Entries in 'annual' (36)

Take-Two: We don't need to release GTA yearly

Take-Two: We don't need to release GTA yearly

Publishing giant Take-Two has told MCV it has no plans to increase the number of Grand Theft Auto games it releases.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 17th 2014 at 2:13PM in News
Alienware Steam Machines are un-upgradable, will be released annually

Alienware Steam Machines are un-upgradable, will be released annually

Alienware has announced its plans to launch Steam Machines every year, in order to mimic the lifecycles of consoles.

by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 21st 2014 at 2:39PM in News
MCV's 2013 Annual Retail Survey

MCV's 2013 Annual Retail Survey

MCV quizzed over 100 games retailers from across the UK – including both independent shops and the big chains – about the highs and lows of 2013, what will be ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2013 at 12:36PM in News
EA plays down annual release for Battlefield IP

EA plays down annual release for Battlefield IP

Battlefield looks unlikely to become an annual release in direct competition to Call of Duty.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 20th 2013 at 10:55AM in News

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Sonic the Hedgehog to star in 'new media annual'

Sonic the Hedgehog to star in 'new media annual'

Pedigree Books has penned a deal to add Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog to its selection of 2013 annuals.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 9th 2013 at 10:26AM in News
Will games miss out on annual Star Wars movie blitz?

Will games miss out on annual Star Wars movie blitz?

Disney has confirmed plans to release a new Star Wars film every year from 2015.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 18th 2013 at 11:50AM in News
GTA shipments hit 125m as "special" series continues to grow

GTA shipments hit 125m as "special" series continues to grow

And that’s why the industry gets excited, sits up and pays attention when the words ‘Grand Theft Auto’ are uttered.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 28th 2012 at 9:55AM in News
OPINION: Battle of the bullets might just fire up games retail

OPINION: Battle of the bullets might just fire up games retail

Our shooty Man showdown cover answers a question we posed back in May when The Avengers was rocking the Box Office.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Nov 12th 2012 at 2:59PM in News

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Assassin's Creed 3 made possible by annualised releases

Assassin's Creed 3 made possible by annualised releases

Ubisoft has stressed that the impressive Assassin’s Creed III has only been made possible due to the annualised release of the franchise.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2012 at 11:17AM in News
Sony reports £3.5bn annual loss

Sony reports £3.5bn annual loss

Japanese electronics giant Sony has reported a ¥456.7bn (£3.5bn) loss for the year ended March 31st 2012.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2012 at 9:14AM in News
Nintendo reports first ever annual loss

Nintendo reports first ever annual loss

3DS and Wii platform holder Nintendo has reported a ¥37,320m (£284m) loss for the year ended March 31st 2012.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 26th 2012 at 9:03AM in News
What's causing the drop in games TV advertising?

What's causing the drop in games TV advertising?

2012 games and consoles TV activity up to February 12th has remained fairly static year-on-year, with a three per cent decline in individual TVRs.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Mar 5th 2012 at 10:16AM in News

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Rift subscription fees lowered

Rift subscription fees lowered

Trion Worlds has dropped the subscription price of its PC MMO Rift with bigger savings given to those who pay annually.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 16th 2012 at 9:59AM in News
2011 US games market down 8% leaving UK as worst performer

2011 US games market down 8% leaving UK as worst performer

NPD has confirmed that the US video games market declines eight per cent year-on-year to $17.02bn in 2011.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2012 at 8:27AM in News
No five-year wait for next SSX, says EA

No five-year wait for next SSX, says EA

SSX is on course to become a regularly released series again, EA has told MCV.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 3rd 2011 at 3:41PM in News
New EA scheme lets gamers download FIFA 12 before it hits shelves

New EA scheme lets gamers download FIFA 12 before it hits shelves

Consumers will be able to download FIFA 12 days before the game hits store shelves, EA Sports has confirmed.

on Aug 2nd 2011 at 2:53PM in News

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Consumers soon “won’t pay $60 for a game anymore”

Consumers soon “won’t pay $60 for a game anymore”

Though such a radical transition is still some way off, the senior VP of worldwide development at Electronic Arts has hinted that the FIFA series will at some stage have ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2011 at 12:58PM in News
Analyst questions annual franchises

Analyst questions annual franchises

Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed may have proved that the annual release model can be a success outside of the sports genre, but analyst Michael Pachter has warned others ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2011 at 4:04PM in News
Amazon tops online rankings list

Amazon tops online rankings list

Amazon UK and Argos have stayed at last year's number one and two spots respectively, while Tesco has knocked Play.com off the number three spot, moving it down one place ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2011 at 1:39PM in News
Epic would 'love' Gears of War on PS3

Epic would 'love' Gears of War on PS3

The president of acclaimed developer Epic has revealed his desire to bring the Gears of War franchise to Sony's PS3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 4th 2011 at 9:06AM in News
FIFA’s disc-less future

FIFA’s disc-less future

In an exclusive interview with MCV, EA Sports boos Peter Moore has outlined an ambitious plan to transform FIFA from a franchise that relies on annual disc-based releases to a ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 14th 2010 at 11:47AM in News
F1 to become annual franchise

F1 to become annual franchise

Publisher Codemasters wants to release a new title in its newly arrived F1 series every year – though it will have to secure the necessary rights first.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 27th 2010 at 10:34AM in News
Expect more Halo, more often

Expect more Halo, more often

Following the cash bonanza that was the release of Halo Reach, Microsoft has confirmed that it intends to increase the rate at which it pumps out new Halo titles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 22nd 2010 at 9:26AM in News
MS ups Xbox Live Gold price

MS ups Xbox Live Gold price

Microsoft has upped the price of Xbox Live Gold membership in the UK, US, Canada and Mexico.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 30th 2010 at 9:34PM in News
NPD: February sales slump 15%

NPD: February sales slump 15%

The value of the video games market in the US fell 15 per cent year-on-year in February to $1.28bn – a number that has surprised even NPD itself.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 12th 2010 at 9:34AM in News