Overwatch lead writer departs Blizzard

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Overwatch lead writer departs Blizzard

Michael Chu's first credit at Blizzard, according to MobyGames, is as a tester on Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction, all the way back in 2001. And unless he returns, it appears that his last will be as lead writer on Overwatch, as he announced today that after 20 years at the company, he's moving on to other things.

EVE Online player thinks no one will notice if he hauls $5,000 worth of items, is wrong

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EVE Online player thinks no one will notice if he hauls $5,000 worth of items, is wrong

Being attacked by another player and losing your ship in EVE Online hurts, but few understand the pain a player named Lactose Intolerant is feeling right now. Yesterday, he was ambushed by other players while hauling a lifetime's worth of treasure, losing an astonishing 150 billion ISK, EVE Online's in-game currency. But that isn't even the full number: If you take a look at the the kill report, the damages are much higher, with players estimating the total loss to be closer to 500 billion ISK—which is the equivalent of nearly $5,000 USD when converted to EVE subscription time. It's easily one of the most expensive ship kills since EVE Online first launched 16 years ago.

An update on this year's PC Gaming Show

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An update on this year's PC Gaming Show

In the five years that we have produced the PC Gaming Show during E3 week, alongside our many partners, it's fulfilled our goal for it: To be an event that celebrates the spirit of our favorite hobby. When we started in 2015, I said it was an incredible time to be a PC gamer. That's even more true today. We continue to believe in helping to give our amazing hobby at least one yearly moment when everyone comes together to acknowledge what PC gaming is, and what's coming next.

Coronavirus outbreak forces ESL Pro League Season 11 to go online-only

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Coronavirus outbreak forces ESL Pro League Season 11 to go online-only

The cancellation of E3 due to the Covid-19 coronavirus is the big news of the day, but it's just one of many events being cancelled or modified. ESL has now announced that the upcoming ESL Pro League Season 11 CS:GO tournament will be played online, and that the finals will be moved from the 1stBank Center in Denver, Colorado, to a studio location in Europe, with no live audience.

This GeForce RTX 2060 Super is only $350 right now

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This GeForce RTX 2060 Super is only $350 right now

For playing games at 1440p, the GeForce RTX 2060 is the best graphics card for the job, based on its price-to-performance ratio. To that end, the bang-for-buck factor is even better right now if you take advantage of EVGA's sale on its GeForce RTX 2060 Super SC Ultra Black Gaming (08G-P4-3065-KR) model.

Doom Eternal will not run at 'true 4K' on Stadia

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Doom Eternal will not run at 'true 4K' on Stadia

During the Stadia conference at GDC last year, Marty Stratton of id Software said that Doom Eternal would be an ideal game for showcasing the capabilities of the game-streaming platform. "If you're going to prove to the world that you can stream games from the cloud, what better proof that Doom?" he asked the audience, before stating that Doom Eternal "will be capable of running at true 4K resolution with HDR color at an unrelenting 60 frames per second."