Esports tournament organizers ESL and DreamHack have merged

ESL and DreamHack, two of the biggest tournament organizers in esports, have merged. ESL co-CEOs Ralf Reichert and Craig Levine will lead the new company, which is called ESL Gaming. DreamHack CEO Marcus Lindmark will continue to run that brand’s gam...

EA removed a FIFA microtransaction ad that was aimed at kids

EA has pulled an ad that marketed FIFA microtransactions to kids in UK toy store Smyths’ magazine. The ad suggested children “use FIFA Points to open packs,” through which they receive a random selection of players in the Ultimate Team (FUT) mode. FI...

‘Dead by Daylight’, ‘Celeste’ and others join Stadia Pro’s free game lineup

Google wants more people to check out Stadia Pro, the subscription-based version of its video game streaming service. To that end, the company is adding six titles to its freebie lineup on October 1st, including Dead by Daylight. The asymmetric horro...

Pokémon Sword and Shield’s second expansion arrives October 22nd

The second expansion for Pokémon Sword and Shield, "The Crown Tundra" (TCT), will arrive on October 22nd. TCT will take players to a new wintry area of the Galar region named for the expansion’s title. The news dropped during a presentation on The Po...

A Redditor got Stadia to run on an iPhone

Although Apple cracked open the door for game streaming services to run on iPhone and iPad earlier this month, you can’t use Stadia, xCloud or GeForce Now on those devices yet. Well, at least not officially.Members of the Stadia subreddit have been t...