Overwatch League announces new teams in Atlanta and Guangzhou

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Overwatch League announces new teams in Atlanta and Guangzhou

The Overwatch League announced today that two new teams will join the world's first major global city-based esports league, one in Atlanta, Georgia, headed by Atlanta Esports Ventures, and the other in Guangzhou, China, operated by financial and entertainment conglomerate Nenking Group, owner of the Chinese Basketball Association's Guangzhou Long Lions. Paul Hamilton, the president and CEO of Atlanta Esports Ventures, told us ahead of the announcement that existing teams will come into season two with the benefit of experience, but he expects his Atlanta outfit to be competitive right from the start. 

Magic: The Gathering's creator has a new card game in which every deck is unique

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Magic: The Gathering's creator has a new card game in which every deck is unique

Fantasy Flight Games has announced a new card game from Magic creator Richard Garfield. Called KeyForge: Call of the Archons, it's a 'Unique Deck Game,' in which each and every deck of cards is a unique set highly unlikely to ever be reprinted. There's no deck building or booster packs. Instead, entire decks are for sale—though those decks cannot be changed or customized—and Fantasy Flight claims that in the first set alone there are 32 billion unique combinations. 

Star Wars miniatures games X-Wing, Legion go to the Clone Wars in 2019

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Star Wars miniatures games X-Wing, Legion go to the Clone Wars in 2019

Fantasy Flight Games has announced big additions and a slate of new releases for miniatures games Star Wars: X-Wing Second Edition and Star Wars: Legion. Both are going to receive new units and factions from the Clone Wars era in 2019. There are no particular details as of yet, except that the factions are the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Fantasy Flight also announced an end of 2018 wave of new miniatures for X-Wing and Legion at its GenCon show.

BioWare boss Casey Anthony talks about Anthem's shared-world storytelling

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BioWare boss Casey Anthony talks about Anthem's shared-world storytelling

There's been quite a bit of speculation about how BioWare's Destiny 2-styled online shooter Anthem will tell a single-player story contained within a multiplayer world, particularly since epic tales of solo heroism have historically been BioWare's bread and butter. Casey Hudson's "mid-summer update" on the BioWare Blog reveals a little bit about how the studio is approaching the task through a system called "Our World, My Story." 

Grab an overclocked MSI Radeon RX 580 Armor 8GB graphics card for $230

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Grab an overclocked MSI Radeon RX 580 Armor 8GB graphics card for $230

Two weeks ago, we highlighted a deal for a Radeon RX 580 with 8GB of GDDR5 memory for $229.99. If you were interested and missed out for whatever reason, here's your mulligan—you can again score one for the same price, only this time it's for a factory overclocked, custom cooled variant.