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Last chance to book for tomorrow's Women of the Year awards

Last chance to book for tomorrow's Women of the Year awards

A handful of tickets are still available for our Women of the Year awards, which takes place tomorrow (February 19th).

on Feb 18th 2015 at 11:44AM in News
The Stomping Land designer quits as Kickstarter game looks dead and buried

The Stomping Land designer quits as Kickstarter game looks dead and buried

Kickstarter has received another PR blow with what appears to be the abandonment of another successfully funded game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2015 at 11:38AM in News
UPDATED: ESA denies agreeing to Obama's Cybersecurity Protection Act

UPDATED: ESA denies agreeing to Obama's Cybersecurity Protection Act

UPDATE: The ESA has told MCV that Vice's story is incorrect and that it "hasn’t agreed to full datasharing or signed on with the Cybersecurity Protection Act".

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2015 at 11:07AM in News
The UK is getting its first dedicated eSports arena next month

The UK is getting its first dedicated eSports arena next month

Gfinity has confirmed that the UK’s first dedicated eSports arena will be opened next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2015 at 10:17AM in News

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Phantom Dust Xbox One developer shut down

Phantom Dust Xbox One developer shut down

Darkside Games, the studio working on the Xbox One reboot of Phantom Dust, has been closed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2015 at 9:43AM in News
Microsoft turning Xbox One consoles into dev kits this year - report

Microsoft turning Xbox One consoles into dev kits this year - report

Microsoft will reportedly turn retail Xbox One hardware into development kits and open up app creation to all developers.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 18th 2015 at 12:10AM in News
Paranautical Activity returns to Steam

Paranautical Activity returns to Steam

Paranautical Activity – the game that was banned from Steam when its creator threatened to kill Valve's Gabe Newell – has returned to the Steam store.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 17th 2015 at 11:51PM in News
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate ships 3m copies worldwide

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate ships 3m copies worldwide

Monster Hunter 4G and its western release Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate have combined to ship 3m units, Capcom has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 17th 2015 at 11:28PM in News

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Terraria: Otherworld in development for PC and Mac

Terraria: Otherworld in development for PC and Mac

Re-Logic and Engine Software have announced a game that they describe as “NOT Terraria 2”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2015 at 4:11PM in News
Steam chat is censoring links to a torrent site

Steam chat is censoring links to a torrent site

Valve appears to be automatically monitoring the blocking the content of some Steam chat.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2015 at 3:52PM in News
At least one publisher still loves Metacritic (it's Nintendo)

At least one publisher still loves Metacritic (it's Nintendo)

Metacritic may be increasing falling out of favour, but Satoru Iwata is having none of it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2015 at 2:31PM in News
The Last Guardian IS still in development, Sony insists

The Last Guardian IS still in development, Sony insists

Sony has said that The Last Guardian is still in development, despite its US trademark expiration.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2015 at 12:33PM in News

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Top 100 Women in Games: Lidia Rumley

Top 100 Women in Games: Lidia Rumley

“When I first set foot in the games industry back in the mid-1990s, I had no idea what an amazing path I was going to travel,” says Rumley.

on Feb 17th 2015 at 12:00PM in News
Ready at Dawn concedes to pressure and clarifies The Order: 1886 gameplay length

Ready at Dawn concedes to pressure and clarifies The Order: 1886 gameplay length

Having said that it would not discuss rumours about the length of The Order: 1886’s campaign, developer Ready at Dawn has moved to address the concerns.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2015 at 11:48AM in News
Fortress Fallout forced to change name after ZeniMax legal threat

Fortress Fallout forced to change name after ZeniMax legal threat

Mobile games developer Jordan Maron has said he is changing the name of his next game following a legal threat from Bethesda owner ZeniMax.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2015 at 11:01AM in News
5.7m Amiibos have been shipped, with Link the most popular

5.7m Amiibos have been shipped, with Link the most popular

Nintendo has now shipped 5.7m of its Amiibo toys worldwide since their release last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2015 at 10:00AM in News

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Top 100 Women in Games: Debbie Rawlings

Top 100 Women in Games: Debbie Rawlings

Rawlings is currently the director of operations for development studio and consultancy firm Auroch Digital.

on Feb 17th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
New 3DS sells 335k in US/Europe in week one

New 3DS sells 335k in US/Europe in week one

Nintendo has revealed that 335k units of the new 3DS and New 3DS XL were sold in the West in the week of release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2015 at 9:57AM in News
GameMaker: Studio creator YoYo Games purchased by PlayTech

GameMaker: Studio creator YoYo Games purchased by PlayTech

Online gaming and sports betting software company PlayTech has purchased GameMaker creator YoYo Games for $16.4m.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 17th 2015 at 1:25AM in News
Sony fails to renew The Last Guardian US trademark

Sony fails to renew The Last Guardian US trademark

Sony had chosen not to renew its trademark for The Last Guardian in the US.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 17th 2015 at 1:13AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: February 8-14

Steam top ten sellers chart: February 8-14

Evolve is on top of the latest top ten selling products on Steam, finishing ahead of indie Early Access title Darkest Dungeon.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 17th 2015 at 12:52AM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Kat Osman

Top 100 Women in Games: Kat Osman

Turning away from her degree in geological engineering not long after graduation, Osman started at Herald Communications/Fleishman Hillard as a temp, before being offered a full time position on the ...

on Feb 16th 2015 at 5:30PM in News
Accessories Update: Trust GXT 315 Headset and New Nintendo 3DS Coverplates

Accessories Update: Trust GXT 315 Headset and New Nintendo 3DS Coverplates

MCV takes a look at the best accessories heading to UK retail. This week, we listen to Trust’s Extreme Sound headset and check out Nintendo’s New 3DS coverplates

on Feb 16th 2015 at 4:09PM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Jade Parkinson-Hill

Top 100 Women in Games: Jade Parkinson-Hill

Following the Next Gen report in 2011, Parkinson-Hill led the bid to open the first Studio school in the UK, specialising in gaming and digital technology for young people aged ...

on Feb 16th 2015 at 4:00PM in News
PlayStation won 2014's battle of the gaming headlines, report claims

PlayStation won 2014's battle of the gaming headlines, report claims

An analysis of articles published online in 2014 has shown that PlayStation enjoyed around 35 per cent more coverage than Xbox.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2015 at 3:58PM in News