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Rocket League

Twitch and Next Generation eSports partner to produce the Rocket League Championship Series

Next Generation eSports and Twitch have partnered in order to produce the Rocket League Championship Series.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 5th 2016 at 7:57PM in News
Fitbit exec becomes new Oculus COO

Fitbit exec becomes new Oculus COO

Oculus has a new chief operating officer in the form of former Fitbit COO Hans Hartmann.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 5th 2016 at 4:14PM in News
E-ink watch Kickstarter goes bankrupt, leaving backers out of pocket

E-ink watch Kickstarter goes bankrupt, leaving backers out of pocket

A smartwatch manufacturer has declared bankruptcy, telling its backers that they are unlikely to ever get their money back.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2016 at 3:23PM in News
Persona 5 squares up to Final Fantasy XV in September

Persona 5 squares up to Final Fantasy XV in September

Atlus has announced the much anticipated release date for its next RPG hit Persona 5.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2016 at 2:40PM in News

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ESL One New York is returning as a CS:GO event

ESL One New York is returning as a CS:GO event

ESL has announced that ESL One New York will return for its third year, but will now primarily be a Counter-Strike event.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 5th 2016 at 2:12PM in News
GameStop: Wii U was disappointing to everyone

GameStop: Wii U was disappointing to everyone

The boss of GameStop has admitted that Wii U has fallen short of both its own expectations and those of its creator Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2016 at 1:25PM in News
Don't expect much from VR for the next five years, CCP warns

Don't expect much from VR for the next five years, CCP warns

It will take the best part of an entire console lifecycle before virtual reality starts to VR starts to strut its stuff commercially.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2016 at 12:03PM in News
Why are hundreds of thousands disliking the COD: Infinite Warfare trailer?

Why are hundreds of thousands disliking the COD: Infinite Warfare trailer?

The announcement trailer for Activision’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has become the subject of some sort of online anger campaign.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2016 at 11:12AM in News

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Physical release planned for Salt and Sanctuary; PC date nears

Physical release planned for Salt and Sanctuary; PC date nears

Indie hit Salt and Sanctuary is to be subject to a physical release on PS4, developer Ska Studios has confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2016 at 10:25AM in News
Rocket League

Exploring the rapid rise of Rocket League

According to the developers, Rocket League wasn’t their first physics-based video game involving cars and soccer balls in a cage. The first version, “Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars”, was released in ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 5th 2016 at 9:58AM in News
Respawn is making a Star Wars game

Respawn is making a Star Wars game

Another Star Wars outing is to emerge from the loins of the EA-Disney video games agreement, this time from Titanfall developer Respawn.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2016 at 9:58AM in News
Dota 2

Zfreek on why nationality is irrelevant when it comes to performance

Zakari 'ZfreeK' Freedman is compLexity Gaming's support player and also CoL captain Kyle 'swindlemelonzz' Freedman's real life brother. Transferring to Dota 2 from Heroes of Newerth along with his brother, ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 5th 2016 at 9:56AM in News

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Halo

Q&A: Walshy on leaving competitive Halo, HCS Pro League and CLG's dominance

During EGLX over the weekend in Toronto, Slingshot contributor Blake Bottrill had the chance to catch up with veteran Halo commentator David “Walshy” Walsh. The former pro player talked about ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 5th 2016 at 9:51AM in News
eSports Pro

The DreamHack Austin eSports overview

The biggest LAN (local area network) party on the planet is coming to North American soil for the first time with DreamHack Austin (Texas) this week.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 5th 2016 at 9:43AM in News
VVVVVV pulled from Nintendo eShop over 3DS hack exploit

VVVVVV pulled from Nintendo eShop over 3DS hack exploit

Terry Cavanagh’s popular indie platformer VVVVVV has been removed from the Nintendo eShop amid accusations that it can enable the use of homebrew software on the handheld.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 4th 2016 at 4:17PM in News

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Force Awakens voice cast confirmed for LEGO adaptation

Force Awakens voice cast confirmed for LEGO adaptation

Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega are among the voice stars stepping up for duty in the upcoming LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 4th 2016 at 3:19PM in News
Minecraft: Xbox One Edition has a new retail bundle on the way

Minecraft: Xbox One Edition has a new retail bundle on the way

A newer version of Minecraft: Xbox One Edition is on the way to retail.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 4th 2016 at 2:46PM in News
InXile forces indie dev to re-name The Alien Wasteland

InXile forces indie dev to re-name The Alien Wasteland

One-man developer Dan Games has been forced to rename upcoming title The Alien Wasteland to ‘Action Alien’ after a legal threat from InXile.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 4th 2016 at 1:44PM in News
Gfinity

Gfinity is working on a large Call of Duty LAN event

Martin Wyatt, head of partner relations at Gfinity, confirmed to MCV that the company is currently organising its first Call of Duty LAN event of the year.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 4th 2016 at 1:44PM in News
Blizzard holding back Overwatch's Competitive mode until post-launch

Blizzard holding back Overwatch's Competitive mode until post-launch

The recently introduced Competitive Play mode in Blizzard shooter Overwatch does not feature in the new open beta and will not be re-launched until after the game has been released.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 4th 2016 at 12:53PM in News
.games domain websites will go on sale this year

.games domain websites will go on sale this year

Games companies will soon be able to register a .games domain for their company's or product's online presence.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 4th 2016 at 12:13PM in News
Steam user review system tweaked

Steam user review system tweaked

Valve has altered the way user reviews are accessed on Steam to separate newer and older entries.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 4th 2016 at 11:56AM in News
Sweeney renews Microsoft attack with fresh UWP criticism

Sweeney renews Microsoft attack with fresh UWP criticism

Epic founder Tim Sweeney has continues his assault on Microsoft’s Windows 10 Universal Windows Platform applications in an interview at the GamesBeat Summit in California.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 4th 2016 at 10:13AM in News
GAME purchases AR company Ads Reality

GAME purchases AR company Ads Reality

After purchasing a minority stake in the firm, GAME has fully acquired augmented reality specialists Ad Reality.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 4th 2016 at 9:56AM in News