Confirmed: Virgin Gaming To Be Prize-Based Tournament and Challenge Site

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Gamesinduztry.biz reported this morning on a rumor that the newcoming Virgin Gaming service will be an online site providing players on opportunity to challenge each other and compete in tournaments using the most popular console titles. This whole report came at the hands of some truly master sleuthing work by the people over at MaxConsole.

It’s truly an epic investigative saga, which you should read their account of, but for those who would rather see it summarized, here goes: They saw that the technical contact for VirginGaming.com was a Toronto-based company “codenamed” Entertainment Tech. And while the recording answered the phone “Welcome to Entertainment Tech” upon MaxConsole’s call, the operator who picked up shortly after said “Welcome to Virgin Gaming.” Gotcha!

Long story short, that operator referred them to worldgaming.com as an example of what Virgin’s service would be.

And this all meshes with one of the first accounts of the Virgin Gaming rumor, as passed on below by MCV:

Ambitious and global, the business is expected to run across the leading console formats and feature the most popular games on the market.

MCV understands that the new video games venture will be online only and again CHALLENGE BASED, possibly built on a technology acquisition.

And now it’s officially confirmed. Here is a link to the sample site for ModNation Racers, as Virgin will offer it. Picture below.

This may not be the groundbreaking new service Virgin gets a reputation for offering, but it’s a solid project. One thing’s for sure. It won’t be Virgin founder Richard Branson’s worst endeavor into well-worn territory.

(Via MaxConsole via GamesIndustry.biz)


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