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Minecraft beats out GTA for top gaming franchise on Youtube

Minecraft beats out GTA for top gaming franchise on Youtube

A new study on YouTube gaming franchises draws one inevitable conclusion: There's Minecraft, and there's everyone else.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 12th 2015 at 4:25AM in News
World Zombination studio nets $6m from Oculus, Riot investors

World Zombination studio nets $6m from Oculus, Riot investors

Mobile studio Proletariat has raised $6m in a Series A funding round, led by Oculus investor Spark Capital.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 11th 2015 at 7:47PM in News
Awesome Games Done Quick raises $1.58m for charity

Awesome Games Done Quick raises $1.58m for charity

January's live streaming charity event Awesome Games Done Quick raised $1.58m for the Prevent Cancer Foundation, organizers have announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 11th 2015 at 7:19PM in News
Workshop in London next week examines how to recruit and retain a gender-balanced workforce

Workshop in London next week examines how to recruit and retain a gender-balanced workforce

A workshop in London next week will focus on how to recruit and retain a gender-balanced workforce.

on Feb 11th 2015 at 3:58PM in News

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Prime Minister David Cameron paid a visit to Dovetail

Prime Minister David Cameron paid a visit to Dovetail

Train Simulator developer Dovetail Games has revealed that it recently welcomed Prime Minister David Cameron to its offices.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2015 at 3:57PM in News
Unofficial app brings PS4 Remote Play to unsupported Android devices

Unofficial app brings PS4 Remote Play to unsupported Android devices

PS4 Remote Play is now possible on a number of non-Sony Android smartphones.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2015 at 3:10PM in News
Molyneux admits to 'horrendous' Godus mistakes as backlash continues to build

Molyneux admits to 'horrendous' Godus mistakes as backlash continues to build

Peter Molyneux has personally responded to the sudden backlash surroundings the failings of Godus.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2015 at 2:51PM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Holly Pickering

Top 100 Women in Games: Holly Pickering

Indie developer Holly Pickering tells MCV about her time in games and why she founded LadyCADE, an organisation for women in the industry 

on Feb 11th 2015 at 2:00PM in News

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Turkish minister orders investigation into Minecraft 'violence'

Turkish minister orders investigation into Minecraft 'violence'

Authorities in Turkey have turned their attention to family favourite Minecraft following allegations of violent content.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2015 at 1:46PM in News
Analysis: Mobile and online prop up the TV ad space in 2014

Analysis: Mobile and online prop up the TV ad space in 2014

Henry Degnin, digital account manager at Generation Media, examines how mobile and online properties kept the TV advertising market afloat last year

on Feb 11th 2015 at 12:30PM in News
New 3DS XL save transfer system draws criticism

New 3DS XL save transfer system draws criticism

Nintendo has outlined the steps needed to transfer save data from an old 3DS to a new 3DS XL – and the press has not been especially forgiving about the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2015 at 12:19PM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Helana Santos

Top 100 Women in Games: Helana Santos

Indie developer and UKIE board member Helana Santos tells MCV about her career, and what her biggest achievements have been to date. 


on Feb 11th 2015 at 12:00PM in News

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Investing in eSports: How to get involved in the pro-gaming sector

Investing in eSports: How to get involved in the pro-gaming sector

Many firms want to dive into the eSports sector – but very few know where to start. MCV talks to Nathan Lindberg, vice president of global sales at Curse, about ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 11th 2015 at 11:00AM in News
Former Rare devs plan 'spiritual successor' to Banjo Kazooie

Former Rare devs plan 'spiritual successor' to Banjo Kazooie

Ex-employees of veteran UK games studio Rare have come together to form a new developer, Playtonic Games.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 11th 2015 at 10:48AM in News
Animin and InComm reach distribution deal

Animin and InComm reach distribution deal

Animin has signed a distribution deal with leading gift-card distributors InComm Europe.

Billy Langsworthy
by Billy Langsworthy
on Feb 11th 2015 at 10:41AM in News
Know Your Friends is Ubisoft's unreleased Wii U game, report claims

Know Your Friends is Ubisoft's unreleased Wii U game, report claims

The identity of Ubisoft’s completed but unreleased Wii U game has apparently been revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2015 at 10:34AM in News

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Atari 're-imagines' Asteroids with new open-world PC survival game

Atari 're-imagines' Asteroids with new open-world PC survival game

Not shy of reinvention, Atari is taking one of its classic arcade IPs and doing something different. Very different.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2015 at 10:04AM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Giselle Stewart

Top 100 Women in Games: Giselle Stewart

Having overseen Newcastle-based studio Reflections as general manager for 19 years, Giselle Stewart is now leading Ubisoft’s corporate affairs in the UK.

on Feb 11th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Valve urges Greenlight devs to stop trading keys for votes

Valve urges Greenlight devs to stop trading keys for votes

Valve has requested developers with games listed on Steam Greenlight to cease the practice of trading game keys for votes.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 10th 2015 at 7:42PM in News
Bossa Studios reveals Worlds Adrift

Bossa Studios reveals Worlds Adrift

Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios has unveiled its atmospheric open-world adventure game, Worlds Adrift.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 10th 2015 at 7:26PM in News
Dying Light DLC Cuisine & Cargo arrives

Dying Light DLC Cuisine & Cargo arrives

Techland has detailed DLC plans for Dying Light, with the game's first content drop Cuisine & Cargo launching today across all platforms.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 10th 2015 at 7:11PM in News
Call of Duty World Championships

Call of Duty EU finals come to London as team closes doors

Activision are pitting the top 28 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare teams in Europe against each other at the end of this month in London for their share of a ...

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 10th 2015 at 4:25PM in News
BioShock 2 temporarily vanishes from digital stores

BioShock 2 temporarily vanishes from digital stores

Looking to buy BioShock 2 on Steam, Xbox Live or PSN? Tough.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2015 at 3:57PM in News
Bethesda to host first ever E3 press conference

Bethesda to host first ever E3 press conference

For the first time in the vent’s history, this year’s E3 will host a press conference from Bethesda.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2015 at 3:24PM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Flavia Timiani-Dean

Top 100 Women in Games: Flavia Timiani-Dean

Flavia Timiani-Dean’s route into the games industry came via her language degree, which landed her a place working in the kids and educational division for the CD-I at Philips Media ...

on Feb 10th 2015 at 3:00PM in News