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ELEAGUE hosting $300,000 Overwatch competition

ELEAGUE has partnered with FACEIT to host the Overwatch Open, which has a massive $300,000 prize pool.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 23rd 2016 at 10:41AM in News
Now FaZe Clan is called out for CSGO gambling dishonesty

Now FaZe Clan is called out for CSGO gambling dishonesty

More names have been dragged into the swelling saga of illegitimate Counter Strike Global Offensive gambling videos.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2016 at 3:36PM in News
Gamescom 2016 advance day tickets sold out

Gamescom 2016 advance day tickets sold out

Koelnmesse has announced that its advance private tickets for this year’s Gamescom have sold out in record time.

on Jul 22nd 2016 at 3:02PM in News
CD Projekt adds to calls for Sony to green-light cross platform play

CD Projekt adds to calls for Sony to green-light cross platform play

A second dev has called on Sony to take the plunge and open up the PlayStation Network for cross platform multiplayer with Xbox Live.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2016 at 2:15PM in News

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Even without digital data, Overwatch tops US June charts

Even without digital data, Overwatch tops US June charts

Blizzard’s Overwatch fared well enough on consoles that even without its digital PC sales being taken into account, the shooter still topped NPD’s US charts for June.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2016 at 1:01PM in News
Man arrested for telling Blizzard he will 'pay them a visit with an AK47'

Man arrested for telling Blizzard he will 'pay them a visit with an AK47'

A Californian man was arrested last week for sending death threats to Hearthstone, Overwatch and World of Warcraft firm Blizzard.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 22nd 2016 at 12:04PM in News
Marco Reus is this year's FIFA cover star

Marco Reus is this year's FIFA cover star

The fans of EA’s FIFA series have spoken – Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus will be the face of this year’s entry in the franchise.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 22nd 2016 at 11:53AM in News
Warframe hack saw 775k emails leaked

Warframe hack saw 775k emails leaked

Developer Digital Extreme has revealed that its online shooter Warframe was the victim of a hack back in November 2014.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2016 at 10:58AM in News

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Heroes of the Storm

ESL hosting Heroes of the Storm regional at gamescom

ESL will host the European Heroes of the Storm Fall Regional at gamescom in August.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 22nd 2016 at 10:55AM in News
Fnatic

Fnatic finally sign an Overwatch team

Fnatic have finally entered the Overwatch scene, after much speculation, by signing a mostly American roster.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 22nd 2016 at 10:51AM in News
Pokemon Go arrives in Japan, ushers in global server meltdown

Pokemon Go arrives in Japan, ushers in global server meltdown

At long last Japanese players are finally able to download Pokemon Go. Whether they can play it is another question entirely, however.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2016 at 10:04AM in News
Nvidia reveals new $1,200 Titan X graphics card

Nvidia reveals new $1,200 Titan X graphics card

There’s a new powerhouse in the PC graphics card market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2016 at 9:37AM in News

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Square Enix unveils world's first Apple Watch only RPG

Square Enix unveils world's first Apple Watch only RPG

An RPG designed exclusively for use on the Apple Watch is under development at Square Enix.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 21st 2016 at 3:53PM in News
Ark: Survival of the Fittest put on hold on PS4

Ark: Survival of the Fittest put on hold on PS4

The July release of Ark: Survival Evolved’s spin-off mode on PS4 has been postponed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 21st 2016 at 3:19PM in News
OPINION: Five things we learnt about VR from E3 2016

OPINION: Five things we learnt about VR from E3 2016

VR expert David Ranyard continues his regular columns looking at the future of virtual reality, and analyses the reaction to the hardware from this year’s E3.

on Jul 21st 2016 at 3:15PM in News
Crossy Road studio Hipster Whale is now a publisher

Crossy Road studio Hipster Whale is now a publisher

The Australian developer behind 2015 mobile hit Crossy Road, Hipster Whale, is making a move into publishing.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 21st 2016 at 2:55PM in News

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Capcom Europe on the future of Resident Evil

Capcom Europe on the future of Resident Evil

MCV has been a regular visitor to Capcom’s E3 booth down the years, and it’s not always been the most spectacular showcase.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 21st 2016 at 2:47PM in News
New Tomb Raider film based on 2013 reboot series

New Tomb Raider film based on 2013 reboot series

The upcoming new Tomb Raider movie is to be an adaptation of the series reboot, which launched in 2013.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 21st 2016 at 2:36PM in News
Warface

Crytek partners with ESL for Warface eSports

Crytek and ESL have partnered in order to run Warface eSports competitions.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 21st 2016 at 2:00PM in News
Sporting Lisbon

Sporting Lisbon enters eSports with top Portuguese FIFA player

Portugese football club Sporting Lisbon has entered the eSports world by signing top Portuguese FIFA player Francisco "Quinzas" Cruz.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 21st 2016 at 12:59PM in News
Cross platform PS4/Xbox Rocket League play is ready and waiting for Sony nod

Cross platform PS4/Xbox Rocket League play is ready and waiting for Sony nod

Rocket League could allow PS4 and Xbox One owners to compete with one another within “a few hours” if Sony would give it the go-ahead.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 21st 2016 at 12:47PM in News
OPINION: Pokémon Go is no Nintendo game, but it proves its smartphone strategy right

OPINION: Pokémon Go is no Nintendo game, but it proves its smartphone strategy right

It’s actually a little unfair to discuss Pokémon in relation to Nintendo’s fortunes.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 21st 2016 at 12:00PM in News
Compulsion: We Happy Few 'is not like BioShock'

Compulsion: We Happy Few 'is not like BioShock'

The developer of We Happy Few is desperate to distance its game from BioShock.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 21st 2016 at 11:50AM in News
Capcom: 'We should have better communicated what Street Fighter V was going to be'

Capcom: 'We should have better communicated what Street Fighter V was going to be'

Publisher Capcom has admitted it had failed to properly inform consumers exactly what they were getting with Street Fighter V.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 21st 2016 at 11:30AM in News
Kickstarter games boss bullish despite 'wobbly year'

Kickstarter games boss bullish despite 'wobbly year'

The numbers may be down by more than 50 per cent, but Kickstarter games boss Luke Crane is positive about the performance of the crowd-funding platform.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 21st 2016 at 11:02AM in News