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Activision confirms last-gen Tony Hawk's 5 GAME exclusivity

Activision confirms last-gen Tony Hawk's 5 GAME exclusivity

The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 will only be available from GAME in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 7th 2015 at 2:36PM in News
Riccitiello: Sony f***ing nailed it and deserves the victory

Riccitiello: Sony f***ing nailed it and deserves the victory

Former EA boss and current Unity CEO John Riccitiello has said that Sony’s focus on appealing to core gamers is the key to PS4’s continuing success.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 7th 2015 at 2:15PM in News
Nintendo rides are coming to Universal theme parks

Nintendo rides are coming to Universal theme parks

Universal theme parks could soon be home to a number of rides based on Nintendo’s assorted catalogue of characters and IP.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 7th 2015 at 1:17PM in News
Opinion: There's a huge opportunity for indie games merchandise

Opinion: There's a huge opportunity for indie games merchandise

There seems to be a small mountain of merchandise for most triple-A releases at the moment, but Insert Coin’s Dan Long believes there is also a real appetite for indie ...

on May 7th 2015 at 1:00PM in News

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International Factfile 2015: Finland

International Factfile 2015: Finland

Finland is renowned for its domination of the mobile sector, with giants Rovio and Supercell both hailing from the country.

on May 7th 2015 at 12:55PM in News
Learn how to build your brand with Mind Candy at Interface

Learn how to build your brand with Mind Candy at Interface

Building a successful game is one thing, but transforming that title into a world-conquering franchise is another challenge entirely.

on May 7th 2015 at 12:32PM in News
Digital claims 76% of Activision revenue despite WoW subscriber slide

Digital claims 76% of Activision revenue despite WoW subscriber slide

Activision has posted revenues ahead of its forecasts, with digital accounting for a record percentage of its business.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 7th 2015 at 11:59AM in News
Insight: 2015 is the year of the publisher

Insight: 2015 is the year of the publisher

In an age where any developer can be a games publisher, Sold Out boss Garry Williams discusses why studios are increasingly teaming up with sales and marketing specialists.

on May 7th 2015 at 11:00AM in News

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Valve reveals invited teams for TI5 and opens qualifiers to public

Valve reveals invited teams for TI5 and opens qualifiers to public

Valve has revealed the ten teams to receive direct invites to the prestigious annual Dota 2 tournament, The International, with a current prize pool of $6.3m.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on May 7th 2015 at 10:49AM in News
Zynga to shed 18% of workforce

Zynga to shed 18% of workforce

Zynga is set to lay off 364 staff as part of its plans to stem its losses and move back into profit.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on May 7th 2015 at 10:42AM in News
Interview: Five years of Green Man Gaming

Interview: Five years of Green Man Gaming

Over five years ago, three industry professionals turned up to MCV’s offices with a laptop and a pre-prepared speech.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 7th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
Nintendo reverses three years of losses to get back in the black

Nintendo reverses three years of losses to get back in the black

A fourth year of losses has been avoided at Nintendo, despite the Wii U and 3DS failing to meet sales expectations.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 7th 2015 at 10:19AM in News

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Games Centre - The king in the North

Games Centre - The king in the North

Scottish retailer Games Centre is a force to be reckoned with in the indie space, and now has four MCV Awards under its belt to prove it.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 7th 2015 at 10:15AM in News
Vice 'massively' growing games team

Vice 'massively' growing games team

Media brand Vice is significantly scaling up its games editorial team, the firm says.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 7th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
GameStop UK plots retro stock move

GameStop UK plots retro stock move

GameStop’s American pilot scheme to start selling retro hardware, games and accessories could come to the UK. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 7th 2015 at 9:45AM in News
CD Projekt and Green Man Gaming clash over The Witcher 3 keys

CD Projekt and Green Man Gaming clash over The Witcher 3 keys

The developer of The Witcher 3 and online retailer Green Man Gaming have had a public falling out over the upcoming RPG.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 7th 2015 at 9:40AM in News

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eSports now a $612m business thanks to emerging western markets - Superdata

eSports now a $612m business thanks to emerging western markets - Superdata

New data from Superdata shows that the eSports market currently boasts an audience of 134m, with the business generating $612m.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 6th 2015 at 10:58PM in News
TV DVR support heading to Xbox One this year - report

TV DVR support heading to Xbox One this year - report

Xbox One users will be able to DVR television shows later this year, according to a new report.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 6th 2015 at 10:46PM in News
Bungie files trademark for 'The Taken King'

Bungie files trademark for 'The Taken King'

Bungie has applied for a trademark relating to something called “The Taken King,” according to a US Patent and Trademark Office filing unearthed today.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 6th 2015 at 10:27PM in News
EA estimates 22m PS4 and Xbox One sales in 2015

EA estimates 22m PS4 and Xbox One sales in 2015

EA anticipates 22m Xbox One and PS4 consoles will be sold during 2015.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on May 6th 2015 at 4:10PM in News
No Gamescom 2015 conference for Sony

No Gamescom 2015 conference for Sony

Sony will not host a press conference at this year’s Gamescom.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 6th 2015 at 3:58PM in News
Find out how to get your games on Nintendo eShop at Interface

Find out how to get your games on Nintendo eShop at Interface

Indies questioning whether or not to release their games on Nintendo’s platforms would do well to attend next week’s Interface, thanks to the latest session confirmed for our live stage.

on May 6th 2015 at 3:01PM in News
Killzone: Shadow Fall 1080p lawsuit dismissed

Killzone: Shadow Fall 1080p lawsuit dismissed

A lawsuit alleging that Sony misrepresented PS4 shooter Killzone: Shadow Fall has been dismissed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 6th 2015 at 2:59PM in News
Tamagotchi Classic for Apple Watch tops iPhone App Store charts

Tamagotchi Classic for Apple Watch tops iPhone App Store charts

The resurrection of ‘90s virtual pet simulator Tamagotchi in the form of an app for Apple Watch has seen it shoot to number one in the paid App Store charts.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 6th 2015 at 2:37PM in News
Nokia Snake's original creator returns with Snake Rewind

Nokia Snake's original creator returns with Snake Rewind

The mobile game that started it all is getting a touchscreen makeover from its original creator.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 6th 2015 at 2:12PM in News