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Sony: Horizon Zero Dawn's Aloy is the 'PlayStation icon of the future'

Sony: Horizon Zero Dawn's Aloy is the 'PlayStation icon of the future'

Horizon Zero Dawn is easily one of the most anticipated games of the year, if not the most anticipated PS4-exclusive of 2017. Of course, it’s still early in the year ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 14th 2017 at 9:57AM in News
Elite Dangerous Arena

Frontier removes standalone Elite Dangerous Arena from sale

Frontier has removed the standalone version of Elite Dangerous: Arena from sale due to a lack of players. Frontier's senior community manager Edward Lewis made the announcement on Frontier's forums ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 14th 2017 at 9:56AM in News
For Honor

For Honor, For Ever? How Ubisoft designed its latest IP to last and last ...

For Honor is a medieval combat game. With not a gun in sight, it immediately stands out amongst the usual multiplayer offerings. But that’s not what’s really interesting about Ubisoft’s ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Feb 13th 2017 at 5:47PM in News
Forza Horizon 3

Forza Horizon 3 has sold over 2.5m units

Forza Horizon 3 has sold over 2.5m units and the Forza franchise as a whole has made over $1bn in retail sales worldwide, Microsoft announced this afternoon.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 13th 2017 at 5:22PM in News

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Nintendo Joy-Con

Switch's Joy-Con controllers are key to understanding console's value, says Koizumi

Nintendo has been grabbling with the price of the Switch ever since it announced it would cost £279 in the UK back in January. At this price, the console is ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 13th 2017 at 1:02PM in News
Brynley Gibson

Kuju enters VR and AR market with new services

Kuju has announced it will be adding new virtual and augmented reality services to the company, as well as ramping up its work-for-hire division.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 13th 2017 at 12:10PM in News
1-2-Switch

1-2-Switch strong enough to warrant standalone release, says Nintendo's Takahashi

Switch director and general manager Shinya Takahashi has defended Nintendo's decision to keep Switch launch title 1-2-Switch as a separate piece of software rather than tie-in bundle title. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 13th 2017 at 11:36AM in News
Steam

Steam Direct to replace Steam Greenlight this spring

Valve has announced it will be replacing its Steam Greenlight service with a new distribution system known as Steam Direct this spring. Steam Direct will completely replace Steam Greenlight, but ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 13th 2017 at 11:09AM in News

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GTA V

Grand Theft Auto V reclaims UK No.1, Nioh debuts at No.2

Grand Theft Auto V has shot back to the top of the UK games charts, ending the reign of Capcom's Resident Evil VII to claim its twelfth UK No.1. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 13th 2017 at 10:34AM in News
Do we need a British Games Institute?

Do we need a British Games Institute?

In the last few years, video games have come a long way in terms of working with government.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 13th 2017 at 10:04AM in News
Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 to receive global testfire on Switch from March 24th

Nintendo's inky online shooter Splatoon 2 is getting an early demo on Switch at the end of March. The game itself isn't due to launch until sometime this summer, but ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 13th 2017 at 9:59AM in News
Twitch

Twitch's new Communities to help aid discoverability

Twitch has launched its new Communities feature, an open beta directory that allows creators and viewers to discover and share content based on their interests more easily.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 10th 2017 at 2:36PM in News

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Coins

Publishers report increased digital sales in 2016

It’s financial report season in the games industry, and several companies have revealed that digital sales are on the rise. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 10th 2017 at 12:19PM in News
Overwatch

Overwatch fastest Blizzard franchise to reach 25m players worldwide

Overwatch has become the fastest Blizzard franchise to reach 25m players worldwide, with its Q4 monthly active users reaching a new franchise high, Activision Blizzard revealed in its Q4 financial ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 10th 2017 at 12:14PM in News
Skylanders Imaginators

No new Skylanders this year, but toy-to-life franchise isn't dead yet

Activision's toy-to-life franchise Skylanders won't be back for 2017, the company has confirmed, but a new entry in the series will resurface at some point in the future, according to ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 10th 2017 at 11:36AM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to LEGO merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to LEGO merchandise

2016 was another good year for Warner Bros and LEGO in the UK. Although the publisher’s software market share decreased compared to 2015 (from 9.9 per cent in units to ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 10th 2017 at 11:35AM in News

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Rob Beckett

Comedian Rob Beckett to host the MCV Awards 2017

Comedian Rob Beckett will host this year's MCV Awards. The 8 Out of 10 Cats team captain, plus regular guest on Mock the Week, Taskmaster, Live at the Apollo, has ...

on Feb 10th 2017 at 11:03AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: Mansell steps up at Jagex

MCV Jobs Weekly: Mansell steps up at Jagex

Jagex has a new COO and acting CEO, while Mark Oxenham joins Good Catch.

on Feb 10th 2017 at 10:40AM in News
Horizon Zero Dawn, For Honor and Halo Wars 2 headline this week's MCV

Horizon Zero Dawn, For Honor and Halo Wars 2 headline this week's MCV

This week, we discuss the creation of a brand new Government organisation, the British Games Institute, as industry veterans Ian Livingstone and Rick Gibson make their case.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 10th 2017 at 10:10AM in News
Strauss Zelnick

Take-Two is going to the movies

Films based on properties owned by Take-Two may be on the way. In an interview with the publishing giant’s CEO Strauss Zelnick, the exec said that the firm has licensed ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 10th 2017 at 9:51AM in News
Devcom

Devcom will showcase European development community

The organisers of new games trade show Devcom have said their aim is to show off the “status quo” of Europe’s development community. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 10th 2017 at 9:46AM in News
MCV Awards 2017

MCV Awards 2017 sponsors announced

MCV is pleased to announce its sponsors for the MCV Awards 2017.

on Feb 10th 2017 at 8:00AM in News
South Park Fractured But Whole

South Park: The Fractured But Whole delayed, but record 2016 digital sales keep Ubisoft afloat

South Park: The Fractured But Whole has slipped into the next financial year, Ubisoft's Q3 financial report has revealed, and the company has revised its fiscal 2016-2017 sales figures as ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 9th 2017 at 5:44PM in News
Mike Ybarra and Kareem Choudhry

Xbox's Mike Ybarra and Kareem Choudhry promoted to CVP

Xbox's Mike Ybarra and Kareem Choudhry have been promoted, a Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed to MCV.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 9th 2017 at 4:40PM in News
A New Frontier retail

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier coming to retail on March 3rd

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier will be arriving at European retailers on March 3rd, Telltale announced today. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 9th 2017 at 4:25PM in News