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New 3DS sells 335k in US/Europe in week one

New 3DS sells 335k in US/Europe in week one

Nintendo has revealed that 335k units of the new 3DS and New 3DS XL were sold in the West in the week of release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2015 at 9:57AM in News
GameMaker: Studio creator YoYo Games purchased by PlayTech

GameMaker: Studio creator YoYo Games purchased by PlayTech

Online gaming and sports betting software company PlayTech has purchased GameMaker creator YoYo Games for $16.4m.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 17th 2015 at 1:25AM in News
Sony fails to renew The Last Guardian US trademark

Sony fails to renew The Last Guardian US trademark

Sony had chosen not to renew its trademark for The Last Guardian in the US.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 17th 2015 at 1:13AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: February 8-14

Steam top ten sellers chart: February 8-14

Evolve is on top of the latest top ten selling products on Steam, finishing ahead of indie Early Access title Darkest Dungeon.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 17th 2015 at 12:52AM in News

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Accessories Update: Trust GXT 315 Headset and New Nintendo 3DS Coverplates

Accessories Update: Trust GXT 315 Headset and New Nintendo 3DS Coverplates

MCV takes a look at the best accessories heading to UK retail. This week, we listen to Trust’s Extreme Sound headset and check out Nintendo’s New 3DS coverplates

on Feb 16th 2015 at 4:09PM in News
PlayStation won 2014's battle of the gaming headlines, report claims

PlayStation won 2014's battle of the gaming headlines, report claims

An analysis of articles published online in 2014 has shown that PlayStation enjoyed around 35 per cent more coverage than Xbox.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2015 at 3:58PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Japan

International Factfile 2015: Japan

Japan continues to be one of the most lucrative games market in the world, despite the falling presence of console gaming in the region.

on Feb 16th 2015 at 3:55PM in News
Latest iDevices face fresh hacking threat as Lightening Connector hack opens door

Latest iDevices face fresh hacking threat as Lightening Connector hack opens door

Apple faces a fresh security threat with reports that the jailbreaking community has made a breakthrough in accessing newer iOS devices.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2015 at 3:36PM in News

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Margin Makers: Guide to co-op merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to co-op merchandise

From teaming up to take down a dragon to living out a virtual life as a criminal gang, gaming is often better with friends.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 16th 2015 at 3:29PM in News
OBox: the Chinese games console that wants to take on PS4 and Xbox One

OBox: the Chinese games console that wants to take on PS4 and Xbox One

“You have to do mobile gaming to be successful in the long-term.”

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 16th 2015 at 3:05PM in News
Ready at Dawn talks game length as The Order: 1886 faces criticism

Ready at Dawn talks game length as The Order: 1886 faces criticism

This week’s exclusive PS4 release The Order: 1886 is facing criticism after a video has suggested it can be completed in under six hours.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2015 at 2:35PM in News
Darksiders II for PS4 spotted on Amazon

Darksiders II for PS4 spotted on Amazon

Nordic looks to be preparing a handful of its IPs for an HD re-release on next-gen consoles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2015 at 1:30PM in News

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INTERVIEW: Capcom's 2015 comeback

INTERVIEW: Capcom's 2015 comeback

The last time MCV met with Capcom’s UK team, they were full of optimism.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 16th 2015 at 1:12PM in News
ESL reveals biggest UK tournament for CS:GO and LoL

ESL reveals biggest UK tournament for CS:GO and LoL

The ESL UK Premiership, the company's largest tournament since 2010, has been announced today for UK-only Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends players to win £12,000.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 16th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Analyst says Zynga needs to ditch boss Don Mattrick

Analyst says Zynga needs to ditch boss Don Mattrick

Don Mattrick needs to go – that’s according to BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2015 at 12:38PM in News
Dota 2 breaks 1m concurrent players barrier

Dota 2 breaks 1m concurrent players barrier

Valve’s MOBA title Dota 2 hit an important milestone over the weekend.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2015 at 12:01PM in News

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INTERVIEW: Team Liquid co-owner Steve Arhancet discusses the rise of eSports - and what's next for the sector

INTERVIEW: Team Liquid co-owner Steve Arhancet discusses the rise of eSports - and what's next for the sector

After 12 years in the financial industry, Steve Arhancet made a leap into the then nascent world of professional gaming. Now he's the co-owner of one of the world's best-known ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 16th 2015 at 12:00PM in News
Jon Murphy joins Football Manager Online team

Jon Murphy joins Football Manager Online team

The former boss of Konami’s PES franchise in the UK has joined Football Manager developer Sports Interactive.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2015 at 11:10AM in News
Hasbro toy deal heralds start of Yo-Kai Watch's Western invasion

Hasbro toy deal heralds start of Yo-Kai Watch's Western invasion

One of Japan’s most popular video game series is to give it a go in the West with the release of a toy line in Europe and the US in ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2015 at 10:53AM in News
Creative director of PlanetSide 2 resigns

Creative director of PlanetSide 2 resigns

The creative director behind sci-fi MMO PlanetSide 2 has resigned.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Feb 16th 2015 at 10:19AM in News
Evolve debuts at No.1 as New 3DS boosts hardware sales 57%

Evolve debuts at No.1 as New 3DS boosts hardware sales 57%

2K Games’ new multiplayer shooter Evolve has entered the UKIE GfK All Formats Top 40 at No.1.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2015 at 9:53AM in News
Nintendo abandons TVii plans for Wii U in Europe

Nintendo abandons TVii plans for Wii U in Europe

In news that will surprise very few, TVii will not be coming to Wii U in Europe.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2015 at 9:32AM in News
'Painful' Assassin's Creed: Unity development will help next year's game

'Painful' Assassin's Creed: Unity development will help next year's game

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has said that the pains experienced in building a new game engine for last year’s Assassin’s Creed: Unity will benefit this year’s instalment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 13th 2015 at 3:05PM in News
Mortal Kombat X will take more realistic approach to female form

Mortal Kombat X will take more realistic approach to female form

Developer NetherRealm has said that the female characters in Mortal Kombat X will be more realistically proportioned than in previous games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 13th 2015 at 2:48PM in News
Revenues down as Zynga posts annual loss

Revenues down as Zynga posts annual loss

Zynga's troubles to adapt to a mobile-led market continue, with its 2014 fiscal results showing a net loss of $226m.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 13th 2015 at 2:23PM in News