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INTERVIEW: Capcom's 2015 comeback

INTERVIEW: Capcom's 2015 comeback

The last time MCV met with Capcom’s UK team, they were full of optimism.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 16th 2015 at 1:12PM in News
ESL reveals biggest UK tournament for CS:GO and LoL

ESL reveals biggest UK tournament for CS:GO and LoL

The ESL UK Premiership, the company's largest tournament since 2010, has been announced today for UK-only Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends players to win £12,000.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 16th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Analyst says Zynga needs to ditch boss Don Mattrick

Analyst says Zynga needs to ditch boss Don Mattrick

Don Mattrick needs to go – that’s according to BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2015 at 12:38PM in News
Dota 2 breaks 1m concurrent players barrier

Dota 2 breaks 1m concurrent players barrier

Valve’s MOBA title Dota 2 hit an important milestone over the weekend.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2015 at 12:01PM in News

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Top 100 Women in Games: Vicky Smalley

Top 100 Women in Games: Vicky Smalley

After a series of programming jobs at firms including Sony, Climax and more, Smalley became CTO of If You Can in 2013. 

on Feb 16th 2015 at 12:00PM in News
INTERVIEW: Team Liquid co-owner Steve Arhancet discusses the rise of eSports - and what's next for the sector

INTERVIEW: Team Liquid co-owner Steve Arhancet discusses the rise of eSports - and what's next for the sector

After 12 years in the financial industry, Steve Arhancet made a leap into the then nascent world of professional gaming. Now he's the co-owner of one of the world's best-known ...

by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 16th 2015 at 12:00PM in News
Jon Murphy joins Football Manager Online team

Jon Murphy joins Football Manager Online team

The former boss of Konami’s PES franchise in the UK has joined Football Manager developer Sports Interactive.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2015 at 11:10AM in News
Hasbro toy deal heralds start of Yo-Kai Watch's Western invasion

Hasbro toy deal heralds start of Yo-Kai Watch's Western invasion

One of Japan’s most popular video game series is to give it a go in the West with the release of a toy line in Europe and the US in ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2015 at 10:53AM in News

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Creative director of PlanetSide 2 resigns

Creative director of PlanetSide 2 resigns

The creative director behind sci-fi MMO PlanetSide 2 has resigned.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Feb 16th 2015 at 10:19AM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Siobhan Reddy

Top 100 Women in Games: Siobhan Reddy

Reddy is co-founder and studio director of LittleBigPlanet creator Media Molecule.

on Feb 16th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Evolve debuts at No.1 as New 3DS boosts hardware sales 57%

Evolve debuts at No.1 as New 3DS boosts hardware sales 57%

2K Games’ new multiplayer shooter Evolve has entered the UKIE GfK All Formats Top 40 at No.1.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2015 at 9:53AM in News
Nintendo abandons TVii plans for Wii U in Europe

Nintendo abandons TVii plans for Wii U in Europe

In news that will surprise very few, TVii will not be coming to Wii U in Europe.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2015 at 9:32AM in News

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Top 100 Women in Games: Emma Simkiss

Top 100 Women in Games: Emma Simkiss

Simkiss was responsible for building up one of the biggest games networks in the world – Xbox Live Gold – as business manager for two years, before jumping ship to ...

on Feb 15th 2015 at 4:00PM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Ella Romanos

Top 100 Women in Games: Ella Romanos

Romanos began working in games in 2008, after graduating from university.

on Feb 15th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Carri Cunliffe

Top 100 Women in Games: Carri Cunliffe

After a stint at Codeworks and becoming founder and conference director for GameHorizon, in 2011 Cunliffe became MD of events firm Secret Sauce.

on Feb 15th 2015 at 12:00PM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Ali Fearnley

Top 100 Women in Games: Ali Fearnley

Fearnley cut her teeth in the games industry promoting the computer games trade show ECTS and the consumer electronics exhibition Live in the late 1990s through to the early 2000s. 

on Feb 15th 2015 at 10:00AM in News

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Top 100 Women in Games: Anna Marsh

Top 100 Women in Games: Anna Marsh

Starting out making Quake conversations as part of her university studies, Marsh broke into the industry with a role at Sony’s Camden Studio working as a junior game designer on ...

on Feb 14th 2015 at 5:30PM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Catharina Lavers Mallet

Top 100 Women in Games: Catharina Lavers Mallet

Lavers Mallet joined the games industry after graduating business school at MIT Sloan.

on Feb 14th 2015 at 4:00PM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Geraldine Cross

Top 100 Women in Games: Geraldine Cross

Cross’ games career started in 2004, when she joined Blitz Games in Leamington to establish and lead their ‘People Strategy’.

on Feb 14th 2015 at 12:00PM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Charu Desodt

Top 100 Women in Games: Charu Desodt

Charu Desodt is a senior producer at Microsoft's Lift London Studio and was recognised as a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit in 2014.

on Feb 14th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Caroline Marchal

Top 100 Women in Games: Caroline Marchal

After an education in politics, multimedia and communication, supplemented by a late-blooming interest in games that began with the first PlayStation, Marchal joined Quantic Dream as junior game designer on ...

on Feb 13th 2015 at 5:30PM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Romana Ramzan

Top 100 Women in Games: Romana Ramzan

Growing up, games were the only constant in Ramzan’s constantly shifting life.

on Feb 13th 2015 at 4:00PM in News
'Painful' Assassin's Creed: Unity development will help next year's game

'Painful' Assassin's Creed: Unity development will help next year's game

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has said that the pains experienced in building a new game engine for last year’s Assassin’s Creed: Unity will benefit this year’s instalment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 13th 2015 at 3:05PM in News
Mortal Kombat X will take more realistic approach to female form

Mortal Kombat X will take more realistic approach to female form

Developer NetherRealm has said that the female characters in Mortal Kombat X will be more realistically proportioned than in previous games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 13th 2015 at 2:48PM in News
Revenues down as Zynga posts annual loss

Revenues down as Zynga posts annual loss

Zynga's troubles to adapt to a mobile-led market continue, with its 2014 fiscal results showing a net loss of $226m.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 13th 2015 at 2:23PM in News