Report: Cox-sponsored Atlanta Team Joining Overwatch League

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Report: Cox-sponsored Atlanta Team Joining Overwatch League

With The Overwatch League wrapping up, it's fitting today is the first we hear of a new team joining one of the most popular esports events in the world.

ESPN reports Georgia conglomerate Cox Enterprises has finalized a deal with Activision Blizzard to build a team hosted in Atlanta. According to the outlet, slots in the League cost between $30 and 60 million, depending on the popularity of the city and number of bidders. According to the report, a Cox representative attended yesterday's half of the Grand Finals, and was in a meeting with other team owners and Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer, and others.

ESPN also reports slots for Paris, France and Guangzhou, China teams are in also in talks with McCourt Global and Nenking Group, respectively.

Report: Cox-sponsored Atlanta Team Joining Overwatch League

about X hours ago from
Report: Cox-sponsored Atlanta Team Joining Overwatch League

With The Overwatch League wrapping up, it's fitting today is the first we hear of a new team joining one of the most popular esports events in the world.

ESPN reports Georgia conglomerate Cox Enterprises has finalized a deal with Activision Blizzard to build a team hosted in Atlanta. According to the outlet, slots in the League cost between $30 and 60 million, depending on the popularity of the city and number of bidders. According to the report, a Cox representative attended yesterday's half of the Grand Finals, and was in a meeting with other team owners and Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer, and others.

ESPN also reports slots for Paris, France and Guangzhou, China teams are in also in talks with McCourt Global and Nenking Group, respectively.

Reader Discussion – What's The Longest You've Waited For A Port?

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Reader Discussion – What's The Longest You've Waited For A Port?

With Monster Hunter: World's PC release just around the corner, I'm finally feeling somewhat validated about my decision to hold off on the game until now. When the game was first announced for the personal computer I decided that was the platform I'd play it on. When I later learned the game wouldn't launch on PC, I was upset but figured the difference would be a month at most. I was wrong of course, and had to patiently tell everyone who was playing on consoles back in January that I was going to wait it out. I just didn't think I'd have to wait half a year.

So in a similar vein, we want to know: What was the longest you've waited for a port of a game you hadn't played? I'm still technically waiting for a PC version of Red Dead Redemption, but since I played it on consoles when it released, that doesn't really count. But did you wait for the PlayStation 4 version of Rise of the Tomb Raider? Did you abandon your raid group on console to play Destiny 2 on PC? Is there a game currently not announced for Switch that you insist will be announced, and which you've decided to wait on? Tell us in the comments below.

Reader Discussion – What's The Longest You've Waited For A Port?

about X hours ago from
Reader Discussion – What's The Longest You've Waited For A Port?

With Monster Hunter: World's PC release just around the corner, I'm finally feeling somewhat validated about my decision to hold off on the game until now. When the game was first announced for the personal computer I decided that was the platform I'd play it on. When I later learned the game wouldn't launch on PC, I was upset but figured the difference would be a month at most. I was wrong of course, and had to patiently tell everyone who was playing on consoles back in January that I was going to wait it out. I just didn't think I'd have to wait half a year.

So in a similar vein, we want to know: What was the longest you've waited for a port of a game you hadn't played? I'm still technically waiting for a PC version of Red Dead Redemption, but since I played it on consoles when it released, that doesn't really count. But did you wait for the PlayStation 4 version of Rise of the Tomb Raider? Did you abandon your raid group on console to play Destiny 2 on PC? Is there a game currently not announced for Switch that you insist will be announced, and which you've decided to wait on? Tell us in the comments below.

Picross S2 Is Coming To Switch Next Week

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Picross S2 Is Coming To Switch Next Week

As with the original Picross S, Picross S2 has been announced out of the blue, with a release date that's just around the corner.

Coming August 2 (that's next Thursday!), Picross S2 features a new "Clip Picross" mode, which looks to split the board up into several pieces and has you "solving the questions" on those clips in order to complete the larger board.

The other new feature lets you count squares within the game itself by moving the cursor instead of in your head. Neat.

Picross S2 Is Coming To Switch Next Week

about X hours ago from
Picross S2 Is Coming To Switch Next Week

As with the original Picross S, Picross S2 has been announced out of the blue, with a release date that's just around the corner.

Coming August 2 (that's next Thursday!), Picross S2 features a new "Clip Picross" mode, which looks to split the board up into several pieces and has you "solving the questions" on those clips in order to complete the larger board.

The other new feature lets you count squares within the game itself by moving the cursor instead of in your head. Neat.

After Its Big Next Update, No Man's Sky Is One Of The Most Played Games On Steam

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After Its Big Next Update, No Man's Sky Is One Of The Most Played Games On Steam

When it first released in 2016, No Man's Sky was met with middling-to-good reviews (ours was positive but pointed out several missteps), but met with much anger from players who felt betrayed. Since then developer Hello Games has been adding content and features over the course of the last two years, the latest of which, the Next update, was the biggest. The work has paid off for the team, as players are now flocking back to the game.

Yesterday, Hello Games' Sean Murray tweeted the game had become "one of the most played games on PC, PS4, and Xbox," in the wake of the Next update, and said the playerbase is growing each day. He also included a screenshot of the top games page on Steam, which included No Man's Sky, which at the game had a 24-hour peak of over 60,000 players, making it the sixth overall game on the service.

Although it's hard to find exact data for PSN and Xbox Live (on the latter's official "most played" page, No Man's Sky is currently absent), Steam does publish exact numbers for the concurrent playerbases of its games, however, and Murray's statement on the growing playerbase holds true. As of this writing, the game is sitting at a 24-hour peak of over 84,000 players on Steam.

After Its Big Next Update, No Man's Sky Is One Of The Most Played Games On Steam

about X hours ago from
After Its Big Next Update, No Man's Sky Is One Of The Most Played Games On Steam

When it first released in 2016, No Man's Sky was met with middling-to-good reviews (ours was positive but pointed out several missteps), but met with much anger from players who felt betrayed. Since then developer Hello Games has been adding content and features over the course of the last two years, the latest of which, the Next update, was the biggest. The work has paid off for the team, as players are now flocking back to the game.

Yesterday, Hello Games' Sean Murray tweeted the game had become "one of the most played games on PC, PS4, and Xbox," in the wake of the Next update, and said the playerbase is growing each day. He also included a screenshot of the top games page on Steam, which included No Man's Sky, which at the game had a 24-hour peak of over 60,000 players, making it the sixth overall game on the service.

Although it's hard to find exact data for PSN and Xbox Live (on the latter's official "most played" page, No Man's Sky is currently absent), Steam does publish exact numbers for the concurrent playerbases of its games, however, and Murray's statement on the growing playerbase holds true. As of this writing, the game is sitting at a 24-hour peak of over 84,000 players on Steam.

Watch The Trailer For Castlevania Season Two

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Watch The Trailer For Castlevania Season Two

Netflix's animated Castlevania series, which fellow Game Informer editor Daniel Tack generally praised in his review, is getting a second season, and while October 26 is still a few months away, producer Adi Shankar has dropped the first trailer for the critically well-regarded series.

The trailer shows how the conflict between Dracula and humans will escalate in the new season. Namely, Dracula, whose wife was unjustly murdered, shows off his incredible power, and we see several shots of humans dying in brutal ways, and the bodies are literally piling up. Drac's also recruited a few generals to aid his cause, which is exactly what you need to build tension across the second season's eight episodes (it's also faithful to the way Castlevania games are structured, no?).

Having met up across the four episodes of season one, Trevor Belmont (Richard Armitage), Sypha Belnades (Alejandra Reynoso), and Alucard (James Callis) are all that can stop the complete destruction of humanity at the hands of Dracula and his minions. Watch the trailer for yourself below, but be warned that this trailer is very explicit.

Watch The Trailer For Castlevania Season Two

about X hours ago from
Watch The Trailer For Castlevania Season Two

Netflix's animated Castlevania series, which fellow Game Informer editor Daniel Tack generally praised in his review, is getting a second season, and while October 26 is still a few months away, producer Adi Shankar has dropped the first trailer for the critically well-regarded series.

The trailer shows how the conflict between Dracula and humans will escalate in the new season. Namely, Dracula, whose wife was unjustly murdered, shows off his incredible power, and we see several shots of humans dying in brutal ways, and the bodies are literally piling up. Drac's also recruited a few generals to aid his cause, which is exactly what you need to build tension across the second season's eight episodes (it's also faithful to the way Castlevania games are structured, no?).

Having met up across the four episodes of season one, Trevor Belmont (Richard Armitage), Sypha Belnades (Alejandra Reynoso), and Alucard (James Callis) are all that can stop the complete destruction of humanity at the hands of Dracula and his minions. Watch the trailer for yourself below, but be warned that this trailer is very explicit.