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Opinion: Emotional labour in the games media (and beyond)

Opinion: Emotional labour in the games media (and beyond)

IHS games analyst Steve Bailey asks if we need to be concerned about the sheer extent of hostility that can sometimes face people who work in the games media.

on Jun 20th 2016 at 1:36PM in News
PS4 Neo WILL launch this year, report claims

PS4 Neo WILL launch this year, report claims

Well this is a surprise – one report has claimed that PS4 Neo WILL be released in 2016, despite its E3 no-show.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2016 at 12:40PM in News
Bethesda makes it harder to rip off Fallout 4 mods on consoles

Bethesda makes it harder to rip off Fallout 4 mods on consoles

A Steam-linked account is now required to upload Fallout 4 mods onto Bethesda’s website.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2016 at 12:23PM in News

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MCV Jobs Weekly: Premier appoints new senior publicist

MCV Jobs Weekly: Premier appoints new senior publicist

Bradley makes the leap to PR, Supermassive Games strengthens its VR team and Wargaming hires a new head of marketing.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jun 20th 2016 at 11:52AM in News
Overwatch servers down following potential Lizard Squad DDoS attack

Overwatch servers down following potential Lizard Squad DDoS attack

Blizzard has once again come under attack from hacking group Lizard Squad.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 20th 2016 at 11:32AM in News
Team17 on becoming more than just 'that Worms studio'

Team17 on becoming more than just 'that Worms studio'

For decades, the name ‘Team17’’ would inevitably conjure up memories of exploding sheep, that infectious theme song and a series of squeaky voiced invertebrates screaming ‘incoming’. 

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 20th 2016 at 11:10AM in News
Warcraft is now the highest-grossing video game film ever

Warcraft is now the highest-grossing video game film ever

Duncan Jones’ Warcraft may not have been a critical darling, but it is now the most successful game movie of all time.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 20th 2016 at 11:06AM in News

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Team 17 responds to Allison Road cancellation

Team 17 responds to Allison Road cancellation

Publisher Team 17 has had its say on the cancellation of Allison Road, although nothing new is revealed in the statement.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2016 at 10:57AM in News
Xenoblade developer Monolith Soft helping make Zelda

Xenoblade developer Monolith Soft helping make Zelda

Nintendo’s new Zelda Breath of the Wild is being made with the help of Xenoblade Chronicles X studio Monolith Soft.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 20th 2016 at 10:30AM in News
No Man's Sky keeps its name after legal tussle with Sky TV

No Man's Sky keeps its name after legal tussle with Sky TV

Upcoming space sim No man’s Sky has avoided the need to change its name.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2016 at 10:26AM in News
Doom takes No.1 after UK price cut, Overwatch slips to second place

Doom takes No.1 after UK price cut, Overwatch slips to second place

Bethesda’s new Doom has ended Overwatch’s three-weeks at the top of the UK charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 20th 2016 at 9:59AM in News

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Dota 2

Six teams invited to The International 6, 10 places still up for grabs

OG, Team Liquid, Newbee, LGD Gaming, MVP Phoenix and Natus Vincere have all received direct invitations to The International 6, the biggest Dota 2 event of the year.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 20th 2016 at 5:43AM in News
IeSF building eSports athlete's commission in bid to get eSports to the Olympics

IeSF building eSports athlete's commission in bid to get eSports to the Olympics

The International e-Sports Federation (IeSF) has announced that it is working on an eSports athlete’s commission, in an attempt to get eSports to the Olympics in the future.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 19th 2016 at 6:47PM in News
Vainglory

Initial Vainglory World Championship details to be announced next week

In an interview with MCV at E3, Kristian Segerstrale, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director at Super Evil Megacorp revealed that the dates for the Vainglory World Championship will be ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 19th 2016 at 6:50AM in News
Overwatch

Overwatch more popular than League of Legends in Korean PC Bangs

Overwatch has, by some metrics, overtaken League of Legends in terms of popularity in Korean PC bangs.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 19th 2016 at 6:01AM in News

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Twitch

Twitch takes legal action against viewbotting companies

Streaming site Twitch is taking legal action against seven companies that offer viewbotting services.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 18th 2016 at 6:09PM in News
Newell says VR platform exclusivity is bad news for all

Newell says VR platform exclusivity is bad news for all

Valve boss Gabe Newell has issued a rallying cry for those upset over Oculus’ perceived attempts to fence off its VR platform.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 17th 2016 at 4:00PM in News
Kamiya wants to make Bayonetta 3 and Okami 2

Kamiya wants to make Bayonetta 3 and Okami 2

Twitter superstar and Platinum Games developer Hideki Kamiya has openly expressed his desire to make a third Bayonetta game and a sequel to Okami.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 17th 2016 at 3:04PM in News
Microsoft names first 12 Xbox Play Anywhere titles

Microsoft names first 12 Xbox Play Anywhere titles

The first batch of games confirmed for Microsoft’s Xbox Play Anywhere initiative have been named.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 17th 2016 at 2:21PM in News
Sony thinks it 'unwise' to put constraints on Kojima

Sony thinks it 'unwise' to put constraints on Kojima

A Hideo Kojima freed from Konami’s publishing demands may appear a thing of nightmares, but Sony says that trying to shackle a creative mind like his is a mistake.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 17th 2016 at 1:16PM in News
EA: 'Story Mode is the biggest new addition to FIFA since Ultimate Team'

EA: 'Story Mode is the biggest new addition to FIFA since Ultimate Team'

Each and every year, around E3 time, EA reveals what’s new with the latest FIFA. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 17th 2016 at 1:08PM in News
Resident Evil 7 is first entry in series with Western writer

Resident Evil 7 is first entry in series with Western writer

For the first time ever, a Resident Evil game is being penned by a Western writer.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 17th 2016 at 12:41PM in News
Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy is coming to PS4 this summer

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy is coming to PS4 this summer

Developer Quantic Dream announced a remastered version of Fahrenheit.  

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jun 17th 2016 at 12:39PM in News
PayPal: Steam Summer Sale starts June 23rd

PayPal: Steam Summer Sale starts June 23rd

Payment service PayPal has confirmed when this year’s Steam Summer Sale kicks off.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 17th 2016 at 12:17PM in News