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UK toys-to-life sector is bigger than ever

UK toys-to-life sector is bigger than ever

Forget the toys-to-life crisis. More than 620,000 UK gamers have bought Disney Infinity 3, LEGO Dimensions or Skylanders Superchargers.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 19th 2016 at 12:15PM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: Steel Media hires new operations manager

MCV Jobs Weekly: Steel Media hires new operations manager

Dave Bradley joins from Future, Creative Assembly names new COO and Hans Hartmann joins Oculus.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on May 19th 2016 at 12:01PM in News
You can watch the Women In Games Awards 2016 right here

You can watch the Women In Games Awards 2016 right here

Today we celebrate the Top 30 Women in Games, and will find our who has won the six award categories at a special ceremony in London.

on May 19th 2016 at 11:38AM in News
Google gets serious about VR with Daydream

Google gets serious about VR with Daydream

There’s a new major player in the virtual reality market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 19th 2016 at 11:37AM in News

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Uncharted 4 debuts at No.1 in Japan

Uncharted 4 debuts at No.1 in Japan

The latest entry in Sony’s Uncharted franchise has been a smash hit in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 19th 2016 at 11:19AM in News
eSports Pro

Power Dynamics in Esports - the Role of the Publisher

Last week will go down as one of the most significant in the history of esports. Riot dropped the ban hammer in League of Legends, compelling the sale of League ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 19th 2016 at 11:10AM in News
Team EnVyUs

Team EnVyUs enter League of Legends

Team EnVyUs has entered the world of League of Legends by purchasing a slot in the North American LCS from Renegades.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 19th 2016 at 10:54AM in News

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Madden creator Rich Hilleman leaves EA

Madden creator Rich Hilleman leaves EA

The man who helped define Madden and EA Sports has left the company.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 19th 2016 at 9:58AM in News
Dota 2

Get ready for a DreamLeague weekend

DreamLeague Season 5 playoffs are about to commence this weekend with four teams battling in a double elimination bracket and the defending Champions, OG returning to Sweden.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 19th 2016 at 9:58AM in News
League of Legends

The Rise of Ranged Supports at MSI: a play in three acts

When asked if the ranged support meta is a “real thing,” Counter Logic Gaming support Zaqueri “aphromoo” Black laughs and quirks an eyebrow. “It’s actually a real thing,” he says ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 19th 2016 at 9:51AM in News
Street Fighter

No Coaching: The FGC Debate Continues

Over the last couple of weeks, the Fighting Game Community has lit up again over the long debated issue of coaching. The Street Fighter V grand finals at Texas Showdown ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 19th 2016 at 9:48AM in News

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CS:GO

An interview with CS:GO world champ FalleN: on duelling, playing in arenas and how to improve

On Sunday night, under the giant roof of London’s O2, two fearsome teams of pro-gamers went head-to-head in a grueling six hour battle for the title of ESL Pro League ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 19th 2016 at 9:46AM in News
Women In Games Awards: Meet The Finalists - Unsung Hero

Women In Games Awards: Meet The Finalists - Unsung Hero

Today we celebrate the Top 30 Women in Games and will find our who has won the six award categories.

on May 19th 2016 at 9:34AM in News
Dota 2

Prize pool for Dota 2's The International 6 passes $5 million in 48 hours

The prize pool for The Intentional 6, the biggest Dota 2 competition of the year, has already exceeded $5 million, despite fans only being able to contribute for less than ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 18th 2016 at 7:44PM in News
There's a $1,200 special edition Assassin's Creed movie ticket pre-order

There's a $1,200 special edition Assassin's Creed movie ticket pre-order

Ubisoft is often cited for the multitude of ways in which is tempts consumers to pre-order its games, and it’s staying loyal to this approach for its upcoming movie, too.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 18th 2016 at 4:06PM in News

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Xbox One branding will help Battlefield 1, EA argues

Xbox One branding will help Battlefield 1, EA argues

EA’s Battlefield 1 has teamed up with Xbox One for its marketing push – a fact that EA says will not dent the game’s commercial prospects.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 18th 2016 at 3:29PM in News
Green Man Gaming rolls out new website and store

Green Man Gaming rolls out new website and store

To celebrate its sixth birthday, digital retailer Green Man Gaming has launched a brand new website.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on May 18th 2016 at 2:29PM in News
Warner finally announces its Batman Arkham collection remasters

Warner finally announces its Batman Arkham collection remasters

It’s been a long time coming. Warner Bros has confirmed that its Batman bundle, offering remastered versions of two of the Caped Crusader’s four adventures.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 18th 2016 at 2:16PM in News
Blizzard: There's no place for racism, sexism or harassment in our community

Blizzard: There's no place for racism, sexism or harassment in our community

Mike Morhaime has once again stepped up and proven he is one of the few leading gaming executives unprepared to sit by and tolerate hate and discrimination in the games ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 18th 2016 at 12:44PM in News
Report: Resident Evil 7 in the works, will be a return to horror roots

Report: Resident Evil 7 in the works, will be a return to horror roots

The next entry in Capcom’s Resident Evil series will be a ‘clean slate’ and a return to the franchise’s horror roots.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 18th 2016 at 11:26AM in News
International Factfile 2016: Germany

International Factfile 2016: Germany

Half of the German population plays games according to data firm Newzoo.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on May 18th 2016 at 10:57AM in News
IGN acquires GameTrailers name and videos

IGN acquires GameTrailers name and videos

GameTrailers may not be quite as dead as previously thought.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 18th 2016 at 10:49AM in News
Star Wars Battlefront skipped campaign to hit Force Awakens release

Star Wars Battlefront skipped campaign to hit Force Awakens release

It’s been a huge commercial success, but from the off Star Wars Battlefront has been criticised for its lack of a meaningful single player mode.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 18th 2016 at 10:27AM in News
A trilogy of Tetris films is on the way

A trilogy of Tetris films is on the way

It appears that not one, not two, but three Tetris movies are coming the cinemas in the near future.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 18th 2016 at 10:13AM in News