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Lionsgate films now available via Steam

Lionsgate films now available via Steam

Movie giant Lionsgate has signed a deal to sell its movies via Steam.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2016 at 3:48PM in News
Gears of War 4 outspending current releases in US TV ad response

Gears of War 4 outspending current releases in US TV ad response

Microsoft’s Gears of War 4 may not be arriving for another six months, but it currently has a bigger ad presence on US TV than games that are just around ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2016 at 3:28PM in News
NIS America cuts ties with Persona publisher Atlus

NIS America cuts ties with Persona publisher Atlus

Publisher NIS America will no longer be releasing games from Japanese firm Atlus in Europe, MCV can reveal.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 25th 2016 at 2:53PM in News
Online multiplayer will be a paid expansion for Rock Band 4

Online multiplayer will be a paid expansion for Rock Band 4

Rock Band 4 owners will have to pay extra if they want to play the game online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2016 at 2:42PM in News

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Mojang releases free game Crown and Council on Steam

Mojang releases free game Crown and Council on Steam

Microsoft owned Minecraft creator Mojang has, without any pre-amble or teases, released a free title on Steam.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2016 at 12:43PM in News
VR development 'akin to traveling back in time and developing for the N64'

VR development 'akin to traveling back in time and developing for the N64'

The need for virtual reality devs to get as much bang for your buck out of the limited processing capacity available harks back to the early days of coding.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2016 at 11:47AM in News
Slither.io tops UK free iPhone and iPad charts

Slither.io tops UK free iPhone and iPad charts

Steve Howse’s Slither.io once again dominated the free UK App Store charts last week.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 25th 2016 at 11:09AM in News
Ratchet & Clank claims series' first UK No.1, breaks Week One sales record for the franchise

Ratchet & Clank claims series' first UK No.1, breaks Week One sales record for the franchise

Sony’s latest PlayStation 4 exclusive Ratchet & Clank shoots straight to the top of the UK charts, beating the series’ week one sales record three times over. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 25th 2016 at 10:31AM in News

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Gameloft closes Spanish studio, report claims

Gameloft closes Spanish studio, report claims

Mobile outlet Gameloft has shut down yet another studio as part of its on-going ‘cost reduction programme’.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 25th 2016 at 10:13AM in News
Time called on Tekken X Street Fighter development

Time called on Tekken X Street Fighter development

After six years of insisting the game is on the way, Bandai Namco has now said that Tekken X Street Fighter is no longer in active development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2016 at 10:07AM in News
Team YP

Team YP banned from all ESL events

ESL has banned Team YP from competing in any ESL hosted event, along with any other team sponsored by a company known for adult content.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 24th 2016 at 11:30AM in News
Thieves hijack lorry full of Nintendo stock

Thieves hijack lorry full of Nintendo stock

The Northamptonshire police department revealed earlier today that a stock of Nintendo games was stolen last week. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 22nd 2016 at 5:07PM in News

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Players to get 13 free Hearthstone Whispers of the Old Gods packs

Players to get 13 free Hearthstone Whispers of the Old Gods packs

Blizzard has announced plans to give players over 65 free cards upon the release of next week’s expansion Whispers of the Old Gods.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2016 at 4:26PM in News
Challenger Series

Fnatic and Cloud9 create League of Legends Challenger teams

Both Fnatic and Cloud9 have created new League of Legends teams to compete in the Challenger Division.

Cloud9 have announced that its new challenger squad will be lead by Hai ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 22nd 2016 at 4:18PM in News
Unity is the latest to join Interface conference line-up

Unity is the latest to join Interface conference line-up

Unity Technologies has pledged its support for the third iteration of Interface as Masterclass Partner.

on Apr 22nd 2016 at 3:52PM in News
Kaplan: Blizzard failed horrifically with scrapped MMO Titan

Kaplan: Blizzard failed horrifically with scrapped MMO Titan

Blizzard designer Jeff Kaplan has revealed how the cancellation of MMO Titan has provided huge motivation for the studio.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2016 at 3:44PM in News

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Xbox One unit sales are up as Xbox Live usage climbs

Xbox One unit sales are up as Xbox Live usage climbs

Microsoft is pretty coy about the sales performance of the Xbox One nowadays, but it looks as if the console has grown sales year-on-year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2016 at 3:05PM in News
From Software is investigating alleged unfair Dark Souls 3 bans

From Software is investigating alleged unfair Dark Souls 3 bans

A number of players claim to have been wrongly banned from the online component of Dark Souls 3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2016 at 1:39PM in News
Women In Games Awards: Meet The Finalists - Creative Impact category

Women In Games Awards: Meet The Finalists - Creative Impact category

There are just four weeks to go until we celebrate the Top 30 Women in Games and the winners of the six special categories are announced.

on Apr 22nd 2016 at 12:38PM in News
AMD again hints at three upcoming new console launches

AMD again hints at three upcoming new console launches

PS4 Neo? Check. Nintendo NX? Check. Xbox Two? Maybe.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2016 at 11:45AM in News
Mirror's Edge: Catalyst pushed to June

Mirror's Edge: Catalyst pushed to June

EA’s first-person parkour title Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is being moved out of its May release window.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 22nd 2016 at 10:31AM in News
Shuhei Yoshida isn't sure if there will be a PS5

Shuhei Yoshida isn't sure if there will be a PS5

Oddworld Inhabitants’ co-founder Lorne Lanning has said that Sony Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida told him that a PS5 is in no way certain?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2016 at 10:29AM in News
Amazon locks video game purchases behind Prime paywall

Amazon locks video game purchases behind Prime paywall

Retailer Amazon has decided that it will only sell certain games to members of Amazon Prime.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2016 at 9:56AM in News
Box Plus Network wants more gaming shows on its channels

Box Plus Network wants more gaming shows on its channels

4Music, The Box and Kerrang TV owner The Box Plus Network wants to increase the amount of video games content shown on its networks.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2016 at 9:52AM in News