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YouTube to launch live streaming eSports drive, report claims

YouTube to launch live streaming eSports drive, report claims

The world’s biggest online video provider has set its set on the live streaming video market, with eSports to be a central thrust.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2015 at 9:53AM in News
Microsoft reveals Xbox 360 Spring Value Bundles

Microsoft reveals Xbox 360 Spring Value Bundles

Microsoft has announced a trio of new Xbox 360 console bundles hitting shelves this spring.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 24th 2015 at 6:50PM in News
Slender: The Arrival out this week on PS4, Xbox One

Slender: The Arrival out this week on PS4, Xbox One

Slender: The Arrival, the commercial expansion of the original Slender game, is hitting new-gen consoles this week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 24th 2015 at 6:33PM in News
Sony fails to renew Bloodborne trademark ahead of release

Sony fails to renew Bloodborne trademark ahead of release

Sony appears to have accidentally abandoned its second major trademark in as many months.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 24th 2015 at 6:15PM in News

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GAME and 2K team up for in-store Borderlands competition

GAME and 2K team up for in-store Borderlands competition

Four GAME customers will this Friday have the chance to win a remote control Claptrap and other Borderlands: The Handsome Collection related goodies.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2015 at 4:11PM in News
Greenlight games cloned on Steam to spread virus among buyers

Greenlight games cloned on Steam to spread virus among buyers

It has emerged that five Steam Greenlight games were cloned over the weekend, with unsuspecting buyers being directed to a site hosting a Trojan virus.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2015 at 3:53PM in News
H1Z1 passes 1m Steam Early Access sales

H1Z1 passes 1m Steam Early Access sales

Online zombie title H1Z1 has now sold over 1m copies on Steam, developer Daybreak Game Company (formerly Sony Online Entertainment) has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2015 at 3:03PM in News
UK crime commissioner calls for new 'Adult Only' game age rating

UK crime commissioner calls for new 'Adult Only' game age rating

A leading UK police officer has said that the UK’s current PEGI age rating system is not sufficient to protect minors from the most violent content.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2015 at 12:42PM in News

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Twitch makes users reset passwords after two potential hacks

Twitch makes users reset passwords after two potential hacks

Streaming video giant Twitch is forcing users to change their passwords after what was described as “unauthorised access to some Twitch user account information”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2015 at 12:16PM in News
Supercell revenues approach $2bn

Supercell revenues approach $2bn

Finnish start-up-turned-mobile-giant Supercell generated revenues of $1.7bn in 2014.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 24th 2015 at 11:59AM in News
Witcher 3 has beard growth AND anti-beard growth DLC

Witcher 3 has beard growth AND anti-beard growth DLC

If Shadow of Mordor’s Nemesis System was next-gen’s first real leap, then perhaps today we have learned of the second.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2015 at 11:08AM in News
Anita Sarkeesian and PewDiePie named in Time's Influential People on the Internet list

Anita Sarkeesian and PewDiePie named in Time's Influential People on the Internet list

Two of video gaming’s biggest figures have been included in Time’s ‘The 30 Most Influential People on the Internet’ list.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2015 at 10:30AM in News

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GAME CFO steps down as profits dip

GAME CFO steps down as profits dip

The honeymoon period for the new GAME shows no sign of returning with a drop in profit and the news that the retailer’s CFO is stepping down.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2015 at 9:20AM in News
New Guitar Hero to be revealed next month, report claims

New Guitar Hero to be revealed next month, report claims

Activision is reportedly planning a reveal event next month to announce the return of the Guitar Hero franchise.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 23rd 2015 at 8:25PM in News
Telltale's Game of Thrones Episode Three arrives this week

Telltale's Game of Thrones Episode Three arrives this week

The third episode of Telltale's Game of Thrones arrives later this week, the studio has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 23rd 2015 at 7:48PM in News
Current console cycle could be last of its kind, Twitch CEO says

Current console cycle could be last of its kind, Twitch CEO says

The console cycle as we know it may be at an end, according to Twitch CEO Emmett Shear.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 23rd 2015 at 7:25PM in News

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Accessories Update: Steam Link and Nyko Intercooler

Accessories Update: Steam Link and Nyko Intercooler

MCV takes a look at the best accessories heading to UK retail. This week, we hook up with Valve’s Steam Link streaming box and chill out with Nyko’s Intercooler

on Mar 23rd 2015 at 4:22PM in News
Iwata on Wii U price, free-to-play and that Zelda TV series on Netflix

Iwata on Wii U price, free-to-play and that Zelda TV series on Netflix

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has admitted that price has played a big factor in Wii U’s failure.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2015 at 3:27PM in News
MLB 14 servers to be taken offline in June - a year after launch

MLB 14 servers to be taken offline in June - a year after launch

Sony has said that the UK servers for baseball title MLB 14 will go offline in June.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2015 at 3:07PM in News
55 jobs lost at Driveclub dev Evolution, report says

55 jobs lost at Driveclub dev Evolution, report says

Driveclub developer Evolution could be about to lose half of its staff.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2015 at 2:44PM in News
Holy delay, Batman! Arkham Knight release postponed until the end of June

Holy delay, Batman! Arkham Knight release postponed until the end of June

Bat-fans will have to wait a few more weeks to experience the conclusion to Rocksteady’s Arkham trilogy of Batman titles.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 23rd 2015 at 1:21PM in News
Batman Arkham duo in line for next-gen remaster, report claims

Batman Arkham duo in line for next-gen remaster, report claims

Warner Bros’ Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City are the latest games to be given the PS4 and Xbox One remaster treatment, if online claims are to be believed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2015 at 12:52PM in News
Pokemon Shuffle reaches 2.5m downloads

Pokemon Shuffle reaches 2.5m downloads

Free-to-play 3DS game Pokémon Shuffle has been downloaded more than 2.5m times since launching just over a month ago.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 23rd 2015 at 11:34AM in News
505 Games parent acquires Starbreeze stake

505 Games parent acquires Starbreeze stake

The owner of 505 Games has acquired a 2.67 per cent stake in Payday and Brothers developer Starbreeze.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2015 at 11:29AM in News
Curse is the latest MCV Awards 2015 partner

Curse is the latest MCV Awards 2015 partner

Curse is the latest Gold Partner to be announced for the 2015 MCV Awards.

on Mar 23rd 2015 at 11:11AM in News