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Twitch signs multimillion dollar partnership with Vainglory eSports

Twitch signs multimillion dollar partnership with Vainglory eSports

Twitch and mobile MOBA Vainglory developers Super Evil Megacorp have signed an investment deal to see the touchscreen eSport promoted on-site for the next three years.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Mar 31st 2016 at 1:13PM in News
'Chinese eBay' Alibaba announces $5.5m eSports tournament for CS:GO, others

'Chinese eBay' Alibaba announces $5.5m eSports tournament for CS:GO, others

Alibaba, the world's largest e-commerce site, has entered the eSports arena with a $5.5m tournament to be held through their sports subsidiary Ali Sports reportedly beginning this April.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Mar 31st 2016 at 12:40PM in News
Analysis: TV ad spend in the lucrative toys-to-life space

Analysis: TV ad spend in the lucrative toys-to-life space

Generation Media’s assistant media executive Joe Phelan investigates the growing toys-to-life craze and the ad support accompanying its continued rise during 2015/16.

on Mar 31st 2016 at 11:45AM in News
Nintendo UK veteran James Honeywell departs after 21 years

Nintendo UK veteran James Honeywell departs after 21 years

Popular Nintendo UK marketing boss James Honeywell has left Nintendo after more than two decades at the platform holder.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 31st 2016 at 11:39AM in News

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Three games, a movie, an anime TV show, Sean Bean, Audi, and Florence and the Machine... Square Enix sets up major Final Fantasy relaunch

Three games, a movie, an anime TV show, Sean Bean, Audi, and Florence and the Machine... Square Enix sets up major Final Fantasy relaunch

Square Enix last night revealed ambitious plans to rejuvenate its ageing Final Fantasy series with its next game.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 31st 2016 at 11:23AM in News
PS VR could become the 'must have' Christmas gift of 2016

PS VR could become the 'must have' Christmas gift of 2016

UK retailers have tipped PlayStation VR to have a Christmas akin to Wii’s first year on sale.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 31st 2016 at 11:15AM in News
Ten Seconds with Dan Pearce

Ten Seconds with Dan Pearce

22 year-old Dan Pearce’s CV will make many developers weep with jealousy.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 31st 2016 at 10:15AM in News
Frontier completes self-publishing transformation

Frontier completes self-publishing transformation

Elite Dangerous creator Frontier Developments says it has no plans to make games for anyone else ever again.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 31st 2016 at 9:30AM in News

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Developer cancels Wii U game after Nintendo fires employee in online abuse row

Developer cancels Wii U game after Nintendo fires employee in online abuse row

Necrosoft Games has cancelled a planned Wii U title after Nintendo fired marketing employee Alison Rapp.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 31st 2016 at 8:22AM in News
Square Enix takes over Waterloo Station to push Final Fantasy XV

Square Enix takes over Waterloo Station to push Final Fantasy XV

Ahead of its Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV live stream tonight, Square Enix has been pushing the title at London’s own Waterloo Station.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 30th 2016 at 5:03PM in News
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

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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
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

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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
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
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