Olympics chief says videogames won't be allowed because they're too violent

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Olympics chief says videogames won't be allowed because they're too violent

In July, the International Olympic Committee announced that it would take part in an "Esports Forum," with panels, interviews, roundtables, and discussions, all with an eye toward one day—possibly—bringing esports to the Olympics. The forum resulted in the creation of an Esports Liaison Group between the IOC and the Global Association of International Sports Federations, "to continue communication and engagement between the Olympic Movement and esports and gaming stakeholders."   

Watch a low-gravity field go haywire during a $1.5 million Fortnite tournament

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Watch a low-gravity field go haywire during a $1.5 million Fortnite tournament

As the circle closed in on match four of the $1.5 million Fortnite Summer Skirmish finals at PAX West, something strange, and likely unplanned for, happened. Unless you've been living under a rock, you'd know that a massive purple cube appeared in Fortnite a while back, and that it's been rolling all over the map, printing runes into the ground that leave behind low-gravity fields. 

Watch 9 minutes of sneaky Sleeper hunting in a new GTFO gameplay video

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Watch 9 minutes of sneaky Sleeper hunting in a new GTFO gameplay video

GTFO is a multiplayer sci-fi horror game that looks a little (or maybe a lot) like Left 4 Dead smushed up with Aliens. Chris spent some time with it at E3 in June and it sounds potentially very good: He called it "a tense and creepy horror shooter that blends long periods of tense exploration and stealth with sudden freak-out bursts of chaotic gunplay." 

Fortnite tournament tiebreaker decided by coin flip

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Fortnite tournament tiebreaker decided by coin flip

The final qualifying round of Fortnite's Summer Skirmish tournament came to a halt yesterday after two players, Colton and The_Real_Cryohme, tied in every possible way. Only 33 players from each qualifying group can advance to the final round, with every qualifier earning at least $5,000 and a shot at up to $225,000 in the finals. This put Colton and Cryohme, who tied for last place, in a tough spot. To resolve the dead heat, Epic relied on the oldest tiebreaker in the book: a coin toss. In the end, luck favored Cryohme, so Colton lost his spot in the finals. You can watch the coin toss below:

This Gigabyte RX 580 8GB is just $210 right now

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This Gigabyte RX 580 8GB is just $210 right now

While prices for high-end cards like the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 have fallen drastically over the past few months, mid-range GPUs like the RX 580 and GTX 1060 are still at (or above) standard retail prices. If you're in the market for an affordable graphics card, the Gigabyte RX 580 8GB is just $209.99 with a mail-in rebate from Amazon.