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Ready at Dawn on Deformers and working with GameStop

Ready at Dawn on Deformers and working with GameStop

In February last year, Ready at Dawn released its most ambitious project yet: The Order: 1886.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 2nd 2016 at 2:00PM in News
Superhot VR is an Oculus exclusive for now

Superhot VR is an Oculus exclusive for now

The VR version of time-bending shooter Superhot will be an Oculus Rift exclusive, at least for the time being.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 2nd 2016 at 1:26PM in News
"Diversity is a practice, not just a word"

"Diversity is a practice, not just a word"

Animosity towards Beamdog for including a transgender character in Baldur’s Gate.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jun 2nd 2016 at 1:00PM in News
New BAME in Games organisation launched to attract diversity in games

New BAME in Games organisation launched to attract diversity in games

A new network has been founded to encourage a more diverse workforce in the UK games industry.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 2nd 2016 at 12:58PM in News

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Interview: Sold Out's leap into triple-A

Interview: Sold Out's leap into triple-A

The new Sold Out began life in February 2014 after being spun out of publisher Mastertronic.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 2nd 2016 at 12:35PM in News
Microsoft: 'We're betting on UWP'

Microsoft: 'We're betting on UWP'

Speaking at Unite Europe, senior product planner Alex Teodorescu-Badia told a room full of developers that Microsoft will continue to advocate ‘openness’ in UWP.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 2nd 2016 at 12:35PM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: Xbox strengthens its UK comms team

MCV Jobs Weekly: Xbox strengthens its UK comms team

Etemad and Jago join Microsoft, Sumo hires Lionhead art director and KamaGames opens a UK office.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jun 2nd 2016 at 11:54AM in News
Blizzard being ruthless with its Overwatch cheating bans

Blizzard being ruthless with its Overwatch cheating bans

Those who decide to cheat at Overwatch can expect the very harshest retaliation from developer Blizzard.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 2nd 2016 at 11:46AM in News

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Cities: Skylines publisher posts record-breaking year

Cities: Skylines publisher posts record-breaking year

Paradox Interactive says 2016 was a record-breaker following the smash sales of PC hits Cities: Skylines and Stellaris.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 2nd 2016 at 11:35AM in News
Immortals

Immortals acquire Tempo Storm CS:GO team

The Immortals organisation has signed the Tempo Storm CS:GO team, marking its first venture outside of League of Legends.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 2nd 2016 at 11:19AM in News
Report: The Division film staring Jake Gyllenhaal on the way

Report: The Division film staring Jake Gyllenhaal on the way

An Assassin’s Creed film is launching at the end of this year, but it seems another Ubisoft property is getting the silver screen treatment.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 2nd 2016 at 11:11AM in News
Dream Games claims it has fired MD after anti-LGBT outburst

Dream Games claims it has fired MD after anti-LGBT outburst

Developer Dream Games says it has parted company with both its MD and editor after the studio directed an online anti-LGBT at a fan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 2nd 2016 at 11:04AM in News

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Ready at Dawn's Deformers is GameStop's next exclusive game

Ready at Dawn's Deformers is GameStop's next exclusive game

The team behind The Order: 1886 has unveiled its next project, and it will be published by GameStop. 

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 2nd 2016 at 11:00AM in News
Read about Ready at Dawn's Deformers in this week's MCV

Read about Ready at Dawn's Deformers in this week's MCV

This week, we talked to Ready at Dawn’s president Ru Weerasuriya about new title Deformers and the studio’s partnership with GameStop’s publishing arm. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jun 2nd 2016 at 11:00AM in News
ECS

Fnatic, Astralis and NiP all heading to Wembley this month for ECS CS:GO finals

Some of the biggest names in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive are heading to the SSE Arena in Wembley later this month to compete in the Esports Championship Series LAN finals.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 2nd 2016 at 10:42AM in News
Gameloft's Guillemot stepping down to help protect Ubisoft from Vivendi

Gameloft's Guillemot stepping down to help protect Ubisoft from Vivendi

Michel Guillemot intends to quit Gameloft after its shareholders backed the hostile takeover at the hands of Vivendi.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 2nd 2016 at 10:15AM in News

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Rocket League has made $110m

Rocket League has made $110m

Car-football title Rocket League continues to be a smash hit for developer Psyonix.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 2nd 2016 at 10:03AM in News
Overwatch

What Overwatch needs to succeed as an esport

No doubt about it: Overwatch is a great competitive video game. It’s spectacularly polished, boasts a huge, well-balanced cast of colorful heroes, and features modes built perfectly for nail-bitingly close ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 2nd 2016 at 10:01AM in News
eSports Pro

Potential Tencent-Supercell deal would take mobile esports to the next level

The Chinese investment company Tencent, better known as the owners of Riot Games and others, is in discussion to buy a majority stake in Supercell Oy, the Finland-based developer of ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 2nd 2016 at 9:59AM in News
eSports Pro

Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner talks hosting a Major

The build-up is nearly over and the hype and excitement is sweeping through the Dota community. Valve's first Major to hit the Philippines is now imminent.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 2nd 2016 at 9:52AM in News
Dota 2

When Winners Lose: The psychology of falling apart at a Major

It was only a few months ago that China collapsed at The Shanghai Major. Despite having three of the top four teams at The International, not a single team finished ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 2nd 2016 at 9:50AM in News
eSports Pro

Seven-figure salaries, sold-out stadiums: Is pro video gaming a sport?

Hordes of fans queue outside, eagerly awaiting a glimpse of their heroes.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 2nd 2016 at 9:47AM in News
Game mechanics cannot be protected by copyright

Game mechanics cannot be protected by copyright

Developers are going to find it increasingly more difficult to protect their game mechanics under copyright law following a ruling from a Texas court judge.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 1st 2016 at 4:08PM in News
Starbreeze acquires Defender of the Crown and other Cinemaware IP

Starbreeze acquires Defender of the Crown and other Cinemaware IP

Cinemaware’s stable of games IP now has a new owner – Payday developer Starbreeze.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 1st 2016 at 3:52PM in News
GOG Connect syncs with your Steam library

GOG Connect syncs with your Steam library

PC users are now able to link their Steam and GOG accounts and potentially grab some DRM-free games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 1st 2016 at 3:04PM in News