Entries in 'focus' (24)

Square Enix is falling back in love with JRPGs following Bravely Default success

Square Enix is falling back in love with JRPGs following Bravely Default success

Few companies have so fully embodied the shift in global games development from the West to the East as Square Enix.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2014 at 3:52PM in News
From nearly skipping Europe to 21m sales - we explore the magic of Animal Crossing

From nearly skipping Europe to 21m sales - we explore the magic of Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing was the sort of game that should have never worked in the West.

on May 15th 2013 at 1:46PM in News
Morrisons renews games focus

Morrisons renews games focus

Morrisons is tackling the video games market with renewed focus this year, according to its games buyer Simon Millea.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 20th 2013 at 1:15PM in News

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Facebook refocusing on core games market

Facebook refocusing on core games market

Facebook is set to redefine gaming on its social network with a string of new ‘core player-focused' titles, the head of game partnerships at the company has claimed.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Feb 5th 2013 at 9:54AM in News
Angry Birds rules PC budget Christmas charts

Angry Birds rules PC budget Christmas charts

Angry Birds Star Wars was the No.1 UK PC budget game over Christmas.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 17th 2013 at 9:50AM in News
Black Ops II: Declassified "not about big campaign storyline"; Release date confirmed

Black Ops II: Declassified "not about big campaign storyline"; Release date confirmed

PlayStation Vita release Call of Duty: Black Ops II Declassified will not feature a Hollywood-style action single player romp.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 16th 2012 at 9:36AM in News
Iwata admits mass-market focus cost Nintendo

Iwata admits mass-market focus cost Nintendo

Nintendo’s early success in appealing to the mass market and new gamers has eventually lead to the company’s current struggles, president Satoru Iwata has admitted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 2nd 2012 at 10:41AM in News

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FRANCHISE FOCUS: The Witcher 2

FRANCHISE FOCUS: The Witcher 2

RPGS are not cool. The genre conjures images of Dungeons and Dragons, Lord of the Rings and epic adventures that only the most dedicated gamer will ever stand a chance ...

on Apr 16th 2012 at 3:13PM in News
FRANCHISE FOCUS: Tom Clancy

FRANCHISE FOCUS: Tom Clancy

You'd be forgiven for thinking the fight for the military shooter crown was between two opposing forces.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 9th 2012 at 2:30PM in News
FEATURE: Call of Duty's Modern Art

FEATURE: Call of Duty's Modern Art

Whichever way you look at it – the UK/US Day One of 6.5m, or $400m in 24 hours, or 75 copies sold a second – Modern Warfare 3 is a ...

Michael French
by Michael French
on Nov 23rd 2011 at 3:27PM in News
Focus Multimedia achieves record market share

Focus Multimedia achieves record market share

UK publisher Focus Multimedia dominated the budget market in October 2011, achieving its largest ever market share in a single month.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 9th 2011 at 11:14AM in News

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Brand Map: Super Mario Bros

Brand Map: Super Mario Bros

This week we look at playing habits for one of the biggest game franchises of all time. 

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Nov 3rd 2011 at 3:00PM in News
QA Spotlight: Enzyme Labs

QA Spotlight: Enzyme Labs

MCV chats to Enzyme Labs president and CEO Yan Cyr about the challenges of testing 3D games, motion titles and more.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Sep 26th 2011 at 10:30AM in News
As triple-A 'stagnates', QA firms turn to downloads

As triple-A 'stagnates', QA firms turn to downloads

QA and localisation firms are generating more money from social and mobile titles than triple-A boxed games.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Sep 12th 2011 at 2:26PM in News
Brand Map: Gears of War

Brand Map: Gears of War

It’s only a few weeks now until Gears of War 3 is released. Over the three years since the previous game in the series, the term 'Added Value' is the tag ...

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Sep 8th 2011 at 2:20PM in News

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FEATURE: Games for kids

FEATURE: Games for kids

Two factors are dovetailing to create growth in the pre-teen gaming market.Firstly, there is the traditional migration down the demographic that comes about as a generation of hardware enters its ...

Dave Roberts
by Dave Roberts
on Jul 21st 2011 at 4:50PM in News
Stock incoming as Divinity II sells out

Stock incoming as Divinity II sells out

Mastertronic has promised to provide more stock for Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga after the first batch sold out.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 17th 2010 at 2:51PM in News
Western feedback for FFXIII ignored

Western feedback for FFXIII ignored

Publisher Square Enix has admitted that it feared this year’s RPG release Final Fantasy XIII would receive a rough ride from Western critics before the game hit the shelves.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 19th 2010 at 4:25PM in News
THQ looks to digital market

THQ looks to digital market

The digital market is growing at an exponential rate, and THQ has become the latest publisher to announce an increased focus on the sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 6th 2010 at 12:16PM in News
Looking for a new job?

Looking for a new job?

2009 was a turbulent year for the industry’s workforce, with publishers and developers falling to economic troubles and jobs cut across the board. But now that the worst of recession ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2010 at 3:25PM in News
Plants vs. Zombies shuffles to UK retail

Plants vs. Zombies shuffles to UK retail

The critically acclaimed Plants Vs. Zombies has hit retail shelves.

by Tim Ingham
on Oct 6th 2009 at 11:03AM in News
French publisher Bowls into UK

French publisher Bowls into UK

Focus Home Interactive has set its sights on snaring share as a publisher in the UK games market with its action sports title, Blood Bowl.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 29th 2009 at 4:45PM in News
CES increases games focus

CES increases games focus

The Consumer Electronic Show is boosting the amount of floor space dedicated to video game firms by 65 per cent for the 2008 event.

So far the show’s Gaming Showcase ...
by Andrew Wooden
on Oct 31st 2007 at 12:12PM in News