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Rebellion: 'Sniper Elite 4 will be our largest marketing campaign'

Rebellion: 'Sniper Elite 4 will be our largest marketing campaign'

With only three months to go before the release of Sniper Elite 4, UK-based developer and publisher Rebellion says it will be supporting the title with its biggest marketing push ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Nov 24th 2016 at 11:00AM in News
'Black Friday is the worst thing to happen to retail'

'Black Friday is the worst thing to happen to retail'

The Black Friday sales event has had a deeply negative effect on games retail.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 24th 2016 at 10:45AM in News
Ubisoft, Google Daydream VR and Atlus headline this week's MCV

Ubisoft, Google Daydream VR and Atlus headline this week's MCV

This week, we talk to Ubisoft’s Anne Blondel, who tells us why Week One sales are not as important as they were before.

on Nov 24th 2016 at 10:24AM in News
Ubisoft: Launch sales important but not critical

Ubisoft: Launch sales important but not critical

After some disappointing figures at retail across numerous big-name releases in recent weeks, the industry has been wondering if a big change is afoot in consumer behaviour.

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Nov 24th 2016 at 10:16AM in News

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eSports Pro launches - for all your daily eSports needs

eSports Pro launches - for all your daily eSports needs

We're proud to announce that our new sister site eSports Pro has launched – we're confident it will become your favourite information source site for all things eSports.

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Nov 24th 2016 at 10:00AM in News
eSports Industry Awards

Watch the eSports Industry Awards at your leisure on Twitch

The live stream of the first ever eSports Industry Awards is now available to watch on demand on Twitch

on Nov 23rd 2016 at 4:48PM in News
What's next for Pokémon Go? Niantic on its blockbuster year

What's next for Pokémon Go? Niantic on its blockbuster year

To say that Niantic’s first year as an independent company was special would be massively underselling it. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 23rd 2016 at 11:00AM in News
Germany's Red Faction ban to be lifted after 13 years

Germany's Red Faction ban to be lifted after 13 years

THQ shooter Red Faction will this year be available in Germany for the first time since its release in 2001.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 23rd 2016 at 10:56AM in News

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Oculus Rift Xbox One streaming arrives next week

Oculus Rift Xbox One streaming arrives next week

Xbox One owners will very shortly be able to play their games in a virtual environment via the Oculus Rift.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 23rd 2016 at 10:33AM in News
FIFA 17 tops SuperData's October digital charts

FIFA 17 tops SuperData's October digital charts

EA was the big winner this October, with four games in SuperData’s Top Ten for digital games, representing over £18.5m in revenue.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Nov 23rd 2016 at 10:30AM in News
Deep Silver: We released Homefront: The Revolution too early

Deep Silver: We released Homefront: The Revolution too early

The publisher of Homefront: The Revolution, Deep Silver, has said that it should have waited to release the shooter. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 23rd 2016 at 10:15AM in News
LEGO City Undercover to receive a multiplatform re-release

LEGO City Undercover to receive a multiplatform re-release

Former Wii U exclusive LEGO City Undercover is to be freed from its shackles for a remastered re-release on a number of new consoles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 23rd 2016 at 10:09AM in News

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Google demands high-quality for Daydream VR games

Google demands high-quality for Daydream VR games

Developers working on Google Daydream VR titles have said that the tech giant has put a huge focus on quality.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 23rd 2016 at 10:00AM in News
Ubisoft is changing how it handles DLC

Ubisoft is changing how it handles DLC

It seems that less game content is going to be locked away behind Ubisoft’s DLC paywalls in the future.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 23rd 2016 at 9:53AM in News
Pokemon Sun and Moon pre-orders set five-year high for GameStop

Pokemon Sun and Moon pre-orders set five-year high for GameStop

GameStop has said that Pokemon Sun and Moon has been its best performing game of 2016.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 23rd 2016 at 9:37AM in News
Ginx

Ginx announces new daily eSports talk show with Machine, OJ Borg and Nysira

Ginx eSports TV has announced a brand new daily show called The Bridge that will see industry professionals discussing the latest goings on in the world of eSports.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 23rd 2016 at 8:00AM in News

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Tempo Storm

Tempo Storm to purchase Dream Team's NA Challenger Series slot

Dream Team is selling its place in the North American League of Legends Challenger Series to Tempo Storm.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 23rd 2016 at 8:00AM in News
Twitch

Twitch will represent TSM and Cloud9 in sponsorship sales

Streaming platform Twitch has announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with both Team SoloMid and Cloud 9 to collaborate on many areas related to sponsorship and sales.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 23rd 2016 at 8:00AM in News
Riot Games

Riot's sale of LCS streaming rights to MLBAM seems inevitable after new report

Riot Games looks set to sell the streaming rights for its League of Legends Championship Series to Major League Baseball Advanced Media.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 23rd 2016 at 8:00AM in News
Overwatch

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.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 23rd 2016 at 8:00AM in News
Street Fighter V

New Street Fighter V stage banned from Capcom Pro Tour play

Earlier this month the Street Fighter V team launched a new DLC stage called Skies of Honor, but it has now been banned in pro play.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 23rd 2016 at 8:00AM in News
IEM

Intel Extreme Masters Oakland hits 490,000 concurrent viewers

This past weekend saw the Intel Extreme Masters head to Oakland for the first time, with the event pulling in almost half a million concurrent viewers.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 23rd 2016 at 8:00AM in News
Reunited

Reunited speaking with multiple sports clubs about potential sale says report

Overwatch organisation Reunited is apparently in talks with major sports clubs from the NBA, Premier League, and Bundesliga about a potential sale.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 22nd 2016 at 2:42PM in News
eSports Industry Awards

Winners crowned at the first ever eSports Industry Awards

Last night saw the first ever eSports Industry Awards take place at The Brewery in central London.

on Nov 22nd 2016 at 12:10PM in News
Pokemon Sun and Moon sell 1.9m copies in Japan

Pokemon Sun and Moon sell 1.9m copies in Japan

New 3DS titles Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon have failed to match the sales of the series’ 2013 releases.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 22nd 2016 at 10:46AM in News