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Merry Christmas from MCV

Merry Christmas from MCV

With the final hours and minutes having trudged by like an asthmatic slug slowly forcing its way through a large treacle spillage, the time has come for MCV to say ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 23rd 2014 at 11:12AM in News
Candy Crush Saga: King of the Free

Candy Crush Saga: King of the Free

King’s reign is only just beginning.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Dec 23rd 2014 at 10:32AM in News
STALKER developer GSC Gameworld re-opens

STALKER developer GSC Gameworld re-opens

The Ukrainian studio behind cult PC shooter STALKER has re-opened.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 23rd 2014 at 10:24AM in News
Downloading Ubisoft's free game for AC: Unity owners removes right to sue

Downloading Ubisoft's free game for AC: Unity owners removes right to sue

Ubisoft’s free game offer for Assassin’s Creed: Unity Season Pass holders comes with a hefty caveat.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 23rd 2014 at 10:09AM in News

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Only three original console games averaged 90% or more on Metacritic in 2014

Only three original console games averaged 90% or more on Metacritic in 2014

“It appears that gaming's transition year has turned into transition years” – that’s the headline from Metacritic after a poor year for game quality.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 23rd 2014 at 9:51AM in News
60fps Dark Souls PC fix hit by surprise Bandai Namco DMCA copyright takedown demand

60fps Dark Souls PC fix hit by surprise Bandai Namco DMCA copyright takedown demand

UPDATE: It looks like this was all a big misunderstanding, according to Neogaf sleuths, and that DSfix will survive as normal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 23rd 2014 at 9:25AM in News
Halo: Master Chief Collection patch adds Halo 4 Spartan Ops, new fixes

Halo: Master Chief Collection patch adds Halo 4 Spartan Ops, new fixes

343 Industries has released a new update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, adding new bug fixes along with the Spartan Ops co-op campaign from Halo 4.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 23rd 2014 at 5:56AM in News
Destiny approaching 13m players

Destiny approaching 13m players

Bungie has released a slew of statistics for Destiny, revealing that nearly 13m people have played the online FPS.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 23rd 2014 at 5:40AM in News

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Maniac Mansion creators' Thimbleweed Park exceeds Kickstarter goal

Maniac Mansion creators' Thimbleweed Park exceeds Kickstarter goal

Maniac Mansion creators Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick have successfully crowdfunded their new adventure game Thimbleweed Park, raising more than a quarter of a million dollars over the campaign's funding ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 23rd 2014 at 5:24AM in News
Nigel Farage slams 'pathetic' UKIK game starring Nicholas Fromage

Nigel Farage slams 'pathetic' UKIK game starring Nicholas Fromage

A group of Canterbury students have riled UKIP leader Nigel Farage by developing a game that spoofs both the politician and his party.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 22nd 2014 at 3:56PM in News
TRAILER: New characters revealed in Final Fantasy XV video

TRAILER: New characters revealed in Final Fantasy XV video

RPG fans were treated to a first glimpse at two new characters in Square Enix’s upcoming Final Fantasy XV in a video released this weekend.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 22nd 2014 at 3:39PM in News
Respawn: Titanfall up to 8m unique users, wishes game had been on Steam

Respawn: Titanfall up to 8m unique users, wishes game had been on Steam

The exact sales of Titanfall, like many recent triple-A releases, remain unknown, but developer Respawn has said that the shooter is approaching 8m unique users.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 22nd 2014 at 2:44PM in News

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Space Ape: We want to be the Blizzard of mobile gaming

Space Ape: We want to be the Blizzard of mobile gaming

Mobile company Space Ape is a brand on the rise. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 22nd 2014 at 12:52PM in News
Livingstone: 'We are in the second Golden Age of games'

Livingstone: 'We are in the second Golden Age of games'

Ian Livingstone is one of the UK game industry’s greatest success stories.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Dec 22nd 2014 at 12:44PM in News
MCV's 12 Games of Christmas: Halo: The Master Chief Collection

MCV's 12 Games of Christmas: Halo: The Master Chief Collection

For the Halo fanatics out there, the next 12 months promises to be one of – if not the – most exciting years in the franchise’s history.

on Dec 22nd 2014 at 12:00PM in News
Miyamoto talks about Wii U successor

Miyamoto talks about Wii U successor

Nintendo’s lead designer Shigeru Miyamoto has confirmed that Nintendo’s next home console is in development and even suggested that Mario’s next game may be a launch title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 22nd 2014 at 10:57AM in News

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Halo: ODST campaign remaster offered to disgruntled Master Chief Collection owners

Halo: ODST campaign remaster offered to disgruntled Master Chief Collection owners

A remastered version of Xbox 360 title Halo: ODST is one of a number of freebies being offered as compensation for the shambolic launch of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 22nd 2014 at 10:05AM in News
Gfinity's IPO debut raises £3.5m

Gfinity's IPO debut raises £3.5m

UK eSports firm Gfinity has debuted on London Stock Exchange’s AIM today, raising £3.5m.

on Dec 22nd 2014 at 9:59AM in News
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare crowned 2014's UK Christmas No.1

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare crowned 2014's UK Christmas No.1

Activision’s Call of Duty series has for the fifth time in UK history claimed the title of Christmas No.1.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 22nd 2014 at 9:47AM in News
Sony warns of possible European PS4 shortage

Sony warns of possible European PS4 shortage

There may be a shortage of PS4 consoles in some European countries over the remainder of the holiday period.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 22nd 2014 at 9:27AM in News
Tales from the Borderlands arrives on iOS and Android

Tales from the Borderlands arrives on iOS and Android

Tales from the Borderlands – Telltale’s episodic point-and-click adventure game take on Gearbox’s FPS franchise – has launched for iOS and Android devices.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 22nd 2014 at 12:16AM in News
Kerbal Space Program educational app in development for use in schools

Kerbal Space Program educational app in development for use in schools

Hit Steam Early Access title Kerbal Space Program is receiving an educational update dubbed KerbalEdu, an application developed specifically for teachers and students.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 22nd 2014 at 12:01AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: December 14-20

Steam top ten sellers chart: December 14-20

Discounted titles abound in Steam's latest weekly top ten results, with Dark Souls II emerging as the victor ahead of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 21st 2014 at 11:33PM in News
MCV's 12 Games of Christmas: Super Smash Bros

MCV's 12 Games of Christmas: Super Smash Bros

This is the big one for Nintendo this Christmas.

on Dec 21st 2014 at 12:00PM in News
MCV's 12 Games of Christmas: Far Cry 4

MCV's 12 Games of Christmas: Far Cry 4

Far Cry was always a popular IP, but it rose to new heights with the excellent Far Cry 3, which has shifted around 10m units globally.

on Dec 20th 2014 at 12:00PM in News