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Tiny Brains dev reveals competitive sports game Project Cyber

Indie developer Spearhead Games will follow up on its recent PSN and PC co-op action game Tiny Brains with the tentatively-titled Project Cyber, a three-on-three competitive eSports game with a cyberpunk aesthetic. While the game itself is in an early state, Spearhead anticipates an upcoming...

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Valve's Dota 2 documentary, Free to Play, launches online March 19

Free to Play, Valve's feature-length documentary following three top players competing for $1 million in the first Dota 2 championships, premieres online on March 19, directly on Steam. It's categorized as a "free to play" item, but a Free to Play Competitor's Pack for Dota 2 launches on the...

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Game Developers Choice Awards honor Anita Sarkeesian, Riot founders

Organizers of the 14th annual Game Developers Choice Awards have named this year's Special Award winners, honoring Riot Games founders Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill alongside Feminist Frequency creator Anita Sarkeesian at an upcoming ceremony event. The event's Pioneer Award will go to Beck and...

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Nidhogg, NecroDancer headline IndieCade East eSports, Night Games lineups

Indiecade East, a festival celebrating indie creations, runs from February 14 - 16 in Astoria, New York at the Museum of the Moving Image. The folks behind the indie games festival have announced full lineups for the eSports and Night Games showcases today. The eSports showcase, highlighting...

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Mad Catz developing R.A.T. professional gaming mouse

Gaming accessory manufacturer Mad Catz has announced development of the R.A.T. Tournament Edition, a mouse designed for the eSports-minded player. The R.A.T. TE features tracking speeds up to 8200 DPI, decreased weight, dynamic surface detection, lift-off height calibration, programmable button...

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Virgin Gaming pushes new eSports subscription plan

The Virgin Gaming eSports league has introduced a subscription plan designed to simplify the process of winning cash by excelling at video games. Previously, those using the Virgin Gaming service on either Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 would be required to shell out a small fee for each match they...

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SK Telecom T1 sweeps League of Legends World Championship

Korean team SK Telecom T1 (SKT) swept Chinese opponents Royal Club (RYL) 3-0 to win the League of Legends World Championship and claim the $1 million prize last night. The Grand Finals were held at the Staples Center in front of 13,000 live fans and, according to a tweet from GameSpot's Rod...

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Ubisoft tackles eSports with 'The Next Level' competition at PAX Prime

Ubisoft is set to enter the eSports market with "The Next Level," a livestreamed gaming competition debuting this weekend at PAX Prime in Seattle. The Next Level features a selection of Ubisoft-published games, offering prizes ranging from scholarships to trips to upcoming events. The contest is...

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Blizzard WCS app acts as free guide to Starcraft 2 World Championships

If you're settling in to watch the Starcraft 2 World Championships from today's menu of live gaming, Blizzard has released the free Blizzard WCS app to help iOS users follow every aspect of the tournament. Blizzard WCS acts as a central hub for all eSports news pertaining to Starcraft 2. The...

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Today's live gaming: Pokemon, Dota 2, Starcraft 2 and Zelda

A trio of eSports competitions are streaming for your viewing pleasure today, as is the kickoff of a week-long Zelda marathon for charity. Coverage of the Starcraft 2 World Championships' European league has already begun, but the American league will start reportin' for duty at 4 p.m. EST. Day...

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