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MCV Jobs Weekly: Develop hires new editor

MCV Jobs Weekly: Develop hires new editor

Jem Alexander joins from Riot Games, HTC hires new community manager and Yogscast bolsters Xbox On.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Nov 3rd 2016 at 11:56AM in News
Nominations open the TWICE Picks CES 2017 awards

Nominations open the TWICE Picks CES 2017 awards

Nominations are now open for the TWICE Picks Awards, which will be awarded to the best products at the upcoming CES 2017 show. TWICE, our US sister publication is a ...

on Nov 3rd 2016 at 11:07AM in News
FIFA 17 month one sales up 13% on predecessor

FIFA 17 month one sales up 13% on predecessor

EA’s FIFA 17 most definitely HAS improved upon the performance of last year’s title FIFA 16.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 3rd 2016 at 11:00AM in News
MCV has moved to London

MCV has moved to London

Your favourite games industry trade publication has moved from the countryside of Hertfordshire to London. 

on Nov 3rd 2016 at 10:45AM in News

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SNK drops the Playmore

SNK drops the Playmore

Long-term publisher and developer SNK has officially dropped the Playmore moniker from its titles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 3rd 2016 at 10:41AM in News
Opinion: A bigger pie, not just a bigger share

Opinion: A bigger pie, not just a bigger share

As the battle between this year’s big shooters shifts into its final phase, we can be certain it’ll be one war or another dominating the charts this Christmas - ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Nov 3rd 2016 at 10:26AM in News
Mafia III sets 2K sales record despite review 'anomalies'

Mafia III sets 2K sales record despite review 'anomalies'

Take Two has revealed that Mafia III has become the fastest selling game in publishing label 2K Games’ history.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 3rd 2016 at 10:21AM in News
PSN and Xbox Live botnet threats, G2A and LawBreakers headline this week's MCV

PSN and Xbox Live botnet threats, G2A and LawBreakers headline this week's MCV

This week, we talk to security experts, who reveal that Xbox Live and PSN will be high on the list of potential targets for the new generation of botnet ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Nov 3rd 2016 at 10:11AM in News

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New Mirai botnet could make PSN and Xbox Live "sitting ducks" at Christmas

New Mirai botnet could make PSN and Xbox Live "sitting ducks" at Christmas

Security experts say that gaming networks, such as Xbox Live and PSN, will be high on the list of potential targets for the new generation of botnet attacks.

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Nov 3rd 2016 at 10:01AM in News
Nintendo denies Wii U production halt

Nintendo denies Wii U production halt

The Wii U lives on, Nintendo has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 3rd 2016 at 9:39AM in News
EA triumphant in massive month for UK games retail

EA triumphant in massive month for UK games retail

October 2016 was a blockbuster sales period, with revenue from physical games rising 50 per cent year-on-year according to GfK Entertainment. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 3rd 2016 at 9:38AM in News
Overwatch

Q&A: Anders Blume on casting Overwatch and the importance of being able to pivot

Slingshot’s Blake Bottrill had the chance to talk to longtime caster Anders Blume at the ESL New York at the beginning of October to talk about casting Overwatch in addition ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 3rd 2016 at 8:00AM in News

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eSports Pro

BlizzCon: Favorites and upstarts for the Heroes of the Storm Fall Championship

The Heroes of the Storm Fall Championship will conclude at BlizzCon on Friday and Saturday, with the winning team as the recipient of the $300,000 first-place prize.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 3rd 2016 at 8:00AM in News
Hearthstone

The heroes of Hearthstone to watch at BlizzCon

Hearthstone's World Championship has officially begun, with the group stages getting underway before BlizzCon this week. Already we're getting a feel for who's going to be a tough opponent in ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 3rd 2016 at 8:00AM in News
League of Legends

Doublelift opens up on LCS burnout: 'It's such a bad life'

Team SoloMid shocked fans this week when it announced that star AD carry Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng would be sitting out the 2017 NA LCS Spring Split. After TSM's disappointing group ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 3rd 2016 at 8:00AM in News
Red Dead Redemption 2 reveal reception beat Take-Two's already high expectations

Red Dead Redemption 2 reveal reception beat Take-Two's already high expectations

The reaction to Red Dead Redemption 2's announcement surprised even publisher Take-Two. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 2nd 2016 at 8:15PM in News

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VIDEO - Search For A Star - Graduate devs get The Apprentice treatment

VIDEO - Search For A Star - Graduate devs get The Apprentice treatment

Can fledgling games developers stand up to the scrutiny of the experts and win themselves that vital first job? That's the crux of a new web series launched this week, ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Nov 2nd 2016 at 5:16PM in News
eSports Industry Awards

eSports Industry Awards 2016: Cast your vote and claim a Now TV subscription

The inaugural eSports Industry Awards is fast approaching – and we want to know who you think should win in the eSports Journalist of the Year, eSports Photographer of the ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Nov 2nd 2016 at 3:33PM in News
Join MCV at the Future Games Summit on the 23rd and 24th of November

Join MCV at the Future Games Summit on the 23rd and 24th of November

It's now only three weeks to the inaugural Future Games Summit 2016, which is being brought to you in association with MCV.

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Nov 2nd 2016 at 1:38PM in News
Katamari's Takahashi releases new Tango AR game Woorld

Katamari's Takahashi releases new Tango AR game Woorld

The latest creation from Katamari Damacy mastermind Keita Takahashi is now available for a very specific group of owners.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 2nd 2016 at 11:41AM in News
EA is confident Titanfall 2 can grow its player base

EA is confident Titanfall 2 can grow its player base

Titanfall 2 may yet achieve sales to match its critical popularity, EA has argued.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 2nd 2016 at 11:12AM in News
Microsoft launches Minecraft: Education Edition

Microsoft launches Minecraft: Education Edition

A new version of Minecraft targeted and schools and educators is now available to buy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 2nd 2016 at 10:50AM in News
Three Fields and Team17 on Lethal VR, their first foray into virtual reality

Three Fields and Team17 on Lethal VR, their first foray into virtual reality

Three Fields Entertainment has not ben idle since its inception last March.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Nov 2nd 2016 at 10:32AM in News
Google Daydream VR arrives next week

Google Daydream VR arrives next week

Yet another VR competitor will be arriving on the scene next week in the UK, US, Germany, Australia and Canada.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 2nd 2016 at 10:15AM in News
CCP discusses Eve Valkyrie and being a VR pioneer

CCP discusses Eve Valkyrie and being a VR pioneer

CCP’s VR dogfighting title Eve Valkyrie was one of the most visible virtual reality titles ahead its launch earlier this year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 2nd 2016 at 9:50AM in News