MCV @ GAMESCOM INSIGHT: The impact of TV ads on boxed game sales

MCV @ GAMESCOM INSIGHT: The impact of TV ads on boxed game sales

Year-to-date games and consoles market sales data (boxed games) reveals a strong correlation between TV advertising and return on investment in what has been a buoyant 2014 thus far.

by Henry Degnin
on Aug 13th 2014 at 3:50PM in News
From wants Bloodborne's "sense of punishment to be less"

From wants Bloodborne's "sense of punishment to be less"

Bloodborne is being designed to appeal to not only the Dark Souls faithful but also to a potentially wider audience.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 13th 2014 at 3:44PM in News
Limited Edition Super Smash Bros 3DS confirmed for Europe

Limited Edition Super Smash Bros 3DS confirmed for Europe

Nintendo has revealed a Limited Edition Super Smash Bros themed 3DS for Europe.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 13th 2014 at 3:17PM in News
Zelnick: 'How can you buy a next-gen console and not want to play GTA on it?'

Zelnick: 'How can you buy a next-gen console and not want to play GTA on it?'

Strauss Zelnick has told MCV @ Gamescom that GTA V’s success on PS4 and Xbox One is inevitable.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 13th 2014 at 3:15PM in News

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VIDEO: Rime looks a bit like a cross between Ico and Wind Waker

VIDEO: Rime looks a bit like a cross between Ico and Wind Waker

Another surprise in Sony’s Gamescom 2014 conference was Tequila Works’ puzzle platformer Rime.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 13th 2014 at 2:55PM in News
MCV @ GAMESCOM: Show committed to Cologne as 2014 numbers surprise organisers

MCV @ GAMESCOM: Show committed to Cologne as 2014 numbers surprise organisers

Gamescom co-organiser the BIU says that 2014 tickets sales have ‘surprised’ them.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 13th 2014 at 2:50PM in News
MCV @ GAMESCOM: 'EA Access is something we have to do when we think about the future,' says Peter Moore

MCV @ GAMESCOM: 'EA Access is something we have to do when we think about the future,' says Peter Moore

Peter Moore says EA Access is just another business model designed to help consumers play more games.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 13th 2014 at 2:45PM in News
MCV @ GAMESCOM: 'It's not over for Xbox in Europe'

MCV @ GAMESCOM: 'It's not over for Xbox in Europe'

Microsoft hit Cologne yesterday with an impressive Gamescom showing, insisting that it can fight back in the battle against PlayStation.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 13th 2014 at 2:38PM in News

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VIDEO: Michel Ancel's Wild is certainly ambitious

VIDEO: Michel Ancel's Wild is certainly ambitious

One of the more interesting surprises to emerge from last night’s conferences was fascinating new indie outing Wild.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 13th 2014 at 2:10PM in News
Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox exclusivity IS time limited

Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox exclusivity IS time limited

Slowly, painfully, we are edging toward knowing the full details of Rise of Tomb Raider’s Xbox exclusivity deal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 13th 2014 at 1:51PM in News
VIDEO: Halo 5 Guardians beta first look

VIDEO: Halo 5 Guardians beta first look

Microsoft has confirmed the dates for the Halo 5: Guardians beta.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 13th 2014 at 1:40PM in News
Rise of the Tomb Raider coming to Xbox One AND Xbox 360

Rise of the Tomb Raider coming to Xbox One AND Xbox 360

Square Enix’s Rise of the Tomb Raider will be released not only on Xbox One but also on Xbox 360.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 13th 2014 at 1:21PM in News

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VIDEOS: There's more to Far Cry 4 than just Kyrat

VIDEOS: There's more to Far Cry 4 than just Kyrat

A pair of videos looking at Far Cry 4 reveal some surprising additions to Ubisoft’s shooter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 13th 2014 at 1:08PM in News
VIDEOS: Gameplay footage shows Assassin's Creed Rogue in action

VIDEOS: Gameplay footage shows Assassin's Creed Rogue in action

Ubisoft has released two videos that show off some in-game action found in Assassin’s Creed: Rogue.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 13th 2014 at 12:46PM in News
Now PES 2015 has a release date; Demo available before FIFA 15

Now PES 2015 has a release date; Demo available before FIFA 15

Konami has revealed a November release date for PES 2015.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 13th 2014 at 12:33PM in News
No new games for Vita? Sony names over 20 titles on the way to handheld

No new games for Vita? Sony names over 20 titles on the way to handheld

A Sony exec has responded to online criticism regarding the Vita no-show in Sony’s Gamescom 2014 press conference.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 13th 2014 at 11:50AM in News
The Crew also in development for Xbox 360

The Crew also in development for Xbox 360

Ubisoft has tasked a separate developer to create a version of upcoming racer The Crew for Xbox 360.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 13th 2014 at 11:06AM in News
VIDEO: Sony's PT is actually Kojima and del Toro's Silent Hills

VIDEO: Sony's PT is actually Kojima and del Toro's Silent Hills

A new Silent Hill game was revealed yesterday, and we didn’t even know it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 13th 2014 at 10:52AM in News
VIDEO: 12 minutes of Battlefield Hardline singleplayer gameplay

VIDEO: 12 minutes of Battlefield Hardline singleplayer gameplay

EA has released a video offering a detailed look at the singleplayer component of Battlefield: Hardline.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 13th 2014 at 10:39AM in News
VIDEO: Dark Souls 2 The Crown of the Old Iron King DLC detailed

VIDEO: Dark Souls 2 The Crown of the Old Iron King DLC detailed

Bandai Namco has released the first footage of Dark Souls 2’s second piece of DLC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 13th 2014 at 10:22AM in News
BioWare's new IP is multiplayer online RPG Shadow Realms

BioWare's new IP is multiplayer online RPG Shadow Realms

Shadow Realms is the name of the new IP on the way from EA’s BioWare.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 13th 2014 at 10:07AM in News