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Xbox Game Pass

We need to talk about Xbox Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass is the latest in a long line of services that have been branded ‘Netflix for Games’ - for better or worse. But with Microsoft and numerous heavyweight ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Mar 28th 2017 at 4:12PM in News
Worldwide digital games revenues climb 4% in February

Worldwide digital games revenues climb 4% in February

SuperData Research Worldwide Digital Games Revenue Report for February has shown a global year-on-year increase of four per cent for the sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 28th 2017 at 4:00PM in News
Gamescom

Gamescom 2017 tickets now on sale

Gamescom tickets are now on sale at the Gamescom Ticket Shop. This year, Europe's biggest games show runs from Tuesday August 22nd (or Wednesday 23rd for members of the public) ...

on Mar 28th 2017 at 11:21AM in News
The original StarCraft is getting remastered

The original StarCraft is getting remastered

Blizzard has announced plans to revisit pioneering 1998 strategy title StarCraft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 28th 2017 at 10:44AM in News

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HTC strikes VR partnership for Ready Player One film

HTC strikes VR partnership for Ready Player One film

Warner Bros has partnered with Vive maker HTC for the creation of virtual reality content to accompany 2018’s Ready Player One film.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 28th 2017 at 10:20AM in News
Destiny 2 is officially confirmed

Destiny 2 is officially confirmed

Bungie and Activision have gotten the ball rolling on Destiny 2.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 28th 2017 at 9:47AM in News
Vive

HTC Vive announces second wave of Vive X companies

HTC Vive has announced the second wave of companies to join its global accelerator program, Vive X. Over 30 new companies will receive funding and support to help grow the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 27th 2017 at 11:06AM in News
GameStop predicts Switch stock shortages throughout 2017

GameStop predicts Switch stock shortages throughout 2017

It might continue to be hard to find Switch consoles on the High Street for the rest of the year, retailer GameStop has predicted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 27th 2017 at 10:58AM in News

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Witcher creator laments 'stupid' decision to shun game revenue share

Witcher creator laments 'stupid' decision to shun game revenue share

The creator and author of the Witcher books has admitted that he turned down the chance to claim a share of the successful RPG series’ revenues.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 27th 2017 at 10:40AM in News
Super Mario Run did not hit Nintendo expectations

Super Mario Run did not hit Nintendo expectations

Nintendo has admitted that its first Mario smartphone game has fallen short of the mark.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 27th 2017 at 10:20AM in News
YouTube faces advertiser exodus over hate speech fears

YouTube faces advertiser exodus over hate speech fears

A growing list of major global brands are withdrawing their advertising spend on YouTube due to the fear of being associated with hate speech.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 27th 2017 at 9:44AM in News
Mass Effect: Andromeda debuts at No.1

Mass Effect: Andromeda debuts at No.1

EA and BioWare’s RPG sequel Mass Effect: Andromeda has unsurprisingly shot straight to the top of the UK Top 40 in its first week of sale in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 27th 2017 at 9:18AM in News

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Nioh a 'triumphant return' for Koei Tecmo as it eyes the western market

Nioh a 'triumphant return' for Koei Tecmo as it eyes the western market

Nioh’s success was never set in stone. The title’s chaotic development started back in 2004, but it only hit shelves this February. An even bigger surprise was director Fumihiko Yasuda’s ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 24th 2017 at 11:35AM in News
GameStop Q4 revenues fall 13.6%

GameStop Q4 revenues fall 13.6%

Global games retailer GameStop has reported year-on-year drops in both revenue and income.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2017 at 10:45AM in News
Yooka Laylee

A rare achievement: how Yooka-Laylee's winning fans on both sides of the nostalgia divide

Nostalgia is a valuable currency in the games industry, but there’s one UK studio that knows this better than most. Formed by several ex-Rare employees, many of whom worked there ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 24th 2017 at 10:42AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: Matt Gilman joins Ndemic Creations

MCV Jobs Weekly: Matt Gilman joins Ndemic Creations

Ndemic opens new Bristol studio, Kiss appoints new head of finance and Ephraim departs SIE.

on Mar 24th 2017 at 10:40AM in News

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Xbox Game Pass, Yooka-Laylee and Square Enix Collective headline this week's MCV

Xbox Game Pass, Yooka-Laylee and Square Enix Collective headline this week's MCV

This week, we talk to Microsoft about Xbox Game Pass, investigate why publishers are so reluctant to discuss the new upcoming service and ask SuperData’s Joost van Dreunen and IHS ...

on Mar 24th 2017 at 10:22AM in News
MeetToMatch opens for Quo Vadis 2017 bookings

MeetToMatch opens for Quo Vadis 2017 bookings

Online meeting platform MeetToMatch is now able to schedule meetings for next month’s German games conference Quo Vadis 2017.

on Mar 24th 2017 at 10:14AM in News
Miguel Paniagua

Tequila Works: not all indie games are a good fit for retail

Tequila Works, whose upcoming title Rime is coming to retail on PS4 and Xbox One on May 26th, has told MCV that a boxed release isn’t necessarily the best ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 24th 2017 at 10:06AM in News
ID Devs

Indies sing praises of Microsoft's ID@Xbox programme

Independent developers have called Microsoft’s ID@Xbox programme “hugely important” to the games industry, and have singled it out as one of the easiest digital publishing platforms to work on across ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 24th 2017 at 9:51AM in News
Outlast 2 greenlit for Australian release

Outlast 2 greenlit for Australian release

The Australian Classification Board has seemingly reversed its decision to ban Outland 2.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2017 at 9:37AM in News
JonTron cameo yanked from Yooka-Laylee

JonTron cameo yanked from Yooka-Laylee

Developer Playtonic has announced that shamed YouTuber JonTron will no longer star in upcoming platformer Yooka-Laylee.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2017 at 9:21AM in News
Top 25 global games companies see revenues rise 17% in 2016

Top 25 global games companies see revenues rise 17% in 2016

The combined revenue of the world’s largest 25 video games companies hit $70.4bn in 2016, representing a year-on-year increase of 17 per cent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2017 at 4:00PM in News
New 3DS XL

New 3DS XL up 138% in Japan thanks to Monster Hunter XX's 1m sales

Capcom's Monster Hunter XX has already smashed the 1m mark in Japan, according to the latest data from Famitsu, prompting a 138 per cent rise in New Nintendo 3DS LL ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 23rd 2017 at 11:31AM in News
Australian senator calls for video game classification reform

Australian senator calls for video game classification reform

Video games are demonised by a government filled by people who don’t understand them, according to one Australian senator.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2017 at 10:54AM in News