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Time's VR cover leads to outpouring of disappointment... and genius

Time's VR cover leads to outpouring of disappointment... and genius

If you haven’t seen it already, look below to see how Time chose to depict its cover feature on virtual reality.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 7th 2015 at 10:48AM in News
Gree: Don't build studios, buy them

Gree: Don't build studios, buy them

Mobile games giant Gree believes that establishing a new studio from scratch is more costly in the long run than acquiring them.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 7th 2015 at 10:34AM in News
eSports needs better regulation, says Mount & Blade studio Taleworlds

eSports needs better regulation, says Mount & Blade studio Taleworlds

The world of eSports needs to improve its regulations to cut down on abusive and offensive behaviour from certain pro-gamers.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Aug 7th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
Ark: Survival Evolved dev: 'Putting feathers on dinosaurs is stressful'

Ark: Survival Evolved dev: 'Putting feathers on dinosaurs is stressful'

Scientists propose that dinosaurs likely had feathers – but Studio Wildcard says it will continue to focus on scaly lizards because feathers are ‘really hard to do’.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 7th 2015 at 10:26AM in News

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'They originally pitched a different game': how Square Enix discovered Life Is Strange

'They originally pitched a different game': how Square Enix discovered Life Is Strange

Developer Dontnod was trying to sell Square Enix a different game before deciding to show them Life Is Strange as an afterthought.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 7th 2015 at 10:19AM in News
Dovetail Games announces Xbox partnership

Dovetail Games announces Xbox partnership

Train Simulator firm Dovetail Games has announced a deal with Microsoft to bring some of its future games to Xbox One and Windows 10.

on Aug 7th 2015 at 10:14AM in News
Capcom wants Street Fighter V to be No.1 in eSports

Capcom wants Street Fighter V to be No.1 in eSports

Street Fighter V is set to become the biggest title in the eSports fighting scene, if Capcom has its way.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 7th 2015 at 10:10AM in News
Halo Wars 2 'will not be Total War: Halo'

Halo Wars 2 'will not be Total War: Halo'

Creative Assembly’s Halo strategy game will not resemble its smash-hit Total War franchise, the developer has told MCV @ Gamescom. 

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 7th 2015 at 10:04AM in News

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Steam offers unconditional refunds for Journey of the Light amid accusations of deception

Steam offers unconditional refunds for Journey of the Light amid accusations of deception

It dubs itself as one of the hardest puzzle games on Steam, but it’s starting to look as if indie title Journey of the Light is nothing more than an ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 7th 2015 at 9:59AM in News
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition revealed for fall release

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition revealed for fall release

Moon Studio's hit platform adventure game Ori and the Blind Forest is getting a Definitive Edition, complete with a new expansion.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 7th 2015 at 7:06AM in News
Angry Bird 2 reaches 20m downloads

Angry Bird 2 reaches 20m downloads

Rovio has announced Angry Birds 2 has amassed 20m downloads during its launch week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 7th 2015 at 7:03AM in News

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Mega Man Legacy Collection arrives this month

Mega Man Legacy Collection arrives this month

Mega Man Legacy Collection will land later this month on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 7th 2015 at 7:01AM in News
Accessories Update: SmaAcc Power Bank for DualShock 4 and Hori's Zelda Mario Kart 8 Wheel

Accessories Update: SmaAcc Power Bank for DualShock 4 and Hori's Zelda Mario Kart 8 Wheel

MCV takes a look at the best accessories heading to UK retail. This week, PS4 pads can bank on SmaAcc for power and Hori has a golden delight for Zelda ...

on Aug 6th 2015 at 4:27PM in News
Reddit finally moves to close racist threads, but what was the real motivation?

Reddit finally moves to close racist threads, but what was the real motivation?

Having said recently that it would not be closing down racist threads, Reddit has once again changed its content strategy to prohibit a handful of notorious hangouts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2015 at 3:45PM in News
Xbox One DVR requires an external hard drive

Xbox One DVR requires an external hard drive

The new DVR functionality for Xbox One comes with a major caveat – it will only work with consoles fitted out with an external hard drive.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2015 at 3:20PM in News

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February release set for Battleborn

February release set for Battleborn

2K Games has confirmed an early 2015 release date for FPS title Battleborn.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2015 at 2:51PM in News
Before and After - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 becomes cel-shaded

Before and After - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 becomes cel-shaded

Just two months ahead of launch, Activision has completely changed the visual style of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2015 at 1:28PM in News
EA will now release games in the UK on Thursdays

EA will now release games in the UK on Thursdays

Consoles games form publisher EA will from this point on be released on Thursdays in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2015 at 12:26PM in News
VIDEO: See Crackdown 3's 100% destructible world in action

VIDEO: See Crackdown 3's 100% destructible world in action

Microsoft’s cloud-powered destructible environments in Crackdown could be the next big next-gen evolution if they deliver on the pitch shown in this live demonstration.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2015 at 11:26AM in News
Spencer: Market share has nothing to do with it - Sony is buying third party deals

Spencer: Market share has nothing to do with it - Sony is buying third party deals

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has rejected any notion that PS4 is home to more third party titles than Xbox One due to its superior market share.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2015 at 10:08AM in News
Mad Catz targets 'significant' European growth for Rock Band 4

Mad Catz targets 'significant' European growth for Rock Band 4

Rock Band will finally crack Europe this year, publisher Mad Catz has told MCV @ Gamescom.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 6th 2015 at 9:56AM in News
Vita and 3DS have 'two to three years left' in the West

Vita and 3DS have 'two to three years left' in the West

The current generation of handheld games consoles will persist for up to another three years in Europe and the US, publisher NISA has predicted.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 6th 2015 at 9:47AM in News
Developers must learn to tackle more serious issues in their games, says Ninja Theory

Developers must learn to tackle more serious issues in their games, says Ninja Theory

Ninja Theory says games companies need to tackle difficult topics if the industry wants to be held in the same regard as other forms of entertainment.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 6th 2015 at 9:44AM in News