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Rupert Loman on GAMEFest, queues and the future of EGX

Rupert Loman on GAMEFest, queues and the future of EGX

Gamer Network won the 2016 Events Team MCV Award for its work on EGX. We speak to founder and CEO Rupert Loman about the company’s past and upcoming shows, and ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 12th 2016 at 11:26AM in News
Epic opens European publishing office in Berlin

Epic opens European publishing office in Berlin

Epic Games has opened a new office in Germany aimed at strengthening its publishing arms in Europe and Russia.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 12th 2016 at 10:47AM in News
Titanfall 2 has been officially announced, is multiplatform

Titanfall 2 has been officially announced, is multiplatform

Two years after we first learned that plans for the game were in place, Titanfall 2 has at last been officially announced.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 12th 2016 at 10:33AM in News
Sumo, Apple, King and Google go head-to-head in charity bowling contest

Sumo, Apple, King and Google go head-to-head in charity bowling contest

The UK games industry will gather at the end of the month for a ten-pin bowling tournament.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 12th 2016 at 10:08AM in News

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Wargaming

Wargaming to create a players union

Publisher Wargaming is planning to create a union of pro players, said the firm's head of European eSports Nicolas Passemard.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 12th 2016 at 9:30AM in News
Avyd

Avyd CEO: 'We will not attempt to take over the event scene in any way'

In March, the organizers of NorCal Regionals 2016 suddenly announced that their title sponsor was Avyd, a company no one had heard of before. Shortly after, Avyd announced a $100,000 ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 11th 2016 at 11:06PM in News
Dota 2

Coaching: Dota 2's "C Word"

Following the success of several coaches at the Shanghai Major, there’s been a lot of talk around the subject of coaching in Dota 2. However, too little of the discussion ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 11th 2016 at 11:04PM in News
League of Legends

Riot bury massive statue of League of Legends champion Nautilus in sea bed to act as artificial reef

What to do if you run the most popular (and financially successful) game in the entire world? Well, either you sell it to Microsoft and start buying houses out from ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 11th 2016 at 11:01PM in News

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Riot games

Square-off: Riot Games and Valve Software's community management

Riot Games’ League of Legends and Valve Software’s Dota 2 are two of the foremost titles in the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) market, and are fundamentally different in audience ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 11th 2016 at 10:59PM in News
eSports Pro

Player Salaries: Achieving Transparency

Transparency. This is the word that defines the lack of hidden agenda and conditions, accompanied by the availability of full information required for collaboration, cooperation, and collective decision making. It ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 11th 2016 at 10:52PM in News
Beamdog will expand transgender character's story

Beamdog will expand transgender character's story

The boss of Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear developer Beamdog has said that his studio’s internal limits on development practise probably contributed to the recent outrage about a transgender character.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 11th 2016 at 4:04PM in News

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Eyebrows raised as US gun manufacturer makes Nintendo Zapper Glock

Eyebrows raised as US gun manufacturer makes Nintendo Zapper Glock

Toys that resemble real-world hand guns are banned in most markets, but what of the other way around?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 11th 2016 at 3:15PM in News
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray arrives in UK

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray arrives in UK

Owners of 4K TVs now have another (and perhaps first?) way to access Ultra HD content on their screens thanks to the official UK launch of 4K Blu-ray.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 11th 2016 at 2:51PM in News
UPDATED: Machine Zone explains decision to spread its wings

UPDATED: Machine Zone explains decision to spread its wings

It operates one of the most successful smartphone games on the planet, but Machine Zone has decided to hunt for growth away from the games sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 11th 2016 at 1:22PM in News

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Rust now assigns character gender based on Steam user ID

Rust now assigns character gender based on Steam user ID

As previously touted by its creator Garry Newman, PC Early Access hit Rust has started automatically choosing a player’s character gender according to an algorithm based on their Steam ID.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 11th 2016 at 11:34AM in News
Territory Report: Spain

Territory Report: Spain

With annual games revenues reaching $1.5bn (£1.08bn), Spain has become the ninth biggest market worldwide and the fourth in Europe last year, outperforming Italy for the first time, according to ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 11th 2016 at 11:08AM in News
Codemasters 'in a growth cycle again'

Codemasters 'in a growth cycle again'

Any concerns about the viability of Codemasters appear to have been abated with news of its deal to acquire the talent behind Evolution Studios.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 11th 2016 at 10:31AM in News
Driveclub dev Evolution joins Codemasters

Driveclub dev Evolution joins Codemasters

Codemasters has stepped in to save recently shut Driveclub developer Evolution Studios.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 11th 2016 at 10:12AM in News
Unofficial Minecraft Mod beats LEGO Jurassic World in UK iPad charts

Unofficial Minecraft Mod beats LEGO Jurassic World in UK iPad charts

Crazy Craft Mod For Minecraft PC Edition was the No.3 best-selling paid iPhone game in the UK charts during its debut week (week ending April 3rd).

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 11th 2016 at 9:52AM in News
Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break pips Dirt Rally to UK No.1

Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break pips Dirt Rally to UK No.1

The Xbox One version of Quantum Break was the best-selling game in the UK last week.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 11th 2016 at 9:24AM in News
ESL One

ESL One Cologne to become next Valve backed CS:GO major

Valve has announced that the upcoming ESL One Cologne tournament will be the next Counter-Strike: Global Offensive major.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 9th 2016 at 10:43AM in News
Final Fantasy 7 Remake episodes will be full-size games

Final Fantasy 7 Remake episodes will be full-size games

Square Enix’s episodic approach to Final Fantasy 7 Remake will adopt an entirely different model to its more recent episodic release, Hitman.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2016 at 3:37PM in News
Analyst pegs 2016 VR headset revenues at $895m

Analyst pegs 2016 VR headset revenues at $895m

Total sales of virtual reality headsets will reach $895m by the end of 2016, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2016 at 2:43PM in News