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Does Overwatch's new Skill Rating undervalue supports and tanks?

The new competitive mode in Overwatch went live just a few days ago, and everyone’s grinding for their golden guns.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 7th 2016 at 10:39AM in News
Smash Bros

Friendlies: Bear, the Bear Necessity of Smash 4

Smash 4 has been a curiosity in the world of fighting games. By all measures, Smash 4 should be an eSports success story. Viewership numbers are strong, and tournaments of ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 7th 2016 at 10:37AM in News
CWL

Examining Call of Duty World League's controversial decisions

Following yet another battle plagued with lag, OpTic Gaming fell to Luminosity 3-1 on Tuesday, June 28. Denied a replay by an admin, Damon "Karma" Barlow and Ian "Crimsix" Porter ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 7th 2016 at 10:35AM in News
eSports Pro

Twitch's Amber Dalton: The industry wants - and needs - people that are passionate

Amber Dalton is the Director of Sales, Global Events at Twitch. A pro gamer, named as one of the “Game Industry’s 100 Most Influential Women” by Next Generation Business, she ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 7th 2016 at 10:27AM in News

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OlliOlli studio Roll7 signs with 505 Games for new 'much bigger' project

OlliOlli studio Roll7 signs with 505 Games for new 'much bigger' project

The next title from OlliOlli and Not a Hero developer Roll7 will be launching with the help of 505 Games, MCV can reveal. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 7th 2016 at 10:00AM in News
Evolve is going free-to-play on PC

Evolve is going free-to-play on PC

The speculation was correct – online shooter Evolve is dropping its upfront price on PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2016 at 9:48AM in News
Flusha

Fnatic's flusha on G2: "I can't say I consider them a top team"

In just a few hours Fnatic will face off against G2 eSports at ESL One Cologne, and one of Fnatic’s star players, Robin "flusha" Rönnquist, had some harsh words on ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 6th 2016 at 5:26PM in News
There are some £145 Destiny figures on the way

There are some £145 Destiny figures on the way

Toys designer 3A is bringing new Destiny figures to fans. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 6th 2016 at 3:43PM in News

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Manchester City

Manchester City sign FIFA player

Manchester City today announced the signing of Kieran ‘Kez’ Brown, a professional FIFA player.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 6th 2016 at 3:14PM in News
There was nearly an Ancient Rome Call of Duty game, report

There was nearly an Ancient Rome Call of Duty game, report

If footage from a pitch reel is to believed, a Call of Duty title set in Ancient Rome was in the works.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 6th 2016 at 3:04PM in News
Blizzard takes Overwatch cheaters to court

Blizzard takes Overwatch cheaters to court

Blizzard has filed a lawsuit against German company Bossland, the creator of Watchover Tyrant, which is a cheating tool for Overwatch. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 6th 2016 at 2:49PM in News
Games Media Awards returns this October

Games Media Awards returns this October

The Games Media Awards are back for their tenth outing this year, with the event championing the best in writers, presenters and brands in the UK games business.

on Jul 6th 2016 at 2:20PM in News

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Red Dead Redemption sales spike following Xbox One backwards compatibility announcement

Red Dead Redemption sales spike following Xbox One backwards compatibility announcement

Sales of Red Dead Redemption for Xbox 360 have shot up by nearly 6,000 per cent in just a day on Amazon. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 6th 2016 at 1:56PM in News
Deep Silver to publish Atlus and Sega games including Persona 5 in Europe

Deep Silver to publish Atlus and Sega games including Persona 5 in Europe

German games firm Deep Silver will be releasing Atlus and Sega games including Persona 5 in Europe.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 6th 2016 at 1:20PM in News
Fans to decide FIFA 17's cover star

Fans to decide FIFA 17's cover star

EA is letting its players choose which football player is going on the cover of FIFA 17.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 6th 2016 at 12:41PM in News

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Hacker claims to have cracked Denuvo DRM

Hacker claims to have cracked Denuvo DRM

The current king of PC games security is looking a little less secure on its throne.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2016 at 11:56AM in News
Overwatch Cup

Beyond the Summit tease first Overwatch event

Beyond the Summit, the predominantly Dota 2 focused casting studio, is working on an Overwatch tournament.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 6th 2016 at 11:44AM in News
Nintendo is trying to solve VR's problems

Nintendo is trying to solve VR's problems

VR appears to very much be an area of interest at Nintendo, but the company is some way off taking the plunge.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2016 at 10:30AM in News
Someone at Nintendo predicted 100m unit sales for Wii U

Someone at Nintendo predicted 100m unit sales for Wii U

To date Nintendo’s Wii U has sold 12.8m units since its release in 2012. It turns out that’s way, way less than at least one Nintendo executive predicted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2016 at 10:13AM in News
Nintendo says Brexit could force UK rethink

Nintendo says Brexit could force UK rethink

Will the UK ever actually leave the EU? Who knows, but what is certain is that the Leave vote continues to cause ripples throughout all markets.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2016 at 10:10AM in News
You can now register for GamesAid's Poker Tournament

You can now register for GamesAid's Poker Tournament

60 places are now available to take part in the annual GamesAid Poker Tournament at Develop.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 5th 2016 at 3:18PM in News
OnePlus 3 price increased due to Brexit pound slump

OnePlus 3 price increased due to Brexit pound slump

Smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has said that it is increasing the price of its upcoming OnePlus 3 as a result of the pound’s plummeting post-Brexit value.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 5th 2016 at 2:12PM in News
CS:GO

FalleN on joining SK: 'We want to add to the legacy'

Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo is the in-game leader and AWPer for SK Gaming and is a legend within the Counter-Strike community, who furthered his legacy after winning MLG Major Championship: Columbus.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 5th 2016 at 12:11PM in News
CS:GO

Taken for granted: A look ahead to Cologne

As a young man, I frequented many racing circuits around the UK, but mainly Brands Hatch. It was relatively close by and I could ride my motorbike along winding roads ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 5th 2016 at 12:10PM in News