2020

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UK-based esports orgs and businesses raised a record £42m in funding in 2020 according to new report

UK-based esports organisations, startups and scaleup companies raised £42m in 2020, making it a record year for UK esports startups in terms of both the value and number of deals.  That’s according to new research published this week by Here East, the tech and innovation campus in London, and Beauhurst, a UK database for fast-growth companies. The pair claim to have analysed all investment data for British esports since 2011. Growing UK esports businesses have raised £138m over the last ten years, and the research has found that 61% (£85m) of that investment was secured in the last two years.  Continue…

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Metacritic has revealed 2020’s 10 worst games

It’s been a good year for games at the upper end of the Metacritic spectrum, but what does it look like right down at the bottom of the review aggregator?2020, by all accounts, has been quite a good year for gaming. We’ve had the likes of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, The Last of Us Part 2, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Hades, and more besides to keep us entertained throughout the past 12 months.But everything in the world is balanced: for all the ups, there have to be some downs. To illustrate that point quite frankly and bluntly for us, Metacritic has…

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Best of 2020: Astro’s Playroom, and Tom’s other GOTY picks

I thought Astro’s Playroom was going to be a throwaway pack-in title. I was wrong.Given that the PS5 had big hitters Spider-Man Miles Morales and Demon’s Souls arrive alongside it, Astro’s Playroom being my favorite launch game is hugely surprising. I figured it would be a gimmick-fest: a few bleeps and bloops out of the DualSense speaker, turn the controller to move a robot’s head from side to side, kind of thing. What I got was a wonderful ode to PlayStation and the best example yet of what the future of video games could feel like.Astro’s Playroom is undoubtedly what…

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PS5 release date, price, confirmed games, backwards compatibility – everything we know

The PS5 hits the shelves in just a few weeks, so here’s everything you need to know about it. Over the last few months, more details have emerged about the PS5’s impressive capabilities, such as super-fast loading times thanks to its SSD, crisp 8k resolution and confirmed backwards compatibility for the majority of PS4 games. Since the latest PS5 showcase, Sony has confirmed that there won’t be a Smart Delivery system like Microsoft is offering, but that individual titles such as Marvel’s Avengers will get free upgrades at launch.The PS4 Pro was a decent bridge between last-gen and the next;…