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UK boxed video games market suffers worst month on record

UK boxed video games market suffers worst month on record

In a month where Pokémon Go dominated the media, sales of boxed video games plunged to an all-time low.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 11th 2016 at 10:33AM in News
Dota 2

Did we just witness the biggest upset in Dota history?

"If we win this, we'll be one of the first who came in as the top dogs and actually won the whole thing," Tal "Fly" Aizik told me with his ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 11th 2016 at 10:30AM in News
eSports Pro

Should eSports be in the Olympics?

In 1894, Pierre de Coubertin stood in front of a gathering of international sporting officials and proposed to change the world.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 11th 2016 at 10:26AM in News
Dota 2

Millionaires in the making: Record-setting $20M esports purse

At over $20 million and climbing, the sixth International has the single largest purse in esports history. The International, Dota 2's premier tournament, is essentially an esports World Cup. Teams ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 11th 2016 at 10:24AM in News

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London Games Festival 2017 kicks off March 30th

London Games Festival 2017 kicks off March 30th

Put the date in the diary, London Games Festival 2017 will run from March 30th to April 9th.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 11th 2016 at 10:00AM in News
BioShock creator Ken Levine to deliver EGX Rezzed keynote

BioShock creator Ken Levine to deliver EGX Rezzed keynote

Ken Levine will headline next year’s EGX Rezzed on Thursday, March 30th.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 11th 2016 at 10:00AM in News
Games Media Awards Past Winners: Simon Parkin's 2015 Double-Whammy

Games Media Awards Past Winners: Simon Parkin's 2015 Double-Whammy

As we head towards the tenth Games Media Awards on October 11th, we continue our retrospective of past winners. Today we speak to Simon Parkin, who picked up ...

by Lisa Foster
on Aug 10th 2016 at 3:55PM in News

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No more 2TB Xbox Ones S for now, Microsoft confirms

No more 2TB Xbox Ones S for now, Microsoft confirms

Those who are yet to put their hands on a 2TB Xbox One S may be out of luck.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 10th 2016 at 2:45PM in News
Bethesda not keen on Skyrim or Fallout movie adaptations

Bethesda not keen on Skyrim or Fallout movie adaptations

It doesn’t sound as if Bethesda will be following the likes of Ubisoft, Activision and Sony into the movie sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 10th 2016 at 2:19PM in News
Bill Bailey, Elon Musk, 10m species discoveries - No Man's Sky is here

Bill Bailey, Elon Musk, 10m species discoveries - No Man's Sky is here

One of the most remarkable development stories is at last in the hands of gamers following today’s UK release of No Man’s Sky.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 10th 2016 at 12:09PM in News
World of Tanks

World of Tanks heads to FACEIT for grassroots competitions

World of Tanks has been added to FACEIT, which allows players to compete in ranked matches, daily tournaments and ladders.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 10th 2016 at 12:00PM in News

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Denuvo appears to have been cracked

Denuvo appears to have been cracked

PC gaming’s brief flirtation with watertight security may already be over.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 10th 2016 at 11:25AM in News
eGames

eGames announces titles for Rio de Janeiro Olympic pop up event

Just days before the competition is due to start, the games that will be played at the eGames pop up event in Rio de Janeiro have been announced.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 10th 2016 at 11:00AM in News
PS4 Neo could 'fundamentally change' No Man's Sky

PS4 Neo could 'fundamentally change' No Man's Sky

No Man’s Sky’s foundation in procedural generation means that Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 4 Neo could substantially change the game beyond surface-level improvements, developer Hello Games has proposed.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 10th 2016 at 10:10AM in News
PlayStation Neo - Sony confirms September 7th event

PlayStation Neo - Sony confirms September 7th event

Remember those rumours of a PlayStation event in New York on September 7th? Sony’s just confirmed it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 10th 2016 at 10:04AM in News

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Nintendo takes down Metroid 2 remake

Nintendo takes down Metroid 2 remake

Shock! A fan remake of 1991 Game Boy outing Metroid 2 has been forced offline by rights holder Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 9th 2016 at 4:07PM in News
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron makes surprise appearance on PS4 and Xbox One

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron makes surprise appearance on PS4 and Xbox One

Activision’s 2012 licensed outing Transformers: Fall of Cybertron has received a surprise release on PS4 and Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 9th 2016 at 3:05PM in News
Wargaming

Wargaming partners with ESL for official e-shop as WGL kicks off

Wargaming has partnered with ESL to create the official Wargaming online shop, as the Wargaming.net league returns for another year.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 9th 2016 at 1:38PM in News
So why is Prey called Prey?

So why is Prey called Prey?

The only connection between Bethesda’s new Prey and the 2006 original appears to be the name. So why use the name at all?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 9th 2016 at 1:35PM in News
Pokemon Go makes $200m in first month

Pokemon Go makes $200m in first month

Niantic’s Pokemon Go has completely blown away the month one performances of mobile’s former giants.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 9th 2016 at 11:27AM in News
Rocket League

The Rocket League Championship Series was esports for everyone

Esports often miss out on the feats of physical grace that make for great SportsCenter clips, or, at least, giffable moments. With great punt returns or rim-shaking slam dunks, there’s ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 9th 2016 at 10:42AM in News
Dota 2

We talk to Johan 'N0tail' Sundstein ahead of TI6

Every Dota fan knows who Johan ‘N0tail’ Sundstein, two time Major winner and lynchpin of OG, is. But do you really know him? Ahead of TI6 in Seattle we sat ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 9th 2016 at 10:41AM in News
Riot Games

Opinion: Challenger Series distorted by LCS team selling

Established in 2014, the Riot Games League Challenger Series was meant to be the proving ground for amateur players who were skilled enough to compete at the highest level in ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 9th 2016 at 10:39AM in News
League of Legends

'League of Legends,' chores and Red Bull: Life in an esports training house

Josh Carr-Hummerston, 21, calls himself the "mum" of five grown men.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 9th 2016 at 10:38AM in News