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PlayStation boosts UK team as PS4 sales soar past 3m

PlayStation boosts UK team as PS4 sales soar past 3m

PlayStation 4 has cemented its place as the UK’s most popular games console.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 3rd 2016 at 11:50AM in News
Culture Secretary John Whittingdale slams adblocking 'protection racket'

Culture Secretary John Whittingdale slams adblocking 'protection racket'

The government has said it would consider taking action against the providers of adblockers in an attempt to protect the press.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2016 at 11:47AM in News
Beyond Good and Evil 2 is an NX exclusive, rumour claims

Beyond Good and Evil 2 is an NX exclusive, rumour claims

Ubisoft might be on the verge of forgetting the recent sales flops that were its Wii U exclusives by making one of its most anticipated titles a Nintendo NX only ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2016 at 10:40AM in News
Supercell's Clash Royale tops App Store charts

Supercell's Clash Royale tops App Store charts

Clash of Clans developer Supercell is once again at the top of the App Store charts with its new title Clash Royale.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 3rd 2016 at 10:26AM in News

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Developers refute Spintires sabotage claims as game is pulled from Steam

Developers refute Spintires sabotage claims as game is pulled from Steam

While the idea of a developer deliberately breaking a game as an act of vengeance is a sexy one, it looks as if the truth behind yesterday’s Spintires fiasco is ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2016 at 9:59AM in News
Is the indie games scene doomed? Find out in this week's MCV

Is the indie games scene doomed? Find out in this week's MCV

This week’s MCV investigates the indieapocalypse and asks: Is the sector really in jeopardy?

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 3rd 2016 at 9:55AM in News
Major book publisher launches gamebook app series

Major book publisher launches gamebook app series

Book publishing giant Hachette is launching a book mobile app that combines reading with gameplay.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 3rd 2016 at 9:19AM in News
Twitch to live-stream MCV Awards 2016

Twitch to live-stream MCV Awards 2016

The great and the good of the UK games industry will tomorrow head to the Hilton Bankside Hotel, London for the MCV Awards 2016.

on Mar 2nd 2016 at 4:44PM in News

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Phil Spencer continues his war against fanboyism

Phil Spencer continues his war against fanboyism

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has once again challenged the fanboys of social media by stating that those who wish a game to fail because of its host platform aren’t real ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2016 at 3:54PM in News
UK eSports: How does the local scene compare to the global stage?

UK eSports: How does the local scene compare to the global stage?

The eSports scene within the UK is an extremely exciting emerging sector, boasting a mix of promising young talent and ambition on one side, with a somewhat clique nature and ...

on Mar 2nd 2016 at 2:41PM in News
Steam introduces dynamic pricing on bundles

Steam introduces dynamic pricing on bundles

Online PC digital retail giant Steam is changing up how its pricing for bundles works.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 2nd 2016 at 2:35PM in News
Mass Effect: Andromeda slips to 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda slips to 2017

The next instalment in BioWare’s epic sci-fi RPG series will miss its Christmas 2016 release date.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2016 at 2:08PM in News

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 MCV Awards 2016 Finalist Profiles: PR Team

MCV Awards 2016 Finalist Profiles: PR Team

As we countdown to the MCV Awards 2016, which takes place in London on March 3rd, we profile each of the finalists for the PR Team award…

on Mar 2nd 2016 at 1:59PM in News
Bickering Spintires dev accused of deliberately sabotaging game for players

Bickering Spintires dev accused of deliberately sabotaging game for players

An aggrieved developer appears to have deliberately bugged existing and paid for copies of PC title Spintires after a falling out with its co-maker.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2016 at 1:48PM in News
Original Pokémon games back on top in Japan for series' 20th anniversary

Original Pokémon games back on top in Japan for series' 20th anniversary

It’s 1996 again – Pokémon Red, Green, Blue and Yellow took the No.1 spot in Japan last week according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 2nd 2016 at 1:43PM in News
Rez, plz - The role of MMOs in esports

Rez, plz - The role of MMOs in esports

Just because a game is competitive and popular doesn't mean that it makes a good esport. Look at massively multiplayer online role-playing games. MMORPGs thrive on multiplayer -- it's right ...

on Mar 2nd 2016 at 1:40PM in News

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Former Hearthstone world champ confirms new team

Former Hearthstone world champ confirms new team

When I spoke to James “Firebat” Kostesich last month he was still mulling over offers from new teams after his exit from Team Archon and the accompanying drama.

on Mar 2nd 2016 at 11:25AM in News
There will be no Disney Infinity 4.0 this year

There will be no Disney Infinity 4.0 this year

Disney has said that it will not release a new standalone version of its toys-to-life series Disney Infinity in 2016.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2016 at 11:19AM in News
Valve's Dota Shanghai Major woes continue at the main event

Valve's Dota Shanghai Major woes continue at the main event

After a remarkable group stages—for all the wrong reasons—Valve's flagship Major series of Dota 2 tournaments has run into further delays and production issues.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Mar 2nd 2016 at 10:55AM in News
Internet connection required to experience Quantum Break's TV drama

Internet connection required to experience Quantum Break's TV drama

Microsoft has altered the way in which it intends to deliver Quantum Break’s unusual combination of game and live-action TV show.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2016 at 10:25AM in News
Activision will not have a booth at E3

Activision will not have a booth at E3

Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard will not have a booth at this year’s E3.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 2nd 2016 at 10:25AM in News
Noble Esports threatens to sue its own Halo team

Noble Esports threatens to sue its own Halo team

An esports organization is threatening to sue its own Halo team after the players decided they want out of their deal.

on Mar 2nd 2016 at 10:22AM in News
Former EA exec Frank Gibeau is the new Zynga CEO

Former EA exec Frank Gibeau is the new Zynga CEO

Zynga CEO Mark Pincus has been replaced by former EA exec Frank Gibeau.

by Caroline Hicks
on Mar 2nd 2016 at 10:10AM in News