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What we learnt from Gamescom 2016

The reveals and announcements may not have come thick and fast at Gamescom 2016, but there were still plenty of developments coming out of the show floor. Christopher Dring, Alex Calvin and Matthew Jarvis look at the key things we took away from this year’s show. Titanfall 2 is Call …

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E3 2016 roundup: violence, drama and million dollar events

Do you remember when EA ‘wasn’t at E3′? It was an entertaining story for a while, until we ended up in LA, and saw that the apparently AWOL EA had actually taken over five floors of its own venue, before it held a press conference that took place across two …

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OPINION: MCV and Develop’s Games of the Year

There’s no arguing that Heston Blumenthal’s snail porridge is anything other than a technical masterpiece, but would you choose that over a doner with chilli sauce at 11pm on a Friday night? The point of this seemingly conspicuous aside? Asking what the best game of 2014 was is very different …

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Creutz: ‘Mediocre’ COD Ghosts scores won’t ‘enormously impact’ sales

Cowen & Company analyst Doug Creutz has said that the comparatively lukewarm critical reception to Call of Duty: Ghosts is unlikely to dent the game’s sales. "By and large, most titles’ commercial fates are decided well before the first review comes out,” he said, as reported by CVG. Otherwise, we …

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Grand Theft Auto V becomes second Western game to grab 40/40 from Famitsu

Esteemed Japanese weekly games magazine Famitsu has awarded Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V an esteemed 40/40 review rating. GTA V becomes the 22nd game to receive top marks from the mag, Polygon reports, and only the second one that was developed outside of Japan – the first being Bethesda’s The …

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Gamers petition for sacking of GameSpot writer who criticised GTAV for misogyny

This is why the world thinks video games are all made for silly little boys. A petition has been started – and thankfully subsequently pulled – on Change.org calling for the sacking of a GameSpot writer who in her 9/10 Grand Theft Auto V review highlighted the game’s questionable attitude …

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