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200 GAME stores to hold Battlefield: Hardline midnight openings

More than 200 GAME outlets across the UK will be opening at midnight this Thursday night to celebrate the launch of Battlefield: Hardline. EA’s cops versus criminals shooter is released this Friday, March 20th, and will be offered at the stroke of midnight to those who decide to queue up …

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MCV AWARDS 2014: See the official opening video

Last week’s MCV Awards 2014 kicked off with some of the industry’s greatest squaring off against the apocalypse – and you can see it all here on video. The short was filmed at Oriental City in Colindale, which has been derelict since 1998. Some – particularly Alex Verrey who used …

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PS4 sells 322k in opening weekend in Japan

The PS4 arrived in Japan on Saturday and has already sold in excess of a quarter of a million units. Famitsu, according to a Siliconera translation, reports that Sony’s new console sold 322,083 units in its first weekend in Japan. That’s far more than PS3’s opening weekend sales of 88,443. …

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Kickstarter UK attracts £2m in first month in UK

More than 2 million has been pledged to UK creators on Kickstarter. The crowdfunding servicelaunched in the UK a month ago, and so far 2,069,164 ($3.33 million) has been pledged. Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler and data engineer Fred Benenson released data about its first month in ablog post. 45,799 backers …

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Wii U sells 40k units in the UK in its opening weekend

Nintendo’s Wii U console sold around 40,000 units in its first 48 hours on sale in the UK, MCV understands. Retail sources suggest that effectively amounts to a complete sellout on the UK High Street. Stock is continuing to filter through to retail at a trickle but abundant supplies are …

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195 GAME stores opening tonight for Wii U

UK retailer GAME is opening the doors to 195 stores tonight to welcome the long-awaited UK arrival of Nintendo’s Wii U. 50 of the stores will also have playable demo pods for customers to try as they wait to get their hands on the latest console to be unleashed upon …

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Black Ops II – Blockbuster opening 450 stores at midnight

450 Blockbuster stores will open their doors at midnight next week for the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops II. It’s the biggest ever operation of this kind for the retailer. Call Of Duty: Black Ops II is the most anticipated game of the year and pre-orders are rising …

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Prime Minister David Cameron champions Sony DADC at new warehouse opening

The Prime Minister officially opened Sony DADC’s newly built Enfield distribution centre this morning, congratulating the firm on a speedy recovery. The original facility was burned down last August during the London Riots. Sony DADC temporarily operated out of a Hoddesdon centre while it constructed an expanded warehouse on the …

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In pictures: The Diablo III launch

Blizzard’s RPG Diablo III finally hit shelves last night and MCV was at the UK launch event to bring you over 50 images. Over 1,000 fans queued outside HMV Oxford Street before the game went on sale at 11pm. Press were invited to a pre-event gathering nearby before being led …

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Blockbuster holding midnight Star Wars Kinect event

Ahead of the release of Kinect Star Wars next week, Blockbuster has confirmed its intention to run a special midnight event on the night of Monday April 3rd. Held at its Clapham store (24-28 Clapham High Street), the branch will – as well as selling both the game and the …

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