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PSN hit by more service trouble

PSN hit by more service trouble

PlayStation owners are once again today experiencing trouble accessing PSN.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2015 at 2:40PM in News
Sainsbury's warns of challenging year ahead as Christmas sales fall

Sainsbury's warns of challenging year ahead as Christmas sales fall

Sales for the 14 weeks ending January 3rd were down 1.7 per cent like-for-like at Sainsbury’s.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2015 at 1:40PM in News
Mad Catz reveals £250 transforming controller

Mad Catz reveals £250 transforming controller

A new games controller that changes shape according to the device it is being used with has been unveiled by Mad Catz.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2015 at 1:23PM in News
New Year, New Job: How to get a role in video journalism

New Year, New Job: How to get a role in video journalism

Gav Murphy has held video production roles at the likes of Future, Gamer Network and, now, IGN.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 7th 2015 at 1:01PM in News

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Intel teams with Feminist Frequency for $300m tech diversity drive

Intel teams with Feminist Frequency for $300m tech diversity drive

Intel has pledged $300m of investment to improve diversity at the company and the wider technology and gaming sectors.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jan 7th 2015 at 12:22PM in News
BioWare has rebooted Shadow Realms development - report

BioWare has rebooted Shadow Realms development - report

The latest new IP from EA’s BioWare studio may be getting a significant revamp before it is even released.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2015 at 12:14PM in News
Majora's Mask Special Edition includes a figurine in the US

Majora's Mask Special Edition includes a figurine in the US

The Special Edition of Majora’s Mask 3D in North America will be very different to the one released in Europe.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2015 at 11:27AM in News
Nyko PS4 expansion allows for the use of larger 3.5-inch hard drives

Nyko PS4 expansion allows for the use of larger 3.5-inch hard drives

A new hardware add-on for PS4 allows users to install high-capacity larger 3.5-inch hard drives into their consoles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2015 at 10:51AM in News

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Bayonetta 2 wins AbleGamers' 2014 accessibility award

Bayonetta 2 wins AbleGamers' 2014 accessibility award

Nintendo’s Wii U exclusive Bayonetta 2 has been named as the most accessible game of last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2015 at 10:12AM in News
Minecraft was the second most searched topic on YouTube in 2014

Minecraft was the second most searched topic on YouTube in 2014

Frozen may have beaten gaming in the UK’s 2014 entertainment sales war, but it was a different story on YouTube.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2015 at 9:32AM in News
Hirai uses CES to criticise Sony Pictures hackers

Hirai uses CES to criticise Sony Pictures hackers

The boss of PlayStation owner Sony has used the CES 2015 press to slam the hackers who attacked Sony Pictures last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2015 at 9:13AM in News
Assassin's Creed Unity DLC Dead Kings launches next week

Assassin's Creed Unity DLC Dead Kings launches next week

Upcoming Assassin's Creed Unity DLC Dead Kings will launch next Tuesday, Ubisoft has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 7th 2015 at 1:36AM in News

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Borderlands 2 creative director joins Robot Entertainment

Borderlands 2 creative director joins Robot Entertainment

Orcs Must Die! developer Robot Entertainment has announced the hiring of former Borderlands 2 creative director and BioShock lead designer Paul Hellquist.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 7th 2015 at 12:33AM in News
Mobile game usage growth slowed in 2014 - report

Mobile game usage growth slowed in 2014 - report

Time spent gaming on smartphones and tablets continued its upward trend last year, but at a significantly slower rate compared to 2013.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 7th 2015 at 12:15AM in News
Razer wants in on the potential VR boom with new OSVR headset

Razer wants in on the potential VR boom with new OSVR headset

Yet another virtual reality headset has been announced – Razer’s OSVR.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2015 at 3:47PM in News
Five manufacturers commit to making FreeSync compatible displays

Five manufacturers commit to making FreeSync compatible displays

Monitors that support AMD’s refresh rate synchronisation technology should become widely available in 2015.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2015 at 2:56PM in News

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New 3DS Ambassador Edition already being flogged on Ebay

New 3DS Ambassador Edition already being flogged on Ebay

Still not received your New 3DS Ambassador Edition invite from Nintendo? There may still be hope.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2015 at 2:02PM in News
Riot talking to ISPs about a dedicated North American League of Legends network

Riot talking to ISPs about a dedicated North American League of Legends network

Playing League of Legends in the US and Canada could soon be a smoother experience with the roll out of a dedicated network for the game in the region.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2015 at 1:05PM in News
Yokai Watch 2 ends 2014 on top in Japan

Yokai Watch 2 ends 2014 on top in Japan

Level 5's insanely popular Yokai Watch series continues to rule the Japanese charts, according to market data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 6th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Indie dev Cryptic Comet ditches video games

Indie dev Cryptic Comet ditches video games

Cryptic Comet’s Vic Davis is leaving digital development to focus on creating board games.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jan 6th 2015 at 12:46PM in News
Microsoft recruiting for 'secret' games project

Microsoft recruiting for 'secret' games project

The Xbox division at Microsoft is currently hiring for a senior software engineer, but what they will be working on remains "top secret".

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 6th 2015 at 12:40PM in News
Some Nintendo fans can buy the New 3DS right now... for £179.99

Some Nintendo fans can buy the New 3DS right now... for £179.99

It hasn’t yet got a release date in the UK, but the New 3DS is available to buy for some punters in the UK right now.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2015 at 11:14AM in News
95% of Monument Valley's Android installs were not paid for

95% of Monument Valley's Android installs were not paid for

Developer Ustwo has highlighted the piracy problem that continues to blight Android gaming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2015 at 10:36AM in News
REMINDER: Only six days remain to take part in MCV and Develop's 2015 Salary Survey

REMINDER: Only six days remain to take part in MCV and Develop's 2015 Salary Survey

You have just under one week to fill in MCV and Develop's 2015 Salary Survey. 

on Jan 6th 2015 at 10:10AM in News
New Year, New Job: Kick start your career in the games industry

New Year, New Job: Kick start your career in the games industry

MCV is kicking off 2015 with a month of coverage on how to get a new job in the games industry, or climb further up the ladder. 

on Jan 6th 2015 at 10:01AM in News