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London's O2 plays host to $750,000 CS:GO ESL Pro League finals

London's O2 plays host to $750,000 CS:GO ESL Pro League finals

London's O2 arena will host the final stage of ESL Pro League Season 3 as eight CS:GO teams from Europe and North America compete for $750,000 prize money.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Mar 30th 2016 at 4:34PM in News
Nvidia GTX 1080 could be unveiled next week

Nvidia GTX 1080 could be unveiled next week

The next generation of Pascal-based Nvidia graphics cards could at last be revealed at an Nvidia event next week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2016 at 3:56PM in News
Japanese government awards its first-ever working visas to foreign professional gamers

Japanese government awards its first-ever working visas to foreign professional gamers

There are a handful of jobs that quickly spring to mind for which foreigners can obtain a Japanese work visa. Language instructor is by far the most common, but skilled positions in banking ...

on Mar 30th 2016 at 3:50PM in News
Mobile gaming widens its lead over PC and consoles

Mobile gaming widens its lead over PC and consoles

The gap between mobile gaming and the chasing pack is getting wider.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2016 at 3:07PM in News

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Jack Ma and Alibaba just dove headfirst into the world of competitive video games

Jack Ma and Alibaba just dove headfirst into the world of competitive video games

If you haven’t been paying attention to the PC gaming market over the past few years, you may not have noticed that competitive video gaming has gone from a barely-understood ...

on Mar 30th 2016 at 2:51PM in News
Valve loses Australian refund lawsuit

Valve loses Australian refund lawsuit

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has ruled that Valve’s Steam service breached Australian consumer law.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2016 at 2:34PM in News
Do mobile devices have a future with enthusiast gamers?

Do mobile devices have a future with enthusiast gamers?

Tablets and smartphones may be played by millions of casual gamers, but up until now mobile devices haven't really been seen as systems for enthusiast gamers.

on Mar 30th 2016 at 1:53PM in News
The Loneliness of the Professional Gamer

The Loneliness of the Professional Gamer

If you haven’t heard of Jonathan Sutak, producer and director of The Foreigner, a new documentary about professional StarCraft II (2010), you can take solace in knowing that you’ve ...

on Mar 30th 2016 at 12:54PM in News

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Gaming's gender split equal across PC and mobile

Gaming's gender split equal across PC and mobile

The widespread stereotype of gamers as being predominantly male has been dealt yet another blow.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 30th 2016 at 12:52PM in News
Esports is getting its own hall of fame

Esports is getting its own hall of fame

ESL is adding another parallel between traditional sports and esports: an esports hall of fame.

on Mar 30th 2016 at 11:55AM in News
American McGee says Spicy Horse is not closing, but is moving away from F2P

American McGee says Spicy Horse is not closing, but is moving away from F2P

Alice developer Spicy Horse is not, as rumours have claimed, closing down.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2016 at 11:29AM in News
Nintendo UK boosts PR and marketing teams following senior departures

Nintendo UK boosts PR and marketing teams following senior departures

Nintendo has made two major hires to its UK team, following the departures of senior marketing and PR executives last year.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 30th 2016 at 10:55AM in News

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Mass Effect Andromeda could paint humanity as the aggressive coloniser

Mass Effect Andromeda could paint humanity as the aggressive coloniser

An EA survey has suggested that Mass Effect Andromeda might take a somewhat surprising narrative route.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2016 at 10:45AM in News
Web developer sneaks game onto Steam without Valve's permission

Web developer sneaks game onto Steam without Valve's permission

An English web developer going by the name Ruby has successfully uploaded a game to Steam, without Valve’s permission, to illustrate a security loophole.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2016 at 10:05AM in News
Miitomo arrives in the UK this week

Miitomo arrives in the UK this week

Nintendo’s first foray into the world of smartphone gaming will be available in the UK this Thursday (March 31st).

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 29th 2016 at 3:47PM in News
Newzoo report: brands to spend $325m on eSports marketing in 2016

Newzoo report: brands to spend $325m on eSports marketing in 2016

The eSports industry will receive 70% of all revenue from sponsors and advertisers in 2016, according to a Newzoo market report.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Mar 29th 2016 at 3:37PM in News

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Miles Jacobson's rollercoaster year

Miles Jacobson's rollercoaster year

22 years ago, Miles Jacobson entered Sports Interactive and landed his dream job working on Championship Manager.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 29th 2016 at 3:30PM in News
US government cracks iOS security without Apple's help

US government cracks iOS security without Apple's help

The US Department of Justice has said that it has successfully cracked the iPhone at the centre of the security dispute between Apple and the FBI.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 29th 2016 at 3:08PM in News
The Big Game: Dirt Rally

The Big Game: Dirt Rally

18 years after the release of the first Colin McRae video game, the franchise finally comes to the new consoles.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 29th 2016 at 2:34PM in News
PlayStation VR could support PC in the future

PlayStation VR could support PC in the future

Support for the PlayStation VR headset on PC may one day be a reality.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 29th 2016 at 2:10PM in News
Hayter: 'I've got no particular love for Kojima'

Hayter: 'I've got no particular love for Kojima'

The long-time voice of Metal Gear’s Solid Snake has revealed the hurt he felt at being ejected from the series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 29th 2016 at 1:34PM in News
That Dragon, Cancer dev says Let's Play has trashed sales

That Dragon, Cancer dev says Let's Play has trashed sales

The developer of That Dragon, Cancer has revealed that the game has sold as few as 14k units.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 29th 2016 at 12:31PM in News
Yet more rumours point to more powerful PS4

Yet more rumours point to more powerful PS4

Another report claiming that Sony has a new, more powerful version of the PS4 in the works has emerged online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 29th 2016 at 11:48AM in News
This year's Call of Duty is a futuristic sci-fi shooter, report says

This year's Call of Duty is a futuristic sci-fi shooter, report says

Having flirted with the near-future, 2016’s Call of Duty will mark a more radical departure for the series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 29th 2016 at 11:23AM in News
Blizzard to remove sexualised Tracer pose, provoking predictable outcry

Blizzard to remove sexualised Tracer pose, provoking predictable outcry

Subsets of the games community are crying ‘censorship’ once again after Blizzard has said it will pull sexually exploitative Overwatch artwork.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 29th 2016 at 10:20AM in News