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ESports Market Ecosystem Map—January 2016

ESports Market Ecosystem Map—January 2016

This year kicked off with a bang. Vulcun announced the end of paid fantasy on their platform. Discord, a social platform for gamers, raised a $20 millionround. There was ...

on Feb 3rd 2016 at 3:32PM in News
PS3 shooter Dust 514 going offline

PS3 shooter Dust 514 going offline

Developer CCP has said that it is calling time on online PS3’s EVE-themed shooter Dust 514.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 3:09PM in News
NBA makes leap to eSports with $250,000 Road to Finals

NBA makes leap to eSports with $250,000 Road to Finals

NBA 2K16 will be the first game in the basketball franchise to offer an accompanying eSports tournament, to begin on February 15.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 3:03PM in News
Bizzarro Flame retires from Smash

Bizzarro Flame retires from Smash

One of Super Smash Bros. Melee’s top players is hanging up his controller and ending a career that's lasted six years.

on Feb 3rd 2016 at 2:36PM in News

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Molyneux: It was tempting to retire

Molyneux: It was tempting to retire

Peter Molyneux has given his first interview to the press in nearly a year, in which he admits that he nearly abandoned game development entirely.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 2:13PM in News
Electronic Arts UK appoints new head of media

Electronic Arts UK appoints new head of media

The EA UK team has welcomed two new members to its fold.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 1:45PM in News
22Cans launches Godus Wars on Steam Early Access

22Cans launches Godus Wars on Steam Early Access

A second Godus title has been released on Steam.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 1:43PM in News
When eSports and the real world collide

When eSports and the real world collide

Last summer, a Bundesliga football team from a small German town in Lower Saxony made signing history. Among the other high profile signings to VfL Wolfsburg FC during a turbulent ...

on Feb 3rd 2016 at 1:41PM in News

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Team EnVyUs picks up Overwatch's best team

Team EnVyUs picks up Overwatch's best team

The best Overwatch team in the world will now fly the banner of a major esports organization.

on Feb 3rd 2016 at 1:39PM in News
Could it go all the way? A look at Madden and esports

Could it go all the way? A look at Madden and esports

On Tuesday, Curtis Martin donned a Denver Broncos uniform alongside Marshawn Lynch and Greg Olsen, and faced off against a Carson Palmer-led Pittsburgh Steelers. It didn't take long before Martin ...

on Feb 3rd 2016 at 1:37PM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to PC merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to PC merchandise

A wide range of PC accessories and goodies hit the shelves every week. MCV checks out what has been trending lately.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 1:30PM in News
ARK: Survival Evolved developers want PlayStation Early Access

ARK: Survival Evolved developers want PlayStation Early Access

Studio Wildcard would love Sony to introduce an Early Access programme for PS4.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 1:08PM in News

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MCV Awards 2016: One month to go!

MCV Awards 2016: One month to go!

The MCV Awards 2016 is just a month away, so make sure you secure your ticket for the big night as we only have limited availability.

on Feb 3rd 2016 at 1:07PM in News
Blizzard ushers in big changes to Hearthstone

Blizzard ushers in big changes to Hearthstone

Many of the most popular cards in the Hearthstone library will be excluded from what Blizzard will position as the new standard ranked play mode for its card battler.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 1:04PM in News
Second Nintendo smartphone game will feature its big IP

Second Nintendo smartphone game will feature its big IP

Mario? Zelda? Metroid? Donkey Kong? One of Nintendo’s bigger brands has been teased as the lead for the company’s second smartphone release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 1:04PM in News
Overclockers: We want to bring PC gaming back to the mainstream

Overclockers: We want to bring PC gaming back to the mainstream

One of the UK’s leading retailers of PC gaming hardware is trying to push into the UK High Street via GAME. But with an internet-savvy audience, why bother?

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 1:03PM in News

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Vita hardware sales triple in Japan as Dragon Quest Builders hits stores

Vita hardware sales triple in Japan as Dragon Quest Builders hits stores

Square Enix’s Dragon Quest Builders: Alefgard wo Fukkatsu Seyo debuted in Japan last week and dominates the top half of the region’s charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 1:00PM in News
Surviving in the Wild West of PC gaming

Surviving in the Wild West of PC gaming

There are undeniable advantages to releasing games on PC. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 12:33PM in News
MCV boosts sales team

MCV boosts sales team

Your favourite industry title has bolstered its sales force.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 12:30PM in News
One third of Steam users are running Windows 10

One third of Steam users are running Windows 10

The PCs of one in three Steam users are running Windows new operating system.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 11:43AM in News
Nordic Games buys Digital Reality IP including Sine Mora

Nordic Games buys Digital Reality IP including Sine Mora

Publisher Nordic Games has purchased a number of game franchises for its portfolio from Hungarian firm Digital Reality.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 10:25AM in News
Nintendo fans can pre-register for smartphone app Miitomo this month

Nintendo fans can pre-register for smartphone app Miitomo this month

Miitomo - the unusual smartphone app from Nintendo - will launch next month in 17 countries, and fans can pre-register for the game by February 17th.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 9:46AM in News
The Witness makes $5m in week one

The Witness makes $5m in week one

Jonathan Blow has revealed that The Witness has sold over 100k copies in its first week, generating over $5m in the process.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 9:38AM in News
Dirt Rally success gives Codemasters renewed confidence in simulation racing

Dirt Rally success gives Codemasters renewed confidence in simulation racing

Having spent years steering the Colin McRae brand away from the world of dedicated simulation, Dirt Rally has proved to Codemasters that an appetite remains for less arcade racers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 2nd 2016 at 3:47PM in News