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UKIE's UK Game of the Show returns for Gamescom 2016

UKIE's UK Game of the Show returns for Gamescom 2016

The award highlighting the best UK title at Gamescom is returning for its fourth year.

on Jul 20th 2016 at 12:18PM in News
Simon 'The Miller Report' Miller to host the Games Media Awards 2016

Simon 'The Miller Report' Miller to host the Games Media Awards 2016

He who knows the truth, The Miller Report's Simon Miller, will be the host of this year's Games Media Awards.

on Jul 20th 2016 at 11:07AM in News
Xbox hardware sales down by a third

Xbox hardware sales down by a third

Are people holding out for the release of the Xbox One S and Xbox Scorpio? Quite possibly.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2016 at 10:54AM in News
UK Government has paid games developers £45.9m in tax relief

UK Government has paid games developers £45.9m in tax relief

The Video Games Tax Relief has seen almost £46m paid to UK studios over the last two years, HMRC has said.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 20th 2016 at 10:28AM in News

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Professional skier Matilda Rapaport killed filming Steep promo

Professional skier Matilda Rapaport killed filming Steep promo

An extreme skier has died in an avalanche while filming a promo for Ubisoft’s in-development sports title Steep.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2016 at 10:07AM in News
Telltale details its take on the Batman franchise

Telltale details its take on the Batman franchise

Batman: The Telltale Series will be out in just a couple of weeks.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 19th 2016 at 4:17PM in News
Want to beat piracy? Drop DRM, CD Projekt says

Want to beat piracy? Drop DRM, CD Projekt says

The Witcher 3 has sold nearly 10m copies and launched on PC without any in-built anti-piracy measures. Which should tell you something, Marcin Iwinski argues.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 19th 2016 at 3:23PM in News
Rise of the Tomb Raider has a PS4 release date

Rise of the Tomb Raider has a PS4 release date

PS4 owners’ wait for Rise of the Tomb Raider will soon be over.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 19th 2016 at 2:31PM in News

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Pokemon Go hits Japan tomorrow, along with McDonalds partnership - report

Pokemon Go hits Japan tomorrow, along with McDonalds partnership - report

The wait for the Japanese launch of Pokemon Go is going to be a lot shorter than feared, if new reports are correct.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 19th 2016 at 11:58AM in News
Pokemon Go sets Tokyo stock record, gobbles up mobile revenue share

Pokemon Go sets Tokyo stock record, gobbles up mobile revenue share

The unexpected scale of the success of Pokemon Go has claimed another record.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 19th 2016 at 11:34AM in News
Playdead co-founder Dino Patti leaves the Inside and Limbo developer

Playdead co-founder Dino Patti leaves the Inside and Limbo developer

The co-founder of indie studio Playdead Dino Patti has announced his departure from the company.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 19th 2016 at 10:21AM in News
Dead Rising 1, 2 and Off The Record are heading to PS4, Xbox One and PC

Dead Rising 1, 2 and Off The Record are heading to PS4, Xbox One and PC

Capcom has confirmed that upgraded versions of Dead Rising 1, 2 and Off the Record are coming to current-gen consoles and PC. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 19th 2016 at 10:18AM in News

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Microsoft says Windows 10 will miss 2018 1bn install base target

Microsoft says Windows 10 will miss 2018 1bn install base target

Last year, Microsoft said that it aimed to have Windows 10 on 1bn devices by 2018 – now the firm has tempered its expectations for the operating system.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 19th 2016 at 10:02AM in News
League of Legends

As North American League thrives with new best-of-3 format, will Europe follow?

When Riot Games announced the League Championship Series in 2012, bringing a fully professional league run by the company to North America and Europe, amongst the many other decisions made ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 19th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
CS:GO

The true cost of Counter-Strike skin gambling

When Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gamblers talk about the money they've lost, their stories follow a familiar pattern.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 19th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
Smash Bros

Hungrybox's new golden legacy at Evo

A defining chapter in Team Liquid's Juan "Hungrybox" DeBiedma's legacy was about to be written. He was considered a "god" of Super Smash Bros. Melee but never the best -- ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 19th 2016 at 9:00AM in News

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ZeRo: "The issue with Evo is that we feel as a community that they don't care about us as other titles."

Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios is the most famous name in Smash 4, and he’s been a topic of conversation even more than usual in recent months.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 19th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
CS:GO

Opinion: Can Valve realign the ecosystem of esports gambling?

The past few months have seen a meaningful surge in coverage surrounding the betting side of the esports industry, and it hasn't been pretty. Back in April, Bloomberg published a ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 19th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
Visceral's Star Wars game is aiming for 'swash-buckling charm'

Visceral's Star Wars game is aiming for 'swash-buckling charm'

The creative director of EA and Visceral Games’ Star Wars action title has likened it to the Uncharted series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 18th 2016 at 4:15PM in News
Microsoft confirms August 2nd launch for 2TB Xbox One S

Microsoft confirms August 2nd launch for 2TB Xbox One S

The Xbox One S will debut on August 2nd, Microsoft has now confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 18th 2016 at 2:39PM in News
Server issues hold off Pokemon Go's Japanese launch

Server issues hold off Pokemon Go's Japanese launch

The birthplace of Pokemon is still waiting for the biggest release in the series to arrive at its homeland.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 18th 2016 at 2:06PM in News
Games Media Awards 2016: How to enter

Games Media Awards 2016: How to enter

There are 12 different prizes up for grabs at this year’s Games Media Awards, and here’s how you can put yourself forward for consideration.

on Jul 18th 2016 at 11:33AM in News
UK chip giant ARM acquired by SoftBank

UK chip giant ARM acquired by SoftBank

SoftBank Group has agreed to purchase UK processor firm ARM in a bid to grow its presence in the mobile and ‘Internet of Things’ spaces.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 18th 2016 at 10:55AM in News
Pokémon Go boosts Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire sales

Pokémon Go boosts Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire sales

The massive success of Pokémon Go has caused the sales of two older Pokémon games to rise by over 140 per cent.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 18th 2016 at 10:43AM in News