Gaming

UK government backs ‘Olympics for eSports’ proposals

Competitive gaming has seen huge growth in recent years as tournaments selling out major arenas across the world. Experts are now predicting that the revenues within the industry could hit close to half a billion dollars by the end of this year. Such unbelievable growth has now even lead to the UK government backing calls for an Olympic style tournament under the eGames brand, …

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The official Jeff Green Dark Souls II Drinking Game – now with bonus Bingo version!

Jeff Green Dark Souls 2 Bingo If you’d prefer to play Bingo, copy the phrase list below and paste it into this Bingo generator. Set the card size to 5×5, include a free space in the centre and as many cards as you like. Then hit the ‘generate’ button. Hello [country]! Someone asks how old Jeff is Whoa that's loud! …

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Pro LoL team Invictus, donates winnings to Chinese earthquake victims

How about a nice feel good story to wrap up Friday? Invictus, one of the biggest names in the professional League of Legends world, has donated its winnings at a recent tournament to the earthquake relief effort in China: some £30,000. Invictus faced tough opposition this week when it took on favourites World Elite in the finals of the Chinese …

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HumbleBundle 6 Available for Purchase

The latest edition of the Humble Bundle – number six for those that are counting – is now available, offering the usual array of top indi titles for a pay-what-you-want price. The games available this time around, include Dustforge, Rochard, Shatter, S.P.A.Z, Torchlight and if you pay over the average – which currently sits at a paltry $5.74 – you’ll …

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Ooh Shiny – Why DLC is treating gamers like idiots

I have a problem with Downloadable Content. I've got to get it out there, it's one of my biggest bug bears. What once was a developer wanting to increase the life of it's hard worked on product, has now become a pursuit of another revenue stream, a way to milk more cash from already strapped gamers. Titbits and additives, another map, another hat, a prettier weapon, all things that are now charged for in what has become abbreviated and boiled down to one thing: DLC. Now I don't want this to divulge into some anti-authoritarian, “it's all about the MAN... man” article. I have no problem with big business doing what they do best, making money. At the moment it's what makes our world turn and while triple A titles might not make up the best of games, there certainly are some good ones amongst the tripe. That said, I very much dislike the current trend in gaming, PC and Console, where instead of being given a game in all its glory, things are withheld, with extras charged for.

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