Entries in 'feature' (83)

Insert Coin: 'We just want to help more and 
more gamers get their geek on'

Insert Coin: 'We just want to help more and more gamers get their geek on'

The merchandise market is not just B2B business – Insert Coin designs and sells its merch directly to gamers and has proved more than once that it’s the top dog ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 28th 2017 at 3:45PM in News
MCV's guide to the top merchandise firms and products

MCV's guide to the top merchandise firms and products

From indie outlets to worldwide distributors, we talk to the top merchandise firms in the industry.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 28th 2017 at 3:45PM in News
Switch multiplayer

Remade, reborn: How Nintendo's fixing digital for Switch

Ever since the launch of the Wii U, Nintendo’s third-party support, or lack thereof, has been a constant source of contention for the platform holder. During the Wii era, third-party ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 27th 2017 at 9:00AM in News
Xbox One S

Giving publishers a platform: publishers talk PlayStation, Xbox, Switch and many more

There’s a greater range of hardware and operating system platforms than ever before. That means more opportunity, and more complications, for games publishers. We catch up with a handful of ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Apr 26th 2017 at 10:00AM in News

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Ian Livingstone tells Sumo Digital's great British success story

Ian Livingstone tells Sumo Digital's great British success story

Ian Livingstone is a man with many titles. He’s co-creator of Fighting Fantasy, co-founder of Games Workshop, GamesAid trustee, life president of Eidos, vice chair of Ukie, and many more, ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 25th 2017 at 10:26AM in News
Opinion: Generation Media's Martin Doyle discusses the recent developments at Google

Opinion: Generation Media's Martin Doyle discusses the recent developments at Google

The digital media landscape is seemingly cosmic in size and complexity, and so very tricky for us to picture in its entirety. But if I were to scale it down ...

on Apr 24th 2017 at 11:27AM in News
Switch

Nintendo Switch sales: attachment issues

For a console that’s had the biggest hardware launch in Nintendo’s history across Europe, the US and Australia, the platform holder has been surprisingly coy about releasing concrete sales data ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 24th 2017 at 10:59AM in News
Project Scorpio

The Age of Scorpio: Is there a still a big secret to reveal for Project Scorpio?

Astrologers believe a Scorpio’s strength is resourcefulness. Despite being ruled by desire, they can control those urges until they can act on them. This is obviously a load of old ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Apr 24th 2017 at 10:00AM in News

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MCV Jobs Weekly: Jake Tucker joins eSports Pro as editor

MCV Jobs Weekly: Jake Tucker joins eSports Pro as editor

eSports Pro hires new editor, Premier appoints two senior account directors, Charlotte Nangle joins Curve Digital and Future appoints three new editors.

on Apr 21st 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to Mario Kart 8 merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Mario Kart 8 merchandise

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is launching on the Switch on April 28th, and while it’s essentially a revamped version of the 2014 Wii U title with all of its post-release ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 12th 2017 at 12:25PM in News
Syberia 3: 'All Uncharted and Tomb Raider fans will love Kate Walker's latest outing'

Syberia 3: 'All Uncharted and Tomb Raider fans will love Kate Walker's latest outing'

After its golden age in the 90s, the point-and-click genre could have easily gone the way of the dodo in the modern games industry. With increasing demand for fast-paced action ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 12th 2017 at 11:49AM in News
Agostino Simonetta

ID@Xbox hits over a billion hours of play

Microsoft's ID@Xbox program has come a long way since it first started in 2013. While the curated self-publishing program's first titles included smaller indie games such as Drinkbox Studios' Guacamelee ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 11th 2017 at 10:00AM in News

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Judge Dredd

Doing justice to Dredd: It's time to make your 2000 AD game

2000 AD recently hit its 40th anniversary and is still going strong. Judge Dredd continues to lead the charge and arguably remains the most recognisable British-created comic book character - ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Apr 10th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
GAME talks up 2017 - Black Friday, Switch, Scorpio and its play for PC

GAME talks up 2017 - Black Friday, Switch, Scorpio and its play for PC

GAME recently published its financial results for the six months up to January 28th, including the key Christmas period. We all know that last year was tough for retail, as ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Apr 7th 2017 at 8:30AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: Former Take-Two CEO joins Green Man Gaming

MCV Jobs Weekly: Former Take-Two CEO joins Green Man Gaming

Green Man Gaming appoints new board advisor and forms new team, and Milestone bolsters marketing team.

on Apr 6th 2017 at 10:25AM in News
'London Games Festival is about promoting the city as a place to do business, work, make games and play games'

'London Games Festival is about promoting the city as a place to do business, work, make games and play games'

Michael French, head of games at Games London, discusses the return of the London Games Festival last year, what we should expect from this year's edition, kicking off today, and ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Mar 30th 2017 at 10:00AM in News

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Margin Makers: Guide to console accessories

Margin Makers: Guide to console accessories

The console accessories market has always been pretty healthy in the UK, but last week’s Ukie Consumer Spend Valuation report showed it took a hit in 2016, with sales in ...

on Mar 29th 2017 at 5:08PM in News
Phil Elliott

Square Enix Collective on crowdfunding and Kickstarter suspension: We didn't want to 'risk being spread too thin'

When publisher Square Enix launched its indie game pitching program, the Square Enix Collective, back in 2014, it did so with the aim of helping small teams get their games ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 29th 2017 at 2:30PM in News
Nioh a 'triumphant return' for Koei Tecmo as it eyes the western market

Nioh a 'triumphant return' for Koei Tecmo as it eyes the western market

Nioh’s success was never set in stone. The title’s chaotic development started back in 2004, but it only hit shelves this February. An even bigger surprise was director Fumihiko Yasuda’s ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 24th 2017 at 11:35AM in News
Yooka Laylee

A rare achievement: how Yooka-Laylee's winning fans on both sides of the nostalgia divide

Nostalgia is a valuable currency in the games industry, but there’s one UK studio that knows this better than most. Formed by several ex-Rare employees, many of whom worked there ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 24th 2017 at 10:42AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: Matt Gilman joins Ndemic Creations

MCV Jobs Weekly: Matt Gilman joins Ndemic Creations

Ndemic opens new Bristol studio, Kiss appoints new head of finance and Ephraim departs SIE.

on Mar 24th 2017 at 10:40AM in News
How EA wants to extend its Mass Effect fanbase with Andromeda

How EA wants to extend its Mass Effect fanbase with Andromeda

Space has always been a big theme in games, but in 2016 publishers seemed to have a renewed interest in the genre.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 21st 2017 at 10:24AM in News
Yogscast

Yogscast on YouTube vs Twitch and its future as a 'full-blown media company'

There was a time when The Yogscast was synonymous with World of Warcraft and Minecraft Let’s Play videos. Since then, however, the Bristol-based production firm has grown into a full-blown ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 17th 2017 at 12:00PM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: Three senior promotions at Sega Europe

MCV Jobs Weekly: Three senior promotions at Sega Europe

Downing, Tafler and Oliver all step up at Sega Europe and Dan Sheridan joins nDreams.

on Mar 17th 2017 at 11:06AM in News
Analysis: the driving forces behind the UK's 4.33bn games industry

Analysis: the driving forces behind the UK's 4.33bn games industry

Read the headlines at the end of 2016, MCV’s included, and you might think the games industry was having a tough time of it. A number of high-profile releases struggled ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Mar 16th 2017 at 12:47PM in News