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Tesco reports £6.4bn pre-tax loss

Tesco reports £6.4bn pre-tax loss

The nation’s largest retailer Tesco has reported one of the largest annual losses in UK corporate history.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2015 at 10:16AM in News
GAME acquires stake in AR developer Ads Reality

GAME acquires stake in AR developer Ads Reality

High Street retailer GAME has purchased a minority stake in UK-based augmented reality company Ads Reality.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 22nd 2015 at 10:05AM in News
Accessories Update: Roccat Kave 5.1 Analog headset and Hori Amiibo Family Case

Accessories Update: Roccat Kave 5.1 Analog headset and Hori Amiibo Family Case

MCV takes a look at the best accessories heading to UK retail. This week, we listen to Roccat’s new Analog headset and stash our Amiibo with Hori

on Apr 22nd 2015 at 10:03AM in News
International Factfile 2015: Israel

International Factfile 2015: Israel

Digital is thriving in Israel, with few specialist retail outlets present.

on Apr 22nd 2015 at 9:50AM in News

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Splatoon Wii U bundle confirmed for Europe

Splatoon Wii U bundle confirmed for Europe

Nintendo has confirmed that there will be a Splatoon and Wii U hardware bundle in the PAL regions.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 22nd 2015 at 9:42AM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to fighting game merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to fighting game merchandise

The PS4 and Xbox One are set for a royal rumble this year, as iconic fighting game franchises make a return on the new systems. MCV prepares to do battle ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 22nd 2015 at 9:42AM in News
"Doom and gloom for social games" in March, says Superdata

"Doom and gloom for social games" in March, says Superdata

The social games sector saw a significant and potentially foreboding dip in revenue last month, according to a new report from digital-focused analyst Superdata.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 22nd 2015 at 5:02AM in News
Don't Starve: Giant Edition hits Wii U in May

Don't Starve: Giant Edition hits Wii U in May

A special edition of Klei Entertainment's popular survival game Don't Starve is heading to Wii U next month.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 22nd 2015 at 4:42AM in News

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Mad Catz co-publishing Rock Band 4

Mad Catz co-publishing Rock Band 4

Mad Catz isn't just working on peripherals for Harmonix's rhythm game revival Rock Band 4, with the peripheral maker announcing it has joined the studio as the game's co-publisher.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 22nd 2015 at 4:15AM in News
Phil Harrison forms Alloy Platform Industries

Phil Harrison forms Alloy Platform Industries

Industry veteran Phil Harrison has revealed the first details of his plans following his departure from Microsoft.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 21st 2015 at 4:10PM in News
Another PC game skips physical release in the UK

Another PC game skips physical release in the UK

Another one of this year’s big PC games releases will not be available physically, it has emerged.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2015 at 3:40PM in News
League of Legends to dominate the MOBA genre through 2016, analyst predicts

League of Legends to dominate the MOBA genre through 2016, analyst predicts

A slew of newcomers to the MOBA genre will do little to disrupt League of Legends’ dominance of the sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2015 at 2:53PM in News

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US gets Splatoon Wii U bundle, exclusive to Best Buy

US gets Splatoon Wii U bundle, exclusive to Best Buy

Nintendo of America has revealed a Wii U hardware bundle for upcoming shooter Splatoon.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2015 at 2:30PM in News
Gears of War cinematics boss leaves Epic for Black Tusk

Gears of War cinematics boss leaves Epic for Black Tusk

Black Tusk is already known to be working on a new Gears of War, and now it’s recruiting some of the series’ original talent.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 21st 2015 at 2:13PM in News
trig eSports

Trig eSports sponsor under investigation by Swedish Economic Crimes Bureau

Trig Social Media, sponsor of Smite and League of Legends teams and the highest-grossing StarCraft II player in the world, is under investigation by multiple European financial authorities for 'suspicions ...

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Apr 21st 2015 at 1:41PM in News
MCV Awards 2015: Watch the opening video here

MCV Awards 2015: Watch the opening video here

Last week's MCV Awards got off to a fantastic start as the event's guests arrived in style… being delivered to the venue by none other than aliens.

on Apr 21st 2015 at 1:00PM in News

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The Sun makes entry into eSports with two-year Gfinity partnership

The Sun makes entry into eSports with two-year Gfinity partnership

The owner of national tabloid The Sun has made its first move into the pro-gaming sector by backing eSports organisation Gfinity for the next two years.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 21st 2015 at 12:51PM in News
Survey reportedly leaks Mass Effect 4 details

Survey reportedly leaks Mass Effect 4 details

It is claimed that EA has sent out a survey that reveals a number of details about the yet-to-be detailed Mass Effect 4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2015 at 12:50PM in News
American televangelist says Pokemon 'is origin of teen homosexuality'

American televangelist says Pokemon 'is origin of teen homosexuality'

Pastor Creflo Dollar, an American TV religious evangelist, has accused Pokemon of encouraging children to become gay.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2015 at 12:17PM in News
Interface: The countdown begins to new May 14th games industry event in London

Interface: The countdown begins to new May 14th games industry event in London

There are just over three weeks to go until Interface, the brand new pitching and content event for the games business.

on Apr 21st 2015 at 11:13AM in News
Interface: The story so far

Interface: The story so far

So, you’ve seen our stories and updates: Interface is coming on May 14th.

on Apr 21st 2015 at 11:09AM in News
Minecraft continues to boss gaming on YouTube

Minecraft continues to boss gaming on YouTube

Newzoo and Octoly’s monthly YouTube Game Franchises table sees Minecraft once again bossing the world of video games content on the video channel.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2015 at 10:52AM in News
GamesAid Tenner raises £3,088 at MCV Awards 2015

GamesAid Tenner raises £3,088 at MCV Awards 2015

Games industry charity GamesAid raised more than £3,000 at last week's MCV Awards.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 21st 2015 at 10:30AM in News
Tencent was 2014's top-grossing public global games company

Tencent was 2014's top-grossing public global games company

More money was ploughed into games made by Tencent in 2014 than those made by any other publisher.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2015 at 10:08AM in News
Gamescom 2015 ups exhibition space by 10%

Gamescom 2015 ups exhibition space by 10%

This year’s Gamescom will offer more room than ever for exhibitors.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2015 at 10:00AM in News