Entries in 'Opinion' (42)

The practicalities of self-publishing and project timing

The practicalities of self-publishing and project timing

In the second of a four-part series of articles, Rebellion CEO shares his insight about where you should invest your time and effort

on May 27th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
To self-publish or not to self-publish?

To self-publish or not to self-publish?

In the first of a series of pieces, Rebellion CEO and creative director Jason Kingsley discusses the Sniper Elite studio’s journey into self-publishing

on May 26th 2015 at 2:15PM in News
E3 needs to deliver - but don't lose hope yet, there's cause for optimism

E3 needs to deliver - but don't lose hope yet, there's cause for optimism

If you’ve been reading MCV recently, you’ll know there’s a general nervousness over the weakness of the current release slate for PS4, Xbox One and Wii U.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 21st 2015 at 11:27AM in News
Ten tips to get your indie game in the press

Ten tips to get your indie game in the press

With the explosion of the indie scene, and the volume of games it continues to produce, it has become harder than ever to garner the attentions of the press. 

on May 20th 2015 at 1:00PM in News

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Insight: 2015 is the year of the publisher

Insight: 2015 is the year of the publisher

In an age where any developer can be a games publisher, Sold Out boss Garry Williams discusses why studios are increasingly teaming up with sales and marketing specialists.

on May 7th 2015 at 11:00AM in News
Opinion: Pre-order? Why bother?

Opinion: Pre-order? Why bother?

Is it really any surprise gamers are becoming more reluctant to pre-order?

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 10:51AM in News
Opinion: PC is leading the games industry

Opinion: PC is leading the games industry

Joost van Dreunen, CEO of research firm SuperData, tells us why the PC gaming market is booming, and how it is leading the way for the games industry 

on Apr 15th 2015 at 3:54PM in News
Opinion: Time to change the charts

Opinion: Time to change the charts

Confession: The new games chart we just published is inaccurate.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 26th 2015 at 10:00AM in News

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Insight: The games industry should unite to end 'key stripping'

Insight: The games industry should unite to end 'key stripping'

Arty Rajendra, partner at Rouse Legal, discusses the legalities around key stripping and the impact it is having on the games business

on Mar 20th 2015 at 11:24AM in News
Insight: It's time for pay-per-view eSports

Insight: It's time for pay-per-view eSports

Jean-Charles Lacoste, MD of sports monetisation experts InPlayer, discusses what eSports businesses can do to generate better income

on Mar 12th 2015 at 10:47AM in News
Analysis: Why the games industry should embrace Bitcoin

Analysis: Why the games industry should embrace Bitcoin

Bitpay’s European marketing manager Wouter Vonk recently worked with Jagex to help them integrate bitcoin into Runescape. Here, he discusses the payment method’s future in games

on Mar 6th 2015 at 12:11PM in News
Opinion: GAME gamble on eSports is a safe bet

Opinion: GAME gamble on eSports is a safe bet

Any investment in eSports is often viewed as a risk.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 5th 2015 at 11:00AM in News

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Could Multiplay acquisition be a Game-changing move?

Could Multiplay acquisition be a Game-changing move?

This morning's announcement that UK retailer GAME Digital were to acquire events organiser Multiplay for £20m came as a shock for more than a few reasons.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Mar 3rd 2015 at 10:30AM in News
Opinion: The battle for the 'mid-core'

Opinion: The battle for the 'mid-core'

Why are UK gamers so averse to spending money this year?

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 27th 2015 at 11:45AM in News
OPINION: Peter Molyneux has made a big mistake, but demonising mistakes isn't the answer

OPINION: Peter Molyneux has made a big mistake, but demonising mistakes isn't the answer

It’s probable that most of you have made your mind up about Peter Molyneux.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 13th 2015 at 11:52AM in News
Windows 10: 'Microsoft's aggressive bid to bridge PC and console'

Windows 10: 'Microsoft's aggressive bid to bridge PC and console'

IHS analyst and director of the firm’s games department Piers Harding Rolls shares his view on Microsoft’s newly unveiled video games plans for Windows 10

on Feb 9th 2015 at 12:03PM in News

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'The malware threat to online games is growing'

'The malware threat to online games is growing'

Chris Boyd, malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes, reveals the latest tactics being adopted by cyber criminals in their attempts to steal from gamers

on Jan 27th 2015 at 3:52PM in News
'Bad coding leaves developers patching 
up damaged reputations'

'Bad coding leaves developers patching up damaged reputations'

A new Government-funded organisation has been set-up to help developers stamp out bugs and online issues in their games. Tony Dyhouse, director of the Trustworthy Software Initiative, explains

on Jan 27th 2015 at 3:43PM in News
Sorry Minecraft, you're not the biggest game in the UK

Sorry Minecraft, you're not the biggest game in the UK

Writing MCV opinion pieces can, at times, feel like smashing my head against the proverbial brick wall.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 15th 2015 at 4:14PM in News
Opinion: Hackers once again expose frailties in gaming's online future

Opinion: Hackers once again expose frailties in gaming's online future

The brave new online, socially-connected world of video games is not quite proving as revolutionary as we had hoped.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 26th 2014 at 12:16PM in News
OPINION: MCV and Develop's Games of the Year

OPINION: MCV and Develop's Games of the Year

There’s no arguing that Heston Blumenthal’s snail porridge is anything other than a technical masterpiece, but would you choose that over a doner with chilli sauce at 11pm on a ...

on Dec 19th 2014 at 1:00PM in News
OPINION: 20 Years of PlayStation - Did we really grow up?

OPINION: 20 Years of PlayStation - Did we really grow up?

This week we’ve been celebrating the 20th birthday of PlayStation (well, the Japanese birthday anyway).

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 10th 2014 at 12:40PM in News
Rovio layoffs signify maturing mobile games market, SuperData says

Rovio layoffs signify maturing mobile games market, SuperData says

When a CEO like Rovio’s Mikael Hed announces layoffs of “a maximum of 130 people” you know something’s up. Stating that the company had anticipated faster growth than it was ...

on Nov 20th 2014 at 12:28PM in News
How independent retailers can survive the industry transition

How independent retailers can survive the industry transition

While trying to grow our own business we continually look at our competitors, both large and small, to see which direction the industry is heading in. And as the market ...

on Nov 20th 2014 at 12:22PM in News
OPINION: Why have publishers remained silent over #GamerGate?

OPINION: Why have publishers remained silent over #GamerGate?

This last month has not been the most professionally inspiring for anyone who works in online games journalism.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 6th 2014 at 9:25AM in News