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Dota 2 reborn using Valve's Source 2 engine, improves spectator experience

Dota 2 reborn using Valve's Source 2 engine, improves spectator experience

Valve has announced the rebirth of Dota 2 by detailing features in the new game client running on the Source 2 engine.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jun 13th 2015 at 1:15AM in News
Tearaway Unfolded given September launch date

Tearaway Unfolded given September launch date

The PlayStation 4 version of Vita classic Tearaway is coming to stores this September.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 12th 2015 at 4:55PM in News
Lords of the Fallen dev working on sci-fi RPG

Lords of the Fallen dev working on sci-fi RPG

Focus Home Interactive has teamed up with Lords of the Fallen co-developer Deck13 to create a new sci-fi RPG.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 12th 2015 at 3:48PM in News
GungHo to turn its hand to mobile publishing

GungHo to turn its hand to mobile publishing

Puzzle & Dragons creator GungHo is to expand into mobile games publishing, president Kazuki Morishita has confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 12th 2015 at 3:35PM in News

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PS4 back on top in US in May

PS4 back on top in US in May

Sony’s PS4 reclaimed the title of best-selling console in the US last month, NPD data has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 12th 2015 at 3:20PM in News
Mariah Carey is the new face of Game of War, report claims

Mariah Carey is the new face of Game of War, report claims

Kate Upton’s time as the never-ending face of free-to-play advertising on social media may be over.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 12th 2015 at 2:56PM in News
PES 2016 returns to earlier release date

PES 2016 returns to earlier release date

PES 2016 has shifted back to its traditional release window and will arrive just before FIFA 16, Konami has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 12th 2015 at 2:36PM in News
Everybody hates free-to-play

Everybody hates free-to-play

Or do they? One of the most popular ways of paying for games is under constant scrutiny from the media and core consumers.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 12th 2015 at 1:00PM in News

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Guilty Gear developer acquires Double Dragon rights

Guilty Gear developer acquires Double Dragon rights

Arc System Works has acquired a number brands formerly owned by Technos Japan Corp.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 12th 2015 at 12:42PM in News
Insomniac's Edge of Nowhere leads Oculus VR game charge

Insomniac's Edge of Nowhere leads Oculus VR game charge

Oculus last night named a number of titles that it hopes will win it its first generation of virtual reality gaming fans.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 12th 2015 at 12:02PM in News
Insight: The new age of advertising

Insight: The new age of advertising

505 Games’ SVP of global brand Tim Woodley, a former marketing boss at Activision and Codemasters, shares his experiences with the rapidly changing landscape for video games promotion

on Jun 12th 2015 at 12:00PM in News
Sega - from console showstopper to PC powerhouse

Sega - from console showstopper to PC powerhouse

Back in 1995, a handful of gaming giants united to create the global trade show E3. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 12th 2015 at 11:30AM in News

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Accessories Update: PDP Afterglow Anka headset and Datel Amiibo PowerSaves

Accessories Update: PDP Afterglow Anka headset and Datel Amiibo PowerSaves

MCV takes a look at the best accessories heading to UK retail. This week, we examine PDP’s new glowing headset for Xbox One and power up our Amiibo with Datel’s latest ...

on Jun 12th 2015 at 11:19AM in News
Crackdown and Quantum Break moved to Gamescom as Microsoft leaps on Sony absence

Crackdown and Quantum Break moved to Gamescom as Microsoft leaps on Sony absence

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has said that two of Xbox One’s big exclusives will be saved for Gamescom.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 12th 2015 at 11:16AM in News
OPINION: E3 may be over for you

OPINION: E3 may be over for you

The words: ‘E3 just isn’t as relevant as it used to be’ are invariably said by two sets of people. Either those with a vested interest in its decline, or ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 12th 2015 at 10:55AM in News
International Factfile 2015: United States

International Factfile 2015: United States

More than 150 million Americans now play video games, according to national trade body the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). 

on Jun 12th 2015 at 10:50AM in News

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All future version of Street Fighter V will be PS4 and PC exclusive, too

All future version of Street Fighter V will be PS4 and PC exclusive, too

Capcom has poured cold water on speculation that future iterations of its new fighter may appear on Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 12th 2015 at 10:47AM in News
GameStop's $500m merchandise dream

GameStop's $500m merchandise dream

When GameStop revealed its latest financial results, the firm told its investors it had a new dream.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 12th 2015 at 10:45AM in News
OPINION: VR cannot steal the traditional market - it has to create a new one

OPINION: VR cannot steal the traditional market - it has to create a new one

Sitting in the cockpit of a spacecraft, trapped in an underwater cage surrounded by sharks or trapped in a dark house with a silent pursuer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 12th 2015 at 10:23AM in News
Genre-hopping shooter Bedlam set for August launch

Genre-hopping shooter Bedlam set for August launch

RedBedlam’s quirky first person shooter Bedlam is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC this August.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 12th 2015 at 9:44AM in News
FTC takes first ever action against failed Kickstarter

FTC takes first ever action against failed Kickstarter

Failed Kickstarters, take note – not fulfilling your commitments is no longer consequence free.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 12th 2015 at 9:41AM in News
Spiderweb's Jeff Vogel pulls a U-turn, returns to iOS development

Spiderweb's Jeff Vogel pulls a U-turn, returns to iOS development

Long-running indie studio Spiderweb Software is going to once again release games on iOS, after abandoning Apple’s platform in April.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 12th 2015 at 9:23AM in News
Oculus bolsters indie VR offering with $10 million investment

Oculus bolsters indie VR offering with $10 million investment

Virtual reality specialist Oculus is taking new steps to attract smaller developers to its Rift platform.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 12th 2015 at 8:49AM in News
Oculus VR reveals consumer Rift headset, Oculus Touch motion controls

Oculus VR reveals consumer Rift headset, Oculus Touch motion controls

Oculus has unveiled the consumer version of the Oculus Rift headset, along with a new motion controller prototype dubbed Oculus Touch.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 12th 2015 at 6:17AM in News