Bannerlord headshots are hilarious

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Bannerlord headshots are hilarious

I suck at Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord's sword combat, but nailing dudes with arrows and javelins I can do. Like in Tribes: Ascend and its predecessors, predicting where the arc of a missile will intersect with the face of a moving target can make you feel like you've tapped into some superhuman intuition. Plus, if they're on a horse, you get to watch them flop off of it, which makes Bannerlord's ranged combat even more fun. 

Hearthstone's Demon Hunter class is already getting nerfed

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Hearthstone's Demon Hunter class is already getting nerfed

Hearthstone's Ashes of Outland expansion went live Tuesday, bringing with it the Demon Hunter, the first new class to be added to the game since it debuted in 2014. Today, senior designer Dean Ayala said that Illidan Stormrage's newcomers are bringing a little too much heat, and so nerfs are on the way.

Disco Elysium is an unexpected hit in China, thanks to a new translation

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Disco Elysium is an unexpected hit in China, thanks to a new translation

With its flagrant exploration of sexual violence, drug use, and scathing critique of different political ideologies, Disco Elysium is a game that would never get the greenlight from Chinese government censors. But that hasn't stopped this detective RPG from becoming a surprise hit with Chinese gamers who use Steam as a loophole to access unregulated and uncensored games.

Call of Duty: Warzone replaces Trios mode with Quads, and not everyone is happy about it

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Call of Duty: Warzone replaces Trios mode with Quads, and not everyone is happy about it

The third season of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is now underway, with a new battle pass, a new hero, and a new Quads mode for the free-to-play battle royale Warzone. As the name suggests, Quads groups players up in teams of four rather than three, which has been the norm so far. The new mode hasn't gone over very well with a lot of fans, though, because it's not being offered alongside three-player squads, it's replacing them entirely.

Valorant accounts are selling for $150, but Riot warns that buyers can be banned

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Valorant accounts are selling for $150, but Riot warns that buyers can be banned

The Valorant closed beta got underway yesterday, and it was a huge hit: Riot announced today that it attracted more than 1.7 million peak concurrent viewers on Twitch, setting a new record for single-day hours watched in a single game category. That's good news for Riot, but it also presents some challenges, as the studio acknowledged today that the demand "overwhelmed us (a little)," and said that it's going to proceed cautiously—and hand out closed beta access judiciously—in order to avoid crushing its servers.

Cyberpunk 2077 remains on track for September, CD Projekt says

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Cyberpunk 2077 remains on track for September, CD Projekt says

The coronavirus outbreak has knocked a lot of plans off track: Conferences have been cancelled, hardware has grown more scarce and expensive, and games and updates have been delayed. But one company that's staying the course, for now at least, is CD Projekt, which said in a 2019 overview released today that despite the shift to working from home, the scheduled September release date for Cyberpunk 2077 remains on target.