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Longtime Twitch Streamer Is Thrilled To Be Teamfight Tactics’ Best Player

Rumay “Hafu” Wang’s record is nothing to sneeze at. She’s won multiple major World of Warcraft tournaments, and she’s dominated Hearthstone’s rankings month after month. Still, she feels as though people don’t hold her accomplishments in the same regard as those of some of her male peers. That’s why she was thrilled…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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GOG Galaxy 2.0 Might Actually Be Able To Unite Warring PC Storefronts

The year is 2019. Cities lie in rubble. Pollution blots out the sun’s life-giving rays. The PC gaming landscape, once united under Steam’s questionable but convenient near-monopoly, is still mostly that way, but also there are some more launchers. The Epic Games Store. Origin. Uplay. Battle.net. The list goes on. The…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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World Of Warcraft’s New Cyber-Gnome Wonderland Is The Best Place On Azeroth

In August I wrote about the Abandoned Junkheap, a small patch of rust-covered, robot-infested land on the island of Kul Tiras in World of Warcraft that had captured my heart. Now there’s the Mechagon Island zone, an entire zone of junk, robots, cybernetic gnomes and joy that was introduced to the game in this week’s…Read […]

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Smash Bros. Ultimate Mod Project Aims To Make The Game Play Even Faster

Chilean Smash Bros. pro, streamer, and modder Felipe “Nyx” Monteiro recently showed off the latest additions to his ProjectNX mod for Smash Bros. Ultimate on his Twitch channel. Already months in the works, Monteiro’s goal is to make a version of Ultimate that incorporates his favorite techniques and moves from the…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Twitch Launches Subscriber-Only Streaming Feature

On Twitch, fans can subscribe to their favorite streamers, typically for $4.99 per month. Usually, that comes with minor perks like subscriber-only emotes, subscriber badges, and access to subscriber-only chat, if streamers decide to enable it. But now, streamers are getting a big addition to their arsenals:…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Sony, Microsoft, And Nintendo Come Out Against Trump’s Tariffs On Gaming Consoles

Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo have joined forces to tell the U.S. government that its newly-proposed tariffs on goods imported from China would hurt consumers, put jobs at risk, and stifle innovation, according to a joint letter sent by the companies to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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This New Sega Game Sure Looks Like ActRaiser

SolSeraph, coming July 10 to PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One, is a combination of side-scrolling platformer and overhead strategy in which the player is a divine being tasked with rebuilding civilization while protecting humanity from demons and monsters. In other words, it’s a dead ringer for the Super…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Juggling World Of Warcraft And Final Fantasy XIV Isn’t Easy

One minute I’m a gnome warlock, delving deep into the naga-infested ocean of World of Warcraft’s Azeroth. The next I’m a red mage with cat ears and a tail, trying to remember my spell rotation in Final Fantasy XIV before the Shadowbringers expansion comes out. There’s brand-new content in both of my favorite massively…Read more… […]

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The Human Cost Of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

One Friday afternoon a few weeks ago, the developers at Treyarch held a happy hour event to welcome the summer interns. There was pizza, beer, and jubilation for everyone at the studio behind Call of Duty: Black Ops 4—except the quality assurance testers, who had to leave shortly after they got there.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Half-Life Fan Remake’s Final Chapter Is Now Partly Playable

The long-awaited Half-Life fan remake Black Mesa first came out back in 2012. Gee, sure has Xen a while since then, huh? And yet, only now is the saga finally nearing its conclusion. The Black Mesa team decided to take Half-Life’s divisive “Xen” chapters back to the drawing board and flesh out the alien fish […]

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A Guide To Auto Chess, 2019’s Most Popular New Game Genre

Over the weekend, Dota Underlords lured 200,000 concurrent players onto its checkered battlefield of swords, sorcery, and slot machines. Meanwhile, Riot’s Teamfight Tactics continued to duel with Fortnite for the Twitch throne. Also, I played Dota Underlords like it was my dang job. If it feels like these Auto Chess…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Razer Brazil Cuts Ties With Influencer After Her Tweets Saying ‘Men Are Trash’

The Brazilian branch of gaming peripheral maker Razer announced yesterday on Twitter that it won’t be renewing its contract with influencer Gabriela Cattuzzo. The decision appears to be related to a Twitter thread from June 21 in which Cattuzzo said “men are trash” in response to her having been sexually harassed. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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World Of Warcraft’s Rise Of Azshara Update Is Live And There’s So Much To Do

It’s a big day for World of Warcraft as the long-running MMORPG upgrades to version 8.2 with the massive Rise of Azshara update. Players can now explore two new zones, earn gnome and tauren heritage armor, learn to fly in the Battle for Azeroth zones and gain the ability to hide all of their armor […]

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Full Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Demo Shows Off More Of Its Metroid Influences

Anyone who saw the glimpse of Respawn’s upcoming Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order at E3 earlier this month and thought it was disappointingly linear may be far more interested in this new footage, which demonstrates more of the game’s Metroidy influences.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Overpowered ‘Frog Legs’ Are Dominating Fallout 76’s Battle Royale Mode

Nuclear Winter, Fallout 76’s battle royale mode, allows players to go into matches with customized perk loadouts that grant them various advantages in battle. Players enjoying the game’s early “pre-beta” version are finding that some of those perks are extremely overpowered, especially one called Frog Legs. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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