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New Year, New Job kicks off on MCVuk.com

New Year, New Job kicks off on MCVuk.com

MCV is starting 2016 with a month of articles dedicated to giving you the best advice on getting a job in the industry, climbing up the ladder or moving roles.

on Jan 14th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
New Year, New Job: How to get a video producer role

New Year, New Job: How to get a video producer role

Kate Gray has written for ONM and OXM, been the UK face of Microsoft's Xbox On YouTube channel and now works as a video producer at GameSpot UK.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 14th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
All 4 Games details first three releases, set for Q1 launch

All 4 Games details first three releases, set for Q1 launch

Channel 4's brand new games publishing arm All 4 Games has revealed that its first three games will be coming out in the next quarter. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 14th 2016 at 12:00PM in News
How did the UK games market perform in 2015?

How did the UK games market perform in 2015?

The headline news from this year’s GfK report is this: There were fewer games sold last year, there were fewer consoles sold last year, but accessory sales continue to rise.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 14th 2016 at 11:30AM in News

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Wolf Link Amiibo will unlock new dungeon in Twilight Princess HD

Wolf Link Amiibo will unlock new dungeon in Twilight Princess HD

The Wii U version of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD will feature additional content not found in the original title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2016 at 11:21AM in News
nDreams targets virtual reality publishing sector

nDreams targets virtual reality publishing sector

Virtual reality studio nDreams wants to release other developers’ VR games. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 14th 2016 at 11:00AM in News
New-look Curve eyes more acquisitions 
in bid to rejuvenate UK publishing scene

New-look Curve eyes more acquisitions in bid to rejuvenate UK publishing scene

The new owner of UK publisher Curve says it is ‘absolutely’ open to further mergers and acquisitions.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 14th 2016 at 10:45AM in News
PewDiePie is launching his own video network

PewDiePie is launching his own video network

Disney’s Maker Studios has given Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg the financial backing to launch his own online video network.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2016 at 10:36AM in News

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Warner reveals 1m UK LEGO Marvel sales as sequel looms

Warner reveals 1m UK LEGO Marvel sales as sequel looms

Warner Bros has revealed that LEGO Marvel Super Heroes has sold over 1m units in the UK.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 14th 2016 at 10:30AM in News
Retail dismayed by £500 Oculus Rift

Retail dismayed by £500 Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift is too expensive and lacking in must-have games, UK stores have warned.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 14th 2016 at 10:15AM in News
Find out how the UK games market performed last year in MCV's first issue of 2016

Find out how the UK games market performed last year in MCV's first issue of 2016

As we start 2016, MCV looks back at the last twelve months to see just how the UK games market performed. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 14th 2016 at 10:00AM in News
PS4 and Xbox One shine but physical gaming sales drop to £2.1bn in 2015

PS4 and Xbox One shine but physical gaming sales drop to £2.1bn in 2015

PS4 and Xbox One UK game sales shot up by over 50 per cent in 2015.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 14th 2016 at 10:00AM in News

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'Configuration change' leads to Hitman pre-order cancellations

'Configuration change' leads to Hitman pre-order cancellations

PS4 owners who had pre-ordered the digital version of Square Enix’s Hitman have had their orders cancelled.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2016 at 9:57AM in News
Comedian Miles Jupp to host MCV Awards 2016

Comedian Miles Jupp to host MCV Awards 2016

BBC funnyman Miles Jupp will host the upcoming MCV Awards.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 14th 2016 at 9:39AM in News
Microsoft won't be making a League of Legends HoloLens viewer

Microsoft won't be making a League of Legends HoloLens viewer

A proposal to make a HoloLens application that allows its wearer to observe League of Legends matches won’t be commissioned by Microsoft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2016 at 3:43PM in News
US Amazon Prime subscribers receive 20% off new game releases and pre-orders

US Amazon Prime subscribers receive 20% off new game releases and pre-orders

American Amazon Prime users can now get 20 per cent off the cost of game pre-orders and brand new releases.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 13th 2016 at 3:22PM in News

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Ant-Man and Captain America DLC free as PlayStation exclusive in LEGO Marvel's Avengers

Ant-Man and Captain America DLC free as PlayStation exclusive in LEGO Marvel's Avengers

Warner has announced that free DLC based on both Ant-Man and Captain America: Civil War will be released for LEGO Marvel’s Avengers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2016 at 3:15PM in News
Flappy Bird creator returns with new game

Flappy Bird creator returns with new game

The studio behind one of mobile’s biggest viral hits has teased its next release.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 13th 2016 at 2:55PM in News
eSports 101: Norwegian High School Offering Competitive Gaming Classes

eSports 101: Norwegian High School Offering Competitive Gaming Classes

With a career in eSports becoming a viable option for some people people, it's only fitting a high school in Norway would set up a curriculum for students who want to ...

on Jan 13th 2016 at 2:47PM in News
Hateful Eight producer Stacey Sher named as Activision Blizzard Studios co-president

Hateful Eight producer Stacey Sher named as Activision Blizzard Studios co-president

American movie producer Stacey Sher has taken a senior role at Activision’s TV and film business.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2016 at 1:20PM in News
Monster Hunter X holds the No.1 spot in Japan

Monster Hunter X holds the No.1 spot in Japan

The latest entry in Capcom’s Monster Hunter series is manages to hold on to the top spot in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 13th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
The DraftKings of e-sports just laid off a quarter of its staff

The DraftKings of e-sports just laid off a quarter of its staff

Last spring, Vulcun raised $12 million to build a product for a small but growing aspect of online gaming called fantasy e-sports. It allows players to bet on competitions for video ...

on Jan 13th 2016 at 12:46PM in News
Special Edition Pokemon 2DS consoles heading to the UK

Special Edition Pokemon 2DS consoles heading to the UK

2016 is the 20th Anniversary of Pokemon, don’t you know? And part of the celebration sees three Special Edition 2DS making their way to the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2016 at 12:35PM in News
Stand aside, skeptics. Esports are here to stay

Stand aside, skeptics. Esports are here to stay

Haters may hate, but they can't derail the excitement surrounding esports.

on Jan 13th 2016 at 11:43AM in News
VIDEO: To The Moon follow-up Finding Paradise revealed

VIDEO: To The Moon follow-up Finding Paradise revealed

Freebird Games has announced a sequel to its 2011 RPG hit To The Moon.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 13th 2016 at 11:33AM in News