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Oculus invests $1m in VR for Good campaign

Oculus invests $1m in VR for Good campaign

Oculus is hoping to change with world with the power of VR, having launched a new initiative designed to encourage social change through virtual reality experiences.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 17th 2016 at 3:16PM in News
Nearly 1m Xbox Live Gamertags will be cleared for sale tomorrow

Nearly 1m Xbox Live Gamertags will be cleared for sale tomorrow

Gamertags associated with long-forgotten Xbox Live accounts will be offered for sale tomorrow.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 17th 2016 at 2:14PM in News
League of Legends

League Of Legends MSI 2016 Finals: The Winners Are...

The final of League of Legends’ Mid Season Invitational saw Counter Logic Gaming represent North America (a milestone in Riot tournament progession for the region) against South Korea’s SK Telecom ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 17th 2016 at 12:48PM in News
CS:GO

CS:GO's ESL Pro League finals put France and Brazil on top

“When I say G, you say TWO!” “G!” “TWO!” “G!” “TWO!”

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 17th 2016 at 12:47PM in News

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WESA

James Lampkin: 'Because of the way we built WESA, it doesn't allow for ESL to stomp around'

It was one of the better kept secrets in esports—an industry notorious for its leaks. Until May 10, no-one had publicly uttered the acronym WESA—quite a feat given the number ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 17th 2016 at 12:45PM in News
eSports Pro

Science shows that eSports professionals are real athletes

Scientists at the German Sports University have conducted a study of eSports athletes and they were surprised by their results. They found that they are exposed to physical strains similar ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 17th 2016 at 12:42PM in News
eSports Pro

Bud Light All-Stars is a missed opportunity

DreamHack Austin marked the beginning of Bud Light's first venture into esports. It also marked the end of any hope that Bud Light's first venture into esports would be any ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 17th 2016 at 12:38PM in News

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350,000 Mega Drive titles sold on Steam since mod hub launch

350,000 Mega Drive titles sold on Steam since mod hub launch

Nearly 20 years on from its discontinuation, the Mega Drive is making money again.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 17th 2016 at 10:32AM in News
Overwatch releasing a day early at US stores

Overwatch releasing a day early at US stores

US gamers who intend to buy the physical version of Blizzard’s Overwatch will be able to get their hands on the game a day early.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 17th 2016 at 10:19AM in News
Xbox Live prices increased in six territories

Xbox Live prices increased in six territories

Microsoft has confirmed that it is increasing the price of an Xbox Live Gold subscription in six territories across the world.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 17th 2016 at 9:58AM in News
FC Schalke 04

FC Schalke 04 buys into League of Legends with EU LCS team

FC Schalke 04, the German football club, has officially entered the world of League of Legends by buying a slot in the EU LCS.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 16th 2016 at 6:52PM in News

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Dark Souls Board Game passes £3.5m as it enters final stretch on Kickstarter

Dark Souls Board Game passes £3.5m as it enters final stretch on Kickstarter

It was after just £50k. Now the creators of Dark Souls: The Board Game have seen their funding pass the £3.5m mark as the venture reaches the final few hours ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 16th 2016 at 3:40PM in News
Nintendo hopes to release a movie in 2-3 years

Nintendo hopes to release a movie in 2-3 years

Mario and Link could be making their way to a big screen near you as early as 2018.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 16th 2016 at 3:05PM in News
Starbreeze partners with Acer for StarVR headset

Starbreeze partners with Acer for StarVR headset

It’s sometimes easy to forget that Oculus, Gear VR, Vive and PlayStation VR are far from the only players in the virtual reality headset market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 16th 2016 at 12:21PM in News
Clash Royale studio could be up for sale, report claims

Clash Royale studio could be up for sale, report claims

The majority stake holder in Clash of Clans and Clash Royale creator Supercell is said to be weighing up the possibility of selling the mobile powerhouse.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 16th 2016 at 11:20AM in News

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Bandai Namco rolls back Dark Souls 3 patch designed to address hacking problem

Bandai Namco rolls back Dark Souls 3 patch designed to address hacking problem

A patch that was released to try and address hacking in the PC version of Dark Souls 3 has been revoked after it caused widespread freezing problems for players.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 16th 2016 at 11:01AM in News
It's all over for Project Spark

It's all over for Project Spark

Microsoft and Team Dakota have announced that Project Spark will be shut down later this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 16th 2016 at 10:29AM in News
Uncharted 4 beats Doom to No.1, is the series' most successful launch

Uncharted 4 beats Doom to No.1, is the series' most successful launch

The final entry in Sony’s Uncharted franchise A Thief’s End has shot to the top spot in the UK charts, beating Week One sales records for the franchise.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 16th 2016 at 10:00AM in News
WESA

World eSports Association announced, aims to professionalise eSports

The World eSports Association has finally been announced after multiple leaks throughout the week.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 13th 2016 at 3:41PM in News
ECS

Twitch and FACEIT bring ECS CS:GO league finals to Wembley Arena

FACEIT and Twitch have today announced that the LAN finals for the ECS CS:GO league will be held at Wembley Arena on June 25th and 26th.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 13th 2016 at 2:00PM in News
There's a new Xbox One Kinect game on the way

There's a new Xbox One Kinect game on the way

Xbox One owners who still enjoy the use of Kinect will soon have a new game with which to flex their device.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2016 at 12:28PM in News
Star Trek Online sets coordinates for next-gen

Star Trek Online sets coordinates for next-gen

Star Trek Online is boldly going where no other Roddenberry-influenced MMO has gone before – PS4 and Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2016 at 11:01AM in News
What did we learn at Interface 2016?

What did we learn at Interface 2016?

Following MCV and Develop’s third Interface event, we round up the biggest learnings from our schedule of speakers and panels.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 13th 2016 at 10:45AM in News