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Nintendo: 'There are no widespread technical problems' with Switch

Nintendo: 'There are no widespread technical problems' with Switch

Joy Con syncing and screen scratching problems reported online are not symptomatic of problems with the Switch hardware, Nintendo has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2017 at 9:26AM in News
MCV Awards 2017 pictures

MCV Awards 2017: In pictures

Pictures from last night's 2017 MCV Awards are now available to view online. Whether you were unable to attend or simply want a reminder of how last night went, a full ...

on Mar 10th 2017 at 12:30PM in News
Hello Games announces Hello Labs to support indie game projects

Hello Games announces Hello Labs to support indie game projects

No Man’s Sky developer Hello Games has announced a new program designed to help fund and support indie projects from other studios.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2017 at 11:27AM in News
Castle named as new Amazon Game Studios head

Castle named as new Amazon Game Studios head

Amazon Game Studios has named its new head – Westwood Studios co-founder Louis Castle.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2017 at 11:10AM in News

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Carmack strikes back in Oculus-Zenimax legal merry-go-round

Carmack strikes back in Oculus-Zenimax legal merry-go-round

Id Software co-founder and Oculus Rift co-designer John Carmack is suing ZeniMax for allegedly missing payments.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2017 at 10:34AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: Ukie names new head of public affairs

MCV Jobs Weekly: Ukie names new head of public affairs

Tim Scott joins from London First, Games London gains Calvin and Thursten departs Future Publishing.

on Mar 10th 2017 at 10:24AM in News
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Strong launch for Switch, but stock must continue to flow, says retail

The Nintendo Switch is finally out in the wild and retailers are reporting an excellent first weekend for the platform holder’s new console despite some stores experiencing delivery issues and ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 10th 2017 at 10:10AM in News
PS4 tops US hardware charts in February

PS4 tops US hardware charts in February

As of next month, things might get more interesting, but for the time being Sony’s US console hardware run continues.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2017 at 10:09AM in News

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Retro threatens BBC as Indiegogo halts Spectrum ZX Vega+ funding

Retro threatens BBC as Indiegogo halts Spectrum ZX Vega+ funding

Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo has halted further pledges for the Spectrum ZX Vega+ device.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2017 at 9:31AM in News
Improbable, BAME in Games and Bandai Namco headline this week's MCV

Improbable, BAME in Games and Bandai Namco headline this week's MCV

Improbable may well be the most exciting company working in games at the moment, and MCV can exclusively announce this week that it’s looking for 100 games to take ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 10th 2017 at 9:30AM in News
MCV Awards

MCV Awards 2017: All the winners

PlayStation UK, GAME, Bethesda and PR firm Indigo Pearl were the big winners of this year's MCV Awards, with PlayStation UK taking the highest number of prizes. Not only did ...

on Mar 9th 2017 at 11:00PM in News
MCV Awards 2017

Games London announced as Red Carpet sponsor for the MCV Awards 2017

The MCV Awards is taking place tonight at The Brewery in London to celebrate the best in the UK games industry, and we're happy to announce that Games London will ...

on Mar 9th 2017 at 12:52PM in News

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Breath of the Wild

Zelda: Breath of the Wild beats Horizon Zero Dawn to No.1 in Japan, sells almost double

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has gone straight in at No.1 in the Japanese charts, selling 193,060 units in its first weekend, according to the latest data ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 9th 2017 at 11:24AM in News
Replay announces new consumer event Play Expo Leeds

Replay announces new consumer event Play Expo Leeds

Leeds United FC will play host to a brand new consumer games event next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2017 at 10:45AM in News
VR has a big part to play in eSports future, Intel believes

VR has a big part to play in eSports future, Intel believes

While we may still be some way off seeing VR games competing with the top eSports titles, the role of VR for eSports viewers is expected to grow in importance.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2017 at 10:28AM in News
Nier: Automata

Nier: Automata is 'an incredible marriage between PlatinumGames action and Square Enix RPG'

When Square Enix published the original Nier back in 2010 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, both its reviews and sales figures made for pretty grim reading. Instead of becoming ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 9th 2017 at 10:20AM in News

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Levelling up: China as a destination for UK games

Levelling up: China as a destination for UK games

Neil Semple, head of creative content at the Department for International Trade, talks up China as a huge potential market for UK-made games.

on Mar 9th 2017 at 10:07AM in News
Uncharted 4 leads BAFTA games nominations

Uncharted 4 leads BAFTA games nominations

PS4 exclusive Uncharted 4 has received eight nomination for this year’s video games BAFTAs.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Co-president Balestra is leaving Naughty Dog

Co-president Balestra is leaving Naughty Dog

Christophe Balestra has announced that he is leaving Uncharted developer Naughty Dog at the start of next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2017 at 9:51AM in News
Mobile and video drive digital advertising in 2017

Mobile and video drive digital advertising in 2017

Joe Phelan of Generation Media talks about the latest trends in games advertising – where video and mobile increasingly rule the roost.

on Mar 9th 2017 at 9:41AM in News
Nintendo hopes to bring Netflix and streaming apps to Switch

Nintendo hopes to bring Netflix and streaming apps to Switch

Switch launched without any streaming media apps, and Nintendo has now claimed this was because it wanted to focus on games for the console’s debut.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2017 at 9:36AM in News
Late Shift

Wales Interactive open to limited retail release of new FMV title Late Shift

Wales Interactive has announced it's bringing new cinematic FMV adventure game Late Shift to PS4, Xbox One and Steam next month, with the possibility of a limited retail version coming ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 8th 2017 at 4:09PM in News
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Ukie launches new State of Play report outlining games industry priorities in face of Brexit

Games trade body Ukie launched a new report today outlining the potential impact of Brexit on the UK games industry, stating that access to highly skilled international talent was one ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 8th 2017 at 12:43PM in News
Celebrate International Women's Day by nominating video games' brightest for Women in Games 2017

Celebrate International Women's Day by nominating video games' brightest for Women in Games 2017

It’s not too late to get your nominations in for the Women in Games 2017 awards, which take place in May.

on Mar 8th 2017 at 10:57AM in News
Zelda: Breath of the Wild is already being emulated on PC

Zelda: Breath of the Wild is already being emulated on PC

It was only released last week, but already Nintendo’s critical smash hit The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been emulated on PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 8th 2017 at 10:36AM in News