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Rovio ventures into book publishing

Rovio ventures into book publishing

Angry Birds creator Rovio is to publish a range of books aimed at young adults.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 1:46PM in News
New Year, New Job: Why work experience is a great start in the industry

New Year, New Job: Why work experience is a great start in the industry

Alex Gouldman's time as an intern for industry charity GamesAid is shortly coming to a close.

on Jan 22nd 2015 at 1:00PM in News
What is the UK games industry excited for in 2015? We ask 36 execs

What is the UK games industry excited for in 2015? We ask 36 execs

2015 looks set to be a big year for the UK games industry, filled with exciting brand new IP and sequels to widely-loved franchises.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 12:25PM in News
You can stream Xbox One games to Windows 10 PCs and tablets

You can stream Xbox One games to Windows 10 PCs and tablets

Windows 10 will allow Xbox One players to stream their games through their PC and tablets, Microsoft has announced.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 12:04PM in News

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Defy Media lays off writers at The Escapist, GameTrailers and GameFront

Defy Media lays off writers at The Escapist, GameTrailers and GameFront

A number of games journalists yesterday lost their jobs across three of Defy Media’s properties.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 11:50AM in News
36 things to look forward to in 2015

36 things to look forward to in 2015

2015 looks set to be one of the most exciting years in gaming history.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 11:45AM in News
Fable Legends to arrive on PC alongside Xbox One

Fable Legends to arrive on PC alongside Xbox One

Lionhead’s upcoming RPG Fable Legends will be released on PC at the same time as it arrives on Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 11:02AM in News
Declining nostalgia, not price, is Nintendo's biggest retro game problem, Adelman says

Declining nostalgia, not price, is Nintendo's biggest retro game problem, Adelman says

Few companies are as adept as Nintendo at selling you the same software over and over again, but Nintendo’s former indie boss has questioned how long this can continue for.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 10:53AM in News

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Adelman says most senior Nintendo execs 'don't really understand modern gaming'

Adelman says most senior Nintendo execs 'don't really understand modern gaming'

Nintendo’s former indie boss Dan Adelman has said that tradition and bureaucracy hinder the company’s ability to remain in touch with modern trends.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 10:50AM in News
eSports Pro kicks off in February - don't forget to sign up

eSports Pro kicks off in February - don't forget to sign up

MCV's new service dedicated to the world of competitive gaming launches in just over a week – so now's the time to make sure you're signed up.

on Jan 22nd 2015 at 10:13AM in News
Comedian Romesh Ranganathan to host MCV Awards 2015

Comedian Romesh Ranganathan to host MCV Awards 2015

Up and coming comedian Romesh Ranganathan will be hosting this year's MCV Awards. 

on Jan 22nd 2015 at 10:10AM in News
Team Liquid co-owner: 'eSports isn't a sport? Wake up and look at the numbers'

Team Liquid co-owner: 'eSports isn't a sport? Wake up and look at the numbers'

The co-owner of one of the world’s biggest pro-gaming teams has told MCV that the popularity of eSports means it must be defined as a true ‘sport’.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 9:52AM in News

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VIDEO: See Microsoft's concept for its Hololens VR headset

VIDEO: See Microsoft's concept for its Hololens VR headset

Hololens represents Microsoft’s long-awaited foray into the world of virtual reality, although interestingly the company has chosen to focus instead on augmented reality.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 9:45AM in News
2015 League of Legends World Championships to be held in Europe

2015 League of Legends World Championships to be held in Europe

League of Legends developer Riot Games has announced the popular MOBA's World Championships will be held in Europe this October.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 21st 2015 at 6:46PM in News
Steam stats page adds average download speeds across the world

Steam stats page adds average download speeds across the world

Valve has added a new feature to Steam's global traffic map, offering a glimpse into average download rates for each country grouped by service providers.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 21st 2015 at 6:32PM in News
Universal Windows apps coming to Xbox One

Universal Windows apps coming to Xbox One

Microsoft has revealed new details on Windows 10, including word that universal Windows apps will hit Xbox One with the arrival of the firm's upcoming operating system.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 21st 2015 at 6:01PM in News

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Alien: Isolation sales pass 1m units

Alien: Isolation sales pass 1m units

Creative Assembly and Sega’s sci-fi survival horror title Alien: Isolation has now sold over 1m copies.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2015 at 4:22PM in News
Monthly subscriptions dropped for freshly dated Elder Scrolls Online on PS4 and Xbox One

Monthly subscriptions dropped for freshly dated Elder Scrolls Online on PS4 and Xbox One

There will not be a monthly subscription fee to play The Elder Scrolls Online on PS4 and Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2015 at 3:12PM in News
Personal details of 1,800 Minecraft players leaked online

Personal details of 1,800 Minecraft players leaked online

1,800 Minecraft accounts have been compromised by hackers, with players’ emails and passwords leaked online.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jan 21st 2015 at 2:46PM in News
Evo 2015 lineup revealed

Evo 2015 lineup revealed

The biggest fighting game tournament in the world has outlined the titles that will feature in this year’s competition.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2015 at 2:28PM in News
New Year, New Job: Why you should move overseas for work

New Year, New Job: Why you should move overseas for work

Last year, QA specialist Justin Cutress moved from the UK to the Czech Republic so he could work at start-up mobile game company Cashplay.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 21st 2015 at 1:55PM in News
Apple patents an integrated joystick for iPhone

Apple patents an integrated joystick for iPhone

Although Apple patents are not exactly rare, one that would bring an element of physical control to smartphone gaming is certainly worth paying attention to.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2015 at 1:39PM in News
Yokai Watch 2 and Pokémon continue to top Japanese charts

Yokai Watch 2 and Pokémon continue to top Japanese charts

Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi and Pocket Monster Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire continue to be the best-sellers in Japan, according to data from Famitsu. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 21st 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Creative England 50 names 21 games businesses

Creative England 50 names 21 games businesses

21 games-related businesses and studios have been named in the Creative England 50, showcasing some of the UK’s top companies in the creative industries.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jan 21st 2015 at 11:54AM in News
SAVE THE DATE: New MCV event reveals how much consumers spent on games overall last year

SAVE THE DATE: New MCV event reveals how much consumers spent on games overall last year

Our widely-read annual market valuation returns next month, and will be launched at a special breakfast briefing in central London.

on Jan 21st 2015 at 11:08AM in News