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New games pitching and showcase event set for May

New games pitching and showcase event set for May

The teams behind MCV and Develop are hosting a brand new event in May for developers to showcase their games, find investors and pitch ideas.

on Feb 5th 2015 at 11:42AM in News
Threes creator puts PS4 title Close Castles 'on hold'

Threes creator puts PS4 title Close Castles 'on hold'

Development has been halted on PS4 title Close Castles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2015 at 11:37AM in News
Nintendo: The time is now for Monster Hunter to crack the West

Nintendo: The time is now for Monster Hunter to crack the West

Nintendo says that the launch of Monster Hunter 4 could be the moment the Japanese smash hit franchise finally cracks the West.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 5th 2015 at 11:30AM in News
Sega Europe names Jon Rooke as new marketing boss

Sega Europe names Jon Rooke as new marketing boss

Former THQ exec Jon Rooke is moving to Sega's European HQ as its European marketing director.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 5th 2015 at 11:00AM in News

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BT seals £12.5bn EE acquisition

BT seals £12.5bn EE acquisition

EE has been acquired by fellow telecom giant BT in a deal worth £12.5bn.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2015 at 10:56AM in News
Dead or Alive producer on female representation: 'There is a cultural barrier between Japan and the West'

Dead or Alive producer on female representation: 'There is a cultural barrier between Japan and the West'

The producer for Dead or Alive has told MCV that controversy over the series’ approach to female representation may be the result of a cultural clash.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 5th 2015 at 10:52AM in News
Twitter boss admits company 'sucks' at dealing with abusive trolls

Twitter boss admits company 'sucks' at dealing with abusive trolls

The CEO of Twitter has in an internal communication admitted that his company has failed to take adequate action to tackle the abusive behaviour of some users.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2015 at 10:45AM in News
Chinese telco giant Snail Games to launch new OBox console in UK next year

Chinese telco giant Snail Games to launch new OBox console in UK next year

Watch out Microsoft and Sony, one of China’s biggest games companies will launch its first console in Europe in early 2016.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 5th 2015 at 10:30AM in News

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Learn how to become an eSports Pro in this week's issue of MCV

Learn how to become an eSports Pro in this week's issue of MCV

This week's issue of MCV is an eSports special, featuring interviews and insight from around that sector of the industry. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 5th 2015 at 10:19AM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Jo Bartlett

Top 100 Women in Games: Jo Bartlett

Before joining the games sector, Jo Bartlett worked in PR for galleries, film festivals and DVD releases.

on Feb 5th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
South Park: The Stick of Truth DLC hindered by fragmented development

South Park: The Stick of Truth DLC hindered by fragmented development

South Park: The Stick of Truth developer Obsidian Entertainment is exploring the possibility of creating new content for the game, but it doesn't appear the odds are in the studio's ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 4th 2015 at 10:05PM in News
Surgeon Simulator surpasses 2m sales

Surgeon Simulator surpasses 2m sales

Bossa Studio's surgical sim and YouTube darling Surgeon Simulator has sold more than 2m copies across all platforms.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 4th 2015 at 7:20PM in News

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Next major Borderlands release to skip Xbox 360, PS3

Next major Borderlands release to skip Xbox 360, PS3

Gearbox's next major Borderlands release will bypass PS3 and Xbox 360 platforms for their new-gen counterparts, according to publisher 2K.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 4th 2015 at 6:51PM in News
Brianna Wu's Revolution 60 appears on Steam Greenlight

Brianna Wu's Revolution 60 appears on Steam Greenlight

Mobile game Revolution 60 could be coming to Steam following an appearance on Steam Greenlight.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 4th 2015 at 4:07PM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Hollie Bennett

Top 100 Women in Games: Hollie Bennett

Hollie Bennett was still at university when she got involved with the community at gaming blog Destructoid.

on Feb 4th 2015 at 4:00PM in News
Disney Interactive revenue climbs despite Disney Infinity cost increase

Disney Interactive revenue climbs despite Disney Infinity cost increase

Revenue at Disney Interactive fell five per cent year-on-year to $384m during Q1 2015, although income climbed 36 per cent to $75m.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 4th 2015 at 3:47PM in News

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Big Hero 6 iOS game has a £49.99 IAP

Big Hero 6 iOS game has a £49.99 IAP

Disney has gone big on the charges for the in-app purchases in the smartphone spin-off game for Big Hero 6.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 4th 2015 at 2:54PM in News
Crystal Dynamics is not making 360 version of Rise of the Tomb Raider

Crystal Dynamics is not making 360 version of Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider will be developed by Netherlands-based Nixxes Software on Xbox 360.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 4th 2015 at 2:23PM in News
Find out how much UK consumers spent on games in 2014 at MCV event next week

Find out how much UK consumers spent on games in 2014 at MCV event next week

Our widely-read annual market valuation returns next week, and will be launched at a special breakfast briefing in central London.

on Feb 4th 2015 at 2:07PM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Gina Jackson

Top 100 Women in Games: Gina Jackson

Gina Jackson, MD of Next Gen Skill Academy, recalls her work at the forefront of the games industry's many transformations

on Feb 4th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Zelnick on Evolve DLC: 'Controversy, generally, is a good thing'

Zelnick on Evolve DLC: 'Controversy, generally, is a good thing'

Take-Two chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick has downplayed any suggestion that the criticism of Evolve’s DLC has damaged the title’s commercial prospects.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 4th 2015 at 1:45PM in News
INTERVIEW: Stewart Chisam, president of Hi-Rez Studios, on breaking into eSports with Smite

INTERVIEW: Stewart Chisam, president of Hi-Rez Studios, on breaking into eSports with Smite

After developing the critically-acclaimed first-person shooter Tribes: Ascend, Hi-Rez Studios decided to make its move into eSports with a brand new MOBA title – Smite.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 4th 2015 at 1:04PM in News
Star Wars Humble Bundle raises $1.3m in under 24 hours

Star Wars Humble Bundle raises $1.3m in under 24 hours

A Humble Bundle consisting of Star Wars-themed games, released to raise money for Unicef, has already topped $1m in sales.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 4th 2015 at 1:01PM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Fiona Sperry

Top 100 Women in Games: Fiona Sperry

Sperry started out in Publishing working for US giant McGraw-Hill. In five years there she worked her way up from Publishing Assistant to Publisher.

on Feb 4th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Spate of fresh releases shake up Japanese software charts

Spate of fresh releases shake up Japanese software charts

Six brand new releases resulted in a brand-new chart-topping title in Japan last week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 4th 2015 at 1:00PM in News