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Sonic Boom fails to sell 500k as Sega's sales and income fall

Sonic Boom fails to sell 500k as Sega's sales and income fall

Nintendo titles Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal have so far sold just 490k units between them.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2015 at 12:32PM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Ann Scantlebury

Top 100 Women in Games: Ann Scantlebury

It may sound hard to believe given her now prominent position of the host of the One Life Left video games radio show, but Scantlebury’s career in games started as ...

on Feb 12th 2015 at 12:00PM in News
Brianna Wu has received 45 death threats

Brianna Wu has received 45 death threats

Revolution 60 creator and game developer Brianna Wu has revealed that she has received 45 death threats online since the start of GamerGate.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2015 at 11:39AM 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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ESL releases matchmaking devkit to debut in WipEout spiritual successor

The biggest eSports league in the world, ESL, has released a white label development toolkit called ESL Matchmaking.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 12th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
Nintendo 'still in denial about Wii U failure', analyst claims

Nintendo 'still in denial about Wii U failure', analyst claims

Analyst Michael Pachter has continued his long-running criticism of Nintendo with another scathing attack against the platform holder.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2015 at 10:22AM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Gabrielle Kent

Top 100 Women in Games: Gabrielle Kent

Kent is deputy head of the games department at Teesside University, as well as director of the Animex Festival.

on Feb 12th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Layoffs hit Daybreak Game Company (formerly known as SOE)

Layoffs hit Daybreak Game Company (formerly known as SOE)

Rebranded developer Daybreak Game Company has cjob losses at its San Diego and Austin studios.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2015 at 9:33AM in News

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Minecraft beats out GTA for top gaming franchise on Youtube

Minecraft beats out GTA for top gaming franchise on Youtube

A new study on YouTube gaming franchises draws one inevitable conclusion: There's Minecraft, and there's everyone else.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 12th 2015 at 4:25AM in News
World Zombination studio nets $6m from Oculus, Riot investors

World Zombination studio nets $6m from Oculus, Riot investors

Mobile studio Proletariat has raised $6m in a Series A funding round, led by Oculus investor Spark Capital.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 11th 2015 at 7:47PM in News
Awesome Games Done Quick raises $1.58m for charity

Awesome Games Done Quick raises $1.58m for charity

January's live streaming charity event Awesome Games Done Quick raised $1.58m for the Prevent Cancer Foundation, organizers have announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 11th 2015 at 7:19PM in News
Workshop in London next week examines how to recruit and retain a gender-balanced workforce

Workshop in London next week examines how to recruit and retain a gender-balanced workforce

A workshop in London next week will focus on how to recruit and retain a gender-balanced workforce.

on Feb 11th 2015 at 3:58PM in News

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Prime Minister David Cameron paid a visit to Dovetail

Prime Minister David Cameron paid a visit to Dovetail

Train Simulator developer Dovetail Games has revealed that it recently welcomed Prime Minister David Cameron to its offices.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2015 at 3:57PM in News
Unofficial app brings PS4 Remote Play to unsupported Android devices

Unofficial app brings PS4 Remote Play to unsupported Android devices

PS4 Remote Play is now possible on a number of non-Sony Android smartphones.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2015 at 3:10PM in News
Molyneux admits to 'horrendous' Godus mistakes as backlash continues to build

Molyneux admits to 'horrendous' Godus mistakes as backlash continues to build

Peter Molyneux has personally responded to the sudden backlash surroundings the failings of Godus.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2015 at 2:51PM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Holly Pickering

Top 100 Women in Games: Holly Pickering

Indie developer Holly Pickering tells MCV about her time in games and why she founded LadyCADE, an organisation for women in the industry 

on Feb 11th 2015 at 2:00PM in News

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Turkish minister orders investigation into Minecraft 'violence'

Turkish minister orders investigation into Minecraft 'violence'

Authorities in Turkey have turned their attention to family favourite Minecraft following allegations of violent content.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2015 at 1:46PM in News
Analysis: Mobile and online prop up the TV ad space in 2014

Analysis: Mobile and online prop up the TV ad space in 2014

Henry Degnin, digital account manager at Generation Media, examines how mobile and online properties kept the TV advertising market afloat last year

on Feb 11th 2015 at 12:30PM in News
New 3DS XL save transfer system draws criticism

New 3DS XL save transfer system draws criticism

Nintendo has outlined the steps needed to transfer save data from an old 3DS to a new 3DS XL – and the press has not been especially forgiving about the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2015 at 12:19PM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Helana Santos

Top 100 Women in Games: Helana Santos

Indie developer and UKIE board member Helana Santos tells MCV about her career, and what her biggest achievements have been to date. 


on Feb 11th 2015 at 12:00PM in News
Investing in eSports: How to get involved in the pro-gaming sector

Investing in eSports: How to get involved in the pro-gaming sector

Many firms want to dive into the eSports sector – but very few know where to start. MCV talks to Nathan Lindberg, vice president of global sales at Curse, about ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 11th 2015 at 11:00AM in News
Former Rare devs plan 'spiritual successor' to Banjo Kazooie

Former Rare devs plan 'spiritual successor' to Banjo Kazooie

Ex-employees of veteran UK games studio Rare have come together to form a new developer, Playtonic Games.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 11th 2015 at 10:48AM in News
Animin and InComm reach distribution deal

Animin and InComm reach distribution deal

Animin has signed a distribution deal with leading gift-card distributors InComm Europe.

Billy Langsworthy
by Billy Langsworthy
on Feb 11th 2015 at 10:41AM in News
Know Your Friends is Ubisoft's unreleased Wii U game, report claims

Know Your Friends is Ubisoft's unreleased Wii U game, report claims

The identity of Ubisoft’s completed but unreleased Wii U game has apparently been revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2015 at 10:34AM in News
Atari 're-imagines' Asteroids with new open-world PC survival game

Atari 're-imagines' Asteroids with new open-world PC survival game

Not shy of reinvention, Atari is taking one of its classic arcade IPs and doing something different. Very different.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2015 at 10:04AM in News