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Cuphead will be released on Steam, but PS4 version ruled out

Cuphead will be released on Steam, but PS4 version ruled out

We now have a clearer picture of exactly how gamers will be able to get their hands on the hotly anticipated Cuphead.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 5th 2017 at 10:37AM in News
Doubts raised about Lords of the Fallen 2

Doubts raised about Lords of the Fallen 2

Recent assurances that Lords of the Fallen 2 remains on track are now looking less certain.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 5th 2017 at 10:18AM in News
Distribution warehouse

UK distribution 2017 - MCV talks to five of the top distributors in UK gaming

The games industry is a highly-complex marketplace. One that spans almost every imaginable distribution channel, be it physical, digital or some blend of the two. From customers purchasing digital content ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jul 5th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Amazon clamps down on SNES Mini bulk buyers

Amazon clamps down on SNES Mini bulk buyers

People hoping to make financial gain from the expected scarcity of Nintendo's upcoming SNES Mini have been dealt a blow.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 5th 2017 at 9:57AM in News

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Caspar Field CEO Wish Studios

That's You! We talk to PS4 PlayLink launch title creator Wish Studios

The first wave of PlayLink titles for the PS4 are now launching - utlising smartphone controls to allow multiple players to play together on the PS4. We talk to Wish ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jul 4th 2017 at 2:12PM in News
Michael Denny Sony Worldwide Studios

PlayLink: Can Sony combine a PS4 and smartphones to create broad appeal?

While games consoles have always had a broad appeal, the increasingly complex controllers required for modern 3D games are not for everyone. Because of that PlayStation has long explored numerous ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jul 4th 2017 at 11:08AM in News
Economic study links video games to US labour decline

Economic study links video games to US labour decline

A new working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research has posited that the popularity of video games is playing a part in reducing the overall contribution of young ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2017 at 11:03AM in News
AMD is finally gaining ground on Intel

AMD is finally gaining ground on Intel

It looks as if AMD's new Ryzen PC processors are having the desired effect.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2017 at 10:31AM in News

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George Takei joins developer Fifth Journey

George Takei joins developer Fifth Journey

Star Trek's George Takei has, at the age of 80, entered the world of games development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2017 at 10:15AM in News
Valve is changing the shape of Dota 2's tournament structure

Valve is changing the shape of Dota 2's tournament structure

Next year's competitive Dota 2 scene will bring with it an overhaul to the game's entire esports structure.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2017 at 9:49AM in News
Crossley leaves Creative England for PlayStack

Crossley leaves Creative England for PlayStack

Publisher PlayStack has announced that Rob Crossley has joined the company in the new role of head of developer partnerships.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2017 at 9:29AM in News
King criticised for cancellation of Gaming Ladies event

King criticised for cancellation of Gaming Ladies event

Candy Crush Saga maker King has been criticised by Vlamber boss Rami Ismail for its decision to withdraw support for for a woman-only games event in Barcelona.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2017 at 11:19AM in News

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Two Netflix anime series are getting video game spin-offs

Two Netflix anime series are getting video game spin-offs

Bandai Namco has announced two new games based on Netflix exclusive anime series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2017 at 10:48AM in News
Ukie's Jo Twist invites UK firms to Gamescom

Ukie's Jo Twist invites UK firms to Gamescom

We first took 22 UK businesses to Gamescom in Cologne in 2012. The UK industry stand at Europe’s largest consumer games show has been the focal point of Ukie’s annual ...

on Jul 3rd 2017 at 10:30AM in News
No single player DLC for Mass Effect: Andromeda, report claims

No single player DLC for Mass Effect: Andromeda, report claims

EA and BioWare have chosen not to release any single player DLC for recent RPG release Mass Effect: Andromeda.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2017 at 10:18AM in News
Xbox One X Dave McCarthy

Return of the 'X' Men: Microsoft talks Xbox One X and 2017 release slate

When is a hardware generation not a hardware generation? When people keep on launching new hardware in the middle of it. The new Xbox has been discussed by everyone, Microsoft ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jul 3rd 2017 at 10:00AM in News

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Glixel team laid off by Wenner Media

Glixel team laid off by Wenner Media

The staff of Wenner Media's video games spin-off Glixel have been laid off and their San Francisco office closed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2017 at 9:49AM in News
Crash Bandicoot claims No.1 in the UK charts

Crash Bandicoot claims No.1 in the UK charts

In an age where sometimes surprisingly few physical sales are required to get to No.1, Activision's Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy has enjoyed a very strong opening week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2017 at 9:30AM in News
Kate Edwards

IGDA executive director Kate Edwards steps down

The International Game Developers Association's executive director Kate Edwards is stepping down after almost five years in the post. In the mean time, chair of the board of directors and ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 30th 2017 at 3:22PM in News
Switch hits 1m sales in Japan after 17 weeks

Switch hits 1m sales in Japan after 17 weeks

After 17 weeks on shop shelves, the Nintendo Switch has finally hit one million sales in Japan, according to the latest figures from Famitsu. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 30th 2017 at 2:27PM in News
Consumer demand for Switch has 'surpassed' Nintendo's worldwide estimates

Consumer demand for Switch has 'surpassed' Nintendo's worldwide estimates

This morning, GAME cited "lower than expected" supply of the Nintendo Switch as a key contributor toward its revised sales outlook, but Nintendo has reassured MCV that the platform holder ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 30th 2017 at 2:20PM in News
ReVive creator claims to have received Palmer Luckey backing

ReVive creator claims to have received Palmer Luckey backing

The creator of a mod that allows HTC Vive owners to play Oculus Rift titles claims that controversial Oculus founder Palmer Luckey is now providing financial backing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 30th 2017 at 11:03AM in News
EA dismisses Mass Effect DLC cancellation rumours

EA dismisses Mass Effect DLC cancellation rumours

Developer BioWare has been forced to dismiss rumours of a cancellation of Mass Effect: Andromeda's DLC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 30th 2017 at 10:38AM in News
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy: Vicarious Visions talks history and return

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy: Vicarious Visions talks history and return

Following up on a fan favourite franchise after a seven years hiatus is never an easy task. But imagine the pressure when the main character of that series has been ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jun 30th 2017 at 10:30AM in News
'World's Fastest Platinum Trophy' game is yanked from PSN

'World's Fastest Platinum Trophy' game is yanked from PSN

A game that sold itself on the chance to earn a Platinum Trophy in record time has been removed from sale on the PS4 store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 30th 2017 at 10:16AM in News