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All of Revolution's games bundled into 25th Anniversary release

All of Revolution's games bundled into 25th Anniversary release

Developer Revolution has announced a 25th Anniversary SKU bundling its entire back catalogue of titles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 27th 2016 at 3:44PM in News
Gootecks, ultradavid, Wong weigh in on Evo 2016 lineup and growth

Gootecks, ultradavid, Wong weigh in on Evo 2016 lineup and growth

The world's largest fighting game championship, the Evolution Championship Series (Evo) in Las Vegas, is going full esports for the 2016 event with new games, a bigger venue and an ...

on Jan 27th 2016 at 3:41PM in News
Sony drops pricing info from its PlayStation Blog updates

Sony drops pricing info from its PlayStation Blog updates

Readers of the PlayStation Blog are used to posts highlighting new deals and quoting prices in pounds and euros. That, however, is now a thing of the past.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 27th 2016 at 2:59PM in News
Changing The eSports Game With Real-Money Prizes

Changing The eSports Game With Real-Money Prizes

The business of eSports (video game competitions) is on pace to explode in 2016, which is reinforced by recent reveals of eSports platforms on Twitter and ESPN. Brands are ...

on Jan 27th 2016 at 1:49PM in News

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What next for console gaming in Japan as PlayStation moves HQ to California?

What next for console gaming in Japan as PlayStation moves HQ to California?

Sony’s strategic joining of its Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment divisions represents a seismic shift in the gaming landscape.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 27th 2016 at 1:24PM in News
Yakuza: Kiwami flies to the top of the Japanese charts like a dragon

Yakuza: Kiwami flies to the top of the Japanese charts like a dragon

The remake of the first game in Sega's Yakuza franchise – Like A Dragon in Japan – debuts at No.1 in the region's Top Ten, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 27th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
Apple reports record-breaking financial performance for Q1, but warns of coming dip in iPhone sales

Apple reports record-breaking financial performance for Q1, but warns of coming dip in iPhone sales

Tech giant Apple has posted its results for the first quarter of the year, with the firm reporting a record-breaking $18.4bn in net income.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 27th 2016 at 12:13PM in News
Death Star and Cloud City maps heading to Star Wars Battlefront

Death Star and Cloud City maps heading to Star Wars Battlefront

EA has detailed four expansions on the way to Star Wars Battlefront for Season Pass holders.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 27th 2016 at 11:52AM in News

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Echo Fox announces expansion into Counter-Strike

Echo Fox announces expansion into Counter-Strike

Echo Fox on Tuesday announced an expansion into Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, with Mohamad "m0E" Assad and Sean "sgares" Gares leading the charge. The expansion into Counter-Strike comes just more than ...

on Jan 27th 2016 at 11:48AM in News
Warhammer 40,000 online shooter Eternal Crusade set for summer release

Warhammer 40,000 online shooter Eternal Crusade set for summer release

Eternal Crusade – the Warhammer 40,000 title from Behaviour – is finally launching later this year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 27th 2016 at 11:07AM in News
Digital PC games outsold mobile titles last year

Digital PC games outsold mobile titles last year

The smartphone sector is king, consuming all other formats in its wake, right? Apparently not. Actually, the good ol' PC still rules the roost.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 27th 2016 at 11:05AM in News
Smedley scraps Hero's Song Kickstarter

Smedley scraps Hero's Song Kickstarter

Pixelmage Games, the studio headed up by John Smedley, has pulled its Kickstarter campaign for debut title Hero’s Song.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 27th 2016 at 10:52AM in News

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Sperry and Ward's Three Fields announces Dangerous Golf

Sperry and Ward's Three Fields announces Dangerous Golf

Three Fields’ in-development sports game has at last been revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 27th 2016 at 10:24AM in News
Only one day remains to take part in MCV's Salary Survey

Only one day remains to take part in MCV's Salary Survey

You haven't got long left to participate in MCV's Salary Survey. 

on Jan 26th 2016 at 4:43PM in News
Soedesco's Venture: From selling game bundles to indie hits

Soedesco's Venture: From selling game bundles to indie hits

Today, Soedesco is an up and coming indie publisher, but this is a relatively new business for the company.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 26th 2016 at 4:30PM in News
It looks as if Michael Jackson DID write Sonic 3's score

It looks as if Michael Jackson DID write Sonic 3's score

The age-old conspiracy that late pop king Michael Jackson wrote the score for Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is true, according to a new report.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2016 at 3:57PM in News

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Ten years of 505 Games

Ten years of 505 Games

Cooking Mama, Zumba, Terraria... 505 Games’ decade in the games industry is littered with surprise blockbusters, and the publisher is now set to launch its most unusual line-up yet.

on Jan 26th 2016 at 3:19PM in News
Reports: eSports made up to $400m last year, could make $1bn in 2016?

Reports: eSports made up to $400m last year, could make $1bn in 2016?

The total revenue of the eSports industry in 2015 was between $325m and $400m, claim two market reports issued by NewZoo and Deloitte this month.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jan 26th 2016 at 2:57PM in News
Xbox refunds $8,000 FIFA credit card bill

Xbox refunds $8,000 FIFA credit card bill

Microsoft has compensed the father of a 17-year-old who racked up a bill of over $8,000 on FIFA.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 26th 2016 at 2:42PM in News
FACEIT secures $15m to expand eSports tournament organisation service

FACEIT secures $15m to expand eSports tournament organisation service

Competitive gaming platform FACEIT has today raised $15m in Series A funding in order to expand to more games and communities.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jan 26th 2016 at 2:18PM in News
US politician Donald Rumsfeld has released a video game

US politician Donald Rumsfeld has released a video game

Former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has made an unexpected foray into the video games industry.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 26th 2016 at 1:41PM in News
NCSoft's Blade and Soul player count surpasses 1m

NCSoft's Blade and Soul player count surpasses 1m

Less than a week after it launched, new MMO Blade and Soul has shot past one million active players.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 26th 2016 at 12:17PM in News
VIDEO: Platinum's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game revealed

VIDEO: Platinum's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game revealed

The rumours were true – the next title from Platinum Games is based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2016 at 11:36AM in News
Unravel developer says EA is 'the friendly giant'

Unravel developer says EA is 'the friendly giant'

EA may have a poor reputation amongst some gamers. But according to the creator of Unravel, the publisher is not the villain that some people seem to think.

on Jan 26th 2016 at 10:57AM in News
Sony creates PlayStation-focused Sony Interactive Entertainment division

Sony creates PlayStation-focused Sony Interactive Entertainment division

Sony has announced it is merging its Computer Entertainment and Network Entertainment operations together to form Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 26th 2016 at 10:16AM in News