Entries in 'Opinion' (76)

OPINION: Microsoft and the Xbox 720 guessing game

OPINION: Microsoft and the Xbox 720 guessing game

The thing is, it’s not really Microsoft’s fault. It’s ours.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 9th 2012 at 2:35PM in News
SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIAL: The media's perspective

SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIAL: The media's perspective

Following our look at how social media can be used to build communities, IGN's Rich Keen discusses the new challenges this poses for media firms as pubishers and developers ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 20th 2012 at 5:20PM in News
OPINION: Crystal Dynamics embroiled in Tomb Raider 'rape' controversy

OPINION: Crystal Dynamics embroiled in Tomb Raider 'rape' controversy

The maker of the new Tomb Raider has distanced itself from the use of the word ‘rape’ to describe an incident in the new adventure title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 14th 2012 at 8:47AM in News
OPINION: E3's core focus comes at a cost

OPINION: E3's core focus comes at a cost

It's unfair to judge the games businesses that effectively run E3 based on the presentation for its products.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jun 8th 2012 at 5:43PM in News

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OPINION: The danger of taking E3 out of context

OPINION: The danger of taking E3 out of context

Some surprises are always kept secret, and some expected announcements seem to disappear into nothingness.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 5th 2012 at 11:24AM in News
OPINION: Will E3 be big and brash? Or coy and quiet?

OPINION: Will E3 be big and brash? Or coy and quiet?

The immediate impression in Los Angeles next week will likely be that E3 is, once again, in its big and brash form.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jun 1st 2012 at 7:58AM in News
OPINION: A moment in chart history

OPINION: A moment in chart history

When the trade clicked open its Monday morning UKIE charts update this week, the big story was the data that wasn’t listed.

Michael French
by Michael French
on May 25th 2012 at 12:18PM in News
MCV AWARDS: Middle aged or different age?

MCV AWARDS: Middle aged or different age?

Ten years of MCV Awards and, yep, things have changed. Even the most leaden-footed industry will have evolved in that time. But there was a sense last night of more ...

Stuart Dinsey
by Stuart Dinsey
on Apr 20th 2012 at 2:50PM in News

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Molyneux on Kinect: "We expected too much, too soon"

Molyneux on Kinect: "We expected too much, too soon"

Days before walking away from both Microsoft and his own studio Lionhead last week, Peter Molyneux admitted that the public were too quick to judge Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Kinect technology.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2012 at 2:50PM in News
OPINION: Is Britain still great for games?

OPINION: Is Britain still great for games?

Our lead stories this week are on face value about very contrasting companies. But together they spell out a dismal message about what the UK market is offering British games firms.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Feb 6th 2012 at 2:09PM in News
OPINION: Taking great Paine

OPINION: Taking great Paine

The surprise news as we went to press on MCV magazine earlier this week was that Nintendo’s Dawn Paine is to leave the firm next month to take an important ...

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jan 27th 2012 at 2:07PM in News
OPINION: The end of pre-owned would be a disaster for games

OPINION: The end of pre-owned would be a disaster for games

Reports this morning – which it must be said remain totally unsubstantiated – claim that the Next Xbox could incorporate a new technology that blocks the use of pre-owned games ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2012 at 9:34AM in News

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2011 REVIEW: Let's raise a glass to games

2011 REVIEW: Let's raise a glass to games

There’s no end to the list of adversities the games industry had to fend off in the last 12 months to ensure a prosperous 2011.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 30th 2011 at 1:00PM in News
OPINION: Time to invest in the next generation

OPINION: Time to invest in the next generation

My son, only 17 months old, knows how to turn on my iPhone, he’s seen me use it so much.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Dec 2nd 2011 at 2:38PM in News
OPINION: Blockbuster has the X-Factor

OPINION: Blockbuster has the X-Factor

One of the most surprising turns in this year’s X Factor wasn’t the show’s inevitable slide into mediocrity. It was a Blockbuster ad promoting games.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Nov 21st 2011 at 10:22AM in News

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OPINION: Digital Content at Retail

OPINION: Digital Content at Retail

InComm Europe has done the impossible: bridged the gap between digital content and physical retail. European product and marketing director Simon Osgood explains how the High Street is taking the ...

on Nov 16th 2011 at 2:25PM in News
OPINION: Reasons to believe... 3DS will have a strong Xmas

OPINION: Reasons to believe... 3DS will have a strong Xmas

The Nintendo 3DS had a tough start to life, but the handheld’s story has barely begun with its biggest blockbusters still to come. MCV looks at why the much talked ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 14th 2011 at 1:31PM in News
OPINION: A United Kingdom

OPINION: A United Kingdom

An 'Annual General Meeting’ doesn’t sound like the most exciting event on the industry calendar. But I tell you, as a fly on the wall observer, UKIE’s AGM last week ...

Michael French
by Michael French
on Nov 10th 2011 at 9:14AM in News
OPINION: The OnLive Revolution?

OPINION: The OnLive Revolution?

Today is an important day that I have no doubt represents a true change to how we consume games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 22nd 2011 at 9:48AM in News
OPINION: Loss-leading at its smartest

OPINION: Loss-leading at its smartest

If you think it’s hard getting games to stand out amongst the Christmas blockbusters of FIFA and Call of Duty, try being a retailer.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 2nd 2011 at 8:32AM in News
OPINION: GameStop - goodie or baddie?

OPINION: GameStop - goodie or baddie?

I have a right hand and a left hand. For the purposes of this article, my right hand shall be called mAStaK1lla. He represents the gamer and the consumer in ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 31st 2011 at 11:55AM in News
OPINION: Are the price cuts enough for UK games retail?

OPINION: Are the price cuts enough for UK games retail?

As the saying goes, it’s always darkest before the dawn. And, metaphorically speaking, the High Street and online outlets selling boxed games have faced one long, sleepy night during these last ...

Michael French
by Michael French
on Aug 18th 2011 at 9:30AM in News
OPINION: No Stopping Them

OPINION: No Stopping Them

How's this for a success story?

Michael French
by Michael French
on Aug 4th 2011 at 10:00AM in News
OPINION: Diablo III auctions a smart move against gold farmers

OPINION: Diablo III auctions a smart move against gold farmers

By introducing real money auctions for virtual items in Diablo III Blizzard has upped its game in the fight against illegal 'gold farmers'.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Aug 2nd 2011 at 10:50AM in News