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Master Chief Collection "a black eye for us," says Halo franchise director

Master Chief Collection "a black eye for us," says Halo franchise director

Halo: The Master Chief Collection has turned into a black eye for all those involved with the FPS series, according to Halo franchise director Frank O'Connor.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 8th 2015 at 4:00AM in News
Digital game revenue to reach $58bn by 2019, according to Juniper

Digital game revenue to reach $58bn by 2019, according to Juniper

Research firm Juniper projects worldwide digital content revenue will reach $154bn annually by 2019, with gaming expected to represent the largest share of that total.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 8th 2015 at 3:44AM in News
Download the Splatoon demo and get a 10% discount on the game

Download the Splatoon demo and get a 10% discount on the game

There’s a Splatoon demo hitting Wii U this weekend, and downloading it will net a financial reward.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 7th 2015 at 4:14PM in News
Develop Jobs Extra: Find the talent you need this summer

Develop Jobs Extra: Find the talent you need this summer

There's still time to get involved with Develop's upcoming recruitment guide if your studio is expanding or you're hiring new staff over the summer.

on May 7th 2015 at 3:36PM in News

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Oculus has spoken to Sony and Microsoft about Rift for consoles

Oculus has spoken to Sony and Microsoft about Rift for consoles

Could Oculus Rift be compatible with PS4 and Xbox One? Perhaps the possibility shouldn’t be ruled out, if comments from Oculus VR vice president Nate Mitchell are to be believed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 7th 2015 at 3:21PM in News
Activision confirms last-gen Tony Hawk's 5 GAME exclusivity

Activision confirms last-gen Tony Hawk's 5 GAME exclusivity

The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 will only be available from GAME in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 7th 2015 at 2:36PM in News
Riccitiello: Sony f***ing nailed it and deserves the victory

Riccitiello: Sony f***ing nailed it and deserves the victory

Former EA boss and current Unity CEO John Riccitiello has said that Sony’s focus on appealing to core gamers is the key to PS4’s continuing success.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 7th 2015 at 2:15PM in News
Nintendo rides are coming to Universal theme parks

Nintendo rides are coming to Universal theme parks

Universal theme parks could soon be home to a number of rides based on Nintendo’s assorted catalogue of characters and IP.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 7th 2015 at 1:17PM in News

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Opinion: There's a huge opportunity for indie games merchandise

Opinion: There's a huge opportunity for indie games merchandise

There seems to be a small mountain of merchandise for most triple-A releases at the moment, but Insert Coin’s Dan Long believes there is also a real appetite for indie ...

on May 7th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Finland

International Factfile 2015: Finland

Finland is renowned for its domination of the mobile sector, with giants Rovio and Supercell both hailing from the country.

on May 7th 2015 at 12:55PM in News
Learn how to build your brand with Mind Candy at Interface

Learn how to build your brand with Mind Candy at Interface

Building a successful game is one thing, but transforming that title into a world-conquering franchise is another challenge entirely.

on May 7th 2015 at 12:32PM in News
Digital claims 76% of Activision revenue despite WoW subscriber slide

Digital claims 76% of Activision revenue despite WoW subscriber slide

Activision has posted revenues ahead of its forecasts, with digital accounting for a record percentage of its business.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 7th 2015 at 11:59AM in News

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Insight: 2015 is the year of the publisher

Insight: 2015 is the year of the publisher

In an age where any developer can be a games publisher, Sold Out boss Garry Williams discusses why studios are increasingly teaming up with sales and marketing specialists.

on May 7th 2015 at 11:00AM in News
Valve reveals invited teams for TI5 and opens qualifiers to public

Valve reveals invited teams for TI5 and opens qualifiers to public

Valve has revealed the ten teams to receive direct invites to the prestigious annual Dota 2 tournament, The International, with a current prize pool of $6.3m.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on May 7th 2015 at 10:49AM in News
Zynga to shed 18% of workforce

Zynga to shed 18% of workforce

Zynga is set to lay off 364 staff as part of its plans to stem its losses and move back into profit.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on May 7th 2015 at 10:42AM in News

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Interview: Five years of Green Man Gaming

Interview: Five years of Green Man Gaming

Over five years ago, three industry professionals turned up to MCV’s offices with a laptop and a pre-prepared speech.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 7th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
Nintendo reverses three years of losses to get back in the black

Nintendo reverses three years of losses to get back in the black

A fourth year of losses has been avoided at Nintendo, despite the Wii U and 3DS failing to meet sales expectations.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 7th 2015 at 10:19AM in News
Games Centre - The king in the North

Games Centre - The king in the North

Scottish retailer Games Centre is a force to be reckoned with in the indie space, and now has four MCV Awards under its belt to prove it.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 7th 2015 at 10:15AM in News
Vice 'massively' growing games team

Vice 'massively' growing games team

Media brand Vice is significantly scaling up its games editorial team, the firm says.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 7th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
GameStop UK plots retro stock move

GameStop UK plots retro stock move

GameStop’s American pilot scheme to start selling retro hardware, games and accessories could come to the UK. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 7th 2015 at 9:45AM in News
CD Projekt and Green Man Gaming clash over The Witcher 3 keys

CD Projekt and Green Man Gaming clash over The Witcher 3 keys

The developer of The Witcher 3 and online retailer Green Man Gaming have had a public falling out over the upcoming RPG.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 7th 2015 at 9:40AM in News
eSports now a $612m business thanks to emerging western markets - Superdata

eSports now a $612m business thanks to emerging western markets - Superdata

New data from Superdata shows that the eSports market currently boasts an audience of 134m, with the business generating $612m.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 6th 2015 at 10:58PM in News
TV DVR support heading to Xbox One this year - report

TV DVR support heading to Xbox One this year - report

Xbox One users will be able to DVR television shows later this year, according to a new report.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 6th 2015 at 10:46PM in News
Bungie files trademark for 'The Taken King'

Bungie files trademark for 'The Taken King'

Bungie has applied for a trademark relating to something called “The Taken King,” according to a US Patent and Trademark Office filing unearthed today.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 6th 2015 at 10:27PM in News