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WSVG owes $32,000 in prize money to players months after initial payment deadline

Tournament organiser WSVG have yet to pay out $32,000 in prize money.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 14th 2016 at 1:37PM in News
Oculus Rift games can be patched to work on HTC Vive

Oculus Rift games can be patched to work on HTC Vive

It seems as if Oculus Rift exclusives are exclusive only in name.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2016 at 12:39PM in News
Press accreditation now open for Gamescom 2016

Press accreditation now open for Gamescom 2016

Gamescom organiser Koelnmesse has opened press accreditation for this year’s show.

on Apr 14th 2016 at 12:31PM in News
'It appears that GTA might make the world a worse place for females'

'It appears that GTA might make the world a worse place for females'

The links between games violence and real-world violence are dubious, but a new study has suggested a worrying new corroboration between some games and social attitudes.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2016 at 11:41AM in News

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Are we charging enough for indie games?

Are we charging enough for indie games?

Since 2012 we have been spoilt with a near-constant stream of indie titles coming to digital store fronts. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 14th 2016 at 11:20AM in News
Stardew Valley passes 1m sales

Stardew Valley passes 1m sales

A small rural simulator born out of frustration with the Harvest Moon series is one of the biggest PC hits this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2016 at 10:39AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: New editor for eSports Pro

MCV Jobs Weekly: New editor for eSports Pro

Mike Stubbs replaces Chris Higgins as editor of eSports Pro, Alex Verrey launches Big Boy PR and ERA appoints a new director of marketing and communications. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 14th 2016 at 10:25AM in News
'There's a lot of sadness about Uncharted's end,' says Naughty Dog

'There's a lot of sadness about Uncharted's end,' says Naughty Dog

Developer Naughty Dog says it became emotional as it put the finishing touches to Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 14th 2016 at 10:07AM in News

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Are we charging enough for indie games? Find out in this week's MCV

Are we charging enough for indie games? Find out in this week's MCV

This week, we ask leading publishers in the indie sector if it’s too late to start charging more for indie games.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 14th 2016 at 10:06AM in News
Atari: We won't walk away from Rollercoaster Tycoon World

Atari: We won't walk away from Rollercoaster Tycoon World

It may have received a critical mauling, but Atari says it’s not about to give up on its new Rollercoaster Tycoon game.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 14th 2016 at 10:00AM in News
Codemasters back on track after posting first profit in five years

Codemasters back on track after posting first profit in five years

Racing firm Codemasters has made its first operational profit in five years and predicts ‘double digit’ growth going forwards. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 14th 2016 at 9:52AM in News
Halo

Halo Championship Series: Pro League to launch next month with $250,000 prize pool

Xbox and 343 Industries have announced that the new Halo Championship Series: Pro League will launch on May 31st with a $250,000 prize pool.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 13th 2016 at 4:29PM in News

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Yo-Kai Watch holds No.1 in Japan as Far Cry Primal debuts in third place

Yo-Kai Watch holds No.1 in Japan as Far Cry Primal debuts in third place

The latest entry in the hugely popular Yo-Kai Watch series holds the top spot in Japan for the second week running, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 13th 2016 at 4:12PM in News
Trademark filing points to more Katamari Damacy

Trademark filing points to more Katamari Damacy

Bandai Namco isn’t done with the Katamari Damacy brand, it seems.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2016 at 3:41PM in News
Dark Souls board game coming to Kickstarter this month

Dark Souls board game coming to Kickstarter this month

Prepare to die (like dice… get it?). A table top game based on From Software’s cult hit RPG series Dark Souls is on the way. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 13th 2016 at 3:29PM in News
Remedy acknowledges Quantum Break's PC problems, says UWP v-sync fix coming in May

Remedy acknowledges Quantum Break's PC problems, says UWP v-sync fix coming in May

Quantum Break developer Remedy has apologised for the many problems that plague the PC version, saying that fixes for some of them are nearly here.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2016 at 3:09PM in News

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Valve blocks indie games store Itch.io app from Steam

Valve blocks indie games store Itch.io app from Steam

Itch.io, the distribution platform aimed at indie and experimental games, has been refused from launching its app on Steam.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 13th 2016 at 2:58PM in News
MLG

MLG Columbus becomes biggest Counter-Strike tournament ever

MLG Columbus has set multiple new records in the world of Counter-Strike eSports events.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 13th 2016 at 2:49PM in News
Rumours point to three new Nvidia GTX cards in June

Rumours point to three new Nvidia GTX cards in June

With Nvidia’s tech conference having been and gone without word of any new GPU models, now rumours suggest a June release for Nvidia’s next-gen graphic card line up.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2016 at 1:18PM in News
Red Dead Redemption described as 'a recurring nightmare' by Rockstar before release

Red Dead Redemption described as 'a recurring nightmare' by Rockstar before release

Rockstar was struggling with the development of Red Dead Redemption before Leslie Benzies was drafted in to save it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2016 at 12:41PM in News
Second MCV & Develop Podcast now live, featuring UKIE's Dr Jo Twist

Second MCV & Develop Podcast now live, featuring UKIE's Dr Jo Twist

The MCV & Develop Podcast is back – this time taking a closer look at the UK games industry.

on Apr 13th 2016 at 12:23PM in News
International Factfile 2016: Russia

International Factfile 2016: Russia

Russia’s video games market had revenues nearly reaching $1.3bn (£0.90bn) last year, surpassing its 2014 total of $1.1bn (£0.76bn), according to Newzoo’s figures.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 13th 2016 at 11:11AM in News
Oculus hopes Rift orders will arrive earlier than promised

Oculus hopes Rift orders will arrive earlier than promised

VR hopeful Oculus Rift says it is addressing the component shortage problems that have delayed orders of the device.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2016 at 11:07AM in News
Enter the Gungeon sells 200,000 units, makes $3m in first week on sale

Enter the Gungeon sells 200,000 units, makes $3m in first week on sale

Devolver Digital’s latest release Enter the Gungeon generated $3m (£2.1m) globally in its first week on sale. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 13th 2016 at 10:34AM in News
Rockstar says Benzies' claims are 'without merit' and 'bizarre'

Rockstar says Benzies' claims are 'without merit' and 'bizarre'

The shock legal battle between Rockstar Games and former director Leslie Benzies has quickly descended into a slanging match.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2016 at 10:29AM in News