Finnish Hearthstone tournament bans females in "effort to make it legitimate"

Finnish Hearthstone tournament bans females in "effort to make it legitimate"

A Hearthstone tournament in Finland has actively banned females from participating.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 2nd 2014 at 2:13PM in News
Watch Dogs debuts at No.2 in Japan; Wii U maintains PS4 lead

Watch Dogs debuts at No.2 in Japan; Wii U maintains PS4 lead

Ubisoft has secured a very respectable No.2 in the Japanese charts with the PS4 version of Watch Dogs.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 2nd 2014 at 2:00PM in News
Nvidia's Shield successor is a tablet

Nvidia's Shield successor is a tablet

The next device in the Nvidia Shield range will be a tablet and not a dedicated portable, reports suggest.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 2nd 2014 at 1:30PM in News
Murdered: Soul Suspect developer Airtight Games closes down

Murdered: Soul Suspect developer Airtight Games closes down

Redmond-based developer Airtight Games has been closed just weeks after the release of its latest title, Murdered: Soul Suspect.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 2nd 2014 at 12:51PM in News

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ASA bans EA's Dungeon Keeper ad for claiming game is free

ASA bans EA's Dungeon Keeper ad for claiming game is free

Dungeon Keeper on iOS is not free and must not be advertised as such.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 2nd 2014 at 12:47PM in News
Iwata increases approval rating amongst Nintendo investors

Iwata increases approval rating amongst Nintendo investors

Satoru Iwata’s plan to reverse Nintendo’s decline has been given the backing of investors.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 2nd 2014 at 11:16AM in News
Sledgehammer says Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare approaches photorealism

Sledgehammer says Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare approaches photorealism

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare looks so good that some people are going to mistake it for TV.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 2nd 2014 at 10:53AM in News
PS3 adds wireless DualShock 4 compatibility

PS3 adds wireless DualShock 4 compatibility

The latest PS3 firmware update has quietly added wireless compatibility for Sony’s latest DualShock 4 controller.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 2nd 2014 at 10:41AM in News

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Deep Silver backs Scotland consumer expo

Deep Silver backs Scotland consumer expo

Dead Island 2 and Homefront: The Revolution will be the headline acts at Game Expo Scotland 2014 in October.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 2nd 2014 at 10:18AM in News
EA is losing faith in 3DS and Vita

EA is losing faith in 3DS and Vita

It’s hard to envisage a future in which handheld consoles remain relevant, EA COO Peter Moore has argued.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 2nd 2014 at 9:47AM in News
Riot is closing League of Legends' public chat rooms

Riot is closing League of Legends' public chat rooms

Sometimes they’re wonderful, but there’s no denying that internet forums and chat rooms can at times be amongst the worst things ever to be devised by man.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 2nd 2014 at 9:25AM in News
Redbox rentals driving games sales - report

Redbox rentals driving games sales - report

Movie and video game rental kiosk company Redbox is bringing in notable revenue for the video games industry through converting rentals to purchases, a new report has uncovered.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 2nd 2014 at 9:09AM in News

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Escape Dead Island announced for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360

Escape Dead Island announced for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360

Stealth and mystery title Escape Dead Island – the latest spinoff in the zombie horror series – is heading to PC and last-gen consoles, publisher Deep Silver has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 2nd 2014 at 2:23AM in News
CD Projekt RED reveals The Witcher MOBA game for mobile platforms

CD Projekt RED reveals The Witcher MOBA game for mobile platforms

MOBA title The Witcher Battle Arena is heading to mobile devices later this year, designer CD Projekt RED has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 2nd 2014 at 1:17AM in News
Games Retail 2020

Games Retail 2020

In Events Sep 16th 2014 - Sep 16th 2014 in London

This September the team behind MCV will be hosting a day-long conference dedicated to the future of video games retail: What will stores be selling by 2020? And how will ...

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Digital costs more than you think

Digital costs more than you think

Leading games industry analyst and SuperData CEO Joost van Dreunen on how the move to digital isn’t generating revenue quite as easily as some companies might have hoped...

on Jul 1st 2014 at 3:52PM in News
Appstore Developer Select programme arrives on Amazon UK

Appstore Developer Select programme arrives on Amazon UK

Amazon has launched its Appstore Developer Select programme in the UK, Germany, France and Spain.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jul 1st 2014 at 3:09PM in News
Core gamers are uncomfortable with change, EA's Moore argues

Core gamers are uncomfortable with change, EA's Moore argues

The growth of gaming into new markets and new business models has left some of its core fans feeling uncomfortable.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2014 at 3:05PM in News
Nintendo (sort of) ushers in first Wii U/3DS cross-buy title

Nintendo (sort of) ushers in first Wii U/3DS cross-buy title

Sony’s popular cross-buy initiative has enjoyed a tentative debut on Nintendo platforms.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2014 at 2:38PM in News
Xbox One gets €399.99 FIFA 15 and Forza 5 bundle in Europe

Xbox One gets €399.99 FIFA 15 and Forza 5 bundle in Europe

Two different bundles have been revealed for Xbox One’s launch in additional European territories this September.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2014 at 2:09PM in News
Yoshida: Xbox more consistent with Spencer in charge, PS4-Xbox One gap widening

Yoshida: Xbox more consistent with Spencer in charge, PS4-Xbox One gap widening

Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has described Xbox boss Phil Spencer as a “reasonable, smart guy” and claimed his predecessor “used to say some unbelievable things”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2014 at 1:03PM in News