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Nokia could be the next firm to launch a VR headset

Nokia could be the next firm to launch a VR headset

Next week could see another big player join the ever-intensifying virtual reality fray.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 10:46AM in News
Are ad-blockers legal?

Are ad-blockers legal?

Ad-blockers charging websites to have their advertising ‘unblocked’ is not illegal.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 10:40AM in News
VR collapse is a 'very real threat'

VR collapse is a 'very real threat'

VR headsets could go the way of defunct game streaming services like OnLive.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 10:35AM in News
Smedley steps down as Daybreak Games president

Smedley steps down as Daybreak Games president

The company formerly known as Sony Online Entertainment is getting a new boss.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 10:31AM in News

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Nintendo wins lawsuit regarding handheld patent

Nintendo wins lawsuit regarding handheld patent

Nintendo has emerged victorious after a company claimed that the platform holder's handheld consoles infringed on its patent.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 10:27AM in News
Get ready for Gamescom with this week's issue of MCV

Get ready for Gamescom with this week's issue of MCV

This week, MCV has asked people from around the games industry for their tips on surviving Gamescom. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 10:00AM in News
'Ad-blocking is the biggest external threat to online games journalism'

'Ad-blocking is the biggest external threat to online games journalism'

Ad-blockers are costing jobs and seriously harming the games press, say leading media execs.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 9:59AM in News
Doping controversy threatens to envelop eSports

Doping controversy threatens to envelop eSports

Is there a doping problem in eSports? That’s the prospect many of the sector’s leading companies are now facing up to following recent claims from one player about widespread drug ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 3:40PM in News

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Xbox One to add mouse to its keyboard support

Xbox One to add mouse to its keyboard support

PC-style keyboard and mouse support appears to be on the way to Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 3:05PM in News
Rocket League success way beyond Psyonix's expectations

Rocket League success way beyond Psyonix's expectations

It’s been a hit on PS4 and it’s still topping the Steam charts, but the success of sports racing title Rocket League has taken its developer Psyonix by surprise.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 2:35PM in News
Hi-Rez COO Todd Harris on eSports prize splits and Xbox One

Hi-Rez COO Todd Harris on eSports prize splits and Xbox One

Smite developer Hi-Rez Studios is turning focus more on the sustainability of eSports as they push to bring MOBAs to console.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 2:21PM in News
PlayStation 4 tops Japanese hardware charts as Batman swoops into stores

PlayStation 4 tops Japanese hardware charts as Batman swoops into stores

Japanese PlayStation 4 sales shot up this week as Batman: Arkham Knight launched in the country.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 2:00PM in News

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Super Mario Maker bundle and Amiibos dated in the UK

Super Mario Maker bundle and Amiibos dated in the UK

Nintendo has revealed a Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle heading to UK retail.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 1:05PM in News
PS4 is finally getting a dedicated media remote

PS4 is finally getting a dedicated media remote

The long wait for an official PS3-style dedicated PS4 media remote appears to be nearing an end.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 12:18PM in News
Takeda more likely to land Nintendo top job than Miyamoto, analysts believe

Takeda more likely to land Nintendo top job than Miyamoto, analysts believe

Analysts believe that Genyo Takeda is the man most likely to be named as the new president of Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 11:02AM in News
Own Dishonored on PS3? You can nab the PS4 Definitive Edition for half price

Own Dishonored on PS3? You can nab the PS4 Definitive Edition for half price

Fans of Bethesda’s steampunk-flavoured RPG will be able to experience the revamped version of the game at a significant discount.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 11:02AM in News

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The Last of Us soundtrack is coming to vinyl

The Last of Us soundtrack is coming to vinyl

Music lovers, gamers and hipsters alike rejoice – one of the most celebrated video game soundtracks in recent years is landing on wax.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 10:42AM in News
Gree to lay off 30 per cent of Western staff

Gree to lay off 30 per cent of Western staff

Japanese publisher Gree has announced that it is axing 30 per cent of its Western workforce at its San Francisco office.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 10:41AM in News
Xbox unit sales and revenue up in 'incredible' quarter

Xbox unit sales and revenue up in 'incredible' quarter

Momentum appears to be building for the Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 10:24AM in News
Apple makes $11bn profit in Q3, but stays quiet on Apple Watch sales

Apple makes $11bn profit in Q3, but stays quiet on Apple Watch sales

Consumers might be buying fewer iPads, but Apple’s unlikely to run out of money anytime soon.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 10:23AM in News
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II receives huge patch ten years after launch

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II receives huge patch ten years after launch

Ten years after it first came out, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords has benefitted from a significant patch.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 10:19AM in News
BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend set for 2015 European launch

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend set for 2015 European launch

Arc System’s BlazBlue series of fighting games is making its debut on the PS4 and Xbox One in Europe this year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 21st 2015 at 3:25PM in News
Project CARS Wii U cancelled

Project CARS Wii U cancelled

The troubled Wii U edition of Slightly Mad Studios’ Project CARS has been axed.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 21st 2015 at 2:28PM in News
GameSpot's VanOrd heads to Trion Worlds

GameSpot's VanOrd heads to Trion Worlds

The senior editor of consumer games giant GameSpot is leaving the site to join MMO developer Trion Worlds.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 21st 2015 at 11:52AM in News
Hearthstone mobile revenue overtakes PC

Hearthstone mobile revenue overtakes PC

Blizzard’s World of Warcraft inspired card battler Hearthstone is for the first time making more on smartphones than it is on PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 21st 2015 at 11:15AM in News