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Riot tests instant, permanent bans for toxic League of Legends players

Riot tests instant, permanent bans for toxic League of Legends players

Riot Games is attempting to crack down on the “extreme” toxic behavior that has plagued the online play of the studio’s popular MOBA League of Legends for years.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 10:41PM in News
Average game developer salary down from 2012

Average game developer salary down from 2012

The average salary for game developers saw a year-on-year decrease of 2 per cent in 2013, according to the latest Game Developer Salary Survey.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 10:18PM in News
Halo composer Marty O'Donnell settles case with Bungie - report

Halo composer Marty O'Donnell settles case with Bungie - report

Marty O’Donnell has settled his case against Bungie for terminating the studio’s former composer “without cause.”

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 9:21PM in News
Console and PC game revenues to decline by 12% by 2019

Console and PC game revenues to decline by 12% by 2019

The growth of mobile gaming will erode the console and PC games market by 12 per cent over the next five years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 4:06PM in News

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How Blizzard is pulling players back into World of Warcraft

How Blizzard is pulling players back into World of Warcraft

I vowed never to touch World of Warcraft – or any other MMO – again after quitting to focus on my final year at university back in 2006. 

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 3:14PM in News
Vita title Freedom Wars will get boxed release after fan pressure

Vita title Freedom Wars will get boxed release after fan pressure

Freedom Wars had been scheduled for a digital-only release on Vita in Europe, but Sony has changed its mind.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 3:10PM in News
Wii U purchase intent jumps 50% as PS4 falls post-E3

Wii U purchase intent jumps 50% as PS4 falls post-E3

The number of consumers who say they plan on buying a Wii U doubled after E3 in June.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 2:04PM in News
Nvidia Shield Tablet announced; UK release detailed

Nvidia Shield Tablet announced; UK release detailed

Nvidia has announced a new tablet-shaped sibling for its Shield Portable gaming handheld.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 2:00PM in News

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How Oculus Rift plans to change the world

How Oculus Rift plans to change the world

It may sound preposterous, but Oculus Rift has quite a bit in common with Nintendo’s Wii.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 1:34PM in News
Dinklage to star in big screen version of hit short Pixels

Dinklage to star in big screen version of hit short Pixels

Peter Dinklage, Adam Sandler and Brian Cox are amongst the names signed up to star in a film inspired by internet hit Pixels.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 12:29PM in News
Facebook officially completes Oculus acquisition

Facebook officially completes Oculus acquisition

Facebook has officially completed its $2bn acquisition of Oculus.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 12:04PM in News
Dance Central Spotlight to launch with 10 tracks for $10

Dance Central Spotlight to launch with 10 tracks for $10

Xbox One Kinect title Dance Central Spotlight has been dated and priced by Microsoft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 11:23AM in News

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Don't miss out: Gamescom daily deadline is next week

Don't miss out: Gamescom daily deadline is next week

There’s just two weeks left for Gamescom exhibitors and trade attendees to book their place in MCV’s daily magazine during the show.

on Jul 22nd 2014 at 11:09AM in News
Yahoo acquires analytics firm Flurry

Yahoo acquires analytics firm Flurry

Ad analytics specialist Flurry has been acquired by web firm Yahoo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 10:36AM in News
Angry Birds Transformers toys priced and dated

Angry Birds Transformers toys priced and dated

Rovio’s extensive toy line that will accompany the upcoming Angry Birds Transformers has been priced and pictured for the first time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 10:02AM in News

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Newbee pockets $5m after winning Dota 2 International

Newbee pockets $5m after winning Dota 2 International

Chinese esports team Newbee have won this year’s Dota 2 International.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 9:41AM in News
Ubisoft bringing Tetris Ultimate to 3DS with exclusive content

Ubisoft bringing Tetris Ultimate to 3DS with exclusive content

Ubisoft has announced Tetris Ultimate is coming to Nintendo hardware after all, just not its Wii U console.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 8:42AM in News
Early access contest winners crack and leak game's pre-release build

Early access contest winners crack and leak game's pre-release build

Upcoming FPS Modern Combat 5 has been cracked and uploaded onto multiple torrent websites ahead of its release.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 8:29AM in News
Ratchet & Clank Collection lands on US Vitas this week

Ratchet & Clank Collection lands on US Vitas this week

The Ratchet & Clank Collection will arrive tomorrow for US Vita owners, Sony has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 8:19AM in News
Monument Valley sells 1m

Monument Valley sells 1m

Ustwo's optical illusion puzzler Monument Valley has passed the one million downloads mark.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 21st 2014 at 4:05PM in News
Naughty Dog promises 'very stable' 60fps for The Last of Us: Remastered

Naughty Dog promises 'very stable' 60fps for The Last of Us: Remastered

The inclusion of an optional toggle between 30 and 60 frames per second in PS4 title The Last of Us: Remastered doesn’t mean that 60fps support is flaky.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 21st 2014 at 4:01PM in News
Yogscast not ready to account for alleged $150k Winterkewl payment

Yogscast not ready to account for alleged $150k Winterkewl payment

An alleged payment of $150k from Yogventures developer Winterkewl to Yogscast remains unaccounted for.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 21st 2014 at 3:14PM in News
Video suggests Premium subscription planned for The Sims 4

Video suggests Premium subscription planned for The Sims 4

An official walkthrough trailer for The Sims 4 has apparently leaked one of EA’s monetising initiatives for the title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 21st 2014 at 2:34PM in News
Star Wars: The Old Republic made $165m last year

Star Wars: The Old Republic made $165m last year

EA and BioWare’s Star Wars: The Old Republic is apparently the fourth biggest subscription MMO in the world.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 21st 2014 at 1:42PM in News