Entries in 'Opinion' (56)

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
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

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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
'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

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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

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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
Where is the real next-gen revolution?

Where is the real next-gen revolution?

Once upon a time a new generation of consoles brought with it a major step forward in game content.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 26th 2014 at 11:55AM in News
OPINION: Destiny is breaking records. But for how long?

OPINION: Destiny is breaking records. But for how long?

It’s been a difficult few months for consumer games journalists.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 19th 2014 at 2:25PM in News

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OPINION: Next-gen Grand Theft Auto V sends shivers down spines of November rivals

OPINION: Next-gen Grand Theft Auto V sends shivers down spines of November rivals

The release of Grand Theft Auto V in November will leave a number of big-game publishers nervous about the potential sales impact it may have on their games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2014 at 2:45PM in News
OPINION: Would it really have mattered if Splatoon was a Mario game?

OPINION: Would it really have mattered if Splatoon was a Mario game?

New IP does not necessarily mean new ideas, argues MCV editor Christopher Dring

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 12th 2014 at 10:31AM in News
OPINION: Could the New 3DS solve Nintendo's software crisis?

OPINION: Could the New 3DS solve Nintendo's software crisis?

Nintendo 'New 3DS' announcement appears, at least on the surface, as a unneccessary and wasteful move from the platform holder.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 11th 2014 at 12:24PM in News
Joost van Dreunen: The end of the end of the console

Joost van Dreunen: The end of the end of the console

When it comes to gaming, I’m an equal opportunity offender.

on Jun 18th 2014 at 10:00AM in News
9 Things We've Learnt At E3 2014

9 Things We've Learnt At E3 2014

First and foremost, it’s been a pretty good one so far, right?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2014 at 2:46PM in News
Opinion: PC games market is defining the future of this industry

Opinion: PC games market is defining the future of this industry

PC GAMING WEEK: A few short years ago there were some people under the illusion that the PC games market was in perpetual decline.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 6th 2014 at 10:21AM in News
Another opinion piece telling Nintendo what it should do

Another opinion piece telling Nintendo what it should do

A slew of analytical features and opinion pieces sprung up in the wake of Nintendo’s worrying profit warning last week.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 24th 2014 at 11:04AM in News
OPINION: The consequences of your love for Steam Early Access

OPINION: The consequences of your love for Steam Early Access

There was a time when finishing a game before you released it was considered a prerequisite.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2014 at 11:04AM in News
OPINION: Street date crisis says it all about retail's future

OPINION: Street date crisis says it all about retail's future

Worrying about broken street dates might seem like a very Old World problem to many.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Oct 21st 2013 at 2:48PM in News