Entries in 'video games' (1015)

New releases KO'd on tough UK High Street

New releases KO'd on tough UK High Street

Sales of triple-A video games have reached an all-time low.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 23rd 2012 at 10:01AM in News
INTERVIEW: Do video games have a future at HMV?

INTERVIEW: Do video games have a future at HMV?

Yes, says CEO Simon Fox, but there will be sacrifices. Christopher Dring visits HMV’s offices to find out how its attitude towards gaming has changed.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 15th 2012 at 5:59PM in News
Next Xbox pre-owned block "would be fantastic"

Next Xbox pre-owned block "would be fantastic"

A design director at developer Volition has claimed that any next-gen move to block the use of pre-owned software “would be fantastic”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 6th 2012 at 4:02PM 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

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HMV fights back: 'We won't give up on games'

HMV fights back: 'We won't give up on games'

HMV won't turn its back on games, CEO Simon Fox has told MCV. But it will cut in-store space given to the category following a year where it lost market ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 2nd 2012 at 10:06AM 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
ShopTo hires SEO firm to double revenue

ShopTo hires SEO firm to double revenue

UK indie ShopTo.net has hired SEO fire in a bid to double its online revenue.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 25th 2012 at 2:27PM in News
Turtle Beach on top in UK and US

Turtle Beach on top in UK and US

Headset specialist Turtle Beach became the UK’s top-selling peripherals firm of 2011 in terms of value.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 25th 2012 at 2:07PM in News

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MCV's Daily Must Reads (Jan 25th 2012)

MCV's Daily Must Reads (Jan 25th 2012)

Here at MCVuk.com we spend all day reading the internet. Hundreds of sites. Millions of words. But if we were to recommend, say, five stories to read, what would they ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 25th 2012 at 12:56PM in News
UKIE: Digital Chart coming February

UKIE: Digital Chart coming February

Industry body UKIE has announced a digital chart for PC games will be published next month, two years after it began the project.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 24th 2012 at 5:19PM in News
ANALYSIS: Retail veterans under pressure

ANALYSIS: Retail veterans under pressure

We’ve been down this road before. Another bleak set of retailer financials, another article in MCV wondering what can be done about it.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 23rd 2012 at 12:28PM in News
Games to feature in Junior Design Awards 2012

Games to feature in Junior Design Awards 2012

This year’s Junior Design Awards 2012 will for the first time recognise video games and their importance in the lives of families and children.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 18th 2012 at 12:34PM in News

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11 publishers accused of pursuing torrenting settlements

11 publishers accused of pursuing torrenting settlements

The names of nine publishers have been released in conjunction with claims that a fresh spate of anti-piracy lawsuits has emerged across Europe.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 17th 2012 at 2:26PM in News
"Pre-owned is pushing devs into digital"

"Pre-owned is pushing devs into digital"

Game publishing and development firms are finding sanctuary in digital distribution platforms because boxed retail is dependent on pre-owned sales schemes, industry veteran David Perry has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 17th 2012 at 12:14PM in News
Gaming greats head to Toy Fair

Gaming greats head to Toy Fair

The biggest brands in gaming will battle for the limelight at this month’s toy industry trade show.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 17th 2012 at 11:22AM in News
Deus Ex tops Amazon's 2011 digital chart

Deus Ex tops Amazon's 2011 digital chart

Square Enix’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution was the most purchased digital video game on Amazon in the US in 2011.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 17th 2012 at 9:12AM in News

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ANALYSIS: Digital Charts

ANALYSIS: Digital Charts

MCV wants a digital download chart.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 13th 2012 at 10:55AM in News
We must act NOW to fix digital chart crisis

We must act NOW to fix digital chart crisis

The games industry needs to get its act together and be more open about digital sales. This is not a warning from senior trade figures, but a warning from MCV itself. 

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jan 13th 2012 at 10:52AM in News
2011 US games market down 8% leaving UK as worst performer

2011 US games market down 8% leaving UK as worst performer

NPD has confirmed that the US video games market declines eight per cent year-on-year to $17.02bn in 2011.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2012 at 8:27AM in News
FEATURE: Fitness Games

FEATURE: Fitness Games

Since Wii Fit in 2008, fitness games have established themselves as evergreen titles for a new type of gaming consumer.Zumba Fitness’ chart dominance over the summer allayed fears that the ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 11th 2012 at 11:30AM in News
Lack of digital chart is "turning off investors"

Lack of digital chart is "turning off investors"

Potential video game investors are being put off by the lack of digital data, say industry experts.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 11th 2012 at 11:16AM in News
HMV backing away from video games

HMV backing away from video games

The competition from supermarkets and online retailers has lead HMV to admit that it is reconsidering its interest in the video games market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 10th 2012 at 9:53AM in News
US developer receives death sentence in Iran

US developer receives death sentence in Iran

A dual US-Iranian citizen has been sentenced to death for allegedly producing games encoded with western-leaning sentiments, as part of a wider CIA plan to stimulate a revolution within the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 10th 2012 at 8:33AM in News
GAME could face lender action as UK Xmas sales plunge 17.6%

GAME could face lender action as UK Xmas sales plunge 17.6%

A UK and Ireland Christmas sales slump of 17.6 per cent for the eight weeks ending January 7th has lead GAME to admit that it might have to rely ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 10th 2012 at 8:26AM in News
UK Industry - what to look forward to in 2012

UK Industry - what to look forward to in 2012

Two new consoles, the return of Grand Theft Auto and Tomb Raider, plus a string of top looking new IP. 2012 is already shaping up to be a blockbuster year ...

on Jan 9th 2012 at 8:30AM in News