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Microsoft unveils new Kinect for Windows

Microsoft unveils new Kinect for Windows

Microsoft has revealed what its new Kinect for Windows looks like… and it looks exactly the same as the Xbox One version.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 28th 2014 at 12:25PM in News
Minecraft tops UK Xbox Live charts for seventh time in 2014

Minecraft tops UK Xbox Live charts for seventh time in 2014

The Xbox 360 version of Mojang’s Minecraft is once again top of the UK Xbox Live charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 28th 2014 at 10:42AM in News
All Future US magazines will be run out of the UK

All Future US magazines will be run out of the UK

Future is fast-tracking its plans to move its print operations to the UK.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 28th 2014 at 10:23AM in News
Infamous tops European PSN charts

Infamous tops European PSN charts

Sony’s first big PS4 exclusive of the year – Infamous: Second Son – debuts at the top of its European online store.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 28th 2014 at 10:11AM in News

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Independent Scotland could lose video games tax breaks

Independent Scotland could lose video games tax breaks

Scottish games developers could lose the tax breaks they fought so hard for, if the country was to go independent.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 28th 2014 at 9:43AM in News
Predator DLC coming to Call of Duty

Predator DLC coming to Call of Duty

Infinity Ward is keeping its film-themed DLC going for Call of Duty Ghosts.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 28th 2014 at 9:31AM in News
Now Uncharted 4 game director resigns

Now Uncharted 4 game director resigns

Another high ranking Naughty Dog employee working on the next Uncharted game has left the studio.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 28th 2014 at 9:19AM in News
MotorStorm, DriveClub creator forms Starship studio

MotorStorm, DriveClub creator forms Starship studio

Evolution studios founder Martin Kenwright has announced the opening of new digital entertainment studio, Starship.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 27th 2014 at 8:00PM in News

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Runic co-founders announce departure

Runic co-founders announce departure

Torchlight studio Runic Games will see industry veterans Travis Baldree and Erich Schaefer exit the company they helped co-found back in 2008, the pair have confirmed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 27th 2014 at 7:28PM in News
Superdata: Console microtransactions hit $352m in 2013

Superdata: Console microtransactions hit $352m in 2013

Microtransactions on consoles accounted for approximately $352m in sales last year, research group Superdata has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 27th 2014 at 6:48PM in News
Bleszinski: Cancelling Minecraft on Oculus makes Notch look like a pouty kid

Bleszinski: Cancelling Minecraft on Oculus makes Notch look like a pouty kid

Famed developer Cliff Bleszinski has criticised Markus Persson for his decision to pull the plug on the Oculus Rift version of Minecraft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 27th 2014 at 4:08PM in News
Intergi sponsors MCV Awards 2014

Intergi sponsors MCV Awards 2014

Video games ad agency Intergi has joined the list of supporters for this year's MCV Awards.

on Mar 27th 2014 at 4:07PM in News

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DriveClub director Rodgers exits studio

DriveClub director Rodgers exits studio

The game director behind Evolution Studios' upcoming racing game DriveClub has left the developer.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Mar 27th 2014 at 3:39PM in News
No backdating for video games tax breaks

No backdating for video games tax breaks

The Treasury has now confirmed that developers will not be able to claim back games tax relief. The claiming period will officially begin from April 1st 2014.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Mar 27th 2014 at 3:31PM in News
Chancellor: Games tax relief one of the most generous in the world

Chancellor: Games tax relief one of the most generous in the world

Conservative MP and UK Chancellor George Osborne has said that today’s confirmation of video games tax breaks will create new jobs in the sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 27th 2014 at 3:03PM in News
Facebook share price continues to fall

Facebook share price continues to fall

Having seen $10bn wiped off its value yesterday, Facebook has again got off to a troubled start on the markets today.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 27th 2014 at 2:43PM in News

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Revealed: The 100 most influential people working in the British video games industry

Revealed: The 100 most influential people working in the British video games industry

The latest issue of MCV has named the 100 most influential games industry executives.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 27th 2014 at 2:01PM in News
UK video games tax breaks - who qualifies?

UK video games tax breaks - who qualifies?

At long, long last UK video games tax breaks are upon us, but who is it precisely that qualifies?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 27th 2014 at 1:51PM in News
Little Orbit and Cartoon Network partner up to release Adventure Time game

Little Orbit and Cartoon Network partner up to release Adventure Time game

Little Orbit and Cartoon Network have announced they will be bringing new titles to gaming consoles and handheld devices this year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 27th 2014 at 1:31PM in News
GameStop narrowly misses revenue estimates as Q4 like-for-likes climb 7.8%

GameStop narrowly misses revenue estimates as Q4 like-for-likes climb 7.8%

Global games retailer GameStop has reported a like-for-like sales increase of 7.8 per cent for the quarter ending February 1st.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 27th 2014 at 12:55PM in News
Jo Twist: "We are on our way to making the UK the best place to make and sell games"

Jo Twist: "We are on our way to making the UK the best place to make and sell games"

The journey to finally get the tax production credits scheme in place for the games industry has been a long and sometimes rocky one.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 27th 2014 at 12:48PM in News
Iribe: We never intended to sell Oculus; Facebook buyout completed in just three days

Iribe: We never intended to sell Oculus; Facebook buyout completed in just three days

Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe has said that it was never the plan to sell the company.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 27th 2014 at 12:36PM in News
"Today we celebrate, tomorrow we prove we're worth it" - games developers react to Tax Breaks

"Today we celebrate, tomorrow we prove we're worth it" - games developers react to Tax Breaks

The biggest names in UK games development have told MCV that they’re overjoyed that the European Commission has rubberstamped tax breaks for UK studios.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 27th 2014 at 12:27PM in News
EC approves UK video games tax breaks

EC approves UK video games tax breaks

Tax breaks for the UK video games industry are happening.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 27th 2014 at 12:15PM in News
Oculus Rift backers react in anger to Facebook buyout

Oculus Rift backers react in anger to Facebook buyout

A number of those who supported Oculus Rift’s Kickstarter campaign have lashed out at its sale to Facebook.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 27th 2014 at 11:50AM in News