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Pokemon Go Plus delayed by two months

Pokemon Go Plus delayed by two months

Nintendo’s Pokemon Go Plus accessory won’t meet its July launch date, the company has confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 27th 2016 at 3:42PM in News
iPhone sales fall for second consecutive quarter

iPhone sales fall for second consecutive quarter

Having declined for the first time ever in the first quarter of the year, Apple’s smartphone has repeated the feat in the company’s following quarter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 27th 2016 at 3:11PM in News
War Child charity games bundle is now out on Steam

War Child charity games bundle is now out on Steam

Charity outing Help: The Game, which gathers 12 original titles from some of Europe’s biggest studios, is now available.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 27th 2016 at 2:09PM in News
ESL One

ESL One Genting Dota 2 tournament announced

ESL One is heading to the Genting Resort in Malaysia for a $250,000 Dota 2 tournament.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 27th 2016 at 1:32PM in News

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Lady Layton is the next Professor Layton game

Lady Layton is the next Professor Layton game

The Professor Layton series has a new protagonist.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 27th 2016 at 1:03PM in News
Games Media Awards Past Winners: Colin Campbell, Games Media Legend 2011

Games Media Awards Past Winners: Colin Campbell, Games Media Legend 2011

As we head towards the 10th Games Media Awards on October 11th, MCV looks back on some of the key highlights.

on Jul 27th 2016 at 12:37PM in News
Sweeney thinks Microsoft is planning to slowly break Steam

Sweeney thinks Microsoft is planning to slowly break Steam

Microsoft’s plan to close off the open PC market will manifest itself in a slow and gradual attack on Steam, Epic co-founder Tim Sweeney believes.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 27th 2016 at 12:13PM in News
IeSF

Alibaba partners with IeSF to grow Chinese eSports

The International eSports Federation (IeSF) has partnered with Alibaba Sports Group to boost eSports in China and across the world.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 27th 2016 at 11:53AM in News

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Boyes joins Iron Galaxy as CEO

Boyes joins Iron Galaxy as CEO

Former PlayStation VP of third-party relations Adam Boyes has joined Killer Instinct developer Iron Galaxy as the studio’s new CEO.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 27th 2016 at 11:49AM in News
Wii U sales stumble as Nintendo losses increase

Wii U sales stumble as Nintendo losses increase

Nintendo’s latest quarterly reports have shown a $233m loss, with the bottom finally dropping out of the Wii U market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 27th 2016 at 11:34AM in News
Three Fields begins work on a racing game

Three Fields begins work on a racing game

Three Fields Entertainment has started work on a brand new driving game, co-founder Alex Ward has revealed.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 27th 2016 at 11:08AM in News
Nintendo NX: The pros and cons of a transforming portable

Nintendo NX: The pros and cons of a transforming portable

We finally have a pretty firm idea of what Nintendo has in store for the upcoming NX.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 27th 2016 at 10:39AM in News

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Dota 2

The International 6 has the biggest eSports prize pool ever

The community funded prize pool for The International 6 has become the largest prize pool in eSports history.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 27th 2016 at 10:34AM in News
Expanded Oculus motion-tracking support paves way for room-scale VR

Expanded Oculus motion-tracking support paves way for room-scale VR

Oculus has updated the number of motion-tracking sensors supported by the Rift virtual reality headset, ahead of the launch of its Touch motion controllers later this year.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 26th 2016 at 3:17PM in News
NX is a portable console with detachable controllers, report claims

NX is a portable console with detachable controllers, report claims

Nintendo’s NX, according to new reports, IS a portable console that can hook up to a TV.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 26th 2016 at 2:23PM in News
CS:GO

CS:GO ELeague Finals: What Can You Expect?

It’s been a ride. ELeague – the televised CS:GO tournament from Turner Broadcasting – is coming to an end, and it’s easy to call it a success. The matches have ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 26th 2016 at 12:28PM in News

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eSports Pro

How do you explain the phenomenon of watching videogames?

For all our think pieces about interactive media, social media, and virtual reality, we are all still very much living in a culture of spectation. Big budget movies, music videos, ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 26th 2016 at 12:21PM in News
Overwatch

Why Overwatch's South Korean coup matters

Crown and king should not be conflated – the latter is forever destined to be replaced. Sometimes it takes months, sometimes years, but in the end, the mantle must pass ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 26th 2016 at 12:20PM in News
Riot Games

Checking Riot's lane swap assumptions

So far, I’ve mainly dealt with statistics and fairly small, straightforward statements from Riot Games’ original statement discussing the changes coming to turrets and minions on Patch 6.15. Addressing the ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 26th 2016 at 12:18PM in News
eSports Pro

Isaiah "TriForce" Johnson: building the Jamaican esports community into an industry

In esports, for every big-name region like China or the US, there’s dozens of smaller regions that have never found international success. Nowhere is this more true than Jamaica and ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 26th 2016 at 12:15PM in News
Total War TV show Time Commanders is returning

Total War TV show Time Commanders is returning

Remember that game show where folk would wage war using a version of the Total War engine? It’s coming back.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 26th 2016 at 12:02PM in News
Games industry marketing veteran Jon Rooke joins 2K

Games industry marketing veteran Jon Rooke joins 2K

Games industry marketing expert Jon Rooke has joined 2K.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 26th 2016 at 11:50AM in News
History Lesson: The story of Deus Ex

History Lesson: The story of Deus Ex

Before Deus Ex, there were games about stealth and titles about shooting but rarely did these styles cross over. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 26th 2016 at 11:22AM in News
Tiny delay for No Man's Sky on PC

Tiny delay for No Man's Sky on PC

No Man’s Sky won’t quite launch day and date on PC and PS4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 26th 2016 at 11:22AM in News
Amazon gets go-ahead for UK drone delivery testing

Amazon gets go-ahead for UK drone delivery testing

The days of answering a knock at the door to be greeted with the sound of an absent courier screeching off down the street could be nearing an end.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 26th 2016 at 10:59AM in News