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Tensions over gay and black characters drove increased diversity in Fable 2

Tensions over gay and black characters drove increased diversity in Fable 2

An extensive and excellent report on Eurogamer has shed light on what it was like to work at Lionhead.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2016 at 10:01AM in News
9.5m people have played Ubisoft's The Division

9.5m people have played Ubisoft's The Division

Ubisoft’s new online shooter The Division has 9.5m registered users.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 13th 2016 at 9:56AM in News
Meet the women shaping the UK games industry in this week's MCV

Meet the women shaping the UK games industry in this week's MCV

This week, MCV is all about women in games, ahead of the Women in Games Awards next Thursday (May 19th).

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on May 13th 2016 at 9:48AM in News
Vainglory

Vainglory Spring Season Championships head to Hollywood and Berlin

Super Evil Megacorp and Twitch have announced that the Vainglory Spring Season Championships for North America and Europe will be held in Hollywood and Berlin respectively.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 12th 2016 at 4:11PM in News

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Failed Kickstarter boss admits to spending funds on building house

Failed Kickstarter boss admits to spending funds on building house

As remarkable Kickstarter meltdowns go, this is probably the daddy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2016 at 3:29PM in News
Capcom to give titles more dev time, says Street Fighter V 'needed more polish'

Capcom to give titles more dev time, says Street Fighter V 'needed more polish'

Street Fighter V’s launch wobbles have led to a change in development strategy at Capcom.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2016 at 2:39PM in News
Smash Bros

The constant flux of Mew2King

Genesis. What an appropriate name for the first tournament Adam “Armada” Lindgren would play in the United States. Once upon a time Armada was the actual underdog when going into ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 12th 2016 at 1:16PM in News
eSports Pro

Hotshot in depth: MSI success, the CLG golden age, and how to improve the LCS

It may have come later than prophesied, but the Counter Logic Gaming golden age is finally here.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 12th 2016 at 1:14PM in News

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CS:GO

LG FalleN talks Brazil, Counter-Strike and reigniting a culture

It's Mother's Day at DreamHack Austin, and the crowd has only grown in size. While many around the world are home celebrating with their moms, one Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 12th 2016 at 1:11PM in News
League of Legends

League Of Legends: What G2's Disastrous MSI Performance Actually Tells Us

Heading into the Mid-Season Invitational (MSI), most fans of the European League of Legends’ scene were pleased to see G2 eSports representing their region. The team had stormed the EU ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 12th 2016 at 1:08PM in News
eSports Pro

How to build an effective League of Legends team

It's not easy to form a competitive League of Legends team - you need to consider player roles, team dynamics, leadership, shotcalling and more.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 12th 2016 at 1:06PM in News
Video: First trailer for Assassin's Creed film released

Video: First trailer for Assassin's Creed film released

Ubisoft has rolled out our first glimpse of the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie in motion.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 12th 2016 at 12:45PM in News

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Sega looking into Shenmue HD remasters

Sega looking into Shenmue HD remasters

Japanese publisher Sega is assessing whether it can make HD remasters of Shenmue 1 and 2.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 12th 2016 at 12:13PM in News
Samsung and Oculus' Gear VR hits 1m users

Samsung and Oculus' Gear VR hits 1m users

Over one million people have used Samsung’s Gear VR headset in the last month.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 12th 2016 at 11:57AM in News
Paradox sticks up for IGN's Stellaris review and critical freedom

Paradox sticks up for IGN's Stellaris review and critical freedom

Publisher Paradox Interactive has urged fans to stop lambasting IGN for what some feel is an unfair review of Stellaris.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2016 at 11:42AM in News
nDreams: We want to be the Ubisoft of VR publishing

nDreams: We want to be the Ubisoft of VR publishing

At the start of the year, nDreams announced that it was going to be publishing third-party virtual reality games.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 12th 2016 at 11:30AM in News

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The Intel Extreme Masters

Intel Extreme Masters Season 11 Prize Pool will be over $1 million

The eleventh season of the Intel Extreme masters has been announced and will feature a prize pool of more than $1 million.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 12th 2016 at 11:25AM in News
90% of Google Play revenue since 2012 has come from games

90% of Google Play revenue since 2012 has come from games

The number of downloads on Google Play has increased by 3.8 times since 2012, while revenue has shot up 35.7 times, in the last four years.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 11th 2016 at 4:51PM in News
DPL

MarsTV and Perfect World join forces to host a $1 million Chinese Dota 2 league

MarsTV, Perfect World and the Chinese Sports Information Center of National Sports General Administration have partnered in order to create a $1 million Dota 2 league for Chinese teams.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 11th 2016 at 4:28PM in News
Gearbox is 'cautiously optimistic' about Battleborn's sales potential

Gearbox is 'cautiously optimistic' about Battleborn's sales potential

Developer Gearbox has said that its new multiplayer shooter Battleborn is off to a “steady” start that that it hopes lays the foundation for bigger sales in the future.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2016 at 3:15PM in News
WESA

Initial details on the World eSports Association leak

Initial details on the World eSports Association have been leaked ahead of an official announcement on Friday.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 11th 2016 at 2:29PM in News
Bleszinski invests in crowdfunding platform Fig

Bleszinski invests in crowdfunding platform Fig

New crowdfunding platform Fig has revealed it has received support from another notable developer: Cliff Bleszinski.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 11th 2016 at 1:37PM in News
Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 won't cannibalise one another, EA insists

Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 won't cannibalise one another, EA insists

The first person shooter market is large enough to sustain both of EA’s Q4 releases – and their competitors – later this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2016 at 1:33PM in News
Renegades

Riot bans three League of Legends teams

Riot has banned three teams from its League of Legends competitions and handed one team owner a permanent ban.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 11th 2016 at 1:16PM in News
3m copies of Dark Souls 3 shipped worldwide

3m copies of Dark Souls 3 shipped worldwide

Bandai Namco has shipped 3m copies of From Software’s action RPG Dark Souls 3, following its release in March.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2016 at 12:16PM in News