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TinyBuild: We should not 'cripple' games with DRM to fight piracy

TinyBuild: We should not 'cripple' games with DRM to fight piracy

TinyBuild has condemned the use of DRM to stop illegal downloading, despite its latest game being heavily pirated.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 1st 2016 at 11:45AM in News
Quantum Break has option to disable licensed music for YouTubers

Quantum Break has option to disable licensed music for YouTubers

The developer of Quantum Break, Remedy, has given consumers the option of turning off licensed tracks in the upcoming release.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 1st 2016 at 11:32AM in News
Remedy 'baffled' by fanboy fury over Quantum Break PC release

Remedy 'baffled' by fanboy fury over Quantum Break PC release

The creative director of Quantum Break says gamer anger over console exclusives leaves him baffled.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 1st 2016 at 11:19AM in News

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'We should be charging more for indie games'

'We should be charging more for indie games'

The games industry is undervaluing indie games, say leading publishers.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 1st 2016 at 11:08AM in News
Miitomo has been downloaded 3m times

Miitomo has been downloaded 3m times

Nintendo has revealed just how well its first foray into the mobile gaming space is doing.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 1st 2016 at 11:01AM in News
Oculus Rift launch is 'like a beta'

Oculus Rift launch is 'like a beta'

The arrival of Oculus Rift was akin to a video game test launch, says GAME.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 1st 2016 at 10:54AM in News
Final Fantasy XV needs to smash 10m copies to be a success

Final Fantasy XV needs to smash 10m copies to be a success

The latest entry in the Final Fantasy series needs to shift more than 10 million units to be considered a success.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 1st 2016 at 10:39AM in News

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MCV Jobs Weekly: Justin Towell departs GamesRadar+

MCV Jobs Weekly: Justin Towell departs GamesRadar+

GamesRadar+'s reviews editor is now self-employed, EA names Laura Miele as EVP of global publishing and IO poaches Ubisoft director Ryan Barnard.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 1st 2016 at 10:14AM in News
Check out our exclusive interviews with Remedy, TinyBuild and GAME in this week's MCV

Check out our exclusive interviews with Remedy, TinyBuild and GAME in this week's MCV

In this week’s MCV, we offer a complete guide to London Games Festival plus interviews with TinyBuild, GAME and Remedy.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 1st 2016 at 9:58AM in News
Five weeks to go until Stand Up For GamesAid

Five weeks to go until Stand Up For GamesAid

Stand Up For GamesAid is returning on Monday, May 9th at London’s The Comedy Store.

on Apr 1st 2016 at 9:36AM in News
Future Forza games will be on both Xbox and PC

Future Forza games will be on both Xbox and PC

Free-to-play PC title Forza Motorsport 6: Apex isn’t going to be the last game from the racing franchise to appear on the platform.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 31st 2016 at 4:41PM in News

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Games made up over 80 per cent of mobile spend in 2015

Games made up over 80 per cent of mobile spend in 2015

Mobile data firm App Annie reports that games were responsible for more than 80 per cent of consumer spending on the App Store and Google Play outlets.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 31st 2016 at 4:20PM in News
New Dragon Quest title beats Dark Souls III to No.1 in Japan

New Dragon Quest title beats Dark Souls III to No.1 in Japan

The latest entry in Square Enix’s Dragon Quest series – Monsters: Joker 3 – was this week’s best-performing game in Japan, according to data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 31st 2016 at 2:52PM in News
Every Xbox One can now be used as a developer kit

Every Xbox One can now be used as a developer kit

A major feature of the Xbox One touted before the console’s launch in 2013 has come to fruition.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 31st 2016 at 1:56PM in News
Sword Coast Legends studio N-Space closes after 21 years

Sword Coast Legends studio N-Space closes after 21 years

Veteran console and PC studio N-Space has shut its doors after 21 years in the development business.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 31st 2016 at 1:35PM in News

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Twitch signs multimillion dollar partnership with Vainglory eSports

Twitch signs multimillion dollar partnership with Vainglory eSports

Twitch and mobile MOBA Vainglory developers Super Evil Megacorp have signed an investment deal to see the touchscreen eSport promoted on-site for the next three years.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Mar 31st 2016 at 1:13PM in News
'Chinese eBay' Alibaba announces $5.5m eSports tournament for CS:GO, others

'Chinese eBay' Alibaba announces $5.5m eSports tournament for CS:GO, others

Alibaba, the world's largest e-commerce site, has entered the eSports arena with a $5.5m tournament to be held through their sports subsidiary Ali Sports reportedly beginning this April.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Mar 31st 2016 at 12:40PM in News
Analysis: TV ad spend in the lucrative toys-to-life space

Analysis: TV ad spend in the lucrative toys-to-life space

Generation Media’s assistant media executive Joe Phelan investigates the growing toys-to-life craze and the ad support accompanying its continued rise during 2015/16.

on Mar 31st 2016 at 11:45AM in News
Nintendo UK veteran James Honeywell departs after 21 years

Nintendo UK veteran James Honeywell departs after 21 years

Popular Nintendo UK marketing boss James Honeywell has left Nintendo after more than two decades at the platform holder.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 31st 2016 at 11:39AM in News
Three games, a movie, an anime TV show, Sean Bean, Audi, and Florence and the Machine... Square Enix sets up major Final Fantasy relaunch

Three games, a movie, an anime TV show, Sean Bean, Audi, and Florence and the Machine... Square Enix sets up major Final Fantasy relaunch

Square Enix last night revealed ambitious plans to rejuvenate its ageing Final Fantasy series with its next game.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 31st 2016 at 11:23AM in News
PS VR could become the 'must have' Christmas gift of 2016

PS VR could become the 'must have' Christmas gift of 2016

UK retailers have tipped PlayStation VR to have a Christmas akin to Wii’s first year on sale.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 31st 2016 at 11:15AM in News
Ten Seconds with Dan Pearce

Ten Seconds with Dan Pearce

22 year-old Dan Pearce’s CV will make many developers weep with jealousy.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 31st 2016 at 10:15AM in News
Frontier completes self-publishing transformation

Frontier completes self-publishing transformation

Elite Dangerous creator Frontier Developments says it has no plans to make games for anyone else ever again.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 31st 2016 at 9:30AM in News
Developer cancels Wii U game after Nintendo fires employee in online abuse row

Developer cancels Wii U game after Nintendo fires employee in online abuse row

Necrosoft Games has cancelled a planned Wii U title after Nintendo fired marketing employee Alison Rapp.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 31st 2016 at 8:22AM in News