Riot feared angering gamers with mobile and card game announcements

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Riot feared angering gamers with mobile and card game announcements

Employees at Riot Games had fears and concerns about their company’s plans to announce seven new games last year, specifically the mobile games and card game, due to prior backlash among gaming communities to similar projects. The fear was such that marketing strategies were developed to specifically avoid negative reactions. In an extensive Twitter thread, League of Legends Communications Lead Ryan Rigney broke down Riot’s five strategies for avoiding backlash when announcing “risky/controversial” games. In recent years, Blizzard’s announcement of mobile game Diablo Immortal and Valve’s announcement of card game Artifact both triggered backlash from their dedicated fanbase. Riot feared the same from its dedicated League of Legends fans—especially as Riot has always been perceived as a one-game company.

Henry Cavill rejects your notion of a 'gaming man cave'

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Henry Cavill rejects your notion of a 'gaming man cave'

It's pretty well established by now that Henry Cavill is an avid gamer—that's how he came into the role of Geralt in The Witcher series on Netflix, after all. But have you ever wondered what it's like in Henry Cavill's gaming man cave? In a December interview on the Rich Eisen Show, Cavill described his setup, and it might not be what you're expecting.

Soma studio Frictional Games may be teasing its next horrific thing

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Soma studio Frictional Games may be teasing its next horrific thing

It's been a couple of years since Frictional Games, the studio that over the past decade has given us the Penumbra trilogy, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, and Soma, revealed that its next "horrific" game was in full production, yet we still know nothing about it. That may be about to change, however. Rock, Paper, Shotgun recently noticed that the Frictional website has been updated with a link to "Next Frictional Game," and more importantly the nextfrictionalgame.com website is doing something different now, too.

This CPU deal gets you a Ryzen 7 2700 and 3 months of Xbox Game Pass for $135

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This CPU deal gets you a Ryzen 7 2700 and 3 months of Xbox Game Pass for $135

Have you been putting off upgrading or building a new gaming PC? Now that 2020 has arrived, make it your resolution to not let another year go by trying to survive on outdated hardware, and then check out this deal for a Ryzen 7 2700 processor. After applying coupon code EMCDGDF22 at checkout, you can bring it home from Newegg for $134.99.