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F1 2016 races straight to No.1, No Man's Sky lands in second place

F1 2016 races straight to No.1, No Man's Sky lands in second place

Codemasters’ F1 2016 has finished in pole position in its first week on shelves.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 22nd 2016 at 10:05AM in News
PS4 Slim pictures leaked

PS4 Slim pictures leaked

UPDATE: Eurogamer has confirmed that the device is real (by visiting the home of the buyer, no less).

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 22nd 2016 at 9:00AM in News
NA LCS

Riot gives amateur League of Legends players a new way to get scouted

Riot has announced the NA Scouting Grounds, a new event designed to give amateur League of Legends players a shot at the pro leagues.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 21st 2016 at 3:24PM in News
Cloud9

Cloud9 sign EVO Smash Bros Wii U champion Ally

Cloud9 has signed Elliot "Ally" Bastien Carroza-Oyarce, the current EVO champion of Smash Bros WiI U.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 21st 2016 at 12:02PM in News

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Team Dignitas

Team Dignitas sign Overwatch team

Team Dignitas has signed the former Creation eSports Overwatch team, as the organisation enters Blizzard’s shooter for the first time.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 21st 2016 at 11:11AM in News
Xbox One beats PS4 in US in July, but 3DS is the overall monthly champ

Xbox One beats PS4 in US in July, but 3DS is the overall monthly champ

For the first time since October 2015, Xbox One has beat PS4 in the monthly US sales race.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 19th 2016 at 11:31AM in News
Respawn: 'We are treating Titanfall 2 like a new IP'

Respawn: 'We are treating Titanfall 2 like a new IP'

It may have the number ‘2’ after its name, but Respawn is treating its Titanfall sequel like a new IP.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 19th 2016 at 11:30AM in News
'Publishers are now calling us' - How Life is Strange has transformed Dontnod

'Publishers are now calling us' - How Life is Strange has transformed Dontnod

Dontnod says its perception in the industry has been transformed on the back of hit episodic game Life is Strange.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 19th 2016 at 11:15AM in News

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Constructor HD gets January release date

Constructor HD gets January release date

System 3’s popular RTS building franchise will return 20 years after it first launched.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 19th 2016 at 11:00AM in News
Destiny content faces further Xbox One lockout

Destiny content faces further Xbox One lockout

PlayStation-exclusive content that had been expected to arrive on Xbox One this autumn will now not hit the console until autumn 2017 at the earliest.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 19th 2016 at 10:56AM in News
Metal Gear and Call of Duty dominate Gamescom

Metal Gear and Call of Duty dominate Gamescom

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and Metal Gear Survive are amongst the biggest games of Gamescom so far.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 19th 2016 at 10:50AM in News
Telltale: 'We need to redefine video game genres'

Telltale: 'We need to redefine video game genres'

Telltale Games has urged the games industry to reconsider how it categorises genre, as the medium’s storytelling ability continues to mature.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 19th 2016 at 10:43AM in News

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'Oculus Rift will drive gamers to physical retailers'

'Oculus Rift will drive gamers to physical retailers'

VR giant Oculus says in-store demos for its Rift headset will cause consumers to flock to the High Street.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 19th 2016 at 10:30AM in News
Oculus, CI Games, Telltale and Dontnod headline our last edition of MCV @ Gamescom 2016

Oculus, CI Games, Telltale and Dontnod headline our last edition of MCV @ Gamescom 2016

Gamescom is almost over and, to finish on a high note, we talk to Oculus’ head of content Jason Rubin, who tells us demos for the Rift headset will bring ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 19th 2016 at 10:17AM in News
Facebook and Unity partner to build new PC gaming platform

Facebook and Unity partner to build new PC gaming platform

Fallen browser gaming giant Facebook wants back into the gaming market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 19th 2016 at 10:08AM in News
Got an idea for a VR/AR innovation? Pitch it at Toy Inventors Workshop

Got an idea for a VR/AR innovation? Pitch it at Toy Inventors Workshop

Think you’ve got a great idea for a tech toy, gadget or application? We are looking for inventors to pitch their creations at Toy Inventors Workshop, taking place at Whittlebury ...

on Aug 19th 2016 at 9:35AM in News

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Ubisoft dates three VR titles

Ubisoft dates three VR titles

October will kick off Ubisoft’s commercial entry into the virtual reality market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 18th 2016 at 3:47PM in News
Telltale launches Mr Robot game on mobile

Telltale launches Mr Robot game on mobile

A collaboration between Night School Games, Telltale Games and NBC has produced a new game based on the hit US TV show Mr Robot.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 18th 2016 at 3:22PM in News
AMD reveals Zen, wants back into CPU race

AMD reveals Zen, wants back into CPU race

Intel’s run of almost uninterrupted reign at the top of the PC processor market could be in for a serious challenge.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 18th 2016 at 2:28PM in News
Microsoft sees a future without console generations

Microsoft sees a future without console generations

Xbox One and PS4 will be the last of their kind, Xbox’s US marketing boss Aaron Greenberg has predicted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 18th 2016 at 2:05PM in News
Ninjas in Pyjamas

Kinguin sponsors Ninjas in Pyjamas

Kinguin has become one of the sponsors of popular Counter-Strike team Ninjas in Pyjamas.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 18th 2016 at 1:41PM in News
Ex-Lionhead developers unveil 'The Sexy Brutale'

Ex-Lionhead developers unveil 'The Sexy Brutale'

A new indie studio formed by former Lionhead developers have teamed up with Tequila Works to create a unique console game.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 18th 2016 at 11:10AM in News
Yooka-Laylee developers buoyed by Ratchet & Clank success

Yooka-Laylee developers buoyed by Ratchet & Clank success

The commercial success of the new Ratchet & Clank reboot has excited the creators of Yooka-Laylee.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 18th 2016 at 11:00AM in News
Xbox VR games likely to be Scorpio exclusive

Xbox VR games likely to be Scorpio exclusive

Next year’s arrival of Xbox Scorpio won’t quite be the level playing field some had hoped for, at least when it comes to VR.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 18th 2016 at 10:57AM in News