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Virgin Media to host UK’s first Destiny 2 gameplay event next month

Virgin Media is to host the UK’s firstDestiny 2gameplay event next month in collaboration with Activision and Bungie, the internet service provider has announced. Taking place on July 17th and 18th at a secret central London locationjust before the official beta starts on PS4, Virgin Media Vivid Gamer customers will …

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Twitch secures Blizzard streaming rights

Online video giant Twitch has announced that it has secured a global two-year deal for exclusive streaming rights for over 20 Blizzard eSports events. The agreement secures coverage of major titles including Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, World of Warcraft, StarCraft II and Overwatch and, according to Twitch, reflects Blizzard …

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MCV’s guide to enjoying the E3 press conferences from the UK

Dismissed by some as a marketing machine, watching E3 has become a sacred ritual for many gamers. Here, couch-E3 veteran Jack Ridsdale give us his survival guide for the event. A few years back, watching E3 from home was a more manageable affair. One solid Monday of hot games news that …

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Samsung Gear VR was secretly devised at id Software, ZeniMax claims

The legal war between Bethesda owner ZeniMax and Oculus has stepped up yet another level. Polygon reports that new papers filed by ZeniMax now allege that former id Software execs John Carmack and Matt Hooper devised a mobile VR strategy that ultimately led to the creation of the Samsung Gear …

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Former Codemaster head of legal joins Lee & Thompson LLP

Media specialist law firm Lee & Thompson LLP has appointed Julian Ward to the partnership. Ward was previously general counsel and head of legal for Codemasters, and has also worked for Hamlins as head of digital media, and BBC Worldwide where he headed up its business and legal affairs for …

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