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Iwata: Wii U could be just one game away from reversing fortunes

Iwata: Wii U could be just one game away from reversing fortunes

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has said that one big hit could still be enough to cause Wii U sales to rocket.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 25th 2015 at 10:16AM in News
ESL announces $1m prize pool for 2015's Dota 2 series

ESL announces $1m prize pool for 2015's Dota 2 series

ESL continues a raft of big eSports investments today with news that the $250,000 ESL Frankfurt Dota tournament this June will be the first in a 12-month series totalling $1m ...

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 24th 2015 at 5:00PM in News
Sega 'has been making wrong decisions for 20 years', former US boss says

Sega 'has been making wrong decisions for 20 years', former US boss says

The demise of Sega was not inevitable and can be blamed on two decades of bad decision making.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2015 at 4:08PM in News
Tales of Zestiria Steam database listing unearthed

Tales of Zestiria Steam database listing unearthed

A PC port for Bandai Namco's PS3 release Tales of Zestiria could be in the works, if a new Steam database listing is anything to go by.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 24th 2015 at 3:59PM in News

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OlliOlli dev unveils Not a Hero for PC, PS4 and Vita

OlliOlli dev unveils Not a Hero for PC, PS4 and Vita

OlliOlli developer Roll7 has revealed it's working on more than just a sequel to its 2D skateboarding title.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 24th 2015 at 3:40PM in News
Amiibo trio receives price drop

Amiibo trio receives price drop

Nintendo has announced a price drop for Donkey Kong, Peach and Yoshi amiibo figures.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 24th 2015 at 3:19PM in News
MCV's five-a-side championship returns on May 21st

MCV's five-a-side championship returns on May 21st

The Games 5s five-a-side tournament is back on May 21st after its successful revival last year.

on Feb 24th 2015 at 3:16PM in News
Grand Theft Auto V is delayed on PC for a third time

Grand Theft Auto V is delayed on PC for a third time

Rockstar has announced a third delay for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2015 at 3:15PM in News

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Lionsgate makes 'significant investment' in Telltale Games

Lionsgate makes 'significant investment' in Telltale Games

The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones developer Telltale Games has received “significant investment” from film giant Lionsgate.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2015 at 2:45PM in News
SteelBook firm Scanavo partners with this year's MCV Awards

SteelBook firm Scanavo partners with this year's MCV Awards

The manufacturer of SteelBook products, Scanavo, will serve as Table Gift Partner for this year's MCV Awards.

on Feb 24th 2015 at 2:35PM in News
New 3DS getting additional cover plate options in April

New 3DS getting additional cover plate options in April

Nintendo has confirmed that it will release a selection of eight new cover plates for the New 3DS in early.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2015 at 1:43PM in News

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Gamergate figurehead outed as spoof, becomes harassment target

Gamergate figurehead outed as spoof, becomes harassment target

It has been revealed that the figurehead of GamerGate’s escalating extremism is a spoof character designed to mock the movement.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2015 at 1:05PM in News
Sony insists it hasn't ditched DriveClub PS Plus Edition

Sony insists it hasn't ditched DriveClub PS Plus Edition

The free PlayStation Plus Edition of Evolution’s PS4 racer DriveClub has not been scrapped, Sony has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2015 at 12:04PM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to PlayStation merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to PlayStation merchandise

Over more than 20 years, PlayStation has seen countless iconic titles – from Crash Bandicoot to Vib Ribbon. MCV takes a look at some of Sony’s best

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 24th 2015 at 12:00PM in News
Microsoft promises 'surprises' and 'something different' at this year's E3

Microsoft promises 'surprises' and 'something different' at this year's E3

This year’s E3 will offer something a little different from the norm from Microsoft and Xbox, US marketing boss Aaron Greenberg has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2015 at 11:37AM in News

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Guitar Hero is making a return this year, report claims

Guitar Hero is making a return this year, report claims

A new entry in Activision’s Guitar Hero series is in development and will be released this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2015 at 10:25AM in News
Valve to reveal Steam VR hardware and final Steam Controller design at GDC

Valve to reveal Steam VR hardware and final Steam Controller design at GDC

A big new player will enter the virtual reality arena next week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2015 at 9:50AM in News
Bioware co-founder returns to game development

Bioware co-founder returns to game development

Greg Zeschuk has announced his return to games, with the Bioware co-founder chairing Vancouver-based studio Biba.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 7:31PM in News
Microsoft rolls out Xbox One screenshot support next month

Microsoft rolls out Xbox One screenshot support next month

Xbox One's March update will offer a few new features, including the ability to take screenshots directly from the console's dashboard.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 7:13PM in News
Machinima gets $24m from Warner Bros, cuts staff

Machinima gets $24m from Warner Bros, cuts staff

Machinima has landed another round of funding led by Warner Bros, though it hasn't stopped the multi-channel network from cutting a chunk of its staff along with a few programs.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 6:51PM in News
YouTube for Kids arrives on smartphones

YouTube for Kids arrives on smartphones

Streaming video leader YouTube has released a smartphone app designed to provide kids with a safe viewing environment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 3:41PM in News
US union strikes impacting New 3DS and Amiibo supplies

US union strikes impacting New 3DS and Amiibo supplies

Nintendo says it could have sold more New 3DS XL units in the US were it not for an ongoing labour dispute that is disrupting West Coast shipping.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 3:16PM in News
Pushing it to the Climax: interview with Climax Studios CEO Simon Gardner

Pushing it to the Climax: interview with Climax Studios CEO Simon Gardner

Climax may not be a company you’d associate with being an ‘indie’ developer.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 3:00PM in News
Nvidia hit with lawsuit over misleading GTX 970 specs

Nvidia hit with lawsuit over misleading GTX 970 specs

Graphics card giant Nvidia has found itself in legal hot water over what it has now confirmed to be the misleading specifications it released for its GeForce GTX 970 card.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 2:34PM in News