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Frank Underwood swaps triple-As for indie games in new House of Cards

Frank Underwood swaps triple-As for indie games in new House of Cards

Viewers of Netflix’s House of Cards are accustomed to the gaming habits of fictional US politician Frank Underwood.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 12:56PM in News
Accessories Update: Snakebyte Python 6600V and MOGA Hero Power

Accessories Update: Snakebyte Python 6600V and MOGA Hero Power

MCV takes a look at the best accessories heading to UK retail. This week, we check out Snakebyte’s Python headset and a new controller for Android systems

on Mar 2nd 2015 at 12:34PM in News
Microsoft cuts Sunset Overdrive Xbox One bundle to £279.99

Microsoft cuts Sunset Overdrive Xbox One bundle to £279.99

A 500GB white Xbox One with Sunset Overdrive can now be had £279.99 directly from Microsoft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 12:06PM in News
Wii U exclusive Stealth Inc 2 making its way to other platforms

Wii U exclusive Stealth Inc 2 making its way to other platforms

Curve Digital’s Stealth Inc 2 is getting released on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Vita, PS3 and PC this April.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 11:32AM in News

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The first SteamVR Vive game is... Job Simulator

The first SteamVR Vive game is... Job Simulator

Some play games to escape from the daily grind, but this doesn’t appear to be the market being targeted by the first game confirmed for SteamVR.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 11:18AM in News
Valve unveils VR headset made by HTC

Valve unveils VR headset made by HTC

Smartphone powerhouse HTC has been named as the manufacturer of Valve’s virtual reality headset.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 10:24AM in News
Dying Light debuts at No.1 in the UK

Dying Light debuts at No.1 in the UK

Warner Bros' new open world parker zombie title Dying Light has debuted in first place in the GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 10:05AM in News
GAME acquires Multiplay for £20m

GAME acquires Multiplay for £20m

Retailer GAME has made a big move into the eSports and events space by acquiring Multiplay.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 9:07AM in News

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Payday 2: Crimewave Edition heading to PS4 and Xbox One in June

Payday 2: Crimewave Edition heading to PS4 and Xbox One in June

An upgraded edition of Payday 2 is heading to Playstation 4 and Xbox One this June, publisher 505 Games has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 27th 2015 at 10:43PM in News
Dota 2 surpasses 40m players, user activity on the rise - EEDAR

Dota 2 surpasses 40m players, user activity on the rise - EEDAR

Dota 2 has seen its community swell past 40m players worldwide this month, but perhaps even more impressive is the level of user engagement Valve's free-to-play MOBA has maintained throughout ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 27th 2015 at 10:29PM in News
OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood lands on PS4 and Vita next week

OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood lands on PS4 and Vita next week

OlliOlli 2 will launch on PS4 and PS Vita next week in North America and Europe.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 27th 2015 at 9:56PM in News
Canadians suffer video game RRP increase

Canadians suffer video game RRP increase

The price of new video games appears to have been hiked in Canada.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2015 at 4:10PM in News

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Ridge Racer Unbounded's European servers have been shut down

Ridge Racer Unbounded's European servers have been shut down

Bandai Namco has turned off all online functionality for 2012 release Ridge Racer Unbounded.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2015 at 3:53PM in News
'Sixteen percent. That's the current estimate of how many women make up the games industry'

'Sixteen percent. That's the current estimate of how many women make up the games industry'

Following MCV's first Women of the Year awards, some of the companies involved in last week's event share their thoughts on the issue of women within the games industry. 

on Feb 27th 2015 at 3:00PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Belgium

International Factfile 2015: Belgium

Casual and online games continue to prosper in Belgium, as sluggish smartphone uptake limits the presence of mobile gaming in the region.

on Feb 27th 2015 at 2:31PM in News
EA and GAME team up for in-store Reward Points giveaway

EA and GAME team up for in-store Reward Points giveaway

A new Battlefield: Hardline promotion has kicked off today in the UK’s GAME stores.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2015 at 2:23PM in News

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Playwire backs MCV Awards 2015 as Event Partner

Playwire backs MCV Awards 2015 as Event Partner

Playwire is the latest firm to sign on as an Event Partner for the MCV Awards 2015.

on Feb 27th 2015 at 2:09PM in News
DirectX 12 will allows the use of Nvidia and AMD GPUs at the same time, rumours claim

DirectX 12 will allows the use of Nvidia and AMD GPUs at the same time, rumours claim

It may not be one of its headline features, but an intriguing rumour concerning Microsoft’s DirectX 12 suggests that users will be able to use wildly different graphics cards in ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2015 at 1:32PM in News
All together now: how accessibility in games is giving everyone the chance to play

All together now: how accessibility in games is giving everyone the chance to play

Using the analog sticks on a controller is an action that might seem simple to many gamers.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 27th 2015 at 1:03PM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to indie merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to indie merchandise

Small but mighty, indie games have become a hot point of interest for players, publishers and platform holders alike in the last few years. So much so, some even have ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 27th 2015 at 12:43PM in News
Syndicate, Ali-A and DanTDM to star in September's Legends of Gaming Live

Syndicate, Ali-A and DanTDM to star in September's Legends of Gaming Live

A number of YouTube’s brightest names have been confirmed for the inaugural Legends of Gaming Live tournament and exhibition this September.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2015 at 12:17PM in News
The Great Escapists - developer Mouldy Toof on the indie prison game

The Great Escapists - developer Mouldy Toof on the indie prison game

Alongside Tomb Raider, Halo and Quantum Break on stage at Microsoft’s Gamescom 2014 press conference was a pixel-art title called The Escapists. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 27th 2015 at 12:15PM in News
'Don Bradman Cricket has closed the gap between cricket games and the FIFAs of this world'

'Don Bradman Cricket has closed the gap between cricket games and the FIFAs of this world'

Football video games may generate all of the record-breaking statistics and headlines, but another of England’s national pastimes has consistently attracted players to its latest virtualised offerings.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 27th 2015 at 12:09PM in News
Opinion: Games are under-represented in official statistics, but we can fix it

Opinion: Games are under-represented in official statistics, but we can fix it

Last week’s MCV and UKIE figures valuing the market for games in the UK showed a growth once more in consumer hunger for games. 

on Feb 27th 2015 at 12:00PM in News
Kinguin drafts all-stars for weekly Hearthstone league

Kinguin drafts all-stars for weekly Hearthstone league

PC games code retailer Kinguin has announced the formation of the first weekly Hearthstone league – and many of the game’s biggest eSports stars are already on board.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2015 at 11:52AM in News