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GameStop plots UK loyalty programme

GameStop plots UK loyalty programme

Global retail giant GameStop told MCV this week that its UK website has seen ‘triple digit’ growth over the last few years.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 7th 2014 at 2:16PM in News
Cliff Bleszinski's new studio is called Boss Key Productions

Cliff Bleszinski's new studio is called Boss Key Productions

Boss Key Productions is the name of the new studio headed by former Gears of War dev Cliff Bleszinski.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2014 at 1:40PM in News
Modders demonstrate successful Wii U Mario Kart 8 hack

Modders demonstrate successful Wii U Mario Kart 8 hack

The security of Nintendo’s Wii U appears to have been compromised.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2014 at 1:01PM in News
Mighty No 9 looking for even more crowdfunding

Mighty No 9 looking for even more crowdfunding

Despite smashing its Kickstarter target in October of last year, the team behind platform title Mighty No 9 has decided to ask for yet more crowdsourced funding.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2014 at 12:11PM in News

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Windows version of Kinect v2 priced at £159.99

Windows version of Kinect v2 priced at £159.99

A Microsoft listing for the PC compatible version of Kinect suggests the peripheral will have a very high RRP.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2014 at 11:42AM in News
GTX 880 rumoured for launch this quarter

GTX 880 rumoured for launch this quarter

Nvidia is rumoured to shortly launch a new Maxwell GM204 GPU which will power at least four new GeForce GTX graphics cards.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jul 7th 2014 at 10:52AM in News
Sniper Elite 3 claims second UK No.1

Sniper Elite 3 claims second UK No.1

Rebellion and 505 Games’ Sniper Elite 3 is once again at the top of the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40 this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2014 at 10:40AM in News
Indie retailers can now sell Nintendo download games

Indie retailers can now sell Nintendo download games

Independent games retailers are now able to sell digital games for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.  

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 7th 2014 at 10:20AM in News

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Kids' gaming mag Robot launches in UK

Kids' gaming mag Robot launches in UK

Robot, a monthly magazine dedicated to gaming for kids, has launched in the UK.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 7th 2014 at 10:16AM in News
Doom 'needs to prove itself all over again'

Doom 'needs to prove itself all over again'

Bethesda is aware that players will need to be convinced that the Doom IP remains as relevant today as it was ten years ago.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2014 at 10:07AM in News
Koch Media insists it is not for sale

Koch Media insists it is not for sale

Deep Silver owner Koch Media has dismissed reports that it is on the hunt for a buyer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2014 at 9:31AM in News
Oculus VR adds PopCap producer Bernard Yee

Oculus VR adds PopCap producer Bernard Yee

Oculus VR has hired former Plants vs Zombies 2 senior producer Bernard Yee, adding yet another industry veteran to its ranks.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 7th 2014 at 1:20AM in News

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Monster Hunter Freedom Unite now available on iOS app store

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite now available on iOS app store

Capcom's Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is out now on Apple's app store for iOS devices.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 7th 2014 at 1:08AM in News
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution lands in September

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution lands in September

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution will launch in Europe and North America this September, publisher Bandai Namco has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 5th 2014 at 2:57AM in News
Publisher insisted on Killer is Dead's gigolo missions, Suda 51 says

Publisher insisted on Killer is Dead's gigolo missions, Suda 51 says

Developer Suda 51 has said that the inclusion of the controversial 'gigolo missions' in his 2013 title Killer is Dead was demanded by publisher Kadokawa Shoten.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2014 at 4:44PM in News
Amazon refusing to abide by FTC requests to tackle mobile IAPs made by kids

Amazon refusing to abide by FTC requests to tackle mobile IAPs made by kids

A request by the US Federal Trade Commission designed to ease the problem of children making in-app purchases is reportedly being resisted by Amazon.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2014 at 3:52PM in News

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Custom SNES Game Boy Advance revealed

Custom SNES Game Boy Advance revealed

A SNES-themed backlit Game Boy Advance is being released later this month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2014 at 3:25PM in News
'Huge proportion' of PS4 owners haven't played The Last of Us, says Sony

'Huge proportion' of PS4 owners haven't played The Last of Us, says Sony

A shift in the market in PlayStation's favour means that a significant number of PS4 owners have yet to play The Last of Us.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 4th 2014 at 3:18PM in News
NIS America responds to store complaints but ignores key issues

NIS America responds to store complaints but ignores key issues

Gamers angered by the recently opened NIS America online store in Europe have reacted badly to the company's response to the complaints.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2014 at 2:56PM in News
Read about the future of games retail in this week's MCV

Read about the future of games retail in this week's MCV

The latest MCV is now available and this week we look at how games retail has changed over the last few years and why we need specialist games stores. 

on Jul 4th 2014 at 2:47PM in News
Plague Inc receiving Dawn of the Planet of the Apes expansion

Plague Inc receiving Dawn of the Planet of the Apes expansion

Smartphone and PC strategy title Plague Inc has nabbed a big-time licensing tie-up with 20th Century Fox's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2014 at 2:31PM in News
Warframe dev Digital Extremes lined up for acquisition by a chicken meat supplier

Warframe dev Digital Extremes lined up for acquisition by a chicken meat supplier

Digital Extremes could soon find itself in the hands of a surprising new owner.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2014 at 1:09PM in News
UK mobile device sales will fall by 5m units in 2014 - report

UK mobile device sales will fall by 5m units in 2014 - report

27 million mobile phones and 12 million tablets will be sold in the UK this year - some five million devices fewer than 2013, predicts CCS Insight.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jul 4th 2014 at 12:54PM in News
Oculus Rift dev kits removed from sale in China

Oculus Rift dev kits removed from sale in China

Chinese developers are being blocked from buying Oculus Rift dev kits due to the number of units being sold on by buyers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2014 at 12:32PM in News
Rob Pardo leaves Blizzard

Rob Pardo leaves Blizzard

Blizzard’s chief creative officer Rob Pardo has left after 17 years with the studio.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jul 4th 2014 at 10:43AM in News