Entries in 'Opinion' (74)
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.
It's unfair to judge the games businesses that effectively run E3 based on the presentation for its products.
Some surprises are always kept secret, and some expected announcements seem to disappear into nothingness.
The immediate impression in Los Angeles next week will likely be that E3 is, once again, in its big and brash form.
When the trade clicked open its Monday morning UKIE charts update this week, the big story was the data that wasn’t listed.
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
My son, only 17 months old, knows how to turn on my iPhone, he’s seen me use it so much.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Today is an important day that I have no doubt represents a true change to how we consume games.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
How's this for a success story?
By introducing real money auctions for virtual items in Diablo III Blizzard has upped its game in the fight against illegal 'gold farmers'.
I don’t think anyone saw this coming. And if they say they did, they’re either really clever or a liar.
MCV’s 2010 exposé on the frustrations retailers had with Valve’s Steam service was one of our most talked about stories last year.