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Hackers claim they took down Pokemon Go servers

Hackers claim they took down Pokemon Go servers

Did you have trouble trying to get Pokemon Go to work over the blistering hot UK weekend? You weren’t alone.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 18th 2016 at 10:38AM in News
LEGO Star Wars tops charts for third week running

LEGO Star Wars tops charts for third week running

For the third week in a row, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens claims the top spot in the UK charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 18th 2016 at 9:52AM in News
Street Fighter V

Capcom Cup prize pool to be crowd funded

The prize pool for the Capcom Cup will be partially crowd funded with in game Street Fighter V items.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 17th 2016 at 8:12PM in News
Microsoft explains ReCore's lower Xbox One price point

Microsoft explains ReCore's lower Xbox One price point

ReCore has a $40 RRP in the US – that’s some way short from what you might expect for a first party triple-A title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2016 at 3:42PM in News

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Steam has its first VR-only best seller

Steam has its first VR-only best seller

Raw Data has become the first virtual reality title to claim the top spot in the Steam charts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2016 at 2:42PM in News
Battle Cup

Dota 2 gets weekend tournaments for everyone to enter

Valve has added weekend tournaments to Dota 2, allowing everyone to take part in some competitive action.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 15th 2016 at 1:30PM in News
Cosplay

$15,000 cosplay competition to take place at The International 6

The International 6 will feature a $15,000 cosplay competition, giving the best Dota 2 cosplayers in the world a chance to show off on the biggest stage of the year.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 15th 2016 at 1:19PM in News
NES Classic Mini will only ever have 30 games

NES Classic Mini will only ever have 30 games

Owners of Nintendo’s upcoming NES Classic Mini won’t be able to add new games to its library.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2016 at 1:04PM in News

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Twitch bans gay-themed game bundle Radiator 2

Twitch bans gay-themed game bundle Radiator 2

Radiator 2, a collection of three gay-themed titles that was recently released on Steam, has been banned from streaming site Twitch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2016 at 12:03PM in News
Warner launches free-to-play Batman: Arkham mobile game

Warner launches free-to-play Batman: Arkham mobile game

Publisher Warner Bros has released a new entry in the Batman: Arkham series.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 15th 2016 at 11:48AM in News
Star Citizen backer contacts California Attorney General for $2,500 refund

Star Citizen backer contacts California Attorney General for $2,500 refund

One gamer who backed the crowdfunding campaign for ambitious sci-fi title Star Citizen has gone to extraordinary lengths to secure a refund.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 15th 2016 at 11:15AM in News
Record-breaking Patreon game cancelled after dev split

Record-breaking Patreon game cancelled after dev split

With nearly 11,000 backers and earnings of over $42k per month, Breeding Season was the highest earning game on Patreon. And now it has been cancelled.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2016 at 10:43AM in News

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SpecialEffect launches One Special Day initiative with support of 30-plus games firms

SpecialEffect launches One Special Day initiative with support of 30-plus games firms

Video games charity SpecialEffect is holding its One Special Day initiative today.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 15th 2016 at 10:30AM in News
T-Mobile gives Pokémon Go users free data in US

T-Mobile gives Pokémon Go users free data in US

Mobile data used to play Pokémon Go will not count against the bills of American T-Mobile consumers.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 15th 2016 at 10:18AM in News
Twitch bans CSGO Lotto and other Steam gambling streaming

Twitch bans CSGO Lotto and other Steam gambling streaming

The streaming of gambling sites that use Steam OpenID API has been banned by Twitch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2016 at 9:36AM in News
Pokemon Go targeting global rollout 'soon' as Nintendo shares skyrocket

Pokemon Go targeting global rollout 'soon' as Nintendo shares skyrocket

You think Pokemon Go is big now? You wait until it’s available in every country on the planet. And that might not be that far out.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2016 at 9:12AM in News

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ESL One

ESL One Cologne breaks records again

ESL One Cologne, the most recent CS:GO major, has broken a ton of records including attendance and social media engagement.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 14th 2016 at 6:46PM in News
Leffen

Leffen to miss EVO after all due to further visa issues

Professional Super Smash Bros. Melee player William "Leffen" Hjelt will not attend EVO this weekend due to visa issues.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 14th 2016 at 4:27PM in News
Now the other Spectrum console could be in trouble

Now the other Spectrum console could be in trouble

Hot on the heels of reported trouble over in the Recreated ZX Spectrum camp, there are now worrying signs emerging from its rival Spectrum reboot.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2016 at 3:42PM in News
Apple launching Planet of the Apps reality TV show, co-produced by Will.I.Am

Apple launching Planet of the Apps reality TV show, co-produced by Will.I.Am

Tech giant Apple is calling for developers to take part in a new reality TV show, Planet of the Apps.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 14th 2016 at 3:33PM in News
Pokemon Go is already the biggest mobile game in US history, report says

Pokemon Go is already the biggest mobile game in US history, report says

After less then a week of availability, Pokemon Go has made it right to the very top of the all-time US mobile market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2016 at 3:12PM in News
Jagex confirms Chinese acquisition

Jagex confirms Chinese acquisition

Chinese investors have completed the acquisition of UK studio Jagex.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2016 at 2:00PM in News
Nintendo is releasing a new NES

Nintendo is releasing a new NES

A baby version of the console that changed it all has been confirmed for America.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2016 at 1:12PM in News
PewDiePie asserts FTC Shadow of Mordor innocence, says press is 'literally insignificant'

PewDiePie asserts FTC Shadow of Mordor innocence, says press is 'literally insignificant'

YouTube sensation PewDiePie has defended his association with Warner Bros’ Shadow of Mordor promotion, and attacked the press for embroiling him in the controversy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2016 at 11:56AM in News
Mtn Dew

Mountain Dew CS:GO League to give amateur teams a shot at the ESL Pro League

MTN DEW has partnered with ESL and ESEA to create the Mountain Dew League, an amateur CS:GO competition that offers qualification to the ESL Pro League.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 14th 2016 at 10:58AM in News