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Overall toys-to-life sales down 12% so far in 2016

Overall toys-to-life sales down 12% so far in 2016

More people may own toys-to-life games than ever, but players are spending less on them.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 27th 2016 at 9:57AM in News
WorldViz developing 'warehouse-scale' VR

WorldViz developing 'warehouse-scale' VR

Oculus can currently offer VR in your seat. HTC Vive allows owners to wander about their room. Now another company is developing free-roaming VR on a far bigger scale.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 27th 2016 at 9:50AM in News
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided live action trailer puts the politics into augmentation

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided live action trailer puts the politics into augmentation

A new live action trailer for Square Enix’s Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has emphasized the political drama that will underpin the in-game action.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 26th 2016 at 4:03PM in News
The latest Mighty No.9 trailer has upset people

The latest Mighty No.9 trailer has upset people

Mighty No.9 has an established track record of upsetting its fan base, and today’s trailer for the game really hasn’t helped the cause.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 26th 2016 at 2:49PM in News

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The Big Game: Overwatch

The Big Game: Overwatch

As a developer, Blizzard is famed for taking complex and often impenetrable genres and making them accessible to the mass market. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 26th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
PS4 Neo exists because 'PlayStation VR was going to be terrible on a launch PS4'

PS4 Neo exists because 'PlayStation VR was going to be terrible on a launch PS4'

Comments from a source described as “a chief technical officer (CTO) working in the industry” have suggested that current PS4s may not offer the best experience for those looking to ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 26th 2016 at 12:26PM in News
PS4 has sold over 40m units globally

PS4 has sold over 40m units globally

Sony’s PS4 shows no signs of letting up, with the firm announcing that it has sold 40m consoles.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 26th 2016 at 11:30AM in News
Endemol grabs Mirror's Edge TV series rights

Endemol grabs Mirror's Edge TV series rights

Mirror’s Edge is the next game IP to get the screen treatment, although this time it’s for TV as opposed to the cinema.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 26th 2016 at 11:06AM in News

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Blizzard: We hope fans will love Overwatch as much as Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo

Blizzard: We hope fans will love Overwatch as much as Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo

Publisher Blizzard hopes that its brand new shooter IP Overwatch becomes one of its pillar franchises.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 26th 2016 at 10:46AM in News
PS4 is the only console to grow UK sales so far in 2016

PS4 is the only console to grow UK sales so far in 2016

Sony's PlayStation 4 is the only console in the UK to sell more so far this year than it had in 2015.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 26th 2016 at 10:41AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: Twitch recruits events marketing chief

MCV Jobs Weekly: Twitch recruits events marketing chief

Christou arrives from Premier, Green Man Gaming welcomes new comms boss and Judge joins IGN.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on May 26th 2016 at 10:32AM in News
Uncharted 4 holds Japanese top spot for second week

Uncharted 4 holds Japanese top spot for second week

The latest version of Sony’s Uncharted franchise is No.1 once again in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 26th 2016 at 10:29AM in News

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CEO of Sunless Sea studio quits

CEO of Sunless Sea studio quits

The CEO and co-founder of Sunless Sea creator Failbetter Games is leaving the company.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 26th 2016 at 10:26AM in News
Has No Man's Sky been delayed?

Has No Man's Sky been delayed?

Much-hyped space exploration outing No Man’s Sky has been pushed back by as much as two months, rumours suggest.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 26th 2016 at 10:04AM in News
New Xbox 50% more powerful than PS4 Neo, report claims

New Xbox 50% more powerful than PS4 Neo, report claims

More details about Microsoft upgraded Xbox One have emerged online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 26th 2016 at 9:42AM in News

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Overwatch

Overwatch Sponsorship: The Great eSports Gamble

The release of the first new Blizzard IP in 17 years has made many fans, players, and teams excited for the next surefire esports title in 2016. The early adopters ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 26th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
CS:GO

FalleN on defeating Renegades 16-0 at ELEAGUE

Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo is the AWPer and in-game leader for Luminosity Gaming, and one of the most skilled and admired players in Counter-Strike. Following LG's 2-0 win over Renegades, FalleN ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 26th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
CS:GO

ELEAGUE first impressions: Counter-Strike turned up to 11

Turner Sports' much heralded ELEAGUE, the first traditionally televised Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competition, finally debuted last night.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 26th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
Overwatch

How Blizzard turned me into a salesperson for Overwatch

Let me be clear about something up front: I don't really care if you buy Overwatch. This story isn't about using my influence to try to get a large number ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 26th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
League of Legends

Junior year: Faker's achievements vs. LeBron, Messi and more

Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok has no equal in the world of League of Legends. Crowned king of his profession as a rookie, the 20-year-old megastar has done nothing but grow his ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 26th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
Nacon

Nacon is creating an eSports focused gamepad

Peripheral maker Nacon’s latest product is a gamepad for the PC, which is being targeted at the eSports market.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 25th 2016 at 9:36PM in News
ELEAGUE

TyLoo to miss ELEAGUE due to denial of visas

Chinese Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team TyLoo will not be attending ELEAGUE as the team has failed to secure US visas for its players.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 25th 2016 at 6:03PM in News
WESA

FaZe Clan leaves WESA just weeks after the organisation was revealed

After speculation last week, FaZe Clan has announced that it will no longer be a part of the WESA organisation.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 25th 2016 at 5:11PM in News
Microsoft cutting 1,850 jobs as part of Nokia cull

Microsoft cutting 1,850 jobs as part of Nokia cull

1,850 jobs are to be cut as part of Microsoft’s ending of its $7.2bn Nokia adventure.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 25th 2016 at 4:25PM in News