Microsoft Studios hit with layoffs

Microsoft Studios hit with layoffs

Although the numbers remain unspecified, Microsoft has let go some of its Studios developers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 3:16PM in News
THE BIG INTERVIEW: Xbox's Phil Spencer on winning back the gamers

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Xbox's Phil Spencer on winning back the gamers

Phil Spencer has spent 26 years working for Microsoft.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 2:46PM in News
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls sells through 2.7m in week one

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls sells through 2.7m in week one

Blizzard has confirmed week one sales numbers for Diablo III expansion Reaper of Souls.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 2:29PM in News
New venue for Golden Joysticks 2014

New venue for Golden Joysticks 2014

The 2014 Golden Joystick Awards will take place at a new venue, MCV can reveal.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 1:43PM in News

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There are already 133 games available for Amazon's FireTV

There are already 133 games available for Amazon's FireTV

It has been out for less than a day and already Amazon’s FireTV has a game library over 100 strong.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 1:17PM in News
Cortana is Microsoft's Siri-style digital assistant

Cortana is Microsoft's Siri-style digital assistant

Yes, the Halo universe’s famed AI star Cortana IS to voice Microsoft’s answer to Siri.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 12:35PM in News
Scottish game developers will be better off without the rest of Britain, says SNP

Scottish game developers will be better off without the rest of Britain, says SNP

An independent Scotland will keep games industry tax breaks and offer even more support to its studios, the country’s Government has said.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 12:08PM in News
Kalypso to release at least three mobile games this year

Kalypso to release at least three mobile games this year

Kalypso Media has created a mobile publishing division.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 11:59AM in News

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PS4 up for grabs in GamesAid Grand National Sweepstake

PS4 up for grabs in GamesAid Grand National Sweepstake

Industry charity GamesAid is giving one generous soul the chance to win a PlayStation 4.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 11:46AM in News
Our 'interview' with Amazon and the true potential of Fire TV

Our 'interview' with Amazon and the true potential of Fire TV

In the wake of last night’s reveal of Amazon’s Fire TV, MCV got in touch with the retailer for an interview.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 11:12AM in News
UK release not guaranteed for Amazon's FireTV

UK release not guaranteed for Amazon's FireTV

Amazon has said that it currently doesn’t have any plans to release FireTV outside of the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 10:57AM in News
VIDEO: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has a release date

VIDEO: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has a release date

Warner Bros has revealed the release date for upcoming Lord of the Rings title Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 10:29AM in News

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GamesGrabr backs MCV Awards 2014

GamesGrabr backs MCV Awards 2014

GamesGrabr is the latest brand to support this year's MCV Awards.

on Apr 3rd 2014 at 10:27AM in News
Amazon's FireTV 'is absolutely not a games console'

Amazon's FireTV 'is absolutely not a games console'

Sitting under your TV and playing games does not a games console make.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 9:29AM in News
Tropico 5 hits PC next month, other platforms later this year

Tropico 5 hits PC next month, other platforms later this year

Tropico 5 will launch in May on Windows PC and several other platforms later this year, publisher Kalypso has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 3:54AM in News
Industry vets Hocking, Swift join Amazon

Industry vets Hocking, Swift join Amazon

Amazon has hired on Portal lead Kim Swift and Far Cry 2 designer Clint Hocking to join its internal game studio.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 3:34AM in News
PS Vita Pets tabbed for June launch in North America, Europe

PS Vita Pets tabbed for June launch in North America, Europe

PS Vita Pets will launch this June in North America and Europe, Sony has confirmed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 3:10AM in News
IN PICTURES: Amazon's Fire TV

IN PICTURES: Amazon's Fire TV

Amazon revealed its Fire TV device at a press event in New York earlier today. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 5:18PM in News
New version of Minecraft set for Amazon Fire TV

New version of Minecraft set for Amazon Fire TV

Minecraft will be one of the big third-party launching on Amazon Fire TV.

The video streaming box/games console hybrid has been backed by a number of developers, and Minecraft, Asphalt ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 5:17PM in News
Amazon announces Fire TV exclusive Sev Zero

Amazon announces Fire TV exclusive Sev Zero

After unveiling the new Fire TV, Amazon has detailed it will also be making its own games for the device.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 5:12PM in News