The International Olympic Committee is hosting an e-sports discussion summit in July

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The International Olympic Committee is hosting an e-sports discussion summit in July

Last summer the co-president of the Paris Olympic bid committee told the AP that it was considering bringing video gaming on board for the 2024 program in France. The International Olympic Committee followed that up with a statement saying that “competitive e-sports could be considered as a sporting activity, and the players involved prepare and train with an intensity which...

Crowfall explains the Hunger that’s killing everything

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Crowfall explains the Hunger that’s killing everything

The Hunger is going to destroy everything in Crowfall. That’s how the story ends. You can stave it off for a time, and the latest development post is all about how you can do that. But the point is that as the seasons change, you will lose the fight. Only a few hunger crystals might appear at night during the...

ZeniMax is getting only half of the amount originally awarded in the Oculus lawsuit

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ZeniMax is getting only half of the amount originally awarded in the Oculus lawsuit

Did you think that the Oculus vs. ZeniMax lawsuit was over when ZeniMax was awarded $500 million in its legal battle with the VR manufacturer? That’s silly; this lawsuit and associated wrangling will outlast the stars themselves. The judge in the case has cut the award from $500 million to $250 million while also denying an injunction against the sale...

Vague Patch Notes: On balance and differentiation in MMOs

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Vague Patch Notes: On balance and differentiation in MMOs

Do you like fighting games? I don’t. Let’s talk about fighting games. But bear with me because you’ll get where this is going. While I might not personally care much about fighting games, I still wind up spending a lot of time reading about them because that’s just the sort of thing I read for fun. And balancing a fighting...

The Soapbox: The western port of Bless Online feels like a curse

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The Soapbox: The western port of Bless Online feels like a curse

To say that the development of Neowiz’s high-fantasy MMO Bless has been somewhat beleaguered would be an understatement. Since the Korean import’s Western release was announced in 2011, it has weathered numerous delays; the loss of its would-be publisher, Aeria Games, which dropped out of the project in 2017 citing concerns about “quality standards”, and an ambitious “rebuild project” wherein...

Overwatch’s next hero is a… hamster ball?

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Overwatch’s next hero is a… hamster ball?

Remember Blizzard’s tease from earlier this week, the one that set the internet to speculating on whether a wrecking ball might be Overwatch’s next hero? Blizzard is adding more fuel to the fire today with a tweet that implies the wrecking ball is inhabited by the most adorable little woodland creature ever. No one is even sure whether Blizz is...

Elite Dangerous’ Beyond: Chapter 2 arrives today; here’s the launch trailer!

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Elite Dangerous’ Beyond: Chapter 2 arrives today; here’s the launch trailer!

The second chapter in Elite Dangerous’ Beyond content is due to land early this afternoon, with the Alliance Challenger as well as a “selection of new wing missions, installation interactions, new settlements to explore and, to combat the ever-growing and ever-encroaching Thargoid threat, a cache of new Guardian weapons and technology from the Tech Brokers.” Full patch notes just went up...

World of Warcraft gets its epic ducks in a row for Battle for Azeroth

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World of Warcraft gets its epic ducks in a row for Battle for Azeroth

With the Midsummer Fire Festival roaring through July 5th and artifact weapons on their way out of the game, World of Warcraft is heating up this summer. Additionally, the nearly 16GB Battle for Azeroth pre-patch is now available to download in the launcher background. In the second part of a Forbes interview, Game Director Ion Hazzikostas has a few suggestions...

Guild Wars 2 continues efforts to fix its living world episode issues

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Guild Wars 2 continues efforts to fix its living world episode issues

When you deliberately add roller beetles to your game, you have to know that bugs are going to be an issue. Guild Wars 2’s newest living world episode has been a big mess so far, with game errors getting in the way of players’ enjoyment and keeping some of them from finishing the content. The team pushed out a hotfix...