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SK Gaming team with Amazon to take on Vainglory

SK Gaming team with Amazon to take on Vainglory

Android and iPhone MOBA Vainglory has already cemented its position as the most promising mobile eSport, but today the scene takes another big step towards professionalisation, with one of the ...

on Mar 21st 2016 at 1:41PM in News
Ember's investors back out, team will release all players except Contractz

Ember's investors back out, team will release all players except Contractz

North American Challenger side Ember plans to release all of its players except one in the coming weeks, sources close to the team tell the Daily Dot.

on Mar 21st 2016 at 12:43PM in News
OPINION: You can argue the case for PS4.5, but it's a hell of a risky strategy

OPINION: You can argue the case for PS4.5, but it's a hell of a risky strategy

What appears to be concrete talk about an updated version of the PlayStation 4 is probably the most interesting thing to have come out of GDC last week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2016 at 12:41PM in News
Sacramento Kings Owner Says New NBA Arena Was Designed For ESports

Sacramento Kings Owner Says New NBA Arena Was Designed For ESports

When the Sacramento Kings’ Golden 1 Center opens in October for the tipoff of the 2016-2017 NBA Season, the $507 million arena will have 1,000 Wi-Fi access points for 17,500 ...

on Mar 21st 2016 at 11:44AM in News

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Only PlayStation VR can be a mainstream hit, analyst claims

Only PlayStation VR can be a mainstream hit, analyst claims

Of the three big players entering the VR fold this year, only one has a chance of being a mainstream hit.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2016 at 11:37AM in News
Spencer apologises for school girl dancers GDC stunt

Spencer apologises for school girl dancers GDC stunt

Microsoft has apologised for its use of female dancers dressed as school girls at a GDC party last week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2016 at 10:58AM in News
Microsoft surveys about possible digital games buy-backs

Microsoft surveys about possible digital games buy-backs

Gamers may in the future be able to sell their digital Xbox purchases back to Microsoft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2016 at 10:26AM in News
The Division holds No.1, UFC 2 debuts in second place

The Division holds No.1, UFC 2 debuts in second place

Ubisoft’s latest smash hit The Division was the best-selling game in the UK for the second week running.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 21st 2016 at 10:02AM in News

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eSports Industry Awards to hit London November 21st

eSports Industry Awards to hit London November 21st

The debut eSports Industry Awards will arrive in London on November 21st at London hotspot The Brewery.

on Mar 21st 2016 at 9:39AM in News
Dara O'Briain to host video games TV show on Dave

Dara O'Briain to host video games TV show on Dave

Hit Edinburgh stage show Go 8 Bit is coming to TV this autumn, and will be hosted by Dara O’Briain.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 21st 2016 at 12:02AM in News
Report: Sony working on updated PS4

Report: Sony working on updated PS4

According to a Kotaku story, Sony is working on a new version of PlayStation 4.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 19th 2016 at 3:28PM in News
MercurySteam hints at new project with Konami vet Dave Cox

MercurySteam hints at new project with Konami vet Dave Cox

The Spanish developer of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow MercurySteam has announced it is once again working with former Konami head of studio Dave Cox. 

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by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 18th 2016 at 4:50PM in News

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"People thought I was insane" - The rise of Video Games Live

"People thought I was insane" - The rise of Video Games Live

“The first time I did Video Games Live, everyone thought I was completely insane,” begins Tommy Tallarico, founder and composer of the touring symphony that specialises in video game music.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 18th 2016 at 3:52PM in News
'4D' VR headphones use electrical signals to mimic feeling of movement

'4D' VR headphones use electrical signals to mimic feeling of movement

Your VR demo can be a flash as you like, but when the user is sitting in a chair in their pants there’s only so much illusion your clever programming ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2016 at 3:36PM in News
Gamescom 2016 early bird ticket price ends March 31st

Gamescom 2016 early bird ticket price ends March 31st

Those planning on attending this year’s Gamescom have until Thursday, March 31st to secure their tickets at the early bird rate.

on Mar 18th 2016 at 3:00PM in News
Division director Barnard joins Hitman dev IO

Division director Barnard joins Hitman dev IO

Ryan Barnard, the game director of Ubisoft’s most recent smash hit The Division, has departed the company and moved to the makers of Hitman, IO Interactive.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 18th 2016 at 2:32PM in News

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Hi-Rez's European invasion

Hi-Rez's European invasion

In February, US studio Hi-Rez announced that it has finally decided to cross the pond to open a brand new office in Brighton, and appointed Véronique Lallier to run it ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 18th 2016 at 2:15PM in News
$500 PlayStation VR bundle confirmed for US

$500 PlayStation VR bundle confirmed for US

As previously suggested, Sony has officially detailed a PlayStation VR bundle that contains everything a PS4 owner needs.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2016 at 2:11PM in News
Is E3 in trouble?

Is E3 in trouble?

MCV speaks to Rich Taylor, the senior vice president of E3 organiser ESA, about the recent loss of Activision and EA from the expo’s show floor.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 18th 2016 at 1:37PM in News
Sony 'willing' to invest time and money to get VR into consumers' hands

Sony 'willing' to invest time and money to get VR into consumers' hands

You only get virtual reality when you try it. So allowing folk to try it looks like it will define the upcoming VR marketing push.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2016 at 1:19PM in News
Women in Games Awards: Meet The Judges

Women in Games Awards: Meet The Judges

The judging panel for the Women in Games Awards has been announced, with leading executives from across all sectors of the UK games industry voting on these special accolades.

on Mar 18th 2016 at 12:27PM in News
Bigger than Star Wars: Is Yo-kai Watch about to conquer Europe?

Bigger than Star Wars: Is Yo-kai Watch about to conquer Europe?

Forget NX and smartphone games – the product that might just come to define Nintendo’s 2016 is a 3DS title.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 18th 2016 at 12:11PM in News
PlayStation VR will support room-scale, opening door to Vive ports

PlayStation VR will support room-scale, opening door to Vive ports

Sony’s PlayStation VR will be able to offer Vive-like room-scale tech.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2016 at 12:09PM in News
Bleszinski's LawBreakers is no longer free-to-play

Bleszinski's LawBreakers is no longer free-to-play

Developer Cliff Belszinski has said that his next shooter will not be a free-to-play title after all.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2016 at 10:53AM in News
Sony says it could cull PlayStation VR games that don't hit 60fps

Sony says it could cull PlayStation VR games that don't hit 60fps

Virtual reality makers know that fending off motion sickness is absolutely crucial if the sector hopes to have a successful future.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2016 at 9:52AM in News