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eSports 101: Norwegian High School Offering Competitive Gaming Classes

eSports 101: Norwegian High School Offering Competitive Gaming Classes

With a career in eSports becoming a viable option for some people people, it's only fitting a high school in Norway would set up a curriculum for students who want to ...

on Jan 13th 2016 at 2:47PM in News
Hateful Eight producer Stacey Sher named as Activision Blizzard Studios co-president

Hateful Eight producer Stacey Sher named as Activision Blizzard Studios co-president

American movie producer Stacey Sher has taken a senior role at Activision’s TV and film business.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2016 at 1:20PM in News
Monster Hunter X holds the No.1 spot in Japan

Monster Hunter X holds the No.1 spot in Japan

The latest entry in Capcom’s Monster Hunter series is manages to hold on to the top spot in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 13th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
The DraftKings of e-sports just laid off a quarter of its staff

The DraftKings of e-sports just laid off a quarter of its staff

Last spring, Vulcun raised $12 million to build a product for a small but growing aspect of online gaming called fantasy e-sports. It allows players to bet on competitions for video ...

on Jan 13th 2016 at 12:46PM in News

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Special Edition Pokemon 2DS consoles heading to the UK

Special Edition Pokemon 2DS consoles heading to the UK

2016 is the 20th Anniversary of Pokemon, don’t you know? And part of the celebration sees three Special Edition 2DS making their way to the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2016 at 12:35PM in News
Stand aside, skeptics. Esports are here to stay

Stand aside, skeptics. Esports are here to stay

Haters may hate, but they can't derail the excitement surrounding esports.

on Jan 13th 2016 at 11:43AM in News
VIDEO: To The Moon follow-up Finding Paradise revealed

VIDEO: To The Moon follow-up Finding Paradise revealed

Freebird Games has announced a sequel to its 2011 RPG hit To The Moon.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 13th 2016 at 11:33AM in News
Not a Hero launching on PS4 in February, Vita version cancelled

Not a Hero launching on PS4 in February, Vita version cancelled

Roll7’s indie shooter Not a Hero has finally been given a firm release date on PlayStation 4.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 13th 2016 at 11:06AM in News

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Leslie Benzies has officially left Rockstar

Leslie Benzies has officially left Rockstar

One of the key faces behind the Grand Theft Auto franchise and the boss of Rockstar North has left the company.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2016 at 10:42AM in News
Esports is having a moment

Esports is having a moment

Former NBA player Rick Fox is on the phone when he receives another call: It's from Denmark.

on Jan 13th 2016 at 10:41AM in News
Gone Home: Console Edition delayed on launch day in Europe

Gone Home: Console Edition delayed on launch day in Europe

The console SKUs of Gone Home are been pushed back in Europe and Australia. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 13th 2016 at 10:30AM in News
Respawn hiring for Titanfall 2

Respawn hiring for Titanfall 2

Respawn Entertainment is looking to expand both inside and outside of the Titanfall universe.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 13th 2016 at 10:16AM in News

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EA Access is now available on PC

EA Access is now available on PC

Publisher EA has launched a PC version of its Access subscription service.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2016 at 9:59AM in News
GamesRadar+ hit 11.3m users in December

GamesRadar+ hit 11.3m users in December

Future’s GamesRadar+ has smashed its monthly user records in December 2015 with 11.3m people visiting the website.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 13th 2016 at 9:56AM in News
Cineplex launches national video game tournament to capitalise on eSports trend

Cineplex launches national video game tournament to capitalise on eSports trend

Cineplex has launched its first national video game tournament in hopes of capitalizing on the growing popularity of competitive gaming to help fill seats at its countrywide chain of theatres.

on Jan 13th 2016 at 9:40AM in News
GAME's share price up 8% as New Year sales improve

GAME's share price up 8% as New Year sales improve

GAME’s share price has improved slightly - up 8 per cent – after the retailer said its Christmas and New Year’s sales were not as bad as it feared.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 13th 2016 at 9:11AM in News

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GameStop reports Christmas growth

GameStop reports Christmas growth

Global video games retailer GameStop has said that like-for-like store sales for the nine weeks ending January 2nd were up 4.4 per cent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2016 at 2:04PM in News
Alton Towers announces VR ride Galactica

Alton Towers announces VR ride Galactica

UK theme park Alton Towers has announced a new roller coaster that has its passengers wearing a virtual reality headset.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2016 at 11:52AM in News
Ratchet & Clank will release one week before Uncharted 4

Ratchet & Clank will release one week before Uncharted 4

Ratchet & Clank will release slightly later in the UK than previously thought.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2016 at 11:10AM in News
Luckey: Nintendo Virtual Boy hurt VR

Luckey: Nintendo Virtual Boy hurt VR

The boss of virtual reality specialist Oculus has said that Nintendo’s failed Virtual Boy platform was harmful to the whole virtual reality movement.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2016 at 10:41AM in News
Steam Winter Sale boasts big gains over Valve's previous promotions

Steam Winter Sale boasts big gains over Valve's previous promotions

Valve’s alteration of how it conducts its Steam Winter Sale appears to have paid off.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2016 at 10:07AM in News
Marvel Heroes creator Brevik leaves Gazillion

Marvel Heroes creator Brevik leaves Gazillion

Gazillion Entertainment CEO David Brevik has resigned after more than six years at the company.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 11th 2016 at 3:32PM in News
HTC Vive pre-orders go live in February

HTC Vive pre-orders go live in February

One of the big three virtual reality companies has said consumers will be able to pre-order its headset next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 11th 2016 at 3:06PM in News
Retailers list Homefront: The Revolution for May

Retailers list Homefront: The Revolution for May

May is looking increasingly likely to be the month that the delayed sequel to 2011 shooter Homefront is finally released.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 11th 2016 at 2:15PM in News