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'Complete rewrite' needed to fix The Division on PC

'Complete rewrite' needed to fix The Division on PC

A multiplayer shooter development veteran has questioned whether Ubisoft can ever fix the PC version of The Division without completely rewriting the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2016 at 1:24PM in News
ESL

ESL to launch first 24/7 eSports TV channel

ESL has announced a new 24/7 eSports TV channel that is due to launch in May.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 27th 2016 at 1:20PM in News
Earnings down 61% at Nintendo

Earnings down 61% at Nintendo

With what appears to be a tough year ahead, Nintendo’s financial performance for the year just ended may worry investors.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2016 at 12:58PM in News
Women In Games Awards: Meet The Finalists - Outstanding Contribution

Women In Games Awards: Meet The Finalists - Outstanding Contribution

The Women in Games award for Outstanding Contribution will be given to the individual who has made positive contributions to the commercial success and public profile of the games industry.

on Apr 27th 2016 at 11:44AM in News

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Julian Gollop's new game will be a cross between old and new XCOM

Julian Gollop's new game will be a cross between old and new XCOM

The upcoming PC strategy game Phoenix Point will merge the gameplay of the new XCOM titles, with those from the 1990s.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 27th 2016 at 11:21AM in News
Report: This year's Call of Duty called Infinite Warfare, includes Modern Warfare remaster

Report: This year's Call of Duty called Infinite Warfare, includes Modern Warfare remaster

It appears that there could be more than one Call of Duty game launching this year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 27th 2016 at 10:30AM in News
Miitomo smashes 10m downloads globally

Miitomo smashes 10m downloads globally

More than 10m people worldwide have signed up to Miitomo, Nintendo’s first foray into the mobile games space.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 27th 2016 at 10:08AM in News
Nintendo estimates only 800k Wii U sales this year

Nintendo estimates only 800k Wii U sales this year

Internal forecasts for the Wii U in Nintendo’s current financial year point to a possible cancellation for the hardware.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2016 at 9:58AM in News

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Hearthstone hits 50m players as Whispers of the Old Gods launches

Hearthstone hits 50m players as Whispers of the Old Gods launches

As a brand new expansion launches for Hearthstone, Blizzard has revealed that over 50 million people are registered for the free-to-play card game.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 27th 2016 at 9:50AM in News
UPDATE: Stolen games behind early UK arrival of Uncharted 4

UPDATE: Stolen games behind early UK arrival of Uncharted 4

UPDATE: All Uncharted 4 stock sold at CEX and on eBay was the result of a violent assault and theft, PlayStation has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2016 at 9:36AM in News
Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing smartphone games confirmed by Nintendo

Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing smartphone games confirmed by Nintendo

Nintendo’s next two smartphone titles will, as promised, be based on two of its more recognisable IP.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2016 at 9:30AM in News
New Zelda in development for NX and Wii U

New Zelda in development for NX and Wii U

The longstanding rumour has been confirmed – Nintendo’s next Zelda game is in development for both the Wii U and the NX.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2016 at 9:06AM in News

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NX launch date set for March 2017; No E3 showing for console

NX launch date set for March 2017; No E3 showing for console

Nintendo has confirmed a launch date for the NX – and it’s nearly a year away.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
PewDiePie 'not proud' of offensive remarks

PewDiePie 'not proud' of offensive remarks

YouTube King PewDiePie has admitted that he’s uncomfortable with some of the comments he used to make on YouTube.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 26th 2016 at 4:19PM in News
Nioh PS4 demo lets users choose between resolution and framerate

Nioh PS4 demo lets users choose between resolution and framerate

An open beta for Koei Tecmo’s upcoming action game Nioh includes a graphical option typically more familiar to PC gamers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 26th 2016 at 3:36PM in News
eSports Pro

Rolling the hard six: Las Vegas bets on esports

The loneliest place in Las Vegas is the concourse of the Mandalay Bay Events Center during the North American League of Legends Championship Series spring finals.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 26th 2016 at 1:23PM in News

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Gears of War

Gears of War 4 eSports Producer Jack Felling Says eSports Are 'Here to Stay'

Gears of War 4 is easily one of the most anticipated games of 2016. Consumer expectations are sure to soar now that the beta has begun. The Coalition, which took ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 26th 2016 at 1:20PM in News
Rainbow 6

'Rainbow Six Siege' eSports Scandal Shows That Cheaters Might Be Winners

Cheating has plagued video games since their inception, but with the rise of eSports, it's more important than ever to keep it under control. Individual players and carefully organized teams ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 26th 2016 at 1:18PM in News
Women In Games Awards: Meet The Finalists - Businesswoman of the Year

Women In Games Awards: Meet The Finalists - Businesswoman of the Year

There are just four weeks to go until we celebrate the Top 30 Women in Games and the winners of the six special categories are announced.

on Apr 26th 2016 at 1:15PM in News
eSports Pro

Match-fixing comes to the world of e-sports

In the world of professional eSports these days, money doesn’t rain — it pours. The stakes are high and the competition can be cut-throat, especially given the payday waiting at ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 26th 2016 at 1:10PM in News
Wargaming

After just one match, World of Warships is already a better eSport than World of Tanks

At a massively produced, expensive and high-profile event built around World of Tanks, the biggest cheer by some distance is heard during a showcase match for Wargaming’s promising newcomer, World ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 26th 2016 at 1:07PM in News
The games industry employs fewer women than any other creative sector

The games industry employs fewer women than any other creative sector

The UK games industry is lagging behind other creative sectors when it comes to female employment rates.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 26th 2016 at 12:59PM in News
Bud Light

Bud Light to sponsor top eSports stars

Bud Light is set to sponsor a group of eSports players across a number of games.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 26th 2016 at 12:58PM in News
Uncharted 4 street date broken in UK, US and Germany

Uncharted 4 street date broken in UK, US and Germany

It’s not out until May 10th, but some people have already got their hands on upcoming PS4 shooter Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 26th 2016 at 12:11PM in News
DriveClub VR appears to still be on track

DriveClub VR appears to still be on track

A ratings listing for DriveClub VR suggests that the game remains in the works despite the closure of its developer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 26th 2016 at 12:00PM in News