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Massan and the Viewbotting Witch Hunt

Harry ”MaSsan” Cheong’s split from Cloud9 is only the latest development in the Hearthstone streamer’s saga of Twitch bans and viewbotting allegations. Twitch and C9 have been tight-lipped throughout the ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 10th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
Mario content coming to Minecraft: Wii U Edition

Mario content coming to Minecraft: Wii U Edition

Nintendo will next week launch an official Mario-themed content pack for the Wii U version of Minecraft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2016 at 12:34PM in News
Let's chat about Let's Plays

Let's chat about Let's Plays

Since the platform launched, YouTube has become a major force within the games industry. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 10th 2016 at 12:24PM in News
History Lesson: The story of Wipeout

History Lesson: The story of Wipeout

Like many great ideas, Wipeout began at the pub. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 10th 2016 at 11:30AM in News

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PayPal removes purchase protection for crowdfunding campaigns

PayPal removes purchase protection for crowdfunding campaigns

The crowdfunding gamble has just got a little riskier with news that online payment giant PayPal will no longer offer payment protection on money pledged to crowdfunding campaigns.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2016 at 11:00AM in News
Opinion: Square Enix Collective's Phil Elliott on pitching to publishers and investors

Opinion: Square Enix Collective's Phil Elliott on pitching to publishers and investors

By now, we all know the importance of the indie development community to the future health of the videogames industry.

by Phil Elliott
on May 10th 2016 at 10:44AM in News
Battlefield 1 trailer is the most 'liked' ever, Infinite Warfare the most disliked

Battlefield 1 trailer is the most 'liked' ever, Infinite Warfare the most disliked

Two of this year’s biggest Q4 FPS releases are experiencing very different fortunes on YouTube.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2016 at 10:21AM in News
Rollercoaster Tycoon vs Planet Coaster vs Parkitect

Rollercoaster Tycoon vs Planet Coaster vs Parkitect

When 2013’s SimCity came out, it was broken. It didn’t work.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 9th 2016 at 4:15PM in News

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The UK games merchandise market is lagging behind the US, says licensing guru Rob Stevenson

The UK games merchandise market is lagging behind the US, says licensing guru Rob Stevenson

The UK games market must learn from its American cousins if it wants to build a sizeable merchandise market.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on May 9th 2016 at 3:15PM in News
Interview: Rovio's million dollar Angry Birds comeback

Interview: Rovio's million dollar Angry Birds comeback

In its native Finland, Rovio means pyre. And for many years, thanks to the success of its Angry Birds brand, the company burned bright. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 9th 2016 at 2:20PM in News
Wipeout co-creator Nick Burcombe wants the licence to make another one

Wipeout co-creator Nick Burcombe wants the licence to make another one

The co-creator of Wipeout Nick Burcombe has said he would make another entry in the sci-fi racing franchise, if Sony would let him.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 9th 2016 at 1:28PM in News
Amazon to deliver Doom at midnight

Amazon to deliver Doom at midnight

Amazon Prime will be delivering copies of Doom at midnight on Thursday.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on May 9th 2016 at 11:59AM in News

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Gaming 'Tinder' app TreyBro seeks £800,000 investment

Gaming 'Tinder' app TreyBro seeks £800,000 investment

New gaming social network TreyBro is looking for £800,000 in financial backing. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 9th 2016 at 11:23AM in News
Imagine cuts Play print magazine after 21 years

Imagine cuts Play print magazine after 21 years

Magazine publisher Imagine has axed the print version of PlayStation-focused brand Play. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 9th 2016 at 11:00AM in News
Rovio backs augmented reality to boost High Street retail

Rovio backs augmented reality to boost High Street retail

Angry Birds creator Rovio says that High Street stores should use augmented reality (AR) to make shopping more fun. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 9th 2016 at 10:27AM in News
Street Fighter V has sold 1.4m units

Street Fighter V has sold 1.4m units

Capcom has revealed that Street Fighter V has sold 1.4 million copies since its February launch.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 9th 2016 at 10:09AM in News

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2K's Battleborn scores UK No.1

2K's Battleborn scores UK No.1

Battleborn narrowly beat Call of Duty: Black Ops III to take the UK Top Spot this week.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 9th 2016 at 9:42AM in News
Next Battlefield title called Battlefield 1, set in World War One

Next Battlefield title called Battlefield 1, set in World War One

The next entry in EA’s Battlefield series is taking the franchise to World War One and will be hitting shelves this October.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 9th 2016 at 9:39AM in News
FC Schalke 04

FC Schalke 04 reportedly buys EU LCS spot

German football club FC Schalke 04 has purchased a spot in the EU LCS from Elements according to the eSports Observer.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 8th 2016 at 5:17PM in News
West Ham

West Ham United sign FIFA player Sean "Dragonn" Allen

Premier League football club West Ham United have signed their first eSports player, Sean “Dragonn” Allen.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 8th 2016 at 4:59PM in News
Overwatch

Dolby enters eSports with $10,000 Overwatch tournament

Audio giant Dolby will sponsor an Overwatch tournament due to take place days after the game’s release.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 8th 2016 at 4:48PM in News
85% of Q1 PS4s were sold with a copy of Black Ops 3 in the US

85% of Q1 PS4s were sold with a copy of Black Ops 3 in the US

Activision has revealed an incredible statistic highlighting to enduring popularity of Call of Duty.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 6th 2016 at 3:50PM in News
Dark Souls 3 was YouTube's most popular game in April

Dark Souls 3 was YouTube's most popular game in April

They say YouTube is the best barometer for the games industry, and if that’s the case then the sun is most definitely currently shining on Bandai Namco’s Dark Souls 3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 6th 2016 at 3:26PM in News
Nominations for eSports Industry Awards extended until May 20th

Nominations for eSports Industry Awards extended until May 20th

The nomination period for the eSports Industry Awards – taking place on Monday, 21st November at the The Brewery, London – has been extended to May 20th, meaning you still ...

on May 6th 2016 at 3:06PM in News
Epic unlikely to make another triple-A single-player game

Epic unlikely to make another triple-A single-player game

Gears of War creator Epic has said that its want to maintain independence may mean it never makes another big single-player epic.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 6th 2016 at 1:40PM in News