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PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live subscriptions added to consumer price index

PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live subscriptions added to consumer price index

Online game subscriptions like PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live will now be used to calculate the impact of inflation. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 17th 2015 at 12:38PM in News
Accessories Update: Nvidia Shield and GameCube Controller Adaptor

Accessories Update: Nvidia Shield and GameCube Controller Adaptor

MCV takes a look at the best accessories heading to UK retail. This week, we investigate Nvidia’s living room debut and hook up with GameCube controllers on Wii U and ...

on Mar 17th 2015 at 12:16PM in News
Dragon Ball Xenoverse ships 1.5m units worldwide

Dragon Ball Xenoverse ships 1.5m units worldwide

Bandai Namco's latest Dragon Ball title Xenoverse has shipped 1.5m units globally. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 17th 2015 at 12:13PM in News

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International Factfile 2015: Portugal

International Factfile 2015: Portugal

Portugal is a fast-growing European region for games, despite a recent withdrawal of games retail in the area.

on Mar 17th 2015 at 12:03PM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to Battlefield Hardline merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Battlefield Hardline merchandise

The next entry in EA’s military shooter series takes the action to a local level, pitting cops against criminals. MCV steals a glance at upcoming merchandise for Battlefield Hardline

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 17th 2015 at 11:45AM in News
Chillingo opens office in China

Chillingo opens office in China

EA's mobile publishing label Chillingo has set up shop in China in EA's Shanghai office. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 17th 2015 at 11:44AM in News
A4T to serve as Table Gift partner for this year's MCV Awards

A4T to serve as Table Gift partner for this year's MCV Awards

Accessories 4 Technology has signed on as Table Gift partner for this year's MCV Awards.

on Mar 17th 2015 at 11:25AM in News

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Rory McIlroy is the new face of EA's PGA our series

Rory McIlroy is the new face of EA's PGA our series

EA has announced Rory McIlroy PGA Tour, ushering in a new Tiger Woods-less era for the golf series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2015 at 10:20AM in News
Nintendo announces its next console - the NX

Nintendo announces its next console - the NX

Not content with having announced a move onto smartphones, Nintendo has also revealed that its next dedicated games console is in development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2015 at 8:52AM in News
Nintendo and DeNA alliance puts IP like Mario on mobile

Nintendo and DeNA alliance puts IP like Mario on mobile

Nintendo today announced a new deal that will see its classic characters feature in games for smartphones.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Mar 17th 2015 at 8:02AM in News
Microsoft developing Cortana for Android, iOS - report

Microsoft developing Cortana for Android, iOS - report

Microsoft is reportedly developing its digital assistance program Cortana as a standalone app for Android and iOS.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 17th 2015 at 1:27AM in News

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Octodad: Dadliest Catch heading to Wii U, Xbox One

Octodad: Dadliest Catch heading to Wii U, Xbox One

Indie hit Octodad: Dadliest Catch will expand its platform stable later this year, as developer Young Horses have announced Wii U and Xbox One editions are in the works.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 17th 2015 at 1:06AM in News
Steam tops 9m concurrent users

Steam tops 9m concurrent users

Steam has once again bested its concurrent user record, surpassing 9m active accounts for a stretch during the past weekend.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 17th 2015 at 12:52AM in News
Warner making LEGO toys-to-life game, report claims; No Five Armies DLC for Hobbit

Warner making LEGO toys-to-life game, report claims; No Five Armies DLC for Hobbit

Yet another company is to enter the toys-to-life category, according to online rumours.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2015 at 4:01PM in News
'Huge' licensing deal puts Crytek 'back on track'

'Huge' licensing deal puts Crytek 'back on track'

Crytek has signed a major licensing deal with a mystery firm as part of its strategy to put the company on a more stabe footing following its troubles last year. ...

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Mar 16th 2015 at 3:22PM in News

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1m tune in to ESL One Katowice Counter Strike final

1m tune in to ESL One Katowice Counter Strike final

Fnatic not only enjoyed a memorable victory at this year’s ESL One Counter Strike finals in Katowice, but it did so in front of a record online audience.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2015 at 3:11PM in News
The GAME Marketplace has officially launched

The GAME Marketplace has officially launched

Having soft launched it last month, GAME has now officially launched its new Marketplace initiative online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2015 at 1:24PM in News
PS4 gamer gets their hands on early copy of Bloodborne

PS4 gamer gets their hands on early copy of Bloodborne

It’s not out until next week, but PS4 exclusive Bloodborne has already made it into the hands of one lucky console owner.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2015 at 1:04PM in News
Hololens doesn't mean Microsoft won't make a full VR headset

Hololens doesn't mean Microsoft won't make a full VR headset

Microsoft’s investment in ambitious augmented reality headset Hololens does not mean the company won’t make a move into the ‘full’ virtual reality market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2015 at 12:32PM in News
Warner to make Game of Thrones its most expensive mobile game ever

Warner to make Game of Thrones its most expensive mobile game ever

Game of Thrones is on track to be Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s most expensive mobile game in its history, claims the firm’s senior VP of mobile, social and emerging platforms ...

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Mar 16th 2015 at 11:34AM in News
Paradox will battle Cities: Skylines piracy with regular free updates

Paradox will battle Cities: Skylines piracy with regular free updates

PC games publisher Paradox has said that it has a simple strategy to combat those who wish to pirate its PC mega-hit.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2015 at 10:53AM in News
APB's Reloaded Games acquires online mech title Hawken

APB's Reloaded Games acquires online mech title Hawken

APB publisher Reloaded Games has acquired the rights to free-to-play mech battler Hawken.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Mar 16th 2015 at 10:27AM in News
GTA V back on top of UK retail charts; now within two weeks of Vice City's series record

GTA V back on top of UK retail charts; now within two weeks of Vice City's series record

After three consecutive weeks where new IP ruled the UK retail charts, Rockstar’s crime opus Grand Theft Auto V has reclaimed its crown.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 16th 2015 at 10:14AM in News