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Borderlands 2 creative director joins Robot Entertainment

Borderlands 2 creative director joins Robot Entertainment

Orcs Must Die! developer Robot Entertainment has announced the hiring of former Borderlands 2 creative director and BioShock lead designer Paul Hellquist.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 7th 2015 at 12:33AM in News
Mobile game usage growth slowed in 2014 - report

Mobile game usage growth slowed in 2014 - report

Time spent gaming on smartphones and tablets continued its upward trend last year, but at a significantly slower rate compared to 2013.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 7th 2015 at 12:15AM in News
Razer wants in on the potential VR boom with new OSVR headset

Razer wants in on the potential VR boom with new OSVR headset

Yet another virtual reality headset has been announced – Razer’s OSVR.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2015 at 3:47PM in News
Five manufacturers commit to making FreeSync compatible displays

Five manufacturers commit to making FreeSync compatible displays

Monitors that support AMD’s refresh rate synchronisation technology should become widely available in 2015.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2015 at 2:56PM in News

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New 3DS Ambassador Edition already being flogged on Ebay

New 3DS Ambassador Edition already being flogged on Ebay

Still not received your New 3DS Ambassador Edition invite from Nintendo? There may still be hope.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2015 at 2:02PM in News
Riot talking to ISPs about a dedicated North American League of Legends network

Riot talking to ISPs about a dedicated North American League of Legends network

Playing League of Legends in the US and Canada could soon be a smoother experience with the roll out of a dedicated network for the game in the region.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2015 at 1:05PM in News
Yokai Watch 2 ends 2014 on top in Japan

Yokai Watch 2 ends 2014 on top in Japan

Level 5's insanely popular Yokai Watch series continues to rule the Japanese charts, according to market data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 6th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Indie dev Cryptic Comet ditches video games

Indie dev Cryptic Comet ditches video games

Cryptic Comet’s Vic Davis is leaving digital development to focus on creating board games.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jan 6th 2015 at 12:46PM in News

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Microsoft recruiting for 'secret' games project

Microsoft recruiting for 'secret' games project

The Xbox division at Microsoft is currently hiring for a senior software engineer, but what they will be working on remains "top secret".

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 6th 2015 at 12:40PM in News
Some Nintendo fans can buy the New 3DS right now... for £179.99

Some Nintendo fans can buy the New 3DS right now... for £179.99

It hasn’t yet got a release date in the UK, but the New 3DS is available to buy for some punters in the UK right now.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2015 at 11:14AM in News
95% of Monument Valley's Android installs were not paid for

95% of Monument Valley's Android installs were not paid for

Developer Ustwo has highlighted the piracy problem that continues to blight Android gaming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2015 at 10:36AM in News
REMINDER: Only six days remain to take part in MCV and Develop's 2015 Salary Survey

REMINDER: Only six days remain to take part in MCV and Develop's 2015 Salary Survey

You have just under one week to fill in MCV and Develop's 2015 Salary Survey. 

on Jan 6th 2015 at 10:10AM in News

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New Year, New Job: Kick start your career in the games industry

New Year, New Job: Kick start your career in the games industry

MCV is kicking off 2015 with a month of coverage on how to get a new job in the games industry, or climb further up the ladder. 

on Jan 6th 2015 at 10:01AM in News
PS4 was the UK's best-selling console in 2014

PS4 was the UK's best-selling console in 2014

Sony has added to its global PS4 sales info by confirming the console’s UK success in 2014.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2015 at 9:26AM in News
Kickstarter reveals 2014 totals, nearly 2,000 games funded

Kickstarter reveals 2014 totals, nearly 2,000 games funded

Kickstarter has released its annual report for 2014, showing that nearly 2,000 games were successfully funded during the period.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 6th 2015 at 5:21AM in News
New Steam beta update adds framerate counter

New Steam beta update adds framerate counter

Valve has added an FPS counter to Steam's overlay, allowing users to check the framerate of their games without having to use third-party software such as FRAPS.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 6th 2015 at 4:58AM in News

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PS4 sales surpass 18.5m units worldwide

PS4 sales surpass 18.5m units worldwide

PlayStation 4 has sold more than 18.5m consoles worldwide, Sony has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 6th 2015 at 4:37AM in News
Sequels and re-releases shape Christmas game trade-in charts

Sequels and re-releases shape Christmas game trade-in charts

Call of Duty: Ghosts and Grand Theft Auto V were the “most unwanted games” of Christmas this year according to one pre-owned specialist.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2015 at 4:13PM in News
Devs handed even more Xbox One processing power, report claims

Devs handed even more Xbox One processing power, report claims

A further chunk of the Xbox One’s internal processing power has been handed over to developers, leaked information claims.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2015 at 3:45PM in News
US PlayStation Now streaming subscription prices revealed

US PlayStation Now streaming subscription prices revealed

A one-month subscription to Sony’s PS3 game streaming service will cost PS4 owners $19.99, it has been revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2015 at 3:03PM in News
Alien pair vanish from Steam

Alien pair vanish from Steam

Two of the more recent Alien games to be released on PC have been delisted from Valve’s Steam service.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2015 at 12:18PM in News
Devolver Digital wants to make a new Seaman

Devolver Digital wants to make a new Seaman

Sega curio Seaman could be in line for a resurrection from indie publisher Devolver Digital.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2015 at 11:17AM in News
Call of Duty, GTA and FIFA retain UK retail top spots in first week of 2015

Call of Duty, GTA and FIFA retain UK retail top spots in first week of 2015

Three of 2014’s biggest games have held their UK retail podium positions as we kick off the New Year.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 5th 2015 at 10:21AM in News
Star Citizen has 'no final finish line like traditional retail games'

Star Citizen has 'no final finish line like traditional retail games'

Crowdfunding record-breaker Star Citizen represents a change not only to how games are funded but also how they are handled post-release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2015 at 10:02AM in News