Entries in 'video games' (178)

Video Games LIVE coming to Gamescom

Video Games LIVE coming to Gamescom

The Video Games LIVE touring music concert is coming to Gamescom.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 26th 2015 at 10:51AM in News
Tencent was 2014's top-grossing public global games company

Tencent was 2014's top-grossing public global games company

More money was ploughed into games made by Tencent in 2014 than those made by any other publisher.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2015 at 10:08AM in News
Watch Dogs outsold GTA V and Destiny in Australia last year

Watch Dogs outsold GTA V and Destiny in Australia last year

The Interactive Games & Entertainment Association has revealed that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was the best selling game in Australia last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 4th 2015 at 4:12PM in News
UK games market worth £3.94bn in 2014

UK games market worth £3.94bn in 2014

MCV can today reveal that the UK video games market generated £3.944bn in consumer spending during 2014.

on Feb 12th 2015 at 10:45AM in News

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Sequels and re-releases shape Christmas game trade-in charts

Sequels and re-releases shape Christmas game trade-in charts

Call of Duty: Ghosts and Grand Theft Auto V were the “most unwanted games” of Christmas this year according to one pre-owned specialist.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2015 at 4:13PM in News
Only three original console games averaged 90% or more on Metacritic in 2014

Only three original console games averaged 90% or more on Metacritic in 2014

“It appears that gaming's transition year has turned into transition years” – that’s the headline from Metacritic after a poor year for game quality.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 23rd 2014 at 9:51AM in News
IGN to launch in France and Brazil in 2015

IGN to launch in France and Brazil in 2015

Localised IGN websites will launch in France and Brazil early next year.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 9th 2014 at 12:01PM in News
14 UK games approved for tax relief so far

14 UK games approved for tax relief so far

The BFI has said that 14 games have started down the road toward UK tax relief.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 26th 2014 at 10:33AM in News

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Can the BBC get games right this time?

Can the BBC get games right this time?

The BBC’s plan for the video games market regenerates almost as often as The Doctor.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 20th 2014 at 11:47AM in News
Rising game prices have helped increase UK inflation

Rising game prices have helped increase UK inflation

Now games can be blamed for ruining your cost of living as well as your children and moral fibre.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2014 at 12:59PM in News
Decade-long study dismisses link between games and behavioural problems

Decade-long study dismisses link between games and behavioural problems

A British study of 11,000 children has failed to find any link between video game usage and attentional or emotional development issues.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 11th 2014 at 1:14PM in News
UK games market slumps again

UK games market slumps again

PS4 and Xbox One consoles are flying off shelves, but the games are not following them.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 3rd 2014 at 12:20PM in News

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New Endemol-backed London consumer video games event coming next year

New Endemol-backed London consumer video games event coming next year

Entertainment giant Endemol will launch a video games-dedicated YouTube channel this month.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 19th 2014 at 9:00AM in News
More women than men play games in the UK

More women than men play games in the UK

Women now account for a bigger share of the UK games market than males.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2014 at 10:00AM in News
Twitter reckons it's the video games sales platform you've been waiting for

Twitter reckons it's the video games sales platform you've been waiting for

Selling video games with a single click at the exact moment a user is interested is the is the future of games retail, Twitter believes.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 16th 2014 at 3:08PM in News
William Hill makes FIFA 15 the favourite for Christmas No.1

William Hill makes FIFA 15 the favourite for Christmas No.1

FIFA 15 is the early favourite to claim the Christmas No.1 crown, as per bookie William Hill.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 10th 2014 at 3:24PM in News

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Digital games are more environmentally damaging than physical games

Digital games are more environmentally damaging than physical games

Downloading games actually has a larger environmental impact than buying them physically, a new report has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 3rd 2014 at 1:28PM in News
Joss Whedon backs Sarkeesian's Tropes vs Women series

Joss Whedon backs Sarkeesian's Tropes vs Women series

Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator and The Avengers director Joss Whedon has publicly backed Anita Sarkeesian’s latest Tropes vs Women documentary.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2014 at 2:55PM in News
Mitu Khandaker-Kokoris on learning to be indie

Mitu Khandaker-Kokoris on learning to be indie

When MCV spoke to Positech’s Cliff Harris last month he mentioned publishing other indie games, namely ‘space comedy life-sim’ Redshirt, by one-person studio The Tiniest Shark. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 27th 2014 at 1:30PM in News
Video game pre-orders are in decline, and Call of Duty 'is not immune'

Video game pre-orders are in decline, and Call of Duty 'is not immune'

Despite the seemingly growing emphasis publishers place on pre-orders, they are in fact in decline.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2014 at 10:49AM in News
Understanding the shape of the digital games market

Understanding the shape of the digital games market

Consumer retail analyst at Kantar Worldpanel Jules Williams reviews the growth of digital gaming, who’s buying into it and the direction of the digital pound...

on Aug 4th 2014 at 2:41PM in News
New study says some gaming is GOOD for kids

New study says some gaming is GOOD for kids

Well that makes a refreshing change.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 4th 2014 at 11:59AM in News
GAME is winning back market share from supermarkets

GAME is winning back market share from supermarkets

High Street retailer GAME has clawed back some of the UK’s video game market share from supermarkets.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 4th 2014 at 10:50AM in News
Why indie devs should consider physical retail

Why indie devs should consider physical retail

The digital age has given rise to thousands of games developers releasing titles on Steam, mobile and consoles. Sold Out sales director James Cato believes there’s room at retail for ...

on Jul 29th 2014 at 10:29AM in News
"A prominent YouTuber suggested we pay them £10,000 to 'like' a video"

"A prominent YouTuber suggested we pay them £10,000 to 'like' a video"

YouTubers ARE being asked to cover games for money without disclosing the deals, a new report has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2014 at 12:05PM in News