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MCV Awards 2016 Finalist Profiles: Buying Team

MCV Awards 2016 Finalist Profiles: Buying Team

As we countdown to the MCV Awards 2016, which takes place in London on March 3rd, we profile each of the finalists for the Buying Team category

on Feb 4th 2016 at 2:12PM in News
22Cans pulls Godus Wars microtransaction after criticism

22Cans pulls Godus Wars microtransaction after criticism

New release Godus Wars has taken less than 24 hours to run into bother.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 4th 2016 at 2:05PM in News
Square Enix game net sales double year-on-year

Square Enix game net sales double year-on-year

Japanese publishing giant Square Enix has revealed that net sales from its games business shot up 46 per cent over the last year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 4th 2016 at 1:50PM in News
237 games were given tax relief nod in 2015

237 games were given tax relief nod in 2015

The first full year of tax relief for games makers has seen more than 200 approved titles, with almost half passing final certification.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 4th 2016 at 11:20AM in News

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INTERVIEW: What's next for Mike Bithell?

INTERVIEW: What's next for Mike Bithell?

Aside from the time it takes, the biggest pain from transcribing an interview is spotting the points you failed to jump on at the time and the jokes you ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 4th 2016 at 10:49AM in News
MCV's 2016 Salary Survey: How much are you worth?

MCV's 2016 Salary Survey: How much are you worth?

This year’s Salary Survey highlights how little has changed in games industry pay packets - despite a rise in the number of independent businesses.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 4th 2016 at 10:34AM in News
Sweet like Candy: King's plans to grow beyond Candy Crush

Sweet like Candy: King's plans to grow beyond Candy Crush

A shock announcement from November 2015 was that Activision Blizzard is to acquire mobile company King.com. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 4th 2016 at 10:30AM in News
Kimishima admits Nintendo could ditch Quality of Life initiative

Kimishima admits Nintendo could ditch Quality of Life initiative

Nintendo has for the first time admitted that it may abandon Satoru Iwata’s Quality of Life roadmap.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 4th 2016 at 10:29AM in News

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Dan Dawkins takes global editor in chief role at Gamesradar+

Dan Dawkins takes global editor in chief role at Gamesradar+

Daniel Dawkins has been named the global editor in chief of Gamesradar+.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 4th 2016 at 10:29AM in News
Find out if you are paid enough in this week's MCV

Find out if you are paid enough in this week's MCV

In this week's issue, we unveil the results of our annual Salary Survey.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 4th 2016 at 10:25AM in News
GameStop: 'We're not trying to be a publisher'

GameStop: 'We're not trying to be a publisher'

EA, Activision and Ubisoft have nothing to fear from GameStop’s decision to publish a video game, the retailer says.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 4th 2016 at 10:10AM in News
Revealed: The best (and worst) paid jobs in UK video games

Revealed: The best (and worst) paid jobs in UK video games

Marketing, development and sales are by far the best paid sectors in the UK games industry.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 4th 2016 at 10:00AM in News

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Taylor Swift and Glu team up for mobile title

Taylor Swift and Glu team up for mobile title

Glu Mobile has a celebrity title in the works featuring popular songstress Taylor Swift.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 4th 2016 at 9:50AM in News
How did the UK's PC digital market do in 2015?

How did the UK's PC digital market do in 2015?

In April last year, Russian games veteran Sergey Galvonkin set up Steam Spy. 

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 4th 2016 at 9:35AM in News
Take-Two beats expectations despite weak release schedule

Take-Two beats expectations despite weak release schedule

Take-Two has beaten its revenue and profit expectations and raised its full year projections, despite a thin release slate.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 4th 2016 at 9:12AM in News
Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro to hold DICE talk

Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro to hold DICE talk

Former Silent Hills collaborators Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro will reunite once again to discuss their creative processes.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 4:10PM in News

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ESports Market Ecosystem Map—January 2016

ESports Market Ecosystem Map—January 2016

This year kicked off with a bang. Vulcun announced the end of paid fantasy on their platform. Discord, a social platform for gamers, raised a $20 millionround. There was ...

on Feb 3rd 2016 at 3:32PM in News
PS3 shooter Dust 514 going offline

PS3 shooter Dust 514 going offline

Developer CCP has said that it is calling time on online PS3’s EVE-themed shooter Dust 514.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 3:09PM in News
NBA makes leap to eSports with $250,000 Road to Finals

NBA makes leap to eSports with $250,000 Road to Finals

NBA 2K16 will be the first game in the basketball franchise to offer an accompanying eSports tournament, to begin on February 15.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 3:03PM in News
Bizzarro Flame retires from Smash

Bizzarro Flame retires from Smash

One of Super Smash Bros. Melee’s top players is hanging up his controller and ending a career that's lasted six years.

on Feb 3rd 2016 at 2:36PM in News
Molyneux: It was tempting to retire

Molyneux: It was tempting to retire

Peter Molyneux has given his first interview to the press in nearly a year, in which he admits that he nearly abandoned game development entirely.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 2:13PM in News
Electronic Arts UK appoints new head of media

Electronic Arts UK appoints new head of media

The EA UK team has welcomed two new members to its fold.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 1:45PM in News
22Cans launches Godus Wars on Steam Early Access

22Cans launches Godus Wars on Steam Early Access

A second Godus title has been released on Steam.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 1:43PM in News
When eSports and the real world collide

When eSports and the real world collide

Last summer, a Bundesliga football team from a small German town in Lower Saxony made signing history. Among the other high profile signings to VfL Wolfsburg FC during a turbulent ...

on Feb 3rd 2016 at 1:41PM in News
Team EnVyUs picks up Overwatch's best team

Team EnVyUs picks up Overwatch's best team

The best Overwatch team in the world will now fly the banner of a major esports organization.

on Feb 3rd 2016 at 1:39PM in News