Last year was pretty incredible for gamers.Assassin's Creed Origins, COD: WWII... there was something for everyone.Thankfully, 2018 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting years for gaming in a long, long time.A new COD Black Ops, Far Cry and a number of incredible new IP is on the horizon.We've picked out the best of the bunch - 24 in total. Let's kick off with this month's biggest launch. Monster Hunter WorldPlatform(s): PS4, Xbox, PC (later)Release date: January 26, 2018Monster Hunter may not be as big here as it is over in Japan, but there are still legions of loyal fans eager to play the latest instalment.As per the last games, you team up with friends and hunt down huge beasts.Don't expect an easy ride, though - they're incredibly tough to snare. Some battles last upwards of an hour, and teamwork is absolutely vital.High-definition graphics, and a huge marketing push by Capcom, will ensure hunting season is more popular than ever. Shadow of the … [Read more...] about The 24 most exciting games that are coming your way this year
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Make no mistake, eSports has arrived.With multi-million dollar prizes, hundreds of millions of fans and a push to make it an Olympic event, the once niche sport is now impossible to ignore. CLAIM YOUR FREE £20 BET Sun Bets are offering this great offer when you sign up and bet a fiverBy 2020, games industry researcher Newzoo predicts the global audience for eSports will approach 580m, with the industry worth more than $1.5 billion.More than half of eSports fans in America, Britain, France and Germany now consider competitive gaming a sport. More than two-thirds believe it will soon become mainstream.The soon is particularly poignant.Many people still hold out-dated stereotypes of competitive gamers – the staying in, the lack of a social life – perceptions that are perhaps the biggest barrier for eSports breaking into the mainstream.For Neville Upton, CEO of UK eSports company Gfinity, the immediate focus is changing these outdated beliefs.“This … [Read more...] about Why you can’t ignore eSports any more – even if you want to
When the news was doing the rounds at the beginning of April, that Bayern Munich was to buy Fnatic, one of the most successful eSports teams in the world, it seemed to be like an April Fool's Joke. A few months later, the headline is not so deceptive. "We are currently analyzing the area of eSports very closely," said Bayern's digital manager Stefan Mennerich, who is responsible for the project. In addition to Bayern Munich, there are seven other Bundesliga teams who are watching the market with great interest: Borussia Mönchengladbach, Hamburg, Werder Bremen, Ingolstadt, Bayer Leverkusen, Cologne and Hertha Berlin. It's not just teams in Germany, who are attracted to eSports. Top clubs, such as, Manchester City, Besiktas, PSV Eindhoven and Sporting Club de Portugal are also active in the field. Even Manchester United, regarded as the biggest football club on the planet, recently took their first steps in eSports. Huge growth for Bundesliga clubs in eSports … [Read more...] about Is a virtual Bundesliga on the horizon?