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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

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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
NOW TV to headline eSports Industry Awards

NOW TV to headline eSports Industry Awards

Online streaming service NOW TV has backed the 2016 eSports Industry Awards.

on Jul 13th 2016 at 1:27PM in News

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Blizzard introduces Silence Penalty for repeated WoW potty mouths

Blizzard introduces Silence Penalty for repeated WoW potty mouths

Bad mouthing other players too many times in World of Warcraft will soon render you silent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2016 at 12:47PM in News
GAME to sell 1TB PS4 bundle including Uncharted 4 and Bloodborne

GAME to sell 1TB PS4 bundle including Uncharted 4 and Bloodborne

High Street retailer GAME is to start selling a new 1TB PlayStation 4 bundle that comes with a slew of first-party titles for the platform.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 13th 2016 at 12:30PM in News
Twitch is now playing Pokémon Go

Twitch is now playing Pokémon Go

Having played numerous Pokémon games, Heathstone, Punch Club and even Dark Souls, Twitch is now playing Pokémon Go.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 13th 2016 at 12:10PM in News
All Oculus pre-orders shipped, four months after launch

All Oculus pre-orders shipped, four months after launch

Its Rift headset was released in March of this year, and Oculus has revealed that all pre-orders have finally been sent out to customers.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 13th 2016 at 11:46AM in News

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Washington's Holocaust Museum seeking Pokestop delisting

Washington's Holocaust Museum seeking Pokestop delisting

Of all the suitable places to go Pokemon hunting, The Holocaust Museum in Washingston DC is probably right near the bottom of the list.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2016 at 11:36AM in News
Pokémon Go has added £7.5bn to Nintendo market value since its launch

Pokémon Go has added £7.5bn to Nintendo market value since its launch

Mobile hit Pokémon Go has had a very positive impact on Nintendo’s share price.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 13th 2016 at 11:03AM in News
Movie makers suddenly want back on the Pokemon train

Movie makers suddenly want back on the Pokemon train

Pokemon has within the space of a week become one of the hottest properties on the planet.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2016 at 10:37AM in News

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Madden's return to PC is not looking likely

Madden's return to PC is not looking likely

EA’s FIFA series remains ever present on PC, but the Madden series has been absent since 2006 – and that’s not looking likely to change.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 12th 2016 at 3:28PM in News
You can hire people to play Pokemon Go for you

You can hire people to play Pokemon Go for you

Pokemon Go is so good that you’d be willing to pay someone to play it for you, right? Oh no wait that’s mental.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 12th 2016 at 2:19PM in News
How Dying Light took Techland to the big leagues

How Dying Light took Techland to the big leagues

Before its launch, you’d be forgiven for having muted expectations for Dying Light.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 12th 2016 at 1:10PM in News
Sega Saturn's DRM cracked after 22 years

Sega Saturn's DRM cracked after 22 years

The Sega Saturn was first released in Japan in November 1994. Now, in July 2016, the console’s piracy protection has finally been cracked.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 12th 2016 at 12:21PM in News
PlayStation VR game boxes say what accessories are needed to play them

PlayStation VR game boxes say what accessories are needed to play them

Game boxes for upcoming physical PlayStation VR releases are to feature clear branding alerting consumers about what is needed to play them.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 12th 2016 at 11:45AM in News
Pokémon Go Plus accessory selling for over $100 on eBay

Pokémon Go Plus accessory selling for over $100 on eBay

The Pokémon Go Plus peripheral is not launching until the end of July, but it’s already sold out on most online retailers in the US.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 12th 2016 at 11:15AM in News
Niantic calms Pokemon Go data access fears

Niantic calms Pokemon Go data access fears

Pokemon Go co-creator Niantic has said that it is not accessing iOS users’ entire Google accounts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 12th 2016 at 11:15AM in News
CS:GO

Kjaerbye and karrigan talk new Astralis roster

Perhaps the biggest and most surprising roster change in Counter-Strike this year was the transfer of Markus “Kjaerbye” Kjærbye from Team Dignitas to Astralis and Rene “cajunb” Borg going in ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 12th 2016 at 11:08AM in News
Smash Bros

Who's the top Super Smash Bros. Melee player heading into Evo 2016?

We’re just a week out from Evo 2016, but trying to pick the Super Smash Bros. Melee favorite heading into the event is difficult at best.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 12th 2016 at 11:06AM in News