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Blizzard pumping $4m into Heroes of the Storm eSports circuit

Blizzard pumping $4m into Heroes of the Storm eSports circuit

Blizzard are fronting $4m in total across this year's spring, summer and fall seasons of MOBA Heroes of the Storm.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jan 19th 2016 at 3:29PM in News
Ex-TSM Counter-Strike players form Astralis, become co-owners

Ex-TSM Counter-Strike players form Astralis, become co-owners

A Danish Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team has become the latest eSports squad to self-organise and determine their own future.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jan 19th 2016 at 2:47PM in News
New Year, New Job: Making the move from journalism to marketing

New Year, New Job: Making the move from journalism to marketing

In the late '90s and '00s, Geraint Evans worked at Future on brands such as GamesMaster. Now he is head of marketing of publisher PQube. Here he shares how he ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 19th 2016 at 2:00PM in News
Punch Club crosses $1m in sales following 'Twitch Plays' success

Punch Club crosses $1m in sales following 'Twitch Plays' success

TinyBuild Games just announced that Punch Club has grossed over $1m (£0.6m) in just 10 days, with more than 100,000 sales across all platforms.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 19th 2016 at 12:37PM in News

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Chinese Room's Dan Pinchbeck picks up British Writers' Guild Award for Everybody's Gone To The Rapture

Chinese Room's Dan Pinchbeck picks up British Writers' Guild Award for Everybody's Gone To The Rapture

The writer of PS4 exclusive Everybody's Gone To The Rapture picked up the games writing prize at the British Writers' Guild last night.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 19th 2016 at 11:33AM in News
Watch Boris Johnson prance around a Minecraft London

Watch Boris Johnson prance around a Minecraft London

Almost ten years ago, Boris Johnson said that computer games 'rot the brain' in this Telegraph editorial.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 19th 2016 at 10:20AM in News
Mayor of London invests £1.2m in new London Games Festival

Mayor of London invests £1.2m in new London Games Festival

Boris Johnson has given the UK games industry £1.2m to launch Games London and develop a new London Games Festival.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 19th 2016 at 10:10AM in News
Minecraft: Story Mode is launching on Wii U this week

Minecraft: Story Mode is launching on Wii U this week

The Wii U edition of Telltale’s Minecraft: Story Mode is being released this coming Thursday.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 19th 2016 at 10:03AM in News

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Nintendo says smartphone business will quadruple profits

Nintendo says smartphone business will quadruple profits

The long-awaited debut on Nintendo on smartphones will have a dramatic effect on Nintendo’s profit, president Tatsumi Kimishima has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 18th 2016 at 3:55PM in News
Dev accused of spying released from Iranian prison

Dev accused of spying released from Iranian prison

A developer jailed in Iran on charges of spying has been let free after four years.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 18th 2016 at 3:15PM in News
Xbox 360 disc scratching case makes it all the way to the US Supreme Court

Xbox 360 disc scratching case makes it all the way to the US Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court will now decide whether Microsoft will face a class-action lawsuit over allegations that the Xbox 360 had a disc-scratching fault.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 18th 2016 at 2:34PM in News
Smash Sisters Unite at Genesis 3

Smash Sisters Unite at Genesis 3

Smash Bros. is a game that has broken down barriers for years. At any given Smash tournament, it’s not uncommon to see people of all ages, races, and backgrounds competing ...

on Jan 18th 2016 at 1:48PM in News

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CS:GO documentary in the works at Sky to show the pros and cons of eSports betting

CS:GO documentary in the works at Sky to show the pros and cons of eSports betting

A ripple went through the CS:GO community earlier today when a post went up on Reddit asking for experiences in gambling for a new documentary Sky were producing. The usual ...

on Jan 18th 2016 at 12:46PM in News
PlayStation Plus subscribers given a free day as outage apology

PlayStation Plus subscribers given a free day as outage apology

Sony has offered PlayStation Plus subscribers a one-day extension as an apology for a network outage earlier this month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 18th 2016 at 12:43PM in News
There's an Iron Maiden RPG on the way

There's an Iron Maiden RPG on the way

Heavy metal pioneers Iron Maiden are releasing a free-to-play mobile RPG this summer.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 18th 2016 at 12:00PM in News
ESL Announces Plans For Its Own Televised Esports Broadcasts

ESL Announces Plans For Its Own Televised Esports Broadcasts

The battle in esports for the airwaves is hotting up, with veteran organisers ESL announcing plans to extend the televised reach of their tournaments over the next 12 months.

on Jan 18th 2016 at 11:45AM in News

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Vivendi sells its remaining Activision Blizzard shares

Vivendi sells its remaining Activision Blizzard shares

Media giant Vivendi has sold the remainder of its financial interest in publisher Activision Blizzard.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 18th 2016 at 11:11AM in News
No Evil Geniuses at ESL One Manila

No Evil Geniuses at ESL One Manila

As the much awaited ESL One Manila draws near, former The International 5 (TI5) champions, Evil Geniuses (EG) announced that they will not participate in the tournament.

on Jan 18th 2016 at 10:44AM in News
HoloLens field of view 'like standing 2ft away from a 15" monitor'

HoloLens field of view 'like standing 2ft away from a 15" monitor'

Microsoft has revealed a few more details about its still in-development augmented reality headset HoloLens.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 18th 2016 at 10:22AM in News
Call of Duty claims sixth successive UK No.1, GTA V shoots up to second place

Call of Duty claims sixth successive UK No.1, GTA V shoots up to second place

With a lack of new releases hitting shelves, Call of Duty once again retains the top spot in the UK All Formats chart.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 18th 2016 at 9:58AM in News
Rise of the Tomb Raider director joins Infinity Ward

Rise of the Tomb Raider director joins Infinity Ward

The director of Rise of the Tomb Raider has joined Call of Duty studio Infinity Ward.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 18th 2016 at 9:43AM in News
Wavedash Games and the Rise of Platform Fighters

Wavedash Games and the Rise of Platform Fighters

Walking around Genesis 3, it’s easy to see that Smash Bros. is stronger than ever. With players competing in three separate games each released in different decades, Smash has proven ...

on Jan 18th 2016 at 9:42AM in News
New Year, New Job: How to secure a job in PR

New Year, New Job: How to secure a job in PR

Premier's director of games Gareth Williams shares what he looks for in candidates looking to kick off a career in PR

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 15th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
Hitman's release plan has changed again, is now fully episodic

Hitman's release plan has changed again, is now fully episodic

The pricing and release schedule for Square Enix’s Hitman have undergone some more alterations.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 15th 2016 at 12:22PM in News
New community exec for Square Enix

New community exec for Square Enix

Amy-Marie Graves has joined Square Enix Europe as a community executive.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 15th 2016 at 12:00PM in News