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Coaching: Dota 2's "C Word"

Following the success of several coaches at the Shanghai Major, there’s been a lot of talk around the subject of coaching in Dota 2. However, too little of the discussion ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 11th 2016 at 11:04PM in News
League of Legends

Riot bury massive statue of League of Legends champion Nautilus in sea bed to act as artificial reef

What to do if you run the most popular (and financially successful) game in the entire world? Well, either you sell it to Microsoft and start buying houses out from ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 11th 2016 at 11:01PM in News
Riot games

Square-off: Riot Games and Valve Software's community management

Riot Games’ League of Legends and Valve Software’s Dota 2 are two of the foremost titles in the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) market, and are fundamentally different in audience ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 11th 2016 at 10:59PM in News
eSports Pro

Player Salaries: Achieving Transparency

Transparency. This is the word that defines the lack of hidden agenda and conditions, accompanied by the availability of full information required for collaboration, cooperation, and collective decision making. It ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 11th 2016 at 10:52PM in News

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Beamdog will expand transgender character's story

Beamdog will expand transgender character's story

The boss of Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear developer Beamdog has said that his studio’s internal limits on development practise probably contributed to the recent outrage about a transgender character.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 11th 2016 at 4:04PM in News
Eyebrows raised as US gun manufacturer makes Nintendo Zapper Glock

Eyebrows raised as US gun manufacturer makes Nintendo Zapper Glock

Toys that resemble real-world hand guns are banned in most markets, but what of the other way around?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 11th 2016 at 3:15PM in News
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray arrives in UK

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray arrives in UK

Owners of 4K TVs now have another (and perhaps first?) way to access Ultra HD content on their screens thanks to the official UK launch of 4K Blu-ray.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 11th 2016 at 2:51PM in News

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UPDATED: Machine Zone explains decision to spread its wings

UPDATED: Machine Zone explains decision to spread its wings

It operates one of the most successful smartphone games on the planet, but Machine Zone has decided to hunt for growth away from the games sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 11th 2016 at 1:22PM in News
Rust now assigns character gender based on Steam user ID

Rust now assigns character gender based on Steam user ID

As previously touted by its creator Garry Newman, PC Early Access hit Rust has started automatically choosing a player’s character gender according to an algorithm based on their Steam ID.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 11th 2016 at 11:34AM in News
Territory Report: Spain

Territory Report: Spain

With annual games revenues reaching $1.5bn (£1.08bn), Spain has become the ninth biggest market worldwide and the fourth in Europe last year, outperforming Italy for the first time, according to ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 11th 2016 at 11:08AM in News

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Codemasters 'in a growth cycle again'

Codemasters 'in a growth cycle again'

Any concerns about the viability of Codemasters appear to have been abated with news of its deal to acquire the talent behind Evolution Studios.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 11th 2016 at 10:31AM in News
Driveclub dev Evolution joins Codemasters

Driveclub dev Evolution joins Codemasters

Codemasters has stepped in to save recently shut Driveclub developer Evolution Studios.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 11th 2016 at 10:12AM in News
Unofficial Minecraft Mod beats LEGO Jurassic World in UK iPad charts

Unofficial Minecraft Mod beats LEGO Jurassic World in UK iPad charts

Crazy Craft Mod For Minecraft PC Edition was the No.3 best-selling paid iPhone game in the UK charts during its debut week (week ending April 3rd).

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 11th 2016 at 9:52AM in News
Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break pips Dirt Rally to UK No.1

Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break pips Dirt Rally to UK No.1

The Xbox One version of Quantum Break was the best-selling game in the UK last week.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 11th 2016 at 9:24AM in News

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ESL One

ESL One Cologne to become next Valve backed CS:GO major

Valve has announced that the upcoming ESL One Cologne tournament will be the next Counter-Strike: Global Offensive major.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 9th 2016 at 10:43AM in News
Final Fantasy 7 Remake episodes will be full-size games

Final Fantasy 7 Remake episodes will be full-size games

Square Enix’s episodic approach to Final Fantasy 7 Remake will adopt an entirely different model to its more recent episodic release, Hitman.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2016 at 3:37PM in News
Analyst pegs 2016 VR headset revenues at $895m

Analyst pegs 2016 VR headset revenues at $895m

Total sales of virtual reality headsets will reach $895m by the end of 2016, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2016 at 2:43PM in News
Consortium sequel off to strong start on Fig

Consortium sequel off to strong start on Fig

PC sci-fi curiosity Consortium has taken a large stride toward receiving a sequel.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2016 at 1:26PM in News
mousesports

Mousesports sign German Vainglory team Rebirth of Empire

German eSports organisation Mousesports has entered the world of Vainglory by signing top European team Rebirth of Empire.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 8th 2016 at 1:10PM in News
Nintendo orders removal of 3D Zelda tribute

Nintendo orders removal of 3D Zelda tribute

A fan-made 3D Zelda game designed as a tribute to the RPG series has unsurprisingly been taken offline at Nintendo’s request.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2016 at 11:54AM in News
Facebook backs the MCV & Women in Games Awards 2016

Facebook backs the MCV & Women in Games Awards 2016

Facebook has given its backing to next month’s Women in Games Awards, lining up as headline partner for the MCV and WIGJ event.

on Apr 8th 2016 at 11:39AM in News
How Stardew Valley won Steam

How Stardew Valley won Steam

The games industry sometimes works in mysterious ways.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 8th 2016 at 11:15AM in News
Square Enix hopes Uncovered event will 'ignite' Final Fantasy

Square Enix hopes Uncovered event will 'ignite' Final Fantasy

Publisher Square Enix says its next Final Fantasy game is the biggest production in the series’ history.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 8th 2016 at 10:49AM in News