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Virtual reality check: Oculus, HTC and Sony's verdict on the future and first year of VR

Virtual reality check: Oculus, HTC and Sony's verdict on the future and first year of VR

To say VR had an eventful first year would be an understatement. Not only do we have three major headsets on shelves, contributing to almost $1bn (£774m) worth of sales ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 8th 2017 at 1:00PM in News
Gamescom

Gamescom press accreditation now open

Gamescom has announced that online accreditation for members of the press is now open for the event and will remain open until two weeks prior to the start of the ...

on May 8th 2017 at 11:25AM in News
Disney brings Maker Studios in-house

Disney brings Maker Studios in-house

The once wild world of Maker Studios is to be integrated more closely into the controlled workings of inner Disney.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 8th 2017 at 11:03AM in News

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Maradona and Konami are now best mates

Maradona and Konami are now best mates

There's a been an unlikely turnaround in the relationship between Argentine football legend Maradona and PES publisher Konami.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 8th 2017 at 10:39AM in News
Andy Serkis' Imaginarium Studios to restructure with management buy-out

Andy Serkis' Imaginarium Studios to restructure with management buy-out

MCV has been informed that Imaginarium studios is in financial trouble. The creative studio was co-founded by Andy Serkis and has contributed performance capture to some of the biggest movies ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on May 8th 2017 at 10:25AM in News
Activision says Call of Duty negativity 'has virtually evaporated'

Activision says Call of Duty negativity 'has virtually evaporated'

The storm of gloom that engulfed last year's Call of Duty appears to have well and truly lifted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 8th 2017 at 10:22AM in News
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe wins UK April Chart race

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe wins UK April Chart race

Nintendo's Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was the comfortable winner of the UK Charts in April.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 8th 2017 at 9:58AM in News

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe fends off Prey in UK Charts

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe fends off Prey in UK Charts

Nintendo's Switch racer Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is spending a second week at the top of the UK All Formats Top 40.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 8th 2017 at 9:36AM in News
Money

Global games market to hit $108.9bn in 2017 - Newzoo

The global games market will reach $108.9bn (£84bn) in 2017, according to Newzoo's latest quarterly update, showing a growth of 7.8 per cent year-on-year.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 5th 2017 at 3:38PM in News
Half-Life finally gets an unedited German release

Half-Life finally gets an unedited German release

Almost 20 years after its original release, German gamers can now legally play an unedited version of Valve's Half-Life for the first time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2017 at 11:00AM in News
Neil Ralley

505 Games appoints Neil Ralley as president

Publisher 505 Games has announed former general manager of 2K Games International Neil Ralley as its new president. Ralley, who previously worked at 2K for 11 years and oversaw the international ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 5th 2017 at 10:56AM in News

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Over three years after its smash success, DayZ finally enters beta

Over three years after its smash success, DayZ finally enters beta

It was the surprise hit of late 2013, but DayZ still, remarkably, remains in alpha on Steam Early Access.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2017 at 10:42AM in News
Record Overwatch growth drives Activision Blizzard numbers

Record Overwatch growth drives Activision Blizzard numbers

A 58 per cent jump in revenue at Blizzard has played a big part in Activision beating analyst expectations for the last quarter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2017 at 10:17AM in News
Sony, Oculus and HTC headline the new issue of MCV

Sony, Oculus and HTC headline the new issue of MCV

This week, MCV is all about VR and peripherals. First, we talk to Scuf’s CEO Duncan Ironmonger about the firm’s controller revolution and how the company won eSports. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on May 5th 2017 at 9:57AM in News
Things are finally looking up for Zynga

Things are finally looking up for Zynga

After many years of struggling to recapture the glory years of the casual gaming bubble, Zynga has reported one of its best quarters for some time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2017 at 9:45AM in News

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is looking good for Xbox One port

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is looking good for Xbox One port

Developer Brendan Greene has confirmed that the possibility of bringing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds to Xbox One and PS4 is being investigated.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2017 at 9:24AM in News
E3 Coliseum

Geoff Keighley announces E3 Coliseum, two days of panels from major publishers

The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley has announced he's teaming up with the producers of E3 to bring two days of panels, talks, presentations "and other surprises" to this year's ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 4th 2017 at 2:47PM in News
New 2DS XL

Why the New 2DS XL could be Nintendo's trump card in Europe

Last week, Nintendo unveiled a brand-new piece of hardware for the 3DS family – the New 2DS XL. It came as a surprise to almost everyone, especially considering the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 4th 2017 at 12:21PM in News
Opinion: friends are influencers too, says IGN's Dan Kilby

Opinion: friends are influencers too, says IGN's Dan Kilby

Last week on the way to work I overheard two guys talking and the conversation was going something like this: “...and he keeps going on about how great this Horizon ...

on May 4th 2017 at 11:32AM in News
Bethesda forces name change for indie game Prey for the Gods

Bethesda forces name change for indie game Prey for the Gods

Prey for the Gods will now be called Praey for the Gods after its developer chose to avoid a trademark dispute with Bethesda.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 4th 2017 at 10:50AM in News
Fire Emblem Echoes

Fire Emblem Echoes DLC season pass costs as much as the game

Nintendo has detailed its DLC plans for its upcoming 3DS title, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, and it turns out the season pass for all five pieces of additional ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 4th 2017 at 10:43AM in News
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds hits 2m Early Access sales

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds hits 2m Early Access sales

Breakout PC hit PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has hit a new sales milestone on Steam.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 4th 2017 at 10:32AM in News
505 secures publishing rights for new Remedy game

505 secures publishing rights for new Remedy game

The next title from Quantum Break developer Remedy Entertainment will be published by 505 Games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 4th 2017 at 10:16AM in News
Arkane is determined to get Prey right on PC

Arkane is determined to get Prey right on PC

The performance problems that hit some PC players of Dishonored 2 have left developer Arkane more determined than ever to make sure that this week's release of Prey goes smoothly.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 4th 2017 at 9:45AM in News