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Analysis: The impact of ad-blocking on the games industry

Analysis: The impact of ad-blocking on the games industry

26.5 per cent of gamers are blocking ads, threatening the main source of revenue for indie publishers. Venatus Media’s co-founder Rob Gay discusses the consequences of ad-blocking

on Mar 17th 2016 at 12:40PM in News
Microsoft teams up with ESL for eSports platform on Xbox, Windows

Microsoft teams up with ESL for eSports platform on Xbox, Windows

Microsoft has enlisted the help of ESL to produce a standardised tournament system for Xbox Live games.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Mar 17th 2016 at 12:22PM in News
Pokémon series has sold over 279m units worldwide

Pokémon series has sold over 279m units worldwide

The blockbuster Pokémon series has sold over 279 million units globally since it debuted in Japan 20 years ago.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 17th 2016 at 12:21PM in News
Could 2016 be Deep Silver's biggest year yet?

Could 2016 be Deep Silver's biggest year yet?

In the last five years, Deep Silver has elevated itself into the publishing big leagues. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 17th 2016 at 11:48AM in News

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Yoshida: Connecting Xbox Live and PSN could be easy technically

Yoshida: Connecting Xbox Live and PSN could be easy technically

PlayStation Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has said that the technical side of linking PlayStation Network and Xbox Live could be the easiest.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 17th 2016 at 11:43AM in News
How can YouTube Gaming close the gap on Twitch?

How can YouTube Gaming close the gap on Twitch?

Since it was spun out of streaming firm Justin.tv in 2011, Twitch has risen to be one of the most prominent players in the modern games media.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 17th 2016 at 10:40AM in News
Games retail braces for hectic May release period

Games retail braces for hectic May release period

UK games stores are facing one of the most congested spring release slates in history.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 17th 2016 at 10:24AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: Konami strengthens PR and social media teams

MCV Jobs Weekly: Konami strengthens PR and social media teams

This week Konami UK welcomes two new recruits, IGN appoints Joe Skrebels as its UK news editor and Future promotes two members of GamesRadar's editorial team.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 17th 2016 at 10:23AM in News

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Gamescom registrations up 60% for 2016 show

Gamescom registrations up 60% for 2016 show

The organiser of Gamescom has reported an impressive start to its 2016 show.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 17th 2016 at 10:00AM in News
Can Yo-kai Watch conquer Europe? Find out in this week's MCV

Can Yo-kai Watch conquer Europe? Find out in this week's MCV

Yo-kai Watch is reaching the western market next month: Nintendo, licence holder Viz Media and Japanese expert Famitsu discuss the phenomenon in this week’s MCV.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 17th 2016 at 9:50AM in News
HTC partners up with Currys PC World, Overclockers UK and Scan for Vive VR

HTC partners up with Currys PC World, Overclockers UK and Scan for Vive VR

Starting today (Thursday, March 17th), consumers can try and pre-order HTC's Vive VR headset at a number of PC-focused brick and mortar stores. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 17th 2016 at 9:46AM in News
Encore Publishing Group opens indie games brand Octopus Tree

Encore Publishing Group opens indie games brand Octopus Tree

Yet another company has moved into the indie publishing sector.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 16th 2016 at 4:15PM in News

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How Official PlayStation Magazine proved that print isn't dead

How Official PlayStation Magazine proved that print isn't dead

It’s a fact as universally recognised as gravity that print is dead. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 16th 2016 at 3:39PM in News
Her Story creator Sam Barlow becomes Interlude director

Her Story creator Sam Barlow becomes Interlude director

Sam Barlow, the developer of critically acclaimed FMV-driven murder mystery Her Story, is to lend his expertise to an interactive movie studio.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 16th 2016 at 3:23PM in News
GAME's latest acquisition SocialNAT rests on unsound footing

GAME's latest acquisition SocialNAT rests on unsound footing

Last month, UK game retailer GAME announced its latest expansion into esports—the acquisition of SocialNAT, a Spanish esports organization dedicated to hosting online competitions and offline events. GAME’s expansion isn’t ...

on Mar 16th 2016 at 2:59PM in News
Mike Bithell and Dan Pinchbeck headline Interface 2016 conference line-up

Mike Bithell and Dan Pinchbeck headline Interface 2016 conference line-up

Award-winning indie developers Mike Bithell and Dan Pinchbeck will both be speaking at Interface this May.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 16th 2016 at 2:50PM in News

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Analyst expects Sony 'to utterly dominate the rest of the console cycle'

Analyst expects Sony 'to utterly dominate the rest of the console cycle'

The announcement of a £350 RRP for PlayStation VR could mark the game over point in the next-gen console battle.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2016 at 2:48PM in News
Oculus names and prices 30-strong launch line-up

Oculus names and prices 30-strong launch line-up

30 games will launch alongside the Oculus Rift later this month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2016 at 2:09PM in News
How best to make an eSport - "don't," say the ex-pros

How best to make an eSport - "don't," say the ex-pros

According to eSports professionals at GDC, the best way to make an eSports game is to not make an eSports game - it's actually more about building strong communities and ...

on Mar 16th 2016 at 2:01PM in News
The Division outsells Zelda Twilight Princess in Japan

The Division outsells Zelda Twilight Princess in Japan

Ubisoft’s record-breaking shooter can’t be stopped.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2016 at 1:42PM in News
Sony 'happy' to consider PSN Xbox Live cross-platform play

Sony 'happy' to consider PSN Xbox Live cross-platform play

PlayStation-Xbox cross-platform multiplayer may be closer to becoming a reality.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 16th 2016 at 1:16PM in News
Lawyer's perspective: A legal evaluation of Riot's new competitive penalty policy

Lawyer's perspective: A legal evaluation of Riot's new competitive penalty policy

European esports lawyers Pete Lewin and Jas Purewal from Purewal & Partners break down Riot’s new standardised penalties in competitive League of Legends.

on Mar 16th 2016 at 1:02PM in News
Azubu grabs exclusive rights to ESL content

Azubu grabs exclusive rights to ESL content

Streaming platform Azubu will be the only place to watch certain ESL eSports coverage following the agreement of a two-year deal between the pair.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2016 at 12:51PM in News
Esports pros on why women's tournaments are needed, but not forever

Esports pros on why women's tournaments are needed, but not forever

"My goal is to get rid of these female tournaments altogether," says Stephanie Harvey, a five-time world champion in Counter-Strike. "The goal is to compete against each other and be ...

on Mar 16th 2016 at 12:03PM in News