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HTC's Vive software portal goes live

HTC's Vive software portal goes live

While Steam is the natural home for HTC Vive, owners of the VR headset are now also able to buy their games from the manufacturer’s own portal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2016 at 3:54PM in News
Vainglory

Vainglory's first World Championship heads to Hollywood

The first ever Vainglory World Championship will be held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood this December.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 30th 2016 at 3:43PM in News
Pokemon Go traffic was 50x greater than Niantic expected

Pokemon Go traffic was 50x greater than Niantic expected

Lots of us were frustrated by Pokemon Go’s early server struggles, but a glimpse into Niantic’s preparations has revealed why it wasn’t something that could be fixed overnight.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2016 at 3:11PM in News
Japan gets its own version of the NES Mini

Japan gets its own version of the NES Mini

A Famicom-themed version of the NES Mini has been announced for Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2016 at 1:27PM in News

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MCV Jobs Weekly: Comic Con organisers hire new COO

MCV Jobs Weekly: Comic Con organisers hire new COO

Tete joins MCM Central, VideoGamer lands junior content editor, Crossley joins Creative England and Konami’s Edwards moves to Sony.

on Sep 30th 2016 at 11:52AM in News
OPINION: How are advertisers making the most of the mobile gaming revolution?

OPINION: How are advertisers making the most of the mobile gaming revolution?

Generation Media digital media executive Sam Clutterbuck discusses how ad strategies have evolved alongside the boom in mobile gaming.

on Sep 30th 2016 at 11:40AM in News
'We learnt a lot from WRC 5 to improve our next rally title'

'We learnt a lot from WRC 5 to improve our next rally title'

After five titles under the British banner of Evolution Studios, and five more instalments under the Italian wing of Milestone, the WRC franchise is now being developed by French studio ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Sep 30th 2016 at 11:30AM in News
XCOM 2 developer Firaxis on the game's console invasion

XCOM 2 developer Firaxis on the game's console invasion

2K Games is in the midst of what might be one of its busiest ever periods.

on Sep 30th 2016 at 11:15AM in News

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UKIE prompts industry to register on its UK Games Map

UKIE prompts industry to register on its UK Games Map

Data firm Nesta and trade body UKIE have partnered to create a UK industry interactive map, and are now encouraging games firms to contribute to its development.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Sep 30th 2016 at 11:06AM in News
Driveclub VR discounted for Season Pass owners

Driveclub VR discounted for Season Pass owners

Sony has confirmed the pricing details for PlayStation VR title Driveclub VR.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2016 at 10:59AM in News
Amazon Game Studios details three big projects and new Stream+ gambling plan

Amazon Game Studios details three big projects and new Stream+ gambling plan

After what feels like a long period of pretty significant investment, we finally know what the first big projects to emerge from Amazon Game Studio will look like.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2016 at 10:14AM in News
Ninjas in Pyjamas

Betway signs headline sponsorship deal with Ninjas in Pyjamas

Betway has signed a six figure sponsorship deal with Ninjas in Pyjamas to become the organisation's headline sponsor.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 30th 2016 at 10:08AM in News

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Battleborn may (or may not) be going free-to-play

Battleborn may (or may not) be going free-to-play

Gearbox’s multiplayer shooter seems to be about to launch some sort of free-to-play or free-to-try offer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2016 at 9:39AM in News
Insomniac wants to bring Sunset Overdrive to PC

Insomniac wants to bring Sunset Overdrive to PC

The developer of Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive has expressed its desire to port the game to PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 29th 2016 at 11:51AM in News
Yves Guillemot

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot warns Vivendi to back off ahead of AGM

Ahead of today's Ubisoft AGM CEO Yves Guillemot has said he won't relax until Vivendi is out of the company entirely.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 29th 2016 at 11:29AM in News
Persona 5 falls to second place in Japan

Persona 5 falls to second place in Japan

The latest entry in Atlus’ Persona RPG series has fallen to the No.2 spot in Japan according to date provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 29th 2016 at 10:41AM in News

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EA: 'This is the biggest FIFA we have ever made'

EA: 'This is the biggest FIFA we have ever made'

There’s a lot to talk about with this year’s entry in the FIFA series. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 29th 2016 at 10:30AM in News
Amazon: 'It's hugely important to expand PS4 and Xbox One user bases'

Amazon: 'It's hugely important to expand PS4 and Xbox One user bases'

Amazon's UK games boss Russell Jones has said that the industry needs to work hard to upgrade PS3 and Xbox 360 gamers to Sony and Microsoft’s new machines. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 29th 2016 at 10:10AM in News
PlayStation will lead premium VR market, say developers

PlayStation will lead premium VR market, say developers

Game makers have said that Sony’s PlayStation VR could become the sector’s market leader.  

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 29th 2016 at 10:02AM in News
£149 PS4s are everywhere

£149 PS4s are everywhere

A number of UK retailers are today offering the launch version of the PS4 for just £149.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 29th 2016 at 9:57AM in News
Slim release sees Xbox One hardware sales rocket 1,000%

Slim release sees Xbox One hardware sales rocket 1,000%

Xbox has stormed the UK console market following the launch of new Xbox One S models.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 29th 2016 at 9:52AM in News
Read our PlayStation VR special in this week's MCV

Read our PlayStation VR special in this week's MCV

As PlayStation VR comes to the market, MCV tells you everything you need to know about Sony’s virtual reality headset.

on Sep 29th 2016 at 9:51AM in News
Cybersmile

ESL partners with Cybersmile to tackle toxicity in eSports

ESL has partnered with The Cybersmile Foundation to tackle online abuse and toxicity in the world of eSports.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 28th 2016 at 5:12PM in News
Advertising Standards Authority confirms No Man's Sky investigation

Advertising Standards Authority confirms No Man's Sky investigation

Controversial space exploration game No Man’s Sky is being investigated by the ASA over allegations that its marketing was deceptive.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 28th 2016 at 3:48PM in News
An N64 emulator made it onto Xbox One

An N64 emulator made it onto Xbox One

It’s starting to look as if Xbox One has an emulator problem.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 28th 2016 at 2:25PM in News