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HoloLens was key driver of Microsoft's Mojang acquisition

HoloLens was key driver of Microsoft's Mojang acquisition

Microsoft’s new chief executive has revealed that HoloLens played a crucial role in the company's acquisition of Minecraft creator Mojang.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 5th 2015 at 1:29PM in News
PlayStation Now hitting PS3 in the US this month

PlayStation Now hitting PS3 in the US this month

Sony’s streaming games PlayStation Now service will be launched on PS3 in the US in the coming days.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2015 at 1:14PM in News
Giving indie games the 'special edition' treatment

Giving indie games the 'special edition' treatment

Indie games might be hugely popular as digital products, but few of them make the transition to being physical packages. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 5th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Ghostbusters Puzzle Fighters' hyper sexualised females to be toned down

Ghostbusters Puzzle Fighters' hyper sexualised females to be toned down

Publisher Capcom and developer Beeline have said they will alter some of the imagery in their Ghostbusters Puzzle Fighter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2015 at 12:23PM in News

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Margin Makers: Guide to racing wheels and accessories

Margin Makers: Guide to racing wheels and accessories

Project CARS, The Crew, DriveClub, Forza, F1: the grid is currently packed with driving titles revving for attention. MCV puts pedal to the metal in hot pursuit of the best ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 5th 2015 at 12:08PM in News
Nintendo 3DS region free exploit available to Cubic Ninja owners

Nintendo 3DS region free exploit available to Cubic Ninja owners

Ubisoft platformer Cubic Ninja has again found itself at the centre of a 3DS hacking controversy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2015 at 11:20AM in News
Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, promises to make it right

Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, promises to make it right

Some of the harder to find Amiibo figures may soon be resupplied to shops following a promise from Nintendo to fix the stock situation that has been troubling fans.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2015 at 10:28AM in News
Mortal Kombat X top for third week in a row, retailer promotions help FIFA 15 back to No.4

Mortal Kombat X top for third week in a row, retailer promotions help FIFA 15 back to No.4

Mortal Kombat X is once again No.1 in the GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 5th 2015 at 10:09AM in News

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Spark Unlimited quits game development

Spark Unlimited quits game development

Lost Planet 3 studio Spark Unlimited has laid off employees and abandoned game development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2015 at 9:53AM in News
Walmart listing supposedly confirms Portal level pack and minifig for LEGO Dimensions

Walmart listing supposedly confirms Portal level pack and minifig for LEGO Dimensions

It seems that Valve’s beloved puzzle-platformer Portal could be coming to LEGO’s toys-to-life debut.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 5th 2015 at 9:49AM in News
PS4 reaches 2m sales in the UK

PS4 reaches 2m sales in the UK

2m PlayStation 4 consoles have been sold in the UK, MCV can reveal.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 5th 2015 at 9:41AM in News
Standalone release for The Last of Us 'Left Behind' DLC hits next week

Standalone release for The Last of Us 'Left Behind' DLC hits next week

The Last of Us DLC release Left Behind will get a standalone digital release on PS3 and PS4, Naughty Dog has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 4th 2015 at 4:15AM in News

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Chip's Challenge and unreleased sequel land on Steam this month

Chip's Challenge and unreleased sequel land on Steam this month

Chuck Sommerville’s 1989 release Chip’s Challenge is heading to Steam later this month, along with its unreleased sequel.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 4th 2015 at 4:13AM in News
Twitter suspends Internet Archive's game embedding

Twitter suspends Internet Archive's game embedding

Twitter has suspended tweets containing embedded playable games from the Internet Archive’s MS-DOS collection.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 4th 2015 at 4:08AM in News
Playtonic's Yooka-Laylee meets £175k Kickstarter goal in 40 minutes

Playtonic's Yooka-Laylee meets £175k Kickstarter goal in 40 minutes

The crowdfunding campaign for Playtonic’s new 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee has already surpassed its funding goal of £175,000, less than an hour after it began.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on May 1st 2015 at 5:39PM in News

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FuturLab's James Marsden on the pressures of self-publishing indie games

FuturLab's James Marsden on the pressures of self-publishing indie games

Since it started releasing games for PlayStation platforms in 2010, Brighton-based indie developer FuturLab had been publishing its own titles.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 1st 2015 at 4:00PM in News
Dota 2 International Compendium is live

Dota 2 International Compendium is live

Valve has released this year’s Digital Compendium ahead of the Dota 2 International eSports tournament.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2015 at 3:57PM in News
Access Games details D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die for PC

Access Games details D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die for PC

The first official details on the PC version of Hidetaka ‘Swery65’ Suehiro’s D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die have been revealed by developer Access Games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2015 at 3:25PM in News
Opinion: Isn't it time we retired the word indie?

Opinion: Isn't it time we retired the word indie?

That might read like an odd headline when you consider we’ve just launched indie game month and we have an entire event dedicated to this audience in just two weeks.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 1st 2015 at 3:18PM in News
Tommy Palm vows to bring VR to the mass market

Tommy Palm vows to bring VR to the mass market

Former King man and Candy Crush mastermind Tommy Palm thinks VR is not only nearly upon us, but is destined to become a mass-market proposition.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2015 at 2:38PM in News
Introducing: Indie games month on MCVuk.com

Introducing: Indie games month on MCVuk.com

MCV will be publishing daily online articles dedicated to indie games development and publishing. 

on May 1st 2015 at 2:11PM in News
YouTube is ten years old

YouTube is ten years old

Or should that be ‘only’ ten years old? Because it can sometimes be hard to remember a time when internet video wasn’t just a click/swipe away.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2015 at 2:09PM in News
ESL's Mortal Kombat X Fatal 8 event attracts big viewer numbers

ESL's Mortal Kombat X Fatal 8 event attracts big viewer numbers

Mortal Kombat has made its mark in the competitive eSports scene following the success of the ESL’s Fatal 8 tournament.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Adventure Time stars in LittleBigPlanet 3 tie-up

Adventure Time stars in LittleBigPlanet 3 tie-up

Finn and Jake have got their thumbs into yet another video gaming pie with the release of the Adventure Time Level Kit for PS4 and PS3 title LittleBigPlanet 3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2015 at 1:07PM in News