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Paradox pulls Stellaris mod that removed game's racial diversity

Paradox pulls Stellaris mod that removed game's racial diversity

The makers of PC strategy title Stellaris have taken action against a mod that appeared to push a white supremacist agenda.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 25th 2016 at 11:56AM in News
Ron Gilbert: 'Disney, please sell me the Monkey Island IP'

Ron Gilbert: 'Disney, please sell me the Monkey Island IP'

The creator of Monkey Island Ron Gilbert has publicly asked Disney for the rights to some of his gaming IP.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 25th 2016 at 10:53AM in News
Sony reckons it can sell 20m PS4s this financial year

Sony reckons it can sell 20m PS4s this financial year

PS4 exceeded even Sony’s own expectations last year, but the platform holder has predicted that the machine will do even better next year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 25th 2016 at 10:46AM in News
IGN on the power of specialist media

IGN on the power of specialist media

IGN won the Media Team prize at the MCV Awards last March.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on May 25th 2016 at 10:46AM in News

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Valve sued over alleged transgender discrimination

Valve sued over alleged transgender discrimination

Dota 2, Half-Life and Portal creator Valve has been struck with a $3.1 million lawsuit from a former staff member who claims she was discriminated against for being transgender.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 25th 2016 at 10:13AM in News
Kojima's new studio inspired by Media Molecule

Kojima's new studio inspired by Media Molecule

As well and hunting down a new game engine, Hideo Kojima’s recent world studio tour has also provided the inspiration for the new-look Kojima Productions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2016 at 3:37PM in News
Focus Home Interactive expects sci-fi video game saturation

Focus Home Interactive expects sci-fi video game saturation

Focus Home Interactive’s boss Cédric Lagarrigue believes that sci-fi games will flood the market over the next two to three years.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on May 24th 2016 at 3:30PM in News
Payne, Livingstone and Yusuf named GamesAid patrons

Payne, Livingstone and Yusuf named GamesAid patrons

Andy Payne, Ian Livingstone and Imran Yusuf are the first three patrons of GamesAid.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 24th 2016 at 3:12PM in News

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OpTic Gaming

OpTic Gaming's CEO speaks on Turtle Beach, the Call of Duty World League and his team's future

OpTic Gaming is one of the biggest names in console eSports.

The OpTic Call of Duty team has always been one of the best in the world, and recent expansions ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 24th 2016 at 3:00PM in News
Doctor Who: Legacy devs move to the UK to join brewery

Doctor Who: Legacy devs move to the UK to join brewery

The team behind Doctor Who: Legacy has moved from the United States to the UK. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 24th 2016 at 2:15PM in News
Share price tumbles as GAME suffers credit insurance blow

Share price tumbles as GAME suffers credit insurance blow

The share price of GAME Digital is currently at its lowest ever point.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2016 at 2:12PM in News
ESA announces free consumer E3 Live event

ESA announces free consumer E3 Live event

E3 is opening its doors to consumers… sort of.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 24th 2016 at 2:04PM in News

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Dark Souls III was the No.1 UK game in April

Dark Souls III was the No.1 UK game in April

Bandai Namco had the best-selling UK physical game of April in Dark Souls III. 

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 24th 2016 at 1:45PM in News
Minecraft's retail price IS going up

Minecraft's retail price IS going up

The retail price of Minecraft is being increased in the UK, MCV can confirm.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2016 at 1:34PM in News
ELEAGUE

$1.4 million CS:GO competition ELEAGUE starts tonight, prize distribution revealed

The $1.4 million Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competition ELEAGUE starts later tonight, and the prize pool distribution has finally been announced.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 24th 2016 at 1:19PM in News
Battleborn price dropped as Overwatch arrives worldwide

Battleborn price dropped as Overwatch arrives worldwide

UK High Street retailers have dropped the price of 2K shooter Battleborn just in time for the arrival of Blizzard’s rival team shooter Overwatch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2016 at 1:14PM in News

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Here's your latest NX rumour - Nintendo is developing a separate handheld system

Here's your latest NX rumour - Nintendo is developing a separate handheld system

So widespread is the rumour that Nintendo’s NX will be a hybrid home-handheld device that plenty just presume it to be fact.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2016 at 12:10PM in News
Uncharted 4 set out to introduce strong female characters

Uncharted 4 set out to introduce strong female characters

Creative director Neil Druckmann has revealed how the Uncharetd 4 development team went about ensuring strong women were represented in the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2016 at 11:46AM in News
'Final Fantasy Disease' threatened series' future, director says

'Final Fantasy Disease' threatened series' future, director says

Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy XV, has admitted that he had a fight on his hands to implement the sort of modernisation needed to secure the RPG series’ ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2016 at 10:57AM in News
Cross-platform play arrives in Rocket League

Cross-platform play arrives in Rocket League

Developer Psyonix has announced that Rocket League players will today be able to indulge in some cross-platform online multiplayer between Xbox and PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2016 at 10:35AM in News
eSports Pro

Overwatch Teams: Top 5 to Watch in 2016

With regular tournaments giving all the new Overwatch teams practice during the closed beta, we’ve seen plenty of strong sides emerge who we expect will continue to impress once the ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 24th 2016 at 10:15AM in News
Overwatch

REUNITED wants to become the Astralis of Overwatch esports

ESPN calls it the next big esports. Organisations like Cloud9, Team Liquid, and Luminosity Gaming have fielded teams. Tournaments get announced every second day, in fact, audio giant Dolby just ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 24th 2016 at 10:12AM in News
Overwatch

The Overwatch teams to watch at Agents Rising

We’re into the endzone here, folks. Overwatch is mere weeks away from becoming an actual, released game that people can buy and play for as long as they want without ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 24th 2016 at 10:09AM in News
Dota 2

Inside DreamLeague, the most lovably weird esports production on the Internet

Three of the biggest personalities in Dota 2 are analyzing a game that's just finished in the Stockholm studios of DreamHack, the legendary esports and gaming events company. That's when ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 24th 2016 at 10:03AM in News
Smash Bros

The Prodigal Fox Returns: Leffen on his comeback, coping with visa issues and EU's problem

The last time that William “Leffen” Hjelte played Super Smash Bros. in North America, he swept Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma in the Grand Finals of HTC Throwdown. Just a month later, ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 24th 2016 at 9:54AM in News