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MCV Awards 2016 set for March 3rd

MCV Awards 2016 set for March 3rd

PAY ATTENTION: The MCV Awards will take place slightly earlier next year.

on Aug 20th 2015 at 10:39AM in News
Gearbox declared full Duke Nukem owner as 3D Realms dispute is put to bed

Gearbox declared full Duke Nukem owner as 3D Realms dispute is put to bed

The long running feud between Gearbox and 3D Realms is officially over.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 20th 2015 at 10:29AM in News
Fallout boy: Bethesda's Pete Hines on the biggest 12 months in the publisher's history

Fallout boy: Bethesda's Pete Hines on the biggest 12 months in the publisher's history

At E3 2014, Bethesda told MCV that it had never announced a game at the LA show before.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 20th 2015 at 10:20AM in News
Read about why there's been a recent wave of 1990s games nostalgia in this week's MCV

Read about why there's been a recent wave of 1990s games nostalgia in this week's MCV

As a Resident Evil 2 remake is announced, we look at why the games industry is going back to the 1990s. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 20th 2015 at 10:00AM in News

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Augmented reality start-up CastAR raises $15m

Augmented reality start-up CastAR raises $15m

Augmented reality firm CastAR has raised more than $15m in a Series A funding round.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 20th 2015 at 6:26AM in News
Final Fantasy VII arrives for iOS devices

Final Fantasy VII arrives for iOS devices

Final Fantasy VII is now available for iPhones and iPads on the Apple App Store, Square Enix has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 20th 2015 at 4:54AM in News
UPDATE: Limited quantities of Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition restocked for US

UPDATE: Limited quantities of Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition restocked for US

Bethesda has announced Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition is back in stock on its store in limited quantities.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 19th 2015 at 10:33PM in News
Hearthstone's Grand Tournament arrives next week

Hearthstone's Grand Tournament arrives next week

What will probably be the most transformative update yet for Blizzard’s Hearthstone finally has a release date.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 19th 2015 at 4:08PM in News

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Splatoon Esports Tournament Series Launched In Japan, As US Receives Transformers Splatfest

Splatoon Esports Tournament Series Launched In Japan, As US Receives Transformers Splatfest

Splatoon has legitimately become eSports, as Tokaigi Game Show has revealed a major tournament series in Japan.

on Aug 19th 2015 at 3:48PM in News
FEATURE: Drugs are a problem, but not just for eSports' integrity and image

FEATURE: Drugs are a problem, but not just for eSports' integrity and image

The shockwaves of Kory "Semphis" Friesen's innocuous doping confession are still shuddering their way through the eSports industry this week.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Aug 19th 2015 at 3:14PM in News
Two more join Hocking in Amazon Game Studios exit

Two more join Hocking in Amazon Game Studios exit

Clint Hocking isn’t the only high-profile member of Amazon Game Studios to leave the developer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 19th 2015 at 3:12PM in News
SMITE is out today on Xbox One and its first eSports tournament is coming in October

SMITE is out today on Xbox One and its first eSports tournament is coming in October

SMITE, the free-to-play mythology-themed MOBA from Hi-Rez Studios, has launched on Xbox One.

on Aug 19th 2015 at 2:52PM in News

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Frozen Free Fall: Snowball Fight is heading to Xbox One

Frozen Free Fall: Snowball Fight is heading to Xbox One

Popular mobile match-3 title Frozen Free Fall: Snowball Fight is releasing as a free-to-play title on Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 19th 2015 at 2:44PM in News
UPDATED: Games running some older DRM won't work on Windows 10

UPDATED: Games running some older DRM won't work on Windows 10

Aging digital rights management software such as SafeDisc and Securom isn’t compatible with Windows 10, meaning many old disc-based games are incompatible.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 19th 2015 at 2:09PM in News
Animal Crossing stays strong at top of Japanese charts, sells over 170,000 units in third week

Animal Crossing stays strong at top of Japanese charts, sells over 170,000 units in third week

Zoological lifestyle simulator Animal Crossing has held strong at the top of the Japanese charts in a week dominated by Nintendo.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 19th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Red Bull Experiments With Eye-Tracking Technology Through eSports

Red Bull Experiments With Eye-Tracking Technology Through eSports

Red Bull is bullish–pun intended–about several emerging sports, especially this one: eSports.

on Aug 19th 2015 at 1:53PM in News

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Pac-Mac 256 arrives on smartphones, along with an interesting IAP system

Pac-Mac 256 arrives on smartphones, along with an interesting IAP system

Publisher Bandai Namco and developer Hipster Whale have finally released the long-awaited Pac-Man 256 on smartphones.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 19th 2015 at 1:30PM in News
Gfinity at EGX: $100,000 on the line

Gfinity at EGX: $100,000 on the line

Counter-Strike teams, Virtus.Pro, Fnatic, Ninjas in Pyjamas and Team EnvyUs, along with a whole host of the world's best StarCraft II players, are set to descend upon the ...

on Aug 19th 2015 at 12:54PM in News
UK advertising regulator publishes YouTuber guidelines

UK advertising regulator publishes YouTuber guidelines

A new set of guidelines published by the Committee of Advertising Practise have called for clearer signposting of advertising and marketing deals in YouTube videos.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 19th 2015 at 12:00PM in News
There is 'no way' Fallout Shelter will make more money than Fallout 4

There is 'no way' Fallout Shelter will make more money than Fallout 4

Bethesda’s marketing VP has dismissed the idea that Fallout Shelter might make more money than Fallout 4.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 19th 2015 at 11:54AM in News
Firaxis considered remaking Terror from the Deep

Firaxis considered remaking Terror from the Deep

Firaxis says a remake of XCOM classic Terror from the Deep is still a possibility.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 19th 2015 at 11:25AM in News
Amazon ditches its trade-in program

Amazon ditches its trade-in program

By the end of the month customers will no longer be able to trade-in their old video games at Amazon.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 19th 2015 at 11:09AM in News
Mario Happy Meal toy embroiled in wanking kerfuffle

Mario Happy Meal toy embroiled in wanking kerfuffle

Well here’s a story we didn’t expect to be bashing out on a mid-week summer holiday morning.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 19th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
Former games veteran who was hit by car is seeking money for mobility vehicle

Former games veteran who was hit by car is seeking money for mobility vehicle

A former video games industry exec - who has had stints at Apple, Activision and Xbox - is raising money after being hit by a car and left immobile.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 19th 2015 at 10:08AM in News
Monster Strike bringing in $4.2m a day

Monster Strike bringing in $4.2m a day

Japanese studio Mixi's mobile co-op action RPG Monster Strike made $4.2m a day during its most recent quarter, according to the developer's latest financial results.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 19th 2015 at 6:49AM in News