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Agostino Simonetta

ID@Xbox hits over a billion hours of play

Microsoft's ID@Xbox program has come a long way since it first started in 2013. While the curated self-publishing program's first titles included smaller indie games such as Drinkbox Studios' Guacamelee ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 11th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
G2A says it already meets Gearbox's demands

G2A says it already meets Gearbox's demands

The public spat between Gearbox and key reseller G2A has taken another twist.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 11th 2017 at 9:54AM in News
CD Projekt defends its Cyberpunk trademark filing

CD Projekt defends its Cyberpunk trademark filing

The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt has attempted to quell the criticism it has faced over a recent trademark filing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 10th 2017 at 11:31AM in News
Persona 5 hits 1.5m shipped

Persona 5 hits 1.5m shipped

From its origins and the nichest of niche RPGs, Persona 5 can now credibly lay claim to being a mainstream hit.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 10th 2017 at 11:01AM in News

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IGN partners with Twitter for E3 2017

IGN partners with Twitter for E3 2017

Media company IGN has announced that it will be Twitter’s official livestream broadcast partner for E3 2017 in June.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 10th 2017 at 10:25AM in News
GameStop admits to possible credit card data theft

GameStop admits to possible credit card data theft

Retailer GameStop is investigating claims that credit card and customer data from its website is up for sale on the black market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 10th 2017 at 10:06AM in News
Judge Dredd

Doing justice to Dredd: It's time to make your 2000 AD game

2000 AD recently hit its 40th anniversary and is still going strong. Judge Dredd continues to lead the charge and arguably remains the most recognisable British-created comic book character - ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Apr 10th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Atlus claims its first No.1 UK with Persona 5

Atlus claims its first No.1 UK with Persona 5

PlayStation exclusive Persona 5 has debuted at No.1 in its first week in the UK Top 40.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 10th 2017 at 9:45AM in News

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Nvidia ups the game once again with new GTX Titan XP

Nvidia ups the game once again with new GTX Titan XP

Just over a month after lifting the lid on the GTX 1080 Ti PC graphics card, Nvidia has already toppled it from the top of the pack with an even ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2017 at 10:47AM in News
YouTube imposes new creator monetisation restriction

YouTube imposes new creator monetisation restriction

Smaller YouTube channels will as of today find it harder to generate revenue from their content .

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2017 at 10:17AM in News
Scorpio could see Xbox push ahead of PlayStation in 2017

Scorpio could see Xbox push ahead of PlayStation in 2017

The launch of what will be the world’s most powerful ever console later this year could be enough to hand sector momentum back to Xbox.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2017 at 9:34AM in News
Gearbox tries to fix G2A saga with list of demands

Gearbox tries to fix G2A saga with list of demands

Developer Gearbox has found itself at the centre of a storm over a decision to partner with online key seller G2A.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2017 at 9:17AM in News

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Gamescom

Gamescom's early bird program has already sold 70% of all tickets

Gamescom's new early bird ticket program has got off to an excellent start this year, with 70 per cent of all tickets having been already sold. Likewise, many of the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 7th 2017 at 9:00AM in News
Inside wins four BAFTAs as Uncharted 4 is crowned best game

Inside wins four BAFTAs as Uncharted 4 is crowned best game

Sony and Naughty Dog’s PS4 exclusive Uncharted 4 walked away with the coveted Best Game award at last night’s video games BAFTAs.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2017 at 8:59AM in News
GAME talks up 2017 - Black Friday, Switch, Scorpio and its play for PC

GAME talks up 2017 - Black Friday, Switch, Scorpio and its play for PC

GAME recently published its financial results for the six months up to January 28th, including the key Christmas period. We all know that last year was tough for retail, as ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Apr 7th 2017 at 8:30AM in News
Project Scorpio

Project Scorpio specs revealed - but how much have we learnt?

Microsoft has released a considerable amount of information on its next-gen console, Project Scorpio, through hardware experts Digital Foundry. The new console already had broad specs announced back at ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Apr 6th 2017 at 2:25PM in News

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Monster Hunter XX

Monster Hunter XX claims third No.1 in Japan

Monster Hunter XX claimed its third No.1 in Japan last week, shifting another 121,847 units, according to the latest data from Famitsu. Sales dropped 52 per cent last week, but ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 6th 2017 at 11:41AM in News
ASA bans Mobile Strike ad

ASA bans Mobile Strike ad

A Machine Zone YouTube for smartphone game Mobile Strike must not be shown again, the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2017 at 11:03AM in News
FIFA 17

FIFA 17 topped UK digital charts in February

FIFA 17 has once again topped the UK digital Top Ten, making a huge £7.59m in February, according to SuperData. Sales were down over 15 per cent compared to January ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 6th 2017 at 10:40AM in News
Stephanie Llamas

SuperData: Luckey departure 'long time coming'

Palmer Luckey’s seemingly sudden departure from Oculus was “a long time coming,” according to SuperData’s VP of research and strategy and head of VR/AR strategy Stephanie Llamas, after his role ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 6th 2017 at 10:36AM in News
BioWare apologises for transgender character treatment

BioWare apologises for transgender character treatment

Developer BioWare continues to apologise for Mass Effect: Andromeda.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2017 at 10:33AM in News
Julius Guldbog

Nintendo taking Steam approach to digital on Switch, says SteamWorld Dig dev

Nintendo is taking the same approach to digital publishing as its mobile and PC rivals, SteamWorld Dig 2 developer Image & Form has told MCV, making its new console as ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 6th 2017 at 10:31AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: Former Take-Two CEO joins Green Man Gaming

MCV Jobs Weekly: Former Take-Two CEO joins Green Man Gaming

Green Man Gaming appoints new board advisor and forms new team, and Milestone bolsters marketing team.

on Apr 6th 2017 at 10:25AM in News
Jagex reports another record financial performance

Jagex reports another record financial performance

Runescape developer Jagex has reported record revenues for the second successive year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2017 at 10:18AM in News
Call of Duty is getting its own cinematic universe

Call of Duty is getting its own cinematic universe

Activision Blizzard is apparently looking to ape the success of Marvel in its effort to bring video games series Call of Duty to cinema screens.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2017 at 10:03AM in News