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BAME in Games: 'Diversity makes creative and business sense'

BAME in Games: 'Diversity makes creative and business sense'

Ahead of the formal launch of BAME in Games later this year, MCV talks to its first chair Kish Hirani about ethnic diversity in the games industry and what we ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 15th 2017 at 10:20AM in News
Bandai Namco goes west

Bandai Namco goes west

It’s easy to chalk up Bandai Namco’s big wins of late: 2015 was The Witcher 3’s year, while 2016 was Dark Souls III’s. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 15th 2017 at 9:54AM in News
System Shock 3

Starbreeze to publish System Shock 3

Swedish publisher and distributor Starbreeze has signed an agreement with Otherside Entertainment to publish System Shock 3 on PC and other platforms. Starbreeze will pour $12m into the title, and ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 14th 2017 at 5:11PM in News
Aerea

Soedesco announces new action RPG IP AereA to be published this summer

Soedesco has announced that its second new original IP will be published on PS4, Xbox One and PC later this year. Entitled AereA, the music-themed action RPG is being developed ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 14th 2017 at 11:30AM in News

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Switch manufacturing costs could be to blame for software price disparity

Switch manufacturing costs could be to blame for software price disparity

The additional costs of manufacturing a Switch game cartridge over a PS4 or Xbox One disc could see multiplatform releases costing more on Nintendo’s machine.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2017 at 11:01AM in News
SuperData estimates 1.5m Switch sales

SuperData estimates 1.5m Switch sales

Analyst SuperData has said that it believes Nintendo sold 1.5 Switch consoles worldwide.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2017 at 10:42AM in News
Hackers claim early Switch success thanks to Apple loophole

Hackers claim early Switch success thanks to Apple loophole

It has been available for a little over a week but already one hacker claims to have snuck behind the Nintendo Switch’s security protection.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2017 at 10:27AM in News
HTC VP: I disagree with Oculus's strategy a lot

HTC VP: I disagree with Oculus's strategy a lot

The VP of global VR for HTC has slammed VR rival Oculus for its walled garden approach to VR content.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2017 at 10:02AM in News

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PS4 games being added to PlayStation Now streaming

PS4 games being added to PlayStation Now streaming

PC owners will soon get the chance to play PS4 exclusives without purchasing a console.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2017 at 9:41AM in News
Harmonix teams up with Hasbro for card game DropMix

Harmonix teams up with Hasbro for card game DropMix

The next game from music game maestros Harmonix has been revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2017 at 10:39AM in News
UK Hearthstone prices to soar next week

UK Hearthstone prices to soar next week

Blizzard has confirmed that the price of cards packs for Hearthstone is to increase from March 22nd, and the UK in particular is in for a rough time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2017 at 10:19AM in News
Ghost Recon Wildlands debuts at No.1 as Zelda sales drop 70%

Ghost Recon Wildlands debuts at No.1 as Zelda sales drop 70%

There are three new entries in the Top Ten this week, with Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon Wildlands debuting at No.1.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2017 at 9:58AM in News

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Spectrum ZX Vega+ delayed once more after alleged new technical setback

Spectrum ZX Vega+ delayed once more after alleged new technical setback

The saga of the Spectrum ZX Vega+ continues this week with news of a fresh delay to the hardware and another personal attack from the company behind it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2017 at 9:44AM in News
Nintendo: 'There are no widespread technical problems' with Switch

Nintendo: 'There are no widespread technical problems' with Switch

Joy Con syncing and screen scratching problems reported online are not symptomatic of problems with the Switch hardware, Nintendo has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2017 at 9:26AM in News
MCV Awards 2017 pictures

MCV Awards 2017: In pictures

Pictures from last night's 2017 MCV Awards are now available to view online. Whether you were unable to attend or simply want a reminder of how last night went, a full ...

on Mar 10th 2017 at 12:30PM in News
Hello Games announces Hello Labs to support indie game projects

Hello Games announces Hello Labs to support indie game projects

No Man’s Sky developer Hello Games has announced a new program designed to help fund and support indie projects from other studios.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2017 at 11:27AM in News

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Castle named as new Amazon Game Studios head

Castle named as new Amazon Game Studios head

Amazon Game Studios has named its new head – Westwood Studios co-founder Louis Castle.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2017 at 11:10AM in News
Carmack strikes back in Oculus-Zenimax legal merry-go-round

Carmack strikes back in Oculus-Zenimax legal merry-go-round

Id Software co-founder and Oculus Rift co-designer John Carmack is suing ZeniMax for allegedly missing payments.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2017 at 10:34AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: Ukie names new head of public affairs

MCV Jobs Weekly: Ukie names new head of public affairs

Tim Scott joins from London First, Games London gains Calvin and Thursten departs Future Publishing.

on Mar 10th 2017 at 10:24AM in News
Nintendo Switch Joy-Con

Strong launch for Switch, but stock must continue to flow, says retail

The Nintendo Switch is finally out in the wild and retailers are reporting an excellent first weekend for the platform holder’s new console despite some stores experiencing delivery issues and ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 10th 2017 at 10:10AM in News
PS4 tops US hardware charts in February

PS4 tops US hardware charts in February

As of next month, things might get more interesting, but for the time being Sony’s US console hardware run continues.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2017 at 10:09AM in News
Retro threatens BBC as Indiegogo halts Spectrum ZX Vega+ funding

Retro threatens BBC as Indiegogo halts Spectrum ZX Vega+ funding

Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo has halted further pledges for the Spectrum ZX Vega+ device.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2017 at 9:31AM in News
Improbable, BAME in Games and Bandai Namco headline this week's MCV

Improbable, BAME in Games and Bandai Namco headline this week's MCV

Improbable may well be the most exciting company working in games at the moment, and MCV can exclusively announce this week that it’s looking for 100 games to take ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 10th 2017 at 9:30AM in News
MCV Awards

MCV Awards 2017: All the winners

PlayStation UK, GAME, Bethesda and PR firm Indigo Pearl were the big winners of this year's MCV Awards, with PlayStation UK taking the highest number of prizes. Not only did ...

on Mar 9th 2017 at 11:00PM in News
MCV Awards 2017

Games London announced as Red Carpet sponsor for the MCV Awards 2017

The MCV Awards is taking place tonight at The Brewery in London to celebrate the best in the UK games industry, and we're happy to announce that Games London will ...

on Mar 9th 2017 at 12:52PM in News