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Overwatch

Marty Strenczewilk, co-founder of Splyce.gg, talks eSports, Overwatch, and Broadway

A few years ago Marty Strenczewilk had a problem; he wanted to watch Hearthstone tournaments but had a hard time finding out when they took place. So Marty began thinking ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 5th 2016 at 12:09PM in News
eSports Pro

Making the waters a little more attractive: The big structural changes that eSports needs to make if it wishes to attract investors

In our last article we discussed the disproportion of eSports, given its viewership (and its relative young-ness) it should be growing at a much larger rate than it currently is. ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 5th 2016 at 12:07PM in News
Dota 2

The trouble with transparency in Valve's Dota 2 invites

The International 2016's qualifiers are over. The 18 teams who will travel to Seattle are set. At this time of the year, the building anticipation has the power to stall ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 5th 2016 at 12:05PM in News
ESIC

The new eSports Integrity Coalition aims to end match fixing and doping

Earlier today the eSports Integrity Coalition was announced, which aims to end match fixing, doping and cheating in general in the eSports world.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 5th 2016 at 11:37AM in News

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Wheelchair option coming to Xbox avatars

Wheelchair option coming to Xbox avatars

Microsoft has revealed that Xbox users will soon have the option to have their avatars use a wheelchair.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 5th 2016 at 10:56AM in News
Is the indie games scene doomed?

Is the indie games scene doomed?

There have never been more indie games on the market. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 5th 2016 at 10:26AM in News
PsiSyndicate admits to rigging Counter Strike betting videos

PsiSyndicate admits to rigging Counter Strike betting videos

One YouTube star has come out and openly admitted to taking part in a fake Counter Strike auction video to promote a site.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 5th 2016 at 10:25AM in News
Sega acquires Amplitude Studios

Sega acquires Amplitude Studios

Sega’s latest purchase is the French developer behind the Endless series, Amplitude.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 5th 2016 at 9:33AM in News

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Resident Evil 7 demo outsells PT with 2m downloads

Resident Evil 7 demo outsells PT with 2m downloads

Over two million people downloaded the Resident Evil 7 demo within its first week, beating previous PS4 records.

by James Hunt
on Jul 4th 2016 at 3:57PM in News
All new Microsoft Studios games will support Xbox Play Anywhere

All new Microsoft Studios games will support Xbox Play Anywhere

Microsoft has confirmed that its Xbox Play Anywhere program will apply to all future titles it publishes.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2016 at 3:25PM in News
Rare picks up ex-Lionhead and FreeStyleGames staff

Rare picks up ex-Lionhead and FreeStyleGames staff

British outlet Rare has furthered strengthened its workforce by picking up devs from studios struck by layoffs and closures.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 4th 2016 at 2:33PM in News
YouTubers embroiled in CS:GO gambling controversy

YouTubers embroiled in CS:GO gambling controversy

Two leading YouTubers have been accused of duping viewers into using a Counter Strike weapon skin gambling site that they themselves established.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2016 at 1:17PM in News

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PlayStation Vue hits 100,000 subscribers

PlayStation Vue hits 100,000 subscribers

Sony’s streaming video service Vue has passed the 100k subscriber mark a little over a year since its debut.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2016 at 12:22PM in News
Ico Partners: Money raised by game Kickstarters more than halves in H1 2016

Ico Partners: Money raised by game Kickstarters more than halves in H1 2016

The amount of money generated by video game Kickstarter campaigns has fallen considerably for the first half of 2016 compared with that of 2015.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 4th 2016 at 11:30AM in News
Miyamoto thinks Starfox is Wii U's most underrated game

Miyamoto thinks Starfox is Wii U's most underrated game

This year’s Star Fox Zero has been named as the Wii U’s most underrated game by legendary Nintendo developer Shigeru Miyamoto.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2016 at 11:21AM in News
Blizzard hunting for new Diablo boss

Blizzard hunting for new Diablo boss

Blizzard is looking for someone to head up its Diablo franchise following the news that game director Josh Mosqueira has left the studio.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 4th 2016 at 10:27AM in News

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LEGO Star Wars shoots to UK No.1, is the fourth biggest LEGO game launch

LEGO Star Wars shoots to UK No.1, is the fourth biggest LEGO game launch

Warner Bros’ LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens has debuted at the top spot in the UK charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 4th 2016 at 10:16AM in News
ESL One

ESL One Cologne sells out the LANXESS arena

ESL One Cologne, the upcoming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive major, has sold out the LANXESS arena.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 2nd 2016 at 12:12PM in News
Street Fighter V

ESPN to broadcast EVO's record breaking Street Fighter V tournament

The top eight of the Street Fighter V tournament at EVO will be broadcast live on ESPN2.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 1st 2016 at 10:01PM in News
EVO

EVO's Street Fighter V tournament registration closes with over 5,000 competitors

Registration for EVO, the largest fighting game event of the year, just closed with 5,065 people signing up for the Street Fighter V tournament.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 1st 2016 at 3:34PM in News
Nintendo takes down NES artbook Kickstarter campaign

Nintendo takes down NES artbook Kickstarter campaign

Platform holder Nintendo has shut down a Kickstarter campaign, claiming it made an “unauthorised use of Nintendo's copyrights.” 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 1st 2016 at 11:32AM in News
Starbreeze acquires AR/VR toys-to-life company ePawn

Starbreeze acquires AR/VR toys-to-life company ePawn

The latest purchase of Swedish games firm Starbreeze is France’s ePawn, a company focused on virtual reality, augmented reality and toys-to-life.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 1st 2016 at 11:18AM in News
System Shock remake could make it to PS4

System Shock remake could make it to PS4

Nightdive Studios has announced it is in talks with Sony to bring System Shock to its PlayStation 4 console. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 1st 2016 at 11:03AM in News
Gran Turismo creator describes PS3 development difficulties

Gran Turismo creator describes PS3 development difficulties

The CEO of Gran Turismo developer Polyphony has had some less than kind words to say about the PlayStation 3.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 1st 2016 at 10:43AM in News
Trek Industries boss admits Orion's assets were stolen from Call of Duty

Trek Industries boss admits Orion's assets were stolen from Call of Duty

After claiming that Activision’s accusations of theft were ‘erroneous’, CEO David Prassel has finally confessed that his company indeed stole assets from Call of Duty.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 1st 2016 at 10:31AM in News