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Newbee pockets $5m after winning Dota 2 International

Chinese esports team Newbee have won this year’s Dota 2 International. In doing so the five-man team earned a whopping prize fund of over $5m (2.9m). For comparison, that compares to a winner’s payout of 1.76m/$3m for the 2014 Wimbledon tennis champion, 937k/$1.66m for the British Open golf winner, 560k/$957k …

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IGN sponsors New Game Brand prize at MCV Awards 2014

Media giant IGN is the latest big name to sign up for this year’s MCV awards. The firm is sponsoring the New Game Brand award. Those in the running for the award include DayZ, Disney Infinity, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Rust, Starbound and The Last of Us. "IGN prides itself …

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PS4 up for grabs in GamesAid Grand National Sweepstake

Industry charity GamesAid is giving one generous soul the chance to win a PlayStation 4. In celebration of this year’s horse spectacular, anyone who donates 10 to GamesAid (details below) will be eligible for the competition. Entrants will then need to email their name to david.walker@live.co.uk to be considered. Horses …

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Curiosity: Oh, so THAT’S what was inside the Cube!

Peter Molyneux’s grand gaming experiment Curiosity: What’s Inside the Cube? came to a dramatic end over the weekend. Having kicked off on November 6th last year, Bryan Henderson from Edinburgh was finally crowned the ‘winner’ on Sunday having tapped the very last cubelet to grace Curiosity’s surface. His prize? Bryan …

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Last chance to vote for GAME BAFTA Award

GAME is urging UK consumers to vote for their favourite game of 2011 before March 13th by giving away a Star Wars Xbox. Gamers who vote at www.baftagameaward.com will be entered into a prize draw to win a Limited Edition Star Wars Xbox 360 console and Kinect accessory. The BAFTA …

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Virgin Gaming ups prize fund to £2.6m

A whopping €3m (2.6m) in prizes can be won by Virgin Gaming members this year. It’s a huge increase over the tournament firm’s first year, where $1m (620,000) in prizes was on offer. The company says key to its ability to increase the prize fund is its new Series Tournaments. …

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Microsoft offers Kinect as Christmas Quiz prize

Members of the winning team at the MCV/Xbox 360 Christmas Quiz will each receive the most talked about new product of the year, Kinect. They’ll also receive an Xbox 360 to use it with and a copy of Kinect Adventures to get them started. The quiz takes place at London’s …

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Obama announces video game challenge

US President Barack Obama has announced a new initiative that promotes the development of educational video games. Called the National STEM Video Game Challenge, prizes will be offered to those whose titles are deemed to have best promoted education in science, technology, engineering and math. The scheme is open both …

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Super Mario Galaxy up for grabs

The Nintendo boys and girls love you so much that they’re offering three of you the chance to win a copy of one of the biggest games of the year, Super Mario Galaxy, just by answering the following, jaw-droppingly simple question: Which English footballing superstar has recently started playing for …

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