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CEO 2016 Smash Bros preview - The rivalry, the robot, the rest

The summer of Smash continues this weekend in Orlando, Florida at Community Effort Orlando 2016 (CEO). Originally a fighting game community event, CEO has now become one of the annual ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 23rd 2016 at 9:00AM in News
Overwatch

A team-by-team introduction to professional Overwatch

Overwatch is still in it’s infancy but has shown promise from professional teams and developers that it is pushing to be the next great esport. ESL recently announced a $100,000 ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 23rd 2016 at 9:00AM in News
CS:GO

felps: "Brazilians don't give up"

We're closing out our DreamHack ZOWIE Open Summer coverage with an interview with Joao "felps" Vasconcellos and Rafael "zakk" Fernandes following Immortal's victory at the $100,000 event.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 23rd 2016 at 9:00AM in News
Future acquires Imagine Publishing

Future acquires Imagine Publishing

The UK’s two largest video game magazine rivals are now one.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 23rd 2016 at 9:00AM in News

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Escape Gaming

No Diggity Dota 2 team signed by Escape Gaming days before TI6 qualifiers

Escape Gaming has signed the No Diggity Dota 2 team, just days after the squad was invited to the European qualifier for The International 6.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 22nd 2016 at 9:52PM in News
Leffen

Leffen to miss CEO, US return pushed back to EVO

William "Leffen" Hjelte has dropped out of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament at Community Effort Orlando (CEO) due to personal reasons.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 22nd 2016 at 8:52PM in News
Blizzard removes 'Avoid this player' feature from Overwatch after matchmaking abuse

Blizzard removes 'Avoid this player' feature from Overwatch after matchmaking abuse

Some of Overwatch’s best players found themselves victim of a matchmaking feature that allowed rivals to ostracise them.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2016 at 3:54PM in News
Assassin's Creed creator has not played a Ubisoft game in four years

Assassin's Creed creator has not played a Ubisoft game in four years

Patrice Desilets has confessed that he has not played a Ubisoft game since Assassin’s Creed 3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2016 at 2:54PM in News

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New Bandai Namco title Taiko Drum Master takes No.1 in Japan

New Bandai Namco title Taiko Drum Master takes No.1 in Japan

A brand new entry in the Taiko Drum Master series was the best-selling game in Japan last week, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 22nd 2016 at 2:00PM in News
Destructoid disbands UK team

Destructoid disbands UK team

Consumer games site Destructoid has let its three UK writers go.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2016 at 12:48PM in News
Peter Vesterbacka leaves Rovio

Peter Vesterbacka leaves Rovio

Angry Birds developer Rovio has taken another big hit, as long-time ‘brand ambassador’ and executive Peter Vesterbacka has announced his departure from the company.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 22nd 2016 at 12:31PM in News
PC game Hadean Lands comes with £27 DLC... for a certificate

PC game Hadean Lands comes with £27 DLC... for a certificate

Consumers purchasing PC title Hadean Lands have the option of shelling out £27 for a digital certificate.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 22nd 2016 at 11:46AM in News

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Criterion's vehicle game put on hold for Star Wars

Criterion's vehicle game put on hold for Star Wars

In 2014 Criterion revealed that it was working on an extreme sports vehicle title with more than a hint of Burnout about it. Now it’s not clear whether we’ll ever ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2016 at 10:38AM in News
Sony could owe early PS3 owners some money

Sony could owe early PS3 owners some money

A lawsuit that has been bubbling for six years has ended with Sony agreeing to refund some of the purchase price for a select few who bought PS3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2016 at 10:12AM in News
Fable Fortune Kickstarter axed, but development will continue

Fable Fortune Kickstarter axed, but development will continue

The crowdfunding push for free-to-play card game Fable Fortune has been cancelled.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 22nd 2016 at 10:12AM in News
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will offer female character option

South Park: The Fractured But Whole will offer female character option

Players of upcoming South Park RPG The Fractured But Whole will have the choice of playing through the saga as a boy or girl.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 21st 2016 at 4:00PM in News

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Crowdfunded survival game ReRoll cancelled

Crowdfunded survival game ReRoll cancelled

Another crowdfunded game has fallen before the final hurdle, leaving backers out of pocket.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 21st 2016 at 3:12PM in News
Tencent to buy Clash of Clans maker Supercell for $8.6bn

Tencent to buy Clash of Clans maker Supercell for $8.6bn

Chinese games giant Tencent has just spent big to buy Clash of Clans developer Supercell.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 21st 2016 at 3:08PM in News
Indie toys-to-life game Fabulous Beasts changes name to avoid Harry Potter confusion

Indie toys-to-life game Fabulous Beasts changes name to avoid Harry Potter confusion

Kickstarted title Fabulous Beasts has had a change of name following trademark issues with Warner Bros.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jun 21st 2016 at 1:50PM in News
Lovable Hat Cult talks about sex and Apple

Lovable Hat Cult talks about sex and Apple

Denmark’s Lovable Hat Cult has always made experiences that deal with taboo subjects. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 21st 2016 at 12:38PM in News
History Lesson: The story of Burnout

History Lesson: The story of Burnout

Back in the late ‘90s, Gran Turismo was the No.1 racing game. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 21st 2016 at 12:06PM in News
NetherRealm will be 'more aggressive' with Injustice 2 DLC

NetherRealm will be 'more aggressive' with Injustice 2 DLC

Upcoming fighter Injustice 2 will be supported for a longer period with a greater amount of DLC than its predecessor.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 21st 2016 at 11:40AM in News
One third of Valve is now developing VR and AR projects

One third of Valve is now developing VR and AR projects

More than 100 staff at PC giant Valve are working on augmented and virtual reality.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 21st 2016 at 11:28AM in News
Vivendi now owns 20% of Ubisoft shares

Vivendi now owns 20% of Ubisoft shares

Media giant Vivendi has increased the amount of stock it holds in games publisher Ubisoft.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 21st 2016 at 11:08AM in News
Paradox's Wester on Cities: Skylines, Stellaris and a record-breaking 2015

Paradox's Wester on Cities: Skylines, Stellaris and a record-breaking 2015

Paradox has been around since 1999 but it’s only recently that the Swedish firm has reached mainstream attention. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 21st 2016 at 11:06AM in News