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PlayStation promotes £279.99 PS4 Witcher 3 deal

PlayStation promotes £279.99 PS4 Witcher 3 deal

The upcoming release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has brought with it another cut-price deal, this time for PS4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2015 at 12:42PM in News
Yooka-laylee becomes most funded UK game Kickstarter ever

Yooka-laylee becomes most funded UK game Kickstarter ever

Playtonic’s crowdfunding success has just hit another milestone.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2015 at 12:23PM in News
PlayStation's Gara talks price wars, Bloodborne, No Man's Sky and Black Friday

PlayStation's Gara talks price wars, Bloodborne, No Man's Sky and Black Friday

As Sony celebrates hitting 2m PS4s sold in the UK, MCV meets UK MD Fergal Gara to discuss price wars, the next generation of PS4 owners and what has happened ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 14th 2015 at 11:31AM in News
Consoles will control less than half of the UK games market this year

Consoles will control less than half of the UK games market this year

The success of PS4 and Xbox One hasn’t managed to beat back mobile’s growing dominance of the games market, says research firm Newzoo.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 14th 2015 at 11:26AM in News

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22Cans: 'Crowdfunding has waned, and that's a good thing'

22Cans: 'Crowdfunding has waned, and that's a good thing'

Kickstarter is losing its popularity and that’sgood news for the games industry, says 22cans.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 14th 2015 at 10:57AM in News
'Indie devs - put your games in boxes and we will stock them'

'Indie devs - put your games in boxes and we will stock them'

The biggest names in UK retail want to stock more independently-created video games.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 14th 2015 at 10:36AM in News
Console version of Elder Scrolls Online won't be locked out of pre-owned market

Console version of Elder Scrolls Online won't be locked out of pre-owned market

UPDATE: Bethesda has confirmed that no CD key will be required for the console version of the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2015 at 10:22AM in News
Tencent continues to reign as world's largest games company

Tencent continues to reign as world's largest games company

Chinese gaming giant Tencent has reported profits in excess of $1bn in its first financial quarter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2015 at 10:04AM in News

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YouTube reveals its 10 most popular games of all time

YouTube reveals its 10 most popular games of all time

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, YouTube has revealed the 10 most popular video games of all time on its service.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 14th 2015 at 3:56AM in News
Ratchet & Clank film adds Stallone, Goodman and more to voice acting talent

Ratchet & Clank film adds Stallone, Goodman and more to voice acting talent

The upcoming movie adaptation of PlayStation franchise Ratchet & Clank has added a handful of notable actors to its cast.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 14th 2015 at 3:49AM in News
Nintendo World Championships return for E3 2015

Nintendo World Championships return for E3 2015

The Nintendo World Championships – last held in 1990 – will be making a comeback at E3 2015, Nintendo of America has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 14th 2015 at 3:42AM in News
Crossy Road has more active players than Clash of Clans or Candy Crush, reports claims

Crossy Road has more active players than Clash of Clans or Candy Crush, reports claims

Hipster Whale’s Crossy Road is currently beating some of the biggest names in the mobile market in terms of active players.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2015 at 3:42PM in News

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Gree shuts down its Vancouver studio

Gree shuts down its Vancouver studio

Japanese gaming firm Gree International has shut down its studio in Vancouver, Canada, laying off all staff and discontinuing development on all of the team’s projects.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 13th 2015 at 3:21PM in News
Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition release date confirmed

Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition release date confirmed

Capcom has confirmed a precise release date for Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2015 at 3:05PM in News
Dragon Quest VIII is being ported to 3DS

Dragon Quest VIII is being ported to 3DS

Square Enix is bringing one of its RPG cult classics to Nintendo’s current handheld.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2015 at 2:45PM in News
Creating a Dota festival at ESL One Frankfurt

Creating a Dota festival at ESL One Frankfurt

The first of ESL's season of Dota tournaments begins next month with ESL One Frankfurt taking over the Commerzbank-Arena.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on May 13th 2015 at 2:36PM in News

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Super Mario Bros Puzzle and Dragons spin-off tops Japanese charts

Super Mario Bros Puzzle and Dragons spin-off tops Japanese charts

The cross-over between casual phenomenon Puzzle and Dragons and Nintendo’s Mario IP is, unsurprisingly, a chart-topping combination in Japan.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 13th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Monster Strike on track to become billion dollar mobile hit

Monster Strike on track to become billion dollar mobile hit

Japan could soon be home to its second billion dollar mobile franchise.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2015 at 1:49PM in News
New 3DS Pullbox game is free to download in Japan

New 3DS Pullbox game is free to download in Japan

It probably doesn’t qualify as free-to-play, but Nintendo is again tinkering with payment models, this time with the release of a new Pullblox game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2015 at 1:17PM in News
Ubisoft pledges key brand to virtual reality

Ubisoft pledges key brand to virtual reality

Ubisoft has shown more enthusiasm for virtual reality, teasing that it is currently developing titles for the new technology that will be based on its hit franchises.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 13th 2015 at 12:07PM in News
Interface is tomorrow - here's everything you need to know

Interface is tomorrow - here's everything you need to know

There is just one day to go until Interface, a brand new pitching and content event for the games business in the UK.

on May 13th 2015 at 11:40AM in News
'Small' number of layoffs hit Hardline's Visceral Games

'Small' number of layoffs hit Hardline's Visceral Games

Visceral Games has suffered a small number of layoffs as the studio’s focus shifts to new projects.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 13th 2015 at 11:24AM in News
The Division delayed to 2016; Ubisoft moves away from PS3 and Xbox 360

The Division delayed to 2016; Ubisoft moves away from PS3 and Xbox 360

Ubisoft has confirmed that The Division will not be released this year as previously planned.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2015 at 11:20AM in News
VIDEO: Ubisoft says it will learn from Assassin's Creed Unity mistakes

VIDEO: Ubisoft says it will learn from Assassin's Creed Unity mistakes

Publisher Ubisoft has very publicly put its hands in the air and admitted that the fierce reception that greeted last year’s Assassin’s Creed: Unity really hurt its workers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2015 at 11:00AM in News
ASA warns Sony and GAME over 20th Anniversary PS4 competition

ASA warns Sony and GAME over 20th Anniversary PS4 competition

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint against Sony and GAME over how last year’s 20th Anniversary PS4 competition was conducted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2015 at 10:36AM in News