Blizzard and Riot attended the International Olympic Committee’s e-sports summit this past weekend

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Blizzard and Riot attended the International Olympic Committee’s e-sports summit this past weekend

Over the last year, we’ve seen a ramp-up of high-level chatter about bringing e-sports to the Olympics. Last summer the co-president of the Paris Olympic bid committee told the AP that it was considering video gaming for the 2024 program in France. The International Olympic Committee then said “competitive e-sports could be considered as a sporting activity, and the players involved prepare...

Missed LOTRO’s Weatherstock X? Watch (and listen) to the full experience!

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Missed LOTRO’s Weatherstock X? Watch (and listen) to the full experience!

Are you kicking yourself that you missed out on last weekend’s Weatherstock X in Lord of the Rings Online? The tenth player music festival, which is one of the most well-known in the MMO community, raged for a good part of Saturday as several bands duked it out for audience approval. There’s a good chance that our readers may have...

TERA adds a new class option for Elin in Korea

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TERA adds a new class option for Elin in Korea

Most of the classes added to TERA after its launch have been restricted to certain races and genders, but the latest update for the game in Korea is at least expanding the options available for the Brawler. As part of the game’s summer update, players are able to make Elin Brawlers, which operate much like the class has previously operated...

Riders of Icarus’s Dawn of the Magician update is live with a new class and events

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Riders of Icarus’s Dawn of the Magician update is live with a new class and events

Guess what’s up from maintenance with a hefty update today? It’s Nexon’s Riders of Icarus, and the patch is called Dawn of the Magician, chiefly because – drumroll – you’re getting the new Magician class. The patch notes have the whole chart of new class skills, but it’s going to look familiar to fans of mages everywhere: Expect chaos, lightning,...

StarCraft II celebrates its anniversary with portraits and base celebration

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StarCraft II celebrates its anniversary with portraits and base celebration

It’s been eight years since the launch of StarCraft II, which is cause for celebration due to the… amazing competitive gaming moments? That’s what the anniversary announcement opens off with, and there’s nary a mention of story or characters or game mechanics or anything else. Eh, celebrate the competition, we suppose. You can do just that by logging into play...

The Stream Team: Poking around Rend’s closed beta with devs

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The Stream Team: Poking around Rend’s closed beta with devs

You’ve gotten to read about Rend, but now is your chance to see it live. Massively OP’s MJ is in the closed beta and is bringing you along to explore this new survival game. Even better, today she’ll be joined by Frostkeep Studios CEO and co-founder Jeremy Wood, who will be showing off some cool stuff as they wander about...

Dota 2 apes Path of Exile with transparent lockboxes for Dutch players

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Dota 2 apes Path of Exile with transparent lockboxes for Dutch players

Remember when the Dutch gaming authorities effectively threatened to prosecute prosecute companies like Valve for vending and trading lockboxes the government agencies considered a clear violation of Dutch law? The result of that, as we wrote earlier this month, was that Valve turned off all trading for Dutch players, and then turned it back on again with the caveat that...