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A Norwegian High School Will Give Students Class Credit for Playing Video Games

Video game enthusiasts argue that hours spent in front of a TV with a controller in hand aren't a waste of time—and in many ways, they're not wrong. …

Microsoft Rejects League of Legends HoloLens Pitch

After receiving the most votes for the Share Your Idea program for the HoloLens, Microsoft announced that they would be rejecting the pitch for a League of Legends Match Viewer.<p>The idea behind the pitch is simple. With the HoloLens, fans of the game would be able to see the map of League of Legends …

Augmented Reality

A thinner Xbox One may be coming in 2016

Thinner models of consoles are nothing new to the gaming industry, and it looks like the most full-sized console of them all may be getting a …

Xbox

Taiwanese Pop Star, Jay Chou, Is Starting a League of Legends team

Recent reports have stated that Jay Chou, mega famous Taiwanese pop sensation, has decided to start a League of Legends team. Under the name MRJ, the team hopes to compete in the Taiwanese region next split.<p>This might not come as a surprise to fans, since Jay Chou has been a fan of the game for a …

Celebrity Gossip

Mobile MOBA Vainglory lands big-time sponsors Amazon and Nvidia for its season finals

League of Legends and Dota 2 get all of the attention, but a different kind of competitor is also growing.<p>Vainglory told GamesBeat that Nvidia and Amazon will sponsor the season finals for the mobile multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), which take place at the Esports Arena in Santa Ana, …

North America

Xbox One Version of Dinosaur Game Ark Coming Very Soon

The Xbox One version of PC dinosaur game Ark: Survival Evolved is coming soon, very soon, it sounds like. Developer Studio Wildcard has teased that its release is "imminent" for Microsoft's console.<p>It was previously confirmed that Ark's Xbox One version would arrive sometime this winter. The game …

Game Trailers

Adding Kill-Death Ratios To Heroes Of The Storm Was A Bad Idea

<i>Heroes of the Storm</i> has been going through a lot of changes lately, some small, some the size of a gigantic two-headed ogre. There’s one change …

Shark Tank's Mark Cuban Really Likes League Of Legends, Calls Out ESPN's Colin Cowherd

by Anonymity Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 01:48 PM<p>I hate the term "E-sports".<p>by Vcugreek84 Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 01:48 PM<p>It's not a sport, …

Rocket League

Mark Cuban Wants to Play League of Legends

Mark Cuban, billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks and judge on popular week night show <i>Shark Tank</i> has expressed desire to play in a showcase match of League of Legends at the Intel Extreme Masters taking place in San Jose. The showcase match will benefit Cyber Smile, a non-profit organization …

Nonprofits

'Overwatch' Is Burying the Bald Soldier Dude Archetype

"Overwatch" characters don't look like the stereotypical first person shooter character.<p>My favorite character in <i>Overwatch</i> so far is Hanzo, a Japanese assassin with a bow and arrow. He doesn't shoot very fast, but every shot counts, and when I find a good vantage point I can be a menace. Standing on …

Borderlands Studio's Battleborn Delayed

As part of its quarterly earnings report today, Take-Two announced that the next game from Borderlands creator Gearbox Software, Battleborn, has been delayed.<p>Previously scheduled for release on February 9, 2016, the game is now slated for release on May 3. No reason for this was shared, but …

Borderlands

Blizzard’s Overwatch headed to consoles, pre-orders now available

When originally announced last November, Blizzard’s <i>Overwatch</i> was billed as a PC-only, first person shooter. That no longer seems to be the case as …

Building a bigger arena for video game competitions

Steve Bornstein, former chief executive at<p>ESPNandNFL Network, walked toward his seat in a hazy convention hall buzzing with 20,000 people in Anaheim on Friday, mouth agape and eyes wondrously staring at a crazy array of green and white spotlights overhead.<p>He turned toward the middle of a …

eSports

No Man's Sky Dev Denies Stealth Release This Week

Hello Games, the developer behind PlayStation 4 and PC space exploration game No Man's Sky, has spoken out to shut down rumors that it is planning a Beyonce-style stealth release for later this week.<p>"I heard that rumor that NMS is stealth releasing on Oct 27th. It is false," Hello Games co-founder …

No Man's Sky

\'No Man\'s Sky\' release date during 2015 Paris Games Week?

New speculations about the possible release date of Hello Games' upcoming adventure survival game "No Man's Sky" have been going around …

Bandai Namco Announces Shutdown Of Rise Of Incarnates Just Three Months After Launch

by Rival_M Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 08:09 AM<p>What was this one about, again? So many of these things pop up its hard to keep track of them all. …

Time I

Pokémon moves closer to becoming a reality with real-life gym opening next month

As Pokémon players know, the gym is one of the trainer's most intimidating and essential battlefronts: Success achieved facing off against Gym Leaders results in your advancement toward the definitive Pokémon League.<p>Next month, real-life Pokémon trainers can finally check out one of these gyms for …

Activision hired a former ESPN CEO to head its new e-sports division

The biggest publisher in video games is getting into e-sports in a big way. Today Activision Blizzard announced a new division dedicated to competitive gaming, and it's being headed up by Steve Bornstein, former CEO of both ESPN and the NFL Network. Mike Sepso, who co-founded professional e-sports …

eSports

Sony's colorful PS4 hard drive covers look pretty neat

Okay, so ¥2,500 (about $21) is kind of a lot to pay for a single piece of plastic. And most people probably want their AV equipment to look as discreet as possible beneath their TV. So Sony's interchangeable PlayStation 4 hard drive bay covers, announced in Japan earlier this week, might not be for …

Plug and play: game cartridges for your smartphone on display at Tokyo Game Show

Earlier this week, we introduced you to Pico Cassette, a tiny physical game cartridge for the smartphone era. Modeled after Nintendo’s original …

Tokyo Game Show

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