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It frustrates people that I like Aliens: Colonial Marines, Pitchford says

It frustrates people that I like Aliens: Colonial Marines, Pitchford says

What makes a good game? Is it possible to quantify what ‘good’ means? No it’s not, Randy Pitchford argues. You may not like Aliens: Colonial Marines, but he certainly does.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 24th 2015 at 2:52PM in News
Insight: Doping in eSports - why the stakes are raised as the sector matures

Insight: Doping in eSports - why the stakes are raised as the sector matures

Harbottle & Lewis associate Kostyantyn Lobov details the issues facing various areas of the industry as allegations of doping run rampant in the eSports space.  

on Jul 24th 2015 at 2:40PM in News
Gfinity working with other organisations on common drug testing framework

Gfinity working with other organisations on common drug testing framework

In the wake of ESL's decision to implement drug testing at their next event, Gfinity has also begun working to combat the use of PEDs.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jul 24th 2015 at 1:50PM in News
Analyst criticises Apple for staying quiet on Apple Watch sales

Analyst criticises Apple for staying quiet on Apple Watch sales

Despite going on sale in April, we still don’t know how many Apple Watches have sold – and one analyst has said the silence is a sign of weakness.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 24th 2015 at 1:43PM in News

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Retailers push Mighty No.9 release date back to 2016

Retailers push Mighty No.9 release date back to 2016

Question marks hang over Mighty No.9’s September release date.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 24th 2015 at 11:39AM in News
More jobs go at Eutechnyx as 22 head to ZeroLight

More jobs go at Eutechnyx as 22 head to ZeroLight

Auto Club Revolution developer Eutechnyx has lost more staff to its sister firm ZeroLight as the studio continues to restructure.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 24th 2015 at 10:57AM in News
Fans in uproar over cosmetic changes to League of Legends' Fiora

Fans in uproar over cosmetic changes to League of Legends' Fiora

Riot has given one of League of Legends’ heroes a visual makeover, and its boards are alight with protests from fans.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 24th 2015 at 10:46AM in News
One indie's journey to resurrect local multiplayer

One indie's journey to resurrect local multiplayer

In 2012, Geraldo Nascimento left his native Portugal to move to the UK in order to develop games. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 24th 2015 at 10:45AM in News

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Margin Makers: Guide to Japanese games merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Japanese games merchandise

They might not be as big as Call of Duty or FIFA, but cult Japanese franchises boast a highly passionate audience with a fondness for merchandise. MCV heads East to ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 24th 2015 at 10:42AM in News
Mobile game Cooking Fever surpasses 50 million downloads

Mobile game Cooking Fever surpasses 50 million downloads

Lithuaninan developer Nordcurrent has revealed that its mobile title Cooking Fever has been downloaded over 50 million times.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 24th 2015 at 10:27AM in News
ESL introduces eSports drug testing policy, to debut at ESL One Cologne

ESL introduces eSports drug testing policy, to debut at ESL One Cologne

One of the biggest eSports organisations has teamed up with two drugs testing bodies to help address the growing concern about performance enhancing drugs.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 24th 2015 at 9:52AM in News
Fallout Shelter was the fourth most-downloaded iOS game in June

Fallout Shelter was the fourth most-downloaded iOS game in June

Bethesda's Fallout Shelter was proved rather fruitful for the publisher. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 24th 2015 at 9:47AM in News

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Nintendo to host Super Mario Maker 'hackathon' at Facebook HQ

Nintendo to host Super Mario Maker 'hackathon' at Facebook HQ

The world’s biggest social network is to play host to the world’s most popular Italian plumber.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 24th 2015 at 9:33AM in News
Fallout Anthology collects all of the games in the series in a mini nuclear bomb

Fallout Anthology collects all of the games in the series in a mini nuclear bomb

Bethesda has announced a Fallout collection that is, quite literally, ‘the bomb’.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 24th 2015 at 9:12AM in News
Rise of the Tomb Raider coming to PS4 in Q4 2016

Rise of the Tomb Raider coming to PS4 in Q4 2016

Microsoft has one full year’s exclusivity on the upcoming Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 5:24PM in News
Joel Gregory joins PCGamesN

Joel Gregory joins PCGamesN

GamesMaster editor Joel Gregory has moved to PCGamesN. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 3:45PM in News

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Square Enix boss: New IP needs three hits to be a success

Square Enix boss: New IP needs three hits to be a success

Any new IP hoping to transition into the world of mega-brands needs at least three instalments before its success can be determined.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 3:24PM in News
Ubisoft bolsters UK team

Ubisoft bolsters UK team

The publisher has made some changes to its UK PR and marketing team. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 2:58PM in News
Life is Strange hits 1m copies sold

Life is Strange hits 1m copies sold

Episodic narrative-led title Life is Strange has passed the 1m sales mark.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 2:49PM in News
Tomasz Gop leaves CI Games over direction of Lords of the Fallen 2

Tomasz Gop leaves CI Games over direction of Lords of the Fallen 2

Development of Lords of the Fallen 2 has changed the direction following the departure of executive producer Tomasz Gop from developer CI Games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 2:36PM in News
Gfinity running eSports tournaments at EGX with $110,000 of prizes

Gfinity running eSports tournaments at EGX with $110,000 of prizes

Gfinity have partnered with EGX organisers Gamer Network to run StarCraft 2 and CS:GO tournaments at the Birmingham event.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 2:25PM in News
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain becomes GeForce graphics card freebie

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain becomes GeForce graphics card freebie

Nvidia has named Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain as the next game to be bundled for free with its graphics cards.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 2:16PM in News
Twitch moves towards pure HTML5 video player, has ditched some Flash functionality

Twitch moves towards pure HTML5 video player, has ditched some Flash functionality

The Amazon-owned streaming site has redesigned its video player, with half of the player now using HTML5.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 1:10PM in News
Someone has made a Star Wars VR demo

Someone has made a Star Wars VR demo

Film director Rob McLellan has uploaded a short fan demo for a Star Wars virtual reality game.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 12:49PM in News