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FIFA No.1 for third week, Gears of War 4 debuts at No.2

FIFA No.1 for third week, Gears of War 4 debuts at No.2

13 new games launched this week in the UK Top 40, with FIFA 17 coming out on top once again.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 17th 2016 at 9:50AM in News
eSports Pro

Dignitas' new CEO on improving player welfare and esports in the Olympics

Less than a month after the Philadelphia 76ers NBA team acquired Team Dignitas, the organization has added a new CEO has been appointed to lead its business strategies and support ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 17th 2016 at 8:15AM in News
League of Legends

Crumbz makes the uncommon jump from pro to caster

High above the main audience inside the Chicago Theatre stands Alberto "Crumbz" Rengifo, 23. A retired professional League of Legends player, who has specialized in coaching and content creating, Rengifo ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 17th 2016 at 8:13AM in News
Dota 2

Wings Gaming's manager on being the best in Dota 2

It’s safe to say that Wings Gaming surprised the world with their sheer dominance in the summer. Whilst we considered them ‘one to watch’ ahead of the biggest eSport event ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 17th 2016 at 8:11AM in News

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Riot Games

PapaSmithy talks Worlds meta, surprises and semifinal matchups

The weekend of the League of Legends Worlds 2016 Quarterfinals is over, and with that, we have said goodbye to four teams. Next weekend we, move into the semi-finals to ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 17th 2016 at 8:09AM in News
CS:GO

friberg on NiP's summer slump: 'We knew we all had the ingredients the team needed to be the best'

ESL One Cologne 2016 was the first time that Ninjas in Pyjamas haven't made Top 8 at a Major, and it was the low point of a disappointing summer for ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 17th 2016 at 8:07AM in News
Smite

FACEIT launches SMITE competitions

Third person MOBA SMITE has launched on FACEIT, allowing players to compete in multiple competitions.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 16th 2016 at 5:30PM in News
Newzoo

22% of American males aged 21-35 watch eSports

A new report has revealed that 22% of male Americans aged between 21 and 35 watch eSports, which is more than watch ice hockey.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 16th 2016 at 4:49PM in News

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Melty eSport Club

melty eSport Club shuts down after heavy investment in French eSports

French eSports organisation melty has closed its doors after increased investment in the French scene priced them out of the market.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 15th 2016 at 6:40PM in News
Tiny sales forecast for Vive and Oculus in the US this year

Tiny sales forecast for Vive and Oculus in the US this year

Virtual reality may have to wait a while longer before it makes any meaningful impact on the market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 14th 2016 at 2:25PM in News
PSVR

Sony is already selling the PlayStation VR at a profit

According to Sony’s Shawn Layden the company is already selling PlayStation VR units at a profit.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 14th 2016 at 2:21PM in News
PSVR

You can play Xbox One or Wii U games in PSVR

PlayStation VR users have discovered that you can play Xbox One and Wii U games while using the headset.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 14th 2016 at 1:50PM in News

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Xbox One

Xbox One sells more in the US than the PS4 for the third month in a row

The Xbox One has sold more units in the United States than the PS4 for the third month in a row.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 14th 2016 at 1:19PM in News
Playstation

Sony set to announce first mobile games this year

Sony will apparently announce its first set of mobile games before the year is out according to a report.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 14th 2016 at 12:39PM in News
Interview: When Dragon Quest met Minecraft

Interview: When Dragon Quest met Minecraft

The latest Dragon Quest title, Builders, mixes the series' RPG stylings with the gameplay of a little-known title called Minecraft.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 14th 2016 at 11:30AM in News
Polygod

Get Polygod free if you unlock certain achievements in The Binding of Isaac

Unlocking one of the hardest set of achievements in The Binding of Isaac will entitle players to a free copy of Polygod.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 14th 2016 at 11:20AM in News

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Virginia TV show or film would make 'complete sense', says developer

Virginia TV show or film would make 'complete sense', says developer

The co-creator of hit indie game Virginia says he would love to see it become a TV show or film. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 14th 2016 at 10:22AM in News
Read about the Games Media Awards winners in this week's MCV

Read about the Games Media Awards winners in this week's MCV

This week’s MCV has seven pages dedicated to the Games Media Awards, as the UK games press celebrated the sector’s best journalism and personalities earlier this week.

on Oct 14th 2016 at 10:12AM in News
ERA: 77% of UK players prefer boxed games

ERA: 77% of UK players prefer boxed games

Digital may be the biggest sector in video games, but research from the Entertainment Retailers Association says that 77.1 per cent of UK consumers prefer their games in boxes.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 14th 2016 at 10:11AM in News
Robinson: The Journey

Robinson: The Journey will hit PSVR next month

Crytek’s upcoming dinosaur VR experience, Robinson: The Journey will launch on PSVR next month.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 13th 2016 at 4:07PM in News
Future's purchase of Imagine is going ahead

Future's purchase of Imagine is going ahead

The proposed acquisition of Imagine Publishing by Future has been given the green light.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 13th 2016 at 3:35PM in News
Steam Controller

The Steam controller has almost hit the one million units sold mark

According to Valve the Steam controller is on course to hit the one million units sold milestone early next year.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 13th 2016 at 3:29PM in News
Vive

A new controller for the HTC Vive was shown off at Steam Dev Days

At the Steam Dev Days event Valve demoed a new prototype controller for the HTC Vive.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 13th 2016 at 3:09PM in News
Steam Link

Future Samsung TV's will have the Steam Link built in

Valve’s Steam Link device will be built into future Samsung TV’s, removing the need to buy an extra piece of hardware to stream games to your living room.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 13th 2016 at 2:42PM in News
CCP cracks down on Eve Online gambling sites

CCP cracks down on Eve Online gambling sites

The company behind Eve Online is latest firm to go on the attack against video game gambling sites.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 13th 2016 at 12:37PM in News