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StarCraft II

KeSPA closes historic StarCraft league

The Korean eSports Association has closed the StarCraft ProLeague and will no longer operate five of the teams that were a part of it.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 19th 2016 at 4:01PM in News
Team Secret

Team Secret and Puppey respond to EternalEnvy's blog

Both Team Secret and team captain Clement "Puppey" Ivanov have released short statements after Jacky "EternalEnvy" Mao accused them of withholding payments.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 19th 2016 at 3:31PM in News
Dignitas

Former Eidos COO Jonathan Kemp is the new CEO of Team Dignitas

Team Dignitas has appointed Jonathan Kemp as its new CEO after being purchased by the Philadelphia 76ers.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 19th 2016 at 3:12PM in News
DeNA withdraws from western markets

DeNA withdraws from western markets

Japanese mobile publisher DeNA has dissolved DeNA Global and ngmoco LLC in a filing with the Tokyo Stock Exchange, informally announcing their retreat from western markets,

by Jake Tucker
on Oct 19th 2016 at 2:30PM in News

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Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton gets a cameo appearance in Call of Duty

World champion F1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton will appear in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 19th 2016 at 12:34PM in News
Dan Harmon

Dan Harmon is making a scripted eSports comedy show for YouTube

Dan Harmon, creator of Community and Rick and Morty, is making a comedy series based around eSports for YouTube Red.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 19th 2016 at 11:59AM in News
Candy Crush

CBS is making a Candy Crush TV show

Turns out that Candy Crush is still incredibly popular. So popular that US TV network CBS has decided to turn it into a TV game show.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 19th 2016 at 11:38AM in News
PS4 and PC title Dead Star is shutting down

PS4 and PC title Dead Star is shutting down

Competitive online shooter Dead Star is switching off, despite being offered for free to PlayStation Plus subscribers in April.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 19th 2016 at 11:07AM in News

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Watch Dogs 2

Watch Dogs 2 delayed two weeks on PC

Watch Dogs 2 has been delayed on PC by two weeks to make sure it runs well on all the different hardware variations.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 19th 2016 at 10:50AM in News
Football manager

Brexit is simulated in Football Manager 17

One of the new features in Football Manager 17 is Brexit, which can make life unbelievably hard if you are unlucky.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 19th 2016 at 10:08AM in News
Smash Bros

An exhaustive interview with SFAT, NorCal's #1 Fox

Rarely does a Melee player come along and beat multiple Gods in a single year. SFAT did it in 2016, though, taking several sets off of Hungrybox and Mango, most ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 19th 2016 at 8:00AM in News

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Riot Games

Krepo talks about worlds surprises, H2K's run and his own professional growth

Mitch “Krepo” Voorspoels is one of the most well known and popular casters in League of Legends. He’s a former professional player and was one of the first high-profile examples ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 19th 2016 at 8:00AM in News
Dota 2

The final call: Cr1t steps up to the captain's plate

The retirement of Peter Dager from competitive Dota left a vacuum in Evil Geniuses. As Dager moved into a management position, the burning question was who would take the helm ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 19th 2016 at 8:00AM in News
CS:GO

Seangares on Echo Fox, leaving Cloud9 and Infernew

Sean ‘seang@res’ Gares is one of the great American shotcallers in Counter-Strike. Over almost seven years of professional competition his name has appeared on the teamsheets of 14 ESEA seasons, ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 19th 2016 at 8:00AM in News
Freemium

People are more likely to spend money on microtransactions than DLC according to NPD

The NPD Group has released the results of its study into microtransactions and DLC, and has come away with some surprising information.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 18th 2016 at 3:03PM in News

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Hearthstone

Hearthstone's new Heroic Tavern Brawl mode has a $10 entry fee

Hearthstone’s Tavern Brawl is being shaken up for one week only by merging the mode with the arena, but charging a $10 entry fee.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 18th 2016 at 2:15PM in News
Red Dead Redemption 2 confirmed, along with online multiplayer

Red Dead Redemption 2 confirmed, along with online multiplayer

Yes, it’s true – Rockstar has officially confirmed Red Dead Redemption 2.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 18th 2016 at 2:08PM in News
'Incredible failure of leadership' forces Apple to scrap car plans

'Incredible failure of leadership' forces Apple to scrap car plans

The long-rumoured Apple car was indeed real, but will now likely not see the light of day after plans for the program were abandoned, a report has claimed

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 18th 2016 at 1:27PM in News
Variable State on the making of Virginia

Variable State on the making of Virginia

One of the most interesting games to launch in the last few months has been the surreal and narrative-driven Virginia. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 18th 2016 at 1:22PM in News
Trion Worlds' Hartsman on what he learnt from moving Trove to China

Trion Worlds' Hartsman on what he learnt from moving Trove to China

In August, MMO specialist Trion Worlds made its debut in China with Trove. We speak to CEO Scott Hartsman for tips about moving to this lucrative region.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 18th 2016 at 1:09PM in News
CS:GO

Valve responds to the Washington State Gambling Commission, refuses to stop skin trading

Earlier this month the Washington State Gambling Commission contacted Valve and asked them to put a stop to all gambling done through Steam’s services. Valve just replied, and said no.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 18th 2016 at 12:56PM in News
THX

Razer has purchased THX, the audio quality company founded by George Lucas

Hardware manufacturer Razer has purchased audio company THX, which is perhaps best known as being a part of Lucasfilm back in the day.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 18th 2016 at 10:56AM in News
Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs developer United Front Games has reportedly shut down

United Front Games has seemingly shut its doors and its early access title has been removed from Steam.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 18th 2016 at 10:29AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: UKIE hires policy and public affairs officer

MCV Jobs Weekly: UKIE hires policy and public affairs officer

Drake joins from the European Commission, Pocket Gamer appoints editor and Koch Media promotes UK PR manager.

on Oct 18th 2016 at 9:45AM in News