EA cancels Madden Classic qualifier events after Jacksonville shooting

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EA cancels Madden Classic qualifier events after Jacksonville shooting

At a Madden Classic qualifying event Sunday in Jacksonville, FL, professional players Taylor "SpotMePlzzz" Robertson and Elijah "TrueBoy" Clayton were killed in a shooting after another participant opened fire with a handgun. Ten other people were injured by bullets and the shooter, identified as David Katz, shot and killed himself. Tonight Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson released a statement saying "We are committed to supporting Taylor and Elijah's families through this difficult time, and we send our deepest sympathies to their loved ones, to those injured yesterday, and everyone affected."

Watch 48 minutes of 'Cyberpunk 2077' gameplay

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Watch 48 minutes of 'Cyberpunk 2077' gameplay

We've been waiting for the next Cyberpunk game for years since CD Projekt Red revealed it in 2012, and when we finally got early looks at E3 and Gamescom, it looked worth the wait. Now, the developer has released a 48-minute gameplay video that looks very similar to what we saw at those shows -- but now everyone can see the glorious, neon-drenched, frequently-violent future awaiting them in Cyberpunk 2077.

'Streets of Rage 4' revives Sega's beat 'em up classic

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'Streets of Rage 4' revives Sega's beat 'em up classic

Streets of Rage has received ports to other platforms, but a true sequel? Not since 1994. You're in for a treat if you miss Sega's classic left-to-right broawler, though. Lizardcube, Guard Crush Games and Dotemu have unveiled Streets of Rage 4, a proper sequel with updated mechanics, a "fresh story" and, naturally, plenty of thugs to thrash. The developers are saying precious little beyond that, but you can play two-player co-op (as either Axel Stone or Blaze Fielding) -- and it's evident the art has taken a big step forward thanks to 24 years of technological progress.

A small city worth of people are watching absolutely nothing on Twitch

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A small city worth of people are watching absolutely nothing on Twitch

The hottest ticket on Twitch Monday morning wasn't Fortnite star Ninja, for once. It was a seemingly endless list of garbled letters, numbers and punctuation, which more than 50,000 people were watching. They were hoping that the stream, from The Witcher developer CD Projekt Red, would eventually give them some more details about the hotly-anticipated game, Cyberpunk 2077 (the game's title is noted in the stream). The wall of text is still going, and the stream's title, "Data Transmission in Progress," indicates that something is imminent, most likely a full trailer.

AI isn't good enough to beat the best 'Dota 2' players just yet

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AI isn't good enough to beat the best 'Dota 2' players just yet

AI may have beaten the world's best Go player, but Dota 2 pros have shown that in their game, humans are still top of the food chain -- for now, at least. Last week, Dota 2 players from around the world clashed at the biggest tournament of the year, The International, with team OG taking the title and over $11 million in prize money. Arguably more important, though, was the contest of man versus machine(-learning) in a best-of-three exhibition series.

Initial 'Fortnite' Android installer let hackers install malware

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Initial 'Fortnite' Android installer let hackers install malware

When Epic said it would skip the Google Play Store with Fortnite's Android release, it raised eyebrows among security experts. Wasn't it creating risks by encouraging gamers (some of whom didn't understand the potential dangers) to install non-Store apps? Well, it did... although not quite in the way you might have expected. Epic Games has patched a Google-discovered vulnerability in Fortnite's original Android installer that would have let intruders download and install malware. The exploit used a man-in-the-disk attack that took advantage of Epic's initially flawed storage handling to intercept download requests and load nefarious content.