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Why You Should Be Watching Killer Instinct eSports

Putting out a fighting game as an Xbox One exclusive in the current market climate – i.e the one where you need a PlayStation to play Street Fighter on console ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 4th 2016 at 2:36PM in News
League of Legends

Road to Worlds: Locked in, on the fringe and Hail Marys

It almost seems like yesterday when SK Telecom T1 thwarted South Korean rival ROX Tigers to win the 2015 Summoner's Cup and establish itself as the first true global dynasty ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 4th 2016 at 2:34PM in News
Riot Games

Riot is fighting a war against game latency

The banes of competitive online gaming are many, but the handful of principal offenders are easy to identify. Trolls, cheaters, matchmaking hiccups – these persistent gremlins are all here to ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 4th 2016 at 2:30PM in News
eSports Pro

How eSports can survive when the sponsorship bubble bursts

Over the past year, esports has exploded into the public eye. ESPN started a full-time wing dedicated to it and hosted Heroes of the Dorm on ESPN2. Turner Broadcasting produced ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 4th 2016 at 2:29PM in News

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CS:GO

Buffalo Wild Wings Exec Discusses Future ELeague Plans

The members of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) team, Virtus.pro, aren’t the only winners at the culmination of Turner and WME/IMG’s inaugural 10-week ELeague. Buffalo Wild Wings, one of the primary ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 4th 2016 at 2:28PM in News
Batman stumbles on PC once again

Batman stumbles on PC once again

The Dark Knight has suffered another rocky PC launch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 4th 2016 at 2:21PM in News
SK Gaming

SK Gaming's fer our for at least six weeks due to surgery

CS:GO world champions SK Gaming will be without Fernando "fer" Alvarenga until mid September at the earliest due to the player requiring two surgeries.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 4th 2016 at 2:11PM in News
Overwatch

NiP, Luminosity and H2K all sign Overwatch teams

Ninjas in Pyjamas and H2K have both entered Overwatch for the first time by signing European teams, while Luminosity sign a new American squad.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 4th 2016 at 1:27PM in News

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Salt and Sanctuary dev: I hate seeing the industry becoming such a toxic place

Salt and Sanctuary dev: I hate seeing the industry becoming such a toxic place

Ska Studios has in a defence of the delayed arrival of its game Salt and Sanctuary on PlayStation Vita lamented what it sees as the largely modern toxic games fanbase.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 4th 2016 at 1:22PM in News
Games Centre runs Pokémon Go events for charity

Games Centre runs Pokémon Go events for charity

Scottish retail chain Games Centre made the most of the Pokémon Go phenomenon, all in the aid of charity. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 4th 2016 at 12:09PM in News
Ark: Survival Evolved hits 5.5m on PC and Xbox One

Ark: Survival Evolved hits 5.5m on PC and Xbox One

Hit PC game Ark: Survival Evolved has been downloaded 5.5m times since its June 2015 release date. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 4th 2016 at 11:52AM in News
3DS sales up over 200 per cent as Pokémon Go phenomenon carries on

3DS sales up over 200 per cent as Pokémon Go phenomenon carries on

In what is becoming a now weekly MCV story, UK sales of 3DS consoles and 3DS Pokémon games continue to rise as the Pokémon Go obsession continues.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 4th 2016 at 11:36AM in News

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PlayStation's original series Powers has come to an end

PlayStation's original series Powers has come to an end

Powers, the first original PlayStation live-action TV series, has come to and end.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 4th 2016 at 11:35AM in News
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NRG sign popular Overwatch team thanks to Shaquille O'Neal's tweet

American eSports organisation NRG has signed the former Luminosity Overwatch roster thanks, in part, to a tweet from co-owner Shaquille O'Neal.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 4th 2016 at 11:33AM in News
App Store devs have now made $50bn+

App Store devs have now made $50bn+

Developers have now earned more than $50 billion through Apple’s App Store, with last month providing a record-breaking chunk of the change.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 4th 2016 at 11:10AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: GameSpot promotes UK editor

MCV Jobs Weekly: GameSpot promotes UK editor

Tamoor Hussain is GameSpot's new UK editor, The Hut Group hires a new social media exec and Substance Global strengthens its teams.


Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 4th 2016 at 10:54AM in News

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Sub-£200 price is crucial to NX success, says UK retail

Sub-£200 price is crucial to NX success, says UK retail

UK retail buyers have told MCV that they have ‘high hopes’ for Nintendo’s new console, but only if it’s affordable.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 4th 2016 at 10:37AM in News
Pokémon, Mario and Zelda headline NX 'dream' line-up

Pokémon, Mario and Zelda headline NX 'dream' line-up

Nintendo is putting together a triple-A software line-up, to ensure NX flies out of the gate next year.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 4th 2016 at 10:24AM in News
Deus Ex brand director defends 'Augs Lives Matters'

Deus Ex brand director defends 'Augs Lives Matters'

Square Enix’s upcoming Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has stoked the fire once again by drawing on another controversial topic in its marketing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 4th 2016 at 10:06AM in News
Worldwide Pokemon Go revenue passes $160m, report claims

Worldwide Pokemon Go revenue passes $160m, report claims

Niantic’s Pokemon Go has, in less than a month, surpassed $160m in global App Store and Google Play revenue.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 3rd 2016 at 3:23PM in News
F2P Survival of the Fittest is being folded back into Ark: Survival Evolved

F2P Survival of the Fittest is being folded back into Ark: Survival Evolved

Ark: Survival Evolved’s free-to-play spin-off Survival of the Fittest is being reintegrated into the main game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 3rd 2016 at 2:57PM in News
Pokevision creator appeals to Niantic to reverse tracking ban

Pokevision creator appeals to Niantic to reverse tracking ban

The man behind Pokevision has, via an emotional open letter, urged Niantic to open the service back up to trackers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 3rd 2016 at 12:45PM in News
Gamescom ups security, bans cosplay weapons

Gamescom ups security, bans cosplay weapons

The organiser of Gamescom Koelnmesse has announced that security measures at this year’s show have been adapted following recent violent incidents across Europe. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 3rd 2016 at 11:17AM in News
Final Fantasy XV will have a Season Pass

Final Fantasy XV will have a Season Pass

It seems that the upcoming Final Fantasy XV will be the first entry in the RPG series to have a Season Pass.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 3rd 2016 at 10:43AM in News