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How many game sales are physical? Find out in this week's issue of MCV

How many game sales are physical? Find out in this week's issue of MCV

This week MCV has investigated what proportion of game sales are physical, and how many are digital. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 29th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Twitch bans all Adults Only-rated games

Twitch bans all Adults Only-rated games

Streaming network Twitch has announced it no longer allows games carrying ESRB's Adults Only rating to be streamed on its service.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 29th 2015 at 6:32AM in News
Among the Sleep heading to Xbox One this year

Among the Sleep heading to Xbox One this year

Indie horror hit Among the Sleep is now getting an Xbox One release on top of its upcoming PS4 version, developer Krillbite Studio has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 29th 2015 at 6:29AM in News
Warner Bros producing Lego Worlds game to compete with Minecraft - rumour

Warner Bros producing Lego Worlds game to compete with Minecraft - rumour

Warner Bros and Lego are collaborating on what appears to be a Minecraft competitor in Lego Worlds.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 29th 2015 at 6:23AM in News

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BBC iPlayer is now available on Wii U

BBC iPlayer is now available on Wii U

Wii U owners can now stream and catch up with their favourite BBC shows on their console.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 28th 2015 at 4:28PM in News
MMO WildStar is going free-to-play

MMO WildStar is going free-to-play

One year after its launch NCSoft has announced that sci-fi MMO WildStar will be going free-to-play this autumn.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 28th 2015 at 4:09PM in News
New Xbox One controller in the works

New Xbox One controller in the works

A new version of Microsoft’s Xbox One controller might just have been leaked.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 28th 2015 at 2:30PM in News
FIFA 16 will feature female teams in a series first

FIFA 16 will feature female teams in a series first

For the first time in the history of the FIFA series consumers will be able to play as women.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 28th 2015 at 1:43PM in News

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22Cans names Simon Phillips as new CEO

22Cans names Simon Phillips as new CEO

Godus developer 22Cans has appointed former FairPlay Media boss Simon Phillips as the company’s new CEO.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on May 28th 2015 at 12:45PM in News
BBC's Watchdog investigating PlayStation's digital refund policy

BBC's Watchdog investigating PlayStation's digital refund policy

PlayStation’s digital refund policy is to be the focus of a segment on tonight’s (Thursday May 28th) Watchdog.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 28th 2015 at 11:11AM in News
£24,000 Star Wars game available next month

£24,000 Star Wars game available next month

The arcade game - Star Wars: Battle Pod - is being made for home use, and will cost the princely sum of £24,000.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 28th 2015 at 10:08AM in News
Release date for new Need for Speed seemingly outed

Release date for new Need for Speed seemingly outed

It appears that the release date for EA’s new Need for Speed game has been revealed.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 28th 2015 at 9:44AM in News

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PlayStation admits 'sparse' 2014 line-up, promises to sign more third-party deals

PlayStation admits 'sparse' 2014 line-up, promises to sign more third-party deals

Andrew House, the president of the PlayStation business, says the company will go after more third-party exclusives for PS4 this year.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 28th 2015 at 9:35AM in News
Oculus VR acquires Surreal Vision

Oculus VR acquires Surreal Vision

Oculus VR has announced its acquisition of Surreal Vision – a tech startup that specializes in genereating real-time, 3D worlds.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 28th 2015 at 1:59AM in News
GOG refusing to sell Hatred, according to dev

GOG refusing to sell Hatred, according to dev

Hatred developer Destructive Creations has announced GOG will not carry its controversial shooter Hatred when it releases next week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 28th 2015 at 1:51AM in News
Nintendo strove for global Humble Bundle, says NoA

Nintendo strove for global Humble Bundle, says NoA

The unfortunate region lock situation surrounding Nintendo's Humble Nindie Bundle promotion is something the company hopes to change, a Nintendo of America rep claims.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 28th 2015 at 1:42AM in News

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Lorry transporting Splatoon stock has been hijacked

Lorry transporting Splatoon stock has been hijacked

A lorry transporting Splatoon stock from Nintendo’s warehouse to GAME has been stolen,

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 27th 2015 at 3:52PM in News
Twitch Reflexes: How DingIt's tech keeps eSports streaming competitive

Twitch Reflexes: How DingIt's tech keeps eSports streaming competitive

This feature is the first in a series of articles exploring how leading streaming competitors are approaching the expanding market.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on May 27th 2015 at 3:04PM in News
King's Rob Miller and EA's Shaun Campbell join UKIE Board

King's Rob Miller and EA's Shaun Campbell join UKIE Board

Trade body UKIE has made some new additions to its Board of directors.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 27th 2015 at 2:24PM in News
The practicalities of self-publishing and project timing

The practicalities of self-publishing and project timing

In the second of a four-part series of articles, Rebellion CEO shares his insight about where you should invest your time and effort

on May 27th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to Kids merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Kids merchandise

From the toys-to-life fun of Skylanders and Disney Infinity to the imaginative gameplay of Minecraft, LEGO and LittleBigPlanet, there’s plenty on offer for young gamers.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 27th 2015 at 1:15PM in News
Is it game over for Kickstarter?

Is it game over for Kickstarter?

“Power to the people,” John Lennon sang in 1971.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 27th 2015 at 12:45PM in News
MCV readying 'Alternative Guide To E3' and more for next month

MCV readying 'Alternative Guide To E3' and more for next month

E3 is now under three weeks away, and MCV is gearing up with programme of content that runs before, during and after the show.

on May 27th 2015 at 12:24PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Norway

International Factfile 2015: Norway

Norway may have a limited local games market, but investment in the industry is paving the way for growth.

on May 27th 2015 at 12:15PM in News