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There are two new Lumines games on the way

There are two new Lumines games on the way

Handheld puzzle series Lumines is making a return with two new instalments this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2016 at 3:21PM in News
£19,000 on the line at UK's Insomnia57 March tournament

£19,000 on the line at UK's Insomnia57 March tournament

This March, Birmingham's NEC will play host to tournaments for six games totalling £19,000 in prize money for UK gamers.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 9th 2016 at 3:02PM in News
"Radio 1 has wanted to do video games for a very long time"

"Radio 1 has wanted to do video games for a very long time"

For almost half a century, BBC Radio 1 has been famous for having its finger on the pulse of youth culture. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 9th 2016 at 2:44PM in News
Rovio spins off book publishing arm

Rovio spins off book publishing arm

Angry Birds owner Rovio has separated its book and comic publishing operations into a new affiliate company called Kaiken Publishing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2016 at 2:23PM in News

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MCV Awards 2016 Finalist Profiles: Mainstream Retailer

MCV Awards 2016 Finalist Profiles: Mainstream Retailer

As we countdown to the MCV Awards 2016, which takes place in London on March 3rd, we profile each of the finalists for the Mainstream Retailer category

on Feb 9th 2016 at 2:18PM in News
Firewatch players can order physical prints of their in-game snaps

Firewatch players can order physical prints of their in-game snaps

Campo Santo and Panic’s Firewatch may be a digital-only release, but it has a very cool real-world feature.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2016 at 1:28PM in News
Women in Games Awards: Lobbying ends soon

Women in Games Awards: Lobbying ends soon

You have just over a week to submit your nominations for this year’s Women in Games awards.

on Feb 9th 2016 at 1:27PM in News
GamesAid Golf and Spa charity event returns this July

GamesAid Golf and Spa charity event returns this July

The UK games industry’s Golf and Spa Day will return on Thursday, July 14th.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 9th 2016 at 11:57AM in News

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Development halted on Kickstarted Unsung Story

Development halted on Kickstarted Unsung Story

Having raised $660k over two years ago, the future of Yasumi Matsuno's successfully Kickstarted RPG Unsung Hero looks incredibly uncertain.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2016 at 11:48AM in News
GameTrailers closing after 13 years

GameTrailers closing after 13 years

The original home of online games videos is closing down today.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2016 at 11:03AM in News
Amazon launches free next-gen game engine

Amazon launches free next-gen game engine

Amazon has released its very own engine, Lumberyard, which is completely free of subscription and royalty fees.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 9th 2016 at 10:29AM in News

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Mad Catz CEO, chairman and senior VP step down ahead of earnings report

Mad Catz CEO, chairman and senior VP step down ahead of earnings report

Rock Band 4 co-publisher Mad Catz has experienced a day of significant upheaval ahead of the publication of its latest financials.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2016 at 10:15AM in News
VfL Wolfsburg signs English 22-year-old for FIFA eSports team

VfL Wolfsburg signs English 22-year-old for FIFA eSports team

Bundesliga team VfL Wolfsburg has signed an English youngster to play as part of its FIFA eSports team.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 8th 2016 at 3:50PM in News
Examiner Exclusive: Evolve Labs' Adam Sellke talks eSports

Examiner Exclusive: Evolve Labs' Adam Sellke talks eSports

National Video Games Examiner chats with Evolve Labs Founder Adam Sellke, who discusses the impact of eSports on pop culture and what the future holds for the continually growing platform ...

on Feb 8th 2016 at 3:24PM in News
PC piracy giant calls it quits

PC piracy giant calls it quits

One of the largest Chinese piracy groups has said that it has stopped cracking single-player PC games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 8th 2016 at 3:13PM in News

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DreamHack Bucharest shifts focus to CS:GO with September's $100,000 tournament

DreamHack Bucharest shifts focus to CS:GO with September's $100,000 tournament

The latest announcement for DreamHack's ZOWIE Open series of tournaments in Bucharest confirms CS:GO is the headline tournament.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 8th 2016 at 2:53PM in News
Blizzard CEO: 'Development and eSports are now the same thing'

Blizzard CEO: 'Development and eSports are now the same thing'

Fostering a competitive community around your game is key to its long-term success, the co-founder of Blizzard has argued.

on Feb 8th 2016 at 2:29PM in News
Machine Zone spent $5m on Schwarzenegger Mobile Strike Super Bowl ad

Machine Zone spent $5m on Schwarzenegger Mobile Strike Super Bowl ad

Game of War developer Machine Zone has spent big on a Super Bowl ad for the second year running.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 8th 2016 at 2:12PM in News
A conversation with poker star Daniel Negreanu about Hearthstone

A conversation with poker star Daniel Negreanu about Hearthstone

Whether you follow the goings-on in professional poker with serious dedication or just on a more casual level, you're almost certainly familiar with Daniel Negreanu. A two-time World Series of ...

on Feb 8th 2016 at 1:31PM in News
DingIt's rise through the streaming ranks

DingIt's rise through the streaming ranks

Over the last 12 months, multiple companies have established themselves as serious contenders in the streaming field. YouTube launched its dedicated gaming section, Hitbox quickly established a large following, ...

on Feb 8th 2016 at 12:33PM in News
Ubisoft dev says PC version of The Division graphics "kept in check" with consoles

Ubisoft dev says PC version of The Division graphics "kept in check" with consoles

Uh oh. A Ubisoft developer has claimed that the graphical prowess of The Division on PC was reigned in to ensure it wasn’t too far ahead of consoles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 8th 2016 at 11:30AM in News
Titanfall 2 is going to have a single-player mode

Titanfall 2 is going to have a single-player mode

The sequel to EA’s 2014 mech shooter Titanfall is going to have its own dedicated story mode.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 8th 2016 at 10:58AM in News
Paul 'ReDeYe' Chaloner on 2 decades of eSports

Paul 'ReDeYe' Chaloner on 2 decades of eSports

Paul 'ReDeYe' Chaloner is the legendary eSports personality who has commentated on over 50 games in a career spanning two decades. The 44-year-old boasts a particularly impressive CV, having hosted ...

on Feb 8th 2016 at 10:41AM in News
Humble Bundle is funding its own original titles

Humble Bundle is funding its own original titles

Charitable games bundle platform Humble is expanding into development of its own titles.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 8th 2016 at 10:39AM in News