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MARGIN MAKERS: Guide to fantasy merchandise

They might deal with swords and shields, but fantasy games remain as popular as ever in the modern games market. MCV sets off on a quest Fantasy has come a long way since the dice-rolling days of the original Dungeons and Dragons. With floods of video game titles allowing players …

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Elite: Dangerous gets final release pack and price

Frontier Developments has announced the launch bundle for the much-anticipated Elite: Dangerous. The Elite Dangerous Mercenary Edition for PC costs 35 for those who pre-order before the day of release – which, incidentally, has not yet been revealed beyond simply ‘2014′. For the money buyers will get the game, an …

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Gamers launch campaign over alleged Dark Souls II graphics downgrade

Namco Bandai has found itself the subject of an internet campaign regarding complaints about the visual state of Dark Souls II. Following plenty of noise of NeoGaf, an online drive using the hashtags #DarkSoulsDowngrade and #YOULIED is targeting Namco Bandai’s US and UK offices alleging that the graphics offered by …

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All remaining Blockbuster stores to close next week

The last of Blockbuster’s UK stores will close next week, MCV can reveal. MCV reported last month that Blockbuster was due for total closure by December 20th and last week administrator Moorfields Corporate Recovery admitted that it had still not received any acceptable offers” and as a result we may …

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Call of Duty Ghosts development held up by lack of final next-gen hardware

Developer Infinity Ward cannot finish work on key elements of Call of Duty: Ghosts as it is yet to receive final next-gen hardware samples. Obviously we are in crazy early development and we will have to see how the consoles play out,” the game’s executive producer Mark Rubin told OPM. …

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Future announces plans to close PSM3 and Xbox World

UK magazines PSM3 and Xbox World are to be closed by publisher Future. The final issues of both mags, which are renowned for sharing content between them, will go on sale in Wednesday December 12th. "After careful consideration, Future has made the decision to close Xbox World and PSM3 magazines …

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New Black Ops 2 trailer during Champions League final

A brand new trailer for Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will be aired this Saturday during the Champions League final. CVG doesn’t say whether the short will be shown at half time or after the match. Nor do we know if we’ll get to see any new gameplay …

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MW3 secures Champions League spot

A trailer for Modern Warfare 3 will be shown during tomorrow’s Champions League final on Sky Sports and ITV1. The ad will mark the culmination of what Activision described to MCV as the largest ever reveal campaign undertaken so far for the Call of Duty franchise in the UK”. The …

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Gears of War 3 gets Champions League trailer

Microsoft has announced that a brand new Gears of War 3 trailer will be aired in the UK after the Champions League final this Saturday. It can be seen after the final whistle blows at Wembley following the heavyweight clash between Manchester United and Barcelona – around 21:45 or a …

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Brink to star in FA Cup final

Bethesda is backing Brink with a premium ad spot during the FA Cup final on May 14th. TV activity will run throughout May and June. The Xbox 360, PS3 and PC shooter will also target movie goers before blockbusters such as X-Men and Hangover Part II. Outdoor ads will appear …

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