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Indie developers can release games on PS4 first, says Xbox

Indie developers can release games on PS4 first, says Xbox

Xbox has softened its indie parity clause, stressing that it understands if devs need to release their games on other platforms first.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 6th 2015 at 12:26PM in News
Valve: We're not saying no to a VR Half-Life

Valve: We're not saying no to a VR Half-Life

Half-Life 3 could come to virtual reality, says Valve.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 6th 2015 at 12:18PM in News
Analysis: Why the games industry should embrace Bitcoin

Analysis: Why the games industry should embrace Bitcoin

Bitpay’s European marketing manager Wouter Vonk recently worked with Jagex to help them integrate bitcoin into Runescape. Here, he discusses the payment method’s future in games

on Mar 6th 2015 at 12:11PM in News
Dovetail Games Fishing set for Xbox One

Dovetail Games Fishing set for Xbox One

UK games publisher/developer Dovetail Games is releasing its first game for Xbox One.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 6th 2015 at 12:10PM in News

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PDP latest firm to back MCV Awards 2015

PDP latest firm to back MCV Awards 2015

PDP will serve as Event Partner for this year's MCV Awards.

on Mar 6th 2015 at 12:05PM in News
Gaming hardware market worth $67bn last year - JPR

Gaming hardware market worth $67bn last year - JPR

The overall gaming hardware market reached $67bn in 2014, according to new data presented by analyst Jon Peddie Research.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 6th 2015 at 8:38AM in News
Bigpoint hires former SOE, Zynga execs

Bigpoint hires former SOE, Zynga execs

Online games maker and distributor Bigpoint has added a pair of executives to help run its games operations.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 5th 2015 at 7:43PM in News
Mozilla introduces browser-based games without plugins

Mozilla introduces browser-based games without plugins

Mozilla has announced – in cooperation with Unity Technologies and Epic Games – that developers no longer need plugins to export games within a web browser.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 5th 2015 at 7:18PM in News

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Elite Dangerous confirmed for Xbox One (UPDATE: And PS4)

Elite Dangerous confirmed for Xbox One (UPDATE: And PS4)

Ambitious space sim Elite Dangerous is finally on the way to consoles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 5th 2015 at 4:05PM in News
Windows 10 can edit Xbox One video footage

Windows 10 can edit Xbox One video footage

The integration between Windows 10 and Xbox brings many benefits, and those who stream or watch video will not be left out.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 5th 2015 at 3:36PM in News
PC MOBA Gigantic also coming to Xbox One, with cross-play

PC MOBA Gigantic also coming to Xbox One, with cross-play

Motiga’s in-development MOBA title Gigantic will feature cross-play across Xbox One and PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 5th 2015 at 2:41PM in News
Rock Band 4 confirmed for PS4 and Xbox One

Rock Band 4 confirmed for PS4 and Xbox One

Harmonix has confirmed the rumours – Rock Band 4 is in development and is on the way to next-gen consoles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 5th 2015 at 1:43PM in News

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Newell: SteamVR headset has 0% motion sickness rate

Newell: SteamVR headset has 0% motion sickness rate

Valve reckons it has cracked the motion sickness problem that virtual reality headsets cause with a number of players.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 5th 2015 at 1:14PM in News
Shadow of Mordor and Monument Valley recognised at GDC Awards

Shadow of Mordor and Monument Valley recognised at GDC Awards

UK indie Ustwo Games was the biggest winners at this year's Game Developers Choice Awards, with the studio picking up three accolades for its seminal mobile puzzle game Monument Valley.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 5th 2015 at 12:09PM in News
Wasteland 2 also coming to PS4

Wasteland 2 also coming to PS4

Apocalyptic crowdfunded RPG Wasteland 2 is headed to PlayStation 4.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 5th 2015 at 11:40AM in News
AMD reveals new virtual reality tech LiquidVR

AMD reveals new virtual reality tech LiquidVR

Graphics card manufacturer AMD has revealed its VR software development kit. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 5th 2015 at 11:25AM in News

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Nvidia reveals 12GB Titan X, shows off VR Desolation of Smaug 'Thief' demo

Nvidia reveals 12GB Titan X, shows off VR Desolation of Smaug 'Thief' demo

A brand new GeForce Titan graphics card has been announced by Nvidia.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 5th 2015 at 11:04AM in News
Opinion: GAME gamble on eSports is a safe bet

Opinion: GAME gamble on eSports is a safe bet

Any investment in eSports is often viewed as a risk.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 5th 2015 at 11:00AM in News
Wireless Xbox One controller support for PC coming 'later this year'

Wireless Xbox One controller support for PC coming 'later this year'

Gamers will be able to use their wireless Xbox One controllers with their PCs later this year. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 5th 2015 at 10:57AM in News
Microsoft confirms Xbox One and Windows 10 cross-buy

Microsoft confirms Xbox One and Windows 10 cross-buy

Windows 10’s foray into gaming has taken another step with the confirmation that Microsoft will offer cross-buy with Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 5th 2015 at 10:40AM in News
Was GAME's £20m Multiplay deal an astute purchase or an unnecessary risk?

Was GAME's £20m Multiplay deal an astute purchase or an unnecessary risk?

‘Retail should get involved with eSports’. It’s a headline we’ve run several times in MCV over the last two years.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 5th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
Minecraft creator Notch and Valve chief Gabe Newell make 2015 Forbes Rich List

Minecraft creator Notch and Valve chief Gabe Newell make 2015 Forbes Rich List

The creator of Minecraft and the head of Valve now rank among the world’s most wealthy individuals.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 5th 2015 at 10:25AM in News
Webhallen: Steam Machines face a 
battle for the average Joe

Webhallen: Steam Machines face a battle for the average Joe

Valve’s upcoming Steam Machines will struggle to attract a more mainstream audience unless they make the platform simple to understand.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 5th 2015 at 10:20AM in News
81% of Total War: Attila sales were digital

81% of Total War: Attila sales were digital

Sega’s strategy title Total War: Attila would have charted at No.3 in the GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40 if the rankings took into consideration digital sales, MCV can reveal. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 5th 2015 at 10:15AM in News
Valve shows off prototype VR controllers

Valve shows off prototype VR controllers

The Vive VR headset won’t be Valve’s only entry into the Virtual Reality hardware market; the firm also has VR controllers in the works.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 5th 2015 at 10:03AM in News