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GameStop thinks that cheap digital games are a 'mistake'

GameStop thinks that cheap digital games are a 'mistake'

The president of GameStop has warned the games industry that it risks repeating the mistake of the music and film sectors by devaluing its main commodity.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 24th 2014 at 10:23AM in News
GTA V retakes No.1 spot; Far Cry 4 claims No.2

GTA V retakes No.1 spot; Far Cry 4 claims No.2

The PS4 and Xbox One release of Grand Theft Auto V has seen Rockstar’s game recapture the UK No.1 crown.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 24th 2014 at 9:42AM in News
MARGIN MAKERS: Guide to fantasy merchandise

MARGIN MAKERS: Guide to fantasy merchandise

They might deal with swords and shields, but fantasy games remain as popular as ever in the modern games market. MCV sets off on a quest

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 24th 2014 at 9:22AM in News
Double Fine loses unannounced project, lays off a dozen staff members

Double Fine loses unannounced project, lays off a dozen staff members

Broken Age developer Double Fine has laid off 12 staff in the wake of losing a publishing deal for an announced project.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 24th 2014 at 6:23AM in News

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Nintendo exhibiting 'must-have' Wii U, 3DS games at select US malls

Nintendo exhibiting 'must-have' Wii U, 3DS games at select US malls

Nintendo is readying playable displays of several popular Wii U and 3DS games at multiple US malls this holiday season.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 24th 2014 at 6:09AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: November 16-22

Steam top ten sellers chart: November 16-22

Far Cry 4 has proclaimed victory on the latest Steam weekly top ten sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 24th 2014 at 5:46AM in News
MCV Pacific Industry News Issue #5

MCV Pacific Industry News Issue #5

The MCV Pacific Industry News E-Zine covers all the stories you should not have missed.

MCV Pacific
by MCV Pacific
on Nov 24th 2014 at 12:41AM in News
GAME plans GAMEtronics bays and GAME Marketplace for 2015

GAME plans GAMEtronics bays and GAME Marketplace for 2015

A national rollout for GAMEtronics and a new online marketplace called GAME Marketplace are two of the initiatives planned for GAME in the coming year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2014 at 3:48PM in News

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Xbox One owners offered Sunset Overdrive for free for one day

Xbox One owners offered Sunset Overdrive for free for one day

Microsoft is offering one of its latest titles for free to celebrate Xbox One’s first birthday.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2014 at 2:38PM in News
3DS hacker insists he wants no part in piracy as Cubic Ninja prices rocket

3DS hacker insists he wants no part in piracy as Cubic Ninja prices rocket

The man at the centre of a new 3DS exploit has said that he doesn’t want the method to open the door to new piracy on the machine.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2014 at 2:20PM in News
Titanfall Deluxe Edition out now on PC, next week on Xbox One

Titanfall Deluxe Edition out now on PC, next week on Xbox One

A new all-you-can eat edition of Titanfall has been announced by EA.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2014 at 1:57PM in News
VIDEO: Peter Dinklage and Lena Heady confirmed for Telltale's Game of Thrones

VIDEO: Peter Dinklage and Lena Heady confirmed for Telltale's Game of Thrones

The first bit of footage from Telltale’s hotly anticipated Game of Thrones series has been released.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2014 at 12:08PM in News

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Future shares jump 40% as investors warm to restructuring

Future shares jump 40% as investors warm to restructuring

The share price of Future has shot up by nearly 40 per cent so far today following the publication of the media giant’s full year results.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2014 at 10:46AM in News
DayZ creator Dean Hall eyes UK development scene

DayZ creator Dean Hall eyes UK development scene

The creator of zombie-horror hit DayZ is set to move to the UK.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 21st 2014 at 10:45AM in News
Google introduces a subscription service to rid the internet of advertising

Google introduces a subscription service to rid the internet of advertising

So web ads annoy you? Do they annoy you enough to make you cough up a subscription to use the internet?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2014 at 10:09AM in News
Less than two weeks to go until the Games Industry Christmas Quiz

Less than two weeks to go until the Games Industry Christmas Quiz

There's only 11 days left if you want to secure a space at next month's Games Industry Christmas Quiz.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 21st 2014 at 10:07AM in News

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Frontier reassessing some refund requests as Elite: Dangerous outrage persists

Frontier reassessing some refund requests as Elite: Dangerous outrage persists

David Braben has said that Frontier is re-assessing some of the refund requests it declined in the wake of Elite: Dangerous’ online U-turn.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2014 at 9:38AM in News
Free Shadow of Mordor DLC offers playable female lead

Free Shadow of Mordor DLC offers playable female lead

Warner has released some free new DLC for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor that replaces Ranger Talion with a playable female lead.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2014 at 9:23AM in News
GameStop is closing its stores for Thanksgiving

GameStop is closing its stores for Thanksgiving

US High Street games retailer GameStop has confirmed that its stores will be closed on Thursday November 27th for Thanksgiving.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2014 at 9:02AM in News
Steam clamps down on dev requirements for Early Access titles

Steam clamps down on dev requirements for Early Access titles

A more stringent set of requirements has been put in place for games released via Steam’s Early Access service.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2014 at 8:49AM in News
EA unveils the next Need for Speed... and it's for mobiles and tablets

EA unveils the next Need for Speed... and it's for mobiles and tablets

The name of the next Need for Speed title has been revealed – but it’s the platforms that it is in development for that’s of the most interest.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 20th 2014 at 3:34PM in News
Xbox One sells 1m in the UK

Xbox One sells 1m in the UK

Xbox One has smashed the one million sales barrier in the UK, MCV can reveal.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 20th 2014 at 3:01PM in News
Firefox drops Google as default search engine

Firefox drops Google as default search engine

Mozilla has struck a deal with Yahoo to make the latter Firefox’s default search engine on desktop and mobile.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 20th 2014 at 1:35PM in News
Activision finally releases some Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare numbers

Activision finally releases some Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare numbers

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the biggest entertainment launch of the year – that’s the headline from Activision’s long-awaited sales press release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 20th 2014 at 1:14PM in News
Rovio layoffs signify maturing mobile games market, SuperData says

Rovio layoffs signify maturing mobile games market, SuperData says

When a CEO like Rovio’s Mikael Hed announces layoffs of “a maximum of 130 people” you know something’s up. Stating that the company had anticipated faster growth than it was ...

on Nov 20th 2014 at 12:28PM in News