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The latest MCV and Develop Podcast is now live, featuring Rhianna Pratchett and Ed Fear

The latest MCV and Develop Podcast is now live, featuring Rhianna Pratchett and Ed Fear

For the fifth episode of The MCV & Develop Podcast, we are joined by two experienced writers from the video gaming world.

on Jul 20th 2016 at 3:44PM in News
Counter Strike gambling streamer PhantomL0rd banned from Twitch

Counter Strike gambling streamer PhantomL0rd banned from Twitch

Less than a week after Twitch said it would take action against the streaming of Counter Strike gambling on its network, one leading streamer has been banned.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2016 at 2:50PM in News
Watch Dear Esther with live music and narration at the Barbican

Watch Dear Esther with live music and narration at the Barbican

Dear Esther fans will want to free their diaries in October for what sounds like an awesome night at London’s Barbican.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2016 at 2:24PM in News
McDonalds leak delays Pokemon Go's Japanese launch, report claims

McDonalds leak delays Pokemon Go's Japanese launch, report claims

Yesterday it was reported that Pokemon Go would arrive in Japan today. Today the reports suggest that is no longer the case.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2016 at 12:37PM in News

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Ubisoft: NX will bring casual players back to the industry

Ubisoft: NX will bring casual players back to the industry

What will the NX be? We don’t know, but it doesn’t sound like it’s going to be a direct rival for the PS4 or Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2016 at 12:22PM in News
UKIE's UK Game of the Show returns for Gamescom 2016

UKIE's UK Game of the Show returns for Gamescom 2016

The award highlighting the best UK title at Gamescom is returning for its fourth year.

on Jul 20th 2016 at 12:18PM in News
Simon 'The Miller Report' Miller to host the Games Media Awards 2016

Simon 'The Miller Report' Miller to host the Games Media Awards 2016

He who knows the truth, The Miller Report's Simon Miller, will be the host of this year's Games Media Awards.

on Jul 20th 2016 at 11:07AM in News
Xbox hardware sales down by a third

Xbox hardware sales down by a third

Are people holding out for the release of the Xbox One S and Xbox Scorpio? Quite possibly.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2016 at 10:54AM in News

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UK Government has paid games developers £45.9m in tax relief

UK Government has paid games developers £45.9m in tax relief

The Video Games Tax Relief has seen almost £46m paid to UK studios over the last two years, HMRC has said.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 20th 2016 at 10:28AM in News
Professional skier Matilda Rapaport killed filming Steep promo

Professional skier Matilda Rapaport killed filming Steep promo

An extreme skier has died in an avalanche while filming a promo for Ubisoft’s in-development sports title Steep.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2016 at 10:07AM in News
Telltale details its take on the Batman franchise

Telltale details its take on the Batman franchise

Batman: The Telltale Series will be out in just a couple of weeks.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 19th 2016 at 4:17PM in News
Want to beat piracy? Drop DRM, CD Projekt says

Want to beat piracy? Drop DRM, CD Projekt says

The Witcher 3 has sold nearly 10m copies and launched on PC without any in-built anti-piracy measures. Which should tell you something, Marcin Iwinski argues.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 19th 2016 at 3:23PM in News

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Rise of the Tomb Raider has a PS4 release date

Rise of the Tomb Raider has a PS4 release date

PS4 owners’ wait for Rise of the Tomb Raider will soon be over.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 19th 2016 at 2:31PM in News
Pokemon Go hits Japan tomorrow, along with McDonalds partnership - report

Pokemon Go hits Japan tomorrow, along with McDonalds partnership - report

The wait for the Japanese launch of Pokemon Go is going to be a lot shorter than feared, if new reports are correct.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 19th 2016 at 11:58AM in News
Pokemon Go sets Tokyo stock record, gobbles up mobile revenue share

Pokemon Go sets Tokyo stock record, gobbles up mobile revenue share

The unexpected scale of the success of Pokemon Go has claimed another record.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 19th 2016 at 11:34AM in News
Playdead co-founder Dino Patti leaves the Inside and Limbo developer

Playdead co-founder Dino Patti leaves the Inside and Limbo developer

The co-founder of indie studio Playdead Dino Patti has announced his departure from the company.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 19th 2016 at 10:21AM in News

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Dead Rising 1, 2 and Off The Record are heading to PS4, Xbox One and PC

Dead Rising 1, 2 and Off The Record are heading to PS4, Xbox One and PC

Capcom has confirmed that upgraded versions of Dead Rising 1, 2 and Off the Record are coming to current-gen consoles and PC. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 19th 2016 at 10:18AM in News
Microsoft says Windows 10 will miss 2018 1bn install base target

Microsoft says Windows 10 will miss 2018 1bn install base target

Last year, Microsoft said that it aimed to have Windows 10 on 1bn devices by 2018 – now the firm has tempered its expectations for the operating system.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 19th 2016 at 10:02AM in News
CS:GO

Opinion: Can Valve realign the ecosystem of esports gambling?

The past few months have seen a meaningful surge in coverage surrounding the betting side of the esports industry, and it hasn't been pretty. Back in April, Bloomberg published a ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 19th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
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ZeRo: "The issue with Evo is that we feel as a community that they don't care about us as other titles."

Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios is the most famous name in Smash 4, and he’s been a topic of conversation even more than usual in recent months.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 19th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
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Hungrybox's new golden legacy at Evo

A defining chapter in Team Liquid's Juan "Hungrybox" DeBiedma's legacy was about to be written. He was considered a "god" of Super Smash Bros. Melee but never the best -- ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 19th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
CS:GO

The true cost of Counter-Strike skin gambling

When Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gamblers talk about the money they've lost, their stories follow a familiar pattern.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 19th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
League of Legends

As North American League thrives with new best-of-3 format, will Europe follow?

When Riot Games announced the League Championship Series in 2012, bringing a fully professional league run by the company to North America and Europe, amongst the many other decisions made ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 19th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
Visceral's Star Wars game is aiming for 'swash-buckling charm'

Visceral's Star Wars game is aiming for 'swash-buckling charm'

The creative director of EA and Visceral Games’ Star Wars action title has likened it to the Uncharted series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 18th 2016 at 4:15PM in News
Microsoft confirms August 2nd launch for 2TB Xbox One S

Microsoft confirms August 2nd launch for 2TB Xbox One S

The Xbox One S will debut on August 2nd, Microsoft has now confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 18th 2016 at 2:39PM in News