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Virtual Weapons Are Turning Teen Gamers Into Serious Gamblers

The video game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, in which players form teams of terrorists and counterinsurgents and shoot at one another, is a favorite of the professional e-sports circuit. A tournament ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 21st 2016 at 1:31PM in News
Dev cuts 25% off Job Simulator price

Dev cuts 25% off Job Simulator price

One of the first big virtual reality titles has been reduced in price.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2016 at 12:21PM in News
GAME secures £100m new lending facility

GAME secures £100m new lending facility

GAME Digital has sealed a £50m loan, rising to a potential £100m, from Lajedosa.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 21st 2016 at 11:38AM in News

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Two-factor authentication coming to PlayStation Network

Two-factor authentication coming to PlayStation Network

Sony is soon going to be providing gamers with an extra layer of security for PSN accounts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 21st 2016 at 11:31AM in News
Toy giant Mattel plots video games invasion

Toy giant Mattel plots video games invasion

The new Mattel Creations is seeking out developers to make games based on the likes of Thomas The Tank Engine, Bob The Builder and Barbie.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 21st 2016 at 11:09AM in News
Xbox One has sold 18m units, Gfinity says

Xbox One has sold 18m units, Gfinity says

A press release from eSports firm Gfinity has seemingly let slip some up to date Xbox One sales data.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2016 at 11:02AM in News
Microsoft 'testing a variety of prototype Xbox devices'

Microsoft 'testing a variety of prototype Xbox devices'

A revamped PS4 seems inevitable. Whether Microsoft has a similar plan for Xbox One remains a matter for debate, but another source has said that’s exactly what’s happening.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2016 at 10:49AM in News

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MCV Jobs Weekly: Square Enix strengthens its communications team

MCV Jobs Weekly: Square Enix strengthens its communications team

Colette Barr and Sunil Godhania will focus on Final Fantasy, Toxic hires a new editor and Activision promotes Philip Earl to EVP international.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 21st 2016 at 10:38AM in News
Is publishing the secret to GameStop's survival? Find out in this week's MCV

Is publishing the secret to GameStop's survival? Find out in this week's MCV

In this week’s issue, we speak to GameStop’s Mark Stanley about the retailer’s move into publishing.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 21st 2016 at 10:28AM in News
Sega seeking indie hits at next month's Interface

Sega seeking indie hits at next month's Interface

Japanese publishing giant Sega is the latest publisher to sign up to our upcoming Interface event, and will be looking for new titles to bring to market.

on Apr 21st 2016 at 10:23AM in News
Industry vet Adam Roberts returns at Pole To Win

Industry vet Adam Roberts returns at Pole To Win

Former Vivendi, D3P and THQ exec Adam Roberts is back in the games industry.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 21st 2016 at 10:15AM in News

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GameStop: Our games could be sold through other retailers worldwide

GameStop: Our games could be sold through other retailers worldwide

GameStop-published titles may be made available via other retailers in certain countries, the company says.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 21st 2016 at 10:15AM in News
Gears of War 4 dev: Consumers think beta means highly-polished demo

Gears of War 4 dev: Consumers think beta means highly-polished demo

The studio head of Gears of War 4 developer The Coalition has said the industry has ‘twisted’ what multiplayer betas mean. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 21st 2016 at 10:06AM in News
Platinum Games president Tatsuya Minami steps down, report claims

Platinum Games president Tatsuya Minami steps down, report claims

Reports in the Japanese press suggest that Tatsuya Minami, the president of developer Platinum Games, has stepped down from his role and currently left the company.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2016 at 10:02AM in News
The Big Game: "This is a new beginning for Ratchet & Clank"

The Big Game: "This is a new beginning for Ratchet & Clank"

After 14 years and 12 games, Ratchet & Clank has become a solid if unspectacular franchise for PlayStation.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 21st 2016 at 10:00AM in News

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NRG eSports

NRG eSports bring in former Apple executive as new CEO

Andrew Pruett, former global head of publisher relations and business development for Apple’s mobile advertising division, has been unveiled as the new CEO of NRG eSports.

After more than a ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 20th 2016 at 6:13PM in News
DingIt

Operation Kinguin CS:GO tournament to return to DingIt

Streaming platform DingIt.TV has announced that the successful CS:GO tournament Operation Kinguin will return for a third season.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 20th 2016 at 5:33PM in News
Microsoft discontinues the Xbox 360

Microsoft discontinues the Xbox 360

The end of the line has come, perhaps surprisingly early, for Xbox 360.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2016 at 4:20PM in News
PS4 Neo could usher in new 1080p-minimum era

PS4 Neo could usher in new 1080p-minimum era

Further rumours about Sony’s upcoming PS4 upgrade point to a possible forced alteration to how some developers make their games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2016 at 3:56PM in News
SuperData lowers VR revenue forecast for a second time

SuperData lowers VR revenue forecast for a second time

One analyst has now significantly reduced its expectations for the financial impact virtual reality will have on the market in 2016.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2016 at 3:00PM in News
Buying all of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round's costume DLC on PC would cost £526

Buying all of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round's costume DLC on PC would cost £526

Koei Tecmo has still got a long way to go before it believes that Dead or Alive fans have run out of money for more scantily clad virtual females.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2016 at 2:39PM in News
Localisation firm MoGi Group backs Interface

Localisation firm MoGi Group backs Interface

MoGi Group has signed on to support next month's Interface.

on Apr 20th 2016 at 2:35PM in News
Peter Jackson thinks AR, not VR, is the next big leap

Peter Jackson thinks AR, not VR, is the next big leap

It will be augmented reality, and not virtual reality, that will prove to be the next big technological leap, the director of The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy has ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2016 at 1:44PM in News
Smite streamer leaves Hi-Rez after live suicide rant

Smite streamer leaves Hi-Rez after live suicide rant

Streamer Brandon ‘DM Brandon’ Nance has announced his decision to quit the scene shortly after he embarked on a controversial rant about the morality of suicide.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2016 at 1:25PM in News