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Games Media Awards returns this October

Games Media Awards returns this October

The Games Media Awards are back for their tenth outing this year, with the event championing the best in writers, presenters and brands in the UK games business.

on Jul 6th 2016 at 2:20PM in News
Red Dead Redemption sales spike following Xbox One backwards compatibility announcement

Red Dead Redemption sales spike following Xbox One backwards compatibility announcement

Sales of Red Dead Redemption for Xbox 360 have shot up by nearly 6,000 per cent in just a day on Amazon. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 6th 2016 at 1:56PM in News
Deep Silver to publish Atlus and Sega games including Persona 5 in Europe

Deep Silver to publish Atlus and Sega games including Persona 5 in Europe

German games firm Deep Silver will be releasing Atlus and Sega games including Persona 5 in Europe.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 6th 2016 at 1:20PM in News

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Fans to decide FIFA 17's cover star

Fans to decide FIFA 17's cover star

EA is letting its players choose which football player is going on the cover of FIFA 17.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 6th 2016 at 12:41PM in News
Hacker claims to have cracked Denuvo DRM

Hacker claims to have cracked Denuvo DRM

The current king of PC games security is looking a little less secure on its throne.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2016 at 11:56AM in News
Overwatch Cup

Beyond the Summit tease first Overwatch event

Beyond the Summit, the predominantly Dota 2 focused casting studio, is working on an Overwatch tournament.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 6th 2016 at 11:44AM in News
Nintendo is trying to solve VR's problems

Nintendo is trying to solve VR's problems

VR appears to very much be an area of interest at Nintendo, but the company is some way off taking the plunge.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2016 at 10:30AM in News

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Someone at Nintendo predicted 100m unit sales for Wii U

Someone at Nintendo predicted 100m unit sales for Wii U

To date Nintendo’s Wii U has sold 12.8m units since its release in 2012. It turns out that’s way, way less than at least one Nintendo executive predicted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2016 at 10:13AM in News
Nintendo says Brexit could force UK rethink

Nintendo says Brexit could force UK rethink

Will the UK ever actually leave the EU? Who knows, but what is certain is that the Leave vote continues to cause ripples throughout all markets.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2016 at 10:10AM in News
You can now register for GamesAid's Poker Tournament

You can now register for GamesAid's Poker Tournament

60 places are now available to take part in the annual GamesAid Poker Tournament at Develop.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 5th 2016 at 3:18PM in News
OnePlus 3 price increased due to Brexit pound slump

OnePlus 3 price increased due to Brexit pound slump

Smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has said that it is increasing the price of its upcoming OnePlus 3 as a result of the pound’s plummeting post-Brexit value.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 5th 2016 at 2:12PM in News

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CS:GO

FalleN on joining SK: 'We want to add to the legacy'

Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo is the in-game leader and AWPer for SK Gaming and is a legend within the Counter-Strike community, who furthered his legacy after winning MLG Major Championship: Columbus.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 5th 2016 at 12:11PM in News
CS:GO

Taken for granted: A look ahead to Cologne

As a young man, I frequented many racing circuits around the UK, but mainly Brands Hatch. It was relatively close by and I could ride my motorbike along winding roads ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 5th 2016 at 12:10PM in News
Overwatch

Marty Strenczewilk, co-founder of Splyce.gg, talks eSports, Overwatch, and Broadway

A few years ago Marty Strenczewilk had a problem; he wanted to watch Hearthstone tournaments but had a hard time finding out when they took place. So Marty began thinking ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 5th 2016 at 12:09PM in News
eSports Pro

Making the waters a little more attractive: The big structural changes that eSports needs to make if it wishes to attract investors

In our last article we discussed the disproportion of eSports, given its viewership (and its relative young-ness) it should be growing at a much larger rate than it currently is. ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 5th 2016 at 12:07PM in News

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Dota 2

The trouble with transparency in Valve's Dota 2 invites

The International 2016's qualifiers are over. The 18 teams who will travel to Seattle are set. At this time of the year, the building anticipation has the power to stall ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 5th 2016 at 12:05PM in News
ESIC

The new eSports Integrity Coalition aims to end match fixing and doping

Earlier today the eSports Integrity Coalition was announced, which aims to end match fixing, doping and cheating in general in the eSports world.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 5th 2016 at 11:37AM in News
Wheelchair option coming to Xbox avatars

Wheelchair option coming to Xbox avatars

Microsoft has revealed that Xbox users will soon have the option to have their avatars use a wheelchair.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 5th 2016 at 10:56AM in News
Is the indie games scene doomed?

Is the indie games scene doomed?

There have never been more indie games on the market. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 5th 2016 at 10:26AM in News
PsiSyndicate admits to rigging Counter Strike betting videos

PsiSyndicate admits to rigging Counter Strike betting videos

One YouTube star has come out and openly admitted to taking part in a fake Counter Strike auction video to promote a site.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 5th 2016 at 10:25AM in News
Sega acquires Amplitude Studios

Sega acquires Amplitude Studios

Sega’s latest purchase is the French developer behind the Endless series, Amplitude.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 5th 2016 at 9:33AM in News
Resident Evil 7 demo outsells PT with 2m downloads

Resident Evil 7 demo outsells PT with 2m downloads

Over two million people downloaded the Resident Evil 7 demo within its first week, beating previous PS4 records.

by James Hunt
on Jul 4th 2016 at 3:57PM in News
All new Microsoft Studios games will support Xbox Play Anywhere

All new Microsoft Studios games will support Xbox Play Anywhere

Microsoft has confirmed that its Xbox Play Anywhere program will apply to all future titles it publishes.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2016 at 3:25PM in News
Rare picks up ex-Lionhead and FreeStyleGames staff

Rare picks up ex-Lionhead and FreeStyleGames staff

British outlet Rare has furthered strengthened its workforce by picking up devs from studios struck by layoffs and closures.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 4th 2016 at 2:33PM in News