Overwatch's new hero Echo can 'duplicate' enemies and use their abilities against them

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Overwatch's new hero Echo can 'duplicate' enemies and use their abilities against them

Yesterday, Blizzard unveiled the next character coming to Overwatch: An advanced Omnic named Echo who was created by Dr. Mina Liao, the long-unrevealed sixth founding member of the online supergroup. Today, Echo became playable on the Overwatch PTR, and Blizzard revealed more about her history (Blizzard refers to Echo as "her") and what she brings to the fight.

Game Developers Conference moves to August 4, which seems optimistic

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Game Developers Conference moves to August 4, which seems optimistic

The Game Developers Conference was initially supposed to happen this week, but the event was postponed due to health concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. Now its organizers have announced a new date for the event, officially renamed to GDC Summer, which is scheduled to take place on August 4—assuming the world isn't still fighting off the Covid-19 pandemic, that is.

Netflix will reduce video quality in Europe to avoid breaking the internet

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Netflix will reduce video quality in Europe to avoid breaking the internet

The Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak is keeping people at home, and that's caused a significant increase in internet usage as people stream movies, play games, and otherwise try to come up with ways to pass the time. To help alleviate the resulting strain on infrastructure, CNN says that Netflix has agreed to reduce the bit rate—and thus the quality—of all its streams in the European Union for the next 30 days.

An American surprises Chinese PUBG players by speaking Mandarin, wholesomeness ensues

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An American surprises Chinese PUBG players by speaking Mandarin, wholesomeness ensues

Because so few multiplayer games have China-specific servers, Chinese gamers often have to venture onto English-speaking servers in order to play their favorite games. It's an unfortunate compromise that in the worst cases, leads to toxicity and racism. But what might that situation look like in reverse, if a North American had to play on Chinese-only servers? That's what YouTuber Xiomanyc touches on in his most recent video, and the results are pretty darn wholesome.

Sea of Stars is a gorgeous retro RPG from the makers of The Messenger

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Sea of Stars is a gorgeous retro RPG from the makers of The Messenger

Sabotage Studio and creative director Thierry Boulanger are making the kind of game he dreamed of as a kid: a classic Nintendo-style RPG, but with the crispness, seamlessness, and graphical magic tricks available today. It's called Sea of Stars, and it's still two years away from release, but the core features, art design, and graphics technology look fantastic.

Resident Evil 3 Remake demo is now live on Steam

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Resident Evil 3 Remake demo is now live on Steam

The Resident Evil 3 Remake demo promised earlier this week is now live on Steam, offering fans "a taste of this stunning re-imagining of Resident Evil 3" before the full game goes live next week. The demo covers a "specially tuned" section of the game's opening segment, which sees Raccoon City overrun with zombies.