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Japanese publisher Idea Factory enters European games market

Japanese publisher Idea Factory enters European games market

Japanese publisher and developer Idea Factory has set up shop in Europe. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 30th 2015 at 10:15AM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to board and card games

Margin Makers: Guide to board and card games

Many virtual properties have found themselves transformed into real-world board and card game adaptations.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 30th 2015 at 10:03AM in News
Read about the Top 100 Women in Games in this week's issue of MCV

Read about the Top 100 Women in Games in this week's issue of MCV

This week, MCV looks at the careers of the Top 100 Women working in the British games industry. 

on Jan 30th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
China to greenlight nationwide console sales after Shanghai trial success

China to greenlight nationwide console sales after Shanghai trial success

The sale of games consoles is to be rolled out across the whole of China, it is claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2015 at 9:53AM in News

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Sega cutting 300 jobs as it prepares for digital, non-console future

Sega cutting 300 jobs as it prepares for digital, non-console future

Around 300 staff are to be offered early retirement following plans to completely restructure Sega’s business.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2015 at 9:32AM in News
I Am Bread heading to iOS later this year

I Am Bread heading to iOS later this year

Bossa Studios has revealed plans to bring its Steam Early Access title I Am Bread to iOS.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 29th 2015 at 7:14PM in News
Battlefield Hardline multiplayer beta begins next week

Battlefield Hardline multiplayer beta begins next week

The open multiplayer beta run for Battlefield Hardline kicks off next week, EA has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 29th 2015 at 6:52PM in News
2K launches Evolve: Hunter's Quest for mobile devices

2K launches Evolve: Hunter's Quest for mobile devices

Evolve publisher 2K has announced the release of Evolve: Hunter's Quest, a spin-off and companion app to the upcoming FPS.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 29th 2015 at 6:37PM in News

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Steam Workshop has made creators $57m

Steam Workshop has made creators $57m

Users of Valve’s modding storefront Steam Workshop have made a total of $57m between them since it went live in 2011.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2015 at 4:15PM in News
Smash Bros creator says he might quit games

Smash Bros creator says he might quit games

The creator of Nintendo's Smash Bros series may abandon games development following the stress of producing the latest instalment for Wii U.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 29th 2015 at 3:25PM in News
Twitch hits 100m monthly viewers in 2014

Twitch hits 100m monthly viewers in 2014

Streaming video service Twitch continues to boom, with monthly viewer numbers reaching 100m in 2014.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2015 at 2:55PM in News
Warner announces LEGO Jurassic World and Marvel's Avengers

Warner announces LEGO Jurassic World and Marvel's Avengers

Two of May’s biggest films are getting the LEGO game treatment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2015 at 2:22PM in News

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Resident Evil 7 will 'blow our minds'

Resident Evil 7 will 'blow our minds'

The producer of Revelations 2 has said he is confident that the team working on Resident Evil 7 will produce something good enough to dispel the nightmares of Resident Evil ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2015 at 1:30PM in News
New Lumines on the way to iOS after Q Entertainment sells rights

New Lumines on the way to iOS after Q Entertainment sells rights

The Lumines series has swapped ownership and is on track for a new entry on iOS.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2015 at 12:47PM in News
'Free-to-start' could be free-to-play's way into the console market, EA boss says

'Free-to-start' could be free-to-play's way into the console market, EA boss says

Free-to-play may still be finding its feet in the console market, but EA has identified what it thinks may be a potential avenue for the business model.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2015 at 12:08PM in News
Apple posts biggest quarterly profit ever for a public company

Apple posts biggest quarterly profit ever for a public company

£11.9bn – that’s how much profit Apple made in its last quarter, representing the highest ever number for a publicly traded company.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2015 at 10:54AM in News

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Nintendo Creators Program wants to recruit YouTubers with new ad sharing offer

Nintendo Creators Program wants to recruit YouTubers with new ad sharing offer

Wii U and 3DS platform holder Nintendo is taking another step toward repairing relations with video creators by launching a new ad revenue sharing video model.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2015 at 10:10AM in News
Sony removing PS Vita features

Sony removing PS Vita features

Sony will discontinue a few notable PlayStation Vita features in its upcoming series of system software updates.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 29th 2015 at 3:08AM in News
Exploding Kittens sets Kickstarter backer record

Exploding Kittens sets Kickstarter backer record

Exploding Kittens has taken just over a week to become the most backed Kickstarter project in the crowdfunding site's history.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 29th 2015 at 2:53AM in News
Rovio's games head Laes leaves company - report

Rovio's games head Laes leaves company - report

Angry Birds studio Rovio has reportedly parted ways with its chief of games, Jami Laes.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 29th 2015 at 2:33AM in News
Sony partners up with Spotify for PlayStation Music

Sony partners up with Spotify for PlayStation Music

Sony has joined forces with Spotify for new digital music service PlayStation Music.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 28th 2015 at 4:22PM in News
New Nintendo and Bandai Namco titles depose Yokai Watch 2 and Pokemon in Japan

New Nintendo and Bandai Namco titles depose Yokai Watch 2 and Pokemon in Japan

Three new entries in the Japanese software charts push down previous top dogs Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi, and Pocket Monster Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 28th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Dragon Age Inquisition is fastest-selling BioWare game yet, says EA

Dragon Age Inquisition is fastest-selling BioWare game yet, says EA

Electronic Arts told investors last night that its latest Dragon Age game marked the biggest launch for a BioWare game in the company’s history.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 28th 2015 at 11:53AM in News
Digital sales help EA make $1.1bn during Q3 period

Digital sales help EA make $1.1bn during Q3 period

FIFA Ultimate Team and SimCity BuildIt helped EA generate $1.1bn in GAAP revenue in the quarter ending December 31st 2014.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 28th 2015 at 11:51AM in News
Pokemon, Smash Bros and Mario Kart fire Nintendo back to profit, but 3DS sales slow

Pokemon, Smash Bros and Mario Kart fire Nintendo back to profit, but 3DS sales slow

Nintendo posted a huge increase in profits and raised its earnings forecast, but cheap yen is masking weak sales.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 28th 2015 at 10:43AM in News