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Development halted on Kickstarted Unsung Story

Development halted on Kickstarted Unsung Story

Having raised $660k over two years ago, the future of Yasumi Matsuno's successfully Kickstarted RPG Unsung Hero looks incredibly uncertain.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2016 at 11:48AM in News
GameTrailers closing after 13 years

GameTrailers closing after 13 years

The original home of online games videos is closing down today.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2016 at 11:03AM in News
Amazon launches free next-gen game engine

Amazon launches free next-gen game engine

Amazon has released its very own engine, Lumberyard, which is completely free of subscription and royalty fees.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 9th 2016 at 10:29AM in News

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Mad Catz CEO, chairman and senior VP step down ahead of earnings report

Mad Catz CEO, chairman and senior VP step down ahead of earnings report

Rock Band 4 co-publisher Mad Catz has experienced a day of significant upheaval ahead of the publication of its latest financials.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2016 at 10:15AM in News
VfL Wolfsburg signs English 22-year-old for FIFA eSports team

VfL Wolfsburg signs English 22-year-old for FIFA eSports team

Bundesliga team VfL Wolfsburg has signed an English youngster to play as part of its FIFA eSports team.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 8th 2016 at 3:50PM in News
Examiner Exclusive: Evolve Labs' Adam Sellke talks eSports

Examiner Exclusive: Evolve Labs' Adam Sellke talks eSports

National Video Games Examiner chats with Evolve Labs Founder Adam Sellke, who discusses the impact of eSports on pop culture and what the future holds for the continually growing platform ...

on Feb 8th 2016 at 3:24PM in News
PC piracy giant calls it quits

PC piracy giant calls it quits

One of the largest Chinese piracy groups has said that it has stopped cracking single-player PC games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 8th 2016 at 3:13PM in News

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DreamHack Bucharest shifts focus to CS:GO with September's $100,000 tournament

DreamHack Bucharest shifts focus to CS:GO with September's $100,000 tournament

The latest announcement for DreamHack's ZOWIE Open series of tournaments in Bucharest confirms CS:GO is the headline tournament.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 8th 2016 at 2:53PM in News
Blizzard CEO: 'Development and eSports are now the same thing'

Blizzard CEO: 'Development and eSports are now the same thing'

Fostering a competitive community around your game is key to its long-term success, the co-founder of Blizzard has argued.

on Feb 8th 2016 at 2:29PM in News
Machine Zone spent $5m on Schwarzenegger Mobile Strike Super Bowl ad

Machine Zone spent $5m on Schwarzenegger Mobile Strike Super Bowl ad

Game of War developer Machine Zone has spent big on a Super Bowl ad for the second year running.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 8th 2016 at 2:12PM in News
A conversation with poker star Daniel Negreanu about Hearthstone

A conversation with poker star Daniel Negreanu about Hearthstone

Whether you follow the goings-on in professional poker with serious dedication or just on a more casual level, you're almost certainly familiar with Daniel Negreanu. A two-time World Series of ...

on Feb 8th 2016 at 1:31PM in News

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DingIt's rise through the streaming ranks

DingIt's rise through the streaming ranks

Over the last 12 months, multiple companies have established themselves as serious contenders in the streaming field. YouTube launched its dedicated gaming section, Hitbox quickly established a large following, ...

on Feb 8th 2016 at 12:33PM in News
Ubisoft dev says PC version of The Division graphics "kept in check" with consoles

Ubisoft dev says PC version of The Division graphics "kept in check" with consoles

Uh oh. A Ubisoft developer has claimed that the graphical prowess of The Division on PC was reigned in to ensure it wasn’t too far ahead of consoles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 8th 2016 at 11:30AM in News
Titanfall 2 is going to have a single-player mode

Titanfall 2 is going to have a single-player mode

The sequel to EA’s 2014 mech shooter Titanfall is going to have its own dedicated story mode.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 8th 2016 at 10:58AM in News
Paul 'ReDeYe' Chaloner on 2 decades of eSports

Paul 'ReDeYe' Chaloner on 2 decades of eSports

Paul 'ReDeYe' Chaloner is the legendary eSports personality who has commentated on over 50 games in a career spanning two decades. The 44-year-old boasts a particularly impressive CV, having hosted ...

on Feb 8th 2016 at 10:41AM in News

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Humble Bundle is funding its own original titles

Humble Bundle is funding its own original titles

Charitable games bundle platform Humble is expanding into development of its own titles.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 8th 2016 at 10:39AM in News
Microsoft says Xbox One Red Dead Redemption release was an error

Microsoft says Xbox One Red Dead Redemption release was an error

A small number of users were able to download a backwardly compatible Xbox One version of Rockstar’s much cherished Red Dead Redemption at the weekend.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 8th 2016 at 10:28AM in News
Apple rejects Binding of Isaac iOS release over child violence concerns

Apple rejects Binding of Isaac iOS release over child violence concerns

A surprise iOS release for popular roguelike The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth might have been scuppered by Apple’s strict content regulations.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 8th 2016 at 10:04AM in News
Is it time E3 opened its doors to gamers?

Is it time E3 opened its doors to gamers?

E3 must find a way to incorporate more consumers into the show, say leading games industry commentators.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 8th 2016 at 10:01AM in News
Call of Duty back on top as new Naruto title debuts in third place

Call of Duty back on top as new Naruto title debuts in third place

Activision’s Call of Duty Black Ops III returns to the No.1 spot this week with an 11 increase in sales.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 8th 2016 at 9:49AM in News
VIDEO: Trackmania Turbo to release in March

VIDEO: Trackmania Turbo to release in March

Ubisoft’s time trial racing title Trackmania Turbo is launching next month

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 5th 2016 at 3:10PM in News
Tekken's Harada slams Korean ratings board over leak

Tekken's Harada slams Korean ratings board over leak

Long-term Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada has said that the South Korean games rating board is “the worst”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2016 at 2:54PM in News
Splatoon sales have consistently tracked ahead of Mario Kart 8

Splatoon sales have consistently tracked ahead of Mario Kart 8

Nintendo has revealed that, following their respective release, Wii U shooter Splatoon has consistently outsold Mario Kart 8.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2016 at 1:55PM in News
MCV Awards 2016 Finalist Profiles: Independent Retailer

MCV Awards 2016 Finalist Profiles: Independent Retailer

As we countdown to the MCV Awards 2016, which takes place in London on March 3rd, we profile each of the finalists for the Independent Retailer category

on Feb 5th 2016 at 1:44PM in News