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Hearthstone's Grand Tournament arrives next week

Hearthstone's Grand Tournament arrives next week

What will probably be the most transformative update yet for Blizzard’s Hearthstone finally has a release date.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 19th 2015 at 4:08PM in News
Splatoon Esports Tournament Series Launched In Japan, As US Receives Transformers Splatfest

Splatoon Esports Tournament Series Launched In Japan, As US Receives Transformers Splatfest

Splatoon has legitimately become eSports, as Tokaigi Game Show has revealed a major tournament series in Japan.

on Aug 19th 2015 at 3:48PM in News
FEATURE: Drugs are a problem, but not just for eSports' integrity and image

FEATURE: Drugs are a problem, but not just for eSports' integrity and image

The shockwaves of Kory "Semphis" Friesen's innocuous doping confession are still shuddering their way through the eSports industry this week.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Aug 19th 2015 at 3:14PM in News
Two more join Hocking in Amazon Game Studios exit

Two more join Hocking in Amazon Game Studios exit

Clint Hocking isn’t the only high-profile member of Amazon Game Studios to leave the developer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 19th 2015 at 3:12PM in News

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SMITE is out today on Xbox One and its first eSports tournament is coming in October

SMITE is out today on Xbox One and its first eSports tournament is coming in October

SMITE, the free-to-play mythology-themed MOBA from Hi-Rez Studios, has launched on Xbox One.

on Aug 19th 2015 at 2:52PM in News
Frozen Free Fall: Snowball Fight is heading to Xbox One

Frozen Free Fall: Snowball Fight is heading to Xbox One

Popular mobile match-3 title Frozen Free Fall: Snowball Fight is releasing as a free-to-play title on Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 19th 2015 at 2:44PM in News
UPDATED: Games running some older DRM won't work on Windows 10

UPDATED: Games running some older DRM won't work on Windows 10

Aging digital rights management software such as SafeDisc and Securom isn’t compatible with Windows 10, meaning many old disc-based games are incompatible.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 19th 2015 at 2:09PM in News
Animal Crossing stays strong at top of Japanese charts, sells over 170,000 units in third week

Animal Crossing stays strong at top of Japanese charts, sells over 170,000 units in third week

Zoological lifestyle simulator Animal Crossing has held strong at the top of the Japanese charts in a week dominated by Nintendo.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 19th 2015 at 2:00PM in News

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Red Bull Experiments With Eye-Tracking Technology Through eSports

Red Bull Experiments With Eye-Tracking Technology Through eSports

Red Bull is bullish–pun intended–about several emerging sports, especially this one: eSports.

on Aug 19th 2015 at 1:53PM in News
Pac-Mac 256 arrives on smartphones, along with an interesting IAP system

Pac-Mac 256 arrives on smartphones, along with an interesting IAP system

Publisher Bandai Namco and developer Hipster Whale have finally released the long-awaited Pac-Man 256 on smartphones.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 19th 2015 at 1:30PM in News
Gfinity at EGX: $100,000 on the line

Gfinity at EGX: $100,000 on the line

Counter-Strike teams, Virtus.Pro, Fnatic, Ninjas in Pyjamas and Team EnvyUs, along with a whole host of the world's best StarCraft II players, are set to descend upon the ...

on Aug 19th 2015 at 12:54PM in News
UK advertising regulator publishes YouTuber guidelines

UK advertising regulator publishes YouTuber guidelines

A new set of guidelines published by the Committee of Advertising Practise have called for clearer signposting of advertising and marketing deals in YouTube videos.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 19th 2015 at 12:00PM in News

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There is 'no way' Fallout Shelter will make more money than Fallout 4

There is 'no way' Fallout Shelter will make more money than Fallout 4

Bethesda’s marketing VP has dismissed the idea that Fallout Shelter might make more money than Fallout 4.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 19th 2015 at 11:54AM in News
Firaxis considered remaking Terror from the Deep

Firaxis considered remaking Terror from the Deep

Firaxis says a remake of XCOM classic Terror from the Deep is still a possibility.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 19th 2015 at 11:25AM in News
Amazon ditches its trade-in program

Amazon ditches its trade-in program

By the end of the month customers will no longer be able to trade-in their old video games at Amazon.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 19th 2015 at 11:09AM in News
Mario Happy Meal toy embroiled in wanking kerfuffle

Mario Happy Meal toy embroiled in wanking kerfuffle

Well here’s a story we didn’t expect to be bashing out on a mid-week summer holiday morning.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 19th 2015 at 10:30AM in News

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Former games veteran who was hit by car is seeking money for mobility vehicle

Former games veteran who was hit by car is seeking money for mobility vehicle

A former video games industry exec - who has had stints at Apple, Activision and Xbox - is raising money after being hit by a car and left immobile.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 19th 2015 at 10:08AM in News
Monster Strike bringing in $4.2m a day

Monster Strike bringing in $4.2m a day

Japanese studio Mixi's mobile co-op action RPG Monster Strike made $4.2m a day during its most recent quarter, according to the developer's latest financial results.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 19th 2015 at 6:49AM in News
Rocket League, Life Is Strange top Youtube's 'trending' games in July

Rocket League, Life Is Strange top Youtube's 'trending' games in July

A trio of indie titles lead Youtube's top trending games for the past month, with Rocket League out in front.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 19th 2015 at 6:45AM in News
Crowdfunding site Fig launched by Double Fine, Obsidian and inXile heads

Crowdfunding site Fig launched by Double Fine, Obsidian and inXile heads

Former Double Fine COO Justin Bailey has teamed up with industry veterans Brian Fargo, Feargus Urquhart and Tim Schafer to launch Fig – a crowdfunding platform with investment options for ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 19th 2015 at 6:40AM in News
Rainbow Six: Siege delayed until December

Rainbow Six: Siege delayed until December

The release date of upcoming tactical shooter Rainbow Six: Siege has been pushed back until December. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 18th 2015 at 5:06PM in News
Early DirectX 12 benchmarks make good reading for AMD

Early DirectX 12 benchmarks make good reading for AMD

An early look at the performance of DirectX 12 games on PC suggests that while AMD users will see some dramatic gains, the story isn’t quite as rosy for Nvidia.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 18th 2015 at 4:36PM in News
Kamiya wants Scalebound to show off Xbox One's potential

Kamiya wants Scalebound to show off Xbox One's potential

The co-founder of Platinum Games has said that one of his key aspirations for Scalebound is for it to increase the overall appeal of Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 18th 2015 at 3:57PM in News
Rocket League catapults up the Twitch rankings

Rocket League catapults up the Twitch rankings

The surprise hit of the summer has also proved a big hit with game streamers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 18th 2015 at 2:39PM in News
Skylanders Battlecast brings physical decks to the card-battling genre

Skylanders Battlecast brings physical decks to the card-battling genre

Activision has announced a new iOS and Android card battling game that will integrate real-world playing cards.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 18th 2015 at 2:06PM in News