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'Sixteen percent. That's the current estimate of how many women make up the games industry'

'Sixteen percent. That's the current estimate of how many women make up the games industry'

Following MCV's first Women of the Year awards, some of the companies involved in last week's event share their thoughts on the issue of women within the games industry. 

on Feb 27th 2015 at 3:00PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Belgium

International Factfile 2015: Belgium

Casual and online games continue to prosper in Belgium, as sluggish smartphone uptake limits the presence of mobile gaming in the region.

on Feb 27th 2015 at 2:31PM in News
EA and GAME team up for in-store Reward Points giveaway

EA and GAME team up for in-store Reward Points giveaway

A new Battlefield: Hardline promotion has kicked off today in the UK’s GAME stores.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2015 at 2:23PM in News
Playwire backs MCV Awards 2015 as Event Partner

Playwire backs MCV Awards 2015 as Event Partner

Playwire is the latest firm to sign on as an Event Partner for the MCV Awards 2015.

on Feb 27th 2015 at 2:09PM in News

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DirectX 12 will allows the use of Nvidia and AMD GPUs at the same time, rumours claim

DirectX 12 will allows the use of Nvidia and AMD GPUs at the same time, rumours claim

It may not be one of its headline features, but an intriguing rumour concerning Microsoft’s DirectX 12 suggests that users will be able to use wildly different graphics cards in ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2015 at 1:32PM in News
All together now: how accessibility in games is giving everyone the chance to play

All together now: how accessibility in games is giving everyone the chance to play

Using the analog sticks on a controller is an action that might seem simple to many gamers.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 27th 2015 at 1:03PM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to indie merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to indie merchandise

Small but mighty, indie games have become a hot point of interest for players, publishers and platform holders alike in the last few years. So much so, some even have ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 27th 2015 at 12:43PM in News
Syndicate, Ali-A and DanTDM to star in September's Legends of Gaming Live

Syndicate, Ali-A and DanTDM to star in September's Legends of Gaming Live

A number of YouTube’s brightest names have been confirmed for the inaugural Legends of Gaming Live tournament and exhibition this September.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2015 at 12:17PM in News

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The Great Escapists - developer Mouldy Toof on the indie prison game

The Great Escapists - developer Mouldy Toof on the indie prison game

Alongside Tomb Raider, Halo and Quantum Break on stage at Microsoft’s Gamescom 2014 press conference was a pixel-art title called The Escapists. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 27th 2015 at 12:15PM in News
'Don Bradman Cricket has closed the gap between cricket games and the FIFAs of this world'

'Don Bradman Cricket has closed the gap between cricket games and the FIFAs of this world'

Football video games may generate all of the record-breaking statistics and headlines, but another of England’s national pastimes has consistently attracted players to its latest virtualised offerings.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 27th 2015 at 12:09PM in News
Opinion: Games are under-represented in official statistics, but we can fix it

Opinion: Games are under-represented in official statistics, but we can fix it

Last week’s MCV and UKIE figures valuing the market for games in the UK showed a growth once more in consumer hunger for games. 

on Feb 27th 2015 at 12:00PM in News
Kinguin drafts all-stars for weekly Hearthstone league

Kinguin drafts all-stars for weekly Hearthstone league

PC games code retailer Kinguin has announced the formation of the first weekly Hearthstone league – and many of the game’s biggest eSports stars are already on board.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2015 at 11:52AM in News

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Opinion: The battle for the 'mid-core'

Opinion: The battle for the 'mid-core'

Why are UK gamers so averse to spending money this year?

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 27th 2015 at 11:45AM in News
The rise of Warner Bros

The rise of Warner Bros

It might be easy to dismiss the success of Warner Bros’ video games division.

on Feb 27th 2015 at 11:30AM in News
Chinese mobile games giant Allstar plots £2.6m UK invasion

Chinese mobile games giant Allstar plots £2.6m UK invasion

Chinese mobile games publisher Allstar Games will launch in the UK this year, and is splashing $4m (£2.6m) on the venture.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 27th 2015 at 11:20AM in News
Number of physical game stores rose in 2014

Number of physical game stores rose in 2014

After years of decline, the number of physical shops selling games increased in 2014.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 27th 2015 at 11:15AM in News

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Mario Gold Amiibos selling for bucket loads on eBay

Mario Gold Amiibos selling for bucket loads on eBay

The Walmart-only Gold Mario Amiibo is selling for over seven times its RRP on eBay.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2015 at 11:14AM in News
Second Life Is Strange episode delayed

Second Life Is Strange episode delayed

The second instalment in Dontnod’s Life Is Strange series has been delayed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2015 at 10:22AM in News
Capcom offers Resident Evil Revelations 2 PC refunds

Capcom offers Resident Evil Revelations 2 PC refunds

The omission of local co-op multiplayer in recent PC release Resident Evil Revelations 2 has led to the promise of refunds for those who want them on Steam.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2015 at 10:02AM in News
Titan Souls release date revealed as Sony details PSN indie promotion

Titan Souls release date revealed as Sony details PSN indie promotion

Devolver Digital’s Titan Souls will be released in April, it has been confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2015 at 9:23AM in News
Reynad: False MagicAmy accusations a huge setback for women in eSports

Reynad: False MagicAmy accusations a huge setback for women in eSports

Tempo Storm’s Andrey ‘Reynad’ Yanyuk has lashed out at what he says are the baseless accusations levelled at one of his players, Hyerim ‘MagicAmy’ Lee.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2015 at 8:23AM in News
January's top US digital console games generated majority of revenue on PlayStation

January's top US digital console games generated majority of revenue on PlayStation

New data collected by research firm Superdata claims PlayStation hardware is generating significantly more digital revenue than Xbox in the US.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 26th 2015 at 7:29PM in News
Final Fantasy: Record Keeper heading to North America this spring

Final Fantasy: Record Keeper heading to North America this spring

Free-to-play mobile release Final Fantasy: Record Keeper is heading to North America this spring, Square Enix and DeNA have announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 26th 2015 at 6:56PM in News
Updated Humble Widget allows devs to offer browser-based demos

Updated Humble Widget allows devs to offer browser-based demos

Humble Bundle has launched the latest version of its Humble Widget sales tool, with a new feature that allows developers to offer playable browser-based demos of games.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 26th 2015 at 6:40PM in News
Nvidia is hosting its own Hearthstone tournament

Nvidia is hosting its own Hearthstone tournament

$25,000 is up for grabs at an upcoming Nvidia-organised Hearthstone tournament.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2015 at 4:14PM in News