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Introducing: Indie games month on MCVuk.com

Introducing: Indie games month on MCVuk.com

MCV will be publishing daily online articles dedicated to indie games development and publishing. 

on May 1st 2015 at 2:11PM in News
YouTube is ten years old

YouTube is ten years old

Or should that be ‘only’ ten years old? Because it can sometimes be hard to remember a time when internet video wasn’t just a click/swipe away.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2015 at 2:09PM in News
ESL's Mortal Kombat X Fatal 8 event attracts big viewer numbers

ESL's Mortal Kombat X Fatal 8 event attracts big viewer numbers

Mortal Kombat has made its mark in the competitive eSports scene following the success of the ESL’s Fatal 8 tournament.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Adventure Time stars in LittleBigPlanet 3 tie-up

Adventure Time stars in LittleBigPlanet 3 tie-up

Finn and Jake have got their thumbs into yet another video gaming pie with the release of the Adventure Time Level Kit for PS4 and PS3 title LittleBigPlanet 3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2015 at 1:07PM in News

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Bandai Namco launches Galaga Tekken crossover

Bandai Namco launches Galaga Tekken crossover

An unlikely union of brands has arrived on iOS to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Tekken series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2015 at 12:10PM in News
MCV's guide to the hottest accessories of summer

MCV's guide to the hottest accessories of summer

Batman, The Witcher, Metal Gear Solid, Splatoon: the next four months are full of major-label titles set to bring consumers flooding into stores.

on May 1st 2015 at 11:35AM in News
Toys-to-life boom: Disney Infinity and Skylanders see sales spike in early 2015

Toys-to-life boom: Disney Infinity and Skylanders see sales spike in early 2015

Skylanders, Disney Infinity and Amiibo are the biggest accessory winners of 2015 so far, with all three franchises seeing major year-on-year growth.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 1st 2015 at 11:11AM in News
Sofa, so good: How Screencheat flies in the face of modern multiplayer

Sofa, so good: How Screencheat flies in the face of modern multiplayer

On paper, the concept for Australian developer Samurai Punk’s new multiplayer title is a simple one.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 1st 2015 at 10:39AM in News

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Jurassic World: The Game stomps onto iOS

Jurassic World: The Game stomps onto iOS

Remember when every big summer movie would get an accompanying triple-A action console game? In the modern games industry, things are very different.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2015 at 10:33AM in News
How can we stop the pre-order rot?

How can we stop the pre-order rot?

In August last year, Activision’s CEO Eric Hirshberg told investors that its upcoming shooter Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was suffering from ‘an industry-wide downturn’ in pre-orders.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 1st 2015 at 10:27AM in News
Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector's Edition is £200, GAME-exclusive

Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector's Edition is £200, GAME-exclusive

A premium SKU has been revealed for the next instalment in the Halo franchise.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 1st 2015 at 10:22AM in News
Keith Ramsdale departs EA

Keith Ramsdale departs EA

EA veteran Keith Ramsdale has left EA.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 1st 2015 at 10:07AM in News

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Why are consumers losing interest in pre-orders? Find out in this week's MCV

Why are consumers losing interest in pre-orders? Find out in this week's MCV

Last week MCV reported that pre-orders were in decline in the UK; this week we find whether this is an issue for the industry.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 1st 2015 at 10:00AM in News
CCP boss says not to expect virtual reality boom in 2016

CCP boss says not to expect virtual reality boom in 2016

It will take longer than some people think for VR to hit the big time, the CEO of CCP has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2015 at 9:21AM in News
Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee hits Kickstarter this week

Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee hits Kickstarter this week

Playtonic Games' Kickstarter campaign for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee is scheduled to begin later today.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 1st 2015 at 6:56AM in News
Britney Spears signs with Glu for new mobile game

Britney Spears signs with Glu for new mobile game

Mobile games publisher Glu has signed on new celebrity partner Britney Spears to a five-year deal.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 1st 2015 at 6:54AM in News

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Watch Dogs 2 in development - report

Watch Dogs 2 in development - report

Development for Watch Dogs 2 is already underway at Ubisoft, according to multiple reports.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 1st 2015 at 6:11AM in News
Dead Island 2 delayed until 2016

Dead Island 2 delayed until 2016

In news that will of little surprise, Deep Silver’s Dead Island 2 has been significantly delayed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2015 at 3:59PM in News
Far Cry 4 devs announce Nepal Earthquake Fund

Far Cry 4 devs announce Nepal Earthquake Fund

The team behind Far Cry 4 has started a fund to help the millions of people whose lives have been affected by the recent earthquake in Nepal.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Apr 30th 2015 at 3:33PM in News
Legal ruling could boost eSports validity, but that might not help ESPN ratings

Legal ruling could boost eSports validity, but that might not help ESPN ratings

The brain is a muscle, right? Whether or not a court agrees with this could decide whether eSports takes another big step towards a perceived legitimacy as a sport.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2015 at 3:23PM in News
Woolworths workers fail in compensation bid

Woolworths workers fail in compensation bid

The European Court of Justice has backed government calls to exclude workers at stores with fewer than 20 employees from the right to redundancy consultation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2015 at 2:24PM in News
PC gaming finally gets its own E3 press conference

PC gaming finally gets its own E3 press conference

PlayStation and Microsoft (and possibly Nintendo?) will this year be joined on the E3 stage by a conference dedicated solely to PC gaming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2015 at 1:35PM in News
Valve gives developers the power to ban Steam users

Valve gives developers the power to ban Steam users

Valve has widened the ability for players to be banned on Steam by granting developers the right to direct player bans directly.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2015 at 12:55PM in News
Games can now be embedded directly into Twitter

Games can now be embedded directly into Twitter

A number of classic video games can now be played directly via Twitter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2015 at 12:32PM in News
Tencent buys 14.6% Glu Mobile stake

Tencent buys 14.6% Glu Mobile stake

Tencent has acquired 14.6 per cent of Kim Kardashian: Hollywood developer Glu Mobile for $126 million.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Apr 30th 2015 at 11:21AM in News