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Nintendo and Universal Studios announce three theme parks

Nintendo and Universal Studios announce three theme parks

Universal Studios in Hollywood (LA), Orlando (Florida) and Osaka (Japan) will soon play host to dedicated Nintendo areas – which will surely be called Super Mario World, right?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 30th 2016 at 10:01AM in News
ASA dismisses No Man's Sky complaint

ASA dismisses No Man's Sky complaint

Hello Games has no case to answer regarding the marketing of No Man’s Sky.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 30th 2016 at 9:39AM in News
Games Industry Christmas Party sells out!

Games Industry Christmas Party sells out!

The Christmas party season kicks off on Tuesday the 6th of December with our annual event, co-hosted by Develop and eSports Pro. We're delighted to report that the event has ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Nov 29th 2016 at 3:37PM in News
How to enter the MCV Awards 2017

How to enter the MCV Awards 2017

The MCV Awards return for 2017 on March 9th at London’s The Brewery.

on Nov 29th 2016 at 1:00PM in News

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SD cards will soon come with an app performance rating

SD cards will soon come with an app performance rating

Buyers of SD cards will soon be able to more accurately assess whether their purchase will be able to run applications as smoothly as if they were installed on integrated ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 29th 2016 at 10:50AM in News
PES 2017 has a free-to-play version

PES 2017 has a free-to-play version

Konami has announced that a free-to-play version of PES 2017 focusing on the game’s eSports orientated mode is now available.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 29th 2016 at 10:37AM in News
Nintendo returns with new McDonalds Happy Meal tie-in

Nintendo returns with new McDonalds Happy Meal tie-in

Mario will once again be gracing the boxes of McDonalds Happy Meals in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 29th 2016 at 8:59AM in News
Ubisoft's VR games feature cross-platform play

Ubisoft's VR games feature cross-platform play

The chances of finding a healthy player base for Ubisoft’s multiplayer VR games have been given a welcome boost.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 29th 2016 at 8:40AM in News

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D-Pad's Jo-Remi Madsen discusses Owlboy's nine years of development

D-Pad's Jo-Remi Madsen discusses Owlboy's nine years of development

In 2011, indie development studio D-Pad released a trailer for their upcoming title, Owlboy.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 28th 2016 at 1:45PM in News
Koch Media on its Superindie distribution label and the state of the indie retail sector

Koch Media on its Superindie distribution label and the state of the indie retail sector

Only 4.7 per cent of UK physical sales of games are generated through indie retailers, according to Kantar Worldpanel’s annual survey.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Nov 28th 2016 at 1:12PM in News
Attention Seekers and event firm Done & Dusted partner for new venture

Attention Seekers and event firm Done & Dusted partner for new venture

UK creative agency Attention Seekers and American events giants Done & Dusted are teaming up for a new venture called AD+D.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 28th 2016 at 11:00AM in News
Hello Games delivers massive update for No Man's Sky

Hello Games delivers massive update for No Man's Sky

After months of radio silence, developer Hello Games has announced a sizeable new update for No Man’s Sky.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 28th 2016 at 10:55AM in News

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1.9m games were sold during Black Friday week

1.9m games were sold during Black Friday week

The numbers are in for what looks to have been a massive Black Friday week. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 28th 2016 at 10:10AM in News
UK Weekly Charts: Pokemon is biggest seller but doesn't top charts

UK Weekly Charts: Pokemon is biggest seller but doesn't top charts

Pokémon Sun and Moon technically failed to top the UK weekly charts for their first week. Pokémon Sun debuted at No.3 and Pokémon Moon entered the charts at No.4. GfK however ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Nov 28th 2016 at 9:57AM in News
Black Friday week was Sony's biggest for PS4 hardware since launch

Black Friday week was Sony's biggest for PS4 hardware since launch

This year’s Black Friday retail event helped PlayStation 4 have its biggest week since launch.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 28th 2016 at 9:06AM in News
Ubisoft on resurrecting the winter sports genre with Steep

Ubisoft on resurrecting the winter sports genre with Steep

Extreme sports titles were a regular feature of turn-of-the-millennium gaming.

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Nov 25th 2016 at 11:30AM in News

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Michel Ancel

Michel Ancel makes case for creativity over profit at Ubisoft

Legendary game creator Michel Ancel spoke out in defence of Ubisoft's philosophy and track record last week. The comments were related to the development of the long-awaited Beyond Good & ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Nov 25th 2016 at 11:10AM in News
Capcom to support Street Fighter V until 2020

Capcom to support Street Fighter V until 2020

Brawler Street Fighter will be supported for the next four years.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 25th 2016 at 11:06AM in News
Farming Simulator 17

A bumper harvest for Farming Simulator 17

EU subsidies may soon be coming to an end for actual UK farmers but the agricultural sector is booming in the evergreen land of simulation, with Focus Home Interactive having ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Nov 25th 2016 at 11:01AM in News
Atlus talks Persona 5 and the declining Japanese console market

Atlus talks Persona 5 and the declining Japanese console market

Giant publisher and developer Atlus is behind some of the biggest titles coming out of Japan at present.  

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 25th 2016 at 11:00AM in News
Ubisoft: We wouldn't be the same company under Vivendi

Ubisoft: We wouldn't be the same company under Vivendi

Ubisoft has once again insisted that a takeover by Vivendi would be harmful to the company.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 25th 2016 at 10:44AM in News
Google dreams big on VR

Google dreams big on VR

After toying with virtual reality with its Cardboard project, tech giant Google has finally launched a ‘proper’ virtual reality platform: Daydream.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 25th 2016 at 10:30AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: MCV hires news editor

MCV Jobs Weekly: MCV hires news editor

Byrne joins from Expert Reviews, Sold Out hires Sega’s Walker and Double Jump appoints head of biz dev.

on Nov 25th 2016 at 10:00AM in News
New 3DS XL sales up 361% in Japan as Pokémon Sun and Moon launch

New 3DS XL sales up 361% in Japan as Pokémon Sun and Moon launch

In news that will come as no surprise, Pokemon Sun and Moon were the best-selling titles in Japan for the week ending November 20th, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 24th 2016 at 11:50AM in News
GAME's COO Guy Lister talks Black Friday

GAME's COO Guy Lister talks Black Friday

MCV speaks to GAME COO Guy Lister about how the High Street firm is approaching Black Friday this year and how the sales event has affected retail

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 24th 2016 at 11:15AM in News