Warner Bros could resurrect Xbox Entertainment Studios

Warner Bros could resurrect Xbox Entertainment Studios

Hope could yet remain for Microsoft’s ill-fated Xbox Entertainment Studios.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2014 at 2:10PM in News
Minecraft convention cancelled, with $500k unaccounted for

Minecraft convention cancelled, with $500k unaccounted for

The organisers of a now-cancelled unofficial Minecraft convention are suspected of having made off with over $500k worth of ticket sales.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2014 at 1:39PM in News
Expect more Sony game announcements at Tokyo Game Show

Expect more Sony game announcements at Tokyo Game Show

Sony had to drop some announcements from its Gamescom 2014 presentation as there wasn’t enough time to fit them all in.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2014 at 1:24PM in News
Android claimed 84.7% smartphone sales share in Q2 2014

Android claimed 84.7% smartphone sales share in Q2 2014

84.7 per cent of smartphones shipped worldwide in the quarter ending June 2014 used Google’s Android operating system.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2014 at 12:38PM in News

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VIDEO: World of Warcraft Warlords of Draenor gets release date, dazzling cinematic

VIDEO: World of Warcraft Warlords of Draenor gets release date, dazzling cinematic

As well as making classy MMOs, Blizzard can certainly churn out decent cinematics too.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2014 at 12:15PM in News
PS4 SharePlay session restricted to 60 minutes

PS4 SharePlay session restricted to 60 minutes

Bit by bit, more details concerning the technical requirements of Sony’s SharePlay plan for PS4 are beginning to emerge.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2014 at 11:49AM in News
PlayStation and Xbox Twitch accounts hacked

PlayStation and Xbox Twitch accounts hacked

The Twitch accounts of PlayStation, Xbox and ESL were compromised overnight.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2014 at 11:33AM in News
Dell's Steam Machine becomes Alienware Alpha 'console'

Dell's Steam Machine becomes Alienware Alpha 'console'

What was initially meant to be one of the first Steam Machines will now be shipped with Windows installed and with an Xbox 360 controller.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2014 at 10:51AM in News

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PS4 sales 'way, way out in front' of any previous PlayStation console

PS4 sales 'way, way out in front' of any previous PlayStation console

Sony’s PS4 is selling at a significantly faster rate than any previous console in the history of PlayStation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2014 at 10:29AM in News
Sounds like Assassin's Creed: Rogue could be heading to PS4 and Xbox One

Sounds like Assassin's Creed: Rogue could be heading to PS4 and Xbox One

"It's too early to discuss this subject. Right now Unity is our game for new generation consoles."

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2014 at 10:09AM in News
VIDEO: 11-minute Assassin's Creed Unity mission sees players invade Notre-Dame

VIDEO: 11-minute Assassin's Creed Unity mission sees players invade Notre-Dame

Ubisoft has released a full walkthrough showing one possible way of approaching an assassination mission in Assassin’s Creed: Unity.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2014 at 9:42AM in News
PS4 outsells Xbox One for 7th consecutive month in US

PS4 outsells Xbox One for 7th consecutive month in US

NPD’s July 2014 report reveals Sony’s console has once again topped the US hardware monthly charts, while The Last of Us (both the original and Remastered versions) drove software sales.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 15th 2014 at 8:38AM in News

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MCV @ GAMESCOM: Call of Duty devs hired eSports experts for Advanced Warfare

MCV @ GAMESCOM: Call of Duty devs hired eSports experts for Advanced Warfare

ESports will play a major role in this year’s Call of Duty once again, and developer Sledgehammer has even hired competitive gamers to help.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 15th 2014 at 8:14AM in News
Download MCV @ Gamescom Issue 3 for free right now

Download MCV @ Gamescom Issue 3 for free right now

The third and final MCV @ Gamescom daily magazine is out right now for you to read online.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 15th 2014 at 7:47AM in News
Mario Kart 8 racks up 1m sales in US

Mario Kart 8 racks up 1m sales in US

Mario Kart 8 has surpassed 1m sales in the United States, Nintendo has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 15th 2014 at 2:09AM in News
Pathfinder rights acquired by Obsidian

Pathfinder rights acquired by Obsidian

Fallout: New Vegas studio Obsidian Entertainment has struck a licensing deal with Paizo Publishing to create games based on the Pathfinder IP.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 15th 2014 at 2:01AM in News
MCV @ GAMESCOM: 'Clones are holding the industry back,' says Romero

MCV @ GAMESCOM: 'Clones are holding the industry back,' says Romero

Veteran games developer John Romero has said clones of popular indie hits are hindering the rise of new genres that could expand the games industry.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 14th 2014 at 4:52PM in News
MCV @ GAMESCOM: Ubisoft vows to improve its PC games

MCV @ GAMESCOM: Ubisoft vows to improve its PC games

Assassin's Creed publisher Ubisoft says it is making strides in its attempts to win over dissatisfied PC gamers.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 14th 2014 at 4:34PM in News
MCV @ GAMESCOM: 'Players didn't understand Destiny until they played the beta,' says Bungie

MCV @ GAMESCOM: 'Players didn't understand Destiny until they played the beta,' says Bungie

Gamers could not grasp what MMO FPS title Destiny was about prior to its beta.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 14th 2014 at 4:21PM in News
PC version of PES 2015 not the same as PS4 and Xbox One

PC version of PES 2015 not the same as PS4 and Xbox One

It sounds as if the PC version of PES 2015 won’t be the same beast as the PS4 and Xbox One game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 14th 2014 at 4:06PM in News
MCV @ GAMESCOM PREVIEW: Dead Island 2

MCV @ GAMESCOM PREVIEW: Dead Island 2

The City of Angels becomes the City of the Dead in the next game in Deep Silver’s open-world zombie-bashing RPG series, Dead Island.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 14th 2014 at 3:57PM in News