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Akuma arrives in Street Fighter V

The second season of Street Fighter V has kicked off, with a new playable character and a ton of new changes.  Akuma is now available to purchase and play along with his story, premium battle and nostalgia costumes.  Akuma is the first of six new characters due over the course …

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Haunted Mines returns to Heroes of the Storm with big changes

One of the most iconic Heroes of the Storm maps is returning to the game with a ton of changes.  Haunted Mines returns to Blizzard’s MOBA today, and to get you prepared Lead battleground designer John DeShazer went in depth on seven of the biggest changes. You can see his …

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China forces devs to reveal loot box drop odds

China has created new regulations that force developers to reveal the odds of each item drops in loot boxes.  May eSports, such as CS:GO, Dota and Overwatch all have some kind of loot box system, where you will get one random item when you open the box. Most games don’t …

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Smash Melee reportedly coming to the Nintendo Switch

A report from Eurogamer suggests that the upcoming Nintendo Switch console will be able to play GameCube games, one of which is Smash Melee.  The report from Tom Phillips says that the Switch will be the first Nintendo console that features GameCube games on the Virtual Console. One of the …

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Lawbreakers devs tease new character announcement at The Game Awards

Cliff Bleszinski and his Boss Key team have been teasing a Lawbreakers announcement that is coming at The Game Awards.  Over the past week the Lawbreakers Twitter account has been teasing an announcement coming at The Game Awards tomorrow, but it also tweeted a pair of images showing what looks …

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Atlas Reactor’s William Cook talks developing a competitive game and becoming an eSport

Atlas Reactor isn’t like any other eSport. In fact there is only a few games from the last 20 years that even have a similar premise to Trion’s latest effort. Two teams battle it out in turn based combat to try and establish dominance, the team with the most kills …

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Overwatch’s Symmetra becomes first hero with dual ultimates

The latest patch to go live on the Overwatch PTR has reworked Symmetra and given her an extra ultimate.  Symmetra’s teleporter ult is still around, and has been slightly buffed with more shields making it harder to get rid of. However as the teleporter is incredibly situational and a bit …

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Overwatch beta returns with eSports-friendly options

The Overwatch beta returned from winter hibernation this week, boasting a new progression system, and a look at how competitive games will be established. The custom games mode, replacing private games to better communicate the aim of the tool, allows players and tournament organisers to create their own rulesets and …

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Hearthstone on smartphones will cross-play with PC and tablets

The smartphone version of Hearthstone, due out this month, will not segment players from the existing user base. The game’s lead designer Eric Dodds confirmed to GameSpot that whenever users partake in multiplayer they could be facing off with someone on any platform. “It will be your exact same account, …

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Mad Catz building Street Fighter V FightSticks, FightPads

Capcom has again teamed up with peripheral maker Mad Catz to produce new licensed FightSticks and FightPads for the latest in the Street Fighter Series. According to the companies, the new line of arcade-style input devices will arrive in time for Street Fighter V’s spring 2016 launch on PC and …

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