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Blizzard sells out 450-seat arena for first day of Overwatch League

The inaugural season of the Overwatch League is nearly here, and Blizzard has already announced that the first day is now officially sold out. The Overwatch League’s Twitter account announced the news late on Sunday night, revealing that they’d sold out for the day one match between San Francisco Shock …

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Advertising Standards Authority rules King of Avalon: Dragon Warfare Twitter ad “misleading”

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint against a mobile game advertisement that used a screenshot of a different game. This has been common practice with Facebook and Twitter adverts for a long time, but this ruling could set a precedent that sees this the era of …

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TIGA’s Dr Richard Wilson receives OBE in New Year’s honours list

The games industry was recognised in the New Year’s Honours List with the inclusion of TIGA CEO Dr Richard Wilson, who received an OBE for services to the industry. Congratulations from everyone here at MCV. Wilson has been CEO of TIGA since 2008 and also serves as a director of …

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TIGA: Video games need a sensible Brexit

Dr Richard Wilson is CEO of TIGA, the award-winning trade association representing the UK video games industry. At TIGA, Richard has successfully campaigned for the introduction of Video Games Tax Relief and introduced an accreditation system for university games courses. TIGA’s recent business survey has underlined the need for a …

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National Videogame Arcade: We must build cultural confidence

Iain Simons is the CEO of the National Videogame Foundation. It runs the National Videogame Arcade, GameCity Festival and lots of other brilliant work that you can check on www.thenva.com The last month at the National Videogame Arcade has been confusing and I’m knackered. I’ve spoken at a national cinema …

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Yogscast Jingle Jam cruises past last year’s total

Annual charity the Yogscast Jingle Jam has hit $3.4m, smashing the $2.57m raised in the 2016 event. Yogscast has partnered with Humble Bundle to sell an incredible $35/£26 bundle that offers $850 worth of games including sandbox survival sim Rust, Garry’s Mod, Gunpoint, Teslagrad, Chivalry: Medieval War, Guild Wars 2 …

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Blitz Esports admits to early Riot Games funding

Esports news outlet Blitz Esports has confirmed a report that claimed League of Legends owner Riot Games has a financial interest in the site. The link was first made by Duncan ‘Thorin’ Shields on YouTube. Now the company has released a statement clarifying the nature of the relationship and apologising …

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Daily Mail targets Detroit: Become Human over child abuse imagery

The online arm of UK tabloid The Daily Mail has published a scathing article targeted at upcoming PS4 game Detroit: Become Human. The game’s trailer shown off at Paris Games Week in October has already provoked plenty of debate, but the paper has – as you would expect – doused …

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