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RELEASE DATES: Gears of War 4 launches in October

RELEASE DATES: Gears of War 4 launches in October

MCV offers the most comprehensive UK video game release schedule available. Here’s a round up of the most notable recent changes and upcoming games. Click here to see the full ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 7th 2016 at 12:23PM in News
Ono admits Capcom 'underestimated popularity of single-player features'

Ono admits Capcom 'underestimated popularity of single-player features'

Street Fighter boss Yoshinori Ono has admitted that Capcom got it wrong with the launch of Street Fighter V.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2016 at 11:41AM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to consoles merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to consoles merchandise

Console players are always keen on enhancing their gaming experience with the latest controller or the newest headset – and then brag about it on Reddit in an attempt to ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 7th 2016 at 11:10AM in News
Gfinity

Gfinity boosts Rocket League prize pools

Gfinity have announced that they will be significantly increasing their support for Rocket League competitions in multiple ways.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 7th 2016 at 10:48AM in News

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Yo-Kai Watch is No.1 in Japan AGAIN

Yo-Kai Watch is No.1 in Japan AGAIN

A new title in Level 5’s Yo-Kai Watch series has once again gone straight to No.1 in Japan.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 7th 2016 at 10:42AM in News
International Factfile 2016: China

International Factfile 2016: China

China is now the biggest video games market in the world.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 7th 2016 at 10:42AM in News
FBI hasn't told Apple how it cracked iOS

FBI hasn't told Apple how it cracked iOS

Concerns about Apple’s iOS security remain with the news that the tech giant still doesn’t know how US authorities successfully hacked into an iPhone.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2016 at 10:32AM in News
Women In Games Awards: The Finalists

Women In Games Awards: The Finalists

The finalists of this year’s Women in Games Awards have been announced, with almost 50 individuals in the running for the accolades presented by MCV and WIGJ.

on Apr 7th 2016 at 10:06AM in News

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Beamdog stands by developers but cuts Gamergate dig from Baldur's Gate

Beamdog stands by developers but cuts Gamergate dig from Baldur's Gate

The CEO of Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear developer Beamdog has spoken out against the harassment aimed at some of its developers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2016 at 10:03AM in News
Opinion: Guitar Hero and Rock Band struggles highlight PS4 and Xbox One's biggest challenge

Opinion: Guitar Hero and Rock Band struggles highlight PS4 and Xbox One's biggest challenge

If you’re a fan of plastic instruments, the last week’s headlines haven’t made pleasant reading.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 7th 2016 at 9:54AM in News
Counter Strike

CS:GO map creator FMPONE talks design, exploits, and updates

Shawn “FMPONE” Snelling is a professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive level designer and community contributor. Snelling has had five levels in CS:GO, including his most recent project, Santorini, which was included ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 7th 2016 at 9:03AM in News
eSports Pro

Esports Employment Law : Considerations and Risks

A few weeks ago Dylan Walker of Yahoo eSports spoke a bit about the distinction between independent contractors and employees in eSports.  As the world of eSports has slowly become ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 7th 2016 at 9:02AM in News

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World of Tanks

What to expect from World of Tanks' Grand Finals

It’s that time of year again: the World of Tanks Grand Finals are almost upon us. The world’s best teams are rumbling down the streets of Warsaw, Poland, where they’ll ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 7th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
Smash Bros

The Evolution of Hax$

The year is 2008.

Baltimore is playing host to Pound 3, a major event boasting over 200 players. Legends of the day are doing their best to traverse through the ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 7th 2016 at 8:57AM in News
ECS

Twitch and FACEIT to launch team-owned Counter-Strike league today

The race to create the world's premier Counter-Strike league is well and truly underway, and Twitch are the latest to announce their effort.

Twitch has partnered with tournament organizer FACEIT ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 7th 2016 at 8:54AM in News

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Dev says American gun law frustration means guns will never be added to Subnautica

Dev says American gun law frustration means guns will never be added to Subnautica

The developer of underwater survival adventure Subnautica has explained why the game does not equip players with guns to defend themselves.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2016 at 4:11PM in News
eGames

UK government backs the Olympics of eSports

Today the International eGames Committee, which is backed by the British government, announced the eGames, a new international eSports event.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 6th 2016 at 4:10PM in News
Quantum Break forces eyepatch onto pirates and those not logged into Windows Store

Quantum Break forces eyepatch onto pirates and those not logged into Windows Store

Remedy has repeated its comedy anti-piracy measure from Alan Wake in recent PC release Quantum Break.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2016 at 3:30PM in News
Facebook backs the Women in Games Awards 2016

Facebook backs the Women in Games Awards 2016

Facebook has given its backing to next month’s Women in Games Awards, lining up as headline partner for the MCV and WIGJ event.

on Apr 6th 2016 at 3:18PM in News
Rock Band 4's PC crowdfunding push fails to reach target

Rock Band 4's PC crowdfunding push fails to reach target

The world of Rock Band has been hit with more bad news.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2016 at 1:35PM in News
The Top 30 Women in Games: Part One

The Top 30 Women in Games: Part One

The MCV Women in Games Awards, in association with Women in Games (WIGJ) will take place on Thursday May 19th at the Hamyard Hotel, London.

on Apr 6th 2016 at 1:28PM in News
Coleco Chameleon boss sheds light on fake console prototype

Coleco Chameleon boss sheds light on fake console prototype

One of the key figures behind the failed Coleco Chameleon console has spoken out on his version of why the venture collapsed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2016 at 1:08PM in News