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EA defends FIFA Ultimate Team price ranges

EA defends FIFA Ultimate Team price ranges

Publisher EA has explained its recent changes to FIFA Ultimate Team’s card pricing structure after the largely critical fan reaction.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
Ghosts, aliens and swimming pools: How The Sims 4 got back on track

Ghosts, aliens and swimming pools: How The Sims 4 got back on track

After the success of The Sims 3, The Sims 4 seemed like a sure-fire hit.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 26th 2015 at 10:21AM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to Bloodborne and Souls series merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Bloodborne and Souls series merchandise

From Software’s Souls series has garnered critical acclaim and a fervent fan following. Now the franchise has a spiritual successor in Bloodborne.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 26th 2015 at 10:07AM in News
Opinion: Time to change the charts

Opinion: Time to change the charts

Confession: The new games chart we just published is inaccurate.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 26th 2015 at 10:00AM in News

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Read our interview with DeNA in the Easter issue of MCV

Read our interview with DeNA in the Easter issue of MCV

Find out who Nintendo's new partner DeNA is in this week's double issue of MCV. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 26th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
MCV transforms UK Top Ten by adding digital data into the physical charts

MCV transforms UK Top Ten by adding digital data into the physical charts

Last week’s ‘official’ UK Top 10 chart would have been totally different if digital sales figures were taken into account.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 26th 2015 at 9:56AM in News
Iwata: Nintendo was not cornered into smartphone backtrack

Iwata: Nintendo was not cornered into smartphone backtrack

Nintendo’s change of mind in deciding to bring its titles to smartphones did not come about because the company believed it had run out of options.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2015 at 9:47AM in News
Pokémon retail promotion to offer GAME customers a free Shiny Charizard

Pokémon retail promotion to offer GAME customers a free Shiny Charizard

A new promotion surrounding the last four Pokémon titles is to kick off next Friday at GAME.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 26th 2015 at 9:43AM in News

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Digital console sales down in February as Evolve underperforms - SuperData

Digital console sales down in February as Evolve underperforms - SuperData

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare brought in the most digital sales via consoles last month, beating out the likes of Grand Theft Auto V as well as new releases including ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 26th 2015 at 1:49AM in News
Broken Age arrives next month for PS4, Vita

Broken Age arrives next month for PS4, Vita

The second act of Kickstarter-backed adventure game Broken Age is nearing release, and developer Double Fine is marking the occasion by bringing the game to PS4 and PS Vita.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 26th 2015 at 1:06AM in News
Free-to-play Halo Online heading to Russia

Free-to-play Halo Online heading to Russia

The Halo franchise is set to branch out into the free-to-play market, as 343 Industries has announced Halo Online for exclusive release in Russia on Windows PC.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 26th 2015 at 12:40AM in News
More than one year after it started, Twitch Plays Pokémon catches all 151 monsters

More than one year after it started, Twitch Plays Pokémon catches all 151 monsters

Social experiment-meets-endurance test Twitch Plays Pokémon has finally completed its Pokédex, a year after it first went live.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 25th 2015 at 3:56PM in News

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Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition receives summer release date

Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition receives summer release date

Capcom's Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition has been dated.  

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 25th 2015 at 3:46PM in News
Starbreeze pledges a further two year's support for Payday 2

Starbreeze pledges a further two year's support for Payday 2

Both free and paid updates will continue to be delivered to online shooter Payday 2 for a further two years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2015 at 3:44PM in News
Borderlands 2 sales pass 12m

Borderlands 2 sales pass 12m

2K Games title Borderlands 2 has now sold over 12m units since its release in September 2012.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2015 at 3:03PM in News
Bankrupt RadioShack selling off personal details of 117m customers

Bankrupt RadioShack selling off personal details of 117m customers

The commoditisation of consumers has been perfectly illustrated by disturbing news concerning the bankruptcy of RadioShack in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2015 at 1:52PM in News

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No physical release for Batman: Arkham Knight on PC, retailer claims

No physical release for Batman: Arkham Knight on PC, retailer claims

Batman: Arkham Knight will be a digital-only release on PC, retailer ShopTo has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2015 at 1:10PM in News
Japan heads back to the '90s as Final Fantasy and Resident Evil top the charts

Japan heads back to the '90s as Final Fantasy and Resident Evil top the charts

Last week’s Japanese retail charts resembled a bygone era, as the latest Final Fantasy and Resident Evil instalments topped the rankings.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 25th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Suspend/Resume coming to PS4 via software update tomorrow

Suspend/Resume coming to PS4 via software update tomorrow

Sony will roll out its 2.50 PS4 firmware update tomorrow (March 26th) ahead of Friday’s release of exclusive From Software title Bloodborne.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2015 at 11:36AM in News
Rust introduces new player races, but players unhappy over lack of choice

Rust introduces new player races, but players unhappy over lack of choice

Until recently every character in Early Access hit Rust was white. Now, they come in an assortment of colours, but the mixed race implementation has upset parts of the game’s ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2015 at 10:46AM in News
Play.com officially no more

Play.com officially no more

Once popular UK entertainment retailer Play.com is no more.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 25th 2015 at 10:20AM in News
Nintendo UK seeks new consumer PR agency

Nintendo UK seeks new consumer PR agency

Nintendo UK is in the final stages of selecting a new consumer PR agency, the firm says.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 25th 2015 at 10:05AM in News
YouTube to launch live streaming eSports drive, report claims

YouTube to launch live streaming eSports drive, report claims

The world’s biggest online video provider has set its set on the live streaming video market, with eSports to be a central thrust.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2015 at 9:53AM in News
Microsoft reveals Xbox 360 Spring Value Bundles

Microsoft reveals Xbox 360 Spring Value Bundles

Microsoft has announced a trio of new Xbox 360 console bundles hitting shelves this spring.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 24th 2015 at 6:50PM in News
Slender: The Arrival out this week on PS4, Xbox One

Slender: The Arrival out this week on PS4, Xbox One

Slender: The Arrival, the commercial expansion of the original Slender game, is hitting new-gen consoles this week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 24th 2015 at 6:33PM in News