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Removing auto-relegation enables mediocrity

I’ve never understood American professional sports.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 12th 2016 at 11:01AM in News
Gears of War multiplayer studio Splash Damage bought by Chinese chicken company

Gears of War multiplayer studio Splash Damage bought by Chinese chicken company

Splash Damage, the developer behind the likes of Brink, Quake Wars and Gears of Wars 4’s multiplayer has been bought by Chinese poultry firm Leyou Technologies.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 12th 2016 at 10:54AM in News
Battlefield TV series in development at Paramount

Battlefield TV series in development at Paramount

Battlefield is the latest game to be given the TV show treatment. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 12th 2016 at 10:41AM in News
Pokémon Go will make $1bn a year, App Annie claims

Pokémon Go will make $1bn a year, App Annie claims

Recently released free-to-play game Pokémon Go is going to make a lot of money, research firm App Annie claims. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 12th 2016 at 10:23AM in News

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Warner paid PewDiePie and other YouTubers to praise Shadow of Mordor

Warner paid PewDiePie and other YouTubers to praise Shadow of Mordor

The FTC has lambasted Warner Bros after it was discovered that it paid “hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars” to a number of YouTubers to praise its Lord of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 12th 2016 at 9:38AM in News
Pokemon Go UK release 'within a few days'

Pokemon Go UK release 'within a few days'

UK gamers may not have long to wait to get their hands on the official release of Pokemon Go.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2016 at 3:35PM in News
Batman: Return to Arkham may not be out this year

Batman: Return to Arkham may not be out this year

Having previously been due out at the end of July, Warner’s HD Batman collection Return to Arkham may be far further off then expected.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2016 at 2:50PM in News

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Starbound leaves Early Access, full release coming this month

Starbound leaves Early Access, full release coming this month

Space sandbox title Starbound is leaving Steam Early Access after two and a half years. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 11th 2016 at 2:00PM in News
Evolve's player count shoots up 26,000% since free-to-play transition

Evolve's player count shoots up 26,000% since free-to-play transition

The decision to move Evolve from a premium to free-to-play business model appears to be giving the team shooter a new lease of life.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 11th 2016 at 1:05PM in News
Demon's Souls remake and Dark Souls 4 are NOT out of the question

Demon's Souls remake and Dark Souls 4 are NOT out of the question

An HD remaster or remake of PS3 title Demon’s Souls and a possible new entry in the Dark Souls series remain a possibility.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2016 at 12:31PM in News
How NPD persuaded Activision, EA and Ubisoft to share their digital sales data

How NPD persuaded Activision, EA and Ubisoft to share their digital sales data

US research firm NPD has revealed it's done what many thought was impossible – getting publishers to share their digital sales data as well as their physical information.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 11th 2016 at 12:14PM in News

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Kerbal Space Program and Adrift are coming to PS4

Kerbal Space Program and Adrift are coming to PS4

Two popular space games are arriving on PlayStation 4 this week.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 11th 2016 at 11:43AM in News
UK made to wait for Pokemon Go as launch proves a massive US success

UK made to wait for Pokemon Go as launch proves a massive US success

The international rollout of Pokemon Go has been ‘paused’ while co-creator Niantic works on its server performance.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2016 at 11:08AM in News
Retailers to offer Xbox One Scorpio trade-in programs

Retailers to offer Xbox One Scorpio trade-in programs

Original Xbox One owners will be able to trade-in their old console for the new Project Scorpio one when it launches. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 11th 2016 at 10:54AM in News
NPD launches digital games tracking service in US

NPD launches digital games tracking service in US

The United States is getting a combined digital-physical games chart which launches later this month

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 11th 2016 at 10:52AM in News

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LEGO Star Wars No.1 in UK for second week

LEGO Star Wars No.1 in UK for second week

Warner Bros’ latest LEGO Star Wars title takes the top spot for the second week running.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 11th 2016 at 9:42AM in News
eSports Industry Awards 2016 finalists announced

eSports Industry Awards 2016 finalists announced

The initial set of finalists for the eSports Industry Awards 2016 – taking place Monday 21st November at the Brewery, London – have been announced.

on Jul 11th 2016 at 9:23AM in News
Hundred Thieves

NaDeSHoT's Hundred Thieves release Call of Duty roster

Hundred Thieves has released its Call of Duty team after a disappointing last place finish in stage two of the North American Call of Duty World League.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 10th 2016 at 2:04PM in News
ESL One

ESL One Cologne 2017 announced

ESL One Cologne will return for its fourth year in 2017, taking place at the Lanxess Arena between July 7th and 9th.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 10th 2016 at 1:20PM in News
G2A introduces new seller verifications

G2A introduces new seller verifications

Additional layers of security have been introduced to G2A.com, the key reseller has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2016 at 3:38PM in News
Now PC manufacturers warn of Brexit price rises

Now PC manufacturers warn of Brexit price rises

A number of the leading PC manufacturers have said that prices may have to increase to offset the sharp decreases being suffered by the post-Brexit pound.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2016 at 2:56PM in News
Richard Garriott is selling some of his blood on eBay because... erm?

Richard Garriott is selling some of his blood on eBay because... erm?

Ever dreamed of owning some of Richard Garriott’s blood? What do you mean, no?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2016 at 2:18PM in News
Elite Dangerous Arena dogfighting game free on PC

Elite Dangerous Arena dogfighting game free on PC

The competitive multiplayer aspect of Frontier Development’s space title Elite Dangerous, Arena, is currently available free of charge.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 8th 2016 at 1:56PM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: nDreams bolsters its teams

MCV Jobs Weekly: nDreams bolsters its teams

There are six new hires at the VR firm’s publishing arm and Let’s Play Video Games emerges from Destructoid UK’s ashes.

on Jul 8th 2016 at 1:25PM in News