to an end

Powers, the first original PlayStation live-action TV series, has come to and end.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 4th 2016 at 11:35AM in News
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NRG sign popular Overwatch team thanks to Shaquille O'Neal's tweet

American eSports organisation NRG has signed the former Luminosity Overwatch roster thanks, in part, to a tweet from co-owner Shaquille O'Neal.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 4th 2016 at 11:33AM in News
App Store devs have now made $50bn+

App Store devs have now made $50bn+

Developers have now earned more than $50 billion through Apple’s App Store, with last month providing a record-breaking chunk of the change.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 4th 2016 at 11:10AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: GameSpot promotes UK editor

MCV Jobs Weekly: GameSpot promotes UK editor

Tamoor Hussain is GameSpot's new UK editor, The Hut Group hires a new social media exec and Substance Global strengthens its teams.


Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 4th 2016 at 10:54AM in News
Sub-£200 price is crucial to NX success, says UK retail

Sub-£200 price is crucial to NX success, says UK retail

UK retail buyers have told MCV that they have ‘high hopes’ for Nintendo’s new console, but only if it’s affordable.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 4th 2016 at 10:37AM in News
Pokémon, Mario and Zelda headline NX 'dream' line-up

Pokémon, Mario and Zelda headline NX 'dream' line-up

Nintendo is putting together a triple-A software line-up, to ensure NX flies out of the gate next year.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 4th 2016 at 10:24AM in News