Kyle Hawthorne

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Genius

Gambling Commission publishes discussion paper on eSports and virtual currencies

The Gambling Commission (GC) has published a discussion paper outlining its concerns on virtual currencies, eSports and social gaming.<p>The GC’s …

Virtual Reality

Catch all the eSports action with the ESL Arena at Gamescom

Gamescom is here, and we’re not there, but that’s not an issue. Luckily for us eSports fans, we can catch all action live from ESL Arena as it …

ESL

Pro 'Counter-Strike' team's owners also own an esports betting site

CSGO Lounge, one of the many controversial <i>Counter-Strike</i> gambling sites to come under fire in recent months, is majority-owned by ESForce Holding, …

Match Fixing

Assassin's Creed Movie Will Feature Some Video Game Characters

Fox's upcoming <i>Assassin's Creed</i> doesn't follow the story of any of the Assassin's Creed games, and its hero, played by Michael Fassbender, is a totally new character for the franchise.<p>That being said, it's now been confirmed that the movie will feature some characters fans may be familiar with. The …

Xbox One Just Beat PlayStation 4 for the First Time in Almost a Year

The Xbox One outsold the PlayStation 4 in July, says Microsoft, a newsworthy feat because it hasn’t happened in eight months. Microsoft’s flagship …

Xbox

Calling video games “kiddy” is getting old, real old

It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment in time when it became acceptable to call out certain video games for being “kiddy.” Some delved into the …

Grand Theft Auto

Pokémon Go spoof pokes fun at old folks' confused response to mobile craze

Free game has a comic take on generation gap<p>You may have experienced an older person, perhaps on social media, expressing some form of confusion or even exasperation at the popularity of <i>Pokémon Go</i>. The general befuddlement experienced by older folks at the game's success has spawned a mini-industry …

Do you want to write video games?

An industry veteran explains the difficulty in getting the position everyone wants.<p>Do you want to write video games? Do you? Do you <i>really?</i> Be honest with me.<p>I mean, I don’t want to shoot down your dream. There are lots of people who’ve done the research, who know exactly what they’re getting into …

Dragon Age

This Super Mario/ League of Legends mashup is so good

Credit where it’s due: This is spectacular. YouTube’s diyyo took a standard match on Summoner’s Rift and turned it into a Mario Bros. level — sort of.<p>…

Mashups

How Professional Gaming Works

They say that if you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life. They also say that, if a thing exists, humans will find a way to compete …

Pokémon

Spotify Gaming puts your favorite soundtracks in one place

Video game soundtracks hold a pretty special place in the Engadget Gaming crew's heart. Whether it's a collection of painstakingly curated licensed tracks a la <i>Hotline Miami</i> or wholly original compositions from Austin Wintory or Jesper Kyd, the right music can make a good game great and an excellent …

Twitter streams its first eSports tournament this weekend

Twitter is expanding beyond traditional stick-and-ball streams and moving into the lucrative eSports realm this weekend. As part of a partnership with Eleague and Turner Broadcasting, the microblogging service will air two days of <i>Counter-Strike: Global Offensive</i> play from Atlanta. The action starts …

Pro FIFA Soccer Player Retires to Play FIFA in ESports

Pro FIFA Soccer Player Retires to Play FIFA in ESports<p>/ July 31, 2016 at 10:21 PM / eSports Coverage, Gaming, Gaming News<p>No, this title is not a joke …

Dota 2 eSports prize pool eclipses $20 million

The prize pool for this year's Dota 2: The International has eclipsed $20 million, with the final amount expected to be higher as funds continue to …

eSports

Why the Rocket League finals are just the start

It’s been a stellar first year for car- and football-based eSports, but what does the future hold?<p>Rocket League is the riotous multiplayer …

What Can Esports Learn From Sports? | Esports News & Videos

<b>Deloitte predicted esports to be a sports trend that would disrupt and dominate 2016.</b><p>Although its own beast, esports is following in many of the …

eSports Rocket League - Like football, but with an extra kick

Imagine football with rocket-powered remote control cars and you’ll already be some of the way towards explaining Rocket League’s appeal as an eSport.<p>…

League of Legends Oceanic Pro League comes to Brisbane

More than 67 million gamers log on to the League of Legends behemoth every month according to the latest figures (from about two years ago).<p>That was …

World Rugby