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eSports Pro kicks off in February - don't forget to sign up

eSports Pro kicks off in February - don't forget to sign up

MCV's new service dedicated to the world of competitive gaming launches in just over a week – so now's the time to make sure you're signed up.

on Jan 22nd 2015 at 10:13AM in News
Comedian Romesh Ranganathan to host MCV Awards 2015

Comedian Romesh Ranganathan to host MCV Awards 2015

Up and coming comedian Romesh Ranganathan will be hosting this year's MCV Awards. 

on Jan 22nd 2015 at 10:10AM in News
Team Liquid co-owner: 'eSports isn't a sport? Wake up and look at the numbers'

Team Liquid co-owner: 'eSports isn't a sport? Wake up and look at the numbers'

The co-owner of one of the world’s biggest pro-gaming teams has told MCV that the popularity of eSports means it must be defined as a true ‘sport’.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 9:52AM in News
VIDEO: See Microsoft's concept for its Hololens VR headset

VIDEO: See Microsoft's concept for its Hololens VR headset

Hololens represents Microsoft’s long-awaited foray into the world of virtual reality, although interestingly the company has chosen to focus instead on augmented reality.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 9:45AM in News

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2015 League of Legends World Championships to be held in Europe

2015 League of Legends World Championships to be held in Europe

League of Legends developer Riot Games has announced the popular MOBA's World Championships will be held in Europe this October.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 21st 2015 at 6:46PM in News
Steam stats page adds average download speeds across the world

Steam stats page adds average download speeds across the world

Valve has added a new feature to Steam's global traffic map, offering a glimpse into average download rates for each country grouped by service providers.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 21st 2015 at 6:32PM in News
Universal Windows apps coming to Xbox One

Universal Windows apps coming to Xbox One

Microsoft has revealed new details on Windows 10, including word that universal Windows apps will hit Xbox One with the arrival of the firm's upcoming operating system.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 21st 2015 at 6:01PM in News
Alien: Isolation sales pass 1m units

Alien: Isolation sales pass 1m units

Creative Assembly and Sega’s sci-fi survival horror title Alien: Isolation has now sold over 1m copies.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2015 at 4:22PM in News

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Monthly subscriptions dropped for freshly dated Elder Scrolls Online on PS4 and Xbox One

Monthly subscriptions dropped for freshly dated Elder Scrolls Online on PS4 and Xbox One

There will not be a monthly subscription fee to play The Elder Scrolls Online on PS4 and Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2015 at 3:12PM in News
Personal details of 1,800 Minecraft players leaked online

Personal details of 1,800 Minecraft players leaked online

1,800 Minecraft accounts have been compromised by hackers, with players’ emails and passwords leaked online.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jan 21st 2015 at 2:46PM in News
Evo 2015 lineup revealed

Evo 2015 lineup revealed

The biggest fighting game tournament in the world has outlined the titles that will feature in this year’s competition.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2015 at 2:28PM in News
New Year, New Job: Why you should move overseas for work

New Year, New Job: Why you should move overseas for work

Last year, QA specialist Justin Cutress moved from the UK to the Czech Republic so he could work at start-up mobile game company Cashplay.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 21st 2015 at 1:55PM in News

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Apple patents an integrated joystick for iPhone

Apple patents an integrated joystick for iPhone

Although Apple patents are not exactly rare, one that would bring an element of physical control to smartphone gaming is certainly worth paying attention to.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2015 at 1:39PM in News
Yokai Watch 2 and Pokémon continue to top Japanese charts

Yokai Watch 2 and Pokémon continue to top Japanese charts

Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi and Pocket Monster Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire continue to be the best-sellers in Japan, according to data from Famitsu. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 21st 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Creative England 50 names 21 games businesses

Creative England 50 names 21 games businesses

21 games-related businesses and studios have been named in the Creative England 50, showcasing some of the UK’s top companies in the creative industries.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jan 21st 2015 at 11:54AM in News
SAVE THE DATE: New MCV event reveals how much consumers spent on games overall last year

SAVE THE DATE: New MCV event reveals how much consumers spent on games overall last year

Our widely-read annual market valuation returns next month, and will be launched at a special breakfast briefing in central London.

on Jan 21st 2015 at 11:08AM in News

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Ismail: 'GamerGate was inevitable'

Ismail: 'GamerGate was inevitable'

The co-founder of indie developer Vlambeer has said that the GamerGate hate campaign that came to define 2014 was something that could not have been avoided.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2015 at 10:58AM in News
VIDEO: John Malkovich stars in next Call of Duty DLC

VIDEO: John Malkovich stars in next Call of Duty DLC

You’ve already seen Kevin Spacey in the main game, and now more Hollywood talent has stepped up to star in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s upcoming zombie DLC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2015 at 10:40AM in News
Heroes of the Storm Founder's Pack buys immediate access to closed beta

Heroes of the Storm Founder's Pack buys immediate access to closed beta

Entry into the closed beta for Blizzard’s in development MOBA Heroes of the Storm can now be bought.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2015 at 10:20AM in News
Release date set for PlayStation TV exclusive Powers

Release date set for PlayStation TV exclusive Powers

PlayStation’s first original TV series, Powers, will hit PSN in March.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2015 at 9:53AM in News
Smash Bros tournament organizer steps down amid sexual harassment allegations

Smash Bros tournament organizer steps down amid sexual harassment allegations

Organizers for annual Smash Bros tournament Apex have confirmed frontman Johnathan “Alex Strife” Lugo will no longer be involved with the event, following multiple sexual harassment allegations.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 20th 2015 at 11:34PM in News
State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition heading to Xbox One, PC

State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition heading to Xbox One, PC

Microsoft has dated the Xbox One arrival of State of Decay, detailing the game's upcoming Year-One Survival Edition.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 20th 2015 at 7:09PM in News
Human Element on 'hiatus' as Robotoki ceases operations

Human Element on 'hiatus' as Robotoki ceases operations

Robert Bowling's Robotoki has shut down, forcing the developer to put the indie studio's upcoming title Human Element on “hiatus.”

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 20th 2015 at 6:11PM in News
PSN Christmas apology discounts roll out this week

PSN Christmas apology discounts roll out this week

A ten per cent discount will be available to PSN users this weekend as par of Sony’s apology for the service’s Christmas outage.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2015 at 3:59PM in News
Tommy Palm is leaving Candy Crush Saga maker King

Tommy Palm is leaving Candy Crush Saga maker King

One of the key people in Candy Crush Saga’s move from web to smartphone has left King.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2015 at 3:18PM in News