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9% of successfully funded Kickstarters are a 'failure'

9% of successfully funded Kickstarters are a 'failure'

Around one in 11 successfully funded projects on Kickstarter still eventually fail, according to a new report.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2015 at 3:47PM in News
Bethesda opens its own Montreal development studio

Bethesda opens its own Montreal development studio

Bethesda has opened a new development studio in Montreal, Quebec.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Dec 9th 2015 at 3:25PM in News
Call of Duty: Black Ops III topped YouTube's 2015 games charts

Call of Duty: Black Ops III topped YouTube's 2015 games charts

The games industry may be changing, but some things remain very much the same.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2015 at 2:54PM in News
YouPorn's eSports Team Barred From Wearing Uniform at Street Fighter Event

YouPorn's eSports Team Barred From Wearing Uniform at Street Fighter Event

Street Fighter IV player Valentin "YP_Valmaster" Petit will compete with some of the best players in the world at the Capcom Cup event in San Francisco this weekend, but he ...

on Dec 9th 2015 at 2:54PM in News

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ESL announces next $250,000 Dota event to be held in Philippines

ESL announces next $250,000 Dota event to be held in Philippines

ESL have declared that their next stop on the worldwide Dota 2 tour will be in the underserved region of South East Asia at Manila's Mall of Asia Arena in ...

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Dec 9th 2015 at 1:58PM in News
Force Awakens leads to odds slashed on Star Wars Battlefront Christmas No.1

Force Awakens leads to odds slashed on Star Wars Battlefront Christmas No.1

William Hill has named EA’s Star Wars Battlefront as the second most likely to contender to claim the title of UK Christmas No.1.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2015 at 1:53PM in News
Luminosity's DreamHack miracle and losing friends

Luminosity's DreamHack miracle and losing friends

On the opening day of DreamHack Winter, as countless Swedish teens dragged their PC behemoths into a dark, hangar-like complex in Jönköping, five Brazilians suffered the worst debut match imaginable. ...

on Dec 9th 2015 at 12:53PM in News
Patent suggests Nintendo NX could be cloud-based and upgradable

Patent suggests Nintendo NX could be cloud-based and upgradable

A new US patent from Nintendo seems to suggest that a new system from the company – presumably the NX – can draw on other computing devices for additional processing ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2015 at 12:32PM in News

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Turner and WME | IMG to run a CS:GO championship with finals at CES

Turner and WME | IMG to run a CS:GO championship with finals at CES

Turner Sports plans to expand its esports and Counter-Strike footprint even further this winter.

on Dec 9th 2015 at 11:51AM in News
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India and Russia pushed back to 2016

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India and Russia pushed back to 2016

The two upcoming instalments in the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles series will not arrive until the start of 2016.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2015 at 11:43AM in News
Capcom Pro Tour 2016 to boast 'baseline' $500K prize pool

Capcom Pro Tour 2016 to boast 'baseline' $500K prize pool

In a presentation at the conclusion of Sunday’s Capcom Cup 2015, Street Fighterseries executive producer Yoshinori Ono announced the first details of the 2016 Capcom Pro Tour.

on Dec 9th 2015 at 10:50AM in News
Street Fighter V 'butt slap' removed to avoid risk of offence

Street Fighter V 'butt slap' removed to avoid risk of offence

Capcom has said that some recent tweaks to Street Fighter V were born of its want for the game to appeal to as wide an audience as possible.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2015 at 10:40AM in News

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Valve's HTC Vive VR won't hit shelves until 2016

Valve's HTC Vive VR won't hit shelves until 2016

The virtual reality revolution has been delayed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2015 at 10:11AM in News
Allu leaves Ninjas in Pyjamas

Allu leaves Ninjas in Pyjamas

Aleksi "allu" Jalli has parted ways with Ninjas in Pyjamas, just a few weeks before his contract was due to expire with the Swedish side.

on Dec 9th 2015 at 9:48AM in News
UPDATE: First official Fallout 4 update out now on PC, later this week for consoles

UPDATE: First official Fallout 4 update out now on PC, later this week for consoles

Update: The patch is out now for PS4, no word on an Xbox One release as of yet.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 9th 2015 at 4:01AM in News
Gameforge appoints Tim Campbell to lead new divison

Gameforge appoints Tim Campbell to lead new divison

German studio Gameforge has appointed Tim Campbell to head up a new division meant to increase the company's focus on the North American market.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 9th 2015 at 4:00AM in News

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Remastered edition of Shadow Complex comes to PC for free

Remastered edition of Shadow Complex comes to PC for free

Epic Games has offered up a free, remastered version of XBLA release Shadow Complex for Windows PC.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 9th 2015 at 3:59AM in News
Halo World Championship prize pool surpasses $2m

Halo World Championship prize pool surpasses $2m

The prize pool for the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians World Championship has swelled to over $2m, 343 Industries has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 9th 2015 at 2:47AM in News
Dirt Rally skids onto PS4 and Xbox One in April

Dirt Rally skids onto PS4 and Xbox One in April

Steam Early Access title Dirt Rally is set for release on PS4 and Xbox One next April.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 8th 2015 at 3:22PM in News
GamesAid Games on Song returns next week

GamesAid Games on Song returns next week

Just eight days remain until GamesAid's Games on Song choir's second concert. 

on Dec 8th 2015 at 2:58PM in News
Activision tops US November TV ads

Activision tops US November TV ads

Over $94m was spent on television games advertising for the month of November in America. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 8th 2015 at 1:50PM in News
Street Fighter V designed to be accessible to all players, not just fighting pros

Street Fighter V designed to be accessible to all players, not just fighting pros

The intimidation of learning a new and complex game is something Capcom hopes it has eradicated with upcoming release Street Fighter V.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 8th 2015 at 1:33PM in News
This year's Black Friday was PlayStation's best yet

This year's Black Friday was PlayStation's best yet

PlayStation seems to have had a pretty great Black Friday.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 8th 2015 at 10:55AM in News
Original System Shock creator returning for sequel

Original System Shock creator returning for sequel

The previously-announced remake of System Shock won’t be the last hurrah for the iconic sci-fi RPG.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Dec 8th 2015 at 10:25AM in News
MCV Awards 2016 lobbying guide - eight days to go

MCV Awards 2016 lobbying guide - eight days to go

The MCV Awards return on Thursday, March 3rd 2016. But the journey towards a prize starts with making your achievements known to us.

on Dec 8th 2015 at 10:22AM in News