If you've noticed fewer cheaters in your League of Legends matches in recent weeks, you now have a good idea as to why. Riot Games has won a settlement in its lawsuit against LeagueSharp, the subscription cheating service that offered automated play (that is, bots) to win in League games. The agreement has LeagueSharp paying $10 million, bans its software and gives Riot control over its websites. LeagueSharp technically shut down in January, but the terms of the settlement weren't circulating until now.
It's not just your Nintendo Account that latches on to one Switch at a time -- your game saves are stuck, too. Nintendo has quietly posted word that saves are stored exclusively to the console's built-in storage, so you can't just transfer your progress to another system like you could (however awkwardly) with the Wii U or 3DS. If you're determined to complete Legend of Zelda, you'll have to finish it on the system where you started.
Playing laser tag is fun, but in order to do so, you have to go to a special venue, get specialized equipment and basically block off the entire day. With Proxy49's Inceptor, however, you don't have to. This little accessory combined with a game called Father.io essentially changes any smartphone into a mobile laser tag machine, without the need for a plastic toy gun attachment.
Our time at GDC 2017 has come to an end, and we're already looking forward to next year. Over the course of the week, we covered the latest developments from the gaming world, which included major announcements by Oculus and Microsoft on the alternative-reality front. But that wasn't all: Independent games are always a major part of GDC and this year was no exception, as demonstrated by the massive Indie Megabooth. The show floor may be closed now, but stay tuned because we still have some stories to share with you about trends we noticed at the event.
Every year, the Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Choice award shows bring a bit of glitz and glamour to the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. And 2017 was no different. The two back-to-back spectacles honor the most innovative and important titles of the past year, covering everything from mobile gaming and student projects to mainstream, AAA extravaganzas.
Waste is a big concern for cities -- after all, no one likes looking at trash on the street. But it ends up there anyway, for various reasons: bins overflow, sometimes they're hard to find and worst of all, some people just don't care what they do with their trash. Sencity seeks to fight this apathy by turning litter disposal into a game with its new TetraBIN, a connected trash bin that rewards you for tossing out your garbage.
It's been an exceptionally busy week in the world of technology, as Engadget had teams of editors in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress, and in San Francisco covering the Game Developer's Conference. At MWC, we saw all the new phones, including a couple of blasts from the past by Nokia and Blackberry. But amidst all the Androids everywhere, Mat Smith was on a quest to find the future of Windows Phone. As you might expect, it's not so bright.
Now that Nintendo's newest console is on store shelves you may be familiar with the outside of it, but what's inside? The crew at iFixit has completed its teardown of the Switch, pulling apart the console and those Joy-Con controllers. Within, they predictably came across its NVIDIA Tegra CPU, 2GB of RAM and a 16Wh battery.