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Dovetail Games hires

Dovetail Games bolsters management team with Wilding and Bull

Dovetail Games has expanded its management team with two new senior appointments. Lizzie Wilding joins as vice president of publishing while Simon Bull has been appointed as flight business director.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 19th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
Starbreeze

Starbreeze Studios acquires Dhruva Interactive for $8.5 million

Starbreeze Studios, the Swedish developer and publisher responsible for Syndicate, Payday 2 and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, has acquired 90.5% of Indian studio Dhruva Interactive for $8.5 million.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 16th 2016 at 1:42PM in News
Super Mario Run

Nintendo's shares fall 5% after Super Mario Run release

Super Mario Run might be the top grossing app in eight countries right now, but Nintendo's shares have fallen 5 per cent following its launch yesterday.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 16th 2016 at 12:22PM in News
FFXV Holiday Pack DLC

FFXV DLC and free Holiday Pack update detailed

Square Enix has revealed more details about FFXV's upcoming DLC pack and free game update. Landing on December 22nd, all FFXV owners will be able to download a free update ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 16th 2016 at 11:34AM in News

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Call of Duty Infinite Warfare

US games sales let down by the big 3 in November - but it's not all bad

The US video game industry doesn't look particularly healthy at the moment, with the latest data from NPD showing an overall spending drop of 24 per cent year-on-year during the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 16th 2016 at 10:39AM in News
China gets three new PS4 bundles

China gets three new PS4 bundles

Sony is hoping for a foot-up in the Chinese Christmas market with the launch of three new PS4 hardware bundles this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2016 at 10:20AM in News
YouTube dismisses subscriber count concerns

YouTube dismisses subscriber count concerns

Video host YouTube has basically said that the growing number of reports of malfunctions with its subscriber systems are, basically, wrong.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2016 at 10:04AM in News
GAME's Gibbs on its new Belong arena stores and the retailer's future

GAME's Gibbs on its new Belong arena stores and the retailer's future

Since its escape from financial trouble and subsequent relaunch in 2012, GAME has been putting a lot of effort into evolving its business.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 16th 2016 at 9:53AM in News

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Nintendo patent hints at Switch VR

Nintendo patent hints at Switch VR

Platform holder Nintendo has constantly dampened hopes of a move into VR, but a new patent could perhaps hint at a change of strategy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2016 at 9:44AM in News
NES Classic sold 196k in US in November but US market falls sharply

NES Classic sold 196k in US in November but US market falls sharply

The hard to find NES Classic Mini shifted just shy of 200k units in its first month in the US, NPD data has shown.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2016 at 9:33AM in News
Super Mario Run storms to the top of the Apple charts

Super Mario Run storms to the top of the Apple charts

Nintendo’s long-awaited smartphone debut, Super Mario Run, is topping the charts in a large number of countries following its release yesterday.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2016 at 9:16AM in News
Lego Worlds

LEGO Worlds UK price and release date confirmed

Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment has announced the UK release date and price for its upcoming sandbox game, LEGO Worlds. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 15th 2016 at 7:17PM in News

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Twitch IRL

Twitch loosens guidelines with new IRL category

Twitch has today launched a brand new content category called IRL. Designed to enable Twitch creators to share content from their everyday lives in addition to traditional gameplay videos, Twitch ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 15th 2016 at 6:00PM in News
Valkyria Revolution

Valkyria Revolution release date confirmed for Q2 2017

Valkyria Revolution, the follow-up to Sega’s 2008 PS3 game Valkyria Chronicles, will be launching on PS4, Xbox One and the PS Vita in Q2 2017 in Europe and the US. ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 15th 2016 at 4:28PM in News
MCV's 2016 Annual Retail Survey

MCV's 2016 Annual Retail Survey

MCV has spoken to over 170 indie and big-chain games retailers about the year's ups and downs.

on Dec 15th 2016 at 4:02PM in News
MCV's Review of the Year - Part 3: Events of 2016

MCV's Review of the Year - Part 3: Events of 2016

Here’s our take on the big events in the games industry this year.

on Dec 15th 2016 at 12:00PM in News

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Former Crytek artist is crowdfunding a lawsuit

Former Crytek artist is crowdfunding a lawsuit

One of the workers left out of pocket by the recent troubles at developer Crytek has turned to GoFundMe to try and take the studio to court.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 15th 2016 at 11:22AM in News
Pokemon Go was Google's most searched term in 2016

Pokemon Go was Google's most searched term in 2016

It was the year of Donald Trump and Brexit and Bowie and Prince and political lies and mainstream racism, but it was Pokemon Go that got internet users hottest under ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 15th 2016 at 11:01AM in News
1bn Yahoo accounts compromised in world's biggest data breach

1bn Yahoo accounts compromised in world's biggest data breach

Internet giant Yahoo has admitted that around one billion accounts were likely compromised in a 2013 data breach.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 15th 2016 at 10:26AM in News
Bigben has acquired the Test Drive brand

Bigben has acquired the Test Drive brand

The Test Drive racing series has a new home.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 15th 2016 at 10:13AM in News
Yakuza 6

Yakuza 6 debuts at No.1 in Japan, Final Fantasy XV drops 90%

Yakuza 6 has gone straight in at No.1 in Japan this week, according to data from Famitsu.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 15th 2016 at 10:00AM in News
Nintendo Switch won't be as powerful as the PS4, report claims

Nintendo Switch won't be as powerful as the PS4, report claims

The graphics on Nintendo’s Switch won’t be as good as even those found on the now three-year-old PS4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 15th 2016 at 9:48AM in News
MCV's Review of the Year - Part 2: Games of 2016

MCV's Review of the Year - Part 2: Games of 2016

Here’s our take on the big events in the games industry this year.

on Dec 14th 2016 at 12:00PM in News
MCV Insider's Guide: Skillsearch

MCV Insider's Guide: Skillsearch

Skillsearch’s head of business development Guy DeRosa discusses the increasing demand for VR and AR professionals.

on Dec 14th 2016 at 11:14AM in News
3D eSports livestreaming platform raises $3.5m

3D eSports livestreaming platform raises $3.5m

Boom.TV has attracted investment totally $3.5m to launch a livestreaming platform that allows users to view eSports action from any angle they choose.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 14th 2016 at 10:56AM in News