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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
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

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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

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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

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Skylanders Imaginators will let gamers make their own character

Skylanders Imaginators will let gamers make their own character

Activision just announced a new installment in the Skylanders franchise. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jun 1st 2016 at 1:41PM in News
Mojang doesn't want companies to use Minecraft as a marketing tool

Mojang doesn't want companies to use Minecraft as a marketing tool

Minecraft creator Mojang has laid out a new set of rules designed to clamp down on the commercial use of Minecraft servers for advertising.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 1st 2016 at 1:31PM in News
Lead developer quits Kerbal Space Progam dev

Lead developer quits Kerbal Space Progam dev

Squad, the studio behind Kerbal Space Program, has revealed Felipe Falanghe is stepping down as the game's lead developer.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 1st 2016 at 11:58AM in News
Atari's next reinvention revolves around The Internet of Things

Atari's next reinvention revolves around The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things. Remember that? The term’s been around for over a decade and a half and now Atari has decided to embrace the idea for its latest reinvention.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 1st 2016 at 11:48AM in News

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AMD announces $199 VR ready graphics card

AMD announces $199 VR ready graphics card

VR-friendly specs for just $199 – that’s the selling point of AMD’s latest GPU.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 1st 2016 at 10:48AM in News
Microsoft cuts the price of Xbox One ahead of E3

Microsoft cuts the price of Xbox One ahead of E3

Xbox One has had another price cut, lending further credence to widespread rumours of a new version being in the works.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 1st 2016 at 9:54AM in News
Virtus Pro

Virtus Pro disqualified from The Summit 5 Dota 2 tournament after using ineligible player

Virtus Pro have been disqualified from The Summit 5 after trying to use an ineligible player, disguised as one of their regular team mates.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 31st 2016 at 8:48PM in News
Intel launches 10-core i7 CPU

Intel launches 10-core i7 CPU

High-end PC users now have a new Intel CPU to lust after.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 31st 2016 at 4:17PM in News
Women in Games appoints new CEO

Women in Games appoints new CEO

The not-for-profit organisation Women in Games has hired Marie-Claire Isaaman as its new CEO.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on May 31st 2016 at 3:20PM in News
Sonic Team is killing Sonic Runners

Sonic Team is killing Sonic Runners

Sega has announced that it is closing Sonic Runners, which was the first mobile game from Sonic Team.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 31st 2016 at 3:10PM in News
CS:GO

Tobias Sherman on sharing ELEAGUE with his kids: 'I'm like the coolest Dad in school'

Tobias Sherman is the Global Head of eSports for WME | IMG and one of the minds behind Turner's ELEAGUE. During the league's media day, Sherman chatted with theScore esports ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 31st 2016 at 12:53PM in News
Hearthstone

Pirate Warrior is finally a real competitive deck

It’s always bothered me how pirate decks have never been viable in Hearthstone. I mean, the design team took the time to create a goofy tribe focusing on unique, powerful ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 31st 2016 at 12:51PM in News
CS:GO

FalleN's official response to recent SK Gaming controversy

A few days ago, ESPN published a story outlining contract disputes between Luminosity Gaming’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team and SK Gaming.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 31st 2016 at 12:50PM in News