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Intel Extreme Masters Season 11 Prize Pool will be over $1 million

The eleventh season of the Intel Extreme masters has been announced and will feature a prize pool of more than $1 million.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 12th 2016 at 11:25AM in News
90% of Google Play revenue since 2012 has come from games

90% of Google Play revenue since 2012 has come from games

The number of downloads on Google Play has increased by 3.8 times since 2012, while revenue has shot up 35.7 times, in the last four years.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 11th 2016 at 4:51PM in News
DPL

MarsTV and Perfect World join forces to host a $1 million Chinese Dota 2 league

MarsTV, Perfect World and the Chinese Sports Information Center of National Sports General Administration have partnered in order to create a $1 million Dota 2 league for Chinese teams.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 11th 2016 at 4:28PM in News
Gearbox is 'cautiously optimistic' about Battleborn's sales potential

Gearbox is 'cautiously optimistic' about Battleborn's sales potential

Developer Gearbox has said that its new multiplayer shooter Battleborn is off to a “steady” start that that it hopes lays the foundation for bigger sales in the future.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2016 at 3:15PM in News

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WESA

Initial details on the World eSports Association leak

Initial details on the World eSports Association have been leaked ahead of an official announcement on Friday.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 11th 2016 at 2:29PM in News
Bleszinski invests in crowdfunding platform Fig

Bleszinski invests in crowdfunding platform Fig

New crowdfunding platform Fig has revealed it has received support from another notable developer: Cliff Bleszinski.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 11th 2016 at 1:37PM in News
Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 won't cannibalise one another, EA insists

Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 won't cannibalise one another, EA insists

The first person shooter market is large enough to sustain both of EA’s Q4 releases – and their competitors – later this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2016 at 1:33PM in News
Renegades

Riot bans three League of Legends teams

Riot has banned three teams from its League of Legends competitions and handed one team owner a permanent ban.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 11th 2016 at 1:16PM in News

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3m copies of Dark Souls 3 shipped worldwide

3m copies of Dark Souls 3 shipped worldwide

Bandai Namco has shipped 3m copies of From Software’s action RPG Dark Souls 3, following its release in March.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2016 at 12:16PM in News
Interview: Perfectly Paranormal on Manual Samuel

Interview: Perfectly Paranormal on Manual Samuel

Imagine a game in which your character doesn’t even know how to breathe by himself.

on May 11th 2016 at 12:15PM in News
Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem will be free-to-play on smartphone

Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem will be free-to-play on smartphone

Nintendo has confirmed that its next two smartphone titles will be free-to-play.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2016 at 11:44AM in News
Stellaris breaks Paradox revenue record with 200,000 day one sales

Stellaris breaks Paradox revenue record with 200,000 day one sales

Space strategy title Stellaris has been an instant hit for publisher Paradox Interactive.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2016 at 10:58AM in News

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Star Wars: Battlefront 2 due in 2017, Visceral's Star Wars game in 2018

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 due in 2017, Visceral's Star Wars game in 2018

EA has said that a sequel to Star Wars: Battlefront will be released in 2017.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2016 at 10:29AM in News
Disney gives up on console games as it ends Infinity range

Disney gives up on console games as it ends Infinity range

It may be the biggest name in movies, but Disney's failure in video games is now complete.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 10th 2016 at 9:54PM in News
Framerate fixes roll out for Windows 10 UWP

Framerate fixes roll out for Windows 10 UWP

Microsoft has at last added some key framerate functionality to Universal Windows Platform games on Windows 10.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2016 at 4:04PM in News
Analysis: How advertisers can make the most of the digital games revolution

Analysis: How advertisers can make the most of the digital games revolution

Generation Media’s digital media executive Sam Clutterbuck looks at what advertisers need to be aware of within the digital games space

on May 10th 2016 at 3:31PM in News

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eSports Pro

Three ways eSports can become an even bigger business

Video game tournaments are a $500-million global business, but they have a long way to go before they can justify the big investments game-makers, team owners and others are making ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 10th 2016 at 1:08PM in News
eSports Pro

Life After eSports: What Happens when an eSports Player Retires?

Let’s see a show of hands: how many of you wanted to play video games professionally when you were young? I can’t actually see you raising your hands, but I’m ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 10th 2016 at 1:05PM in News
Smash Bros

The battle for Mount Olympus: Armada's hold on the throne of the five gods

These days, Adam "Armada" Lindgren is constantly locked in a non-stop, back-and-forth battle for the most important title in professional Super Smash Bros. Melee. Every tournament he attends, the pressure ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 10th 2016 at 1:02PM in News
eSports Pro

Massan and the Viewbotting Witch Hunt

Harry ”MaSsan” Cheong’s split from Cloud9 is only the latest development in the Hearthstone streamer’s saga of Twitch bans and viewbotting allegations. Twitch and C9 have been tight-lipped throughout the ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 10th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
Mario content coming to Minecraft: Wii U Edition

Mario content coming to Minecraft: Wii U Edition

Nintendo will next week launch an official Mario-themed content pack for the Wii U version of Minecraft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2016 at 12:34PM in News
Let's chat about Let's Plays

Let's chat about Let's Plays

Since the platform launched, YouTube has become a major force within the games industry. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 10th 2016 at 12:24PM in News
History Lesson: The story of Wipeout

History Lesson: The story of Wipeout

Like many great ideas, Wipeout began at the pub. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 10th 2016 at 11:30AM in News
PayPal removes purchase protection for crowdfunding campaigns

PayPal removes purchase protection for crowdfunding campaigns

The crowdfunding gamble has just got a little riskier with news that online payment giant PayPal will no longer offer payment protection on money pledged to crowdfunding campaigns.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2016 at 11:00AM in News