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One third of Valve is now developing VR and AR projects

One third of Valve is now developing VR and AR projects

More than 100 staff at PC giant Valve are working on augmented and virtual reality.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 21st 2016 at 11:28AM in News
Vivendi now owns 20% of Ubisoft shares

Vivendi now owns 20% of Ubisoft shares

Media giant Vivendi has increased the amount of stock it holds in games publisher Ubisoft.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 21st 2016 at 11:08AM in News
Paradox's Wester on Cities: Skylines, Stellaris and a record-breaking 2015

Paradox's Wester on Cities: Skylines, Stellaris and a record-breaking 2015

Paradox has been around since 1999 but it’s only recently that the Swedish firm has reached mainstream attention. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 21st 2016 at 11:06AM in News
Inafune says launch version of Mighty No.9 'is better than nothing'

Inafune says launch version of Mighty No.9 'is better than nothing'

“It’s better than nothing”. That’s the assessment of Keiji Inafune following the damning critical reception of his new platformer Mighty No.9.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 21st 2016 at 10:51AM in News

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Chris Smith and Paul Andrews step down from Retro Computers

Chris Smith and Paul Andrews step down from Retro Computers

Two of the directors of Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega Plus firm Retro Computers have resigned.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 21st 2016 at 10:19AM in News
TinyBuild says G2A's 'fraud economy' has cost it $450k

TinyBuild says G2A's 'fraud economy' has cost it $450k

Indie developer TinyBuild has revealed that it lost nearly half a million dollars in sales for its games to key selling website G2A.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 21st 2016 at 10:17AM in News
Women in Games new CEO on how she intends to improve diversity in the industry

Women in Games new CEO on how she intends to improve diversity in the industry

As the new CEO of Women in Games, Marie-Claire Isaaman hopes to be part of the movement leading to gender equality in the games industry.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jun 21st 2016 at 10:12AM in News
eSports Pro

Owners of professional video game teams in a battle of their own

Months after Susan Tully and friends bought a pair of professional video game teams for an estimated $1 million, her four-man “Call of Duty” squad finished its season in 11th ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 21st 2016 at 9:00AM in News

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Smash Bros

Condition Zero: Why Smash 4's top dog isn't out just yet

Champion. God. Undefeatable. Throughout the duration of Smash 4’s lifespan, Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios has been referred to as all of these and more. With 55 consecutive tournament-win victories, he’s been ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 21st 2016 at 9:00AM in News
CS:GO

The Thorin Treatment - 17 Years and Counting

17 years ago to the day the first beta of Counter-Strike (CS) was released. What could have just been another mod among many quickly eclipsed the game it was modifying ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 21st 2016 at 9:00AM in News
Hearthstone

All of Hearthstone's 'Wow' emotes ranked

In the world of Hearthstone, meta doesn’t just refer to the cards and decklists—the emotes have a ranking all of their own.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 21st 2016 at 9:00AM in News
League of Legends

Huni: 'When I played League at first, I was bronze'

When I sat down with Immortals' top laner Heo "Huni" Seung-hoon for a post-game interview, it started like any other. The charismatic import from Korea talked about his team's victory ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 21st 2016 at 9:00AM in News

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Smite

2017 Smite World Championships to take place at new Hi-Rez Expo

The 2017 Smite World Championships will take place between January 5th and January 8th at the new Hi-Rez Expo.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 20th 2016 at 11:17PM in News
GameStop says NX will use physical media

GameStop says NX will use physical media

Leading US retailer GameStop has seemingly put to bed rumours that Nintendo’s NX may ditch physical media.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2016 at 4:11PM in News
PlayStation was most talked-about games company during E3

PlayStation was most talked-about games company during E3

Research from social media analysis firms Synthesio and ListenFirst has revealed which games publishers were most talked-about at this year’s E3.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 20th 2016 at 3:57PM in News
DFC: Microsoft has killed the Xbox One Slim right out of the gate

DFC: Microsoft has killed the Xbox One Slim right out of the gate

Analyst DFC has issued a damning post-E3 verdict on Microsoft’s handling of the Xbox Scorpio reveal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2016 at 3:03PM in News

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Nicolas Wegnez named new Nintendo UK boss

Nicolas Wegnez named new Nintendo UK boss

Nicolas Wegnez has been named the new general manager at Nintendo UK.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 20th 2016 at 2:05PM in News
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
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