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.

The original 'H1Z1' survival game shuts down October 24th

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The original 'H1Z1' survival game shuts down October 24th

With all the hoopla over battle royale games, it's easy to forget that H1Z1 didn't start out as a competitive shooter. It launched as an online zombie survival title, split into two experiences and eventually saw the battle royale side take the H1Z1 name -- the original experience evolved under the Just Survive banner. And now, that initial game is going away. Daybreak has unveiled plans to shut down Just Survive on October 24th at 2PM Eastern, pinning the move on a low player count that made support impractical.

The next TBS esports series looks inside a major ‘CS:GO’ tournament

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The next TBS esports series looks inside a major ‘CS:GO’ tournament

TBS has become an unexpected home for esports content over the last two years, though it's mostly covered Eleague, the pro gaming circuit the cable network's parent company Turner helped create. Its next show dives into the recent CS:GO pro tournament, Eleague Premier 2018, which wrapped at the end of July. While we know the results, we don't know the stories: The seven-part series follows players from eight of the top-ranked professional teams that competed, and its first hour-long episode debuts August 31st at 11PM ET/PT on TBS.