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Unofficial Minecraft Mod beats LEGO Jurassic World in UK iPad charts

Crazy Craft Mod For Minecraft PC Edition was the No.3 best-selling paid iPhone game in the UK charts during its debut week (week ending April 3rd). It beat another new release, LEGO Jurassic World, which debuted at No.4. The data is couresty of mobile games specialist Reflection. The Minecraft app …

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ESL One Cologne to become next Valve backed CS:GO major

Valve has announced that the upcoming ESL One Cologne tournament will be the next Counter-Strike: Global Offensive major. The event, which is set to run between July 5th and 10th at the LANXESS Arena in Cologne, will feature a one million dollar prize pool for the top eight teams from …

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April Fools joke unbalances Counter Strike marketplace

The size and value of the Counter Strike weapons market is often a surprise to folk not in the know. Gamers routinely buy and sell rare skins for three figure sums. So anything that disrupts the balance of the economy can be pretty significant for an awful lot of people. …

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Streaming platform Hitbox partners with ESL, DreamHack and Wargaming

eSports streaming platform Hitbox has announced new partnerships to secure content from ESL, DreamHack and Wargaming. A two year partnership will see all ESL produced eSports content feature on the site, with the first event of this new deal being the massive Wargaming Grand Finals 2016 that takes place this …

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Valve announces August date for Dota 2 International

Valve has announced that the main event of The International 6 will take place August 8th – August 13that the Key Arena in Seattle, with tickets going on sale April 7th. Tickets for the six day event, which will see the best Dota 2 teams in the world compete for …

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‘Chinese eBay’ Alibaba announces $5.5m eSports tournament for CS:GO, others

Alibaba, the world’s largest e-commerce site, has entered the eSports arena with a $5.5m tournament to be held through their sports subsidiary Ali Sports reportedly beginning this April. The World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) will feature a $1.5m CS:GO tournament, the same for Dota 2, with a $400,000 StarCraft II …

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Frontier completes self-publishing transformation

Elite Dangerous creator Frontier Developments says it has no plans to make games for anyone else ever again. The firm, who has made games for the likes of Microsoft, Atari and Amazon, is readying the release of Planet Coaster – a game it considers its second self-published franchise (after Elite). …

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Nvidia GTX 1080 could be unveiled next week

The next generation of Pascal-based Nvidia graphics cards could at last be revealed at an Nvidia event next week. WCCF Tech reports that a shipping manifest for the Nvidia GPU Technology Conference Keynote on April 4th lists four new SKUs, one of which is certainly either the GTX 1080 or …

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Web developer sneaks game onto Steam without Valve’s permission

An English web developer going by the name Ruby has successfully uploaded a game to Steam, without Valve’s permission, to illustrate a security loophole. The game, if you can call it that, was called Watch Paint Dry. It was a spoof title, really, and has since been removed by Valve. …

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