Entries in 'computer' (29)

UK government revitalises computer science education

UK government revitalises computer science education

The UK Government has outlined its plans to train up the first generation of computer science teachers as it prepares to introduce the course to the curriculum.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Oct 19th 2012 at 10:39AM in News
INTERVIEW: SCE CEO Andrew House

INTERVIEW: SCE CEO Andrew House

Andrew House felt he was heading into the lion’s den ahead of his first major press conference since becoming CEO of PlayStation.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 19th 2012 at 1:42PM in News
Introducing the remote control car that's also a game controller

Introducing the remote control car that's also a game controller

A unique remote control car that can be used to play a PC game hits shelves in July, courtesy of Revell.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on May 28th 2012 at 4:20PM in News
Valve IS making hardware... but it's not a console

Valve IS making hardware... but it's not a console

In a very un-Valve-like move, the Seattle-based Half-Life 2 creator has revealed all of its plans for its mysterious new hardware project.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2012 at 10:09AM in News

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Andy Payne awarded OBE

Andy Payne awarded OBE

MCV is delighted to be the first to congratulate Andy Payne on tonight being awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours List.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 31st 2011 at 12:01AM in News
8 reasons why the UK games market is still strong

8 reasons why the UK games market is still strong

There’s no denying that the video games industry has faced tough times in Britain but things are certainly nowhere near as bleak some would have you think. MCV highlights some of ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Oct 20th 2011 at 2:05PM in News
The Sun: Computer games 'are giving kids dementia'

The Sun: Computer games 'are giving kids dementia'

Drawing on every gaming cliché under the sun, the UK’s leading tabloid has this morning thrown yet another spectacular accusation at video games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 14th 2011 at 9:22AM in News
Roary and Fifi eye up consoles

Roary and Fifi eye up consoles

Content production company Studio Liddell has confirmed that it has a hand in the production of three new titles for the iPhone and Wii based on popular children’s properties Roary ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2010 at 5:44PM in News

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Sony clarifies SCE restructure

Sony clarifies SCE restructure

Following the confusion yesterday surrounding the future of the Sony Computer Entertainment brand, the electronics giant has looked to clarify the implications of its upcoming restructure.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 25th 2010 at 12:42PM in News
SCE unaffected by Sony restructure

SCE unaffected by Sony restructure

Despite reports to the contrary this morning, the famous Sony Computer Entertainment brand is not going to die.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2010 at 11:34AM in News
Toy Story 3 game revealed

Toy Story 3 game revealed

Disney Interactive has officially confirmed the development of the video game tie-in for major summer movie license Toy Story 3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2010 at 2:00PM in News
New look for PCR online

New look for PCR online

MCV's sister site PC Retail has undergone a radical transformation, with its new look now online and available for all to see.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2009 at 5:25PM in News

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Sony appoints new IP licensor for PlayStation IP

Sony appoints new IP licensor for PlayStation IP

MotorStorm alloy wheels, Killzone Zippo lighters, SingStar nail varnish and LittleBigPlanet breeze blocks – all and more could be on the way with SCEE confirming the appointment of Target Entertainment ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2009 at 3:44PM in News
Study claims gaming improves adult eyesight

Study claims gaming improves adult eyesight

In a rare bit of positive health press for the games industry, a new study in the US has claimed that playing games can help to improve an adult’s ‘contrast ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2009 at 2:49PM in News
PC sales in record decline

PC sales in record decline

Worldwide PC sales will fall at their sharpest rate in the history of the sector this year, according the latest figures from Gartner.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2009 at 1:46PM in News
WH Smith to ditch games... but will anyone notice?

WH Smith to ditch games... but will anyone notice?

The ghost of EUK is still haunting the High Street – with WH Smith this week telling MCV that it is to ditch entertainment products – but it seems there ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 6th 2009 at 12:45PM in News

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ASA: Video games are being advertised responsibly

ASA: Video games are being advertised responsibly

Following a report launched on the back of the Byron Review, UK regularity body the ASA has vocally backed the UK games industry by stating that games are advertised responsibly.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2009 at 12:25PM in News
AUSTRALIA: Attorney General defends lack of R18+ certificate

AUSTRALIA: Attorney General defends lack of R18+ certificate

South Australian attorney general Michael Atkinson has defended the Classification Board’s refusal to introduce an 18 age rating for video games released in the territory, claiming that games are potentially ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 27th 2009 at 9:56AM in News
Games overtake films in global entertainment market

Games overtake films in global entertainment market

Statistics from market research company Media Control Gfk International suggest that gaming has overtaken DVD and Blu-ray in terms of worldwide market value, Edge Online reports.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2009 at 10:45AM in News
THQ’s IceStorm ready to pick up Red Ant slack

THQ’s IceStorm ready to pick up Red Ant slack

Martin Good, the senior vice president of Australian distributor THQ Asia Pacific, has told MCV that has firm is ready to make the most of any opportunities that arise in ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 23rd 2009 at 9:55AM in News
Publishers confident despite Red Ant collapse

Publishers confident despite Red Ant collapse

Following the news that leading Australian games distributor Red Ant has been placed into administration, publishers have confirmed to MCV that they have already begun evaluating their options in ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2009 at 4:55PM in News
CANADA: Annual games market soars

CANADA: Annual games market soars

Following last week’s news that the North American video games market grew by 19 per cent to hit $21.33bn last year, NPD figures have also shown that the Canadian industry ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 19th 2009 at 2:12PM in News
NPD: Games industry “already being affected by the recession”

NPD: Games industry “already being affected by the recession”

The latest stats from NPD show that 2008 was a record year for the video games industry in North America – but signs that the worsening global economic climate is ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2009 at 10:55AM in News
LazyTown running after video game deal

LazyTown running after video game deal

The rights owner of globally popular kid’s TV show LazyTown is actively seeking development and publishing partners to bring the franchise to the world of gaming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2009 at 5:52PM in News
2008 Review – Part Four

2008 Review – Part Four

With 2008 drawing to a close, MCV looks back at the news that defined the last 12 months in the games industry. In Q4 we saw the sad demise of ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 31st 2008 at 3:01PM in News