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Green Man Gaming to serve as official Gfinity Championship supplier

UK eSports firm Gfinity and digital games retailer Green Man Gaming have penned a deal surrounding the former’s upcoming pro-gaming tournament. Under the new partnership – the second-such collaboration in as many weeks for Gfinity, following its two-year hookup with The Sun owner News UK – Green Man Gaming will …

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WRC 2 due in October

A brand new officially licensed World Rally Championship game has been announced by publisher Black Bean. WRC 2 will feature all the cars and drivers from the 2011 season spanning 90 stages across 15 locations. In total 25 different terrain types will feature as well as variable weather conditions. Retro …

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Glen Johnson thanks Champ Man

Much like his PlayStation-loving team mate Fernando Torres, Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson has become the latest sports star to confess his love for gaming – more specifically, Eidos’ Championship Manager. As well as keeping him sane during his ongoing spell on the sidelines due to injury, the game has also …

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Champ Man Online closing its doors

Eidos is to shut down its football MMO Championship Manager Online on April 30th, just a few days before the game would have reached the ripe old age of five. CVG reports that game’s userbase – which is still several thousand players strong – is up in arms about the …

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Cuts hit Champ Man dev

Square Enix will make unavoidable” workforce cuts at Beautiful Game Studios, the outfit responsible for the Championship Manager series. It is unclear how severe the staff cuts will be, though Square Enix indicated that development of the Championship Manager series will continue. In a prepared statement, the publisher told Develop …

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WRC team taking on Dirt 2

Publisher Black Bean plans to revamp the World Rally Championship licence into a new annual games franchise, MCV can reveal. And the firm has set its sights on challenging Codemasters’ recent success with fellow racer Dirt 2. Black Bean has signed up the licence on an initial three year deal, …

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WRC returns to gaming

Italian publisher Black Bean has captured the rights to the hair-raising World Rally Championship and has announced its intention to resurrect the franchise some time in 2010. Milestone, the studio behind racing hits such as SBK Superbike and MotoGP, is currently handling development of a title for Xbox 360, PS3 …

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NFS Shift UK Championship announced

Ahead of the release of Need for Speed: Shift on September 18th, publisher EA has teamed up with the UK’s leading games retailer GAME to run a nationwide competition that takes place in key GAME outlets. Kicking off on August 28th, heats will take place in 49 stores across the …

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Championship Manager 2010 dated

Eidos has announced that the next instalment in its noteworthy football management series, dubbed Championship Manager 2010, will be released this September. The game, which has been in development for two years, will for the first time include the ability for users to download real-world stats from the footballing world …

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UFC boots fighter over THQ deal

American kickboxing specialist Jon Fitch has reportedly been kicked off the Ultimate Fighting Championship after refusing to sign over his likeness to THQ for life, Gamespot reports. THQ currently owns the UFC video game rights, and part of its deal requires fighters to sign over the rights to their digital …

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