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Japanese visual novel Danganronpa sells 200,000 units in the West

Japanese visual novel Danganronpa sells 200,000 units in the West

PlayStation Vita-exclusive franchise Danganronpa has helped to establish a market for Japanese visual novel games in the West.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 29th 2015 at 12:03PM in News
Athletics and eSports governing bodies unite in effort to combat 'lazy stereotypes'

Athletics and eSports governing bodies unite in effort to combat 'lazy stereotypes'

Pro-gaming’s desire to be classified as a ‘real’ sport may be one step closer to fruition, following a deal struck between an eSports body and a global athletics organisation.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 29th 2015 at 11:10AM in News
Kickstarter title Mighty No.9 set for September release

Kickstarter title Mighty No.9 set for September release

Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune's Kickstarter title Mighty No.9 is coming to physical and digital retail this September.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 29th 2015 at 11:02AM in News
Finalists for Develop Awards 2015 revealed

Finalists for Develop Awards 2015 revealed

The finalists for the 2015 Develop Industry Excellence Awards have been selected, with close to 140 companies competing for glory at this year’s event.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 29th 2015 at 10:53AM in News

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eSports betting agency Unikrn launches

eSports betting agency Unikrn launches

Former Microsoft exec Rahul Sood's new company Unikrn is an eSports betting platform. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 29th 2015 at 10:18AM in News
Green Man Gaming to serve as official Gfinity Championship supplier

Green Man Gaming to serve as official Gfinity Championship supplier

UK eSports firm Gfinity and digital games retailer Green Man Gaming have penned a deal surrounding the former’s upcoming pro-gaming tournament.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 29th 2015 at 10:11AM in News
Streaming service DingIt raises $1.5m in funding

Streaming service DingIt raises $1.5m in funding

Live-streaming platform DingIt.tv has secured $1.5m in seed funding.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 29th 2015 at 9:48AM in News
Star Citizen's crowdfunding effort surpasses $80m mark

Star Citizen's crowdfunding effort surpasses $80m mark

The unstoppable crowdfunding force that is Star Citizen has surpassed $80m in funding.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 29th 2015 at 6:19AM in News

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Hatred set to launch on Steam in June

Hatred set to launch on Steam in June

Controversial shooter Hatred will launch on Steam this June, developer Destructive Creations has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 29th 2015 at 5:58AM in News
Ouya up for sale, aggressively seeking buyer - report

Ouya up for sale, aggressively seeking buyer - report

The company behind micro-console Ouya is up for sale, according to a report citing a confidential email from CEO Julie Uhrman.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 29th 2015 at 1:54AM in News
ESL and ESEA join forces for $1m CS:GO league

ESL and ESEA join forces for $1m CS:GO league

ESL and ESEA, the largest North American Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league provider, are working together on a league with a prize pool of $1million.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Apr 28th 2015 at 4:35PM in News
Sky is scrapping its 3D TV channel

Sky is scrapping its 3D TV channel

The UK’s only dedicated 3D channel is to be closed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2015 at 4:23PM in News

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Wrist injury forces Hai Lam to retire from Cloud9

Wrist injury forces Hai Lam to retire from Cloud9

League of Legends and eSports star Hai Lam has been forced to retire after failing to recover from a wrist injury.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2015 at 4:05PM in News
D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die is coming to PC

D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die is coming to PC

The most recent release from Deadly Premonition creator Hidetaka ‘Swery65’ Suehiro is to receive a release on PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2015 at 2:58PM in News
Batman: Arkham Knight season pass costs £32.99

Batman: Arkham Knight season pass costs £32.99

Warner Bros has, three months ahead of the game’s release, announced that the Batman: Arkham Knight season pass will cost £32.99.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2015 at 2:29PM in News
Square Enix wants to update its Final Fantasy XV demo

Square Enix wants to update its Final Fantasy XV demo

In an unprecedented move Japanese publisher Square Enix has revealed plans to release a content update for one of its demos.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2015 at 2:05PM in News

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DayZ dev Dean Hall: 'I would love to make mods for Grand Theft Auto'

DayZ dev Dean Hall: 'I would love to make mods for Grand Theft Auto'

The developer behind highly successful open-world zombie MMO DayZ has said he would love to create his own content for Grand Theft Auto.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 28th 2015 at 12:56PM in News
Valve's Anna Sweet heads to Oculus VR

Valve's Anna Sweet heads to Oculus VR

Oculus VR has announced the hiring of former Valve member Anna Sweet.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 28th 2015 at 12:43PM in News
DayZ, Garry's Mod and Dear Esther creators weigh in on Steam Workshop paid modding debate

DayZ, Garry's Mod and Dear Esther creators weigh in on Steam Workshop paid modding debate

The developers behind successful PC hits DayZ, Garry’s Mod and Dear Esther, all of which saw their origins as mods for other games, have weighed in on Valve’s recent introduction ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 28th 2015 at 12:36PM in News
EA agrees to amend Origin refunds policy in Australia

EA agrees to amend Origin refunds policy in Australia

Customers of Origin in Australia could soon have similar refund rights as those in the EU.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2015 at 12:17PM in News
61.2m iPhone sales help Apple to yet another record quarter

61.2m iPhone sales help Apple to yet another record quarter

Apple has reported revenues of $58bn for the quarter ending March, marking yet another record trading period for the company.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2015 at 11:07AM in News
ESPN radio host: "I'll retire if I'm ever forced to cover video games"

ESPN radio host: "I'll retire if I'm ever forced to cover video games"

The love/hate relationship between sports broadcaster ESPN and eSports continues.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2015 at 10:16AM in News
Accessories Update: Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex Mouse and Turtle Beach Traction Mousepad

Accessories Update: Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex Mouse and Turtle Beach Traction Mousepad

MCV takes a look at the best accessories heading to UK retail. This week, Logitech’s Daedalus gaming mouse takes flight and Turtle Beach’s upcoming mousepad gives it something to land ...

on Apr 28th 2015 at 9:37AM in News
Valve calls time on paid Steam Workshop mods

Valve calls time on paid Steam Workshop mods

Despite only having been in place for a few tumultuous days, paid Steam Workshop mods are no more.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2015 at 9:24AM in News
Console editions of Minecraft adding default female character this week

Console editions of Minecraft adding default female character this week

Minecraft's default female character Alex will be added to console versions of the game later this week, Mojang has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 27th 2015 at 11:21PM in News