Hearthstone Battlegrounds players are using a Windows firewall exploit to get extra turn time

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Hearthstone Battlegrounds players are using a Windows firewall exploit to get extra turn time

All Battlegrounds players have been there: scrambling against the timer, furiously buying and selling like the market in frozen concentrated OJ has collapsed, only to end with unspent mana, minions stuck in hand, and a board that looks like it could be overrun by the boy scouts. I tend to just blame my 'boomer APM' and take the L, but other players have turned to more unscrupulous methods to sneak a little extra clicking time.

Lucasfilm Games returns as the official home of Star Wars games and more

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Lucasfilm Games returns as the official home of Star Wars games and more

In October 2012, Disney dropped roughly $4 billion to acquire LucasFilm and the Star Wars multimedia empire. Six months later, in April 2013, it pulled the plug on LucasArts, the company’s game development and publishing division. An exclusive deal to make Star Wars games was made with Electronic Arts later that year, a relationship that by some estimates has not gone as smoothly as expected. And today, Disney announced a “new era of storytelling in Star Wars and beyond” that will take place under the revived Lucasfilm Games banner.

How to earn Rust Twitch drops

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How to earn Rust Twitch drops

Multiplayer survival game Rust has been popular for years, but it's gotten a big boost lately as scores of popular streamers have been playing together on Twitch. As a result, both Steam playercounts and viewership on Twitch have gone through the roof since the start of the year (and there's been a bit of drama as well). 

Riot changes Valorant's ranking system to be "much easier to understand, more fair"

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Riot changes Valorant's ranking system to be

Sweeping changes to Valorant's ranked system should make it easier to see where you stack up when Episode 2 (aka season 2) kicks off tomorrow. This week's release introduces a new battle pass and hero Yoru—a tricksy Japanese duellist designed to dominate 1v1 face-offs. But Riot has also been doing some tinkering under Valorant's hood, making dozens of minor changes to Ranked play in an effort to make everything fairer and easier to understand.