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PS4 games come to PC via PlayStation Now update

PS4 games are now available on Sony's PlayStation Now streaming service, meaning you can now play PS4 games on your PC. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 6th 2017 at 3:11PM in News
The Last Leviathan

Super Punk Games receives interim game relief certificate for The Last Leviathan

Nottingham-based indie developer Super Punk Games has received the interim certificate for game relief from HMRC for its work on The Last Leviathan, the studio announced today.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 6th 2017 at 12:30PM in News
PayPal still top for digital game payments, but it faces increasing competition from Apple Pay and Amazon

PayPal still top for digital game payments, but it faces increasing competition from Apple Pay and Amazon

PayPal remains the top digital payment method among gamers around the world, according to the latest analysis from SuperData Research, but strong competition from Apple Pay and Amazon Payments ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 6th 2017 at 11:39AM in News
White Day

PQube talks White Day and South Korea's new school of horror

Originally released back in 2001, South Korean horror title White Day: A Labyrinth Named School is finally heading to European retail on August 4th courtesy of PQube. We talk to ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 6th 2017 at 11:30AM in News

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Riot blames Brexit for UK League of Legends price hikes

Riot blames Brexit for UK League of Legends price hikes

UK League of Legends players face a currency price hike thanks to the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2017 at 11:01AM in News
Free-to-play indie game Moirai shut down after database attack

Free-to-play indie game Moirai shut down after database attack

The makers of a completely free quirky indie mystery title have been forced to abandon the title following ongoing malicious attempts to breach its database.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2017 at 10:43AM in News
Radiant Historia

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology top Japanese charts despite fall in 3DS sales

Atlus' time-travelling RPG Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology for the 3DS has gone straight in at No.1 in the Japanese weekly chart, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, ending the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 6th 2017 at 10:31AM in News
Nintendo will not follow rivals onto PC

Nintendo will not follow rivals onto PC

Platform holder Nintendo has said it will again buck the trend by not increasing its focus on PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2017 at 10:17AM in News

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Layton's Mystery Journey

Level-5 on Professor Layton's mobile journey in Katrielle and the Millionaire's Conspiracy

Level-5 hit big with Professor Layton back in the late 2000s. Its titular gentleman puzzle solver was one of the early success stories on the Nintendo DS, and it wasn’t ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 6th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Assassin's Creed anime confirmed

Assassin's Creed anime confirmed

The producer of the upcoming Castlevania anime series has confirmed that his next project will be a series based on Ubisoft IP Assassin’s Creed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2017 at 9:42AM in News
A Plague Tale dev blames spec deficit for lack of Switch port

A Plague Tale dev blames spec deficit for lack of Switch port

The Nintendo Switch’s comparative technical weakness compared to its competitors is to blame for the fact that indie title A Plague Tale: Innocence will not be appearing on the system.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2017 at 9:30AM in News
total War Saga

Sega announces Total War Saga spin-off series

Sega and Creative Assembly's Total War franchise is getting a brand-new standalone spin-off series under the banner 'A Total War Saga', the publisher announced today. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 5th 2017 at 2:00PM in News

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Starbreeze believes VR success will come from outside the home

Starbreeze believes VR success will come from outside the home

The early focus on virtual reality in the home has distracted from where its real success will come.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 5th 2017 at 11:22AM in News
Tencent introduces playtime restrictions for Honour of Kings

Tencent introduces playtime restrictions for Honour of Kings

Chinese game giant Tencent has responded to criticism about the alleged addictive nature of its mobile hit Honour of Kings by limiting the amount of time that can be spent ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 5th 2017 at 11:01AM in News
Cuphead will be released on Steam, but PS4 version ruled out

Cuphead will be released on Steam, but PS4 version ruled out

We now have a clearer picture of exactly how gamers will be able to get their hands on the hotly anticipated Cuphead.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 5th 2017 at 10:37AM in News

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Doubts raised about Lords of the Fallen 2

Doubts raised about Lords of the Fallen 2

Recent assurances that Lords of the Fallen 2 remains on track are now looking less certain.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 5th 2017 at 10:18AM in News
Distribution warehouse

UK distribution 2017 - MCV talks to five of the top distributors in UK gaming

The games industry is a highly-complex marketplace. One that spans almost every imaginable distribution channel, be it physical, digital or some blend of the two. From customers purchasing digital content ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jul 5th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Amazon clamps down on SNES Mini bulk buyers

Amazon clamps down on SNES Mini bulk buyers

People hoping to make financial gain from the expected scarcity of Nintendo's upcoming SNES Mini have been dealt a blow.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 5th 2017 at 9:57AM in News
Caspar Field CEO Wish Studios

That's You! We talk to PS4 PlayLink launch title creator Wish Studios

The first wave of PlayLink titles for the PS4 are now launching - utlising smartphone controls to allow multiple players to play together on the PS4. We talk to Wish ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jul 4th 2017 at 2:12PM in News
Michael Denny Sony Worldwide Studios

PlayLink: Can Sony combine a PS4 and smartphones to create broad appeal?

While games consoles have always had a broad appeal, the increasingly complex controllers required for modern 3D games are not for everyone. Because of that PlayStation has long explored numerous ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jul 4th 2017 at 11:08AM in News
Economic study links video games to US labour decline

Economic study links video games to US labour decline

A new working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research has posited that the popularity of video games is playing a part in reducing the overall contribution of young ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2017 at 11:03AM in News
AMD is finally gaining ground on Intel

AMD is finally gaining ground on Intel

It looks as if AMD's new Ryzen PC processors are having the desired effect.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2017 at 10:31AM in News
George Takei joins developer Fifth Journey

George Takei joins developer Fifth Journey

Star Trek's George Takei has, at the age of 80, entered the world of games development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2017 at 10:15AM in News
Valve is changing the shape of Dota 2's tournament structure

Valve is changing the shape of Dota 2's tournament structure

Next year's competitive Dota 2 scene will bring with it an overhaul to the game's entire esports structure.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2017 at 9:49AM in News