Left 4 Dead, Half-Life Actor Jim French Passes Away

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Left 4 Dead, Half-Life Actor Jim French Passes Away

Voice actor Jim French, who's voiced several popular characters in Valve games, has passed away this week at the age of 89.

French's most notable was Bill, one of the playable characters in Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2. Other notable roles include Father Grigori in Half-Life 2, Elder Titan in Dota 2, and The Fisherman in Half-Life 2: Lost Coast.

French was also a noted radio producer and host for several years, creating the show Imagination Theatre for Seattle's KIRO station and later its KIXI station. He also created a production company, also called Imagination Theatre, which created several other radio programs. 

[UPDATE] Police Have Arrested A Suspect In Call Of Duty-Related Swatting Incident

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[UPDATE] Police Have Arrested A Suspect In Call Of Duty-Related Swatting Incident

Update (10/30/2017): Los Angeles police arrested 25-year-old Tyler Barriss Friday afternoon on a fugitive warrant in connection to a swatting incident that lead to the death of 28-year-old Andrew Finch in Wichita, Kansas following an online Call of Duty-related dispute.

According to NBC News, Barriss allegedly called Wichita police and made the false report. Barriss falsely gave police Finch's address as the location of a shooting after one of the parties in the online dispute, a Call of Duty player who goes by the name "Miruhcle," gave Barriss the address under the guise that it was where Miruhcle lived. Finch was not involved with the dispute (the details of which you can in our original story) in any way.

Barriss is currently in police custody in South Los Angeles.

[UPDATE] Police Have Arrested A Suspect In Call Of Duty-Related Swatting Incident

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[UPDATE] Police Have Arrested A Suspect In Call Of Duty-Related Swatting Incident

Update (10/30/2017): Los Angeles police arrested 25-year-old Tyler Barriss Friday afternoon on a fugitive warrant in connection to a swatting incident that lead to the death of 28-year-old Andrew Finch in Wichita, Kansas following an online Call of Duty-related dispute.

According to NBC News, Barriss allegedly called Wichita police and made the false report. Barriss falsely gave police Finch's address as the location of a shooting after one of the parties in the online dispute, a Call of Duty player who goes by the name "Miruhcle," gave Barriss the address under the guise that it was where Miruhcle lived. Finch was not involved with the dispute (the details of which you can in our original story) in any way.

Barriss is currently in police custody in South Los Angeles.

Analyst Predicts Nintendo Switch Is The Fifth-Best Selling Tech Product Of 2017

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Analyst Predicts Nintendo Switch Is The Fifth-Best Selling Tech Product Of 2017

The Nintendo Switch is the fifth-best selling tech product of the year, and is estimated to sell over 15 million units in 2017.

The estimate comes from Daniel Ives of GBH Insights, a market research firm. The portable/console hybrid had a number of things going for it this year: Both The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey released to critical and commercial success, a slew of indie games found success on the console, and major companies having begun porting their current-gen games to the less powerful portable.

All of these factors could have contributed to making the console the best-selling dedicated gaming device of the year, but it was no match for more mainstream and diverse devices. The four tech products that are estimated to beat it are:

Analyst Predicts Nintendo Switch Is The Fifth-Best Selling Tech Product Of 2017

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Analyst Predicts Nintendo Switch Is The Fifth-Best Selling Tech Product Of 2017

The Nintendo Switch is the fifth-best selling tech product of the year, and is estimated to sell over 15 million units in 2017.

The estimate comes from Daniel Ives of GBH Insights, a market research firm. The portable/console hybrid had a number of things going for it this year: Both The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey released to critical and commercial success, a slew of indie games found success on the console, and major companies having begun porting their current-gen games to the less powerful portable.

All of these factors could have contributed to making the console the best-selling dedicated gaming device of the year, but it was no match for more mainstream and diverse devices. The four tech products that are estimated to beat it are:

Capcom Producer Promising 2018 Will Make Ace Attorney Fans Happy

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Capcom Producer Promising 2018 Will Make Ace Attorney Fans Happy

Capcom producer Motohiro Eshiro has promised that Ace Attorney will have some presence in 2018 in an interview with Japanese site 4Gamer.

“I believe we’ll continue working on something that will make Ace Attorney series fans happy," Eshiro told the website. "We’re also currently coming up with a new title, so personally speaking I think it’ll be a challenging year.”

It is another hint that Capcom has not been subtle about dropping in the last few months. Last month, Capcom chief operating officer Haruhiro Tsujimoto outright said to expect a sequel to Ace Attorney on the Switch in financial year 2019, which runs from March calendar year 2018 to April calendar year 2019.

Capcom Producer Promising 2018 Will Make Ace Attorney Fans Happy

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Capcom Producer Promising 2018 Will Make Ace Attorney Fans Happy

Capcom producer Motohiro Eshiro has promised that Ace Attorney will have some presence in 2018 in an interview with Japanese site 4Gamer.

“I believe we’ll continue working on something that will make Ace Attorney series fans happy," Eshiro told the website. "We’re also currently coming up with a new title, so personally speaking I think it’ll be a challenging year.”

It is another hint that Capcom has not been subtle about dropping in the last few months. Last month, Capcom chief operating officer Haruhiro Tsujimoto outright said to expect a sequel to Ace Attorney on the Switch in financial year 2019, which runs from March calendar year 2018 to April calendar year 2019.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Hits Three Million Concurrent Players (And Half As Many Bans)

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Hits Three Million Concurrent Players (And Half As Many Bans)

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, the battle royale game that has taken the world by storm, hits a new milestone with three million concurrent players on PC alone.

Now that the game has officially exited Early Access on Steam, it makes sense that its numbers would jump up. In September, the numbers exceeded Dota 2's at one million. In October, they exceeded two million. Now, with a new map and vaulting, the game number of players tops three million.

These numbers has been floating around for a while, but were proven fake before today. SteamDB confirmed the actual milestone on twitter.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Hits Three Million Concurrent Players (And Half As Many Bans)

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Hits Three Million Concurrent Players (And Half As Many Bans)

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, the battle royale game that has taken the world by storm, hits a new milestone with three million concurrent players on PC alone.

Now that the game has officially exited Early Access on Steam, it makes sense that its numbers would jump up. In September, the numbers exceeded Dota 2's at one million. In October, they exceeded two million. Now, with a new map and vaulting, the game number of players tops three million.

These numbers has been floating around for a while, but were proven fake before today. SteamDB confirmed the actual milestone on twitter.

Take A Look At A New Leon Statue Based On Resident Evil: Vendetta

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Take A Look At A New Leon Statue Based On Resident Evil: Vendetta

Kotobukiya's latest Resident Evil statue is based on the CG animated film, Resident Evil: Vendetta. This version of Leon S. Kennedy makes him look like a Gap model trying to pull off a Han Solo fsahion, but he's actually dressed as a Division of Security Operations agent. Kennedy is equipped with his custom Sentinel Nine firearm, and the pose comes from one of the film's bigger battles against a horde of zombies. The stand features a cartridge, shells, and a spray of blood.

No price has been given yet, but Kotobukiya plans to release this statue in July 2018. Vendetta takes place in New York, and partners Kennedy with Chris Redfield and Rebecca Chambers. Here's hoping we get statues of these characters at a future date.