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Quality time: Beating the industry’s broken games

The controversy surrounding games unfit for release continues to rage, as some of 2015’s biggest hitters repeat the woes of last year’s buggy and broken titles. MCV asks QA and localisation experts at Universally Speaking, Testology, La Marque Rose, Testronic and Keywords about what needs to be done The new …

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PewDiePie signs up to MLG for podcast exclusivity

Leading internet celebrity Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has signed a timed exclusivity deal with Major League Gaming. Episodes of PewDiePie’s BroKen podcast will as of today debut on MLG.tv before they are available elsewhere, further strengthening the star’s seemingly gradual move away from YouTube. We’re excited to introduce PewDiePie to the …

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Nintendo turns back to toys to fix its broken business

There seems to have been two main reactions to Nintendo’s recent annual loss of $456m. The most prominent is that these huge losses suggest Nintendo’s time is up. ‘Nintendo is over,’ was what one prominent business journalist said on Twitter. It’s not true. For all its financial miscalculations, Nintendo’s main …

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EA’s online-only Darkspore could be broken for good

A problem with EA and Maxis title Darkspore has this weekend served a perfect illustrations of the perils faced by consumers with online-only titles. Polygon reports that the game has been pulled from Steam following persistent and unresolved server problems that are preventing many players from accessing the game or …

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UPDATED: Tesco breaks Tomb Raider street date, prices game at £32

Tomb Raider is available to buy today from Tesco supermarkets. The retailer, which is offering the game for just 32, is selling the title in MCV’s local store. Other readers have also confirmed that the game is available to buy from other Tesco outlets. Some gamers reportedly picked up copies …

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Assassin’s Creed III breaks Ubisoft’s pre-order records

Upcoming historical action romp Assassin’s Creed III has become the most pre-ordered game in Ubisoft history. The game, due out next week on October Wednesday 31st, has already doubled the pre-order levels of its predecessor Assassin’s Creed Revelations. Assassin’s Creed III is one of the most anticipated games of the …

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PlayStation: ‘The walled garden model is breaking down’

The days of closed platforms like PS1, PS2 and PS3 are coming to an end, admits Sony. PlayStation Europe boss Jim Ryan told MCV the firm is entering a ‘big bad world where there are no rules’ and that it is re-thinking what it means to be a platform holder. …

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Minecraft on 360 breaks XBLA sales records

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has smashed all previous Xbox Live Arcade sales records after selling the most units in just 24 hours. The downloadable title – priced at 1,600 Microsoft Points (around 15) – went on sale on Wednesday, May 9th. Within its first hour on sale it had become …

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5th Cell CEO: $60 boxed game model is broken

The boss of successful independent developer 5th Cell has in no uncertain terms said that the full-price boxed retail model is no longer fit for purpose in the modern games industry. The $60 boxed game is a broken model,” CEO and creative director Jeremiah Slaczka told GameInformer. It was always …

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Activision calls for Call of Duty Elite patience

Technicians are working night and day to get the Call of Duty Elite network up and running for everyone, Activision has claimed. The service has struggled since the launch of Modern Warfare 3 earlier this week due to high demand. Activision is beefing up the available servers to alleviate the …

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