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Riot is finally introducing crowdfunding for League of Legends prize pools

Riot Games has responded to criticism of how it assists LoL teams financially by adding crowd funding options to the Worlds and MSI prize pools.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 24th 2016 at 9:24PM in News
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The Nanyang Dota 2 Cruise Cup will be held on a boat in the middle of the ocean

The Nanyang Cruise Cup will be the first ever Dota 2 tournament played on a cruise ship.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 24th 2016 at 5:29PM in News
Red Dwarf XI gets its own game

Red Dwarf XI gets its own game

iOS and Android owners are now able, should they choose, to download a new game based on the 11th series of cult UK sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 23rd 2016 at 3:37PM in News
MCV's Christmas merchandise and accessories guide returns next month

MCV's Christmas merchandise and accessories guide returns next month

We will once again be publishing our MCV Extra guide to all the best games-related goodies on the market in October.  

on Sep 23rd 2016 at 3:26PM in News

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Ubisoft is 2016's best-selling publisher

Ubisoft is 2016's best-selling publisher

French publisher Ubisoft has outsold all of its competitors across a number of key territories so far in 2016.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 23rd 2016 at 3:20PM in News
Ubisoft Publishing is the company's new book venture

Ubisoft Publishing is the company's new book venture

Having previously hooked up with others for its print ambitions, Ubisoft has announced its own book publishing operations.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 23rd 2016 at 2:30PM in News
Green Man Gaming offers up three games for £1 to Golden Joysticks voters

Green Man Gaming offers up three games for £1 to Golden Joysticks voters

Retailer Green Man Gaming is offering up three PC games for £1 as part of a promotion with this year’s Golden Joystick Awards.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 23rd 2016 at 12:20PM in News
Yahoo suffers world's biggest data breach

Yahoo suffers world's biggest data breach

Around half a billion Yahoo accounts were compromised in a security breach in 2014, it has been confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 23rd 2016 at 11:08AM in News

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Grabr boss Tony Pearce discusses the challenges facing brands in the social media space today

Grabr boss Tony Pearce discusses the challenges facing brands in the social media space today

Two years ago Facebook began to throttle back the organic reach of brand page posts, compelling marketers to invest in paid ad campaigns in order to reach the audiences they ...

on Sep 23rd 2016 at 10:58AM in News
Why Mafia III isn't afraid to deal with racism

Why Mafia III isn't afraid to deal with racism

Mafia should really be 2K’s biggest franchise.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 23rd 2016 at 10:42AM in News
Developer of Minecraft console editions joins Team17 board

Developer of Minecraft console editions joins Team17 board

The co-owner of 4J Studios has joined Team17 as a non-executive chairman.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 23rd 2016 at 10:15AM in News
Ubisoft: Watch Dogs 2 boosted by six-month PR campaign

Ubisoft: Watch Dogs 2 boosted by six-month PR campaign

The senior producer on Watch Dogs 2 says that the titles has been bolstered by a ‘shorter communication cycle’.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 23rd 2016 at 10:02AM in News

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Ubisoft on NX: Nintendo has learned from the Wii U

Ubisoft on NX: Nintendo has learned from the Wii U

The boss of Ubisoft has dropped further hints about Nintendo’s NX strategy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 23rd 2016 at 9:44AM in News
UKIE and Nesta launch the UK Games Industry Map

UKIE and Nesta launch the UK Games Industry Map

Trade body UKIE and data firm NESTA has launched its interactive map of the UK games industry.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 22nd 2016 at 3:50PM in News
Rez Infinite will boast 4K visuals on PS4 Pro

Rez Infinite will boast 4K visuals on PS4 Pro

The developer of the PS4-bound Rez remake has said the game will get a big VR performance boost when hooked up to a PS4 Pro.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 22nd 2016 at 3:05PM in News
Iceland's football team out of FIFA 17 after payment row

Iceland's football team out of FIFA 17 after payment row

FIFA 17 will not feature the likenesses of the Icelandic national team after both parties could not agree on a fee.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 22nd 2016 at 2:35PM in News

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Adrift dev urges fans to 'demand' PSVR port

Adrift dev urges fans to 'demand' PSVR port

The studio behind virtual reality space adventure Adrift – sorry, Adr1ft – has called on fans to put pressure on the powers that be to have the game greenlit for ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 22nd 2016 at 1:43PM in News
Oculus Touch controllers get £190 UK RRP

Oculus Touch controllers get £190 UK RRP

The Oculus Rift’s price advantage over rival HTC Vive has just taken a big hit.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 22nd 2016 at 12:03PM in News
Pokemon Co confirms NX hybrid design; Ubisoft enthusiastic about console

Pokemon Co confirms NX hybrid design; Ubisoft enthusiastic about console

The chief executive of the Pokemon Company has become the first senior industry figure to openly discuss the hybrid design of Nintendo NX.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 22nd 2016 at 11:06AM in News
Bethesda's Hines on Dishonored 2, Prey and the publisher's massive growth

Bethesda's Hines on Dishonored 2, Prey and the publisher's massive growth

We thought the games industry had moved past the sort of opulent, decadent E3 events like the one Bethesda put on this year.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 22nd 2016 at 11:00AM in News
Konami expects PES sales bounce following critical acclaim

Konami expects PES sales bounce following critical acclaim

Its week one physical sales may have been lower, but Konami believes that the quality of PES 2017 will turn things around for its famous football franchise.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 22nd 2016 at 10:50AM in News
Jon Edwards jumps from Konami to PlayStation

Jon Edwards jumps from Konami to PlayStation

PlayStation has bolstered its UK marketing team with Jon Edwards joining as UK product manager.

on Sep 22nd 2016 at 10:40AM in News
Creative England appoints Rob Crossley as head of games

Creative England appoints Rob Crossley as head of games

Former Develop, CVG and GameSpot editor Rob Crossley has joined Creative England as its new head of games.

on Sep 22nd 2016 at 10:30AM in News
Blizzard is ditching the Battle.net name

Blizzard is ditching the Battle.net name

Battle.net, the long-term identity of Blizzard’s online gaming network, is to drop the name.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 22nd 2016 at 10:27AM in News
Retail banks on FIFA 17 to rejuvenate stagnant market

Retail banks on FIFA 17 to rejuvenate stagnant market

Retail buyers are banking on FIFA and Xbox One S to revitalise a struggling physical games market.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 22nd 2016 at 10:13AM in News