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Can the BBC finally take eSports to the mainstream?

The BBC’s investment in eSports marks a potential turning point for the sector, leading experts say. For the first time in the UK, competitive gaming will no longer be the reserve of specialist streaming services but will instead be widely accessible thanks to the broadcast of the League of Legends …

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BBC Three to live stream League of Legends World Championships

eSports are taking one step further into the mainstream as the BBC has announced it will be live streaming the League of Legends World Championships. This coverage will be hosted by Radio One DJ Dev Griffin, while freelance journalist Julia Hardy will be on hand to interview players and fans. …

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Rockstar says BBC’s GTA drama was ‘random, made up b****cks’

Last night saw the long-awaited airing of the BBC’s controversial dramatization of Rockstar’s creation of Grand Theft Auto, The Gamechangers. At least, that is what we thought it would be about. In reality the 90-minute show didn’t seem to tell any particular story. The events depicted the period between the …

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BBC announces Doctor Who Game Maker educational tool

Doctor Who is again being used as an educational vehicle, this time to encourage kids to learn how to design games. The Doctor Who Game Maker will go live next week on September 15th (just a few days before the Timelord’s return to our TV screens on September 19th). It’s …

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VIDEO: The first footage of Daniel Radcliffe in BBC’s GTA drama Gamechangers

The BBC has released the first trailer for its upcoming drama based on the development of Grand Theft Auto. In it we see Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Rockstar president Sam Houser, and Bill Paxton, who plays controversial lawyer and outspoken GTA critic Jack Thompson. The show itself …

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The BBC is giving a Micro Bit computer to every British year seven child

11 and 12 year olds across the UK are to receive a pocket-sized codeable computer courtesy of the BBC. The Micro Bit was teased back when the corporation’s Grand Theft Auto drama was announced in April. A million of the devices have been ordered with the aim of supplying one …

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BBC iPlayer is now available on Wii U

Wii U owners can now stream and catch up with their favourite BBC shows on their console. Seemingly without warning, a listing for the BBC’s online service has appeared on the Nintendo eShop, and was spotted by Nintendo Life. BBC’s streaming service weighs in at 94MB, and allows for gamers …

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