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How EA wants to extend its Mass Effect fanbase with Andromeda

How EA wants to extend its Mass Effect fanbase with Andromeda

Space has always been a big theme in games, but in 2016 publishers seemed to have a renewed interest in the genre.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 21st 2017 at 10:24AM in News
Yogscast

Yogscast on YouTube vs Twitch and its future as a 'full-blown media company'

There was a time when The Yogscast was synonymous with World of Warcraft and Minecraft Let’s Play videos. Since then, however, the Bristol-based production firm has grown into a full-blown ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 17th 2017 at 12:00PM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: Three senior promotions at Sega Europe

MCV Jobs Weekly: Three senior promotions at Sega Europe

Downing, Tafler and Oliver all step up at Sega Europe and Dan Sheridan joins nDreams.

on Mar 17th 2017 at 11:06AM in News
Analysis: the driving forces behind the UK's 4.33bn games industry

Analysis: the driving forces behind the UK's 4.33bn games industry

Read the headlines at the end of 2016, MCV’s included, and you might think the games industry was having a tough time of it. A number of high-profile releases struggled ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Mar 16th 2017 at 12:47PM in News

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How Fandom's expanding into games journalism

How Fandom's expanding into games journalism

What do you get when cross a games review site, a hive-mind of self-publishing bloggers, and a depository of the most detailed game information ever assembled? Fandom, that’s what. 

Andrew Wooden
by Andrew Wooden
on Mar 16th 2017 at 10:50AM in News
BAME in Games: 'Diversity makes creative and business sense'

BAME in Games: 'Diversity makes creative and business sense'

Ahead of the formal launch of BAME in Games later this year, MCV talks to its first chair Kish Hirani about ethnic diversity in the games industry and what we ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 15th 2017 at 10:20AM in News
Bandai Namco goes west

Bandai Namco goes west

It’s easy to chalk up Bandai Namco’s big wins of late: 2015 was The Witcher 3’s year, while 2016 was Dark Souls III’s. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 15th 2017 at 9:54AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: Ukie names new head of public affairs

MCV Jobs Weekly: Ukie names new head of public affairs

Tim Scott joins from London First, Games London gains Calvin and Thursten departs Future Publishing.

on Mar 10th 2017 at 10:24AM in News

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Nier: Automata

Nier: Automata is 'an incredible marriage between PlatinumGames action and Square Enix RPG'

When Square Enix published the original Nier back in 2010 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, both its reviews and sales figures made for pretty grim reading. Instead of becoming ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 9th 2017 at 10:20AM in News
Levelling up: China as a destination for UK games

Levelling up: China as a destination for UK games

Neil Semple, head of creative content at the Department for International Trade, talks up China as a huge potential market for UK-made games.

on Mar 9th 2017 at 10:07AM in News
Mobile and video drive digital advertising in 2017

Mobile and video drive digital advertising in 2017

Joe Phelan of Generation Media talks about the latest trends in games advertising – where video and mobile increasingly rule the roost.

on Mar 9th 2017 at 9:41AM in News
How Playground accelerated Forza over the $1bn line

How Playground accelerated Forza over the $1bn line

Playground Games’ Forza Horizon 3 was the best-selling Britsoft game of 2016 - putting to one side GTA V’s incredible staying power - and the biggest Xbox One exclusive. To ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Mar 7th 2017 at 3:20PM in News

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Strategy First, Kylotonn and PQube on bringing the fun back with Flatout 4

Strategy First, Kylotonn and PQube on bringing the fun back with Flatout 4

Total failure; waste of time and money; plain bad; disgusting to play: these are some of the kinder words used to describe Flatout 3 when it came out back in ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 7th 2017 at 3:04PM in News
The licensing game: Bits and Pixels

The licensing game: Bits and Pixels

Last year, Konami alumni Sandra Arcan and Su-Yina Farmer decided to set up their own video game licensing company, Bits and Pixels. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 7th 2017 at 2:45PM in News
Ghost Recon Wildlands

Ubisoft's Ghost Recon Wildlands film to 'stand alongside other feature-length documentaries'

Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon series is built on ‘what if?’ scenarios. For example, what if Russia was taken over by nationalist extremists who wanted to rebuild the Soviet Union? ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 6th 2017 at 2:00PM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to The Walking Dead merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to The Walking Dead merchandise

With The Walking Dead: A New Frontier landing on PS4 and Xbox One today, it’s time for retailers to update their shelves with more zombie-related items – if your shelves ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 3rd 2017 at 1:52PM in News

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MCV Jobs Weekly: Koei Tecmo UK appoints new general manager

MCV Jobs Weekly: Koei Tecmo UK appoints new general manager

Koei Tecmo also hires digital content creator and social media manager, while Bandai Namco bolsters its marketing and PR teams.

on Mar 3rd 2017 at 10:22AM in News
Switch Nindies

Industry positive about Nindie Switch combo

After facing weeks of criticism over the Switch’s software line-up, Nintendo unveiled a swathe of new indie games for the console on Tuesday, bolstering the platform’s 2017 line-up with ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 3rd 2017 at 9:49AM in News
Echo

Talking heads: RuneScape comes to Alexa

We’ve seen plenty of surprise partnerships in the games industry over the years. Valve teamed up with phone maker HTC to create Vive, for example, and even the once staunchest ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 2nd 2017 at 11:41AM in News
Disgaea 5 Complete

NIS America talks Disgaea 5 Complete on Switch

The Nintendo Switch is a platform of many firsts, but it will also be the first time Nippon Ichi Software’s Disgaea series has arrived on one of Nintendo’s home consoles. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 28th 2017 at 1:29PM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to Nintendo Switch merchandise and accessories

Margin Makers: Guide to Nintendo Switch merchandise and accessories

The Nintendo Switch is ready to take retail by storm, with the help of a wealth of accessories and tie-in items.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 28th 2017 at 1:10PM in News
Motorhead, Troma and Heathrun

Motorhead rocks onto consoles with Victor Vran

So you’re an established, independent developer launching your newest IP onto console for the first time. The market is congested with games, yours isn’t a big brand, so standing out ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Feb 27th 2017 at 12:00PM in News
E3 crowd

E3 welcomes 15,000 gamers: The ESA talks & the industry reacts

Just over 50,000 people attended E3 last year. Now the ESA, the US video game trade body which runs E3, has decided to add 15,000 members of the public into ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Feb 27th 2017 at 9:30AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: BAFTA appoints first VP of games

MCV Jobs Weekly: BAFTA appoints first VP of games

David Gardner joins BAFTA, PQube hires Matthew Pellett and Mojang strengthens creative communications team.

on Feb 24th 2017 at 10:19AM in News
Nicolas Wegnez

Nintendo UK boss talks: "Switch can help expand gaming population"

Nintendo is once again looking to reach beyond the core gaming markets with an innovative new console. However, this time it’s doing so by drawing on all its experience to ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Feb 24th 2017 at 9:00AM in News