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Activision announces Ghostbusters game without female film cast

Activision announces Ghostbusters game without female film cast

There will be a Ghostbusters game for consoles and PC releasing around the same time as the upcoming film.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2016 at 10:14AM in News
Division bug has not wiped characters, Ubisoft says

Division bug has not wiped characters, Ubisoft says

Breathe a sigh of relief – gamers who feared they may have lost their characters in The Division have been told their data is safe.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2016 at 3:46PM in News
Flappy Bird ported... to an e-cigarette

Flappy Bird ported... to an e-cigarette

Recently we saw Flappy Bird forcibly inserted into a running copy of Super Mario World. Its ambitions clearly don’t stop there, however.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2016 at 3:07PM in News
Vampire: The Masquerade dev joins Obsidian

Vampire: The Masquerade dev joins Obsidian

Obsidian Entertainment is now the home to two of the guiding forces behind the original Fallout.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2016 at 2:40PM in News

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Smash Bros

Going to the Doctor: The Risks of High-Level Melee

What started off as an innocuous pastime has progressed into something far more intricate.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 14th 2016 at 2:26PM in News
Street Fighter

The Red Bull Kumite could be the best Street Fighter V event yet

In Paris on April 23rd/24th, an event on the Capcom Pro Tour is taking place that fulfils all three of those criteria. The Red Bull Kumite is a sixteen-man invitation-only ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 14th 2016 at 2:23PM in News
eSports Pro

Is TV asking the wrong questions about eSports?

Ten years ago, I had a single, focused dream: get esports on mainstream TV. It was a goal shared by most of the people involved in esports at the time, ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 14th 2016 at 2:22PM in News
CS:GO

With a streaming audience 10% as big as its player count, CS:GO is a hit spectator sport thanks to ex-pros and betting

You don’t need us to tell you that in 2016, streaming is kind of a big deal in certain circles. But did you know that the amount of people watching ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 14th 2016 at 2:16PM in News

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CS:GO

Life is tough on the Counter-Strike pro circuit

On April 2, more than 10,000 people took their seats in Columbus, Ohio's Nationwide Arena to watch the Major League Gaming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive final match between European powerhouse Natus ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 14th 2016 at 2:11PM in News
Lizard Squad claims responsibility for Blizzard DDoS attack

Lizard Squad claims responsibility for Blizzard DDoS attack

Blizzard has suffered an attack on its servers that halted access to many of its games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2016 at 1:44PM in News
WSVG

WSVG owes $32,000 in prize money to players months after initial payment deadline

Tournament organiser WSVG have yet to pay out $32,000 in prize money.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 14th 2016 at 1:37PM in News
Oculus Rift games can be patched to work on HTC Vive

Oculus Rift games can be patched to work on HTC Vive

It seems as if Oculus Rift exclusives are exclusive only in name.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2016 at 12:39PM in News

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Press accreditation now open for Gamescom 2016

Press accreditation now open for Gamescom 2016

Gamescom organiser Koelnmesse has opened press accreditation for this year’s show.

on Apr 14th 2016 at 12:31PM in News
'It appears that GTA might make the world a worse place for females'

'It appears that GTA might make the world a worse place for females'

The links between games violence and real-world violence are dubious, but a new study has suggested a worrying new corroboration between some games and social attitudes.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2016 at 11:41AM in News
Are we charging enough for indie games?

Are we charging enough for indie games?

Since 2012 we have been spoilt with a near-constant stream of indie titles coming to digital store fronts. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 14th 2016 at 11:20AM in News
Stardew Valley passes 1m sales

Stardew Valley passes 1m sales

A small rural simulator born out of frustration with the Harvest Moon series is one of the biggest PC hits this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2016 at 10:39AM in News

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MCV Jobs Weekly: New editor for eSports Pro

MCV Jobs Weekly: New editor for eSports Pro

Mike Stubbs replaces Chris Higgins as editor of eSports Pro, Alex Verrey launches Big Boy PR and ERA appoints a new director of marketing and communications. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 14th 2016 at 10:25AM in News
'There's a lot of sadness about Uncharted's end,' says Naughty Dog

'There's a lot of sadness about Uncharted's end,' says Naughty Dog

Developer Naughty Dog says it became emotional as it put the finishing touches to Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 14th 2016 at 10:07AM in News
Are we charging enough for indie games? Find out in this week's MCV

Are we charging enough for indie games? Find out in this week's MCV

This week, we ask leading publishers in the indie sector if it’s too late to start charging more for indie games.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 14th 2016 at 10:06AM in News
Atari: We won't walk away from Rollercoaster Tycoon World

Atari: We won't walk away from Rollercoaster Tycoon World

It may have received a critical mauling, but Atari says it’s not about to give up on its new Rollercoaster Tycoon game.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 14th 2016 at 10:00AM in News
Codemasters back on track after posting first profit in five years

Codemasters back on track after posting first profit in five years

Racing firm Codemasters has made its first operational profit in five years and predicts ‘double digit’ growth going forwards. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 14th 2016 at 9:52AM in News
Halo

Halo Championship Series: Pro League to launch next month with $250,000 prize pool

Xbox and 343 Industries have announced that the new Halo Championship Series: Pro League will launch on May 31st with a $250,000 prize pool.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 13th 2016 at 4:29PM in News
Yo-Kai Watch holds No.1 in Japan as Far Cry Primal debuts in third place

Yo-Kai Watch holds No.1 in Japan as Far Cry Primal debuts in third place

The latest entry in the hugely popular Yo-Kai Watch series holds the top spot in Japan for the second week running, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 13th 2016 at 4:12PM in News
Trademark filing points to more Katamari Damacy

Trademark filing points to more Katamari Damacy

Bandai Namco isn’t done with the Katamari Damacy brand, it seems.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2016 at 3:41PM in News
Dark Souls board game coming to Kickstarter this month

Dark Souls board game coming to Kickstarter this month

Prepare to die (like dice… get it?). A table top game based on From Software’s cult hit RPG series Dark Souls is on the way. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 13th 2016 at 3:29PM in News