Media & PR

LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens holds fourth consecutive UK No.1

Warner Bros’ latest LEGO game is just one week from equalling the franchise’s record for top spots in the UK charts. LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens takes the No.1 spot for the fourth week running; one more week will see it level with LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, …

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Capcom Europe on the future of Resident Evil

MCV has been a regular visitor to Capcom’s E3 booth down the years, and it’s not always been the most spectacular showcase. We vividly remember the time the publisher devoted its entire E3 presence to Monster Hunter and DuckTales. The reality is that Capcom is a successful company with many …

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Capcom: ‘We should have better communicated what Street Fighter V was going to be’

Publisher Capcom has admitted it had failed to properly inform consumers exactly what they were getting with Street Fighter V. The firm says it has learned from its mistakes, and is now committed to making the fighting game the best in the series. Street Fighter V launched in February, but …

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Simon ‘The Miller Report’ Miller to host the Games Media Awards 2016

He who knows the truth, The Miller Report’s Simon Miller, will be the host of this year’s Games Media Awards. In his own words, "Simon ‘The Miller Report’ Miller is the greatest man to ever walk this planet. "Known by many names – Truth Reporter, Real Man, The Walking Warrior …

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Twitch bans gay-themed game bundle Radiator 2

Radiator 2, a collection of three gay-themed titles that was recently released on Steam, has been banned from streaming site Twitch. Creator Robert Yang is used to has creations being blocked by the video network, but has expressed his surprise that these relatively old titles have suddenly been hit following …

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SpecialEffect launches One Special Day initiative with support of 30-plus games firms

Video games charity SpecialEffect is holding its One Special Day initiative today. This sees companies donating all or some of the money they make from game or DLC sales today to the charityfor one day only. SpecialEffect has the support of 30 games firms, including The Chinese Room, First Touch …

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PewDiePie asserts FTC Shadow of Mordor innocence, says press is ‘literally insignificant’

YouTube sensation PewDiePie has defended his association with Warner Bros’ Shadow of Mordor promotion, and attacked the press for embroiling him in the controversy. Earlier this week Warner was slammed by the FTC for not insisting that YouTubers disclosed their paid sponsorship for Shadow of Mordor coverage. Among those involved …

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How NPD persuaded Activision, EA and Ubisoft to share their digital sales data

US research firm NPD has revealed it’s done what many thought was impossible – getting publishers to share their digital sales data as well as their physical information. This will see digital sales information from some publishers included alongside physical data in NPD’s monthly reports about the US games market. …

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