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New Zelda rejected Wii U GamePad because it 'disrupts gameplay'

New Zelda rejected Wii U GamePad because it 'disrupts gameplay'

The producer of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has admitted that having experimented with it, his team rejected the idea of incorporating Wii U GamePad functionality into the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 16th 2016 at 11:04AM in News
Video: Nintendo announces new RPG Ever Oasis

Video: Nintendo announces new RPG Ever Oasis

Nintendo has revealed a brand new IP at E3 yesterday.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jun 16th 2016 at 11:03AM in News
Sky and ITV partner to launch 24-hour Ginx eSports TV channel

Sky and ITV partner to launch 24-hour Ginx eSports TV channel

Ginx TV has unveiled its new direction this morning, following a new partnership with Sky and ITV. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jun 16th 2016 at 10:36AM in News
Opinion: The changing landscape of games industry conferences

Opinion: The changing landscape of games industry conferences

SuperData’s Joost van Dreunen discusses the rapid rise and sheer number of video game events designed to educate the industry on the next big thing.

on Jun 16th 2016 at 10:08AM in News

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PS4 Neo is purely about keeping users on-side, House explains

PS4 Neo is purely about keeping users on-side, House explains

4K? VR? The actual motivation behind Sony’s PS4 Neo may actually be more straightforward than you think.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 16th 2016 at 10:04AM in News
House 'surprised' by Scorpio announcement, explains Neo no-show

House 'surprised' by Scorpio announcement, explains Neo no-show

PlayStation boss Andrew House has questioned the wisdom of Microsoft’s decision to bring the Xbox Scorpio to its E3 conference some year and a half before release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 16th 2016 at 10:01AM in News
Xbox One S 2TB launching on August 2nd in the UK, 500GB and 1TB versions to follow

Xbox One S 2TB launching on August 2nd in the UK, 500GB and 1TB versions to follow

Multiple sources have confirmed to MCV the UK launch date for the 2TB edition of the Xbox One S.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 16th 2016 at 9:51AM in News
ESL

ESL One Frankfurt to be broadcast on German TV

ESL today announced that the upcoming ESL One Frankfurt Dota 2 tournament will be broadcast on German TV channel SPORT1.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 16th 2016 at 9:01AM in News

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Overwatch

Top Three Overwatch Teams - June 14 2016

The Overwatch tournament scene is now in full throttle after the game’s official launch last month. With as little as three major tournaments and a few dozen weeklies and minors, ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 16th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
eSports Pro

Perpetually on the hunt for young men, brands are betting on eSports

This past week, Spanish football club Valencia CF announced a new team, not of footballers but of video gamers.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 16th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
CS:GO

ESL used a Swiss format for the first time in CS:GO history—did it work?

The ESL Cologne qualifier used a format rarely seen in Counter-Strike esports. Instead of groups or single elimination, ESL used what's called the Swiss format.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 16th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
League of Legends

The import appetite and the Kikis quandary

Mateusz "Kikis" Szkudlarek’s discomfort with a six man roster has cost him his position as starting top laner of G2 Esports. Narratives will read Kikis lacked the confidence to stick ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 16th 2016 at 9:00AM in News

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Dota 2

Secret and Evil Geniuses Eat Humble Pie Ahead of The International 6

Ahead of the biggest tournament of the Dota 2 calendar, The International, Evil Geniuses and Team Secret have swapped players, forfeiting any direct invite that was going their way as ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 16th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
Killer Instinct

Microsoft adding tournament features to Xbox One, launching $100,000 Killer Instinct Tour

Microsoft has used E3 week to announce new eSports related features for the Xbox One and a $100,000 Killer Instinct competition.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 15th 2016 at 4:34PM in News
Mouse and keyboard support headed to Xbox One in coming months

Mouse and keyboard support headed to Xbox One in coming months

Xbox One players may have a new means of controlling games in the very near future.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 15th 2016 at 3:18PM in News
PlayStation dismisses VR quality concerns and explains Neo absence

PlayStation dismisses VR quality concerns and explains Neo absence

Every demo of PlayStation VR has been conducted on an everyday PS4, Sony confirms.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 15th 2016 at 2:49PM in News

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4K won't be mandatory for Xbox Scorpio games

4K won't be mandatory for Xbox Scorpio games

It seems that while Xbox Scorpio has been built specifically for 4K gaming, developers will not be forced to make their titles output in 4K.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 15th 2016 at 2:41PM in News
Microsoft nearly shipped upgraded Xbox One this year

Microsoft nearly shipped upgraded Xbox One this year

A new Xbox Scorpio type console was at one stage on the cards to release in 2016, Microsoft has admitted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 15th 2016 at 2:39PM in News
HTC Vive: Fallout 4 could be our killer app

HTC Vive: Fallout 4 could be our killer app

HTC says the upcoming Fallout 4 game for Vive could be the headset's system seller.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 15th 2016 at 2:24PM in News
Ubisoft: We believe NX will recapture the Wii audience

Ubisoft: We believe NX will recapture the Wii audience

Ubisoft is confident that the Nintendo NX will recapture the lost Wii audience, Ubisoft has told MCV.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 15th 2016 at 2:11PM in News
OPINION: Of course Link can be female, Nintendo

OPINION: Of course Link can be female, Nintendo

The annoying thing isn’t so much that there isn’t an option for Link to be female in Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it’s more the weakness of the excuse given ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 15th 2016 at 11:32AM in News
Elder Scrolls 6 is in development, but a long way from launch

Elder Scrolls 6 is in development, but a long way from launch

Bethesda has confirmed that a sequel to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is in the works, but that we won’t be seeing it for some time.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 15th 2016 at 11:31AM in News
Overwatch hits 10 million players

Overwatch hits 10 million players

Blizzard’s online shooter has reached a new milestone.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jun 15th 2016 at 11:21AM in News
Sony expects PlayStation VR shortages

Sony expects PlayStation VR shortages

During an interview with CNBC, CEO Andrew House said Sony would probably struggle to meet customers’ demands for PlayStation VR.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jun 15th 2016 at 10:52AM in News
Xbox One UK price cut following new hardware announcement

Xbox One UK price cut following new hardware announcement

UPDATE: Amazon and GAME have cut the price of Xbox One in the UK. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 15th 2016 at 10:36AM in News