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BT looking to finalise £12.5bn EE acquisition

BT looking to finalise £12.5bn EE acquisition

It’s looking as if BT has beaten 3 in the race to acquire a mobile network – and EE has emerged as the target.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2014 at 4:07PM in News
Elite: Dangerous has been officially released

Elite: Dangerous has been officially released

19 years on from the release of the last game in the series, Elite: Dangerous has been officially released.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2014 at 3:36PM in News
Why gamers won't let Frozen go

Why gamers won't let Frozen go

Much has been written about the success of Disney’s multi-award winning blockbuster Frozen. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 16th 2014 at 2:12PM in News
Playstation's hunt for the next big indie hit

Playstation's hunt for the next big indie hit

Shahid Ahmad, senior business development manager at Sony Europe, has been one of the driving forces behind PlayStation’s thriving indie movement for the last two and a half years, having ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Dec 16th 2014 at 1:56PM in News

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Nudity restored to Papers Please on iOS

Nudity restored to Papers Please on iOS

The option for nudity in indie hit Papers Please has been restored after what Apple described as a “misunderstanding”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2014 at 12:44PM in News
Dark Souls Games for Windows Live migration is underway

Dark Souls Games for Windows Live migration is underway

PC owners who own Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition are now able to remove its Games for Windows Live integration.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2014 at 12:17PM in News
MCV's 12 Games of Christmas: Dragon Age: Inquisition

MCV's 12 Games of Christmas: Dragon Age: Inquisition

The first game in the Dragon Age series (2009’s Dragon Age: Origins) was so popular that at the time it eclipsed even the iconic Mass Effect series in sales, shifting ...

on Dec 16th 2014 at 12:00PM in News
Hearthstone arrives on Android tablets

Hearthstone arrives on Android tablets

Blizzard’s World of Warcraft spin-off Hearthstone has been released on Android tablets at last.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2014 at 11:42AM in News

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Publisher BitComposer files for insolvency

Publisher BitComposer files for insolvency

German developer and publisher BitComposer has filed for insolvency.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Dec 16th 2014 at 11:03AM in News
Ubisoft delays latest Assassin's Creed: Unity patch so it can 'refurbish Paris'

Ubisoft delays latest Assassin's Creed: Unity patch so it can 'refurbish Paris'

The fourth patch for Assassin’s Creed: Unity has been delayed so Ubisoft can add further improvements.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2014 at 10:49AM in News
MCV and Develop's 2015 Salary Survey is open: How much do you earn?

MCV and Develop's 2015 Salary Survey is open: How much do you earn?

MCV and its sister publication Develop are once again teaming up for our annual salary survey, forming a detailed look at the games industry jobs market in 2015.

on Dec 16th 2014 at 10:25AM in News
The Witcher 3 gets second playable character

The Witcher 3 gets second playable character

Female Elf descendant Ciri has been named as the second playable character who will feature in CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2014 at 10:05AM in News

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Flappy Bird more than doubles Destiny's peak searches in 2014

Flappy Bird more than doubles Destiny's peak searches in 2014

Google’s 2014 search data analysis has crowned cult smartphone hit Flappy Bird and the internet’s king of gaming in 2014.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2014 at 9:31AM in News
Valve removes Hatred from Greenlight

Valve removes Hatred from Greenlight

Valve has pulled Destructive Creation's controversial title Hatred from Steam's Greenlight pages, expressing concern that it doesn't fit the company's publishing standards.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 16th 2014 at 3:51AM in News
Sega hires veteran TV producer

Sega hires veteran TV producer

Sega has hired veteran television executive Evan Cholfin to lead its joint venture Stories International in development of the publisher's IP portfolio.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 16th 2014 at 3:42AM in News
Popular messaging app Viber expands into games

Popular messaging app Viber expands into games

Voice, video and messaging service Viber has launched its own mobile games client, Viber Games.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 16th 2014 at 3:31AM in News

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DmC: Definitive Edition heading to next-gen in 1080p/60fps

DmC: Definitive Edition heading to next-gen in 1080p/60fps

Ninja Theory’s take on the Devil May Cry franchise is getting a re-release on PS4 and Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 15th 2014 at 4:18PM in News
Sony tried to stop 20th Anniversary PS4 console scalping

Sony tried to stop 20th Anniversary PS4 console scalping

"That's not what we want to see happen" – that’s Sony UK boss Fergal Gara lamenting the high prices being attracted by 20th Anniversary Edition PS4 consoles on Ebay.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 15th 2014 at 3:56PM in News
King hunts UK staff for Singapore studio

King hunts UK staff for Singapore studio

Candy Crush publisher King has acquired a new studio in Singapore and is looking for UK staff to add to the roster.

on Dec 15th 2014 at 3:30PM in News
80 Days developer says depiction of women in games is 'a disaster'

80 Days developer says depiction of women in games is 'a disaster'

The creative director of iOS hit 80 Days has lashed out at the typical depiction of female characters in most modern games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 15th 2014 at 3:13PM in News
Amazon sellers hit by 1p sales glitch

Amazon sellers hit by 1p sales glitch

A glitch on Friday saw a number of items being sold by Amazon sellers sold to customers for just 1p.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 15th 2014 at 2:47PM in News
Björn Borg is making a game, called First Person Lover, that spoofs Hatred

Björn Borg is making a game, called First Person Lover, that spoofs Hatred

The fashion label owned by a Swedish tennis legend that specialises in underwear is making a video game that spoofs the recently announced controversial title, Hatred.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Dec 15th 2014 at 2:19PM in News
FIFA 15 favourite for Christmas No.1

FIFA 15 favourite for Christmas No.1

FIFA 15 is the overwhelming favourite to be this Christmas’ No.1 video game.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 15th 2014 at 1:35PM in News
Xbox One's Chinese price cut ahead of PS4 launch

Xbox One's Chinese price cut ahead of PS4 launch

Microsoft has cut the price of Xbox One in China.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 15th 2014 at 1:08PM in News
Game of Thrones tops UK Xbox Live Charts

Game of Thrones tops UK Xbox Live Charts

Telltale’s Game of Thrones title has shot straight to the top of the Xbox Live Arcade charts in the UK.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 15th 2014 at 12:43PM in News