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Smash Bros

An exhaustive interview with SFAT, NorCal's #1 Fox

Rarely does a Melee player come along and beat multiple Gods in a single year. SFAT did it in 2016, though, taking several sets off of Hungrybox and Mango, most ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 19th 2016 at 8:00AM in News
Riot Games

Krepo talks about worlds surprises, H2K's run and his own professional growth

Mitch “Krepo” Voorspoels is one of the most well known and popular casters in League of Legends. He’s a former professional player and was one of the first high-profile examples ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 19th 2016 at 8:00AM in News
Dota 2

The final call: Cr1t steps up to the captain's plate

The retirement of Peter Dager from competitive Dota left a vacuum in Evil Geniuses. As Dager moved into a management position, the burning question was who would take the helm ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 19th 2016 at 8:00AM in News
CS:GO

Seangares on Echo Fox, leaving Cloud9 and Infernew

Sean ‘seang@res’ Gares is one of the great American shotcallers in Counter-Strike. Over almost seven years of professional competition his name has appeared on the teamsheets of 14 ESEA seasons, ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 19th 2016 at 8:00AM in News

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Freemium

People are more likely to spend money on microtransactions than DLC according to NPD

The NPD Group has released the results of its study into microtransactions and DLC, and has come away with some surprising information.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 18th 2016 at 3:03PM in News
Hearthstone

Hearthstone's new Heroic Tavern Brawl mode has a $10 entry fee

Hearthstone’s Tavern Brawl is being shaken up for one week only by merging the mode with the arena, but charging a $10 entry fee.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 18th 2016 at 2:15PM in News
Red Dead Redemption 2 confirmed, along with online multiplayer

Red Dead Redemption 2 confirmed, along with online multiplayer

Yes, it’s true – Rockstar has officially confirmed Red Dead Redemption 2.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 18th 2016 at 2:08PM in News
'Incredible failure of leadership' forces Apple to scrap car plans

'Incredible failure of leadership' forces Apple to scrap car plans

The long-rumoured Apple car was indeed real, but will now likely not see the light of day after plans for the program were abandoned, a report has claimed

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 18th 2016 at 1:27PM in News

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Variable State on the making of Virginia

Variable State on the making of Virginia

One of the most interesting games to launch in the last few months has been the surreal and narrative-driven Virginia. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 18th 2016 at 1:22PM in News
Trion Worlds' Hartsman on what he learnt from moving Trove to China

Trion Worlds' Hartsman on what he learnt from moving Trove to China

In August, MMO specialist Trion Worlds made its debut in China with Trove. We speak to CEO Scott Hartsman for tips about moving to this lucrative region.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 18th 2016 at 1:09PM in News
CS:GO

Valve responds to the Washington State Gambling Commission, refuses to stop skin trading

Earlier this month the Washington State Gambling Commission contacted Valve and asked them to put a stop to all gambling done through Steam’s services. Valve just replied, and said no.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 18th 2016 at 12:56PM in News
THX

Razer has purchased THX, the audio quality company founded by George Lucas

Hardware manufacturer Razer has purchased audio company THX, which is perhaps best known as being a part of Lucasfilm back in the day.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 18th 2016 at 10:56AM in News

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Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs developer United Front Games has reportedly shut down

United Front Games has seemingly shut its doors and its early access title has been removed from Steam.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 18th 2016 at 10:29AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: UKIE hires policy and public affairs officer

MCV Jobs Weekly: UKIE hires policy and public affairs officer

Drake joins from the European Commission, Pocket Gamer appoints editor and Koch Media promotes UK PR manager.

on Oct 18th 2016 at 9:45AM in News
Sonic Mania Collector's Edition is coming to the UK

Sonic Mania Collector's Edition is coming to the UK

UK and European gamers who feared they might miss out on the retro-tastic Collector’s Edition of Sonic Mania are in for some good news.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 17th 2016 at 3:32PM in News
Phil Spencer

Original Xbox games could become backwards compatible on Xbox One

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has said that backwards compatibility for original Xbox games has not been ruled out.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 17th 2016 at 1:54PM in News

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PlayStation VR pre-orders in the "hundreds of thousands" as stock runs dry

PlayStation VR pre-orders in the "hundreds of thousands" as stock runs dry

Supplies of the PlayStation VR are running incredibly short after what Sony has described as sales totalling the “hundreds of thousands”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 17th 2016 at 1:35PM in News
Trump's Hanzo billboard

Anti-Trump billboard accuses the presidential candidate of being a Hanzo main in Overwatch

A billboard over in America has accused current presidential candidate Donald Trump of being a Hanzo main in Overwatch.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 17th 2016 at 1:16PM in News
Denuvo on fighting the war against piracy

Denuvo on fighting the war against piracy

The start of 2016 was rather positive for anti-piracy specialists Denuvo. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 17th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
NepentheZ

YouTuber NepentheZ pleads not guilty to advertising unlawful gambling

Craig “NepentheZ” Douglas and Dylan Rigby have pleaded not guilty in the first criminal case involving YouTubers advertising unlawful gambling.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 17th 2016 at 12:30PM in News
OPINION: The games industry's biggest secret: 
77 per cent of gamers still prefer discs

OPINION: The games industry's biggest secret: 77 per cent of gamers still prefer discs

ERA’s Kim Bayley discusses the latest results from the retail association’s unique consumer tracking study.

on Oct 17th 2016 at 12:11PM in News
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 delayed to April 2017

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 has been delayed to April 4th 2017 to allow for extra polishing and optimisation.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 17th 2016 at 11:08AM in News
Rockstar

Rockstar releases possible Red Dead logo, gets retweeted 100,000 times

Over the weekend Rockstar tweeted a red version of its logo, which sent the internet into meltdown and was retweeted more than 100,000 times.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 17th 2016 at 10:40AM in News
FIFA No.1 for third week, Gears of War 4 debuts at No.2

FIFA No.1 for third week, Gears of War 4 debuts at No.2

13 new games launched this week in the UK Top 40, with FIFA 17 coming out on top once again.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 17th 2016 at 9:50AM in News
eSports Pro

Dignitas' new CEO on improving player welfare and esports in the Olympics

Less than a month after the Philadelphia 76ers NBA team acquired Team Dignitas, the organization has added a new CEO has been appointed to lead its business strategies and support ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 17th 2016 at 8:15AM in News