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Twitch moves towards pure HTML5 video player, has ditched some Flash functionality

Twitch moves towards pure HTML5 video player, has ditched some Flash functionality

The Amazon-owned streaming site has redesigned its video player, with half of the player now using HTML5.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 1:10PM in News
Someone has made a Star Wars VR demo

Someone has made a Star Wars VR demo

Film director Rob McLellan has uploaded a short fan demo for a Star Wars virtual reality game.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 12:49PM in News
Games Media Awards return with three new categories

Games Media Awards return with three new categories

The GMAs return on October 14th, with new prizes for video leaders and mainstream writers.

on Jul 23rd 2015 at 12:25PM in News
Games Media Awards 2015: Your guide on how to enter

Games Media Awards 2015: Your guide on how to enter

There are 13 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 23rd 2015 at 12:25PM in News

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The Grand Tournament expansion confirmed for Hearthstone next month

The Grand Tournament expansion confirmed for Hearthstone next month

Blizzard has detailed the next big expansion on the way to its World of Warcraft themed card battler Hearthstone.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 11:18AM in News
Sony: VR devs are not trying to change the world overnight

Sony: VR devs are not trying to change the world overnight

VR creators don’t expect to change the world overnight, says the head of Sony’s London studio.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 11:00AM in News
Nokia could be the next firm to launch a VR headset

Nokia could be the next firm to launch a VR headset

Next week could see another big player join the ever-intensifying virtual reality fray.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 10:46AM in News
Are ad-blockers legal?

Are ad-blockers legal?

Ad-blockers charging websites to have their advertising ‘unblocked’ is not illegal.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 10:40AM in News

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VR collapse is a 'very real threat'

VR collapse is a 'very real threat'

VR headsets could go the way of defunct game streaming services like OnLive.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 10:35AM in News
Smedley steps down as Daybreak Games president

Smedley steps down as Daybreak Games president

The company formerly known as Sony Online Entertainment is getting a new boss.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 10:31AM in News
Nintendo wins lawsuit regarding handheld patent

Nintendo wins lawsuit regarding handheld patent

Nintendo has emerged victorious after a company claimed that the platform holder's handheld consoles infringed on its patent.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 10:27AM in News
Get ready for Gamescom with this week's issue of MCV

Get ready for Gamescom with this week's issue of MCV

This week, MCV has asked people from around the games industry for their tips on surviving Gamescom. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 10:00AM in News

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'Ad-blocking is the biggest external threat to online games journalism'

'Ad-blocking is the biggest external threat to online games journalism'

Ad-blockers are costing jobs and seriously harming the games press, say leading media execs.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 9:59AM in News
Doping controversy threatens to envelop eSports

Doping controversy threatens to envelop eSports

Is there a doping problem in eSports? That’s the prospect many of the sector’s leading companies are now facing up to following recent claims from one player about widespread drug ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 3:40PM in News
Xbox One to add mouse to its keyboard support

Xbox One to add mouse to its keyboard support

PC-style keyboard and mouse support appears to be on the way to Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 3:05PM in News
Rocket League success way beyond Psyonix's expectations

Rocket League success way beyond Psyonix's expectations

It’s been a hit on PS4 and it’s still topping the Steam charts, but the success of sports racing title Rocket League has taken its developer Psyonix by surprise.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 2:35PM in News

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Hi-Rez COO Todd Harris on eSports prize splits and Xbox One

Hi-Rez COO Todd Harris on eSports prize splits and Xbox One

Smite developer Hi-Rez Studios is turning focus more on the sustainability of eSports as they push to bring MOBAs to console.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 2:21PM in News
PlayStation 4 tops Japanese hardware charts as Batman swoops into stores

PlayStation 4 tops Japanese hardware charts as Batman swoops into stores

Japanese PlayStation 4 sales shot up this week as Batman: Arkham Knight launched in the country.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Super Mario Maker bundle and Amiibos dated in the UK

Super Mario Maker bundle and Amiibos dated in the UK

Nintendo has revealed a Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle heading to UK retail.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 1:05PM in News
PS4 is finally getting a dedicated media remote

PS4 is finally getting a dedicated media remote

The long wait for an official PS3-style dedicated PS4 media remote appears to be nearing an end.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 12:18PM in News
Takeda more likely to land Nintendo top job than Miyamoto, analysts believe

Takeda more likely to land Nintendo top job than Miyamoto, analysts believe

Analysts believe that Genyo Takeda is the man most likely to be named as the new president of Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 11:02AM in News
Own Dishonored on PS3? You can nab the PS4 Definitive Edition for half price

Own Dishonored on PS3? You can nab the PS4 Definitive Edition for half price

Fans of Bethesda’s steampunk-flavoured RPG will be able to experience the revamped version of the game at a significant discount.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 11:02AM in News
The Last of Us soundtrack is coming to vinyl

The Last of Us soundtrack is coming to vinyl

Music lovers, gamers and hipsters alike rejoice – one of the most celebrated video game soundtracks in recent years is landing on wax.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 10:42AM in News
Gree to lay off 30 per cent of Western staff

Gree to lay off 30 per cent of Western staff

Japanese publisher Gree has announced that it is axing 30 per cent of its Western workforce at its San Francisco office.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 10:41AM in News
Xbox unit sales and revenue up in 'incredible' quarter

Xbox unit sales and revenue up in 'incredible' quarter

Momentum appears to be building for the Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 10:24AM in News