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'Britain can lead the world in games development', says Osborne

'Britain can lead the world in games development', says Osborne

George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, praised the games industry at an event that marked the launch of the long-awaited tax breaks for video games development.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 4th 2014 at 2:42PM in News
VIDEO: The Elder Scrolls Online launch trailer is very dramatic

VIDEO: The Elder Scrolls Online launch trailer is very dramatic

Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls Online is out on PC and Mac today and the launch trailer is well worth five minutes of your time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 4th 2014 at 2:25PM in News
No new Doom beta for Xbox 360 or PS3

No new Doom beta for Xbox 360 or PS3

There will not be an Xbox 360 or PS3 version of the as-of-yet undated Doom beta.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 4th 2014 at 2:03PM in News
Vita Football Manager Classic 2014 bundle incoming

Vita Football Manager Classic 2014 bundle incoming

Sega’s Football Manager Classic 2014 for Vita will also be available in a hardware bundle.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 4th 2014 at 1:15PM in News

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GAME launches Skylanders Swap Force Club

GAME launches Skylanders Swap Force Club

Skylanders fans now have a place to gather thanks to a new social initiative from GAME.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 4th 2014 at 1:02PM in News
Microsoft granted approval to excavate Atari's fabled ET dump site

Microsoft granted approval to excavate Atari's fabled ET dump site

The planned excavation of the fabled Atari dump site said to be filled with thousands of copies of ET The Extraterrestrial game cartridges has overcome its latest hurdle.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Apr 4th 2014 at 12:31PM in News
Mozilla CEO Eich resigns following anti-gay marriage bill donation

Mozilla CEO Eich resigns following anti-gay marriage bill donation

The CEO of Mozilla has stepped down following controversy over his donation to an anti-gay bill.

by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 4th 2014 at 12:21PM in News
Xbox One is NOT closing PS4 performance gap, Oddworld publisher claims

Xbox One is NOT closing PS4 performance gap, Oddworld publisher claims

Microsoft’s ongoing work with Xbox One’s development tools is NOT helping its machine catch up with the apparently still superior technical performance of PS4, it is now being said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 4th 2014 at 11:06AM in News

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LEGO Hobbit to add third film content through DLC - report

LEGO Hobbit to add third film content through DLC - report

Upcoming title LEGO The Hobbit will expand to encompass all three of Peter Jackson’s films, a new report claims.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 4th 2014 at 10:33AM in News
Gamescom London press roadshow dated

Gamescom London press roadshow dated

Organiser Koelnmesse is hosting its pre-Gamescom 2014 press meet at UKIE's London office.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Apr 4th 2014 at 10:19AM in News
Xbox One is closing PS4 performance gap, Oddworld dev claims

Xbox One is closing PS4 performance gap, Oddworld dev claims

Microsoft’s ongoing work with Xbox One’s development tools is helping its machine catch up with the until now superior technical performance of PS4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 4th 2014 at 9:42AM in News
Jobs lost at Murdered: Soul Suspect developer Airtight

Jobs lost at Murdered: Soul Suspect developer Airtight

14 employees have lost their jobs at developer Airtight Games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 4th 2014 at 9:28AM in News

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Uhrman on Amazon's Fire TV: Games are not an 'added bonus' for Ouya

Uhrman on Amazon's Fire TV: Games are not an 'added bonus' for Ouya

While the effect of Amazon's new Fire TV on the general gaming market is still to be determined, the device appears to be in direct competition with similarly priced microconsoles. ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 4th 2014 at 8:06AM in News
SuperData: eSports viewership reaches 31.4m in US, 70m worldwide

SuperData: eSports viewership reaches 31.4m in US, 70m worldwide

Reserach group SuperData has released a new brief on eSports viewership, revealing rapid growth within the medium.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 4th 2014 at 7:41AM in News
EA hires Amy Hennig for Star Wars project

EA hires Amy Hennig for Star Wars project

Former Naughty Dog creative director Amy Hennig has joined Visceral Games to develop EA's new Star Wars title, the studio has confirmed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 4th 2014 at 7:26AM in News
PS4 and PC horror title Daylight delayed

PS4 and PC horror title Daylight delayed

Zombie Studios has delayed PS4 and PC horror title Daylight, although it’s still due out before the end of the month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 4:16PM in News

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Microsoft Studios hit with layoffs

Microsoft Studios hit with layoffs

Although the numbers remain unspecified, Microsoft has let go some of its Studios developers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 3:16PM in News
THE BIG INTERVIEW: Xbox's Phil Spencer on winning back the gamers

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Xbox's Phil Spencer on winning back the gamers

Phil Spencer has spent 26 years working for Microsoft.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 2:46PM in News
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls sells through 2.7m in week one

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls sells through 2.7m in week one

Blizzard has confirmed week one sales numbers for Diablo III expansion Reaper of Souls.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 2:29PM in News
New venue for Golden Joysticks 2014

New venue for Golden Joysticks 2014

The 2014 Golden Joystick Awards will take place at a new venue, MCV can reveal.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 1:43PM in News
There are already 133 games available for Amazon's FireTV

There are already 133 games available for Amazon's FireTV

It has been out for less than a day and already Amazon’s FireTV has a game library over 100 strong.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 1:17PM in News
Cortana is Microsoft's Siri-style digital assistant

Cortana is Microsoft's Siri-style digital assistant

Yes, the Halo universe’s famed AI star Cortana IS to voice Microsoft’s answer to Siri.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 12:35PM in News
Scottish game developers will be better off without the rest of Britain, says SNP

Scottish game developers will be better off without the rest of Britain, says SNP

An independent Scotland will keep games industry tax breaks and offer even more support to its studios, the country’s Government has said.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 12:08PM in News
Kalypso to release at least three mobile games this year

Kalypso to release at least three mobile games this year

Kalypso Media has created a mobile publishing division.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 11:59AM in News
PS4 up for grabs in GamesAid Grand National Sweepstake

PS4 up for grabs in GamesAid Grand National Sweepstake

Industry charity GamesAid is giving one generous soul the chance to win a PlayStation 4.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 11:46AM in News