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Mortal Kombat X launches with $50+ of microtransactions, including 'Easy Fatalities'

Mortal Kombat X launches with $50+ of microtransactions, including 'Easy Fatalities'

Players of Mortal Kombat are able to buy simplified versions of the game’s iconic fatalities via the title’s in-game store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2015 at 10:22AM in News
Don't forget: Gamescom roadshow this Thursday before the MCV Awards

Don't forget: Gamescom roadshow this Thursday before the MCV Awards

There’s still time to register to for the London leg of the Gamescom tour, which showcases plans for the 2015 event.

on Apr 14th 2015 at 9:36AM in News
Apple Watch approaching 1m US pre-orders after first day - report

Apple Watch approaching 1m US pre-orders after first day - report

Digital shopping research firm Slice Intelligence estimates the Apple Watch moved 957,000 pre-orders on its first day offered in the US.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 14th 2015 at 6:04AM in News
Destiny's House of Wolves launches in May

Destiny's House of Wolves launches in May

Destiny's House of Wolves expansion will arrive next month, Activision has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 14th 2015 at 5:41AM in News

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Unity now supports New Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL

Unity now supports New Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL

Unity has rolled out support for Nintendo 3DS XL and New Nintendo 3DS.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 14th 2015 at 5:33AM in News
The Apple Watch is already sold out for April and May

The Apple Watch is already sold out for April and May

Too expensive, lacks a killer app, rubbish battery – it seems the criticisms of the Apple Watch have done little to deter tech shoppers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2015 at 3:29PM in News
IGN signs up as latest partner for MCV Awards 2015

IGN signs up as latest partner for MCV Awards 2015

Media giant IGN is the latest firm to partner with the 2015 MCV Awards.

on Apr 13th 2015 at 3:17PM in News
Valve gives the nod for Gabe Newell boss fight in indie title Crawl

Valve gives the nod for Gabe Newell boss fight in indie title Crawl

Developer Powerhoof has been given the nod to introduce Valve co-founder Gabe Newell into its new dungeon crawler Crawl.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2015 at 2:58PM in News

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Metal Gear voice actress withdraws 'Kojima fired' claims

Metal Gear voice actress withdraws 'Kojima fired' claims

The voice actress who said that Konami fired Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima has withdrawn the claims.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2015 at 1:30PM in News
Project X Zone 2 for 3DS heading West

Project X Zone 2 for 3DS heading West

Monolith Software’s tactical RPG brand mash-up Project X Zone 2 will be released for the 3DS in the West, Bandai Namco has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2015 at 12:50PM in News
Accessories Update: Cougar 300M gaming mouse and Turtle Beach Impact 700 keyboard

Accessories Update: Cougar 300M gaming mouse and Turtle Beach Impact 700 keyboard

MCV takes a look at the best accessories heading to UK retail. This week, it’s a mouse and keyboard combo with Cougar’s 300M and Turtle Beach’s Impact 700

on Apr 13th 2015 at 12:35PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Ireland

International Factfile 2015: Ireland

According to research outlet McCormick AMS, Irish gamers spent €206m (£149.1m) on boxed video games in 2014.

on Apr 13th 2015 at 12:27PM in News

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PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist getting smartphone release this summer

PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist getting smartphone release this summer

YouTube kingpin PewDiePie is to star in his very own game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2015 at 12:03PM in News
DeNA cuts jobs at North American studios

DeNA cuts jobs at North American studios

Japanese publisher DeNA has laid of an unspecified but reportedly significant number of employees in the US.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 13th 2015 at 11:34AM in News
Ubisoft reshuffles UK PR team - Petrullo leaves, McGarry joins

Ubisoft reshuffles UK PR team - Petrullo leaves, McGarry joins

There have been some major changes at Ubisoft’s UK PR team.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2015 at 10:56AM in News
Xbox One UK price is now £299.99

Xbox One UK price is now £299.99

The price of Xbox One at UK retail is £299.99, Microsoft has announced.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 13th 2015 at 10:54AM in News

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PC version of GTA V 'was planned from day one'

PC version of GTA V 'was planned from day one'

Rockstar has said that the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V was part of the plan from the beginning and that development of the SKU began early in the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2015 at 10:32AM in News
Battlefield Hardline narrowly beats FIFA 15 to No.1

Battlefield Hardline narrowly beats FIFA 15 to No.1

Battlefield Hardline spent its fourth week in pole position of the GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 13th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Microsoft addresses Xbox One energy usage criticism

Microsoft addresses Xbox One energy usage criticism

Microsoft has issued a statement about the energy consumption of the Xbox One following criticism from an environmental group.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 13th 2015 at 9:57AM in News
Ori and the Blind Forest profitable after one week, developer says

Ori and the Blind Forest profitable after one week, developer says

Recent Xbox One and PC release Ori and the Blind Forest was able to turn a profit in just a week's time, developer Moon Studios has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 13th 2015 at 6:43AM in News
NCSoft invests $5m in Canadian mobile game studio

NCSoft invests $5m in Canadian mobile game studio

Following up on its recently announced plans for expansion into new business segments such as mobile and tablet games, NCSoft has invested $5m into Vancouver-based mobile startup This Game Studio.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 13th 2015 at 6:01AM in News
Steam top ten sellers: April 5-11

Steam top ten sellers: April 5-11

Pre-orders kept Grand Theft Auto V on top of Steam's best selling products chart ahead of its PC release this week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 13th 2015 at 4:10AM in News
Amazon takes fake review suppliers to court

Amazon takes fake review suppliers to court

The operators of a website that sells four and five star reviews for Amazon products is being taken to court by the online retail giant.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 10th 2015 at 3:44PM in News
Can the Steam Machines really take on PS4 and Xbox One? The creators have their say

Can the Steam Machines really take on PS4 and Xbox One? The creators have their say

Valve hopes to bring PC gaming to the masses in the form of its console-like Steam Machines.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 10th 2015 at 3:32PM in News
Upcoming Tony Hawk game could be called Tony Hawk 5

Upcoming Tony Hawk game could be called Tony Hawk 5

A photo posted online by an event caterer appears to name the next Tony Hawk’s game as simply Tony Hawk 5.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 10th 2015 at 2:51PM in News