Entries in 'games' (110)

Games outpace films and music as decline in UK physical entertainment market slows to 3%

Games outpace films and music as decline in UK physical entertainment market slows to 3%

The ensuing popularity of boxed video games has helped to slow the retraction of the UK’s physical goods market.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 10th 2015 at 8:46AM in News
All League of Legends ranked matches taken offline after huge bug discovered

All League of Legends ranked matches taken offline after huge bug discovered

A game-wide bug has forced Riot to temporarily disable ranked League of Legends matches as it works to fix the issue.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 16th 2015 at 9:33AM in News
Disney merges games and toys divisions

Disney merges games and toys divisions

Disney’s Interactive games publishing arm has been folded into its consumer products division in an apparent effort to double-down on toys-to-life.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 30th 2015 at 9:16AM in News
Telltale's publishing chief on reviving licensed games, championing the episodic model and taking on TV

Telltale's publishing chief on reviving licensed games, championing the episodic model and taking on TV

Game of Thrones. Minecraft. Marvel. The Walking Dead. Jurassic Park. Back to the Future. Telltale Games’ library of titles reads like a licensing wishlist.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 21st 2015 at 11:50AM in News

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E3 'must deliver games', warns UK retail

E3 'must deliver games', warns UK retail

E3 2015 ‘must deliver games’ as the event’s pre-show press conferences are finalised.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 21st 2015 at 11:00AM in News
Bandai Namco removing several games from App Store next week

Bandai Namco removing several games from App Store next week

Katamari Amore, Noby Noby Boy and Ridge Racer Accelerated are among several Bandai Namco games that will see all support terminated from next week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2015 at 12:56PM in News
Gaming hardware market worth $67bn last year - JPR

Gaming hardware market worth $67bn last year - JPR

The overall gaming hardware market reached $67bn in 2014, according to new data presented by analyst Jon Peddie Research.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 6th 2015 at 8:38AM in News
Chinese telco giant Snail Games to launch new OBox console in UK next year

Chinese telco giant Snail Games to launch new OBox console in UK next year

Watch out Microsoft and Sony, one of China’s biggest games companies will launch its first console in Europe in early 2016.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 5th 2015 at 10:30AM in News

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Kickstarter: We're not in decline for games

Kickstarter: We're not in decline for games

Funding platform Kickstarter has hit back against critics that claim crowdfunded video games are on the decline.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 23rd 2015 at 10:45AM in News
36 things to look forward to in 2015

36 things to look forward to in 2015

2015 looks set to be one of the most exciting years in gaming history.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 11:45AM in News
REMINDER: Two days left to enter the 2015 MCV Awards

REMINDER: Two days left to enter the 2015 MCV Awards

A mere two days remain to get your lobbying in for the 2015 MCV Awards.

on Jan 14th 2015 at 9:28AM in News
'There's still life in retro games'

'There's still life in retro games'

Simply pass a storefront stocked with N64, PlayStation and Dreamcast games with older gamers in tow and you’ll be able to see that retro is very much still in ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 30th 2014 at 1:00PM in News

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Why is there no PC keynote at E3?

Why is there no PC keynote at E3?

PC gaming may be the forgotten sector of the modern PC market, but it’s also the most financially important.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 16th 2014 at 2:32PM in News
QWOP creator reckons iPhone 6 will lead to poorer mobile games

QWOP creator reckons iPhone 6 will lead to poorer mobile games

Apple may have bowed to pressure and upped the size of the screen on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but this may be to the detriment of the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 10th 2014 at 3:46PM in News
Apple Watch's first game is iArm Wrestle Champs

Apple Watch's first game is iArm Wrestle Champs

The gaming credentials of the new Apple Watch remain to be seen, but the device does at least have its first official title in the works.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 10th 2014 at 1:52PM in News
Spec Ops and Evolve writer quits triple-A games

Spec Ops and Evolve writer quits triple-A games

The writer behind Spec Ops: The Line and upcoming shooter Evolve has quit triple-A games development.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 9th 2014 at 3:04PM in News

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Digital games are more environmentally damaging than physical games

Digital games are more environmentally damaging than physical games

Downloading games actually has a larger environmental impact than buying them physically, a new report has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 3rd 2014 at 1:28PM in News
BuzzFeed wants to make casual games

BuzzFeed wants to make casual games

Viral content website BuzzFeed has announced it is forming a team of developers that will create casual games specifically for the site, according to 

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 2nd 2014 at 10:29AM in News
Pay your way: the latest payment methods at games retail

Pay your way: the latest payment methods at games retail

The digital age has given rise to a multitude of new payment and monetisation products and services for retailers.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 28th 2014 at 10:18AM in News
How PewDiePie fired Skate 3 back into the charts

How PewDiePie fired Skate 3 back into the charts

If you follow the UK charts as closely as we do, you will have noticed that Skate 3 has been in the Top 40 all year.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 26th 2014 at 11:50AM in News
Nutter leaving Future as Gough named new games boss

Nutter leaving Future as Gough named new games boss

Future has confirmed that Declan Gough is its new head of content and marketing for films, games and music.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2014 at 4:34PM in News
MICROSOFT: 26 ID@Xbox games shown off in new video

MICROSOFT: 26 ID@Xbox games shown off in new video

26 of the games confirmed as coming first on console to Xbox One are named in a new video from Microsoft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2014 at 3:45PM in News
Games vs Video vs Music vs Books

Games vs Video vs Music vs Books

Data collected by research firm Kantar Worldpanel provided to MCV shows how UK consumers enjoyed various forms of entertainment – in terms of units – in the 12-week period ending ...

on Jul 24th 2014 at 11:30AM in News
Yoshida baffled by gamers who shun indie titles

Yoshida baffled by gamers who shun indie titles

PS4 is still riding the crest of its strong launch wave but there is one criticism the machine has regularly faced it’s concerning the lack of triple-A releases for the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2014 at 12:54PM in News
Future of games retail revealed at new London conference

Future of games retail revealed at new London conference

MCV has launched a brand new event for video games retailers – Games Retail 2020.

on Jul 3rd 2014 at 10:00AM in News