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The Best Free Games For PlayStation 4 and 5

Promoted article (contains affiliate links, you must be aged 18 and over to gamble; please bet responsibly) On March 29th, Sony announced the new PlayStation Plus subscription service, which includes a bunch of games each month. But the luckiest and savviest players can already download free games by visiting the PS Store. True fans surely wouldn’t want to miss this opportunity. If you’re among those lucky ones, consider the various alternatives we’re going to share with you below. Continue reading The Best Free Games For PlayStation 4 and 5

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Two competitive titles top list of UK’s best-selling video game franchises since 1995

Brand new analysis from data company GfK has revealed the UK’s top 30 best-selling video game franchises since 1995. And the top two have a presence on the esports stage worldwide. Ranked in order of revenue generated, the top-grossing game is FIFA, followed by Call of Duty, and then the Mario series. Grand Theft Auto and Lego round out the top five. In total, the top 30 titles have earned over £26bn in the last 27 years. Continue reading Two competitive titles top list of UK’s best-selling video game franchises since 1995

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5 Best Video Game Themed Slot Machines

Promoted article (contains affiliate links, you must be aged 18 and above to gamble, please bet responsibly) Video game themed slots have had a massive influence on popular culture. Today, you can find a wide range of pokies (another name for slot machines) which are part of a leading video game franchise. It’s one way for betting providers to attract younger fans, especially millennials. Because of this, it shouldn’t be a surprise if a casino begins to look like a parlor in the coming years. Continue reading 5 Best Video Game Themed Slot Machines

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Acer releases Predator IEM PCs and monitor, launches £5,000 dream PC giveaway with Microsoft Xbox Games Pass

Promoted article (contains partner links) Acer, the official global PC partner of the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM), has announced the availability of its latest series of IEM certified PCs and monitors. It has also announced a dream PC giveaway in conjunction with Microsoft Xbox Games Pass. All Acer Predator gaming desktops and laptops now include one month of Xbox Games Pass for PC so gamers can fire up and start playing their favourite games straight away including Halo Infinite, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Minecraft, Rainbow Six Extraction and more. Continue reading Acer releases Predator IEM PCs and monitor, launches £5,000 dream…

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Birmingham to host Commonwealth Esports Championships, Daily Mail readers lose their minds

Image source: iStock | Brazzo | Used with permission Readers of the Daily Mail appear to be confused and troubled that esports will be a part of their dear Commonwealth Games this year. UK city Birmingham will host the inaugural Commonwealth Esports Championships and Commonwealth Esports Forum this summer – a result of a partnership between the Global Esports Federation and the Commonwealth Games Federation first announced back in 2020. Continue reading Birmingham to host Commonwealth Esports Championships, Daily Mail readers lose their minds

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The Problem With Critical Role’s Latest Campaign

In early fall, the hugely successful Dungeons & Dragons “actual play” series Critical Role announced plans for their third campaign, set in the fictionalized world of Marquet. While the campaign would draw inspiration from real-life SWANA [Southwest Asian/North African] cultures, the group would work together with sensitivity consultants to craft a fantasy continent free of appropriation, Dungeon Master Matt Mercer said in a blog post. Mercer sounds earnest enough, and it’s nice to see them be proactive about hiring consultants right off the bat instead of waiting to be called out on a misstep. So why were some people so…

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Dota Valkyries COO & GB women’s silver medal winner Ruby: “We don’t have a unified UK Dota 2 scene – that’s what I’m trying to build” (Interview by Reinessa & powered by MSI)

Ruby ‘valkyrjaRuby’ Dawn is fully entrenched in the heart of UK Dota 2: she’s COO of the Dota Valkyries which supports women in esports, and recently won a silver medal for Great Britain in the Global Esports Games 2021 Dota 2 Women’s tournament in Singapore, with a team she co-captained. Ruby is passionate about the community and has some big plans for UK Dota 2. To find out more, content creator Reinessa hosts this interview powered by MSI, which you can watch in full above and read highlights from below. Continue reading Dota Valkyries COO & GB women’s silver medal winner…

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Call Of Duty: Warzone’s Flying Car Problem Is Back In Latest Map

If you’ve played Call of Duty: Warzone recently, you might’ve seen flying objects in the sky that appear to be aircrafts like helicopters or planes. Well, you’re wrong. They’re actually regular old vehicles such as motorbikes and SUVs that cheaters have hacked to take to the skies…again. Yes, again, as this isn’t a new occurrence for Raven Software’s very popular battle royale.

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Great Britain Dota 2 women’s team win silver medal at 2021 Global Esports Games

The Great Britain women’s Dota 2 team have secured a second-place finish at the Global Esports Games (GEG) 2021 medal event in Singapore. They beat Mongolia 2-0 in the semi-finals before going up against host country Singapore in the grand final, on the main stage. They went 1-0 up but Singapore managed to win two games back-to-back (including a 70+ minute game three), giving them the gold and Great Britain the silver. Great Britain player Bellemiku commented: “From where we started in the beginning, I am so proud of how far we have come. Continue reading Great Britain Dota 2…

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E4 announces British hosts for new-look GamesMaster show including Frankie Ward, and Sir Trevor McDonald OBE as the new GamesMaster

Update (October 27th 2021): Sir Trevor McDonald OBE has been named the new GamesMaster. Original article (September 29th 2021): Before Twitch, before YouTube, before Instagram and Twitter, there was a time when us old folks had to get our gaming news and entertainment from magazines and TV. GamesMaster was THE video games show on TV in the ’90s and now it’s returning to Channel 4’s E4, which has today announced its hosts. Continue reading E4 announces British hosts for new-look GamesMaster show including Frankie Ward, and Sir Trevor McDonald OBE as the new GamesMaster

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Riot says China is the reason why there’s a lot of damage and faster games in League of Legends at the moment

Riot Games has explained why it’s leaned more towards high damage, fast-paced games in League of Legends. Speaking on a call with a select few influencers on October 12th, including UK streamer HuzzyGames, they answered one of his questions. He asked them: Is there too much damage in League? HuzzyGames explained Riot’s answer in this video on his YouTube channel (around the 30-minute mark), saying that the influencers weren’t allowed to record the call, but were able to take notes. Continue reading Riot says China is the reason why there’s a lot of damage and faster games in League of…

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Staffordshire University games and esports senior leadership shake-up: Dr Bobbie Fletcher leaves after 28 years as new heads join, former student who quit to teach esports broadcast production at another uni

Staffordshire University has made a number of senior leadership changes within its games and esports departments. Dr Bobbie Fletcher has left after almost three decades at the university. She has been instrumental in games education at Staffs and within the UK, and is an experienced head of department having held various games and technology leadership roles at the university. Most recently her title was head of department in games and visual effects and associate professor in the School of Digital, Technologies and Arts. Continue reading Staffordshire University games and esports senior leadership shake-up: Dr Bobbie Fletcher leaves after 28 years…

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Destiny 2 Is Deleting Its Best Expansion

Destiny 2’s Forsaken expansion, a high-water mark for Bungie’s loot shooter, is going away next year with the launch of The Witch Queen, the studio announced today. The move has been positioned as a way to keep the game optimized and make room for new content, but it will also be a heavy pill to swallow for players who purchased the content when it first came out.

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Players representing Team Britain at Global Esports Games announced, with UK esports veterans Mark Weller, Ryan Hart, TeaGuvnor and more involved

Britain will be represented at this year’s Global Esports Games (GEG) in Street Fighter V, Dota 2 (open and women’s tournaments) and eFootball 2022, with a host of experienced talent helping out. GEG will take place in Singapore in December 2021, which will see esports teams from more than 80 countries and territories compete for pride and glory. It’s a medal event that will not include prize money, and is set up by the Global Esports Federation, which formed in December 2019 and has links with the British Esports Association. Continue reading Players representing Team Britain at Global Esports Games…