THE BIG GAME: The Sims 4

THE BIG GAME: The Sims 4

As EA readies the latest game in its lucrative life-simulation series, we speak to Sims Studio producer Ryan Vaughan to find out what has changed this time around.

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on Jul 22nd 2014 at 1:27PM in Special Features
Games Media Awards nominations deadline closes tomorrow - get your entries in now

Games Media Awards nominations deadline closes tomorrow - get your entries in now

The deadline for Games Media Awards nominations closes tomorrow (August 12th) at 5pm – get your entries in now.

on Aug 11th 2014 at 12:37PM in News
Mastertronic's Andy Payne on the publisher's survival

Mastertronic's Andy Payne on the publisher's survival

There’s a quote which goes something along the lines of 'we learn about geology the morning after the earthquake', and I must admit it does feel rather apt today.

by andy payne
on Aug 11th 2014 at 12:35PM in News
INTERVIEW: The power of data-driven retail

INTERVIEW: The power of data-driven retail

Every retailer needs a unique selling point, and Green Man Gaming has one in PlayFire. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 11th 2014 at 12:01PM in News

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INTERVIEW: DriveClub's comeback

INTERVIEW: DriveClub's comeback

There must have been a point for UK-based Evolution Studios when it wished the first rule of DriveClub was that you do not talk about DriveClub.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 11th 2014 at 11:50AM in News
MARGIN MAKERS: Guide to Plants vs Zombies merchandise

MARGIN MAKERS: Guide to Plants vs Zombies merchandise

The addictive mix of horticulture and horror in PopCap’s tower defence game has sprouted sequels, spin-offs and plenty of products. MCV gets green-fingered

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 11th 2014 at 11:29AM in News
Crytek CEO: 'We're not perfect; we paid the price for transformation'

Crytek CEO: 'We're not perfect; we paid the price for transformation'

The founder and CEO of Crytek has admitted that the studio has ‘paid the price’ to downsize and cut costs.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 11th 2014 at 11:02AM in News
Destiny beta characters to be wiped

Destiny beta characters to be wiped

Bungie has confirmed that characters and progress made in last month’s Destiny beta are to be deleted.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 11th 2014 at 10:47AM in News

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eSports: Behind the next billion-dollar industry

eSports: Behind the next billion-dollar industry

Competitive gaming is a big deal, generating millions upon millions of views and beginning to even outpace the rest of the games industry.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 11th 2014 at 10:30AM in News
INSIGHT: How Mike Bithell became the world's first social developer

INSIGHT: How Mike Bithell became the world's first social developer

Mike. Bithell. Two words sure to strike fear into the heart of every game developer.

by Simon Byron
on Aug 11th 2014 at 10:15AM in News
INTERVIEW: Neil Druckmann on 'shooting for the insane' with The Last of Us

INTERVIEW: Neil Druckmann on 'shooting for the insane' with The Last of Us

The Last of Us marked a massive leap forward not only graphically, but also in terms of video game narrative.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 11th 2014 at 10:12AM in News
Second week on top for Last of Us Remastered

Second week on top for Last of Us Remastered

Sony’s PlayStation 4 re-release of last year’s classic The Last of Us is top of the GfK Chart-Track Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 11th 2014 at 9:57AM in News

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MCV's Gamescom Survival Guide

MCV's Gamescom Survival Guide

The gigantic games trade fair is about to return – and industry figures worldwide are preparing for the delights (and horrors) it’s sure to bring.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 11th 2014 at 9:31AM in News
Assassin's Creed Monopoly game heading to Europe

Assassin's Creed Monopoly game heading to Europe

Another video game series is set to receive the Monopoly treatment, as Assassin's Creed Monopoly has been unveiled exclusively for Europe.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 10th 2014 at 11:57PM in News
League of Legends World Championship boasts $2m prize pool

League of Legends World Championship boasts $2m prize pool

The upcoming League of Legends World Championship event will carry a $2m prize pool, developer Riot Games has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 10th 2014 at 11:50PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: August 3-9

Steam top ten sellers chart: August 3-9

DayZ is back on top of this week's Steam top ten sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 10th 2014 at 11:34PM in News
Future of games retail under scrutiny at September conference

Future of games retail under scrutiny at September conference

Experts in PC games, virtual reality, market data and digital content round out the first wave of speakers for September’s new video games conference Games Retail 2020.

on Aug 8th 2014 at 3:31PM in News
TV company on the hunt for MMO players who met their true love online

TV company on the hunt for MMO players who met their true love online

A TV production firm is putting together a documentary about video games, and it's not a negative one.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 8th 2014 at 2:46PM in News
Gamers can now buy digital Xbox games direct from GAME

Gamers can now buy digital Xbox games direct from GAME

Xbox has joined the ever-growing number of games companies that are selling digital games directly through High Street retailers.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 8th 2014 at 11:39AM in News
British author Christopher Brookmyre leads first wave of Develop Live speakers

British author Christopher Brookmyre leads first wave of Develop Live speakers

The first speakers for the Develop Live conference have been confirmed, with British crime writer Christopher Brookmyre leading the line-up.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 8th 2014 at 11:14AM in News
Future reveals new management team

Future reveals new management team

Media company Future has announced its new executive management team.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 8th 2014 at 11:08AM in News