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Opinion: In defence of review scores

Opinion: In defence of review scores

I am really quite fond of the review score.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 20th 2015 at 12:45PM in News
China exclusive Angry Birds game in the works

China exclusive Angry Birds game in the works

Finnish powerhouse Rovio has teamed up with Beijing Kunlun Tech to bring its popular Angry Birds franchise to China.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 20th 2015 at 10:57AM in News
Breaking from indie retail into eSports: interview with Am2Pro MD Carl Moore

Breaking from indie retail into eSports: interview with Am2Pro MD Carl Moore

Former ThatGameShop owner Carl Moore is breaking into the pro-gaming market with his latest venture, eSports outlet Am2Pro. MCV caught up with Moore to find out more

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 20th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
Take-Two CEO on unannounced games, buying studios, WWE and the power of GTA Online

Take-Two CEO on unannounced games, buying studios, WWE and the power of GTA Online

For years, Take-Two’s business has been built on the boxed games market. Yet, with the arrival of Grand Theft Auto Online and the firm’s efforts in Asia, the company has ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 20th 2015 at 10:21AM in News

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'Metacritic obsession is harming games'

'Metacritic obsession is harming games'

The obsession around Metacritic is damaging to video games.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 20th 2015 at 9:58AM in News
IN PICTURES: Women of the Year Awards 2015

IN PICTURES: Women of the Year Awards 2015

Yesterday’s inaugural Women of the Year Awards saw MCV’s Top 100 Women in Games celebrate three outstanding members of the games industry.

on Feb 20th 2015 at 9:43AM in News
Epic offers up $5m in grants for Unreal devs

Epic offers up $5m in grants for Unreal devs

Epic Games has announced it has put together $5m for “no strings attached” funding of indie devs who create games using Unreal Engine 4.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 19th 2015 at 7:36PM in News
New Rock Band in development for PS4, Xbox One - report

New Rock Band in development for PS4, Xbox One - report

A new Rock Band effort is reportedly in the works for Sony and Microsoft's latest consoles.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 19th 2015 at 7:18PM in News

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The World Ends With You on iOS removed from App Store

The World Ends With You on iOS removed from App Store

Square Enix have been forced to pull The World Ends With You: Solo Remix from the Apple App Store due to the game's broken state on iOS 8.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 19th 2015 at 7:03PM in News
The LANXESS arena in Cologne

ESL hosting $250,000 CS:GO tournament in Cologne stadium

ESL announced today the "world's largest" Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament will be held this August in Cologne's LANXESS arena for a $250,000 prize pool.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 19th 2015 at 5:29PM in News
eSports secures Norwegian TV spot

eSports secures Norwegian TV spot

Norway’s largest commercial broadcaster TV 2 has agreed to broadcast a full eSports season.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2015 at 4:19PM in News
Allegations surround identity of Hearthstone pro MagicAmy

Allegations surround identity of Hearthstone pro MagicAmy

ESL Legendary Series winner Hyerim ‘MagicAmy’ Lee is not a real person, according to accusation flying around the internet today.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2015 at 3:46PM in News

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Spintires digs itself out of a ditch, gets development back on track

Spintires digs itself out of a ditch, gets development back on track

Digital indie PC hit Spintires has been hauled out of its development limbo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2015 at 3:01PM in News
Schafer: Criticism of Molyneux is 'way out of proportion'

Schafer: Criticism of Molyneux is 'way out of proportion'

Monkey Island and Grim Fandango creator Tim Schafer has criticised the recent treatment of Peter Molyneux online and in the press.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2015 at 2:17PM in News
PlayStation placed front and centre in new Sony business plan

PlayStation placed front and centre in new Sony business plan

Sony is to spin-off many of its businesses as PlayStation, Sony Pictures and image sensors are being repositioned as the core of its new structure.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2015 at 1:16PM in News
Capcom has made big changes to Deep Down

Capcom has made big changes to Deep Down

Free-to-play PS4 RPG Deep Down IS still in development, but has undergone some big changes since it was first unveiled.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2015 at 12:18PM in News

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Grow Home could hit consoles if success is found on PC

Grow Home could hit consoles if success is found on PC

Ubisoft’s experimental PC Grow Home could yet brand out onto other platforms.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2015 at 11:27AM in News
GAME reveals The Order: 1886 half-price trade-in offer

GAME reveals The Order: 1886 half-price trade-in offer

Consumers can get a 50 per cent discount on new PS4 title The Order: 1886 by trading in a select title at GAME.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2015 at 11:05AM in News
Sega acquires Demiurge, invests in Space Ape

Sega acquires Demiurge, invests in Space Ape

Marvel Puzzle Quest developer Demiurge Studios has been acquired by Sega.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2015 at 10:46AM in News
Patch frees Assassin's Creed: Unity content from companion app lockout

Patch frees Assassin's Creed: Unity content from companion app lockout

The latest update to Assassin’s Creed: Unity has removed the requirement to play the game’s smartphone companion app to access all of its content.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2015 at 9:42AM in News
US retailers are now giving away PlayStation TV

US retailers are now giving away PlayStation TV

Two retailers have begun giving away the PlayStation TV microconsole in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2015 at 9:13AM in News
Project Cars delayed (slightly) for a second time

Project Cars delayed (slightly) for a second time

Bandai Namco’s racing simulator Project Cars has suffered its second release date delay.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2015 at 8:49AM in News
Tencent acquires majority stake in Miniclip

Tencent acquires majority stake in Miniclip

Chinese mobile and web game giant Tencent is now in control of Swiss game company Miniclip.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2015 at 8:29AM in News
Sony partners with Capcom Pro Tour for 2015 season

Sony partners with Capcom Pro Tour for 2015 season

Capcom has detailed its 2015 Pro Tour fighting game circuit schedule, with the eSports organization offering up a prize pool of $500,000 this season.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 18th 2015 at 7:08PM in News
PS4 sales to outpace Xbox One by 40 per cent through 2018, analyst predicts

PS4 sales to outpace Xbox One by 40 per cent through 2018, analyst predicts

PlayStation 4 will beat out Xbox One over the first five years of the current console era, market research company Strategy Analytics has predicted.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 18th 2015 at 6:51PM in News