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ESPN to air live Heroes of the Storm finals this weekend in the US

ESPN to air live Heroes of the Storm finals this weekend in the US

eSports will take another big step this weekend when a competition final will be aired live on US cable TV.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 10:43AM in News
Indie GamesNation details South West store expansion plans

Indie GamesNation details South West store expansion plans

Indie retailer GamesNation wants to open three new stores this year. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 10:40AM in News
EA 'still believes' in free-to-play, 
despite shutting down four games

EA 'still believes' in free-to-play, despite shutting down four games

EA has backed the free-to-play business model, despite revealing plans to shut down four of its biggest freemium games.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 10:35AM in News
Bandai Namco recruits Hamilton for Project CARS competition

Bandai Namco recruits Hamilton for Project CARS competition

Bandai Namco has teamed up with racing driver Nicolas Hamilton in its latest PR push behind Project CARS.

on Apr 23rd 2015 at 10:29AM in News

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Middle Eastern eSports league launches

Middle Eastern eSports league launches

European eSports organisation EGL has announced plans to launch in the Gulf and MENA regions.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 10:29AM in News
Nintendo pledges more stock after 
Amiibo 'smashes' expectations

Nintendo pledges more stock after Amiibo 'smashes' expectations

Nintendo has admitted that the popularity of its Amiibo range took the platform holder by surprise.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 10:23AM in News
'Absolute madness': retail bemoans shooter pile-up

'Absolute madness': retail bemoans shooter pile-up

The three biggest games of the year will all come out within weeks of one another.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 10:09AM in News
Pre-order crisis looms as 3.4m UK gamers hold off

Pre-order crisis looms as 3.4m UK gamers hold off

Fewer UK consumers are pre-ordering video games, MCV can reveal.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 10:06AM in News

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Will anyone win the toys-to-life war? Find out in this week's MCV

Will anyone win the toys-to-life war? Find out in this week's MCV

With Skylanders, Disney Infinity, LEGO Dimensions and Amiibo, the toys-to-life space has never been so competitive. But who is going to lose out?

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Codemasters teases new Overlord game

Codemasters teases new Overlord game

The Overlord series is returning, publisher Codemasters has confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Global gaming revenue to reach $91.5bn in 2015, according to Newzoo

Global gaming revenue to reach $91.5bn in 2015, according to Newzoo

Newzoo has released info from its upcoming Global Games Market Report, with the research firm projecting worldwide revenue to jump 9.4 per cent to $91.5bn this year.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 6:15AM in News
VIDEO: Early Access release of Killing Floor 2 arrives on Steam

VIDEO: Early Access release of Killing Floor 2 arrives on Steam

FPS survival sequel Killing Floor 2 is now available in Early Access on Steam, developer Tripwire has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 6:12AM in News

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Former Blizzard CCO Rob Pardo joins Unity

Former Blizzard CCO Rob Pardo joins Unity

World of Warcraft lead designer Rob Pardo has joined Unity in a creative advisor role for the game engine's community of developers.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 6:09AM in News
SAVE THE DATE: Games Media Awards return to London on October 14th

SAVE THE DATE: Games Media Awards return to London on October 14th

The Games Media Awards will return on October 14th. 

on Apr 22nd 2015 at 4:23PM in News
The Elder Scrolls Online won't fit on a Blu-ray disc

The Elder Scrolls Online won't fit on a Blu-ray disc

Bethesda has said that it has not been able to fit The Elder Scrolls Online onto a 50GB Blu-ray disc for PS4 or Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2015 at 4:10PM in News
Total War: Warhammer finally announced for PC

Total War: Warhammer finally announced for PC

The long-rumoured Total War: Warhammer has at last been made official by publisher Sega.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2015 at 3:51PM in News

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GameStop offering $100k worth of scholarships to US employees

GameStop offering $100k worth of scholarships to US employees

US retailer GameStop has unveiled a program to help some of its employees obtain academic qualifications.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2015 at 3:36PM in News
League of Legends developer Riot reveals new LA HQ

League of Legends developer Riot reveals new LA HQ

Oh, so THIS is what owning the world’s world most popular game pays for?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2015 at 3:07PM in News
Sign ups open for PCR's Q&A with Microsoft over Windows Server 03 end of support

Sign ups open for PCR's Q&A with Microsoft over Windows Server 03 end of support

MCV's sister site PCR will host an exclusive live Q&A session with Microsoft next week focused on end support for Windows Server 2003 - sign up now and make sure ...

Andrew Wooden
by Andrew Wooden
on Apr 22nd 2015 at 2:37PM in News
WWE series to make PC return

WWE series to make PC return

2K Games has revealed that WWE 2K15 is to be released on PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2015 at 2:10PM in News
Fashion simulation game Style Savvy 3 doubles Dying Light sales during first week in Japan

Fashion simulation game Style Savvy 3 doubles Dying Light sales during first week in Japan

If there were ever a week to highlight the disparity between the UK and Japanese games software markets, it would be this one.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 22nd 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Former Lionhead boss takes charge of Xbox and HoloLens games

Former Lionhead boss takes charge of Xbox and HoloLens games

Lionhead boss John Needham has been promoted to a new role where he will oversee internal development for several games on Xbox and HoloLens.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Apr 22nd 2015 at 12:46PM in News
Club Penguin staff cut by Disney

Club Penguin staff cut by Disney

A series of job cuts has been made throughout Disney Interactive, specifically the team behind kids games platform Club Penguin.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 22nd 2015 at 12:42PM in News
Daniel Radcliffe and Bill Paxton confirmed for BBC's GTA drama

Daniel Radcliffe and Bill Paxton confirmed for BBC's GTA drama

The BBC has confirmed the first official casting and plot details of its upcoming drama about the development of Grand Theft Auto.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2015 at 12:25PM in News
Rockstar denies Social Club hack claims

Rockstar denies Social Club hack claims

Grand Theft Auto V creator Rockstar has said that its Social Club service has not suffered a hack.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2015 at 11:38AM in News