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QA AND LOCALISATION: What's bugging the bug testers?

QA AND LOCALISATION: What's bugging the bug testers?

As an important part of the games industry, the QA and localisation sphere is subject to the same changes that the entire sector is experiencing. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 7th 2014 at 3:05PM in News
INSIGHT: How games marketing has been split across various media formats

INSIGHT: How games marketing has been split across various media formats

Over the last two years we have seen a host of new mobile and online gaming properties enter the games and consoles ad market.

by Henry Degnin
on Nov 7th 2014 at 2:58PM in News
COUNTDOWN TO LGC: Speaker FAQ - Rupert Loman, Gamer Network

COUNTDOWN TO LGC: Speaker FAQ - Rupert Loman, Gamer Network

This year’s London Games Conference on November 19th will have a number of high profile speakers from around the games industry sharing their knowledge.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 7th 2014 at 12:57PM in News
SingStar's comeback: Sony's attempt to win back the casual gamer

SingStar's comeback: Sony's attempt to win back the casual gamer

The once lucrative casual games market on consoles appears to have died.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 7th 2014 at 12:50PM in News

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The rise of Hearthstone: Blizzard's latest blockbuster

The rise of Hearthstone: Blizzard's latest blockbuster

Blizzard is a developer that likes to pride itself on making some epic games.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 7th 2014 at 12:23PM in News
ACCESSORIES UPDATE: Far Cry 4 Figurine and Gioteck RC-3 Gaming Chair

ACCESSORIES UPDATE: Far Cry 4 Figurine and Gioteck RC-3 Gaming Chair

MCV takes a look at the best accessories heading to UK retail. This week, we hang out with Far Cry 4’s baddie and sit down for a moment with Gioteck ...

on Nov 7th 2014 at 11:54AM in News
MOBA's battle to become a genre

MOBA's battle to become a genre

The ‘M’ in ‘MOBA’ may not stand for ‘Money’, but given the number of companies jumping on the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena bandwagon, it wouldn’t be hard to believe.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 7th 2014 at 11:40AM in News
MARGIN MAKERS: Guide to shooter accessories and merchandise

MARGIN MAKERS: Guide to shooter accessories and merchandise

It’s little surprise that the shooter genre continues to be one of the biggest games markets in the world. MCV locks and loads

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 7th 2014 at 11:15AM in News

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Maybe it's time Call of Duty went somewhere else

Maybe it's time Call of Duty went somewhere else

Ok, so as it turns out, even a quiet year for Call of Duty can be quite noisy.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 7th 2014 at 11:10AM in News
Nintendo developing Amiibo NFC cards and cheaper figures

Nintendo developing Amiibo NFC cards and cheaper figures

Shigeru Miyamoto has outlined plans for future Amiibo products.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 7th 2014 at 11:01AM in News
Wii U's Captain Toad release date pulled forward

Wii U's Captain Toad release date pulled forward

Nintendo has moved forward the release date of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker a whole week.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 7th 2014 at 10:07AM in News
UK games industry splashes £107m on marketing this Christmas

UK games industry splashes £107m on marketing this Christmas

The UK games industry is spending a huge £107m on marketing this Q4.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 7th 2014 at 10:05AM in News

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BioWare hints at Mass Effect Trilogy for Xbox One and PS4

BioWare hints at Mass Effect Trilogy for Xbox One and PS4

BioWare has all but confirmed it is planning to bring all three Mass Effect games to the new consoles.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 7th 2014 at 10:00AM in News
Square Enix profits double over past six months

Square Enix profits double over past six months

Square Enix saw significant revenue and profits increases in its most recent six-month fiscal period, the publisher's latest financial results show.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 7th 2014 at 1:29AM in News
Nintendo delays Mii App for smart devices into 2015

Nintendo delays Mii App for smart devices into 2015

Nintendo's Mii App for smart devices has been pushed back into 2015, company president Satoru Iwata has confirmed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 7th 2014 at 12:48AM in News
Unity Asset Store top sellers make $30,000 a month

Unity Asset Store top sellers make $30,000 a month

Top sellers on Unity's Asset Store are earning in excess of $30,000 a month, the company has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 6th 2014 at 10:36PM in News

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PCGamer.com page views jump 109% following redesign

PCGamer.com page views jump 109% following redesign

Future’s PC gaming site PCGamer.com has experienced what the company says is record-breaking growth following the roll-out of its redesign last month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2014 at 4:30PM in News
CD Projekt announces 16 bits of DLC for The Witcher 3 - and they're all free

CD Projekt announces 16 bits of DLC for The Witcher 3 - and they're all free

In a world where Season Passes and DLC releases come at a huge premium and are often announced before a game is even out, this is quite a surprise.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2014 at 4:14PM in News
Microsoft completes Mojang acquisition

Microsoft completes Mojang acquisition

Minecraft creator Mojang is now a Microsoft company.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2014 at 3:58PM in News
World of Tanks clothing rolls into combat

World of Tanks clothing rolls into combat

Because frankly, we just weren’t sure that jumpers alone were enough to quell your video games clothing appetite.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2014 at 3:33PM in News
Splatoon due Q2 2015 while Kirby's Wii U game gets a new name

Splatoon due Q2 2015 while Kirby's Wii U game gets a new name

Nintendo has issued a slightly more definitive release date for one Wii U game and confirmed a new title for another.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2014 at 3:05PM in News
PewDiePie: Deactivating YouTube comments has made me happier

PewDiePie: Deactivating YouTube comments has made me happier

YouTube’s biggest celebrity has said the decision to turn off comments on his videos has improved his life.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2014 at 1:43PM in News
COUNTDOWN TO LGC: Speaker FAQ - Nathan Lindberg, Curse

COUNTDOWN TO LGC: Speaker FAQ - Nathan Lindberg, Curse

This year’s London Games Conference on November 19th will have a number of high profile speakers from around the games industry sharing their knowledge.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 6th 2014 at 1:27PM in News
UPDATE: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare blocks SharePlay on PS4

UPDATE: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare blocks SharePlay on PS4

PS4 owners are not able to use Sony’s new SharePlay feature to access Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2014 at 12:58PM in News
Glu: Hothead spent months replicating our game

Glu: Hothead spent months replicating our game

Glu Mobile is suing Vancouver-based studio Hothead after claiming the developer’s mobile game Kill Shot is “effectively a complete ripoff” of its own title, Deer Hunter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2014 at 11:57AM in News