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Pokémon Go will 'dominate charts for months'

Pokémon Go will 'dominate charts for months'

Mobile analytics company App Annie says Pokémon Go is likely to rule the mobile charts ‘for months’.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 21st 2016 at 10:45AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: Ripstone hires Rose to help it 'explode'

MCV Jobs Weekly: Ripstone hires Rose to help it 'explode'

Tinybuild PR manager joins the UK firm, new product manager for We Sing and Crossley leaves GameSpot.

on Jul 21st 2016 at 10:32AM in News
Legendary signs live-action Detective Pikachu rights

Legendary signs live-action Detective Pikachu rights

That didn’t take long – the rumoured deal between filmmaker Legendary and The Pokemon Company has been confirmed, according to reports.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 21st 2016 at 10:31AM in News
Retail braced for another Pokémon Christmas following Pokémon Go success

Retail braced for another Pokémon Christmas following Pokémon Go success

Sales of 3DS games and hardware have jumped by over 100 per cent as the Pokémon Go mobile phenomenon takes over the world. 

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 21st 2016 at 10:25AM in News

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Read about the Pokémon Go extravaganza in this week's MCV

Read about the Pokémon Go extravaganza in this week's MCV

As the Pokémon Go phenomenon continues to take over the world, we talk to retailers, licensing firms and merchandise companies to find out what’s next for the series.  

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 21st 2016 at 10:12AM in News
EVO

EVO organising its first Japanese event

Fighting game tournament EVO is organising a spin off event known as EVO Japan.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 21st 2016 at 9:27AM in News
Street Fighter V

More people watched EVO on Twitch than ESPN

EVO’s first ever broadcast on TV pulled in an average of 201,000 viewers, but that still wasn't enough to beat Twitch’s concurrent numbers.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 21st 2016 at 9:12AM in News

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Clash Royale

Building Clash Royale into an eSport

The big eSports of the world may be hogging almost all of the spotlight right now, especially with the likes of Counter-Strike jamboree ESL One Cologne and Dota world cup ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 21st 2016 at 8:55AM in News
League of Legends

14 North American LCS pros say who inspired their careers

Professional League of Legends is still a reasonably young entity, but it’s been around long enough that a line of players have come through the game who have served as ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 21st 2016 at 8:54AM in News
Smash Bros

I Watched the World's Biggest Fighting Game Event at an eSports Bar

Competitive gamers from around the world were in Las Vegas over the weekend for the Evolution Championship Series (EVO), the biggest fighting game tournament in the world, competing in titles ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 21st 2016 at 8:52AM in News
Street Fighter V

TV networks show they are ready to commit to esports

The crowd erupted in Las Vegas, 15,000 fighting game fans clapping, cheering and booing as Infiltration suplexed his way to a victory over Fuudo, becoming Evolution 2016's Street Fighter V ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 21st 2016 at 8:51AM in News

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eSports Pro

Pro Sports Bets on Video Gamers for Growth

Major league sports teams are recruiting a new kind of player: one who can score with a joystick. In the past two months, Manchester City and West Ham United, two ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 21st 2016 at 8:46AM in News
The latest MCV and Develop Podcast is now live, featuring Rhianna Pratchett and Ed Fear

The latest MCV and Develop Podcast is now live, featuring Rhianna Pratchett and Ed Fear

For the fifth episode of The MCV & Develop Podcast, we are joined by two experienced writers from the video gaming world.

on Jul 20th 2016 at 3:44PM in News
Counter Strike gambling streamer PhantomL0rd banned from Twitch

Counter Strike gambling streamer PhantomL0rd banned from Twitch

Less than a week after Twitch said it would take action against the streaming of Counter Strike gambling on its network, one leading streamer has been banned.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2016 at 2:50PM in News
Watch Dear Esther with live music and narration at the Barbican

Watch Dear Esther with live music and narration at the Barbican

Dear Esther fans will want to free their diaries in October for what sounds like an awesome night at London’s Barbican.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2016 at 2:24PM in News

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McDonalds leak delays Pokemon Go's Japanese launch, report claims

McDonalds leak delays Pokemon Go's Japanese launch, report claims

Yesterday it was reported that Pokemon Go would arrive in Japan today. Today the reports suggest that is no longer the case.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2016 at 12:37PM in News
Ubisoft: NX will bring casual players back to the industry

Ubisoft: NX will bring casual players back to the industry

What will the NX be? We don’t know, but it doesn’t sound like it’s going to be a direct rival for the PS4 or Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2016 at 12:22PM in News
UKIE's UK Game of the Show returns for Gamescom 2016

UKIE's UK Game of the Show returns for Gamescom 2016

The award highlighting the best UK title at Gamescom is returning for its fourth year.

on Jul 20th 2016 at 12:18PM in News
Simon 'The Miller Report' Miller to host the Games Media Awards 2016

Simon 'The Miller Report' Miller to host the Games Media Awards 2016

He who knows the truth, The Miller Report's Simon Miller, will be the host of this year's Games Media Awards.

on Jul 20th 2016 at 11:07AM in News
Xbox hardware sales down by a third

Xbox hardware sales down by a third

Are people holding out for the release of the Xbox One S and Xbox Scorpio? Quite possibly.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2016 at 10:54AM in News
UK Government has paid games developers £45.9m in tax relief

UK Government has paid games developers £45.9m in tax relief

The Video Games Tax Relief has seen almost £46m paid to UK studios over the last two years, HMRC has said.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 20th 2016 at 10:28AM in News
Professional skier Matilda Rapaport killed filming Steep promo

Professional skier Matilda Rapaport killed filming Steep promo

An extreme skier has died in an avalanche while filming a promo for Ubisoft’s in-development sports title Steep.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2016 at 10:07AM in News
Telltale details its take on the Batman franchise

Telltale details its take on the Batman franchise

Batman: The Telltale Series will be out in just a couple of weeks.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 19th 2016 at 4:17PM in News
Want to beat piracy? Drop DRM, CD Projekt says

Want to beat piracy? Drop DRM, CD Projekt says

The Witcher 3 has sold nearly 10m copies and launched on PC without any in-built anti-piracy measures. Which should tell you something, Marcin Iwinski argues.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 19th 2016 at 3:23PM in News