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Blizzard reveals Overwatch and Hearthstone loot box odds

Blizzard reveals Overwatch and Hearthstone loot box odds

Thanks to Chinese law, Blizzard has published the odds that gamers face every time they buy a card pack or loot box.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 9th 2017 at 10:55AM in News
Marvel Games confirms VR ambitions

Marvel Games confirms VR ambitions

We already have Batman in 3D, and now it sounds like Marvel's roster of superhero IP could be preparing to dive into virtual reality.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 9th 2017 at 10:35AM in News
Risk of Rain 2 will ditch 2D for 3D

Risk of Rain 2 will ditch 2D for 3D

Developer Hopoo Games has confirmed that a sequel to Risk of Rain is now in development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 9th 2017 at 10:05AM in News
Valve pledges to open up about Steam's inner workings

Valve pledges to open up about Steam's inner workings

Valve has pledged to work directly and transparently with the Steam community as it continues to evolve PC gaming's largest marketplace.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 9th 2017 at 9:43AM in News

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Dead Island 2 still lives

Dead Island 2 still lives

Publisher Deep Silver has insisted that development on Dead Island 2 is still ongoing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 9th 2017 at 9:21AM in News
Julian Ward

Former Codemaster head of legal joins Lee & Thompson LLP

Media specialist law firm Lee & Thompson LLP has appointed Julian Ward to the partnership. Ward was previously general counsel and head of legal for Codemasters, and has also worked ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 8th 2017 at 2:19PM in News
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

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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
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

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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
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

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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
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
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