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Let’s Pick Winners For The 2021 Game Awards

It’s December, the month when little children’s thoughts turn to presents and big children’s thoughts turn to Geoff Keighley’s annual celebration of world-premiere trailers. And those trailers come with awards between them, bestowed upon the best games of the year as judged by professional game judges. Who judges the…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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In A Twist, Nintendo Is Actually Supporting Smash Bros. Melee Now

After years of neglect and in some cases outright hostility, Nintendo has finally admitted that competitive Smash Bros. Melee exists. On Thursday, Nintendo announced a series of all new tournaments for the 20-year-old GameCube game. They will be part of an official Smash Bros. championship series kicking off in 2022…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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In A Twist, Nintendo Is Actually Supporting Smash Bros. Melee Now

After years of neglect and in some cases outright hostility, Nintendo has finally admitted that competitive Smash Bros. Melee exists. On Thursday, Nintendo announced a series of all new tournaments for the 20-year-old GameCube game. They will be part of an official Smash Bros. championship series kicking off in 2022…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Report: Activision’s Bobby Kotick Didn’t Just Know, He Also Mistreated Women

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick claimed to be in the dark about widespread allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination that surfaced at the company earlier this year, but according to a new bombshell report by The Wall Street Journal, Kotick wasn’t just aware of the misconduct, he was also involved in…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Faze Clan Going Public In Deal That Is Somehow Worth $1 Billion

Fresh off a big crypto scam involving a number of its members only four months ago, Faze Clan announced today that the group is about to become a publicly traded company, meaning fans will soon be able to buy shares. Their initial valuation? Oh, $1 billion.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Sony Patent Lets Viewers Vote and Pay to Boot Players From Games

In 2020, Sony filed a patent for allowing livestream spectators and participants to remove players from a game. Yesterday, the United States Patent and Trademark Office approved the patent, which you can read in full here. Besides removing unskilled players, the system would allow spectators to pay for the privilege…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Sony Patent Lets Viewers Vote and Pay to Boot Players From Games

In 2020, Sony filed a patent for allowing livestream spectators and participants to remove players from a game. Yesterday, the United States Patent and Trademark Office approved the patent, which you can read in full here. Besides removing unskilled players, the system would allow spectators to pay for the privilege…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Smash Players Think Patrick Kinda Sucks In The Nickelodeon Fighting Game

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl just came out yesterday, but that hasn’t stopped Super Smash Bros. players from tearing the game apart for any juicy morsel that may give them an edge in the platform fighter.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Valve Refunds All DOTA 2 Tourney Tickets Only 12 Days After Selling Them, Event No Longer To Have Live Audience

Valve has canceled all plans to have a live audience at its large-scale DOTA 2 tournament, the International, as the number of covid cases in the host city of Bucharest, Romania continues to increase. The company also announced all tickets will be refunded immediately.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Yikes, Top DOTA 2 Team Gets Covid A Week Before $40M Tourney

Today, high-profile DOTA 2 team Team Aster announced via a Weibo post that several members of the team had tested positive for Covid-19, including three players. This news comes just eight days before the beginning of DOTA 2’s $40 million tournament, The International, which is scheduled for October 7, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Japanese Esports Team Is Filled With Senior Citizens

Meet the Matagi Snipers. Based in Akita, the eight-person team is Japan’s first senior esports professional team, complete with a sponsor and everything. The team was established as a way to show the health benefits of esports for older adults, as well as to impress the grandkids. NHK reports that twenty-one people…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Gamer Dislocates Shoulder While Celebrating Tournament Victory

Congratulations are in order for CakeAssault, who over the weekend won a huge Rivals of Aether tournament, overcoming not just the competing field, but also the limitations and fragilities of the human body.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Please, Free Me From The Bad Takes About China’s Gaming Restrictions

Whenever any kind of news about China hits the internet, I brace myself for oversimplifications by English-language writers and commentators. But in a country with roughly 720 million gamers (roughly twice the U.S. population), the context behind the recent gaming restrictions placed on Chinese youth isn’t as…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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League Of Legends Makeover For Chinese Subway

For the tenth anniversary of its Chinese server, League of Legends is dressing up the Hangzhou Metro in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. Subway cars, for example, have been done up to look like different LoL regions. As League of Legends (via Twitter user lolweibo) announced through its official Weibo account, ten…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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League Of Legends Makeover For Chinese Subway

For the tenth anniversary of its Chinese server, League of Legends is dressing up the Hangzhou Metro in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. Subway cars, for example, have been done up to look like different LoL regions. As League of Legends (via Twitter user lolweibo) announced through its official Weibo account, ten…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Street Fighter Pros Apologize For Trolling Streamers

Kawano is one of Japan’s top Street Fighter V players. He recently took first place in Evo 2021 Online East Asia and won the Topanga Championship 3. But his actions online earlier this summer have recently come under greater scrutiny.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Street Fighter Player Daigo Umehara Found The Arcade Where He Got Beat Up

When Daigo Umehara was 13, the then-future Street Fighter champion got beat up by a rival player for being too good. Now, decades later, Umehara has tracked down the arcade where it went down, thanks to the magic of Google Maps.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Ex-Faze Clan Member Says He’s Paying Back Scammed Fans

In June, members of popular gaming group FaZe Clan found themselves in hot water due to their involvement with an apparent pump and dump scheme involving a charity-based cryptocurrency known as SaveTheKids. This led FaZe to suspend several members and boot one, a content creator known as Kay, out of the group entirely…Read more… Continue […]

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Ex-Faze Clan Member Says He’s Paying Back Scammed Fans

In June, members of popular gaming group FaZe Clan found themselves in hot water due to their involvement with an apparent pump and dump scheme involving a charity-based cryptocurrency known as SaveTheKids. This led FaZe to suspend several members and boot one, a content creator known as Kay, out of the group entirely…Read more… Continue […]

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