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Microsoft's streaming games service is called Arcadia, report claims

Microsoft's streaming games service is called Arcadia, report claims

Arcadia is the name of Microsoft’s in-development streaming games tech.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 17th 2014 at 10:22AM in News
Hatred returns to Steam, allegedly with the help of Gabe Newell

Hatred returns to Steam, allegedly with the help of Gabe Newell

Just a day after being yanked from the service, Hatred is back on Steam Greenlight.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 17th 2014 at 9:26AM in News
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 revealed for PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 revealed for PC, PS4 and Xbox One

CI Games has announced its hard at work developing Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 for Windows PC and new generation consoles.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 17th 2014 at 7:48AM in News
Humble Bundle raises $50m for charity, developers gross $100m

Humble Bundle raises $50m for charity, developers gross $100m

Humble Bundle has announced that its digital distribution platform has raised more than $50m for charities, while participating developers have grossed more than $100m between Humble's bundle and storefront promos.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 17th 2014 at 7:37AM in News

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Trine Enchanted Edition hits PS4 this month

Trine Enchanted Edition hits PS4 this month

The visually-enchanced Enchanted Edition of indie puzzle platformer hit Trine will land on PlayStation 4 this month, developer Frozenbyte has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 17th 2014 at 7:13AM in News
Jagex announces closure of Transformers Universe

Jagex announces closure of Transformers Universe

Transformers Universe will be closed early next year, having never been properly released.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Dec 16th 2014 at 5:21PM in News
BT looking to finalise £12.5bn EE acquisition

BT looking to finalise £12.5bn EE acquisition

It’s looking as if BT has beaten 3 in the race to acquire a mobile network – and EE has emerged as the target.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2014 at 4:07PM in News
Elite: Dangerous has been officially released

Elite: Dangerous has been officially released

19 years on from the release of the last game in the series, Elite: Dangerous has been officially released.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2014 at 3:36PM in News

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Why gamers won't let Frozen go

Why gamers won't let Frozen go

Much has been written about the success of Disney’s multi-award winning blockbuster Frozen. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 16th 2014 at 2:12PM in News
Playstation's hunt for the next big indie hit

Playstation's hunt for the next big indie hit

Shahid Ahmad, senior business development manager at Sony Europe, has been one of the driving forces behind PlayStation’s thriving indie movement for the last two and a half years, having ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Dec 16th 2014 at 1:56PM in News
Nudity restored to Papers Please on iOS

Nudity restored to Papers Please on iOS

The option for nudity in indie hit Papers Please has been restored after what Apple described as a “misunderstanding”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2014 at 12:44PM in News
Dark Souls Games for Windows Live migration is underway

Dark Souls Games for Windows Live migration is underway

PC owners who own Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition are now able to remove its Games for Windows Live integration.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2014 at 12:17PM in News

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MCV's 12 Games of Christmas: Dragon Age: Inquisition

MCV's 12 Games of Christmas: Dragon Age: Inquisition

The first game in the Dragon Age series (2009’s Dragon Age: Origins) was so popular that at the time it eclipsed even the iconic Mass Effect series in sales, shifting ...

on Dec 16th 2014 at 12:00PM in News
Hearthstone arrives on Android tablets

Hearthstone arrives on Android tablets

Blizzard’s World of Warcraft spin-off Hearthstone has been released on Android tablets at last.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2014 at 11:42AM in News
Publisher BitComposer files for insolvency

Publisher BitComposer files for insolvency

German developer and publisher BitComposer has filed for insolvency.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Dec 16th 2014 at 11:03AM in News
Ubisoft delays latest Assassin's Creed: Unity patch so it can 'refurbish Paris'

Ubisoft delays latest Assassin's Creed: Unity patch so it can 'refurbish Paris'

The fourth patch for Assassin’s Creed: Unity has been delayed so Ubisoft can add further improvements.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2014 at 10:49AM in News

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MCV and Develop's 2015 Salary Survey is open: How much do you earn?

MCV and Develop's 2015 Salary Survey is open: How much do you earn?

MCV and its sister publication Develop are once again teaming up for our annual salary survey, forming a detailed look at the games industry jobs market in 2015.

on Dec 16th 2014 at 10:25AM in News
The Witcher 3 gets second playable character

The Witcher 3 gets second playable character

Female Elf descendant Ciri has been named as the second playable character who will feature in CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2014 at 10:05AM in News
Flappy Bird more than doubles Destiny's peak searches in 2014

Flappy Bird more than doubles Destiny's peak searches in 2014

Google’s 2014 search data analysis has crowned cult smartphone hit Flappy Bird and the internet’s king of gaming in 2014.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2014 at 9:31AM in News
Valve removes Hatred from Greenlight

Valve removes Hatred from Greenlight

Valve has pulled Destructive Creation's controversial title Hatred from Steam's Greenlight pages, expressing concern that it doesn't fit the company's publishing standards.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 16th 2014 at 3:51AM in News
Sega hires veteran TV producer

Sega hires veteran TV producer

Sega has hired veteran television executive Evan Cholfin to lead its joint venture Stories International in development of the publisher's IP portfolio.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 16th 2014 at 3:42AM in News
Popular messaging app Viber expands into games

Popular messaging app Viber expands into games

Voice, video and messaging service Viber has launched its own mobile games client, Viber Games.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 16th 2014 at 3:31AM in News
DmC: Definitive Edition heading to next-gen in 1080p/60fps

DmC: Definitive Edition heading to next-gen in 1080p/60fps

Ninja Theory’s take on the Devil May Cry franchise is getting a re-release on PS4 and Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 15th 2014 at 4:18PM in News
Sony tried to stop 20th Anniversary PS4 console scalping

Sony tried to stop 20th Anniversary PS4 console scalping

"That's not what we want to see happen" – that’s Sony UK boss Fergal Gara lamenting the high prices being attracted by 20th Anniversary Edition PS4 consoles on Ebay.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 15th 2014 at 3:56PM in News
King hunts UK staff for Singapore studio

King hunts UK staff for Singapore studio

Candy Crush publisher King has acquired a new studio in Singapore and is looking for UK staff to add to the roster.

on Dec 15th 2014 at 3:30PM in News