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Russia's Mail.Ru launches $100m gaming division

Russia's Mail.Ru launches $100m gaming division

One of Russia’s leading internet companies is making a bigger move into video games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2017 at 11:16AM in News
Overwatch Pro dropped by team over racist streaming outburst

Overwatch Pro dropped by team over racist streaming outburst

The career of top Overwatch player Matt ‘Dellor’ Vaughn appears to be over after he was caught delivering a racist tirade while streaming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2017 at 10:59AM in News
Samsung Galaxy S8 breaks S7 records

Samsung Galaxy S8 breaks S7 records

It appears that Samsung has not been badly damaged by the Galaxy Note 7 scandal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2017 at 10:44AM in News
Ian Livingstone tells Sumo Digital's great British success story

Ian Livingstone tells Sumo Digital's great British success story

Ian Livingstone is a man with many titles. He’s co-creator of Fighting Fantasy, co-founder of Games Workshop, GamesAid trustee, life president of Eidos, vice chair of Ukie, and many more, ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 25th 2017 at 10:26AM in News

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FIFA 17 tops SuperData March UK Digital charts

FIFA 17 tops SuperData March UK Digital charts

EA’s FIFA 17 was the highest grossing console game digitally in the UK last month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2017 at 10:19AM in News
Platinum drops Vanquish PC hint

Platinum drops Vanquish PC hint

Those who were hoping the recent release of Bayonetta on PC might be the start of a trend could be in for some good news.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2017 at 9:43AM in News
Elite Dangerous

Sold Out to bring Frontier's Planet Coaster and Elite Dangerous to retail

Sold Out is to partner with Frontier Developments to bring Planet Coaster and Elite Dangerous: Legendary Edition to retail. The boxed version of Planet Coaster will launch on May 23rd, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 24th 2017 at 4:06PM in News
Opinion: Generation Media's Martin Doyle discusses the recent developments at Google

Opinion: Generation Media's Martin Doyle discusses the recent developments at Google

The digital media landscape is seemingly cosmic in size and complexity, and so very tricky for us to picture in its entirety. But if I were to scale it down ...

on Apr 24th 2017 at 11:27AM in News

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Another Spectrum reboot has been funded on Kickstarter

Another Spectrum reboot has been funded on Kickstarter

Fans of the cult Spectrum computer now have another crowdfunding option to turn to.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 24th 2017 at 11:01AM in News
Switch

Nintendo Switch sales: attachment issues

For a console that’s had the biggest hardware launch in Nintendo’s history across Europe, the US and Australia, the platform holder has been surprisingly coy about releasing concrete sales data ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 24th 2017 at 10:59AM in News
Uber accused of tracking iOS users even after app deletion

Uber accused of tracking iOS users even after app deletion

It has been alleged that Uber knowingly and deliberately broke iOS App Store user tracking rules.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 24th 2017 at 10:38AM in News
Ubisoft teams up with Tencent for China-focused Might & Magic game

Ubisoft teams up with Tencent for China-focused Might & Magic game

French publisher Ubisoft has joined forces with the biggest game company in the world to launch a new game designed specifically for China.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 24th 2017 at 10:15AM in News

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Call of Duty is returning to WWII

Call of Duty is returning to WWII

The rumours were true – Call of Duty will be returning to the past for the series’ next instalment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 24th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Project Scorpio

The Age of Scorpio: Is there a still a big secret to reveal for Project Scorpio?

Astrologers believe a Scorpio’s strength is resourcefulness. Despite being ruled by desire, they can control those urges until they can act on them. This is obviously a load of old ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Apr 24th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
It's four No.1s now for Ghost Recon: Wildlands

It's four No.1s now for Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands is No.1 again this week in a fairly quiet few days for the UK Top 10.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 24th 2017 at 9:37AM in News
Curve Digital's Dinsey on MCV's relaunch and the state of the industry

Curve Digital's Dinsey on MCV's relaunch and the state of the industry

It’s a long while since I left MCV, but I’ve returned briefly to support and reflect on this week’s relaunch. Having been in the games business over 30 years, most ...

Stuart Dinsey
by Stuart Dinsey
on Apr 21st 2017 at 2:23PM in News

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Game-breaking bug delays Halo Wars 2 DLC

Game-breaking bug delays Halo Wars 2 DLC

The Halo Wars 2 DLC that was due to land this week had been delayed after developer 343 Industries admitted to the discovery of what is describes as a “game-breaking ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2017 at 10:34AM in News
G2A heckled by developers at Reboot Develop

G2A heckled by developers at Reboot Develop

Beleaguered key seller G2A yesterday tried to rebuild some of the burnt bridges between itself and developers with a panel session at Reboot Develop – and it’s fair to say ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2017 at 10:08AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: Jake Tucker joins eSports Pro as editor

MCV Jobs Weekly: Jake Tucker joins eSports Pro as editor

eSports Pro hires new editor, Premier appoints two senior account directors, Charlotte Nangle joins Curve Digital and Future appoints three new editors.

on Apr 21st 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Snooker's Neil Robertson blames video game addiction for slump in form

Snooker's Neil Robertson blames video game addiction for slump in form

Australian snooker player and former world champion Neil Robertson has claimed that he is recovering from video game addiction.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2017 at 9:40AM in News
MCV relaunches with all new design and in-depth look at all the biggest platforms

MCV relaunches with all new design and in-depth look at all the biggest platforms

This week marks a brand new beginning for MCV, as we deliver the first issue of a redesigned, resized and features-packed magazine, now coming to you every two weeks.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 21st 2017 at 9:30AM in News
Ghost Recon: Wildlands tops NPD March charts

Ghost Recon: Wildlands tops NPD March charts

NPD’s March data has revealed that Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands was the best-selling US game in March.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2017 at 9:23AM in News
Deformers

Multiplay to host Ready At Dawn's Deformers

Ready At Dawn is to partner with the UK-based game server hosting specialist Multiplay to host its new physics-based arena brawler, Deformers, which releases today.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 21st 2017 at 6:00AM in News
Global games market estimated to hit $108.9bn in 2017

Global games market estimated to hit $108.9bn in 2017

The global video games market is expected to grow by 7.8 per cent in 2017.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2017 at 5:00PM in News
SuperData

Game video content revenue set to reach $4.6bn in 2017 with global audience of 665m

The worldwide gaming audience for gaming video content will reach 665m in 2017, according to the latest report from SuperData, which is more than double the population of the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 20th 2017 at 4:00PM in News