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Glu adds Gordon Ramsey to its celebrity roster

Glu adds Gordon Ramsey to its celebrity roster

Potty-mouthed TV chef Gordon Ramsey is the latest celebrity face to team up with mobile publisher Glu Mobile.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2016 at 4:07PM in News
International Factfile 2016: Brazil

International Factfile 2016: Brazil

In 2015, the Brazilian video games market’s revenue reached $1.5bn (£1.02bn), with a 23 per cent growth compared to the previous year.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 20th 2016 at 3:57PM in News
Creative England makes surprise publishing move

Creative England makes surprise publishing move

Another day on MCVuk.com, another story about a company that has moved into publishing indie games.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 20th 2016 at 3:09PM in News
VIDEO: Second season of Sarkeesian's Tropes vs Women arrives

VIDEO: Second season of Sarkeesian's Tropes vs Women arrives

The first episode of the second series of Anita Sarkeesian’s Tropes vs Women video series is now available to view online – and you can watch it right here.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2016 at 3:06PM in News

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MCV Women In Games Awards return for 2016

MCV Women In Games Awards return for 2016

After a successful first year, MCV’s Women In Games awards will return this May to recognise and reward the contribution of women to the UK games industry – and this ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 20th 2016 at 2:24PM in News
New Year, New Job: Stefano Petrullo on going it alone in PR

New Year, New Job: Stefano Petrullo on going it alone in PR

For the better part of a decade, PR guru Stefano Petrullo helped launch some of Ubisoft's biggest games franchises.

on Jan 20th 2016 at 2:00PM in News
Clash of Clans generated the most UK mobile revenue in 2015

Clash of Clans generated the most UK mobile revenue in 2015

Research company App Annie has released its mobile market report for 2015.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 20th 2016 at 2:00PM in News
Adrian: 'My signing bonus was my last year's salary'

Adrian: 'My signing bonus was my last year's salary'

Adrian Ma, the first collegiate scholarship player to move to the esports pros, is laughing. It's the first weekend of the League Championship Series (LCS) Spring Split and Ma has ...

on Jan 20th 2016 at 1:53PM in News

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SOE's Smedley launches new studio, Kickstarter for RPG Hero's Song

SOE's Smedley launches new studio, Kickstarter for RPG Hero's Song

The former boss of Sony Online Entertainment has announced the formation of a new studio and launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for an RPG.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2016 at 1:45PM in News
JRPG Odin Sphere Leifthrasir debuts at No.1 in Japan

JRPG Odin Sphere Leifthrasir debuts at No.1 in Japan

Atlus’ remaster of 2008 JRPG Odin Sphere has shot to the Japanese top spot according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 20th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
Can college eSports find an audience?

Can college eSports find an audience?

Encouraging college students to play more computer games might seem like a counter-intuitive way to develop career prospects, but what if they're aiming to be the next eSports superstar?

on Jan 20th 2016 at 12:49PM in News
Judge gives go ahead of Palmer Luckey breach of contract claim

Judge gives go ahead of Palmer Luckey breach of contract claim

The founder of Oculus Rift looks likely to end up in court over allegations that he used knowledge and technologies learned from a previous role in setting up his virtual ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2016 at 12:28PM in News

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Loda and Akke: Alliance is back as top Dota contender

Loda and Akke: Alliance is back as top Dota contender

It has now been close to two and a half years since Alliance was on top of the world of professional Dota. Early in 2013 the Swedish juggernaut featuring Henrik ...

on Jan 20th 2016 at 11:51AM in News
Jonathan Blow's The Witness releases next week

Jonathan Blow's The Witness releases next week

The Witness will be released on PS4 and PC on Tuesday January 26th, priced at a not inconsiderable £30.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2016 at 11:20AM in News
Capcom talks concerns with PS4's Street Fighter V moving into eSports arena

Capcom talks concerns with PS4's Street Fighter V moving into eSports arena

Capcom is working to bring the next iteration in the iconic Street Fighter franchise to the PlayStation 4 and PC during the middle part of next month, but the publisher ...

on Jan 20th 2016 at 10:48AM in News
Exploding Kittens ready to ignite on iOS

Exploding Kittens ready to ignite on iOS

Record-breaking Kickstarter card game Exploding Kittens is about to make its video game bow.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2016 at 10:28AM in News

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ESA criticises NPD games market figures

ESA criticises NPD games market figures

US video games trade body the Entertainment Software Association has criticised the market data released by research firm NPD.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 20th 2016 at 10:01AM in News
Riot Games creates chairman position for the LCS, appoints RedBeard

Riot Games creates chairman position for the LCS, appoints RedBeard

There is a new top-dog in the Riot Games ranks, with the company creating the role of chairman of the League Championship Series (LCS) and appointing Dustin “RedBeard” Beck—but what ...

on Jan 20th 2016 at 9:46AM in News
Xbox reveals Minecraft: Education Edition

Xbox reveals Minecraft: Education Edition

Xbox has announced that it is acquiring MinecraftEdu and releasing a new edition of Minecraft for schools.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 19th 2016 at 4:15PM in News
Blizzard pumping $4m into Heroes of the Storm eSports circuit

Blizzard pumping $4m into Heroes of the Storm eSports circuit

Blizzard are fronting $4m in total across this year's spring, summer and fall seasons of MOBA Heroes of the Storm.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jan 19th 2016 at 3:29PM in News
Ex-TSM Counter-Strike players form Astralis, become co-owners

Ex-TSM Counter-Strike players form Astralis, become co-owners

A Danish Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team has become the latest eSports squad to self-organise and determine their own future.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jan 19th 2016 at 2:47PM in News
New Year, New Job: Making the move from journalism to marketing

New Year, New Job: Making the move from journalism to marketing

In the late '90s and '00s, Geraint Evans worked at Future on brands such as GamesMaster. Now he is head of marketing of publisher PQube. Here he shares how he ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 19th 2016 at 2:00PM in News
Punch Club crosses $1m in sales following 'Twitch Plays' success

Punch Club crosses $1m in sales following 'Twitch Plays' success

TinyBuild Games just announced that Punch Club has grossed over $1m (£0.6m) in just 10 days, with more than 100,000 sales across all platforms.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 19th 2016 at 12:37PM in News
Chinese Room's Dan Pinchbeck picks up British Writers' Guild Award for Everybody's Gone To The Rapture

Chinese Room's Dan Pinchbeck picks up British Writers' Guild Award for Everybody's Gone To The Rapture

The writer of PS4 exclusive Everybody's Gone To The Rapture picked up the games writing prize at the British Writers' Guild last night.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 19th 2016 at 11:33AM in News
Watch Boris Johnson prance around a Minecraft London

Watch Boris Johnson prance around a Minecraft London

Almost ten years ago, Boris Johnson said that computer games 'rot the brain' in this Telegraph editorial.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 19th 2016 at 10:20AM in News