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Blizzard might offer free copies of WoW to Warcraft moviegoers

Blizzard might offer free copies of WoW to Warcraft moviegoers

Buying a ticket to Duncan Jones’ upcoming Warcraft movie might also grab you a free copy of the MMO.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2016 at 12:51PM in News
Goat Simulator: The Bundle getting physical release on Xbox One

Goat Simulator: The Bundle getting physical release on Xbox One

The surprise phenomenon that is Goat Simulator is to receive a boxed console release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2016 at 11:56AM in News
User numbers fall, but Zynga losses narrow

User numbers fall, but Zynga losses narrow

Zynga says its slow and steady turnaround is continuing, despite big drops in its user numbers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2016 at 11:07AM in News
VIDEO: The games press looks back on Street Fighter's legacy

VIDEO: The games press looks back on Street Fighter's legacy

Ahead of next week’s release of Street Fighter V, the games press has taken a moment to look back at the very rich history of one of gaming’s most treasured ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2016 at 11:00AM in News

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Opinion: Pay no attention to the 'battle' between physical and digital games market

Opinion: Pay no attention to the 'battle' between physical and digital games market

Ahead of this year’s market report, a prominent UK games industry veteran asked me how we would be presenting the data.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 11th 2016 at 10:50AM in News
UK games market hits a record £4.19bn

UK games market hits a record £4.19bn

2015 was the biggest year in UK games industry history.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 11th 2016 at 10:50AM in News
Titanfall 2 toys announced for Q4 2016

Titanfall 2 toys announced for Q4 2016

Q4 2016 is increasingly looking like the probable release date for Titanfall 2.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2016 at 10:24AM in News
Sony London boss and VR lead leaves studio

Sony London boss and VR lead leaves studio

The head of Sony’s virtual reality development is leaving the platform holder’s London studio.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2016 at 3:56PM in News

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Yahoo is launching an esports news section

Yahoo is launching an esports news section

Another major media player is entering the esports news space. Internet giant Yahoo will soon launch a dedicated esports vertical and has already hired a team of editors and writers.

on Feb 10th 2016 at 3:46PM in News
Smash Bros. pro arrested for allegedly assaulting gas station clerk

Smash Bros. pro arrested for allegedly assaulting gas station clerk

Professional Super Smash Bros. Melee player Bronson “DaShizWiz” Layton has been arrested following an altercation at a gas station.

on Feb 10th 2016 at 3:37PM in News
Former Jagex boss Gerhard teams with Tomy for indie toys-to-life venture

Former Jagex boss Gerhard teams with Tomy for indie toys-to-life venture

One of the key figures behind hit MMO Runescape is partnering with toy maker Tomy to launch a new toys-to-life competitor.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 10th 2016 at 3:10PM in News
Out-of-industry involvement could fast track South African eSports

Out-of-industry involvement could fast track South African eSports

Internationally, more industries who are not directly involved in eSports, are taking notice. This leads, not only economic growth for the industry but to the inclusion of people who have in-depth knowledge of ...

on Feb 10th 2016 at 2:42PM in News

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Veronique Lallier joins Hi-Rez from Warner

Veronique Lallier joins Hi-Rez from Warner

Smite developer Hi-Rez has secured the services of former Warner Bros VP of digital publishing Veronique Lallier.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2016 at 2:42PM in News
UFC champ ponders move into full-time video game streaming

UFC champ ponders move into full-time video game streaming

Current UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson has said that he plans to become a full-time game streamer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2016 at 2:10PM in News
MCV Awards 2016 Finalist Profiles: Specialist Retailer

MCV Awards 2016 Finalist Profiles: Specialist Retailer

As we countdown to the MCV Awards 2016, which takes place in London on March 3rd, we profile each of the finalists for the Specialist Retailer category 

on Feb 10th 2016 at 2:00PM in News
The eSports explosion and legal issues that arise from it

The eSports explosion and legal issues that arise from it

At a basic level, eSports is the competitive playing of video games for cash and prizes. There are organised global and multi-jurisdictional leagues involving professional teams who compete for millions ...

on Feb 10th 2016 at 1:44PM in News

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Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is Capcom's fastest-selling PC game

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is Capcom's fastest-selling PC game

The PC version of RPG Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is Capcom’s fast-selling game for the platform thus far.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 10th 2016 at 1:22PM in News
NX and smartphones to return 'Nintendo-like profits'

NX and smartphones to return 'Nintendo-like profits'

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima says the twin release of the NX and smartphone titles will restore balance at Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2016 at 1:04PM in News
New Naruto Shippuden title sneaks to the top spot in Japan

New Naruto Shippuden title sneaks to the top spot in Japan

New Bandai Namco Naruto title Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 debuted at No.1 in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 10th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
Capcom's battle to bring Street Fighter to the masses

Capcom's battle to bring Street Fighter to the masses

Street Fighter IV, while a hugely popular brawler, was not exactly a title that welcomed newcomers.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 10th 2016 at 12:10PM in News
'Live-action and animation hybrid' Sonic movie still in the works

'Live-action and animation hybrid' Sonic movie still in the works

Sega has re-confirmed a new big-screen outing for its iconic blue hedgehog.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2016 at 12:09PM in News
Competitive Planning: Overwatch's Esports Focus

Competitive Planning: Overwatch's Esports Focus

Esports is a huge part of Blizzard's focus when it comes to games, as their games strive to be more competitive and more watchable. StarCraft IIHearthstone and ...

on Feb 10th 2016 at 11:48AM in News
Street Fighter V will support PS3 controllers

Street Fighter V will support PS3 controllers

Capcom has made an announcement that could potentially save gamers hundreds of pounds.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2016 at 11:15AM in News
Gigantic could be in trouble as dev lays off a 'significant' number of staff

Gigantic could be in trouble as dev lays off a 'significant' number of staff

Motiga, the creator of MOBA Gigantic, has suffered yet another round of layoffs.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 10th 2016 at 10:23AM in News
Mad Catz to lay off 37% of staff

Mad Catz to lay off 37% of staff

Fears about the situation at Rock Band 4 co-publisher Mad Catz have been confirmed with news that over a third of the company’s workforce are losing their jobs.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2016 at 10:08AM in News