Entries in '2013' (37)

Smartphone games account for 75% of app store spending

Smartphone games account for 75% of app store spending

Google Play and iOS games accounted for 75 per cent of app store spending last year.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Feb 26th 2014 at 1:15PM in News
Nexon appoints new CEO as 2013 revenue shows growth

Nexon appoints new CEO as 2013 revenue shows growth

Korea-based free-to-play publisher Nexon has reported fourth quarter and full year financial results for its 2013 fiscal year, revealing a growth in revenue during both periods.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 13th 2014 at 8:26PM in News
NPD: US spent $15.39bn on games in 2013

NPD: US spent $15.39bn on games in 2013

NPD has revealed new US sales figures for games in 2013 – and this time around, the research group has included digital revenue and second-hand sales in their findings.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 12th 2014 at 5:34AM in News
Activision Blizzard reports quarterly revenue of $1.5bn

Activision Blizzard reports quarterly revenue of $1.5bn

Activision Blizzard has announced better-than-expected earnings for its past quarter, reporting $1.5bn in revenue.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 7th 2014 at 5:15AM in News

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Call it a comeback: 2013 in numbers

Call it a comeback: 2013 in numbers

The UK physical games market staged a comeback in 2013 with the help of new consoles, Grand Theft Auto V and FIFA. MCV analyses the figures. 

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 23rd 2014 at 1:43PM in News
Twitch adds 15m viewers in just six months

Twitch adds 15m viewers in just six months

The rise of Twitch isn't new to anyone in the games industry. But the latest numbers are simply astronomical.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Jan 16th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
PS4 was the biggest UK home console in 2013 in revenue

PS4 was the biggest UK home console in 2013 in revenue

UPDATED: PS4 was the No.1 console in revenue terms. In unit terms, 3DS was the No.1 games console followed by Xbox 360.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 10th 2014 at 10:43AM in News
Kickstarter amasses $480m pledged in 2013

Kickstarter amasses $480m pledged in 2013

Kickstarter has posted its year in review piece, announcing that the crowdfunding site helped successfully fund nearly 20,000 projects in 2013.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 10th 2014 at 3:55AM in News

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$10bn+ spent on the Apple App Store in 2013

$10bn+ spent on the Apple App Store in 2013

Apple has revealed that over $10bn was spent on its App Store throughout 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2014 at 2:15PM in News
2013 claims Metacritic record for lowest number of 'great games'

2013 claims Metacritic record for lowest number of 'great games'

Only seven individual console titles scored 90 per cent or higher on Metacritic in 2013 – “by far” the lowest number in a single year since the last-gen consoles arrived.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 2nd 2014 at 12:23PM in News
Most read stories of 2013: 1-10

Most read stories of 2013: 1-10

Bully 2 rumours and the creation of the FIFA series: the top ten stories of 2013. 

on Jan 1st 2014 at 1:00PM in News
Most read stories of 2013: 11-20

Most read stories of 2013: 11-20

GAME's Christmas Tinner and Resident Evil's return to its horror roots. The 11th to 20th most read stories of 2013. 

on Dec 31st 2013 at 1:00PM in News

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2013 - A good year for some, a bad year for others

2013 - A good year for some, a bad year for others

As with any year, 2013 had its ups and downs. MCV takes a look at some of the epic highs and crushing lows that companies in the industry faced in ...

on Dec 24th 2013 at 1:00PM in News
REVIEW OF THE YEAR: THQ's demise

REVIEW OF THE YEAR: THQ's demise

The year started on a sour note, as THQ entered liquidation and was picked apart by publishers across the games industry.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 23rd 2013 at 9:00AM in News
Report: Gamers suffered 11.7m malware attacks in 2013

Report: Gamers suffered 11.7m malware attacks in 2013

A new report from Russian internet security company Kaspersky Lab claims that gamers faced 11.7m malware attacks worldwide in 2013.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 17th 2013 at 4:45AM in News
30 Under 30 - 2013

30 Under 30 - 2013

They are the brightest minds and rising stars in games, retail, publishing, events, marketing PR and journalism.

on Oct 25th 2013 at 1:01PM in News

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NPD June: The Last of Us and 3DS on top

NPD June: The Last of Us and 3DS on top

The NPD Group has released its June 2013 sales report for US retail, revealing a 15 per cent year-over-year decline during the period.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 19th 2013 at 7:30AM in News
Nintendo bringing E3 to Best Buy

Nintendo bringing E3 to Best Buy

Nintendo is handling E3 very differently this year.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 17th 2013 at 5:25PM in News
Activision Blizzard reports better-than-expected earnings

Activision Blizzard reports better-than-expected earnings

Activison has reported better-than-expected earnings for its Q1 2013, but remains cautious about the hurdles that still lie ahead for the rest of the year.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 9th 2013 at 5:58AM in News
Nintendo: This is the year of the 3DS

Nintendo: This is the year of the 3DS

The 3DS story has been one fraught with ups and downs.  

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 23rd 2013 at 2:06PM in News
2013 MCV Pacific Awards - nominations now open

2013 MCV Pacific Awards - nominations now open

On 9th May this year, the industry will be gathering in Sydney for the MCV Pacific Awards, and you get to decide who's worthy.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Apr 11th 2013 at 10:43AM in News
Is 2013 the year of the indie?

Is 2013 the year of the indie?

This year will be a major year for the independent retail scene, say store owners.

Billy Langsworthy
by Billy Langsworthy
on Mar 25th 2013 at 2:32PM in News
Destiny will not be released in 2013

Destiny will not be released in 2013

Bungie’s first post-Halo project, Destiny, will not be released in 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2013 at 9:37AM in News
Save the date: London Games Conference 2013 announces theme, date and venue

Save the date: London Games Conference 2013 announces theme, date and venue

After a sell-out event in 2012 Intent Media is happy to announce details of the London Games Conference 2013.

on Feb 4th 2013 at 10:07AM in News
2013: What industry leaders want to see

2013: What industry leaders want to see

MCV asks UK games industry experts about why 2013 will be much, much better than 2012.


Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 9th 2013 at 2:07PM in News