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Hearthstone on smartphones will cross-play with PC and tablets

Hearthstone on smartphones will cross-play with PC and tablets

The smartphone version of Hearthstone, due out this month, will not segment players from the existing user base.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2015 at 12:28PM in News
Over 60 games added to Nintendo's European Stars Catalogue

Over 60 games added to Nintendo's European Stars Catalogue

UK and European Nintendo owners are now able to redeem their ill-fated Stars to claim free games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2015 at 11:34AM in News
Insight: The games industry should unite to end 'key stripping'

Insight: The games industry should unite to end 'key stripping'

Arty Rajendra, partner at Rouse Legal, discusses the legalities around key stripping and the impact it is having on the games business

on Mar 20th 2015 at 11:24AM in News
Konami confirms new Metal Gear and new development team

Konami confirms new Metal Gear and new development team

It appears that rumours of trouble in the Metal Gear Solid camp are real.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2015 at 11:06AM in News

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Rare isn't making a new Conker game, but Conker IS coming to Project Spark

Rare isn't making a new Conker game, but Conker IS coming to Project Spark

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has confirmed that whatever it is Rare may be working on, it isn’t a new Conker game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2015 at 10:45AM in News
Star Wars Battlefront will feel the Force in public next month

Star Wars Battlefront will feel the Force in public next month

EA’s long-awaited Star Wars Battlefront will finally be demonstrated to the public for the first time next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2015 at 10:01AM in News
Konami posts job ad for new staff for new Metal Gear series

Konami posts job ad for new staff for new Metal Gear series

Just one day after rumours of a rift between Kojima Productions and Konami, the publisher has put out a job ad for a new Metal Gear development team.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2015 at 9:18AM in News
Job losses at Driveclub developer Evolution

Job losses at Driveclub developer Evolution

The studio behind troubled PS4 racer Driveclub has suffered what is understood to be a significant number of layoffs.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2015 at 8:28AM in News

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Final Fantasy XI on PS2 and Xbox 360 shutting down next year

Final Fantasy XI on PS2 and Xbox 360 shutting down next year

The Xbox 360 and PS2 versions of Final Fantasy XI will be brought to a close by March 2016, Square Enix has confirmed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 20th 2015 at 8:10AM in News
Kojima to leave Konami amid internal power struggle, report claims

Kojima to leave Konami amid internal power struggle, report claims

The release of Metal Gear Solid 5 could bring about the departure of series creator Hideo Kojima from publisher Konami.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2015 at 8:05AM in News
OPINION: The pitfalls to avoid in eSports documentaries

OPINION: The pitfalls to avoid in eSports documentaries

With the rising cultural phenomenon eSports has become, it's no wonder there is a rush to explain its many (many) facets to the confused uninitiated.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Mar 19th 2015 at 4:30PM in News
The Big Game: Resident Evil: Revelations 2

The Big Game: Resident Evil: Revelations 2

Ask hardcore Resident Evil fans what they made of 2012, and they’ll likely shoot you a disappointed look.

by Christopher Dring
on Mar 12th 2015 at 11:45AM in Special Features

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Criminal minds - Visceral on the changes it has made to the Battlefield series

Criminal minds - Visceral on the changes it has made to the Battlefield series

Battlefield Hardline is a departure from the series’ formula in more ways than one. 

by Alex Calvin
on Mar 19th 2015 at 11:44AM in Special Features
Margin Makers: Guide to Final Fantasy merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Final Fantasy merchandise

Square Enix’s seminal RPG franchise continues to attract fans new and old, even as the IP approaches its 30th anniversary. MCV has the final word on the current crop of ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 19th 2015 at 2:29PM in News
New Dirt game teased by Codemasters

New Dirt game teased by Codemasters

Codemasters might be working on a new entry in its Dirt racing series. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 19th 2015 at 1:11PM in News

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3.2m people have played Techland's Dying Light

3.2m people have played Techland's Dying Light

3.2m gamers have played Techland's Dying Light since its launch in January. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 19th 2015 at 12:54PM in News
Layoffs hit Perfect World's Cryptic Studios

Layoffs hit Perfect World's Cryptic Studios

Perfect World Entertainment has laid off an unknown number of staff, with reports suggesting a significant portion of its workforce has been affected.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 19th 2015 at 11:46AM in News
Who will go to Rock Band's reunion tour?

Who will go to Rock Band's reunion tour?

There was a time when everyone was playing Rock Band and Guitar Hero. And then they stopped. All of them. At the same time.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 19th 2015 at 11:23AM in News
Reality check - HTC on whether VR is going to change the world

Reality check - HTC on whether VR is going to change the world

In the last few years, VR has gone from a one horse race to having a number of different players. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 19th 2015 at 11:15AM in News
MCV Awards: Who's in the room? It's an A to Z of leading games firms

MCV Awards: Who's in the room? It's an A to Z of leading games firms

Over 550 games industry influencers will attend the April 16th MCV Awards, with a number of leading firms in the room.

on Mar 19th 2015 at 11:00AM in News
I never intended to dismiss smartphone games, Iwata says

I never intended to dismiss smartphone games, Iwata says

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has said that he’s never dismissed smartphone gaming as a genre.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2015 at 10:46AM in News
HTC to take its Vive VR headset on tour

HTC to take its Vive VR headset on tour

Tech firm HTC is planning a world tour to let consumers try its new VR headset, Vive. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 19th 2015 at 10:32AM in News
Curve Digital unveils game bundling initiative

Curve Digital unveils game bundling initiative

Independent game publisher Curve Digital has revealed its new game bundling service: The Indie Mixtape. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 19th 2015 at 10:25AM in News
Iwata: Free-to-start mobile games are an option for us

Iwata: Free-to-start mobile games are an option for us

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has said that Nintendo’s smartphone games may well be free-to-play.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2015 at 10:20AM in News