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SpecialEffect launches One Special Day initiative with support of 30-plus games firms

SpecialEffect launches One Special Day initiative with support of 30-plus games firms

Video games charity SpecialEffect is holding its One Special Day initiative today.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 15th 2016 at 10:30AM in News
T-Mobile gives Pokémon Go users free data in US

T-Mobile gives Pokémon Go users free data in US

Mobile data used to play Pokémon Go will not count against the bills of American T-Mobile consumers.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 15th 2016 at 10:18AM in News
Twitch bans CSGO Lotto and other Steam gambling streaming

Twitch bans CSGO Lotto and other Steam gambling streaming

The streaming of gambling sites that use Steam OpenID API has been banned by Twitch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2016 at 9:36AM in News
Pokemon Go targeting global rollout 'soon' as Nintendo shares skyrocket

Pokemon Go targeting global rollout 'soon' as Nintendo shares skyrocket

You think Pokemon Go is big now? You wait until it’s available in every country on the planet. And that might not be that far out.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2016 at 9:12AM in News

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ESL One

ESL One Cologne breaks records again

ESL One Cologne, the most recent CS:GO major, has broken a ton of records including attendance and social media engagement.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 14th 2016 at 6:46PM in News
Leffen

Leffen to miss EVO after all due to further visa issues

Professional Super Smash Bros. Melee player William "Leffen" Hjelt will not attend EVO this weekend due to visa issues.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 14th 2016 at 4:27PM in News
Now the other Spectrum console could be in trouble

Now the other Spectrum console could be in trouble

Hot on the heels of reported trouble over in the Recreated ZX Spectrum camp, there are now worrying signs emerging from its rival Spectrum reboot.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2016 at 3:42PM in News
Apple launching Planet of the Apps reality TV show, co-produced by Will.I.Am

Apple launching Planet of the Apps reality TV show, co-produced by Will.I.Am

Tech giant Apple is calling for developers to take part in a new reality TV show, Planet of the Apps.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 14th 2016 at 3:33PM in News

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Pokemon Go is already the biggest mobile game in US history, report says

Pokemon Go is already the biggest mobile game in US history, report says

After less then a week of availability, Pokemon Go has made it right to the very top of the all-time US mobile market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2016 at 3:12PM in News
Jagex confirms Chinese acquisition

Jagex confirms Chinese acquisition

Chinese investors have completed the acquisition of UK studio Jagex.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2016 at 2:00PM in News
Nintendo is releasing a new NES

Nintendo is releasing a new NES

A baby version of the console that changed it all has been confirmed for America.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2016 at 1:12PM in News
PewDiePie asserts FTC Shadow of Mordor innocence, says press is 'literally insignificant'

PewDiePie asserts FTC Shadow of Mordor innocence, says press is 'literally insignificant'

YouTube sensation PewDiePie has defended his association with Warner Bros’ Shadow of Mordor promotion, and attacked the press for embroiling him in the controversy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2016 at 11:56AM in News

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Mtn Dew

Mountain Dew CS:GO League to give amateur teams a shot at the ESL Pro League

MTN DEW has partnered with ESL and ESEA to create the Mountain Dew League, an amateur CS:GO competition that offers qualification to the ESL Pro League.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 14th 2016 at 10:58AM in News
A good night for Witcher III and Her Story at 2016 Develop Awards

A good night for Witcher III and Her Story at 2016 Develop Awards

The developers behind The Witcher III: Wild Hunt and Her Story have emerged as this year’s big winners at The Develop Awards.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 14th 2016 at 10:29AM in News
Overwatch

Hero Limit: Why Not 6 Winstons?

Blizzard doesn’t want a hero limit although many players and tournament organizers do. What are the arguments on both sides of the debate?

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 14th 2016 at 10:14AM in News
Smash Bros

The top 10 players competing at Evo 2016

In two days, over 15,000 contenders will gather to compete in the world's largest fighting game tournament: the Evolution Championship Series (Evo). This year, the event's set of nine titles ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 14th 2016 at 10:13AM in News

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League of Legends

A basic comparison of champion select trends across five major regions

Until recently, draft phases had become homogenized internationally. Watching a game in a given major league followed the same patterns. Spectators expressed irritation that "everyone was just copying Korea." That ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 14th 2016 at 10:12AM in News
eSports Pro

Regulating The Billion-Dollar ESports World Is Nearly Impossible

There’s a new Esports sheriff in town, ready to combat the influx of gamblers and would-be match fixers that have descended upon the burgeoning, soon-to-be $1.9 billion dollar industry, hoping ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 14th 2016 at 10:10AM in News
Valve finally breaks Counter Strike Go gambling silence

Valve finally breaks Counter Strike Go gambling silence

Sites that use Steam’s OpenID API for Counter Strike Go item gambling have been given a clear message form Valve – stop.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2016 at 10:10AM in News
eSports Pro

Analyzing Clash Royale's tournament feature: esports as a marketing tool

After creating a competitive mobile hits like Clash of Clans and Clash Royale, and being valued at roughly $10 billion after the Tencent buy, we think Supercell has a pretty ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 14th 2016 at 10:06AM in News
Pokémon Go finally launches in the UK

Pokémon Go finally launches in the UK

Having been released in other regions, Pokémon Go has finally hit the App Store and Google Play in the UK. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 14th 2016 at 9:48AM in News
ECS

ECS CS:GO league returns for season two

The Esports Championship Series is set to return for its second season in October, with open qualifiers for the league taking place next month.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 13th 2016 at 8:16PM in News
You can own that fake NX controller for between $4k-$10k

You can own that fake NX controller for between $4k-$10k

Remember that time it looked as if we might just have caught glimpse of Nintendo’s still highly secretive NX controller?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2016 at 3:09PM in News
No Microsoft press conference at Gamescom 2016

No Microsoft press conference at Gamescom 2016

Gamecom is increasingly looking in danger of missing out any platform holder conferences this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2016 at 2:47PM in News
Indie Steam game Reus has sold over 800k copies, is coming to PS4 and Xbox One

Indie Steam game Reus has sold over 800k copies, is coming to PS4 and Xbox One

Abbey Games’ PC strategy title Reus is launching on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 13th 2016 at 2:00PM in News