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Find out how the UK games market performed last year in MCV's first issue of 2016

Find out how the UK games market performed last year in MCV's first issue of 2016

As we start 2016, MCV looks back at the last twelve months to see just how the UK games market performed. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 14th 2016 at 10:00AM in News
'Configuration change' leads to Hitman pre-order cancellations

'Configuration change' leads to Hitman pre-order cancellations

PS4 owners who had pre-ordered the digital version of Square Enix’s Hitman have had their orders cancelled.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2016 at 9:57AM in News
Comedian Miles Jupp to host MCV Awards 2016

Comedian Miles Jupp to host MCV Awards 2016

BBC funnyman Miles Jupp will host the upcoming MCV Awards.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 14th 2016 at 9:39AM in News
Microsoft won't be making a League of Legends HoloLens viewer

Microsoft won't be making a League of Legends HoloLens viewer

A proposal to make a HoloLens application that allows its wearer to observe League of Legends matches won’t be commissioned by Microsoft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2016 at 3:43PM in News

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US Amazon Prime subscribers receive 20% off new game releases and pre-orders

US Amazon Prime subscribers receive 20% off new game releases and pre-orders

American Amazon Prime users can now get 20 per cent off the cost of game pre-orders and brand new releases.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 13th 2016 at 3:22PM in News
Ant-Man and Captain America DLC free as PlayStation exclusive in LEGO Marvel's Avengers

Ant-Man and Captain America DLC free as PlayStation exclusive in LEGO Marvel's Avengers

Warner has announced that free DLC based on both Ant-Man and Captain America: Civil War will be released for LEGO Marvel’s Avengers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2016 at 3:15PM in News
Flappy Bird creator returns with new game

Flappy Bird creator returns with new game

The studio behind one of mobile’s biggest viral hits has teased its next release.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 13th 2016 at 2:55PM in News
eSports 101: Norwegian High School Offering Competitive Gaming Classes

eSports 101: Norwegian High School Offering Competitive Gaming Classes

With a career in eSports becoming a viable option for some people people, it's only fitting a high school in Norway would set up a curriculum for students who want to ...

on Jan 13th 2016 at 2:47PM in News

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Hateful Eight producer Stacey Sher named as Activision Blizzard Studios co-president

Hateful Eight producer Stacey Sher named as Activision Blizzard Studios co-president

American movie producer Stacey Sher has taken a senior role at Activision’s TV and film business.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2016 at 1:20PM in News
Monster Hunter X holds the No.1 spot in Japan

Monster Hunter X holds the No.1 spot in Japan

The latest entry in Capcom’s Monster Hunter series is manages to hold on to the top spot in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 13th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
The DraftKings of e-sports just laid off a quarter of its staff

The DraftKings of e-sports just laid off a quarter of its staff

Last spring, Vulcun raised $12 million to build a product for a small but growing aspect of online gaming called fantasy e-sports. It allows players to bet on competitions for video ...

on Jan 13th 2016 at 12:46PM in News
Special Edition Pokemon 2DS consoles heading to the UK

Special Edition Pokemon 2DS consoles heading to the UK

2016 is the 20th Anniversary of Pokemon, don’t you know? And part of the celebration sees three Special Edition 2DS making their way to the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2016 at 12:35PM in News

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Stand aside, skeptics. Esports are here to stay

Stand aside, skeptics. Esports are here to stay

Haters may hate, but they can't derail the excitement surrounding esports.

on Jan 13th 2016 at 11:43AM in News
VIDEO: To The Moon follow-up Finding Paradise revealed

VIDEO: To The Moon follow-up Finding Paradise revealed

Freebird Games has announced a sequel to its 2011 RPG hit To The Moon.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 13th 2016 at 11:33AM in News
Not a Hero launching on PS4 in February, Vita version cancelled

Not a Hero launching on PS4 in February, Vita version cancelled

Roll7’s indie shooter Not a Hero has finally been given a firm release date on PlayStation 4.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 13th 2016 at 11:06AM in News
Leslie Benzies has officially left Rockstar

Leslie Benzies has officially left Rockstar

One of the key faces behind the Grand Theft Auto franchise and the boss of Rockstar North has left the company.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2016 at 10:42AM in News

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Esports is having a moment

Esports is having a moment

Former NBA player Rick Fox is on the phone when he receives another call: It's from Denmark.

on Jan 13th 2016 at 10:41AM in News
Gone Home: Console Edition delayed on launch day in Europe

Gone Home: Console Edition delayed on launch day in Europe

The console SKUs of Gone Home are been pushed back in Europe and Australia. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 13th 2016 at 10:30AM in News
Respawn hiring for Titanfall 2

Respawn hiring for Titanfall 2

Respawn Entertainment is looking to expand both inside and outside of the Titanfall universe.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 13th 2016 at 10:16AM in News
EA Access is now available on PC

EA Access is now available on PC

Publisher EA has launched a PC version of its Access subscription service.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2016 at 9:59AM in News
GamesRadar+ hit 11.3m users in December

GamesRadar+ hit 11.3m users in December

Future’s GamesRadar+ has smashed its monthly user records in December 2015 with 11.3m people visiting the website.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 13th 2016 at 9:56AM in News
Cineplex launches national video game tournament to capitalise on eSports trend

Cineplex launches national video game tournament to capitalise on eSports trend

Cineplex has launched its first national video game tournament in hopes of capitalizing on the growing popularity of competitive gaming to help fill seats at its countrywide chain of theatres.

on Jan 13th 2016 at 9:40AM in News
GAME's share price up 8% as New Year sales improve

GAME's share price up 8% as New Year sales improve

GAME’s share price has improved slightly - up 8 per cent – after the retailer said its Christmas and New Year’s sales were not as bad as it feared.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 13th 2016 at 9:11AM in News
GameStop reports Christmas growth

GameStop reports Christmas growth

Global video games retailer GameStop has said that like-for-like store sales for the nine weeks ending January 2nd were up 4.4 per cent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2016 at 2:04PM in News