Entries in 'Interviews' (235)

Ian Livingstone tells Sumo Digital's great British success story

Ian Livingstone tells Sumo Digital's great British success story

Ian Livingstone is a man with many titles. He’s co-creator of Fighting Fantasy, co-founder of Games Workshop, GamesAid trustee, life president of Eidos, vice chair of Ukie, and many more, ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 25th 2017 at 10:26AM in News
Syberia 3: 'All Uncharted and Tomb Raider fans will love Kate Walker's latest outing'

Syberia 3: 'All Uncharted and Tomb Raider fans will love Kate Walker's latest outing'

After its golden age in the 90s, the point-and-click genre could have easily gone the way of the dodo in the modern games industry. With increasing demand for fast-paced action ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 12th 2017 at 11:49AM in News
'London Games Festival is about promoting the city as a place to do business, work, make games and play games'

'London Games Festival is about promoting the city as a place to do business, work, make games and play games'

Michael French, head of games at Games London, discusses the return of the London Games Festival last year, what we should expect from this year's edition, kicking off today, and ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Mar 30th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Nioh a 'triumphant return' for Koei Tecmo as it eyes the western market

Nioh a 'triumphant return' for Koei Tecmo as it eyes the western market

Nioh’s success was never set in stone. The title’s chaotic development started back in 2004, but it only hit shelves this February. An even bigger surprise was director Fumihiko Yasuda’s ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 24th 2017 at 11:35AM in News

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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
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
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

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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
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
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

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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
Take-Two's Zelnick talks mobile, movies and GTA V's continued success

Take-Two's Zelnick talks mobile, movies and GTA V's continued success

“Better than expected” has become an accidental catch phrase for Take-Two when it reports its financials. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 17th 2017 at 10:59AM in News
Merchandise sector still 'finding its feet', says GM UK

Merchandise sector still 'finding its feet', says GM UK

We already know that 2016 was not the best year ever for the UK games market. But there’s one category within gaming that still provides growth: merchandise. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 14th 2017 at 2:25PM in News
Sony: Horizon Zero Dawn's Aloy is the 'PlayStation icon of the future'

Sony: Horizon Zero Dawn's Aloy is the 'PlayStation icon of the future'

Horizon Zero Dawn is easily one of the most anticipated games of the year, if not the most anticipated PS4-exclusive of 2017. Of course, it’s still early in the year ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 14th 2017 at 9:57AM in News

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Do we need a British Games Institute?

Do we need a British Games Institute?

In the last few years, video games have come a long way in terms of working with government.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 13th 2017 at 10:04AM in News
MCV Insider's Guide: CV Bay

MCV Insider's Guide: CV Bay

CV Bay’s managing consultant and gaming specialist Katie Edwards discusses the shift to cloud gaming and free-to-play, and how this has affected recruitment.

on Feb 2nd 2017 at 2:25PM in News
Going underground: The story of Dinosaur Polo Club's Mini Metro

Going underground: The story of Dinosaur Polo Club's Mini Metro

Back in 2001, brothers Peter and Robert Curry joined the games industry working at developer Sidhe Interactive.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 1st 2017 at 2:05PM in News
With Sniper Elite 4 and Yooka-Laylee, is 2017 going to be Sold Out's biggest year yet?

With Sniper Elite 4 and Yooka-Laylee, is 2017 going to be Sold Out's biggest year yet?

Despite the narrative of digital sales becoming a bigger part of today’s games market, 80 per cent of new releases are bought in a box.  

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 31st 2017 at 3:45PM in News
"There was a lot of skepticism, as we were doing something new": IO on Hitman's episodic move

"There was a lot of skepticism, as we were doing something new": IO on Hitman's episodic move

At E3 2015, IO and Square Enix revealed a new entry in its Hitman series. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 30th 2017 at 1:54PM in News
Why YouTubers need management

Why YouTubers need management

YouTubers are now an indivisible part of the games industry. What started as a hobby for kids in their bedroom has evolved into a massively important – and influential ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 30th 2017 at 12:00PM in News
UKIE's Jo Twist talks 2016 for UK games, Brexit and London Games Festival

UKIE's Jo Twist talks 2016 for UK games, Brexit and London Games Festival

2016 has been an eventful year for both the games industry and the UK as a whole thanks to the EU Referendum vote that took place this June. We speak ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 13th 2016 at 10:08AM in News
Xbox's Eagle on the company's 2016, Xbox One S and Scorpio

Xbox's Eagle on the company's 2016, Xbox One S and Scorpio

It’s been a difficult few years for Microsoft on the games side of things. Though Xbox One sales have certainly not been shabby, the console has failed to top the ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 12th 2016 at 11:30AM in News