Games

Nintendo Switch to launch March 3rd at £279.99

Nintendo announced in the early hours of this morning that the Nintendo Switch will hit shelves on March 3rd and will set you back £279.99.  The console was unveiled in more detail, with the announcement of key features such as a touch screen, motion tracking for the Joy Con controllers …

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Rocket League was the best selling game on the PlayStation store last year

Rocket League was officially the best selling game on the PlayStation Store in Europe and America in 2016. Despite launching way back in 2015 the car soccer title beat the likes of Battlefield 1, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Minecraft to the number one spot, proving that the young …

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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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