The Mad-Croctober Competition

Energy Drink company Mad-Croc, which launched a Mad-Croc themed mobile game at the Gamescom conference in Cologne in early August, today announced the company will launch the biggest global individual mobile e-sports competition ever.  Mad-Croc will grant a prize of $100,000 dollars to the winner, making it by far the largest individual cash prize in mobile gaming history.

Mad-Croc's Mad-Croctober Mobile Game Competition

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Looking to Gamescom 2014

We’re just a week away from Gamescom 2014 now.. time to catch up on what’s happening in the gaming world!

Amongst the more interesting headlines.. Valve is rumoured to have slipped the Source 2 engine out, via the Dota 2 Workshop tools.  Fans of the game found references to Source 2 in file names and routines, and the new and improved engine has been rumoured for a while.  Valve has made no comment as yet, so we’ll have to wait and see..

Blizzard will be celebrating World of Warcraft’s 10 year anniversary this November with some in-game activities.  Players can look forward to Tarren Mill vs Southshore, a special 40 player Raid Finder version of Molten Core and a Molten Corgi pet for those logging in during the event.

Ubisoft have released screenshots and gameplay details about their newest Settlers game, Kingdoms of Anteria.  Part city builder, part action strategy, Kingdoms of Anteria allows players to build, manage and expand their kingdom, whilst fighting enemies to gain loot and resources with up to four players.  Closed beta launches soon.

BioWare has been teasing something with their short videos (You’ve Been Chosen).. we won’t have to wait long to find out what this one’s all about, as a special fan event takes place next week, at the beginning of Gamescom 2014.

Gamious Announces Three New Mobile Titles

Dutch publisher Gamious has announced three new mobile titles, which will be presented at Gamescom 2013: Dark Day LA, Expandaball and Briquid Mini.

Gamious

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Ubisoft Launches Uplay PC

Ubisoft has now launched Uplay PC, their own digital distribution platform.   Uplay PC will sell games and connect to the existing Uplay community, and the new Uplay PC app will act as a launcher for individual games as well as managing friends lists and chat.

To try and attract gamers to the service, Ubisoft are currently offering a number of PC games for £1, with daily deals continuing throughout Gamescom.