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Team Liquid co-owner: ‘eSports isn’t a sport? Wake up and look at the numbers’

The co-owner of one of the world’s biggest pro-gaming teams has told MCV that the popularity of eSports means it must be defined as a true ‘sport’. There’s a percentage of the population that will just never accept eSports as what they would consider a ‘legitimate’ sport and, frankly, I …

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BBC 5 Live show to ask whether gaming is a sport

A show called Gaming: Rise of the Cyber Athlete will this week examine the credentials of video games as a sport. It will air this Thursday (January 15th) on BBC Radio 5 Live from 8:30pm-10pm. Viewers will also be able to access it on the BBC website, where it can …

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BBC back on the hunt for new game development partners

BBC Worldwide’s Game team will be visiting London Mobile Games Week later this month, seeking any development and partnership opportunities that will benefit their biggest IP And that’s not just limited to big hitters like Doctor Who, Top Gear and Sherlock. According to a BBC statement, the broadcaster is keen …

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iPlayer arrives on Xbox One

The BBC has finally launched its iPlayer streaming video app on Xbox One. The release offers compatibility with Kinect voice control and boasts a number of technical extras making it easier for the BBC to update the app with new channels and features going forwards. The app is also more …

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Can the BBC get games right this time?

The BBC’s plan for the video games market regenerates almost as often as The Doctor. Back in 2005 it closed its Multimedia division – after almost ten years of publishing titles – when the boxed games market crashed. In January 2010, MCV revealed that the firm would return in a …

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BBC Doctor Who game designed to teach kids computer programming

A new free-to-play online Doctor Who game from the BBC hopes to bring the art of basic computer programming to kids. The Doctor and the Dalek will be available on the CBBC website from Wednesday (October 22nd) and is voiced by the 12th Doctor himself Peter Capaldi. The story has …

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BBC 5Live pushes video games show into primetime slot

BBC Radio has strengthened its focus on video games by promoting its Game On segment to the masses. Hosted by Adam Rosser, the GMA-nominated show was previously broadcast during the graveyard shift on 5Live at 2:30am and only available via iPlayer for seven days. But now the station is airing …

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