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What's PlayStation new structure means for Europe

What's PlayStation new structure means for Europe

One of the key differences between PlayStation and Xbox is how they operate on a worldwide level.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 28th 2016 at 11:30AM in News
CEO Michiel Bakker on Ginx's eSports bet

CEO Michiel Bakker on Ginx's eSports bet

At the start of June, popular video games show VGN was dropped by broadcaster Challenge and production firm Ginx. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 28th 2016 at 11:00AM in News
G2A announces new measures to appease game developers

G2A announces new measures to appease game developers

Key-reseller marketplace G2A has revealed some improvements of its offering following accusations that game companies are losing money through the firm. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 28th 2016 at 10:20AM in News

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The Big Game: Battlefield 1

The Big Game: Battlefield 1

If you ever needed a solid indication that consumers weren’t exactly satisfied with the state of the shooter genre, you need only look at the reaction to Battlefield 1 and ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 28th 2016 at 10:00AM in News
Smash Bros

Hungrybox: 'I'm very confident [Jigglypuff will] bring me to that top world status'

Nearly 5000 people have been waiting hours for this: the grand finals of the Community Effort Orlando, Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament in the Wyndham Resort in Orlando, Florida. 683 ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 28th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
CS:GO

Q&A: fREAKAZOiD talks Echo Fox, ELEAGUE and North American Counter-Strike

Echo Fox is one of the newer organizations in all of esports. It’s founded by former NBA player Rick Fox and has been slowly expanding its reach in esports during ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 28th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
Dota 2

Inside Anuxi's Dota 2 Workshop

The International 6 is approaching rapidly and the prize-pool continues to grow and grow.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 28th 2016 at 9:00AM in News

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eSports Pro

How Tencent's Purchase Of Supercell Will Expand Mobile Esports

On June 21st, Chinese internet giant Tencent Holding Ltd. and its partners purchased 84.3% of mobile game developer Supercell Oy for a total of $8.6 billion. Supercell is responsible for ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 28th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
CS:GO

If Na'Vi can't break the second-place curse at ESL One Cologne, they never will

In their last two appearances at Valve majors, Natus Vincere have finished second. At DreamHack Cluj-Napoca, they fell in the grand final to an EnvyUs side at their peak. At ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 28th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
FC Schalke 04

FC Schalke 04 signs multiple FIFA players

After signing a League of Legends team last month German football club FC Schalke 04 has signed three FIFA players.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 27th 2016 at 3:12PM in News
ElrubiusOMG, jackfrags and MKIceandFire were the top YouTubers of E3

ElrubiusOMG, jackfrags and MKIceandFire were the top YouTubers of E3

Industry analytics firm Fancensus has researched the most popular YouTubers during E3 2016.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 27th 2016 at 12:35PM in News

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Xbox defends E3 line-up: 'We wanted to show games people can buy soon'

Xbox defends E3 line-up: 'We wanted to show games people can buy soon'

Microsoft has explained its decision to reveal just a handful of games at last month’s E3 games show.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 27th 2016 at 11:45AM in News
Interview: Xbox sets sights on the next great platform war

Interview: Xbox sets sights on the next great platform war

When Microsoft said it was taking gaming seriously with Windows 10, we weren’t the only ones that didn’t believe it.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 27th 2016 at 11:30AM in News
Happy birthday Sonic: UK games industry execs share their best memories

Happy birthday Sonic: UK games industry execs share their best memories

As the speedy hedgehog reaches quarter of a century old, UK games retailers, publishers, media and developers reminisce about their favourite Sonic games and moments.

on Jun 27th 2016 at 10:46AM in News

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Doom holds No.1 in UK charts, Rocket League speeds into No.6

Doom holds No.1 in UK charts, Rocket League speeds into No.6

Doom is No.1 for the second week in a row, but it was an overall poor week for games retail.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 27th 2016 at 10:05AM in News
Sega: 'We are turning Sonic into an entertainment icon'

Sega: 'We are turning Sonic into an entertainment icon'

Late last year, Sega made a number of changes to its US business that has made a big impact on the future of its famous blue mascot.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 27th 2016 at 10:05AM in News
WWE superstar Xavier Woods competes in Street Fighter V exhibition match at CEO

WWE superstar Xavier Woods competes in Street Fighter V exhibition match at CEO

WWE superstar Xavier Woods competed against fellow pro wrestler Kenny Omega in a Street Fighter V exhibition match at CEO.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 26th 2016 at 6:08PM in News
FaZe Clan signs Overwatch team

FaZe Clan signs Overwatch team

FaZe Clan has signed an Overwatch team made up of former Quake and Counter-Strike pros, as well as top Overwatch talent.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 26th 2016 at 4:08PM in News
Luminosity

Luminosity's coldzera on his AWP play at MLG Columbus: "It was lucky"

In an interview with MCV at the ECS finals, Luminosity player Marcelo "coldzera" David said his iconic AWP play at the last major was “lucky”.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 26th 2016 at 2:50PM in News
Mass Effect Andromeda trailer's female trailer star shows industry progress, BioWare says

Mass Effect Andromeda trailer's female trailer star shows industry progress, BioWare says

Did you notice how there was precisely zero fuss made about the female star who appeared in the Mass Effect Andromeda trailer? Pretty cool, huh?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2016 at 3:55PM in News
Platform exclusivity is good for VR, Palmer Luckey argues

Platform exclusivity is good for VR, Palmer Luckey argues

Oculus boss Palmer Luckey has argued back against those who believe that platform exclusive VR games are damaging.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2016 at 3:15PM in News
Nintendo denies Paper Mario joke is Gamergate reference

Nintendo denies Paper Mario joke is Gamergate reference

A couple of references that have been interpreted as a call out to the Gamergate hate campaign are nothing of the sort, Nintendo has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2016 at 1:26PM in News
MCV's games of E3 2016

MCV's games of E3 2016

We played the games, we watched the trailers and we spoke to the UK games industry to come up with our top titles from E3 2016.

on Jun 24th 2016 at 12:30PM in News