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Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege Year 2 update available now

Ubisoft has announced that the first free update from Rainbow Six Siege Year 2 is now available for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Year 2 pass holders can download the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 7th 2017 at 10:02AM in News
Fire Emblem Heroes

Fire Emblem Heroes made $2.9m on Day One, says new report

Fire Emblem Heroes, Nintendo's latest mobile game, made $2.9m on its first day, according to mobile data firm Sensor Tower, after being downloaded over 2m times on Android and ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 6th 2017 at 2:39PM in News
Mass Effect Andromeda

Mass Effect Andromeda: Everything you need to know, release date, free trial, price, pre-order deals, season pass, PS4 Pro support and official merchandise

Bioware's Mass Effect trilogy was one of the most popular sci-fi series of the last generation. Now the Canadian studio's finally bringing its grand space opera to PS4, Xbox One ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 6th 2017 at 11:45AM in News
PS4 Pro

New PS4 Pro mode should 'Boost' retail sales

The next PlayStation firmware update, currently available in beta form, allows the PS4 Pro to use its full power to improve the performance of titles which have not yet been ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Feb 6th 2017 at 10:51AM in News

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Death Stranding

Death Stranding is definitely coming to PS4, not PS5, says Kojima

Hideo Kojima has confirmed that his upcoming game Death Stranding will definitely be a PS4 game rather than a potential PS5 title, and that right now it won't be playable ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 6th 2017 at 10:50AM in News
Samsung shipped more VR headsets than Vive, Oculus and PSVR combined in 2016

Samsung shipped more VR headsets than Vive, Oculus and PSVR combined in 2016

A new report published by SuperData revealed that the virtual reality industry made $1.8bn (£1.44bn) in revenue in 2016, with 6.3m devices shipped throughout the course of the year. Of ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 6th 2017 at 10:30AM in News
Resident Evil 7 holds top spot, Hitman debuts at No.4

Resident Evil 7 holds top spot, Hitman debuts at No.4

Capcom’s Resident Evil 7 is once again No.1 in the UK charts. The title saw a respectable 68 per cent dip in sales in its second week on shelves. GfK ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 6th 2017 at 10:14AM in News
Psychonauts 2

Psychonauts 2 to be published by Starbreeze

Starbreeze has signed a publishing deal with Double Fine for Psychonauts 2, the company announced this morning. Starbreeze will be investing $8m to bring the game to PC and console ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 6th 2017 at 9:40AM in News

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Switch

Nintendo Switch to tour UK this month

Nintendo has announced it's bringing the Switch to three UK cities before its official launch on March 3rd. This month, would-be Switch players will be able to go hands on ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 3rd 2017 at 4:10PM in News
HMV

HMV says "no agreement" to close Oxford Street store

Property Week has reported that HMV is to close its flagship store on Oxford Street after the building's landlords have allegedly commenced negotiations to surrender the lease through agents at ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 3rd 2017 at 3:39PM in News
PS4 Pro

PS4 to support external hard drives in 4.50 software update

The PS4 will soon support external hard drives, Sony announced today. In the console's next 4.50 software update (code-named Sasuke), Sony said PS4 users will be able to upgrade ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 3rd 2017 at 1:22PM in News
Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy 15's story update lands on March 28th, PS4 Pro support coming this month

UPDATED: Square Enix has confirmed that the upcoming story update to Final Fantasy XV's controversial thirteeth chapter will be available to download as a free update on March 28th. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 3rd 2017 at 12:30PM in News

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Tumbleseed

TumbleSeed rolling onto Nintendo Switch this spring

The procedurally generated roguelike TumbleSeed is coming to Nintendo Switch, developers Benedict Fritz and Greg Wohlwend have announced. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 3rd 2017 at 12:11PM in News
Disruptor Beam

Star Trek Timelines dev Disruptor Beam raises $8.5m

Star Trek Timelines developer Disruptor Beam has raised $8.5m in Series B venture capital financing, the company has announced.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 3rd 2017 at 11:19AM in News
For Honor

For Honor: Everything you need to know, release date, price, beta and season pass info, merchandise and pre-order deals

It's been a while since we've seen Ubisoft take a chance on something new, but its upcoming online hack and slash title For Honor looks set to change that. With ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 3rd 2017 at 11:00AM in News
Rocket League is getting the toys treatment

Rocket League is getting the toys treatment

Cars-meet-football title Rocket League will be getting a line of car toys this spring, after developer Psyonix partnered with creator of licensed collectibles Zag Toys. The line will include 12 ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 3rd 2017 at 10:15AM in News

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Dead by Daylight

Starbreeze and 505 Games join forces to bring Dead by Daylight to retail

Starbreeze and Behaviour Digital have joined forces with 505 Games to bring he PS4 and Xbox One versions of its asymmetrical multiplayer horror title Dead by Daylight to retail later ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 3rd 2017 at 9:48AM in News
Akamai Rodriguez

Running an online gaming service? Then a CDN might make all the difference

Akamai is one of those companies that keep the internet running smoothly – without it gamers simply wouldn’t get today’s slick online experience. Marketing director for gaming Nelson Rodriguez tells ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Feb 2nd 2017 at 2:40PM in News
MCV Insider's Guide: CV Bay

MCV Insider's Guide: CV Bay

CV Bay’s managing consultant and gaming specialist Katie Edwards discusses the shift to cloud gaming and free-to-play, and how this has affected recruitment.

on Feb 2nd 2017 at 2:25PM in News
PS4 Pro

Currency shifts muddle Sony figures - but industry can celebrate strong PS4 sales

Sony's Game and Network Services division announced its third-quarter results today, for the key trading period up to the 31st of December. Sales for the division were up by 5.2% ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Feb 2nd 2017 at 12:40PM in News
European Commission

European Commission opens investigation into Valve over suspected anti-competitive geo-blocking practices

The European Commission has announced it will be launching an investigation into the bilateral agreements concluded between Valve and five PC game publishers over a suspected breach in EU antitrust ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 2nd 2017 at 12:07PM in News
Noctis

Potential Final Fantasy 15 PC release could feature exclusive mods and user-generated quests, says Tabata

Hajime Tabata has once again expressed great interest in potentially bringing Final Fantasy XV to PC. Speaking to Famitsu (as translated by Gematsu), Tabata said he was keen to ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 2nd 2017 at 11:15AM in News
ZeniMax awarded $500m in Oculus lawsuit

ZeniMax awarded $500m in Oculus lawsuit

The ZeniMax vs Oculus trial is coming to an end as the jury awarded ZeniMax $500m (around £394m) after they found Oculus violated a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). ZeniMax initially asked ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 2nd 2017 at 10:50AM in News
PS4 sales up 24% as Resident Evil 7 debuts at No.1 in Japan

PS4 sales up 24% as Resident Evil 7 debuts at No.1 in Japan

Capcom’s new survival horror game has infected the Japanese Top Ten and gone straight to the top. That’s according to market data supplied by Famitsu, which indicates that the PS4 ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 2nd 2017 at 10:44AM in News
Hutch

Hutch raises $5.5m of investment to help strengthen its mobile ambitions

British free-to-play mobile studio Hutch has raised $5.5m of investment, the company confirmed today. The investment was co-led by Index Ventures and Backed VC and comes just after the release ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 2nd 2017 at 10:36AM in News