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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
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

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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
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

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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
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

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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
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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

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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
Opinion: Square Enix Collective's Phil Elliott on pitching to publishers and investors

Opinion: Square Enix Collective's Phil Elliott on pitching to publishers and investors

By now, we all know the importance of the indie development community to the future health of the videogames industry.

by Phil Elliott
on May 10th 2016 at 10:44AM in News
Battlefield 1 trailer is the most 'liked' ever, Infinite Warfare the most disliked

Battlefield 1 trailer is the most 'liked' ever, Infinite Warfare the most disliked

Two of this year’s biggest Q4 FPS releases are experiencing very different fortunes on YouTube.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2016 at 10:21AM in News
Rollercoaster Tycoon vs Planet Coaster vs Parkitect

Rollercoaster Tycoon vs Planet Coaster vs Parkitect

When 2013’s SimCity came out, it was broken. It didn’t work.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 9th 2016 at 4:15PM in News
The UK games merchandise market is lagging behind the US, says licensing guru Rob Stevenson

The UK games merchandise market is lagging behind the US, says licensing guru Rob Stevenson

The UK games market must learn from its American cousins if it wants to build a sizeable merchandise market.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on May 9th 2016 at 3:15PM in News
Interview: Rovio's million dollar Angry Birds comeback

Interview: Rovio's million dollar Angry Birds comeback

In its native Finland, Rovio means pyre. And for many years, thanks to the success of its Angry Birds brand, the company burned bright. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 9th 2016 at 2:20PM in News
Wipeout co-creator Nick Burcombe wants the licence to make another one

Wipeout co-creator Nick Burcombe wants the licence to make another one

The co-creator of Wipeout Nick Burcombe has said he would make another entry in the sci-fi racing franchise, if Sony would let him.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 9th 2016 at 1:28PM in News
Amazon to deliver Doom at midnight

Amazon to deliver Doom at midnight

Amazon Prime will be delivering copies of Doom at midnight on Thursday.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on May 9th 2016 at 11:59AM in News