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FTC takes first ever action against failed Kickstarter

FTC takes first ever action against failed Kickstarter

Failed Kickstarters, take note – not fulfilling your commitments is no longer consequence free.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 12th 2015 at 9:41AM in News
Spiderweb's Jeff Vogel pulls a U-turn, returns to iOS development

Spiderweb's Jeff Vogel pulls a U-turn, returns to iOS development

Long-running indie studio Spiderweb Software is going to once again release games on iOS, after abandoning Apple’s platform in April.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 12th 2015 at 9:23AM in News
Oculus bolsters indie VR offering with $10 million investment

Oculus bolsters indie VR offering with $10 million investment

Virtual reality specialist Oculus is taking new steps to attract smaller developers to its Rift platform.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 12th 2015 at 8:49AM in News
Oculus VR reveals consumer Rift headset, Oculus Touch motion controls

Oculus VR reveals consumer Rift headset, Oculus Touch motion controls

Oculus has unveiled the consumer version of the Oculus Rift headset, along with a new motion controller prototype dubbed Oculus Touch.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 12th 2015 at 6:17AM in News

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Microsoft partners with Oculus to stream Xbox One games in VR

Microsoft partners with Oculus to stream Xbox One games in VR

Oculus and Microsoft have announced a partnership that will pair the consumer model of the Oculus Rift with an Xbox One controller and allow owners of the console to stream ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 12th 2015 at 6:14AM in News
3DS surpasses 15m units sold in US

3DS surpasses 15m units sold in US

Nintendo's 3DS handheld has sold more than 15m units in the US life-to-date, Nintendo of America has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 12th 2015 at 6:10AM in News
Bloodstained breaks Kickstarter records

Bloodstained breaks Kickstarter records

Spiritual Castlevania successor Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has become the most funded video game in Kickstarter history.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2015 at 4:02PM in News
Driveclub PS Plus Edition 'in final stages of development'

Driveclub PS Plus Edition 'in final stages of development'

The long, long wait for the free PlayStation Plus version of Driveclub appears to nearly be over.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2015 at 3:25PM in News

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Darksiders 2 gets PS4 and Xbox One remake; Third game will be made

Darksiders 2 gets PS4 and Xbox One remake; Third game will be made

Nordic Games has announced Darksiders 2 Deathinitive Edition for both PS4 and Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2015 at 3:02PM in News
eSports startup nets €2m for coaching analytics platform to debut at ESL One

eSports startup nets €2m for coaching analytics platform to debut at ESL One

A Berlin startup which produces analytical tools to improve player performance in eSports has secured €2m in seed investment.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jun 11th 2015 at 2:54PM in News
Trolls under pressure as both Reddit and Twitter take action to limit hate

Trolls under pressure as both Reddit and Twitter take action to limit hate

The internet’s reputation as a hatred free-for-all is being increasingly challenged, and now two of its leading networks have taken steps to limit people’s freedom to abuse.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2015 at 2:40PM in News
Logitech reveals new PS4, Xbox One and PC racing wheels

Logitech reveals new PS4, Xbox One and PC racing wheels

Racing fans will soon have a couple of additional options when it comes to next-gen ready racing wheels.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2015 at 2:09PM in News

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Konami extends UEFA Champions League agreement for PES

Konami extends UEFA Champions League agreement for PES

Both the UEFA Champions League and Europa League will continue to feature in the PES series for the near future.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Now Angry Birds teams up with Sonic

Now Angry Birds teams up with Sonic

Rovio’s Angry Birds is embarking on another brand crossover, this time with Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2015 at 1:28PM in News
iOS 9 'App Thinning' could breathe new life into 16GB iDevices

iOS 9 'App Thinning' could breathe new life into 16GB iDevices

A barely publicised feature of Apple’s upcoming iOS 9 could spell great news for owners of 16GB iPhone or iPads.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2015 at 12:33PM in News
Bandai on the run: How Bandai Namco plans to stay on top in the UK

Bandai on the run: How Bandai Namco plans to stay on top in the UK

It seems that Pac-Man is celebrating his birthday in style.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 11th 2015 at 12:30PM in News

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PlayStation Now UK rental prices revealed

PlayStation Now UK rental prices revealed

The ongoing PlayStation Now streaming games beta in the UK has entered paid beta modes, revealing some possible early pricing for the service.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2015 at 11:42AM in News
New Tavern Brawl mode (and maybe more deck slots) coming to Hearthstone

New Tavern Brawl mode (and maybe more deck slots) coming to Hearthstone

Blizzard’s F2P card battler Hearthstone will get a new game mode in the near future.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2015 at 10:49AM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to consoles merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to consoles merchandise

E3 is traditionally time for the consoles to shine, with a shower of new announcements. In celebration, MCV looks back at the history – and future – of the sector ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 11th 2015 at 10:36AM in News
Platinum drops possible Vanquish 2 hint

Platinum drops possible Vanquish 2 hint

Bayonetta developer Platinum Games is to announce a new title at E3 next week, and Vanquish 2 is the name on people’s lips.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
Evidence of micro-transactions in Metal Gear Solid V surfaces

Evidence of micro-transactions in Metal Gear Solid V surfaces

Recent rumblings about micro-transactions in Konami’s upcoming stealth title Metal Gear Solid V appear to have been backed by Sony’s Playstation Store.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 11th 2015 at 10:06AM in News
He-Man and G.I Joe coming to Toy Soldiers: War Chest

He-Man and G.I Joe coming to Toy Soldiers: War Chest

Ubisoft’s Toy Soldiers: War Chest is adding two new brands to its arsenal – He-Man and G.I Joe.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2015 at 10:02AM in News
Over 35 per cent of Steam hardware pre-orders have been sold

Over 35 per cent of Steam hardware pre-orders have been sold

Consumers after Valve’s Steam Machines and Link tech need to get a move on.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 11th 2015 at 9:59AM in News
Two thirds of console games are digital-only

Two thirds of console games are digital-only

A new report has seemingly confirmed a long-running assumption of the industry – boxed games are on the way out.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 11th 2015 at 9:46AM in News
Wii U-exclusive Devil's Third set for August release

Wii U-exclusive Devil's Third set for August release

Hack and slash title Devil’s Third is coming to the UK at the end of August.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 11th 2015 at 9:39AM in News