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Move over Elder Scrolls: Tera Online is now the biggest MMO of all time on Steam

Move over Elder Scrolls: Tera Online is now the biggest MMO of all time on Steam

In news that might surprise many, the biggest MMO on PC platform Steam isn’t Final Fantasy XIV, EVE Online or The Elder Scrolls Online.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 21st 2015 at 2:39PM in News
Rockstar issues lawsuit against BBC over 'Game Changer' drama

Rockstar issues lawsuit against BBC over 'Game Changer' drama

The BBC’s upcoming drama about the creation of Grand Theft Auto has landed in hot water with the series' creator, Rockstar.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 21st 2015 at 2:03PM in News
Witcher 3 dev on downgrade accusations: 'We didn't see it as a problem'

Witcher 3 dev on downgrade accusations: 'We didn't see it as a problem'

The studio behind The Witcher 3 has responded to criticism over the game’s supposed graphical downgrade.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 21st 2015 at 1:11PM in News
UK eSports scene is 'absolutely' mature enough to support betting

UK eSports scene is 'absolutely' mature enough to support betting

eSports betting platform Unikrn has allayed fears of corruption as it launches its UK division.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 21st 2015 at 12:10PM in News

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Telltale's publishing chief on reviving licensed games, championing the episodic model and taking on TV

Telltale's publishing chief on reviving licensed games, championing the episodic model and taking on TV

Game of Thrones. Minecraft. Marvel. The Walking Dead. Jurassic Park. Back to the Future. Telltale Games’ library of titles reads like a licensing wishlist.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 21st 2015 at 11:50AM in News
E3 needs to deliver - but don't lose hope yet, there's cause for optimism

E3 needs to deliver - but don't lose hope yet, there's cause for optimism

If you’ve been reading MCV recently, you’ll know there’s a general nervousness over the weakness of the current release slate for PS4, Xbox One and Wii U.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 21st 2015 at 11:27AM in News
Take-Two joins call for more digital data

Take-Two joins call for more digital data

The CEO of Take-Two says the lack of digital data in the games market is misleading.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 21st 2015 at 11:07AM in News
Take-Two: 'We are not in the business of congratulating ourselves'

Take-Two: 'We are not in the business of congratulating ourselves'

The US games giant is riding high after posting its two strongest financial years ever back-to-back, and selling in 52m units of GTA V. Now, with over $1bn in the ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 21st 2015 at 11:01AM in News

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Codemasters revs its new engine

Codemasters revs its new engine

This year’s entry in Codemaster’s F1 series marks a change in pace in more ways than one. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 21st 2015 at 11:00AM in News
E3 'must deliver games', warns UK retail

E3 'must deliver games', warns UK retail

E3 2015 ‘must deliver games’ as the event’s pre-show press conferences are finalised.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 21st 2015 at 11:00AM in News
Find out how Telltale Games plans to take on television in this week's issue of MCV

Find out how Telltale Games plans to take on television in this week's issue of MCV

It’s armed with some of the biggest IP of the last decade, but Telltale isn’t finished yet. SVP of publishing Steve Allison reveals the firm’s plans to unite TV and ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 21st 2015 at 10:40AM in News
New Wii U Art Academy game pencilled in for June release

New Wii U Art Academy game pencilled in for June release

After a two year wait, the first fully-fledged Art Academy title has been revealed for Wii U.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 21st 2015 at 9:54AM in News

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8GB Wii U Basic to be discontinued in Japan

8GB Wii U Basic to be discontinued in Japan

Nintendo’s lowest-tier Wii U offering is to be halted in Japan.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 21st 2015 at 9:07AM in News
Sony president confirms upcoming Bloodborne expansion

Sony president confirms upcoming Bloodborne expansion

From Software isn’t done with its spiritual successor to the Souls series just yet.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 21st 2015 at 8:50AM in News
Heroes of the Storm hits open beta, official release set for June

Heroes of the Storm hits open beta, official release set for June

Blizzard's free-to-play MOBA Heroes of the Storm is now out in open beta for anyone to download and play.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 21st 2015 at 7:36AM in News
Former EA executive Doug Bowser joins Nintendo

Former EA executive Doug Bowser joins Nintendo

Nintendo has announced the hire of ex-EA exec Doug Bowser, which at least superficially appears to be a match made in heaven.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 21st 2015 at 7:16AM in News

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NCSoft bringing MMO Blade & Soul west this winter

NCSoft bringing MMO Blade & Soul west this winter

NCSoft has revealed its MMORPG Blade & Soul is heading west, with a release planned for North America and Europe later this year.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 21st 2015 at 7:08AM in News
Gearbox and 3D Realms settle Duke Nukem legal dispute

Gearbox and 3D Realms settle Duke Nukem legal dispute

US studio Gearbox Software has reportedly settled its lawsuit against Duke Nukem creator 3D Realms.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 20th 2015 at 2:35PM in News
Final Fantasy X Remaster on PS4 tops Japanese charts as games market slows

Final Fantasy X Remaster on PS4 tops Japanese charts as games market slows

The (re)(re)release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 on PS4 wasn’t enough to stop the Japanese games industry slowing last week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 20th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Ten tips to get your indie game in the press

Ten tips to get your indie game in the press

With the explosion of the indie scene, and the volume of games it continues to produce, it has become harder than ever to garner the attentions of the press. 

on May 20th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Rory McIlroy PGA Tour special edition includes an EA Sports umbrella

Rory McIlroy PGA Tour special edition includes an EA Sports umbrella

In what may be a first, UK retailer GAME is offering a golf umbrella with a special edition of upcoming Rory McIlroy PGA Tour.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 20th 2015 at 12:59PM in News
FamilyGamer TV and ToyTesters collaborate on new YouTube show

FamilyGamer TV and ToyTesters collaborate on new YouTube show

Toy website ToyTesters.tv and gaming outlet FamilyGamerTV are teaming up for a new show that features upcoming products. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 20th 2015 at 12:30PM in News
Oculus holding San Francisco press event in June

Oculus holding San Francisco press event in June

VR firm Oculus has invited members of the media to attend a San Francisco event just days before E3 gets underway. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 20th 2015 at 10:57AM in News
Nintendo showing off Splatoon at MCM London Comic Con

Nintendo showing off Splatoon at MCM London Comic Con

Nintendo is planning on showcasing its new colourful multiplayer shooter Splatoon at this year’s MCM Comic Con. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 20th 2015 at 10:37AM in News
EA announces Frank Gibeau's departure

EA announces Frank Gibeau's departure

Electronic Arts Mobile executive Frank Gibeau has decided to leave EA, the company has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 19th 2015 at 8:56PM in News