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Overwatch World Cup to take place at Blizzcon

Blizzard will host the first ever Overwatch World Cup at Blizzcon, where the best players in the world will play for their home nation in a battle for national pride. The exhibition tournament will see players come together to form national teams and compete in online qualifiers, with the top …

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Watch Dogs still No.1 as World Cup game rises up charts

Watch Dogs has held onto the top spot for the third week running in the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40. It does so with in spite of a 47 per cent decline in sales. But EA’s 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil is climbing up the charts, going from …

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Destination Brazil brings the World Cup to Xbox One

Microsoft has announced a host of new World Cup functionality for Xbox One. It’s going by the name Destination Brazil and will arrive on the console on June 12th – the same day the tournament kicks off with hosts Brazil squaring off against Croatia. First off there’s Brazil Now, a …

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Next-gen FIFA gets free World Cup mode

The FIFA World Cup standalone game may not be coming to PS4, Xbox One or PC but some free Brazil-themed content is on the way to those platforms. The FIFA 14 Ultimate Team: World Cup add-on is for the Ultimate Team mode and takes the card-collecting mechanic and applies it …

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16 teams already signed up for MCV Games 5s on June 24th

Half the team spaces for next month’s games industry five-a-side competition are already spoken for. Teams from Rockstar Games, Sports Interactive, ShopTo, PlayStation, GreenManGaming, 2K Games, Testology and Intergi are already signed up. Just in time for the World Cup, the MCV Game 5s will pitch publishers, developers and retailers …

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MCV’s five-a-side championship returns next month

Back by popular demand, the Games 5s five-a-side tournament returns next month. Just in time for the World Cup, the contest will pitch publishers, developers and retailers against each other on June 24th. Games 5s is supported by headline sponsor PlayStation. Replica World Cup trophies and Sony prizes are up …

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Amazing Spider-Man 2 takes No.1 from Titanfall

Activision’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 has knocked off Titanfall to debut at No.1 in the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40. It’s the publisher’s first No.1 since Call of Duty: Ghosts back in December last year. The game outsold its predecessor The Amazing Spider-Man, which peaked at No.2 in 2012. …

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Pikachu is Japan’s World Cup mascot

The Pokemon Company has secured am amazing branding coup by placing Pikachu as Japan’s official World Cup 2014 mascot. The deal was announced in conjunction with Japan’s national kit sponsor Adidas. While Pikachu is the official sponsor he’ll also be joined by ten other Pokemon including G1 favourites Squirtle, Charmander …

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