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Sony enables more PS4 features as post-launch PSN recovery continues

Sony enables more PS4 features as post-launch PSN recovery continues

Two more of PS4’s PSN features have been reactivated by Sony.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 4th 2013 at 9:55AM in News
300MB day one patch needed to activate key PS4 features

300MB day one patch needed to activate key PS4 features

A host of functionality for Sony’s PS4 will only be available to users once they have downloaded a 300MB patch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 28th 2013 at 9:51AM in News
Samsung Galaxy S4 revealed, dated for next month

Samsung Galaxy S4 revealed, dated for next month

The handset that could potentially deliver a savage blow to Apple’s smartphone aspirations has been unveiled by Samsung.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2013 at 1:01PM in News
PES 2014 is ready and waiting for next-generation consoles

PES 2014 is ready and waiting for next-generation consoles

“The problem is, it took us too long to admit we were going wrong.”

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2013 at 3:28PM in News

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Lots of online functionality missing from Ouya at launch

Lots of online functionality missing from Ouya at launch

Ouya consoles will be shipped out to Kickstarter backers later this month, but key online functions will not be enabled until the end of the year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 12th 2013 at 11:00AM in News
Tiger Woods 14 introduces Ladies Tour for the first time

Tiger Woods 14 introduces Ladies Tour for the first time

Five female golfers from the Ladies Professional Golf Association are set to star alongside Tiger Woods in EA’s annual golf game for the first time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 10th 2013 at 4:05PM in News
Nintendo details Wii U's digital launch line-up

Nintendo details Wii U's digital launch line-up

Trine 2, Nano Assault Neo, Little Inferno, Chasing Aurora and Puddle will front Nintendo’s eShop offerings when the Wii U launches in the UK at midnight.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 29th 2012 at 2:06PM in News
FIFA 13 on Wii U missing Ultimate Team, other gameplay features

FIFA 13 on Wii U missing Ultimate Team, other gameplay features

EA has confirmed that the Wii U version of FIFA 13 will not include all of the features seen in the Xbox 360 and PS3 releases.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 22nd 2012 at 3:31PM in News

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VIDEO: Elder Scrolls MMO rings the changes

VIDEO: Elder Scrolls MMO rings the changes

Having surprised us all with the announcement of The Elder Scrolls Online yesterday, ZeniMax has released the first details of the already hotly anticipated title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 4th 2012 at 3:37PM in News
Black Ops II - near future setting, branching plotlines, zombie mode

Black Ops II - near future setting, branching plotlines, zombie mode

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is real, and at last MCV can discuss some of the juicier elements of the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 2nd 2012 at 8:43AM in News
Miyamoto resisted Mario Kart 7 changes

Miyamoto resisted Mario Kart 7 changes

It takes a strong willed fellow to stand up to the mighty Shigeru Miyamoto, but that’s exactly what happened in the development of 3DS racer Mario Kart 7.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 23rd 2011 at 12:48PM in News
Read about Saints Row and WWE in the new-look MCV Recommended Extra

Read about Saints Row and WWE in the new-look MCV Recommended Extra

A special guide to the new Saints Row and WWE games is now available to download, read in your web browser or access via your iPad.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Oct 21st 2011 at 3:44PM in News

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Halo: Anniversary's Kinect integration detailed

Halo: Anniversary's Kinect integration detailed

Microsoft’s Halo-centric development studios 343 Industries has outlined exactly how Kinect integration will work in upcoming November release Halo: Anniversary.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 17th 2011 at 1:58PM in News
New Xbox features added to Windows Phone 7

New Xbox features added to Windows Phone 7

GAMESCOM: Microsoft is planning more new features for the Games Hub in its Windows Phone Mango software update.

Stuart Dredge
by Stuart Dredge
on Aug 17th 2011 at 4:31PM in News
New PS3 features blocked from non-subscribers

New PS3 features blocked from non-subscribers

Sony has for the first time blocked non PlayStation Plus users from accessing some features found in the latest PS3 firmware update.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 11th 2011 at 1:54PM in News
Codies: Big changes planned for F1 2011

Codies: Big changes planned for F1 2011

Next year’s iteration of Codemasters’ F1 racing franchise will build upon the success of this year’s game, with the publisher promising more than just some incremental updates to keep it ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 23rd 2010 at 4:05PM in News

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LGC 2010: Further analysis

LGC 2010: Further analysis

Forget the buzzwords and gimmicks that are swamping games – we asked sponsors of this week’s London Games Conference to tell us what they thought things like online content and ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 5th 2010 at 2:58PM in News
Xbox 360 dash update gets more new features

Xbox 360 dash update gets more new features

Microsoft has announced a number of extra changes that are on the way in the next Xbox 360 dashboard update due out on November 4th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 11th 2010 at 10:11AM in News
Valve talks Portal 2

Valve talks Portal 2

Following its reveal last week, developer Valve has for the first spoke about its long-anticipated FPS puzzle sequel Portal 2 – and it doesn’t seem shy of raising expectations ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 8th 2010 at 3:34PM in News
Microsoft outlines 360 summer update ‘09

Microsoft outlines 360 summer update ‘09

Xbox 360 platform holder Microsoft has outlined the improvements coming to Xbox Live as part of its next major update to the service due out at the end of the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 17th 2009 at 12:25PM in News
Microsoft begins autumn update hype machine

Microsoft begins autumn update hype machine

The ability to constantly reinvent how a console works and the functionality it offers has undoubtedly been one of the greatest innovations of the current generation of machines – and ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2009 at 6:05PM in News
Half of NXE features were cut

Half of NXE features were cut

Ahead of the high-profile Xbox 360 firmware update that will bring with it the New Xbox Experience later this month, Microsoft has admitted that it had to cut half ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 5th 2008 at 10:45AM in News