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Forget Mario on smartphones - Iwata wants smartphone games on Nintendo

Forget Mario on smartphones - Iwata wants smartphone games on Nintendo

The calls for Nintendo to release its games on smartphone may seem relentless, but it seems like the platform holder has other plans. Polar opposite plans, in fact.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 6th 2015 at 12:26PM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Reena Sood

Top 100 Women in Games: Reena Sood

From Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare to Skylanders and the LEGO series of video games, Reena Sood has worked with some of gaming's most iconic and successful franchises. She ...

on Feb 6th 2015 at 12:00PM in News
VIDEO: Dark Souls 2's next-gen visual upgrades shown off

VIDEO: Dark Souls 2's next-gen visual upgrades shown off

Bandai Namco has for the first time shown off the visual differences between the upcoming next-gen version of Dark Souls II and its last-gen predecessor.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 6th 2015 at 11:33AM in News
EA's Hilleman: Games are still too hard to learn

EA's Hilleman: Games are still too hard to learn

The complexity of modern video games continues to alienate too many potential players, EA’s chief creative officer Richard Hilleman has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 6th 2015 at 10:44AM in News

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INTERVIEW: Jason Yeh, head of EU eSports at Riot Games, on League of Legends' rise to the top

INTERVIEW: Jason Yeh, head of EU eSports at Riot Games, on League of Legends' rise to the top

With more than 27 million daily players and viewership numbers that rival national TV broadcasting, League of Legends is undeniably the biggest eSports title in the world.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 6th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
Assassin's Creed: Rogue to sneak onto PC next month

Assassin's Creed: Rogue to sneak onto PC next month

Last year’s last-gen Assassin’s Creed title is, as we all expected, making its way onto PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 6th 2015 at 10:16AM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Kirsty Payne

Top 100 Women in Games: Kirsty Payne

26 years ago, Kirsty Payne entered the games industry with Codemasters, working alongside Richard and David Darling in the days of Spectrucm, C64 and Atari ST.

on Feb 6th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Destiny and Hearthstone make $850m as Skylanders becomes a $3bn franchise

Destiny and Hearthstone make $850m as Skylanders becomes a $3bn franchise

Activision Blizzard has posted full year net revenue of $4.4bn thanks to the success of four key franchises.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 6th 2015 at 9:32AM in News

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Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta logs 20m matches

Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta logs 20m matches

Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta participants played 20m matches over 2.5m hours, Microsoft has revealed as part of an infographic on the event.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 5th 2015 at 11:54PM in News
Pokémon World Championship boasts $2m prize pool

Pokémon World Championship boasts $2m prize pool

The Pokémon Company has announced that its 2015 Pokémon World Championships will offer $2m in prizes.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 5th 2015 at 11:51PM in News
Ubisoft officially releases The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot

Ubisoft officially releases The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot

Ubisoft has removed the beta label from its free-to-play dungeon crawler The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 5th 2015 at 11:44PM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Petra Cattanach

Top 100 Women in Games: Petra Cattanach

Cattanach started in the games industry as the project manager at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe in the creative services group back in 2008.

on Feb 5th 2015 at 5:00PM in News

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Top 100 Women in Games: Kathrin Strangfeld

Top 100 Women in Games: Kathrin Strangfeld

Kathrin Strangfeld has been a major part in Sony’s recent console developments, working as senior business development manager and launching over 80 different video services in over 30 SCEE terriotires.

on Feb 5th 2015 at 4:00PM in News
My Retro Game Box is Loot Crate for games

My Retro Game Box is Loot Crate for games

A new subscription service for retro gamers that follows the successful Loot Crate formula has been unveiled.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2015 at 3:50PM in News
Now Glu is making a Katy Perry game

Now Glu is making a Katy Perry game

Hot on the heels of its successful venture with Kim Kardashian, Glu Mobile is eying a second celebrity endorsed title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2015 at 2:51PM in News
Brianna, AKA masq, is a pro player in the ESEA Main division

Intel's $30,000 female CS:GO tournament draws fire from pros

Intel has announced a $30,000 (£19,600) tournament for female Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 5th 2015 at 2:36PM in News

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Heroes of the Storm marks Blizzard's digital in-store GAME debut

Heroes of the Storm marks Blizzard's digital in-store GAME debut

MOBA upstart Heroes of the Storm is now available to buy on the High Street at GAME.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2015 at 2:27PM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Emily Britt

Top 100 Women in Games: Emily Britt

Emily Britt, PR manager at The Pokémon Company and GamesAid chair, tells MCV about her career working with some of the most iconic titles in video game history

on Feb 5th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Plain sailing for Yacht Club Games

Plain sailing for Yacht Club Games

In 2014 a retro-themed NES-style platformer launched onto Wii U, 3DS and PC. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 5th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
eSports organiser EGL teams up with ad agency in bid for global recognition

eSports organiser EGL teams up with ad agency in bid for global recognition

The European Gaming League is the latest eSports organiser to team up with a communications and ad agency in an effort to take the fledgling business mainstream.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 5th 2015 at 12:30PM in News
Gold and silver Mario Amiibos spotted on Nintendo website

Gold and silver Mario Amiibos spotted on Nintendo website

Nintendo looks to be taking a leaf out of its toys-to-life competitor’s books by releasing variants of its existing Amiibo figures.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2015 at 12:20PM in News
Minecraft fan fiction is HMV best-seller

Minecraft fan fiction is HMV best-seller

HMV has started selling a range of Minecraft fan fiction.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 5th 2015 at 12:00PM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Joanna Orland

Top 100 Women in Games: Joanna Orland

Orland has had a passion for audio, music, film, television, radio, video games and all forms of media and pop culture from before she could even remember.

on Feb 5th 2015 at 12:00PM in News
Indie retailer Hitari unveils new tech site

Indie retailer Hitari unveils new tech site

Online games store Hitari has opened a new brand called Hitari Technology.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 5th 2015 at 11:45AM in News
New games pitching and showcase event set for May

New games pitching and showcase event set for May

The teams behind MCV and Develop are hosting a brand new event in May for developers to showcase their games, find investors and pitch ideas.

on Feb 5th 2015 at 11:42AM in News